Motorsport Manager - PC

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Motorsport Manager (PC)
Requires: Mouse, Keyboard
Also for: Mac
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Racing: Car
Strategy: Management
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Playsport Games Soft. Co.: Playsport Games
Publishers: SEGA (GB)
Released: 24 Mar 2017 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+


The primary reason why F1 is so popular is the myriad of moving parts within it that make a successful racing team. The cars of course play a pivotal role in this, but it is also the drivers and the strategy that is adopted by the management team as they watch the race events unfold before them. Knowing what tyres to use, gear ratio and down-force to apply to a certain race are all critical when participating in a race event. It is this very fact that draws people into the sport and Playsport Games, the makers of Motorsport Manager have done their best to replicate that in a simulation game.

In Motorsport Manager cars are built and drivers recruited. The relationship between the team and drivers as well as their interaction with each other is a variable that needs to be carefully managed if the team is to succeed. Prima donnas are very much present in the realm of motorsport and their needs have to be taken care of as otherwise their performance on the track will be undermined.

Before a race commences the player is presented with a series of menus that offer variables that are typically under a manager's control. These range from the set-up of the car to the drivers who will be in their respective cockpits. This is a crucial step as too many mishaps here cannot easily be rectified during the race via pitstops.

The races are represented via an overhead view of the track that is at a slight angle that shows how the cars are flinging themselves around the track at ridiculous speeds. This can be watched in real time or sped up to bring proceedings along to a faster close. As the race takes place telemetry is reported back to the player as well as driver and car conditions. The drivers do talk back to the team and express frustration when being told to hold back and fear when their car is clearly falling to pieces.