F1 2001 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
The world's most popular motorsport comes to the PlayStation 2 with this release from EA Sports. The title is fully licensed by the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship series and features the teams, drivers, cars, and tracks from the 2001 circuit. As in earlier EA Sports F1 titles and recent competing releases, effort has been devoted to developing authentic and challenging artificial intelligence for computer-controlled drivers, instilling the virtual competition with the individual skills, tendencies, and desire to win of their real-life counterparts. Detailed pit crew and crowd animations and varying weather effects also add to the realism. In addition to such standard features in the 2001 release, the Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions of the game also offer a more adjustable physics model for an arcade or simulation feel, interactive pit stops, and a Challenge mode that lets skilled players unlock special features.