There have been a touch over 100 Formula One Grands Prix since the sport’s controversial engine revision in 2014. Over half of them have been clinched by a single bloke, and more than 80 of them won by the same manufacturer. Terms like ‘boring’ and ‘predictable’ aren’t exactly the types of adjectives F1 bosses would want associated with the world’s top-tier motorsport, but they’re being levelled at F1 with increasing gusto from all corners.
However, while real-life F1 may be flagging somewhat after more than half-a-decade of spirit-sucking Mercedes dominance, Codemasters’ F1 games have only become stronger with each instalment. The crew at Codemasters have whipped the studio’s F1 franchise into one of the best racing series on four wheels, and F1 2019 continues that winning run. The improvements over F1 2018 are only moderate, but F1 2019 is not only the best F1 game to date, it’s one that’s frequently more thrilling, more interesting, and more rewarding than watching the real thing.