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MONACO GRAND PRIX: DRIVING GUIDE
By
Jamie Stafford/Wolf Feather
FEATHER7@IX.NETCOM.COM






Initial Version Completed: July 26, 2002
FINAL VERSION Completed:   August 13, 2002

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CONTENTS
Spacing and Length
Permissions
Introduction
Assumptions and Conventions
Arcade Mode
Single Race Mode
Championship Mode
Time Attack Mode
Driving Instructions: Australia
Driving Instructions: Brazil
Driving Instructions: Argentina
Driving Instructions: San Marino
Driving Instructions: Spain
Driving Instructions: Monaco
Driving Instructions: Canada
Driving Instructions: France
Driving Instructions: England
Driving Instructions: Austria
Driving Instructions: Germany
Driving Instructions: Hungary
Driving Instructions: Belgium
Driving Instructions: Italy
Driving Instructions: Luxembourg
Driving Instructions: Japan
Contact Information

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SPACING AND LENGTH
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PERMISSIONS
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INTRODUCTION
Most likely, if you play Monaco Grand Prix, then you are at
least a casual fan of Formula 1 racing, and have at least a
basic knowledge of many or all of the currently-used F1
courses.  That knowledge does indeed help when first playing
Monaco Grand Prix, and vice versa - extensive gameplay helps
in determining where the drivers are on each course when
races are televised.

The main part of this driving guide provides information to
help you to cleanly drive each course.  Even those who know
the courses fairly well and/or play the game regularly can
always use tips.

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ASSUMPTIONS AND CONVENTIONS
Several of the official course and segment names used in F1
racing include the use of characters which are not standard
to the English language, on which the Internet and standard
text-only documents are based.  In order to eliminate the
potential for 'strange characters' in a standard text-only
document, these characters have not been used.

This driving guide is designed with the assumption that you
(the player) are playing with Dry Weather, Fuel Usage,
Penalties, Equipment Failures, and Damage all activated.
Most important here is Penalties; with the Penalties option
activated, shortcutting corners, driving too far off-course,
passing another car when the yellow flag is displayed, and
reckless driving (including driving backward during a race)
will instigate a ten-second Stop-Go Penalty; driving backward
results in an immediate Black Flag, ending your race).  It is
not possible to 'accumulate' multiple outstanding Stop-Go
Penalties and then serve them all at once; if more than one
Stop-Go Penalty is outstanding, you will be shown a Black
Flag and be forced to end the race prematurely.

Most racetracks outside the United States name the corners
and even some straightaways.  Where these names are known,
they will be included in parentheses and referenced in the
explanatory text.  These names have been gathered from course
maps available on the courses' official Web sites, my memory
of how F1 races have been called by the TV sportscasters,
and/or from the Training mode of F1 Championship Season 2000
(the follow-up game to F1 2000, also by EA Sports).  To the
extent possible, these names have been translated into
English.

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ARCADE MODE
This is the easiest gameplay mode in Monaco Grand Prix.
There are extremely few variables affecting car control in
Arcade Mode, which makes this mode quite forgiving should the
player make a mistake.  For example, braking late for a
corner does not necessarily mean that the car will slide off
the outside of the turn; in fact, it is often possible to
keep to the pavement in this situation and continue
cornering.  In another example, should the car get speared
from behind and start to spin, it is TOO easy to 'catch' the
vehicle and point the car back in the correct direction of
travel.  Shortcutting is not an issue in Arcade Mode, as
Penalties is deactivated by default.

Each race here is three laps at a player-selected venue.
Initially, only the Germany, Hungary, and Italy circuits are
available; winning at all three venues opens a new circuit,
and winning there opens another circuit, and on and on and on
until all sixteen circuits are available.

Here is a list of the venues and how to open each:

   Australia       Win at San Marino
   Brazil          Win at England
   Argentina*      Win at Austria
   San Marino      Win at Germany, Hungary, AND Italy
   Spain           Win at Argentina
   Monaco          Win at Japan
   Canada          Win at Australia
   France          Win at Luxembourg
   England         Win at France
   Austria         Win at Brazil
   Germany         Initially available
   Hungary         Initially available
   Belgium         Win at Spain
   Italy           Initially available
   Luxembourg      Win at Canada
   Japan           Win at Belgium

*This is the only race venue in Monaco Grand Prix which is
not currently in use (as of the final writing of this guide
in August 2002).  Also, two new F1 race venues have been
added since this game was released: Malaysia (held at
Sepang/Kuala Lampur), and United States (held at
Indianapolis).  Please see my game guides for F1 2000, F1
Championship Season 2000, F1 2001, F1 2002, and/or the World-
famous Racing Circuits Guide for details (including complete
driving instructions) for the Sepang and Indianapolis venues.

Note that winning at ALL these race venues results in a
trophy presentation.

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SINGLE RACE MODE
Using the available venues in the game (unlocked in Arcade
Mode), Single Race Mode presents more of a challenge.  Races
are customizable in terms of weather and length; further, the
player can specify a starting position on the grid as well as
the number of competitors.  Finally, the player can elect to
have Penalties activated or deactivated.

Next, the player can customize the car set-up.  Tuning can be
done to the fuel load, turning angle, tire compound,
downforce (wings), brake balance, gear ratios, ride height,
and springs.  Careful consideration is required before
fiddling with any of these tuning options; blindly changing
settings will almost certainly result in a poor-handling car
which is difficult to keep on the pavement.

Braking especially takes on much more importance here than in
Arcade Mode.  Car handling is now somewhat unforgiving - but
the level of unforgiveness really depends on how well the car
is set for the circuit and the player's driving style.

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CHAMPIONSHIP MODE
This is where F1 drivers truly earn their money!!!  Here,
players compete in an entire sixteen-race season.  As in
Single Race Mode, car set-up is key to success.  Tuning can
be done to the fuel load, turning angle, tire compound,
downforce (wings), brake balance, gear ratios, ride height,
and springs.  Careful consideration is required before
fiddling with any of these tuning options; blindly changing
settings will almost certainly result in a poor-handling car
which is difficult to keep on the pavement.

Fortunately, unlike in Time Attack Mode, changes CAN be made
to the car upon entering Pit Lane in Practice or Qualifying.
Changes can be made to the car in long races upon entering
Pit Lane.

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TIME ATTACK MODE
This is perhaps the best place to discover the best possible
car set-up for each circuit.  Certainly, there is something
to be said about setting the fastest possible lap times.
However, there is no one else on the circuit.

Time Attack Mode does have one major disadvantage, however,
for finding proper set-ups:  The car will not stop in Pit
Lane, meaning that changing tuning settings requires leaving
the circuit and going back to the Time Attack Menu, then
making changes before returning to the circuit.

There are two kinds of Time Attack: Free Run and Ghost.  In
Free Run, the player simply runs around the track.  In Ghost,
a ghost image of the player's best time will always be
available, thus giving the player a visual representation of
how the current lap compares with the fastest lap.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: AUSTRALIA
This course is built around the beautiful Albert Park Lake.
As you drive around the eastern shore of the lake, you can
see people enjoying themselves on the lake to your right.
There are usually plenty of trees on both sides of the track,
with a nice view of Melbourne's buildings as you come through
Turns 12 and 13.  The Albert Park circuit features many long,
gentle, no-braking corners, allowing for incredible top-end
speed.  However, these are tempered with several moderate-
and hard-braking corners.

Pit Straight: The front straight is fairly long, following a
light-braking corner (Turn 16).  However, Turn 1 requires an
early braking zone.

Turn 1: A moderate-braking right-hand corner.  If you miss
the braking zone here, there is a wide area in which you can
recover, and a long run-off area.  Traffic will often bunch
up entering Turn 1.

Turn 2: Immediately following Turn 1, this is a gentle left-
hand turn which can be taken at full speed.  Excellent
acceleration out of Turn 1 makes the exit of Turn 2 and the
ensuing straightaway a prime passing zone.

Turn 3: This is a hard-braking right-hand corner following a
long straightaway.  Again, there is a wide recovery area
here, as well as an extended run-off lane.  A little speed
can be made coming out of Turn 3, but the straightaway is
virtually non-existent, requiring moderate braking for Turn
4.  This is definitely NOT a place to pass (safely).  Traffic
tends to bunch up here for Turns 3 and 4.

Turn 4: A left-hand corner requiring at least moderate
braking.  To the outside of the corner is a wide, paved
recovery area; however, driving too far out to the right will
result in a Stop-Go Penalty.  Good acceleration out of Turn 4
can set up a good passing opportunity.

Turn 5: A gentle right-hand corner through the trees which
leads to a nice straightaway.  No braking is necessary here.

Turn 6: A semi-hidden moderate-braking right-hand corner.
Traffic will sometimes bunch up here, as drivers try to spot
the corner.  A wide recovery zone is available here as well.

Turn 7: Immediately following Turn 6, Turn 7 is a very gentle
left-hand corner which brings you alongside the northernmost
end of Albert Park Lake.

Turn 8: This is almost not a turn at all, as it curves
extremely gently along the shoreline.

Turn 9: The first piece of pavement to the right is NOT the
official corner; taking this bypass area results in a Stop-Go
Penalty.  The official corner is a tight right-hand turn
which requires moderate or hard braking.  Traffic almost
always bunches up here.

Turn 10: This is almost not a turn at all, as it curves
extremely gently to the left and back along the shoreline.
There is absolutely NO room for error on the right side of
the track, as the pavement runs directly up against the
barrier.  The view of Albert Park Lake is quite serene from
here, but don't take your eyes off the course!!!

