The game boasts the most immersive Career Mode ever seen in the franchise, allowing players to join any of the 11 teams on this year's grid and work their way to the top over a ten-season career. Interactions with engineers and agents offer the choice of building a team into title-winners - or securing a dream move to one of the frontrunning teams instead.
Several other new features have been incorporated, including the tension of a formation lap and manual race start, and the complexity of managing race strategy under safety car and virtual safety car conditions. Gamers will also be able to experience the thrill of racing on Azerbaijan's Baku City Circuit - host of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe - for the first time.
In addition, developers Codemasters have unveiled a brand new 22-car Multiplayer Championship Mode, allowing gamers to create full grids of human players picked from all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2016 season.
For those looking for a head start in their career, as well as exclusive Career Mode helmet designs, the F1 2016 Limited Edition is also available now.