- Nov 8, 2013
1945. The war is over. At last, the war is finally over. So can we race again ? Like before ?
A year later, the A.I.A.C.R. changed its name to become the famous F.I.A., and started to work on an open-wheeler championship to be launched in 1950. Formula One was born. But what if history was slightly different ?
This is what I propose you in taking part in this game…
Welcome to the Grand Prix Legacy Manager forum game. In this game you’re playing your own Grand Prix team which will try to leave his mark on the World Grand Prix history. You build and develop your car, you sign your drivers and you try to win races and championships during several decades.
PART I : The Rebirth (1946-49)
"Grand Prix Teams will have to build their own racing car by scrupulously following the regulation designed each year by the F.I.A. [...] Only two drivers can be registered by a Team each season. A driver cannot race for two different teams during one season on pain of being suspended for a year."
It's the beginning of FLM-3 ! I've decided to rename it GPLM because of the original core difference from the classic FLM game. We will not follow Formula One history. We will follow our own history.. with the Formula One drivers. I believe that even if Formula One was something else, with different rules, and a different system, Lewis Hamilton, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio etc.. would still exist. So why can't they take part in our history ?
GPLM History will start in 1950. You've already created your own Grand Prix teams. Now you should sign your drivers to enter the very first World Grand Prix Championship !
Based on FLM-2 managers' Hall of Fame, here is the signing order of our very first "off-season" :
And here is the list of all the available drivers we have for 1950, ranked from the best to the worst in 1950. This is also how you'll always see the available drivers' list every off season. You will never know their ratings, not even a letter, but only how they are ranked one another.
First you'll all sign your n°1 driver. Every one will send me a wish-list in PM with also the amount of years you want to sign each guy (1, 2, 3 or 4 years are allowed).
Then when one seat will be filled in each team, you'll sign your second driver with a second wish-list. But this time, the signing order will be reversed ! Notice also that you won't be able to sign both your drivers for the same amount of years.
You have a week to send me your first wish-list !