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PFRL.net - Rules
1. General
1.1. Brief description:
Based on the real races, the strategy should be putting together the best possible team for each race to score as many points as possible.

A PFRL Fantasy Racing team consists of 1 Team principal, 3 Driver, 1 Chassis, 1 Engine, 1 Set of tyres:

 CAR No. 347 

Team-owner: Burnin Rubber Value
Team name: Urban Slick Racing  
Principal: Toto Wolff (Mercedes) 14 Mio
Driver 1: Daniil Kvyat 18 Mio
Driver 2: Marcus Ericsson 6 Mio
Driver 3: Oliver Turvey 1 Mio
Chassis: Haas 9 Mio
Engine: Ferrari (Factory engine) 28 Mio
Tyres: Option (Pirelli) 4 Mio
Team value:   80 Mio
Cash balance:   0 Mio

The owner of the PFRL team with the most points at the end of the season will be the PFRL World Champion. Team owner with at least 3 teams take part in the PFRL Constructors World Championship.

Every player is able to create up to 3 leagues (public or private). In the leagues the contenders fight for the league title till to the end of a season.

The scores are calculated after the chequered flag or after the end of the Qualifying from an official web site (as soon as the results are published). Changes because of disqualifications, grid penalties or something like that after the PFRL database update do not have any influences on the PFRL results anymore.

PFRL.net reserves the right to adjust the rules during a season, if required.

The decisions of PFRL.net are final and not disputable.
1.2. Playing abilities:
3 different playing abilities Amateur, Pro and Expert are available for the contenders of PFRL. It's up to each player, how much time he wants to spend to manage his teams. Amateurs, Pros and Experts take part in the same competition.

Depending on the PFRL Super-Licence the playing ability can be altered unlimited prior to race 1. Up to 5 changes are possible after the first race, except a race has driven as an expert. After race 10 (playing ability Amateur and Pro), or after race 1 (playing ability Expert) are no changes possible anymore.
1.2.1. Amateur:
- Assistant Create a new team: A complete team is suggested after the input of a team manager and a driver.
- Assistant Improve team: With one click on the button a suggestion for a team improvement is generated.
- Qualifying positions and a fastest race lap time are suggested automatically.
- The game play is more simple: The team component Secrecy is not available, only 3 team changes per race are possible (no minus points),
Constructors World Championship: The first 3 created teams take part, a team selection is not possible.
1.2.2. Pro:
This playing ability equates to the challenging game play of the PFRL season 2010.
- Guess fastest Race Lap Time: With a click on the GURU Button a guess is suggested by the system.
1.2.3. Expert:
The playing ability Expert is just for the absolute racing fan. No assistants are available and the game play is challenging and very time-consuming. The special feature ERS is only available for Experts.
1.2.4. Super-Licence:
Calculation of career ratings:
The team with the highest score at the end of a season is evaluated with 100%. The ratings of the other teams are scaled down according to their achieved points. The total rating is the average of the season ratings.
Remark: If a team did not take part in all of the races in the first season, the first season won't be used for the calculation.

Calculation of activity points (per team and race):
1 activity point is awarded for one change of a team component. Every change, which causes a point loss (only possible with Pro or Expert playing ability), counts twice. A bonus point is awarded for 3 guessed Qualifying positions. The prediction of the fastest race lap time is awarded with 1 bonus point too. A maximum of 13 points per race and team can be collected.

Criteria for a Super Licence: Pro Expert
Required number of races: 7 17
Required number of total points: 600 1600
Required number of points in a race: 90 120
Required number of activity points (per team): 20 75
Required best position in a race: 250. 100.
Required number of seasons: 1 2
Required career rating: 75.00% 80.00%
1.3. Team Management:
A registered competitor may create up to 7 teams and 3 leagues (public or private).

The budget per team is 80 Mio at the beginning of the season, after each race every team gets up to 2 Mio extra money.
The costs of team principal, driver, chassis, engine and tyres vary after each real race.

