FAQ by Sappy

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 01/11/03 | Printable Version


                                 F O R M U L A  1 : 2002



Game         - Formula 1 2002
Platform     - Playstation 2
Format       - PAL (SCES-51004)
Author       - Sappy (Martin Reynolds)
Contact      - mvrecord@hotmail.com
Date Created - 1/3/03
Version      - 1.1


There are no FAQ's for this game so i decided to write one myself




Okay, so you have unraveleld the prestine factory packed case, and to
your surprise you find two disks!! Yes, like in the 2001 Version you
get a FIA Championship review of the previous season, so that means
you get a 2001 Season Review, this is a really good bonus it features,
all 17 rounds, ( Round 10 was special for me to watch, as I was in the
main grandstand..wohooo)and behind the scenes pit action,multiple camera
angles and driver interviews and an extremly  annoying commentator person.

THE GAME...............

The 2002 version is not much better than the 2001 version, all the
usuallupdates have happened, There is a new Germany Track,the altered
nurburgring trackand obviously the new drivers.


The graphics are not amazing but they do the job pretty well, the cars
are wellmodelled and the drivers on the podium are well motion captured
but the faces ofthe drivers could of been improved as well as the pit
stops as the pit crew seemas though they are on rails but these are
minor points. The tracks themselfs areno different to the 2001 version
which is dissapointing considering its been in development for 18 months.


The sound is absalutly amazing, the sound of the engines are great,
whatsmore thetraction control kicks in perfectly at the right moments.
Also the engines aredifferent so depending on what car you pick the
engine will be different thisis a great touch. The commentary from
Martin Brundle and James Allan has been vastlyimproved partly because
it has been taken out, now it has been cut down to introductions
on tracks and before the race information, now in game a pit man gives
you usefulladvice on how far DRIVER X is behind etc.


There is not much difference to the 2001 game in terms of gameplay,
but it was brilliantanyway, although the car acts as if its floating
and is on an axis the AI is prettygood,the cars block and are egar
to overtake (sometimes to egar though). The three gamemodes rookie,
semi-pro and pro offer a challenge to any type of player, pro is
particullary tough.


A good game, with great replay value 8/10.


Occasionaly flags will appear if you don't know what they mean look here:-

Black Flag  - You don't wanna get this one! When this flashes its time to
              take an early bath as you have been disqualified
              the screen will fade to black (sorry).

Yellow Flag - The yellow flag warns danger on the track such as a crashed
              car or debris. If you overtake on a yellow flag
              you will recieve a time penalty.

blue Flag   - When you are being lapped the blue flag will wave telling you
              to move outta the way pass four blue flags then
              you get a time penalty

cheq. Flag  -  End of the race!

Time Penalty - When you recieve a time penalty you have to come into the
               pits within 3 laps and sit there for 10 seconds
               basicly it's race over.


The points system is the usual one for F1 Games (this will change as
next year there will be a different points structure)The points
system is as follows:-

first-------------- 10 Points
second------------- 6 points
third-------------- 4 pionts
fourth------------- 3 points
fifth-------------- 2 points
sixth-------------- 1 point
seventh and below-- 0 points


In game(Racing) controls:-

R1- Look Back
R2- Gear Up (optional)
R3- Accelerate/Brake
L1- Launch control
L2- Gear Down (Optional)
L3- Steer Left/Right
Triangle- Change View
Circle- Repeat Pit comm
Square- Brake
Cross- Accellarate
Up- Brake Balance (+)
Down- Brake Balance (-)
Left- Traction control (+)
Right- Traction Control (-)
Select- pit Request
Start- pause

NOTE:- you can't use the D-Pad for stearing, which i think sucks
because the analogue sticks aren't very good for driving games
on PS2. :(

If you are using a stearing wheel pages 6,7,8,9 of the manual
give all the info for configuration etc.

The new teams for the 2002 season are: Renault and Toyota and the new 
drivers are
Mark Webber,Filiipe Massa,Takuma Sato and Alan McNish.

Ferrari:-   Engine           :- Ferrari 051
            Chasis           :- F2002
            First Season     :- 1950
            Titles           :- 12

            Driver one       :- Michael Schumacher
            Nationality      :- German
            Championships won:- 94',95',99',00',01',02'

            Driver two       :- Rubens Barrichello
            Nationallity     :- Brazzilian
            Championships won:- None

Mclaren:-   Engine           :- Mercedies-Benz F0110M
            Chasis           :- MP 4/17
            First Season     :- 1966
            Titles           :- 8

            Driver one       :- David Coulthard
            Nationality      :- Scottish
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Kimi Raikkonen
            Nationallity     :- Finnish
            Championships won:- 0

Williams:-  Engine           :- BMW P82
            Chasis           :- FW24
            First Season     :- 1978
            Titles           :- 9

            Driver one       :- Ralf Schumacher
            Nationality      :- German
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Juan Pablo Montoya
            Nationallity     :- Colombian
            Championships won:- 0

Sauber:-    Engine           :- Petronas 02A
            Chasis           :- C21
            First Season     :- 1993
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Nick Heidfeld
            Nationality      :- German
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Felippe Massa
            Nationallity     :- Brazilian
            Championships won:- 0

