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Bahrain LIVE and Rule Change Notice
Rule change notice
Date published: 31st March 2019
First of all, huge congratulations to Charles Leclerc for his impressive maiden Pole Position – a great achievement and makes the build up to the Bahrain GP even more exciting. Should be a fascinating race!
Remember you can join us for the Bahrain Grand Prix with Fantasy GP LIVE – you can see your points go up (and down) as the race unfolds. Updated every few laps, it makes the race even more fun.
Fantasy GP LIVE is for PRO Elite Players, just £10 for the year, or top up your PRO status and only pay the £5 difference. See a preview of Fantasy GP LIVE here.
RULE CHANGE NOTICE
Following feedback from Fantasy GP Managers a global vote was held on the eve of the Bahrain Fantasy Grand Prix and a rule change has been made, to take immediate effect for the Bahrain GP and the remainder of the 2019 season. Drivers will now keep Qualifying Bonus points even if they fail to finish the race.
We do not change rules lightly, but we also like to ensure that Fantasy GP is made for the fans of Formula 1, like us. And the passionate reaction to this 2019 rule tweak has been noted and acted upon.
Drivers get 5pts for beating their team mate in qualifying and a bonus additional 10pts if they grab Pole Position. A rule change for 2019 saw drivers who fail to finish (classified DNF) lose all points including any qualifying bonus. This rule has now been overturned following a greater than 75% vote in favour of doing so. A DNF for a driver means no race or race bonus points, but any qualifying bonus will now be retained. Results for Australia still stand, unchanged.