The place for current RWRS universe and "canon" historical series
by pasta_maldonado 17 Sep 2021, 06:54
Drivers:
The driver market is now OPEN! The driver and pay driver lists are intended as a guide rather than a definitive list, so feel free to bid for those not listed, but bear in mind the following contracts:

Ferrari: Mario Andretti (250k, all)
Ferrari: Keke Rosberg (50k, all)
McLaren: Masahiro Hasemi (PD, all)
Osella: Luciano Sighinolfi (PD, all)
Riviera: Alberto Colombo (PD, all)

Please also bear in mind some drivers are unable to be signed. View the Unavailable Drivers tab on the spreadsheet for more info.

Remember that the maximum driver contract length is 2 years.
Offering a pay driver a wage will dramatically increase your chance of signing them, and stop them from becoming a pay driver.

Designers
Da Rules wrote:: Designers
- Designers are like drivers – they have team preferences, must be paid a wage, can be hired for a maximum of 1 year, and are subject to RNG.
- NEW: Designer contracts are now 1-year.
- Designers do not affect mid-season upgrades
- NEW: You must pick one bonus and one penalty for your chosen designer. This cannot be changed after they have been hired.
- NEW: You can get 2 bonuses for double the designers wage, but you also get 2 penalties.
- NEW: A designer can only be offered the wage stated on the spreadsheet OR double the wage stated on the spreadsheet.
- NEW: All teams must sign a designer to build and upgrade chassis.
- More information is provided on the Designers tab of the spreadsheet.


Designers have preferences toward teams, and are signed via RNG like drivers, except you cannot offer a designer more or less money than the value listed. They can be signed for a maximum of 1 year at a time. All teams must sign a designer to build and upgrade chassis.

You must select a bonus and a penalty for each designer you make an offer to. This cannot be changed if they accept your offer. Remember, that for double the wage you can get double the bonuses - but you also get both penalties.

All values apart from grip range are added to your chassis after construction.

The following teams have a mandatory designer:
- March: Robin Herd
- Lotus: Colin Chapman

Please submit driver and designer bids using the form below.

Budgets on the sheet have been updated to take into account mergers, sponsors, and travel fees.

Code: Select all
Team Name:
User:

Designer #1:
Wage: (Base or Double)
Bonus:
Penalty:
Designer #2: (If applicable)
Wage: (Base or Double)
Bonus:
Penalty:

Driver #1
Name:
DEC: (Fictional drivers only)
Wage: (Per race or per season, please state)
Contract Length: (Max 2 years)
Races: (Which races will the driver take part in? Part time drivers only.)
Repeat as many times as neccessary

Driver #2
Name:
DEC: (Fictional drivers only)
Wage: (Per race or per season, please state)
Contract Length: (Max 2 years)
Races: (Which races will the driver take part in? Part time drivers only.)
Repeat as many times as neccessary


1979 Pre-Season phases:

Phase 1: Sponsor tier, Alignment, and Travel Costs
Phase 2: Drivers and Designers
???
Phase 3: Chassis
Phase 4: Engines & Suppliers (incl. tyres)

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Miguel98 17 Sep 2021, 08:09
Team Name: March
User: Miguel98

Designer #1: Robin Herd
Wage: Base
Bonus: -5 Drag
Penalty: +2 Handling

Driver #1
Name: Guillaume Gauthier
DEC: Pinkd56 (Agreed with him)
Wage: Pay-driver (Tier 2)
Contract Length: 1 year
Races: All races

Driver #2
Name: Chico Serra
DEC: N/A
Wage: Pay-driver (Tier 1)
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: All races

Driver #2
Name: Eddie Cheever
DEC: N/A
Wage: Pay-driver (Tier 2)
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All races

Mario on Gutierrez after the Italian Grand Prix wrote:He's no longer just a bit of a tool, he's the entire tool set.


