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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 and final results

The final race of the season was another easy victory for Verstappen. Leclerc finished second ahead of Pérez and clinched second place in the drivers' championship. This had been a season that had promised much... Would Mercedes be able to bounce back from a bad start and challenge for the championships? Would a strong start for Ferrari deliver a much hoped for championship? In the end Red Bull proved too strong and Ferrari, Red Bull's only real challenger this year, faltered and the season drifted to an inevitable double championship for Red Bull.

In RealityF1, the 2022 RealityF1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a three way tie between Lord Flash-heart, MumSR and pecciolif1. The team to have for this race was Leclerc, Verstappen, Alfa Romeo and Alfa Romeo.

The 2022 RealityF1 Championship was won by Flying Scotsman, congratulations Flying Scotsman you become the 22nd RealityF1 Champion! Cake and Keith both shared second place with Chuck Berry just behind. PKMaxi2022 was the top ranked rookie player (someone playing RealityF1 for the first time) in 23rd.

In the league competition, Sad Cheap Bankers took the top spot from NESTF1 in the final race of the season, what late drama? Sad Cheap Bankers take their first league win after ten seasons.

In the country league competition it was Finland who took victory from Portugal. Portugal moved up to second in the final race, pushing the United States into third. Finland continue their run of not being outside of the top three since 2011.

As the season has now ended I have updated the player rankings (a leaderboard of all the players who've contested a RealityF1 season since the game started in 2001). The top ranking player is now Keith, ahead of Gary, pecciolif1 and Flying Scotsman.

As usual, I'm keen to hear any feedback you may have on the game so I can continue to improve it so please email me your views and suggestions for the future.

The site will re-open on Monday and, although you won't be able to create a team for the new season yet, you will still be able to update your profile and account details if you wish (should you change email addresses etc).

RealityF1 will return for the 2023 season. The provisional date for the first race is the 5th March 2023. A month or so before the first race I'll email you to let you know that you can create your team for the coming season.

It only remains for me to thank you for playing RealityF1, I look forward to losing to you again in 2023.

Posted by: Kieren on 20th November 2022

Brazilian Grand Prix 2022 results

Brazil almost always delivers a thrilling race and it was no exception this year. Having won the sprint race on Saturday, Russell started on pole and led the field away. A collision between Magnussen and Ricciardo brought out the safety car and, at the restart, Verstappen tried to pass Hamilton for second. Verstappen collided with Hamilton and both dropped back with Verstappen being given a five second penalty for the accident. Russell comfortably built a lead ahead of Sainz and Pérez but Hamilton stormed back through the field and back into contention. However, Russell held on to the lead and took his maiden F1 victory with Hamilton in second. Behind them there was controversy as Verstappen ignored team orders to let Pérez pass, the Mexican having previously allowed Verstappen to pass in an attempt to chase down Sainz and Leclerc.

In RealityF1 it was a win for Tony in the RealityF1 Brazilian Grand Prix. The team to have was Alonso, Ocon, Ferrari and Alpine.

In the 2022 RealityF1 Championship, and with just one race to go, Flying Scotsman still holds the lead with Cake and Keith in second.

In the league competition, NESTF1 are top. Finland remain first in the country league competition.

The site will re-open for team changes on Monday. The final race of the 2022 season is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 20th November.

Posted by: Kieren on 13th November 2022

Mexican Grand Prix 2022 results

The Mexican Grand Prix was a fairly unexciting affair. Verstappen led from the start and, despite being on a different tyre strategy to Hamilton in second, remained untroubled throughout. The final result was Verstappen, Hamilton, Pérez and Russell.

In RealityF1 it was a win for Scorch2477 in the RealityF1 Mexican Grand Prix. The team to have was Pérez, Magnussen, Red Bull Racing and Haas.

In the 2022 RealityF1 Championship, Flying Scotsman still holds the lead with Cake and Keith in second.

In the league competition, NESTF1 are top. Finland remain first in the country league competition.

The site will re-open for team changes on Monday. The 21st race of the 2022 season is the Brazilian Grand Prix on 13th November.

Posted by: Kieren on 30th October 2022

United States Grand Prix 2022 results

The United States Grand Prix was another win for Max Verstappen and a poignant one coming the day after the death of Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull co-founder. The Grand Prix saw a much improved Mercedes and following a slow Red Bull pitstop Hamilton was leading the race with less than ten laps to go. However, the superior pace of the Red Bull allowed Max to catch and then pass Hamilton; Leclerc finished third. With Pérez finishing fourth it sealed the 2022 Constructors' Championship for Red Bull.

In RealityF1 it was a win for Christopher in the RealityF1 United States Grand Prix. The team to have was Leclerc, Tsunoda, Ferrari and AlphaTauri.

In the 2022 RealityF1 Championship, Flying Scotsman holds the lead with Cake and Keith in second.

In the league competition, NESTF1 are top. Finland remain first in the country league competition.

The site will re-open for team changes on Monday. The 20th race of the 2022 season is the Mexican Grand Prix on 30th October.

Posted by: Kieren on 23rd October 2022

Japanese Grand Prix 2022 results

The weather was not kind to the Japanese Grand Prix and the race was red flagged almost as soon as it had begun due to rain and an incident. The race restarted after a lengthy delay and saw Verstappen cruise to an easy victory. Leclerc held on to second place until he went wide on the last lap and then rejoined keeping Pérez behind. This resulted in Leclerc receiving a penalty which dropped him to third. Despite just over 50% of the race being completed full points were awarded due to an anomaly in the rules that no-one seemed to have noticed. This led to Verstappen being crowned driver's champion during the post-race interviews.

RealityF1 differs from F1 in awarding points under these circumstances as the RealityF1 rules state that points will be halved if the race has not reached 3/4 distance.

In RealityF1 it was a three way tie for Asko, OakleyF1 and Twenty-one in the RealityF1 Japanese Grand Prix. The team to have was Verstappen, Ocon, Aston Martin and Alpine.

In the 2022 RealityF1 Championship, Flying Scotsman holds the lead with Cake and Keith in second.

In the league competition, NESTF1 are top. Finland move back into first place in the country league competition.

The site will re-open for team changes on Monday. The 19th race of the 2022 season is the United States Grand Prix on 23rd October.

Posted by: Kieren on 9th October 2022

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