Assume you’ve acquired what it takes to be a Workforce Principal of an F1 crew? As we draw nearer to launch day, we thought we’d share a couple of extra particulars about F1 Manager 2022 with PlayStation gamers as we’re very excited to be bringing an formally licensed F1 administration sport to console for the primary time.
From August 25, you’ll be capable to sit in your couch or armchair of alternative and drive each determination to your chosen crew. Decide one of many 10 present groups in F1 and handle all of the motion each on and off the observe with genuine broadcast-style presentation and unequalled depth and element.
We’ve labored carefully with F1 to make sure that each side of the sport authentically showcases its fast-paced, exhilarating world, and the crew at Frontier has been exhausting at work to be sure that console gamers have a easy and immersive expertise. F1 Manager 2022 provides the identical gameplay expertise throughout each platform, and on console the controls have been designed from the bottom as much as create seamless navigation between menus and racing motion.
It’s race week
Coming into the historic Belgian Grand Prix on the stunning Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, you’ll definitely want your wits about you.
Earlier than the race weekend begins, you’ll want to make sure any elements you’re creating for this race are finalised and fitted, prepared to check your new set-up on the observe. Be sure you take advantage of the info accessible again at your HQ, together with circuit information that can present particulars in regards to the observe, timing information from earlier races, security automotive probability and potential climate forecast.
Let’s contact on climate, we could? For these of you that know Spa and those who don’t, rain is all the time a risk. The way you, as Workforce Principal, put together your drivers for this risk will make or break your race weekend.
Your Climate Centre again on the manufacturing facility will present a climate forecast for the weekend, primarily based on real-life, historic information. As you go into the race weekend itself, every day you’ll be greeted with a predicted forecast for your complete session, primarily based on the accuracy of your Climate Centre. You’ll have to improve this facility if you’d like extra correct forecasts!
Time for tyres
Realizing if/when it’s going to rain is simply a part of the problem, nonetheless. We’ve made positive to simulate the real-life challenges that groups face when the climate adjustments, this consists of how rain impacts the circuit. F1 automotive tyres are inclined to shed a small quantity of their rubber onto the observe as they full laps, which in flip supplies extra grip as that rubber beds into the circuit floor. If it had been to rain midway via a session, the rain will ultimately begin to wash this rubber away, inflicting a lack of grip.
In addition to the common gentle, medium, and exhausting tyre compounds utilized in regular situations, your crew additionally has an allocation of intermediate and full moist tyre compounds. For moist and really moist situations respectively. It’s on you to make the decision as to when these tyres are used. Will you gamble that Intermediates will suffice, and hope the rain fades? Or decide to full moist tyres and hope it’s the proper transfer?
Usually, in F1 it’s the tyre technique that may alter the course of a race and it’s no completely different in F1 Manager 2022. Get this proper and also you’ll be on the rostrum very quickly, get it fallacious and you possibly can be floundering round behind the grid whereas your rivals sail away in a cloud of water vapour.
Modifications in climate and observe situations are simply two of the various difficulties you’ll face, and we’re actually excited to see how PlayStation gamers tackle the remainder of the challenges that being a Workforce Principal throws at you in F1 Manager 2022.
Pre-order the digital model now on PS4 or PS5 to get early entry from August 25 and a ten% low cost for PlayStation Plus members. We’ll see you within the Paddock!