F1 2021

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  • My VIP Podium Pass has gone

    If you have purchased a VIP Podium Pass and no longer have it on your account (the game is asking you to buy it again), then please note that VIP status will only be active for a single Series. Once the Series in which you have purchased VIP has ended, then you will need to re-purchase for any subsequent Series.
    You can check which Series you are currently in (and for how long this Series will continue) from the main Podium Pass menu.

  • After a recent update the game fails to load when a wheel is attached (Xbox)

    We are investigating the cause of this issue with the aim of resolving the problem at the earliest opportunity.

    In the meantime, you should be able to continue to play the game if you choose to use an Xbox controller instead of a wheel.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused – we will update this FAQ as soon as we have any further information.

  • The game crashes with an EGO dumper error on a PC with Intel Graphics.

    Intel Graphics GPUs are not officially supported by the game, so we are unable to guarantee performance on these cards. Please ensure that you have the very latest drivers for your graphics chip from the link below, as this may allow the game to run…


  • There is no force feedback when using a supported wheel

    The development team are currently investigating this issue, and we will update this FAQ when we have more news. Patch 1.06 upgraded the FFB support so ensure that you have updated your game to the latest version.

    If you are still having issues, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest drivers and firmware for the device from manufacturer’s website.

    If playing on PC, you should also ensure that no schemes or profiles are running for your controller. We recommend that you also check Steam’s controller settings (Steam > Settings > Controller > General Controller settings) and make sure all boxes are unticked.

    If you play Project Cars, you may find that this game alters some registry values which can affect force-feedback. More details can be found on the Project Cars site…


  • When starting the game the message “Voice Control Unavailable” appears

    Due to technical limitations, the only platforms that have voice commands supported in F1 2021 are PC and PS4. Xbox and PS5 users will not be able to use voice commands.

    If playing on PC, please ensure that you have correctly configured Windows to use Speech Recognition (details below)…


    Also ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest drivers for your sound device(s) from the manufacturer’s website.

  • Which wheels and controllers are supported by F1 2021?

    A complete list can be found here…


    • While all of the listed wheels and controllers are compatible with F1 2021, each product’s performance may vary. EA / Codemasters makes no representations regarding the performance of the Wheels and Controllers provided in this list.
    • All products listed are sold separately and are not required to play F1 2021

  • What are the different game modes in F1 2021?

    The offline modes are as follows:

    My Team
    Driver Career
    Braking Point (Story mode)
    Grand Prix
    Time Trial

    The modes that require an internet connection are as follows:

    Driver Career (real season start)
    Two Player Career *
    Social Play *
    Ranked *
    Leagues *
    Weekly Events +

    * Console versions require PS+ or Xbox Live
    + Console versions require PS+ or Xbox Live for Weekly ‘Grand Prix’ events, but not ‘Featured’ or ‘eSports’ events

  • Will other circuits be added to the game if the calendar changes due to COVID?

    No. We have aligned our game to the confirmed schedule for the start of the F1® 2021 season. The three new circuits, Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah will be available to all players as free post-launch content. Portimão was added via update 1.10, Imola via 1.12 and Jeddah will be added later in the year.

  • Does F1 2021 have cross play and cross save functionality?

    Cross play works between the respective family of devices; PS4-PS5 and Xbox One-Series X/S (e.g. if you have a PS5 you will be able to play against PS4 players but not Xbox players). Cross save will work for Xbox consoles only, although online progression will carry over across both Xbox and PlayStation.

    We are unable to confirm any plans, at the moment, to add additional crossplay support.

  • I am having online connection issues with the game

    NOTE. The links on this page will take you to external websites, which are not affiliated with Codemasters.

    You can check if there are any reported server issues on our Twitter feeds…

    Dirt Game
    Formula One Game
    Grid Game

    If there are no reported issues with our servers then we can also check your platform’s (PSN, Xbox, Steam etc) status from the following links…

    For further troubleshooting, please ensure that your connection is unrestricted and all ports are open as per the advice on the following links….

    Xbox One



    You will also need to open ports TCP and UDP port 3074.

    PC users should also ensure that you have fully updated Windows (including all service packs). We recommend using Windows 10 for all games that support this version of Windows.