F1 2020 gets its first gameplay trailer and complete classic car list

F1 2020
F1 2020 (Image credit: Codemasters)

What you need to know

  • F1 2020 gets its first gameplay trailer.
  • Full list of 16 classic cars and additional Schumacher Edition cars now confirmed.
  • Game is scheduled to launch in July with a special edition celebrating the great Michael Schumacher.

Update: The list of classic cars issued in yesterday's press release was incorrect and has now been updated. The 2000 Ferrari F1 was incorrect and has now been replaced with the 1988 McLaren MP4/4. All other cars remain correct.

Virtual racing fans can get a little more excited for F1 2020 today as Codemasters has pushed out not only the first gameplay trailer for the new title, but also confirmed the list of classic racers that we'll be able to take onto the track.

Along with the trailer, Codemasters has also detailed the inclusion of F2 in this years game, including the promise of a 2020 car update later this year.

The trailer also features Formula 2™ which makes its return following its successful debut last year. Now fully integrated into Career mode, F2™ allows players to choose from full, half-season and three-race challenge options, creating the ultimate F1® training ground. Players will have access to the 2019 F2™ season at launch with the 2020 season coming as a free update later in the year.

F2 cars debuted in F1 2019 with a limited inclusion in the single-player career mode, and offered a whole new driving challenge. It's great to see that the support class will have a much bigger role to play in F1 2020.

Classic F1 cars also play a big part and we've now got the full list to have a look at. And it's pretty good reading:

  • 2010 Red Bull RB6
  • 2010 Ferrari F10
  • 2010 McLaren MP4-25
  • 2009 Brawn BGP 001
  • 2008 McLaren MP4 –23
  • 2007 Ferrari F2007
  • 2006 Renault R26
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2003 Williams FW25
  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 1996 Williams FW18
  • 1992 Williams FW14
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1990 Ferrari 641
  • 1990 McLaren MP4/5B

This is in addition to the four exclusive cars that will come with the Schumacher Edition of the game, which will give players the chance to drive a selection of cars from across the great man's career.

F1 2020 is set to launch on July 10 on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia, with Schumacher Edition buyers getting three days early access on top of the in-game bonus content.

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