Short Description F1 2017 is a racing video game and the ninth instalment in the Formula One video games franchise developed and published by Codemasters. It was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows on 25 August 2017. The game is based on the 2017 Formula One season and includes all of the twenty circuits, twenty drivers and ten teams competing in the season. The macOS version, developed by Feral Interactive, was released simultaneously with the other versions - a first in the series' history. The Linux version, also by Feral Interactive, was released on 2 November 2017. The game features in-game commentary from David Croft and Anthony Davidson. The game also features an expanded team management mode, which offers players more control over research and development of car parts. Engine components and gearboxes are subject to wear and will ultimately fail, with players receiving grid penalties for exceeding their quota of components. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)—the governing body ofinternational motorsport—will support F1 2017 as a platform for eSports, following similar moves by Formula E and the World Rally Championship. A variety of race formats are available to players after the sport's commercial holders expressed an interest in using gaming to trial potential race formats. The game features historic Formula One cars—which were last included in F1 2013—drawn from 1988 to 2010. The game also included a competition for players to design their own racing helmets, with the seven winning designs included in the game. The initial reception to the game was positive, with motorsport magazine Autosport praising it for adding depth to all of the features introduced in F1 2016. The Daily Telegraph praised the game for its updates on previous titles, calling it one of Codemasters' best games. IGN was similarly complimentary for being faithful to the details of its subject, while GameSpot's review echoed Autosport's response. GamesMaster said it was "A superb, technical racer.F1 fans will love the career mode, but be disappointed by the classic content".