|Founded||13th February 2011|
|Number of Drivers||14|
|Reigning Drivers Champion||Ed Greenhalgh|
|Reigning Teams Champion||N/A|
|Drivers Champion||Moussa Awada|
|Previous Season||1st Official Junior F1 Fanatic PS3 World Championship|
|Next Season||2012/2013 F1F Formula One PS3 Winter World Championship|
The 2011/2012 F1F Formula One PS3 World Championship will be the first season of the revamped Official F1 Fanatic Junior series, although the second season overall. Ed Greenhalgh heads into the season with the number 1 on his new Ferrari and is looking forward to defending his Championship.
The season started on 8th January in Australia and finished on 11th March where the season ended in Abu Dhabi.
Moussa Awada wrapped up the Championship at the ninth round in Canada, after neither him, or fellow Championship contender John Brookfield, could make the race. Mercedes also claimed the Constructors Championship at this race.
Teams and Drivers
Drivers chose their teams in the order they finished last years championship. The current entry list is:
Reiging Champion Ed Greenhalgh choose to driver for Scuderia Ferrari. He was joined before the start of the season by Andrew Angus. Angus missed round 4 due to prior commitments while Greenhalgh missed round 8 due to the same reasons.
Ben Moody chose to drive for Williams and was joined for the first two races by Oli Peacock. Come round 3 however, Peacock's sponsorship fell apart and he was replaced by the well-funded Kaz Armos. AT&T withdrew as Williams' main sponsor after round 5 and thus the team were left with no funding to race at round 6, leaving both drivers without drives. Come round 7 in Belgium, Peacock announced he had major backing from wonga.com as well as many other minor sponsors, to race in rounds 7, 9 and 10. This sponsorship was enough to save the team and Peacock and Moody drove in Belgium, leaving Armos out in the cold. Peacock missed round 8 due to prior commitments and although he was meant to race in round 9, he missed his flight and thus also the race.
John Brookfield and Moussa Awada signed to drive for the Mercedes team. Both drivers missed the 9th round in Canada after their cars failed to arrive in Canada for unknown reasons.
Nic Morley signed for Red Bull but lost backing after the first race. He made an emphatic return for round 5. Red Bull expanded to two cars at round 7 and Morley was joined by David Adeoye.
Bradley Downton and Luke Smith signed to drive for McLaren. Unfortunately Smith's deal fell apart at the last minute and Jamie Franklin was signed to replace him. As a last minute deal Franklin only had sponsorship for 3 races, missing rounds 4, 5 and 6. He returned in round 7 at Belgium however with him and Downton announcing joint backing from Orange telecommunications.
Kaz Armos signed a deal with Renault to race in round 2 but they quickly withdrew from the championship, claiming they were not ready. After his stint at Williams Armos announced he had moved to HRT, with strong backing from Apple as well as many minor sponsors.
Force India confirmed that George Angus and Iain Stewart would race for the team. Stewart struggled with finaces however and so far the only race he has made was round 3.
As the race in Belgium finished Lotus announced they would be entering the Championship with Ireland's Shane Butler for the remaining three races.
Calendar and Results
The Calendar is as follows:
In Game Rules
|Rule||Pre-Season Test||Championship Races|
|Car Assigment||Player Choice (Chosen before championship starts)|
|Rules and Flags||Reduced|
|Assist Restrictions||All Allowed|
- Races can only be moved to a different date or time if everyone agrees. If the host cannot make it or is not online at the race time, then a substitute will host the race and it will go ahead as usual. No individual is bigger than the series. The current list of hosts in order is: bradley1314, ed24f1.
- Race incidents will be voted upon by all drivers (not those involved in the incident), and a final decision will be made by an independent steward who does not compete in the series, Jamie Taylor. This includes revoking in-game penalties, crash penalties and other misdemeanours (such as using excessive run-offs).
- If a third or more of the field drops out in the first 5 minutes of qualifying, the session is restarted. If the host is having connection problems or if there is significant lag, a new host can be tried for the restart. This can only happen once per race.
- If you complete 90% of the race distance, even with a DNF, you get points. If not, you don’t.
- If there is a mass disconnection (a third or more of the field) before 75% distance, the race can be restarted as though there was a red flag. We will start another race in a new lobby (with the distance set to roughly how long the race had left to run), and on Lap 1, we all get ourselves into the race order at the red flag point, with the leader acting as the Safety Car – so going at a slow pace. Then, on Lap 2, we continue racing. If anyone can't make it (time-wise or is having trouble connecting), then the race will be ended and points awarded for however far the race has progressed, ie, half points for under 75%, full points for over. If anyone fails to comply to getting into the correct order, they will disqualified and given a race ban.
Points are awarded to the top ten in each, but only if they finish.
|Blank||Did Not Arrive|
|White||Did Not Start (DNS)|
|Race Cancelled (C)|
- The polsitter is shown in bold.
- Driver in italics had the fastest lap.
- Results marked with DD indicate Driver of the Day.
- Drivers who did not finish the race but were classified are marked with †.