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Superlicense Tests Guide for F1 Career Challenge
by Jake Davis (Jesbian4Ever182@netscape.net)
AKA YourWorstNightmare

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First Version started: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Latest Version completed: Thursday, August 14, 2003

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-Table of Contents-

Spacing and Length
Legal Information
Version
Questions
Controls
Superlicense Tests
   -Basic Driving
   -Cornering
   -Racecraft
Final Thanks
Closing

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-Legal Information-

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-Version-

V.35 - All the basics are in, from Spacing and Length to Closing.

V.95 - The main part is in, the Superlicense Tests section.  Only some
finishing touches and then I'm done.

V1.0 - Finishing touches are in, first complete version of the guide.

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-Questions-

Simply some questions regarding this guide...

Q. What's a 'Superlicense'?

A. A Superlicense is a license required of a Formula One driver to have every
year in which he races.  The license expires at the end of the season, and a
new one must be obtained if the driver desires another year in Formula One.

Q. How do you get a Superlicense?

A. Well, first, start a career as a Karting champion and then build your way up
to Formula One.  Once you're there you can get your Superlicense and race.  But
don't hope that you'll be given the oppurtunity otherwise :-)

Q. What do you have to do during a Superlicense test?

A. To be entirely honest, I'm not 100% sure.  But I can assume that you have to
do several tests regarding overtaking, cornering, accelerating, braking, etc. 
You might have to do some physical tests too.

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-Controls-

While I am sure that the controls should be easy for you and any other person,
I am going to give a brief explanation of the controls anyways.

X - Accelerate
Sqaure - Brake
Triangle - Nothing
Circle - Reverse
Left/Right - Turning
Up/Down - Nothing
R1 - Change View (4 different views)
L1 - Look behind
R2 - Shift Up (only in Quick Race mode)
L2 - Shift Down (only in Quick Race mode)

Do take note that the controls can be changed in the options screen.

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-Superlicense Tests-

Here goes, you're about to test for your Superlicense.  You cannot continue
Career Mode without first doing this, so be prepared!  You should compare this
to getting your IB license in Gran Turismo 3.  Some things can be difficult,
some are quite easy, it just depends on the driver.  So let's go get ourselves
a Superlicense!

||Basic Driving||

Basic Driving takes place in Monza, a high-speed track with little need for
cornering ability.  I'll post my time up too, but do be aware that I have lots
of experience with this game so don't be disapointed if your time is lower. 
And yes, celebrate if you go faster, you truly must be good if you beat me on
your first try!  I'm saying that only because of experience, not bragging
rights or anything :-)

The first test is a test of accelerating, much like the very first test on the
B License in GT3 as a matter of fact.  You must wait for the five lights to go
out and then accelerate all out until you reach the line.

Ace - 0:09.750
Pass - 0:11.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut

My time - 9.655

The second test involves what you did in the last test but adds a twist.  You
must brake and stop your car in between the lines in order to recieve a passing
grade.

Ace - 0:07.750
Pass - 0:10.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut
-You enter the pit lane
-You overshoot the braking zone

My time - 6.273

Test number three is the first time you'll take a corner on F1 Career Challenge
(assuming you started with Career Mode).  You must take the Parabolica turn at
Monza, which is one of the fastest corners in Formula One, at a high speed and
then cross the finishing line within the time limit

Ace - 0:15.000
Pass - 0:18.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut

My time - 0:14.145

That concludes the Basic Driving part of the Superlicense tests.  Now, on
to....

||Cornering||

This section of the Superlicense test is in Imola, or San Marino, a pretty much
all even course that does not need more of one thing than another (at least,
not by much of a margin).

The first test will be a test that takes place in Imola at the Variante Alta,
one of the most famous chicanes in Formula One.  It is a right-left turn and is
very sharp, though can be taken at full speed without leaving the track if you
take it at the right angle.

