If you are a fan of Formula 1 and want to test your skills as a team manager, you might want to try fantasy formula one. Fantasy formula one is the official game of the F1 website, where you can create your team of drivers and constructors, compete with other players around the world, and win amazing prizes. In this blog post, I will explain how to play fantasy formula one and share some tips on how to pick a winning team.

How to play fantasy formula one

To play fantasy formula one, you need to sign up here and pick a team name. You will then have $100m at your disposal to pick five drivers and one constructor. You can create up to three teams, but only your “Team 1” is entered into the global league and eligible for prizes.

You can sort the list of available drivers and constructors by price, points, popularity, or other criteria. You need to stay within the cost cap of $100m and lock in your selections before qualifying on Saturday evening. The deadline may vary over the year, thanks to Sprint events.


Ahead of each Grand Prix, you get three free transfers to fine-tune your lineup. You can also use chips to boost your score. There are six types of chips:


This chip automatically selects the best possible team for you based on the previous race results. This chip can help you if you are unsure about your team or want to save time.

Extra DRS

This chip triples the score of any driver, regardless of value. You get two plays of this per season – one pre-Hungary and one post-Hungary – so use them wisely. This chip can help you get a huge boost from a driver who has a strong record at a particular circuit or a favourable track or weather condition


These chips let you make unlimited substitutions for free in the race week that they are played, letting you reset your team and make additional substitutions to grow your budget above $100m. These chips can help you make wholesale changes to your lineup if you are unhappy with your performance or want to take advantage of new developments

No Negative

This chip protects your team from losing points due to retirements or penalties. This chip can help you if you expect a chaotic race or want to avoid bad luck. You will still be deducted points for making more than the permitted number of free transfers.


The Limitless chip is akin to a turbocharged wildcard, offering unrestricted benefits. Upon activation, you gain boundless transfers and an absence of cost constraints for the upcoming race. You can spend without limits to select the top drivers and teams, disregarding any price considerations. Your original team will be reinstated after the race. This chip becomes available only after your team completes a full race weekend.

Final Fix:

Utilize the Final Fix chip to modify a single aspect of your team between the conclusion of Qualifying and the commencement of the Grand Prix. You will not be subjected to a penalty if you have already utilized all of your free transfers. The points accrued by the driver/team that you eliminate from your team will be retained, and only the incoming selection from the next track session (Sprint or Race) onward will be rewarded points. This chip becomes available after your team has finished an entire race weekend. When employing the Final Fix chip, you are unable to alter the DRS Boost allocation. If the driver you remove has DRS Boost applied, the incoming driver will receive a 2x score for the next session. Your initial team selection will be reinstated following the Race, with your Final Fix driver being excluded from the line-up.

When can you use chips?

There are 6 chips available in total and you can choose from 3 of these straight away – these are Autopilot, Extra DRS Boost and No Negative. The remaining 3 will unlock for your team’s 2nd race. Each chip can only be used once during the season and you can only use one per race, so choose carefully.


You can also create or join leagues in fantasy formula one to play with your friends, family, or like-minded competitors around the world. Just log in, tap the ‘leagues’ button on the left and create your league, or head to the top right of the screen to join with a code supplied by someone who has already created a league.

How to pick a winning team

Picking a winning team in fantasy formula one is not easy, as there are many factors to consider, such as driver performance, constructor reliability, track characteristics, weather conditions, strategy choices, and luck. However, here are some general tips that might help you:

– Balance your budget: Don’t spend all your money on expensive drivers and constructors, as they might not always deliver the best results. Try to find value picks that can score well for their price. For example, you might want to consider drivers from midfield teams like McLaren, Ferrari, Alpine, or AlphaTauri, who can challenge for points or podiums on certain tracks.

– Use your powerups wisely: Don’t waste your powerups on drivers or constructors that are unlikely to score well or have a high risk of retiring. Use them on drivers or constructors that have a good chance of scoring big points or have a favourable track or weather conditions. For example, you might want to use your Turbo Driver on a driver who qualifies well but has a low value, or your Mega Driver on a driver who has a strong record at a particular circuit. – Keep an eye on the news: Stay updated on the latest news and developments in Formula 1, such as driver changes, injuries, penalties, upgrades, weather forecasts, practice sessions, qualifying results, etc. These can affect your team’s performance and help you make informed decisions on your transfers and powerups.

– Have fun: Fantasy formula one is meant to be a fun and engaging way to enjoy Formula 1. Don’t take it too seriously or get frustrated if things don’t go your way. Remember that there is always another race and another chance to improve your score and rank.

I hope this blog post has given you some useful information and tips on how to play fantasy formula one. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. Good luck and have fun!