Guide By: Shelton, Daenius
There are 38 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10.
Offline: 32 (820).
Online: 6 (180).
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15 + hours.
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Three Seasons.
Number of missable achievements: 13 (Basically all of the Career Achievements).
Glitchy achievements: None.
Do cheat codes disable achievements? There are no cheat codes.
Unobtainable achievements? None.
Extra equipment needed? No, though you may find the game easier using a wheel.
Welcome to F1 2011. This iteration of the premier motorsport sees a drastic improvement in handling. You're no longer going to spin when just looking at a kerb, you can now attack them. Along with improved handling, Codemasters have implemented all of the real world rule changes. KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), DRS (Drag Reduction System) and the new Pirelli tyres are in. Their inclusion makes for some very exciting racing. The safety car also makes an appearance, fans have been begging for it since last years game was released, so it's excellent to see Codemasters taking that on board.
|Complete your first Career Race||(5)|
Upon starting the game, select Career from the menu. Choose your team and advance to the first race (Australia). You literally need to finish the race, if you crash it will not unlock.
|Take the first Pole Position of your Career|
Within Career mode you must qualify with the fastest time to unlock this achievement. The simplest way to achieve this would be to change the settings to easy (though turn off brake assist) and choose a short race weekend. If you choose a short race weekend, there is only one qualifying session, as opposed to 3 for a long race weekend. Make good use of your KERS and DRS to squeeze out every last second of lap time.
|Just the Beginning||30|
|Take your first Career victory|
Rather self explanatory. To make it easier, you can change the settings to easy and decrease the amount of laps to 3. Cross the finish line ahead of all of your opponents (in Career mode) to unlock this achievement.
|Set the fastest penalty-free lap of the Race in any game mode||(1)|
Start a Grand Prix and change the difficulty to easy. Choose 1 lap race distance and either Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren. If you win the race (which should be a foregone conclusion really), you will have the fastest lap. Do not cut corners or run into other cars, as you can receive penalties for these actions, thus voiding the achievement.
|Set the fastest lap in every session of a Long Race Weekend in any mode||(11)|
Either in Career or Grand Prix mode, choose "Long Race Weekend". Change the difficulty to easy too. There are 3 practice sessions, 3 qualifying sessions and obviously the race. You must set the fastest lap in each of the sessions and the race. You can check your competitors times whilst in your garage. You may also fast forward time (). If you have a time in practice that you don't think will be beaten, you may skip to the next session.
|Push the Button||15|
|Cleanly overtake an opponent while KERS is activated||(5)|
KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) is an 80 bhp speed boost that can be used for 6.67 seconds per lap. KERS is signified by a battery icon in the lower right corner. If it is full, it will be red. As you use KERS, the battery will deplete. When you're coming alongside an opponent, press and hold to activate your KERS and cleanly overtake them (do not touch the other car).
|Cleanly overtake an opponent while the DRS is activated||(5)|
DRS (Drag Reduction System) refers to the movable rear wing. In qualifying, you may use DRS as often as you like for an increase in straight line speed. In races, you need to be within a one second gap (to the next driver) when crossing designated points on the tracks. The DRS zone is a white line, going horizontally across the track. If you're within the one second gap when you cross the line, you will see the DRS button in the bottom right corner turn green. This means you can use it. Activate it by pressing and cleanly overtake another car. There is an audible click when you activate it and you will see the DRS button flash. If you brake or press again, DRS will deactivate.
|Cover a total of 500 Practice miles / 805 kilometres in your Career||(12)|
In Career mode, select either a short or long race weekend (long will have 3 practice sessions, short will only have 1) and drive around the track in practice. A track such as Monza would be the quickest, as there are very few braking points. If you only did Monza, it would take about 3 hours to cover 805kms. You may want to mix it up though. Use the time in practice to test out your car settings and try to improve upon your laps to keep things interesting.
|Co-op Drivers' World Champion||50|
|Win the Drivers' World Championship in a Co-op season||(21)|
This can only be done over Xbox Live. To find a co-op partner, look here: Co-op Partners. Select multiplayer from the main menu, then choose Co-op Championship. Invite your partner and proceed to race through a season (19 tracks). You can set it to easy and lower the amount of laps to 3, if you're looking to get it done quickly. Whoever finishes with the most points at the end of the season, wins the Driver's World Championship. Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in each race. The amounts are as follows:
|They're on Which Buttons?||20|
|Win a Race without activating KERS or the DRS once||(3)|
Change the difficulty to easy and start a 1 lap race. Do not press or at any point. If you win, you unlock the achievement. On easy, winning without KERS and DRS really shouldn't be an issue. If you have any incidents, simply press back to use a flashback.