Turns 11 and 12: If you are not navigating traffic, Turns 11
and 12 can be taken at full speed, although some drivers may
feel more comfortable with tapping the brakes once in each
turn.  However, sliding even one pixel across the rumble
strips on either side of the road results in a Stop-Go
Penalty.

Straightaway: The pavement runs directly up against the
barrier on he left side of the course here, creating problems
for cars on the left whose engines suddenly expire.

Turn 13: This is a semi-blind right-hand corner requiring
moderate braking if you are alone; traffic tends to bunch up
here.  The recovery area again is quite wide, with an
extremely long run-off area if needed.  This leads to a short
straightaway which can be a prime passing zone if
acceleration out of Turn 13 is strong.

Turn 14: A light-braking, right-hand corner with a wide
recovery area.  This is a good place to pass on braking upon
entering the corner.

Turn 15: Do not be fooled by the run-off lane which goes
directly ahead into an unforgiving barrier; there IS a turn
to the left here requiring moderate braking.  This is also a
good place to pass on braking when entering the corner.  Note
that the Pit Entry is immediately to the right upon exiting
the corner, to be sure to look for cars moving slower than
expected as they enter Pit Lane.

Turn 16: Without traffic, this right-hand corner can be taken
at full speed if you slowed enough in Turn 15.  But, be
careful with the approach and exit angles for this turn, as
the barrier (and a grandstand) is just a few feet off the
pavement on the left as you exit the corner.  This leads onto
the Pit Straight.

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins immediately after Turn 15. It
is possible to enter at a fairly high speed, but there will
be a turn to the right very quickly, requiring moderate
braking.  Before entering the main Pit area, however, is a
right-left chicane, so be prepared to truly slam on the
brakes, or else the nose of your car will slam into the Pit
Lane barrier.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: BRAZIL
Most F1 courses are driven clockwise; built on a steep
hillside, Interlagos is driven counter-clockwise.  There are
two main set-up options here: low-downforce for high speeds,
and high-downforce for better cornering.  The upper part of
the course features long segments of flat-out, full-throttle,
top-speed driving, which is prime for low-downforce set-ups.
However, the lower part of the course (where the most clock
time is spent) features tight corners and several significant
elevation changes, so high-downforce set-ups are highly
beneficial here.

Pit Straight: This is the highest point of the course in
terms of elevation.  There is no room to pull off the course
here if there is a problem with a car.  This is also the
fastest portion of the course, leading into the most
dangerous corner at Interlagos.  There are several left-hand
fades along the 'Pit Straight.'  This 'straightaway' is the
longest stretch of flat-out acceleration of this course.  The
optimal racing line is hard to the left, so be careful not to
rub the left-side tires against the barriers.  The Pit
Entrance is also to the left, and cars may enter here at top
speed.

Turn 1 (S do Senna): Especially since this corner follows an
incredibly long and fast 'Pit Straight,' this is by far the
most dangerous turn on the course.  This is a tight, left-
hand, semi-blind, downhill corner requiring severe braking
long before reaching the turn.  Unless you have PERFECT
confidence in your car's braking AND turning ability, this is
definitely NOT a place to pass!!!  For those who overrun the
corner, there is a sizeable patch of kitty litter, but there
is also a two-level barrier; the first barrier is a short
segment, so it is possible (if necessary) to drive behind
this first barrier and come out on the other side in the
middle of Turn 3.

Turn 2 (S do Senna): This follows immediately after Turn 1.
This right-hand corner can be taken at full speed (unless
slower traffic blocks the path) to set up prime passing
opportunities in Curva du Sol or along the following
straightaway.  Amazingly, there is a small paved path between
the main track and the Pit Lane where the old Pit Lane met
the course (drivers used to rejoin the race at the outside of
Turn 2).  F1 2000 does not penalize you for leaving the main
course via this short piece of pavement and driving along the
rest of the Pit Lane, which makes this a great method for
passing a large group of cars at once (the Pit Lane rejoins
the course just beyond the exit of Turn 3); however, extreme
caution must be taken not to ram the barrier on the left of
the Pit Lane when attempting this maneuver at full speed.

Turn 3 (Curva du Sol): Immediately following S do Senna, Turn
3 is a gentle left-hand corner which can also be taken at top
speed.  Just beyond the exit of Turn 3, the Pit Lane rejoins
the main course on the left.  Curva du Sol leads into yet
another long straightaway.

Turn 4 (Lago): This corner begins the lower portion of the
course in terms of elevation.  Lago is a semi-hidden left-
hand corner with a slight downward slope.  Moderate braking
is necessary here to keep from sliding the car into the
recovery zone.  Good acceleration out of Lago sets up great
passing in the next corner and along the following
straightaway.

Turn 5: A gentle left-hand turn, this can be taken at full
throttle.  The course begins to slope upward again.

Straightaway: This is effectively the last straightaway
before the Pit Straight at the beginning of the course.  The
course here slopes upward, so cars with excellent
acceleration out of Turns 4 and 5 can pass those with poor
uphill speed.

Turn 6 (Laranjinha): This is the beginning of a pair of
right-hand corners which effectively form a 'U' shape.  The
entry of this corner can be taken at full throttle, but be
ready to touch the brakes at the exit of this corner.  Turn 6
is also on the crown of a hill.

Turn 7 (Laranjinha): The final corner of a 'U' shape in the
course, this is a right-hand decreasing-radius corner with a
gentle downward slope.

Turn 8 (Curva do S): After an almost negligible straightaway,
this right-hand corner requires moderate braking.  The course
also begins to slope downhill at the beginning of Turn 8.
Pinheirinho immediately follows.

Turn 9 (Pinheirinho): Immediately upon exiting Turn 8, slam
on the brakes again for the sharp left-hand Pinheirinho.
This is potentially a good place to pass other cars,
especially if using a high-downforce set-up.  Turn 9 is a
long corner, however, so it is important to hug the apex
longer than usual.  The exit of Pinheirinho leads to an
upward-sloping straightaway.

Turn 10 (Bica do Pato): The entrance of Turn 10 begins the
final downward slope of the course, making this right-hand
corner even more difficult to navigate.  Heavy braking and
excellent hands are required to maneuver the car safely
through this corner.  Good acceleration is needed exiting
Bica do Pato to pass traffic in the next corner and ensuing
straightaway.  The kitty litter is available if you overshoot
the corner, but you will quickly find yourself rubbing
against a barrier.

Turn 11 (Mergulho): This left-hand corner almost immediately
follows Bica do Pato and can be taken flat-out to provide
good speed along the next (very short) straightaway.  Good
acceleration out of Turn 10 makes this a good passing zone if
you have a decent racing line, otherwise you may find
yourself off the course on the outside of the corner.

Turn 12 (Juncao): This is a tight left-hand corner requiring
moderate to heavy braking.  The final, steep uphill slope
begins here, and the exit of the corner is hidden (even in
chase view).  It is extremely easy to run off the outside of
the corner here, but a small patch of grass and another paved
lane provide run-off relief here.  This corner leads to the
incredibly long Pit Straight.

Pit Exit: The Pit Lane once emptied onto the exit of Turn 2;
it now rejoins the main course just after the exit of Curva
du Sol.  This makes Pit Lane extremely longŠ and F1 2000
refuses to give you control of your car until you are
effectively past Turn 2.  This fact makes it extremely
important to select your pit strategy carefully in long
races.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: ARGENTINA
Argentina's Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez circuit is fun,
but tricky.  There are several blind corners and chicanes,
usually involving hillsides, which can force the unwary
driver into a sand trap or a barrier.  High speeds can be
attained here, but cornering ability is a generally better
choice.

Pit Straight: A moderate Pit Straight, this area allows for
good passing opportunities.  Be careful for Turn 1, however,
as the main course turns to the right, whereas there is an
access road which continues straight ahead.

Turns 1-2: This right-hand U-shaped double-apex section is a
prime passing zone entering Turn 1.  Moderate braking is best
for Turn 1; those not immediately jamming on the accelerator
should be able to keep slowly applying the throttle all the
way through Turn 2.

Turn 3 (Confiteria): After a brief straightaway, this left-
hand J-turn will require moderate braking, but late braking
and a tight entry can provide good passing opportunities,
especially if combined with swinging far out on exit to avoid
being repassed by competitors.

Turn 4 (Curva del Ornbu): This long left-hand corner requires
only light braking, and may be best taken single-file if in
traffic due to the upcoming corner.

Turn 5: Very quickly beyond Curva del Ornbu, this right-hand
corner is a bit sharper than Turn 4 and requires light or
perhaps moderate braking.  Good power out of Turn 5 sets up
good passing opportunities all the way down to Extrada a los
Mixtos.

Turn 6 (Curvon): This long sweeping right-hand hairpin will
require either light braking or good throttle management.  In
either case, if a car can perform adequately on the outside
racing line, this is a good place to pass slower cars.
Strong acceleration out of Curvon is required to maximize
passing opportunities.

Straightaway: This is a significant straightaway, and
drafting tactic are key to passing the frontrunners here.

Turn 7 (Ascari): This gentle right-hand corner can generally
be taken at full speed.  As on the previous straightaway,
drafting is very important to making passes here.

Turn 8 (Extrada a los Mixtos): After a long run of full-
throttle racing, it is very easy to miss the braking zone for
this tight right-hand hairpin.  The course also climbs a bit
in elevation here, which can make the hairpin even trickier.

Turns 9-10 (Viborita): Just beyond the hairpin, this quick-
flick left-right chicane can be taken at full throttle unless
encumbered by traffic.  Keep a solid racing line to avoid
dropping a wheel off the rumble strips at the apexes.
However, begin braking immediately upon corner exit.

