Video: 50 smashes in F1 2012

Welcome to the third annual 50 smashes in F1 video! Here for your eyes' enjoyment are the finest cars and drivers in the world, getting driving wrong for your pleasure courtesy of Codemasters superb F1 2012, which is out now in the US and heading to UK stores this Friday.

Incredibly, we criticised the game's damage system in our F1 2012 review (opens in new tab) because the cars are a bit too difficult to break during normal racing. Rear-ending other cars is too lenient, wheels are too hard to snap off... it's very hard to get truly spectacular crashes. Unless you really want to. Which is why we've spent the last day or so squeezing the juiciest crashes possible from the EGO engine. And here they are:

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.