|Do it Yourself||20|
|Win a Race in any mode using manual gears||(1)|
Choose Grand Prix from the main menu and change the difficulty to easy. Once you've changed it to easy, switch the gears from automatic to manual and turn off brake assist (within the same screen). By default, shifts up a gear and shifts down. Listen to the engine and keep an eye on the rev limiter, they're both good indicators of when to shift gears. Simply finish the race in first position to unlock the achievement.
|On the Bounce||30|
|Beat Alberto Ascari's record of 9 successive Career victories||(5)|
You need to beat Alberto Ascari's record, so it's 10 successive victories. Whilst 10 successive victories may sound daunting, the fact that you can do it on any difficulty means it's actually very easy. In career mode, choose easy and set the distance to 3 laps. Do a lap or two in qualifying so that you're near the front of the pack for the race. Once you are in front, you shouldn't be caught. If you have an accident, use the flashback feature () to rewind. As soon as you win your 10th consecutive race, the achievement will unlock.
|Drivers' World Champion||50|
|Win the Drivers' World Championship in Career||(3)|
You can actually do this in your first year, if you put the difficulty on easy and select one of the better starting teams (such as Williams or Force India). Set the distance to 3 laps and win/finish within the top 3 in the majority of races. This will more than likely see you win the Drivers' World Championship. You can check the standings on your laptop, by selecting "Standings" and "Drivers". You need to be on top at the end of the season (19 races) to be crowned as champion.
|Constructors' World Champion||50|
|Win the Constructors' World Championship in Career|
The Constructors' World Championship is based upon your teams total points. For example, if you win the first race and your teammate comes second, your Constructors total would be 43 (25 +18). In order to be awarded the Constructors' title, your team must be on top of the Constructors' table at the end of the season. I suggest setting the difficulty to easy and winning every race. Even if you have a terrible teammate, winning all the races should be enough for you to clinch the title.
|Complete any Race without colliding with another car or object||(1)|
Set up a Grand Prix with "Short Race Weekend" selected and 1 lap distance. Skip immediately to the race, this will place you at the back of the grid. Wait 10-20 seconds once the lights go green, then amble your way around the track, making sure not to hit any walls. If you find yourself catching up to the other cars, slow down. You'll be awarded the achievement when the results screen pops up.
|Drivers' World Champion (Hard)||100|
|Win the Drivers' World Championship in Career on Hard or Expert Difficulty||(27)|
Unless you're a real life F1 driver, I suggest you stick with hard rather than expert. Here is what the hard difficulty entails:
The pro AI are no slouches, so you're going to need to be at one of the best teams, such as Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren. Therefore, you won't be able to attempt this until at least your second season in Career.
|Lap at least 6 other cars during a Race in any game mode||(3)|
Start a Grand Prix of 20% distance, any track. Choose either Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari and change the difficulty to easy. To lap a car, you must overtake them when they are on a different lap (less than the one you are on). With the AI being around 10 seconds slower on average (on easy) you should start lapping them after 7-8 laps. Simply lap 6 cars before the race finishes to be awarded the achievement.
|Have You Considered DiRT3?||15|
|Drift your F1 car 10 metres or more||(16)|
This will more than likely be your first achievement. If you turn down traction control to either medium or off, any sudden application of the throttle when turning will see you drifting/spinning all over the place. Therefore, change the traction control setting, turn your car whilst applying full throttle and you will make good progress towards the 10 metres. It is cumulative, but will only take a few corners.
|Win a Race at each of the 19 circuits in any game mode||(4)|
Set up one lap Grand Prix' on each of the 19 circuits. Set the difficulty to easy, win and the achievement is yours.
|Win a Race without any Driver Assists enabled in any game mode||(1)|
There are 2 potentially easy ways of doing this.
|Win a Race after Qualifying in Pole Position in any game mode|
Start a Grand Prix and set the event to a short race weekend and the race distance to 1 lap, as well as A.I. difficulty to Amateur. Just to be sure, set rules and flags to reduced as well as setting the weather to "clear".Use driver assists in any way you wish.
|Keep Your Friends Close||20|
|Complete a full Co-op season||(20)|
In order to unlock this achievement you have to start an online Co-op season with a friend of yours and complete one full season (19 races).
|Set a time in all of the Time Attack scenarios||(2)|
Time Attack is a new mode in F1 2011 that gives you certain scenarios in which you have to set lap times. Basically, it is an improved time trial mode. There are Bronze, Silver and Gold lap times that can be beaten. Fortunately, unlocking this Achievement does not require you to beat the Bronze, Silver and Gold lap times, you simply have to post any lap time.
|Perform a Pit-stop during a Safety Car period||(7)|
Since Monaco is obviously the best circuit to trigger the Safety Car, set up a Grand Prix there and make sure you have selected 20% or more in race distance, since the Safety Car can only be triggered in 20%+ races.
|Complete 5 successive laps within a quarter of a second of each other||(16)|
If playing legitimately, this is by far the hardest achievement in F1 2011. You will have to work on your consistency as a driver to post 5 laps successively that are within 0.25 seconds of each other. For the average driver, this will require a lot of practice and patience as even the slightest mistake will void your run and 0.25 seconds doesn't allow any room for screw-ups.
