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F1 1986 Racing Manager GameF1 1986 runs in the BATracer game engine.
The Formula One 1986 Racing Manager Game, featuring long multiplayer races without safety cars or refueling. High incident rates make this a tough and challenging series!
WilliamsFront running car and a superb team. One to beat!
McLarenChampionship contender. A competent car.
LotusFast but fragile. Famous British team with lots of history.
Team WalesSteady performer and most famous name on the grid.
LigierBest of the rest. 10th year in Formula One in 1986.
BenettonBenetton's first year after buying the Toadman team. Most powerful car on the grid using famous BMW Turbo power.
TyrrellPoints scorer. Famous team trying to regain it's past glory.
LolaA mid-field team?
BrabhamA team famous for innovations such as the fan car and two championships, in 1986 the team was in decline. Also using powerful BMW engine.
ArrowsPotential points scorer and a team that has been trying hard since 1979 with innovative ideas. Another BMW powered team.
ZakspeedTeam with a sizeable budget hoping for success with more power this season.
OsellaBeautiful modern looking car ran on a tiny budget by an Italian team. Only car in the field with an eight cylinder turbo, provided by Alfa Romeo.
AGSFirst entry for this tiny 7-man French team having previous experience in F3000 and F2. Car made from components from the 1985 F1 Renault and AGS F3000.
MinardiHoping to get lucky in it's second year in Formula One.
BMWInline 4 Cylinder Turbo
ZakspeedInline 4 Cylinder Turbo
Alfa RomeoV8 Turbo
Motori ModerniV6 Turbo
GoodyearSoft - Slick for dry weather.Hard - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.Qualifying - Special short life tyre for qualifying only.Wet - For wet weather.
PirelliDry - A regular dry compound tyre.Dry Enduro - Less sticky dry slick with greater endurance.Q Tyre - Special qualifying rubber.Rain - For poor weather conditions.
Brazilian GPRio de Janeiro - March 23rd
The 1986 Formula One season kicks off in Brazil at the Jacarapagua track near Rio de Janeiro. After preparing over the winter each team will be looking for a good start to the season.
Spanish GPJerez - April 13th
After a five year absence Formula One returns to Spain at the new purpose built modern Jerez circuit. With no previous data to work on, the initial drive for all teams is to develop a good setup.
San Marino GPImola - April 27th
Back to familiar territory, there is lot's of support for the Italian teams here, no more so than for Ferrari.
Monaco GPMonte Carlo - May 11th
The famous street circuit is the toughest race on the season, and many drivers consider a win here almost as great as a championship victory.
Belgian GPSpa Francorchamps - May 25th
One of the drivers favourite circuits. A long track takes time to learn and its high speed and challenging corners can catch out rookie drivers. Most notable of all is the weather, which can change very quickly often with thrilling results.
Canadian GPMontreal - June 15th
The 8th Grand Prix race at Montreal. An unusual circuit, part street circuit, part road course, some slow fiddly corners and some very high speed straights. Turn one is the scene of many dramas.
United States GP EastDetroit - June 22nd
A street circuit, Detroit is the ideal location for a GP race in the United States. This is the 4th race at this venue.
French GPPaul Ricard - July 6th
A classic circuit loved by many, a variety of corners - some of which can bite - is complemented by a very long straight.
British GPBrands Hatch - July 13th
The last race at Brands Hatch, for next year F1 continues in Britain at Silverstone. Brands is a natural amphitheatre and a spectators delight, whilst the track itself features undulating terrain of various elevations and a variety of corners.
German GPHockenheim - July 27th
A fabulous fast track through the forest, a sequence of straights punctuated by chicanes. Some claim the venue lacks character, though few can argue with the impressive stadium complex.
Hungarian GPHungaroring - August 10th
Formula One visits the Eastern bloc for the first time! Much hype for this event with the cold war still strong, people other than just Formula One fans will be watching this event with interest. The track itself is quite narrow and an absence of straights may make this circuit tricky to overtake on.
Austrian GPOsterreichring - August 17th
Set in fantastic mountainous countryside, this is a fast track with many elevation changes. The first corner is a spectator favourite.
