The second instalment of Frontier Developments’ official F1 Manager game series will be released in the summer with key tweaks to gameplay and a new mode.
The upcoming second edition of the game will build on the gameplay loop established in the series’ debut last year. Players will be again be able to take the reigns as team principal of any of the ten teams on the grid, guiding them to success through the decisions they make during and between race weekends.
New for F1 Manager 23 is the addition of a ‘Race Replay’ mode – a scenario-based mode that allows players to take on challenges based on actual situations that occur during the 2023 season – similar to challenge modes seen in other sports management titles.
The previous career mode also returns with new features. The addition of the sporting director position will enable players to manage pit crews and training schedules with a new risk and reward system. Players will also have to take car weights into account when designing parts and choosing which set-ups to run.
Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 drivers will return, with both championships actively simulated in parallel with Formula 1, allowing players to scout the performance of younger drivers during a season. In a highly-requested change, players will be able to sign driver contracts which commence at the start of the following season, rather than instantly coming into effect as they did in last year’s game.
There are changes to gameplay during races too, with a driver confidence system now influencing whether drivers commit to making daredevil overtakes or shy away from crucial moves when it matters. Tyre temperature is also more prominent this season and it will be more important than ever for players to ensure drivers keep their rubber in the right operating window. Sprint races, which did not feature in F1 Manager 22, will also be included in the 2023 edition.
F1 Manager 23 will be released later this year on current and last-generation consoles and on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
F1 Manager 23 work in progress screenshots
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4 comments on “First F1 Manager 23 details confirmed including new mode based on real races”
23rd May 2023, 16:53
Based on how fast they ended support for the previous title and how they didn’t fix the most basic issues with the game I can’t say that I’m too excited about this one.
23rd May 2023, 17:48
The biggest issue for me which I sincerely don’t understand is that you can’t switch teams going through career, how can this be explained?
23rd May 2023, 21:36
I wish they would bring back scenario mode back similar to F1 World Grand Prix I and II.
23rd May 2023, 23:14
I had alot of issues with F1 manager 2022. My biggest issue was the game basically became DRS train micro-manager, where you kept having to flick between fuel and tyre management modes to ensure that you are going fast enough to stay within a second but not burning any more than you have to. Another issue was boring practice sessions which you had to do yourself or your team would burn up all your good tires and fail to get a good setup anyway (it takes the best part of half an hour to do all 3 sessions even at 20x speed). Glad they are finally fixing the issue of not being able to sign drivers for next year, a feature which Grand Prix manager from the 90s had.