Codemasters today announced that a demo for their upcoming pro racer F1 2012, will be launching this week ahead of the full game’s launch on 21st September for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

To mark the news, Codemasters has released a new gameplay trailer recreating key moments from the blistering opening to the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship, in which we saw an unprecedented seven winners in the first seven races. The video is now playing at the newly launched www.formula1-game.com.

The F1 2012 demo will launch on Xbox 360 in Europe and North America today, PC worldwide and PlayStation 3 in North America on Tuesday 11th September and for PlayStation 3 in Europe on Wednesday 12th September.

In the demo, you will be able to sample two of the game’s new features, Young Driver Test and Season Challenge. In the Young Driver Test, which takes inspiration from the real-life event held at Abu Dhabi, players will learn how to handle and get the most out of motorsport’s most exciting and responsive racing cars with a series of tests and videos.

Gamers will then sample Season Challenge, a new game mode where players will compete across just ten races to become the number one driver on the grid. In the demo, gamers will pick a rival and aim to beat them in a five lap race at Monza, the iconic 3.6 mile track where cars can reach a top speed of 218m.p.h. 

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