18-07-2015: Forever in our hearts Jules.
25-08-2015: Forever in our hearts Justin.
by Kinnikuniverse 17 Sep 2021, 11:09
Team Name: Lotus
User: Kinnikuniverse

Designer #1: Colin Chapman
Wage: Base
Bonus: -5 drag
Penalty: -50 downforce

Driver 1
Name: Robert Kagan
DEC: TommyKL
Wage: Pay driver, tier 1
Contract length: 2 years
Races: all races
Bonus: willing to change livery to penthouse

Name: Harvey Jones
DEC: Pasta (pasta told me to wait for RNGs)
Wage: pay driver, Tier 1
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: pay driver, tier 1
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: all races


Name: Nigel Mansell
wage: pay driver, tier 2
Contract length: 2 years
Races: all races

Name: Stephen South
Wage: pay driver, tier 1
Contract length: 1 year
Races: all races


Driver #2
Name: Bruno Giacomelli
Wage: pay driver, tier 1
Contract length: 1 year
Races: all races

Name: Hector Rebaque
Wage: pay driver, tier 1
Contract length: 1 year
Races: all races

Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: Pay driver, tier 1
Contract length: 2 years
Races: all races
Last edited by Kinnikuniverse on 17 Sep 2021, 17:47, edited 6 times in total.
by Butterfox 17 Sep 2021, 11:31
Team Name: Ligier
User: Butterfox

Designer #1: Gérard Ducarouge
Wage: Base
Bonus: -5 drag
Penalty: +1000 BQ

Gérard last year has gave us a car with lot of drag, but he seems determined to not make that mistake again. Since the team personel loves to work with him, he is our absolute priority.

Driver 1

Name: Alain Prost
Wage: 180000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: Gilles Villeneuve
Wage: 180000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name:Didier Pironi
Wage: 180000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: Patrick Depailler
Wage: 180000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: Jacques Laffite
Wage: 140000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Driver 2

Name: Patrick Tambay
Wage: 55000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: Jean-Pierre Jarier
Wage: 55000
Contract Length: 2 years
Races: All Races

Name: René Arnoux
Wage: Pay-driver, tier 2, expected to bring as much money as possible for the sake of La Belle France
Contract Length: 1 years
Races: All Races

If laffite ends up in a car, that car will automatically carry #26

Last update 19/09/2021 15:50 Brussels time
Last edited by Butterfox on 19 Sep 2021, 13:50, edited 38 times in total.

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by Aislabie 17 Sep 2021, 12:46
Image B&S Fabrications

#31 Car
1. Image Rupert Keegan
Tier 1 pay driver
All races
2 years - only Lotus can break this contract

2. Image Stephen South
Tier 1 pay driver
All races
2 years - only Lotus can break this contract

3. Image Eddie Cheever
Tier 2 pay driver
All races
2 years - only Lotus can break this contract

4. Image Stefan Johansson
Tier 2 pay driver
All races
2 years - only Lotus can break this contract

5. Image Teo Fabi
Tier 2 pay driver
All races
2 years - only Lotus can break this contract

= = = = = = = = = = | = = = = = = = = = = | = = = = = = = = = =

#32 Car
0. Image Robert Kagan
DEC: tommykl (broke my heart, my achy breaky heart)
Tier 1 pay driver
Contract length is up to Kagan


1. Image Stephen South
Tier 1 pay driver
16 races
2 years

2. Image Chico Serra
Tier 1 pay driver
16 races

3. Image David Kennedy
Tier 1 pay driver
16 races

4. Image Ricardo Zunino
Tier 1 pay driver
16 races

5. Image Gianfranco Brancatelli
Tier 1 pay driver
16 races

- - - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - - - -

1. Image Thierry Boutsen
Tier 2 pay driver
Belgian Grand Prix only

2. Image Andre Mignolet
DEC: Nessa (confirmed)
Tier 2 pay driver
Belgian Grand Prix and reserve driver

= = = = = = = = = = | = = = = = = = = = = | = = = = = = = = = =

Designers

1. Image Frank Dernie
Base price
Bonus: -1000 BQ
Penalty: +2 handling

2. Image Francois Castaing
Base price
Bonus: -1000 BQ
Penalty: +2 handling

3. Image Mauro Forghieri
Base price
Bonus: -500 BQ
Penalty: +1 handling

4. Image Richard Owen
Base price
Bonus: -100 BQ
Penalty: -100 DF
Last edited by Aislabie on 20 Sep 2021, 05:05, edited 8 times in total.
by Dom_Wings 17 Sep 2021, 14:27
Team Name: Tyrrell
User: Dom

Designer #1: Gordon Coppuck
Wage: 65k / year
Bonus: -2 Handling
Penalty: -50 DF

Designer #2: Mauro Forghieri
Wage: 70k / year
Bonus: -500 BQ
Penalty: +1 Handling

Car #3

Name: Robert Kagan
DEC: tommykl
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract length: 2 years
Races: All

Kagan's placement for the 1980 season is yet to be confirmed by Tommy.

