Legacy Racing League Season 1 was an online league racing series that was competed online through the F1 2016 video game by Codemasters, on the Xbox One console. It ran from September 5th 2016 to March 5th 2017. Drivers competed in teams through twenty-one Grands Prix set in five continents - starting in Australia and concluding in Abu Dhabi - as they competed for the LRL Drivers' and LRL Constructors' Championships.

This season saw twelve drivers compete for the Drivers' Championship, with six different teams competing for the Constructors' title.

Apex Melvyn won the first LRL Drivers' Championship after finishing 3rd in the United States Grand Prix on February 12th; Round 18. With a then record of six wins in a single season, as well as eight other podiums, Apex finished the season 101 points ahead of trapter1, with Scorch6200 finishing in third a further 18 points behind.

In the Constructors' Championship, Williams claimed the title at the penultimate race, finishing with a 85 point lead ahead of McLaren, with Red Bull in third a further 111 points behind.

Teams & Drivers Edit

The following teams and drivers took place in Season 1:

Team Engine Driver #1 Driver #2
Ferrari Ferrari xTheFluffyLlama Insane Moskito
Force India Mercedes Lyracrish Jpoole28
McLaren Honda trapter1 IAmDavidHobbs
Mercedes Mercedes mokang DarkMagicGundam
Red Bull Renault Foley589 Scorch6200
Williams Mercedes FlyingFinn866 Apex Melvyn

Team Selection Edit

With this being the first season, team selection was determined by a random number drawing. Mediated by then coordinator Foley589, team seats were randomly assigned to digits 1 through 10. Drivers were then asked to select one of these numbers in order of sign up; they were then given a team and a driver seat based on their selection. At the time of the original team selection, there were only 5 teams available (Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams).

Mid-Season Changes Edit

  • After mokang's original teammate was unable to attend races due to timezone differences, DarkMagicGundam (then known as Crim Miata) joined the league as his teammate at Mercedes, starting at the Russian Grand Prix.
  • Lyracrish joined the league at the Austrian Grand Prix, being placed in the previously AI-driven Force India. He would later be joined by Jpoole28, who joined the league for the Singapore Grand Prix.
  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was open to non-league drivers to race in, as both championships had been decided by that point. This was also the first LRL race to not feature AI drivers.

Season Calendar Edit

The following twenty-one Grands Prix took place in Season 1:

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 5 September
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 5 September
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 11 September
4 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 18 September
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 25 September
6 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 2 October
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 9 October
8 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit, Baku 16 October
9 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 30 October
10 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 6 November
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring, Budapest 20 November
12 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 27 November
13 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 4 Decemeber
14 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 15 January
15 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 22 January
16 Malaysia Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 29 January
17 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 5 February
18 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin 12 February
19 Mexican Grand Prix Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 19 February
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo 26 February
21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 5 March

Results and Standings Edit

Grands Prix Edit

RD Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1 Australian GP trapter1 Apex Melvyn trapter1 McLaren
2 Bahrain GP trapter1 trapter1 AI* AI*
3 Chinese GP trapter1 trapter1 Apex Melvyn Williams
4 Russian GP Insane Moskito xTheFluffyLlama Scorch6200 Red Bull
5 Spanish GP trapter1 Insane Moskito mokang Mercedes
6 Monaco GP IAmDavidHobbs IAmDavidHobbs IAmDavidHobbs McLaren
7 Canadian GP trapter1 trapter1 Apex Melvyn Williams
8 Azerbaijan GP trapter1 trapter1 IAmDavidHobbs McLaren
9 Austrian GP trapter1 Apex Melvyn Apex Melvyn Williams
10 British GP trapter1 trapter1 Apex Melvyn Williams
11 Hungarian GP trapter1 Apex Melvyn trapter1 McLaren
12 German GP Apex Melvyn FlyingFinn866 FlyingFinn866 Williams
13 Belgian GP Apex Melvyn trapter1 Apex Melvyn Williams
14 Italian GP trapter1 trapter1 Insane Moskito Ferrari
15 Singapore GP Insane Moskito Insane Moskito Insane Moskito Ferrari
16 Malaysia GP Insane Moskito Apex Melvyn Insane Moskito Ferrari
17 Japanese GP Apex Melvyn Scorch6200 Apex Melvyn Williams
18 United States GP trapter1 trapter1 trapter1 McLaren
19 Mexican GP Jpoole28 Lyracrish Lyracrish Force India
20 Brazilian GP trapter1 Lyracrish Lyracrish Force India
21 Abu Dhabi GP TOR PePsii** TOR PePsii** TOR PePsii** Toro Rosso**

*AI driver. Points did not count

**Guest driver. Points did not count

LRL Drivers' Championship Standings Edit

Points were awarded to the top ten classified finishers using the following structure:

Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

In the event of a tie, a count-back system is used as a tie-breaker, with a driver's best result used to decide the standings.

Pos. Driver Team Points Gap
1st Apex Melvyn Williams 300 -
2nd trapter1 McLaren 199 101
3rd Scorch6200 Red Bull 181 18
4th Insane Moskito Ferrari 135 46
5th IAmDavidHobbs McLaren 107 28
6th Lyracrish Force India 104 3
7th DarkMagicGundam Mercedes 95 9
8th FlyingFinn866 Williams 91 4
9th Jpoole28 Force India 63 28
10th mokang Mercedes 41 22
11th xTheFluffyLlama Ferrari 35 6
12th Foley589 Red Bull 14 21

LRL Constructors' Championship Standings Edit

Pos. Team Points Gap
1st Williams 391 -
2nd McLaren 306 85
3rd Red Bull 195 111
4th Ferrari 170 25
5th Force India 167 3
6th Mercedes 136 31

Trivia Edit

  • The first six races were won by different drivers; trapter1, an AI car, Apex Melvyn, Scorch6200, mokang, IAmDavidHobbs. Apex Melvyn would be the first driver to win two LRL races when he won the Canadian Grand Prix.
    • Apex Melvyn would also become the first driver to win two consecutive races; Austria and Britain. This would be repeated by Insane Moskito (Italy, Singapore) and Lyracrish (Mexico, Brazil).
    • Insane Moskito would be the first LRL driver to win three races in a row: Italy, Singapore and Malaysia.
  • Every team in this season would win at least one race.
  • Season 1 is thus far the only season to feature AI drivers. This was done in order to compensate for the reduced number of players relative to the available slots (10 players to 22 seats). The first LRL race without AI cars was the Season 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
    • An AI would even win a round, the Bahrain Grand Prix, due to dubious circumstances. As the AI were not included in either championship standings, its points did not count. The AI was Lewis Hamilton, in the Mercedes.
  • On three occasions this season the eventual top three in the championship shared the podium together. These instances were:
    • China (Apex Melvyn, trapter1, Scorch6200)
    • Austria (Apex Melvyn, Scorch6200, trapter1)
    • Britain (Apex Melvyn, trapter1, Scorch6200)
  • This season features the only time the league was held on a Monday, which was also the only time two league races were held on the same day: Australia and Bahrain. This was due to a lack of organisation prior to launching the season, although despite this both races had reasonable attendance.
    • This also means that this was the only time three LRL races took place in one week, as Round 3 took place on the Sunday, just 6 days later.
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