Championship-Winning Renault R26 Featured as a New Classic Car in F1 2017

F1 2017 to feature the championship winning R26 Renault as a car you can drive in the game.

on July 9, 2017 4:18 PM

Codemasters has revealed the next classic car to feature in the F1 2017 game, with the Renault R26 available to drive. The car, driven by Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella, won eight races in the 2006 season, took seven pole positions, and delivered Fernando Alonso his second world title.

F1 2017 includes several classic cars, including, the Williams FW14B from 1992, the Ferrari F2002 from 2002, and many others. Three more unannounced classic cars will also be joining the F1 lineup in the coming weeks.

Along with those cars, F1 2017 will include 11 other classic cars at launch, with a 12th – the McLaren MP4/4 from 1988 – available on pre-order and with ‘Day One’ copies of the game. It will also be purchasable separately at a later date.

It’s nice to see that F1 2017 has many returning classic cars. Fans of the game have requested the feature for a while, and their wishes have finally been granted. In addition, the game’s career mode has been expanded, and a new mode called Championships has been added. No information on the new mode was announced, but it was promised to come soon.

The game will be available on August 25 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Josh Brant is a staff writer at Dualshockers. When he isn't gaming or writing on anything PlayStation or the Nintendo Switch, he is spending time with his wonderful family in the glorious Queen City: Cincinnati. After Final Fantasy VII opened his eyes to the power of video games, he has never ceased to take on a challenge -- especially anything in the Souls/Borne universe.