Classic cars from 1970s and '80s added to F1 game for 2018

Codemasters has chosen six classic Formula 1 machines from the 1970s and '80s to bring its total historic count to 20 cars for this year's F1 2018 game

Earlier this year, Codemasters revealed Jenson Button's 2009 title-winning Brawn GP-001 and the 2003 Williams FW25 that contended for that season's world championship would be part of the game, with the 12 classic cars included in F1 2017 returning.

For the latest game, the 1976 season that was immortalised in the 2013 film Rush headlines the new entries, with James Hunt's McLaren M23D and Niki Lauda's Ferrari 312 T2 included in F1 2018.

Two championship-winning Lotuses join the line-up in the form of Emerson Fittipaldi's 1972 Lotus and Mario Andretti's 1978 Lotus 79.

Jody Scheckter's 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, in which he defeated team-mate Gilles Villeneuve to the title, is also in the game, alongside the 1982 McLaren MP4/1B driven by John Watson and Lauda.

"We are delighted to bring 20 classic cars to F1 2018," commented Lee Mather, F1 2018's game director.

"The classics were extremely popular in last year's game, so we naturally wanted to offer our players even more choice this time.

"The 70s and 80s cars offer a whole new challenge and compared to the modern-day cars.

"They look and sound incredible."

The Brawn and Williams cars are initially only available in the exclusive 'Headline Edition' of F1 2018 at launch, and 60 days later as paid-for downloadable content.

F1 2018 releases worldwide on Friday August 24 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Full classic car list:

1972 Lotus 72D
1976 Ferrari 312 T2
1976 McLaren M23D
1978 Lotus 79
1979 Ferrari 312 T4
1982 McLaren MP4/1B
1988 McLaren MP4/4
1991 McLaren MP4/6
1992 Williams FW14
1995 Ferrari 412T2
1996 Williams FW18
1998 McLaren MP4-13
2002 Ferrari F2002
2003 Williams FW25
2004 Ferrari F2004
2006 Renault R26
2007 Ferrari F 2007
2008 McLaren MP4-23
2009 Brawn BGP-001
2010 Red Bull RB6

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