The place for non-canon series, including all series that contain minimal or no references at all to the RWRS universe
by Ataxia 11 Jun 2021, 15:01
Chip Ganassi Racing

Engine 1 : Honda
Status Type : works
Duration : 3 years

Engine 1 : Honda
Status Type : customer
Duration : 3 years

Mitch Hedberg wrote:I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Man, you really like Tide...
by pi314159 15 Jun 2021, 15:31
Team: DragonSpeed

Engine 1 : Chevrolet
Status Type : Works
Duration : 3 years

Engine 2 : Honda
Status Type : Works
Duration : 3 years

Engine 3 : Honda
Status Type : Customer
Duration : 1 year

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by Shawn040217 24 Jun 2021, 13:35
Hmmm, as of now, I still need engine bids from Alexandra of Andretti Autosport, Wazzle of A.J Foyt Enterprises and Professor Leyton House of Juncos Racing respectively.

I will give about until Sunday, 27 June to submit biddies, or else I will have to submit yer bids automatically, and there's a chance your teams might get screwed over if that occurs.
by TomWazzleshaw 27 Jun 2021, 08:18
Foyt Enterprises

Engine 1 : Chevrolet
Status Type : Works
Duration : 3 years

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type : Customer
Duration : 2 years

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by Shawn040217 28 Jun 2021, 05:59
Team Name : Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Engine 1 : Honda
Status Type 1: Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Honda
Status Type 2 : Customer
Length : 2 years

Team Name : Juncos Racing
Engine 1 : Chevrolet
Status Type 1 : Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type 2: Customer
Length : 2 years

Team Name : Andretti Autosport
Engine 1: Honda
Status Type 1 : Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type 2 : Works
Length : 1 year

Team Name : Dreyer & Reinhold Racing
Engine 1 : Chevrolet
Status Type 1 : Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type 2 : Customer
Length : 1 year

Team Name : Belardi Auto Racing
Engine 1 : Chevrolet
Status Type 1: Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type 2: Customer
Length : 2 years

Team Name : Meyer Shank Racing
Engine 1 : Honda
Status Type 1 : Works
Length : 2 years

Engine 2 : Honda
Status Type 2: Customer
Length : 1 years

Team Name : Clauson-Marshall Racing
Engine 1: Chevrolet
Status Type 1 : Works
Length: 1 year

Engine 2 : Chevrolet
Status Type 1: Customer
Length: 2 years
by Shawn040217 28 Jun 2021, 06:05
With that, let's commence with....

Engines


Honda (Works)
Andretti 1-10
Ganassi 11-20
Schmidt Peterson 21-30
Harding Steinbrenner 31-40
Dale Coyne 41-50
Dragonspeed 51-60
Carlin 61-70
Rahal Letterman Lanigan 71-80
Andretti Herta 81-90
Meyer Shank 91-100
Penske 100-110

The four numbers displayed are.....15, 5, 67, and 83!! Andretti and Ganassi unexpectedly land works packages, but Herta and Carlin scored big, landing catches ahead the likes of Rahal and SPM!

Chevrolet (Works)
Penske 1-10
McLaren 11-20
Ed Carpenter 21-30
SPM 31-40
Dragonspeed 41-50
Foyt 51-60
Dreyer & Reinhold 61-70
Belardi 71-80
Clauson-Marshall 81-90
Juncos 91-100

The results are.....25, 53, and 4!! Penske, Foyt and Ed Carpenter will take the works motors.

The final results shall be as follows :
Team Penske (works Chevys, 3 years)
Andretti Autosport (works Hondas, 2 years)
Chip Ganassi Racing (works Hondas, 3 years)
Ed Carpenter Racing (works Chevys, 2 years)
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (TBA)
Dale Coyne Racing (customer Hondas, 2 years)
Andretti Herta Autosport (works Hondas, 2 years)
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (customer Hondas, 1 year)
Harding Steinbrenner Racing (customer Hondas, 2 years)
A.J Foyt Enterprises (works Chevys, 3 years)
McLaren Racing (customer Chevys, 2 years)
Dragonspeed (customer Hondas, 1 year)
Carlin (works Hondas, TBA)
Dreyer & Reinhold Racing (customer Chevys, 1 year)
Meyer Shank Racing (customer Hondas, 1 year)
Juncos Racing (customer Chevys, 2 years)
Belardi Auto Racing (customer Chevys, 2 years)
Clauson-Marshall Racing (customer Chevys, 2 years)

So in summary, Schmidt Peterson has to apply again for an engine, and Carlin will have to specify a contract length for their works deal.
by Shawn040217 30 Jun 2021, 03:12
Following Kinnik's bids, it has been determined that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will be using customer Honda motors, which now leads us to......

Drivers
- There are two types of contract statuses for drivers, Full-Time and Part-Time.

- Please take into account the availability of drivers - many demand racing full-time, while some want to stick to part-time schedules.

- Driver ratings, contracts and retirements may fluctuate slightly, based on in-sim performances.

- The displayed ratings in the sheet may not be completely representative of actual performance.

- There's a chance for drivers to retire/take a sabbatical after a season.

- There's also a chance for drivers to unretire.

- When offering part-time deals, please specify the races you want your targeted driver to take part in.

- You may increase your chances to sign drivers by offering above the listed price

- Also, you may ask pay drivers to bring in more money to the team, but that may decrease your chances of signing them.

- You may bid for up to four drivers per seat (for Full-Time drivers)

- Should you want a driver merry-go-round, you may bid for as many drivers per seat.

- Breaking driver contracts early will result in you having to pay 75% of their remaining contract.

- You may try to sign drivers from outside the list, but they may be harder to sign.



Post your submissions in this format :
Team Name : ??

