F1 2012 will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on September 21, Codemasters has announced.

The announcement follows the reveal of F1 2012's new Champions Mode, which Codies lifted the lid on earlier this week.

"The aim for the 2012 game is to make more of a complete Formula One experience," said Steve Hood,, F1 2012's creative director.

This year's game features a new Young Driver Test option, which hopes to ease players into the F1 cockpit.

"[The Young Driver Test] gives those up and coming drivers track time to showcase their talents and it's wonderful that we are able to copy the elements that happen on those real Young Driver Test sessions in the game."

Tutorial Hot Lap videos will also be narrated by TV pundit Anthony Davidson.

In addition to the new modes and improved accessibility, F1 2012 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship, including the new Austin, Texas track and the return of Germany's Hockenheim circuit.