As well as featuring the all-new Miami Grand Prix, existing circuits are also being updated to reflect changes in the real-life season.
Ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Codemasters and Electronic Arts have released new F1 22 screenshots showcasing changes applied to the Spanish, Australian, and Abu Dhabi circuits, along with a hot lap video giving a first look at the updated Spain track.
Turn 10 of the Spanish track has a new layout that was introduced in real life for the postponed 2021 race. Additionally, Turns 10-14 feature updated offtrack areas and sausage kerbs around the circuit.
You can also ride on board with Fernando Alonso in a hot laps gameplay video showcasing F1 22’s updated Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Using LIDAR data, Codemasters has remodelled Australia’s Albert Park Circuit with more detailed height and camber. Walls are also repositioned in outfield areas and kerbs are replaced with “new photogrammetry versions.”
Other changes include a new layout to turns 1, 3, 6, 8/9 (replacing the chicane), 11, 12, and 13.
Finally, turn 5 in Yas Marina, (where Verstappen famously overtook Hamilton to secure the 2021 Formula One World Championship) is updated. For the new version, the chicane before the hairpin is removed. The hairpin is also repositioned, adding more runoff.
Additionally, turn 9’s chicane and 90-degree turns are now a single cambered turn and turns 13-15 are rounded off, allowing for closer racing.
There’s just over a month to wait until F1 22 races off the line. Available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, the F1 22 release date is 1 July. Preordering the Champions Edition gives players three days early access on 28 June.