Jordan:-    Engine           :- Honda RA002E
            Chasis           :- EJ12
            First Season     :- 1991
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Giancarlo Fisichella
            Nationality      :- Italian
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Takuma Sato
            Nationallity     :- Japanese
            Championships won:- 0

BAR:-       Engine           :- Honda RA002E
            Chasis           :- BAR004
            First Season     :- 1999
            Titles           :-  0

            Driver one       :- Jaques Villeneuve
            Nationality      :- Canadian
            Championships won:- 97'

            Driver two       :- Olivier Panis
            Nationallity     :- French
            Championships won:- 0

Renault:-   Engine           :- Renault R522
            Chasis           :- R202
            First Season     :- 2002
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Jarno Trulli
            Nationality      :- Italian
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Jenson Button
            Nationallity     :- English
            Championships won:- 0

Jaguar:-    Engine           :- Cosworth CR-3
            Chasis           :- R3
            First Season     :- 2000
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Eddie Irvine
            Nationality      :- Irish
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Pedro De La Rosa
            Nationallity     :- Spanish
            Championships won:- 0

Arrows:-    Engine           :- Cosworth CR-3
            Chasis           :- A23
            First Season     :- 1997
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Hienz-Harald-Frentzen
            Nationality      :- German
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Enrique Bernoldi
            Nationallity     :- Brazilian
            Championships won:- 0

Minardi:-   Engine           :- Aisatech AT02
            Chasis           :- PS02
            First Season     :- 1985
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Alex Yoong
            Nationality      :- Malyasian
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Mark Webber
            Nationallity     :- Austrailian
            Championships won:- 0

Toyota:-    Engine           :- Toyota RVX-02
            Chasis           :- TF102
            First Season     :- 2002
            Titles           :- 0

            Driver one       :- Mika Salo
            Nationality      :- Finnish
            Championships won:- 0

            Driver two       :- Alan McNish
            Nationallity     :- Scottish
            Championships won:- 0

GAME MODES.............

There are several game modes to choose from:-

Quick Race:- choose either 1 or 2 players, select your team,driver, then
             race before you race though you can choose
             who starts where in the gird (Michael Schumacher at the back).

Arcade:-     choose from a season (all 17 races), head to head with a 
             or a single race.

Simulation:- This is the best and premier game mode, there are three modes
             for authentic formula 1 action choose from
             race weekend or 2002 world championship.

a race weekend is just a regular race weekend, you can do friday practice,
saturday practice, qualify, sunday practice and race.

The world championship is the long haul, 17 races
these are in full:-

Grand Prix of Australia: Albert Park 3rd March 2002
Number of Laps :  58
Lap Distance :  5.303 km / 3.295 m
2001 Lap Record :  H. H. Frentzen 1"23'32

From the start, cars accelerate to 185 mph as they reach the Fangio Stand.
Flanked by the Fangio and Brabham Stands are two 45-degree right- and
left-handers - Turns 1 and 2. Turn 1 is the hardest braking point in the
circuit. A change down to 2nd gear sees the first turn taken at 70 mph
before a short acceleration into Turn 2, which is taken at 100 mph.
Turn 2 and Turn 3 mark the bumpiest parts of the circuit. From here the cars
accelerate to 180 mph before braking hard again towards a sharp right
-left S-bend, taking Turn 3 in 2nd gear at around 55 mph.
Accelerating again the cars catapult out through Turn 4 at 80 mph,
accelerating past the Whitford Stand in 5th gear at 170 mph.

A short, sharp right-hander marks Turn 6 with cars again braking hard
and slowing to 70 mph. The circuit then loops round to the right,
negotiating Turn 8 at 155 mph, and then past the Clark Stand at 175 mph.
The Fittipaldi Stand is at Turn 9 where cars brake hard again before
setting off to a long, inner-loop curve turning the cars left at a speed
of 160 mph. They slow to 90 mph and swing right, past the Waite Stand
and changing up to 5th and 140 mph before passing the Hill Stand at
160 mph. Braking hard again the cars change down to 3rd gear and enter
the right-hand Turn 13 at 80 mph. Accelerating to 100 mph in front
of the Stewart Stand, Turn 14, another right-hander, is taken in
3rd gear at 100 mph.

The Prost Stand marks the entrance to the most difficult section of the
circuit with the cars turning through two sharp 90-degree turns, going first
left (Turn 15) and then right (Turn 16). Cars approach Turn 15 at 130 mph,
braking hard and changing down from 4th to 2nd to negotiate the near 
turn at 50 mph. Turn 16 is less demanding but still requires 2nd gear with
cars accelerating in front of the Senna Stand from 80 mph on to the 
straight. The longest section of straight on the circuit, cars can go flat 
in 6th gear at 180 mph as they flash across the Start-Finish line.


Grand Prix of Malaysia: Sepang 17th March 2002
Number of Laps :  56
Lap Distance :  5.543km / 3.444m
2001 Lap Record :  Hakkinen: 1'38.543

Cars arrive at Turn 1 having built up speed down half the length of
the mainstraight in 6th gear, at about 185 mph. The right-hand corner
leads immediatelyinto the left-hander with 2nd gear being held all
the way through and the speed dropping to 60 mph. A high positive
camber promotes a good overtaking opportunity.

The track forms a sweeping right hand curve that takes cars onto a
short straightwhere the speed will reach around 155 mph in top gear
before hard braking for turn 4 - a tight right hander - brings them
down to 2nd or 3rd gear and 75 mph.

