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, 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.
Other innovations included the pit lane speed limiter and a clutch. This game was a considerable and welcome improvement upon Formula 1 98. 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
* Mika Häkkinen
* David Coulthard
* Michael Schumacher
* Mika Salo
* Eddie Irvine
* Alessandro Zanardi
* Ralf Schumacher
* Damon Hill
* Heinz-Harald Frentzen
* Giancarlo Fisichella
* Alexander Wurz
* Jean Alesi
* Pedro Diniz
* Pedro de la Rosa
* Toranosuke Takagi
* Rubens Barrichello
* Johnny Herbert
* Olivier Panis
* Jarno Trulli
* Luca Badoer
* Stephane Sarrazin
* Marc Gene
* Jacques Villeneuve
* Ricardo Zonta
* Mika Salo
Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne
Brazilian Grand Prix - Interlagos
San Marino Grand Prix - Imola
Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco
Spanish Grand Prix - Catalunya
Canadian Grand Prix - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
French Grand Prix - Magny-Cours
British Grand Prix - Silverstone
Austrian Grand Prix - A1-Ring
German Grand Prix - Hockenheimring
Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring
Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps
Italian Grand Prix - Monza
European Grand Prix - Nürburgring
Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang
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).