In the nicest possible way, I don’t really think this needed its own thread, to be honest. :) We’ve already got about 50 bajillion Championship threads and I always feel a bit guilty that all the F1 2010 threads seem to be flooding the forum all the time.
As far as a promotion/relegation system goes, I honestly don’t think that would work. We have too many problems with people not being able to make it to different events for it to be a viable option. Besides, I had only planned to run the Official ‘Collantine Cup’ league over the off-season to provide some of us here with a racing series to concentrate on while there was no real life F1 action to keep us amused. I do plan to run a second season of the ‘Collantine Cup’, but at the same time as this one was – during the off-season. I also plan to run it using F1 2011, which will hopefully be vastly improved and have lots of new features allowing me to make it even better and more interesting. I’m all for doing some stuff during the season until then, I just don’t want to have 3-4 ‘Collantine Cup’ seasons a year, just the one. I just reckon it makes it more special that way.
In the meantime, I propose that instead of running Championships, which require long-term commitment and effort from everyone, instead we could organise a bunch of casual one-off events – either every race weekend or every non-race weekend. We could have a big all-encompassing thread in which people can arrange casual races set to any specifications. We could even do F1 Calander-specific events – like a 5 lap, 4 race mini championship around Barcalona during the Spanish GP weekend which could be done in one sitting, or even a one-off 50% race using full fuel and tyre simulation. People could pick a car or have one randomly assigned to them, join in when it’s most convenient for them and have a casual blast around the same circuits as the real life F1 guys with their fellow Fanatics. The best thing is that you could pop in and say, ‘Hey, anyone fancy a 7 lap race around Spa tonight?’ and sort it out really easily.
I just think doing something like that would be more fun and much more managable for everyone, as anyone can turn up and have a go. No concerns about filling up empty seats or what have you.
If a mod would be so kind as to rename this thread to ‘F1 2010 Casual Racing Thread’ or something, we could start doing that right now in this thread.