Ready to be the most exciting motorsport boss in the world? F1 Manager 2022 is coming to PS5 and PS4 from August 25th.
Players can pre-order now, and doing just that with the digital version means you can play five days early, before the official launch on August 30. Not only that, but if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’ll also get a 10% discount. Not too shabby, right?
It’s incredibly exciting for the entire Frontier Developments team to be working on a title for a sport that continues to grow in popularity. With a new generation of drivers, thrilling storylines and sensational on-track action taking F1 to new heights, we are delighted to give everyone the chance to enter this exciting world of motorsport.
More people than ever are interested not just in the cars and drivers of an F1 team, but in the whole team and process that goes into the breakthrough performance we see on the circuit. Using Frontier’s experience in designing deep, nuanced and rewarding management experiences, we allow players to see the details of what goes into managing a successful builder, then give them the keys to controlling everything as a team manager.
Whether it’s building a race strategy for your drivers, using your budget to expand your facilities and develop your car, or scouting for new recruits from the real-world driver and staff database , the fate of your team will depend solely on you.
As you can see, there is a lot get stuck with F1 Manager 2022 – way too much to cover in one article! For now, let’s shed some more light on the role you’ll play during the race weekend. While you’ll spend a lot of time as team principal managing off-track matters, you’ll also control many factors of the on-track aspect of F1 – all in an authentic broadcast-quality experience, you’ll making it possible to watch the drama unfold from all angles.
Have you taken your place on the pit wall? So let’s start…
Every F1 race weekend begins with practice sessions, starting on a Friday. This is valuable track time for your team, especially your drivers, to prepare for the weekend ahead. Just like in real sport, every time your cars are on track in F1 Manager 2022, you have the opportunity to collect data and turn the odds in your favor.
Over three practice periods, race your cars to assess their performance, familiarize your drivers with the circuit and the new parts you’ve installed, and receive feedback on each car’s setup. As your team will also include a reserve driver slot, you can even choose to place this reserve driver in one of your cars for a practice session, to boost their development.
The art of the spinning trick
Here’s where things get more competitive. F1 qualifying sessions set the starting grid for the race, and any mistakes here can seriously hamper your optimal strategy for Sunday. Qualifying is all about giving your riders the best possible chance of clocking the fastest possible times – which is easier said than done…
With nine other teams vying to avoid elimination, you’ll be tasked with making sure your cars are on track at the right time. Once you’ve chosen tires and fuel loads, you’ll need to watch the session timer, gauge track traffic, grip levels and even weather conditions to make sure you’re not caught off guard. . If you pull this off and your drivers are confident behind the wheel from all that practice, you’ll have a good chance of qualifying from a strong position.
Race Day: Strategizing for Success
A good qualifying session means you’re in good shape for Sunday’s race, but there’s still some preparation to do. Use the data and insights you’ve gathered to formulate a race strategy for your drivers, covering pit stops, tire selection and even dictating how hard your drivers should push during each stint.
During all the on-track action in F1 Manager 2022, you have an array of information and options, delivered in an authentic broadcast-quality presentation, to stay up to date with the action. Switch between onboard and trackside cameras for each car, watch live lap times of the entire field, keep tabs on track conditions and more to guide your team to the finish line. Ask your race engineers to give specific instructions to your drivers, such as taking care of their tires, staying off the curbs and avoiding fighting with their teammate. Many real-world drivers and engineers in F1 Manager 2022 even have real-world audio calls that you’ll hear as the action unfolds.
Your race strategy can be changed at any time, which can be vital, as every race can offer unpredictable moments for team leaders to react to. Whether it’s a sudden downpour, a crash that knocks out the safety car, a reliability issue, or even a red flag that stops the race, you’ll need to be prepared to adapt your approach. on the fly when an incident occurs. Manage it all and use all the options we haven’t even scratched the surface of here, and you could end the event watching your drivers celebrate on the podium.
Drive every decision
Plotting a path to glory on race weekends is just the start of your role as team manager in F1 Manager 2022. Between races, you’ll be tasked with expanding your team’s HQ, developing new new auto parts, maintaining team morale, scouting and hiring top talent, keeping the board happy by meeting expectations and much more.
In the exhilarating world of F1, success is everyone’s goal – but how you try to achieve it in F1 Manager 2022 is up to you. We can’t wait to see the paths you’ll take and the stories you’ll create starting August 25th.