What is this thread? This is a F1 team manager game that started from 1979 and has now progressed into its third season, 1981. 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. Check the original 1979 season thread for history etc. here! 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 normally simulated twice a week. However, this is not concrete and the date of the next race will be announced after every race. 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 best 11 results count toward the championship! 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: New teams become available the season they joined F1 irl. Next teams to join: 1983 - RAM, Spirit Waiting list @William Néron Note! By signing you confirm you have read and understood the rules of the game.