Renault has become the latest team to have an iconic car recreated in F1 2017, the official video game of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship. Codemasters and Deep Silver have today released a brand-new trailer showcasing the classic 2006 Renault R26, which powered Fernando Alonso to the 2006 World Drivers' Championship. Further classic cars will be unveiled in the coming weeks, for a total of twelve classic F1 vehicles.
2006 Renault R26 – Driven by Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella, the R26 scored eight wins out of 18 races, with seven pole positions and five fastest laps, leading for more laps and winning more races than any other car in 2006. It helped Alonso win his second Drivers' Championship and Renault to claim their second Constructors' Championship in succession.
F1 2017 also features an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new 'Championships' game mode as well as the return of classic cars. The 2006 Renault R26 will be playable in F1 2017 when it releases on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC via Steam worldwide on August 25th.
The other classic cars that will make the F1 2017 lineup so far are:
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4
- 1992 Williams FW14B
- 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
- 1996 Williams FW18
- 2002 Ferrari F2002
- 2004 Ferrari F2004
- 2006 Renault R26
- 2007 Ferrari F2007
- 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6
There are three more classic cars that will be joining the F1 lineup in the coming weeks. You can watch the latest trailer below.