Although, all is not quite as it seems, as how you select the livery isn’t quite as straightforward as you might imagine.
A new game update has just launched for the F1 2021 game by EA and Codemasters, and it sees the return of the white Red Bull livery plus some additional AI improvements.
The special ‘Red Bull White’ design was run at the real-world 2021 Turkish Grand Prix to honour the team’s and Honda’s partnership – originally slated for the Coivd-19-cancelled Japanese race. Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez finished second and third respectively.
Now it returns as a permanent addition, selectable on the ‘Player Car’. It it can be used during My Team, Grand Prix, Time Trial and online multiplayer, but you must visit the Car Liveries section of the Customisation menu and apply it in lieu of a custom design.
There are further tweaks too, including revised AI rival behaviour when they are on an in-lap and as quicker cars approach, plus a re-calibration of the Fanatec CSL DD pedals.
For those racing online, grid penalties and fastest lap points have been tweaked in the Leagues feature, and those who join a session during the grace period of a qualifying session should now be able to enter successfully.
The update 1.17 patch is live now across PC, PlayStation and Xbox devices.
How to use the White Red Bull livery in the F1 2021 game
To use the White Red Bull livery in F1 2021, visit the ‘Car Liveries’ section under the ‘Customisation’ tab of the main home menu. Then select ‘Create New’, ‘Liveries’ and then section the White Red Bull design from the list. Next, select ‘Equip’ on the look when on the ‘Select Design’ menu.
Then, when entering a race, such as a Time Trial, select ‘F1 2021’, scroll to the far right and select ‘Custom Team’, which should now be the white Red Bull design. This is otherwise known as the ‘Player Car’.
The same process will apply to Grand Prix, a feature that was added in January 2022. Strangely, this will mean you are entered as the ’11th team’, so will lineup against the official, ‘Blue’, Red Bull Racing team.
F1 2021 game Update 1.17 Changelog
- Addressed an issue where if a player joined during the grace period of a qualifying session, they would be unable to start the race.
- Fastest lap point is no longer removed after editing results in Leagues.
- Grid penalties now correctly carry over from sessions in Leagues if they are completed at different times.
- Red Bull White livery added as an option to use on the Player Car.
- Improved AI Behaviour in sessions when they are on in-laps with faster cars approaching.
- Addressed an issue where Victory VO may not play at the end of a race.
- Addressed a calibration issue with the Fanatec CSL DD pedals.
- Addressed an issue where the R&D completed or failed screen would show up blank.
- General stability improvements.
- Various minor fixes.