F1 Manager 2022 - Unleash Your Inner Wolff

It's been almost exactly two years since Frontier Developments PLC issued a formal regulatory notice to shareholders advising them of the company's newly acquired license with Formula 1:


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We finally have more details!

F1 Manager 2022 is coming this winter and looks to be a great game!

There isn’t a lot of details, but what is on the website is getting me excited!

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I bet you say that to all the racing games… :smiley:

I share your excitement - it’s been a long time since we’ve had a proper F1 management sim. Motorsport Manager is excellent for what it is (originally and primarily a mobile game), but it is getting a little dated now. Really keen to see the depth of general management, finance, planning, development, and race strategy that Frontier are bringing to this. And all with officially licensed F1 goodness too. And F2 and F3 licenses too - manager career progression maybe, à la Football Manager? Or maybe the possibility to recruit staff from there to bring to your F1 team.

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Players can control every aspect of their team, upgrading and refurbishing certain facilities within their team’s factory, including the wind tunnel and simulator.

One can also recruit new staff from a pool of real-life engineers and aerodynamicists, while every driver from F3, F2 and F1 is available for you to hire. Over time you’ll be able to mould the team to your liking.

But you’ll need to play within the rules of F1 itself, with budget caps and numerous other real-life regulations making it in to the simulation.



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Honestly more interested in this than in F1 22 at the moment.

Still no release date or pricing - presumably, they don’t want to compete with the F1 22 release on 1 July. Everything still says “launches this summer”, so August maybe? Keep holding those thumbs and crossing those fingers that we get Frontiers’ generous regional pricing again for this. Much as I want it, if it goes on sale at R1000 like F1 22 I’m waiting for it to go on sale when F1 Manager 2023 goes on sale.

FDev Community Manager did indicate that “more news would be coming very soon”, so suggestions that we may see something in the upcoming Summer Game Fest.

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Or maybe not at the SGF but before it even…

News, trailer, and a release date to be revealed via the games’ (new) official Twitch channel tomorrow at 5PM.

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Releases is 30 August, but pre-ordering gets you a 10% discount and 5 days of Early Access from 25 August.

From August 25th, the power is in your hands to control the future of an F1® team, writing the next chapter in their legacy. Will you try to guide a struggling team to the front of the grid? Will you hire young talent from the F2™ and F3™ line-ups and develop the sport’s next superstar? Do you have what it takes to set new records and lead the next dominant force of F1®? It’s all in your hands.

Some new screens:


Will release on PC (Steam and Epic), PlayStation, and Xbox simultaneously. Discount and early access only valid on digital pre-orders.

PC: R569 / R512.10 per-order

https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/f1-manager-2022

PlayStation: R979 / R881.10 pre-order

https://store.playstation.com/en-za/product/EP2377-PPSA06139_00-F1MANAGER2200000

Xbox: R979 / R881.10 pre-order

https://www.xbox.com/en-za/games/store/F1-Manager-2022/9PP18DTR53DD


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FAQ

Your questions on F1® Manager 2022 answered.

WHEN IS F1® MANAGER 2022 LAUNCHING?

F1® Manager 2022 will be available 30 August 2022. If you pre-order the digital version, you’ll receive five days early access from 25 August.

WHAT TIME WILL F1® MANAGER 2022 RELEASE?

Early access for digital pre-orders of F1® Manager 2022 will begin at 3pm BST on 25 August 2022.

CAN I PRELOAD F1® MANAGER 2022?

Yes, you will be able to preload F1® Manager 2022 on all available platforms. We’ll have more to share on preload later.

WHAT PLATFORMS CAN I PLAY IT ON?

F1® Manager 2022 will launch on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and the Epic Games Store.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

F1® Manager 2022 can be purchased at a suggested retail price of £44.99 / $59.99 / €49.99 on all available platforms. Those who pre-order the digital version will receive an additional 10% discount* on the suggested retail price.

*Please note players wishing to claim this discount on PlayStation platforms will require a PlayStation Plus subscription.

WHAT DO I GET FOR PRE-ORDERING?

