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China Confirmed as Additional Free Circuit Update Coming September 12, 2022

August 1, 2022

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Codemasters |

Redwood City, Calif. – August 1, 2022 – Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today confirmed that the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, better known as Portimao, will be added on August 2 to EA SPORTS F1® 22 as a free circuit update for all players*. Players will also receive China’s Shanghai International Circuit on September 12**. Players can re-live the historic track through F1® 22 footage captured using back-to-back FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÉMIO DE PORTUGAL winner Lewis Hamilton in this year’s W13 car Here

“We know our players love the thrill of competing on more circuits, and they don’t get much better than Portimao,” said Lee Mather, F1® Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “Portimao is highly revered with a proud history, and our players will love the challenge of taking the 2022-designed cars onto the hallowed circuit for the first time.”

Portimao returned to the Formula 1® calendar for the 2020 and 2021 seasons as part of the revised F1® calendars. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated both years, taking victory, with then-teammate Valtteri Bottas claiming second and third place, respectively. The 4.684 km undulating circuit is famous for its sharp descent before a final right turn and full-throttle to the finish line.

For F1® 22 news, follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

* Internet connection and all game updates required
** date subject to change

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About Codemasters
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer with over 30 years of heritage. The company specialises in high-quality racing games including DiRT, GRID, Project CARS, and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.

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