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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.

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Grand Prix Circuit Amstrad CPC Title Screen
Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64 Main menu
Grand Prix Circuit ZX Spectrum Developer Intro
Grand Prix Circuit Amiga Main menu

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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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 862 out of 1000 86
Power Play DOS Mar, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 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
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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