Car Number : ??
Driver : Driver 1 (Full Time or Number of Races) (Price)
Driver : Driver 2 (Full Time or Number of Races) (Price)
Driver : Driver 3 (Full Time or Number of Races) (Price)
Driver : Driver 4 (Full Time or Number of Races) (Price)


For reference, here's the submissions for unclaimed teams as examples :
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Car Number : #88
Driver 1: Colton Herta (2 years) (Base Price)

Driver 2 : Pato O'Ward (2 years) (Base Price)

Driver 3 : Santiago Urrutia (2 years) ($225,000 per year)

Meyer Shank Racing
Car Number : #60
Driver 1 : Jack Harvey (3 years) ($575,000 per year)

Driver 2 : Ed Jones (1 year) (Base Price)

Driver 3 : Carlos Munoz (1 year) (Base Price)

Belardi Auto Racing
Car Number : #45
Driver 1 : James Davison (1 race, Indy 500) (Base Price)

Driver 2 : Zachary Claman de Melo (1 race, Indy 500) (Bring $50,000 per round)

Clauson-Marshall Racing
Car Number : #39
Driver 1: Pippa Mann (1 race, Indy 500) ($20,000 per round)

Driver 2: Stefan Wilson (1 race, Indy 500) ($20,000 per round)

Driver 3: Katherine Legge (1 race, Indy 500) ($40,000 per round)

Driver 4 : Simona de Silvestro (3 races, Indy 500, Road America, Mid-Ohio) ($45,000 per round)

Dreyer & Reinhold Racing
Car Number : #24
Driver 1: Sage Karam (5 races, Texas, Indy 500, Road America, Mid-Ohio, Pocono) ($45,000 per round)

Driver 2 : J.R Hildebrand (1 race, Indy 500) ($45,000 per round)

Driver 3: R.C Enerson (5 races, Texas, Indy 500, Road America, Mid-Ohio, Pocono) ($12,000 per round)
by Rob Dylan 30 Jun 2021, 09:28
McLaren Racing would like to resubmit their earlier bids if that's cool.

Driver: Fernando Alonso
Contract: Full-time
Price: $2.5 million for the year
Number #66
Length: Three years, or basically it will just keep getting renewed forever until Alonso wins the Indy 500

Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya
Contract: Part-time (rounds 5-6, 9, 12, 14-15)
Price: $120,000 per round
Number: #6
Length: One year

Murray Walker at the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix wrote:The other [Stewart] driver, who nobody's been paying attention to, because he's disappointing, is Jan Magnussen.


Felipe Nasr - the least forgettable F1 driver!
by Hermann95 30 Jun 2021, 10:47
Team Name : Team Penske

Car Number : 2
Driver : Josef Newgarden (3 years)(FT) 3 mil $
Driver : Alexander Rossi (2 years)(FT) 2.5 mil $
Driver : Scott Dixon (2 years)(FT) Base Price
Driver : Will Power (1 year)(FT) Base Price

Car Number : 3
Driver : Takuma Sato(2 years)(FT) 1.8 mil $
Driver : Fernando Alonso (2 years)(FT) Base Price
Driver : Alexander Rossi (2 years)(FT) 2.5 mil $
Driver : Sebastien Bourdais (1 year)(FT) Base Price

Car Number : 12
Driver : Colton Herta (3 years)(FT) 1.2 mil $
Driver : Patricio O'Ward (3 years)(FT) Base Price
Driver : Pietro Fittipaldi (2 years)(FT) Base Price
Driver : Sergio Sette Camara (3 years)(FT) Base Price

Car Number : 22
Driver : Simon Pagenaud (2 year)(FT) 2.2 mil $
Driver :Alexander Rossi (2 years)(FT) 2.5 mil $
Driver : Will Power (1 year)(FT) Base Price
Driver : Felix Rosenqvist (2 years)(FT) Base Price

Car Number : 95 (Entered into all Oval Races + Rounds 2, 5, 10, 13, 17)
Driver : Helio Castroneves (PT Ovals only) 80k$/Race
Driver : Conor Daly (PT Ovals only) Base Price
Driver : Juan Pablo Montoya (PT Ovals + Rounds 2, 5, 10, 13, 17) Base Price
Driver : Ed Jones (PT Ovals only) Base Price
Driver : Fernando Alonso (Rounds 2, 5, 10, 13, 17) Base Price
Driver : Stoffel Vandoorne (Rounds 2, 5, 10, 13, 17) Base Price
Driver : Brendon Hartley (Rounds 2, 5, 10, 13, 17) Base Price
by TomWazzleshaw 30 Jun 2021, 17:42
Team Name : AJ Foyt Enterprises

Car Number: 14 (Full-time)
Driver: Sebastien Bourdais (2 years, base price)
Driver: James Hinchcliffe (2 years, base price)
Driver: Charlie Kimball (1 year, base price)
Driver: Oliver Askew (1 year, base price)

Car Number: 41 (Full-time)
Driver: Zachary Claman de Melo (1 year, All races, base price)
Driver: Santiago Urrutia (1 year, All races, base price)
Driver: Pietro Fittipaldi (1 year, All races, base price)
Driver: Artem Markelov (1 year, All races, base price)

Car Number: 44 (Ovals)
Driver: JR Hildebrand (1 year, base price)
Driver: Oriol Servia (1 year, base price)
Driver: Gabby Chaves (1 year, base price)
Driver: Mikhael Aleshin (1 year, base price)

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by Bleu 30 Jun 2021, 18:35
My offers, all on their base prices:

Car 18
Driver: Colton Herta
Driver: James Hinchcliffe
Driver. Sebastien Bourdais

Car 19
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Driver: Artem Markelov
Driver: Pietro Fittipaldi

Car 39 (Indy 500 & Pocono)
Driver: J.R. Hildebrand
Driver: Oriol Servia
Driver: Charlie Kimball

