- Take a closer look at the key characters in F1 2021’s Braking Point story mode.
- Braking Point is the most ambitious narrative-driven mode ever seen in the F1 series.
- Play the story in F1 2021 starting July 16 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Every story has a beginning – and in less than a month’s time, you’ll be able to experience a gripping racing story in F1 2021, courtesy of our new mode: Braking Point.
One of many new additions to this year’s official Formula 1 title from Codemasters and EA Sports, Braking Point combines thrilling racing and immersive storytelling for a fresh narrative-driven experience, inspired by the modern-day F1 paddock. Of course, to create a story as ambitious as this, you need a stellar and varied cast of characters, and Braking Point delivers exactly that: a gifted rising star, a fearless veteran, a returning loud-mouthed rival, and plenty more.
Today, we’re giving you the scoop on five of the key Braking Point characters in F1 2021. Without further ado, let’s meet the stars of our show…
The journey to the top is rarely simple. Aiden Jackson’s rapid rise towards the F1 grid has been a Cinderella story, and he’s already making waves in the pinnacle of motorsport, but the youngster’s charm and confidence is rocked by fierce new rivalries and the media spotlight. Aiden’s opportunity to become a F1 superstar is at its breaking point in his debut season – he’ll need all his talent, resolve, and nerve to navigate obstacles on and off the track to realise that dream.
A seasoned veteran of the paddock, ‘Cas’ is an ice-cold, no-nonsense personality, looking for more glory in the twilight of his career. Consistent on the track and in front of the cameras, Akkerman is an important part of a team determined to lift themselves above the midfield battle. Whilst he is fully focused on not going quietly into the night, a new rival and rising tensions within his team are forcing Casper to reassess his approach to racing.
No good story is complete without a classic villain. Devon is a cocky and brash upstart desperate to make a name for himself and will happily do so at the expense of others. Sounds annoying, right? What’s more irritating, though, is that Devon has the speed and the skill on track to back up his arrogant persona. Whether you’re behind the wheel or in the paddock, overcoming Braking Point’s antagonist will be much easier said than done.
An infectious passion for the sport and unmatched work ethic have made Brian a mainstay of the F1 scene, well known as a strong manager of people and situations behind the scenes. A direct liaison between the Team Principal and other personnel, including the drivers, Brian must handle politics and personalities at all times – and perhaps his only weakness is balancing his emotions when things don’t quite to plan. Expect to see plenty of Brian as the intense story on and off the track unfolds.
The wife of Casper and a well-known figure in the paddock, Zoe has been right there with her husband through his F1 trials and tribulations. Now a mother to their young daughter, Lily, Zoe is always on hand to offer some grounding advice and sympathetic support to ‘Cas’ – but she’s also acutely aware of the demons her partner is facing as a new generation of competitors are pushing to take Casper’s place. Zoe’s influence is needed now more than ever.
Braking Point: A Brand New F1 2021 Story Experience
Each of these characters and their journeys are interwoven to the narrative of Braking Point, as you play across three seasons, with five selectable teams, and aim to realise the dream of F1 glory. Alongside high-stakes racing action, experience dramatic moments away from the circuit, fierce confrontations, and plenty of twists and turns along the way. Unique story touchpoints, news articles, social media updates, and more will help set the scene, as you plot a path towards a shot at stardom.
Braking Point is a huge addition for F1 2021, but it’s far from the only one. Take on Career mode in new ways with a two-player option or Real-Season Start, which adds in this season’s live standings and lets you join the action at any point in the championship that has already occurred. They join an already-stellar feature set, including My Team which allows you to create, manage, and race for your very own F1 team, and a host of thrilling online options that cater for experienced and first-time racers alike.
F1 2021 isn’t just a new chapter for the series, it’s an entirely new story – and we can’t wait for you to begin yours on July 16, or July 13 if you pre-order the digital Deluxe Edition!
F1® 2021 Deluxe Edition