Turns 11-12: This left-hand double-apex U-shaped formation
immediately follows Viborita.  Moderate braking is required
upon exiting Viborita to keep from overrunning Turn 11 and
getting caught out in the kitty litter.  Light or moderate
braking is also required for Turn 12.

Turns 13-14: This is the trickiest area of the circuit.  This
left-right chicane is entirely on a downhill slope, and
because of the angle of the hill, the pavement's turns are
almost impossible to see until it is too late to avoid an
off.  Moderate braking is definitely needed to keep on the
pavement, but even more important - especially if there is
not traffic ahead to indicate the chicane - is to have a
perfectly flawless knowledge of this area of the circuit.
There is a quick fade to the right on exiting this chicane,
making the entire complex potentially even trickier.

Straightaway: This is a fairly brief straightaway, with Pit
Entry on the right near its end.

Turn 15 (Horquilla): This final corner of the circuit is a
low-speed right-hand J-turn requiring moderate or heavy
braking on entry.  Passing here can be difficult.  Strong
power out of Horquilla and through the following gentle left-
hand fade will provide good passing opportunities along Pit
Straight.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: SAN MARINO
The Imola circuit is challenging but rather fun.  Again, this
is a 'counterclockwise' circuit, but, oddly, the Pits and
Paddock are located on the outside of the circuit and not on
the inside.  There is extremely little tolerance for
shortcutting the chicanes, and Turn 6 (Tosa) is essentially a
blind corner unless traffic is present to mark the course for
you.

Pit Straight: This is a long straightaway, which enables high
speeds as the cars cross the Start/Finish Line.  Good exit
speed out of the final chicane makes for prime passing and a
good show for the spectators.  The Pit Straight fades to the
left at the end of Pit Lane (which is aligned with the
Start/Finish Line).  Once past the Pits, there is a barrier
directly against the right side of the track.

Turns 1 and 2 (Tamburello): This is a left-right chicane.
Turn 1 requires moderate braking, but if you slow enough in
Turn 1, you should be able to drive at full throttle through
Turn 2 and beyond.  There is slight tolerance for cutting the
corners here, but not much.  If you try to take the entire
chicane at full speed, you can make it through Turn 1 fairly
well, but you will quickly find yourself in the grass on the
outside of Turn 2 and banging against the nearby barrier.  If
you completely miss the braking zone for Turn 1, there is a
huge sand trap to help you recover.

Turn 3 (Tamburello): Immediately following Turn 2, Tamburello
is a soft left-hand corner which can be taken at full speed.
Good acceleration out of Turn 1 makes this a good passing
zone.  Following this corner is a significant straightaway.

Turns 4 and 5 (Villeneuve): This is another left-right
chicane, but not as lengthy as the first.  Without traffic to
navigate, this chicane can be taken at top speed with no
braking and without risk of shortcutting either corner, but
care must be taken not to slide off the course at the exit of
Turn 5.  The course slopes upward at the exit of this
chicane.

Turn 6 (Tosa): This is a blind left-hand corner which
continues the upward slope of the course.  Moderate or even
severe braking is required here, or else your car will be in
the kitty litter and headed toward the grandstands.  Traffic
is actually a benefit in approaching this corner, as the
course is largely hidden from view, but other cars are easy
to see.  If any mistake is to be made here, it is to shortcut
the corner, as the CPU is actually quite tolerant on this
corner.

Straightaway: The course continues up the hill here, cresting
underneath the overhead Firestone advertisement.  Just beyond
the ad, the track fades to the right as it begins its gentle
downward slope, but then leads directly into Piratella.

Turn 7 (Piratella): The course continues downward here, with
the slope increasing.  This is a left-hand semi-blind corner.
It is rather easy to slip off the pavement here and into the
kitty litter on the outside of the corner.  Any passing done
here is best made tight to the apex of the corner, perhaps
with only the right-side wheels on the pavement or rumble
strip.

Turn 8: Barely a corner at all but more than a fade, the
course gently turns to the left here as the track passes
under an Arexons banner.  This is a full-speed 'corner.'

Turns 9 and 10 (Mineralli): This is a pair of right-hand
corners which effectively function as a decreasing-radius 'U'
formation.  Turn 9 can be taken at full speed, but upon exit
to the outside of Turn 9, heavy braking is needed and extra
steering to the right is required to safely navigate around
the decreasing-radius Turn 10.  The track begins another
(steep) uphill slope in Turn 10.  Tightly hugging the apex
allows for prime passing through Turn 10.  Care must be taken
not to enter Turn 10 too fast, or else you will be off the
course on the left.  If you do find yourself off-course, you
MUST turn sharply to the right to get back onto the pavement,
as Turn 11 immediately follows and the CPU allows virtually
no tolerance here for shortcutting.

Turn 11 (Mineralli): Immediately following Turn 10, the left-
hand Turn 11 continues the upward slope of the course.  There
is almost no CPU tolerance for shortcutting here, to it is
very important to remain on-course here.  Care must be taken
not to slip off to the right of the track as you pass
underneath the EA Sports banner.

Turns 12-13 (Alta Chicane): This is a right-left chicane,
beginning underneath the EuroBusiness banner.  Although there
is NO tolerance for shortcutting here, this chicane can be
easily taken at full speed; however, other cars generally
slow significantly for this chicane, so a full-speed maneuver
here in traffic is not advised.  The barrier to the outside
of Turn 13 is very close to the track, so be careful not to
slip of the course.

Straightaway: The course begins its final downhill slope
here, fading gently first to the left, then to the right.

Turns 14 and 15 (Rivazza): This is a left-hand 'U' formation.
Moderate braking is required entering Turn 14, but then Turn
15 can be taken at full speed, although some may feel more
comfortable lightly tapping the brakes here.  Caution must be
taken to use enough braking entering the 'U' formation, or
else you will end up in the sand on the right side of the
track.

Straightaway: This is the final long straightaway before
reaching the Pit Straight.  However, the official course
fades to the right just after passing underneath the Helix
banner; driving straight ahead (the pavement of the old
course) and thus missing the entire final chicane results in
a Stop-Go Penalty.  The end of this straightaway provides two
options: 1.) Keep driving straight ahead onto Pit Lane; 2.)
Turn left for the final chicane.

Turns 16 and 17 (Bassa Chicane): This is the final chicane
(left-right) of the course.  There is no tolerance for
shortcutting here.  To the outside of Turn 16 is the Pit Lane
entry, so be mindful of slower cars entering Pit Lane as you
approach the chicane.  Moderate braking is required entering
Turn 16, but then Turn 17 can usually be taken at full speed
onto the Pit Straight.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: SPAIN
The Catalunya circuit is challenging, especially the two
hairpins and the 'J' turns.  For observers and drivers alike,
plenty of action can be found at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Pit Straight: As usual, incredible speeds can be attained
here.  Watch for cars rejoining the race from the right side
of the straightaway.

Turn 1 (Elf): This is a right-hand corner which can only be
taken flat-out if using a high-downforce set-up, which is not
advisable for the Catalynua circuitŠ even then, it requires
quick reflexes and a flawless racing line to keep from
sliding off the course.  Otherwise, light braking is required
here.  Be careful not to hug the inside of the corner too
tightly, or you will damage your right-side tires on the
barrier.  Strong acceleration out of Turn 1 creates great
passing opportunities all the way to Repsol.

Turn 2 (Elf): Immediately following Turn 1, the left-hand
Turn 2 can usually be taken at top acceleration.  With strong
acceleration out of Turn 1, this is a prime passing zone.

Turn 3 (Seat): A sweeping right-hand increasing-radius corner
which can be taken at full speed, this is also a good place
to pass slower cars.

Turn 4 (Repsol): This is a semi-blind right-hand hairpin
corner which requires moderate or heavy braking.  The barrier
on the inside of the corner rests almost directly against the
track.  This can actually be a good place to pass, but only
with extreme caution.  Don't come too hot into this corner or
else you will find yourself in the sand.  After clearing the
first 90 degrees, you should be able to accelerate fairly
well if you are not encumbered by traffic.

Turn 5: After a very short straightaway, this is a semi-blind
left-hand hairpin, a bit tighter than Turn 4.  Moderate or
heavy braking will be needed here, or you will definitely be
using the recovery area.

Straightaway: This straightaway fades to the left.  Good
acceleration out of Turn 5 can create passing opportunities,
especially in the braking zone for Wuth.

Turn 6 (Wuth): With a good racing line, you should be able to
brake lightly to clear this semi-blind left-hand turn.
Beware the barrier on the inside of the corner.  The angle of
the rumble strip along the apex in relation to the short
patch of grass is rather odd; if you roll your left-side
tires onto the grass, you may quickly lose control of the
car, causing the vehicle to slide or even spin.  The exit of
Wuth has an immediate fade to the right.

Turn 7 (Campsa): This right-hand corner can be taken at full
speed.  Note that the official circuit is to the right; do
not drive directly ahead on another patch of pavement or you
will be assigned a Stop-Go Penalty.

Turn 8 (La Cacsa): Severe braking is required for this left-
hand corner.  While not suggested, you may be able to pass
other cars on braking here.  As with Wuth, stay off the
rumble strips and grass on the inside of the turn, or you
will risk losing control of the car.  This is a 'J' turn, and
the corner seems to go on forever before you reach the exit.

Turn 9 (Banc Sabadeau): Shortly following Turn 8, moderate or
heavy braking will be needed here for the right-hand, upward-
sloping corner.  This is also a 'J' turn.  If you need a
recovery area anywhere on the course, it will most likely be
here.