Car 39 (Indy GP)
Driver: Patricio O'Ward
Driver: Brendon Hartley
Driver: Santiago Urrutia
by Butterfox 30 Jun 2021, 20:27
Ed Carpenter Racing

Car Number : 20
Driver : Ed Carpenter (all 5 oval races)
Driver : Oriol Servia (12 non-oval races) Base price - 1 year
Driver : Pietro Fittipaldi (12 non-oval races) Pay-driver - 1 year
Driver : Artem Markelov (12 non-oval races) Pay-driver - 1 year

Car Number: 21

Driver : Driver 1: Patricio O' Ward (full time) $800,000 - 2 year
Driver : Driver 2 Marcus Ericsson (full time) Pay-driver - 2 year
Driver : Driver 3 Felix Rosenqvist (full time) $1200,000 - 2 year
Driver : Driver 4 Conor Daly (Full time) $800,000 - 1 year

Car Number: 63

Driver: Helio Castroneves (all 5 ovals) 500000 - 3 year
Driver : Oriol Servia (indy only) Base price - 1 year
Driver : Pietro Fittipaldi (indy only) Pay-driver - 1 year
Driver : Artem Markelov - (indy only) Pay-driver- 1 year



Edit: i enlarged the bids for some drivers and added how long i'd like to have them. 1/07/2021 14:55 Brussels time.
Last edited by Butterfox on 01 Jul 2021, 12:56, edited 7 times in total.

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
Online
by Kinnikuniverse 30 Jun 2021, 23:45
Car number: 5

-James hinchcliffe-1.7 million$- (1 year)
-Felix Rosenqvist-Base Price (2 years)
- Pato O'ward-Base price (3 years)

Car number: 7
-Colton Herta-2 million $- (3 years)
-Charlie Kimball-base price
-Pietro Fittipaldi-Pay Driver.
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by Aislabie 05 Jul 2021, 13:50
Carlin Bids

#23 (Full-Time)
1. Image Max Chilton (3 years, full time)
2. Image Oliver Rowland (2 years, full time)
3. Image Dean Stoneman (2 years, full time)

#24 (Full-Time)
1. Image Jack Harvey (3 years, full time)
2. Image Stoffel Vandoorne (2 years, full time)
3. Image Dean Stoneman (2 years, full time)

#31 (Full-Time)
1. Image Brendon Hartley (1 year, all street tracks, all road courses, Indy 500)
2. Image Ryan Norman (1 year, all remaining ovals, Indy 500 if Hartley refuses)
3. Image Nick Cassidy (1 year, anything they refuse)

#59 (Full-Time)
1. Image Jake Dennis (2 years, all street tracks, all road courses)
2. Image Mattheus Leist (2 years, all ovals, full season if Dennis refuses)
3. Image Pietro Fittipaldi (1 year, anything they refuse)

#11 (Part-Time)
1. Image Juan Pablo Montoya (3 years, Indy 500)
2. Image Ukyo Sasahara (1 year. all road courses)
3. Image Simona de Silvestro (1 year, any races they refuse, Long Beach, Pocono)

If five-year contracts are too long, then just go with whatever the longest contract I'm allowed is
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by Shawn040217 05 Jul 2021, 13:55
Aislabie wrote:Carlin Bids

#23 (Full-Time)
1. Image Max Chilton (5 years, full time)
2. Image Oliver Rowland (2 years, full time)
3. Image Dean Stoneman (2 years, full time)

#24 (Full-Time)
1. Image Jack Harvey (5 years, full time)
2. Image Stoffel Vandoorne (2 years, full time)
3. Image Dean Stoneman (2 years, full time)

#31 (Full-Time)
1. Image (1 year, all street tracks, all road courses, Indy 500)
2. Image Ryan Norman (1 year, all remaining ovals, Indy 500 if Hartley refuses)
3. Image Nick Cassidy (1 year, anything they refuse)

#59 (Full-Time)
1. Image Jake Dennis (2 years, all street tracks, all road courses)
2. Image Mattheus Leist (2 years, all ovals, full season if Dennis refuses)
3. Image Pietro Fittipaldi (1 year, anything they refuse)

#11 (Part-Time)
1. Image Juan Pablo Montoya (5 years, Indy 500)
2. Image Ukyo Sasahara (1 year. all road courses)
3. Image Simona de Silvestro (1 year, any races they refuse, Long Beach, Pocono)

If five-year contracts are too long, then just go with whatever the longest contract I'm allowed is



The longest contracts length available is 3 years, so yeah, I'll count the 5-year dealz as 3-year dealz.
by Ataxia 05 Jul 2021, 15:57
Team Name : Chip Ganassi Racing

Car Number : 9
Scott Dixon (full time, 2 years) - $3.5M
Simon Pagenaud (full time, 2 years) - $2.75M
Will Power (full time, 2 years) - $2.25M

Car Number: 10
Colton Herta (full time, 2 years) - $2.5M
Jack Harvey (full time, 1 year) - $1M
Sergio Sette Camara (full time, 1 year) - $1M

Car Number: 8
Brendon Hartley (all part-time rounds) - $55k/round
Kyle Kaiser (all part-time rounds) - $25k/round
Carlos Munoz (all part-time rounds) - $50k/round

Mitch Hedberg wrote:I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Man, you really like Tide...
by Dom_Wings 05 Jul 2021, 16:17
We will run just the one car this season.

