It was good to see an F1 game again on the market since 2006, and Codemasters did a very good job.
The graphics are very, very good. The cars have been designed in exquisite detail and the tracks are gloriously life-like. The dynamic weather system is very effective, and does make the driver feel like he is racing in the given conditions.
The gameplay is simple, as with any racing game, but it feels like an F1 car should do:light, nimble and responsive.
The career is long and will keep you entertained, and the interviews and strategy involved makes one feel like they are living the life.
Now the areas of dissapointment.
Firstly, the damage. The game boasted an accurate damage physic but it lacks. Little knocks with other cars causes cosmetic damage, which is good, but often doesnt do enough damage. Also, when one crashes at high speed, the car remains in-tack, and still useable. Not enough damage is done, and it looses its life like characteristic.
Also, the fact that there isnt a split screen is annoying and it should have been included (will be for F1 2011 along with safety cars).
Lastly, this game is repetitive, like any F1 game, and one can get bored with it, and i feel that the career doesnt do enough outside the car i.e. the paddock area should be more expansive and not be limited to interviews.
All in all, it is a very good game and is recommended, but it does have its flaws.