Codemasters have just announced F1 2012’s unique new gameplay mode. “Champions Mode”, as it’s known, will enable players to take on each of the six F1 champions competing in the current championship in individual race scenarios designed for quick play and instant action.
Starting with Kimi Räikkönen, the Champions Mode will then feature Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and then finally Michael Schumacher. Each champion, we’re told, has his own race scenario where the player must beat that driver in order to unlock the next challenge, which sounds like it might be fun.
For example, the Kimi Räikkönen challenge sees the player join a race as Kimi’s teammate at Spa Francorchamps. The press release says that the player has just pitted and is on new tyres while the rest of the pack is on worn rubber with three laps to go until the end of the race. In order to complete the scenario the player has to race through the pack and overtake Kimi before the end of the race.
Champions Mode will be playable at gamescom later this month, the game is out in September.