F1 22 Patch 1.12 is yet another big update that continues implementing bug fixes and additional content. The game's popularity is still strong, so frequent updates aren't surprising to anyone.

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Read on more in this article to learn more about what's new and how to redeem free additional content.

Big Changes and Additions in F1 22 Patch 1.12

F2 2022 Season Update has Arrived

F1 22 Patch 1.12 Car Goes Zoom

Credit: Electronic Arts

With the recent patch, you'll be able to immerse yourself even further, as one of its features is the full current Formula 2 season. All players are now able to use the new F2 cars in all game modes including multiplayer and career.

New McLaren 'Future Mode' Livery

 F1 22 Patch 1.12

Credit: Electronic Arts

Following the Singapore and Japan Grand Prix, McLaren's special livery is available in-game for a limited time. It replaces the original paint job until the end of November and from the start of December, you'll able to download the livery for free and use it on your player car.

Podium Pass Series 3 and Special Austin GP Livery 

 F1 22 Patch 1.12

Credit: Electronic Arts

Podium Pass returns to provide you with 30 brand-new items that can be unlocked by playing the game. It contains free as well as the paid VIP version of the pass where you can find a flame livery.

Fly the Flag livery was added to the game due to the upcoming race at the Circuit of the Americas. You can now drive at Austin GP and feel like a true American.

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Mika Häkkinen and The Griddy

The two-time world champion Mika Häkkinen will be available in My Team career mode after redeeming him through in-game messages between October 17 and November 7. Sadly it's just an AI and we still can't drive his famous championship-winning McLaren due to the lack of classic cars in F1 22.


Following the recent merger between Codemasters and EA, there is no surprise that the famous The Griddy celebration made its way into the F1 game. You can now use custom celebrations to further hype your victory on a podium.

Smaller Quality of Life Updates in F1 22 Patch 1.12

Most of the following changes greatly improve the competitive online experience of the game as well as casual gameplay.

  • Fixed the game crashing before reaching the main menu on the Steam Deck platform
  • Fixed an issue that under an 'immersive' Safety car, a player might gain position illegally without any penalty, which was a long-lasting problem going back even to F1 2018
  • Parc Ferme rules no longer apply to the race after a qualifying session
  • Fixed a bug where ERS increase/decrease buttons weren't working in Qualifying
  • Fixed an issue in Time Trail where invalidation of the next lap sometimes allowed the next lap to register on the leaderboard as a clean drive
  • Made the last chicane at Suzuka more sensitive to corner-cutting penalty
  • Fixed the issue where unsafe pit releases might force the car to go unnaturally slow
  • Changing the setting 'Pit Stop Experience in Social Play now affects the whole lobby, as it sometimes worked only on a host
  • Fixed an issue with inactive display on the Thrustmaster T248 and 50% brake deadzone on Heusinkveld pedals
  • Now setting radio verbosity to 'Critical' or 'Response Only' won't mute victory radio calls
  • Fixed that sometimes in spectator mode the track surface can get dark and flicker following a player's DNF
  • More unnamed small bug fixes and general stability improvements

F1 22 Patch 1.12 brought a lot of changes to the game and we'll have to wait and see what future patches hold.

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