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    We're getting closer and closer to the release of Codemasters' F1 2020, with the new game set to hit the virtual shelves on July 10 – and today we've got another sneak preview for you in the trailer above.

    The latest video shows off the split screen racing mode, which is returning to the game this year, and allows you to race against a friend without having to connect online.

    Take a look at the trailer above to see the new mode in action, with a three-lap race around the Canadian Grand Prix's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve featuring Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Racing Point's Lance Stroll, which was recorded by the F1 2020 development team.

    PRE-ORDER your copy of F1 2020 now

    There’s already plenty of anticipation for F1 2020 thanks to the inclusion of new tracks Zandvoort and the Hanoi Circuit, plus a full 16 classic F1 cars – as well as four iconic machines from Michael Schumacher’s career in the F1 2020 Schumacher Deluxe Edition. That’s on top of the 10 teams and 20 drivers from the 2020 F1 season, plus Formula 2 drivers and machinery too.

    F1 2020 - Schumacher Deluxe Edition

    And earlier this week we revealed the new driver rating feature that will add to the realism of F1 2020’s Career mode and the exciting new ‘My Team’ functionality, where players can create their own F1 team and choose the driver who will race alongside them in the game as their team mate.

    The drivers, including those in the F2 category, are scored from 1-99 across four categories – Experience, Racecraft, Awareness and Pace – with those scores based on real-world data.

    The scores the drivers are given will then affect their on-track performances in the game, as well as helping players unlock certain features and technical upgrades. Click here to find out more, and see the ratings for the drivers on the F1 grid this season.

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    F1 2020 will be released on Friday 10 July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (DVD and via Steam), and Google Stadia. Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access. Pre-order your copy now, here.