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GP 2006 Racing Manager Game

GP 2006 runs in the BATracer game engine.

The Formula One 2006 Season, featuring 2006 car data (in theory, more overtaking and less reliability) and rule changes such as fewer tyre sets.
Note: Due to the complexity of this years qualifying, it has been simplified to a single session.



Mild Seven Renault GP Team R26. Renault RS26 V8 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 125m GBP.

Championship winners in 2005 looking to defend the title.


Team McLaren Mercedes MP4-21. Mercedes F01085 V8 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 238m GBP.

Fast but fragile, results may not start to flow until later in the year.


Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 248 GP. Ferrari 056 V8 engine. Bridgestone tyres. Estimated budget: 241m GBP.

Improved performance expected, given poor performance last year. Questions hanging over engine reliability, though should be quick.


Panasonic Toyota Racing TF106. Toyota RVX06 V8 engine. Bridgestone tyres. Estimated budget: 312m GBP.

Continues to make gains, huge budget must surely start paying off at some point.


Williams GP FW28. Cosworth CA 20067 V8 engine. Bridgestone tyres. Estimated budget: 159m GBP.

Mid fielder expects a transitional year, having split from BMW and having to work with development of new Cosworth V8.


Honda Racing GP RA106. Honda RA806E V8 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 232m GBP.

Massive expectations this year, with excellent testing and reliability results. Finally shakes off BAR branding this year.

Red Bull

Red Bull Racing RB2. Ferrari 056 V8 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 125m GBP.

Mid-grid team may surprise, though lots of work to do. Gained legendary technical chief Adrian Newey from McLaren this year.

BMW Sauber

BMW Sauber GP.06. BMW P86 V8 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 205m GBP.

Facing a transitional year, as BMW buys old Sauber team and fits their own engine.


Midland GP M16. Toyota RVX06 V8 engine. Bridgestone tyres. Estimated budget: 110m GBP.

First year without old Jordan branding, expected to start edging forward.

Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR 01. Cosworth TJ2005-2 V10 engine. Michelin tyres. Estimated budget: 95m GBP.

New Red Bull "juniors" formed from old Minardi team. Granted use of V10 engines.

Super Aguri

Super Aguri GP SA05. Honda RA806E V8 engine. Bridgestone tyres. Estimated budget: 85m GBP.

All new team! Lot's of passion but painfully slow 4 year old cars coupled to one of the best engines. Warning: game is extra hard driving this car!


Ferrari 248 F1


BMW P86 F1


Mercedes FO 108S


Renault RS26


Honda RA106


Cosworth CA 20067


Cosworth TJ2005-2


Toyota RVX06




  • Cut Slick Soft - Slick for dry weather.
  • Cut Slick Hard - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.
  • Intermediate - For mixed weather conditions.
  • Wet - For wet weather.
  • Monsoon - For exceptional wet weather.

  • Michelin

  • Cut Slick Soft - Slick for dry weather.
  • Cut Slick Hard - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.
  • Intermediate - For mixed weather conditions.
  • Wet - For wet weather.
  • Monsoon - For exceptional wet weather.

  • Events Calendar


    Bahrain - 12th March

    The first time the GP championship has started anywhere other than Melbourne for 10 years - the circuit is a modern venue with first class facilities.


    Malaysia - 19th March

    A complex and modern circuit, with an impressive main straight and grandstand. Excellent facilities, though high humidity can be tiring for the drivers - but can often result in wet races for the fans.


    Australia - 2nd April

    A fast and challenging circuit, Melbourne is in a fantastic parkland setting. Overtaking isn't easy, and a good setup is important.


    San Marino - 23rd April

    Famous for being the circuit that killed Ayrton Senna, it's still an emotional place for many. It's often the first opportunity for the Tifosi to pour out on essentially home soil and support the Ferrari team. The circuit is tough and difficult to overtake on, the monstorous kerbs being unkind to rookie drivers.


    European GP - 7th May

    Next to the legendary and original 13 mile circuit, GP cars still come to the modern safer equiverlent of today. The drivers seem generally happy with the circuit even if it appears a bit bland relative to the old circuit. Historically the modern circuit has been the scene of many incident-packed races.


    Spain - 14th May

    Since Alonso shot to fame, the Spanish GP has enjoyed a revitalisation with packed grandstands. The circuit is a major test venue throughout the season for all GP teams. As a result the racing can appear to be processional, though it does statistically have the reputation for hosting the most number of wet races.


