The race engineer in F1 2016 is much more talkative, providing a host of really useful information during the practice sessions, with qualifying and throughout the race itself. During your time in the car, it keeps you up to speed on your strategy and on aspects of the track that you should focus your attention on; he notices even if you start to struggle with tire wear. It is not the only one who feels much more realistic, either. F1 2016 drivers are both capable of defending and exceed intelligently, and make rash decisions that require you to take steps to avoid. This makes defending your position as enjoyable as hunting in the car on lap after lap before. They are still capable of making stupid mistakes and backmarkers do not always receive the proper way, but overall, they feel more human and provide more excitement than in previous games in the series. All these aspects of driving – wrestling the car, play with race strategy, racing wheel to wheel against your enemies – make F1 2016 a game that often offers memorable racing moments.
Although Quick Race lets you choose a track and driver to take part in any of a full race weekend in Melbourne for a short rotation of three laps around the Yas Marina, most of the game action takes place in Championship Season. Here, you take control of your favorite F1 driver, running a full season with lengths of practice and qualifying to taste. F1 2016 also comes with all the drivers and tracks of the season last year, so you can go back in time from the options menu if you want to drive the Hockenheimring or pay your respects to Jules Bianchi.
F1 2016 also added a Pro Seasons mode, which requires you to complete racing weekend with realistic stroke lengths. In this mode, you are also obliged to conduct in view of the helmet without screen display, against the toughest competitors AI. It is therefore fair to say that it is not for the faint of heart. However, the fact that this modified version of the normal fashion Championship receives its own place in the main menu is indicative of how the resources are few to play F1 2016.