It appears that HRT may not even make it to the first races. They have just moved their operations to a depressing little warehouse in the Valencia area, and it seems that they don’t have the means or the time to have a 2012 spec machine in time for the first races, let alone pre-season testing.
With regards to our competition, I feel the need to add the following rules:
1. In case a team does not appear in a race, then (as per the rules already posted), they will be classified as DNS (drivers and chassis) and will be deducted points accordingly. If you want to change them, you’ll have to wait for the first opportunity (after race No 4). Drivers who get lapped will be deducted 1 pt / lap.
2. In case a driver moves to another team mid-season, then the players who have selected him, will have to keep him in their roster (i.e. they do not inherit his replacement in the team). If a driver loses his seat and is left without a drive, then the players who have selected him will automatically inherit his replacement.
3. In case, at the end of the season, we have a tie between players, then the order will be determined by who posted his/her selections first.
4. We have already identified 3 opportunities that you can change your roster in the season. In addition to that however, you will only be allowed the following number of changes:
4a. Drivers = 2 changes per season (1 per each driver)
4b. Teams (chassis) = 2 changes per season
4c. Engines = 2 changes per season
You will, therefore, have to be careful with the timing of your changes…. 🙂
I am really looking forward to this competition. Thanks for the many entries so far; your selections have a surprising variation. No two rosters are the same…