F1 2012 is a Formula 1 racer in the series by Codemasters and it is based on the 2012 season. The game features all twelve teams and twenty-four drivers competing in the 2012 season (except for mid-season changes), as well as the twenty circuits and Grands Prix—including the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
The Grand Prix mode featured in previous games, which allowed players to play a season as one of the real pilots, has been removed in favor of some enhancements to the Career mode. In addition, new game modes have been added. Champions mode challenges the player to complete several scenarios that usually involve finishing ahead of one of the previous F1 world champions, while Young Driver Test acts like a tutorial for new players with a series of videos and tests. Also new is the Season Challenge mode, a shorter, fast-paced career in which the player may frequently swap to a different car constructor by challenging rivals. The qualifying sessions are now optionally shorter with the new One-shot Qualifying mode, in which only the first lap is retained valid for placement.