Name: Alain Prost
Wage: PD (Tier 2)
Contract length: 2 years
Races: All

Name: John Watson
Wage: 80k / year (would be 70k, but he'll get an extra 10k for waiting)
Contract length: 1 year
Races: All

Name: Rick Mears
Wage: 75k / year
Contract length: 1 year
Races: All

Car #4

Name: Harvey Jones
DEC: Pasta
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract length: 2 years
Races: All

As is Kagan's case, Jones' placement for the 1980 season is also yet to be confirmed.

Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract length: 1 year
Races: All

Name: Bruno Giacomelli
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract length: 1 year
Races: All
Last edited by Dom_Wings on 17 Sep 2021, 19:22, edited 2 times in total.

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by Klon 17 Sep 2021, 14:29
Team Name: Marlboro Team McLaren
User: Klon

Designer #1: Ralph Bellamy
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: B

Designer #2: Richard Owen
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: A

Driver #1
Name: Clay Regazzoni
Wage: £130,000
Contract Length: 2

Name: Gilles Villeneuve
Wage: £130,000
Contract Length: 1

Name: Gabriella Mondadori
DEC: Nuppiz
Wage: Show me the money, girl
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: 5-13

Name: Timo Fuchs
DEC: Getz
Wage: Show me the money, boy
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: 1-4, 14-17

by This Could Be You 17 Sep 2021, 14:45
Team Name: Hesketh Racing
User: TCBY

Designer #1: Giacomo Caliri
Wage: Base
Bonus: +25 DF
Penalty: +1000 BQ
Designer #2: Gustav Brunner
Wage: Base
Bonus: -500 BQ
Penalty: +30 M

Driver #1
Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: PD, Tier 1
Contract Length: 1yr
Races: All

Driver #1
Name: Bruno Giacomelli
Wage: PD, Tier 1
Contract Length: 1yr
Races: All

if a Tier 1 PD is in the second seat for all races:

Driver #1
Name: Patrick Tambay
Wage: £50k
Contract Length: 1yr
Races: All

Driver #1
Name: Jean-Pierre Jarier
Wage: £50k
Contract Length: 1yr
Races: All

Driver #2
Name: Bruno Giacomelli
Wage: PD, Tier 1
Contract Length: 1yr
Races: All

Driver #2
Name: Jeremy-Etienne Voeckler
DEC: Biscione (absent, deal brokered via Klon)
Wage: PD, Tier 1
Contract Length: 1yr/4 races
Races: 7, 9-11 + all NC races

Driver #2
Name: Eje Elgh
Wage: PD, Tier 1 if possible
Constract Length: 1yr
Races: All, unless Voeckler signed then 1-6, 12-17

Driver #2
Name: Stephen South
Wage: PD, Tier 1
Constract Length: 1yr
Races: All, unless Voeckler signed then 1-6, 12-17

Driver #2
Name: Marc Surer
Wage: PD, Tier 2
Constract Length: 1yr
Races: All, unless Voeckler signed then 1-6, 12-17

Driver #2
Name: Derek Daly
Wage: PD, Tier 2
Constract Length: 1yr
Races: All, unless Voeckler signed then 1-6, 12-17

note: bids were done in a hurry and may be changed if I realise I've done something stupid

Your Signature Here

Named after HRT, now on HRT
by Hermann95 17 Sep 2021, 14:59
Autosport wrote:Forghieri set to leave Ferrari

After a rather disappointing season, which didn't see Ferrari seriously challenging for any championships, the reset button is pushed at Ferrari. Chief Designer Mauro Forghieri will leave the Ferrari racing team, after he finished the development of an all new turbocharged engine with his team earlier this year.

The decision appears to be mutual, although insiders suggest that tensions between Forghieri and company owner Enzo Ferrari have been building for quite a while.