Italian GPMonza - September 7th
The famous Italian track, and very high speed favouring the more powerful cars - the Italian teams will be looking to feed off home support and get a good result.
Portuguese GPEstoril - September 21st
Estoril is a challenging circuit loved by the drivers, a number of up and down sweeps through rocky terrain with a number of overtaking opportunities.
Mexican GPMexico City - October 12th
An unwelcoming track, with a fearsome final corner and a bumpy surface not helped by regular earthquakes. Even men and machines have to adapt as the circuit is located at 7400ft.
Australian GPAdelaide - October 26th
Australia's second ever Grand Prix, a well organised event set at a street circuit around the Victoria Park horse racing facility. The track is unusual for a street circuit in that it features very high speeds and a number of fast kinks.
F1 1986 Racing Strategy GameThis is a player-developed carset. Much of the research, graphics, data and track maps has been provided by BATracer player Tim Finnigan.
1st - 9
2nd - 6
3rd - 4
4th - 3
5th - 2
6th - 1
The shortage of points paying positions, and the large number of entrants make points very precious and mistakes costly. For many of the lower teams, scoring a point is like winning the championship!
Special Notes and Hints
All teams have two cars, there are no single car teams. Likewise, the tiny AGS team also makes an appearance, despite only running at Monza during 1986.
There is no refuelling permitted, and no safety cars. Because the races consist of full Grand Prix distances this allows the field to become quite spread out and many cars will be several laps down by race end. This puts great emphasis on getting a good setup.
The 1986 season was very demanding on cars, with many retiring with engine failures - particulary on high speed circuits where much of the lap is full throttle.
The championship victor will regulary need a good setup, though there is still room to get results with a decent strategy. However, making the car last the distance is as important as being the fastest.
Special super-fast qualifying tyres are provided and should be used to conserve regular sets intended for the race.
Pieczar for recreating the new released version of the set and significant efforts with the updated graphics!
Though this carset is inspired by high level single seater racing, no actual real life teams, cars or intellectual property is included.
F1 2013 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2013 )
The all new GP 2013 Season, featuring updated cars, calendar and stats. Yet more close racing.
F1 2012 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2012 )
The updated GP 2012 Season, now tighter and more competitive than ever! A mammoth 20 races and the introduction of a new US circuit.
Constructors Stateside( More Info on Constructors Stateside )
An entirely new game mode to extend BATracer, in which you can design your own car to a high level of detail. This version carries a champcar theme.
F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 B-Spec )
The updated GP 2011 Season, now with a new tyre model, more compounds, and easier overtaking.
F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 )
The GP 2011 Season, featuring different tyre behaviour, DRS and the return of KERS.
BATracer Constructors( More Info on BATracer Constructors )
An entirely new game mode to extend BATracer, in which you can design your own car to a high level of detail.
MS GT Challenge( More Info on MS GT Challenge )
Short-mid duration GT races, for those that enjoy playing LMES but are not fans of the endurance format! Split-class racing.
V8 Supercars 2010( More Info on V8S 2010 )
The exciting V8S 2010 Championship is one of the toughest Touring Car Series in the World. The fierce Manufacturer Battle rages, with supporters as passionate as any, this diverse championship is a tough one to master.
F1 2010 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2010 )
The GP 2010 Season, featuring the most anticipated season for a decade or more. New teams, new rules, more cars on track, no refuelling.
Classic Trans-Am( More Info on Classic All-American Series )
Classic American muscle cars from 1966-1972 racing on the old format tracks. 10 different custom-paintable cars each with their own traits.
Formula 3( More Info on Formula 3 )
Custom Formula 3 themed including a climax at the Macau GP. Unique features: Build a custom team from 64 unique combinations of chassis, engines and tyres. No single combination is the best! Up to 4 cars per team.
GP2( More Info on GP Two )
GP Two is inspired by a real life F1 feeder series. Race in equally matched single seaters at many of the F1 venues - Sprint and Feature races. Build up a new team from the beginning.
