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F1 2008 Racing Manager GameF1 2008 runs in the BATracer game engine.
The Formula One 2008 Racing Manager Game, featuring 2008 car data. Multiplayer game is highly competitive. Valencia and Singapore Street Circuit's debut!
Team WalesCan hugely strong testing results be turned into race results? One of the strongest looking packages in years. Reigning champions.
BMW SauberBMW is a gathering giant that goes from strength to strength year on year. Surely this time they must be challenging for wins - any driver joining this team will enjoy a hugely optimistic atmosphere. But will weaker testing results indicate the first slowing of momentum?
RenaultCan Renault get back on top this year? A strong package - but other teams have raised their game. If not the fastest car, perhaps Renault have built a dependable and reliable single seater?
WilliamsAfter surprising everybody by finishing higher than the factory Toyota team last year, Williams are looking to edge ever closer to the front of the pack.
Red BullAfter last years embarassing retirement-filled season, the focus this year is on providing a robust package. With Adrian Newey continuing to develop the car, don't underestimate this team.
ToyotaWhat does Toyota have to do to turn their huge investment into results? The team have been promising a performance breakthrough for years - has that time come?
Toro RossoThe junior team of Red Bull is an oddity - having a Welsh engine instead of being powered by Renault, and often embarassing it's older sibling. Last year was not quite as successfull as their debut season - but a great seat for rising stars to shine.
HondaHonda plummeted down the grid last year and were never once in contention with a livery that wasn't popular with the fans. Though the Earth Livery hasn't been killed off altogether and testing pace has been slow, Honda have promised a string of upgrades.
Super AguriStrong results in the beginning of last season were stopped by the lack of car development throughout the year. Trouble finding sponsors and lack of winter testing damaged the Japanese hopes. Is Super Aguri going the traditional way of minnow teams and into oblivion?
Force IndiaThe ex-Jodran team with yet another new owner. With so much disruption it's difficult to know how they can even qualify on the grid at all. But they do time and time again, and with an expanded budget testing pace so far has suggested that they won't necessarily be collecting the wooden spoon this time.
McLarenAfter suffering the humiliation of disqualification last year, McLaren can only look forward as they now occupy the far end of the pitlane. Title challengers with positive testing results to back them up.
BridgestoneCut Slick Soft - Slick for dry weather.Cut Slick Hard - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.Intermediate - For mixed weather conditions.Full Wet - For wet weather.
MelbourneAustralia - 16th March
The F1 season kicks off again with the traditional opener in Australia. A fast and challenging circuit, Melbourne is in a fantastic parkland setting. Overtaking isn't easy, and a good setup is important.
SepangMalaysia - 23rd 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.
BahrainBahrain - 6th April
Bahrain is a modern venue with first class facilities. When the wind picks up grip can suffer as dust is blown onto the circuit.
BarcelonaSpain - 27th April
The Spanish GP has enjoyed a revitalisation with packed grandstands. The circuit is a major test venue throughout the season for all F1 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.
IstanbulTurkey - 11th May
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.
MonacoMonte-Carlo - 25th May
Surely the most famous and glamorous F1 circuits is the toughest of them all - with a beautiful harbour and many bars to visit. The narrow streets are real nightmare in an F1 car and the race duration requires huge levels of stamina. Driver errors resulting in retirement are common. Very difficult to overtake!
MontrealCanada - 8th June
The Canadians still love their F1 - though in the past their support for local heroes has rarely been rewarded. A temporary street circuit results in high speeds and heavy breaking. Rain is not uncommon.
Magny CoursFrance - 22nd June
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.
SilverstoneEngland - 6th July
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.
HockenheimGermany - 20th July
Hockenheim takes the place of the Nurburgring this year, since Bernie Ecclestone instructed their to be only one GP based in Germany since 2007. Some say Hockenheim should never have been changed as it's original fast straights offered a unique challenge, however the statium complex coupled with the hairpin provide entertainment enough.
HungaroringHungary - 3rd 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.
ValenciaSpain - 24th August
This exciting new addition to the calendar is set to last for 7 years, and together with the new Singapore event as well as Albert Park and Monaco - F1 can now boast no less than 4 street circuits.
Spa-FrancorchampsBelgium - 7th September
Considered by most drivers to be one of the most challenging circuits, the elevation changes, high speed corners - especially Eau Rouge make this race one to look forward to. The weather is highly changeable and can put a spanner in the works of a well thought out strategy. The length of the lap is signficant and thus only 44 laps make up the race distance.
MonzaItaly - 14th September
Facing each driver are huge long straights punctuated by chicanes, most notable being turn one - the scene of several opening accidents.
SingaporeSingapore - 28th September
The first ever night race to be held in Formula One will be truly new territory for the fans and competitors, this promises to be a unique but also hugely challenging event for any driver.
FujiJapan - 12th October
Fuji enjoys a 2nd visit in 2008, and teams will be hoping the circuit is not quite as wet as in the previous action packed event. The main straight is the longest in the season, at 1.5km.
ShanghaiChina - 19th October
A modern and wide circuit not unlike Sepang, combining long straights with technical corners.
InterlagosBrazil - 2nd November
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!
F1 2008 Racing Strategy GameF1 2008
1st - 10
2nd - 8
3rd - 6
4th - 5
5th - 4
6th - 3
7th - 2
8th - 1
New "Knockout" Qualifying
For the first time in BATracer we see three-phase qualifying. This has reduced your qualifying options to just three sliders - the additional slider for setting when you do your qualifying lap has been removed and it is no longer simply possible to intentionally not do a run to save your tyres!
This qualifying system provides a different challenge to previous carsets - trying to put in a safe "banker" lap may mean you don't qualify for the next stage of qualifying at all, and pushing too hard in the early stages will have the same (but potentially more expensive) consequences.
As before, the carset features chassis upgrades since engines have been "locked" by the FIA and there is only one tyre supplier.
Thanks for the BATracer community for contributing towards this carset. Special mention for Matt Simons who has once again surpassed himself with his graphics work.
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.