The Rules - 2017 Season

Welcome to the 2017 FF1GP Season

Fantasy Formula 1 Grand Prix (FF1GP) is a free online game for Formula 1 fans to play and enjoy.

To play, all you have to do is enter your team based on a selection of drivers and team, and you score points on how the real drivers and team do in each race.

You can score extra points for your FF1GP team by predicting where you think your chosen drivers and teams will finish in the race. You must enter your predictions before F1 race qualifying starts.

The FF1GP website also allows you to setup your own league so you can have your own little private competition between your friends or colleagues at work.

There is a different scoring system depending on if you enter a "Want to win", "Want to lose" or "Mega budget" FF1GP team.

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Main rules

Budget

You have a set budget buy your "Want to Win" dream team or your "Want to lose" nightmare team from hell. You do not have to spend all the money. This is the budget that is allocated for each type of FF1GP team.

Budget for each team type
Want to win teams £ 35 million
Want to lose teams £ 35 million
Mega budget teams £ 101 million

Maximum permitted teams

You are permitted to enter up to a maximum of 5 FF1GP teams per account.

Selecting your team

When selecting your teams and drivers for your FF1GP team you must:

  1. You must select 2 different teams.
  2. You must select 2 different drivers.
  3. You cannot select 2 drivers who are in the same team.

The best teams and drivers cost a lot of money. However if you are entering a "Want to lose" FF1GP team, the worse drivers and teams cost the most money.

Should teams be tied at the end of the season on points, the FF1GP championship awards with be shared between all players finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the FF1GP Championship League.

Driver changes

You cannot change your team and driver choices once you have entered your team. However should a driver be replaced during the season for any reason, the replacement driver will take that driver's place on your FF1GP team, so you will still be in a chance to score points for your FF1GP team.

Scoring system for Want to Win teams.

Points are awarded for how well your drivers or teams in your FF1GP team did in the race and qualifying.

For the teams in your FF1GP team, only the highest finishing driver of that team is awarded any points.

For a driver or team to score any points, a Driver must be classified as a finisher in the race by the FIA.

Prediction points are awarded if the player correctly predicts or closely predicts the correct finishing position of the driver.

Qualifying points.

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knock out competition, held in 3 sessions. Extra points are scored as follows for progressing to each session.

For a driver or team to score any qualifying points, a driver or team must be classified as a finisher in the race by the FIA.

  1. Getting knocked out in the 1st qualifying session 0 points.
  2. Progressing from the 1st to the 2nd qualifying session 3 points.
  3. Progressing from the 2nd to the final qualifying session 3 points.

So it's possible to pick up 6 extra points per driver/team.

If your driver or highest finishing team is disqualified from the qualifying session, no qualifying points are awarded.

Race points

Depending on where your driver or team finishes, you get the following amount of points. It is the same scoring system as used by the Formula 1 championships, as set in 2017.

For the last race of the season, double race points will be awarded.

PositionPoints
1st 25
2nd 18
3rd 15
4th 12
5th 10
6th 8
7th 6
8th 4
9th 2
10th 1
All other places 0

Improvement points.

You get one extra point for each position you team or driver in your FF1GP team moves up the grid.

So if your car starts 5th and finishes 2nd, you get a extra 3 points. But if you go back down the grid, (ie if you start in 2nd and finish 5th) you don't get any points, and also you do not lose any.

If your team or driver in your FF1GP team is moved up or down the grid by the FIA for whatever reason (Such as engine or gearbox changes penalties), the starting position is taken as the position your driver and team qualified in before being moved.

Fastest Lap

If one of your drivers or team in your FF1GP team has the fastest lap of the race, you score 3 extra points.

Hatrick points

If one of your drivers or teams in your FF1GP team starts off on Pole position, has the fastest lap of the race, and wins the race, you score 3 extra points.

Driver ego points

These points are only awarded to the drivers in your FF1GP team.

If any of your drivers in your FF1GP team beats their real life teammate, you score 3 extra points. The points are still awarded if your FF1GP driver finishes the race, and their real life teammate does not.

Driver of the Day points

These points are only awarded to the drivers in your FF1GP team.

If any of your driver wins the FIA Driver of the Day award, you score 3 extra points. If the FIA Driver of the Day award is not available at the time the FF1GP results are due to be produced, the driver of the day wil be sourced from the following 3rd parties. ESPN, BBC and finally the views of the FF1GP admin.

Prediction points

You can obtain extra bonus for predicting each week where your drivers and highest finishing team car finishes each race. In order to be in a chance or obtaining these extra points, you need to enter your predictions for each race

If you do not enter a prediction for each race, you will not score any extra bonus points, but you will still score points from the race.

You must also enter your predictions before the closing time for prediction entries, which is normally just before the first qualifying session.

You may change your prediction as many times as you like before the close of prediction entries.

Bonus points are awarded as follows.

  1. Correct prediction - 5 points
  2. 1 position away - 3 points
  3. 2 positions away - 2 points
  4. 3 positions away - 1 points
  5. More than 3 positions away - ZERO points!
  6. Correctly predicting a DNF - 4 points

To score any points for DNF positions, the driver or team must at least turn up for the 1st qualifying session of the race weekend. In the case of teams, both drivers in the team must not finish the race to score any DNF points.

