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2nd April 2014, 14:17 at 2:17 pm #255106
Happy with that. Beckenbauer and Hoskins both have unfinished business here, coming so close to winning, so shaping up to be a fun race. Also looks like @Bradley13 has finally worked out how to develop a car :P1st April 2014, 23:30 at 11:30 pm #255050
Wow, this looks pretty fantastic! Really looking forward to this :D29th March 2014, 23:33 at 11:33 pm #254602
First of all, as I’m more of a beneficiary of the current system, I know my suggestions and opinions may fall on deaf ears, but I’ll try anyway.
If we go back to the old development system, then there are two scenarios that will occur. Those who split development between this season and next, usually staying where they are, and those who develop the this OR next season, therefore trying to fight for the Championship every other year and consolidating the season after. That is why finance works, because it allows for more strategical thinking, which is what I believe Nic was going for.
Perhaps the underlying issue is more to do with the cost of drivers, or even the structure of the auction market. I believe it’s too easy to drive up costs at the moment, as @andae23 eluded to in his previous post. Now, my previous bids were by no means trying to do this, I was genuinely making bids for drivers I believed were, or could be talented.
The first thing we could possibly look at is the pricing structure. Say, for instance, that a team wins both Championships. Would that team then want to spend half of their budget, even if that driver could be just as good as a driver costing 10% of that price? Especially if the other driver is also in the top 5. That is something that the top teams of that season won’t want to do. So, that pushes them towards lower team drivers. With the money they have, it would be impossible for the lower teams to compete. If the prices were lower, then it wouldn’t always be necessary to look towards the cheaper drivers.
The other change could be to the amount of bids any one team is allowed to place. This would push managers to make more informed and strategic decisions, rather than driving up costs for the sake of it.
Just some things to think about, because let’s face it, development is always going to be flawed. It is in F1, and it is in a game, which tries to emulate it. Though it may seem unfair now, I don’t think it’s improbable to move up the grid if played in the right way.29th March 2014, 7:53 at 7:53 am #254420
I’d really like to know why the bids were cancelled. I realise that it may be portrayed as slightly excessive, but none of my bids were to solely drive up costs, they were genuine enquiries into drivers, which I was considering. But anyway, hopefully we can bid again soon.28th March 2014, 21:06 at 9:06 pm #254373
@Bradley13 – Good point, I had forgotten that rule. I’ll keep as is then xD28th March 2014, 21:04 at 9:04 pm #254371
Cancel bid for Jarod Lindsey.
Bid for Jarod Lindsey: £5,000,000. Thought I’d just increase it incrementally rather than a big jump.
Bid for Arden Hutchinson: £1,000,000 – Just in case :P28th March 2014, 20:20 at 8:20 pm #25436228th March 2014, 19:58 at 7:58 pm #25435828th March 2014, 19:06 at 7:06 pm #25435328th March 2014, 14:36 at 2:36 pm #25432528th March 2014, 14:33 at 2:33 pm #254324
Not going to read too much into these times, because last practice we had, the team didn’t do that well, but we ended up with a double podium. Still, it’s nice to see, and I’d like to think we can take that kind of form into quali and then the race :)27th March 2014, 18:01 at 6:01 pm #254131
@Bradley13 – That’s because your car doesn’t have enough downforce to invoke any sort of load on the tyres ;)26th March 2014, 19:55 at 7:55 pm #253978
@Juan-Pablo-Heidfeld-1 – Sure you don’t want to give Hirvonen a go to see if he’s better than Diego ;)26th March 2014, 8:13 at 8:13 am #253916
@Full-throttle-F1 – I reckon I could spend around £15,000,000 and still only get to where some of the other teams are now. Not that I will of course…or maybe I’m just double bluffing…26th March 2014, 8:06 at 8:06 am #253912