F1 2012 racing game released for Mac

Feral Interactive announced Thursday that F1 2012, a Formula One racing game, has been released for Mac. The game costs $50 and is available for download from Feral’s Web site; it’s coming to the Mac App Store and other download sites as well.

F1 2012, the official game of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship, was originally developed for Codemasters for consoles and PC, released for those systems in September – a much smaller gap that Mac gamers are accustomed to with some Feral releases. It’s also the first Formula One game to appear on the Mac in more than a decade.


F1 2012 features all of the teams, drivers and circuits from the 2012 season, with 20 real-world tracks like Circuit de Monaco, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and more.

Not only do you get to drive these open wheel high performance race cars, but you also can work under the hood, fine-tuning the car’s handling characteristics depending on the circuit, weather and your own preferences. The game supports split-screen, online and LAN multiplayer.

System requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with 4GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card and OS X 10.7.5 or later. Some graphics cards are not supported – visit Feral’s Web site for details.

  • rolphus

    I own F1 2010, 2011, and 2012 on the PC, and I can say that 2012 is a substantial improvement over the previous releases.

    The game’s good fun if you’re interested in F1 and (at least, in my experience) much less buggy than before.

    Car handling straddles a nice line between being controllable and realistic (I play with a force-feedback wheel, with all the assists off), and close racing is good fun. The AI doesn’t generally make any insane mistakes as you’re passing, unless you do something very stupid yourself.

  • I love playing the F1 series on the Xbox. I’ve heard bad things about Feral Interactive OS X ports though, so will steer clear of the Mac version.

    • Peter Cohen

      “I’ve heard bad things about Feral Interactive OS X ports though”

      Do you actually have any experience playing them, or are you just basing this off what other people tell you?

      There isn’t a demo of F1 2012 available for download, but plenty of other demos – including racing game demos like Dirt 2 – so you can try out if you’d like to get a sense of how the games run yourself, instead of just taking someone else’s word.

  • douginkent

    I’d steer clear of this if you ever plan on using a force feedback wheel. There’s no support for FFB in OSX, and Feral is sticking with “until Apple does something” there won’t be any FFB support in the game. I already own this on Steam, and the PC version is top-notch, including Steamworks game pairing (OSX version uses GameRanger…Seriously??!??). There’s no mention if the OSX version is compatible with the PC version in multiplayer, and sadly, until there’s FFB support, this is nothing more than a modern reskin of “Pole Position”. I want to give Feral my money, but just can’t with F1 2012 in it’s current state.

  • Murthy

    I have purchased F! 2012 recently on my MAC and tried to take a young drivers test. I cleared the first test and tried hairpin test my tyres are getting blown half a way can any body advice me ti fix this problem?

    • Marius Tenold Krigbaum

      have you fixed the problem?

  • Marius Tenold Krigbaum

    guys? i play f1 2012 on my mac, but when i play the young driving test and i have to make a flashback i can’t do it with f1 f2 f3 f4, you name it. is there anything i can do about it?