Summary: Great game,tons of fun... your palms will definitely sweat. Realistic force feedback and racing sounds. Surprising amount of detail and realism built in. I haven't played the newer versions but this game really draws you into the action. If you choose Career mode you work your way through all tracks, with your own British race adviser keeping you updated during an event. I completed my season and am playing it again, the wins are very satisfying too.
Summary: Way too easy. At the end of my first season 50% of real race length driving for worst team Lotus Caterham I was able to win every race. That was on maximum difficulty and realism settings. It is such a big shame because I like everything else in this game. Graphics is very simple that is true but on the other hand Frame rate seems to 60 fps. Therefore the sense of speed is phenomenal. Way too easy.
Summary: Always played NASCAR games never ever played any open wheel racing games but I bought it thinking of giving something a new try and let me say this game is really fun if you are a racing fan in general. Probably not the best for a beginner.