Driver,signing will be better explained through the season. Basicly I’m considering dropping multiple season contracts.
The team who finished 1st in the WCC will get first pick of their drivers and so on. At the end of every season each driver (including test driver) has their stats improved, chosen by the team manager. If a driver wins a race, takes, pole, wins a wet race: they will then get a 0.1 improvement in the area for that season. The team manager can then also choose a certain number of ability improvement (depending on driver age) to add to their drivers. As follows:
Drivers aged 26 and under: 0.3 ability improvements
Drivers aged 30 and under: 0.2 ability improvements
Drivers aged 33 and under: 0.1 ability improvements
Drivers aged 36 and under: -0.1 ability improvements
Drivers aged 40 and under: -0.2 ability improvements
The team manager can then allocate the number of ability improvements to whatever ability area of their choosing eg; race, qualifying, rain ability.
Once EVERY race and test driver has had their improvements added, a list of drivers (including current, test, new drivers will be shown). The manager who finished 1st in the WCC will get their first pick and so on.
This makes the finishing order of the WCC crucial, as every manager will need to either focus on development of the current car, next seasons car, or both at a slower rate.
A big reason why I have chosen this path is that drivers will be wanting to to to teams higher in the WCC, and managers will want the drivers with higher ability areas.
Every driver is forced to retire once they reach 40 years of age. Once a driver reaches 36 years old, their abiltys naturally decline (see further above).
These news articles are brilliant. It’s great because everyone is contributing to building a legacy out of this series. There is always something going on, whether it be sponsorship troubles, new merchendise, or driver trashing.
Keep it up! :)