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F1 Manager 2022 is now available in early access

F1 Manager 2022 is now available in early access for players who pre-ordered the racing management simulation.

Although it won’t be officially released until August 30, 2022, developer Frontier is “now welcoming players to the illustrious F1 paddock” ahead of the street date later this week.

In the game – which sees you take control of your chosen F1 team and lead it to glory through the 2022 season and beyond – you play as the team principal, tasked with balance short-term success with long-term goals as you fight to close the season as a winner.

You can see it in action in the new trailer below:

Frontier insists it doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time F1 fan or completely new to the sport, as an optional in-game player guidance system will help you through the opening race weekend. . You can also expect trackside broadcast cameras and a variety of “on-board angles from every car”, as well as the ability to develop not only your cars, but also your drivers, HQ and your staff.

If you’re tempted but have given up pre-ordering, it’s not too late for you to get early access: Frontier says “you can still join early access by purchasing the digital version before the full launch on August 30”. You’ll also get 10% off the suggested retail price.

“We are thrilled to lift the garage doors and invite Formula 1 fans to take on the role of Team Principal, experiencing a hyper-realistic simulation as they take to the hot seat in one of ten F1 2022 teams,” said game director Andy Fletcher.

“As passionate supporters ourselves, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved in bringing the broadcast experience to life with authentic cars, drivers and tracks, delivering depth in every decision we know players will love debating! We can’t wait to see their stories unfold and how they lead their team to glory.”

F1 Manager 2022 will be coming to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 30.

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