Great work RickSpeed,
This Impressive document/concept has awesome potential and has my interest for sure.
Its clear that Times of day, points, revenue, are well thought of and can be easily modified to suit the suggested championship.
Details like set-up of the car, tire usage, weather are in my opinion "little details" to streamline with the participating drivers, but we need to be carefull.
Carefull, Simply because in real life you would have a whole team to run a proper racecar and you can't expect every player to be a whole team.
Therefor I think you should NOT use a free- set-up. Second reason of not using a Open-set-up, is the same reason why Cossacco does not give the RTTW details weeks in advance: "The calendar is known and would give the edge/benefit to players that have the most time for training/testing." and this was not wanted by Cossacco, as far as I know. (at least in last chat discussion about the same question with in RTTW/RSO-event)
With this in mind and knowing that I also see that some tracks could greatly benefit from changing the gear ratios and/or a little more/less down force.
I must agree that sometimes the wish to be able to use the set-up of the car is there. Simply to benefit the track of the day and therefor would greatly benefit the race overall.
So what should we do?
1) Dedicating a trust-worthy driver (with history of Setting-up a racecar) to advise in the car-settings and maintain some sort
of "Balance of performance"
2) set-up a forum-page dedicated to testing and proposed a set-up that the "test-driver" then can evaluate?
(Of course this Test driver needs to be neutral and have no attachments to a party in this Championship, but that is logical.)
3) Overlay all the data and make a drivable compromise
4) Meeting before track day, to explain changes and give settings to players/teams to test.
Is it really worth the hassle if the actual set-up is basically a compromise of all and not gona be my personal preference?
I don't think its worth the time and/or effort, so I would vote:
"Default car" is the best balance of performance to keep the Championship fair for all
Thanks for reading