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SENNA & PROST RENEW THEIR RIVALRY IN F1® 2019 – Legends Edition, F2™ Confirmed, Cover Art & More

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Are you ready for today’s exciting news? We’ve got a lot for you today, and we’re putting all in one place for you to check out at your leisure. There are links just below for you to explore, but don’t worry, you can read this through without our spoiler-y URLs if you’d prefer!
 

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Legends Edition

Let’s start this off, shall we? We’re very happy to tell you that the greatest ever F1® rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost will be renewed in F1® 2019, the official videogame of the 2019 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. “How”, you ask? Firstly, let us show you in our brand new trailer:

Fancy getting your hands on this? Those of you who purchase the ‘F1® 2019 Legends Edition’ will get to drive as Ayrton Senna in his 1990 McLaren MP4/5B and Alain Prost in the Ferrari F1-90, face-off over eight race challenges, and receive exclusive Senna and Prost themed multiplayer car liveries.

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But wait, there’s even more to this! The drivers’ likenesses have also been added to the Career mode, and you can experience all of this when this edition is launched with three days early access on June 25th 2019 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam).

Yes, this does mean, that you’ll be able to get your hands on the game three days early! We can also reveal the cover art for the Legends Edition, and we LOVE this:

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Anniversary Edition

Like the sound of all of that? Good, though we’re not done yet. For those of you who’ve been along this F1® journey with us for a while, you’ll know that F1® 2019 will be the tenth F1® game from the Codemasters Birmingham Studio, and we want to celebrate that with you! If you pre-order or purchase the ‘F1® 2019 Anniversary Edition’, you’ll receive two race-winning cars from the classic 2010 season; the Ferrari F10, as driven by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, and Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button’s McLaren MP4-25.

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You will be able to purchase these at a later date, though, and these two cars are also included in the ‘Legends Edition’. That’s, of course, in addition to Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s 2010 Red Bull RB6 and many of the classic cars from F1® 2018 which have been retained!

 

Cover Art

It’s time to reveal the cover art for F1® 2019, don’t you think? Building on the greatest F1® rivalries, the cover art for F1® 2019 has a fresh look focusing on the fierce competition which has been developing over recent seasons. Current World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and main antagonist Sebastian Vettel grace the cover of this year’s game, though as with past years, we have some different variants, which you can check out in all their glory below!

 

UK and Global

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton feature on our main cover.

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Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg

If you’re in the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg, Max Verstappen joins Lewis Hamilton on the F1® 2019 cover art.

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France

In France? Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly feature on the front of our French cover art.

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Spain

Carlos Sainz features alongside Lewis Hamilton in our Spanish cover art.

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Canada

Do you live in Canada? Lance Stroll features alongside Lewis Hamilton.

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Australia

If you’re in Australia, your cover art features Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

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Mexico

Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton feature on the cover art in Mexico.

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Poland

Live in Poland? Your F1® 2019 cover features Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton.

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We also have a Limited Edition F1® 2019 Steelbook available in local markets via exclusive retailers, and those of you who saw our announcement trailer might recognise a theme ;):

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FIA Formula 2 Championship

Having teased a car in the announcement trailer, which received an overwhelmingly positive reaction you all (and we loved seeing all your comments), it’s time to officially confirm the FIA Formula 2 Championship for F1® 2019. The full 2018 season will be available from launch, and the F2™ 2019 season is being digitally added later in the year – complete with online functionality. You’ll be able to compete alongside George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon before progressing into the current F1® season with their respective teams. We’ve also got some F2™ screenshots for you take a good look at!

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“Fans can see from the new cover art design that F1® 2019 has a strong theme of rivalry running through it, just like the main sport itself. As such, we are absolutely delighted to have resurrected F1®’s greatest ever rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Their rivalry began right back in the 1984 season and reached one of the most dramatic ever climaxes on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix during the 1990 season. It’s a rivalry which has transcended way beyond the sport and is regarded as the greatest of all time by F1® fans. We know our community will love that the two legends of the sport have finally been immortalised together in our game.

We’re also extremely excited to be bringing the FIA Formula 2 Championship to the franchise. It’s consistently been one of the most requested features from our community and it comes at a perfect time with the top three drivers from 2018 in George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon progressing to F1® for this season. We can’t wait to unveil more details on how this is integrated into the career mode in the coming weeks.”

