The 2024 Formula One season is shaping up to be an exciting one, with Max Verstappen looking to secure his fourth consecutive driver’s championship. While the real-life races have been competitive and unpredictable, the latest F1 24 game from Codemasters offers a similar experience with some new features to keep players engaged.

One of the standout features of F1 24 is the revamped Driver Career mode, which allows players to take on the role of one of the 20 superstar drivers on the grid. You can choose to follow in Verstappen’s footsteps or start from scratch with a younger driver like Yuki Tsunoda. The addition of legendary icons like Aryton Senna and Jacques Villeneuve adds an extra layer of excitement to the game.

As you progress through the Driver Career mode, your reputation within the sport grows based on your performance on the track. Completing objectives and achieving accolades can help you secure new deals with teams or attract attention from rival teams, adding a strategic element to the game.

While the mid-race objectives in the game add a new challenge, they can sometimes feel arbitrary and lack meaningful consequences for failure. However, the enhancements to tracks like Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone bring them more in line with their real-life counterparts, adding to the overall realism of the game.

In addition to the Driver Career mode, F1 24 introduces a new Challenge Career mode, where players compete against each other asynchronously in a shortened season format. While the mode offers a different experience from the traditional career mode, some aspects of the scoring system and gameplay mechanics may need fine-tuning.

Despite some initial negative feedback on the game’s handling model, a major patch has addressed many of the issues, resulting in improved on-track performance and AI behavior. The AI drivers now make mistakes and are more prone to mechanical failures, adding an element of unpredictability to races.

Overall, F1 24 offers a robust and engaging racing experience, especially with the new Driver Career mode and improved handling model. While there are still some bugs and issues to be ironed out, the game provides a solid gameplay experience for fans of the sport. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the series, F1 24 has something to offer for everyone looking to dive into the world of Formula One racing.