Team Name: Andretti Herta Autosport

Car Number: 98
Driver 1: Colton Herta (Full Time) - 2.25m, 2 years
Driver 2: Takuma Sato (Full Time) - 1.8m, 1 year
Driver 3: James Hinchcliffe (Full Time) - 1.25m, 2 years
Driver 4: Marco Andretti (Full Time) - Free, 1 year

Join the GPR Discord server! https://discord.com/invite/6YDQ3aV
by This Could Be You 05 Jul 2021, 16:36
RLLR Driver Bids:

#15:
Bid 1: Graham Rahal ($1.75M, 2yrs)

#30:
Bid 1: Scott Dixon ($4M, 3yrs)
Bid 1: Takuma Sato ($2M, 2yrs)
Bid 2: Sebastian Bourdais ($2M, 2yrs)

#45:
Bid 1: Marcus Ericsson (PD)
Bid 2: Conor Daly ($900k, 1yr)
Bid 3: Oliver Askew ($1M, 2yrs)

Your Signature Here

Named after HRT, now on HRT
by Shawn040217 09 Jul 2021, 14:32
I shall give until Sunday, 11 July to submit your driver bids.

Due to a lack of activity, if they are unable to submit their driver bids by that same time, Professor Leyton House's Juncos Racing and Alexandra's Andretti Autosport will be relinquished and listed as vacant, with driver/sponsor bids done automatically (tho they will be able to reclaim their teams if no one else has taken control of them yet)
by pi314159 13 Jul 2021, 10:25
Car Number: 81

Rounds 6,9,14:
1) Helio Castroneves - 77k/round
2) Conor Daly - 43k/round
3) Carlos Munoz - 48k/round
4) Sage Karam - 42k/round

Rounds 12,15
1) Zachary Claman de Melo - pays 53k/round
2) Marcus Ericsson - pays 72k/round
3) Pietro Fittipaldi - pays 39k/round

Rounds 1,4,10,17
1) Pato O'Ward - 36k/round
2) Simona de Silverstro - 40k/round
3) Felipe Nasr - 40k/round

Rounds 2,3,5,7,8,11,13,16
1) Pastor Maldonado - pays 60k/round
2) Marcus Ericsson - pays 72k/round
3) Artem Markelov - pays 48k/round
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pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by CaptainGetz12 15 Jul 2021, 02:13
Andretti Autosport: Driver Bids

Car #25
1) Ryan Hunter-Ray (2 years) (FT) Base Price
2) Sebastian Bourdais (2 years) (FT) 1.5 mil $
3) James Hinchcliffe (2 years) (FT) Base Price

Car #26
1) Alexander Rossi (3 years) (FT) 2.5 mil $
2) Takuma Sato (1 year) (FT) 2.0 mil $
3) James Hinchcliffe (2 years) (FT) Base Price

Car #27
1) Conor Daly (2 years) (FT) Base Price
2) Felix Rosenqvist (1 year) (FT) Base Price
3) Zach Veach (1 year) (FT) Base Price

Car #28
1) Andre Lotterer (1 year) (Road Courses Only) 36.000 $/Round
2) Mitch Evans (1 year) (Road Courses Only) 32.000 $/Round
3) Sage Karam (1 year) (Ovals Only) 42.000 $/Round
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Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by Shawn040217 15 Jul 2021, 04:09
Juncos Racing
Car Number : #32
1) Kyle Kaiser (FT) ($375,000) (2 years)
2) Santiago Urrutia (FT) ($395,000) (1 year)
3) Spencer Pigot (FT) ($875,000) (1 year)
4) Heamin Choi (FT) (pays $475,000 a year) (1 year)
Car Number : #33
1) Alfonso Celis Jr. (FT) (Pays $1,000,000 a year,) (2 years)
2) RC Enerson (FT) ($180,000) (1 year)
3) Santino Ferrucci (FT) ($1,000,000)
4) Rene Binder (FT) (pays $600,000 a year) (1 year)
by Shawn040217 18 Jul 2021, 00:52
Indycar Driver RNG Part 1
First up on the stand is.......
Charlie Kimball
1-35 Foyt (FT, 1 year)
36-95 SPM (FT, 1 year)
96-100 Coyne (PT, literally only 1 race)
The RNG reads......32 : he takes the more relaxing option and settles for Super Tex's team, but that'll be dependent on whether Seabass/Hinch will accept the #14.

Colton Herta
The son of former CART winner and Laguna Seca ringer Bryan Herta, the 2018 Indy Lights runner-up has been highly sought after by a flurry of teams, big and small.
1-30 Penske (FT, 3 years)
31-50 Herta (FT, 2 years)
51-60 Coyne (FT, 1 year)
61-70 Harding (2 years)
71-85 SPM (FT, 3 years)
86-100 Ganassi (FT, 2 years)
The telescreen squirts out....a 49. While some will cry 'nepotismo' out loud, he's actually talented and will be looking to make a big impression in his rookie season.

Josef Newgarden
The 2017 IndyCar champ received just the one offer from his current team in Cap Roger's squad - no need for an RNG, he takes the deal.

Zachary Claman de Melo
Co-owner of a shoe brand, ZCD's introduction to the top level was unmemorable to put it lightly, save for Texas, where he ran a solid race until he got caught up in Will Power shite. With his bags of money, he has a couple offers up his sleeve :
Dragonspeed 1-15 (PT, 2 races)
Belardi 16-20 (PT, 1 race)
Foyt 21-100 (FT, 1 year)
Ding..... it's a 97 - the offer of a full-time gig is wayyyy too tempting for him to turn down : he'll pilot the #41 for Super Tex's squad.

