A playable demo of F1 2012 will be released around September 14 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Steam, Codemasters has announced.

The demo will feature the first day of the Young Driver Test, plus the first race of the Season Challenge.

Codemasters says this will be the first time in Formula One gaming that a pre-release demo has been made available to gamers.

F1 2012 will hit stores on September 21.