The second of three promised post-launch track additions has just debuted F1 2021, and this one is particularly interesting. Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari—better known as Imola—is an Italian track that hasn’t appeared in an F1 game since its 2013 outing. This is largely due to the circuit’s absence from the actual F1 calendar: it has been absent since 2006, although back in 2020 and earlier this year when it hosted the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Imola is a narrow case, and Codemasters warns that you’ll probably want to save any overtaking tactics for a single DRS zone. This is no Monaco though, and there are some nice long stretches complimented by dramatic corners.
The new update also adds new levers and sponsor updates, including a new Red Bull Racing livery, designed to “celebrate the team’s race-winning partnership with power unit supplier Honda.” There are several bug fixes, plus some small adjustments to restrictions in Bahrain, Monza and China—the kind of stuff you probably haven’t noticed unless you’re a fanatic. Full patch notes are on Steam.
Imola arrives a month later portimo. According to the schedule, Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Street Circuit will launch sometime next month.