The place for current RWRS universe and "canon" historical series
by pasta_maldonado 11 Aug 2021, 09:50
North Kent Tribunal wrote:Race of Champions races on
The successful Race of Champions event will once again be held at Brands Hatch following the circuit ownership triggering an extension clause in the [rest of article not reproduced here due to being mind numbingly boring]


Autosport Magazine wrote:Peterson Leaves Ensign
Ronnie Peterson has left the Ensign team with immediate effect, a source close to the outfit has revealed to Autosport. Peterson, who competed for Ligier at last weekend's Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy, is reportedly now without a contract after leaving the team he has raced for since 1977.


AutoPilot Magazine wrote:Team Ensign demands protest of Ligier and FISA, calls for Bernie support

Early reports this morning suggest that Guy Ligier and his struggling, shoddy French failure of an outfit have somehow managed to sign Ronnie Petersen for the GN Memorial Trophy. ... Mo Nunn and Team Ensign demand an immediate investigation into Petersen and Ligier and call for FOCA and Bernie Eccelstone to call for strong punishment.


Bernard Charles Ecclestone wrote:Lol git gud


Ronnie Peterson is now available for hire. Due to the Incident at the German Grand Prix, Peterson has to be on the grid for this race. This means:
- Peterson is 100% likely to race for one of the teams that bid for him.
- Peterson will sign for the rest of 1979 only, but will have a preference for your team next year (if he is still around).
- Peterson still needs to be paid at least minimum wage.
- Peterson will decide which team he goes to in the usual RNG.
- If there is only one bid, Peterson will race for that team, unless:
- There are no bids / only Dywa have bidded, in which case a team of my choosing will have Peterson foisted upon them for narrative purposes (and will not pay his wages for 1979).

If you wish to bid for Peterson, use the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:
Wage:

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Frogfoot9013 11 Aug 2021, 09:51
Team: Dywa
User: me
Wage: Gib mone
Role: Test driver

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 Miguel98 11 Aug 2021, 09:58
Team: Lola-Boro
User: Miguel98
Wage: Minimum and he will also drive for Lola in WSC (replaces Bleekemelon as the sponsors will be happy with the big name)

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 Pinkd56 11 Aug 2021, 12:32
Team: Warsteiner Arrows North Star Racing Team
User: Pinkd56
Wage: minimum
Role: Arnoux replacement
Last edited by Pinkd56 on 11 Aug 2021, 17:02, edited 1 time in total.
by Pilot 11 Aug 2021, 14:59
Team: Ensign
User: me
Wage: minimum
Role: First Driver

Biscione wrote:Can you stop being such a snowflake for five minutes?
by TomWazzleshaw 11 Aug 2021, 16:45
Team: Renault
User: Wazzleshaw
Wage: League Min
Role: Lead driver, subbing in for Jabouille while he goes off engineering the next-generation car/engine package

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by pasta_maldonado 12 Aug 2021, 09:17
Ronnie Peterson sweepstakes

LolaBoro and Arrows' bids were solid offers until Renault came along
After years in nearly-there machinery he's itching for a taste at race-winning engineering
So naturally, Renault are the favourites
1-20 LolaBoro
21-50 WANSR
51-100 Renault
999 Dywa
Infinity and beyond Ensign

94!

So, Peterson moves to Renault for the German Grand Prix. Ensign need to nominate a replacement or will be given a forfeit driver.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 13 Aug 2021, 18:49
Autosport wrote:Balestre: Pay fines or don’t race
In another political twist in this year’s Formula One season, FISA President Jean-Marie Balestre has RW-iterated that he is not willing to let unpaid driver fines go. The majority of FOCA constructors have refused to pay the fines, accrued after their drivers skipped mandatory driver briefings and the French and British Grands Prix. In Paris, Balestre said: “The fines must be paid before the Dutch Grand Prix, or the teams affected will be excluded from all events until the fines are paid”

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Dom_Wings 13 Aug 2021, 18:53
Tyrrell will send offers to John Watson and Jean-Pierre Jarier after events which occured during the German Grand Prix weekend.

The team will also send condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Maldwyn "Tom" Pryce, and will attend his ceremony next week.

Join the GPR Discord server! https://discord.com/invite/6YDQ3aV
by pi314159 13 Aug 2021, 18:59
Frank Williams and the entire team will send condolences to the loved ones of Tom Pryce, as well as the Tyrrell team. We have no problem with our test driver John Watson joining Tyrrell if he wishes so.

