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Confederation F1F
Number of Drivers TBC
Reigning Drivers Champion None
Reigning Teams Champion None
Drivers Champion TBC
Teams Champion TBC
Promoted To 2012 F1F Formula One PS3 World Championship
Previous: None Next: 2013

The 2012 F1F Formula Two PS3 World Championship will be the first season of the newly formed 'second tier' of the F1F Formula PS3 World Championship. Bradley Downton attempted to run the Championship alongside the first year of the F1F Formula One PS3 World Championship but it flopped with only 1 regular racer and was disbanded. The Championship was restarted after 19 drivers applied for 16 places in the 2012 F1F Formula One PS3 World Championship (second season). The other places are being well advertised on F1 Fanatic.

While Downton will still oversee the Championship he will hand over the reigns of this second tier to Jamie Franklin who had to leave the top tier after a change at work meant he was working sunday morning's, thus missing the 'top tier' races. His idea to have the F2 Championship run on Saturday's was accepted by Downton, and set up on the 23rd March 2012.

The season got off to a slow start, with only four drivers managing to compete in the first race, all of which were from different teams. Tom Robson of McLaren was able to take the honours of the first race, scoring his maiden win, after Alfie Widger in the Sauber qualified on Pole, but was only able to finish second, and the first Swedish driver of the series, Filip Nilsson completed the podium.

Jamie Franklin returned to the series in Malaysia, scoring McLaren's first pole position of the year, and their second victory, with Tom coming home in second, and Alfie third, whilst the Swede, Filip Nilsson retired halfway through the race.

McLaren continued their mighty form in India, scoring yet another pole position and win, with Jamie again, who was now starting to become a favourite for the title. The race was much closer than Malaysia, and Jamie narrowly took the victory after receiving a drive-through penalty. The Mercedes team showed up, this time with a different driver. The Brit, Gareth Parles, who brought the car home in fourth place.

Hungary looked like it would produce a different winner, when Tom and Jamie tangled on laps one and two, into turn one, whilst the Mercedes driver, Gareth Parles, jumped into the lead for the first stint. However, with some quick thinking and great strategy calls, combined with superb pace. The McLaren drivers were able to close the gap, and pulled off their second one-two of the year, again led by Jamie Franklin.

Tom Robson was able to claim his first pole position at the Nurburgring, with Alfie looking just as quick, if not quicker on the primes. Jamie's run of wins looked like it was coming to an end. This was also the first race in which more than four drivers turned up. The top three were accompanied by Kaz Armos in the Red Bull, Téa Kirkham, the first female driver of the league, also in the Red Bull, and Ben Hughes, the Australian in the Ferrari. The race started wet, and although Téa briefly took second after starting fourth, she went wide at Turn 3, and the two McLaren drivers had the early pace, pulling a gap to Alfie and the rest of the field, with Jamie taking the lead on lap two. The race dried out, but the order stayed virtually the same. Jamie, Tom and Alfie completed the podium, with Téa bringing the car home in an impressive fourth place.

Monza looks set to be a great spectacle, but can it produce a different winner? And can somebody break Jamie's impressive run of four consecutive Grand Prix victories?

Teams and DriversEdit

Car number's will be assigned in the order that the drivers join the Championship, and car selection will be done the same way. The only exception is car number 1, which will not be run due to there being no previous Champion. Instead, Jamie Franklin (who signed up first), will be given car number 0, with the others who sign up getting car numbers 2, 3, 4 etc.

F2S2R12Entry List

Team ChangesEdit

The same teams run in F2 as in the F1 league. They are:

  • McLaren
  • Force India
  • Lotus
  • Mercedes
  • Williams
  • Ferrari
  • Red Bull
  • Sauber

Teams not entered are:

  • Renault - being too similar to Lotus.
  • Toro Rosso - being too similar to Red Bull.
  • Virgin and HRT - being too slow in pre-season testing.

Driver ChangesEdit

Jamie Franklin joined the league from the F1 league after a change at work meant he could not longer make the Sunday morning races. Franklin joined the McLaren team. He was joined by rookie Tom Robson.

