F1 Race Stars gets demo, pre-order bonus and trailer in one go. It's a TRIPLE TURBO

F1 Race Stars is getting closer to its 16th of November launch. But in case you're wondering how on Earth the glamourous yet serious world of F1 could possibly translate into a Mario Kart-esque racer, then there's good news. You can try it for yourself! That's right, there's a demo out today on PC (Steam) and Xbox 360, with a PS3 demo to follow on November 7 in Europe (Nov 13 in the US). While it's downloading, let this trailer convince you of its quality with a 'Wa-hoo!' and a triple turbo Race Star power up .

There's also a pre-order bonus of an exclusive track - Valencia - for gamers who pre-order their UK copy from GAME. This track will let gamers race through a marina, speed across super-slippy ice and dodge flying tomatoes in single-player, split-screen and online.

'Original' is not the first word that springs to mind when we look at F1 Race Stars, as there's more than a sniff of Mario Kart about the premise and weapon set, but the quality level just keeps rising every time we play it. How good can it be? Look out for our review soon. Surely it can't challenge Mario's crown... can it?

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.