Turns 5 and 6 are short high speed left and right handed corners
requiring precisepositioning and a slight lifting of the throttle
to get through them successfully. Then it's through gears 4 and 5
up to 140 mph to the double apex of turns 7 and 8
which are taken in 4th gear at around 110 mph.

A short 5th gear straight taken at 170 mph leads into the very tight
turn 9 whichis navigated in 1st or 2nd gear at 50 mph. Accelerating
briefly to 4th before dropping to 3rd leads to three fairly quick
corners. Turn 10 is taken at around 135 mph breaking to 90 mph for the l
ong right hander, Turn 11, that leads into the back straight where
6th gear takes cars to 155 mph through Turn 12 before slowing to
negotiate a relatively slow Turn 13.

The pick-up from 30 mph to about 80 is an ideal place for the well
placed driver to out-drag his opponent before the all important 185
mph back main straight leads cars to the final hairpin. This is taken
in 2nd gear at about 65 mph and can seem endless as drivers pass the
end of the futuristic main Grandstand before accelerating up to
the start finish line.


Grand Prix of Brazil: interlargos 31st March 2002
Number of Laps :  71
Lap Distance :  4.309km / 2.677m
2001 Lap Record :  R. Schumacher 1.15.693

At the start, the cars race down to the Descida do Sol which drops
downhill to the left.It is approached in 6/7th gear at about 180 mph.
Then braking very hard, the cars approach the S do Senna - a left-right-left
section which begins with Curva 1, one of just two places
were you might get to see overtaking manoeuvres as they try to out-brake one
another. Cars take this corner in 2nd gear at 60 mph changing up to 3rd gear
and accelerating through 100 mphtowards the final turn in the sequence
(Curva do Sol) and a 4th gear 140 mph. Hard on the throttle, cars
accelerate to 180 mph along the Reta Oposta straight in top
gear at 180 mph.

The Descida do Lago is a tight left-hand corner to which there is a bumpy
entrance, whichoften throws rash drivers into a spin. Those who get
through it take it in 3rd gear at 85 mph,having braked hard at its entrance.
Drivers who get it right can often get past those who don’t
at this point. After a short straight, another left-hander
(135 mph in 4th gear) swings the cars back on themselves as they
accelerate to 170 mph before braking hard at the entrance toFerradura.

The Ferradura is a sweeping, double apex right-hander with an extremely
bumpy entrance.Probably the most difficult corner on the circuit as it
is approached downhill and at speed – 5th gear at 165 mph. After going
through the first apex in 3rd gear at around 100 mph,the car drifts out
for the second apex and, on exiting at the top in 3rd, another right-hander
is on top of you almost immediately as Pinheirinho approaches which is taken
in 2nd gear at about 55 mph.

The Pinheirinho is a very tight left-hander that is only taken in 2nd
gear at 60 mph, exited in 3rd gear, and then it’s up to 4th for the
approach to another tight corner, this time with a right-hand turn. The
Bico de Pato (also known as Cotovelo) is taken in 2nd at just over 70 mph 
exited in 3rd gear, climbing to 5th as the car makes for a left-hander prior
to turning for Mergulho. This sweeping corner is taken in 4th gear at
145 mph before accelerating along to the 3rd-gear Juncao.


Grand Prix of San Marino: Imola 14th April 2002
Number of Laps :  62
Lap Distance :  4.933km / 3.065m
2001 Lap Record :  R. Schumacher 1.25.524

Tamburello is the first corner from the start and cars brake heavily at
its entrance.The corner is a left-handed S-bend which is entered in 3rd
gear at 75 mph and exited in 4th gear at 125 mph as cars power up the
straight to Villeneuve. This is a second S-bend that slows the approach
to the forthcoming hairpin and slows cars down from 130 mph to 105 mph in
4th gear. Accelerating quickly up to 150 mph, cars almost immediately
brake for Tosa, a tight hairpin from right to left taken in 2nd gear at
around 55 mph. On exit, cars accelerate to 175 mph and climb towards
Piratella. This is a somewhat blind left-hander  that is taken in 4th
gear at 100 mph and accelerated away from at 160 mph.

The approach to Acque Minerali is downhill at 130 mph - a very bumpy
and uncomfortable chicane that turns slowly right and finally sharply
right with cars down to 70 mph and 3rd gear at its tightest point.
Pulling away the track swings slightly left at 100 mph.

Variante Alta is next and, coming off a short straight, it is a fast
chicane that can be tackled in 3rd gear - it certainly requires a
3rd-gear exit. It is entered in 6th gear at 170 mph and speeds of 75 mph
are maintained through it. Drivers tend to take more chances
at this chicane because it does have a safe run-off area.

Out of the chicane and the track plunges downhill through some stunning
countryside, arriving at a sharpish double left-hander called Rivazza
which swings the cars through 180 degrees. This requires very hard
braking, down from 6th (180 mph) to 3rd gear (60 mph) Shifting up briefly
before changing down to tackle the final turn, which is taken at 80 mph,
the cars arrive on a curving right-hand line and fly through the Variante
Bassa, accelerating all the time up to 170 mph. The Tragurdo then looms
up as a left-right chicane that feeds the pits and is taken in 2nd gear
at around 55 mph. Cars then accelerate to 185 mph across
the Start-Finish line. Le macchine quindi tendono ad accelerare per
superare la linea del traguardo sfrecciando(blah) at 185 mph.


