The Rules - 2018 Season

Welcome to the 2018 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 teams, and you score points based on how the real drivers and team do in each F1 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.

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

Team types

There are 3 team types you can select when entering your FF1GP team.

  1. Want to win - For creating your ultimate F1 dream team.
  2. Want to lose - Fancy creating a nightmare F1 team? See how well you do when you pick the drivers and teams who usually hang out at the back of the grid.
  3. Mega budget - A just for fun team type, where there are no budget restrictions. However Mega budget teams are excluded from winning predictions medals and cups.

Budget

There is a set budget for Want to win , Want to lose or Mega budget team types. When entering your FF1GP team you do not have to spend all your budget.

The budget for each team type is as follows.

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

Rules for 'Want to win' team entries

General entry rules

  1. You must select 2 different F1 teams.
  2. You must select 2 different F1 drivers.
  3. You cannot select more than 1 F1 drivers from the same F1 team.
  4. You cannot select F1 drivers who are in your selected F1 teams

Driver changes

You cannot change your team and driver choices once you have entered your FF1GP team.

If a F1 driver in your FF1GP team is replaced for any reason, the replacement driver will take their place on your FF1GP and score points in place of your absent driver.

Your Budget

Your budget for selecting your Want to win team is:

£ 35 million

You must not exceed your budget when selecting your 2 teams and 2 drivers for your FF1GP team.

Leagues

When you enter your Want to win FF1GP team, it will be entered automactically into the following leagues:

  1. The FF1GP World Championship League
  2. The FF1GP 'Want to win' League

You may join any other leagues that allow Want to win teams, if they are open or you have the league joining password.

Awards and achievements

There are also also awards and achievements for you 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 awards 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?

Fanbadges

Want to win teams can be awarded fanbadges when your enter your FF1GP team. For a full list of Fanbadges see the awards pages

General scoring rules

  1. Points are awarded for how well your drivers or teams in your Want to win FF1GP team did in the race and qualifying.
  2. For a driver or team to score any points, a Driver must be classified as a finisher in the F1 race by the FIA.
  3. For the teams in your FF1GP team, only the highest finishing driver of that team is awarded any points.

Qualifying points

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knock out competition, held in 3 session. Extra points are scored for your FF1GP teams as follows for progressing to each session.

  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 3rd qualifying session 3 points

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

Race points

Points are awarded for the position your team or driver finishes in the race. It is the same scoring system as used by the Formula 1 championships set in 2018.

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 1 point for each position you team or driver in your FF1GP team improves on his starting position.

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 any 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 of the race

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

Hattrick 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 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 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 score 3 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 a 3rd party news source or at the discretion 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 positions away 3 points
  3. 2 positions away 2 points
  4. 3 positions away 1 point
  5. More than 4 positions away 0 points
  6. Correctly predicting a DNF 3 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.

Prediction medals

Want to win teams can be awarded the following medals at each 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.

Disqualification penalties

If any of your drivers is disqualified at a race by the FIA for any reason, your overall team score will be penalised 5 points.

If one driver in your selected team is disqualified, your other driver in the team will be awarded the points.

If all drivers in your selected team is disqualified, your overall team score will be penalised 10 points.

Race awards

Want to win teams can be awarded the following cups at each race.

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.

League cup awards

Want to win teams can be awarded league cups at each race if the following criteria is met.

  1. The player joins and enters a FF1GP team into the league.
  2. There are at least 5 players in the league
  3. The league owner has enabled the awarding of league cups.

This is the list of league cups available.

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.

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

Special note for entries with Force India

Many players entered a 'Want to win' team with Force India selected. Between the Hungarian and Belguim Grand Prix rounds, the team went into administration and it's asset transferred to a new team called 'Racing Point Force India'. Due to the FIA rules and regulations, the old team's entry was annulled which included it's constructors points.

The end result is there is a lot of rules and regulations that has allowed the old team to carry on in F1 under in a new organisation which saves jobs and keeps the team racing on the track.

FF1GP is a just for fun game, and we don't want to take the fun out with any complicated FIA rules, but the new team called #Racing Point Force' does cause a technical headache for the site, which we handled as follows.

