Codemasters and Koch Media have released a brand new trailer showcasing two classic Williams cars for F1 2017. The 1992 Williams FW14B and the 1996 Williams FW18 will be playable in F1 2017 when it releases on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on August 25th.
The Williams team are the latest team to have their iconic cars recreated for F1 2017. Driven by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese during the 1992 Formula 1™ season, the FW14B was the dominant car in which Mansell won the Drivers’ Championship, with a then record breaking nine wins in the season. The FW18 was the most successful car of the 1996 season, winning 12 of the 16 races, with Damon Hill triumphing eight times to Jacques Villeneuve’s four, winning Hill the Drivers’ Championship title, and Williams the Constructors’ Championship.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams Racing said: “The FW14B is one of our most iconic cars and one of my personal favourites. With Nigel Mansell behind the wheel, it was a force to be reckoned with and provided one of our greatest eras as a team in Formula One. The FW18 of 1996 is statistically our most successful ever car, winning 12 out of 16 races, six of which were one-two finishes, on our way to securing the Constructors’ title. We are delighted that these cars are being included in this year’s new F1 game for 2017. It is a special year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, so a perfect moment to celebrate two cars that we are so proud of at Williams. We hope that gamers will love driving them as they remember some great moments from the history of our sport.”
So far eight of the twelve F1 classic cars have been revealed and in the coming weeks we can be on the lookout for more information on the remaining four classic cars that will be in F1 2017.