If you are not a hardcore racing fan, chances are you’ll not have been conscious that this yr’s F1 vehicles have seen important redesigns to adjust to the newest rules for the racing class. Indeed, each group’s vehicles look and carry out fairly otherwise this yr, and which means huge modifications for Codemasters’ newest entry in its aptly-named simulation sequence, F1 2022.

To be trustworthy, your creator right here is not a racing man—however our Editor In Chief, Dave Altavilla has been enjoying with it for his forthcoming evaluation of a Maingear Vybe gaming PC he has on faucet. In the meantime, take a look at this Hot Lap video posted by the game’s builders and admire the attractive ray-traced graphics:

Besides the updates to all of the automotive fashions for the brand new real-life designs, F1 22 features a bunch of different new and up to date content material. Miami International Autodrome joins the observe record, whereas Circuit de Barcelona, Melbourne Grand Prix, and Yas Marina Circuits all obtained up to date to match the present real-world layouts. There’s a brand new F1 Sprint mode, and this yr’s revision additionally provides an Immersive function that, amongst different issues, enables you to utterly management your automotive throughout Safety Car intervals.

F1 22 expands on the game’s options exterior of the core of F1 racing simulation, too. You can customise your driver and even your dwelling house, together with informal clothes, furnishings, lighting, and a private car. You can even take these supercars onto the tracks in a particular “Pirelli Hot Laps” mode.

What hasn’t modified a lot from the final era is the efficiency. F1 21 is beloved as a system efficiency take a look at as a result of it really works GPU fairly nicely and in addition makes use of a few of the newest visible results like ray tracing, however can nonetheless produce excessive framerates that may also be appropriate for smoothness/body pacing and CPU testing. You can see a benchmark of the earlier game on a robust Maingear Vybe gaming PC right here:

F1 22 continues the custom, so this is a preview of Dave’s upcoming evaluation that employs the brand new racing sim for his gaming system benchmarks:

Most of the efficiency distinction may be chalked as much as the higher-detail vehicles and environments in addition to just a few improved ray-traced results. Indeed, the ray-tracing places the damage on our take a look at system’s Radeon RX 6950 XT, which skirts the border of playability in native 4K. The game moderately proudly helps NVIDIA’s DLSS; hopefully somebody can persuade Codemasters to drop in AMD’s FSR 2.0 upscaling as nicely—supposedly, it solely takes 5 minutes.

You can seize F1 2022 on Steam for the same old $60.