Money: How to manage your finances and earn money.
To win races you need a good car, a staff, a good driver, but more importantly, you must be able to manage your finances. You will never be competitive without money.
- Car: When you start, keep the car on level 1 without replacing any part. In the CAR section you can see the duration of every car part and the price for each level. On average, the pieces will last at least 3 races if managed well and, even if you do not score any points, in these races you will earn money. Do not be impatient and ONLY replace parts when they are likely to break, not before. That way you will spend less money and you will be able to upgrade the car slowly and without much effort. For the part wear see the WEAR section. When you change a part always upgrade to a higher level, so that at the end of the season you can have a suitable car for the Amateur level.
- Staff and Facilities: Staff and Facilities: Take your Commercial facility to the max level (level 20 for ROOKIES), leave the rest to 0 and do not do any training. The Commercial section will be needed to find new sponsors. For the choice of sponsors see the dedicated section Driver-Sponsor.
- Test Session: Tests are needed to understand the tyre wear, earn car points, increase the driver's stamina and understand some data. It 's very useful from the PRO level up, where the gap between the players is minimal, and everything that makes you earn even only a tenth of second is very useful. In Rookie, however, we recommend not to use tests for 2 reasons. 1st they cost $ 1 million, 2nd because they wear car parts. Car parts wear is not always the same, a lvl 1 part will wear much more than a level 7 part. Usually, wear increases by an average of 3% for each level you go down. So, for example, if a piece of lvl 7 will wear 20%, the same piece at lvl 1 will have about 38% wear. In Rookie it is therefore not advisable to test, so as to save money and invest it to upgrade the car (the gain in performance will be better).
- Driver: a good driver in Rookie will allow you to be competitive even with a lower-level car. For the driver choice you may want to visit the dedicated section Driver-Sponsor. It is important to choose a good driver, but it is even more important to choose one that is not so expensive. Spending over $ 1 million per race is definitely too much, there are good drivers even for less than $ 500,000. Pick one with no bids. The maximum level allowed for Rookie is 85, but not necessarily you will have to get one that is close to 85. Even drivers with overall score less than or equal to 80 are very good (you can often find drivers between 75-80 who are good and unexpensive).
- Risks: risks have a significant impact in a race. Setting excessively high risks often results in crashes or parts break and/or excessively fast wear. In rookie risk set to 40 is VERY HIGH and it is useless to immediately set risk to 70 or 80 to go fast. As in real life, a professional can push a lot, a rookie will make mistakes or break the car if he pushes too hard. Ideally, you can set risks ranging between 20 and 30, for instance: overtaking 25, hold position 25, clear track 30, car failure 10. If a driver makes 'too many mistakes try to lower the risk, as well as a good training. If he does not make any, you can try to raise the risk by some points, but do not exceed 40 in any case. Many Rookies win with risks from 20 to 25 Never be impatient to score points, manage your finances well, follow our advice and you will see that you will start scoring some points at first and then, podium after podium, you will finish the season with enough points for promotion. You will also have a good car level and enough money to start in Amateur without much difficulty.
Never be in a hurry to get points, well managed finances, follow our advice and you will see that slowly before you start to make points and then podiums podiums coming at the end of the season with enough points to pass the level. And you'd have a good car to start in the amateur and amateur enough funds to continue without too much difficulty.