Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team.
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Very Negative (85 reviews) - 10% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 26, 2012

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About This Game

Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team. It’s your responsibility not only to buy spare parts, but also to design the car and to recruit the members of your team. And then, you have to decide which training sessions are the most appropriate for your pilots.

Pole Position 2012 offers you more features than ever in a Formula 1 racing team management simulation. The whole technology tree was revised from the ground up and you have to pick your own research from over 100 new technology projects. The team management system is easier to use and is even more interesting.

Key Features:

  • Take control of an existing racing team or create your very own team.

  • Create your very own driver
  • Research more than 100 new car improvements
  • The new team management system is easier and more fun to use.
  • Build different structures such as a wind tunnel or a fitness center
  • Make your dreams come true and live a life of luxury: get a villa or even a private jet plane
  • Decide on the individual training sessions of your pilots to help them improve their skills
  • Rebuild your cars from scratch to improve their performance on each specific racetrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:AMD/Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:2GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Very Negative (85 reviews)
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DvsMrZeRo
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
it is broken, broken, broken!
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Tom the Hobbit
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Do not bother with this utter tripe, I'd suggest getting United GP on iOS or MotorSport Manager on android (Links below) These have the same functionality, better packaged, written and streamlined and are not a complete waste of time, money or effort.

If I could get a refund I would, sadly I purchased this prior to steam issuing refunds so it'll be stuck in my library as a reminder of poor life choices & the fact a demo should be offered for all PC games, with the option topay for the full game if you wish to continue playing.

The fact that you know have to create an account in order to play a 4 year old game is amazing!

THIS GAME IS A WASTE OF TIME DO NOT GO NEAR IT!

United GP
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unitedgp-ultimate-racing-manager/id757789290?mt=8

MotorSport Manager
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/motorsport-manager/id776865453?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.game.motorsportmanager&hl=en_GB
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vaseline
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
I'd rather watch Grosjean drive.
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[22ndVA]Dubayoo
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
I got it when it was on sale by 90%. The game is a piece of cake. I won my first race by tuning the handling and acceleration with a 3 star team in addition to buying all the top notch supplies.

The game can be a challenge if you handicap yourself, but otherwise, not really. It only gets easier and easier as you get sponsors, and as long as you win races, you can replace your parts very easily. Some parts get worn out to 50% after one race, but they cost less than 25-50k while winning a race gets you 1m. If you have two drivers, that can go up to 1.9m, and there are lots of free agents at the start to hire mad cheap. My salaries were 50k even though it said a 20k salary would guarantee a contract signing. It's very easy to hire personnel as well. You just have to make sure you're balanced.

For $2, it's worth it. For $20? Nuh uh.
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[NXi]Ellierys
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
Even for free, that's a ripoff.
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kurn92
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 30, 2015
just bad
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Fruehstueck
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
Crashes all the time, just unplayable
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Dread
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 23, 2015
I can't believe they are still trying to sell this for $20.......It's not worth getting it for free.
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Onkel Wombat
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 9, 2015
Don't. Just don't.
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nextnarciso
( 334.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20, 2015
The game is bad and has bugs... but I love F1 too much.
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dragonpumpkin
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16, 2015
So bad I wish I'd burnt the $20 then rubbed the ashes in my eyes instead.
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Split2ndMG
( 36.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5, 2015
Unfortunately, this is a poor simulation of the formula racing world. The biggest weaknesses are a UI that takes a bit to figure out even with the "tutorial" turned on which is nothing more than a description of each screen that you visit for the first time. Another glaring weakness is the simulation itself. The car mechanics, parts and driver abilities do not contribute to meanigful changes in the races. I stumbled upon a car setup that has allowed me to win every race with both my drivers taking the podium. I essentially am left with managing the wear and tear of parts.

On the surface, this game had me excited. I am sad to say it was a disappointment. I'm continuing to play it just to see what running through a 3-5 year period in the game looks like and then I will be removing it from my box.
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CGC Mrcar
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3, 2015
Dont buy it. Simple as that. Horible, unintuitive UI, Thing happen randomly.IT is just too bad to recomend.
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DECILEM
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2, 2015
No one reviewed? Seriously? Okay, to be honestly, dont remember I onw this game.
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Skipernicus
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10, 2015
I have never even seen a track. Apparently, I need to manufacture a car? And I have to read emails about people who want to drive for me. And then there are a million other little menus and things that I need to fiddle with in some kind of prescribed way before I have to click through several months of calendar dates until I arrive at a date that an event is supposed to happen, and yet... I never seen to get to a track with a completed car.

