AndreaModa wrote:For example the case of Dofasco has already been raised, but I know for a fact that The Lukas has only in the past couple of days confirmed his team's engine and tyre choice for the RoLFS series, and so is a current active member on the forum.
Small correction - he hasn't yet confirmed his team's tyre supplier, along with another less-frequent poster Phoenix. And I almost gave his team's entry to MRT as he didn't post anything in the RoLFS topic for about two and a half weeks, despite having plenty of credits for upgrades, winning a couple of sprint races and being active in other topics. But he's now activated himself again.
Regarding the problem you're having with F1RWRS - I think that the current number of entries is fine, and it certainly mustn't be expanded. Yes, it is nice that every active forum member has a chance to get in to our top-level virtual motorsport series, but if half of the cars entered are eliminated come Friday afternoon, it just doesn't make sense. IIRC 1989 had the most entries in modern F1 history (if not in the whole F1 history), and it had 20 teams and 39 cars (would've been 40 if FIRST had made it). Despite that, only one team - EuroBrun - failed to make the grid at any of the GPs. I think that's what's lacking from F1RWRS - the element of randomness. If, for example, instead of using combined times of two drivers to determine which three teams go to qualifying proper, the top six drivers would get in instead? Of course, if this is impossible due to technical limitations of GP2, ignore that suggestion.
I won't take part in the discussion revolving around new teams' credits, except that you shouldn't give them too much compared to established teams. I had to address this problem myself in RoLFS, and managed to make a system that at least hasn't been opposed by anyone yet.
Regarding Formula BMW - technically it is possible, as it is also included in LFS (which is also how kostas got the picture above, editing the BMW skin and viewing it in the stand-alone skin viewer). And if we wanted to avoid using the BMW brand, there's the FXO car (loosely based on a mid-2000s Formula Renault), which we could rebrand as anything we wanted. However, I'm not 100% sure I could find the time to run two series, unless this smaller series would use spec-cars with no alterations (meaning less management work), and no footage would be provided (recording enough footage for RoLFS is a big task itself thanks to LFS' replay system). Just running it before each RoLFS GP wouldn't take too much of my time. Of course, if someone else acquired (either legally or illegally) a fully-licensed copy of LFS and was eager to run a new feeder series, then that problem would be solved. But, I also think that we're getting close to the maximum amount of virtual racing series a forum of this size can run (as evidenced by the failure of GTRWRS), so if the idea doesn't get any support then I won't even start planning it further.