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F1 2016

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F1 2016
F1 2016 cover
Codemasters Birmingham
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
EGO 4.0
Release dates
Windows August 19, 2016
macOS (OS X) April 6, 2017[1]
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Series Formula 1
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F1 2016 on Wikipedia
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
F1 2020 2020
F1 2021 2021
F1 22 2022
F1 23 2023
F1 24 2024

F1 2016 is a singleplayer and multiplayer racing game developed by Codemasters Birmingham and published by Codemasters. It is a licensed Formula 1 game and features cars and tracks from the 2016 F1 season.

The game was released on August 19, 2016. The MacOS version was ported and released by Feral Interactive on April 6, 2017.

It was delisted from all digital storefronts on March 11, 2022.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\F1 2016\hardware_settings_config.xml
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/391040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/391040/remote/savegame
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/391040/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud



The game can send telemetry data to supported software like SimHub and devices like motion platforms, bass shakers and telemetry displays through the UDP protocol. Also support D-Box haptic/motion platforms through a proprietary protocol.[3] Requires editing the hardware_settings_config.xml file to enable them. (See Enable telemetry)

Controller Support

The developer has provided a list of supported steering wheels and accessories. Devices not listed may work, but the user will have to manually map each action.
Compatible steering wheels Notes
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S/Carrera/GT2/GT3 RS
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Elite Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec ClubSport V1 Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Fanatec ClubSport V2 ClubSport Steering Formula V1 rim only. Compatible with ClubSport Pedals.
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech GT Force RX
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25
Logitech G27
Logitech G29
Logitech G920
SimXperience Accuforce
Thrustmaster Rally GT Force Feedback Pro
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Wireless Cockpit
Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster T100
Thrustmaster T500 See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Thrustmaster TX See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Thrustmaster T300 See Compatible add-ons for compatible rims.
Thrustmaster T150
Thrustmaster TMX
Compatible add-ons Notes
Thrustmaster GT Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster T500.
Included with T500.
Thrustmaster PS Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster T300.
Included with T300.
Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.
Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Edition Wheel Compatible with Thrustmaster TX.
Included with TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition.
Thrustmaster Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.
Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-On Ferrari 458 Challenge Edition Compatible with Thrustmaster wheel bases.

Enable telemetry

Applies to both UDP telemetry and D-Box support.
Enable telemetry[4]
  1. Open the hardware_settings_config.xml file located in <user>\Documents\My Games\F1 2016\hardwaresettings\ with a text editior.
  2. Search for the field with the word <motion>.
  3. Set the "udp enabled" parameter to "true" and change the "ip" and "port" fields to match that of what was set on the supported telemetry software. For example, <udp enabled="true" ip="" port="20777" />
  4. If user have the D-Box haptic/motion platforms, set the "dbox enabled" parameter to "true".
  5. Save the file.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation - #1
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
22 Versus

VR support

Devices State Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Works with Tobii EyeX tracker or Tobii EyeX 4C and 5 headtracker plugins for FaceTrackNoIR.
Works with FreeTrack 2.0 protocol using software like FaceTrackNoIR.

Issues fixed

Sped-up or Slowed Down Audio

Setting your audio card to play at a sample rate higher or lower than 48000 Hz will either speed up or slow down the audio.[5] Higher sample rates will result in faster audio speeds and lower sample rates will result in slower audio speeds.
Set your audio sample rate to 48000 Hz[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-4100
Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 34 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M290
Intel Iris 540
Nvidia GeForce 680MX
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: