F1 23 update adds Verstappen Suzuka Pro Challenge

Codemasters has released an update for F1 23, marking Max Verstappen’s latest dominant victory in securing Red Bull’s constructors title at the Japanese Grand Prix this past weekend. Additionally they’ve confirmed that the 2023 F2 championship will be added to the game next month.

From 26th September to 2nd October, players will be able to take on Max Verstappen’s time of 1:28.177 around Suzuka, with the reward being an exclusive in-game item: his helmet from the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Pro Challenge with Max Verstappen is the first that will be added into the game, with more to come through October that feature the inevitable 2023 world champion as well as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Those events will take racers to the US, Mexican and Brazilian races that are coming up in that time.

Here’s when they will be

  • Formula 1 Lenovo Japanese Grand Prix 2023 – September 26 to October 2
  • Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix 2023 – October 16 to 23
  • Formula 1 Gran Premio de la Ciudad De México 2023 – October 23 to 30
  • Formula 1 Rolex Grande Prêmio de São Paulo 2023 – October 30 to November 6

In addition to this are Replay Events from the Qatar GP, US GP, and Mexico GP, that will allow fans to take control of any of the 20 drivers from a replica of the real world grid positions, and new Scenario Events that will feature Nico Hülkenberg from 17th to 22nd October, and Sergio Perez from 23rd to 30th October.

On 16th October a big update will be released, adding the full F2 2023 season update, a sports livery update and F1 esports champions as Icons.

“We have collaborated closely with the Formula 1 teams to introduce our enhanced sports livery update. Each team has made unique modifications to the cars, encompassing geometry, bodywork, and sponsors to ensure fans enjoy the most authentic F1 racing experience. Additionally, we are delighted to announce that players can now participate in the thrilling 14-round Formula 2 season, competing against prominent drivers such as Théo Pourchaire, Frederik Vesti, and Ayumu Iwasa,” said Lee Mather, Codemasters’ Senior Creative Director.

Source: press release

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