Grand Prix of Spain: Barcelona 28th April 2002
Number of Laps :  65
Lap Distance :  4.730km / 2.939m
2001 Lap Record :  M. Schumacher 1.21.151

From the starting line cars accelerate downhill at 190 mph to Elf. The
approach to Elf is downhill until almost the corner itself when it
rises to the left. Braking hard, this corner is taken in 3rd gear at
85 mph on the inside so that the car can drift out to the
left for the next bend taken in 4th at around 100 mph. Curvone Renault
is the first long, sweeping 180-degree right-hander, entered in 4th
gear at 100 mph with 140 mph attained during its course.

Out of Renault and accelerating to about 180 mph before the circuit
loops back on itself at Revolt Repsol. Entered in 2nd gear at 85 mph,
cars catapult out up to 155 mph and in 5th gear along a short straight
to Revolt Seat. Hard on the brakes, this tight left-hand
hairpin drops the cars downhill at around 60 mph through a gentle
left-handed sweep at 160 mph before braking again to enter Revolt
Würth. Here, the track takes a sharp left-hand turn which is almost
90 degrees and is entered in 2nd gear at 85 mph. On exit,
the circuit turns slightly right as 5th gear and 155 mph is reached.

Revolt Campsa is a blind right-hander but can be navigated safely
in 5th at 135 mph. Then it's down the short straight called Nissan
in top gear at 185 mph, on the run into 180 degree hairpin Revolt
La Caixa, which is taken in 2nd gear at 65 mph as it climbs
to the right into the two 100-degree bends at Banc Sabadell.
Entered in 3rd at 80 mph, it is exited in 5th gear as the car
accelerates towards the penultimate corner, another
right-hander that turns into a short straight leading to
the final bend which is taken in 5th gear at about 140 mph. On to
the Start-Finish straight where cars reach a maximum
of 190 mph on the kilometre-long straight.


Grand Prix of Austria: A1 Ring 12th May 2002
Number of Laps :  71
Lap Distance :  4.326km / 2.688m
2001 Lap Record :  D. Coulthard 1.10.843

The starting line and grid are located in front of the medical centre
and from here the cars power their way down past the garages in top
gear at 180 mph. Changing down and braking hard, the Castrol Kurve
is a sharp right-hand turn that is taken in 2nd gear at 70 mph.
Once through the turn the cars come out on to the fastest part of the
circuit and a near straight that is over half a mile in length.
At a top speed of 180 mph, the stands of the Naturtribune West
flash past on the left as the track curves slightly out
to the left.

At the end of the straight the Remus Kurve looms - very tight, it
takes the cars through 150 degrees. It is the hardest braking
point in the circuit with drivers pulling -3.6 g as they
decelerate hard to 40 mph at the apex of the corner. Out of here
is another long straight, only slightly shorter than the one leading
into the Remus Kurve and just as as fast as it passes in front of
the Naturtribune Nord stands. The end of this straight marks the entry
to the most curvaceous part of the circuit which swings inside and out.

The Gosser Kurve is a double right-hand turn, the 50 mph 2nd-gear
entry being slower than the shallower exit which can be negotiated
in 4th gear at 110 mph. The Niki Lauda Kurve is an open sweeping turn
around to the left, taken at 90 mph in 3rd gear, and leading into
another similar turn called the Power Horse Kurve which is marginally
faster at 100 mph.

Out on to a shorter straight, the cars run parallel to the
Start-Finish line at 175 mph as they approach the Jochen Rindt Kurve.
This is an open right-hand turn that is taken in 4th gear at 105 mph
and leads into a short straight from where cars can re-enter the
pit lane. The A1 Kurve slows the cars down through 3rd gear at 85 mph
as they turn right before accelerating out along the straight across
the Start-Finish line.


Grand Prix of Monaco: Monte Carlo 26th May 2002
Number of Laps :  78
Lap Distance :  3.370km / 2.094m
2001 Lap Record :  D. Coulthard 1.19.424

The start of the Monaco Grand Prix is all about getting to, and
through, the very first corner safely. Do that and you have a chance!
The Virage de Sainte Devote is a near 90-degree right-hander that is
approached from the Start-Finish line at 170 mph. Then, it's a hard
brake and down to a 2nd-gear 55 mph for cornering. The Montée du Beau
Rivage is a short straight that takes the cars past the world famous
Rosie's Bar in 6th gear at 165 mph and then it's over the crest
of the hill and down to 4th gear as Virage Massenet beckons.
A long left-hander, the car must be kept close to the inside kerb in
3rd gear at 80 mph. The cars then come to Virage Casino which is
a quick right-hander that is taken in 2nd gear at 70 mph.

Coming out of Casino the cars get a chance to accelerate briefly
along a short straight before they enter one of the most complex
sections of the course. The Virage Mirabeau is approached downhill
in 4th at 130 mph, requiring fast gear changes to get into 2nd gear
for this bumpy right-hander, taken slowly at 30 mph. Out of this comes
the short approach to the Virage Loews, a left-hand hairpin negotiated
in 2nd gear at about 20 mph with the steering turned full lock, then
right - this is one of the most famous TV and photographic
views in F1. The turns are ended by the Virage du Portier, another
sharp right-hander cleared in 2nd gear at 50 mph.

