RACING

F1 Manager 2022 is more interesting than watching real sport

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What Ferrari wouldn’t do for a break button this season. Each race, Leclerc and Sainz start from the top of the grid and demonstrate a pace advantage over everyone else for about 20 laps…then suffer a new variety of disasters. The only dividing line between these disasters is that people in pit lane inevitably wished they had done the last 5 minutes very differently.

And that’s exactly what F1 Manager 2022 offers: the experience of being a team manager in motorsport’s most prestigious category, with all the pressure and digging into technical details that comes with it. Plus a pause button. The most powerful tool possible.

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The passage of time is a crucial mechanic in Frontier’s first foray into F1 management. A race-changing development like a safety car or a red flag requires quick decisions from Toto Wolff and Christian Horner, but with your break-time video game superpower, you can deliberate on exactly how to proceed. Come in and put your rider on hard tires, hoping he won’t have to stop again? Pit and put ’em on softs, go for ultimate rhythm? Or stay on the outside, bet on everyone to get into the pits, then keep your elevated track position until the checkered flag?

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