I think the gaming world has been lacking a good F1 Sim for years. I first heard this was being made last year, at the end of the 2009 F1 season.
After playing this for a weekend on both Xbox 360 and PS3 using a Playseat, steering wheel and pedals. I can safely say this a very realistic driving experience.
I started my career at Lotus, recording a 3rd in my first race. Now some F1 fans might see this as very unrealistic given the teams F1 experience, and performance on the track for real. After a corrupt save file i restarted and moved into a driving seat at Force India.
Well what a difference. I much twitcher car under breaking, and one that didnt suit my driving style. So i can see the need to make small progressions throughout the game in order to get used to the different cars, in different conditions.
My only criticism..is that its too easy to pick up a penalty. I was sitting in the car after a spin, waiting for a clear section of track to turn the car in. I received a dangerous driving penalty for steering the car into a spin in order to turn the car around. I 2 x 5 place grid drops for similar things. I hope this can be changed via the patch updates.
A great game....for any F1 or racing fan!!