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Description

With the full support of Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One racing was recreated in detail in this simulation, with the top drivers and teams of 1986 to compete against for the most successful F1 team of all. You job does not start at the racetrack; perfecting the car at the Maranello factory, in the wind tunnel to sort aerodynamics, and at the test track of Fiorano, is all required to get the most competitive car you can.

You can jump straight into the races however, either as one-offs or a full championship season. Races can last from 18km to the full 300+km distance, with all the practice and qualifying sessions. Car setup at the track involves selecting wing settings, tyre compounds, fuel usage (important in the days of turbocharged engines) and the like. The action is viewed from inside the cockpit, with rear-view mirrors to help prevent collisions.

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Ferrari Formula One Amiga Extremely tight corner
Ferrari Formula One Amiga Loading screen
Ferrari Formula One Atari ST Ready to race
Ferrari Formula One DOS Track selection (Hercules)

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1988 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User Amiga Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 70 out of 100 70
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Happy Computer Amiga Jun, 1988 63 out of 100 63
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1989 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1988 7.4 out of 12 62

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Trivia

Cancelled ports

According to the March 1988 issue of UK magazine The Games Machine, conversions were planned for "every format known to man except the Dragon and Oric"; specifically they predicted Spectrum and Amstrad versions which never happened, plus the 2-years-late-and-far-too-slow C64 version. Your Sinclair also mentioned in their March 1989 issue that the Spectrum version was "more or less ready".

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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