Make sure you keep it here for the F1® 2019 news and details on all the new features, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. With all of that for you to take a look at, we’ll leave you with some stunning F1® 2019 screenshots!

 

F1® 2019 Screenshots

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Pre-order

Pre-order F1® 2019 right here:

 

United Kingdom
Amazon.co.uk PS4 Click here
Amazon.co.uk Xbox One Click here
Amazon.co.uk PC Click here
GAME PS4 Click here
GAME Xbox One Click here
GAME PC Click here
Germany
Amazon PS4 Click here
Amazon Xbox One Click here
Amazon PC Click here
Italy
Amazon PS4 Click here
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Amazon PC Click here
Gamepeople Xbox One Click here
Gamepeople PC Click here
Gamelife Xbox One Click here
GameStop Xbox One Click here
GameStop PC Click here
Multiplayer.com Xbox One Click here
Multiplayer.com PC Click here
Gamestart Xbox One Click here
Gamestart PC Click here
Netherlands
Media Markt PS4 Click here
Media Markt Xbox One Click here
Media Markt PC Click here
Game Mania PS4 Click here
Game Mania Xbox One Click here
Game Mania PC Click here
Nedgame Xbox One Click here
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Belgium
Game Mania PS4 Click here
Game Mania Xbox One Click here
Game Mania PC Click here
PlayerOne PS4 Click here
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PlayerOne PC Click here
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Austria
Media Markt PS4 Click here
Media Markt Xbox One Click here
Media Markt PC Click here
Saturn PS4 Click here
Saturn Xbox One Click here
Saturn PC Click here
GamesOnly PS4 Click here
GamesOnly Xbox One Click here
GamesOnly PC Click here
Gameware PS4 Click here
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Gameware PC Click here

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Impressive stuff from Codemasters. I was a bit worried around 2014 and 2015 when the release were underwhelming to say the least, but since 2017, they've really been firing on all cilinders. And now full integration of the Formula 2 season. I was half expecting them adding the car like they do with classic cars, but adding the full season: damn. 

Only thing we could still ask for is to bring back some of the removed tracks, such as Valencia, Istanbul Park or track variants that have changed over the years (older lay-outs of Barcelona and Silverstone come to mind). 

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Ive already ordered the anniversary steelbook edition, will I have to pay for the senna/Prost content? If that’s the case it’s poor. You should have told people from the get-go before they Pre-ordered so they could make that decision themselves

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Well at the time Robbiemelv83 we had no idea we will get Senna and Prost and I wonder how long we wait for the 2019 F2 cars and drivers minus the ones that are racing as we speak

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But the real question is when and where can we pre-order the Legendary Edition? Can’t find it anywhere.

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Very impressed. I can tell 2019 is going to be an amazing F1 (and F2) game. Going to get the Legends Edition, once any Australian retailer updates their site and adds the damn thing. Looking forward to it more than any other F1 game before. 

I hope there's more classic cars, sort of disappointing that it's just the same old boring Ferrari and McLaren's announced so far though, I'm getting bored of them... How hard is it to walk up to Eddie Jordan and ask him if you can add the 191, 195, and 199?

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Looking forward to the F2 season, I do however hope we will see general improvements as well (compared to 2018)

- More and/or different challenges during practice sessions (it gets quite repetitive)

- Better ways to adjust difficulty settings according to your own speed (right now its very hard to determine what you should put the difficulty settings on at the beginning of a career)

- Maybe tools to help you analyse where you're losing time on certain tracks

- option to see onboard fastest lap (by no. 1 online player?) to compare to your own fastest lap. (not only ghost car but also gears and speed)

With all the announcements I worry that a lot of time/effort has been put in extra features instead of improving the current features. 

fingers crossed! 

 

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On 4/26/2019 at 3:39 PM, breezyskells22 said:

Well at the time Robbiemelv83 we had no idea we will get Senna and Prost and I wonder how long we wait for the 2019 F2 cars and drivers minus the ones that are racing as we speak

We had no idea but I very much doubt codies have literally done all the senna v Prost stuff in a matter of weeks, which is my point really. All the different versions should have been announced simultaneously in my opinion.

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:49 PM, Yapo54 said:

But the real question is when and where can we pre-order the Legendary Edition? Can’t find it anywhere.

I know in the uk ‘Game’ have all the editions as this is where I’ve ordered mine

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