What is this thread? This is a F1 team manager game that starts from 1979. Playing is free and requires a relatively little effort by the players. Players choose teams that they wish to try and lead to the glory of becoming F1 World Champion. Gameplay consists of signing drivers, sponsors, engines and tyres and development of chassis. A brief history Following the tragic weekend at Monza that cost the life of Lotus driver Ronnie Peterson, F1 has had a stormy off-season. A number of FOCA (Formula One Constructors Association) teams demanded immediate actions from FISA, the sport's governing body, to improve the safety of the cars. FOCA teams wanted more regulation on the safety aspects of car building and better pre-season crash tests. Their proposal also included reducing the speed and banning the turbos (only used by Renault) that were regarded too dangerous to drive. FISA and most notably Ferrari on the other hand blamed Lotus's innovative ground effect as the primary cause for the accident. FISA didn't see a need for more safety measures and their proposal only included a ban on ground effect systems. Both proposals were met with very mixed reception. Some of the smaller FOCA teams felt their opinions weren't heard enough when creating the proposal. Thus, Shadow, ATS, Ensign and Arrows switched sides to FISA camp. FISA camp wasn't uniform either as Renault was left in a limbo by both proposals. They felt more safety regulations were needed but FOCA's proposed ban of turbos was unappealing for them. Negotiations lasted weeks and it seemed impossible to reach an agreement. FOCA, lead by Brabham boss Bernie Ecclestone, was already laying groundwork for a new rivel championship. Renault had released an official statement of their retirement from the sport. Finally, somehow, an agreement was reached and the first Concorde Agreement was signed. Here are some terms of the contract: FISA and FOCA are disbanded, RDFIA will take control of the sport All team managers, principals and leading FISA personnel are banned for life from the sport All existing contracts between teams, drivers and engine and tyre manufacturers are nullified Safety of the cars is greatly improved Testing is tightly regulated by the governing body Now it's the dawn of a new season and the teams need new managers badly. Are you the person they are looking for? Aim of the game The game has two aims. to create an alternative F1 history to find out ”what could've been”, just for the amusement of the game moderator and other alt.history enthusiast to determine the best F1 team managers of RD How the game works The race weekends are run on Microprose Grand Prix 2 by the game moderator. Driver and team attributes and values, contract negotiations, events etc. are calculated in OOo Calc sheets, made by game moderator. Game moderator reserves the right to adjust any unrealistic values or functions at any time. Race weekends Race weekends are simulated twice a week; normally on Wednesday and on Sunday. However, as this is the first season the start times will probably vary a bit before a good rhtyhm is found. Race weekends consist of pre-qualifying, two qualifying sessions and a race. Practice session are not simulated. Best 12 teams ranked by points in the last cut-off (end-of-season/mid-season) advance straight into qualifying. Two remainding team slots are filled by teams that have to go through pre-qualifying. Winner of pre-qualifying and his teammate, plus the team with best combined time will advance and join the best 12 teams in qualifying. Example pre-qualifying results: Driver 1 – Minardi – 1.20,000 Driver 1 – Jordan – 1.20,500 Driver 1 – Caterham – 1.20,600 Driver 2 – Caterham – 1.20,900 Driver 2 – Jordan – 1.21,850 Driver 2 – Minardi – 1.23,500 → Minardi and Caterham advance to qualifying. 28 teams take part in qualifying. There is room for only 26 drivers in the grid so two slowest drivers won't qualify for the race. There is no 107% rule. Points distribution Points are awarded for the top-6 finishers on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis. Note! Only the best four results from the first seven races and the best four results from the remaining eight races could be retained by each driver. End-of-season prize money Teams receive prize money depending on their final position in the constructor's championship standings. Below is a list of prize money awarded for each position. How to sign up You can sign up by replying to this thread. Be sure to include the name of the team you wish to manage. Available teams are listed below. If no teams are available you can sign up to waiting list. There is no limit on the number of sign-ups. Available teams: ATS, Merzario, Kauhsen New teams become available the season they joined F1 irl. Next teams to join: 1980 - Osella 1981 – March, Theodore, Toleman Note! By signing you confirm you have read and understood the rules of the game.