Codemasters and Electronic Arts released patch 1.10 for F1 2021. The update adds the Portimão circuit to the game. Two more post-launch circuits, Imola and Jeddah, are expected to be added via patch in October and November, respectively. Imola is known as the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, and The Jeddah Street Circuit is held in Saudi Arabia.
F1 2021 1.10 Patch
In addition, patch 1.10 introduces performance enhancements to cars to help mirror the real-life circuit. While fixes to some issues have been introduced, players are finding the F1 Time Trial leaderboards are no longer retaining rankings. Unfortunately, Codemasters does not have an update for this at this time.
Codemasters also notes “minor tweaks to the handling model to remove an unrealistic element with low-speed cornering” will be coming as soon as the AI retraining is complete.
Furthermore, 1.10 introduces a green Aston Martin Vantage Safety Car. The car will be taking on the Safety Car role at the following races: Bahrain, Monaco, Canada, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia (when added in-game), and Abu Dhabi.
Once the update is downloaded and installed, Portimão will be available in Time Trial, Grand Prix, Real-Season Start, and online. For players in the middle of a My Team or Drive Career, Portimão will appear on the schedule in May of your next season. Brand-new careers starting from day one of a new season will feature Portimão from the onset. For players launching a Real Season Start today in September, keep in mind that Portimão takes place in May.
The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, known as Portimão, sits thirty minutes outside of the city of Portimão. The Portuguese track is known for its elevation changes, and 15 scenic corners to negotiate. Lewis Hamilton won the race in 2021 a full 29 seconds before second-place finisher Max Verstappen was able to cross the finish line.
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