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Car Wot Goes Free: F1 Online Beta

Is Formula 1 still popular, then? I thought it would have gone out of fashion now it's been followed up with Formula 2 and Formula 3. But then people still play Battlefield 1942 even though Battlefield 3's out. You hopeless nostalgics!

The sport of driving long, fast cars around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around remains well-liked enough to keep spawning videogames, the most recent of which is Codemaster's F1 Online. It's free to play, it's, uh, online, and it now has a closed beta and the first trailer for you to videowatch.

You can throw your helmet in the ring for that here. Being closed, you're not guaranteed a slot, but an open beta will follow. Here's a trailer from last month, which suggests this browser-based affair is a wee bit different from the traditional, more sim-like F1 games. Looks like Micro Machines meets Foot-to-ball Manager to me.

Cover image for YouTube video

Via VG247.

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