#6 Grand Prix Racing Online
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Do you love Formula 1 racing? Then Grand Prix Racing Online is THE game for you!
Grand Prix Racing Online, usually shortened to "GPRO", is a massively-multiplayer online Grand Prix management simulator. It was created by a group of dedicated players of F1 manager web games. The game is loosely based on past gaming experiences, incorporating the concepts, knowledge and experience of previous (classic) F1 manager games.
GPRO can be played without cost for the individual user, since it is free to sign up and get a team. There is also a possibility to pay a supporter fee for extra features. These features do not give an advantage in gameplay, but are merely some extras, such as more car liveries or race commentary.
Each new user will start in one of the Rookie groups, the lowest level in the game. He will receive $30,000,000, a standard (and pretty bad) driver, and a level 1 car if he joins before the first race of the season, otherwise his money will be reduced depending on the number of races left in the season.
The object of the game is to win races and achieve promotion to a higher level. This can be achieved with a good driver or a good car, but usually a well-balanced combination is required. Race strategy and car setups are also an important part of the game.
The points system is the official Formula 1 point scoring system where managers in positions 1-8 get 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points respectively.
Before each race, a manager can update his car and do testing, if he likes. To participate in a race, he must take part in the qualifying session. Before qualifying, he can set up his car during an 8-lap practice session. After the qualifying, he can confirm the strategy for the race. Different tyre compounds and fuel loads play a big part in race tactics.
After each race, the participating managers are paid prize money according to their finishing and qualifying position. Sponsor money will also be paid, if a manager has any sponsorship deals confirmed. Driver and staff salaries are paid after each race, but the biggest expense comes from replacing worn car parts with new ones.
Managing your economy is one of the most challenging parts of GPRO and new managers can find it very hard to stay on positive balance at first.
Try to be a successful team manager like Dennis, Todt or Briatore. Manage your grand prix team to success by building good cars, developing good race strategies, hiring the right drivers and staff and planning for the future. But all must be done within the limits of your financial and worktime budget and with the fierce competition breathing down your neck!
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