Codemasters has announced F1 2013 and revealed that classic cars will make an appearance in the latest installment of the officially-licensed series which will come in both the standard and premium priced ‘Classic’ edition.

The standard edition will feature content inspired by 1980s Grand Prix racing and introduced by commentating legend Murray Walker, with five classic cars from Williams, Lotus and Ferrari as well as appearances from iconic drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. There will also be classic tracks in the shape of Jerez and Kent’s own Brands Hatch.

The ‘Classic Edition’ includes all the above plus content from 1990s F1, with Imola and Estoril appearing as well as six period cars from Ferrari and Williams driven by the likes of Alain Prost, Jacques Villeneuve and Eddie Irvine.

What we also learned today is that F1 2013 will feature mid-session saves and the ability to take an existing driver through the 2013 campaign, a feature that was missing in last year’s edition.

F1 2013 will launch on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.