F1 ROC: Race of Champions is a Formula One racing game for the Super Nintendo that focuses on the 1992 F1 racing season. Like many early SNES games, it takes full advantage of the system's unique Mode 7 capabilities to present an overhead view of the track that allows the player to see the turns and other competitors ahead, similar to F-Zero's perspective.
The game takes a semi-realistic sim approach to Formula One, with players having to purchase car upgrades before races and paying for any damage to their vehicle after the race has ended. The player cannot refuel, as per F1 rules of the time, but can make pit-stops to replace and fix damaged or worn parts.
The game was released as Exhaust Heat in Japan but changed to F1 ROC: Race of Champions for its US and Europe releases. It was followed by a sequel the following year, Exhaust Heat II (Japan)/F1 ROC II: Race of Champions (US).