The hype surrounding the release of F1 Manager 2023 continues, as a recent livestream with developer Frontier Developments revealed an exclusive first look at the new-for-2023 Las Vegas Strip Circuit track.
Formula 1 is set to visit Sin City for the first time since 1982 this November, with a street circuit layout incorporating its famous Strip – home to Las Vegas’ many famous casinos, restaurants and shopping precincts.
The 3.8-mile long track will add another night race to the F1 calendar, with the livestream demonstrating one of the game’s 12 Exclusive Scenarios available in its Deluxe Edition.
Viva Haas Vegas
The Exclusive Scenario – amusingly titled “Viva Haas Vegas” – sees the American Haas squad attempt to hang on for a solid points finish in its home race. The headline feature is the detailed, in-game depiction of the Las Vegas skyline, offering a lively background to the on-track F1 Manager action.
From the Bellagio Fountain Water Show to the giant screens in the F1 paddock, Las Vegas looks to retain all the glitz and glamour in F1 Manager 2023 you’d expect to see.
The track itself resembles a cross between Singapore’s Marina Bay Circuit and Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Corniche Circuit, with narrow, wall-lined sections flashing by at high-speed.
Also new for F1 Manager 2023, Qatar’s Losail Circuit was showcased, alongside a deep-dive into the game’s email inbox improvements and other game mechanics.
One of these is the parts durability system, where each car part you research, design and manufacture will have an expected shelf life, requiring a balanced approach between achieving quicker lap times and creating sturdier components.
Race engineers will also have an affinity stat with their drivers, with good results and performances building up a rapport between staff. Affinity is built-in too, so past relationships between drivers and engineers are taken into consideration in-game from the outset.
For example, Alpine race engineer Karl Loos is relatively unknown to his driver Pierre Gasly but retains great affinity with previous colleagues Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso. Affinity can be the difference between high or low morale within the team.
F1 Manager 2023 will be released on the 31st of July for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Early Access from the 27th of July is possible by ordering the Deluxe Edition of F1 Manager 2023.
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