F1® Manager 2022 gives you more detail and insight than ever before into the ability of not just your drivers, but also key members of your team off the track. Identifying talent, nurturing potential, and setting up your personnel to perform at their best will play a key role in any long-term success you achieve in our official F1® management game, launching from August 25 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Today, we’re pleased to confirm the final starting ratings for all drivers in F1® Manager 2022, which includes the current F1® grid, teams’ reserve drivers, and drivers from the current F2™ and F3™ line-ups. Every overall rating is listed at the bottom of this page.
On top of this, we’re excited to share details on how these ratings only scratch the surface of tracking performance and potential in the game. A nuanced and dynamic development system gives all F1® Manager 2022 players the challenge of unearthing and recruiting top talents, making tough decisions between instant ability and long-term potential – no matter how many seasons you play through.
The performance of drivers and key staff members is indicated by their overall rating – but this is far from the only reference point you will have to understand their ability.
Every driver, Race Engineer, Head of Aerodynamics, and Technical Chief has a range of attribute ratings that contribute to their overall ability. Drivers will have attributes like cornering, braking, and consistency, whilst other staff have attributes such as communication and pit crew feedback.
All of these attributes have a direct effect on the performance of your team. A driver’s smoothness and control will help their management of tyres, whilst high ratings for overtaking and defending will help them win on-track battles for position. Strong staff ratings, meanwhile, will help your team gather data and confidence with the car and track at every race weekend.
As you progress in F1® Manager 2022, drivers and staff will gain experience, generating development points to improve any of their attributes.
In general, the more successful your results, the more your staff will be able to develop. Upgrading certain Facilities can also increase their rate of development – improving your race simulator, for example, increases the experience gained for drivers, helping them develop faster. Reserve drivers can also receive a boost in development by driving in the first free practice session of a weekend. Working closely with your team on their experience and development will be key to keeping your team competitive on the track, as every other team’s drivers and key staff will also be improving over time.
Even your pit crew will have a selection of attributes that dictate their overall performance. In the Staff area, you can change the training focus of your pit crew, to try and improve their performance in a specific area of pit stops. Reflecting the constantly competitive nature of the F1® paddock, you’ll need to find ways to continuously improve the ability of your team, or risk being left in the rear-view mirror.
However, every driver and staff member will develop and improve their skills at varying speeds. Just like the real world of F1®, there will be breakthrough stars, veterans reaching the twilight of their careers, and all kinds of dynamic nuances within how ratings change in F1® Manager 2022.
Quite often, younger drivers and staff will develop more rapidly than their older counterparts. Keep a close eye on the ratings shown in the driver and staff markets to see who is improving the fastest – and may well be a future star worth recruiting. On the flip-side, older drivers and staff are unlikely to see their ratings improve as quickly as their younger counterparts. They may be close to, or have already reached, their full potential. For the drivers contracted to your team, you’ll be able to see their growth potential in the Drivers area. Scouting other drivers in the market will also uncover this information.
So, whilst older figures in F1® Manager 2022 may have a strong rating, there’s the possibility of younger talents surpassing their ability over time. As a Team Principal, it’s up to you if you want to focus on established stars and instant performance, or up-and-coming figures with the long-term potential to become a legend of F1®.
You’ll have to carefully track a target’s development to judge their potential. These variables will also apply to the fictional drivers and staff that are added to the markets, as real-world figures retire in the game. So, even if you’re 50 seasons into your F1® Manager 2022 save, with a database of mostly fictional figures, you’ll still have the test of identifying top talent.
We can’t wait to see how players attack the challenge of recruiting and nurturing a championship-winning team in F1® Manager 2022, which launches from August 25 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Pre-order the digital version for five days’ early access and a 10% discount*! Follow our official channels on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to see more F1® Manager 2022 details.
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