Turn 10: Light braking may be needed for this right-hand
corner.  The key here is to truly hug the inside of the turn
and accelerate strongly through the exit.  Watch for slow
cars here preparing to go to Pit Lane for servicing.

Turn 11: Entering this right-hand corner, the Pit Lane begins
on the right, so be on the lookout for very slow cars here.
If you take this final corner too tightly, or make a VERY
late decision to go to the pits, you will likely damage the
front of the car on a barrier.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: MONACO
'To finish first, first you must finish.'  The Monaco circuit
is a highly daunting temporary street course, especially from
the Driver View or the Front Wing View, as the barriers are
FAR too close for comfort, and passing is virtually
impossible for even expert drivers.  If there is a problem
with a car, there are extremely few places to pull off the
course, so all drivers must be wary of damaged vehicles,
especially slow or stationary cars around the many blind
corners.  The most significant key to simply finishing a race
at Monaco is SURVIVAL, which means a slow, methodical,
patient race.  Aggressive drivers (like myself) would almost
certainly end up dead - or at least driving an extremely
beat-up vehicle - driving the Monaco circuit for real!!!  For
a comparison, the Surfer's Paradise circuit in Newman-Haas
Racing is a sweet dream compared to the Monaco circuit!!!!!

Pit Straight: Not straight at all, the 'Pit Straight' fades
to the right along its entire length.  Near the end, the Pit
Lane rejoins the main course from the right.

Turn 1 (Sainte Devote): This is a tight right-hand semi-blind
corner; heavy braking is required long before reaching Sainte
Devote.  To the left on entering this corner is one of the
few areas to pull off the course if there is a problem.  The
uphill portion of the course begins here.

Straightaway (Beau Rivage): Not really straight with its
varying-direction fades, the circuit climbs steeply uphill
here.  Because of the fades, this is actually NOT a passing
zone; you may think you have enough room to pass a slower car
and actually pull up alongside it, but then you and the
slower vehicle will end up bumping each other and/or a
barrier because of a fade.

Turn 2 (Massanet): This is a sweeping left-hand blind corner
requiring moderate braking on entry and light braking as you
continue through the turn.  If you come in too fast, the
corner workers will be scraping the right side of your car
off the barrier at the end of the race; if you take the
corner too tightly, the same will happen for the left side of
the car.  The exit of Massanet is the highest point on the
courseŠ which has only just begun, even if it IS all
'downhill' from here!!!

Turn 3 (Casino): Light or moderate braking will be needed for
the right-hand Casino.  This corner almost immediately
follows Massanet, and begins the long downward trajectory of
the course.  This corner is actually wider than most, to the
extent that a car in trouble may be parked along the barrier
on the outside of the corner.  Be careful not to scrape the
left-side barrier while exiting Turn 3.

Turn 4 (Mirabeau): Following a long downhill straightaway,
heavy braking is needed for this right-hand blind 'J' turn.
A small pull-off area is provided on the left on entry.  If
you miss the braking zone, your front end will be crushed up
against yet another barrier. This corner continues the
course's downhill slope, which adds to the difficulty of the
turn.

Turn 5 (Great Curve): Following an extremely short
straightaway, this left-hand hairpin is one of the slowest in
all of F1 racing.  If you have excellent braking ability, you
can actually PASS (a rarity!!!) by taking the tight inside
line; otherwise, it would be best to drive through the Great
Curve single-file.

Turns 6 and 7 (Portier): This pair of right-hand corners form
a 'U' shape, but neither can be taken at any respectable
speed.  Between these two corners on the left is a pull-off
area, with another to the left on exiting the 'U' formation.
Turn 7 is the slowest of the two corners, and is the most
difficult in terms of the view of the track.  Accelerating
too soon out of Turn 7 means banging the left side of the car
against yet another immovable barrier.

Straightaway (The Tunnel): This 'straightaway' is actually a
very long right-hand fade in a semi-tunnel (the left side
provides a clear view of the water).  However, even on a
sunny day, visibility here is poor due to the sun being at a
'wrong' angle compared to the circuit.  Start braking shortly
after breaking back out into the sunlight (assuming Dry
Weather is active), or you will break the front end of the
car at the chicane.

Chicane (Nouveau Chicane): This would not be so bad, except
that F1 2000 puts both rumble strips AND a nasty barrier here
to mark the chicane; some other F1 games (including the
follow-up game to F1 2000) use only rumble strips here.  With
the barrier here to impede your progress, braking is of
utmost importance.  The course narrows as you come around the
chicane, but then 'widens' back to 'normal' at the exit.

Turn 8 (Tobacco): This left-hand corner is best taken with
light braking, although it can be cleared with no braking
with sufficient downforce, no traffic, and a FLAWLESS racing
line.

Turns 9-12 (Swimming Pool): This is essentially a double
chicane around the swimming pool.  Turns 9 and 10 form a
tight left-right combination, for which moderate braking is
required.  After an extremely short straightaway, Turns 11
and 12 form the opposite configuration (right-left), but are
even tighter.  This opens out onto a short straightaway where
you MIGHT be able to pass ONE car.

Turns 13 and 14 (La Rascasse): This is a tight left-right
chicane requiring moderate braking for Turn 13 and heavy
braking for Turn 14.  Even worse, Turn 14 is a 'J' turn, so
the racing line is also very important here.  The Pit Lane is
to the right at the exit of the chicane.

Turns 15 and 16 (Anthony Hoges): A tight right-left chicane,
these are the final corners of the Monaco circuit.  The
course narrows here through the chicane, then 'widens' to
'normal' for the Pit Straight.

Pit Entry: The entrance to the Pit Lane is to the right
immediately after clearing La Rascasse.  Given that La
Rascasse is a blind corner, on every lap, expect a slower car
here headed for the pits.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: CANADA
This incredible circuit is built on an island, accessible to
spectators only via subway.  Much of the course runs along
the southern and northern shores of the island.  This course
is also unusual in that the paddock area is again to the
outside of the course, along the northern shore of the
island.  The long, sweeping straightaways provide for
excellent top-end speed - a much-welcome change from the
slow, tight corners and the many unforgiving barriers of the
streets of Monaco (the previous race circuit in Championship
Mode) - but there are several tight corners here to challenge
both drivers and cars.  Mind The Pin (Turn 10), the
westernmost corner of the course.

Pit Straight: This follows the final chicane of the circuit.
As the Pit Lane rejoins the main course from the left, the
Pit Straight fades to the right, setting up Turn 1.

Turn 1: This left-hand corner will require moderate braking,
and immediately flows into the Senna Curve.  There is a patch
of extra pavement before entering Turn 1, but it is set too
far back to be useful in attempting to gain a better racing
line.

Turn 2 (Senna Curve): This is a right-hand hairpin corner
requiring heavy or severe braking.  It is very easy to run
too wide here, slipping off into the grass.  Likewise, it is
rather easy to overcompensate and cut the corner, which can
result in a Stop-Go Penalty.  A moderate straightaway follows
the Senna Curve, so acceleration from the exit is important.

Turns 3 and 4: This right-left chicane can provide a good
passing zone.  Turn 3 is tight and semi-blind, but passing on
braking is an option for those who know the chicane well.
Turn 4 is an easier corner, allowing good acceleration on
exit, but it is still easy to overshoot the exit of the
chicane and bang the right side of the car against the nearby
barrier.  If you overshoot the entry to the chicane, you will
be given a Stop-Go Penalty if you attempt to simply edge back
onto the main course.

Straightaway: At the end of this moderate straightaway, the
course fades to the left, followed by Turn 5.  Light braking
may be required at the fade if navigating traffic.

Turn 5: This sweeping right-hand corner can be taken at full
speed, unless you are coping with traffic.  Be careful not to
hug the corner too tightly, or your right-side tires will be
on the grass here.

Turn 6: This left-hand corner will require moderate braking,
or you will be flying through the grass toward the spectators
in Grandstand 33.  Minor shortcutting of this corner is
allowed by the CPU, which may be beneficial here for passing
on braking.  This leads out to a very short straightaway.

Turn 7: Following a very short straightaway, Turn 7 is a
light-braking right-hand corner.  The outside of Turn 7 is a
short, steep hillside with a barrier, so DO NOT run wide
entering the corner!!!  It is easy to run wide on exit and
slip off the course and into the barrier on the left, so be
careful.

Straightaway: The course runs along the southern shore of the
island here.  Unfortunately, the extremely tall barrier
prevents much of a viewŠ which actually forces your eyes to
be transfixed on the road and other cars ahead.  Once you
pass underneath the pedestrian bridge, begin braking for the
next chicane.

Turns 8 and 9: This right-left chicane is similar to Turns 6
and 7 in that overrunning the chicane leaves you driving
through the sand directly toward another grandstand full of
spectators.  Moderate braking will be needed to safely enter
the chicane's tight right-hand corner.  The second corner of
the chicane is a gentler left-hand turn, but you might still
run off the course to the right on exit and grind the right
side of the car against the barrier, or roll up on the rumble
strips on the inside of the corner and lose control of the
car.  Accelerate strongly out of the chicane to set up
passing possibilities along the following straightaway and
into The Pin.  Nowhere on the course is there less CPU
tolerance for shortcutting than in this chicane; if you
overshoot the first corner, you can certainly expect to
receive a Stop-Go Penalty.

Straightaway: About two-thirds of the way along, the course
fades to the left.  Begin braking early for Casino Hairpin
unless you really want to slip through the sand trap; braking
after passing underneath the second pedestrian bridge may be
too late for this braking zone.

