Welcome to Fantasy F1 season 8, the first to be hosted by me. Only a few die hard players remain but whatever, less work for me. You've all played this before, the rules are broadly similar to last year's (thanks D.J).
New rules have been written in bold and coloured.
You are the team principal of a Formula 1 team created by you. Your team has been entered to compete in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, but there’s a problem, you don’t have any drivers, so obviously you’ll need two of those.
Driver choices are managed by Pools and Budgets. If you want to hire a driver, you have to pay their fee, which can range between being completely free to being worth over £40 million depending on the driver. Your total budget is £50 million, so spend wisely. Each driver can only be chosen once.
Once you’ve chosen your two drivers, you must then (pretend to) travel to the circuits and watch your guys on the track go out and net you constructors points. Fantasy F1 race and grid results are based off real life and you watch the television to see how your drivers are getting on, ideally willing them on to do well. Once the season ends, the winner is the person with the most constructor's points. The Constructor’s Championship is the only one that matter in Fantasy F1, so choose your team wisely.
Additionally, in Fantasy F1, points are awarded in both qualifying and the race, they are as follows.
Qualifying Points: Q1 - 0pts, Q2 - 1pt, Q3 - 3pts, Pole Position - 5pts.
Race Points: 24-18-15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
The fastest lap bonus point returns for 2017. One point for the team who gets the fastest lap.
Still, what you've gone down a fork in the road and doing badly? No worries, as driver lineups are never final and can be changed during the season provided you find another team who is willing to swap drivers with you.
The season itself begins in March, but before then, there are a number of important tests taking place throughout February where teams will be able to evaluate their packages while they prepare for the championship ahead.
Important Additional Information
This season, we have 10 spots on the grid, so be sure to get your entry in before all the places are filled. Double teams are allowed as we only have six teams this year, so please register teams separately if you wish to have a second team. Second teams will be taken over if another player wants to join midway through the season, although this seems unlikely. Second teams can only be registered after all participants have signed up with their primary team.
Car Liveries Information
All teams must design a livery for their 2017 challenger, you can do this using the following template.
If you are having trouble designing your car however, not to worry, you can commission a designer (me or D.J although I'm more time limited these days) to put together a livery for you.
You are welcome to unveil your 2017 challengers at any time once you have registered, and once revealed, they will be added to the list of competing teams, however, all cars must have their liveries ready in time for the season's start.
How to Register
To compete in Fantasy F1 2017, simply register your team on this here thread by using the following form.
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[b]Team Name:[/b] [b]Team Principal (Username):[/b] [b]Main Sponsor:[/b] [b]Engine Supplier:[/b] [b]Engine Badge:[/b] [b]Drivers[/b]: [b]1[/b] - [b]2[/b] - [b]Car Numbers[/b]
Engine Rebadge Rule
Once you have chosen the engine you will run this season, you are more than welcome to re-badge it (using the engine badge option on the form), and run it under a different name (for example, in previous F1 seasons, we have seen Sauber-Petronas, Prost-Acer, and Benetton-Playlife among others), however, you may retain the original suppliers name should you wish to.
For 2017, you may choose the two numbers that your cars will run during the coming season, the numbers you choose however, must be between 2 and 99. Only the defending champions may use No.1, although they are not obligated to. No two teams can share numbers so if your desired choice is already taken, you will need to select something else. Numbers are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Choose your drivers here (prices are determined by recent form), remember though, each driver can only be picked once, and you must keep to your £50million budget.
Also, you need to pick one driver from each pool, not two from a single pool.
Lewis Hamilton - £45m - Midori
Valtteri Bottas - £42m - DFR
Max Verstappen - £40m - SSA-AM
Sebastian Vettel - £40m - Toyboata
Daniel Ricciardo - £38m - Corner Cut
Kimi Raikkonen - £35m - Super Aoi
Felipe Massa - £30m - Logitech-Mugen
Fernando Alonso - £28m - Fuji
Sergio Perez - £25m - Pepsi Rob
Carlos Sainz Jr - £20m - SAF
Nico Hulkenberg - £22m - SAF
Stoffel Vandoorne - £20m - Fuji
Lance Stroll - £20m - Logitech-Mugen
Romain Grosjean - £15m - Super Aoi
Esteban Ocon - £12m - Corner Cut
Daniil Kvyat - £12m - Pepsi-Rob
Kevin Magnussen - £10m - SSA-AM
Jolyon Palmer - £10m - Toyboata
Marcus Ericsson - £5m - DFR
Pascal Wehrlein - £5m - Midori
The next post will display the participants and their cars once sign ups have been completed.
1st: DFR Mercedes - 489pts
2nd: Rawr Mugen - 452pts
3rd: SSA Aston Martin - 384pts
4th: Midori Nismo - 369pts
5th: Pepsi Rob Mercedes - 332pts
6th: A-Grade Honda - 282pts
7th: Maniacal Mercedes - 262pts
8th: Toyboata Man Utd - 177pts
9th: Pangolin Honda - 167pts
10th: Stable Alfa Romeo - 81pts
11th: SSA Juniors Mugen - 69pts
Fantasy F1 Hall of Fame
2010: Laguz Prescott
2011: A Grade
2012: Aerox Renault
2013: Mother Mercedes
2014: Pseudo Mercedes
2015: Pepsi Rob Zoopla
2016: DFR Mercedes
Hope you get the drivers you want. Good luck to everyone.