Understanding the importance of circuit's characteristics is basic to prepare the race in the best way and also to take advantage of the possibilities offered by your track.
The characteristics of a circuitEdit
Each circuit is identified by a unique ID number and a name assigned by the owner. All the circuits are characterized by the length, the percentage of bends and height differences and the length of the pitlane as well as the place where they are placed (countryside or city). In a city circuit, compared to a normal track in the country, is more difficult to overtake and the risk of errors and withdrawals is higher.
The length of the circuit determines the lap time and so the number of laps of the GP. Since there is a fixed km to go, in a lang circuit there is less laps and vice versa.
The percentage of bends and 'height differences' characterizes the type of track leading to the car setup and lap time. Each driver, according to his skill, plays it better or worse circuits with different percentage of bends and height differences.
The length of the pitlane hand is key in the life of a pitstop resulting in a important parameter in choosing the number of stops in the race strategy. Some drivers travel the pitlane in slightly faster than others depending on their character.
There are three different weather conditions in F1Project, corresponding to the three tyre's type available. With sunny weather you have to mount slick tyres, with drizzle intermediate tyres and with driving rain wet tyres. If you chese a wrong tyre's mixture you will have a significant disadvantage in lap time so it is always preferable to mount a bad right tire's type than a good tyres but with a wrong mixture. The weather is updated weekly on wednesday morning and remains valid for the entire week. You can have different weather's conditions during the week so the weather is summarized into 3 periods: the conditions during the weekly tests, the conditions during qualifying and race conditions. Contest's weather is the same of weekly test.
NB: If you make a test on Saturday the weather will not be that of qualifying, but always that of the week and the same applies on Sunday.
Your circuit Edit
Each team owns a circuit where he races the home GP. You can change the characteristics of your circuit up to a maximum of 2 times for season and only from Sunday after the race (around h16) to Tuesday. Maybe you can choose circuit's characteristics in the way your drivers better express themselves. Furthermore, since the test on your circuit is free, you can search the optimal setup that can make advantage in race.
Changing the characteristics of your circuit have a cost proportional to how much you change it from the existing. In detail: 1.000 € for each percentage point of variation of bends and height differences and 40 € for every meter of track added or removed. For the pitlane instead the cost is 200 € per meter of variation.
The home GPEdit
In each circuit there are some seats for the public during the races. At the beginning you have 5000 seats available with the following distribution: 2,750 grass seats, 1,500 bend stands, 500 straight stands and 250 VIP seats. It's possible to extend the seats in your circuit at any time so you can grow merchandising level and increase the revenue due to the ticket's salefor your home GP. The construction cost of new seats are: 52 € for grass seats, 122 € for bend stands, 245 € for straight stands and 350 € for VIP seats. The prices of tickets are instead: 12 € for grass seats, 18 € for bend stands, 30 € for straight stands and 45 € for VIP seats.
|Initial seats||Expansion cost||Ticket|
|Grass seats:||2.750||52 €||12 €|
|Bend stands:||1.500||122 €||18 €|
|Tribuna rettilineo||500||245 €||30 €|
|Posti VIP||250||350 €||45 €|
Also whenever there is a GranPrix, the circuit wears. After the race the circuit will no longer appear at 100% and there is a cost of repairing to bring the circuit to 100%. To reduce the wear and therefore the cost of repairing is basic the role of maintenance men. In a circuit that is not at 100% condition, in addition to be slightly more wear to car components, the affluence of the public will be significantly less and you sell a lot less tickets so it's always better to repair the circuit before home GP.