THE RULES FOR THE INDYCAR WORLD SERIES 2011
Each team will be given £20 million to spend on drivers, engines and tyres, as well as developments to your car.
Prize money will be given each race depending on finishing positions and these can be used to spend on either improving reliability or giving your engine more power. You will have just eight chances during the season in which to improve your car. It is up to you how much of your budget you use throughout the season, but you must state what you're using and how much you use.
If you select your own personal drivers, you MUST provide a short history for them so as to assess how good they are. They will cost you £250k and will bring you NO additional sponsorship money.
These drivers are experienced in the WRL, and have sponsorship money to bring to the team as well. Drivers in red are already employed.
Your cars start with the engine power allocated by your particular engine manufacturer, and with 12000 reliability points which of course you'll want to reduce!!! Everything has increased a little sense last year, both in cost and value!
Mercedes, Honda (£6m) 700 bhp
Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet (£5.5m) 690 bhp
Cosworth, Infiniti, Oldsmobile (£5m) 680 bhp
Buick, Ilmor, Pontiac (£4.5m) 670 bhp
Any other engine manufacturer is permitted, and will cost £4m and have 660 bhp.
Everyone will use Firestone. (Free)
You can choose which type of chassis you use, depending on cost and reliability of your car.
Lola, Dallara (£4m) will increase reliability by 400 pts
Panoz, Reynard, Swift (£3.5m) will increase reliability by 300 pts
Swift, Eagle, Penske (£3m) will increase reliability by 200 pts
Or you could be REALLY brave and build your own chassis. It will cost £2.5m and increase reliability by 100 pts.
Race by race:
Reducing your reliability points by 1 will cost £2000, so reducing it by 250 pts will cost £500k and by 1000 pts will cost you £2m.
Increasing your engine power by 1 bhp will cost £200,000 so increasing by 10 bhp will cost £2m.
Prize money each race:
1st = £1m
2nd = £750,000
3rd = £500,000
4th = £350,000
5th = £300,000
6th = £250,000
7th = £200,000
8th = £150,000
9th = £100,000
10th = £75,000
Any other finishers = £50,000
Pole position = £100,000
Fastest lap = £100,000
Starting money = £50,000
This applies per CAR, not per team.
The reason for the change in prize money is due to the change in points for next season:
Pole Position: 1 pt
Fastest Lap: 1 pt
If there are less than 10 finishers, points will NOT be awarded to those who didn't finish.
DEADLINE WILL BE 31-DECEMBER