F1 Manager 2024’s improved mechanical failures showcased ahead of release

More realistic mechanical failures, better AI car battling and a new helicam have been highlighted ahead of F1 Manager 2024’s impending release.
F1 Manager 2024's improved mechanical failures showcased ahead of release

Frontier Developments’ F1 Manager 2024 is only a couple of weeks away from release and we’ve already been treated to previews of the game’s expansive new mentality system, expanded driver roster, create a team mode and junior driver programmes.

This time around, however, the Cambridge-based studio has showcased more of F1 Manager 2024’s in-session improvements, ensuring that budding Team Principals have the most realistic race day experience.

Mechanical failures

Cars can now develop major or minor mechanical failures during a race, affecting the engine, gearbox and ERS systems. Minor faults can be fixed during a race – recycling the ERS system can prevent a full-scale failure, for example – while ignoring an issue can lead to retirement.

To help prevent wear and tear of car components players must manage wear levels, powertrain temperatures and kerb usage during sessions, as well as keep an eye on their opponents who are also subject to the same issues.


Once again, the way cars move on track has been improved for ‘24, with battling handled more realistically. Cars should now recover from incidents more quickly, with AI drivers overtaking more aggressively to match their real-world counterparts.

Sprint Races will be replicated in-game too, with Frontier unusually stating that the result of a weekend’s Sprint event decides the grid formation of the main event, forgoing a separate qualifying session. If correct, this places a bigger impetus on running aggressively in Sprint Races.

F1 Manager 2024's improved mechanical failures showcased ahead of release


As well as all the series’ standard viewpoints – including last year’s visceral visor cam – F1 Manager 2024 will introduce a new helicam, allowing players to see the game’s improved marbles formation system.

This will also help highlight the graphical improvements made to trackside details – including those at 24’s sole new track, the Shanghai International Circuit.

Do you think the F1 Manager 2024 race day experience has improved this year? Join the discussion in our Discord server.

F1 Manager 2024 releases 23 July for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, priced at £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99.

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