Codex Gamicus
For the real life Formula One season, see 1999 Formula One season.

Formula One 99
Formula 1 99-front.jpg
Developer(s) Studio 33
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Take-Two Interactive
status Status Missing
Release date PlayStation:
North America December 15, 1999
Japan October 21, 1999
PAL October 20, 1999
Windows (PC):
PAL 1999
North America 1999
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
USK: 0
Platform(s) PlayStation, PC
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media CD-ROM
Input Gamepad
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Formula One 99 is a 1999 video game developed by Studio 33 and published by Psygnosis.

The drivers on the front cover, from left to right are: Jean Alesi, Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen.

After the failure of Formula 1 98[citation needed], Psygnosis brought in a new development team. Studio 33 had previously developed Newmann Haas racing using the original F1 Game engine from Bizarre Creations. Formula One 99 showed that Studio 33 was already experienced in creating a sim-based racing game.[citation needed]

Other innovations included the pit lane speed limiter and a clutch. This game was a considerable and welcome improvement upon Formula 1 98.[citation needed] It may have lacked an "arcade" mode or that extra polish, but Studio 33 clearly concentrated on the most important aspects of the simulation mode, leaving the addition of an arcade mode for Formula One 2000. The AI was suspect, and often cheated the player when pulling out a substantial gap, the AI would then do impossible lap times to catch up and pass. This was also inherent in the Newmann Haas Game which Studio 33 also developed. Another AI tactic was to simply pass through solid walls when trying to overtake the player. This was especially noticeable in Monaco.

During the making of this game, Psygnosis was taken over by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and became SCE Studio Liverpool.

Teams and drivers[]

  • Template:Flagicon West McLaren Mercedes
    • Template:Flagicon 1. Mika Häkkinen
    • Template:Flagicon 2. David Coulthard
  • Template:Flagicon Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
    • Template:Flagicon 3. Michael Schumacher
    • Template:Flagicon 3. Mika Salo
    • Template:Flagicon 4. Eddie Irvine
  • Template:Flagicon Winfield Williams
    • Template:Flagicon 5. Alessandro Zanardi
    • Template:Flagicon 6. Ralf Schumacher
  • Template:Flagicon Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda
    • Template:Flagicon 7. Damon Hill
    • Template:Flagicon 8. Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Template:Flagicon Benetton
    • Template:Flagicon 9. Giancarlo Fisichella
    • Template:Flagicon 10. Alexander Wurz
  • Template:Flagicon Red Bull Sauber Petronas F1 Team
    • Template:Flagicon 11. Jean Alesi
    • Template:Flagicon 12. Pedro Diniz
  • Template:Flagicon Repsol Arrows
    • Template:Flagicon 14. Pedro de la Rosa
    • Template:Flagicon 15. Toranosuke Takagi
  • Template:Flagicon Stewart Ford
    • Template:Flagicon 16. Rubens Barrichello
    • Template:Flagicon 17. Johnny Herbert
  • Template:Flagicon Prost GP
    • Template:Flagicon 18. Olivier Panis
    • Template:Flagicon 19. Jarno Trulli
  • Template:Flagicon Minardi F1
    • Template:Flagicon 20. Luca Badoer
    • Template:Flagicon 20. Stephane Sarrazin
    • Template:Flagicon 21. Marc Gene
  • Template:Flagicon Lucky Strike BAR
    • Template:Flagicon 22. Jacques Villeneuve
    • Template:Flagicon 23. Ricardo Zonta
    • Template:Flagicon 23. Mika Salo


  • Template:Flagicon Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne
  • Template:Flagicon Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos
  • Template:Flagicon San Marino Grand Prix - Imola
  • Template:Flagicon Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco
  • Template:Flagicon Spanish Grand Prix - Catalunya
  • Template:Flagicon Canadian Grand Prix - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
  • Template:Flagicon French Grand Prix - Magny-Cours
  • Template:Flagicon British Grand Prix - Silverstone
  • Template:Flagicon Austrian Grand Prix - A1-Ring
  • Template:Flagicon German Grand Prix - Hockenheimring
  • Template:Flagicon Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring
  • Template:Flagicon Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps
  • Template:Flagicon Italian Grand Prix - Monza
  • Template:Flagicon European Grand Prix - Nürburgring
  • Template:Flagicon Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang
  • Template:Flagicon Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka

Alcohol and tobacco related sponsors[]

All alcohol and tobacco sponsors are censored:

  • Ferrari's Marlboro is completely censored.
  • Williams's Winfield is replaced by "Williams F1" and black bars.
  • Jordan's Benson & Hedges is replaced by "Buzzing Hornets" (as in real life).
  • Benetton's Mild Seven is replaced by "Benetton".
  • McLaren's West is replaced by "Mika" and "David" (as in real life).

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