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F1 Race Stars

F1 Race Stars / PC
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Vehicular Combat




Codemasters Racing



F1 Race Stars is developed by Codemasters. The game is described by Codemasters as being designed for entertainment rather than simulation.


F1 Race Stars features various racers from around the world racing on various tracks. Each racer has different qualities that pertain to that racer. For example, one racer may get a triple ricochet bubble attack versus the normal. Much like other kart racers, this game features the staples: weapons, boost sections, shortcuts, etc. The player can choose from 1,000 CC up to 3,000 CC races.

Teams and Drivers

F1 Race Stars features drivers from the 2012 season of Formula 1 but also includes a few characters added that are not actual racers. The list below contains all of the characters including those not a part of F1. Each team has their own unique ability that differentiates them from the others.

Red Bull Racing (Slipstream Boost)

  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Mark Webber

Mclaren (Swap Power-up)

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Jenson Button

Ferrari (Backward Seeker Bubble)

  • Fernando Alonso
  • Felipe Massa

Mercedes (Triple Pulse Bubble)

  • Michael Schumacher
  • Nico Rosberg

Lotus (Triple Ricochet Bubble)

  • Kimi Räikkönen
  • Romain Grosjean

Force India (Smart Pulse Bubble)

  • Paul di Resta
  • Nico Hulkenberg

Sauber (Ricochet Bubble Aim Assist)

  • Kamui Kobayashi
  • Sergio Perez

Toro Rosso (Piercing Seeker Bubble)

  • Daniel Ricciardo
  • Jean-Eric Vergne

Williams (Ghost Boost)

  • Pastor Maldonado
  • Bruno Senna

Caterham (Triple Trap Bubble)

  • Heikki Kovalainen
  • Vitaly Petrov

HRT (Super Boost)

  • Pedro de la Rosa
  • Narain Karthikeyan

Marussia (Super Jump Boost)

  • Timo Glock
  • Charles Pic

Fake Characters

  • Ruby Power (Random Bonus)
  • Jessica Chekker (Random Bonus)
  • Josh Merit (Off-road)
  • Kira Hoshihara (Off-road)


Power-up names, descriptions, images taken from the official website. Currently, there are 14 power-ups in total that players can deploy mid-race.

Balloons Drop these balloons on the track and rivals who drive through them will find their screen covered in fun confetti!
Bottle Rocket Turn your car into a flying bottle of fizzy pop and fly up the track!
Trap Bubble Drop this naughty bubble on the track and other drivers will become trapped when they drive into it!
DRS Deploy DRS (Drag Reducing System) to become invulnerable and increase your top speed.
Boost Use your Boost to get extra speed for overtaking.
Pulse Caught in the pack? Use Pulse to slow down the cars around you!
Pulse Bubble Launch your Pulse Bubble forward, then trigger it when you've found your targets!
Rain Cloud Do the rain dance! Use the Rain Cloud power-up and you'll cause a slowing shower to pour down on the car in first place!
Ricochet Bubble Launch the Ricochet Bubble forward to trap your rival's car.
Safety Car Call in the Safety Car to slow up the pack!
Seeker Bubble Use the Seeker Bubble to trap the driver ahead of you.
Static Use Static to disable the other drivers' power-ups!
Teleport Sneak up the grid - use Teleport to leap up the track!
Wet Weather When it rains, it pours! Trigger wet weather and slow down the drivers - except you'll have wet tires to speed past your rivals.


All of the tracks featured in F1 Race Stars are inspired from their real-life counterparts. While the tracks take liberties with the overall look, fans of F1 will recognize a few iconic turns during each of them. The list of the current tracks available is contained in the list below.

  • USA, Circuit of the Americas (Austin)
  • Brazil, Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos)
  • Italy, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Monza)
  • Britain, Silverstone (Silverstone)
  • Monaco, Circuit de Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Belgium, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Spa)
  • Germany, Hockenheimring (Hockenheim)
  • Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (Yas Island)
  • Singapore, Marina Bay Street Circuit (Marina Bay)
  • Japan, Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka)
  • Australia, Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit (Melbourne)

PC System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista / 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics: GeForce 8600 / Radeon HD 2600 Pro
  • DirectX®: DirectX 10
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
  • OS: Windows Vista / 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6870
  • DirectX®: 11
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio