Making a Formula 1 game must feel like a thankless task at times. Millions of people follow the pinnacle of motorsport, and pleasing them all in the form of a game is basically impossible.
So why do the people at Codemasters put themselves through it? It's easy to forget they are fans too, something their critics would do well to remember. They want the perfect F1 game just as much as their most volatile players do, and F1 2016 is the most convincing proof of that yet.
Last year's F1 2015 title was the first for the latest generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and to many its fantastic gameplay - notably a much-needed overhaul to the handling model and the best artificial intelligence (AI) opponents ever seen in a racing game - was overlooked because of the game's lack of depth. In a bit of a throwback to the early days of the official F1 titles, there was little more you could do than simply play through a season.