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EA Confirms Iconic Drivers And Cover Stars For F1 2021

On Monday, Electronic Arts confirmed the cover stars for its newly acquired F1 2021 game. Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc will grace the cover, with Hamilton front and center. The F1 legend is in pursuit of a record eighth World Championship.

In addition, EA Sports introduced the seven iconic drivers set to be featured as part of the F1 2021 Digital Deluxe content for My Team. The legendary drivers sport five World Champions, and 16 championships between them. Check out the trailer below.

F1 2021 Digital Deluxe Iconic Drivers

Michael Schumacher

Prior to the 2021 season, Michael Schumacher was considered the greatest F1 driver of all-time. Schumacher won a staggering 91 races in 308 tries. The Ferrari legend won five consecutive championships from 2000-2004.

Ayrton Senna

Next up, Ayrton Senna. 41 wins, 65 pole positions, and three world titles, the McLaren driver was a prodigy who went on to become one of Formula 1’s true GOAT’s.

Alain Prost

“The Professor” was one of the great F1 drivers of the 80’s. 4 World Championships, 51 career wins, and 41 fastest laps would certainly back that up.

Jenson Button

Button started his career in 2000 as the youngest Formula 1 driver ever. He went on to rack up 15 wins, eight pole positions, and a World Championship before partnering up with McLaren and Lewis Hamilton in 2010.

Nico Rosberg

The son of a champion, Nico Rosberg beat his all-time great teammate Lewis Hamilton and captured the 2016 World Championship in the process. Rosberg won nine of his 21 races that year.

David Coulthard

Coulthard retired in 2008 as one of the greatest British F1 drivers to take the wheel. In his 15 year career, he won 15 races with 62 podium finishes.

Felipe Massa

Lastly, The Brazilian Massa boasts 11 wins and 41 podiums, and was famously edged out by Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 season by just one point.

On top of the seven legendary drivers, Digital Deluxe also includes a set of customization items, 18,000 PitCoin, an in-game item pack (to be revealed in the near future), and three days early access. F1 2021 arrives July 16. The Formula 1 sim launches on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

 

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