Friday, 17 February 2012

5. Calendar

18th March - Australia
25th March - Malaysia
15th April – China
22nd April - Bahrain
13th May – Spain
27th May – Monaco
10th June – Canada
24th June – Europe (Valencia)
8th July – Britain
22nd July – Germany
29th July – Hungary
2nd September – Belgium
9th September – Italy
23rd September – Singapore
7th October – Japan
14th October – Korea
28th October - India
5th November – Abu Dhabi
18th November - America
25th November – Brazil

4. Prices

4.1 Drivers

5 stars - Champion
Vettel - £10m (driving for Red Bull)
Alonso - £9m (driving for Ferrari)
Hamilton - £8.5m (driving for McLaren)
Button £8m (driving for McLaren)

4 stars - Upper Middle Field or How The Mighty Have Fallen
Webber - £7.5m (driving for Red Bull)
Raikkonen - £7m (driving for Lotus)
Rosberg - £6m (driving for Mercedes)
Schumacher - £6m (driving for Mercedes)
Massa - £5.5m (driving for Ferrari)

3 stars - Middle Field
Grosjean - £4m (driving for Lotus)
Hulkenberg - £3.5m (driving for Force India)
Di Resta - £3.5m (driving for Force India)

2 stars – Lower rank
Kobayashi - £3m (driving for Sauber)
Perez - £3m (driving for Sauber)
Ricciardo - £3m (driving for Toro Rosso)
Vergne - £2.5m (driving for Toro Rosso)
Senna - £2.5m (driving for Williams)

1 star – May As Well Be Driving a Ford Fiesta
Petrov - £2m (driving for Caterham)
Kovalainen - £2m (driving for Caterham)
Maldonado - £2m (driving for Williams)
Glock - £1.5m (driving for Marussia Virgin)
Pic - £1.5m (driving for Marussia Virgin)
Karthikeyan - £1m (driving for HRT)
De La Rosa - £1m (driving for HRT)

4.2 Chassis

5 Stars - Premium
Red Bull - £10m
McLaren - £9m
Ferrari - £8m

4 Stars – Well-Funded
Mercedes - £7m
Lotus - £6m

3 Stars - Middle Field
Force India - £5m
Sauber - £4m

2 Stars - Trying Very Hard
Williams - £3m
Toro Rosso - £2m

1 Star – Backmarkers
Caterham - £1.5m
HRT - £1m
Marussia Virgin - £1m

4.3 Engines

5 Stars - Premium
Renault (Red Bull) - £10m
Mercedes (McLaren) - £9m
Ferrari - £8m

4 Stars – Well-Funded
Mercedes - £7m
Renault (Lotus) - £6m

3 Stars - Middle Field
Mercedes (Force India) - £5m
Ferrari (Sauber) - £4m

2 Stars – Trying Very Hard
Renault (Williams) - £3m
Ferrari (Toro Rosso) - £2m

1 Star – Backmarkers
Renault (Caterham) - £1.5m
Cosworth (HRT) - £1m
Cosworth (Marussia Virgin) - £1m

3. Communications

A bulletin containing the scores and possibly a little light-hearted banter will be posted on the website as soon as possible after each race.

Team listings will be posted on the website.

Notification of results updates by email can be requested.

The website will also contain caption competitions and competitors are invited to post their punditry on the season.

2. How to Score Points

Scoring starts from the Australian GP onwards. Fantasy points are allocated based on the performance of your drivers, constructor’s cars and engine.

2.1 Drivers
:: The driver who completes the fastest lap in the final qualifying round will receive +15 points.
If a driver receives an engine penalty he will receive points based on his qualifying lap time i.e. we will not penalise FF1 teams for engine changes.
Example, Fernando Alonso sets the fastest time in the 3rd qualifying session but has a ten place grid penalty for changing his engine he will still get +15 points.

:: The driver who completes the fastest lap during the race will receive +15 points.

:: The driver who makes up the most positions from their place on the grid (after penalties) to their finishing place will receive +15 points. In the event of this being tied the driver finishing in the highest position will receive the points.

:: Drivers that finish the race in the top 10 positions will score points as follows;
1st - 25 points
2nd - 18 points
3rd - 15 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 8 points
7th - 6 points
8th - 4 points
9th – 2 points
10th – 1 point

2.2 Constructors/Chassis
Each Constructor has 2 cars in the race - you will be awarded points based on the performance of both cars, as follows:
1st - 25 points
2nd - 18 points
3rd - 15 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 8 points
7th - 6 points
8th - 4 points
9th – 2 points
10th – 1 point

2.3 Engines
Each Engine supplier has 2 cars in the race - you will be awarded points based on the performance of both cars, as follows:
1st - 25 points
2nd - 18 points
3rd - 15 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 8 points
7th - 6 points
8th - 4 points
9th – 2 points
10th – 1 point

2.4 Home Track
Each team should pick one circuit as their Home Track (see 5. CALENDAR). The points scored by their team at this race will be doubled.

1.2 Prizes

To make the league “more interesting” entry is £10, which will be put into a prize money pot. This year you have the option to pay through PayPal, which will cost you an extra 50p administration fee. 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%.

2012 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 2012 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 Thursday 15 March 2012. 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 2012 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, i.e. if they are dropped or their
constructor withdraws from the championship.

Only one team may be submitted per human being.

Submission should be by email to the usual address.

New FF1 Coming Soon

Just a wee update to say...keep watching this space. The new rules for the 2012 Fantasy Formula 1 2012 are going to be published soon.

Breaking News

Trulli to retire - I guess. Caterham have ditched him in favour of Petrov. In F1, we all know, money talks.