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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 Top-down view
F1 Career Challenge PlayStation 2 In race.
F1 Career Challenge Windows Spa
F1 Career Challenge Windows Jordan

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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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Windows Sep, 2003 91 out of 100 91
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 13, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 28, 2003 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2003 16 out of 20 80 GameCube Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80 Windows Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80 Xbox Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74 (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2003 5 out of 10 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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