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F1 Challenge '99-'02 spans four entire championship seasons and features accurate team, vehicle, and driver data for each.

Across the four racing seasons, F1 Challenge '99-'02 features 14 different teams, 44 different vehicles, and 17 of the world's most famous racing circuits--some of which have slightly different configurations, depending on the year. The level of detail on the visuals looks to be second to none, with each circuit boasting its own real-life structures, bumps in the track, motion-captured pit crews, animated grid girls, and planes and helicopters in the sky above.

The cars in the game feature realistic driving physics and damage models that take into account the materials that the various components are made of. Fortunately, players have access to the same kind of data telemetry that real drivers and their teams do, so it should be possible to devise car setups that are appropriate for each circuit and so minimize the chances of crashing.


F1 Career Challenge Windows A1
F1 Career Challenge Windows Loading track
F1 Career Challenge Windows Foggy
F1 Career Challenge Windows T-Cam

Promo Images

F1 Career Challenge Screenshot
F1 Career Challenge Screenshot
F1 Career Challenge Screenshot
F1 Career Challenge Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "F1 Challenge '99-'02" -- Windows title

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PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 91 out of 100 91
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2003 89 out of 100 89
PC Action Windows Jun 17, 2003 87 out of 100 87 GameCube Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Factornews PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Jul 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Xbox Jun, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Jul 04, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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The F1 pilot on the game's front cover is the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, who has great popularity among US racing fans, and was successful in F1 in that time.

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