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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.

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Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Demo mode
Ferrari Formula One Commodore 64 Main options
Ferrari Formula One Commodore 64 Practicing
Ferrari Formula One DOS maintain your car, or choose to race again - CGA

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Critic Reviews

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Your Amiga Amiga Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 36 out of 100 36
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 35 out of 100 35
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 265 out of 1000 26

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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)

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