Pirelli Motorsport has shared compounds for the first three events of the 2022 F1 season, as details of ‘F1 Manager 2022’ game is released.

As Pirelli enters in the new era with the 18-inch wheels/tyres, the Italian manufacturer has revealed the three compounds for the first three races of the 2022 F1 season. They retain the naming structure of C1 to C5 with tyres set as ‘Soft, Medium and Hard’.

As known, C1 is the hardest of the lot, while C5 is the softest. The naming goes in the similar direction with the event’s hardest named Hard (coloured white), the middle one named Medium (coloured yellow) and the softest named Soft (coloured red).

The selection for Bahrain GP is C1, C2 and C3, while Saudi Arabian GP is C2, C3 and C4. The Australian GP selection sees a twist where Pirelli has selected C2, C3 and C5 where they have skipped the C4 compound owing to the revised layout at Albert Park.

Usually, the choices is straight three compounds, but it is for the first time in many years that they have skipped one compound in between. Pirelli reckons it is the best solution as per the simulation numbers they have received from the FIA and the F1 teams.

The Italian manufacturer has also noted the softest compound to be used in qualifying. Also, the 2022 F1 season has a rule change with regards to the starting tyre where teams and drivers have a free choice unlike last year where Top 10 had mandatory choice.

The fastest tyres used in Q2 was put aside to be used to start the grands prix but now it will be free choice which was seen during sprint events. It remains to be seen how much that impacts in racing and how much the compound jump affects the strategies too.

Here’s the F1 2022 compound list:

Bahrain – C1, C2, C3

Saudi Arabia – C2, C3, C4

Australia – C2, C3, C5

In another F1 related news, the sport announced its first-ever management simulation video game for the 2022 season dubbed as ‘F1 Manager 2022′, being developed by Frontier Developments. The game is set to release in the summer of 2022.

The game will allow you to become the team principal of your chosen team and lead them to not only the constructors’ win, but also help one of your drivers’ to win the drivers’ championship. The game will allow one to ‘upgrade cars and race facilities, hire drivers and engineers, balance budgets and driver demands’.

Since the signing of the deal in 2020, Frontier has been working behind the scenes to launch the game in 2022. The F1 Manager 2022 will release on Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and Epic Store.

“It’s great to see F1 Manager 2022 take shape and for people to see this exciting title come to life,” said Ross Brawn. “I know from personal experience that leading a team can be challenging, but it’s certainly rewarding. The F1 Manager franchise is a great opportunity for fans to put themselves in the shoes of a team principal and experience some of that for themselves. I am confident that with their own successful track record in management gaming, Frontier will deliver an enjoyable and engaging experience for fans.”

At the same time, David Braben, CEO and Founder, Frontier Developments stated: “We are delighted to partner with the great team at F1 on this exciting opportunity. We’ve been working closely with them to deliver a truly authentic experience, and they have provided us with extensive access to all aspects of the sport to enable us to do this. We feel this is the start of something special – we’re looking forward to bringing F1 Manager 2022 to players in summer 2022.”

And Andy Fletcher, Game Director, added: “There’s never been a better time to be a Formula 1 fan, and we’re excited to deliver our take on the world of turbocharged management games with the biggest racing brand in the world. F1 Manager 2022 will deliver an experience for both new and long-term fans that is as authentic as it is exciting. Our commitment to the ever-changing world of F1 will build a strong foundation for a long and special series that will evolve over time.”