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by Hammercat42 18 Nov 2021, 20:07
Daily Kat News
Press Release Pre-Season
By Harry Katze

By the rumours on the British camping near the headquarters of Lotus there is a chance that the new Lotus manager named Rick Hammercat is offering Piercarlo Ghinzani a one year contract as Lotus their official reserve driver for the 1991 season, Hammercat told the tabloids that he "is looking for an experienced driver who can standby when one of the main drivers (Red. Gugelmin and Comas) is unable to finish the race weekend and the rumours are pointing towards Ghinzani since he is also an Italian favourited driver".

The rumours received at the postbox of Daily Kat News are talking about 200.000 a 500.000 pond offered by the personal sponsor of Ghinzani who is creating creative mural arts around the globe, we will see how that ends in the world of today.

If all of above is true, that will mean that the Lotus team would be complete for this season with 3 drivers with enough experience to survive the 1991 season.

To be continue soon!
by Hermann95 26 Nov 2021, 21:35
Season Report After Round 4

All standings, in detail, can be found on the wiki

Race 1
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ROTR: Modena-Porsche, way off the pace in Pre-Qualifying
IIDOTR: Alain Prost, first Brabham win since 1985
DBTMOTR: Pedro Chaves

Race 2
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ROTR: Mika Häkkinen, clumsy collision with Morbidelli
IIDOTR: Nelson Piquet, From P5 to P1 in very difficult conditions
DBTMOTR: Giani Morbidelli

Race 3
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Note: Nigel Mansell was disqualified after the race, for an underweight car.
ROTR: Benetton, for getting Mansell's car disqualified
IIDOTR: Ligier, scoring their first Podium since 1986 and their first pole position since 1981
DBTMOTR: Bruno Giacomelli

Race 4
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ROTR: Alain Prost, spinning from the lead on lap 15
IIDOTR: Thierry Boutsen, scoring Ligier's first every Monaco GP win.
DBTMOTR: Pedro Chaves

Pre Qualifying teams for the next 4 races:
Lotus
Larrousse
Leyton House
Coloni
Modena
by Hermann95 26 Nov 2021, 21:58
R&D Phase 1

Teams have now approximately one week time to develop their cars.

Chassis

Teams can select between:
    up to 3 small upgrades (0.5 mil $ per piece) or
    up to 2 medium upgrades (1 mil $ per piece) or
    1 large upgrade (2.5 mil $ per piece)

Each upgrade needs to be targeted at a specific region of the car. The options are:
    Grip
    Drag
    Weight
    Driveability
    Reliability

Please use the following form to hand in your bids:
Code: Select all
Team:
Upgrades:
Target Upgrade 1:
Target Upgrade 2 (if applicable):
Target Upgrade 3 (if applicable): 

No response will default to no upgrade purchase

Engines

The works teams of Ferrari, Ford(Benneton), Honda(McLaren) and Porsche(Modena) will receive a free performance upgrade before Race 5.

Ferrari offers the upgrade to customer Brabham for 1.5 m$.
Ford offers the upgrade to customer Scuderia Italia for 1 m$

Yamaha offers their customer Leyton House an optional performance upgrade for 2 m$
Ilmor offers their customer Tyrell an optional performance upgrade for 1.5 m$

If you are a customer team, which was offered an upgrade, please confirm or deny the purchase. You won't be able to purchase this upgrade at a later date.

No response will default to no upgrade purchase
by Hermann95 27 Nov 2021, 13:36
DigitDan7 wrote:One question: if you get multiple upgrades (medium or small), do they have to be all on the same area of the car? Or can you mix & match?


You can mix and match the area, but not the sizes.
So a small Grip-Drag-Weight combo f.e. is possible.
by DigitDan7 27 Nov 2021, 16:45
Ok then, here's my upgrade plan:
Team: Leyton House
Upgrades: Small
Target Upgrade 1: Reliability
Target Upgrade 2: Reliability
Target Upgrade 3: Driveability
Engine Upgrade: Yes

The first quarter of the season sucked for Leyton House, huh?
by Rob Dylan 28 Nov 2021, 18:42
Briatore is promising his sponsors and the media at large that Mansell can easily win 5 races this year if the car is a little more driveable. Therefore Benetton are putting all their effort into making this happen.

