Automobilista 2 | The Ultimate Formula 1 Season Guide

When it comes to retro content in sim racing, it is hard to ignore Automobilista 2 – the selection is overwhelming, especially for Formula 1 fans. The sim currently offers no less than 14 Formula 1 seasons, spanning six decades – which exact years are represented is only undoubtedly made clear in very few cases. To give you a better overview of the historic F1 content, we have assembled a guide to the different classes for you.

No less than 32 cars from six decades – the amount of choice is a sight to behold and cannot be found anywhere else, except with mods. The best part: All of the F1 cars in Automobilista 2 are free and already in the sim – you do not need to buy them as DLC.

RaceDepartment would like to use this article to call all Automobilista 2 modders: To avoid confusion while in game, changing the names of the classes to include their respective seasons would be an enormous help for a lot of sim racers – if it is even possible. Feel free to use this guide as a base if you want to make life easier for them!

What other F1 seasons would you want to see represented in Automobilista 2? What are your favorites that are already in the sim? Let us know on Twitter at @RaceDepartment or in the comments below.
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Yannik Haustein
Life-long motorsports and racing game fan as well as racing history enthusiast. I write stuff here and on and try to be not too mediocre when sim racing with varying degrees of success :confused:


Great article! some of the headings are incorrect though. 2019 is listed as Gen2 while in reality it's Gen 1. Same with V10 Gen 1 page.
Thank you for this overview of AMS2´s Formula car portfolio - multo appreciated.:)
Maybe I should try some of the older one again.
Because half a year back I couldnt get out of some of the really old ones soon enough
- because they did behave completely awfull.
Personally I can recommend the F-Reiza and the 2x F-Ultimates.:inlove:

ByTheWay: But I have to disagree that the F-Classics should include some kind of reborn Lotus 98T.
None of these cars does behave like this great car in as example rF2 and specially like the 98T in AC.
Reizas is a meh meh version compared to these 2 other sim incarnations of the 98T.

Bert Austen
Great Sim and great collection open wheelers , Reiza rocks @ the moment , love it and play it now most of the time. Hope now more GT1 / Group C and GT3 brands to come....there a lot of great old tracks to come .....:thumbsup::)
Just got AMS2 and was astounded by the base selection of cars. (Can't afford the DLC.) Amazing stuff, especially when fully skinned up.

Good to see AI being a focus as well. Though my brief experience it'd be nice if AI actually passed each other in qualifying.
Kurupt CDN
Now if only the open wheeler AI could run a full race without ramming you in weird spots...
Interesting....I've done tons of ai sessions lately in tin tops and can't say I've even received a slight tap from them.

My biggest gripe, was that they had an imaginary bubble around them that fills them with fear whenever a human got near them, causing them to breakdown, give up and run away lol

Ai strength 110
Aggression 100

Do you have any footage you can upload?
I hope that more public online lobby's will use the historic Formula 1 cars.

Almost all of them are awesome to drive with, especially on the historical tracks; one of the best things that sim racing has to offer imo.
Thank you, great article. I've skimmed through the Open Wheeler content a few times and been thoroughly confused as to what its all meant to represent.

The ideal would be a custom launcher that brings all the open wheel content and applicable tracks to the forefront and lines it all up for easy access.

Guess I better go see if there are skin packs for the generic car sets.....
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Yeah the content is really great but somehow especially the open wheelers are making absolutely no fun for me in AMS2.

Cant really explain why. Iprefer the AC ones, the originals and especially some well known mods.
great stuff!!! now tell us what 15 circuits, You would Use for a good season's racing, apart from those in DLC
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