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Formula One racing is recreated in detail in this simulation. You have the choice to drive a Ferrari 187/88C, a McLaren MP4/4 or a Williams FW12, each with different qualities. Rival drivers also have their own styles and strengths, and to win the World Championship you will have to master these. Pitstop timing and planning is crucial as well, although only tires are changed in late-1980s F1.

You can choose whether to drive a single race at Brazil, Britain, Monaco, (Western) Germany [Hockenheim], Canada, Italy, Detroit and Japan [Suzuka] or to drive a full championship on every track. Every Race includes a qualifying round. The graphics in the game are sprite-based.

Screenshots

Grand Prix Circuit Amiga Driving a qualification lap for the Monaco GP.
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Title Screen (EGA)
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Ferrari (EGA)
Grand Prix Circuit Amstrad CPC Track information during Championship...

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User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5205)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 862 out of 1000 86
The One Amiga Aug, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 51 out of 100 51
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47

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If you know that the game's designers are Brad Gour and Don Mattrick, you'll probably realize where A.I. drivers Bruno Gourdo and Don Matrelli got their names from...

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