F1 22 mixes sim and arcade racing with 40 supercar-based challenges

F1 22 Supercar Challenges Pirelli Hot Laps: An image of a red Ferrari supercar in F1 22

Formula One fans are going to have a busy summer this year, and we’re not just saying that because there are six Grand Prix weekends between mid-June and September. The F1 22 release date is racing towards us and the F1 Manager 2022 release date isn’t far behind. However, if you’re looking forward to managing your tyres over managing a whole Formula One team, you’ll be pleased to know that we know a little more about how supercars are going to fit into things. F1 22 is getting a Pirelli Hot Laps mode and it sounds like the perfect addition to a racing game packed with new features.

In F1 22, the Pirelli Hot Laps mode offers players a “selection of exciting challenges taking place in high performance road cars”, according to the screenshot of the in-game menu shared by Race Fans. This outlet continues to report that there will be a total of 40 Pirelli Hot Laps challenges available at launch, all of which feature supercars from car manufacturers represented in Formula One today – McLaren, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and more.

At the moment, there are going to be five different challenge types players can tackle: Average Speed Zone, Drift, Checkpoint Challenge, Rival Duel, and Autocross. As the names suggest, players will be trying to maintain high speeds around tight street circuits, slide around corners with expert traction control, and beat time trials – among other objectives.

There isn’t a lot of information out there about the F1 22 Pirelli Hot Laps – as Codemasters has been focusing on the new race weekend features and handling mechanics, lately – but, it seems as though this mode is allowing F1 22 to dance the line between sim racing and arcade racing much more freely than in previous years.

The supercars available in F1 22 are all going to handle differently and it will all be a new challenge for racing game players that are used to hitting the circuit in a Formula One car. However, there’s no evidence to suggest that players will have the same level of control when it comes to car set-up during these Pirelli Hot Laps challenges.

So… If you’re looking for a sim racing experience, it might be best to stick with Formula One cars.

If you still feel like you need to know more about this upcoming Formula One game, then you can find out all about all the F1 22 tracks here and the latest on all the F1 22 Icons you can recruit in your MyTeam career mode right here.