BE THE DRIVER....LIVE THE LIFE Experience the exclusive world of FORMULA ONE™ like never before. Discover what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of the world’s greatest cars as you race wheel to wheel on all 19 circuits from the 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ calendar, beautifully realised and in full HD.
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Release Date: Sep 21, 2010

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About This Game


Experience the exclusive world of FORMULA ONE™ like never before.

Discover what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of the world’s greatest cars as you race wheel to wheel on all 19 circuits from the 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ calendar, beautifully realised and in full HD.

Prove yourself worthy of being the team’s number 1 and gain the ability to direct the development of your car. Work with your Race Engineer to customise a huge range of vehicle variables and eek every last ounce of performance from the car, or leave the detailed decisions to your experienced support team and head straight out onto track.

Master the iconic twisting streets of Monaco, thrill at the high speed of Monza, and overcome the challenge of a floodlit night-race at Singapore to beat your rivals and take the FORMULA ONE crown in one of the most beautiful and involving racing games to date.

Make your own career choices; starting at the bottom and working your way up the ranks, or stick with your favourite team and lead them to glory. Impress other teams by beating legendary drivers such as Schumacher, Hamilton, Button and Alonso. Interact with the media to raise your profile and press your point home, then negotiate contracts with new teams via your Agent.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP / Vista® / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz or Athlon X2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB Vista® / Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 12.5 GB free hard drive space
    • Video: GeForce 7800 / Radeon X1800 or above
    • Sound: DirectX® Compatible Sound Card or motherboard audio
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live. Click here for a list of countries/regions with service.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This fix its not mine,but i post it for all the people who needs this.Works fine for me.Good luck.
How to get F1 2010 working on Win 8 / Win 10 without GFWL
1) Download the following XLive archive:

2) Extract the two files to your F1 2010 directory (where the F1 2010 exe file is)

3) Launch the game via Steam

4) Play

Once you reach the part where you need to specify your driver name and surname, press Alt+Tab as the Xlive client makes a text box into which you need to enter the name and surname separately.

After that, everything functions as normal, it saves, and you can play it as intended. Multiplayer sadly won't work, you can try LAN, but I doubt it will function, but worth a shot :)

fix give by StoneCold on the hub
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Don't buy. Games for Windows Live will ruin your life. Shame because the game is great for its time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Refuse to start :<

Installing everything in the redist folder separately does not work for me.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Probably The best f1 game among all the f1 games released by codemasters , here are the reasons why
- The last game in f1 to be based on racing purely, its mainly based on throttle , breaks and gears no crappy KERS and DRS (proper fights btw racers and simple controls no need to worry about kers and drs stuff focus on racing)
- The season where shumi returns from his retirement
- Apart from f1 2011 , the last second game to support dx9
- The car controls good , f1 2011 was garbage with a terrible view point and f1 2012 was too arcade control but 2010 does it good throw the car around a turn and the car turns as you expect it to do no seconds.
- Simple yet nice single player mode aka start from your team trailer , finish the race do a interview and get back.
- no online pass no crappy dlc
- great modding capability

However the game is not without its flaws
- forced 10% race in story mode , later games allow you to change this but here since its 10% doing 7 seasons is going to take a long time
- Crappy upgrades , some of them make no difference at all
- lack of information during racing , the engineer is limited to a few words , makes no sense at times.
- BUGS , there are a lot of em including faked ai times in qualifying , broken pit,ignorant ai, sector 3 time not shown etc
- GFWL :X It even fails to download the only update the game has , so in case gfwl dies or fails to update get the update from codemasters instead

Its still worth a purchase probably the most easiest f1 game for newcomers to get into.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
Get this instead of 2015. It's better... in EVERY way!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
One of the best F1 games of all time F1 2010 was the first realese of a F1 game in a long time F1 2006 was the last major F1 game to be made and left a lot of fans wondering if there will be more. In late 2008 F1 2009 was launched on the wii and the psp but not on the ps3, pc or 360 and that left a lot of fans disapointed, but late 2009 saw the realese of F1 2010 this time only on the ps3, pc and 360. F1 2010 had a rocky launch with various bugs (that have been now fully patched) but critics and fans alike loved F1 2010 for its great graphics (that still hold up well today), fantastic sound, great ai and the best dymanic wether system ever seen in a racing game of its time, but where I think F1 2010 shines is the in depth career mode that has been dumed down in later F1 titles. Career mode features press confrences after every sesion and offical rules in tyre usage, full race weekends and so much more. F1 2010 is must buy for any F1 fan or racing game fan at only $9.99 you are getting a great racing experince that later F1 games have fallen short.

F1 2010 features all the teams, drivers, tracks and rules of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. Introducing the, then, new no fuel refill during race pit stops rule

Just a quick FYI F1 2010 Requires GFWL (games for windows live) I thought I might mention it because some people hate GFWL, I personly don't understand why.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 29, 2011
F1 2010 provides an interesting, if weird, spin on Formula One racing. Instead of simply having races thrown at you one after the other, you get the option of playing "full race weekends" which includes Practices 1, 2, and 3, Qualifying 1, 2, and 3, the Race proper and an after-race interview should you make the podium.

The interviews and performance you provide effects how your teammates view you, and while the opinion of your team is not immediately apparent, it starts effecting you in the long run.

The races, even with a shortened lap count are long and can take anywhere from a half-hour to an hour and a half to complete. This isn't so easy to sit down and play, as it really requires the ability to dedicate yourself to complete a full weekend at a time. With that said though, it feels like a well-done Codemaster's injection into a rather straight-forward sport (to the layman at least.)
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
148.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
F1 2010 was a nightmare to get working on Win 8.1, primarily beause of Games for Windows Live.
But after reading a lot of community posts and having a lot of patience with the Games for Windows Live account setup, I got it working.

And I love it! The game may be 4 years old by now, but I am having fun. Would recommend playing it with a game pad or a wheel, because keyboard driving does not have the needed accuracy and leads to frustrations.

On the easy level I became world champion in my first season and landed a contact with Red Bull Racing, but I still struggled on some tracks requirering really precise steering and timing, like Monaco.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
F1 2010 still has the best My Career mode of any Codemasters F1 releases till date.

It is highly immersive, with the pit crew constantly engaging you with in-depth information as you race your way along the track. There are also interviews that will affect your prospect with future teams.

I believe the car setup and mechanics are quite realistic, and there is a very clear and noticeable difference in grip, handling, balance, acceleration, top speed etc when changes to your setup are implemented.

This and the general gameplay easily offsets any graphical comparisons to the later releases, making F1 2010 a very amazing driver experience. I would recommend this game to a F1 fanatic who is specifically looking to immerse themselves only in the F1 world (and not any other cars).

Giving this game a 4.5/5
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
First F1 game from Codemasters and one of the best in my opinion (F1 2013 is only better than this). It have few bugs at start, but now it's all fixed. Only cons is that game use GFWL (miscrosoft ♥♥♥♥)
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Glen Fletcher
6.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
The most fun I've had in a car since I lost my driving license.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
Does not work for Windows 8 and higher.
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Alex Costa
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
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Well, here it is my second review coming up. This time, we will be covering the second entry into the Franchise of games F1 by Codemasters with the game F1 2010. With the release of F1 2016, I recently did pick up this game on a very cheap price and played around a bit. It is a really fun game and I hope you guys enjoy this review.

*Realistic Driving.
*Dynamic Weather System is well done.
*Fully Licensed Drivers and Teams.
*Amazing SoundTrack.
*The Circuits are very well built and give a true feeling you are watching a true race.
*Very nice AI Driving (especially in the Higher Difficulties).
*Autosave Mode is Nice.
*Very good character and Car Models.

*Very restricted Career Mode
*Multiplayer no longer works
*You need to install extra files to actually play the game.
*The Exit button instead of being seperate is lumped together with the My F1 menu.
*Community is a bit dead.

Pros/Cons depending on player:
*No Steam Achievements.
*No Steam Trading Cards.
*Lack of Replayability
*To get the best out of the game you definitely need a Controller at least and/or a Driving Wheel.

Points Score:

1 - Not Recommended


3 - Recommended at Slight Discount!

4 – Highly Recommended!

5 - Must Buy!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Reviewing this from the perspective of a G27 wheel user, this game is abysmal. Doesn't control right, force feedback feels completely broken and I was not able to get wheel rotation, deadzone to feel even remotely usable. I have no interest in playing this with a joypad and so for me this game is a bust.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
Windows-Live makes the game unplayable
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Toffee Reggin
164.8 hrs
Posted: July 31
This is by far the best F1 game that I've ever played. Far greater than anything like 2015.
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8.0 hrs
Posted: July 23
for its time is it a good racing game, of codemasters (dirt 2, dirt 3, grid (1)).
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