F1 2010

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F1 2010
F1 2010 cover
Codemasters Birmingham
EGO 1.5
Release dates
Windows September 22, 2010
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Formula 1
F1 2010 2010
F1 2011 2011
F1 2012 2012
F1 Race Stars 2012
F1 2013 2013
F1 2014 2014
F1 2015 2015
F1 2016 2016
F1 2017 2017
F1 2018 2018
F1 2019 2019

Key points

Known R&D Bug, that can corrupt save files. See Corrupt save file
The game features full keyboard support but an Xbox 360 Controller is recommended.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Requires online activation
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All versions require Games for Windows - LIVE DRM.[Note 1]
Unavailable to purchase in some regions due to Games For Windows Live region restrictions.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\savegame\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/44310/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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Video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
The game is listed as official on the vorpx cloud list but has not been confirmed to be 3D yet.

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupt save file[edit]

Exiting the game at certain moments can lead to a corrupt save game.[1]
Replace corrupt file with a new one[3]
  1. Do NOT create a new Autosave. Exit the game after seeing the message about the corrupt save file.
  2. Create a copy of the save game folder.
  3. Restart game, create a new Autosave and exit normally.
  4. Replace the new save folder file by file with your old save and start the game each time.
  5. When encountering the corrupt save message, remember the file, that got replaced before. It is the corrupt one.
  6. Create a new Autosave as prompted and exit the game normally.
  7. Replace all files in the new save game folder with your old save with the exception of the corrupt one.


Doesn't restore the content stored in the corrupt file.[2]
Not an option, if a new Autosave got created prior to making a copy of the folder.
Restore older version[4]
  1. Go to the save game location.
  2. Right click on the folder and pick "Restore previous version".


Progress made after restoring point is lost.
Windows restore function needs to be activated prior to the incident.


Online features require a Microsoft account (optional for offline play).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL, Rapture3D
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Games for Windows - LIVE

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (2 GB Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800


  1. Games for Windows - LIVE DRM features: SSA activation, local profile support unknown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/44310/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (44310) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.