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Grand Prix 4 Formula One Career Season 2001

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by kedy89, Oct 3, 2015.

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  1. kedy89


    Race Department Formula One career season 2001

    Welcome to the Formula One career season 2001 presented by RaceDepartment. This game is powered by Grand Prix 4 made by Geoff Crammond & MicroProse.

    You can join whenever there's an empty seat (see the driver lineups further down), giving following information:

    Driver name: (forename) (name)
    Sponsor type: (quali) (race)
    First buys:

    Waiting List:

    You should make a post after every GP. This can be only your buys for next round, but an additional small statement about the previous race would also be very welcome.
    Making posts like "all money on xxx until I say other" is allowed, however you're still required to make a post after every race (e.g. in form of a post race comment). This is to prevent having ghost drivers in this series.
    An exception to this is if you're on holiday, or have any other reason that prevents you from making buys. Then of course you're not required to post after the races, but please notify your absence beforehand.
    If you fail to post between two races you'll get a warning. 4 warnings will see you removed from your race seat. Having only little money is no excuse for not posting. In case there's noone on the waiting list when someone is kicked, the driver keeps his seat, however he will no longer receive any sponsor rewards, and his performance will be set back to the base values until he shows up again.

    You're allowed to use your custom helmet. You'll find the things you need to paint one, as well as some short instructions, here: www.mediafire.com
    Send me your painted helmets in .psd format via pm.
    If you want, you can also use a helmet of a real driver. Just tell me which one in this case.
    Liveries won't be updated, simply as that would take too much time.

    Race weekends:
    The races will be simulated with GP4. Every GP has the qualifying and the race. The weather will be set accordingly to the real-life conditions of the respective GP.
    Unless stated otherwise, 2 races are currently run per week, on Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday.

    Negotiations for new contracts will start with close to the end of a season. To receive a renewal from your current team, you should have
    a) reached the objective set by the team, or at least be very close to it, and
    b) have scored at least half of the points that have been necessary to reach the objective.

    The better you're placed in the driver standings, the better the offers that you'll receive will be. When receiving an offer, you have 3 options: accept, decline, or wait. If you get an offer, and decide to wait, don't wait too long, else the team may approach other drivers.

    The length of the contract is 1 year, always.

    Point System:
    Will follow the point system used in the respective F1 season, currently
    1: 10 pts
    2: 6 pts
    3: 4 pts
    4: 3 pts
    5: 2 pts
    6: 1 pt

    Cash System & Rewards:
    Newcomers start with 500$ + 50$ for every missed race in their pockets.
    At the end of a season, every driver is allowed to carry over 1000$ plus the reward for the position in the final standings to the next season. You can decide yourself when you want to start saving money.
    Left over money will be stored in the drivers bank account, which is limited to 1000$
    After half of a season, the drivers in the bottom half of the standings are allowed to use 500$ of their bank account to make buys. This is to give them a chance to close up a bit to the top.
    The WCC reward that the teams get can only be used for teambuys=car upgrades.


    You can choose sponsors (one for quali, one for race) to gain extra money during a race weekend.
    It's allowed to change one sponsor during the season, that means either quali or race, at the cost of the winnings. That means, that if for example you want to change from quali A to quali C, you have to pay 100$, or from race D to race B you have to pay 300$.


    Market Place:
    Between the GPs, you can buy upgrades for car and/or driver with the earned sponsor money. During a GP, you can't make any buys. You're not allowed to buy (driver)upgrades for your teammate.


    The skill & variation buys always have to be a multiple of 5/10. This is to make it easier for me to update the performance file.
    BHP and cof values have to be whole numbers.
    It is allowed to increase/decrease your team's cof/BHP values. This will only affect your own car, the teammate's values won't be increased/decreased.

    Link to the Wiki
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
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  2. kedy89


    Driver Lineup:

    Team Objectives:


    Race by race results:
    17-6.PNG 17-7.PNG
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
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  3. kedy89


    Sponsors have been changed in terms of rewards, as well as available choices.
    Pole position reward has been halfed.
    WCC rewards have been reduce, in order to make the gaps between teams smaller.
    Contracts will now start later in the season. Also success in the not so distant past can be taken in consideration when it's a close decision between 2 (or more) drivers.

    Following drivers had their bank accounts cut off due to exceeding the limit:
    Jack Hunsley: -450$
    Lesley Buurlage: -650$
    Ben Utzer: -400$
    Jimmy Laad: -200$

    @oldwolf (4th)
    @T.Yamaguchi (4th)
    @Rui F. Martins (1st)
    @Márk Lintner (3rd)
    @Lesley Buurlage (2nd)
    @Manolis Sigoulakis (1st)
    @Andy 'Mars Bar' Graham (4th)
    @Takuma Ishikawa (3rd)
    @Millsy24 (2nd)
    @Donaldinho105 (3rd)
    @Costello (2nd)
    @Benutzername (1st)
    @DarkElf12 (1st)

    2002 line-ups
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  4. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

    I can just copy your post to make 3

    So are we basically resetting the game to default for this season?
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  5. Aidan Keranen

    Aidan Keranen
    Play by Play LoL+RL Caster at AussieGamingTV Premium

    fine people :D
  6. airutonpurosuto8912


    Been waiting for a new thread for weeks.
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  7. kedy89


    Oh no, we're using community made high quality shapes & textures :)
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  8. kedy89


    See the announcements in the 3rd post for changes. As usual I'll need your sponsors & buys.
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  9. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows..

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  10. airutonpurosuto8912


    Qualy D
    Race C
  11. 555 team money+495 my money=+7 quali BHP
    +5 quali skill
    sponsors C/C
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
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  12. airutonpurosuto8912


    Bridgestone and Michelin tyres? It's tyre war :D
  13. Benutzername

    The Will to Death is what keeps me alive Premium

    Interesting team budget of Sauber.... Would have expected that number with BAR
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  14. +2 Race BHP
    +20 Qualifying Skill

    Sponsor D (Qualifying) and C (Race)
  15. Tim.E


    Oi, I've already missed a lot apparently:D

    Sponsor Quali: D (Beat Teammate)
    Sponsor Race: C (Finish)

    Buys will come after I've discussed them with @TTupsi
  16. Hey everyone!

    @airutonpurosuto8912 Ready for this? :)

    My sponsors are as followed
    Q- D
    R- C

    My buys

    +2 Race BHP (Using from the team budget, @airutonpurosuto8912 you still fine with this?)
    +2 Qualifying BHP
    +10 Race Skill
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  17. @kedy89 Can I be put on the waiting list

    Takahiro Yamaguchi
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  18. airutonpurosuto8912


    @Takuma Ishikawa Yes I am fine with that :)
    +2 Race BHP from team money
    +25 quali skill
    +30 race skill
  19. Personal Buys: +100 Quali Skill
    Team buys: +4 Quali HP (@Rui F. Martins agreed?)
    Sponsors: C and C
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  20. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins

    qualy: D
    race: C

    buys will follow soon
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