Team: Benetton
Upgrades: One Large Upgrade please
Target Upgrade 1: Driveability

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 Collieafc 01 Dec 2021, 00:11
My God for a C chassis the M191 is awful, even the D tiers are beating it in all categories. Clearly the RNG Gods were displeased.

Team: Minardi
Upgrade type: medium
Upgrade 1: Reliability
Upgrade 2: drag

DanielPT wrote:Life usually expires after 400 meters and always before reaching 2 laps or so. In essence, Life is short.
by Hermann95 04 Dec 2021, 15:16
Season Report After Round 8

All standings, in detail, can be found on the wiki

Race 5
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ROTR: The Weather
IIDOTR: Giani Morbidelli
DBTMOR: Bruno Giacomelli
Note: Jean Alesi was injured in his crash. He'll be unable to race for at least three races.

Race 6
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ROTR: Alain Prost, spinning it from the lead. Again...
IIDOTR: Phillippe Alliot
DBTMOR: Derek Warwick

Race 7
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ROTR: Nelson Piquet's engine
IIDOTR: Andrea De Cesaris, making the grid for the first time this season.
DBTMOR: Gregor Foitek

Race 8
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ROTR: Ferrari engines
IIDOTR: Ayrton Senna
DBTMOR: Eric Bernard
Note: Thierry Boutsen was injured in his crash. He'll be unable to race for the next race.

EDIT: Pre Qualifying Teams for the next four round:
Fondmetal
Modena
AGS
Lotus
Coloni


Autsport wrote:Safety concerns in Formula One

The recent injuries to Jean Alesi and Thierry Boutsen, do raise concerns throughout the paddock. This leads to a decision by the FISA, to introduce stricter crash tests ahead of the 1992 season. Team insiders claim that this will go hand in hand with a change in car weight, some saying that the chassis will be 15 kg heavier on average.

This is however not the only change in regulation. As an immediate answer, the FISA is mandating every team to contract a stand-by reserve driver before the next race at Hockenheim. In case of further injuries this season, those will fill the vacant seats. "Should a team fail to provide evidence of a contracted reserve driver, they will get one assigned by us", said a FISA spokesperson.
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by Hermann95 04 Dec 2021, 15:29
R&D Phase 2

Teams have now approximately one week time to develop their cars, and sign the now mandatory reserve driver.

Chassis

Teams can select between:
    up to 3 small upgrades (0.5 mil $ per piece) or
    up to 2 medium upgrades (1 mil $ per piece) or
    1 large upgrade (2.5 mil $ per piece)

Each upgrade needs to be targeted at a specific region of the car. The options are:
    Grip
    Drag
    Weight
    Driveability
    Reliability

Please use the following form to hand in your bids:

No response will default to no upgrade purchase

Engines

The works teams of Porsche(Modena) and Renault(Ligier) will receive a free performance upgrade before Race 9.

Renault offers the upgrade to customer Williams for 3 m$.

Judd offers their customers Arrows and Jordan an optional performance upgrade for 1.5 m$.
Ilmor offers their customer Tyrell an optional performance upgrade for 1 m$.

If you are a customer team, which was offered an upgrade, please confirm or deny the purchase. You won't be able to purchase this upgrade at a later date.

No response will default to no upgrade purchase

Drivers

Any team outside of Williams, Lotus, Brabham and Ligier, need to sign a reserve driver before the next race.

Please consult the Spreadsheet for available driver. You can as well sign drivers outside the sheet.

