Codemasters have released a new F1 2017 gameplay video, centering attention on the home of the British Grand Prix, and featuring Red Bull driver and F1 superstar Max Verstappen. As 2017 continues to march ever onwards, Codemasters and the Formula One game franchise draw closer to the anticipated August 2017 release date for F1 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. We've noticed plenty of new screen shots of the game have surfaced over the last few weeks, and the developers already have a successful closed beta programme behind them, adding to the mix the much hyped return of 'Classic Content' for the series and a reveal of some new circuit variations added to the game, F1 2017 looks well on its way to becoming the most complete release of the series to date. In order to mark the British Grand Prix this weekend, a home event for the British development team at Codemasters, the studio have released an interesting video showing the game in action and piloted by Red Bull race winning driver, and potential future World Champion, Max Verstappen. Verstappen got his hands on a copy of the game at the Red Bull HQ, and using his immense talent behind the wheel and not inconsiderable sim racing experience, the Dutch superstar has a go in his 2017 Red Bull machine as well as sampling the "classic" 2010 RB6 that took Sebastian Vettel to World Championship success seven years ago. "I really like the game and it is a lot more fun to drive with the new cars" Said Verstappen of his time behind the virtual wheel. "The graphics are a lot better, they’ve made the cars more realistic, and that’s always good. I like the detail on the classic cars involved and it’s always nice to drive those old legendary cars. I think it’s a great game, it’s definitely a lot of fun to play. The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game with the extra grip from the new 2017 car designs as well as from the wider tires, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision. In comparison, the classic RB6 is lighter, with a slower top speed, and later braking, and of course the biggest stand out being the sound of the engine". You can catch the footage of Verstappen driving in F1 2017 around Silverstone below: So far Codemasters have slowly been teasing fans small details of the upcoming 'classic' content cars in F1 2017, already revealing 2016 Renault R26, 1992 Williams FW14B, 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, 1996 Williams FW18, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2007 Ferrari F2007 and 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 – and the 1988 McLaren MP4/4. It is thought that a total of 11 historic cars will be making an appearance in the upcoming game, so we still have a bit to learn about before the title hits our shelves later next month.... Formula One 2017 will be the eight Formula One title by Codemasters since taking over rights to the franchise back in 2010. The game will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC August 2017. The Formula One 2017 sub forum here at RaceDepartment is the place to be for all the latest news and discussions regarding the latest of the Formula One franchise of officially licenced games. Check in to keep track of the news and join in the discussion, and be sure to check out our racing club once the game releases to the public later this year! Looking forward to F1 2017? Which car of the 2017 grid are you most excited to get behind the wheel of? Let us know in the comments section below!