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At Last! 1996 Williams FW18 Officially Confirmed for Codemasters F1 2017

Discussion in 'F1 2017 - The Game' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    Codemasters have revealed the next bunch of classic content coming to F1 2017, and at long last Damon Hill's 1996 Williams Renault FW18 will be showing up in an official Grand Prix game.

    The FW18 is a personal favourite of mine and is the superb machine that powered Britain's Damon Hill to his first and only World Championship during the 1996 Grand Prix season. The car would prove to be the class of the field that season as both Hill and rookie teammate Jacques Villeneuve wrapped up 12 of the 16 races that year, finishing one - two in the championship standings ahead of reigning double World Champion and new Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher in his distinctive red F310.

    The FW18 joins the already announced 1992 FW14B of another famous British World Champion - Nigel Mansell.

    F1 2017 - Williams FW14B .jpg

    The '92 Williams of Mansell and Italian team mate Ricardo Patrese would go down in history as one of Williams most potent machines in their illustrious history, allowing Mansell to see off stiff competition from arch rival Ayrton Senna in his McLaren Honda (remember when Honda used to win stuff?).

    Williams Reveal Trailer

    Here is what Codemasters have to say of the latest bunch of cars revealed to be coming to the game as part of the new 'Classic' content:

    Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams Racing said: “The FW14B is one of our most iconic cars and one of my personal favourites. With Nigel Mansell behind the wheel, it was a force to be reckoned with and provided one of our greatest eras as a team in Formula One. The FW18 of 1996 is statistically our most successful ever car, winning 12 out of 16 races, six of which were one-two finishes, on our way to securing the Constructors’ title. We are delighted that these cars are being included in this year’s new F1 game for 2017. It is a special year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, so a perfect moment to celebrate two cars that we are so proud of at Williams. We hope that gamers will love driving them as they remember some great moments from the history of our sport.”

    The two Williams cars join the already-announced 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2007 Ferrari F2007 and 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 – and the 1988 McLaren MP4/4. We’re not finished though, we’ve got more classic cars to reveal in the coming weeks.

    You can check out the previously announced classic content HERE, HERE and HERE.

    System Requirements


    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD FX 4100
    • Memory: TBC30 GB RAM
    • Graphics: TBCNvidia GTX 460 or AMD HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: TBCDirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: AMD HD5870 or better, HD6870 or better, HD7790 or better, R7 260 or better, R9 260 or better Nvidia GTX460 or better Series, GTX560 or better, GTX650Ti or better, GTX750 or better, GTX950 or better

    Formula One 2017 will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam PC systems from August 25th 2017. The game can be pre ordered from Steam for £44.99 right now.

    Check out the Formula One 2017 sub forum here at RaceDepartment to stay abreast of all the latest news and discussions with regards to the latest Formula One game from Codemasters.

    Looking forward to the Formula One 2017 game? Are you happy to see the return of historic content? Which cars would you like to see added as part of the historic pack? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2017
  2. Craig Patteson

    Craig Patteson
    Natural Born Racer Racer in Pyjamas Premium

    beautiful cars but then again I'm biased :D
    • Haha Haha x 1
  3. jason_peters


    Was hoping for this one :)