Global Formula Automobilista. The Global Formula Automobilista is a role-play/betting championship held on Automobilista using AI drivers on real world tracks. The teams and drivers are fictional, but all have their own skills and attributes. Race Weekends are simulated, and a video will be produced, along with results and a championship. However, players of the game do not enter a car or a driver. This is a game of betting. 22 drivers in 11 teams compete across an 11 race calendar on Automobilista. The cars used will be the Formula Ultimate series (Effectively 2017 F1 cars), and only default AMS tracks will be used currently. How to play Race Department members who want to join must pledge allegiance to a driver. You will be that driver's benefactor, as their performance during a weekend will help fund your betting needs. Each driver will pay out a small amount during each race, and a larger bonus which must be selected prior to your first race as their manager. These bonuses are finishing targets that the driver must hit. You can choose a fast driver and hope he wins everything, or a bad driver and hope he crashes each race - all for the same payout. IMPORTANT: Just because you have pledged allegiance to a driver doesn't mean you have to support them to do well. You may support any driver you like. To earn more money, you have to go through the betting process. Before each round, users must place bets for anything they like based on the race weekend. The moderator (@Jimlaad43) will at some point give you odds for the bet, and you can adjust your bet accordingly if you aren't happy with them. You can place as many bets as you like. At the end of the weekend, if you are successful, you will be paid back your winnings by the number agreed in the odds. Spoiler: Example Bets Generic-User: I would like to place £5 on Fred Frederick to win the race. Jimlaad43: I can offer you 7/1 on that. *Fred Frederick wins the race* *Generic-User wins £35, so a £30 profit* Another-User: £10 on Herbert Herbison to crash out. Jimlaad43: He's crashed out of the last 3 races, I'll give you 6/5 on that. Another-User: I don't like those odds, can I change to Herbert won't crash out? Jimlaad43: OK, 10/1 *Herbert Herbison crashes out* *Another-User loses £10* Before each race, odds for each driver to win the race will be published based on previous form. Another set of 5 generic bets for other things occurring will be published. Each round, players who want to bet must place at least one bet on a race winner, and at least one bet on a generic bet. If nobody picks the race winner, or nobody wins anything from the generic bets, all money will be refunded at a rate of 120%. Spoiler: Example Generic Bets Carl Dereks to crash out of the race: 20/1 2 Safety Cars will be deployed: 50/1 Mant Danmon to take Pole Position: 35/1 Masahiro Nakaguchi to lead a lap: 2/1 The race to be won by a driver on a 2 stop strategy: 3/1 Generic-User places £10 on 2 Safety Cars Another-User places £100 on Mant Danmon The race ends up being won by a driver on a 2-stop strategy, but nobody has betted on it, and the other 4 don't happen. Therefore Generic-User is refunded the £10 + £2, and Another-User gets £120. After these bets, users are free to make any other bets they like. These bets can either be safe bets that get you a little bit of money, or something risky that could give you an awful lot. For every bet you make, I will offer odds that give you a profit. The Bookie's bank will never run dry, you will always get paid your winnings. Only if I think it's a stupid bet that will never happen, or is something that Automobilista won't allow will I say I cannot accept it. Bets which are spoiled by glitches or something not normal will be fully refunded. This is up to the discretion of the moderator. Teams and Drivers I have come up with 11 teams and 22 drivers. They are all unique teams which will become fan favourites hopefully. Each driver has their own driving style and talents. The teams and drivers are as follows. They are all described fully to allow you to choose your driver with some more background. Spoiler: Driver Attributes that can be changed Aggression, Courtesy, Composure, Speed, Crash, Tyre Management, Start Skill, Min racing Skill The teams also need liveries. I will open this up to a community effort. I have produced a table which details the team names and their drivers. Each team has a list of colours next to them. These are a guide to the car livery. An approximate percentage below shows how much of the car needs to have that colour. Users who take a car need to stick with that guideline, but have free reign to design what you like for that car. Each driver needs a helmet too, which is explained in some detail. Livery Regulations: Each car must have the number clearly displayed on the nose and each side of the rear wing endplate. It must be in the font Trebuchet MS. There are three places for the numbers, please add them appropriately. The car must advertise Reiza, Race Department and Automobilista somewhere. All additional sponsor logos must be fictional. Each team will have a team logo and engine supplier logo given to the creator so they have a start. I have struggled to find any generic fantasy logos, so feel free to find logos from various games you may have played, films or TV shows you have watched. Just make sure they're not real companies, and you mention which game or show they're from. What can users do with their money? As users start to win money, you can invest it on more bets, or start to sponsor a team or driver. If you give a team money, it could improve their chances and allow them to develop, same with a driver. These changes will be small, but should have an effect. You may spend your money on stuff to help improve your driver, or any driver you like. This will be a kind of Dungeons & Dragons thing where you can suggest anything you may think is relevant to improving them, the moderator will offer a price for those things and you choose whether to spend it or not. These are not guaranteed to work, but they should work most of the time. Spoiler: Example buys Generic User: Can I buy Verne Vergne some gym equipment to make him stronger? Jimlaad43: You can buy some cheap dumbells for £25, a proper weight kit for £300 or a gym membership for £1400. Generic User: I'll get him the membership. What will that improve? Jimlaad43: He'll get more aggressive and his speed should go up. Press release in the thread Jimlaad43: Verne Vergne has unfortunately broken 2 fingers in a gym accident, which will affect him for the upcoming Mongolian Grand Prix (Courtesy increases, Composure drops, Speed drops for the next round. When his fingers heal, they'll go back to normal, and Aggression and Speed should slightly increase following this) Stuff like Loan Sharking or Match Fixing could be possible in the game between users or teams/drivers. I will not say how to do it, that's up to you to work out how to do it, but the moderator must be notified of shady deals just so it can be noted and dealt with secretly. Calendar How to sign up Currently I am only interested in the liveries being made. Once they have been created and added to my mod, I will open up the process of getting people playing the game (stuff like starting budgets are still to be finalised, so patience will be needed). For the moment, please state which three teams you would like to make a livery for in order, and once I have enough people wanting to do it, I'll allocate the teams to users. I will be active on the forum, and if someone is ready to make a livery and others are happy for them to do it, I'll say yes to it. Basically, wait for me to confirm it until you start. If you don't want to make car skins, you can also take some drivers helmets to paint too. These are less of a priority than the liveries, but must also be done. Users can take a livery and some helmets too. Please nominate up to five drivers you would like to make the helmets for. Remember that team liveries also include stuff like the driver suits and team pitboxes. If another user is making the helmets for your team, feel free to give them the suit templates and what you want it to look like if you're willing.