Patricio O'Ward
One of Lights's hottest products, the Mexican has received a slew of potential suitors right and centre, from potentially taking Will Power's seat at Penske to a lone one-race appearance for Coyne - does he want to dive head-first into the bonfire, or take a steady approach instead, given his age?
Harding 1-25 (FT, 2 years)
Penske 26-60 (FT, 3 years)
Ed Carpenter 61-75 (FT, 2 years)
SPM 76-90 (FT, 3 years)
Dragonspeed 91-95 (PT, 4 race)
Coyne 96-100 (PT, 1 race)
It's a....56!!! Pato's willing to dive straight into the flames - he wil take the #12, given he's second in line after a claimed Herta - hopefully the unluckiness has been taken away in the process

Fernando Alonso
Fresh off an abortive McLaren F1 reunion, the Spaniard is looking to take his Stateside aspirations to the next level - the top dogs at Penske are looking to snap him up, but McLaren, who are looking to make a long-awaited return to the Brickyard, want him to lead their project, with the promise of NO Honda
1-35 Penske (FT, 2 years)
36-90 McLaren (FT, 2 years)
91-100 iNdY'S jUsT TuRninG lEfT, blablabla
It will be....a 73 - will Fred finally taste champagne, or will it be a mere continuation of a steady, sad decline? Watch this space.

Conor Daly
Derek's boi garnered headlines by managing to bump James Hinchcliffe out of the Indy 500 field on a shoestring budget. As of result, he's garnered a bit of attention from a couple teams :
1-20 Penske (PT, all ovals)
21-50 Rahal (FT, 2 years)
51-70 Ed Carpenter (FT, 1 year)
71-95 Andretti (FT, 2 years)
96-100 Dragonspeed (FT, 3 races)
The RNG-ometer blurts out : 52 : it was really, really close, but he goes for the low-stress environment at ECR - given that he's lower on the pecking order, however, could this come back to bite him?

Oriol Servia
The other Spaniard's Indy career seems to be coming to a close : however, some teams are looking to pick up for the ovals, with his vast swathes of experience and setup ability
1-30 Foyt (PT, all ovals)
31-50 Coyne (PT, 2 races)
51-75 Ed Carpenter (PT, 12 races)
76-95 Ed Carpenter (PT, Indy-only)
96-100 Retires
It shalt be....a 90. He thought about hanging up the helmet, but ultimately decided to give it one more fling.

James Hinchcliffe
Indy 500 goofage aside, the red-gloved Canuck had a decent year, with a victory at Iowa and a Top 10 points finish to his name. 2019 looks to be more of the same for him, but Andretti want him back, as do their satellite team along with Foyt
1-60 SPM (FT, 1 year)
61-75 Foyt (FT, 2 years)
76-90 Andretti (FT, 2 years)
91-100 Herta (FT, 2 years)
It rings....a 4 - this was rather easy

Now it's time for Carlin Carnage

Dean Stoneman
The Red Bull dropout and 2010 FIA F2 champ (not the F2 you're thinking about) has been dabbling in GT3s and Indy Lights, and he's gotten a phone call from his Lights employer Trevor Carlin to hop in on a two-year deal. With the Ginetta LMP1 project looking more and more like a dead fish, this may be a great opportunity to resuscitate a career that's slowly getting coathangered
1-60 Reunites with his Indy Lights employers (FT, 2 years)
61-100 Gives up on his single-seater aspirations to go sportscar racing
RNG respires.....34 - Stoneman gets another shot to prove his true worth, providing Harvey and a certain F1 reject doesn't snatch it from his grasp

Juan Pablo Montoya
Possibly one of the best all-round racing drivers around, the Colombian has quite a bit of free time on his hands exempting his Penske IMSA gig - McLaren and Carlin want him to run part-time, but will Roger be fine with that?
1-55 McLaren (PT, 6 races)
56-70 Carlin (3 years, Indy-only)
71-100 Sticks to DPi
Roger says....52, 52 : JPM will return to Indy with the Macs, hoping that their partnership will turn out far better than it did last time out.

Alexander Rossi
The Californian has continued to show time after time that he is the real deal, as evidenced by his 3 victories last season - he's very much Andretti's future. Penske, however, want to add on to their armada by poaching him for 2 years, but Rossi's very much more commited to bringing Andretti their first driver's crown since 2012
1-70 Andretti (FT, 3 years)
71-100 Takes the big leap, and goes Penske-chasin' (FT, 2 years)
It will be....21 - no surprises here too

Zach Veach
VEEch made his IndyCar debut with Andretti last year to little fanfare - he was rather middling all season, with a few solid results in between : while there's potential for him to improve, Andretti don't seem too keen on retaining him - he sits second on the pecking order behind Rosenqvist for the #27
1-70 Andretti (FT, 1 year)
71-100 Will wait for potential vacancies
RNG spits out....a 42 - he does take it, but that will be dependent on Rosenqvist turning it down

Santino Ferrucci
San-tit-o hasn't made too many friends across his now-dead European career, and that he wanted bathplug' MAGA plastered across his sidepod didn't help his cause. However, he should be able to adapt better in his home ground, and a small team like Juncos is an alright area to start.
1-45 Juncos (FT, 1 year)
46-100 I dunno, joins an right-wing extremist nutjob group devoted to the sole duty of keeping Trump in power in 2020
It will be....a 22 - he's hoping no Mexicans don't take his sea- oh wait, Celis exists


Brendon Hartley
Another one straight out the Red Bull Juniors trash compactor, the Kiwi was supposed to drive for Ganassi in 2018 before he went for Toro Rosso, and we know how that turned out. Now potentially relegated back to sportscars, he's now in hot demand :
1-25 Penske (PT, 5 races)
26-35 Coyne (PT, 1 race)
27-55 Carlin (PT, all road races + Indy)
56-80 Ganassi (PT, all #8 events)
81-100 weee back to prototypes
RNG reads......89. Hartley eventually does get to drive for Chip.

Spencer Pigot
Like Veach, he seems to be blessed with a side of Who? syndrome, but was actually quite decent towards the end of last season, which for some reason Ed Carpenter thought wasn't enough to keep him on. He has one solitary resort, being his former 500-only team Juncos, where he worryingly is third in the pecking order.
1-70 Juncos
71-100 Goes someone else, I dunno, GT3s
The RNG reads.....34, but there's a high probability he's not gonna get anything by the end of the day.

