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Ferrari Formula One (Atari ST)

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Description

With the full support of Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One racing was recreated in detail in this simulation, with the top drivers and teams of 1986 to compete against for the most successful F1 team of all. You job does not start at the racetrack; perfecting the car at the Maranello factory, in the wind tunnel to sort aerodynamics, and at the test track of Fiorano, is all required to get the most competitive car you can.

You can jump straight into the races however, either as one-offs or a full championship season. Races can last from 18km to the full 300+km distance, with all the practice and qualifying sessions. Car setup at the track involves selecting wing settings, tyre compounds, fuel usage (important in the days of turbocharged engines) and the like. The action is viewed from inside the cockpit, with rear-view mirrors to help prevent collisions.

Screenshots

Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Demo mode
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST In the pits getting ready for a race
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Main menu
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Title screen

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The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ST Format Nov, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Atari ST User Jan, 1990 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Cancelled ports

According to the March 1988 issue of UK magazine The Games Machine, conversions were planned for "every format known to man except the Dragon and Oric"; specifically they predicted Spectrum and Amstrad versions which never happened, plus the 2-years-late-and-far-too-slow C64 version. Your Sinclair also mentioned in their March 1989 issue that the Spectrum version was "more or less ready".

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Terok Nor (18404) added Ferrari Formula One (Atari ST) on Apr 04, 2004
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