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22 / 05 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixth race in Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco NEXT WEEKEND.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

10 / 05 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race in Miami are (finally) in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona in 2 weeks.

24 / 04 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race at Imola are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Miami in 2 weeks.

I've slightly reduced the weightings of Norris / McLaren because they're doing particularly well at the moment.

10 / 04 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race in Melbourne are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Imola in 2 weeks.

27 / 03 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race in Saudi Arabia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Melbourne in 2 weeks.

I decided not to change the weightings again for now. Let's see how the next couple of races go.

20 / 03 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Saudi Arabia NEXT WEEKEND.

I have made some quick changes to the weightings - Haas seem much stronger than I expected and McLaren/Aston much weaker. I might tweak them again after Saudi.

13 / 03 / 2022
Fantasy F1:
The 2022 season is now open for entries! You can change your team as often as you like so you might as well pick a team now while you're thinking about it. You can always read the rules later! You have until midnight GMT on the night of Friday 18th March to qualify for the first race in Bahrain.

12 / 12 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the final race in Abu Dhabi are in, and we have our 2021 winner! Check the results or see where your team finished.

05 / 12 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the penultimate race in Saudi Arabia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. The next and final race is Abu Dhabi NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 10th December.

21 / 11 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the twentieth race in Qatar are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Saudi Arabia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 3rd December.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

14 / 11 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the nineteenth race in Brazil are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Qatar NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 19th November.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

07 / 11 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighteenth race in Mexico are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Brazil NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 12th November.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

24 / 10 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventeenth race in Austin are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Mexico in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 5th November.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

26 / 09 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixteenth race in Russia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austin in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 22nd October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

26 / 09 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifteenth race in Russia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Turkey in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 8th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

12 / 09 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourteenth race at Monza are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Russia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 24th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

05 / 09 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the thirteenth race at Zandvoort are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monza NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 10th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

29 / 08 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
That was a weird one. The results from the twelfth "race" at Spa are in, and somebody got a MASSIVE score... possibly the highest we've ever seen in one week. Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Zandvoort NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 3rd September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

01 / 08 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
Well that was exciting, wasn't it? The results from the eleventh race at Hungary are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. We are in the summer break now, the next race is Spa in four weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th August.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 07 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the tenth race at Silverstone are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Hungary in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 30th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

15 / 07 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
Bit of a problem with these new sprint races. Qualifying is now on the Friday. I don't really want to mess with the rules mid-season so we'll carry on having teams locked on Friday night, which means you can already see the qualifying results. But the scores are based on the GRID, not the qualifying, so effectively it's the result of Saturday's sprint race. We'll run with that for now and see how it goes. So cutoff for edits for Silverstone is still midnight GMT on the night of Friday 16th July.

04 / 07 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the ninth race at the Red Bull Ring are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Silverstone in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 16th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

27 / 06 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighth race at the Red Bull Ring are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is the second of the Austria double-header NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 2nd July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

20 / 06 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventh race at Paul Ricard are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is the first of an Austria double-header NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 25th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

06 / 06 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixth race at Azerbaijan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Paul Ricard in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 18th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

23 / 05 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race at Monaco are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. **NOTE** Leclerc still gets points for his grid position even though he didn't start the race, because the rules say we go with the grid on f1.com. Next race is Azerbaijan in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 4th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

09 / 05 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race at Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 21st May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

02 / 05 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race at Portimao are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 7th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first three races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 04 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race at Imola are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Portimao in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 30th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first two races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

The weightings for Alpine have increased because they've been a bit shit.

28 / 03 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is Imola in 3 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 16th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first race - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

21 / 03 / 2021
Fantasy F1:
The 2021 season is now open for entries! You can change your team as often as you like so you might as well pick a team now while you're thinking about it. You can always read the rules later! You have until midnight GMT on the night of Friday 26th March to qualify for the first race in Bahrain.

 

 

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2022 Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 Rules

Welcome to the 2022 Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 championship.

The rules for 2022 are exactly the same as they were for 2021, so if you played last year you don't need to bother with this page!

