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F-1 Grand Prix (SNES)

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Title Screen

F-1 Grand Prix

Developer: Minakuchi Engineering
Publisher: Video System
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: April 18, 1992

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DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

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F-1 Grand Prix was Video System's first Formula One game to have a home release, but it wasn't their first top-down Formula One game (that honor goes to Tail to Nose: Great Championship, although it wasn't an FIA Formula One World Championship licensed product).

It also happens to be the first video game appearance for future seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.

Scene Viewer


Use the Pro Action Replay code 0097D793 to boot into this menu, which allows you to view various scenes and menus from the game.

The top number (goes to 0-61) is the currently selected scene; it's not clear what the bottom number is. Pressing Select and Start from any scene will return to this menu.

Note that some options may display "DUMMY DEMO". Additionally, selecting scene 0 will result in a faint beep/tone continually playing afterwards, and several scenes, such as the congratulations screens, can also cause the top and bottom numbers to disappear permanently (until SRAM is cleared at least) if they are not exited using Select and Start.

Sample Message


Using the Pro Action Replay code 0098CF08 then pressing Start during the opening logos will display this leftover message from a sample build of the game.

Original Translation
ないようは りせっと でんげんおふで

このROMを きよかなくふくせいされますと

(c)Video System かぶしきがいしゃ
Because this ROM is for a SAMPLE,
the BACKUP RAM's contents are reset
when the power is turned off.

If you copy this ROM, you may be punished.

(c)Video System Co., Ltd.

It should be noted while this appears to be a menu scene, this warning cannot be accessed from the Scene Viewer.


Car numbers are tied to drivers instead of teams (for instance, if the player swaps Nigel Mansell with Alain Prost, Mansell retains his #5 at Ferrari and Prost retains his #27 at Williams). If the player has not made any driver changes from the Options menu, this means that Roberto Moreno (driving for Jordan by default) and Michael Schumacher (driving for Benetton by default) will appear with car number #19 (Benetton's number) and #32 (Jordan's number) respectively in starting line-up and post-race results in the World GP mode.

Moreno appears with yellow (Benetton) overalls in the instruction manual[1] while Schumacher is depicted wearing green (Jordan) firesuit[2] despite both being listed with their teams as it appears in the game, possibly proving that the change was made at the last minute to reflect the roster by the 1991 Italian or Portuguese Grand Prix, the races where both swapped their rides in real life (although Footwork was still using their Porsche engine in the game, despite switching to Ford Cosworth engines by French Grand Prix, several races earlier, due to poor performance of the Porsche engine). Schumacher himself was added as a replacement for Bertrand Gachot (who drove the Jordan #32 car in the arcade version), who was released by the Jordan team after Hungarian Grand Prix due to legal problems.