    Monte-Carlo - 28th May

    Surely the most famous and glamorous GP circuits is the toughest of them all - with a beautiful harbour and many bars to visit. The narrow streets are real nightmare in an GP car and the race duration requires huge levels of stamina. Driver errors resulting in retirement are common. Very difficult to overtake!


    England - 11th June

    A very famous circuit and the modern home of motorsport for many. There are some fantastic sweeping bends - especially near the opening Beckets section. This is generally a high speed circuit, and is vulnerable to the British weather even in high summer.


    Canada - 25th June

    The Canadians still love their GP - though their support for local heroes has rarely been rewarded. A temporary street circuit results in high speeds and heavy breaking. Rain is not uncommon.


    United States - 2nd July

    Run on part of the oval - in reverse - it's quite a spectacle, though the infield section has been described as mickey mouse by some. It's a challenge for the teams to decide on the correct setup and strategy - do they take into account the main straight and overtaking or try to keep up momentum around the infield corners?

    Magny Cours

    France - 16th July

    A modern autodrome deep in the centre of France, drivers will note it for it's long haul up the hill into a slow right hander which is by far the best overtaking point.


    Germany - 30th July

    Though many preferred the original high speed circuit, the new venue has rewarded both spectators and drivers with some fine races. The classic stadium complex remains whilst the hairpin is a classic overtaking place.


    Hungary - 6th August

    A natural bowl is the home for Hungary's race. Described as Monaco without the barriers for many years - recent changes have made it easier to overtake and a more interesting venue. It still requires high stamina.


    Turkey - 27th August

    The first race at this venue proved popular in 2005, when the tricky turn 8 made the race very exciting. Overtaking is possible here if you can pressure other drivers into a mistake.


    Italy - 10th September

    Home land of the Tifosi - where a Ferrari win is always met with huge celebrations - it is up to the other teams to provide upset. Facing each driver are huge long straights punctuated by chicanes, most notable being turn one - the scene of several opening accidents.


    China - 1st October

    A modern and wide circuit not unlike Sepang, combining long straights with technical corners.


    Japan - 8th October

    The penultimate race of the season. A very challenging circuit, it requires plenty of thought and attention to secure a good result.


    Brazil - 22nd October

    Based in the slums of Sau Paulo, the race often results in a good turn out for the passionate home drivers. On the circuit, many will complain about fatigue from the high speed left hander leading onto the pit straight. The surface is exceptionally bumpy, though a resurfacing addressed some of these issues. This is the last race of the season!

    GP 2006 Racing Strategy Game

    This series is a model of the GP 2006 season.


    1st - 10
    2nd - 8
    3rd - 6
    4th - 5
    5th - 4
    6th - 3
    7th - 2
    8th - 1

    Special Notes and Hints

    GP 2006 saw the introduction of reduced aerodynamics and smaller V8 engines, making for more exciting racing. Compared to the BATracer GP 2002 series, there is more action, overtaking and "unknown" factors with reduced testing laps, tyres and qualifying.

    Differences to Real F12006

    Currently in the game there is a normal practice session followed by qualifying, then warmup and race.

    This differs from real GP 2006 where there are 2 knock out qualifying sessions, followed by a third final session for 10 cars where the cars must run with qualifying fuel. Finally, the cars enter parc-ferme conditions and no warmup is possible, though cars outside the top 10 are able to refuel.

    This is quite confusing and at the time of writing liable to change before seasons end, so for simplicities sake we run with a simplified classic GP format for now.

    More Carsets

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    ( More Info on GP 2013 )

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    GP 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.

    GP 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.

    GP 2011 inspired GP Manager Game

    ( More Info on GP 2011 )

    The GP 2011 Season, featuring different tyre behaviour, DRS and the return of KERS.

    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.

    GP 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.


    ( More Info on GP Two )

    GP Two is inspired by a real life GP feeder series. Race in equally matched single seaters at many of the GP venues - Sprint and Feature races. Build up a new team from the beginning.


    ( 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.

    GP 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 GP-style set of the old school. Single tyre supplier helps level the field all the more.

    GP 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.

    GP 2008 GP 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.

    GP 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!

    GP 2006 GP Manager Game

    ( More Info on GP 2006 )

    The Formula One 2006 Season, featuring 2006 car data (in theory, more overtaking and less reliability) and rule changes such as fewer tyre sets.
    Note: Due to the complexity of this years qualifying, it has been simplified to a single session.

    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.