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F1 Manager 2022 will use real race day audio from Formula One

Frontier Developments’ F1 Manager 2022 has a release date and the developer has confirmed that it will feature real race day audio from Formula One itself

F1 Manager 2022 real race audio: an image of the key art for F1 Manager 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is almost here and Frontier Developments is finally sharing more information about the upcoming management sim – which we cannot wait for. Alongside an exciting new gameplay trailer, showcasing what menus you’ll be looking at prior to a race and what race day will look like when you’re gunning for the podium, it was revealed that F1 Manager 2022 will be using real race day audio made up of real-life comms from Formula One teams. Now that’s what we call authentic!

During the Twitch stream that revealed the F1 Manager 2022 release date and offered fans their first look at gameplay, executive producer Adam Woods confirmed that “race weekend comms from the [Formula One] teams” would be used to recreate authentic race weekends in-game.

The development team has taken these real race weekend comms and “chopped up bits and pieces”, applying certain sections to “some of the commands you can give in the game.” This feature might seem like a minor one, but it’s going to offer players one of the most authentic Team Principal experiences out there – drivers are going to actively respond to your instructions, for better or worse.

Elsewhere in the F1 Manager 2022 gameplay trailer reveal and the Twitch stream that accompanied it, Frontier Developments share an insight into the sort of data players are going to be able to sift through (and there’s a lot of that) and the sorts of challenges players are going to face during a race weekend and throughout a season.

F1 Manager 2022 players are going to be in complete control of their team’s car design, development, and manufacturing alongside race weekend strategy and driver instructions. There’s also going to be an element of the unknown for aspiring Team Principals to deal with, much like in real life. Weather can change in a flash and racing incidents that draw a Safety Car out of the pit lane will force you to change your race strategy – and F1 Manager 2022 gives you full freedom to do this.

If you’re looking for more information on Formula One games, you can check out the latest on the F1 22 release date here and why Codemasters has opted to replace Jeff the engineer in the F1 22 game. F1 Manager 2022 players won’t need to worry about Jeff, though – there’s going to be full broadcast-style coverage of races from Sky Sports’ David Croft and Indian ex-Formula One driver Karun Chandhok.