F1 2021 Update 1.15: Custom team available for use in Grand Prix mode + AI tweaks

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We weren't really expecting another patch for the current game, but F1 2021 update 1.15 is here!

Even with eyes now turning to F1 2022, Codemasters has come racing in with a fresh patch for the official Formula 1 game.

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Here's what players can expect from it.

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F1 2021 Update 1.15

The new patch is available on all platforms and will need to be installed before you can play the game again. Thankfully it's not too big, just 600 MB on PC.

So what's in it? Let's tackle the main points before delivering the full patch notes.

Your team in Grand Prix mode

While Codemasters hasn't added much detail to this note, it looks like your My Team car will be able to roll out of the garage in one-off races against the full grid of normal cars. Quite how this might work from a pace perspective is unknown.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: A new patch has landed for F1 2021
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The base My Team car is a bit of a dog, while if you are well into season 3 or beyond you could have a pretty OP piece of machinery that streaks away from the field.

AI updates

While the AI drivers in F1 2021 are arguably the best Codemasters has produced to date they are a bit OP in certain corners. Codies has now addressed that.

Reductions to overall speed have come in Austria turn 9 (The penultimate corner), Spa turn 10 (Pouhon), and the biggest culprit of them all, Zandvoort's turn 7.

What else is coming into the game? Here's the full patch notes.

F1 2021 Update 1.15 patch notes

New Content

  • Custom team can now be used within Grand Prix
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  • Network warning indicators have been added to multiplayer games

Online

  • Addressed an issue where players could get stuck in the garage after retiring during a practice or qualifying session
  • Addressed an issue where players could not connect to online sessions on particular accounts 
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CONNECTIVITY: Some online issues have been addressed

General

  • Adjusted AI on the following tracks and corners to reduce overall speed:
    • Austria – Red Bull Ring: Turn 9
    • Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps: Turn 10
    • Netherlands - Zandvoort: Turn 7
  • Addressed an issue where Force Feedback would be lost after using Quick Resume on console
  • Addressed an issue where penalties could be incorrectly given on Jeddah pit entry or exit
  • F2 qualifying positions will now be correctly carried forward into race sessions
  • Race 3 points will now correctly be shown on the race results screen for F2 2021
  • Addressed an issue where the F2 Champion could incorrectly be declared after the final feature race in career
  • Addressed an issue where VO lines for Fittipaldi were using the incorrect lines
  • Adjusted speed limit for Zandvoort pit lane to match the official season
  • Position indicator is now correctly displayed in the second sprint race of an F2 2021 session
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  • General stability improvements
  • Various minor fixes