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  • Summary: Cutting-edge technology brings you the most accurate representation of Formula One to date. High-resolution car models include details right down to the very last shut line. Circuits include real life structures, helicopters, airplanes, panoramic skies, animated grid girls, motion captured pit crews, and even bumps in the track surface as they exist in reality. The glossy team-themed user interface puts you in the game and tracks your performance as a real life driver competing against the likes of world champion drives such as Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, and Michael Schumacher. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 95
    You will have to spend some time practicing and tweaking your opponents, your car handling, and your realism settings to find the right spot for you. If you are willing to do all of this, then this is a fine F1 simulation that will ultimately reward you.
  2. Everything you could want for hot lapping, racing individual races or enjoying full championship seasons is in this single, reasonably priced package.
  3. Easily delivers the most entertaining and authentic Formula One PC racing experience ever. [Sept 2003, p.90]
  4. This game is beautiful to look at and is, at times, photorealistic. [Oct 2003, p.94]
  5. This game has so much more detail, realism, and flexibility than its predecessors that it effectively laps the F1 racing field. [Sept 2003, p.97]
  6. Currently the most authentic, most taxing open-wheeled sim on the market, and, with a sophisticated mod community already established, may well remain that way for some time to come.
  7. The AI is unlike anything else I've seen in a driving game...At times in R1C it was hard to believe I was facing off against computer controlled opponents.

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  1. Jan 25, 2013
    10
    Fantastic Formula 1 Simulation, better than F1 games from Codemasters, very good physics, mods, car setup....Bad graphic? Its not about graphic, its about Formula 1 and this game doing it very well Expand

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