The introduction movie is based on that of Japan's Fuji Television F1 title sequence. The music is based on the guitar solo in Fleetwood Mac's The Chain. This was used by the BBC for the British Formula One TV coverage introduction in the years they have held the rights, 1978-1996 and again from 2009.
The game features the real car colors and performances of the 1991 Formula 1 season, but not the real names, although the technical support sheet included these (for the UK Amiga release at least). The British drivers are generally replaced with members of the Microprose staff, including Rob Davies and Mark Scott replacing Nigel Mansell and Martin Brundle respectively. Some of the names are very corny, such as Helmut Becker (a sort of half-pun that didn't work), and Mario Innocenti and Luigi Rivellini as the first two Italians.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Sports Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
- Computer Gaming World
- October 1993 (Issue #111) – Best Simulation Game of the Year (together with Star Wars: X-Wing)
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #66 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Trivia contributed by Martin Smith, Patrick Bregger.