Sage Karam
Concrete barriers beware! After a couple years being quick but laughingly crashy only at Indy, Dreyer want him to show that crashiness at more races, but surprisingly his Pro Mazda employers Andretti want him to pilot the #28 for all ovals, as do Dragonspeed but with lesser races
1-30 Sticks with Dreyer (PT, 5 races)
35-80 Gets a second chance with Andretti (PT, all ovals)
81-100 Dragonspeed (PT, 3 races)
RNG shakingly reads....55. Michael signs on the dotted line - and has a couple of restless nights thinking bout the repair bills.

Simon Pagenaud
Just like Newgarden, no RNG is required - he's more than pleased to sign on for 2 more years.

Mitch Evans
The Kiwi probably received the shock of his life when he received the email of Andretti wanting him on the #28 ride. While he's pleasantly surprised, to put it lightly, he does have a stable Jaguar FE gig in his back pocket, and is he willing to give that one up?
1-75 Commits to the FE dream with Jaguar
76-100 Leaps onto a brave new world with Andretti (PT, all road races)
It shalt be....a 7 - he goes for the sensible option

Oliver Askew
3rd in Pro Mazda last season, the Floridian already has a couple of team owner eyes on him, including Bobby Rahal, who wants him for 2 years. While he really wants to make sure his career doesn't go askew by instead dropping into Lights, the offer of racing for a stable upper-middle squad is too tempting to rule out altogether
1-55 Opts to take a year in Lights
56-100 Rahal (FT, 2 years)
The RNG-ometer comments : 2, 2.
He's got many years ahead of him, no need for a Kurt Busch rushup

Ukyo Sasahara
Continuing the Carlin madcapery, this one was a weird'un, seeing as he's only just completed a solitary season in Japanese F3. But obviously, Trevor Carlin sees something in the 23-year-old that others don't
1-75 Remains determined to break out in his native Japan
76-100 Well, this be interesting (PT, all road races)

It will be : 98 - this is bound to end terribly well

Mikhail Aleshin
The Mad Russian has gone quiet since running out of moolah in 2017, but he has received an offer from Super Tex to contest all ovals in the #44 PT car
1-15 Foyt (PT, all ovals)
16-100 In Russia, SMP Racing leashes you
It will be....92.

Rene Binder
Son of F1 reject Hans, Rene channelled his inner dad's shittery by living up to his namesake on many an occasion last season. However, the Binderholz money just stands there, lurking about, and money's what Juncos needs at this stage, although René's rather low on the pecking order
1-60 Continue to terrorise approaching frontrunners with Juncos (FT, 1 year)
61-100 Pursues a gig in LMP2s

It will be....87. Meh.

Gonna go through the next few drivers a lil' quicker with less dialogue

Katherine Legge
1-20 Clauson-Marshall (PT, Indy-only)
21-100 Remains commited to IMSA
It will be....81, which is no surprise since she stood a low chance of getting signed anyway

Pippa Mann
Coming off the disappointment that was Indy 2018, the Brit looks set to make up for that with new squad Clauson-Marshall
1-80 Decides to avenge her 2018 failures with Clauson-Marshall (PT, Indy-only)
81-100 Stays on the couch
It shalt be...a 12 - Pippa's very much up for the challenge

Ed Jones
Going to Ganassi was supposed to be the big break of Jones's career, but instead it turned out to be one of mediocrity, resulting in him getting booted come the end of the year. Meyer Shank are willing to take him up, albeit being behind Jack Harvey on the pecking order, and Penske are too looking to put him in their newly-formed #95 car, but that depends on Castroneves not taking it away from him
1-40 Penske (PT, all ovals)
41-80 Meyer Shank (FT, 1 year)
It will be....37. Ed tries to get Helio into some tax shenanigans - we don't talk about that

Now here's a really bathplug candidate
Andre Lotterer
I dunno what crack Michael Andretti took when he was making offers, but boi did he go high with this one
1-10 Why not? (PT, all road races)
11-100 The bathplug?
RNG-ometer reads......87. It was never gonna happen, truth be told

Matheus Leist
Leist made an impact by winding up in 3rd in quali for his first race at St Pete - then crashed and proceeded to be irrelevant the rest of the year, not helped at all by a shitty Foyt package, and to add insult to injury was not retained after 2018
1-75 Dives into the Carlin bantz-a-tron (PT, 2 years on all ovals)
76-100 RIP career I suppose
RNG displays.....43. Leist decides to take whatever he can get at the this point, even if it's bathplug' Carlin

Jake Dennis
1-60 Carlin (2 years, all road races)
61-100 I mean, there's GT stuff, and Red Bull F1 Test Driver does sound kinda good on my resume, even if I don't really get to do shite

RNG shouts....33. While Dennis had some hesitation, he does opt to breathe life back into his single-seater career

Sebastian Bourdais
Now one of the elder statesmen of the sport, Seabass gave Coyne their first win since 2014, and has formed a great partnership with engineer Craig Hampson. However, quite a few teams have knocked on his door, really wanting to secure his wealth of experience
1-34 Coyne (FT, 1 year)
35-60 Penske (FT, 1 year)
61-75 Andretti (FT, 2 years)
76-85 Foyt (FT, 2 years)
86-100 Rahal (FT, 2 years)
RNG-ometer reads....21. Seabass stays loyal to Dale, and is ready to lead the charge once more for the underdogs.

