F1 Racing Simulation

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F1 Racing Simulation
Box Art
Developer(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) PC
Release 1997
Genre(s) Sport, Sim Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

F1 Racing Simulation is a racing simulation game, developed for the PC by Ubisoft in 1997.[1]

Publication history[edit]

It is first of the Racing Simulation games made by Ubisoft, being the predecessor to Racing Simulation 2, which was released in 1998.


The game is based on the Formula One 1996 Season.


The game was generally well received, with sites such as GameSpot quoting that: F1 Racing Simulation is an extremely well-thought-out simulation with drivers of all abilities in mind.[2]

F1 Racing Simulation was a finalist for Computer Gaming World's 1998 "Best Driving" award, which ultimately went to Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. The editors wrote, "In a less competitive year, UbiSoft's excellent F1 Racing Simulation would have won hands down."[3] PC Gamer US likewise nominated F1 as the best racing game of 1998, although it lost to Motocross Madness. They wrote of F1, "Lip-smacking graphics, a solid physics model, and a full-featured garage for adjusting your vehicle are combined into a package that delivered the goods in a major way."[4]


  1. ^ "F1 Racing Release Info". 
  2. ^ "Gamespot F1RS Review". [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Staff (April 1999). "Computer Gaming World's 1999 Premier Awards; CGW Presents the Best Games of 1998". Computer Gaming World (177): 90, 93, 96–105. 
  4. ^ Staff (March 1999). "The Fifth Annual PC Gamer Awards". PC Gamer US. 6 (3): 64, 67, 70–73, 76–78, 84, 86, 87. 

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