Gareth Parles announced he would also be joining the series, driving for Mercedes.

After the opening round of the F1 Championship, Kaz Armos stated he felt uncomfortable being among so many drivers, and thus choose to drop to the F2 league, with Kevin Campos replacing him in the F1 league. Armos joined Red Bull.

Alfie Widger, another newcomer to the series announced he would like to join and chose Sauber.

Filip Nilsson became the first Swedish driver in the series when he joined Mercedes.

Armos was then joined at Red Bull by the first ever female racer, Téa Kirkham.

Shortly after, good friends Sean Hansford and Ben Hughes-Smith signed up to drive for Ferrari.

ReportsEdit

Pre-Season Australian GP Malaysian GP Indian GP
Hungarian GP Luxembourg GP Italian GP Spanish GP
British GP Brazilian GP Chinese GP Japanese GP
Singapore GP Monaco GP Belgian GP German GP
United States GP Canadian GP Abu Dhabi GP Season Review

RulesEdit

The agreed rules between the drivers are as follows:

  • The championship will use the 2011 game. For the last 3 races the 2012 F1 game will be used.
  • Races can only be moved to a different date or time if everyone agrees. If the host cannot make it or is not online at the race time, then a substitute will host the race and it will go ahead as usual. No individual is bigger than the series. The current list of hosts in order is: bradley1314, ed24f1.
  • Race incidents will be voted upon by all drivers (not those involved in the incident), and a final decision will be made by an independent steward who does not compete in the series, Jamie Taylor. This includes revoking in-game penalties, crash penalties and other misdemeanours (such as using excessive run-offs). The list of penalties is as follows:
  • 10 Second Penalty
  • 20 Second Penalty
  • 30 Second Penalty
  • Race Disqualification
  • If three of more Race Disqualifications are gained the driver in question may be excluded form the Championship.
  • If a third or more of the field drops out in the first 5 minutes of qualifying, the session is restarted. If the host is having connection problems or if there is significant lag, a new host can be tried for the restart. This can only happen once per race.
  • If you complete 90% of the race distance, even with a DNF, you get points. If not, you don’t.
  • If there is a mass disconnection (a third or more of the field) before 75% distance, the race can be restarted as though there was a red flag. We will start another race in a new lobby (with the distance set to roughly how long the race had left to run), and on Lap 1, we all get ourselves into the race order at the red flag point, with the leader acting as the Safety Car – so going at a slow pace. Then, on Lap 2, we continue racing. If anyone can't make it (time-wise or is having trouble connecting), then the race will be ended and points awarded for however far the race has progressed, ie, half points for under 75%, full points for over. If anyone fails to comply to getting into the correct order, they will disqualified and given a race ban.

In Game RulesEdit

Race Distance 40%
Car Assigment Player Choice (Chosen before championship starts)
Weather Dynamic
Rules and Flags Reduced
Tyre Wear On
Fuel Loads On
Damage On
Car Performance Equal
Collisions Full
Assist Restrictions All Allowed

CalendarEdit

All races will start at 10am UK Time on a Saturday.

The Calendar will follow the F1 calendar, but with races on the Saturday's rather than the Sundays.

F2S2R12Calendar

Results and StandingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

F2S2R12V2Race Results

Scoring SystemEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten in each, but only if they finish.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2

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KeyEdit

Colour Meaning
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd Place
Bronze 3rd Place
Green Points Finish
Blue Non-Points Finish
Purple Retired
Red Disconnected
Blank Did Not Arrive
White Did Not Start (DNS)
Race Cancelled (C)
Black

Disqualified

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

F2S2R12V2Drivers Championship

  • 'The polesitter is shown in bold.
  • Driver in italics had the fastest lap.
  • Results marked with DD indicate Driver of the Day.
  • Drivers who did not finish the race but were classified are marked with †.

Constructors ChampionshipEdit

F2S2R12V2Constructors Championship

  • 'The polesitter is shown in bold.
  • Driver in italics had the fastest lap.
  • Results marked with DD indicate Driver of the Day.
  • Drivers who did not finish the race but were classified are marked with †.
  • Only the best results from each team per race will count towards the Championship.

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