Turn 10 (Casino Hairpin): This is a tight right-hand hairpin
requiring heavy or even severe braking, depending on when you
begin braking for the corner.  Somehow, this corner seems to
be longer than it really is, so be judicious with the
accelerator until you see clear, straight track ahead.

Straightaway: On exiting Turn 10, the course fades to the
right, then back to the left.  However, no braking is
required here.

Turn 11: Officially marked on course maps as a corner, the
course actually only fades to the right here, thus no braking
is required.  You should be fairly high up in the gearbox by
the time you reach Turn 11.

Straightaway (Casino Straight): The Casino Straight (named
for the casino in the middle of the island) runs parallel to
the northern shore of the island on which the course is
built; there is not much of a view to the left, but it is not
very interesting anyhow.  This is by far the longest
straightaway of the entire course, so much of the time spent
here will be in your car's top gear; a car with a low-
downforce set-up will perform quite well along the Casino
Straight.  The Casino Straight leads to the final (right-
left) chicane of the course, as well as the entry for Pit
Lane.  The Casino de Montreal is the grayish complex off the
course to the right as you drive between the final two
pedestrian bridges.

Turns 12 and 13: This is a right-left chicane which can be
cleared (without traffic) with light or moderate braking.
With a high-downforce set-up, this chicane can be taken at
full speed and no braking, but only by those with a flawless
racing line and a perfect knowledge of the corners.  The exit
of Turn 13 has a wide odd-colored Lane of concrete to allow
for some swing-out, but be careful not to bump the barrier.
The exit of the chicane flows onto the Pit Straight.  The Pit
Lane entry runs straight ahead in line with the Casino
Straight, so cars slowing on the left are likely heading in
for servicing.

Pit Entry: As you enter the final (right-left) chicane, the
Pit Entry runs straight ahead.  Once clear of the main
course, there is very little room for deceleration before the
Pit Lane's own right-left chicane, so it is very important to
slow down on Casino Straight before the Pit Entry.  Keep to
the left when slowing on Casino Straight, allowing other cars
to keep to the right as they prepare for the final chicane.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: FRANCE
The Magny-Cours circuit is characterized by long, sweeping
straightaways and fairly quick corners. The Adelaide hairpin
will almost definitely cause trouble, especially for
aggressive drivers, and rivals the Turn 1 (La Source) hairpin
at Spa-Francorchamps as the slowest corner in all of F1
racing.  This is a very fun course to drive (admittedly a
very subjective statement), but its layout can produce
problems from the standpoint of hearing other cars: Three of
its straightaways are almost exactly parallel to each other,
sometimes making it difficult to determine where other cars
are truly located around you as you try to anticipate where
the next group of traffic that you will need to navigate is
located.  The circuit also has extremely wide areas along
most of the main course to pull aside should your car have a
major malfunction.

Pit Straight: Following the tight High School chicane, strong
acceleration through the Pit Straight creates good passing
chances through Great Curve and into Estoril.  However, the
tightness of the High School chicane and the incredibly close
proximity of the Pit Lane barrier requires immense caution as
you come onto the Pit Straight.  The Start/Finish Line is
about halfway down the Pit Straight; the Pit Lane rejoins the
course from the left at this point.

Turn 1 (Great Curve): In accordance with its name, this is a
wide left-hand corner which can be taken flat-out.

Turn 2 (Estoril): Depending on your set-up, either light or
moderate braking will be needed for entering the VERY long
right-hand 180-degree Estoril; in either case, you will
almost certainly be tapping the brakes in Estoril.  It is
quite easy to roll the right-side tires off onto the grass,
and it is just as easy to slip off on the grass on the
outside of Estoril.

Straightaway (Golf): The Golf Straight if by far the longest
of the course and includes several fades to the right.

Turn 3 (Adelaide): The right-hand Adelaide hairpin is
EXTREMELY tight.  The key here is to brake EARLY, as you will
be downshifting from your top gear to your lowest gear
rapidly; if you begin braking too late, you will be off in
the grass.  If you accelerate too soon out of Adelaide, you
will be rolling through the kitty litter and losing valuable
track position.

Straightaway: Acceleration out of Adelaide is important for
passing other cars here.  There are a few fades in the course
here.

Turns 4 and 5 (Nurburgring): This is a right-left chicane
which will require light braking.  If using a high-downforce
set-up, it is possible to fly through Nurburgring without
braking by making use of the bright-green extension on the
inside of Turn 5.  However, if you remain on the bright-green
extension for too long, you will be assigned a Stop-Go
Penalty.

Turn 6 (180 Degrees): This is quite true - the official name
of this corner is '180 Degrees' according to the official Web
site of Magny-Cours.  This is a wide left-hand hairpin
nestled well within the Estoril hairpin.  Running too wide
here will put you out in the sand; running too close to the
apex could put you up on the rumble strips and force you to
lose control.

Straightaway: The third of the three parallel-running
straightaways, this 'straightaway' has several fades before
the Imola chicane.

Turns 7 and 8 (Imola): This right-left chicane should require
light braking, except for cars with high-downforce set-ups
and a flawless racing line.  A short straightaway out of
Imola sets up the Water Castle curve.  There is not much CPU
tolerance for running off the course here.

Turn 9 (Water Castle): Somewhere between a 'J' turn and a
hairpin, this is an increasing-radius right-hand corner
leading into the final straightaway of the circuit.

Turns 10 and 11 (High School): There is a false line of
pavement to the right as you near the official chicane; this
false pavement runs directly up to an immovable barrier.  The
official chicane requires light braking on entering, and
allows for a VERY short burst of acceleration on exit.  There
is yet another bright-green extension on the inside of Turn
10, but taking this risks acquiring a Stop-Go Penalty.  If
you completely miss this chicane, you will both accumulate a
Stop-Go Penalty and blast through the sand trap and break the
front end on a barrier blocking direct access to Pit Lane.

Turn 12 (High School): On entry, the Pit Lane begins to the
left.  The official corner is a tight right-hand turn which
requires moderate or even heavy braking; wheel lock is very
much a possibility here.  If you miss the corner, you will
blast through the all-too-brief sand trap and ram directly
against a barrier.  If you roll up on the inside of the
corner, the angle of the rumble strips to the pavement will
almost certainly cause your car to spin.

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins to the left at the entry of
Turn 12.  The Pit Lane has its own sharp corner almost
immediately, so it is best to begin slowing (or rather,
barely accelerating) as you leave the High School chicane.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: ENGLAND
Built on an airport site, this historic course features wide
run-off areas in most places.

Pit Straight: The Start/Finish Line is directly at the
beginning of the Pit Straight.  There is no room for error on
the right side of the track, as the Pit Lane barrier is
directly against the pavement.

Turn 1 (Copse): This is a moderate right-hand corner which
can be taken at full speed, but be careful to not run off the
course at the exit of the turn.  The best racing line is to
tightly hug the apex, but the Pit Lane barrier is right there
against the pavement, so it is imperative to keep the right-
side tires from rubbing the barrier.  Turn 1 exits onto a
long straightaway.

Straightaway: The Pit Lane rejoins the main course from the
right about 1/3 of the way along the straight.

Turns 2-5 (Bechetts): This is a set of left-right-left-right
'S' curves. Turns 2 and 4 can be taken at full speed, but
Turns 3 and 5 require moderate or even heavy braking.

Turn 6 (Chapel): This is a gentle left-hand corner which can
be taken at full speed.  This opens onto Hangar Straight.

Straightaway (Hangar Straight): At 738.28m, this is the
longest straightaway of the course.  Good acceleration out of
Turn 5 (the final 'S' curve) can lead to good passing
opportunities along Hangar Straight and/or entering the
braking zone for Turn 7 (Stowe).  To your left is the Roger
Clark Circuit, owned and operated by the same organization
which owns and operates this Grand Prix Circuit.

Turn 7 (Stowe): If you have sufficient downforce, this corner
can be taken at full speed; otherwise, light or moderate
braking will be required here in order to remain on the
pavement.  This is a sweeping right-hand corner followed
immediately by a left-hand semi-corner.  This is the
southernmost point of the course.

Straightaway (Vale): If you use a high-downforce set-up and
can successfully navigate Turn 7 (Stowe) without braking,
then you should be able to continue passing others fairly
easily along Vale, especially if they use a low-downforce
set-up and had to brake through Stowe.

Turns 8 and 9 (Club): There is a stretch of pavement to the
left, but that is NOT the official course; in fact, it has a
tall barrier blocking a clear path for those who wish to
accumulate a Stop-Go Penalty.  The official corner is a tight
left-hand turn followed by the increasing-radius right-hand
Turn 9, leading out onto another long straightaway (Abbey
Straight).

Turns 10 and 11 (Abbey): Like the previous set of corners,
there is another stretch of pavement to the left which is not
part of the official course; as before, this patch of
pavement is blocked by a tall barrier, and taking this route
will accumulate a Stop-Go Penalty.  The official Turn 10 is a
tight left-hand corner, but not as tight as Turn 8.  This is
immediately followed by a light-braking Turn 11, a right-hand
corner.  Be careful not to slip off the course and rub the
nearby barrier on exiting Turn 11.

Straightaway (Farm Straight): With good acceleration out of
Abbey, good passing opportunities can be made here.

Turn 12 (Bridge): Immediately after passing underneath the
pedestrian bridge, you will enter a complex similar to The
Stadium at Hokkenheim.  This is a right-hand corner which can
be taken at full speed with almost all set-ups.

Turn 13 (Priory): With the suggested race set-up, this left-
hand corner will require light braking.  With a high-
downforce set-up, no braking should be necessary.

