, the company behind the racing simulator F1, has announced a new Championship Mode for the 2012 edition of the game. Champions Mode allows platers to take on Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacker in specific challenges.

The challenges are in the form of quick races and each champion has a unique scenario under which you compete with him. You must beat the driver to unlock the next challenge against the champions.

For example: If you choose to race Kimi Raikkonen, you are situated at Spa Francorchamps. You, the driver, have just pitted with a fresh set of tires. The rest of the pack is out on the track with worn rubber. You must get back out on the track, overtake the field, and beat Kimi in just three laps. Sounds easy right? They don't call it Campions Mode for nuthin'.

F1 2012 will debut at Gamescom, being held August 15 to 19 in Cologne, Germany. The game will launch over here on September 18, 2012 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the PC.

The game will also feature the Hockenheim Circuit, which returns to the F1 schedule, as well as the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Click below to see the video of the game in action.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      The Hamilton Challenge involve you having a lead and overcoming time lost due to mistakes by your pit crew...
      Kelly Hatcher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe if they provide real support for real wheels then they may get some street cred in simulation world... FANATEC support please unlike the $60 i paid for DIRT 3 only to find out codemaster sucks like usual...
      • 2 Years Ago
      still not realistic enough, at 1:10 at monaco, the car is supposed to go airborne when it hits the apex. the apex there shouldn't be flat.
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      SchuMACKER?? haha, just teasing...
      The Law
      • 2 Years Ago
      How different is F1 2011 vs F12012 besides the Austin track? I'm sure it has the same DRS and KERS.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's what I'm looking forward to))
      • 2 Years Ago
      "They don't call it Campions Mode for nuthin'." They actually don't call it Campions Mode!!!