• Blurring the line between real and virtual motorsports
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

RaceDepartment Forum Racing Season 21

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Aidan Keranen, Dec 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Aidan Keranen

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

    RD Forum Racing S21.jpg
    Introducing the new, streamlined Season 21 of the famous RaceDepartment Forum Racing Series! After the exciting Season 20 in which a point was the difference, we can successfully announce we have found that point and intend to use it amongst other new inclusions. So, with the FR v2.0 car successfully getting all the teams involved, it is time to go racing!

    Joining is quick and simple. If you see a team you like, or maybe a livery, or you know you want to be in a team, just post your preference and you're in. For those people who like a bit of control, then why not make your own team? The latest version of the template is available here, but don't worry if you're not artistic, there are members who are happy to take requests.

    The Races
    Sprint Race
    At random times, I will start races (GO GO GO), and when a race starts you will have to reply in this thread as soon as possible with the word "finish". Whoever says "finish" first wins!
    Feature Race
    This race is a little longer, but not so hard. After the start is announced, players must post ‘Start’ as quickly as possible.
    Then they must wait without posting for one (1) hour, then post ‘pit’ after that (61st minute).
    Then they must wait for another hour before posting ‘finish’ to end the race.
    This means then, that there is an hour long dead time for posting pit or finish. Only on the 61st minute (1hr and 1min) may you post again and continue. This is the same for both posts.
    Any early posts will incur a 1 hour penalty. There is no rule to save yourself, an early post cannot and will not be overturned. If you post 'pit' early, you may wait for 61 minutes after that again to post, and it will be deemed legal.
    Teams Race
    Making a return, this race is non-championship, so don't be worried. However, if you want to win this race, you probably want a teammate, keep that in mind.
    The race is like any other, but instead the winner will receive 17 points, then second through 16th places get 15 down to 1 point. The teammate who combine to get the largest score will be deemed the victors of the race.
    Race Times Tip
    If a race is started at a certain hour, it will not be started on that hour again. This is only for championship, points paying races.

    Point Scoring 1st – 25 pts
    2nd – 20 pts
    3rd – 16 pts
    4th – 12 pts
    5th – 10 pts
    6th – 8 pts
    7th – 6 pts
    8th – 4 pts
    9th – 3 pts
    10th – 2 pts
    All others who finish – 1 pt
    Pole bonus – 3 pts (No pole in sprint races)

    S21 Championship Table Drivers.jpg
    S21 Championship Table Teams.jpg

    Team Race Results
    Team Race Standings.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
    • Like Like x 7
  2. Aidan Keranen

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

    Season 21 Calendar
    Pre Season
    Test Event Spain - Circuito de Jerez (Sprint Race) Fastest: Rami Saidy
    Test Event Australia - Mount Panorama Circuit (Feature Race) Fastest: Old Wolf (Pole: Ben Utzer)

    1) Australia - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Florin Diaconescu
    2) Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Manolis Sig
    3) China - Shanghai International Circuit (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Florin Diaconescu (Pole: Jimmy Laad)
    4) Bahrain - Bahrain International Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Thomas Hackel
    5) Turkey - Istanbul Park (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Alexander Macdonald
    6) Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Florin Diaconescu
    7) Monaco - Circuit de Monaco (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Rami Saidy (Pole: Thomas Hackel)
    8) The Netherlands - Circuit Park Zandvoort (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Alexander Macdonald
    9) Finland - Helsinki Thunder Street Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Lesley Buurlage
    10) Germany - Nurburgring (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Old Wolf (+Pole)
    NC) Nurburgring Nordschleife (Teams Race) Winning Team: Ferrari (Saidy+Buurlage)
    11) Italy - Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Jimmy Laad
    12) Hungary - Hungaroring (Sprint Race)
    [​IMG] Winner: Jimmy Laad
    13) Great Britain - Silverstone Circuit (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Ben Herbert (+Pole)
    14) Singapore - Marina Bay Street Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Jimmy Laad
    15) Japan - Suzuka Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Alexander Macdonald
    16) Brazil - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Andrea Dovizioso (+Pole)
    17) USA - Circuit of The Americas (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Andrea Dovizioso
    18) Mexico - Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Florin Diaconescu
    19) Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit (Sprint Race) [​IMG] Winner: Tobi Kederer
    20) Belgium - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Feature Race) [​IMG] Winner: Tobi Kederer (+Pole)
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Aidan Keranen

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

    Teams and Drivers
    (cars and what-not will be added in due course, please direct me to any problems)
    Clarification: All competing teams of last season get preference over new teams this season.

    Nirvana S21.png
    1. Florin Diaconescu
    2. Manolis Sig

    Born from most of last seasons all conquering McLaren team, Nirvana seek to take the shortest route to the top. With the past two champions in the team, Nirvana should go well, but it will take time to see whether it'll take the majority of the season to get to that point or not.


    Mclaren MP4-15.png
    3. Old Wolf
    4. Dhafin Rizki

    The dominating force that was McLaren last season is now severely wounded. McLaren probably were lucky to get a driver like Old Wolf, goodness knows how well they'll do. Bringing in Indonesian rookie Dhafin Rizki could be a gamble, but lets face it, they have nothing to lose in trying...

