Ferrari Formula One

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
54
3.1
Atari ST
64
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Amiga
73
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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 Closing in on these cars
Ferrari Formula One DOS racing on a different track - EGA
Ferrari Formula One Commodore 64 About to start a race

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1988 856 out of 1000 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1988 856 out of 1000 86
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
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
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1990 7 out of 10 70
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1990 36 out of 100 36
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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