Disqualification

If any of your drivers just happens to get disqualified by the FIA for any reason, you lose 5 points.

If one driver in your selected team is disqualified, your 2nd driver in the team will be award the points.

If both drivers in your selected team is disqualified, you lose 10 points.

Scoring system for Want to Loose teams.

Points are awarded for how badly your team does in the race and qualifying. For the teams in your FF1GP team, only the lowest finishing driver of that team is awarded any points.

For a driver or team to score any points, a Driver must be classified as a finisher in the race by the FIA.

Prediction points are awarded if the player correctly predicts or closely predicts the correct finishing position of the driver.

Qualifying points.

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knock out competition, held in 3 sessions. Extra points are scored as follows for progressing to each session.

For a driver or team to score any qualifying points, a driver or team must be classified as a finisher in the race by the FIA.

  1. Getting knocked out in the 1st qualifying session 6 points.
  2. Progressing no further than the 2nd qualifying session 3 points.
  3. Progressing no further than the final qualifying session 0 points.

So it's possible to pick up 6 extra points per driver/team.

If your driver or highest finishing team is disqualified from the qualifying session, no qualifying points are awarded.

Race points

Depending on where your driver or team finishes, you get the following amount of points. It is the same scoring system as used by the Formula 1 championships, as set in 2017.

For the last race of the season, double race points will be awarded.

PositionPoints
Last place 25
2nd from last place 18
3rd from last place 15
4th from last place 12
5th from last place 10
6th from last place 8
7th from last place 6
8th from last place 4
9th from last place 2
10th from last place 1
All other places 0

Dropback points

You get one extra point for each position you team or driver moves down the grid. So if your car starts 2nd and finishes 5th, you get a extra 3 points. But if you go up the grid, (ie if you start in 5th and finish 2nd) you don't get any points, and you do not loose any.

If your team or driver is moved up or down the grid by the FIA for whatever reason (Such as engine or gearbox changes penalties), the starting position is taken as the position your drivers and team qualified in before being moved.

Slowest Lap

If one of your drivers or team in your FF1GP team has the slowest lap of the race, you score 3 extra points.

During the race, all drivers set their fastest lap time. The points awarded for the Slowest lap is awarded to the driver with the slowest racing lap time from all the fastest racing laps of the race. A racing lap is considering to be a lap done at the best maximum speed of the car. Slow laps as a result of a mechanical failures, safety cars or driving slowly back to the pits are not considered as a lap that qualifies as a slow lap.

Hatrick points

If one of your drivers or teams in your FF1GP team starts off on in last position, has the slowest lap of the race, and finishes last in the race, you score 3 extra points.

Driver ego points

These points are only awarded to the drivers in your FF1GP team.

If any of your drivers in your FF1GP team gets beaten by their real life teammate, you score 3 extra points. The points are not awarded if your FF1GP driver finishes the race, and their real life teammate does not.

Driver of the Day points

These points are only awarded to the drivers in your FF1GP team.

If any of your driver wins the FIA Driver of the Day award, you are penalised 3 points from your score. If the FIA Driver of the Day award is not available at the time the FF1GP results are due to be produced, the driver of the day wil be sourced from the following 3rd parties. ESPN, BBC and finally the views of the FF1GP admin.

Prediction points

You can obtain extra bonus for predicting each week where your drivers and lowest finishing team car finishes each race. In order to be in a chance or obtaining these extra points, you need to enter your predictions for each race

If you do not enter a prediction for each race, you will not score any extra bonus points, but you will still score points from the race.

You must also enter your predictions before the start of the first qualifying session.

Bonus points are awarded as follows.

  1. Correct prediction - 5 points
  2. 1 position away - 3 points
  3. 2 positions away - 2 points
  4. 3 positions away - 1 points
  5. More than 3 positions away - ZERO points!
  6. Correctly predicting a DNF - 4 points

To score any points for DNF positions, the driver or team must at least turn up for the 1st qualifying session of the race weekend. In the case of teams, both drivers in the team must not finish the race to score any DNF points.

Disqualification

If any of your drivers just happens to get disqualified by the FIA for any reason, you lose 5 points.

If one driver in your selected team is disqualified, your 2nd driver in the team will be award the points.

If both drivers in your selected team is disqualified, you lose 10 points.

Scoring system for Mega budget teams.

The scoring system for Mega budget teams is the same as the Want to win scoring rules.

However Mega Budget teams are not rewarded any prediction medals or cups. This is due to the fact there are no budget restrictions for selecting your teams and drivers.

Awards

These are the current awards you can score for your FF1GP team.