Team Name: Scuderia Ferrari
User: Hermann95

Designer #1: Gustav Brunner
Wage: Base
Bonus: A
Penalty: B

Designer #2: Harvey Postlethwaite
Wage: Base
Bonus: A
Penalty: A

Designer #3: Richard Owen
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: A
by Nuppiz 17 Sep 2021, 16:03
Team Name: ATS Kauhsen Racing Team
User: Nuppiz

Designer #1: Gordon Coppuck
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: A

Designer #2: Gustav Brunner
Wage: Base
Bonus: A
Penalty: A

Designer #3: Maurice Philippe
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: B

Driver #1
Name: Harvey Jones
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 2

Name: Marc Surer
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 2

Name: Hans-Joachim Stuck
Wage: £50,000
Contract Length: 1

Driver #2
Name: Bruno Giacomelli
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1

Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1

Name: Hector Rebaque
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1

Name: Ricardo Zunino
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1

Eurosport broadcast for the 1990 Mexican GP prequalifying:
"The Life, it looked very lifeless yet again... in fact Bruno did one, slow lap"
by TomWazzleshaw 17 Sep 2021, 18:02
Team Name: Reno
User: Wazzle

Designer #1: Frank Dermie
Wage: Base
Bonus: ?????
Penalty: +250BQ

Designer #2: François Castaing
Wage: Base
Bonus: -1000BQ
Penalty: +2 drag

Driver #1
Name: Didier Pironi
Wage: £125,000
Contract Length: 2 years

Name: Alain Prost
Wage: £80,000
Contract Length: 2 years

Name: Jacques Laffitte
Wage: £105,000
Contract Length: 2 years

Name: Ronnie Peterson
Wage: £125,000
Contract Length: 1 year

Name: Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Wage: £115,000
Contract Length: 1 year

Driver #2

Name: Alain Prost
Wage: £80,000
Contract Length: 2 years

Name: Jacques Laffitte
Wage: £105,000
Contract Length: 2 years

Name: Ronnie Peterson
Wage: £125,000
Contract Length: 1 year

Name: Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Wage: £115,000
Contract Length: 1 year
Last edited by TomWazzleshaw on 19 Sep 2021, 11:04, edited 1 time in total.

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by Frogfoot9013 17 Sep 2021, 18:51
Team: Riviera
User: mé féin

Sponsor goal (hadn't done this yet, F), Tier 2

Drivers:

Driver 1: Alberto Colombo (owner-driver)
Wage: whatever money he brings:

Driver 2:

1. Arsenio Matarazzo (DEC: Nuppiz)
gib mone

2. Piercarlo Ghinzani (2 years)
gib mone

3. Ottavia Cacciatori (DEC: me)
gib mone


Designer:

Designer #1: Richard Owen
Wage: (Base or Double): Base
Bonus: -100 BQ
Penalty: +50 Mass
Designer #2: (If applicable): Giorgio Strano
Wage: (Base or Double): Base
Bonus: -50 Mass
Penalty: +4 Handling
Last edited by Frogfoot9013 on 19 Sep 2021, 10:19, edited 2 times in total.

James Hunt, commentating on the 1991 German Grand Prix wrote:The Benettons looking very smart together on the track, mostly because they're both going so slowly.
by Peteroli34 17 Sep 2021, 19:08
Brabham

Designer #1: Gordon Murray
Wage: Normal
Bonus: A
Penalty: B

Designer #1: Mauro Forgheri
Wage: Normal
Bonus: B
Penalty: A

Designer #3: Gordon Coppuck
Wage: Normal
Bonus: A
Penalty: A

Drivers

Driver 1

Name: Gilles Villeneuve
Wage: 130K (Per Season)
Contract Length: 2 Years
Races: All

Name: Nelson Piquet
Wage: 80K (Per Season)
Contract Length: 2 Years
Races: All

Name: Didier Pironi
Wage: 100K (Per Season)
Contract Length: 2 Years
Races: All

Name: John Watson
Wage: 70K (Per Season)
Contract Length: 2 Year
Races: All

Driver 2

Name: Hector Rebaque
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: All

Name: Ricardo Zunino
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: All

Name: Ricardo Patrese
Wage: PD (Tier 1)
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: All

Name: Nigel Mansell
Wage: PD (Tier 2)
Contract Length: 1 Year
Races: All

by CaptainGetz12 17 Sep 2021, 19:22
ALT F1 1980 Bids (Osella)

We thank Eddie Cheever and Piercarlo Ghinzani for their services last season for Everest.