To Jean-Marie Balestre: Have fun trying to fill a grid with FISA teams, Ferrari are too far behind in the championship anyways, we're not worried about losing points to them. We're encouraging Colin Chapman and Lotus not to give in to Balestre's demands either. If both Championship-contending teams refuse to race in response to Balestre's continued abuse of power, it will send the necessary signal to FISA.

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by Pinkd56 13 Aug 2021, 19:22
Warsteiner Arrows North Star Racing Team sends our deepest sympathies to our friends and colleagues at Tyrrell.

W.A.N.S.R.T. have no interest in paying fines for an administrative error. In fact, they suggest the organisers of the meeting are fined for the error.
by Pinkd56 13 Aug 2021, 19:28
Gabriel Château wrote:I am beside myself to have lost a good friend. It is crass for Balestre and co. to be playing politics in the midst of a tragedy, I implore them to reconsider and let us show tribute to Tom by doing what he loved.


Valentino Nicchi wrote:I send my best wishes to Mr Pryce's family. I pray we never see something of the like again and we get to show tribute to Pryce at the race in Austria, with God's grace.
Last edited by Pinkd56 on 13 Aug 2021, 19:33, edited 1 time in total.
by This Could Be You 13 Aug 2021, 19:31
March Engineering are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and former colleague Tom Pryce, and wish to extend our condolences to his friends and family

Your Signature Here

Named after HRT, now on HRT
by Butterfox 13 Aug 2021, 19:36
Common statement from the Ligier drivers wrote:It is sad to have Tom pass, our condolences. You will be remembered fondly.


Guy Ligier wrote:What the merde are those FOCA teams whinging about? A driver briefing's not that long, and it's important for safety. Do FOCA rather wish to driver without safety? We'll see how many more deaths will follow. You FOCA teas are a disgrace to all the good work Jackie Stewart has done. You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be banned for bringing the sport into disrepute.


Jackie Stewart wrote:Please Guy, stay out of it, i'll have a proper talk with the teams about the driver briefings, but i do support their claim to not pay the fines because it was all done pretty amateurishly from FISA.

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by CaptainGetz12 14 Aug 2021, 03:20
Everyone at Everest gives condolences to Tyrrell and the family and friends of Tom Pryce. He will be missed.

Everest will follow what FOCA management recommends in regards to the unpaid fees.

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by Dom_Wings 14 Aug 2021, 15:34
Tyrrell team message, 3 August 1979:

Penthouse Team Tyrrell will join other FOCA teams and decline Mr. Balestre's "demand" to pay any fees from the missed driver briefings. Why would people have to pay for something that was misprinted and had the briefing omitted from the French GP schedule? Outrageous.

Join the GPR Discord server! https://discord.com/invite/6YDQ3aV
by Pilot 14 Aug 2021, 20:23
Ensign signs Silvio Bachot
Ensign tells FISA to bathplug off

Biscione wrote:Can you stop being such a snowflake for five minutes?
by pasta_maldonado 15 Aug 2021, 10:43
1979 AvD German Grand Prix - Pre-Qualifying
Image
Image

1. Alfa Romeo 3:45.436
2. Hesketh-Ford 3:48.144
3. Interscope-Ford 3:48.905

4. Lola-Ford 3:50.080
5. Ensign-Ford 3:50.829
6. Rebaque-Ford 3:52.508
7. Minardi-Ford 3:53.209
8. Merzario-Ford 3:54.328
9. Spartec-Ford 3:59.850
10. Martini-Ford 4:06.742 (Gilden-Kolsch)
11. Martini-Ford 4:07.411 (VDS)
12. Dywa-Renzo EX (only one time set)


1979 AvD German Grand Prix - Qualifying
Image
Image
Image
Image
27 - Tom Pryce - No time Set
WD - Danny Ongais

1979 AvD German Grand Prix - Race
Image
Image

Fastest Lap: Alan Jones - 1:55.152
Drive of the race: Valentino Nicchi: Scored his and Arrows' first points in a masterful drive.
Honourable Mention: Ronnie Peterson: Looked to have the race in the bag before the inevitable Renault retirement.
Reject of the race:Alfa Romeo: Two lazy incidents cost them a chance at points at what should have been their strongest venue this season.

