Frontier Developments announced today a partnership with F1 in Schools, which will see the F1 Manager developer join the judging panel at the 2022 Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals, held at Silverstone, UK, from 9th – 15th July 2022. The Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals will also appear in the upcoming F1 Manager 2022 via the game’s in-game email system as an annual marketing opportunity for budding Team Principals to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) talent.
As well as a presence on the judging panel, Frontier will attend the World Finals with their careers team to talk about graduate and entry-level opportunities at their studio in Cambridge.
In the officially licensed F1 Manager 2022, fans will write their own chapter in a bold new era for Formula 1, stepping into the role of Team Principal at one of 10 2022 F1 teams to put their name in the sport’s illustrious history books. From designing components and recruiting talented drivers and key staff to making reactive, data-led decisions on the track, experienced through broadcast quality visuals and audio. Players can learn more about F1 Manager 2022 in the latest gameplay trailer and step onto the pit-wall themselves from August 25 across PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
F1 in Schools, now in its 22nd year, is the world’s biggest, most exciting student STEM initiative. Researching, designing, making, and racing an F1 car of the future is at the core of F1 in Schools. Teams then race each other head-to-head on the F1 in Schools 20-metre racetrack. The challenge can be used as an educational tool or hook to engage students in STEM subjects. This gives students the opportunity to develop key skills such as communication, presenting, and teamwork while forming the foundation for any career path they choose to follow.
Chad Young, Director of Publishing at Frontier Developments, said: “We are delighted to partner with F1 in Schools to support the excellent work they do in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects. At Frontier, we are regularly recruiting promising talent across our development and publishing teams, and we are very lucky to have a wealth of technical and creative expertise within the entire organization, so ensuring that the next generation have access to opportunities like the F1 in Schools competition is very important to us. We’re very excited to join the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2022 as judges and to witness schools from around the world showcasing their skills.”
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, added: “We’re very excited to be linking with Frontier Developments and F1 Manager 2022 at this year’s Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals. I know that their judges will be blown away by the outstanding talent of the teams competing at Silverstone. Our competition has so much synergy with the game too, with our teams taking on roles and racing their own design of cars, developing strategies and making many decisions along the way, so I’m sure all the students will be keen to put their talents to the test as a Team Principal in F1 Manager 2022.”
F1Manager 2022 launches on August 30 on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99. However, players looking to get ahead of the grid will be able to pre-order the game digitally and experience F1 Manager 2022 five days early from August 25. The game will also be available in physical format for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99.
Kerri is a disabled assistant editor and news writer for BWT. She is motivated by her love of words, commas, comics, and all things geeky