Grand Prix 3

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Grand Prix 3
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Grand Prix 3 box art
Developer(s)MicroProse Chipping Sodbury
Publisher(s)Hasbro Interactive
Designer(s)Geoff Crammond
SeriesGrand Prix
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Genre(s)Racing simulation

Grand Prix 3 is a computer racing simulator by MicroProse, released in 2000 by Hasbro Interactive.


The game is known for featuring the 1998 Formula One season (with all drivers except Jacques Villeneuve, who is instead replaced by a fictional character, John Newhouse).[1]. In August 2001 an expansion pack "Grand Prix 3: 2000 Season" was released, updating the game to feature the 2000 season's cars and drivers, as well as the 2 new circuits on the calendar, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Grand Prix 3 received a "Silver" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[2] indicating sales of at least 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[3]

The game was not quite as well received as its predecessors, but at the time was widely considered to be the best racing simulation available.[4][5]

The editors of Computer Gaming World nominated Grand Prix 3 as the best racing game of 2000, although it lost to Motocross Madness 2. They described Grand Prix 3 as a "precisely tuned" title.[6]


  1. ^ "Grand Prix 3". IGN. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Silver". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Osborne, Scott (28 August 2000). "Grand Prix 3 Review". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ Staff, I. G. N. (5 September 2000). "Grand Prix 3". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ Staff (April 2001). "The 2001 Premier Awards; Games of the Year". Computer Gaming World (201): 72–80, 82, 83.