There hasn't been a F1 game since 2006's F1 Championship Edition on the PS3 and what can I say, I think it has been worth the wait.
This is the first F1 game to be made by the brilliant Codemasters, and they haven't done a bad job. As soon as you load the game up it has some sort of 'old school' feel to it, similar to the F1 games of the late 90s with simple menus and similar music to what you found on the old PS1 system. The graphics are good enough for the Wii, but hopefully they'll be even better on the PS3 and Xbox when their version is released next year.
In this game you get the original 2009 driver line up, plus all the teams and the new tracks that have never featured in a F1 game. You can choose to play as a real driver through race weekends or a championship or as yourself in career mode.
Initially I was worried about the contol system, but there are so many options for you to choose from including the F1 style steering wheel which sees you control the car by simply turning the wheel or you can use the num chuck and remote or even a classic controller. The choice is yours.
The game is pretty much flawless. The main problem for me is the pit stops, in proper F1, a pit stop only lasts around 7 or 8 secs but in this game a simply pit stop can last anywhere between 14 and 20 seconds. This is something you have no control over. Another thing I don't like is the fact that there isn't any comentary which can make races seem long and boring, fair enough you do get a race engineer, but it just isn't the same. Damage to the cars is also poor, along with a lack of spectacular computer racing.
It'l certainly do for now, but I hope codemasters will heavily improve this game for future releases. It is worth a buy even if it is just for the fun multiplayer spilt screen, something I wish more games had