I’m rather partial to a spot of the old fantasy league action and so if anyone has a site they’d recommend please post them up; secondly, there’s a small league called MF1 that I’ve played for years which is in need of fresh blood, so consider this a shameless request for new players. Ideally I’d now put up a link to the site for you to peruse the game’s rules, but Matt, site supremo, is part way through a re-design and so there is just this holding page: http://minardif1.org/
Okay then, the basics: You have two main drivers across the season, only one of whom can be from a top 4 team (as defined by the previous year’s WCC standings); each race you also select someone to be your third, or ‘weekly’ pick, but only once per season for each driver.
Scoring: To keep the competition close, points are awarded thusly (does anyone still use that word?) for where your drivers place: 1st) 23 pts, 2nd) 22 pts, 3rd) 21 pts, and so on. There are also bonus points for pole positions and for weekly picks finishing on the podium.
Now to avoid a bunch of identical entries, which would see the league decided on weekly picks, MF1 operates a ‘no two teams the same’ policy. This is achieved by selecting second drivers by means of a draft system, wherein competitors are separated into groups according to their choice of first driver, randomly ordered, and then take turns picking driver no. 2.
Right then, what else… well it’s free to play, and there’s even a small cash prize for the ‘overall’ and ‘weekly’ champions.
This is all a bit last minute given that the ‘draft’ begins on 10th March, but should you wish to give it a go please e-mail the following info. to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) First driver pick
Hopefully that all makes sense and thanks for reading,