Coming out of the turns, the cars start on a long sweep through the
Tunnel. Noise and sparks fly as the cars change up to 5th gear
and 145 mph. Once out of the tunnel, left-right Nouvelle Chicane
is approached at 175 mph before drivers change down to 2nd gear
and a sedate 30 mph.

The most spectacular and glamourous part of the course is Tabac,
lying, as it does, alongside the harbour, which is driven through
at 95 mph in 4th gear. Piscine or the Swimming Pool complex provides
a short kink in the circuit which pushes the drivers through a
succession of gear changes and speeds ranging from 50 mph to
100 mph. This section of the circuit underwent major revision
prior to the 1997 Grand Prix to make it safer.

Virage de la Rascasse is the slowest part of the circuit with a
very tight hairpin that is taken in 1st gear at a crawling 20 mph.
Along a very short straight and a faster right-hander, Virage Anthony
Noghes, is taken in 2nd at 45 mph before accelerating and climbing
upwards into the Start-Finish straight.


Grand Orix of Canada: Montreal 9th June 2002
Number of Laps :  70
Lap Distance :  4.361km / 2.710m
2001 Lap Record :  R. Schumacher 1.17.205

From the starting grid, the cars accelerate to 170 mph and swing
quickly through Turn 1 as the track waves right and left. Once through
they brake heavily, pulling -3.8g at the entrance to Virage Senna.
This hairpin is marked by a tight 90-degree turn to the left before the
hairpin itself turns the cars through 180 degrees and it is negotiated
at 45 mph in 2nd gear. Cars quickly accelerate to 150 mph and 5th gear
as the track curves gently to the right.A series of bends (Turns 2-6)
see the cars down to 3rd gear and speeds averaging 60 mph as
the circuit turns to the right.

Turn 7 marks the Pont de la Concorde which occupies about a third of
the track length. This is a long straight, broken up by a quick
right-left turn - Turn 8 and Turn 9 - that can be negotiated in 3rd
gear. Decelerating from 170 mph, the right bend is entered at 50 mph
and then exited at 65 mph. The lead-up to Turn 10, which marks the
Virage du Casino, is done at full throttle with a top speed of around
170 mph. This hairpin comes at a point where the entrance and
exit run side by side, and so it gives the drivers a chance to see who
is behind them. It is a relatively wide portion of the track and it
is common to see overtaking manoeuvres here as cars try to out-brake
one another. It is also the slowest part of the track, with cars
braking down from 180 mph to around 40 mph.

The Casino Straight is the fastest section of track with cars hitting
speeds of 190 mph in top gear. Turn 11 marks the hardest braking point
on the circuit with drivers experiencing -3.8g. This was modified for
the 1996 Grand Prix, from the Casino Bend (Turn 12 and Turn 13) which
used to be a chicane, slowing the cars down into the final straight.
Now it is much shallower, with cars swinging through it at around 60
mph before accelerating again as they cross the Start-Finish line.


Grand Prix of Europe: Nurburgring 23rd June 2002
Number of Laps :  60
Lap Distance :  5.144km / 3.196m
2001 Lap Record :  J.P. Montoya 1.18.354

Out of the blocks and into top gear at 180 mph towards the Castrol 'S'
bend, newly revised and expanded for 2002. An additional loop has been
added to house the Mercedes Arena, providing extra spectator capacity
and lengthening the lap slightly. This is exited at around 100 mph as
drivers change quickly up to 6th gear, accelerating to 165 mph for
the approach to Valvoline Kurve. This is entered at 105 mph in 3rd
gear and leads directly into the Ford Kurve at 65 mph in 2nd gear.
Then, hard on the throttle, the cars approach the Dunlop Kurve at 170
mph in 5th gear.

The Dunlop Kurve is a right-hand 190-degree loop, making it the
second-slowest part of the circuit at under 60 mph in 2nd gear.
Provided cars have managed a good line through the loop,
they can get on to the gas quickly and through 135 mph as the track
swings gently left and right through the Audi-S. Out of here the
approach to the Michelin Kurve (also known as the RTL Kurve) sees the
cars in top gear at 170 mph, which is halved to 3rd gear at 85 mph
through the near 90-degree left-hand turn. Having swept left, the Bit
Kurve sweeps another 90 degrees through a right-hand turn, again in
3rd gear at around 100 mph.

On to the straight, taken full-out in top gear at 180 mph, cars brake
to the Veedol Chicane, which is the slowest part of the course as cars
brake down to 60 mph and sweep left and then right in 2nd gear, before
accelerating to 135 mph in 4th gear. Out of here comes the sharp
right-hand turn through 160 degrees which marks the Coca-Cola Kurve.
This is taken in 2nd gearat 70 mph before accelerating out into the
finishing straight at top speed.


Grand Prix of Great Britain: Silverstone 7th July 2002
Number of Laps :  60
Lap Distance :  5.141km / 3.194m
2001 Lap Record :  M. Hakkinen 1.24.405

From the grid, cars pull away and the straight allows speeds of
175 mph to be reached on the approach to Copse. This right-hand
corner is blind but, at 140 mph, very fast, so fast in fact that
drivers don't normally brake - just change down a gear. Switching
back up, cars thunder on towards Maggots at 175 mph and shift down
twice as they wave their way first through Maggotts and then
Becketts - as the track wiggles left-right, left-right, slowing
down to 100 mph before Chapel ends the series of left-right bends
and is accelerated through, coming out at 155 mph in 6th gear.