  1. All previous points for Want to win Team containing team entries 'Force India' will be retained.
  2. Any player with a Want to win Team containing team entries 'Force India' will have a 'Racing Point ForceIndia' added to their team.
  3. The 'Racing Point Force India' will score points in place of 'Force India'
  4. Any predictions for 'Force India' entered from the Belgium Grand Prix onwards will be transferred to 'Racing Point Force India'
  5. You will no longer be able to enter predictions for 'Force India'
  6. Instead you will have to enter predictions for 'Racing Point Force India'
  7. Things will just carry on as normal!

Rules for 'Want to lose' team entries

General entry rules

  1. You must select 2 different F1 teams.
  2. You must select 2 different F1 drivers.
  3. You cannot select more than 1 F1 drivers from the same F1 team.
  4. You cannot select F1 drivers who are in your selected F1 teams

Driver changes

You cannot change your team and driver choices once you have entered your FF1GP team.

If a F1 driver in your FF1GP team is replaced for any reason, the replacement driver will take their place on your FF1GP and score points in place of your absent driver.

Your Budget

Your budget for selecting your Want to lose team is:

£ 35 million

You must not exceed your budget when selecting your 2 teams and 2 drivers for your FF1GP team.

Leagues

When you enter your Want to lose FF1GP team, it will be entered automactically into the following leagues:

  1. The FF1GP World Championship League
  2. The 'FF1GP Want to lose' League

You may join any other leagues that allow Want to lose teams, if they are open or you have the league joining password.

Awards and achievements

There are also also awards and achievements for you 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 awards 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?

Fanbadges

Want to lose teams can be awarded fanbadges when your enter your FF1GP team. For a full list of Fanbadges see the awards pages

General scoring rules

  1. Points are awarded for how well your drivers or teams in your Want to lose FF1GP team did in the race and qualifying.
  2. For a driver or team to score any points, a Driver must be classified as a finisher in the F1 race by the FIA.
  3. For the teams in your FF1GP team, only the lowest finishing driver of that team is awarded any points.

Qualifying points

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knock out competition, held in 3 session. Extra points are scored for your FF1GP teams as follows for the lack of progression to each session.

  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 3rd qualifying session 0 points

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

Race points

Points are awarded for the position your team or driver finishes in the race. It is the same scoring system as used by the Formula 1 championships set in 2018.

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 1 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 in your FF1GP team is moved up or down the grid by the FIA for any 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.

Slowest lap of the race

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

Hattrick 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 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 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 will be penalised -3 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 a 3rd party news source or at the discretion 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 positions away 3 points
  3. 2 positions away 2 points
  4. 3 positions away 1 point
  5. More than 4 positions away 0 points
  6. Correctly predicting a DNF 3 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.

Prediction medals

Want to lose teams can be awarded the following medals at each 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.

Disqualification penalties

If any of your drivers is disqualified at a race by the FIA for any reason, your overall team score will be penalised 5 points.

If one driver in your selected team is disqualified, your other driver in the team will be awarded the points.

If all drivers in your selected team is disqualified, your overall team score will be penalised 10 points.

Race awards

Want to lose teams can be awarded the following cups at each race.

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.

League cup awards

Want to lose teams can be awarded league cups at each race if the following criteria is met.

  1. The player joins and enters a FF1GP team into the league.
  2. There are at least 5 players in the league
  3. The league owner has enabled the awarding of league cups.

This is the list of league cups available.

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.

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

Special note for entries with Force India

Many players entered a 'Want to lose' team with Force India selected. Between the Hungarian and Belguim Grand Prix rounds, the team went into administration and it's asset transferred to a new team called 'Racing Point Force India'. Due to the FIA rules and regulations, the old team's entry was annulled which included it's constructors points.

The end result is there is a lot of rules and regulations that has allowed the old team to carry on in F1 under in a new organisation which saves jobs and keeps the team racing on the track.

FF1GP is a just for fun game, and we don't want to take the fun out with any complicated FIA rules, but the new team called #Racing Point Force' does cause a technical headache for the site, which we handled as follows.

  1. All previous points for Want to lose Team containing team entries 'Force India' will be retained.
  2. Any player with a Want to lose Team containing team entries 'Force India' will have a 'Racing Point ForceIndia' added to their team.
  3. The 'Racing Point Force India' will score points in place of 'Force India'
  4. Any predictions for 'Force India' entered from the Belgium Grand Prix onwards will be transferred to 'Racing Point Force India'
  5. You will no longer be able to enter predictions for 'Force India'
  6. Instead you will have to enter predictions for 'Racing Point Force India'
  7. Things will just carry on as normal!

