Who will you choose? Seven iconic drivers. Five World Champions, with a staggering 16 championships between them. It’s time to introduce the carefully crafted roster of drivers who are part of the F1® 2021 digital Deluxe content for My Team and give you a closer look at their in-game driver stats.
According to the statistics, Michael Schumacher was the greatest F1® driver of all time, prior to the 2020 season. A stunning 91 wins in 308 races, and seven World Championships to his name, a feat that’s only just been equalled last season by Lewis Hamilton. Michael’s biggest success came at Ferrari, where he’d been hand-picked to drive the team to success, winning five consecutive titles with the team from 2000 – 2004.
Ayrton Senna: truly one of the all-time greats of Formula 1®. A prodigy in his karting and early open wheel career, he started in F1® in 1984 at Toleman-Hart and began scoring points in his first season. He took 41 wins, 65 pole positions, including that incredible 1988 lap of Monaco, and three World Championships, all of which were won in partnership with McLaren.
Alain Prost was given the moniker of ‘The Professor’ due to his strategic and intellectual style of racing. Debuting at McLaren in 1980, his career stats are formidable: 51 wins, 41 fastest laps and four World Championships. He took his first World Championship in his second stint at McLaren in 1985, then again in 1986 and 1989, in a fierce intra-team rivalry with Ayrton Senna. He’d take his last championship in 1993 with Williams before retiring at the end of the season.
Starting his career at Williams in 2000 as the then youngest F1® driver ever, Jenson Button would go on to take 15 wins, eight pole positions, and win his World Championship in 2009, in Brawn GP’s first and only season in Formula 1®. Button moved to McLaren in 2010, where he partnered with a young Lewis Hamilton.
The son of 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg, Nico started his Formula 1® career at Williams in 2006. He moved to Mercedes in 2010 to race alongside Michael Schumacher until pairing with Lewis Hamilton in 2013. In 2016, he won the World Championship, beating his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, and winning nine of the 21 races of that season.
One of the most successful British drivers in F1® racing history, David Coulthard, or DC, as he’s more commonly known, raced 15 seasons in Formula 1®, before retiring in 2008. He secured 13 wins and 62 podium finishes during his lengthy career, coming second to Michael Schumacher in the 2001 World Championship.
Making his debut in 2002 with Sauber, Felipe Massa would go on to take 11 race wins, 41 podiums, and came second to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 season, famously losing out by just one point. Massa scored his first F1® victory at the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix and showed off his overtaking ability with multiple drives through the field that season, culminating a win at the Brazilian Grand Prix
The seven Icons have been added to the driver market, all ready for you to hire. If you can meet their expectations and salary requirements, they are available to join your team, allowing you to create the greatest My Team.
Take team owner and lead driver roles in My Team, our driver-manager feature. First introduced in F1® 2020, it allows you to create a new Formula 1® team and take your place alongside the established 2021 driver line-up. From choosing your livery, engine supplier to hiring a teammate from F1®, F2™ or one of the seven driver Icons above, you’ll be able to take control and go for glory.
F1® 2021’s digital Deluxe doesn’t just feature the seven iconic drivers, though. It includes a set of customisation items, 18,000 PitCoin, an in-game item pack inspired by the fictional stars of Braking Point (which we’ll be revealing more about very soon) and three days early access.
F1® 2021 also comes as a Standard edition, with the Braking Point content and 5,000 PitCoin.