The drivers contracts have to follow these rules:
    Maximal contract length is 3 years
    Pay drivers can't bring more than 0.2 mil $ per race(3.2 mil $ for a whole season).
    Pay drivers can only bring money as race bonus
    Payments can only be divided into guaranteed money(which the team pays upfront in any case) and race bonus(which the team/driver pays in case the driver is on the entry list for a race)
    No additional clauses or bonuses are permitted

Please use the following form to hand in your bids:
Code: Select all
Team:
Upgrades:
Target Upgrade 1:
Target Upgrade 2 (if applicable):
Target Upgrade 3 (if applicable):
Engine upgrade [Y/N] (if applicable):
Reserve Driver [Y/N] (if applicable):
Driver:
Contract length:
Pay driver: Yes/No
Guaranteed payment:
Race Bonus:
by Butterfox 04 Dec 2021, 15:35
Team: Ligier
Upgrades:
Target Upgrade 1: Small grip
Target Upgrade 2 Small driveability
Target Upgrade 3 Small reliability
Engine upgrade [Y/N] Y
Reserve Driver [Y/N] Y
Driver: Emmanuel Collard
Contract length: 2
Pay driver: Rookie
Guaranteed payment: 1
Race Bonus:0

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by HawkAussie 05 Dec 2021, 00:13
Team: Arrows
Upgrades: N/A
Target Upgrade 1:
Target Upgrade 2 (if applicable):
Target Upgrade 3 (if applicable):
Engine upgrade [Y/N] (if applicable): Y
Reserve Driver [Y/N] (if applicable): Y
Driver: Mika Salo
Contract length: 1
Pay driver: Rookie
Guaranteed payment: Yes
Race Bonus: 0

Officially Retired
by Rob Dylan 05 Dec 2021, 11:59
I think Benetton simply can't afford to upgrade at this point. We will save for 1992.

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 Hammercat42 06 Dec 2021, 19:09
Team: Lotus-Ford
Upgrades:
Target Upgrade 1: Medium Grip $1 Mil
Target Upgrade 2: Medium Grip $1 Mil
Engine upgrade [Y/N] N (Not Able)
Reserve Driver [Y/N] Y
Driver: Piercarlo Ghinzani
Contract length: 1 as reserve driver
Pay driver: Paydriver
Guaranteed payment: 0
Race Bonus: RNG?
by DigitDan7 09 Dec 2021, 11:45
Team: Leyton House
Upgrades: None
Engine upgrade : N
Reserve Driver: Y
Driver: Claudio Langes
Contract length: 1 as reserve driver
Pay driver: Yes
Guaranteed payment: 0
Race Bonus: 0,2m (standard for P2 drivers)
by Collieafc 11 Dec 2021, 08:45
Medium reliability and grip update for Minardi please - still on the back foot with the car.

For the reserve driver, we go for the one who costs the least for the rest of this season. (Been unable to properly check lately :( )

DanielPT wrote:Life usually expires after 400 meters and always before reaching 2 laps or so. In essence, Life is short.
by Hermann95 11 Dec 2021, 13:29
R&D Update

First up Ligier
Small Grip:
0-50: 32
Drawback drag: 22
Drawback driveability: 14
Small driveability:
0-50: 46
Small Reliability:
0-50: 31
Weight Drawback: 0,36kg (0kg because of Ross Brawn)
All in all a decent upgrade session for Ligier

Jordan: small grip:
0-50: 46
Drawback drag: 42
Drawback driveability: 15
Okay I'd say

Lotus with two medium grip updates:
Medium Grip:
0-100: 21
Drawback Drag: 7
Drawback Driveability: 11
Medium Grip:
0-100: 11
Drawback Drag: 6
Drawback Driveability: 0
That is a proper stinker of an upgrade session

And last but not least: Minardi with a medium Reliability and Grip update
Reliability:
0-100: 100
Drawback weight: 0,5kg
Grip:
0-100: 91
Drawback drag: 26
Drawback driveability: 17
That's an incredible session for Minardi

Reserve Driver Signings

Claudio Langes -> Leyton House
Mika Salo -> Arrows
Emmanuel Collard -> Ligier
Cheapest driver available -> Minardi

The cheapest driver available is a Rookie, and an Italian Rookie would make sense. So Andrea Montermini it is.
Last edited by Hermann95 on 11 Dec 2021, 15:27, edited 1 time in total.
by Aislabie 11 Dec 2021, 13:38
BP Larrousse F1 Team would like to sign the following non-racing drivers:

Image Rubens Barrichello as our Reserve Driver.

