Codemasters have today announced that a demo for F1 2012 will launch this week, ahead of the full game’s launch on 21st September for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC.

According to Codemasters the demo will sample two of the game’s new features, Young Driver Test, which takes inspiration from the real-life event held at Abu Dhabi, where players will learn how to handle and get the most out of motorsport’s most exciting and responsive racing cars with a series of tests and videos, and Season Challenge a new game mode where players will compete across just ten races to become the number one driver on the grid. In the demo, gamers will pick a rival and aim to beat them in a five lap race at Monza, the iconic 3.6 mile track where cars can reach a top speed of 218m.p.h.

The F1 2012 demo will launch on Xbox 360 in Europe and North America today, for Windows PC worldwide and PlayStation 3 in North America on Tuesday 11th September and for PlayStation 3 in Europe on Wednesday 12th September.