Since Tycho is still out of town, I’ll be handling the Friday afternoon stream solo. I’ll be checking out the new “My Team” mode in F1 2020 from 2-4pt over on Twitch. I have not investigated this mode yet but from what I understand it’s a mode that allows you to create a brand new F1 team and race alongside the real teams like Mercedes and Ferrari. Just like Motorsport Manager, we will be designing a team, handling staff, upgrading our facilities and managing the cash flow. Unlike Motorsport Manager, when it’s time to hit the track I’ll be the one driving the car. We will be learning this mode together so come hang out and help me figure it out this afternoon.
This new F1 2020 game has landed at the perfect time. This is my first real season as a fan of the sport and it’s been a bizarre one. This plague business has thrown a wrench into the season but it did manage to get started last weekend. I’m actually sitting here typing this news post as I watch the practice laps for this weekend's race. If you’re new to F1 like I am, I will tell you that the F1TV app has been a solid investment. It collects all the content from the entire weekend into one place and makes it easy to watch. The coolest feature of the app IMO is the ability during a live race to switch between drivers. You can watch the televised experience with commentators or you can click on any racer’s name and get a live video feed from their car as well as access to the radio chatter! It’s really cool functionality and I ended up going back and watching various sections of the race over and over again from different points of view.
We’ll see if I’m able to absorb any of this F1 knowledge and put it into practice on the virtual track this afternoon. Come join me at 2pm PST and find out!