For all you Formula 1 fans out there who just can't wait to get their hands on the new game from Codemasters, you're in for a treat! They've just announced that the demo for F1 2012 is set to launch this week on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

To get you in the mood for some gritty car on car action, Codemasters have produced this eye-blisteringly gorgeous gameplay trailer, recreating key events from the current FIA Formula One World Championship.

The demo will let players try out two new features from the upcoming game, including the Young Driver Test (which sounds like a much needed tutorial - the previous two F1 games from Codemasters can be quite challenging), and Season Challenge. The latter gives players the opportunity to race against a famous rival of their choice for 5 laps on the iconic Monza Circuit.

Xbox 360 gamers can get their hands on the demo today, whilst PC and PS3 owners will need to wait until the 11th and 12th of September, respectively.

F1 2012 is available for pre-order ahead of its 21st September release.