The dominant scent in the Lotus garage at the moment isn't warm Bridgestones or posh deodorant it's defeat. Nine races into the 2010 season and the team have yet to score a point. By rights, their new driver, a Finn called Timo Stone, should be ready to throw in the towel. The fact that he isn't says a lot about Codemasters refreshingly risqué, take on F1.
A lazier licence-holder would simply have bolted some next-gen visuals onto a stock genre template, then swanned off to the bank. Codies, to their credit, have tried something far bolder. F1 2010's career mode provides a fascinating glimpse of what it must be like to be a Lucas di Grassi or a Bruno Senna, a driver at the bottom of the pecking order, cursed with a car that is woefully uncompetitive.
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For your first season (careers can span up to seven 19-race seasons) podium finishes are a preposterous pipedream.
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Genre: Racing, Simulation, Sport
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