As part of a v1.10 update across PC, PlayStation and Xbox, several tweaks have been made to EA SPORTS F1 23 alongside the headline changes to a track layout and driver roster.
In order to accommodate construction work near the circuit, Turns 16-19 cannot be used for the 2023 race, and thus the Marina Bay Street Circuit will be slightly shorted as a temporary measure. This layout is now recreated within the game, significantly reducing lap times. In our testing, around seven seconds quicker per lap.
While most of the layout remains identical, after the right-handed Turn 14, now there’s a long straight with a left kink a third of the way down which forms Turn 15, before an extremely tight Turn 16 – formerly 19. As a result, the upcoming real-world event will run 63 laps instead of last season’s 61.
Also appearing in the title for the first time is a returning Daniel Ricciardo in the place of Nyck De Vries. It means that My Team and Driver Career market will now feature the Australian driver instead of the 2020–21 Formula E champion.
Between the announcement of this update and its roll-out, Ricciardo suffered from a broken metacarpal at the Dutch Grand Prix with Liam Lawson substituting. The Kiwi is not part of the game’s F1 driver roster but can be found within the career mode’s driver market due to the inclusion of the 2022 Formula 2 season.
Further changes include an increase in the performance of the McLaren team based on its dramatically improved results in recent races, tighter track limit rules online and the first Pro Challenge within F1 World. Players must try to beat Max Verstappen’s marker around Zandvoort, and those that do will receive his Dutch Grand Prix helmet design as an in-game reward.
The test opens on the 29th of August and runs until the 4th of September. The full list of changes is below, which includes changes for Logitech G Pro Wheel and Fanatec DD2 users. The update is out today, 29th August.
F1 23 v1.10 game update changelog
- Addition of Daniel Ricciardo to Scuderia AlphaTauri and driver market*
- Removal of Nyck De Vries from Scuderia AlphaTauri and driver market*
- Improvements to the performance of McLaren to accurately represent the F1® 2023 season
- Addition of F1® Pro Challenge event type in F1® World
- Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore Grand Prix) has been updated to the 2023 track layout
- Based on player feedback, corner-cutting has been set to ‘Strict’ in Ranked sessions
- Fixed an issue where a post-process effect was causing blurring at mid to long-range distances
- Fixed an issue where sponsor boards would be blacked out at Singapore
- Fixed an issue where players were unable to connect to F1® World after joining a Ranked session
- Fixed an issue where Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation would not work with HDR enabled in Photo Mode
- Fixed an issue where, in certain conditions, pixelation could be seen around the halo in cockpit view
- Fixed an issue where AI drivers can occasionally appear as DNF and achieve a unrealistic fastest lap time despite completing the race
- Fixed an issue where force feedback levels were too low on the Logitech Pro Wheel
- Fixed an issue where the F1® logo was stretched in spectator mode
- Fixed an issue where speed line artefacts could appear when looking backwards during races in ‘Very Wet’ weather conditions
- Fixed an issue where custom setups were still allowed even if the ‘Preset Only’ option was selected in Multiplayer
- Fixed an issue where lap or sector times could be inconsistent between different screens and UDP data
- Fixed an issue where RPM lights would only light up red instead of multicoloured on Fanatec DD2 wheels
- Fixed an issue where cars could collide in certain conditions during broadcast formation lap
- Fixed an issue where all drivers of the F1® World Car would have a black race suit if Equal Performance is enabled in Grand Prix
- General Stability Improvements
- Various Minor Fixes