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F1 is an Official Formula One Racing Game. There are two modes of play available: "Arcade", "Grand Prix". In both of these modes you complete a certain number of laps (4, 8, or 12) and select which circuit that you want to race on. The circuits include San Marino, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, and Australia. Some circuits are easy, while some are difficult.

There are slight differences between the two modes. For instance, "Arcade" allows you to select the circuit in any order that you like, whereas "Grand Prix" only allows you to fine-tune your car before starting a race. You also need to race a circuit in the order that they appear on the circuit selection screen, but you can skip a track if you want.

F1 is a 1-2 player game, meaning that if you have another player handy, you can compete against each other.


Formula One DOS Car setting
Formula One DOS Constructors Championship
Formula One DOS San Marino Course
Formula One DOS Starting grid

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Alternate Titles

  • "Vroom Multi-Player" -- Atari ST European release title
  • "Vroom! Multiplay" -- Amiga working title
  • "Fórmula 1" -- Brazilian Sega Master System title
  • "F1 World Championship" -- Genesis in-game title
  • "F1" -- European title

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Play Time 1993 83 out of 100 83
Retro Archives Mar 24, 2018 16.5 out of 20 82
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker Apr, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Jun, 1994 45 out of 100 45
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1994 40 out of 100 40
PC Zone Jun, 1994 40 out of 100 40
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1994 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Sep, 1994 40 out of 100 40
PC Gamer UK Jun, 1994 20 out of 100 20


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Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna (then in McLaren) was absent from the game, most likely for his endorsement for Sega 's Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (which went to have his name), and the two McLaren drivers are Michael Andretti and Mika Häkkinen.

Both ran for McLaren in the 1993 season, but with Häkkinen replacing a under-achieving Andretti mid-way through the season.


Jim Tripp, your team mate, is probably none other than producer James Tripp.
Nanoha Feit (88) added Formula One (DOS) on Sep 15, 2006
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