F1 23 is finally here. The latest Codemasters title delivers thrills and spills in the world of F1. With this ultimate guide, you will be able to pick your way through the game and enjoy it to the full.
From improved physics and the return of Braking Point to several new long-requested features, we’ve got everything you need to know about F1 23 right here.
Latest news – First F1 23 driver ratings update
Based on results between the Miami and British Grand Prixs, the first F1 23 driver ratings update is here. Verstappen’s dominance sees his overall rating increase, while Hamilton’s awareness has had a harsh reduction.
Which drivers have risen and which have fallen? Find out in the F1 23 driver ratings July update.
F1 23 update 1.08 adds F1 Replay mode
The latest F1 23 update is here. Over a month after launch, Codemasters continues to add new content to this year’s F1 game.
Update 1.08 brings a new F1 Replay mode bringing you closer to the real-life sport along with AI drivers in League Races and a host of bug fixes and improvements.
You can check out the full F1 23 update 1.08 patch notes here for a full list of changes.
F1 23 could use FIFA’s anti-cheat technology
Cheating continues to be a controversial topic among F1 players. Last month, Codemasters confirmed an F1 23 anti-cheat system is in the works. In an interview with RacingGames, Creative Director Lee Mather confirmed an anti-cheat is still in active development and is in the “prototyping phase.”
He went on to add that Codemasters is working with the EA Sports FC team to see if F1 23 can use similar anti-cheat technology seen in FIFA 23.
Daniel Ricciardo returning to F1 23
With Daniel Ricciardo returning to F1 23 driving for AlphaTurri, players are wondering if Codemasters will add the Australian driver to F1 23. Well, wonder no more, because Codemasters has confirmed to RacingGames the Honey Badger will soon be back!
It’s not clear when Daniel Ricciardo will be back in F1 23 as Codemasters needs to model his racing overalls and car livery, but we’re looking forward to racing as the Honey Badger once again.
Update 1.07 brings equal tyre wear
After a thrilling British Grand Prix that saw Lando Norris take home his first podium position in his home country, a new F1 23 patch update has dropped.
Update 1.07 makes a few important changes, most notably a fix for the equal tyre wear issue that was proving problematic for league racing. There’s also a fix for driver contracts expiring before the final race of the season among other bug fixes. You can find the full F1 23 update 1.07 patch notes here.
The British Grand Prix also saw the unveiling of Williams’ striking one-off livery celebrating the team’s 800th race in F1. You can claim this livery in F1 23 for a limited time between 10 – 23 July.
F1 23 review
Not got early access to the game? No worries! We have done a full F1 23 review and taken the game for a thorough test drive.
Codemasters has done a fantastic job with the new handling & physics of the game, giving players a driving experience that is more similar to true sim racers than ever before.
New game mode F1 World also offers a lot to do, but single-player racers may be frustrated with F1 23.
You can read our full F1 23 review here.
F1 23 setups
As ever, setups are crucial to overall pace in F1 23. Be it My Team or ranked multiplayer, a good setup can make all the difference. You’ll find all of our current setups below:
This new game mode is the first step towards F1 Ultimate Team. Combining Grand Prix, Time Trial, online multiplayer and last year’s divisive F1 Life into a single mode F1 World is one of F1 23’s big headline new features.
This mode gives you a car that you earn upgrades for as opposed to developing via and R&D tree. This means that you need to play more and more to keep up your resources and earn more powerful upgrades.
You can craft upgrades by unlocking engineering and increase your race payouts by improving your F1 23 licence. It’s going to be a divisive mode but we have definitely enjoyed it so far. It’s a great casual option with plenty of events and challenges to take on.
Braking Point 2
Aiden Jackson and Devon Butler are back for a new Braking Point story this year. They are bringing new characters and stories with them, along with an overall uplift in presentation, graphics, and animation over what we saw in F1 2021.
This mode offers a terrific two-season story through the twists and turns of a new team on the F1 grid: Konnersport Racing. With the backing of a forceful sponsor and a new driving talent making waves, Braking Point 2 is set to be a great addition to the game.
Career mode & My Team
We haven’t spoken much about the traditional single-player modes yet, and that’s because very little has changed in them.
From the menus to the team-building to the R&D, it is all very similar to F1 22. Which was pretty similar to F1 2021.
That’s disappointing, but also not really a surprise. The Formula 1 games have a very enjoyable career mode experience and it has been refined over the last six or so years into what we have today. It’s good, maybe even great when compared to its competition, but the lack of changes is annoying.
F1 23 release date
F1 23 is arriving earlier than usual. The release date is set for 16 June on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via EA App, Epic Games Store, and Steam.
Early access is already available via the Champions Edition.
F1 23 will have 26 circuits for players to enjoy. These are all the official circuits from this year’s real-life F1 calendar along with three legacy tracks that Codemasters is able to keep in the game.
|Sakhir International Circuit
|Jeddah Corniche Circuit
|Albert Park Circuit
|Baku City Circuit
|Miami International Autodrome
|Autodromo Internatzionale Enze e Dino Ferrari (Imola)
|Circuit de Monaco
|Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
|Red Bull Ring
|Lusail International Circuit
|Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
|Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
|Las Vegas Street Circuit
|Las Vegas, USA
|Circuit Paul Ricard
|Shanghai International Circuit
|Algarve International Circuit (Portimao)
F1 23 achievement and trophy list
If you’re a trophy or achievement hunter, F1 23 has a lot of replay value. There are 50 PlayStation trophies and 49 Xbox trophies to unlock – you can find the full F1 23 achievement and trophy list here.