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Interest Level in a Formula Renault 3.5 2014 League

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by David O'Reilly, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I'm itching to do a FR 3.5 League season.
    I want to ask the administrators if its possible but before doing so want to get some sense of the support it might have.

    The car seems to be getting more popular in our community and others. Its challenging but still produces great racing (and closer than the 2010 car). I want RD to be the place to race this car.

    Some initial concepts are:
    Say 8 rounds best 6 count.( drop out rate etc). If we run weekly then 8 is easy. If we run fortnightly I suggest 6 is maximum. (it would be 12 weeks).

    a) 45 minute races. One in a Weekly scenario or two races each fortnight. People seem to get bored or distracted so a short sharp weekly season over 8 weeks might be good. With one race its ok on a weeknight. As two don't count its ok for holidays etc. If we went for a fortnightly schedule then it could be on a weekend and run two races. Reverse start order for race 2 and 1/3 points.

    b) Mixed weather in say 3-4 of the races.
    c) Teams of two drivers so we have a WCC and WDC.
    In F1 2011 this worked beautifully for a few reasons:
    -Ranking and team creation:
    We had a qualifying session and the drivers were ranked.
    Say in a grid of 16 We paired #1 with #16 then #2 with #15 and so on to create a very even WCC.
    *Then a drivers market opened to allow mates to join forces but they spent WCC points to join with a stronger driver than allocated. That way a super team had a points deficit. A weaker team had a points bonus so any team could win. I'll elaborate on this later.
    -It created teamwork, introduced single drivers to team mates. It kept motivation as no one wanted to let down their team mate. We had a very immersive scenario where the #2 drivers were very focussed on beating the other #2 drivers. Teams can run a reserve driver if someone is absent.
    Team skins encouraged!
    d) Non points practice race in the build up week (Club Event?)
    e) 2 weeks pre season of practice races to upskill, promote, get to know eah other.
    f) Real trophy. ( I sourced this and sent to the WDC in F1 2011)
    g) Assists-Auto clutch only. We can run TCS and Auto gears in the practice race.
    h) Tracks -voteable.

    Personally I am not an administrator here and have limited RF2 admin skills however I was a steward then head steward at the RD Xbox Codies F1 League for 3 seasons.
    I was wondering if I said that while I can't make a mod or run the server I can do all other admin. This leaves others to make the mod and set up the server.

    Jobs I can happily do.

    Create and Run the thread
    Handle voting on tracks and any other contentious issues.
    Handle signups
    Do some promotion (R Factor.net)
    Handle questions
    Keep the scores
    Write the "Blown Diffuser" news paper for the league.
    Deal with stewards enquirys.
    Run drivers market*

    If you would be very interested in signing up for such a league if it were to happen then please indicate below.
    Below Ill steal Dennis list to ensure ppl see this.

    @Jelle van der Knaap
    @Jörn Horbelt
    @Nicolas Delamare
    @Martin Bulgin
    @Sam McDonald
    @Xavier Poirel
    @Fabio Russo
    @Dino Paolini
    @Claes Axelsson
    @James Bolton
    @Nicolas Rouge
    @Jakub Charkot
    @Theo van den Brink

    @Jordy Bonnet
    @Gijs van Elderen
    @Davy Vandevenne
    @Marco Bijl
    @Rui F. Martins
    @Calum McLure
    @Dennis Coufal
    @Daiman Patel
    @Xavier de Carvalho
    @Andrew Ford
    @Dewald Nel
    @Bjorn de Haas
    @Simon Christmann
    @Giuseppe Di Vita
    @Franklin Stegink
    @Theo van den Brink
    @Christian Michel
    @Ricardo Edelmann
    @Roland Nijl
    @Patrik Saxen
    @Jörn Horbelt
    @Pedro Gomes
    @Larry Thomas
    @Rene Reiterer
    @Stefan Woudenberg
    @Dave Wild
    @Richard Hill
    @Alen Pecanin
    @Andy Vandevelde
    @Anestis Genidounias
    @Rob Milliken
    @Lou Sytsma
    @Davy Lauwereys
    @Simon Knight
    @Genci Estebanez
    @Joao Fernandes
    @Matt Farrow
    @Kevin Cox
    @Matej Lakota
    @Stefan Kanitz
    @Daniel Hake
    @Christopher Vrettos
    @Leon Charmant
    @Marcel Gerber
    @Corrado Conti
    @Josh Hoare
    @Mike Bell
    @Oscar Hardwick
    @Kjell Eilertsen
    @Frederic Schornstein
    @David O'Reilly
    @Ricardo Edelmann