James Davison
1-80 Belardi (PT, Indy-only)
81-100 Goes NASCAR-ring
It will be.....77 - Davison accepts

Heamin Choi
While he's mostly on the shortlist for the memez (and also for a one-off Lights drive with Juncos last year), he does bring some money to the team if anything
1-45 Juncos (FT, 1 year)
46-100 Continues to err....exist I suppose
It will be....94

Felipe Nasr
The "other Felipe" has been pilling his trade in IMSA DPi with success, while still going "bathplug Ericsson" from time to time
1-50 Dovetails IMSA with Dragonspeed (PT, 4 races)
51-100 Remains commited to IMSA
RNG displays.....2. Dragonspeed finally have a driver!

Gabby Chaves
After a lack of funding sidelined his full-time season at Harding last year, the Colombian seeks to return with a Foyt offer waiting in the wings
1-60 Foyt (PT, all ovals)
61-100 Trotts off to sportscars
It reads......54 - he damm hopes last-corner shunter doesn't nip it from him

Now get ready for.......
The EricssonEra!!
1-25 Coyne (FT, 1 year)
26-50 Ed Carpenter (FT, 2 years)
51-60 Dragonspeed (PT, 2 races)
61-100 Rahal (FT, 1 year)
RNG cries......

A 76!!
Rahal walk off with the Tetra Pak fatstacks

Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro was set to race the full season for Coyne until he was injured in a monster shunt in Spa WEC last year. He returns fully fit this yeah, armed with stacks of Embratel/drugs from favelas moolah
1-45 Coyne (FT, 1 year)
46-60 SPM (FT, 1 year)
61-75 Dragonspeed (PT, 2 races)
76-100 Ed Carpenter (PT, 12 races)

It will be.....79 !! Pietro decides to go for a seat where he can be pretty much invisible, away from the limelight

Now, I want you to guess the next driver
He's an Alt-F1 champ
Second clue : airplane
It's.......
None other than.....
Artem Markelov!!!!!
With Russian Time now in the shitter, Artem now turns his focus Stateside to further his career - with his money that shouldn't be too much of a hassle

1-45 Coyne (FT, 1 year)
46-60 Dragonspeed (PT, 8 races)
61-100 Goes on a caviar-tasting tour or something
[8:23 PM]
It will be.....23! Coyne complete their FT lineup.

Marco Andretti
All offers gone, you can bathplug off ;/

No Attack No Chance
He's received a potentially massive offer to join the dark side of Penske, but the Honda connection stays in his way

1-30 bathplug you Honda (FT, 1 year)
31-100 Rahal (FT, 2 years)

It will be....65! . Takuma's happy with staying on at Rahal

F1 Bust : Stoffel Vandoorne
1-40 I have a psuedo-Merc FE gig, c'mon
41-65 Penske (PT, 5 races)
66-100 Carlin (FT, 2 years)
[8:34 PM]
It will be....23.

Felix Rosenqvist
1-45 SPM (FT, 3 years)
46-75 Andretti (FT, 1 year)
76-100 Remains in FE
Cue Vince Welch : who's it gonna be?
It's gonna be......6! SPM have a splendid pairing of Hinch 'n Felix.

Scott Dixon
In addition to his long-time team Ganassi, he received quite the hefty offer from Rahal
this should be tasty
1-75 Ganassi (2 years)
76-100 Rahal (3 years)
It will be.....31! Not even the massive money could break the Ganassi/Dixie stronghold

Graham Rahal
No need for RNG - he therefore continues to drive the #15 RLLR machine

Max Chilton
since his dad bankrolls Carlin, no need for RNG - he signs on for 3 years
Oliver Rowland
with no offer left, he's kindly told to piss off and go back to Nissan

Now welcome...
Your liberator.......
Your luminary.......
CRASHTOR MALDONADO!!!
1-45 Dragonspeed (PT, 8 races)
46-100 Prefers stuffing LMP2s into concrete instead
As the world shakes.......RNG displays......28!! Welcome Crashtor, to the IndyCar stage!

Will Power
You would think the 2018 Indy 500 winner would sure-fire get a drive
But no, apparently
as a result of this egregious snubbing, Power, in a random corner somewhere, goes bathplug YOUR FACE ROGERRR, double finger up high

Helio Castroneves
1-15 Dragonspeed (PT, 3 races)
16-85 Penske (PT, all ovals)
86-100 Ed Carpenter (PT, all ovals)

RNG displays...32 - he stays on, continuing to chase Borg Warner No. 4

Sergio Sette Camara
despite being soundly beaten by Lando Norris in F2 last season, the almost-2017 Macau GP winner has received a McLaren F1 reserve driver offer, in addition to a Ganassi gig
1-55 McLaren F1 Team Test Driver sounds interesting I guess
56-100 bathplug Red Bull, bathplug the elitist shite, 'murica's where it's at
It will be.....94!!!!!!!!!!!
He quietly whispers in his head : bathplug off Harvey, bathplug off Harvey

Alfonso Celis Jr.
You wanna money? Alfonso gives you money in spades
1-60 Juncos (1 year, FT)
61-75 NASCAR Mexico much?
76-100 Retires
It will be....43.

Ryan Norman
The Indy Lights journeyman is absolutely stoked to receive this offer, and delightfully signs on the dotted line for the Carlin #31 (for ovals) without RNG assistance

Kyle Kaiser
The Californian comes in with a solid resume, as 2017 Indy Lights champion, and did an alright job in his part-time appearances for Juncos last year : he's looking to transition into a full-time job with them, but does he try to hold out for a better squad?
1-45 Juncos (FT, 2 years)
46-100 Waits for better offers
It will be....77. Kaiser's now on free agency.

Carlos Munoz
1-40 Meyer Shank (FT, 1 year)
41-75 Dragonspeed (PT, 3 races)
76-100 Retires
RNG replies.....66. Dragonspeed score a decent catch with a handy oval driver.