DTM( More Info on German Tourers )
Inspired by a famous European championship - featuring weight ballast "success penalties" and single car teams. Build up a team from the beginning.
F1 2009 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2009 )
The GP 2009 Season, featuring the most radical shakeup in years. New rules, a new team and the new Abu Dhabi circuit add to the action.
Indy 500( More Info on Indy 500 )
The Indy 500 race - 200 laps spread across 5 x 40-lap stages allowing you to modify strategy and hone your setup mid-race. 37 entrants but only 1 winner. 2008 car data with gameplay enhancements. Unique Features: Multi-Day Single-Race Oval
2008 Indycar Series( More Info on 2008 Indycar Series )
The 2008 IndyCar season - the first season after reunification of the two North American open wheel series. Features large grids, close racing, multiple liveries per team and more.
Champcar Championship v2.0( More Info on Champion Cars v2.0 )
This is an updated edition of the original carset, but with updated car and track graphics and a full complement of '95 liveries. Miami and Indianapolis are now also included! Based around the classic PC game Indycar Racing 2.
GP 2005 Strategy Simulation( More Info on GP 2005 )
The 2005 GP season. A unique year in modern racing, where only one tyre is provided over the course of a race, and drivers must pick their race strategy before qualifying.
GP 1999 Grand Prix Championship Season( More Info on Classic 99 )
The GP 1999 Season. A good competitive F1-style set of the old school. Single tyre supplier helps level the field all the more.
F1 1997 Championship Game( More Info on Classic 97 )
This 24-car GP '97 set has a good spread of competitive cars both at the front - and at the rear with 4 teams squabbling over the wooden spoon. There are lots of upgrades throughout the season directed toward certain teams.
F1 2008 F1 Manager Game( More Info on GP 2008 )
The GP 2008 Season, featuring 2008 car data, new teams and liveries, as well as the new Valencia and Singapore Street Circuits.
MR2 World Series( More Info on Mid-Engined World Series )
A world tour of racing, in a series of wildly differing events. Road / Race classes offer 2 very different challenges for race strategy.
Unique Features: 2 classes and Variable race format.
F1 2007 Racing Manager Game( More Info on GP 2007 )
The GP 2007 Season, featuring 2007 car data, One tyre manufacturer, new teams and liveries, Fuji Speedway and Spa on the calendar.
Le Mans Endurance Series( More Info on LMES v2.0 )
Build your own GT team. GT, GTS, LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Unique Features: Long endurance races, 4 different classes on track at once, unique rules, 22 cars to choose from!
Classic 1986 GP Manager Game( More Info on Classic 86 )
A classic 1986 Season, featuring long races without safety cars or refueling. High failure rates can be frustrating, hence:
Warning! - this is not a series for the beginner!
V8 Supercars( More Info on V8S )
The highly competitive V8S championship inspired by V8 Supercars, featuring sprint, endurance and reverse grid racing.
Warning! This is a very long season, only join this game if you have the commitment to complete a full season.
A1GP Grand Prix Manager Game( More Info on Formula Nations )
An A1GP-inspired championship, consisting of individual drivers driving for their nation. Unique features: A1GP-style race format, no teams, no excuses - identical cars! Warning - not for the inexperienced player, this can be a very frustrating series.
Champion Cars( More Info on Champion Cars )
Based around the modern Indycar/CART period 1995-onwards. Unique Features: Choose chassis, engine and tyres. Team sizes from 1-3 cars! Fragile cars. Circuit and oval racing. Custom car painting!
British Tourers( More Info on British Tourers )
Build your own touring car team. Touring and Production classes based on current and recent seasons.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Split class championship.
BAT Seven Challenge( More Info on BAT Seven Challenge )
Race a variety of Seven type cars around Bookatrack.com race and airfield circuits.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series, some graphics and gameplay elements may be of reduced quality.
Unique Features: Lack of qualifying session maximises the racing. Many team creation options and ways to win; unique circuits.
GP 2002 Fantasy Grand Prix Racing Game( More Info on GP 2002 )
The GP 2002 Season. Classic points system.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Fixed team setup as per real season. Challenging array of car setup options: for experienced players only.