Turn 14 (Brooklands): Another left-hand corner, this one
requires moderate braking with any set-up.  There is a small
sand trap for those who miss the braking zone.

Turn 15 (Luffield): This set of right-hand corners
essentially form a 'U' shape, and both require moderate or
severe braking to avoid sliding off into the kitty litter.
The exit of Luffield can be taken flat-out all the way to
Turn 3.  The entry to Pit Lane is on the left shortly leaving
Luffield.

Turn 16 (Woodcote): Barely a corner but more than a fade, the
course eases to the right here.  At the exit of the corner is
the Start/Finish Line, and the right-side barrier begins
abruptly here (be careful not to hit it).  In F1 2000, be
careful not to drive to the right of the official course; you
will not be given a Stop-Go Penalty here, but if you drive
over the painted advertisement, your car will slow
noticeably.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: AUSTRIA
This course may only have seven corners, the fewest of the
circuits used in the 1999 racing season, but it is still
quite challenging for the drivers.  The course itself is
built on a hillside, with the Paddock area and the Pit
Straight located at the lowest elevation of the course.

Pit Straight: Long and straight; main grandstands to the
left, Pit Lane to the right.  Rather mundane, except that the
entire Pit Straight has a slow uphill climb into the Castrol
Curve.

Turn 1 (Castrol Curve): After a rather mundane Pit Straight,
the Castrol Curve is anything but mundane.  This is a right-
hand uphill corner which requires moderate braking.  The Pit
Lane rejoins the main course on the right at the exit of the
corner, but the Pit Lane barrier ends just before the
entrance to Castrol Curve, meaning that if you really need to
avoid an accident (or a large group of cars) on Castrol, you
can suddenly jump over to the end of the Pit LaneŠ without a
Stop-Go Penalty.  Because of the steep slope of the hill, it
is all too easy to drive off the outside of the corner and
into a sand trap.

Straightaway: There are a few fades in the straightaway as
the course continues its uphill climb.  The end of the
straightaway (approaching Remus Curve) has a suddenly steeper
grade.

Turn 2 (Remus Curve): This is a TIGHT right-hand 'J' turn
requiring heavy or even severe braking.  The uphill climb of
the course continues through most of the turn, making high or
even moderate speeds impossible here.  Even worse, this is a
blind corner due to the barrier.  Aggressive drivers will
certainly end up overrunning the Remus Curve on exit and find
themselves in the kitty litter.

Straightaway: Located at the highest elevation of the course,
this straightaway has a fade to the right, then another to
the left.  After the second fade, prepare for braking before
arriving at the Gosser Curve.

Turn 3 (Gosser Curve): Another tight right-hand corner,
moderate braking will be required here to avoid sliding off
the course and into yet another sand trap.  This is also a
blind corner, due to the barrier on the inside of Gosser.
The course begins to slowly descend in elevation here.

Straightaway: This is actually NOT a straightaway at all; the
course map does not list the right-hand turn, but it is
definitely more than just a fade.  Is you overrun this, you
will end up in the same sand trap as before - it is simply
extended along the left side of the course from the outside
of Gosser until well beyond the unofficial corner.

Turn 4 (Niki Lauda Curve): This is a wide left-hand corner
which will require light or moderate braking; even if you
slow greatly before entering the corner, you will likely be
tapping the brakes as you progress through Niki Lauda.  There
is another wide patch of sand on the outside of the corner,
stretching almost all the way to the entrance of the Gerhard
Berger Curve.  A short straightaway separates Turns 4 and 5.

Turn 5 (Gerhard Berger Curve): This is almost identical to
the Niki Lauda Curve, but with an additional sand trap which
begins on the inside of the corner.

Straightaway: Again more than a fade but not listed as an
official corner, there is a 'turn' to the right shortly after
exiting the Gerhard Berger Curve.  About two-thirds of the
way along, the course enters a forested area.

Turn 6 (Jochen Rindt Curve): This is a semi-hidden right-hand
corner which can be taken with light braking unless using a
low-downforce set-up.  Another sand trap awaits those who run
off the outside of the corner.  A short straightaway follows
Jochen Rindt.

Turn 7 (Mobilkom Curve): This is a right-hand corner which
will require light or moderate braking.  The Pit Lane begins
on the right just before the entry to Mobilkom, so be careful
not to bump cars slowing before going to the pits.  The Pit
Lane barrier does not begin until shortly after the exit of
Mobilkom, and the CPU does not assign a Stop-Go Penalty for
taking the Pit Lane and rejoining the course (slightly
downhill) before reaching the barrier.

Pit Entry: Located just before the entrance to the Mobilkom
Curve, the Pit Lane is to the right.  This is a long pit
lane, so plan to stay out of here as much as possible!!!

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: GERMANY
Surrounded by multitudes of trees, this is the fastest course
used for F1 racing in 1999.  If not for the Jim Clark, Brems,
and Ayrton Senna chicanes, cars would be flying around the
course in top gear all the way from the North Curve (Turn 1)
to the entry of the Stadium (Turn 10).  The three chicanes
have paved shortcuts, but taking these will certainly amass a
Stop-Go Penalty each time.  Except the right side of the Pit
Straight, there is more than enough room to pull well off the
pavement should a car have a serious problem.

Special Note: To truly discover the speeds and the lap times
once possible before the chicanes were added to Hockenheim,
turn off the Penalties option (if necessary) and purposely
drive on the old course pavement through each of the
chicanes.

Pit Straight: The entire left side of the Pit Straight has a
rumble strip, the only course with this design.  This is an
extremely short straightaway compared to the rest of the
course.

Turn 1 (North Curve): This right-hand corner can be taken
with no or little braking.  The Pit Lane rejoins the course
from the right at the exit of North Curve.  If you are not at
full acceleration exiting this corner, you will definitely be
passed in the long sweeping straightaway leading to the Jim
Clark chicane.

Straightaway: Immensely lengthy and lined with trees, speed
is of the utmost importance here.  The entire straightaway is
an extremely gentle fade to the right.  Drift to the left
when you reach the grandstands.

Turns 2 and 3 (Jim Clark Chicane): DO NOT keep driving
straight ahead here; the mandatory chicane is a right-left
pair of corners.  Moderate braking should be required for
Turn 2, but full acceleration can be taken leading out of the
chicane.

Straightaway: Yet another long, sweeping straightaway which
fades calmly to the right.  Again, drift to the left before
entering the Brems Chicane.

Turns 4 and 5 (Brems Chicane): The original course
configuration (used in older F1 racing games) did not have a
chicane here, and the original pavement remains.  However,
the official course currently in use advances slightly from
the old course, suddenly cuts tightly to the right and
crosses the old pavement, then cuts tightly to the left to
rejoin the old pavement.  Moderate braking will be needed for
Turn 4, and light braking for Turn 5.

Turn 6 (East Curve): This is a very wide right-hand corner
which can be taken at top speed.  Strong acceleration out of
Brems is important to assist in passing here.

Straightaway: This is yet another long straightaway, but
without any fades.  Drift to the right for the Ayrton Senna
Chicane.

Turns 7-9 (Ayrton Senna Chicane): DO NOT follow the old
course pavement directly ahead unless you really WANT to
serve a Stop-Go Penalty.  The official course turns to the
left, cuts tightly to the right, and eases left again.  It is
actually possible to speed into Turn 7 at top speed, then
slam HARD on the brakes through Turn 8, and accelerate
quickly out of the chicaneŠ but this is not recommended.

Straightaway: The final long straightaway of the course has
extra pavement on the left, 'blocked' only by a line of
orange cones.  Surprisingly, the CPU does not assign a Stop-
Go Penalty for driving to the left of these cones, so this
could potentially be a place to pass large numbers of cars.
This extra pavement begins shortly after the exit of the
Ayrton Senna chicane, and ends at the entry of the Stadium;
thus, if you are on this 'extra' pavement entering the
Stadium, you will have a better racing line for Turn 10,
allowing you to clearly navigate the corner without braking.

Turn 10 (Entrance to the Stadium: Agip Curve): Light braking
may be required here, but you should be able to pass through
the Agip Curve without any braking at all (especially if your
racing line began with the 'extra' pavement on the left
before the Stadium).  A short straightaway follows.

Turn 11 (Continuing through the Stadium: Sachscurve): This is
a left-hand wide hairpin turn.  Be careful not to overrun the
corner and end up in the grass, either entering or exiting
the corner.

Straightaway (Continuing through the Stadium): This short
straightaway has a fade to the left, followed by a fade to
the right.

Turns 12 and 13 (Exiting the Stadium: Opel): This first
right-hand corner is somewhat tight, and moderate braking
will be required here; the old course rejoins the current
course from the left on exit, so if you run wide in this
corner, you can recover here.  The final corner of the
circuit is a right-hand corner which will require light
braking.  The Pit Lane entry is to the right just before the
official Turn 13.  Unless you are headed for the pits, you
should be able to accelerate out of the Stadium here and stay
on the accelerator all the way to the Jim Clark chicaneŠ
which is quite a long time!!!!!

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins to the right at the entry of
Turn 13 (the final corner of the Stadium).

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: HUNGARY
The Hungaroring circuit has wide run-off areas, which can be
quite important, especially for Turn 1.  It is imperative to
qualify near the top of the grid and be (one of) the first
through this corner, as traffic backs up tremendously here at
the start of a race.

Pit Straight: This is the highest point on the course and a
very long straightaway.  Actually, the highest point is at
the very end of the Pit Straight, at the entrance of Turn 1.

