Test your managerial skills with Racing Manager 2014 – the most in-depth racing team management simulation to date! Assume control of one of the pre-defined teams or create your very own and prepare to storm the ranks of the racing world.
User reviews: Very Negative (218 reviews) - 17% of the 218 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013

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Test your managerial skills with Racing Manager 2014 – the most in-depth racing team management simulation to date!

Assume control of one of the pre-defined teams or create your very own and prepare to storm the ranks of the racing world. Hire drivers, mechanics, engineers and designers, put each of them in the perfect position and decide which training sessions are best for your drivers.

Design the ideal race car, buy spare parts, sign contracts with engine manufacturers, give your ride a paint job and plaster it with decals from the best advertisement contracts you can find. Racing Manager 2014 also features an extensive research system. Put your designer team to the test on a tech tree of over 100 projects or use the espionage feature to snatch new technologies from your competitors.

When it’s time to race, define and refine your race strategy, plan pit stops, manage fuel and tire pressure and listen to your drivers’ feedback to gain the upper hand and move one step closer to your ultimate goal: to win the World Championship!

  • Extensive editor – Create your very own drivers with skills, strengths and weaknesses and build a new racing team with unique starting technologies and abilities
  • Tech tree – Research more than 100 new car technologies using an extensive technology tree
  • Team members – Hire and train engineers, mechanics, drivers and designers and utilize team dynamics to make the best use of your crew
  • Team building – Expand your team ground, build different structures including a wind tunnel or a fitness center
  • Private life – Show your success by buying sports cars, buying a yacht or a villa
  • Car setup – Tailor a car setup for each track and driver, customizing everything from engine supplier to tire pressure to flipup angle

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: AMD/Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Well looking at the feedback and reviews this game has had which is mostly negative, I thought I would give it the benefit of the doubt and try it, £3.50 I'm not going to cry over but this game is so unfinished with so many bugs, it appears the common bug looking around the WWW is you can't go on to a second season and the only way to fix this is to re-install the game and hope it forwards on to the next season and if it doesn't well wash, rinse and repeat.

Other downside is, the lack of relistic calculations, if you set everything to grip and high downforce you are going to win all the time, even on fast tracks like Monza should be low down force and high speed but when I did that, the lap times were 20seconds of the pace, I wacked them to max down force and low top speed and ended up being around 10 seconds quicker than the next team, go figure!!!

I'm not sure I'm holding out much hope on the 2015 if there is one due...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
THE GOOD: Nice idea, has some depth
THE BAD: Static screens with mouseover options, game feels incomplete, minimal advice (essential for sim games), clunky overall.
A cool idea executed with the utmost mediocrity.
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132 of 161 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Not recommended.
Front end( Menus etc ) needs a lot more work, feels unintuitive and overall difficult to use.

changing things during the race ( such as tires ) do not seem to stick, and half the time things change on their own...

They play snippets of the cars racing, while you are doing an event. This is annoying as hell, and deafening if you are wearing headphones ( Read: sudden loud F1 noise )

I advise all to steer clear of this game.
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136 of 175 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
The interface is poorly presented and is awfully confusing. It doesn't make any attempt at explaining what all of the buttons do nor how your actions might affect the future. I spent 90 minutes clicking everything on the screen, not knowing what was interactable until I clicked on it. It did not allow you to review any of your purchases so clicking on a wrong button might result in a non-refundable purchase of something you don't need.
The interface during a race was by far the worst thing. There's a bunch of icons and numbers on this screen and I still don't know what they mean. I presume that my drivers finished in dead last because they ran out of gas. Or at least that's what I think happened; my drivers had stopped moving around the track and there was a blinking icon that I think was a gas can? There was nothing that allowed me to fill up their tanks nor was there any way for me to bring them back into the pitts.

Overall this game has failed to organize itself in any useful way to someone who is trying to jump in. The sheer number of options in this game requires that it be organized and easy to parse, but it has not only failed in this respect, it has not even tried.
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190 of 256 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Not really sure what to make of this one yet, I used to love the old Grand Prix Manager so was hoping for much of the same. It definitely has a good amount of detail to it, you can edit all existing driver and team names and details from cash to nationality to strength (whatever that is, reputation maybe?), plus you can create your own from scratch. To avoid the copyright it has those 'random but close enough that you can tell who' type names for the drivers and teams, Vettel = Bettel, Vodafone = Yodafone etc. I changed them all to the actual names for a little more realism. You can hire everyone from designers, down to pit crew. You can train drivers, both their basic driver skill and a host of special abilities like being faster in the wet, qualifying specialist, speed bonus through corners or when they're listed at #1 driver. Quite a good selection and you can build/train the exact type of driver you want. You can also have a lower formula team and a kart team to develop talent down the line, quite a nice addition so you can invest training and time in a young star. I've done one race so far after a pre season of research and development and am currently 10 seconds off the pace, not entirely sure why but maybe the other teams start off more established in their research. I hope that's all it is anyway. Like Grand Prix manager you can give your drivers orders through-out the race, from set a record lap (go mental) to basic race speed. The automatic pit stops seem a bit buggy, the drivers tend to come into the pits whenever they want, whether they have fuel or decent tyres or not, so switching that off helped. Certainly promising, very good amount of detail, random race footage that doesn't seem to show anything useful but so far it's fun and i will be playing it more.
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