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F1 2019 launch trailer introduces features like F2 Feeder Series

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F1 2019

With the launch of F1 2019 set for later this week, Codemasters rolled out the launch trailer that introduces all the new features, such as the F2 Feeder Series - an introduction to the Career Mode and your way into the F1 2019 elite.

Codemasters claim that F1 2019 has had the longest development cycle of any F1 game to come from the studio, and while that alone isn't a measure of quality - they seem to have made every second count.

"Career Mode launches with the F2™ Feeder Series; a scenario-based introduction which alters the outcome of the game based on the player's success, actions and responses", they wrote.

It also means the addition of F2 FIA Formula 2 Championship, where you'll be testing your mettle versus other F1 rookies like Lando Norris, George Russel and Alexander Albon. Note that the F2 2019 season will be launch as a free digital download later on.

Yet another franchise first is F1 2019's ability to do driver transfers in Career Mode, and you'll be performing them at the end of the season of course. 

"All new contracts are based on performance, so talent will have the opportunity to sign for a title contender with a series of strong results or be relegated to a team whose goals are much less ambitious", Codemasters said.

F1 2019 comes with 22 cars, including the 2019 regulation car, and fans of classic cars will be happy to hear Codemasters made sure that every "decade from the 1970s through to 2010" is represented.

The Legends Edition of F1 2019 gives you to chance the re-live the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and his 1990 McLaren MP4/5B and Alain Prost in his Ferrari F1-90, one of the most iconic moments in the history of F1 racing.

Codemasters also did some work on circuit visuals, especially the night lighting, which really looks great. 

F1 2019 art director Stuart Campbell said, "We now have full atmospheric haze on night circuits, giving a true sense of depth. There's a lot of dust in the air on those circuits and, at night, the particles really interact with the strong trackside lighting. The atmospherics help pull the whole scene together and give a greater sense of realism."

You can learn more about the cars here, or check out Codemasters' F1 2019 blog here.