A recurring feature of the yearly Formula 1 video games of late, My Team Icons are bonus digital items received for, usually, purchasing a fancy edition. In F1 23, eight are included as part of the Champions Edition, alongside other items and early access.
What are My Team Icons?
My Team Icons are in-game characters from F1’s history, recreated within F1 23, for use with the My Team managerial mode. You can assign former real-world driving legends to your own fictional team.
My Team Icons are included within F1 23
This year, there are the following additions if you purchase the Champions Edition:
- Nigel Mansell
- Jamie Chadwick
- Kamui Kobayashi
- Pastor Maldonado
These exist in F1 23 alongside several existing My Team Icons that return:
- Michael Schumacher
- Ayrton Senna
- Jacques Villeneuve
- Mika Hakkinen
- Jenson Button
- Felipe Massa
- Mark Webber
Note the lack of Nico Rosberg, Alain Prost and, in particular, Nico Hulkenberg who was a My Team Icon last season but is now back part of the main driver roster.
What about the Braking Point 2 characters?
Ah yes, these can be used as your team-mate within the My Team mode too, and are also part of the Champions Edition bundle too. They include:
- Callie Mayer
- Casper Akkerman
- Aiden Jackson
- Devon Butler
My Team Icon ratings
How to select My Team Icons within My Team
To access the Icons, once you’ve purchased the Champions Edition of F1 23 only, start a new My Team within the Career menu.
As you set-up your desired career options, towards the end, you will be promoted to enable My Team Icons.
Two options here: Use or Skip.
Select Use, rather obviously, for the Icons to appear within the career. If you skip, they will not be present.
Once you’ve customised your driver, selected your engine supplier and customised your livery, it’s time to select a team-mate. You have the 2022 Formula 2 grid to select, or alternatively, this is where you see the Icons in use. Pick one as your team-mate here to see them on track.
If you don’t select an Icon, then they will not be in rivals teams on track. But, they are still part of the driver market, so come the end of your first season, you will have the option of signing one – provided you have enough cash to do so.