Turn 1: It's all downhill from hereŠ almost literally.  This
right-hand hairpin corner is downhill all the way through,
making early braking a necessity; plus, you will certainly be
tapping the brakes all the way through this important first
turn.  If you do overrun the corner, there is a huge sand
trap for your inconvenience.  However, if you roll up on the
inside rumble strips, expect your car to spin violently.

Turns 2 and 3: After a short straightaway, Turn 2 is a left-
hand 'J' turn requiring light braking; do not keep going
straight ahead and miss the official corner, as that patch of
pavement ends in an immovable barrier.  It is quickly
followed by Turn 3, a right-hand corner which must be taken
at full throttle to set up passing opportunities through Turn
3 and along the ensuing straightaway.

Turn 4: This moderate left-hand corner may require light
braking or can be taken flat-out, depending on the downforce
set-up of the car.  Plenty of kitty litter awaits those who
overrun the corner.

Turn 5: Moderate braking is necessary for this right-hand 'J'
turn.  Plenty of sand is available on both sides of the
pavement here, just in case.

Turns 6 and 7: The CPU is very touchy about this right-left
chicane; virtually ANY short-cutting here results in a Stop-
Go Penalty.  There is plenty of sand here as well, just in
case.  Turn 6 is tight, requiring heavy braking.  Turn 7
requires light braking, and beware the barrier on the right
on exit if you happen to swing out too wide.

Turn 8: This moderate left-hand corner may require light
braking, but may also be taken at full speed if using
sufficient downforce.

Turn 9: Almost immediately following Turn 8, this right-hand
corner definitely requires moderate braking to keep to the
pavement.  Accelerate strongly out of Turn 9 to set up
passing opportunities.

Turn 10: An easy left-hand corner which can be taken at top
speed.  This is a prime place to pass if sufficient
acceleration was made out of Turn 9.

Turn 11: Shortly following Turn 10, the right-hand Turn 11
requires moderate braking to stay out of the kitty litter.

Turns 12 and 13: This is a right-left chicane for which the
CPU is again very touchy concerning shortcutting.  While
slowing for the corner here is officially preferable, it is
possible with any downforce set-up to speed through at full
throttle by making use of the rumble strips; of course, this
is virtually impossible to do safely if racing in wet
conditions.

Turn 14: This is a wide 'J' turn to the left.  At first,
there is plenty of sand to the outside for those who overrun
the corner, but then a metal barrier rubs up against the
pavement beginning about halfway around the corner, so DO NOT
overrun the corner if you like having the right side of the
car intact.  The course begins its uphill trajectory here.  A
very short straightaway follows.

Turn 15: At the entry of this final corner is the Pit Lane
entry on the left, so beware of slower cars on the right.
The official corner itself is an uphill, right-hand hairpin
with little room for those who overrun the corner.
Accelerate strongly out of this final corner to pass along
the Pit Straight and put on a show for the spectators.

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins at the entry of Turn 15 on the
right; begin slowing (or do not accelerate much) at the end
of Turn 14.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: BELGIUM
This is a well-storied course used for many forms of racing.
One of the longer courses used in the 1999 F1 season, the
forest setting is rather scenic.  This is also home to the
famous Turn 1 - the La Source hairpin - which is the slowest
corner in all of F1 racing.  As at Hungaroring, it is very
important to be at the front of the grid on the first lap to
safely navigate the first turn.

Pit Straight: Strong acceleration out of the Bus Stop chicane
allows SOME room for passing here, but only experts would
ever consider waiting until after crossing the Start/Finish
Line to brake for La Source, because the Line is so far down
the Pit Straight.  The course also slopes downward here, all
the way through La Source.

Turn 1 (La Source): This is an incredibly tight right-hand
hairpin.  Fortunately, there is plenty of swing-out room and
plenty of recovery space, both paved. The downward slope of
the course is not much, but it does add to the difficulty of
this hairpin turn.  Brake lock-up and the resultant flat-
spotting of the tires is quite easy to inadvertently
accomplish here, especially in wet racing conditions, so
caution is extremely important.  If a car in front of you
takes the wrong racing line, passing here can be easy.
Passing can also occur here if you brake REALLY late (after
crossing the Start/Finish Line) AND have a high-downforce
set-up to allow for tighter cornering.

Straightaway: Immediately at the exit of La Source is where
the Pit Lane rejoins the main course, so try to keep away
from the inside of the course here.  To the right is the Pit
Lane for the 24-hour races held at Spa-Francorchamps; take
care not to smash into this Pit Lane concrete barrier.
Immediately after passing the 'other' Pit Lane and entering
Eau Rouge (Red Water), the straightaway has several fades
during a semi-blind steep uphill climb into Turn 2.  It is
all too easy to misjudge the racing line and wind up out in
the sand and the grass on either side of the pavement here.

Turn 2 (Eau Rouge): This is an easy right-hand corner at the
top of the steep uphill climb.  The kitty litter on either
side of the course fades away shortly after the corner.

Straightaway (Kemmel): The course truly enters the forested
area here, with trees lining both sides of the course.  Cars
can easily achieve speeds well over 180MPH and even
surpassing 200MPH (depending on downforce set-up) by the end
of this straightaway.

Turns 3-5 (Malmedy): This is a right-left-right combination
of corners.  Moderate or even heavy braking is necessary
entering Malmedy (Turn 3), but little or no braking is needed
for Turn 4.  After an almost non-existent straightaway, light
braking is needed for Turn 5.  The Malmedy complex has plenty
of run-off room, both sand and grass.

Straightaway: Between Malmedy and Bruxelles (the French
spelling of 'Brussels,' the capital of Belgium), the course
takes a steep downward trajectory.  This can be a good
passing zone for those who did not need to use the brakes
leaving the Malmedy complex.

Turn 6 (Bruxelles): The course continues downhill all the way
through this right-hand hairpin, making heavy braking a
necessity before the corner as well as light braking most of
the way through Bruxelles.  If any corner is to be overrun on
a regular basis during the course of a race, this is it, so
the wide sandy recovery area may actually be a blessing in
disguise.  However, due to the slope of the hill, running up
on the rumble strips on the inside of the turn may well
result in a spin.

Turn 7: Shortly following Bruxelles, this left-hand corner
requires light or moderate braking.

Turn 8 and 9 (Pouhon): These two easy left-hand corners
essentially form a wide 'U' shape.  Unless traffic blocks the
main racing line, top speed can be carried from Turn 7 all
the way through Pouhon.  There is plenty of run-off room
here, if needed.

Turns 10 and 11 (Fagnes): This right-left complex will
require light braking on entry, and possibly tapping the
brakes through Turn 11 as well.  Accelerate well out of
fagnes to pass one or two cars on the short straightaway
which follows.

Turn 12 (Stavelot): This is another right-hand corner,
requiring light or moderate braking.  It is highly important
to accelerate STRONG out of Stavelot, as you won't be even
tapping the brakes until the Bus Stop.

Turn 13 (Blanchimont): This is a long, sweeping, left-hand
corner which must be carried at top speed (from Stavelot) or
else you WILL be passed by others.  The trees here are
pretty, but keep your eyes on the road!!!!!

Turns 14-17 (Bus Stop Chicane): This is a tight left-right
followed by a short straight and a tight right-left.  The
beginning of the chicane is at the top of a small rise, so
the first two turns are blocked from view on approach unless
other cars are there to mark the course for you.  Moderate
braking should be used for both parts of the Bus Stop, but
experts can semi-easily fly through the Bus Stop at top
speed.  The CPU has little tolerance for shortcutting here.

Pit Entry: While the Bus Stop begins here with a tight left-
hand corner, the Pit Lane continues straight ahead, with a
quick right-left mini-chicane of its own.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: ITALY
This historic high-speed track hosts a highly partial pro-
Ferrari crowd.

Pit Straight: Strong acceleration out of the Parabolica can
create prime passing opportunities alone the Pit Straight.
The Pit Lane begins on the right shortly after exiting the
Parabolica.  All along the Pit Straight, take care not to rub
the right-side tires against the barriers, which are
practically flush up against the pavement.

Turns 1-4 (Rettifilio): These are the aforementioned 'old'
chicanes.  This is a pair of consecutive tight left-right
corners.  The CPU does allow for some shortcutting here, but
not much.  The inside of each of these four corners has a
straight line diagonal to the pavement where the different
types of grass join together; cross this line by a single
pixel and you will be serving a Stop-Go Penalty shortly.

Turn 5 (Biassono): This sweeping right-hand corner among the
thick trees can be taken flat-out.  To the left is a long,
wide area of sand, but the corner is so extremely gentle that
the sand should not be needed for any reason unless you blow
an engine.

Turns 6 and 7 (Roggia): This chicane is extremely difficult
to see on approach unless traffic is present to mark the
pavement for you, so it is very easy to overrun the chicane.
This is a very tight left-right chicane which even experts
will rarely be able to handle at full speed; moderate braking
is required by drivers of all levels of experience.  The CPU
has NO tolerance for shortcutting Roggia, so don't even try
it!!!!!  There is a large sand trap for those who miss the
chicane altogether.

Turn 8 (First Lesmo): This right-hand corner requires light
or moderate braking.  There is a wide sand trap on the
outside of the corner.

Turn 9 (Second Lesmo): This right-hand corner is a little
tighter than the First Lesmo, and also has a significant area
of kitty litter on the outside of the corner.  Moderate
braking will be needed here.

Turn 10 (Serraglio): This is really just a fade to the left,
but the official course map lists this as a curve.  Counting
this as a fade, this marks about the halfway point on the
longest straightaway of the Monza circuit.  There is
sufficient room to pull off the course here on either side if
necessary, except when passing underneath the bridge.

