2018 Formula Virtual season

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2018 FVA Formula Virtual
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: TBD
Constructors' Champions: TBD
Previous: 2017 Next: 2019
Top tier:
FVIndyVirtual
Second tier:
FV2VWRS
Third tier:
FV3VERSVARSVOARS

The 2018 Formula Virtual season will be the sixth season of the Formula Virtual World Championship. The series is a virtual motor racing championship run by Nic Morley for members of the F1 Fanatic website and is recognised by the Formula Virtual Association (FVA) governing body as the highest class of competition for virtual motor racing.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers are currently scheduled to participate in the sixth season of the Formula Virtual World Championship.

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers No. Reserve Driver(s)
23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Finland's Ultimate Nordic FV Team FUN-TBC TBC TBC G 3 23px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1-.png Carson Davenport[1] 34 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
4 19px-Flag of Monaco.svg-1-.png Olen Inman[1]
23px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png Meteor International FV Team Meteor-TBC TBC TBC G 5 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 44 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
6 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png North Star Racing North Star-TBC TBC TBC G 9 23px-Flag of Russia.svg-1-.png Judson Sikes[2] 19 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
10 20px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1-.png Johan Halvosen[2]
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Franklin Franklin-TBC TBC TBC G 11 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 18 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
12 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Downton FV Team Downton BD06 Downton DS G 13 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 17 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
14 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png DS Automobiles Team Mathershaw DS Mathershaw TBC Downton DS[3] G 21 23px-Flag of France.svg-1-.png Adrien Simon[4] 23 23px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg-1-.png Thierry Xylander[5]
22 23px-Flag of Estonia.svg-1-.png Allar Kangur[5]
16px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1-.png Lopez FV Team Lopez-Downton TBC Downton DS[6] G 25 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 77 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
26 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Ingram Grand Prix Ingram-TBC TBC TBC G 37 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 39 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
38 23px-Flag of Colombia.svg-1-.png James Vasquez[7]
23px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1-.png Olsbergs Team Holmqvist Holmqvist-Renault TBC Renault[8] G 51 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC[9] 53 23px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1-.png Sebastian Bergkvist[9]
52 23px-Flag of Finland.svg-1-.png Tumo Kinnumen[9]
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Westwood Racing Westwood-Renault TBC Renault[8] G 69 16px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1-.png Finn Schnyder[10][11] 98 23px-Flag of Greece.svg-1-.png Nikolajis Christodoulou[11]
70 23px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-.png Karl Beckenbauer[11]
23px-Flag of the United States.svg-1-.png FIRST Motorsport FIRST-Ford TBC Ford[12] G 73 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 75 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
74 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-.png Ocelot Japan Racing Ocelot-TBC TBC TBC G 81 23px-Flag of Italy.svg-1-.png Puccio Giodano[13] 24 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
82 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
23px-Flag of Australia.svg-1-.png Lufthansa AMR AMR TBC AMR G 91 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC 93 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC
92 24px-Flag of None.svg-1-.png TBC

Team changes

Driver changes

Rule changes

Development points

Prices

From 2018, the price of development (in-season) points will be halved, costing only £250k per points; while the price of research (next season) points will remain at £500k. The following rules apply to how points can be distributed at each round:

  • Price of development point: £250k
  • Price of research point: £500k
  • A maximum of 6 points can be used per race
  • A maximum of 3 points can be used on each area (Aero and Engine) and on Development in total per round, while 6 points may be used for research

Driver bonus points

Teams will no longer receive 12 points for keeping a driver. Instead, points will progressively increase the longer a driver spends with a team, with 2 points per season for keeping one driver (up to a maximum of 10), and an additional 1 point per season for keeping a second (up to a maximum of 5).

The following table shows how many points a team gets depending on how long they keep a driver (please note the years refer to years after the drivers first season with the team):

1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5+ years
Keeping 0 drivers 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Keeping one driver 2% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Keeping a second driver 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%

The rules for earning development points remain similar to how they have been since they started. A driver must compete in all but two races in the preceding season to be eligible, however now must take on a race role - not reserve - in the same team the following season for the first four races, with the bonuses applied from round five.

Champions bonus

The Champions bonus will remain, but will now be 6 points regardless of the team they go to. The bonus only applies to the reigning champion.

References