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Grand Prix 4

aka: GP4, Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4, Grand Prix 2001

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Do you like Formula 1 racing, the Grand Prix series, racing in general or do you just want to be the best at the Grand Prix? You can become the world's best F1 driver on the best tracks from around the world with this very simple racing game.

Grand Prix 4 contains all what you would expect from a Grand Prix race: pitstops, mechanics and engineers are all included.

Physics, sound and graphics were improved compared to its predecessor. You can race against the AI, or play over LAN with anything from 1 up to 8 other players.


  • 格林批治F1赛车4 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (Windows version)

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Cancelled Xbox port

An Xbox version of the game was in development. But due to the bad selling numbers (caused by the huge amount of bugs) and the Shutdown of the Microprose studios the Xbox version was never published - although it was nearly finished. At a PR event two months before the release it was possible to play the game on Xbox.


In the first release version the European manuals were mixed up. Half of the manual was in German, the rest in French and visa versa. The same happened to other languages.


At the release time the game contained so many bugs that it was nearly unplayable. This was due to the fact that Infogrames rushed the release because they wanted the game to be release before EA's F1 2002.

Therefore the beta test team did not have the time to test the game and the Microprose programmers could not finish the game - this was the beginning of the end of the GP series. Three months later Infogrames shut down the Microprose studios.


In the development stage the game was named Grand Prix 2001. But later on Infogrames decided to name it Grand Prix 4, because it should not be one year behind EAs F1 2002 game.

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  • MobyGames ID: 7791


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Game added by paul cairey.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, tarmo888, Sciere, GP4Flo, Patrick Bregger, Victor Vance.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.