Quite a lot of work has been done on the site ahead of the 2022 season, but the competition format remains unchanged.
Most importantly (for me) the database that sits behind it has been completely redesigned to improve performance, (hopefully) reduce costs, and provide more detailed stats than ever before. With that in mind, if anything looks strange please let me know ASAP and I'll get it fixed.
Sprint Races / Qualifying
When there is a sprint race, points will now be awarded for this session, as well as the Friday qualifying session that predeeds it. So where a sprint race is included the cut-off for driver changes will happen at the start of the original qualifying session on the Friday.
A minor change has been made to the scoring. Drivers will only qualify for points on their final race position and positions gained if they are classified as finishing the race, as published on the official website. Drivers will still qualify for points for laps completed regardless.
One-Click Driver Transfers
A confirmation screen was added a few years ago when removing a driver from your team. This was because a few folk accidentally removed drivers from their team without realising until it was too late. If you're a little less 'fat fingered' and would like to speed up the transfer process, you can turn off 'Transfer Confirmations' in your My Account settings.
Follow Certain Teams
Many of you like to track certain teams. Whether that's a rival in the Legend's league, or just somebody you have to beat. You can now add teams to your Followed Teams list and display all of those entries on a single page. Click on the [heart] symbol on the league table, then you can view your chosen teams in a single table, called 'Following' in the Leagues menu.
Followed Teams - see all drivers at once!
If you choose to follow certain teams, you can now see their selected drivers all at once on the Follow league table. You can still only see drivers for races that have passed their cut-off though - so no snooping!
The driver stats pages have been reworked and now you can see how many Fantasy Racers points drivers have earnt since ***TBC***. You can drill down to see detailed Race Scores, or even Career Scores! (some people may be interested in that - I thought it was fun to do). All this information is available under the 'Driver Stats' menu.
Unfortunately detailed Fantasy Racers competition scores are unavailable to view prior to 2020 due to compatibility issues, although final scores and positions since 2014 are available for the Legends League calculations.
How unique is your team?
You can now see how many other entries currently have the same driver line-up as you. You can see this on your 'My Drivers' page in the heading for your selected drivers.
League Table changes
The league tables now contain information specific to the latest race. You can also click on the flags on the top of the screen to see the league standings as at completion of each individual race.
All league tables from 2020 onwards are available to view in the 'Archives' menu. So, for example, if you were leading the overall standings after the British GP 2020 you can now go and look at the league standings after that event and have a little smile to yourself.