Ace - 0:12.000
Pass - 0:15.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut
-All four of your wheels are off the track

My time - 0:11.685

The next test is a hairpin, or turn that is or is almost 180 degrees.  This is
the sharpest turn in Imola, so be ready.  Brake early and ride your left tyres
right on the rumble strips, and accelerate all out about halfway through the
turn to achieve an Ace.

Ace - 0:12.250
Pass - 0:14.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut
-All four of your wheels are off the track

My time - Well, I didn't even get to restart and I would have, but I got
0:12.344

That concludes the Cornering section of the Superlicense test, let's go on
to...

||Racecraft||

This section takes place in Silverstone and works on your ability to overtake,
along with pit stops and driving in wet weather.  Let's get started, this is
the final, and hardest part of the Superlicense tests.

Test one is the wet weather test.  This can be a doozy especially on your first
try.  You will need to get used to going a tiny bit slower on each corner or
else you will never pass.  Just take it slow, brake early and accelerate out of
corners early to get the best time.  If you can't pass this one, watch the
demonstration.

Ace - 0:23.500
Pass - 0:27.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut
-You enter the pit lane
-All four of your wheels are off the track

My time - 0:22.468

The next test involves overtaking.  This can be challenging, or easy, depending
on the aggresion/conservativeness of the one driving.  You must watch out to
not hit the other cars but also to pass them in the quickest way possible, make
sure you stay on the track though!

Time limit - 0:30.000

Ace - Overtake 3 cars
Pass - Overtake 1 car

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You take a short cut
-All four of your wheels are off the track
-Not enough cars are overtaken

Cars passed - 2
Time - 0:21.689

This is your final test, and then it's all over.  This test is also the most
frustrating.  You must go into the pits and then complete the pit stop in an
appropriate amount of time.  Oh and one catch, you have 5 jobs to do.  So let's
take this step-by-step.  First there is 'Brake to Limit', you must press Square
until your car is going 50 MPH or slower.  If you go below about 45, then you
might consider starting over, though above 40 is still possible to make it. 
Then, we have 'Brake to Pits', you must brake to 12 MPH or slower, it doesn't
really matter if you brake really low on this one, because you turn in
immediately after, so don't sweat it if you are going 6 MPH.  As I said above,
next is turn in, so you must press right (do take note that Interlagos [Brazil]
and Montreal [Canada] both turn to the left, not right) as soon as possible so
as to actually turn into your pit stall. Once you do this, the guys will move
around a bit, and then you will see an overhead view of your car.  When you are
about directly over the driver, it will say "Gear up Now", you must press R2
the INSTANT it says that, but not before, or it will take about 10 seconds
extra, which is an automatic fail.  Finally, you will see the guy with the jack
move to the side and the lollipop man (man with the pole that has the circle on
the end) will lift up the lollipop.  Shortly after that happens (about a
quarter of a second), it will say "Accelerate", press X and you will leave the
pit stall.  Yet again, make sure you don't press it too early or your car will
stall.  You will watch your car drive out of the pits automatically, and the
test will end.  If you have less than a second of time lost in the pits, then
you have passed. Above that could quite possibly be a failure.  But don't give
up until you read your final time.

Ace - 0:28.000
Pass - 0:37.000

You fail if:

-You run out of time
-You miss the pit lane
-You do not complete all the tasks

My time - Almost had it, I hit 50 MPH on the dot, but the game claimed I didn't
brake to 12 MPH, so I ended up getting 0:29.318

Congratulations!  You have obtained your Superlicense, and now can move on to
actual racing against other drivers!

||License Complete||

License complete, that simple!  Congratulations! You can now compete in the FIA
Formula One World Championship, starting in 1999!

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-Final Thanks-

My deepest thanks go to the following:

GameFAQs - For posting this guide

CJayC - For maintaining the site that's posting this guide

EA Sports - For making this game

Myself - For writing the guide

You - For reading the guide

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-Closing-

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