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History

 
The game was originally scheduled to be released on all then current platforms (PC, Playstation 2, XBOX and Game Cube) world wide. The XBOX and Game Cube versions where later dropped in the US, do to lack of interest in F1 racing compared to Europe. This game was the last in the series of F1 games from EA Sports. They lost the official F1 license to Sony, who signed a multi year exclusive deal for there Formula One series.

Gameplay Modes


Career Mode

 
The career mode has a very realistic F1 driving experience and is therefor also a very hard and challinging racing mode. In career mode the player creates its own driver and race four season from the official F1 calender, from the '99 to the '02 season.
The first step is to the racer. Choose the racers name, country, likeness and helmet.To become a F1 driver a Superlicense must first be obtained. This is done by passing a series of tests.The tests a split into three blocks. The first block teaches the basic like starting, stopping and cornering. The second block teaches more advance cornering. The final block teaches handling during rain, overtaking and
 The starting grid on  Circuit de Monaco
pit stopping. At the end of the tests a couple of teams will ofter you a contract, the teams quality depends on the drivers performance during these test. This does not lock the driver to the one team for the duration of the four seasons, during or at the end of each season the driver will receive offers from other teams depending on the drivers race performance.
The actual Grand Prix races in career mode is split into three parts. A 60 minutes practices session where the driver can learn the track, a 60 minutes qualifying session where the driver has 12 laps to set the best possible single lap time and the race it self. During the races the driver will earn points for completing different challenges and feats. These points can be spend on car upgrades and more.
 
 
 

Quick Race

 
 Cockpit view
Jump straight into a race. Choose one for the four season to select team, driver and circuit from. Qualifying can be enabled to decides your position on the starting grid. It is possible to customize the racing experience in a variant of ways. Besides the standard racing setup like opponent difficulty, weather and race length, it is possible to change settings to get a more or less realistic racing experience. These includes car damage, fuel use, tire ware and gear shifting. Interactive pit stops ( A "quick time events" like mode to get the fastest possible pit stop), slipstreaming (drafting) and the strictness of the racing rule set. Gamebreakers are back. When a major event occur during a race, like a huge crash, the game will enter a instant replay mode where the event is shown from multiple angles in a mix of real time and slow motions.

Multiplayer

 
Multiplayer is not a big part of the game. It has been criticized for not being very deep and for laggy races. It consists of two modes:
  • Split screen. A two player local multiplayer mode. Race head-to-head or against a full grid of racers.
  • Online. Online multiplayer is a time trail mode for up to 8 players. Choose a track and try to set the best lap time one by one.

Modding

 
The game has a fairly large modding community, largely because it is so easily modded. The game use various known standards for storing data. Player and team data is accessible via simple text file and for the circuit geometry an industry known format is used. There are many types of mods, including modes that depicts the seasons from 1968 all the way up to the 2009 season, including the look of the cars and tracks from the particle era.

Grand Prix


1999 Season

 
Round
Grand Prix
Circuit
 1 Australian
Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
 2Brazilian      Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
 3San Marino  Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 
 4Monaco      Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo
 5Spanish      Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 
 6Canadian      Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
 7French          Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
 8British          Silverstone Circuit 
 9Austrian      A1-Ring, Spielberg 
 10German      Hockenheimring
 11Hungarian      Hungaroring, Budapest
 12Belgian          Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
 13 Italian          Autodromo Nazionale Monza
 14 European      Nürburgring 
 15 Malaysian      Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
 16 Japanese
Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka

2000 Season

 
RoundGrand Prix
Circuit
 1Australian Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
 2Brazilian
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
 3San Marino Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
 4British     Silverstone Circuit
 5Spanish     Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
 6European     Nürburgring
 7Monaco     Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo
 8
Canadian     Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
 9French     Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
 10Austrian     A1-Ring, Spielberg
 11German     Hockenheimring
 12Hungarian     Hungaroring, Budapest
 13Belgian     Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
 14Italian     Autodromo Nazionale Monza
 15United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 16Japanese
Suzuka Circuit
 17
MalaysianSepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur    


2001 Season


Round
Grand Prix
Circuit
 1Australian
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
 2
Malaysian Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
 3Brazilian
Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
 4 San Marino Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
 5Spanish  
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
 6Austrian
A1-Ring, Spielberg
 7Monaco
Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
 8CanadianCircuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
 9European
Nürburgring
 10French
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
 11British
Silverstone Circuit
 12German
Hockenheimring
 13Hungarian
Hungaroring, Budapest
 14Belgian
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
 15Italian
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
 16United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 17Japanese
Suzuka Circuit