The Hanger Straight is the fastest part of the circuit, at 185 mph
in top gear, before braking hard into Stowe, a right-hand turn that
can be taken in 4th gear and speeds of 105 mph maintained. Vale is
a quick straight in which the cars go through at something like
160 mph with a 2nd-gear, sharp left into Club, a right-hand corner
taken at 50 mph and then accelerated through and the
cars swing back on themselves at 130 mph. Both Vale and Club present
good overtaking opportunities,not least because they are tricky to
negotiate and understeer comes into play. Up through two gears
into 6th and 170 mph towards Abbey, a 3rd-gear, 75 mph corner which
flips into Farm at 100 mph and up to 160 mph along Farm Straight.

Bridge marks the entrance to the 'Complex', a section of the track
containing bends at Priory, Brooklands and Luffield. The corners at
Bridge and Priory are fast, entering the first at 150 mph and exiting
the second at 100 mph. Priory, along with Brooklands, steer the car
through 180 degrees. Brooklands, along with Luffield, again turn the
car around and are both negotiated in 2nd gear at between 50-80 mph.
Luffield used to be two corners called Luffield 1 and Luffield 2 prior
to 1996. On exit, it's a quick dash through Woodcote at 165 mph and a
smooth turn to the right before hitting the Start-Finish straight at
175 mph. At the start of 1998 Silverstone re-named the sequence of
corners from Priory to Luffield as 'The Grandstand'.


Grand Prix of France: Magny-Cours 21st July 2002
Number of Laps :  72
Lap Distance :  4.251km / 2.641m
2001 Lap Record :  D. Coulthard 1.16.088

From the starting grid, cars accelerate up to 170 mph before entering
Grande Courbe, a long, left-hand bend which is driven in 4th gear at
125 mph. Drivers take great care to get the right line out of the curve
into Estoril, which is a sweeping right-hand turn that goes through 180
degrees. Here, 5th gear is maintained at a speed of 110 mph. Understeer
can be a real problem for drivers and time can be lost if the entry into
Golf is not right. Golf itself is very nearly a straight but has a gentle
curve to the right throughout its length. As such, it is taken full-out
in top gear with speeds around 180 mph.

Adelaide is a 2nd-gear hairpin that brings the drivers back to earth.
Braking hard at -3.2g, and at 40 mph, it turns through 180 degrees and
takes the vehicle back in the direction from which it has just come
with the track immediately to the right. This leads straight into a
fast right-left that is cleared in 4th and which leads to Nurburgring,
a chicane that wriggles the cars left and right - not as tight as Adelaide
but, nevertheless, tricky because it closes up in the middle. Hard on
the throttle, cars approach 150 mph and brake hard at the entrance to
180 Degrees. This is another hairpin and again brings the cars through
180 degrees and back upon themselves - taken in 2nd gear at 50 mph.

From the 180 it's up quickly through the gears to 6th and 170 mph
before changing down to meet the challenge of Imola at 110 mph, a
right-left that protects the Chateau d'Eau, a virtual 90-degree turn
entered in 4th and exited in 2nd at 55 mph on to a straight that allows
the car to accelerate to 155 mph towards the 2nd-gear Chicane. This is
a very tight right-left turn where drivers have to be very careful to
avoid the kerbs, especially on the second part of the corner.
Immediately following the chicane is the sharp Lycée right-hander taken
in 2nd gear as the cars slow to 40 mph. Positioning for exit out of
Lycée is important as it affects the driver's ability to get on the
throttle quickly to ensure maximum speed down the straight. The corner
also provides the entry to the pit lane.


Grand Prix of Germany: Hockenhiem 28th July
Number of Laps :  67
Lap Distance :  4.574km / 2.842m
2001 Lap Record :  J.P. Montoya 1.41.808

The Hockenheim circuit, current home of the German Grand Prix, underwent
major changes ahead of the 2002 race. Track distance was cut by around
two kilometres, with a large part of the famous forest section removed.
The Jim Clark Kurve, the original Ostkurve and the Ayrton Senna Kurve
have all disappeared, but the tighter stadium section of the circuit

From the Start-Finish line, cars approach Nord Kurve, a fast right-hander
that is taken in 4th gear at 125 mph and exited in 5th ready to accelerate
towards Hockenheim’s first new corner, Entrance Parabolica, a tight
right-hander that replaces the Jim Clark Chicane. This takes the cars on
to a very long and sweeping left curve, which ultimately leads them flat
out into the tightest corner of the lap, a right-handed hairpin, replacing
the former Ostkurve. The cars then rejoin the old circuit, and are likely
to hit top gear before a new combination of corners, named Spitzkehre,
which replaces the former Ayrton Senna Kurve. An initial, fast right-hander
leads into a short straight before a much tighter left turn. The drivers
then sweep quickly left and right as they rejoin the original main straight.

