2024 could be one of the best seasons of Formula 1 in history, with multiple teams fighting for both championships. Off the track, the team principals are preparing for the long season ahead, but how is F1 Manager 2024 shaping up?
We don’t yet have official confirmation of the game, but we do know that Frontier have the rights to develop F1 management games until 2025 at the earliest. So with that in mind, here’s everything we know about F1 Manager 2024 so far!
F1 Manager 2024: True race management
If hitting the track in Codemasters’ F1 series isn’t for you, but you still have an interest in the sport, then F1 Manager 2024 is the game you need.
Putting you in the shoes of a Formula 1 team principal, F1 Manager is the officially licensed F1 management series, with licensed teams, cars, drivers, and even staff members. This also stretches to the Formula 2 and Formula 3 support series, with both consisting of the full roster of teams and drivers.
F1 Manager 2023 added the new Race Moments and Scenarios. Race Moments gave players the chance to rewrite F1 history throughout the 2023 season, changing the results in favour of their favourite drivers or just stopping Max Verstappen from winning yet again.
Scenarios created a series of ‘what if’ events, where unlikely moments became a reality. From Haas scoring high in Las Vegas, to Williams winning at Spa, Scenarios are the perfect fantasy F1 fiction for players to get stuck into.
With F1 Manager 2023 improving on F1 Manager 2022, let’s take a look at what we can expect from F1 Manager 2024!
For the first time in the history of Formula 1, the driver lineup for every team remains unchanged from 2023. All 20 drivers remain on the grid for 2024, so we’ll be looking at an unchanged lineup as far as the drivers are concerned.
The same can’t be said for the teams, however. With expiring sponsorships and rebranding of existing names, we’re looking at multiple new team names for 2024.
Aston Martin has dropped Cognizant from their name, with the Silverstone-based team now known as Aston Martin Aramco. Elsewhere, Alfa Romeo is no more, with the Sauber team rebranded as Stake F1 Team, way better than the rumoured new name at the end of 2023.
The biggest mystery is the new identity of AlphaTauri. With the Red Bull sister team changing identity for this year, we’re yet to see confirmation of the Italian team’s new name.
Here’s the full list of 2024 teams and drivers we expect to see in F1 Manager 2024:
- Red Bull: Max Verstappen & Sergio Perez
- Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton & George Russell
- Ferrari: Charles Lecerlc & Carlos Sainz
- McLaren: Lando Norris & Oscar Piastri
- Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso & Lance Stroll
- Alpine: Pierre Gasly & Esteban Ocon
- Williams: Alex Albon & Logan Sargeant
- AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda & Daniel Ricciardo
- Stake F1: Valtteri Bottas & Zhou Guanyu
- Haas: Nico Hulkenberg & Kevin Magnussen
There are also minimal changes when it comes to the tracks appearing in F1 Manager 2024. The only track change sees the Shanghai International Circuit make its F1 Manager debut, after two false starts in 2022 and 2023.
New 2023 tracks Losail International Circuit and the Las Vegas Street Circuit are remaining on the calendar, with Las Vegas expected to be in the game from launch this year. The 2024 calendar is still seeing some radical changes, however.
In order to cut down on long travel distances between races, the 2024 F1 calendar has been adjusted to ‘localise’ more of the races.
The biggest change in this regard sees the Japanese Grand Prix moved from its usual Autumn slot to the Spring to fit between the Australian and Chinese Grand Prix. This could mean a fully dry race weekend in Japan, arguably detracting from what makes Suzuka so special.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore will also revert to its regular configuration after building works forced a layout change for 2023. Other tracks may receive minor layout tweaks ahead of the 2024 season, but we’ve yet to hear any official news on this.
With all that in mind, here is the full 2024 F1 calendar expected to appear in F1 Manager 2024:
- Bahrain: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
- Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
- Australia: Albert Park, Melbourne
- Japan: Suzuka
- China: Shanghai
- Miami: Miami International Autodrome
- Emilia Romagna: Imola
- Monaco: Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
- Canada: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
- Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
- Austria: Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
- Britain: Silverstone
- Hungary: Hungaroring
- Belgium: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- Netherlands: Zandvoort
- Italy: Monza
- Azerbaijan: Baku Street Circuit
- Singapore: Marina Bay Street Circuit
- USA: Circuit of the Americas
- Mexico: Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City
- Brazil: Interlagos, Sao Paulo
- Las Vegas: Las Vegas Strip Circuit
- Qatar: Lusail
- Abu Dhabi: Yas Marina Circuit
F1 Manager 2023 was available on both current-gen and last-gen platforms, and we expect the same to be true with F1 Manager 2024. With the series running reliably on last-gen consoles, there’s no reason to take the franchise to current-gen-only unless F1 Manager 2024 receives a new game engine.
Considering F1 Manager 2023 already utilises Unreal Engine 5, and with no word on that changing, we anticipate things to be consistent with last year.
F1 Manager 2024 will of course also be released on PC, most likely remaining on Steam and the Epic Games Store. With the engine expected to be the same as F1 Manager 2023, we anticipate the PC minimum requirements to remain the same as last year’s.
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 10, 11 64-bit
Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX-8370
Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD R9 280x (3GB VRAM)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD RX 580 (4GB VRAM)
30 GB available space
30 GB available space
We don’t have any official word yet on a release date for F1 Manager 2024, but we can use its predecessors as a guide as to when to expect a launch.
F1 Manager 2022 was released on 30 August 2022, with early access beginning on 25 August. As for F1 Manager 2023, the game launched on 31 July 2023, with early access hitting the grid on 27 July.
Based on those dates, we estimate F1 Manager 2024 will launch either late July or early August, with approximately five days of early access for players who preorder the game.
If we are to predict an exact date, we could use history to help with that too. Both F1 Manager 2022 and F1 Manager 2023 launched on the same weekend as that year’s Belgian Grand Prix. 2024 sees F1 head to Spa on 26-28 July, so expect to see F1 Manager 2024 released on the week starting 29 July.
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