The launch of the F1 2017 video game is just days away, but critics are already praising the fast-paced racing game.

Developed by Codemasters, F1 2017 follows all the drivers, teams and circuits from the real-world Formula 1 season, allowing players to get behind the wheel of Lewis Hamilton's W08 F1 car and battle it out with Sebastian Vettel for the driver's championship.

This year's game sees the return of classic cars after a four-year absence from the series.

These cars include Ayrton Senna's McLaren MP4/6 from 1991 and Fernando Alonso's 2006 championship-winning Renault R26.

Here's what the critics have to say ahead of the game's launch on 25 August:

F1 2017 comes with a host of graphical improvements over previous games in the franchise, including the addition of high-dynamic range features that improve the title's lighting effects.

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