Codemasters and Koch Media have released the first gameplay traier for F1 2016 which features Daniel Ricciardo and Jolyon Palmer taking on the thrilling Baku street circuit.

The new video features Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Jolyon Palmer from Renault Sport Formula One Team as they enjoy their first virtual laps of the Baku City Circuit and give their impressions on the challenging street circuit.

Speaking about his experience, Daniel commented: “I can’t think of anything like Baku… For the corners it looks like you want to have maximum downforce but I don’t think you can afford to run it because of the long straight. I think we will have to sacrifice some grip in the corners to keep up on the straight.”


Talking about Baku’s soon to be famous Turn 5, Jolyon Palmer, said: “There’s some crazy corners and maybe the craziest there is in FORMULA ONE with the up the hill left and then straight into a blind right hander… It’s going to be easy to hit a wall. It’s very high speed. The challenge is huge!” Jolyon also said that practising on the new circuit in the new F1 2016 videogame before the race itself meant that he now knows “…probably more than most others, maybe everyone in the field so, it’s going to give me a little advantage.”

You can watch each competitor’s laps below:

Daniel Ricciardo:

Jolyon Palmer:

Players can pre=order a limited edition of the game which includes the Career Booster DLC pack which includes a Research and Development boost that applies a percentage increase to all research and development credits earned by the player in each session in the new career mode along with an exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.

Finally, Codemasters has confirmed the game will release on August 19th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.