Prior to the first race a team can be changed unlimited. Usually a team can be modified till 3 hours before the Qualifying of a race weekend (for the valid database closing times, look at the calendar page).
1.3.1. Team changes:
3 changes are for free before every race, each further change causes 5 minus points. One change is a transfer of one team component. The point loss will be calculated after the following race. Guessing the Qualifying positions of the driver is unlimited possible and does not lead to minus points.

Exception: 5 changes for free are possible after race 1 to 3. If an extraordinary costs adjustment is executed after race 7 (optional), 5 changes also are allowed for this race.
Remark: Amateurs are only able to do changes for free (no minus points are possible).

Additional team changes: A pool of 4 free team changes is available per season, in addition to the contingent described above. Only one additional change can be activated per race.

A team owner is not able to have more than 2 teams consisting of 'identical' components. Differences in selected components 'Driver 3' and 'Secrecy', as well as in guessed Qualifying positions or fastest race lap time won't be considered. The exchange just of 'Driver 1' and 'Driver 2' among each other doesn't put things right.

During a race weekend the database will be closed and it opens after the points are calculated. While the database is closed no changes can be made.
1.3.2. Naming Convention:
PFRL does not tolerate displeasing, offensive or other improper expressions for Team Owner-, Team- and League-Names and comments.
PFRL reserves the right to change or delete names or comments, respectively to suspend participators from the competition.
1.3.3. Tyre management:
If only 1 tyre supplier is active in reality, the tyre component is divided into 2 groups (Prime and Option). The racing teams are assigned alternately at the beginning of the season to one of the tyres groups according to the last Years Constructors standings and the entry list (Prime: 1, 4, 6, 8, etc.; Option: 2, 3, 5, 7, etc.).

Remark: In reality the Prime and Option tyre must be used at least once during a race. The Prime and Option tyre must be chosen at least 5 times during a PFRL season. If a team owner does not observe the rule, a component change will be made by the system in the last 5 races. Inactive teams will be adjusted automatically in the last 5 races after the database closing time.
1.3.4. Secrecy (only for Pros and Experts):
The tactical component 'Hide team components' costs 1 Mio. per race. With this option activated, the actual team components (including the last team changes) are invisible for all of the other players on the whole PFRL pages. Once activated and saved the setting cannot be turned back again. The free changes (3 before every race) will not be affected by this action.
1.3.5. ERS (only for Experts):
General:
This feature is based on the ERS which has been used by the real racing teams since the beginning of the season 2014. The higher complexity compared to the old KERS has been integrated to the PFRL game play. ERS is coupled to the selected engine component. The better the performance of the engine component, the more effective is the ERS unit. ERS is available for Experts from the beginning of the season (charge 0%). No investment is necessary. With ERS it is possible to transfer points from one race to another.

Charge:
An ERS unit is able to charge up to 20 points (100%). ERS can be discharged or recharged in a race. 1 additional point is awarded per recharging process in a race. On the 'Team edit' page only the maximum number of points to be re- or discharged, can be selected.
The wanted score is limited by the selected engine component:
Formula 'Discharge' or 'Recharge': Engine score / 3 (rounded to zero dezimal places)
For details please check the rules scoring 4.8.

Overtake Button:
The Overtake Button can used once in a race per invested 1 Mio. (by ERS replacement). The other competitors only see the status 'discharge ERS' as long the database is not closed. In case of a sufficient ERS charge the following formula is applied:
Formula 'Overtake Button': (Engine score / 3 (rounded to zero dezimal places)) + 5 points

Replacement:
A new ERS unit costs 1 Mio and is delivered with a charge of 5 points (25%%). A replacement cannot be undone. After clicking the 'Replace ERS' button an additional pop-up window must be confirmed. ERS can be replaced 3 times in a season without causing a penalty. For every additional replacement -15 points are deducted once from the race score. Possible charged points in the old ERS unit get lost.

