Every game needs rules. They're rarely exciting, but without them, the whole thing wouldn't really work.

The FantasyF1 rules aren't very complicated, but they are here in full to avoid confusion and any end-of-season uncertainty about winners, etc.

1. Picks

  1. Players are given 45 points to spend at each race weekend, and can pick as many drivers as they wish within their budget of 45 points.
  2. Picks must be made by midnight GMT on the Friday morning of the race weekend.
  3. Players can pick as many times as they want, on the understanding that each set of picks replaces the previous set.
  4. It is the player's responsibility to check the picks they made are correct and that any errors are reported before the picks deadline (current picks are shown on the picks page).
  5. Late picks will not be accepted.
  6. If a driver does not pick, they are deemed not to have entered the race and will not be eligible to score.
  7. Any driver whose picks total more than 45 points will be subject to arbitrary removal of picks or disqualification from that race.

2. Points

  1. Scores are calculated in accordance with the FIA Formula 1 World Championship scores, with the exception that full points will always be awarded, even if the race is cut short.
  2. No other points shall be awarded.
  3. FantasyF1 entrants will be ranked according to the total points scored in that race.
  4. Entrants will be ranked from the most points to the least points.

3. Race tie breaks

  1. If two or more players are tied on points, a tie break situation ensues.
  2. The tied players will be split according to their picks.
  3. If one player has selected the race winner, and the other hasn't, they win the tie break.
  4. If the tied drivers have both picked (or both have not picked) the winning driver, the same process is used for the second-placed driver.
  5. This continues until the tie break is broken.
  6. If the tie break is not broken because picks are identical, whoever picked first wins the tie break.
  7. If a driver does not start the race, according to the official classification, all picks for that driver are void and cannot be used in the tie break procedure.
  8. Any driver who is disqualified from a race, according to the official classification, will be placed below all starting drivers.
  9. If more than one driver is disqualified, they will be classified in their finishing order, but below all other starting drivers.
  10. Disqualified drivers can be used to break tie breaks.

4. FantasyF1 Championship

  1. The winners of the Drivers' FantasyF1 Championship is the player with the most total championship points.
  2. The winners of the Constructors' FantasyF1 Championship is the team with the most total championship points.
  3. In the event of a tie in either championship, the entrant with the most overall points will be placed ahead.

5. Prizes

  1. Prizes are not guaranteed.
  2. In the event that prizes are awarded, I cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will not steal any prizes sent to Australia, but Norway should be fine.

6. Disputes

  1. Noelinho's decision is final. Correspondence is permitted via the contact form on my website, or via Twitter.
  2. In the event a situation arises that these rules do not cover, Noelinho reserves the right to amend the rules in order to cover such an eventuality.

Formula One Standings

Lewis HamiltonMercedes363
Sebastian VettelFerrari317
Valtteri BottasMercedes305
Kimi RäikkönenFerrari205
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing200
Red Bull RacingRenault368
Force IndiaMercedes187

FantasyF1 Standings

alexsToro Rosso177
Toro Rosso338