This is the first racing game I've ever played so far and I'm absolutely into F1 and when I saw some videos, I really wanted to get it.
When I first started the game, I didn't have any problems at all and the Young Drivers' Test really helped me to understand and learn the basics. After the Young Drivers' Test you'll have your first ever race weekend in F1 2013. The Practice Session is really helpful to get used to the track and the handling of the car etc. It really takes some time to get used to the handling, the oversteer, the understeer, the track and I recommend to use the full practice season, or even restart it when you're running out of time. The driving assists really help and allow you to focus on the track and its hardest corners. I spent about 7 hours on the Melbourne circuit to get used to the car and the track itself. Once you got used to the handling, oversteer, understeer etc. it won't take that long to get used to the following tracks. If you really want to participate in leagues later on, you have to put a high amount of effort and time into it, but you will get rewarded with some epic battles afterwards ;)
All in all, the game is a worthy F1 racing game and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Formula 1. I also recommend buying a steering wheel if you don't have one already.
All important features are included, but of course there always are some things that would be nice to have, but you can't have everything. I'd give this game 9,5 out of 10 points.