"The Co-op Championship allows you and a friend to play for the same team, fighting for the same thing: the Constructor's title," explains F1 2011 design lead Stephen Hood in the game's latest trailer.
The team at Codemasters are keen to highlight F1 2011's new two-player championship mode, allowing friends to join forces and go for a season one-two.
However, there's only one berth for Team Leader, and that driver is given access to car upgrades first, which could prove to be a key advantage in contesting the Driver's Championship - or a helpful boost for less experienced drivers.
F1 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC has a release date of September 20 in North America and September 23 in European regions.
Xbox 360 competitor Forza Motorsport 4 debuts during the week of October 11, while Trackmania 2: Canyon swaps real world replication for loop-the-loops and player-made custom tracks.
F1 2011 - Developer Diary Video No.3 (Co-Op Championship): http://youtu.be/wanWdvxS9A0