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BOF's Fantasy Formula One 2012
Welcome to my fantasy F1 competition. If you are familiar with the rules from the 2011 competition you can skip to the 'Changes for 2012' section at the bottom. Everyone else have a read and pick your team!
SETTING UP A TEAM
You have an overall budget of €115m (up from €112m last year!!).
You must purchase
4 drivers (all from DIFFERENT teams)
1 team boss
The constructor, engine and team boss must be from different teams to each other, but can be from the same teams as your drivers.
You will score points for each element of your team based on the tables below. It is not quite as straight forward as most fantasy F1 leagues but in my view this is why it can be more rewarding for those who like to do a bit of homework first (but don't worry, you don't have to do homework if you dont want to!!).
The most important difference to most fantasy leagues is that your drivers score differently depending on where you place them in your team. This makes tactical placement of those drivers a big part of the game i.e placing Alonso as driver 1 will get you different points than putting him as driver 2.
Also note that strictly speaking you are buying the seat, not the driver. So if you buy Paul di Resta you are actually buying his Force India #1 seat. So if, for example, he moves to Ferrari mid-season you will take on his replacement at FIFI ('Booo' says you). Similarly if you buy an expensive driver who drops down the grid, you will get his replacement at his old team ('Yaaaay' says you).
You don't have to make changes. You can enter the competition and just check the results if you wish. However, you can make FIVE changes to your original team at any point in the season. Up to THREE of these changes can be transfers in/out. The remainder can be made up of swapping the order of the existing drivers within your team (this too can make a big difference).
Each transfer out is at a cost of 10%. Selling a €17m driver will cost €1.7m and will free up the remaining €15.3m to buy another driver (yes the decimal is included).
The cost of the incoming element (be it driver, engine etc..) will be determined by a new price list that will be created once the first race has been completed.
The reason for the new price list is twofold
a. The unknown element of pre-season. I base the prices as accurately as I can, but sometimes you can be caught out badly (remember Brawn?). This way we avoid having identi-kit teams (everyone buying the same element) and it also benefits those who spot the bargains and bring them in at the cheaper original price. Also, if a price does go up, you only get the re-sale value of that element based on what you bought it for.
b. Most fantasy competitions that have transfer markets have some sort of performance-related value fluctuation. This will be ours and it will be a one-off.
If a new team enters F1 at any point in the season they will be added to the price list and can be purchased from that point onwards.
Any changes must be made before first practice of a race weekend. After that, the change becomes active for the following race. Your team must remain legal and within budget at all times (this is regarding drivers all being from different teams and engine/constructor/boss being from different teams).
To make a change, simply private message me via the forum or email me (email@example.com) with the details of the change. I will endevour to commit the change as soon as possible and notify you of the change. The onus is always on you to ensure your changes are legal. If I am late making a change and it turns out your change was illegal and you have no time to rectify it before the race, that is your own fault.
There are 6 possible ways your drivers can score points. But each position (1,2,3,4) only scores from it's own subset of the 6 areas.
The 6 areas are
a Laps completed (1pt per lap) - going out on lap 41 means you COMPLETED 40 laps. (Only driver #1 scores in this area).
b Finishing position* (pts detailed in POINTS TABLE below) (Driver #1 & #2 score in this area).
c Finishing higher than your starting position (8pts per position) (Driver #2 & #4 score in this area).
d Achieving a points finish (WDC pts x 2) (Driver #3 & #4 score in this area).
e Finish higher than team-mate (40pts) (Driver #2 & #3 score in this area).
f Starting position($) (pts detailed in POINTS TABLE below) (Driver #1, #3 & #4 score in this area).
(* NOTE you do not need to be classified. Once you are not disqualified your finishing position counts even if you go out on lap 1. This goes for all references to 'finishing position' in the competition)
($) This is NOT qualifying position, it is the grid position when gearbox/engine changes & penalties are taken into account (pitlane starts DO NOT affect starting position. The driver keeps the grid position that he would have started from.))
To summarise, your 4 drivers will be scored using the following entries from above
1 a, b, f
2 b, c, e
3 d, e, f
4 c, d, f
Driver 1 will be scored based on 'a' Laps completed, 'b' finishing position and 'f' his starting position.
Driver 2 will be scored based on 'b' finishing position, 'c' Moving up the grid compared to starting position and 'e' finishing higher than his team-mate and so on and so forth ...
The skill is in picking drivers suited to getting each type of points. As driver 1 scores based on laps completed, starting position and finishing position, you will typically want a very strong and reliable driver in this seat. It is also the seat that brings in the most points. Driver 2 will ideally be someone who tends to climb the grid and beat his team-mate but finish quite high too. Driver 3 should be a good qualifier who beats his team-mate and driver 4 should be someone who predominantly climbs the field through a race (in a way, someone who races better than they qualify).
Your constructor, engine and team boss will score based on a subset of 5 scoring areas
These 5 areas are
g Laps completed (by BOTH engines, 1pt per lap per car) (Only the engine scores in this category)
h Finishing position (only the top finisher in the team, points are detailed in POINTS TABLE below) (Constructor & Engine score here)
i Race win (30pts) (Constructor and team boss score here)
j Both cars finish (>=90% of race laps completed, 40pts scored) (Engine & team boss score here)
k Starting position (of both cars, points detailed in POINTS TABLE below) (Only the constructor scores here)
Each element will score from the following
Constructor - h, i, k
Engine - g, h, j
Team boss - i, j
If a driver is disqualified from a race he will lose his race points but not his qualification points. If he is disqualified from qualifying and does not participate in the race he will obviously not get any points. All post-race penalties WILL be retrospectively fitted to the scoring. Depending on the scenario, a team's post-race disqualification may or may not result in the individual driver or drivers being disqualified. This depends on whether it is deemed the driver(s) was at fault and not the team. Any injury to a driver resulting in replacement means you take on the replacement driver.