The idea is simple. Pick a team, change it as many times as you like throughout the year and score points when your selections do well in the real Formula One Championship. The game is just for fun, it costs nothing to enter and you can enter multiple teams if you like. There are no prizes for Fantasy F1, it really is just a bit of fun.

To enter, simply create your team from the link above. There is no "team budget", so you can chop and change as many times as you like for no penalty, except during a race weekend. Each selection has a weighting, decided by me and is likely to change during the season if they do better or worse than expected. The selection's score is multiplied by its weighting at the start of the race, thus giving the less orthodox selections more chance to contribute to your team's score. For example, Max Verstappen may have a weighting of 1 as he is likely to score lots. Guanyu Zhou, however, may be less likely to do well and so his weighting may be 14, meaning he scores fourteen times as much as Verstappen does. The effect of this weighting is to level the playing field - you won't win if you play safe with the big boys, you'll only make it to the top if you can predict the underdogs' success.

You'll notice the weightings of the lower drivers are enormous, to encourage more people to pick them. Thus, if Nicholas Lafiti scores a single point for finishing tenth and Verstappen wins the race, you'll probably score more for picking Lafiti because of his huge weighting.

The weighting of any selection will only ever change while the site is locked during a race. This means that once you pick a driver, you can be confident that his weighting won't change before the start of the next race. In practice, the weightings rarely change after the first two or three races.

Scoring

Your team consists of three drivers and one car - that's all. Scoring is calculated at the end of each race weekend according to the results listed on www.f1.com. In the real F1 championships, points are awarded in accordance with the FIA standard:

  • 25 points for 1st place,
  • 18 points for 2nd place,
  • 15 points for 3rd place,
  • 12 points for 4th place,
  • 10 points for 5th place,
  • 8 points for 6th place,
  • 6 points for 7th place,
  • 4 points for 8th place,
  • 2 points for 9th place,
  • 1 point for 10th place.
  • In the Forwardcharm Fantasy F1, points are awarded as follows.

  • Each driver scores DOUBLE championship points for his final placing.
  • Each driver scores SINGLE championship points for his starting grid position (i.e. after any grid penalty is applied) as listed on f1.com (e.g. if he starts from pole, he gets 25 points, if he starts from tenth, he gets 1 point).
  • Each driver that finishes gets an extra 1 point. The last driver to get the finish bonus is the lowest classified driver who crosses the line to take the chequered flag. Anyone classified ahead of this driver gets the finishing bonus even if he himself crashed on his last lap. ("Classified" refers to the finishing order listed on f1.com)
  • Fastest lap is worth another 10 points.
  • Your car generates points from both drivers in that team. The unweighted score for your car is the average of the unweighted scores of the two drivers in that F1 team.
  • ALL points are multiplied by that selection's weighting, as described above. The effect of the weighting is that crap drivers and cars score more if they do well.
  • Notes

    There are some other points to bear in mind:

  • No team changes will be allowed once the race weekend starts. The site is automatically locked down at midnight GMT on the night of the Friday before the race and is generally opened again on the Sunday immediately following the race (though occasionally this is delayed until Monday for exceptional reasons, such as me being away).
  • If your selection doesn't take part in the race for any reason, they don't score any points. If they are replaced then you get the replacement in your team instead. If your driver moves to another team without a break, you stick with that driver and score with the weightings of the REPLACED driver.
  • With the FIA's penchant for deciding race results weeks after an event has finished, we have to draw the line somewhere. If the results change by the end of the day of the race, I'll update the scores, but not if they change after that. Of course, if it turns out that I've made a mistake (perish the thought) then I'll correct the scores at any time.
  • Privacy

    This site is not secure. Your password will be transmitted over the internet in plain-text and so could potentially be read by dodgy Nigerians. For this reason, it is advisable not to use a password that you use elsewhere. If you forget your password, simply use the password reset mechanism on the login page.

    The personal details you enter (name, email address and password) will be used solely for the running of the Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 site and will not be used or distributed for any other purpose.

    Have fun!

    That's all. I hope you enjoy playing Forwardcharm Fantasy F1.