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 ?
Welcome to the Grand Prix Legacy Manager II forum game. In this game you’ll be 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 Giant Draft
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 ! But before that, I wanted you to sign participate in the Giant Draft.
What I disliked in every game I've run here is the fact that the best driver are changing teams more often than any other driver. I also don't find very fair that the guy who currently has Senna has a chance in 1991 to get Schumacher.. then. Hamilton in 2007 etc..
I've always considered that this game should offer fun, periodically, to each manager. Everybody deserve to be great, at least once in history. And many times, great comes with a great driver. If you can't get any, you'll certainly won't make history.
So before we launch the actual game, every manager will participate in a Giant Draft where you'll pick your future "Franchise Drivers". They will be drivers that you'll get when they arrive (Senna in '84 for example) and who you'll be allowed to keep longer that other drivers. You'll make them rise and become champion, they are YOUR legends ! I don't want to bother you with the rules I've set so I'll make it quick "every 5 seasons, all contracts are reset (in 1952/57/62/67etc..). Your franchise drivers will be signed for 5 years + the remaining seasons until the next contract reset. (as an Example, Jackie Stewart will be signed for 7 years when he'll arrive in '65.)"
Of course, the concept is cool if you get guys that you love more than just the best ones you can get. Who's your favorite driver ? Who you'd like to try to get him a WDC ? But also if you get guys that fits your team. I believe the best german drivers should go mainly to a german team ; those kind of things.