    Heineken S21.png
    5. Alexander Macdonald
    6. James Chant

    The perennial bridesmaids are back again. With full Honda support, the team will be the only current front-running team to use the Japanese brand of engine. Chant and Macdonald are a strong pairing, they'll need consistent top 5's if either is going to seriously challenge though.

    Online Racing-Ferrari
    Online Racing S21.png
    7. Ben Utzer
    8. Ben Herbert

    Ben Online Racing had a tough S20, showing true speed but ultimately lacking the consistency. A new philosophy of "in with the new" has clearly done well, Ben Herbert, a star of S20, signing with the Ferrari powered team. This new power pairing can go close, but how close?

    Jordan S21 2nd.png
    9. Milos Ancevski
    10. Joel Rautavaara

    Eddie was left high and dry after S20, his star drivers being lured by bigger teams. With no options, the signing of rookie Milos Ancevski was a risk he was willing to take, even so far as completely redesigning the car to Ancevski's demands. The signing of Joel Rautavaara will arguably help a lot.

    Red Bull Racing-Renault

    Red Bull RB2 (S21).png
    11. Garry Pullen
    12. Gary Ludlum

    The season by season uncertainty haunts Red Bull badly nowadays. Upon making a double signing this season, they looked to have the chance to really challenge again. While the hyper-signing of Garry Pullen has helped greatly, their second signing soon left, only to be replaced with Gary Ludlum. Time will tell if it was better to leave the second seat vacant.


    14. Josh Noack
    15. Tobi Kederer

    Renault, like Jordan in a way, made a car for this season, yet lost their drivers. While Owen went on a sabbatical, Laad was lured by Jaguar to spear-head their new team. In a similar move to last season, they have been able to secure drivers for the final races in Josh Noack and Tobi Kederer, two drivers they can't really afford to lose.

    Scuderia Ferrari
    Ferrari 248.png
    16. Rami Saidy
    17. Lesley Buurlage

    Ferrari finished S20 with hope but no light at the end of the tunnel. But with two new signings in the exciting Rami Saidy and the upstart Lesley Buurlage, the Tifosi have something to cheer for again. The S20 car showed good speed occasionally, the hope is that the S21 car can continue it.

    Viper Racing-Dodge

    Viper RT S21.png
    18. Andrea Dovizioso
    19. Andy Black

    The Canadian team entered the competition mid way through S20, but by the end had made two podiums. The signing of Andrea Dovizioso can only help the team, while the first ever second driver for the team in Andy Black has secured a path forwards for the team.

    Honk Racing-Jaguar

    Honk Racing S21 Jag refined.png
    20. Omer Said
    21. Thomas Hackel

    S20 was an unmitigated disaster for Honk. One car never worked, and then the second didn't either. Hackel went missing for a while, but his efforts behind the scenes ultimately secured him evergreen Omer Said and Jaguar power, reviving two famous old partnerships for the team.


    Jaguar R1 (S21).png
    22. Jimmy Laad
    23. Ron Squire

    Laad proved himself to be a front runner by the end of S20, thus was headhunted by Jaguar to spear-head a new team for them. Welsh wonder Ron Squire soon joined up too, and the British duo look to take the racing green cars to the levels of old Jag's once again.

    Other available teams/liveries: Lotus, 2KF1 Please ask first
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
    • Like Like x 4
  4. Aidan Keranen

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

    Forum Racing News Post
    So lets face it, this was barely used at all :D

    Season 21 Drivers Champion
    #22 Jimmy Laad (Jaguar-Ford)
    Jaguar R1 (S21).png

    Season 21 Constructors Champions
    #1 Florin Diaconescu and #2 Manolis Sig
    Nirvana S21.png

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
    • Like Like x 3
    • Haha Haha x 1
  5. I'm in with Heineken

    I presume James is in as well, so don't anyone be stealing his seat
  6. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    Can we choose the races that are TBD?
    If so, my nominations are Austria, Singapore and Russia in that order.

    BTW, Brawn is for Season 22, not this one.

    @Aidan Keranen, weren't we going to ban tagging and editing posts during races?
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
  7. It's gonna be a great season!
    • Agree Agree x 2
  8. Keep same team ;)
  9. mystaaRS

    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    I am proud to announce, that after successful talks in Maranello, I will be racing for:


    The Scuderia :sneaky:
    • Like Like x 2
    • Beer Beer x 1
  10. Any rookie?
  11. Good luck Rami!
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. mystaaRS

    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    Thanks to the Jordan team and Eddie for the previous season, Good luck to @oldwolf wherever he decided to go :thumbsup:

    Thanks, good luck as well ;)
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

  14. Good luck former teammate!
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

  16. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium Member


    Sig to leave Nirvana?
    ''On the finishing end of S20, Nirvana announced a huge cut in my money earning, because of failing to get P2 in the championship. I have several offers from other teams, like Ferrari, Jordan, and my old team, BMW is looking for a comeback'' said Sig, who finished third on Season 20. ''I don't know what they were thinking when they decided this, but it is really stupid, and I won't make a step back''. Next few day will be nervous for him, so we will see what he decides.
  17. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    Are you Luis Razia?
  20. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium Member

    Razia was sacked by Marussia. I am leaving (?) Nirvana :p
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.