Lap Charts
Image
Image

Protesting
After each race, you can protest up to one team or driver (for now). To submit a protest, use the Google Form linked below. To confirm your protest has been lodged, please drop a post in the thread along the lines of "team X has lodged a protest against Driver Y at Z Grand Prix".

Link to protest form

Spreadsheet
Budgets have been updated.

Upgrades

Upgrades are OPEN. You may make a total of 1 upgrade in each area between races. Please check the 'Upgrade Prices' tab for an overview of the upgrade costs, and the 'Upgrades' tab to view how many upgrades your car has received this season, and how much the next one will cost.

Ferrari, Renault, and Matra engine upgrades are now available

Please request upgrades using the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:

G Upgrade: (Grip Upgrade; Y/N)
H upgrade: (Handling Upgrade; Y/N)
D upgrade: (Drag Upgrade; Y/N)
M upgrade: (Chassis weight/mass Upgrade; Y/N)

Engine upgrade: Y/N


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

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 15 Aug 2021, 10:52
Injury Report - 1979 German Grand Prix
Danny Ongais - Misses German Grand Prix, back for Austrian Grand Prix. Bruised modifier.
Jody Scheckter - Misses one race with back pain.
Jochen Mass - F1 career-ending injuries after being t-boned by Jacky Ickx.
Jacky Ickx - Misses the Austrian Grand Prix.
Jacques Laffite - Back for Austrian Grand Prix. Concussed modifier.

Tom Pryce

Motorsport Magazine wrote:Obituary: Tom Pryce
The motorsport world mourns the loss of Thomas Maldwyn Pryce, who died at the age of 30 at the German Grand Prix. Pryce, whose talents often eclipsed the machinery he was provided, was fatally injured when a suspension failure on his Tyrrell pitched the car into the barriers at the high-speed Ostkurve.


Tyrrell need to nominate a replacement for Tom Pryce for the rest of the season.
Lotus need to nominate a replacement for Jody Scheckter for 1 round
ATS Kauhsen need to nominate a replacement for Jochen Mass for the rest of the season.
McLaren need to nominate a replacement for Jacky Ickx for 1 round.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 15 Aug 2021, 11:00
The Sun wrote:Killer F1 track branded "suicidal" by former F1 driver
The Hockenheimring has claimed another victim in the form of Thomas 'Tom' Pryce, who died at just age 30 at this weekend's German Grand Prix. Now, Michel Leclere - a former F1 driver who suffered career-ending injuries at the track last year - has spoken out about the unsafe nature of the venue.

"The cars are just too fast for the track. It is suicidal driving a ground effect car at Hockenheimring, you can lose control at any time and be sent into the barrriers."

Furthermore, the Frenchman insists that he had spoken out about these concerns and was dismissed by Formula One organisers. grossly exagerrated claims omitted.


Autosport wrote:Chicane to be installed at Ostkurve
Hockeheimring circuit owners have confirmed to this publication that a chicane will be installed at the Ostkurve for all future events at the track, in an effort to reduce speeds and avoid future injuries at the track. Despite this, it is understood FISA is considering withdrawing safety certification from the beleaguered venue.


Autosport wrote:FISA-FOCA summit to be held at Dutch Grand Prix
As the political turmoil in Formula One continues to rage on, FISA President Jean-Marie Balestre has announced he is to meet with FOCA leadership at a summit meeting before the Dutch Grand Prix. The exact schedule of the meeting is not known, but the ongoing brouhaha about unpaid fees and the future of the German Grand Prix are understood to be topics of discussion.


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[/quote][/quote]

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Klon 15 Aug 2021, 11:37
McLaren inquires about the services of Clay Regazzoni with a promise to do our best to deal the contracts of one of our active drivers to make a full-time return possible.

Should he reject the offer, McLaren will contact Eje Elgh without said promise.

by pasta_maldonado 15 Aug 2021, 11:49
Autosport wrote:James Hunt to retire at end of 1979
Fan favourite James Hunt is to retire from Formula One at the end of the season, after a thus-far fruitless season with Brabham. "I've had success in F1, but the sport is losing it's shine. Not surprising given we're fighting for the lower end of the points, week-in, week-out."