We'd also like to promote him to a race seat at the end of his Formula Three campaign

Image Elton Julian as our Test and Development Driver
by Hermann95 11 Dec 2021, 21:48
Season report after round 12

All standings, in detail, can be found on the wiki

Race 9
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ROTR: The organizers for making a clerical error with regard to the Pre-Qualifying teams.
IIDOTR: Emmanuel Collard, for a near perfect debut.
DBTMOR: Damon Hill

Race 10
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ROTR: The Hungaroring for providing a boring race
IIDOTR: Nigel Mansell for keeping Alain Prost behind
DBTMOR: Emmanuele Pirro

Race 11
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ROTR: Ligier's tyres
IIDOTR: Gerhard Berger
DBTMOR: Naoki Hattori
Note: Mika Häkkinen will miss one race after his accident.

Race 12
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ROTR: Nelson Piquet, causing a collision with Alesi
IIDOTR: HHF
DBTOMR: Perry MecCarthy
Note: Nelson Piquet has to serve a 3 place grid penalty at the next race he starts.

EDIT: Pre-Qualifying teams for the last 4 races:
Modena
Larrousse
AGS
Lotus
Coloni
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by Hermann95 11 Dec 2021, 22:15
R&D Phase 3

Teams have now approximately one week time to develop their cars for the last time this season.

Chassis

Teams can select between:
    up to 3 small upgrades (0.5 mil $ per piece) or
    up to 2 medium upgrades (1 mil $ per piece) or
    1 large upgrade (2.5 mil $ per piece)

Each upgrade needs to be targeted at a specific region of the car. The options are:
    Grip
    Drag
    Weight
    Driveability
    Reliability

No response will default to no upgrade purchase

Engines

The works teams of Porsche(Modena), Ferrari and Ford(Benetton) will receive a free performance upgrade before Race 13.

Ferrari offers the upgrade to customer Brabham for 1 m$.
Lamborghini offers their customers Larrousse an optional performance upgrade for 1.5 m$.
Yamaha offer their customer Leyton House an optional performance upgrade for 1 m$.

If you are a customer team, which was offered an upgrade, please confirm or deny the purchase. You won't be able to purchase this upgrade at a later date.
No response will default to no upgrade purchase



Rule Changes for 1992

Confirmed changes:
    1) Change of crash tests, which leads to cars being about 15 kg heavier.
    2) Reserve drivers will stay mandatory.

Changes, decided by the governing body(me):
    1) New sponsorship system, featuring multiple goals and the possibility for multi-year contracts
    2) Slightly altered upgrade system, with focus on testing and test-drivers

Possible changes, voted by the teams:
    1) Changing the draft to 3 rounds instead of 4.
    2) New engine pricing system, where every engine is priced with an exact formula to reflect on-track time gains.
    3) Getting rid of Team Principal bonus system

For Upgrades and voting, please use the following form:
Code: Select all
Team:
Upgrades:
Target Upgrade 1:
Target Upgrade 2 (if applicable):
Target Upgrade 3 (if applicable):
Engine upgrade [Y/N] (if applicable):
Voting:
Only 3 draft round: [Y/N]
New Engine Pricing system: [Y/N]
No TP bonuses: [Y/N]



Indoor Trophy

After the end of the season, the F1 Indoor trophy will be held as a non-championship race. The prize money is up to 1 million dollar for the winner.

To enter, your entry needs some kind of Italian connection. This could be the team, the driver, a supplier or your sponsor.
You can sign any driver you want, as long as he isn't currently contracted with another team. Drivers won't cost or bring any money. Max 1 entry per team for now. Only if the 16 entries aren't full, you can enter a second car on short notice.