Designer:
Giorgio Stirano We think this engineer has a bright future ahead of him!
Wage: Base
Bonus: B
Penalty: B

Driver #1:
Luciano Sighinolfi (DEC: Aislabie)
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1 year

Driver #2:
Arsenio Matarazzo (DEC: Nuppiz)
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1 year

Gianfranco Brancatelli
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1 year

Ricardo Zunino
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1 year

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by Pinkd56 17 Sep 2021, 20:50
Team Name: Warsteiner Arrows North Star Racing
User: Pinkd56

Designer #1: Tony Southgate
Wage: Base
Bonus: ???
Penalty:???

Driver #1
Name: Gabriel Chateau
DEC: moi
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1year


Driver #2
Name: Riccardo Patrese
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1year

Driver #2
Name: Harvey Jones
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1year

Driver #2
Name: Chico Serra
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1year

Driver #2
Name: Valentino Nicchi
Wage: PD
Contract Length: 1year
by Shawn040217 19 Sep 2021, 01:22
Team : Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Designer 1 : Harvey Postlethwaite
Price : $60,000 per year
Bonus : +50 DF
Penalty : +5000 BQ

Designer 2 : Gustav Brunner
Price : $40,000 per year
Bonus : -500 BQ
Penalty : -100 DF

Designer 3 : Tony Southgate
Price : $50,000 per year
Bonus : -150 Mass
Penalty : +2 Handling

Seat No. 1 :
Patrick Tambay (FRA)
Wage : 55k per year
Contract Length : 2 years
Races : All Races

Rene Arnoux (FRA)
Wage : Base Price (Tier 2)
Contract Length : 2 years
Races : All Races

Alain Prost (FRA)
Wage : 60k per year
Contact Length :1 year
Races : All Races

Seat No.2 :
Andrea de Cesaris (ITA)
Wage : Base Price (Tier 2)
Contact Length : 2 years
Races : All Races

Stephen South (UK)
Wage : Base Price (Tier 2)
Contract Length : 2 years
Races : All Races

David Kennedy (IRE)
Wage : Base Price (Tier 1)
Contract Length : 1 year
Races : All Races

Bruno Giacomelli (ITA)
Wage : Base Price (Tier 2)
Contract Length : 1 year
Races : All Races
by pasta_maldonado 19 Sep 2021, 12:05
Shawn040217 wrote:Following confirmation from Pasta, I hereby declare that I will be taking over Theodore.

Designer/Driver Bids to come soon.

I can confirm that Shawn040217 is the new manager of Theodore.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by tommykl 19 Sep 2021, 13:40
Dom_Wings wrote:Robert Kagan has been confirmed at the #3 Tyrrell seat for the next two years.

This has been confirmed, after receiving additional offers from B&S, Hesketh, Lotus and Ligier.

kevinbotz wrote:Cantonese is a completely nonsensical f*cking alien language masquerading as some grossly bastardised form of Chinese

Gonzo wrote:Wasn't there some sort of communisim in the East part of Germany?
by pi314159 19 Sep 2021, 20:37
Team Name: Saudia Williams Racing Team
User: pi3141

Alignment: FOCA
Tier Goal: Tier 1

--

Desginer 1: Patrick Head
Wage: Normal
Bonus: +100 DF
Penalty: +10 Mass

Desginer 2: Gerard Ducarouge
Wage: Normal
Bonus: -5 drag
Penalty: +20 Mass

--
Driver 1:

Name: Alan Jones
Wage: 100k+100k bonus at the end of the year if world champion (driver)
Duration: 1 year

Name: John Watson
Wage: 90k
Duration: 1 year

Name: Didier Pironi
Wage: 100k
Duration: 1 year

Name: Elio de Angelis
Wage: 70k
Duration: 1 year

--
Driver 2:

Name: Gilles Villeneuve
Wage: 120k+100k bonus at the end of the year if world champion (driver)
Duration: 1 year

Name: John Watson
Wage: 90k
Duration: 1 year

Name: Didier Pironi
Wage: 100k
Duration: 1 year

Name: Elio de Angelis
Wage: 70k
Duration: 1 year

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by pasta_maldonado 20 Sep 2021, 19:34
Drivers:

Driver signing is now complete! The current line-ups can be found here.

Currently, all teams have filled both seats.

Designer RNG will proceed later this week.

Autosport wrote:Scheckter to retire from Formula One
Former world champion Jody Scheckter is to retire from Formula One after a lacklustre year at Lotus. Scheckter, 30, said "the lush fields of South Africa are calling to me". However, sources close to the team indicate Scheckter was unhappy about the alleged favourtism towards Thomas Nurmester over the course of the season.


