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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Action Windows Jun 17, 2003 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2003 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de GameCube Jul 10, 2003 77 out of 100 77
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Xbox Jun, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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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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