A new update has arrived from Frontier Developments as we see F1 Manager 2022 Patch 1.11 released with DRS changes and new unlapping behaviour for the AI and safety car procedures.
The performance boost from DRS has been reduced, and at the same time, both the range of slipstream and dirty air have been increased. Which will make overtaking and following other cars more challenging.
At the same time, the AI has been updated to allow cars to unlap themselves during a race if they have sufficient pace, and also the safety car procedure will now allow lapped cars to pass when appropriate.
One last notable chance is that there’s a new Aerodynamic Balance setting available, which allows you to choose to play with the new changes, or an Original setting which gives you the DRS and slipstreaming prior to Patch 1.11.
F1 Manager 2022 Patch 1.11 Release Notes:
- Updated Safety Car procedure to allow lapped cars to unlap themselves, when appropriate
- Updated overtaking behaviour to allow cars to unlap themselves in normal race conditions, when they demonstrate sufficient pace compared to the car on the lead lap
- Reduced strength of DRS performance
- Increased effective range of slipstream, meaning that following cars will be affected by slipstream at greater distances behind a leading car
- Increased effective range of ‘dirty air’, meaning that following cars will be affected by dirty air at greater distances behind a leading car
- Added ‘Aerodynamic Balance’ option to the Settings Menu, under the Gameplay tab. This option allows players to choose between the “recommended” setting, featuring all the aerodynamics balance updates in Update 1.11, or the “original” setting, in which those changes will not be active. After updating to 1.11, all players will default to the “recommended” setting. Players can only change between these settings when they are in the Headquarters or Main Menu screens; changing this option will not be available during the Race Weekend.
- Resolved issue causing unintentionally inaccurate weather predictions in the ‘Track Condition’ areas
- Increased the tyre wear threshold for AI cars to pit under safety car conditions
- Support added for Razer Chroma peripherals. This covers team colours, racing flags (red, yellow, chequered), replays, and ‘lights out’ sequence.
Car Part Development
- Updated the description of rushed manufacturing to remove incorrect information
- Performance gap for the ‘DRS Delta’ stat is now more significant, increasing its potential effectiveness
- Updated text string on pre-session screen to remove inaccurate details
You can buy F1 Manager 2022 for the PC via Steam or the Epic Games Store, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via the Microsoft Store, and the PS4 and PS5 via the PlayStation Store. Or choose a physical edition via Amazon or Game.
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