Over the past few weeks we have all been playing the latest F1 game from Codemasters, and judging from the reaction from everyone, it is arguably one of the best F1 games ever released by the Birmingham games studio. And with the added classic F1 content we can announce the return of the RaceStation Classic F1 league.
However good the 2017 cares feel to drive, one thing we all miss from F1 is the noise. The classic cars range from the beautiful McLaren MP4/4 all the way to the 2010 Red Bull RB9. These cars all have an engine with 8, 10 or 12 cylinders, and even the one car equipped with a turbocharger sounds loud enough to shatter your ear drums!
Obviously running a league with cars made between 1988 and 2010 does pose a small issue: namely the car performance not being entirely equal. For example, in 1988 Senna qualified at Monaco with a 1.26.464, whilst in 2004 Schumacher posted a qualifying time of 1.14.515. However, we think we have a solution which will overcome this issue.
The classic F1 league will see 20 drivers compete for one of 10 classic F1 teams for the title. Drivers will be randomly allocated to a team (so no picking your cars or team mates) Almost all of the classic cars will be rotated between the teams over the course of a season, so everyone will get the opportunity to drive each car, and the performance advantages/disadvantages of each car will be shared equally across the grid during the season. The allocation, and season will look something like this
(we have omitted the MP4/4 and F 2004)
The aim would be to start this league on Monday the 2nd October, running over 10 classic F1 Tracks. Races will start at 8pm (GMT) with a short qualifying session followed by a 50% race, with F2 league assists allowed. Once we have a full line up of drivers, there will be a random draw to select the driver for the different teams.
As this is a classic F1 league, we will be using a classic points system (10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1), but as always, we will use the count-back system to sort drivers who have equal numbers of points.
So, if you fancy a bit of classic fun around some of the best classic circuits on the F1 calendar in some of the most iconic cars , click here to head over to the sign up page.
Oh, and one more thing. Recently someone asked if it would be possible to race at Monaco at night, so the Classic Monaco GP will be a night race!