Be the Boss - discover what it takes to be a Formula 1® Team Principal in the F1® Manager 2022 behind the scenes series

F1® Manager 2022

Published on: Wed, 01/06/2022 - 2:00pm

Drive every decision. Experience F1® like never before with unparalleled authenticity and true-to-life broadcast presentation, including commentary from the legendary David Croft and Karun Chandhok.

Cambridge, UK (26 May 2022) – Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) today unveiled the first behind the scenes video for F1® Manager 2022, the major new officially licenced F1® management simulation game. F1® Manager 2022 will launch in summer 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Steam and the Epic Games Store.

In “Episode 1 – Be the Boss” players are introduced to the role of the Team Principal, the individual at the heart of every F1® team. Team Principals are responsible for overseeing every facet of the team, from recruiting and retaining world-class drivers and staff, to engineering car components and setting the all-important race weekend strategy. In F1® Manager 2022 players will drive every decision, both short and long-term, as they aim to lead their team to glory in the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship™. Frontier CEO and Founder, David Braben, introduces the episode before handing over to Game Director, Andy Fletcher, who leads players through a ‘factory tour’ of F1® Manager 2022 alongside Art Director, Matt Dickinson, and members of the development team.

As explained by Ross Brawn, Managing Director - Motorsports, Formula 1®, stepping into the shoes of a Team Principal will be a fascinating insight into a different side of F1®. Players will discover how they can take charge of their chosen 2022 F1® constructor, defining their own management philosophy as they seek to meet and exceed the expectations of their team’s board. Managing their budgets effectively, team bosses will have to balance short-term gains against long-term progression by designing and manufacturing new components for the current car, whilst keeping one eye on the following year’s design. Investing in facilities, drivers and key staff members will all be important considerations as players put their own stamp on one of ten official 2022 F1® teams.

This commitment to replicating the sport is emphasised by Frontier’s focus on offering a broadcast-quality presentation across race weekends, led by David Croft, Lead F1® Commentator at Sky Sports, whose iconic voice appears in-game alongside his fellow commentator and former Formula 1® driver, Karun Chandhok. As previously revealed, these are not the only familiar voices players will hear, as the voices of all 20 drivers from the 2022 season feature on an innovative team radio system, responding to the commands of their race engineers. A successful Team Principal will be expected to effectively manage tyre allocations, whilst charting a course to the podium in dramatic races that can change at any moment. Will players be the first to risk slick tyres on a rapidly drying circuit? Or will a poorly-timed safety car or red flag scupper expectations? F1® Manager 2022 presents a wealth of in-session data, offering Team Principals the ability to fine-tune their in-race strategies, as they influence the pace of each driver and manage their ERS deployment during key windows to shed those final vital tenths.

In future behind the scenes videos players can expect a deeper look at detailed art and audio work, including mapping 3D facial driver scans, motion-captured pit crew and creating bespoke audio profiles for each circuit. Players should keep one ear to their team radio for future behind the scenes content and further news on F1® Manager 2022 in the coming months.

F1® Manager 2022 will launch in summer 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game is available to wishlist on the PlayStation store, Steam and via the Epic Games Store. Players can see the announcement video here.

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About Frontier

Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videos founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier primarily uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

About F1 Manager 2022

Drive every decision in the officially licenced F1® Manager 2022. Players will select their team and be the boss with the full 2022 roster of drivers and key staff. As Team Principal, it’s on their shoulders to take control and compete in the world’s most prestigious motorsport, delivered with unparalleled authenticity and broadcast-quality presentation.

About F1®

Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series. Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1® and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™.

Formula 1® is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, BATRA, BATRK, FWONA, FWONK) attributed to the Formula One Group tracking stock.

The F1 logo, F1 FORMULA 1 logo, FORMULA 1, F1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, PADDOCK CLUB and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. All rights reserved.

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