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"The car nearly races itself while Crazy Mike talks."
Launch or near-launch title for the PS3, looked impressive in previews, and still looks pretty sharp I suppose, but not particularly stylish or flashy. The racing felt okay--once I turned off most of the stuff that drives the car for you--but again, nothing spectacular, and F1 tracks aren't really that interesting in their own right.
There's an unusual sort of minigame involved in pitting: indicators with the name of a button on them appear at parts of your car needing repair, and you press the indicated button as fast as possible to get through the pit process losing a minimum amount of time. I suppose it might get annoying eventually if all you really want to do is race, but at least they're trying to do something there.
All this should be taken with a huge boulder-sized grain of salt, since I know next to nothing about actual racing or racing simulators. I suppose I can say that the rendering of the cars and tracks looked pretty detailed and accurate, at least according to what I might think such things would look like.