The fantasy results for each race will typically be posted within 24-48 hours of the completion of the race (best endeavours on my part). They will be in the form of an individual race result (including points breakdown for each team), the overall competition table, a form table (score based on previous 3 races) and a medal table (there's a gold, silver & bronze given out for each race).
After each race I will detail the medal winners of that race and the points they got. I will also output a table of each element (where drivers are each detailed in positions 1 to 4, their points will be in the form 1-2-3-4 where 1=the points as driver 1, 2=the points as driver 2 and so on).
-------------------------------- | DRIVER PTS | CONSTRUCTOR/ | | | ENGINE Pts | |P Qual Fin | P Qual Fin | |1 45 105 | 1 30 60 | |2 40 90 | 2 27 50 | |3 35 75 | 3 24 45 | |4 30 65 | 4 22 40 | |5 27 55 | 5 20 35 | |6 25 50 | 6 18 34 | |7 24 45 | 7 17 33 | |8 23 40 | 8 16 32 | |9 22 35 | 9 15 27 | |10 21 34 | 10 14 26 | |11 20 33 | 11 13 25 | |12 19 32 | 12 12 24 | |13 18 31 | 13 11 23 | |14 17 30 | 14 9 22 | |15 16 29 | 15 7 21 | |16 15 28 | 16 5 20 | |17 14 27 | 17 4 19 | |18 13 26 | 18 3 18 | |19 12 25 | 19 2 17 | |20 11 24 | 20 1 16 | |21 10 23 | 21 0 15 | |22 9 22 | 22 0 14 | |23 8 21 | 23 0 13 | |24 7 20 | 24 0 12 | |25 6 19 | 25 0 11 | |26 5 18 | 26 0 10 | --------------------------------
So driver 1 scores from categories a, b & f.
'a' relates to laps completed. If he finishes a 70 lap race he gets 70pts.
'b' relates to finishing position. If the driver finishes 1st he will get 105pts according to the above table.
'f' relates to starting position. If he starts the race from pole position he gets 45pts.
So in total, driver 1 will have scored 70 + 100 + 45 = 215pts in that race.
Driver 4 scores from categories c, d & f.
c' gets points for finishing higher than he started. If he started 15th and finished 5th he would have climbed 10 places x 8 = 80pts.
'd' relates to a points finish. For 5th place he would get 10 WDC points (x 2) = 20pts.
'f' is starting position. If he starts 15th he will score 16pts according to the above table.
So driver 4 would get 100 + 20 + 16 = 136pts.
It is the same story for the constructor and engine except that they use their own table above.
---------------------------------------------------------- |DRIVER TEAM COST | CONSTRUCTOR COST |S.Vettel Red Bull 27 | Red Bull 18 |F.Alonso Ferrari 25 | McLaren 16 |M.Webber Red Bull 25 | Ferrari 15 |J.Button McLaren 25 | Mercedes 12 |L.Hamilton McLaren 24 | Lotus 11 |F.Massa Ferrari 21 | Force India 10 |M.Schumacher Mercedes 20 | Sauber 9 |K.Räikkönen Lotus 20 | Toro Rosso 9 |N.Rosberg Mercedes 19 | Williams 8 |K.Kobayashi Sauber 17 | Caterham 7 |P.di Resta F.India 17 | Marussia 6 |R.Grosjean Lotus 17 | HRT F1 5 |S.Pérez Sauber 16 | ENGINE COST |N.Hülkenberg F.India 16 | Renault(RBR) 35 |D.Ricciardo T.Rosso 16 | Mercedes(McL) 33 |J-É.Vergne T.Rosso 16 | Ferrari 32 |H.Kovalainen Caterham 15 | Mercedes 29 |P.Maldonado Williams 14 | Mercedes(FIF1) 28 |B.Senna Williams 14 | Renault(Lot) 28 |V.Petrov Caterham 14 | Ferrari(Sau) 27 |T.Glock Marussia 13 | Ferraru(STR) 26 |C.Pic Marussia 12 | Renault(Wil) 25 |P.de la Rosa HRT 12 | Renault(Cat) 25 |N.Karthikeyan HRT 12 | Cosworth(Mar) 23 | | Cosworth(HRT) 22 ---------------------------------------------------------- |TEAM BOSS TEAM COST TEAM BOSS TEAM COST |C.Horner Red Bull 6 S.Domenicali Ferrari 5 |M.Whitmarsh McLaren 5 R.Brawn Mercedes 4 |V.Mallya F.India 4 E.Boullier Lotus 4 |P.Sauber Sauber 4 F.Tost T.Rosso 4 |F.Williams Williams 3 T.Fernandes Caterham 3 |L.Pérez-Sala HRT 2 J.Booth Marussia 2 ----------------------------------------------------------
CHANGES FOR 2012
Budget increase from €112m to €115m
Points for finishing higher than starting position are now 8pts per place, down from 10 last year.
The engine was underpriced last season. This has been fixed by an average price increase on this element.
Price changes mean the average team cost goes from €112.8m to €113.3m.
Race win is up from 20pts to 30pts.
Either private message me via the forum or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following code filled in with your choices.
Please make sure to fill in everything (including tie-breaker and team name)
All entries must be in by the start of 1st practice in Australia
Please ensure your budget is not over €115m NO DRIVERS FROM THE SAME TEAM NO CONSTRUCTOR/ENGINE/BOSS COMBO FROM THE SAME TEAM Username - Team Name - Driver 1 - Driver 2 - Driver 3 - Driver 4 - Constructor - Engine - Team Boss - Tiebreaker (Winning Interlagos GP time) -
Edited by Brian O Flaherty, 26 November 2012 - 13:53.