Is Reality F1 really free?
Yes, Reality F1 is free to play and I wouldn't want it any other way. Formula 1 is a sport I love and it is my hope that, if you're not a fan already, playing Reality F1 will encourage you to follow the sport too.
So, if you haven't already, why not sign up for the coming season?
There must be costs though?
Yes, there are hosting costs that I incur in order to run the Reality F1 competition so, whilst it might be free to play, it's not free to run Reality F1. I fund Reality F1 from my own pocket and will always try to make sure that the game remains free and does not carry adverts... it's all about the love of F1 and not about money.
Why do it?
There are many reasons why I run Reality F1 and, if you're interested, here are just a few:
- To encourage people to take an interest in Formula 1 and sustain that interest throughout the season even if the real F1 championship finishes before the last race.
- It's fun and I enjoy it (despite not being very good at the game myself).
- To learn new skills. As a Web developer many of the projects I work on are guided by other people and although I have some influence on the technologies/techniques used I certainly don't have free rein. This means it's sometimes difficult to try out new and exciting things. An interesting personal project, such as Reality F1, gives me a chance to try those things.
Can I help support Reality F1?
If you enjoy playing Reality F1 and want to show your appreciation then please consider making a donation to charity. You may already have a favourite charity but, in case you don't, here are some suggestions:
- The Richard Burns Foundation
- Donations to The Alzheimer's Society in memory of Dan Wheldon
- Brooklands Preservation Fund - The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation
- Lancaster 'Just Jane' - support the restoration of this aircraft