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Spanish Grand Prix 2021 results

The Spanish Grand Prix can sometimes be a bit of a procession but not this year. Qualifying saw Hamilton take his 100th pole position but at the start of the race he was passed by Verstappen. Verstappen then held the lead through the first round of pit stops but Hamilton was generally able to keep within a second of the Dutchman. Mercedes then gambled by bringing Hamilton in and he rejoined having to make up some 22 seconds on Verstappen in 24 laps. Hamilton then dramatically closed the gap, passing Bottas on the way, and eventually passed Verstappen to take his 98th win.

In RealityF1 it was Mgzinha who won the Reality F1 Spanish Grand Prix. The team to have was Leclerc, Räikkönen, Red Bull Racing and McLaren.

In the 2021 RealityF1 Championship Tom Sykes holds on to the lead.

In the league competition, Fighting for second get it all wrong and go top. Finland are in first place in the country league competition.

The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fifth race of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix, takes place on 23rd May.

Posted by: Kieren on 9th May 2021

Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 results

The Portuguese Grand Prix was another Hamilton masterclass. Bottas qualified first and, at the start, Hamilton followed him until an accident forced a safety car period. At the restart Hamilton lost out to Verstappen and dropped to third. He then made two phenomenal overtakes on track to first pass Verstappen and then Bottas before the first pit stop. From then on he managed the race and took his 97th win.

In RealityF1 it was Andrew S who won the Reality F1 Portuguese Grand Prix. The team to have was Alonso, Norris, McLaren and Alpine.

In the 2021 RealityF1 Championship Tom Sykes holds on to the lead.

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

The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fourth race of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix, takes place on 9th May.

Posted by: Kieren on 2nd May 2021

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2021 results

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola proved to be a fascinating weekend. Qualifying saw Hamilton on pole with Perez second and Verstappen third. The race started under treacherous conditions with Verstappen making an excellent start in the wet to take the lead. Hamilton followed him closely and closed in before the first pit stop. A slow stop prevented Hamilton from taking the lead and he remained in second until he slid off whilst passing back markers damaging his front wing. After pitting he rejoined a lap down but the race was soon red flagged following a huge accident between Bottas and Russell. Lapped cars were then allowed to unlap themselves before the restart with Hamilton joining up in 9th position. He then fought his way through the field to finish in second ahead of Lando Norris but it was Verstappen who put in a fantastic performance to take his first win in 2021.

In RealityF1 it was a three-way tie between Reideeees Racers, Zachary Phillips and me in the Reality F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The team to have was Verstappen, Norris and two AlphaTauris.

In the 2021 RealityF1 Championship Tom Sykes takes the lead.

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

The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The third race of the season, the Portuguese Grand Prix, takes place on 2nd May.

Posted by: Kieren on 18th April 2021

Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 results

Pre-season testing and qualifying suggested Red Bull had the fastest car on the grid and Mercedes were on the back foot. As the Bahrain GP progressed it looked like Red Bull had the edge with Mercedes pitting Hamilton before Verstappen in each stint as they tried to hold on to track position. Verstappen closed in on Hamilton over the final ten laps and set up an exceptionally tense finish with Hamilton just managing to hold on to the lead. The result was a fantastic season opener which suggests a very close season ahead.

In RealityF1 it was Lymbo who took the top spot in the Reality F1 Bahrain Grand Prix. The team to have was Norris, Tsunoda, Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin. As this is the first race of the season the results for the Bahrain Grand Prix are also the current championship standings.

As the season is now underway you can see the team components of other players and also see a breakdown of your own scores. We have also generated your predicted world rank following this event. However, you now only have three free team changes for the remainder of the season. You can make as many changes you want but, after your three free changes, 20 championship points will be deducted for any further changes.

The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The second race of the season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, takes place on 18th April.

Posted by: Kieren on 28th March 2021

Welcome to Reality F1 2021

Reality F1, the free Fantasy Formula 1 competition, returns for the 2021 season!

After just three days of pre-season testing it was Red Bull that looked the fastest and arguably had the best test. Mercedes appeared to struggle but rarely go for headline times in testing. McLaren also looked strong. Down the grid there have been a few driver moves with Pérez moving to Red Bull and Vettel to Aston Martin being the most notable changes. There are also some exciting new drivers on the grid such as Yuki Tsunoda and Mick Schumacher (son of seven time World Champion Michael Schumacher).

We also have the prospect of additional sprint races this year. The current proposal is to have sprint races on the Saturday of a normal race weekend at three of the Grand Prix. The sprint races will determine the grid for Sunday's race and, in turn, the starting grid for the sprint race being set during qualifying on the Friday. At the time of writing the exact rules for the sprint races have not been confirmed but, when they are, I will update the RealityF1 rules.

In terms of the RealityF1 competition I've kept the budget for teams at £70M and there are over 6,000 possible team combinations. I've also kept the cost of championship changes (after you've used your three changes) to 20 points.

The deadline for team entries (or changes to team components for the coming race) is 12 midnight GMT on the FRIDAY before a normal race weekend (rules yet to be set for the weekends with sprint races). So, in order to be eligible to score points in all rounds of the 2021 season you will need to register a team before 12 midnight GMT on Friday 26th March 2021. You can join after this date but won't score points for missed races.

If you played last season then you just need to log in and you can create your new team. If you've not played before then you'll need to sign up.

Game on!

Posted by: Kieren on 16th March 2021

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