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Miguel98 15 Aug 2021, 11:52
Given that Rene Arnoux is on the market, Boro are enquiring for the services of the frenchmen for our second seat to replace Bleekemelon. How much money can Arnoux bring?

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 Pinkd56 15 Aug 2021, 11:55
Warsteiner Arrows North Star Racing Team wrote: Warsteiner Arrows North Star Racing Team have come to terms with the release of René Arnoux. The team thank him for his efforts this year and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Valentino Nicchi will take the seat vacated by Arnoux until further notice.
by pasta_maldonado 15 Aug 2021, 11:55
Miguel98 wrote:Given that Rene Arnoux is on the market, Boro are enquiring for the services of the frenchmen for our second seat to replace Bleekemelon. How much money can Arnoux bring?

Rene Arnoux brings a season total of £78,000.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Miguel98 15 Aug 2021, 12:01
pasta_maldonado wrote:
Miguel98 wrote:Given that Rene Arnoux is on the market, Boro are enquiring for the services of the frenchmen for our second seat to replace Bleekemelon. How much money can Arnoux bring?

Rene Arnoux brings a season total of £78,000.


Boro would like to offer Arnoux the rest of the season in place of Michael Bleekemolen.

We will also request upgrade:

Team: Boro
User: Miguel98

G Upgrade: Y
H upgrade: N
D upgrade: Y
M upgrade: N

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 Nuppiz 15 Aug 2021, 14:01
ATS Kauhsen's candidates for replacing Mass, in order of preference:
Hans-Joachim Stuck (will be offered his asking price for the rest of the season)
Bertram Schäfer (PD)
Michael Korten (PD)

Eurosport broadcast for the 1990 Mexican GP prequalifying:
"The Life, it looked very lifeless yet again... in fact Bruno did one, slow lap"
by Frogfoot9013 15 Aug 2021, 15:07
Following their failure to acquire Ronnie Peterson, Dywa would like to offer René Arnoux the highly-coveted post of test driver. Arnoux would be expected to bring with him whatever sponsorship he has. :deletraz:

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 Klon 16 Aug 2021, 09:41
J.O.U.R.N.A.L. wrote:Jacky Ickx Fired: Marlboro and McLaren Staff Team Up Against Mayer

in a press conference on August 17, Marlboro Team McLaren announced that the team and Belgian driver Jacky Ickx have "mutually parted ways". Of course, shortly thereafter, Belgian media learned that Ickx's termination was not quite as mutual as implied: McLaren management simply had fired the Belgian despite him scoring all but one of the team's championship points.

The Belgian was informed of his release by Teddy Mayer a day before the press conference. According to our sources, this decision was made after Mayer lost the backing of his team's staff, who were impressed by Clay Regazzoni's outings in the Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy and his podium at the Austrian Grand Prix and demanded a re-hiring of the Swiss star.

Added pressure from team sponsor Philip Morris Inc., who were never fully supportive of tiring Ickx, meant that Meyer was no longer capable of keeping him aboard. Meyer, who was the biggest supporter of Ickx in the team, announced that Ickx's replacement will be introduced shortly before the start of the first practice session of the Dutch Grand Prix.

You heard the questionable newspaper:
Jacky Ickx is released from his contract and an offer is made to the following drivers to take his spot for the rest of the year:
1) Clay Regazzoni, minimum wage
2) Patrick Tambay, minimum wage
3) Hope Stever, whatever money she can cough up

by Miguel98 16 Aug 2021, 09:44
Boro would like to enquire on how much money Jacky Ickx and his sponsors can bring to the team.

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 Butterfox 16 Aug 2021, 11:31
Klon i told you Jacky Ickx wasn't worth it :P

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by pasta_maldonado 16 Aug 2021, 11:46
Miguel98 wrote:Boro would like to enquire on how much money Jacky Ickx and his sponsors can bring to the team.

Jacky Ickx will drive for Boro on minimum wage.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Frogfoot9013 16 Aug 2021, 11:49
Dywa would like to offer Jacky Ickx the privileged position of test driver. Ickx would be expected to bring with him any and all sponsorship he has.

