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Max Verstappen Demos F1 2017 First Gameplay & 'Silverstone Short' Track

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Max Verstappen has had absolutely no luck during this year’s F1 championship, so you’ll forgive him a little escapism with a simulation not beset by reliability problems and people crashing into him.

He took to a build of Codemasters’ F1 2017 game ahead of this weekend’s British GP At Silverstone to show off the games ‘Silverstone Short’ track.

That’s right, in addition to the twenty circuits on this year’s calendar, Codies are including four shorter circuits as well, which Silverstone is perfect for since it actually has smaller versions anyway.

Verstappen tried out both the modern RB13 in the game and the classic 2010 championship winning RB6, noting that the two cars had rather different handling characteristics.

He said, “The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game, with the extra grip, from the new 2017 car designs as well as from the wider tyres, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision. In comparison, the classic RB6 is lighter, with a slower top speed, and later braking, and of course the biggest stand out being the sound of the engine.”

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  1. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    Looks good but why only four short versions of tracks? Just about all the permanent circuits on the F1 calender have multiple layouts.

    Comment posted on 13/07/2017 at 22:38.
    • Avenger
      Since: Oct 2012

      Good point. CotA, Abu Dhabi, Suzuka, Monza, Red Bull Ring, Malaysia, Catalunya. Not all, but a considerable amount!

      Comment posted on 14/07/2017 at 17:21.