Phase 1: Sponsor tier, Alignment, and Travel Costs
Phase 2: Drivers and Designers
???
Phase 3: Chassis
Phase 4: Engines & Suppliers (incl. tyres)[/quote]

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Aislabie 20 Sep 2021, 20:19
Luton Herald and Post wrote:B&S "the new home of British talent" - Sparshott

ImageImage
Spartec's driver pairing is the talented British duo of Rupert Keegan and Stephen South.

Bob Sparshott of local Formula One team B&S Fabrications looked extremely proud of himself today when announcing his team's driver line-up for the 1980 Formula One season. For sixteen of the season's seventeen scheduled Grands Prix, the team will be fielding Rupert Keegan (25) and Stephen South (28), both of whom have long been tipped to achieve big things at the highest level.

Rupert Keegan has been on the F1 radar since his stellar British Formula Three season in 1976, but has lived in the shadow of the similarly named Robert Kagan, the long-standing Tyrrell driver who Spartec purportedly also approached for the 1980 season.

South, meanwhile, made his name differently, with a stellar drive in substandard machinery at the Monaco Formula 3 Grand Prix. Since then, he has made a stuttering start to his Formula One career with a sequence of DNPQs driving for the British Formula One Racing Team and Hesketh. Finally, perhaps later than he might have liked, he is going to get a full season in a car he should be able to qualify comfortably. He, as Keegan, has signed a two-year deal.

Well... almost a full season. At the Belgian Grand Prix, as agreed with VDS Racing Team, the team has to run a Belgian in Belgium. The Belgian they have chosen is the very young Thierry Boutsen (22). For now, this will be a one-off for him, but it will most certainly be a shop window.

Sparshott, as one might expect, was very proud of his signings. "This is the start of B&S being a home for the most exciting British talents," he told our reporter. "And Belgian talent, when that round of the Championship rolls around. We are confident that we can provide them a car in which they can shine."
by pasta_maldonado 26 Sep 2021, 21:51
Drivers:
All teams managed to fill both seats. The list of signed drivers can be found here. The full driver RNG odds can be found on the GP Rejects Discord.

Designers
All teams apart from Alfa Romeo managed to secure a designer. The full list of signed designers can be found on the spreadsheet. The full designer RNG odds can be found on the GP Rejects discord.

Alfa Romeo need to sign a designer to build a new chassis or upgrade their current one.
Code: Select all
Team Name:
User:

Designer #1:
Wage: (Base or Double)
Bonus:
Penalty:


1979 Pre-Season phases:

Phase 1: Sponsor tier, Alignment, and Travel Costs
Phase 2: Drivers and Designers
???
Phase 3: Chassis
Phase 4: Engines & Suppliers (incl. tyres)

Budgets on the sheet have been updated to take into account mergers, sponsors, and travel fees.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 26 Sep 2021, 22:11
Autosport wrote:World Federation of Motorsport Announces full calendar
As tensions continue to rise ahead of the new Formula 1 season, the World Federation of Motorsport (WFMS) have announced an initial calendar of 12 races. The WFMS, lead by FOCA supremo Bernie Ecclestone, have so far announced their intention to run a parallel calendar to Formula 1. However, no consensus has yet been reached as to whether teams would compete in both series, excluding the handful of races that clash.

South African Grand Prix Kyalami 24 February
Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 6 April
Long Beach Grand Prix Long Beach 20 April
Spanish Grand Prix Circuito de Jarama 4 May
Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Park Zandvoort 25 May
Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 8 June
British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 13 July
German Grand Prix Hockenheimring 3 August
Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park 17 August
United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 7 September
Caesars Palace Grand Prix Caesars Palace 5 October
Dubai Grand Prix Dubai Motor Grand Prix Circuit 26 October


Autosport wrote:Dunlop to pull out of Formula One
Amidst increased uncertainty over the future of the sport, Formula One's largest tyre supplier - Dunlop - has announced it's intention to withdraw from the sport effective immediately.

"The current political situation is damaging to our brand" said spokesperson R. Ubber. "We unfortunately will not be supplying any tyres to either series in 1980."

It is also understood Avon Tyres are also withdrawing their support for Formula One.


