F1 2020 has released a free trial, letting players on PS4 and Xbox One try out the sim before they buy it. The trial shows off a few of the game’s modes and tracks, and lets you test out the game’s splitscreen options.
The trial features a two-player split screen option around the Austrian Red Bull Ring, letting players try out the simulation’s handling on this test track and race against one another. You can also try out the new “casual” handling mode here, which makes for easier steering and fewer penalties for shoddy cornering, or driving on grass. This mode is aimed at novice players who struggle with the simulation aspects of games like this one.
My Team mode is also represented in the trial, with players able to pick a team and teammate, and then race across the opening weekend of the season. This race takes you to Melbourne, Australia, and if you do well you can continue the rest of the season in the full game should you purchase it.
Career mode does not feature in the trial, and you cannot experience online races, either.
The full F1 2020 experience features all 22 circuits from the original F1 2020 schedule–even though many of these races did not happen this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. It’s like a look into an alternate universe where 2020 looked very different.