Engine sounds are deep and thunderous, while the pit crew chatter is present and correct. Precisely what you'd expect from an F1 game.
The best-looking F1 game by some margin, Codies' has done a stellar job in replicating TV broadcast-style replays, while on the track itself, there's some superb attention to detail on display.
Handles wonderfully and is as complex or as simple as you want it to be with a raft of assists and settings to play around with. As ever, concentration and focus is required, although you can save mid-session and flashbacks return, enabling you to rewind and rectify any mistakes.
A vast improvement over last year's comparatively sparse game, F1 2016 brings a genuinely involving Career Mode alongside loads of new features and modes. In the authenticity stakes, the new Haas Racing team is in, as is the new Baku City circuit, the Virtual Safety Car, Safety Car and formation laps. It's one of, if not the, most comprehensive F1 game in recent years.
Much, much better than F1 2015's horrid grind-fest, F1 2016's list is more focused upon skill, completing challenges and getting swept up in Career Mode. Minimal grind is certainly a plus.