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F1 Career Challenge

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F1 Challenge '99-'02 spans four entire championship seasons and features accurate team, vehicle, and driver data for each.

Across the four racing seasons, F1 Challenge '99-'02 features 14 different teams, 44 different vehicles, and 17 of the world's most famous racing circuits--some of which have slightly different configurations, depending on the year. The level of detail on the visuals looks to be second to none, with each circuit boasting its own real-life structures, bumps in the track, motion-captured pit crews, animated grid girls, and planes and helicopters in the sky above.

The cars in the game feature realistic driving physics and damage models that take into account the materials that the various components are made of. Fortunately, players have access to the same kind of data telemetry that real drivers and their teams do, so it should be possible to devise car setups that are appropriate for each circuit and so minimize the chances of crashing.


F1 Career Challenge Windows View from back wing
F1 Career Challenge Windows Jordan
F1 Career Challenge Windows Top-down view
F1 Career Challenge Windows Instant replay

Alternate Titles

  • "F1 Challenge '99-'02" -- PC Title

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PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 91 out of 100 91
GameSpy Windows Aug 28, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2003 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania Windows Jul 11, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2003 81 out of 100 81 GameCube Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2003 7 out of 10 70
X-Power Xbox Sep 14, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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The F1 pilot on the game's front cover is the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, who has great popularity among US racing fans, and was successful in F1 in that time.

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