Fantasy F1 - any interest this year?

Would you play FF1 this year?


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Brogan

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Just trying to gauge how much interest there is for FF1 this year.

It's a lot of work setting it up and running it so if there's not much interest, I won't bother.
 

F1Yorkshire

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CTA without FF1? Wouldn't be right, might as well add that I have no problem with running the cup again this year.

Mephistopheles you'll say that but when you see how much fun we're having you'll get yourself a team in! It's going to be very interesting with engine selections as no one will be able to afford a Merc.
 

Dash Racing

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no one will be able to afford a Merc.

Oh that I could afford a Merc, I'd go cheap on everything else if that were the case.

I'm beginning to have concerns about my original plan for the engine in light of what's happened so far in testing. I know it's early days yet, but I think my engine choice might sink me, unless I make a compromise on the chassis and/or drivers in order to free up funding for an engine (pending budget approval, of course).
 

F1Yorkshire

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If previous form is anything to go by then the cost of the Merc engine alone will be greater than the budget for the whole team. Honda will be cheap though.

It should be a very interesting season compared to the Merc/Merc domination of last year. (Subject to FF1 approval)
 

Brogan

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It's going to be very interesting with engine selections as no one will be able to afford a Merc
If it does go ahead, I have no idea how the starting pot would be set this year - the huge disparity between prices is going to be an issue.
 

Greenlantern101

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I know I am pissing into the wind with this one, but I would prefer it if it was a predictor style game rather than manager style.

So 'no'.
 

F1Yorkshire

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I wouldn't do anything different to how it's normally set up. Its similar to when Renault was the all conquering engine, only this time the Merc engine would be out of reach of all to start with. Merc chassis will also be expensive but to offset that we will have new drivers and a new engine coming in at minimum values.

There should be a lot more variety in the teams this year as well as improvements in the other two established engines which will start taking points and value from the Mercs
 

RasputinLives

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Brogan whilst its up to you the FF1 always picks up speed as you get nearer to the start of the season and you always end up with about 100 players in the end. I think a poll at begining of Feb is always going to get a muted response.

It is a lot of work for yourself though so I can understand if you don't. All I'm saying is that if you build it they will come.
 

Brogan

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BTW, this is what I meant by the amount of work involved, and this doesn't include actually running it, it's just to get it set up ready for people to sign up.

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