F1 2010 is a racing game with the official formula 1 license: It features all cars, drivers, courses and rules from the 2010 season. The game clearly focuses on the simulation aspect but there also is an arcade mode for less experienced players.
The most important mode is the career in which the player starts as the second driver of a small racing team. The goal is of course to become formula one champion in a reasonable amount of seasons. Accomplishing the team manager's objective rewards experience points which in turn allows to upgrade the car. But racing is not the only thing the player needs to keep in mind: press interviews influence his reputation and becoming the first driver of the team means he has a higher saying in the team's strategic decisions. He may even choose to negotiate a contract with another team.
Besides the full weekend with training, qualifying and the race there is also a shorter weekend available. In the workshop the player can tune his car or choose between pre-defined configurations.