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F1 Race Stars Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


F1 Race Stars is a racing game loosely based on the 2012 Formula One season. The tracks may have loops, jumps and short-cuts and the drivers may look a little stylised but the kart-style racing is actually pretty convincing.

It's like Mario kart but with an F1 theme. You choose your Formula One racing drivers from the 12 teams of 2 that started the 2012 season. There are 11 different circuits based on the real-world versions although with a little more excitement added in. As you race, you pick up boosts and weapons to beat the other players. There's a full Championship career mode, online race mode, and fastest lap time trials.

On iOS and Android there's a more recent, and simpler version of F1 Race Stars. This is a brand new game designed for mobile but still offers a substantial experience complete with multiplayer support if you have separate controllers to connect -- which works well if playing with Apple TV or Chromecast to see the game on you television.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 13/11/2012, updated in 2014

Platforms: PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action and Racing

Developer: @Codemasters


Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 14 hours to complete. Perfecting your performance at races and playing the multiplayer can offer towards 40 hours of enjoyment.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 12 players online. On consoles and PC you can play four on one system with split-screen mode. You can go online and play against a field of 12 competitors. On iOS it's a single-player game.


F1 Race Stars usually costs £8.99 to £19.99. 

F1 Race Stars

F1 Race Stars Demo

PS3 Free

F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition

Wii U £19.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are in-game purchases for additional tracks, as well as customisations for your car and driver. The "All-In" pack provides all these in one purchase and is the best value. The Wii U version, F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition, includes all these for free.

There is a Demo on Console and it is free-to-start on iOS, where you are then sold currency via in-game purchase adverts to progress faster.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our F1 Race Stars Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Codemasters) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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