Video: This New F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition Trailer Hits the Accelerator

Maybe the real sport could do with some of these ideas

At the risk of irritating Formula One enthusiasts around the world, we'll suggest that it's a sport often lacking the wow factor. Occasionally races are thrilling, but there are plenty of occasions where the cars simply follow each other around for a couple of hours — at admittedly high speeds — before Sebastian Vettel wins. While we'll see how it stacks up very soon, we can confidently say that F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition isn't going for that realistic approach.

It arrives on the Wii U eShop in Europe and North America at an almost-retail price of £19.99 / €24.99 / $29.99, and includes some extra tracks and accessories while — it seems — lacking online play. It adds a download-only option to the kart-racing genre that's picking up a bit of momentum, joining Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and, in the not-too-distant future (we hope) Mario Kart 8.

It's taken a good while to arrive after early plans for a retail release, but are you interested in lining up on the grid in this one?