The car handling feels good, the dynamic weather is convincing, and the options for difficulty and control are fully featured.
Flashbacks are really handy in a game where the car is on a knife edge all the time.
It’s perfectly playable with a controller, but it’s absolutely fantastic with a wheel.
The tutorial – themed as a test for young drivers – is helpful for players without previous F1 game experience.
I’m desperate to find more time to play it. If you’re not ensnared by the likes of Borderlands 2 this week, you should give F1 2012 a try.