The official FORMULA ONE™ game returns with new circuits, split-screen and co-op Championship modes plus all the cars and stars from the 2011 season. Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh International Circuit, race the iconic Nürburgring circuit for the first time in High Definition and take on Abu Dhabi with a spectacular new day...
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Release Date: Sep 19, 2011

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About This Game

The official FORMULA ONE™ game returns with new circuits, split-screen and co-op Championship modes plus all the cars and stars from the 2011 season. Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh International Circuit, race the iconic Nürburgring circuit for the first time in High Definition and take on Abu Dhabi with a spectacular new day night transition. Use KERS and DRS to blast past rivals and race wheel-to-wheel against Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Go from Rookie to 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION in career mode, set your best lap in Time Attack or test yourself online against 16 players plus 8 AI to simulate a full 24 car grid. Off track, become immersed in the world’s most glamorous sport with enhanced media interaction, expanded Paddock, new Parc Ferme area and celebration animations. F1 2011™ - be the driver, live the life – go compete!

Key Features

  • The sequel to the BAFTA award winning 2millon+ seller F1 2010™
  • Go compete in split-screen, co-op Championships and online against 16 players plus 8 AI to simulate full 24 car grids
  • Features all the stars, cars and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™
  • Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh circuit and take on the Nürburgring for the first time in High Definition in a FORMULA ONE game
  • Use KERS and DRS for new attack and defence options – blast past rivals and defend your line
  • Be the Drive, live the life – new Parc Ferme area, enhanced media interactions, new celebrations and more immerse you in the world’s most exciting sport.
  • Race wheel-to-wheel with stars like Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
  • Go from Rookie to 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION in career mode or take on quick fire modes including Time Attack.
  • Features new Pirelli tires, flashback and new authentic engine damage

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Memory: 2GB Ram
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800/Radeon X1800 or higher
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive:12.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
    • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live. Click here for a list of countries/regions with service.
    Network Requirements:
    • Broadband internet connection required (512kbps+ recommended)
    • TCP/IP Network
    Supported Graphics Cards:
    • ATI Radeon x1800, x1900, x1950, HD2400, HD2600, HD2900, HD3XXX Series, HD4XXX Series, HD5XXX Series, HD6XXX Series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7800, 7900, 7950, 7950Gx2, 8400, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800, 9800Gx2, GeForce 210, GT220, GTS250, GTX2XX Series, GTX4XX Series, GTX5XX Series
    • Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. laptops).
    Recommended for DX11:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II x4
    • Memory:4GB Ram GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX460 or ATI Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Hard Drive:12.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
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78 of 111 people (70%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This game does NOT SUPPORT WINDOWS 10. Do not buy if u are on WINDOWS 10
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
208.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Over 200 fun filled hours with this game but no longer playable sue to Games For Windows shut down so no save games will work, you can no longer do any more than a single race. Very sad that no fix has been put in place for this.

Still the best games in the series.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I got this to run once just after I bought it. Now Games for Windows Live error stops it launching. I doubt there will ever be a fix, I've tried all the hacks suggested in forums. Shouldn't be on sale

Update: thanks for the tips, when I say I've tried all the hacks I mean all of them, every order of installing, every compatability mode, every administrative level. Not going to waste any more time on it. If it's on sale on Steam none of that should be needed, should be patched to work, thus the negative review. If you must buy it make very sure it does work for you in the refund time window and be prepared for it to stop working for no apparent reason. Should really be sold as some kind of puzzle game, I've had about 20 hours gameplay as that, beat me though, first one in a long while.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Simulation racers have always been a double edged sword for me, some are good, some are bad but most I have come to hate. Every once in a while though a game comes along that changes your entire preconceived notion of the genre; F1 2011 is one of those games. F1 2011 is the sequel to the hit F1 2010, and while this game was a hit it suffered from a shoddy console port and early release to meet console schedules which resulted in game breaking bugs. The biggest question a person could ask is does 2011 suffer from any of the same problems that 2010 did or have they been remedied? The easiest way to put it, yes the bugs have been worked out.

Breaking into F1 2011 is quite a simple and enjoyable experience; with everything from an intuitive menu system to detailed stats located throughout. It's one of those games that is focused on the theatrics and immersion to keep you engaged all the way from menu to race and works quite well. There are several modes to choose from ranging from Career, Grand Prix, Multiplayer and Proving Grounds. The Career takes you across the entire 2011 Formula One race circuit with the choice of picking from one of twelve teams and twenty four drivers. This is by far one of the most well setup careers for a racing game I have seen in a long time and as you progress you actually feel as if you are moving up in the ranks. With leveling, challenges, practice, long qualifying and races you can make anywhere from 3 to nearly 75 laps; you will never find yourself looking for something to do.

Grand Prix is very similar to the career but more of an arcade mode. You can just jump in, pick a car and select a line-up of tracks that you want to do rather than the linear career which is locked down to the real 2011 race season. This is a good way to get a feel for all the tracks and cars prior to actually dedicating yourself to the career. Multiplayer is fully customizable with so many options and things to do it's impossible to list without droning on. They really went all out on this with three modes to partake in multiplayer, Online, Splitscreen and LAN. The final mode is Proving Grounds which has two individual modes within it, Time Trials and Time Attack. Time Trials is a basic trial mode where you pick a track and try to get the best lap times you possibly can while facing off against a ghost car of your previous best times. Time Attack works similar to this but pits you against set times to beat and attain gold, silver or bronze metals as a reward for refining your driving abilities and beating times.

