F1 Manager 2024’s ‘Mentality System’ set to shake up staff relationships

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F1 Manager 2024’s new ‘Mentality System’ is set to help manage your staff members’ positivity in greater detail than ever before, influencing car development and contract negotiations.
F1 Manager 2024’s ‘Mentality System’ set to shake up staff relationships

F1 Manager 2024’s ‘Mentality System’ set to shake up staff relationships

Frontier Development’s F1 Manager 2024 continues gearing up for release with another Feature Focus, this time focusing on the game’s ‘Mentality System’ and how it affects your staff’s performance – including your drivers.

In the game’s Mentality Hub’, players will be able to see how their drivers and key staff members feel about their personal situation, the team’s performance and – most worrying of all – you. Keeping your staff happy in all three criteria will be key to getting the best from them and achieving good results on-track.

In a slight departure from the largely ephemeral ‘driver confidence’ stat of F1 Manager 2023, this year’s game appears to delve much deeper into the psyches of those who work in Formula 1, with the key areas outlined below. 

Personal Situation

Factors influencing a driver’s personal situation include their salary, bonuses and relative performance against their team-mates. Being ousted at the end of the season will also affect their mentality, with Carlos Sainz’s real-world situation – being replaced by Lewis Hamilton for 2025 – set to be replicated in-game.

Team Performance

Staff mentality can be affected by your team’s performance. If your team is struggling at the back of the grid then expect this to majorly affect your employees’ mood, with your overall position in the constructors’ championship a key influencer.

Team Principal

Drivers and staff can be happy or unhappy with the level of facilities in your headquarters or your car’s performance. The level of staff acquisitions is also a factor to be considered in your performance: sign Nikita Mazepin and you’ll surely be on a slippery slope…

PMA – Positive Mental Attitude

Failing to keep a positive mentality in your team can affect the development rate of car upgrades and staff skill levels, with drivers and engineers feeding off the extra confidence gained from a positive working atmosphere.

This also extends to contract negotiations, where staff with a positive mentality are more likely to be patient negotiators, giving you more chances to secure their services at the right price.

The returning affinity stat – an indicator of how well your driver works with their race engineer – is also affected by F1 Manager 2024’s updated mentality mechanic: if either party is unhappy this could negatively affect the uniquely close driver/engineer relationship and lead to poor race results.

As ever, the buck stops with you.

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F1 Manager 2024 releases 23 July for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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