F1 Manager 2022: Everything you need to know

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

F1 Manager 2022 is fast approaching!

Excitement for the brand new game is reaching a fever pitch already, as F1 fans and management enthusiasts dream of conquering the paddock.

So, what is F1 Manager 2022 all about? Here's what we know so far!

Latest news – Practice and qualifying explained in Feature Focus video

As we get closer to the release of F1 Manager 2022, the latest Feature Focus video takes a deep dive into practice and qualifying sessions, showing how you'll prepare for a race as Team Principal.

Advertisement

F1 Manager 2022 release date

The release date for F1 Manager 2022 is confirmed!

F1 Manager 2022 has an official release date of 30 August. But that's not the earliest you can play.

Advertisement
F1 Manager 2022 gameplay screenshot
click to enlarge
+ 3
Players who preorder F1 Manager 2022 can get five days early access on 25 August.

Early access

Advertisement

Those who pre-order the game digitally can get a huge five days early access.

That means you can start playing on 25 August!

Platforms

F1 Manager 2022 will be available on PS4 & PS5, Xbox One & Series X|S, and PC via Steam and The Epic Store.

There are no plans for a Nintendo Switch version though.

Price

F1 Manager 2022 is very competitively priced.

Advertisement

The new game comes in with a price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99 on digital stores.

PRE-ORDER F1 MANAGER 2022 FOR LESS!

A physical edition will also be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One with an RRP of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99.

Gameplay

We have been lucky enough to try a preview build of F1 Manager 2022.

This build dropped us in as the Alpine team boss just before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

It was a thrilling experience, with driver scouting, car development, and the race itself being totally engrossing.

Advertisement

It's all in the detail

In the build-up to release, F1 Manager 2022 and Frontier have been releasing some pretty detailed "feature focus" videos.

The latest showed off the financial side of the game. How players will need to balance income from sponsors, spending on facilities, and trying to keep everyone happy without distracting from on-track performance.

These videos, along with the amazing gameplay action they show off, has helped to ease any nerves about this new franchise and how seriously it will take the sport.

Car development

In a reveal video, Frontier has highlighted how players will deal with car development in F1 Manager 2022.

Advertisement
click to enlarge
+ 3

It looks set to be the most detailed part of the game, with players having to tweak nearly every aspect of each part. You will also need to determine the speed of development based on your cash flow and personnel availability!

Advertisement

Multiplayer

Unfortunately, F1 Manager 2022 does not have any multiplayer aspect.

That means that you and your friends won't be able to compete together on the same grid.

However, that doesn't mean the franchise will always remain single-player only. This is just the first year of the series, and we can't wait to see where Frontier takes it in the years to come.

Driver ratings revealed

Frontier Developments has revealed the F1 Manager 2022 driver ratings in full, providing a list of the best and worst drivers in F1, F2, and F3.

The full list of F1 Manager 2022 driver ratings is here.
click to enlarge
+ 3
The full list of F1 Manager 2022 driver ratings is here.

Driver ratings also change over time as their performance improves, or drops off.