This is the product of a console port that did everything correctly. No bugs that I could find, fluid motion, fairly high detailed environments and a driving experience that will leave you wanting more and more. Making your way through the career will leave you with a sense accomplishment as you have to work for your position in the poles. Dynamic difficulty is very apparent as you complete races; it seems as if with every win the competition gets harder and harder to keep you on your toes. If you are looking to create a car suited to your specific wants and needs there is no shortage of customization for this. You can choose specific tires for the event, a variable scale from wet to dry for your top speed and down-force; then tweak all aspects of the car individually so you will have the perfect race winning machine.

All of the menus in the game and ways you select things heighten the overall immersion into it. Things flow with a natural pace and easy to understand parameters for selections which never confuse you into doing something you don't want to do. Before, during and after races you are granted a true Formula One experience which includes interviews, reading mail you have received, or hanging out in your trailer watching the world of activity taking place outside. For the most part the environments are stunning, there will be moments of photo realism which cannot even be put into words but this is a contrast to the things which are also not very convincing like low texture quality on certain things. With 19 locations spanning all across the globe the amount of sights to take in is massive. Tracks are designed to exact specifications just as if they are real and the weather effects are something out of this world.

Taking part in a race in the rain versus a clear and dry day is a night and day difference. Not only will the world around you look more real and convincing but so will the race. The amount of tension you get from taking corners in the rain is breath taking. Watching the spray from it as it flies off of the car’s tires is something else and the visual effects accomplished through the use of DirectX 11 technology is out of this world. To put it mildly the game is beautiful but just as expected from a console port it does exhibit some drawbacks to overall visual quality due to limitations of 6 year old consoles.

Multiplayer is a testament to how much love and care was devoted to this game, it works great for international play, has a nice learning curve for playing with actual humans and some fantastic modes. You can go head to head with friends, play actual races with a full roster, do co-op or even split screen for those limited to playing at home. They really pulled out all the stops for this and give you multiplayer gaming just as you would want and need, nothing was spared here.

If you are looking for a realistic Formula One experience this is as close as you will get to taking a trip to Monaco and watching a race first hand. The sound of the engines, tires screeching, crowds cheering and cars that handle like they are on rails. This game is a true testament to those who have a huge passion for racing and for games. I don't know how I can put it plainly enough but everything just works! This is without a doubt the most well rounded racing title I can think of, you would be absolutely out of your mind to not check this out and for those missing out on it; what a shame.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Great racing game spent many hours on this and imo it is far superior to F1 2012. Takes a lot of skill to master but is so rewarding once you do. A helpful tip - the game takes on a new level of awesome when you use a steering wheel and pedals
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26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
The main intrigue of F1 2011 was clear in advance — what of numerous shortcomings of the crude predecessor will manage to correct this time? On a choice were offered graphics (too gloomy for such glamourous sport), physics (tram), artificial intelligence of rivals (together with a cursor it was copied from DiRT and GRID not familiar with the world of "Formula One"), repetitions of races (even it is close not similar to the telepicture) and all intra game menus (annoyingly slow). Effect of freshness which last year's game (F1 2010 knocked down I was the official simulator of "Formula One" first for much years) this time any more won't work therefore as some are expressed not nice Russian партократы, "the turn of policy of real affairs" came. (This my opinion and it can not coincide with yours).
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
For people, who can't run this game on windows 8-10:

Before you download the game from steam, follow the instructions on this page (the problem is with GFWL):

BTW, this game is one of the best codemasters made F1 game avaiable.

Azoknak, akiknek Windows 8-10-en nem fut a játék, követniük kell a következő leírást:
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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
Do not buy this game it has game for windows live which is the most unbearable rage inducing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t you will ever use. i use to play this game a year back with a windows account i spent about 2 days trying to sort out. i went on today wanting to play the old game i quite enjoyed and guess what the account was terminated due to unactivity! WTF!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
210.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Out of all the F1 games I own, I like this one the best and have played it the most.
As for Games for Windows live, it's fine IF you have an xbox account or even a microsoft account and honestly it's a great idea but I guess there are problems.
Also 2011's price is worth it for the experience of having a more involved but not too hard to start carrer mode, so if you are too poor for f1 2016 get either 2011 or 2013 on sale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
180.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2012
Fantastic F1 game but unfortunately buggy and Codemasters won't release more patches. So my recommendation is to buy newer game of Codemasters F1 series, which hopefully doesn't have as annoying bugs as this one.

Grade: 7/10

Without bugs grade would have been 8 or 9
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 17
doesnt works
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7.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Hi there,

Keyboard user review,
as far as F1 games go I still can't go past the old Micro Prose GP3 , I still think the 2011 here is a good game overall and play/run well , only one crash to date , simple set-up for using your keyboard and can say this is far more fun than the 2014 version if looking for a cheaper one to play as new releases are costly I rate this game 8/10
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12.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
hey wait??? why it just me or my xbox controller? its so ♥♥♥♥in hard in medium traction to drive, its harder than current F1 series in medium tractions, wow its unbelieveble, sorry its my first time in 2011 serie so i don't recognize yet, just like too realistic?

8/10 would avoid spin out lol

(sorry for bad grammar/english)
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 10
Product received for free
I love Mclaren Mercedes Sidepod <3
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Mika Häkkinen
101.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
Even it's 2016 now. This game still has lots of fun. I love the sounds of these former F1 engines.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: July 25
Game works perfectly on Windows 10. Have not played long enough to comment on gameplay, but so far so good!
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Wery [] CSGOFade.Net
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 17
hi support this game is not working of windows 8/10 pls give me money back please
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 7
really bad game dosent run for windows 10 wase of money
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