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Overview

FF1M is a simulated racing league conceived and run by Ajay Motorsports (In universe called the AFIA) and hosted on theracingline.net forums and run using the Grand Prix 3 2000 software.

At the start of each season entrants create their team, signing drivers, engines, tyre suppliers and sponsors in the hope of winning races and eventually claiming the title of the Drivers and/or Teams Championship.

In the first few seasons the series was billed as a masters event with drivers from different F1 era's competing for the title. However in recent seasons this has changed and each season now follows a specific year, with drivers, engines and circuits from that year.

Rules

Teams Bosses and Team Entry

Main Article: Pre Season

Teams are entered at the start of each season. In order for an entry to be accepted by the AFIA the team must have 2 Drivers, an Engine and a Tyre Supplier. They can also choose to run a dedicated test driver if they wish.

Once entries are completed Team Bosses can choose which areas to focus on in testing, and after the first race of the season, hire and fire their drivers. They can also extend their current contracts at any point during the season for the price given at the start of the season. At the Monaco Grand Prix each season they make sponsorship bids in an effort to attract sponsorship to the team for the subsequent season. After the mid point of the season, the silly season begins and Team Bosses can choose to sign next seasons drivers early, but must compete with other Team Bosses to get their desired drivers.

Drivers

Drivers in FF1M are signed during pre season or from Season 11 onwards, during the Silly Season and can assume Race Driver or Test Driver roles.

In the first few seasons the drivers used in the series were drivers who had won a race between 1990 and 2007 in Formula One. However in later seasons this was changed and gradually the series changed so that each season would match a particular year of F1 history and drivers were added that drove or tested in that year.

From the 1996 season onwards all "future drivers" including 3 time FF1M World Champion Fernando Alonso were dropped, they will however return when the series reaches the year that they came into Formula One.

Rookie Drivers

Rookie Drivers are drivers under 30 years of age who have not scored a single point in the previous 2 seasons of FF1M. As a Rookie Driver they earn double Development Points for their teams during testing.

Driver Development

Each driver has a Driver Talent Rating which is his or her starting performance. As FF1M Progresses, the driver performance rating can Improve or Deteriorate according to a number of factors.

To improve this Driver Performance a Driver must either be a Rookie Driver or take part in FF2M. Every driver who takes part in FF2M will improve in performance for each point they score meaning a driver with 16000 performance at the start of the season, who scores 100 points in FF2M, will have 16100 points at the start of the next season.

Rookie Drivers can be improved through testing. For each development point a Rookie Driver earns for his team, the corresponding amount will be added to their Driver Performance.

However, all drivers are subject to the ravages of age. Each year a driver ages they will lose a small amount of performance.

Engines

Engine Suppliers in FF1M are signed during pre season only and are contracted to teams in much the same way as drivers are. They can supply two types of engines: Works or Customer. A Customer engine will generally be cheaper than a Works engine, and starts the season with the same power however they develop at half the rate of a works engine and as such at the end of the season their performances can be extremely different.

The presence of an engine supplier in FF1M is determined by the year of Formula One history that the particular season is linked to. For example BMW will enter FF1M in Season 13 which is set to follow the 2000 Formula One Season, they will then stay in FF1M until Season 22 which will follow the 2009 Formula One Season, where they will depart as their real life counterparts have.

Testing

See Main Article: Testing

Race Weekend

FF1M Race's take place on Wednesday's and Sunday's and are held over the same distance as a normal Formula One race (approx. 200 miles). There is also a 45 minute unlimited lap Qualifying Session the previous day to decide the grid. On most Friday's during the season the series feeder series FF2M is run except at the opening round of the championship where an extra 2 hour practice session is held.

Points System

For the first three seasons, FF1M used the same points system as Formula 1 used between 1991 and 2002. However during season 3 a new system was decided through a vote between the team owners at the time. The following points system has been used ever since.



Finishing Position Points
1st 12
2nd 8
3rd 6
4th 5
5th 4
6th 3
7th 2
8th 1


Race Coverage

At the start of a race weekend a "Bumper" is posted in the current seasons forum thread which contains circuit data including previous winners of the event, lap records and a basic weather report. Results of FF1M Race Weekend sessions are then posted along with Fastest Lap data, Championship standings and for most races a Lap Chart. From the 1989 FF1M Season onwards there have been Race Highlights posted on YouTube for some races. In later seasons the frequency of these highlights videos has grown and in the 1998 FF1M Season every race had a YouTube highlights package for the first time. The YouTube highlights package generally contains race action only however there are plans to add Race Results and Championship Tables to the highlights in the near future.

Seasons

Fantasy F1 Masters

Season Year Drivers Champion (Team) Pts (Wins) Constructors Champion Pts (Wins)
M1 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Michael Schumacher (AquinoPlus) 74 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- AquinoPlus - Ford 77 (4)
M2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Nigel Mansell (Gui Racing) 67 (5) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- AquinoPlus - Ford 94 (4)
M3 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Alain Prost (Pedersen) 65 (4) 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1- M-Sport - Ferrari 82 (4)
M4 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Alain Prost (Maestro Motorsport) 91 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Maestro Motorsport - Honda 134 (5)
M5 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso (Maestro Motorsport) 111 (8) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Maestro Motorsport - Honda 200 (12)
M6 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso (Maestro Motorsport) 68 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Maestro Motorsport - Ferrari 125 (4)
M7 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Ayrton Senna (AquinoPlus) 83 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- AquinoPlus - Ferrari 164 (7)
M8 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso (Gui Racing) 118 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Gui Racing - Renault 171 (6)
M9 2010-11

Fantasy F1 Management

Season Year Drivers Champion (Team) Pts (Wins) Constructors Champion Pts (Wins)
C2 1950 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Luigi Fagioli (Andy Racing) 9 (1) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Andy Racing - Alfa Romeo 14 (1)
C1 1986 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Alain Prost (Tornado) 51 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Tornado - BMW 52 (4)
C3 1987 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Ayrton Senna (Gui Racing) 45 (5) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Gui Racing - Honda 46 (5)
C4 1988
1 1996 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Michael Schumacher (AquinoPlus) 102 (6) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- AquinoPlus - Renault 163 (7)
2 1997 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Damon Hill (Gui Racing) 94 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Gui Racing - Ferrari 175 (6)
3 1998 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Michael Schumacher (Dodgem) 124 (7) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Dodgem - Ferrari 173 (8)
4 1999 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli (MRD Racing) 91 (5) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Gui Racing - Ford 159 (3)
5 2000 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli (Gui Racing) 79 (4) 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Gui Racing - Ford 154 (6)
6 2001 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta (Gui Racing) 82 (0) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- FJR - Renault 143 (4)
7 2002 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso (MRD Racing) 94 (3) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- TornadoF1 - Ferrari 123 (4)
8 2003 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta (Dark Wolf) 83 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Dark Wolf - Ferrari 163 (9)
9 2004 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli (FJR) 116 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- FJR - Renault 168 (7)
10 2005 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Ralf Schumacher (Pedersen) 86 (5) 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1- Pedersen - Mercedes 164 (9)
11 2006 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nico Rosberg (FJR) 119 (5) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- FJR - BMW 155 (7)
12 2007 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Sebastien Vettel (Dark Wolf) 124 (4) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Dark Wolf - Mercedes 149 (4)
13 2008 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Jenson Button (Tornado) 116 (6) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Tornado - Mercedes 182 (7)
14 2009 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Lewis Hamilton (Shake n Bake) 137 (9) 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Shake n Bake 230 (11)
15 2010
16 2011
17 2012
18 2013
19 2014
20 2015
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