F1 2021 update 1.16 improves online races

F1 2021 1.15 patch notes
F1 2021 1.15 patch notes

A new F1 2021 update has been released by Codemasters and EA, speeding onto the track with a list of game improvements. It is now live across all platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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You’ll need to download and install F1 2021 update 1.16 if you want to race online. Speaking of which, the new patch has a couple of key changes for this mode to improve the racer’s multiplayer experience.

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A previous update for F1 2021 was released last month with new added content and fixes. Here are all the latest changes Codemasters has made.

F1 2021 Update 1.16 Patch Notes


  • Addressed an issue where re-joining a qualifying session would result in the session timer being reset for that user.
  • Addressed an issue where host and client could struggle to get into the same league event if they previously declined to proceed to the next session.


  • Ghosting can now be disabled in Two-Player Career.
  • Penalties given for collisions under the Safety Car will be more fairly distributed.
  • Resolved a crash when attempting to back out from the Official F1® 2021 Championship and attempting to re-enter on consoles.
  • Resolved a crash when selecting a salary with your current team having cancelled negotiations with them previously.
  • Previous simulation settings in Grand Prix will now be remembered when starting a new Grand Prix event.
  • General stability improvements.
  • Various minor fixes.

F1 2021 Review

In our F1 2021 review at launch, we scored the racing sequel a stellar 8/10:

F1 2021 is one of the broadest depictions of the sport ever created, building on familiar cars and handling alongside returning multiplayer, esports, and My Team career modes, while the new Braking Point story gives you a taste of the teammate drama you loved to watch (and mock) in Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

With the game already several months old, fans will be looking ahead to see what EA has planned for future content and the launch of F1 2022. Meanwhile, Codemasters is about to release its newest game.

Grid Legends sees the return of a fan favourite series. It’s out on February 24 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out our preview in the video above.

Source: EA

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