F1 Manager 23 Announced: New Modes, New Roles, and New Moods

A year on from its first title in the new F1 Manager series, Frontier Developments has announced a sequel coming this summer: F1 Manager 23.

The new title builds on the 2022 game, and takes you back into the world of Formula One management. Like its predecessor it’s an officially licensed game, and features drivers, cars, teams, and team personnel from across the F1, F2, and F3 grids in 2023.

You’ll take on the role of a team principal at one of the ten official F1 teams, and guide the team through all the minutiae of race team management from scouting new team staff through to micromanaging the drivers from the pit wall during the races themselves.

That means you’ll need to keep abreast of everything going on at the team, managing your finances (give or take a few million for catering), cars, and crew, building new facilities and upgrading to help train your staff and drivers and improve your race car. Among those is a new “Sporting Director” role, introduced for 2023, which allows for better pit crew management.

The game will feature all 23 races on the official 2023 calendar, including the abandoned Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that was to be held at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit this past weekend, covering every session of every round including the six Sprint races.

A new feature for the 2023 title is Race Replay mode, which will allow you to revisit moments from the events of the real-world 2023 Formula One World Championship and try to make them play out as you want them to.

Aiding that will be a new “driver confidence” system, which will see the racers react in a different way to commands, feeding their comments back to you through their race engineers. Frontier also promises that racing lines are more dynamic than before, so drivers may take an unexpected path, particularly if they’re feeling bold.

There’s no firm release date for the title at present, though you can wishlist it on Epic, Steam, and the PlayStation Store from today. It’ll be available digitally on PC, and as physical or digital versions on PlayStation 4/5, and Xbox One/Series, in the summer.

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