Contrary to last year, I wanted to get this started up quickly.
In previous years, we've been using f1manager.info. The site has its positives and negatives, but especially last year, it seemed like those who were lucky enough to have the correct starting lineup were later impossible to catch.
Because the competitions/subscriptions really only start after pre-season testing, I think we have some time to discuss how we all feel about the system, and what we think about alternatives.
My personal feeling is that we should seriously consider switching to https://fantasygp.com/ It's much more widely used, is also free to enter, supports a private league, etc. Of course the system is slightly different. They're still making adjustements for 2018, but here is an overview of the 2017 system:
Looking forward to hear your thoughts!In a nutshell: create your own team of 3 drivers and 3 cars and then you score points relative to how they perform in the actual World Championship season.
To add a touch of strategy you have a budget of $75million to spend on cars and drivers – so you won’t be able to afford all the top drivers and top cars. Instead you’ll need to spend wisely and decide which midfield and back of the field competitors you want in your team.
After each Grand Prix the real results are updated and scores are calculated so you’ll be able to logon to see how you are getting on.
Make the most of the first two races to figure out your strategy! During the first two rounds you can make as many team changes as you like – use this opportunity!!
From Bahrain onwards you have just 6 free team changes for the rest of the season, you can change your team more but it will give you a 10 points penalty per change.