F1 2021 Casper Akkerman: New character, Braking Point & more!

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Following the exciting news of F1 2021‘s arrival in July, many have been wondering who Casper Akkerman is, and what he will add to the game.

For all of us, Akkerman will be a new addition in F1 2021, and we've started to get an idea of how he'll fit into the game.

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So, let’s take a closer look at the character now, and what his arrival means for F1 2021!

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Launch day

It is now less than 24 hours until we can finally get hands-on with F1 2021, for those lucky enough to have the Digital Deluxe version of the game.

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PICK YOUR TEAM: Which team will you join in Braking Point?
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The rest of us will have to wait until Friday when the remaining versions of the game become available for players.

The excitement is building, as is the anticipation, so here's all you need to know about the game!

Casper Akkerman

Akkerman is a veteran driver in the Braking Point story and Aiden Jackson's teammate when he first steps into the Formula 1 paddock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T06pAT0b1eE

Akkerman seems to take the Kimi Raikkonen/Sebastian Vettel role of fading star, butting heads with the up-and-comer he's now pitted against.

Get your first taste of Akkerman's performance in Braking Point here. Warning for minor spoilers!

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Devon Butler

Whilst missing out on F1 2020 with the release of My Team, Devon Butler makes a return in F1 2021’s Braking Point.

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LOOKING GOOD: Butler's grin hasn't changed much

Butler hasn't changed much since F1 2019, and brings with him the same smarmy smile and wise-cracking tone.

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He'll be in the thick of the action during Braking Point.

F1 2021 release date

The release date has been confirmed as 16 July, and we’re incredibly excited to get hands-on with it.

As usual, the Deluxe Edition will come with three days early access, so those lucky ones who pre-order that version will get to play from 13 July!