Entry form:
Code: Select all
Team:
Driver:
by Butterfox 12 Dec 2021, 12:32
Ligier is interested in the Indoor trophy as their 'latin passion' fits with italy a bit and yada yada.

Team: Ligier
Driver:
First choice: Michele Alboreto
Second choice: Nicola Larini
Third choice: Pierluigi Martini
Fourth choice: Gabriele Tarquini
Fifth choice: Fabrizio Barbazza
Sixth choice: Bertrand Gachot must become italian.

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by Aislabie 13 Dec 2021, 20:55
Hermann95 wrote:Indoor Trophy


BP Larrousse F1 Team will be entering our Test and Development Driver Image Elton Julian, as we hope this will aid his development towards a Formula One race seat in the coming years
by Hermann95 14 Dec 2021, 18:27
DigitDan7 wrote:One thing I must ask, since we're close to 1992: what the hell will happen to Leyton House (the company, not the F1 team)? Will they be yeeted, will they stay or is it up to me?


It would probably make sense to rename to March, just like it RL. But as it's a very different timeline, we might as well say the Leyton House controversy is never happening, so I think it's up to you in the end.

Gameplay wise, it doesn't change anything for you.
by Hermann95 19 Dec 2021, 15:36
Season report after round 16

All standings, in detail, can be found on the wiki

Race 13
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ROTR: Prost and Irvine running out of fuel
IIDOTR: Bruno Giacomelli
DBTMOR: Andrea de Cesaris

Race 14
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Note: Investigations after the race, into a potential crash on purpose from Berger, showed that Ferrari were using illegal fuel additives. Both cars got DSQ'd from this race, and they are not allowed to supply customer engines in 1992 and 1993.
ROTR: Ferrari fuel gate
IIDOTR: Mika Häkkinen
DBTMOR: Pedro Chaves

Race 15
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ROTR: Prost spinning from the lead for the 3rd time this season
IIDOTR: Giani Morbidelli
DBTMOR: Emmanuele Pirro

Race 16
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ROTR: The championship contenders, all unable to finish the race.
IIDOTR: All podium finishers
DBTMOR: David Brabham

Congratulations to the new champions, Benetton and Nigel Mansell.

End of the year awards
Drivers World Champion: Nigel Mansell
Constructors World Champions: Benetton
Most Wins: Nigel Mansell, 5 wins
Most Pole Positions: Nigel Mansell, 7 pole positions
Most fastest laps: Alain Prost, 7 fastest laps
Rookie of the year: Eddie Irvine
ROTY: Porsche (DHM: Ligier's luck)
IIDOTY: Ligier and Brabham
DBTMOY Pedro Chaves
Most WCC places gained: Ligier, 9
Most WCC places lost: Lotus, 9

EDIT: special thanks to HawkAussie, for his recent wiki updates. A small 250k bonus has been granted to Arrows.
by Rob Dylan 22 Dec 2021, 07:30
Super happy for Mansell finally getting his first championship after the promise of 1990 for both him and the team. Benetton have a strong team line-up going into 1992, and are very impressed especially with Irvine's end-of-year performance at Suzuka. To finish ahead of Senna in the standings only proves he is a possible future GOAT.

As Benetton is an Italian company, we'd love to take part in the Indoor Trophy. However, we run a British flag, though maybe after winning the championship they'll let that slide. Also, why not give our reserve driver Mark Blundell a shot while we're at it?

Therefore we're going to test the water. Mark Blundell will head to the Indoor Trophy to represent Benetton, and if there's a huge amount of demand, we'll send in #1 Nigel Mansell at the last minute as our second driver.

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 Rob Dylan 23 Dec 2021, 11:19
Just to confirm what I said to Hermann yesterday, Mansell will take time out of his well earned holiday and compete in the Indoor Trophy too.

If there's even more demand for entrants, Flavio can pull some strings and bring Eddie Irvine along too.

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!

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