Mugello and Portimao will not be added to F1 2020

23-06-2020 14:50
by Editorial Team
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Mugello and Portimao will not be added to F1 2020

Despite the fact that the Formula 1 season of 2020 looks completely different than last year, the upcoming game of Codemasters will present the regular season. With the chance of an expansion of the calendar with new circuits, the season will be even more different from the game. GPblog asked Codemasters about adding Mugello and Portimao.

Additional European races

As several Grands Prix have been cancelled this year, but it is still important to ride at least fifteen races, it is considered to extend the European season. The two biggest contenders for organizing a race are Mugello in Italy and Portimao in Portugal. These two circuits are missing in F1 2020 and will not be added this year.

"Circuits are the most time intense element of the development, with each circuit taking the time equivalent of 1 year of development to create", says game director Lee Mather to GPblog, "Along with building the circuits, there’s also the AI to train, the camera placement to set-up."

"F1 2020 is based on the original 2020 season and we are delighted to include Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. Unfortunately it is not possible to add new circuits to the revised 2020 season", said Mather. In other words: it takes too much time and that's simply not feasible for this year.

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