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Formula 1 Championship Edition

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Title Screen

Formula 1 Championship Edition

Also known as: Formula 1 97 (EU, JP)
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Publishers: Psygnosis (US, EU), Sony Computer Entertainment (JP)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: January 15, 1998
Released in US: September 30, 1997
Released in EU: September 26, 1997

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.

To do:
  • Title screen, Unused Arcade Commentator examples
  • Differences between PAL 1.0 and 1.1 (SCES-00859)

Sequel to the massively popular original, with better crashes!

Unused Pictures


Early menu screen.


Possibly a menu screen background. Note the clearly visible tobacco sponsorship on the Ferrari and the Williams.


Unused loading screen. Note the lack of Arcade or Grand Prix designation.


Another unused loading screen, Marlboro sponsorship clearly visible.


Early version of the Grand Prix Split Screen loading screen. In the final version, the overlays are different, the top of the McLaren has been cropped out, and the Mild Seven sponsorship on the Benetton has been censored.


Psygnosis loading screen.

Leftovers from original Formula 1


The summary screens from the demo version of the original Formula 1 game are also included on the Formula 1 '97 disc, although they are of course never seen.


The loading screen from the original Formula 1 remains on the Formula 1 '97 disc.


The menu screen background from Formula 1 also remains.

Odd Pictures



The two images above are on the disc for reasons unknown!

Commentary for Removed Drivers

Commentary for Ricardo Rosset, whose Lola Ford team folded after the 1st race of the 1997 season and was not included in the game.

Commentary for Rosset's teammate Vincenzo Sospiri.

Commentary referring to the Lola Ford team.

Some commentary for Jacques Villeneuve is on the disc.

The video shown at this link reveals that at one point in development, all 3 drivers (and the Lola team, using the McLaren model as a placeholder) were in the game. Rosset and Sospiri were removed, while Villeneuve was changed to Driverone Williams for copyright reasons.