Limited life period:
The life period of an ERS unit is 7 races. After that ERS does not work anymore. -10 points are deducted from the race score for a defective ERS per race. That’s why ERS should be replaced after 7 races at the latest. Team changes cannot be saved with a defective ERS unit.

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AGE: 1/7
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AGE: 2/7
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AGE: 3/7
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GREY:
ERS is not in use
GREEN:
Recharge ERS
YELLOW:
Discharge ERS
YELLOW:
Overtake Button activated
RED:
ERS is defective (-10 pts.)

AGE: 2/7 – The built-in ERS unit is presently used in the 2nd of 7 possible races. OT 0 – The Overtake Button was activated 0 times in the completed races so far. No. 2 – The 2nd ERS unit is currently in use.
1.4. PFRL World Championship:
The PFRL World Championship ist the main competition on PFRL.net for all created Fantasy teams. In addition to the total score the Race and Qualifying results and the challenge for the fastest race lap time are available.

Race results: The teams are ranked according to their points scored in the race. If teams have an equal score, the team which has been changed earlier is ranked in front. Teams which remain unchanged prior to a race (Guessing the Qualifying positions or the fastest lap time count as a change) are ranked behind other teams with an equal score.

Total score: The teams are ranked according to their total score. If teams have an equal score, the team with the lower race position index is in front. The race position index is the average of all race positions in a season (the better the race positions, the lower the index).

The owner of the Fantasy team with the highest total score will be immortalized in the Hall of Fame as PFRL World Champion.
1.5. PFRL Constructors World Championship:
A team owner takes part in the PFRL Constructors World Championship when he is running at least 3 teams.

If a Pro or an Expert has more than 3 teams, he has to nominate the 3 participating teams in the PFRL Constructors World Championship. The nominations will be carried over automatically from race to race, but can be adjusted prior to each race as often as required. An Amateur takes part with the 3 first created teams, a team selection is not possible.

The scores are taken from the average of the team points of the 3 nominated teams. The team owner will be ordered according to their scored points. If two owner have an equal score, the owner who has the more teams is ranked in front. If team owner with the same number of teams have an equal score, the owner with the better race results (=lower race position index) is in front.
Remark: The ERS points (minus or bonus points) are not used for the score calculation in the PFRL Constructors World Championship.

The team owner with the highest total score will be immortalized in the Hall of Fame as PFRL Constructors World Champion.
1.6. PFRL Expert Tips:
A top 25 ranking in the PFRL Constructors World Championship enables the team owner to take part in the next Years' Expert tips competition.

The PFRL Expert tips are a small additional game for selected team owner. For each correct driver-tip 5 points are awarded. For a driver in the top 3 on a wrong position 1 point is awarded. You receive 5 points for the correct tip of the fastest lap regardless of the chosen driver. For each lap difference to your tip, your fastest lap score decreases by 1 point. The exactly guessed lap time of the fastest lap of the race is rewarded by 20 points. You get 10 points for a correct guessed time up to the hundredth digit. You are awarded with 5 points for a correct tip up to the tenth digit. Per one tenth difference, your score will be decreased by one point. Minus points are not possible.

The Expert with the most total points is listed on the start page. Everyone who is interested in becoming an 'Expert', has to send an e-mail to info@PFRL.net with the subject 'Expert'.
1.7. PFRL Cars:
 CAR No. 347


Since the Fantasy racing season 2006 the PFRL cars have been used to display the Qualifying starting grid on PFRL.net.

Everyone who wants to contribute car liveries, is welcome:
It must be pointed out that the car livery has to base on an original PFRL.net car template. Templates can be requested per e-mail (e-mail address: info@PFRL.net). Liveries which do not base on one of the templates unfortunately cannot be published.

Private PFRL car livery:
Every registered member is permitted to provide his own customized car livery which may be used exclusively by himself.

The created car livery has to be unique and must match the existing standards. PFRL reserves the right to reject submitted liveries.







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