    I'm going to add here the drivers who signed up of raced last season.
    If you are duplicated above I apologise.
    @Bruno Sousa Ferreira
    @Esteve Ruida
    @Dan Marr
    @Dino Paolini
    @Ian Franssen (her Director in S3!)
    @Sean Greenlaw
    @Christopher Hall-Nelson
    @Matt Sentell
    @Rui F Martins
    @kevin Macdonald
    @Bob Luneski
    @nicky De Fre
    @Georgios Davakos
    @Magnus Dahlgren
    @jose Almeida
    @David Boulianne
    @Stuart Pickering
    @Borja Ori
    @Tamas Foth
    @Ricardo Martins
    @João Henrique
    @Franklin Stegink
    @Sean Greenlaw
    @David Grönvalls
    @David Jundt
    @Pedro Martins
    @Jake Adams
    @Pedro Isento
    @Teddy Buch
    @Romain Langlois
    @Arnaud Wafflard
    @Cyril Compere
    @April Dillon
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
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  2. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin

    I raced in the FR3.5 league we did earlier this year (or was it late last year) so I will be up for this league definitely.
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  3. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

    I would be up for a league. Missing league racing at the mo. Depends on the day of the race also
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  4. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Nice to hear gents. Well see what happens over the next few days.

    The team structure really added a lot on and off the track when we did it in F1 2011.
    Drivers collaborated on setups, strategy. Practiced together.

    For example I was # 2 driver in HRT and my #1 was winning the WDC. Still I had mid field battles with the other teams #2 drivers which really mattered for the WCC.
    Then there was the interviews and banter with the various teams.
  5. James Maskell

    James Maskell
    "Remember the name! Tommy Vercetti!"

    If it is on a wednesday or a thursday sign me up! Sounds like it would be lots of fun!
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  6. Claes Axelsson

    Claes Axelsson

    Sounds interesting.
  7. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas

    Intresting if there can be 1 dropscore. So that the league is intresting even if you haved missed 1 race. Mixed weather should be a key standard and for example take the real life weather of that track for that particular day!
  8. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Was planning on 2 dropped scores of 8. Prob stick with 2 even if its 6 races. Yes agreed.
    Weather yes, only issue is as we head into autumn is the temps.
    Maybe we use weather from the actual FR 3.5 race days of 2014.
    But yes for sure it adds a big element.
    IMO this league can offer two unique factors: Constructor teams and weather.
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  9. Daniel Bida

    Daniel Bida

    Sign me up.
    like this car very much.
  10. Ho3n3r


    I'd be in for this. I need to do all the laps and racing I can get.
  11. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas

    David im willing to help if needed:)
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  12. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Gents and Ladies,
    I'm away for 10 days and will have occasional web access to come in here.
    I guess in a week we should look at what we have got and talk to the staff.
    7 so far.
    IMO we need to have min 12.
    That way with some promotion once announced we could maybe get to 16 and with some dropout will still have 6 constructor teams.
  13. Simon Christmann

    Simon Christmann

  14. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Founder Staff Premium

    Not me, you should ask the rFactor staff :) I am a noob :)
  15. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing

    Yes, I was interested in organizing something, but with the current work situation and my long offline time later in the year. There just was no time to if it into 2014. As I wanted to do a proper job.
    For 2015 definetely and if something would be going on in 2014 I would support as much as I can, but I dont want to start something and then disappear half season :D
  16. William Néron

    William Néron

    If it runs on North American friendly hours, I would be more than happy to join this! ;)
  17. Joao Fernandes

    Joao Fernandes

    Some really nice ideas. Ordinarily i don't race in leagues but this caught my attention. :thumbsup:
    Let's see how this one evolves because it has potential to be great.
  18. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    William, thanks for your support. It most likely will be races appr 8 pm ish GMT. So may not suit.:(
  19. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Yes we are having a parrallel discussion as this topic evolves . Wkould you be in?
  20. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas

    8 gmt is 22:00 cet at mine time so i probably wont race this league.