Ed Carpenter
No need for RNG, he drives for his own team

Stefan Wilson
Offer's gone, exit stage left

Simona de Silvestro
The former IndyCar podium finisher and current Australian Supercars racer received an offer from Carlin to pilot their #11 entry(edited)
1-45 Dovetails Indy with Supercars (PT, 3 races)
55-100 Focuses on Supercars(edited)
It will be....11!
Sinoma returns to the Brickyard

R.C Enerson
1-55 Dreyer (PT, 5 races)
56-100 Waits for other offers
It will be....45, but this is dependent on Hildebrand turning it down

J.R "Brickyard Bottler" Hildebrand
1-35 Coyne (PT, 2 races)
36-70 Dreyer (PT, 5 races)
71-90 Foyt (PT, all ovals)
91-100 To the couch he goes
RNG displays......57 - no surprise there

Jack Harvey
Looking to finally branch out into a full-time drive, he's received a big-time offer from Ganassi, as well as from Carlin, but Meyer Shank are also expanding to a full-time program, and are very keen for him to stay on
1-50 Ganassi
51-75 Meyer Shank
76-100 Carlin
It will be....60: a surprising move for sure from the Lincolnshire native

Santiago Urrutia
Having been snubbed of a Harding drive in 2018, the squad has come crawling back, offering a deal for 2 years, as has Juncos for a year
1-35 Juncos (FT, 1 year)
36-60 Harding (FT, 2 years)
61-100 Looks at other avenues
RNG reads.....12. Juncos therefore complete their lineup - Harding are still in search of a driver

Ryan Hunter-Reay
1-90 Decides to stick it out with Andretti (FT, 2 years)
91-100 Opts to call it a career
RNG-ometer flashes.......
A 12 - Ryan shalt soldier on for Michael's motley squad
by CaptainGetz12 18 Jul 2021, 00:56
Andretti Autosport: Round 2 Driver Bids

Car #28:
1a) Maximilian Günther (1 year) (Non-oval rounds that don't clash with FE) 40.000 $/Round (As part of a contract with BMW Andretti in Formula E)
1b) Simona de Silvestro (1 year) (Remaining non-oval rounds) / Base Price

2) Oliver Rowland (1 year) (Non-ovals only, or remaining oval rounds if Silvestro signs) 40.000 $/Round
3) Pipo Derani (1 year) (Non-ovals only, remaining oval rounds if Silvestro signs) Base Price
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Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by TomWazzleshaw 18 Jul 2021, 07:58
AJ Foyt Enterprises would like to make the following bids:

Car #44:
1) Will Power (2 years, full time, base rate)
2) Tony Kanaan (1 year, full time, base rate)

If either bid is successful, Chaves will be released and the #44 will be converted from a part-time to a full-time entry for the duration of the contract

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by Shawn040217 18 Jul 2021, 13:06
Andretti Autosport
#25 Ryan Hunter-Reay
#26 Alexander Rossi
#27 Zach Veach
#28 Sage Karam, TBA (all road courses)
Team Penske
#2 Josef Newgarden
#3 TBA (for full season)
#12 Patricio O'Ward
#22 Simon Pagenaud
#95 Helio Castroneves, TBA (for 5 races)
Chip Ganassi Racing
#8 Brendon Hartley
#9 Scott Dixon
#10 Sergio Sette Camara
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
#5 James Hinchcliffe
#7 Felix Rosenqvist
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#15 Graham Rahal
#30 Takuma Sato
#45 Marcus Ericsson
Dale Coyne Racing
#18 Sebastien Bourdais
#19 Artem Markelov
#39 TBA (for 3 races)
Ed Carpenter Racing
#20 Ed Carpenter, Pietro Fittipaldi
#21 Conor Daly
#63 Oriol Servia
Andretti Herta Autosport
#98 Colton Herta
McLaren Racing
#66 Fernando Alonso
#6 Juan Pablo Montoya
A.J Foyt Racing
#14 Charlie Kimball
#41 Zachary Claman de Melo
#44 Gabby Chaves (TBC)
Meyer Shank Racing
#60 Jack Harvey
Carlin
#23 Max Chilton
#24 Dean Stoneman
#31 Ryan Norman, TBA (for road courses)
#59 Jake Dennis, Matheus Leist
#11 Ukyo Sasahara, Simona de Silvestro
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
#88 TBA (for full season)
Dragonspeed
#81 Carlos Munoz, Pastor Maldonado, Felipe Nasr, TBA (for 2 races)
Juncos Racing
#32 Santiago Urrutia
#33 Alfonso Celis Jr.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
#24 J.R Hildebrand
Belardi Auto Racing
#34 James Davison
Clauson-Marshall Racing
#39 Pippa Mann

So Harding, Penske, Dale Coyne, Dragonspeed, Andretti and Carlin will have to reapply for drivers.
by Frogfoot9013 18 Jul 2021, 13:21
I would like to take control of Harding Steinbrenner Racing.

My bids shall be as follows:
Car #88:
1. Will Power (2yrs, full-time, $2,500,000 per year)
2. Dalton Kellett (1yr, full-time, gib mone)

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 Bleu 18 Jul 2021, 17:34
Dale Coyne offers
Ed Jones (Indy GP, Indy 500, Pocono, $60 000 per race)
Oliver Askew (Indy GP, Indy 500, Pocono, $53 000 per race)
Sergey Sirotkin (Indy GP, pay driver) + RC Enerson (Indy 500, Pocono, $11 000 per race)
by Butterfox 19 Jul 2021, 00:17
Ed Carpenter Racing is willing to field a fourth car for the Indy 500 if Will Power fails to find a better seat and doesn't want to be contractually stuck for one or two seasons to another team of the same level as ECR, short reminder that we do have works engines. We'll pay what he asks.

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