F1 2016 Video Game Mega Guide: Customisation, R&D, Upgrades, Tips And Tricks

A complete guide for F1 2016.

Posted By | On 25th, Aug. 2016 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Codemaster’s F1 2016 is now available and we have a complete guide for the same. Using this guide you will be able to unlock some of the trophies and achievements, learn about the game’s customization and upgrade system, and some basic tips and tricks for newcomers to the series.

F1 2016 is now available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more on the game, check out our full review of the game here. If you have any questions about the game, let us know in the comments section below.

Racing Tips And Tricks:

For anyone who has ever played an F1 game in the past will have next to no problems adjusting to the game’s handling model and car control. However newcomers will definitely face issues. F1 requires a decent amount of track knowledge, you are expected to know the braking points, high speed sectors and while you do this, also push hard to achieve that all important pole position.

Fortunately for newcomers, the game provides a racing line that will help you understand the track. The racing line indicator changes its color according to the section in which you are racing. For example, the color will change to green to indicate that you need to put the pedal down, changing from green to yellow indicates you need to slow down a bit and a red indicates you need to brake hard. This will require practice and a lot of focus if you are new to the series but once you get hold if it, racing is a complete blast.

Furthermore, you will also find video guides for customisation, car upgrades, career mode and R&D upgrades.

Achievements And Trophy Guide:

Below you will find video guides for most trophies and achievements in the game.

Trophy Collector

Acquire every trophy in F1 2016

Compound The Matter

Fit all 3 available tyre compounds in a race

From 6:29 in the video below:


Accept a contract with Renault, Sauber or Manor


Accept a contract with Force India, Toro Rosso, McLaren or Haas

Tough At The Top

Accept a contract with Red Bull, Williams, Ferrari or Mercedes

Itchy Feet

Accept a contract with another team mid season

Part Of The Programme

Meet your Research and Development Engineer

From 6:12 in the video below:

Seasoned Veteran

Complete a full season of 21 races in Career or Championship Season

Practice Makes Perfect

Complete your first Practice Programme

From 3:36 in the video below:

Practice Perfectionist

Achieve a perfect result in a Practice Programme

From 3:40 in the video below:

Up To Temperature

Complete a formation lap with your tyres at optimal temperature

From 3:35 in the video below:

Making Progress

Have 50% of the vehicle upgrades applied

Thanks To The Team

Purchase all upgrades for your car

Come Out On Top

Win a Career Rivalry


Win all Career rivalries in a Season

It’s Not Over Yet

Reach the mid point of the season leading the Drivers’ Championship

Set-up Refined

Take part in any session having made a set-up change via the Setup option in the garage.

From 2:36 in the video below:

Form An Orderly Queue

Complete a penalty free formation lap

From 3:44 in the video below:

Down To The Wire

Win the Drivers’ Championship at the final race of the season


Spend at least 75% of your season being rated as ‘Overachieving’ by your team

Turning Things Around

Improve your performance to elevate yourself out of the ‘Underachieving’ zone

Top 3

From 0:33 in the video below:

Achieve a podium finish in any game mode

Just The Beginning

Take your first win in any full season

From 10:31 in the video below:

Best Seat In The House

Take pole position

From 11:08 in the video below:

World Champion

Win the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship

Constructors’ Champion

Win the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship

Car Control

Complete any race with all assists disabled

From 3:05 in the video below:

From Dawn Till Dusk

Set-up your own Time of Day scenario and complete a race

From 5:34 in the video below:

Look But Don’t Stare

Complete 10 penalty free race starts with the system set to ‘Manual’


Gain 10 or more positions between the start and end of Sector 1

Follow That Car

Complete 10 penalty free laps behind the Safety Car

Trust In Your Team

Pit under the Safety Car onto the team’s suggested strategy

Top That

Set the fastest time in all 3 Practice sessions, take pole position and win the Grand Prix

From 8:12 in the video below:

Ultimate Challenge

Complete a race in Pro Career

Carefully Does It

Achieve a podium finish with damage set to ‘Simulation’ without damaging your car

From 9:08 in the video below:

Not In The Corners

Politely ask your Race Engineer to stop talking to you out on track

Time To Trial

Set a clean lap in any Time Trial

From 8:05 in the video below:

Time Flies

Set a clean lap in Time Trial at 10 circuits

Blue Markings

Set wet times in Time Trial at 5 circuits

Save For A Rainy Day

Create and race your own weather scenario

From 0:38 in the video below:

Second Chance

Use a Flashback

From 7:29 in the video below:

Saved The Day

Resume a race using a Mid Session Save


Use the Multi Function Display to adjust your set-up while on track

From 7:00 in the video below:

Taking It Online

Complete an Online Race

From 6:56 in the video below:

Competitive Streak

Complete 5 Online Races

Winning Streak

Win a total of 5 Online Races

Saved Online Championship

Save an Online Championship

A Truly Global Sport

Complete 10 laps at the new Baku circuit

Brake For The Line

With Pit Assist disabled, perform 5 penalty free pit stops

So You Think You’re Fast?

Win a 25% + distance race against ‘Ultimate’ AI opponents

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