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F1 is formally underway for 2024 which suggests the return of its widespread fantasy recreation, the place individuals can handle their very own racing staff.

It provides individuals the chance to just about construct a staff of drivers and constructors to compete on-line by scoring factors relying on how their squad performs in actual life. 

Folks can now join F1 Fantasy 2024 forward of the Bahrain Grand Prix on 29 February – 2 March.

The right way to play F1 Fantasy

F1 Fantasy is free to play, and other people can register for the sport by way of the official F1 app or its web site the place each have a particular part devoted for it. Nonetheless, to play, an individual first wants an F1 account however that’s free and really fast to type.

To play F1 Fantasy for the season-opening Bahrain GP, an individual should join and create their staff by 4pm GMT on Friday 1 March, which is when qualifying begins because the race is on a Saturday because of the begin of Ramadan.

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Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless doable to begin enjoying F1 Fantasy after the opening grand prix, however that may imply lacking out on a weekend’s value of factors and doubtlessly beginning on the again foot.

As soon as an individual has signed up for F1 Fantasy, it’s time to construct a staff. F1 Fantasy gamers have a price range of $100m which should go in the direction of 5 drivers and two constructors.

Logan Sargeant, Williams W46

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

However simply because a participant has one staff for the opening race, it doesn’t imply they need to persist with that line-up for the remainder of the season. It’s because individuals are given two free transfers earlier than every grand prix, to allow them to substitute a driver or constructor if they want.

If an F1 Fantasy participant doesn’t use each free transfers directly, one will carry over to the next race the place it should then be used as a result of they can’t be accrued all year long. Additionally it is doable to exceed the permitted variety of free transfers, however any further switches will incur a 10-point penalty.

Additionally it is value watching out for the worth modifications as a result of they differ after every grand prix relying on efficiency. So, simply because a driver prices a certain quantity earlier than the Bahrain GP doesn’t essentially imply that can be his worth come July’s British GP.

Forward of a grand prix weekend, F1 Fantasy gamers should additionally give DRS Enhance to one among their drivers, that means his factors tally can be doubled for the spherical.

F1 Fantasy gamers are additionally given six particular chips for the season: Autopilot, Additional DRS Enhance, No Unfavourable, Wildcard, Limitless and Last Repair.

Every chip can be utilized simply as soon as throughout a season and just one will be chosen per race. The chips have completely different attributes and assist an F1 Fantasy participant rating further factors over a weekend.

Of the six chips, three can be utilized immediately – Autopilot, Additional DRS Enhance and No Unfavourable – whereas the remaining ones can be found after a participant’s opening race. 

F1 Fantasy chip

F1 Fantasy chip that means

Autopilot

Autopilot will change the DRS Enhance choice and provides it to a staff’s highest scoring driver if that driver wasn’t already chosen for it.

Additional DRS Enhance

Additional DRS Enhance will triple a driver’s factors tally over a grand prix weekend. It’s given alongside DRS Enhance, so two drivers may have their factors tally both doubled or tripled for a spherical.

No Unfavourable

No Unfavourable prevents any drivers or constructors from scoring minus factors over a grand prix weekend. It’s new for 2024, nonetheless it doesn’t forestall minus factors from being utilized for making greater than the permitted variety of free transfers.

Wildcard

Wildcard permits an F1 Fantasy participant to make limitless modifications to its staff – whereas sticking to the $100m price range – with no factors penalty occurring.

Limitless

Limitless is just like the wildcard chip on F1 Fantasy. As soon as it has been activated, a participant could make an infinite variety of transfers to their staff with out having to adjust to the $100m price range. Nonetheless it will probably solely be used for one race, so the unique staff can be restored afterwards in contrast to the wildcard chip.

Last Repair

Last repair permits a participant to make one change to its staff between the top of qualifying and the beginning of the race – even when they’ve already used all of the permitted free transfers.

As soon as a staff has been created, an individual can enter numerous F1 Fantasy leagues to compete towards buddies, household or different gamers. F1 Fantasy leagues work identical to a traditional league desk the place the participant with the best factors tally can be first earlier than working its method right down to whoever has the bottom rating.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-24

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-24

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

It’s doable to compete in non-public leagues that are invitation-only and they’re easy to create as, as soon as logged in, tapping the ‘leagues’ button will take an individual to the place they have to be. As soon as the non-public league has been created, a code and hyperlink can be generated which will be shared amongst individuals. 

