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:
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!