Win a gold cup at a race. Gold cup
Win a gold cup at a race.
Win a silver cup at a race. Silver cup
Win a silver cup at a race.
Win a bronze cup at a race. Bronze cup
Win a bronze cup at a race.
Come last at a race. Flat tyre award
Come last at a race.
Correctly predicted the finishing places of all your driver and teams in your FF1GP team. Gold prediction medal
Correctly predicted the finishing places of all your driver and teams in your FF1GP team.
Correctly predicted the finishing places of 3 of your driver and teams in your FF1GP team. Silver prediction medal
Correctly predicted the finishing places of 3 of your driver and teams in your FF1GP team.
Correctly predicted the finishing places of 2 of your driver and teams in your FF1GP team. Bronze prediction medal
Correctly predicted the finishing places of 2 of your driver and teams in your FF1GP team.
Win a gold league cup at a race in a league. Gold league cup
Win a gold league cup at a race in a league.
Win a silver cup at a race in a league. Silver league cup
Win a silver cup at a race in a league.
Win a bronze cup at a race in a league. Bronze league cup
Win a bronze cup at a race in a league.
Come last at a race in a league. League flat tyre award
Come last at a race in a league.

Fanbadges and achievements

There are also also fanbadges and achievements for a player to unlock and collect. These achievements can be unlocked by entering teams and predictions. During the season more achievements will be added during the season.

The full list of achievements can be found on the Awards which may give you an idea on how to unlock them.

Some achievements can be collected at least once per season.

There are also some secret achievements. To unlock them, here are some clues.

  1. Some say... you know that guy in a white race-suit who appears on a program called Top Gear.
  2. Timing is everything... You know, it's never wise to enter predictions just before qualifying.... or is it?

Cups and flat tyres

Cups are awarded for scoring the most points in a race.

  1. 1st Place - Gold Cup
  2. 2nd Place - Silver Cup
  3. 3rd Place - Bronze Cup
  4. Last place - A Flat tyre

Cups and flat tyres are only awarded to FF1GP teams who are in the World league.

Prediction Medals

Prediction medals are awarded as follows.

  1. Correctly prediction the finishing positions of all your teams and driver in your FF1GP Team - Gold Prediction Medal
  2. Correctly prediction 3 finishing positions of your teams and drivers in your FF1GP Team - Silver Prediction Medal
  3. Correctly prediction 2 finishing positions of your teams and drivers in your FF1GP Team - Bronze Prediction Medal

Prediction medals are only awarded to FF1GP teams that are in the World league.

League cups

League cups are awarded to the top teams within a league, for each race, provding:

  1. There are at least 10 players in the league
  2. The league owner has enabled the awarding of league cups.

This is the list of league cups available.

  1. 1st Place - Gold League Cup
  2. 2nd Place - Silver League Cup
  3. 3rd Place - Bronze League Cup
  4. Last place - League flat tyre award

Note: In some leagues, the league owner may have chosen not to allow the awarding of the League flat tyre award.

Leagues

These are the leagues which your FF1GP team can be a member of.

FF1GP Championship League

All Want to Win and Want to Lose teams are automatically entered into this league. Mega budget teams are not entered into this league. The winner of the FF1GP Championship is decided from this league.

Want to Win League

Only Want to win teams are automatically entered into this league.

Want to lose League

Only Want to lose teams are automatically entered into this league.

Mega Budget league

Only Mega Budget teams are automatically entered into this league.

Joining other leagues

To join another league, you may need a league password. This password will be sent to you by the owner of the league by either email, facebook, twitter or by other means the owner.

Once you have the league password

  1. Got the leagues page
  2. Find the league you wish to join.
  3. If required, enter the league password and click Join League.
  4. Once your entered the league password successfully, you can select the teams which are eligible to join to add to the league.

Creating your own league

You can choose to create a league where you can battle it out, with your colleagues at work or a group of friends.

So if you decide you want to create your own league to have a competition between yourselves, you can! Here is how:-

  1. Goto the create league page.
  2. Fill in the league details.
  3. Once the league is created, tell your friends to join your league Use the options available in the League Management page.

When creating your league, you have the following options available to you.

League options

Name and description

This is quite simply the name of your league and a description.

Password

A random password is generated when you create the league. You can change it to what you like.

Number of teams

This is the maximum number of teams a player can enter into your league.

League Type

The league type can be a open league, password protected league or closed league.

  1. Password League - A password is required to join the league
  2. Open league - anyone can join, no password is required.
  3. Closed league - Available when editing a league. Users cannot join the league, or add any teams to the league. Useful if you wish to run an open league, and wish to stop users entered after a set time.

Types of teams

You can choose to permit different types of teams allowed into your league. It is not recommended to allow Mega Budget teams with another team type, since they will most likely score more points than "Want to win" or "Want to lose" teams.

Allow teams with duplicate combinations of teams and drivers to be entered

This option allows or disallows teams with the same team and driver combination to be entered into the league. If you allow duplicate combinations into your league, they will score the same points at each race if the teams don't do their predictions.

League cups

You can choose to allow league cups to be awarded to the teams in your league. However no league cups are awarded if your league has less than 10 players in it.

You league cups options are:-

  1. Don't award any league cups. We encourage league owners not to select this option...
  2. Award Gold, Silver and Bronze league cups.
  3. Award Gold, Silver, Bronze league cups and also the flat tyre award. The recommended option. FF1GP is all about having a laugh and a bit of fun. However we politely warn league owners that some players may take offense if they are given the flat tyre award. If they do, FF1GP accepts no responsibility for any offense caused!