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F1 Manager 2022 Best Starter Team

Want to race ahead? Make sure to choose the best starter team in F1 Manager 2022!

Updated: Aug 24, 2022 1:15 pm
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Want to race ahead? Make sure to choose the best starter team in F1 Manager 2022!

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How to Choose Your F1 Manager 2022 Best Starter Team

Difficulty

Choosing the best starter team for your F1 Manager 2022 career can be tricky.

Like most sports management games, there are no difficulty settings in F1 Manager 22. Instead, each team has a Season and Long-Term Objective assigned to them by their respective boards. There is also a range of stats available which indicate how difficult it may be to achieve these objectives.

For example, McLaren’s board would like for the team to finish 4th in the Constructor’s Championship in their first season, as would Alpine’s. Alpine has a higher starting balance, a better car, better drivers and better staff than McLaren according to the game. This means you are likely to have a harder time achieving 4th if you choose to take the helm at McLaren over Alpine.

Your Story

The difficulty is not the only thing to consider when choosing the ideal starter team in F1 Manager 2022.

Whether you are a new F1 fan or have been watching the sport for years, the storylines and drama we see at a race weekend are the reason we keep coming back. For some, this might mean choosing Williams and trying to restore them to their former glory.

For others, it may mean taking the helm at Red Bull and continuing to dominate for years to come. Oppositely, others may be taking charge of Mercedes, taking revenge on Red Bull for last year and reasserting their place at the front of the pack.

Career Length

The final thing to consider when choosing your starter team is how much time you want to put into the game.

Unlike Codemaster’s F1 2022, there are no half-length races (or less if that is how you play it) in F1 Manager 22. The game is in-depth and intense. Like Football Manager, you don’t need to micro-manage every decision in and out of the race, but you’re likely to have a more rewarding and enjoyable experience if you do.

If you have less time to put into the game, maybe consider going for a top-end team like Ferrari or Red Bull and compete for wins and podiums straight away. On the other hand, if you think you’ll put a lot of time into the game, maybe consider a lengthier, perhaps more challenging career, like taking the American-backed Haas to the sharp end of the grid.

F1 Manager 2022 Starter Team Stats

Next, we’ll take a look at all of the Constructor Team’s starting stats. This allows you to directly compare the quality of the team’s car, drivers, staff and headquarters. It also gives you an overview of the board’s starting expectations and your budget heading into the first season. This can effectively act as an indicator of how difficult your first season and beyond may be.

Mercedes

F1 Manager 2022 Mercedes Team Overview
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  • Team Rating – 5/5
  • Season Objective – 3rd
  • Long-Term Objective – Constructor’s Champion
  • Starting Balance – High
  • Car Performance – 3rd
  • Driver Performance – 1st
  • Staff Performance – 3rd
  • Headquarters Quality – 2nd

Red Bull

  • Team Rating – 4.5/5
  • Season Objective – 1st
  • Long-Term Objective – Constructor’s Champion
  • Starting Balance – High
  • Car Performance – 2nd
  • Driver Performance – 2nd
  • Staff Performance – 2nd
  • Headquarters Quality – 1st

Ferrari

  • Team Rating – 4.1/5
  • Season Objective – 1st
  • Long-Term Objective – Constructor’s Champion
  • Starting Balance – High
  • Car Performance – 1st
  • Driver Performance – 3rd
  • Staff Performance – 1st
  • Headquarters Quality – 3rd

McLaren

  • Team Rating – 3.8/5
  • Season Objective – 4th
  • Long-Term Objective – Constructor’s Champion
  • Starting Balance – Medium
  • Car Performance – 8th
  • Driver Performance – 5th
  • Staff Performance – 6th
  • Headquarters Quality – 4th

Alpine

F1 Manager 2022 Alpine Team Overview
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  • Team Rating – 3/5
  • Season Objective – 4th
  • Long-Term Objective – Constructor’s Champion
  • Starting Balance – High
  • Car Performance – 5th
  • Driver Performance – 4th
  • Staff Performance – 4th
  • Headquarters Quality – 8th

AlphaTauri

  • Team Rating – 2.5/5
  • Season Objective – 6th
  • Long-Term Objective – Podium Contender
  • Starting Balance – Medium
  • Car Performance – 6th
  • Driver Performance – 8th
  • Staff Performance – 8th
  • Headquarters Quality – 6th

Aston Martin

  • Team Rating – 2.6/5
  • Season Objective – 8th
  • Long-Term Objective – Points Contender
  • Starting Balance – High
  • Car Performance – 9th
  • Driver Performance – 7th
  • Staff Performance – 10th
  • Headquarters Quality – 5th

Williams

  • Team Rating – 2.3/5
  • Season Objective – 9th
  • Long-Term Objective – Points Contender
  • Starting Balance – Low
  • Car Performance – 10th
  • Driver Performance – 9th
  • Staff Performance – 9th
  • Headquarters Quality – 7th

Alfa Romeo

  • Team Rating – 2.2/5
  • Season Objective – 5th
  • Long-Term Objective – Podium Contender
  • Starting Balance – Low
  • Car Performance – 4th
  • Driver Performance – 6th
  • Staff Performance – 7th
  • Headquarters Quality – 9th

Haas

  • Team Rating – 2.1/5
  • Season Objective – 6th
  • Long-Term Objective – Podium Contender
  • Starting Balance – Low
  • Car Performance – 7th
  • Driver Performance – 10th
  • Staff Performance – 5th
  • Headquarters Quality – 10th

Conclusion – The best F1 Manager 2022 starter team for you!

In conclusion, the best starter team in F1 Manager 22 is likely to be different for everyone. It will vary depending on the difficulty level you are looking for, the amount of time you want to put into the game, and your previous experience with Formula 1.

If you’re entirely new to F1 or management games in general, or you think the idea of spending ten years at a back-end team before you can compete is not for you, go for Mercedes. They have the best quality drivers of any team on the grid and the second best headquarters, while their car and staff come in at third best. They also have a great starting budget, and the board are only looking for a third-place finish in the Constructor’s Championship in the first season, this should be no problem for the Silver Arrows.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of F1 Manager 2022 for yourself yet, the game is 10% off on steam at the time of writing and you can play five days before the August 30th release with a pre-order code.

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