From there it's full-power as the cars accelerate back up to 195 mph
before the stadium complex begins to come into view. The Mobil 1 Kurve
is a fast right-hander that is taken in 4th gear at 105 mph and leads
quickly into the Sachs Kurve as drivers shift down to a 60 mph 2nd
gear for the hairpin that has a well-earned reputation for being slippery.
The final section in the stadium complex that leads back to the start
line, the Süd or Opel Kurve, is a double-apex hairpin with both
right-handers taken in 3rd gear at an average of 90 mph and leading
into the finishing straight where cars can accelerate to 175 mph.


Grand Prix of Hungary: Hungaroring 18th august 2002
Number of Laps :  77
Lap Distance :  3.975km / 2.470m
2001 Lap Record :  M. Hakkinen 1.16.723

From the Start-Finish line it's full power to Turn 1 with speeds
approaching 175 mph. Turn 1 is a long, right-hand downhill bend taking
the drivers through 180 degrees, entered in 3rd gear at 75 mph, exited
in 4th at 135 mph. The camber on this corner can also catch drivers out
or, at the very least, see them slipping out of the drive line and into
the dirty sections of the track, which does not benefit their tyres or
subsequent grip. Entry and exit positions are also important as the
corner is blind. A short straight brings the cars into Turn 2 and then
Turn 3 and here there is a choice of two lines, but whether the car
turns in early or late makes little difference to the amount of oversteer
experienced as this long left-hander begins to sweep right. Turn 2 is
entered at 135 mph, slowing to 70 mph before accelerating out of Turn 3
at 115 mph.

Cars approach Turn 4 leaving the straight at around 170 mph, changing
down from top to 4th gear while braking to 110 mph before climbing
uphill on the approach to Turn 5 - another long right-hander negotiated
in 3rd gear at 80 mph and accelerated out of in 4th gear to 150 mph.

Turn 6 leads to the highest part of the circuit and is a right-left
chicane that is entered in 2nd gear at 55 mph and exited in 5th at
115 mph. Turn 7 comes quickly and the approach to this left-hander
is bumpy. Third gear maintained throughout, 75 mph being the slowest
point at the apex of the curve. Turn 8 is a right-hander and is taken
in 3rd gear at 85 mph with the left-hander taken flat out. A curving
straight forms Turn 9 and leads into Turn 10 which is not as fast
as it looks as the corner suddenly tightens. It is taken in 4th at
110 mph.

Turn 11 is an off-camber and downhill right-left chicane which always
seems to gather particles of grit, whilst a high kerb awaits the
unsuspecting at the second apex. It is taken in 3rd gear at 90 mph.
Turn 12 is almost a hairpin-like corner directly behind the pits and
it's taken in 2nd at 60 mph. A long right-hander marks Turn 13,
which mirrors Turn 1. Through it, the cars first oversteer, turning
to understeer by the time they exit on to the straight via the kerb.
Around 80 mph sees the cars through the apex of the curve from
which they power towards 175 mph as they flash across the Start-Finish


Grand Prix of Belgium: Spa 1st september 2002
Number of Laps :  44
Lap Distance :  6.947km / 4.317m
2001 Lap Record :  M. Schumacher 1.49.758

From the start, the corner at La Source comes very quickly and is a
hairpin that is taken in 2nd gear at around 40 mph after which drivers
have two long straights that are separated by Eau Rouge - which amounts
to a small kink in the circuit. Accelerating to 180 mph along the first
section, Eau Rouge can be taken in 6th gear with only a slight loss of
speed (165 mph) as it goes downhill and then uphill left, right, and
left. Cars exit at Raidillon and then encounter the fastest part of the
course along the Kemmell straight at 190 mph.

As the track bears round slowly to the right, there exists good
overtaking possibilities at Les Combes due to the wide run-off areas.
The right-left combination chicane is taken in 3rd gear and 85 mph and
is exited at Malmedy, which is a right-hander taken at 100 mph.

Rivage is a virtual hairpin which, due to being off camber and downhill,
causes cars all sorts of steering problems. It is approached in 4th gear
at 155 mph, taken in 2nd at 60 mph and exited in 3rd at 110 mph. Out of
Rivage the cars sweep along a short straight at 155 mph before the track
veers left at 90 mph and on to Pouhon at 100 mph, a double left-hander.
Also off camber, it is entered and exited in 4th gear at an average of
140 mph. On exit, cars power through the gears to 180 mph before slowing at
Fagnes - a right-left chicane which is taken in 3rd gear at 100 mph.

Stavelot is a double right-hand loop, turning the cars through 180 degrees
as they go downhill. Entered in 3rd with 4th (135 mph) being engaged in t
he middle, but it is bumpy and cars tend to skip about a bit as cars
speed-up to 150 mph on exit. Blanchimont is a long, sweeping left-hander
taken full-out in 6th gear at 185 mph. With the Start-Finish line almost
in sight, Bus Stop Chicane appears, a sharp right-left-right chicane that
slows the cars right down to a 2nd gear 45 mph before they emerge on to
the pit straight at 170 mph.


Grand Prix of Italy: Monza 15th September 2002
Number of Laps :  53
Lap Distance :  5.793km / 3.600m
2001 Lap Record :  M. Hakkinen 1:24.808

The Rettifilio Tribune is the long start-straight leads to the Variante
Goodyear (also known as Variante del Rettifilio). This is approached in
top gear at around 215 mph and it is marked by the wide pit straight
that precedes it. It is a very fast but bumpy left-right-left-right
2nd-gear chicane that's entered in 2nd at 60 mph and exited at 80 mph.
Almost immediately after is Curva Grande, which is a very bumpy,
longish right-hander that is hard work on the steering. Drivers invariably
use the kerb at its exit at 185 mph and then it's along the back straight
where 200 mph is touched.