F1 Fantasy gamers are additionally free to hitch public leagues, whereas individuals are routinely enrolled into the World League, Favorite Constructors League, Favorite Drivers League and one for all gamers primarily based in the identical nation.

F1 Fantasy scoring system

F1 Fantasy factors can be awarded – or deducted – primarily based on the efficiency of a driver or constructor over a grand prix weekend.

For instance, 10 factors can be awarded to the motive force who achieves pole place earlier than a sliding scale reaches the ultimate level place of tenth.

Qualifying outcome

Factors

Pole place (1st)

10

2nd

9

third

8

4th

7

fifth

6

sixth

5

seventh

4

eighth

3

ninth

2

tenth

1

eleventh – twentieth

0

No time set in Q1

-5

Disqualified

-15

F1 constructors will rating the mixed factors whole of its two drivers in qualifying, whereas additionally scoring bonus or adverse factors for different causes.

Constructor efficiency

Factors

Neither driver reaches Q2

-1

One driver reaches Q2

1

Each drivers attain Q2

3

One driver reaches Q3

5

Each drivers attain Q3

10

F1 Fantasy factors are additionally awarded on dash weekends – there can be six in 2024 in China, Miami, Austria, Austin, Brazil and Qatar – the place they’re given for the finer particulars of a race like positions gained or misplaced, in addition to ending place.

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB20

Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing RB20

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

A constructor will then rating the mixed whole of its two drivers, prefer it does for qualifying.

Dash outcome

Factors

1st

8

2nd

7

third

6

4th

5

fifth

4

sixth

3

seventh

2

eighth

1

ninth – twentieth

0

DNF

-20

Disqualified

-25

Bonus factors

Factors awarded

Positions gained from beginning place

1 for every place

Positions misplaced from beginning place

-1 for every place

On-track overtake

1 for every overtake

Quickest lap

5

The identical bonus factors are utilized throughout the grand prix, besides the quickest lap is value 10 factors on a Sunday as a substitute of 5 for the dash race.

Bonus factors are additionally awarded after a grand prix for F1’s official driver of the day, the place a participant will rating 10 additional factors if one among its drivers receives the award.

Grand prix outcome

Factors awarded

1st

25

2nd

18

third

15

4th

12

fifth

10

sixth

8

seventh

6

eighth

4

ninth

2

tenth

1

eleventh – twentieth

0

DNF

-20

Disqualified

-25

Like with qualifying and the dash race, a constructor will rating the mixed tally of its driver pairing within the grand prix.

Nonetheless, if one among its drivers scores driver of the day then the bonus factors is not going to be utilized to the constructor. So, if Pink Bull finishes 1-2 and Max Verstappen achieves driver of the day, then the staff will rating 43 factors for that and never 53.

An F1 constructor may rating factors in different methods because it will get 10 factors for having the quickest pit cease, 5 factors for the second quickest cease and three factors for the third quickest. Additionally it is doable for a constructor to attain 18 factors within the pit stops if it has all three of the quickest occasions.

How does F1 Fantasy work?

In F1 Fantasy, gamers are allowed as much as three separate groups. In every staff, gamers can be given a $100 million price range to pick 5 particular person drivers and two constructors, which all have their very own distinctive worth. Gamers should choose their groups primarily based on who they assume will carry out properly while sticking to the allotted price range.

Guanyu Zhou, Kick Sauber C44

Guanyu Zhou, Kick Sauber C44

Photograph by: Erik Junius

The higher the drivers and constructors carry out in every race, the extra factors your staff will rating. Factors can be given for efficiency in qualifying, race wins and podium finishes, in addition to further factors for quickest lap and quick pit stops. Gamers may lose factors if a driver doesn’t end a race.

Costs of drivers and constructors will fluctuate primarily based on efficiency and gamers will have the ability to promote and substitute elements of their staff forward of every grand prix deadline. You may be allowed as much as three substitutions every week, doubtlessly bettering your staff for extra factors in every race.

Who’re the most costly drivers in F1 fantasy?

Verstappen is the most costly driver in F1 Fantasy, which comes as no shock as he sealed a 3rd drivers’ title by profitable a record-breaking 19 of twenty-two grands prix in 2023.

The Pink Bull driver is odds-on favorite to win the championship once more, whereas apparently McLaren’s Lando Norris is the second costliest driver and never Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez.

Perez had a disappointing 2023 the place he scored lower than half of Verstappen’s factors tally, whereas Norris excelled for McLaren scoring a career-best of seven podiums in a single marketing campaign.