Thorough Worldwide Auto Tabloid wrote:Formula One to invest in new support series
It is understood that Formula One will launch a new support series in 1980 to be dubbed the 'Elite Racing League'. A shady person in a trenchcoat a reputable source informed this publication that the current proposed format is to have a single qualifying session and race on a Saturday.

The source went on to say that the league is predicted to have "many good races between now and then".

Quite what this means for the motorsport world is as yet unknown.

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by pasta_maldonado 01 Oct 2021, 19:51
Autosport wrote:Balestre: Commit or die
FISA President Jean-Marie Balestre has announced that Formula One teams threatening to join a purported breakway series must commit to FISA's vision for F1, or leave the championship.

FISA have announced that teams have until 1 March 1980 to commit to the championship.


Autosport wrote:Bernie: Kyalami to go ahead
In response to FISA President Jean-Marie's Balestre proclamation, Bernie Ecclestone has announced that the upcoming South African race scheduled to go ahead under WFMS rules will not be cancelled.

"We still have some technical issues to iron out, but at the very least the race will go ahead under Formula Libre rules"

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 01 Oct 2021, 23:21
1980 Asseng South Africa Grand Prix (Formula Libre)
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1980 Asseng South Africa Grand Prix (Formula Libre) - Race
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Fastest Lap:Clay Regazzoni
Drive of the race: Guillaume Gauthier - Impressive drive to be running third at the impromptu flag.
Reject of the race: Ricardo Zunino - punted Gicomelli out of the race and then ruined his own prospects with a lazy spin.


Spreadsheet
Budgets will be updated shortly. Prize money for this event is the same as normal.

FISA-FOCA Tensions:
0 - Heaven is a place on Earth
1 - Mild resentment
2 - Severe disagreement
3 - Summit talks
4 - Outright Hostility
5 - Boycott threatened
6 - Breakaway series

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 02 Oct 2021, 08:28
Autosport wrote:Protest on track!
Last weekend’s Grand Prix at Kyalami was called off after just 64 laps when a political protest spilled out onto parts of the track. The event, set to be the first race of WFMS regulations but run under Formula Libre rules, was won by Alan Jones for Williams but deemed to be a farce.

“I almost hit a protestor at the back of the course” said race winner Jones “although they were faster than the Dywas”

Reaction to the event has not been positive, with several sponsors and suppliers urging FOCA / WFMS ringleader Bernie Ecclestone to capitulate for the good of the sport


OOC: real life intervened, apologies for the slightly shortened race.

Autosport wrote:Durex to pull out of Formula One; more threaten
Durex, lead sponsor of the March Formula One team, have announced they are pulling out of Formula One due to the stain of the sport’s masters dispute on their reputation.

“We’re used to being in tight spots but we feel this is a step too far” said Durex spokesperson Dick Johnson.
“The indignity of being associated with a one-and-done farce is too much”

It is also rumoured that several other major sponsors, in particular Essex Oil and TAG, are threatening to leave the sport over the WFMS brouhaha. This comes after tyre suppliers Dunlop and Avon announced they would no longer be supplying the sport earlier this month.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 02 Oct 2021, 09:59
Chassis

New chassis are constructed in just the same way as last season. Your designer adds their bonuses and penalties after chassis construction. You can either:
- Construct a brand new chassis
- Convert your 1979 chassis to 1980 rules.
- 1979 chassis cannot be run unupgraded

As always, the variables you need to know are:
- Grip: duh
- Build Quality (BQ): Inherent reliability of your car. 1 point = 1 rel
- Handling: Random Grip Range. 1 point = 100 RGR
- Drag: 1 point = -1 BHP
- Mass: 1 point = -1 grip

Chassis tier information is on the spreadsheet.

Sell Chassis
You have the option to sell your chassis to collectors for 10% of it's build value. This ONLY applies to chassis you have built yourself. You cannot sell chassis to other teams. Obviously, if you sell your chassis, you have to build or buy a new one. You cannot sell your chassis and convert it to 1980 rules.

Random bonus

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Please post your choices using the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:
Sell Chassis: (are you selling your previous chassis; Y/N)

Conversion: (Y/N; you can’t sell your chassis and convert it

Chassis Tier: (for new chassis)

Random bonus: (Y/N)


1980 Pre-Season phases:

Phase 1: Sponsor tier, Alignment, and Travel Costs
Phase 2: Drivers and Designers
Phase 3: South Africa
Phase 4: Chassis
Phase 5: Engines & Suppliers (incl. tyres)

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