Frontier is starting to prepare for the release of F1 Manager 22 again with a brand new video that invites us to become the BOSS. We discover the long list of attributions of an F1 team manager.
If driving isn’t your thing, and you don’t have the inclination or the means to invest in a simracing set-up, but you want an F1 game, here’s the solution. F1 Manager 2022 invites us to take on the role of a team manager, in order to take our team to the top. We will therefore have to manage the drivers, the engineers, but also all the development of the car.
In this first developer diary, we see David Braben (boss of Frontier, and inventor of the Raspberri Pi) explain his love of F1 to us. But this is not the only personality in the video. Indeed, Ross Brawn comes in person to explain to us the duties of a team manager. We also see Andy Fletcher, game director, who explains to us how Frontier has adapted its expertise in management games to the world of F1.
F1 Manager: Toto Wolff simulator
It must be said that the studio has accustomed us more to amusement parks and zoos so far. F1 is a totally different universe, and it’s nearly impossible to simply transpose the usual gameplay recipes. The Cambridge studio therefore had to comply with the requirements of motorsport, and offer new things. We therefore discover that one of the big parts of the game will be to manage our factory.
It will indeed be necessary to develop parts, but also to produce them, and to know what quantities are needed. With the maximum budget allocated to the stable, producing surplus parts is a disaster. But producing an insufficient number of parts can put us in the face of a shortage. Even preventing a driver from participating in a race if F1 does not have spare components.
Remember that F1 Manager 2022 will be released this summer on PC (Steam and EGS), PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.