F1 Manager 22 ERS Explained! (Simple Guide)

By Kireth | Sep 12, 2022

In the thrilling world of F1 Manager 22, the Energy Recovery System (ERS) plays a significant role in determining your race performance. It can seem complex, but by the end of this article, you'll grasp its function and use it to your advantage.

To begin, let's take a look at the basic components of the ERS. In the game, you'll notice three key elements on your screen: the blue bar on the left, your battery level in the center, and the yellow bar on the right.

The Blue Bar

The blue bar indicates the amount of battery you're deploying during a lap. The maximum energy you can utilize in a single lap is four mega joules. As you use more energy, the blue bar increases. Once you've deployed all four mega joules, the bar fills up completely, and you cannot use more energy until the next lap. So if you see the blue bar is full, it means you've hit your energy limit for that lap.

The Yellow Bar

The yellow bar, on the other hand, shows how much energy you can harvest in a lap. You can recoup up to two mega joules per lap. This energy is regained in braking zones. As the lap progresses, you'll notice the yellow bar gradually filling up as your car recovers energy. Once it's full, you won't be able to harvest more energy until the following lap.

The Battery Percentage

The battery percentage in the middle is the state of your battery and indicates the remaining battery available for deployment.

However, you can end up in what we can call an "ERS hole". This situation occurs when you've deployed too much energy, and your battery is running on a low charge. You find yourself constantly out of battery, unable to deploy more energy.

The key is to manage your battery effectively and avoid this energy deficiency. If you find yourself in such a situation, it's crucial to understand that it can take several laps to recover a healthy state of battery.

For example, if you start with a 0% battery, using the 'harvest' command can take you to 25% by the end of the first lap. Continue this process, and by the end of the fourth lap, your battery should be at 100%. This strategy, however, involves minimal deployment.

Once you have a fully charged battery, you can start deploying energy again. However, remember that your battery drains much faster than it charges. It might take four laps to fully charge, but only two laps to deplete.


Understanding the ERS mechanism in F1 Manager 22 is a game-changer. It can be the difference between winning and losing a race. It's crucial to micromanage your ERS deployment and recovery, to ensure you're never left with an empty battery.

Remember, using ERS strategically means knowing when to deploy for maximum advantage and when to harvest energy. It's a delicate balance, but once mastered, it can significantly boost your performance.

So, good luck with your ERS deployment, and may your races be full of energy and victories. Let us know in the comments if you found this guide helpful. Happy racing!