Players can also buy supercars for their apartment garage with the choices being the following:
- Aston Martin DB11 V12
- Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition
- Aston Martin Vantage Safety Car
- Ferrari F8 Tributo
- Ferrari Roma
- McLaren Artura
- McLaren 720S
- Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
- Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Safety Car
- Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
The supercars are not just for show and can be driven on-track via the new Pirelli Hot Laps feature, where fans can receive tokens in order to buy more supercars for the apartment.
The other items, like clothing, furniture and more, can be earned by completing in-game challenges, levelling up in the Podium Pass, as well as from the in-game store.
F1 Life can also serve as a Multiplayer lobby, where players will be able to view their friends’ avatars and hubs. It won’t be enthusiastically received by everyone but is more interesting than the same old basic main menu and gives more personality to players’ avatars.
EA and Codemasters have opted against developing the career modes too much. After playing both ‘Driver Career’ and ‘My Team’, it all has a very similar feeling to its predecessor.
Starting with the former, players can choose to either start in F2 for the 2021 season, or go straight to F1 for 2022. The same process applies where players choose a team to race for. If they opt to start in F2, the player also decides which academy to sign with.
Next comes the usual saga of picking a team-mate and the career menu, when in F1, all has the same feel in terms of research and development, messages, standings and facilities and so on.
Players are greeted with various Will Buxton cameos and when on-track, fans can do the usual practice programmes like fuel and tyre management, in order to earn acclaim.