Rules for 'Mega budget' team entries

General entry rules

  1. You must select 2 different F1 teams.
  2. You must select 2 different F1 drivers.
  3. You cannot select more than 1 F1 drivers from the same F1 team.
  4. You cannot select F1 drivers who are in your selected F1 teams

Driver changes

You cannot change your team and driver choices once you have entered your FF1GP team.

If a F1 driver in your FF1GP team is replaced for any reason, the replacement driver will take their place on your FF1GP and score points in place of your absent driver.

Your Budget

Your budget for selecting your Mega budget team is:

£ 101 million

You must not exceed your budget when selecting your 2 teams and 2 drivers for your FF1GP team.

Leagues

When you enter your Mega budget FF1GP team, it will be entered automactically into the following leagues:

  1. The 'FF1GP Mega Budget' League

You may join any other leagues that allow Mega budget teams, if they are open or you have the league joining password.

Awards and achievements

There are also also awards and achievements for you 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 awards 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?

Fanbadges

Mega budget teams can be awarded fanbadges when your enter your FF1GP team. For a full list of Fanbadges see the awards pages

General scoring rules

  1. Points are awarded for how well your drivers or teams in your Mega budget FF1GP team did in the race and qualifying.
  2. For a driver or team to score any points, a Driver must be classified as a finisher in the F1 race by the FIA.
  3. For the teams in your FF1GP team, only the highest finishing driver of that team is awarded any points.

Qualifying points

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knock out competition, held in 3 session. Extra points are scored for your FF1GP teams as follows for progressing to each session.

  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 3rd qualifying session 3 points

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

Race points

Points are awarded for the position your team or driver finishes in the race. It is the same scoring system as used by the Formula 1 championships set in 2018.

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 1 point for each position you team or driver in your FF1GP team improves on his starting position.

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 any 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 of the race

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

Hattrick 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 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 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 score 3 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 a 3rd party news source or at the discretion 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 positions away 3 points
  3. 2 positions away 2 points
  4. 3 positions away 1 point
  5. More than 4 positions away 0 points
  6. Correctly predicting a DNF 3 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.

Prediction medals

Mega budget teams are not allowed to be awarded prediction medals.

Disqualification penalties

If any of your drivers is disqualified at a race by the FIA for any reason, your overall team score will be penalised 5 points.

If one driver in your selected team is disqualified, your other driver in the team will be awarded the points.

If all drivers in your selected team is disqualified, your overall team score will be penalised 10 points.

Race awards

Mega budget teams are not allowed to be awarded cups.

League cup awards

Mega budget teams can be awarded league cups at each race if the following criteria is met.

  1. The player joins and enters a FF1GP team into the league.
  2. There are at least 5 players in the league
  3. The league owner has enabled the awarding of league cups.

This is the list of league cups available.

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.

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

Special note for entries with Force India

Many players entered a 'Mega budget' team with Force India selected. Between the Hungarian and Belguim Grand Prix rounds, the team went into administration and it's asset transferred to a new team called 'Racing Point Force India'. Due to the FIA rules and regulations, the old team's entry was annulled which included it's constructors points.

The end result is there is a lot of rules and regulations that has allowed the old team to carry on in F1 under in a new organisation which saves jobs and keeps the team racing on the track.

FF1GP is a just for fun game, and we don't want to take the fun out with any complicated FIA rules, but the new team called #Racing Point Force' does cause a technical headache for the site, which we handled as follows.

  1. All previous points for Mega budget Team containing team entries 'Force India' will be retained.
  2. Any player with a Mega budget Team containing team entries 'Force India' will have a 'Racing Point ForceIndia' added to their team.
  3. The 'Racing Point Force India' will score points in place of 'Force India'
  4. Any predictions for 'Force India' entered from the Belgium Grand Prix onwards will be transferred to 'Racing Point Force India'
  5. You will no longer be able to enter predictions for 'Force India'
  6. Instead you will have to enter predictions for 'Racing Point Force India'
  7. Things will just carry on as normal!