F1 Manager 22 Tips - How I Got A GREAT Result With A Terrible Team!

By Kireth | Sep 17, 2022

Being an F1 manager isn't just about managing the best team with the fastest cars; it's about getting the most out of what you have, even when what you have is less than ideal. In this article, I will show you how I managed to get a fantastic result with a terrible team on F1 Manager 22.

In a recent gameplay, halfway through the Grand Prix, we were leading the race with Williams, Alvin and Goatifi. This is a classic example of how I was able to leverage the right strategies to get an impressive result with a team that wasn't exactly the cream of the crop.

Step 1: Understanding the Preset Strategies

The first thing I did was to examine the preset strategies that F1 Manager provided for this race. The strategies A, B, and C were all two stops. However, I chose a different route, opting for a One-Stop strategy for both Williams drivers, which I believed would give us a significant advantage.

Step 2: Leveraging the In-Game Strategy Manager

When changing strategies halfway through a race, it's essential to use the in-game strategy manager. This tool provides some valuable hidden information when designing your strategy. It enables you to see if your strategy will be beneficial. For instance, you can estimate the race time, which is a significant factor when deciding on the strategy.

Step 3: Adapting to the Race's Unpredictability

Races can be unpredictable, and it's crucial to adapt your strategy accordingly. During the race, we had a safety car situation. I had under-fueled the cars, which allowed us to drive at a fantastic pace, both on the tires and fuel. This strategy paid dividends during the safety car situation, as we managed to gain a few positions. However, it's essential to pause the game immediately when a safety car flag comes up to avoid going past the pit entry.

Step 4: Using the In-Race Strategy Screen

The in-race strategy screen is a crucial tool in F1 Manager 22. When adjusting the strategy, you can see the estimated race time change. This feature allows you to make an informed decision about your strategy. In our case, I decided to split the strategies, keeping one car out and bringing one in.

Step 5: Capitalizing on Pit Stops

In our race, we gained a significant advantage due to our strategy at the beginning of the race. By lap 20, we saw many cars pitting for their two stops. However, our cars, being on a One-Stop strategy, managed to move up in positions.

Step 6: Managing the Race End

As we moved into the final laps of the race, our cars were only 10 seconds behind P6, and the other drivers ahead of us still had to pit. As they did, our cars moved up in the race, proving the success of our initial strategy. In the end, we managed to bring Alex Alban over the line in sixth place - a fantastic result for a team that started off as less than ideal.

Joining our Discord and asking questions in the comments is a great way to learn more about F1 strategy. Remember, F1 Manager 22 is not just about having the best team; it's about leveraging the right strategies to get the most out of what you have. Even with a terrible team, you can achieve fantastic results with the right approach, just like our P6 finish for Williams.

Thank you for reading, and I hope this gives you the confidence to tackle your races differently. Remember, even with a terrible team, a strategic approach can yield impressive results. Happy racing!