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Ferrari Formula One

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
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3.5
Amiga
74
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DOS
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3.1
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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 Title screen
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Ready to race
Ferrari Formula One Commodore 64 Monaco - entering the pits
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST The available tracks

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1988 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 75 out of 100 75
Your Amiga Amiga Oct, 1988 72 out of 100 72
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Amiga May, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
Oberoende COMputer (S) Amiga May 26, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1990 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 35 out of 100 35

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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".
Contributed to by DrJones (53), wishbringer (5552), Terok Nor (17862) and Rantanplan (1713)