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 pasta_maldonado 16 Aug 2021, 19:30
1979 Citizen Austrian Grand Prix - Pre-Qualifying
Image
Image

1. Alfa Romeo 3:19.053
2. Lola-Ford 3:19.385
3. Hesketh-Ford 3:20.831

4. Rebaque-Ford 3:23.484
5. Minardi-Ford 3:23.884
6. Ensign-Ford 3:23.942
7. Interscope-Ford 3:25.342
8. Merzario-Ford 3:29.461
9. Spartec-Ford 3:30.493
10. Martini-Ford 3:38.415 (VDS)
11. Martini-Ford 3:43.995 (Sachs)
12. Dywa-Renzo 4:23.759


1979 Citizen Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying
Image
Image

1979 AvD German Grand Prix - Race
Image
Image

Fastest Lap: Mario Andretti - 1:39.702
Drive of the race: Clay Regazzoni - Podium in the unfancied McLaren on his first race back. Masterclass.
Reject of the race:Alfa Romeo: Emerson Fittipaldi's car literally fell apart.
Dishonourable Mention: The French

Lap Charts
Image
Image

Protesting
After each race, you can protest up to one team or driver (for now). To submit a protest, use the Google Form linked below. To confirm your protest has been lodged, please drop a post in the thread along the lines of "team X has lodged a protest against Driver Y at Z Grand Prix".

Link to protest form

Spreadsheet
Budgets have been updated.

Upgrades

Upgrades are OPEN. You may make a total of 1 upgrade in each area between races. Please check the 'Upgrade Prices' tab for an overview of the upgrade costs, and the 'Upgrades' tab to view how many upgrades your car has received this season, and how much the next one will cost.

Ferrari, Renault, and Matra engine upgrades are now available

Please request upgrades using the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:

G Upgrade: (Grip Upgrade; Y/N)
H upgrade: (Handling Upgrade; Y/N)
D upgrade: (Drag Upgrade; Y/N)
M upgrade: (Chassis weight/mass Upgrade; Y/N)

Engine upgrade: Y/N


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

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Butterfox 16 Aug 2021, 19:37
Team: Ligier
User: Butterfox

G Upgrade: N
H upgrade: N
D upgrade: N
M upgrade: N

Engine upgrade: Y

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by Frogfoot9013 16 Aug 2021, 20:00
Team: Dywa
User: Me

G Upgrade: N
H upgrade: N
D upgrade: N
M upgrade: N

Engine upgrade: Y
Autosprint wrote:Renzo Engineering Unveil New Turbo Engine; Dywa Become Second Turbo F1 Team
Just as it seemed that the drama had come to an end at Dywa, the enigmatic Canegrate outfit has dropped a bombshell on the whole Formula 1 world by announcing it would be showing up to the Dutch Grand Prix with a turbo engine. Up until now, Renault has been the sole turbo-powered team, and their breakthroughs with their turbo this year have raised many an eyebrow within the paddock. It was only a matter of time before someone else developed a turbo, but few expected that Renzo Engineering would be the first to join Renault in the turbo club. "We cannot give technical details on our new engine, but we can assure that it has been tested thoroughly already, with a special thanks to Signore Zorzi and Signorina Cacciatori for their work in doing so. They will be debuting the new engine at the Dutch Grand Prix. We had initially planned to debut the engine in 1980 but we have decided to bring this forward to get some racing experience under our belts with the new turbo engine," said a joint Dywa-Renzo statement on the unveiling of the new BI-3T engine. Dywa-Renzo's carrying out of testing indicates that the team might be turning a new leaf in their Formula 1 endeavour, and it also explains their hitherto-inexplicable offers to F1 drivers without a seat to become their test driver. Amidst the turmoil surrounding the imminent FISA-FOCA summit to be held at the Dutch Grand Prix, it is unclear how much of the spotlight will be turned on the Renzo turbo, but undoubtedly we can expect to see more manufacturers join the turbo club in the years to come.


Additional Notes:
Guido Dacco and Enrico Uncini are hereby released from Dywa, effective immediately. Renzo Zorzi and Ottavia Cacciatori shall drive the #35 and #36 cars respectively for Zandvoort and Monza.

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 Butterfox 16 Aug 2021, 20:14
Guy Ligier wrote:Ah shut up Dydo, you're by no means the second. Matra, Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo are all testing with turbo's to figure out if it's a viable engine formula, we, unlike you and Renault, would actually prefer to wait until the engine works before racing with it. Also that design part looks suspiciously like a hair dryer?


Lena Trosschi wrote:Dydo, darling, have you seen my hair dryier?

I don't know what i want and i want it now!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests