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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (133 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 21, 2010
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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.
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5


Good tyres

Nice car sound and design

More fun than F1 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Get this instead of 2015. It's better... in EVERY way!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Honest Review in current state (Finished Game)

  • Great dynamic weather system.
  • Good car sounds.
  • Visuals not too bad considering how old the game is (2010).
  • Great AI, however may seem a bit slow for veteran F1 drivers. They are fairly aggressive, but not overwhelmingly so, which means that they will try to overtake you be it the inside or outside.
  • Fun online, good to see people still in online lobbies.
  • Live the life feature in career mode. Players in career mode can participate in Press Conferences and/or paddock interviews. Gives a great feel of immersion into the career and the game itself.
  • Multiple practice sessions (FP1-FP3). It is the only Codemasters F1 Game to feature all three practice sessions in a race weekend.
  • Most wheels compatible with PC are supported and picked up insantly by the game, even if you plug it in mid-race.
  • Game pads also supported.
  • Good balance between Game Pad and Wheel, no one device is faster than the other at any track.
  • Manual pit limiter and braking for pit box.
  • Nice car handling and Force Feedback system.

  • Requires the dreaded 'Games for Windows Live'. Can make the game a real pain, especially if you havn't created your own Xbox/Games for Windows Live account.
  • AI are inconsistant. At some tracks they can be a great challenge but others they seem to lack the pace.
  • AI occasionally make stupid decisions. Can act stupidly on tracks they are not well optimised on. This can include braking down a straight or midway through a fast corner, going defensive when not required, not leaving you space on the track.
  • Game bugs that haven't and won't be fixed. Can include game giving you pointless penalties although you might have done nothing wrong, Force India pitlane glitch - car burns out engine whilst the limiter is on, pitlane exit white line glitch - game doesn't penalise player when crossing the white line upon exit of the pits, despite the fact that the game manual states that it should (pg11).
  • Game lighting is very dull.

    F1 2010 set the standerd of racing games way back when it was released, and the game itself is still arguably the best Codemasters Formula 1 title to date. It is a very accesable game and has a nice balance between Arcade and Simulation. The graphics aren't too bad, but many newer titles such as Project Cars and Codemasters newest F1 Game, F1 2015 put it to shame. The handling and gameplay however are very good despite the few bugs that are within the game. The AI are fun to race against and the online experience is still great thanks to the many people that continue to play this game.

    F1 2010 is one very good racing game even by todays standerds. The AI is almost unmatched in the Codemasters franchise and the presentation is fantastic. The game itself could have used a little bit more polishing but usually go unnoticed as you play. The Games for Windows Live feature does let the game down however, but apart from that it is a very solid racing game and I would highly reccomend it to newcomers or veterans. 8/10

    Reviewed using Logitech G27 Racing Wheel.
    Give the review a thumbs up if it helped you. Feel free to send me a friend request on Steam!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Absolutely fun game once you get into it. The game is perfect but thanks to the choice to use secuROM and Games For Windows Live, it can cause stress and anger and frustration. What I have learnt is that secuROM will fail if GFWL fails. secuROM can be dealt with on it's own by a crack but GFWL MUST work otherwise the whole thing fails. At least for me it does. Also GFWL seems to fail from MS's end and NOT the player's end. Here's hoping Codemasters replaces GFWL soon!

EDIT: Try reinstalling GFWL if it appears to be failing, found out that it'll install and say it completed with no issues but really it failed to install correctly. The Game is perfect, just GFWL and secuROM that suck!
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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