New features F1 22 will likely make you go “****, ****, WHY?!”

F1 is booming and everyone knows it. The thrill of the chase, the relentless vendettas on and off-track… it’s absolutely Netflix gold. Even a good crash now and then keeps any race exciting. Oh, and let’s not forget the pitstops, especially the fumbled ones. Because holy shit, do those make for great (bleeping) television. Right, Ferrari? But if you truly believe that messed-up pit stops are the best thing since the invention of the halo, wait until these new features happen to you in EA’s F1 22. Let’s see who’s ****ing then…

Because yes, pitstops going south is one of the new features in F1 22, among others. Imagine taking that hard-fought pole position, racing your ass off to get a nice gap between you and your competitor, dreaming of that Monaco win, just to see your dream shatter because you’re told to “box now, box for hard” and “Stay out! Stay out!” within 10 seconds. M-hmmm. You’d go “****, ****, WHY!”, too.

But hey, it’s all part of the game. You win some, you lose some. And as a driver, you’re not always in control. And that’s exactly what Codemasters is trying to replicate in F1 22. Because honestly, do you really think Valtteri Bottas chose to have his wheel nut mangled during the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix? Nah… thought so. But it still makes for good tv and good trailer material.

So yeah, that’s great. And so is split-screen multiplayer, track updates, sprint races, player customization, and all that jazz. If only they’d spent more attention to facial animations though, because those still look like they got hit by the rear end of Mick Schumacher’s Haas. It’s a good thing they’re wearing helmets most of the time.

Anywho… still siked. I can’t wait to retire my car because my wheel won’t come off or comes off spontaneously. Luckily, the wait is almost ending. F1 22 is making its formation lap as we speak. The lights will go off on Juli 1, 2022 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, with the latter having VR support to boot.