F1 2021 Brings Red Bull White, Better AI, and Bug Fixes in Patch 1.17

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F1 2021, the latest entry in the yearly released Formula One games, has received a small update. Patch 1.17 went live yesterday, and it brought some important tweaks for online mode and general bug fixes.

The patch makes sure that the fastest lap point won’t be removed anymore after editing results in Leagues. The bug where players can’t start a race if they joined during the grace period has been addressed as well. Completing Grid penalties even at different times will successfully carry over to Leagues.

Players can now add Red Bull White livery to the Player Car. AI behavior has been improved, and some minor fixes have been made.

PATCH 1.17

  • 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 Behavior 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.

You can check out the complete patch notes on Steam.

F1 2021 is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The game was developed by Codemasters and published by EA. You can purchase F1 2021 via Steam for $59.99. If you don’t want to buy the game, don’t worry. You can also play the full game if you have an active subscription to EA Play.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Are there any other issues that you want the developer to address? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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