It worked extremely well for NBA Jam, so it’s no surprise that Codemasters has gone all big head mode on the F1 championships with the announcement of F1 Race Stars later this year.

Ditching the idea of F1 as a simulation only sport, the game brings an element of Mario Kart to the championship circuit, with officially licensed teams and drivers replacing mustachioed plumbers and weird dragon things.

The game will have a four-player split screen mode and will include a world tour of exotic and official Formula One locations.

The game is set to launch in November on Xbox360 and PS3, and given Damo’s love of all things F1 and Mario Kart, let’s assume this is a day one purchase for him.

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