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Description

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.

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Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64 Choose your track
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Main Menu (EGA)
Grand Prix Circuit Amstrad CPC Williams Description
Grand Prix Circuit DOS In-Game Cornering Action (EGA)

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User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5204)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4351)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 862 out of 1000 86
The One Amiga Aug, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Mar, 1989 82 out of 100 82
64'er Commodore 64 1991 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 79 out of 100 79
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 64 out of 100 64
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62

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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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