We are going back in time! For gamers who were around in the 90s, this was the decade where racing games started to straddle the game/sim world.
For many, Geoff Crammond - Microprose Formula One Grand Prix was the pinnacle of racing at home. The first iteration of this game was released on Atari and Amiga in 1991, with the DOS version coming out a few months later in 1992. Do you still remember the legendary tunes from the intro in the video above?
The game was designed by Geoff Crammond and whilst it is a simulation of Formula One, it was not officially licensed. The driver names were fictional, but the liveries and driver helmets were a very close representation of the 1991 F1 season.
Experience the 90s onlineThis Friday, we are inviting our premium members to take part in our Geoff Crammond Tribute Race at Jerez in Automobilista 2 (click here to register for the event) where we will be racing the exact same type of cars as in the original game.
Williams FW14For this special event we have chosen the Formula Classic Gen 3 Model 2, which is based on 1991 Williams FW14 V10 Formula One car. This model has 707 horsepower from a 3.5L V10, with no ABS or traction control. Despite the car having no assists and being incredibly quick, it is an intuitive car to drive and so as long as you remember to short shift out of slow corners you should be fine!
Here is a lap around Jerez to get your adrenaline pumping: