The game uses the same engine as F1 2005 but with minor modifications. The game has career mode like most modern F1 games in the series.
In career mode, the player starts with either Super Aguri, Toro Rosso or Midland F1. The player takes a trial session and their position in the team is determined by their time. The players career last for five total seasons, in which they try to become World Champion. Through the career, the player will join more competitive teams, e.g. McLaren, Ferrari, Renault or Honda. During career mode the player will earn trophies and medals.