 

2002 Season


RoundGrand Prix
Circuit
 1Australian     Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
 2Malaysian     Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
 3Brazilian         Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
 4San Marino Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
 5Spanish         Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
 6Austrian         A1-Ring, Spielberg
 7Monaco         Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
 8Canadian     Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
 9European     Nürburgring
 10British         Silverstone Circuit
 11French         Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
 12German         Hockenheimring
 13Hungarian     Hungaroring, Budapest
 14Belgian     Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
 15Italian     Autodromo Nazionale Monza
 16United States
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 17Japanese
Suzuka Circuit

Teams/Drivers


1999 Season


Arrows
  • Pedro de la Rosa
  • Toranosuke Takagi

BAR
  • Jacques Villeneuve
  • Ricardo Zonta

Benetton
  • Giacarlo Fisichella
  • Alexander Wurz

Ferrari
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Eddie Irvine

Jordan
  • Damon Hill
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen

McLaren
  • Mika Häkkinen
  • David Coulthard

Minardi
  • Luca Badoer
  • Marc Gené

Prost
  • Olivier Panis
  • Jarno Trulli

Sauber
  • Jean Alesi
  • Pedro Diniz

Stewart
  • Rubens Barrichello
  • Johnny Herbert

Williams
  • Alessandro Zanardi
  • Ralf Schumacher

2000 Season


Arrows
  • Pedro de la Rosa
  • Jos Verstappen

BAR
  • Jacques Villeneuve
  • Ricardo Zonta

Benetton
  • Giacarlo Fisichella
  • Alexander Wurz

Ferrari
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Rubens Barrichello

Jaguar
  • Eddie Irvine
  • Johnny Herbert

Jordan
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Jarno Trulli

McLaren
  • Mika Häkkinen
  • David Coulthard

Minardi
  • Marc Gené
  • Gastón Mazzacane

Prost
  • Jean Alesi
  • Nick Heidfeld

Sauber
  • Pedro Diniz
  • Mika Salo

Stewart
  • Rubens Barrichello
  • Johnny Herbert

Williams
  • Ralf Schumacher
  • Jenson Button
 

2001 Season


Arrows
  • Jos Verstappen
  • Enrique Bernoldi

BAR
  • Olivier Panis
  • Jacques Villeneuve

Benetton
  • Giacarlo Fisichella
  • Jenson Button

Jaguar
  • Eddie Irvine
  • Luciano Burti

Jordan
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Jarno Trulli

Ferrari
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Rubens Barrichello

McLaren
  • Mika Häkkinen
  • David Coulthard

Minardi
  • Tarso Marques
  • Fernando Alonso

Sauber
  • Nick Heidfeld
  • Kimi Räikkönen

Prost
  • Jean Alesi
  • Gastón Mazzacane

Williams
  • Ralf Schumacher
  • Juan Paplo Montoya

2002 Season


Arrows
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Enrique Bernoldi

BAR
  • Olivier Panis
  • Jacques Villeneuve

Benetton
  • Giacarlo Fisichella
  • Jenson Button

Ferrari
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Rubens Barrichello

Jaguar
  • Eddie Irvine
  • Pedro de la Rosa

Jordan
  • Giancarlo Fisichella
  • Takuma Sato

McLaren
  • David Coulthard
  • Kimi Räikkönen

Minardi
  • Mark Webber
  • Alex Yoong

Prost
  • Jean Alesi
  • Gastón Mazzacane

Renault
  • Jarno Trulli
  • Jenson Button

Sauber
  • Nick Heidfeld
  • Felipe Massa

Toyota
  • Mika Salo
  • Allan McNish

Williams
  • Ralf Schumacher
  • Juan Paplo Montoya

System requirements

 
  • Microsoft Windows 98,ME,2000 or XP
  • 450 MHZ or better Intel Pentium II or 100% Compatible
  • 128 MB or better
  • 1 Gigabyte free space.
  • 4x CD/DVD or better
  • 16 MB or better DirectX 8.1 compliant graphic card.
  • Direct X 8.1 compliant sound card.

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