Lewis Hamilton, who completed third within the 2023 drivers’ standings, is the fourth costliest driver at $19.3million whereas his future Ferrari team-mate in 2025 Charles Leclerc is simply $0.2m cheaper after coming fifth in final yr’s championship.

That is barely completely different to the beginning of 2023 the place Verstappen began the yr as the most costly driver at $26.9m forward of Hamilton ($23.7m) in second and Leclerc ($21.2m) third. George Russell ($18.6m) and Perez ($18m) rounded up the highest 5, whereas Norris was the seventh costliest driver at $11.2m behind Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W15

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W15

Photograph by: Erik Junius

Who’re the most affordable drivers in F1 Fantasy?

Logan Sargeant is the most affordable driver in F1 Fantasy 2024 after a tough rookie season the place he scored only one level in comparison with the 27 of Williams team-mate Alex Albon. He’s due to this fact cheaper than each Haas drivers, regardless of the American outfit ending final within the 2023 constructors’ championship.

Nico Hulkenberg outscored Kevin Magnussen by six factors in 2023 so he’s dearer, whereas Sauber – referred to as Alfa Romeo final yr – completed subsequent to backside which has led to its pairing rounding up the 5 least expensive drivers on F1 Fantasy.

Valtteri Bottas ($6.4m) can be cheaper than team-mate Zhou Guanyu ($6.6m), regardless of the 10-time grand prix winner ending 4 factors above the 24-year-old in final season’s championship.

At first of the 2023 season, Sargeant was additionally the most affordable driver on F1 Fantasy valued at $4m behind Hulkenberg ($4.3m), Yuki Tsunoda ($4.8m), Zhou ($4.9m) and Nyck de Vries ($5m).

Full worth listing of drivers in F1 Fantasy

Driver

Staff

Value

Max Verstappen

Pink Bull

$30.0m

Lando Norris

McLaren

$23.0m

Sergio Perez

Pink Bull

$20.8m

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

$19.3m

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

$19.1m

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

$19.0m

George Russell

Mercedes

$18.8m

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

$18.5m

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

$15.8m

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

$10.7m

Daniel Ricciardo

RB

$9.0m

Yuki Tsunoda

RB

$8.0m

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

$7.8m

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

$7.8m

Alex Albon

Williams

$7.0m

Zhou Guanyu

Sauber

$6.6m

Valtteri Bottas

Sauber

$6.4m

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

$6.4m

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

$6.2m

Logan Sargeant

Williams

$5.5m

How a lot do groups price on F1 Fantasy?

Staff

Value

Pink Bull

$27.9m

McLaren

$23.2m

Mercedes

$20.1m

Ferrari

$19.3m

Aston Martin

$13.6m

RB

$8.5m

Alpine

$8.4m

Sauber

$6.6m

Williams

$6.3m

Haas

$6.3m

Pink Bull is the most costly constructor in F1 Fantasy 2024 after profitable 21 of twenty-two grands prix final yr. The world champions are valued at $27.9m which is $0.7m greater than the start of 2023, the place Pink Bull was additionally the most costly constructor.

After a robust end to 2023 the place McLaren scored seven podiums within the last eight grands prix, it’s the second costliest constructor with the British outfit value $23.2m forward of Mercedes ($20.1m), Ferrari ($19.3m) and Aston Martin ($13.6m).

Nonetheless, that may come as a shock given McLaren completed fourth within the 2023 constructors’ championship regardless of its robust end, whereas Mercedes was second to Pink Bull and Ferrari third.

F1 Fantasy has additionally ranked RB because the sixth costliest constructor after it’s taken a improvement path just like sister squad and world champions Pink Bull. Nonetheless, regardless of a Positive 2023 for Williams who got here seventh, its finest end since 2017, it’s the joint-cheapest constructor alongside Haas.

In the meantime, Alpine has dropped three locations because it was the fourth costliest constructor at first of 2023. It comes after Alpine had a disappointing 2023 the place it completed sixth within the championship, which was the Enstone squad’s lowest place since 2017 when it additionally got here sixth when referred to as Renault.

Can I win prizes on F1 Fantasy?

F1 Fantasy gamers can win prizes for having one of many highest-scoring groups globally. Successful the World League offers an individual two paddock membership passes to a grand prix subsequent season, whereas the runner-up will get two champion membership tickets – that are solely out there for chosen rounds – to a race in 2025. Lastly, whoever finishes third within the World League will win a £500 F1 Authentics voucher, which is an internet public sale web site for official memorabilia.



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