Formula One 2002 (video game)

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For the real life Formula One season, see 2002 Formula One season. For the EA Sports video game, see F1 2002 (EA Sports video game).
Formula One 2002
Formula One 2002
Cover art
Developer(s) Sony Studio Liverpool
Publisher(s) SCEE
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • PAL November 1, 2002
  • JP February 20, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution DVD

Formula One 2002 is the second Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE) Formula One video game, released in late 2002. The game was based on the actual early 2002 season. The game includes the new Hockenheim circuit, revised Nürburgring track, the Renault and Toyota teams. The graphics are similar to THQ's MotoGP 2.

It was originally planned to be released in mid-2002, but was delayed to November due to avoid clashing with the release of EA Sports F1 2002 in June.

This game made the in-game debut of James Allen who had taken over the commentary duties from Murray Walker on the ITV coverage. Walker was also featured, doing commentary in the arcade mode. This was Walker's last Formula 1 game appearance, until he performed introductory voice-over on the "F1 Classics" mode in Codemasters' F1 2013.

First issues of this game came with a DVD of the 2001 season that was not commercially released which featured multi-angles and footage from the defunct F1 Digital, a pay-per-view service which allowed the purchaser access to multiple camera shots, sessions and a choice to follow cars as the sessions progressed.

The main menu music featured the song "Psynn 2" by Shawn Hargreaves.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Circuits[edit]

The game features 17 official Formula One circuits based on the 2002 Formula One season are:

No. Country Circuit Length (m) Turns
1  Australia Melbourne 5303 16
2  Malaysia Sepang 5543 15
3  Brazil Interlagos 4309 15
4  San Marino Imola 4959 17
5  Spain Catalunya 4727 13
6  Austria A1-Ring 4326 10
7  Monaco Monte Carlo 3370 25
8  Canada Montreal 4361 13
9  Europe Nürburgring 5148 16
10  Great Britain Silverstone 5141 17
11  France Magny-Cours 4250 19
12  Germany Hockenheim 4574 17
13  Hungary Hungaroring 3975 13
14  Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 6963 24
15  Italy Monza 5793 11
16  USA Indianapolis 4192 13
17  Japan Suzuka 5821 20

Notes: Later tracks have 20 competitors on them instead of 22 because Arrows pulled out of the actual championship after the German Grand Prix. It is still possible to drive an Arrows on any course after Germany.

Alcohol and tobacco related sponsors[edit]

All alcohol and tobacco sponsors are censored.

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