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2018-06-20 18:00

Remember those car trading cards you played with when you were younger, or the ones you collected which were your most prized possessions? 

Well, now there's a new stack of cards to get your hands on, and you can even play virtually.

VirtTrade and Formula One have released the 'F1® Trading Card Game' ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone in July.

Licensed by Formula 1 and now available as a free-to-play app on iOS and Android to be released in July, the game offers a unique experience that combines social game elements and collectible trading card mechanics for mobile gamers and F1 fans alike.

A wide variety

The card game includes collectible images of the drivers, tracks, teams and all the electrifying racing day action with specific updates from each and every race weekend.

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While the F1 race calendar will be the focus of most activity, 'Head to Head' racing and the in-app community will drive engagement in between races and during the off-season.

Collecting and trading are the heart of game, with every card containing attributes to help build a winning deck and a scratch card area that reveal facts and trivia.

Duplicates can be 'fused' to create ultra-rare cards that give an extra edge when racing. Much of the community action takes place in the 'Pit Lane' where fans can find friends to challenge and trade cards with.

Paul Mayze, Managing Director of VirtTrade said: "We’ve refined our digital collecting experience over the last few years, and we think F1 fans are going to love it. F1 are launching some great digital initiatives this year and it’s great to be a part of that."

                                                                                    Image: VirtTrade

"VirtTrade offers F1 a new and alternative take on presenting our mix of content as well as a new entry point for fans. We think their unique take on collectibles gamification will be a hit," according to Adam Crothers, Head of Digital New Business at F1.

For more information about F1 Trading Card Game, please visit F1TCG.com and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter or hashtag #F1collect.

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