Hello Windows 7 users.
You may have recently experienced difficulty connecting to online servers in Codemasters games.
We have been observing your reports and believe we have identified the cause.
As part of our regular server maintenance and updates, the default security policies also get updated.
Operating systems like Windows 7, which may not have the latest security updates automatically applied, will continue to have connection issues until an update is applied by the user.
How to Fix (short version):
How to Fix (Long Version)