Luckily, you are allowed any and all driver assists.
|Keeping it Clean||25|
|Finish an Online Race without making contact with an opponent's car||(1)|
This achievement can be a bit of a pain if you are trying to get it in a quick game mode like Sprint, where you will find a maniac trying to take out any car he sees almost every race.
|Down to the Wire||30|
|Take the lead on the final lap of a 20%+ distance Race and win||(1)|
There are two potential ways of doing this - either boosting the achievement with at least one friend in an online Custom Grand Prix mode or you trying to get it in Grand Prix or Career mode with a 24-car grid of AI cars.
|On the Podium||35|
|In any Career Race, finish in the top three|
Unless you are in a top car like Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari (which you cannot start your career with), this Achievement will be fairly hard to attain without "cheating" this year. Even with the A.I. set to Professional difficulty - one below the highest difficulty "Legend" - and pushing it to the limit you will not end up in the top three with a mediocre car.
|Spend a total of 10 minutes slipstreaming your opponents in any game mode||(1)|
Slipstreaming happens when you closely follow the car in front of you (best done on straights). That way, you exploit the slipstream created by the car in front of you, as your car has much less drag and increased speed, enabling you to easier overtake your opponent.Imagine your car getting sucked closer to the rear of the car in front of you.
|Is Jenson going to pass or not?||15|
|Win the Turkish Grand Prix driving as Lewis Hamilton||(10)|
This should not pose too much of a problem. Simply set up a Grand Prix at Turkey and make sure you are driving as Lewis Hamilton.
Note: The title of this achievement is a homage to the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton passed Jenson Button time after time only to be re-passed shortly after - until finally overtaking him for good and securing 4th place.
|With Damage on Full make contact with the wall at Monaco and win the Race||(1)|
Set up a Grand Prix at Monaco and use any settings you are comfortable with. I would advise you to set rules and flags to reduced, though, as it could help you keeping ahead of the competition by cutting some corners and only getting warnings for it.You will not have to crash out in order to unlock this Achievement. Just touch the wall and drive along it slowly (make sure you slow down before you do, otherwise you WILL crash out) and go on to win the race.
|Take the lead on lap 1, in heavy rain, after starting in 5th or lower||(12)|
Set up a Grand Prix at Monza and set the race distance to one lap, with the weather set to heavy rain. Also, make sure to set rules and flags to reduced and select race only in the race distance settings.Select a Ferrari driver, as your chances to start in 5th or lower are considerably higher than with a Red Bull or McLaren driver - in any case, your place on the grid is randomized, so there is a chance that you have to set up the Grand Prix again in order to start from 5th or lower.
|It's the Driver not the Car||25|
|Win the Drivers' World Championship with two different teams in Career or Co-op||(11)|
You will be required to either win two Drivers' World Championships in career mode or online Co-op mode, each with a different team.Online Co-op is by far the easier choice, as you will have a friend to back you up and help you out by crashing off the competition.Once you are done with your first season and you win the WDC, start another one and select a different team.
|Win the Constructors' World Championship in a Co-op Championship||(5)|
To win the Constructor's World Championship both you and your teammate will have to deliver good results, hence points, over the course of the season.The Constructor's points are calculated by simply adding both drivers’ points together, therefore one teammate finishing 1st and the other finishing 10th each race will not win you the Constructor's Title.
|Score points at every round of a Career or Co-op season|
To unlock this achievement, you have to score at least one point in every race of the 2011 Formula One season - either in Career Mode or an online Co-op season. This means that you will have to finish at least 10th in every race of the season - from 11th place onwards, drivers are not awarded any points.
|Win 10 Online Races||(15)|
See "35 Online."
|Win 35 Online Races||(4)|
As simple as the achievement description says, you need to win 35 online races to unlock this achievement.The best way of obtaining this achievement is to set up a Custom Grand Prix race and choose Monaco as the track. Invite at least one friend and when in the race, crash. Whoever has gone the furthest distance before crashing, will be awarded the win. Continue to do this until you have 35 wins.
|Slap on the Wrist||10|
|Receive a Drive-through Penalty then go on to win the Race||(13)|
Triggering a drive-through penalty only works when you set the rules and flags to realistic and set the race distance to 20% or more, as the game is programmed to only give time penalties under this distance.
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