In addition to a 10% discount* on the suggested retail price, players who pre-order the digital version of F1® Manager 2022 will be granted early access to the game, enabling them to play five days early. Early access will begin on 25 August across all platforms.

*Please note players wishing to claim this discount on PlayStation platforms will require a PlayStation Plus subscription.
Are you releasing a physical version of the game?

F1® Manager 2022 will be available physically on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The physical version is available for pre-order, please check your local retailer for availability.

WHAT ARE THE PC SPECS?

MINIMUM SPECIFICATION:

CPU : Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX-8370
GPU : Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD R9 280x (3GB VRAM)
RAM : 8 GB
OS : Windows 10 64-bit
Settings : Low

RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATION:

CPU : Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700
GPU : GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX 580 (4GB VRAM)
RAM : 16 GB
OS : Windows 10, 11 64-bit
Settings : High

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More game related FAQ answers from the Frontier F1M Community Team on Discord:

What platforms is the game available on?

Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Can you create a team?

No, the focus for F1 Manager 2022 has been the 10 current F1 teams and nailing the gameplay experience

Is there multiplayer?

No, similar to the above, we’ve focussed on ensuring the single player experience is top notch

Is the game going to be the same across PC and consoles?

Yes! The team are working hard to ensure the game is the same core experience, optimised for each platform

Will there be mouse and keyboard support on consoles?

No, as with other Frontier management games, the team are ensuring that the game is optimised for controller, controls will be adapted for each platform so that it’s simple to navigate menus and keep track of all the action

Can you play through a full race in real time?

Yes, if left at 1x speed the race will be real time to make the most of the broadcast style presentation! Or, you can speed the action up to 16x speed if you’re in a hurry!

How many seasons does the game go on for?

As many as you like, based on your performance of course :wink:

Will there be newly generated drivers/staff to replace retirees?

Yes, staff and drivers will be replaced with “newgens” to replace retirees! (And yes, this will include women in the staff and driver pools)

Are reserve drivers in the game?

Yes, the contracted reserve driver for each F1 team are in the game and you’ll be able to scout them as you would other drivers

Will the F2 and F3 championships be simulated in game so we can view results?

No, whilst we have F2 and F3 drivers in the game, you won’t be able to view the results of those championships in game. The championships will be ongoing behind the scenes allowing drivers to develop and grow their attributes. As your save progresses, you’ll see their stats change over time which will help you when scouting the next superstar

Will there be driver academies in game?

There are no specific academies or driver affiliations in F1 Manager 2022. Players can attempt to hire any driver in the game’s market. This was a decision made during development so players were not restricted over who they could hire. Of course, you’ll still have challenges to overcome when hiring any driver!

Will there be regulation changes during a save?

Yes, and you’ll have a say in whether those regulation changes come in to play or not!

If I get fired, what happens next?

If you fail to meet the board’s expectations, you can be fired! If this happens, you can start a new game, but you can also reload your last save point, rewind five races or restart the season entirely

Can customer teams change engine supplier?

Yes! If you’re managing a customer team such as Williams, McLaren or Haas, yes, you can change engine supplier. After your first season, more options will open up and allow you to look for a different supplier

Will there be red flags in game?

Yes! Part of the authentic race weekend experience is dealing with red flags! You will need to follow F1 regulations in terms of parc fermé and race restarts

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George Glynn for Logitech G highlights his top reasons to be excited about F1 Manager 2022.

Some of his pronunciation is a bit suspect…

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6 Essential Tips When Starting Your First Save:

  1. Run the numbers
  2. Stay on the objectives
  3. Sign on the dotted line
  4. Just in case
  5. Racetrack recce
  6. Crewe love
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Bunch of screen grabs from today’s community team livestream. They showed their save game 8 years into the future. Alex Albon - still at Williams - is the reigning WDC having won the previous three in a row.

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I still believe the whole ferrari team needs a copy of this

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The complete set of Feature Focus clips. Two weeks to release.

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Pre-order Early Access starts tomorrow. A couple of preview release reviews are out.

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