Sunday, 21 February 2010

2010 Rules - 1. Picking a Team

First you must choose a team name. Anyone who submits a nameless team will not only be allocated a name by me but will score no points for the first race.

You have a total budget of £24million to choose a team comprising of the following:

2 x Drivers
1 x Constructor/Chassis
1 x Engine

Each driver, constructor and engine is given a value based on previous performances and their potential for success during the 2010 season (i.e.: the most expensive drivers, cars and engines will be those predicted to be the most successful).

There are no points for coming in under budget.

Deadline for submitting teams is Friday 11 March 2010. Teams can be made up of identical drivers and constructors but must have a different home track (see 2.4). If you submit a team and home track that has already been chosen you will be invited to pick again (the bonus of entering early is to get the team you wish).

In the event that a constructor withdraws from the 2010 championship, any FF1 team with their chassis or engine will not be reallocated a different constructor and will score no more points for that chassis/engine. If a constructor is bought out (even after a withdrawal or break from competing) then any FF1 team with that chassis/engine will receive the points scored by the new constructor. A driver picked by a FF1 team will score points for the team with whichever constructor they drive for or no points if they are not competing, ie. if they are dropped or their constructor withdraws from the championship.

Only one team may be submitted per human being.

1.2 Prizes
To make the league “more interesting” entry is £10, which will be put into a prize money pot (and I won’t even take any commission). If fewer than twenty teams are entered, the winner will win 60% of the prize, 2nd place 30% and 3rd place 10%. If twenty or more teams enter then the winner will receive 40%, 2nd place 30%, 3rd place 15%, 4th place 10% and 5th place 5%.


  1. Beauty and the F1 Geek21 February 2010 at 14:24

    Hooray! And so it begins!

    Just watch me come second from last again.

    It's the taking part not the winning that counts...

  2. Since there have been only minor rule changes this year I have had to adopt a different strategy to select my runners and riders this year.

    Some may remember that my masterstroke last year was to forget to pick my team until the last minute - thereby enabling me to see what the Brawn's were up to after everyone else had written them off assuming they wouldn't make it to the grid. Apologies to anyone who thought that HippyF1's astonishing 'maiden season championship' was the result of deep insight and careful planning. No, as ever I donned my leatherette blindfold and reversed at full throttle into lady luck - who thankfully recovered from our meeting, and then blessed me.

    No this year my approach has been to take the good lady Mrs HippyF1 to Montmelo (aka El Circuito De Catalunya) near Barcelona to watch half a day of testing. This was Mrs HippyF1's first introduction to F1 'in the flesh' and was well received. At least until the sun went in, and the strawberries ran out - then it became 'awfully cold and I want to go home now'. Still. F1 cherry? Gone! The future looks bright!

    Conclusion after a day at the track - I love F1. However, with no idea who had what fuel on board it has made it no easier to decide who is driving for HippyF1 this year, or indeed what they will be driving. Though it's fair to assume it probably won't be a Virgin or a Lotus.

    Here's looking forward to a cracking 2010 season. Pip pip.

  3. I do believe we should plan a FF1 League Outing to a track of our choosing. To see our teams, drivers and nice cars in the flesh.
    Permission to sabotage other League entrant's teams is permitted.

    Claire S