F1 Manager 2023 Update 1.8 Patch Notes

Explore the latest in F1 Manager 2023 with Update 1.8! Experience improved AI behaviors, enhanced race replays, and optimized pit crew dynamics. Dive into a more immersive racing adventure on various platforms.

by Ruksana

Updated Oct 03, 2023

F1 Manager 2023 Update 1.8 Patch Notes

F1 Manager 2023 Update 1.8 Patch Notes

Update 1.8 is now rolling out across all platforms and looks to address a number of community raised topics as well as general bug and stability fixes:

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Race Sim

  • Fixed AI using same tyre compound for entire race after red flag in Sprints
  • Fixed AI using same tyre compound for entire race after saving on pre-race screen
  • Improved the level of impact of rubber on track across sessions
  • Reduced the chances of car-on-car collisions during Practice and Qualifying and slightly increased the chance of spins and running wide during Qualifying
  • Fixed cars slowing down in Singapore sector 3
  • Further improvements made to drivers avoiding crashed/stationary cars on track
  • Improvements made to traffic in Qualifying causing issues for cars on flying laps
  • Ensured Q3 soft tyre is unlocked for all drivers, including those that didn't make Q3
  • Fixed issue where optimal pit lap dilemma would sometimes not pause the race
  • Fixed issue where flying lap count set sometimes was not followed in the session

Race Calendar

  • Updated Monza to be an ATA qualifying weekend [NEW SAVES ONLY]
    Team Switching
  • Fixed issue where Board Confidence could show as 'Disappointing' after joining new team
  • Corrected body text of new team email when switching teams

Team Management

  • Re-balanced Research/Design slider expertise gains
  • Fixed total cost of hiring calculating incorrectly when hiring replacement driver/staff for next season
  • Fixed Car Building attribute having inverse effect
  • Fixed hired F2/F3 drivers from still appearing in F2/F3 standings
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Pit Crew & Pit Stops

  • Fixed exploit that allowed pit crew to remain at 100% fatigue between races with no penalty
  • Adjusted pit crew xp gain and degradation rates
  • Fixed first day of month not counting toward stat degradation
  • Increased variation of AI pit stop times
  • Fixed issue where total pit stop time did not match sum of actions in pit stop breakdown


  • Fixed Charles Leclerc patchy LOD hair in cinematics (Sorry Charles!)
  • Fixed garage scene showing member of pit crew wearing drivers helmet
  • Fixed clipping in Marina Bay intro cinematic
  • Fixed clipping in garage shots
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  • F1 driver photos updated
  • Fixed projected cost cap UI not updating correctly
  • Fixed issue where scrolling scouting menus with a controller was unpredictable after highlighting bookmark column
  • Fixed code string appearing in Next Season Staff tooltip 
  • Fixed 'Race Winner' appearing on event view in Practice and Qualifying
  • Fixed replaced driver being displayed next to 'Renewal' after changing driver position during contract renewal
  • Fixed 'Seasons as team principal' not updating on profile page
  • Fixed panel borders appearing incorrectly when 'Laps to go' notification appears
  • Updated run plan descriptions to clarify that out laps are counted in the run plan
  • Fixed email reading '0 days to go' after renewing contract on last day of year
  • Fixed issue where times set by drivers in Q2 and Q3 were sometimes not visible until hovered over after simulating session
  • Updated chevrons on tyre state when overheating to more accurately reflect impact on wear rate
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Game Stability

  • Fixed crash that could occur when designing new suspension, then highlighting “Brake Cooling”
  • Fixed progression blocker when hiring a reserve driver at end of season
  • Fixed softlock that could occur when repeatedly pressing R2/RT controller buttons during end of season fanfares
  • Fixed softlock that could occur after pressing New Career with existing save games present
  • Fixed progression blocker that could occur when designing car part during tutorial
  • Game will now pause when Steam overlay is opened during a race

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F1 Manager 2023 Game Info

F1 Manager 2023 is an exciting sports management game created by Frontier Developments. In this game, players get to experience the thrill of managing a racing team in the official 2023 Formula One, Formula 2, and Formula 3 championships. It's like being the boss of your own racing team! The game is the second installment in the F1 Manager series by Frontier Developments.

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Players can enjoy the game on various gaming platforms such as PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, which means it's accessible to a wide range of gamers. The game was eagerly anticipated allowing players to dive into the world of racing management and strategy. Whether you're a fan of racing or management games, F1 Manager 2023 promises an immersive and enjoyable experience for players of all backgrounds.

F1 Manager 2023 Gameplay

In F1 Manager 2023, players can look forward to an enhanced gameplay experience with exciting new features. One notable addition is the race replay mode, where players can relive specific moments from the season. This feature allows gamers to recreate thrilling highlights, adding a layer of realism and excitement to the gameplay.

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Moreover, the game includes all 23 tracks from the official season, offering players the chance to compete on iconic circuits like the Losail International Circuit in Qatar and the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, a newcomer in the calendar for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. With these authentic tracks, players can immerse themselves in the world of Formula One racing and strategize their way to victory.

Additionally, F1 Manager 2023 introduces six sprint races, providing players with more intense and fast-paced challenges. These sprint races add variety to the gameplay, offering diverse racing experiences and testing the skills of the players. To enhance the immersion further, the game features commentary by renowned Sky Sports F1 commentators, David Croft and Karun Chandhok.

Their narration adds depth to the game, guiding players through key moments and making the gaming experience more engaging. With these exciting gameplay features and realistic elements, F1 Manager 2023 promises an enjoyable and immersive gaming adventure for racing enthusiasts and gamers alike.

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F1 Manager 2023 Release Date

F1 Manager 2023, the eagerly awaited second installment in the F1 Manager series was released on August 31, 2023, making its debut on popular gaming platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. This widespread release allowed fans worldwide to dive into the world of racing management and enjoy the game's thrilling features right from the day of its launch.

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Whether players are on console or PC, F1 Manager 2023 provided an accessible and exciting gaming experience for racing enthusiasts and gamers everywhere.

F1 Manager 2023 Trailer

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F1 Manager 2023 Update 1.8 Patch Notes - FAQs

1. What's the main focus of F1 Manager 2023 Update 1.8?

Update 1.8 addresses AI behavior, track realism, and pit crew dynamics, enhancing overall gameplay experience.

2. Are there changes in AI tire usage during races?

Yes, AI now varies tire compounds during races, enhancing race strategies and realism.

3. What improvements were made to avoid collisions during Qualifying?

Chances of car-on-car collisions reduced, while spins and running wide chances slightly increased, adding challenge.

4. Are there new tracks introduced in this update?

No, but Monza has been updated as an ATA qualifying weekend for new saves, adding variety.

5. Who are the commentators featured in the game?

Sky Sports F1 commentators David Croft and Karun Chandhok provide narration, adding depth to key moments.

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