I signed up to be the driver, not an entire production team devoted to the task of getting me on the track.

I entered this with an open mind, but I can see why people hate this.
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Flaick
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13, 2015
The game start about 50% of the times, but when it does was better if wasnt' started :D
Worst.
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Antarctic Llama
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 17, 2014
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If this game was free, it wouldn't be worth your time. At $19.99 the devs can go ♥♥♥♥ themselves.
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oscarfranzen
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 30, 2014
This must be one of the worst programs ever produced. Even having it on sale comes close to fraud.
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HaidaBob
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2014
This game blows goats at such unbelievable levels it will blow your mind.
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rickybalboa
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 2, 2014
This game is simply terrible in every way possible. I first bought this game about a year ago and got bored after 5 miutes. The choices you make mean nothing and its more like watching a set of events planned out before you even load the game.

I thought id give this another crack with updates being made and now the game crashes every time i try to play it.

0/10 complete waste of money.
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2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
it is broken, broken, broken!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I got it when it was on sale by 90%. The game is a piece of cake. I won my first race by tuning the handling and acceleration with a 3 star team in addition to buying all the top notch supplies.

The game can be a challenge if you handicap yourself, but otherwise, not really. It only gets easier and easier as you get sponsors, and as long as you win races, you can replace your parts very easily. Some parts get worn out to 50% after one race, but they cost less than 25-50k while winning a race gets you 1m. If you have two drivers, that can go up to 1.9m, and there are lots of free agents at the start to hire mad cheap. My salaries were 50k even though it said a 20k salary would guarantee a contract signing. It's very easy to hire personnel as well. You just have to make sure you're balanced.

For $2, it's worth it. For $20? Nuh uh.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Even for free, that's a ripoff.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
I'd rather watch Grosjean drive.
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105 of 130 people (81%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Dear Developers
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.................../..../
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........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\
........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...')
.........\.................'...../
..........''...\.......... _.·´
............\..............(
..............\.............\...

If this game was free, it wouldn't be worth your time. At $19.99 the devs can go ♥♥♥♥ themselves.
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89 of 109 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Do not touch this or there new version 2014 its bad game is bugged they refused to fix it ignored emails and now try to sell a newer version sorry avoid this company its a joke they shouldnt even be on steam
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
This game is simply terrible in every way possible. I first bought this game about a year ago and got bored after 5 miutes. The choices you make mean nothing and its more like watching a set of events planned out before you even load the game.

I thought id give this another crack with updates being made and now the game crashes every time i try to play it.

0/10 complete waste of money.
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44 of 64 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Worst game ever!! Not what I expected. Want a refund!
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34 of 48 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Crap!!!!!!! now it just crashes
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
I can't believe they are still trying to sell this for $20.......It's not worth getting it for free.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2013
WORST EVER to grace my PC. Any student final year project would definitely fare better.

A totally unethical company which release a game that is not playable. refuses to address bugs.

Even pirated shops sales people offer better after sales service for unworkable games.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
I have 192 steam games, this is the worst one out of all of them. Buggy, horrible UI, horrible AI, I honestly could not say enough bad things about this game.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This must be one of the worst programs ever produced. Even having it on sale comes close to fraud.
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33 of 53 people (62%) found this review helpful
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
This game was practically free and I still feel like I was robbed. The screenshots are not even remotely relevent to the game play. the last F1 management game I bought was back in the mid 1990s and I would say it was vastly superior to this in every way so avoid it at all costs.
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
What a Waste
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Crashes all the time, just unplayable
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
It absolutely refuses to run. Always hangs up when it loads, or when I occasionally make it past the boot up screen, it won't let me make a new game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
Grade A+++ EPICFAIL.

Brilliant idea so poorly executed, full of glitches and absolute cone of silence from devs for patches. In it current state it's totally unplayable.

This game would be abandonware if someone was able to fix it.

Last patch was in May 2012....


Edit note : 8th March, 2014
- After some discussion on the RM2014 ( the recent released successor to PP2012 ), there has now been a patch update attempting to bring the game out of the totally broken stage it was left in. I will update this review further after iv'e checked the patch out.

Update : 30th March, 2014
- Still very broken, now crashes randomly so often I am unable to even test the game mechanics without wanting to burn my PC. Developer does not care and still sells this steaming pile of donkey excriment along with it's successor Racing Manager 2014 without fixing the game.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!!, you have been warned, this game is really bad and totally unplayable, even if you engage in self mutilation, DO NOT BUY THIS.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
just bad
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