Turns 11-13 (Ascari): The Ascari chicane is more difficult
than it seems.  Turn 11 is a left-hand corner requiring at
least light braking.  This is followed immediately by a
right-hand corner requiring moderate braking.  Turn 13 can be
taken at full acceleration if you slowed enough in Turn 12.
Wide areas of grass and sand are available for those
overruninng any part of the chicane, but those drivers will
also be given a Stop-Go Penalty.  Unfortunately, F1 2000 does
not provide the real course's paved swing-out area on the
exit of Ascari.

Straightaway (Rettilineo Parabolica): This is a significant
straightaway and a prime passing zone, especially with
powerful acceleration out of Ascari.

Turn 14 (Curva Parabolica): This final corner is a wide
increasing-radius right-hand 'hairpin.'  Light or moderate
braking is required on entry, but once about one-third of the
way around the 'hairpin,' stand on the accelerator all the
way through to the Rettifilio.  The outside of the Curva
Parabolica has an immense expanse of kitty litter, but this
should not be necessary.

Pit Entry: Shortly after exiting the Curva Parabolica, the
Pit Lane begins on the right.  This is perhaps the shortest
Pit Lane in all of F1; there is virtually NO room for
deceleration once leaving the main course, so cars going in
for servicing will begin slowing at the exit of the Curva
Parabolica.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: LUXEMBOURG
From a driving standpoint, the hilly Nurburgring circuit is
very much characterized by its tight corners.  Thus, tire
wear is a definite issue in long races here.  Even more
important, however, is braking early for almost every corner;
perhaps only the streets of Monaco require more braking than
does the Nurburgring circuit.

Pit Straight: This straightaway is fairly long, but the
Start/Finish Line is near the exit of the final corner.  The
Pit Lane rejoins the course near the end of the Pit Straight,
just before the Castrol S.

Turns 1 and 2 (Castrol S): Light or moderate braking is
required before entering the right-left 'S' curve.  It is
quite easy to miss seeing the entry to the Castrol S unless
traffic is present to mark the corner for you.  Until you
know the course really well, expect to find yourself driving
straight ahead into the recovery area.  Also, be careful not
to drive too wide exiting the Castrol S.

Turn 3: Light braking will be necessary for this left-hand
corner, unless using a high-downforce set-up.  With any set-
up, however, hard braking will be required for the Ford
Curve.  Beginning at the top of Turn 3, the course moves
downhill.

Turn 4 (Ford Curve): This is a hard right-hand corner,
practically a 'J' curve.  The course resumes an uphill slope
here.  Braking too late here means a trip through the kitty
litter, while riding up on the inside rumble strips usually
means losing control of the car.  This is definitely NOT a
place to pass unless absolutely necessary.

Straightaway: The course fades to the left here.  If you can
accelerate well out of the Ford Curve, you should be able to
pass several cars here.

Turn 5 (Dunlop Curve): Severe braking for this hairpin is a
mustŠ unless you really want to drive through the sand.
Again, rolling up on the rumble strips on the inside of the
curve will likely cause you to lose control of the car.  The
course continues gently uphill here toward the Audi S.

Turns 6 and 7 (Audi S): Entering the left-right Audi S, the
uphill slope of the course increases, making it very
difficult to see the course more than a few feet ahead.  The
exit of Turn 6 is the crest of this hill; Turn 7 begins a
slight downhill slope.  Unless traffic blocks your racing
line, the entire Audi S can be taken at top speed, so good
acceleration out of the Dunlop Curve will be very beneficial
for passing exiting Turn 7.

Turn 8 (RTL Curve): With the rise in the course entering the
left-hand RTL Curve, this appears to be identical to Turn 6
on approach.  However, you MUST use moderate braking entering
the RTL Curve, of you will definitely by on the grass on the
outside of the curve.  This corner is followed by the gentler
BIT Curve.

Turn 9 (BIT Curve): This right-hand curve quickly follows the
RTL Curve, forming an 'S' curve.  If you have a good racing
line exiting the RTL Curve, you should be able to speed
through the BIT Curve without any problem.

Turn 10 (Bilstein-Bogen): This is a gentle right-hand semi-
corner which can be taken at full throttle.  From here to the
Veedal S, the course makes its final and steepest upward
slope.

Turns 11 and 12 (Veedal S): This is an extremely tight left-
right made even worse for the drivers by its placement at the
very crest of the hill.  For those who overshoot the chicane,
there is a patch of pavement which bypasses the chicane and
rejoins the main course, but those taking this route are
greeted with a Stop-Go Penalty.  Only experts can fly through
the Veedal S at full speed; even then, this requires a high-
downforce set-up which may not be very beneficial overall due
to the course's long straightaways.

Turn 13 (Coca-Cola Curve): A 'J' turn to the right, moderate
braking is required here to keep from sliding off the course.
The entry of the Coca-Cola Curve is also where the Pit Lane
begins, so cars may be slowing on approach to go to the pits
for servicing.  This is the final corner of the course.

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins at the entry of the final
corner.  It is extremely important to slow down before
entering Pit Lane; if you come in too fast, you will almost
certainly damage the front of the car on the barrier.

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: JAPAN
This famous figure-eight circuit is used for many forms of
auto and motorcycle racing.  One of the most famous sights of
the 'circuit' is the large Ferris Wheel on the left behind
the spectator stands as cars pass along the Pit Straight.

Pit Straight: Good speeds can be achieved here with strong
acceleration out of the chicane.  The Pit Lane rejoins the
course from the right near the end of the Pit Straight.

Turn 1: This right-hand hairpin requires moderate braking on
approach, and you will likely be tapping the brakes through
the hairpin itself.  This begins an uphill climb, and it is
difficult to see the left side of the pavement on exit, so be
careful not to run too wide and end up out in the sand.
There is really no reason to overrun the hairpin on entry, as
the corner is quite easily identifiable.

Turns 2-5 (S Curves): This is the hardest section of the
course - tight left-right-left-right corners.  The first of
the 'S' curves can likely be taken at full speed, with light
or moderate braking for Turn 3.  Turn 4 can be taken either
flat-out (not suggested) or with light braking.  No matter
what, slam on the brakes for Turn 5, the tightest corner of
the 'S' section.  This entire segment of the course continues
the uphill climb, making Turn 5 a little more difficult.
There is ample recovery room on either side of the course
through the uphill 'S' section.  The 'S' section is a good
place to pass slower cars, if you have enough confidence in
your brakes to pass during corner entry.  No matter what, you
will NOT be surviving the 'S' curves unless you use the
brakes generously.

Turn 6 (Dunlop Curve): This sweeping left-hand corner is the
crest of the initial uphill segment of the course, and can be
taken at full acceleration.

Turn 7 (Degner): Here, the course turns to the right in
anticipation of the figure-eight pattern.  Light braking will
likely be required, but cars with sufficient high-downforce
set-ups can speed through here without braking.  To the
outside of the course is a wide expanse of grass and sand in
case you overrun the corner.

Turn 8 (Degner): The final right-hand corner before passing
underneath the bridge, this turn is tighter than the previous
corner, thus moderate braking and a steady racing line will
be required here.  This is also another prime passing zone.

Straightaway: Accelerate strongly out of Degner and you
should be able to pass one or two cars as you drive
underneath the bridge.  The course fades to the right here
before reaching the tight hairpin.

Turn 9 (Hairpin): This is a tight left-hand hairpin which
begins the next uphill segment of the Suzuka circuit.  It is
possible to shortcut a little here, but the grass combined
with the angle of the hill here will really slow you down.
Be careful not to accelerate too soon, or you will be out in
the grass.  There is a sizeable patch of kitty litter for
those who miss the hairpin completely.

Turn 10: Continuing the uphill run, the course here makes a
wide sweep to the right.  Braking here means losing track
positions.

Turns 11 and 12 (Spoon): This is a tricky pair of left-hand
corners, in a decreasing-radius 'U' formation.  The first
corner is fairly standard, requiring little (if any) braking.
However, Turn 12 is both tighter AND slopes downhill, so
judicious usage of brakes and a pristine racing line are both
important here, especially if attempting to pass a slower
vehicle.  If you misjudge any single corner at Suzuka, it
will be Turn 12; fortunately, there is plenty of recovery
room on both sides of the pavement here.  However, do not
roll up on the rumble strips or the grass on the inside of
Turn 12, as that will almost certainly cause you to lose
control and likely spin.

Straightaway: Power out of Spoon and fly along the
straightaway, passing multiple cars, especially if you have a
low-downforce set-up.  After you cross the bridge, start
thinking about the chicane.

Turn 13 (130R): Shortly after crossing the bridge, the course
turns gently to the left.  No braking is required here, but
look for cars slowing for the Pit Lane entry just before the
chicane.

Turns 14-16 (Chicane): This is a very tricky part of the
course.  The chicane begins with a moderate turn to the
right, then a tight left-hand corner, then ends with a wider
turn to the right and out onto the Pit Straight.
Fortunately, the inside of the chicane is filled with sand
and not barriers, but cutting the chicane results in a Stop-
Go Penalty.  Be careful coming out of Turn 15 that you don't
go too wide and bump the right-front tire on the Pit Lane
barrier.

Pit Entry: The Pit Lane begins to the right just before
Chicane.  Note that the Pit Entry is the SECOND patch of
pavement to the right coming off the main course.

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(http://www.angelcities.com/members/feathersites/).  The
latest version will always be posted at FeatherGuides, while
other Web sites may lag behind by several days in their
regularly-scheduled posting updates.

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