EA Sports' titles usually have the second year of the fiscal season in sports which are played from autumn to spring. F1 2000
was an exception to this "rule", as it was released in March 2000. F1 Championship Season 2000
is the transitional title which brought the system of naming by the F1 season that had just ended, and had the words "Championship Season" added to differentiate from its predecessor. It was also EA Sports' first F1 game that was released after the covered season. The following title, F1 2001
, marked the way future F1-licensed titles would be named by for Electronic Arts and, eventually, Codemasters. Interestingly, this led to EA Sports' F1 titles have the same logo type as their other sports games, despite the year offset.