As with the best simulations, this realistic racing game makes you feel like you could be a real race car driver...or shows why you should choose another career. In F1 22, you get to be a real-world Formula 1 race car driver in actual 2022 F1 races, with a car that has realistic handling and physics (though you can adjust the difficulty or turn on some helpful assists, which, admittedly, won't turn this into Mario Kart, but it will make this a little more forgiving). Just don't break the rules, as this will penalize you (again, just like in real races) in ways that could cost you the race. All of which makes this is only for serious racing fans; casual drivers need not apply.
As for what's new in this year's model, not only does it have updated stats for the professional drivers, and brings Miami International Autodrome into the fold, but it also has support for a variety of VR headsets. It also adds "F1 Life," an in-game personalized space where you can watch highlights from your race, admire your trophies or some of your snazzier cars, or visit with your F1-playing friends. It's just too bad that, in adding these things, they didn't disconnect the Internet requirement, since the game needs that connection at all times, and it checks it way too often. But this is a small price to pay for such an otherwise engaging racing simulation. While it may be too unforgiving for some gamers, those looking for an authentic F1 racing experience will find F1 22 is as real as it gets.