The Variante della Roggia is also known as 2A Variante. The braking
area prior to entering this left-right chicane is both bumpy and slippy.
Approached in top gear, it is negotiated in 2nd at 60 mph and exited in
3rd at 85 mph. Curva di Lesmo is a contentious sharp right-hander.
Invariably taken fast, shifting between 4th and 3rd gears, with speeds
ranging between 150 mph and 95 mph. Coming out of the turn, the cars
rocket down Curve del Serraglio, a long straight that means the driver
approaches the next chicane at speeds approaching, and sometimes exceeding,
200 mph.

Drivers hope their brakes are in good order as they approach Curva del
Vialone, a left-hander, braking from 200 mph in 6th gear to 4th gear at
the 100-metre board. Then, on to Variante Ascari, the second part of the
chicane, quickly flicking right, then left and changing down into 2nd
gear at 85 mph. Exited in 3rd gear at 125 mph, cars accelerate onto the
Rettifilio Centro straight and attain 200 mph on the approach to the final

The Curva Parabolica is a long, looping right-hander that is important
to lap-times as the entry and exit to it determine how quickly drivers
can get on the gas as they come out of it and on to the longest straight
on the circuit. Braking hard at -3.2g, cars decelerate to 100 mph and 3rd
gear at its apex.As the curve opens out it is exited in 4th gear at 170 mph
as the cars arrive in the long Rettifilio Tribune straight, before applying
full throttle and crossing the Start-Finish line.


Grand Prix of USA: Indianapolis 29th September 2002
Number of Laps :  73
Lap Distance :  4.192km / 2.604m
2001 Lap Record :  J.P. Montoya 1.14.448

The cars will cross the start/finish line reaching a peak speed of over
200 mph before braking hard for the first comer, a 90 degree right hander
taken in 2nd at 62 mph which flows into another 90 degree left hander.
This is even tighter and the cars will remain in 2nd gear, accelerating
to around 70 mph.

From there they accelerate through the sweeping right hand comer
leading to turn 3, which will be taken in 3rd gear at around 130 mph.
A very short straight, where the cars will reach around 143 mph before
braking leads into turn 4 taken at 80 mph.

Cars accelerate away from turn 4 and approach the 45 degree turn 5
at 105 mph. Hard braking sweeps the drivers through the 180 degree
turn 6 at 75 mph which swings right, through turn 7 on to the back
straight at 185 mph turning 75 degrees left into the 'ess' bends of
turn s 9 and 10 which is similar to turn 6 but taken at 60 mph.

The curve of turn 11 taken at 80 mph pulling over 3 G's sets the car
up for the most crucial turn of the circuit at 12. Slowing fractionally
from 155 mph on the short straight the drivers will feed in the power
to round the long right hander and onto the main 'straightaway'
accelerating to their maximum speed having stayed at full throttle for
around 19 seconds.

"The challenge is to be as fast as you can, as soon as you can, coming
through 11," said former F1 driver Andrea Montermini. "All the way from
Turn 11 back round to Turn 1, the speed is very high. Speeds will be
320 km/h (200 mph) and more at the end of the straight."


Grand Prix of Japan: Sukzuka 13th October 2002
Number of Laps :  53
Lap Distance :  5.821km / 3.617m
2001 Lap Record :  R. Schumacher 1.36.944

The S Curve is a left-right-left-right combination that severely taxes
any car that is not well balanced. It can usually be taken all the way
through in 4th. The sequence is entered at 135 mph, dropping to 85 mph
on exit of the final curve. On exiting, the S Curve's 4th gear is
maintained for the approach to the Dunlop Curve. This long left-hander
is extremely bumpy with plenty of understeer at 135 mph.

Accelerating to 160 mph, the Degner Curve is a tight right-hander that
is taken in 4th gear at 120 mph, down to 3rd as the second part of the
corner becomes tighter still, and then generally exited with the use of
the kerb. Then it is up to top gear at 170 mph to go under the bridge
where the course crosses itself to the Hairpin Curve. This is guarded
by a short right-hander which slows the cars, but then they have to get
down very quickly to 2nd gear for the 45 mph hairpin. Out of the hairpin
the circuit curves to the right and on completion of the curve the
majority of cars will be in top gear at 170 mph.

Spoon Curve awaits at the end of the looping right-hander. It is
negotiated in 3rd gear, with speeds dropping from 105 mph on entry
to 85 mph on exit. Then it's full on the throttle and it's a 185 mph
straight-screamer over the Crossover to 130R, a very fast left-hander
which forces a slight deceleration to 155 mph. The Casino Chicane
(Triangle Chicane) guards the entrance to the finishing straight.
The right-left combination is taken in 2nd gear at 40 mph, with the
cars having to brake hard from 175 mph as they approach it. Once through,
the cars swing right at 120 mph and onto the Start-Finish straight for
the next lap.



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win rookie championship   :- Gain Rookie Gallery.
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win pro championsip       :- Gain Pro Gallery.

There is a mode called SCTA MODE, if you win a race you will get
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time trial only.


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