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Posted: Oct 13, 2021 @ 08:26 am GMT-0600
Updated: Feb 13, 2023 @ 02:31 pm GMT-0600
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Codemasters today deployed an update for F1 2021 that most notably adds the promised Imola circuit to their title, but also fixes a number of larger issues with their software. You can see the full build notes and press statement below all the screenshots and video…

Imola Screenshots (non-Red Bull):

Red Bull livery at Imola:

Imola Hotlap Trailer:

View on YouTube

Red Bull livery at Suzuka:

Red Bull livery screenshots:

Build notes:

New Content

Imola has been added to the game
Visual sports update including the special Red Bull livery as seen in the 2021 Turkish GP
Esports Pit Release option has been added to multiplayer sessions
Added support for the Fanatec CSL DD Base
Added support for AMD FSR and CACAO


Fixed an issue where the game information received by the host in an online session from a client machine resulted in the following issues: incorrect positional information for other players, stuttering and lag on the host machine, cars driving the wrong way in the pitlane and cars appearing on top of one another on the spectator feed.
Addressed an issue where players would sometimes fail to connect to an online session
Added a visible timeout to multiplayer sessions so that lobbies will not be unnecessarily held up while loading
Addressed an issue where the lap counter could appear incorrect for spectators after a formation lap
Addressed a crash that could occur when entering a weekly event after a network error
Addressed an issue where the host being invited back to the session after a host migration could result in an error
Portimao and Imola have been added to the Beginner and Experienced Social Play templates


Addressed a handling exploit in lower speed corners
Addressed an issue where user’s customisation could be locked as Carlos Sainz
Addressed an issue where dials could be missing from the Ferrari wheel after adjusting camera settings
Addressed an issue where users could incorrectly receive a penalty at the end of a Virtual Safety Car period
Adjusted various kerbs in Bahrain, Monza and China
Addressed various terrain holes on Bahrain and China
Addressed an issue where changing shutter speed in Photo Mode could cause the image to be distorted
Addressed an issue where floor damage could be accumulated on Spa-Francorchamps
Leaderboard percentage ranking has been re-added to Time Trial
Made improvements to AI yielding behaviour so they no longer match the player pace when not on a flying lap
Addressed an issue where resetting camera customisation to default would only apply to TV-Pod camera
Addressed an issue where it could be difficult to exit the pits in Baku as Williams without crossing the white line on the pit exit
Addressed an issue where UDP data was not being broadcast on Xbox Series consoles
Addressed an issue where retiring in the garage could cause a yellow flag incident
Player will no longer incur a penalty for fitting a new gearbox after a gearbox failure has resulted in retirement from the race
Addressed an issue where Nvidia DLSS mode could not be changed in some circumstances
Component changes now correctly take effect when using Quick Practice
Addressed an issue where fuel mix could be locked on an out lap on certain tracks
Driver of the Day selection criteria has been updated
General stability improvements
Various minor fixes

Press statement:

Special Red Bull Livery Added for All Players for Limited Time

Redwood City, Calif. – October 13, 2021 – Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today released the second of three F1® 2021 free circuit updates with the inclusion of Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, better known as Imola*. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAN PREMIO DEL MADE IN ITALY E DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA 2021, beating his nearest rival, Lewis Hamilton, with Lando Norris a close third. Imola follows Portimao, which was added to the game last month, with Jeddah Street Circuit coming in November ahead of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021.

The latest update includes a special time-limited Red Bull livery, available in-game until November 15**, that featured last weekend at the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix 2021 in Turkey. Originally designed for the Japanese Grand Prix, the predominantly white livery takes inspiration from the legendary Honda RA 272 car, in which US racer Richie Ginther secured the company’s maiden Formula 1 win at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix. The patch also includes updates to existing car liveries and sponsors alongside further in-game enhancements.

“Last month’s response to Portimao was overwhelmingly positive, and we know our players are going to love racing at Imola,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters. “We’re also thrilled that Red Bull chose F1® 2021 to help reveal their bespoke Turkish Grand Prix livery. Our studio prides itself on creating the most authentic experience possible and these special touches reenforces how closely the game is embedded into the world of Formula 1.”

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