Salary Adjustment Details

Below is a detailed breakdown of exactly how salary adjustments are made. It's worth noting that you do NOT need to have a detailed understanding of how salaries fluctuate to have fun playing GridRival. We've spent countless hours refining these formulas (and will continue to make adjustments when necessary) to ensure they are fair and correlate closely to an element's fantasy performance from race to race.

For the data-obsessed scientists, engineers, and mathematicians out there, here is a detailed breakdown of exactly how driver salaries are determined. 😀

Step 1:

After each event, we rank elements according to the fantasy points they've earned during the event.

Step 2:

We then compare this ranking to our “default salary table” (shown below) to determine the "base salary variation." Salary variation is the difference between a driver or constructor's salary before the race, to the salary associated with their fantasy rank after the race using the salary shown on the "default salary table" below. For example, if a driver's salary prior to a race was £8.0M and their fantasy rank for that race was 14th (£10.9M on the default salary table), the base salary variation would be +£2.9M.

Step 3:

Finally, we divide the base salary variation by 4 to determine the final adjustment amount. The maximum adjustment up or down is +/- £2M and the minimum adjustment is +/- £100k.

Default Salary Table:

Rank

Base Salary

1

£33,000,000

2

£31,300,000

3

£29,600,000

4

£27,900,000

5

£26,200,000

6

£24,500,000

7

£22,800,000

8

£21,100,000

9

£19,400,000

10

£17,700,000

11

£16,000,000

12

£14,300,000

13

£12,600,000

14

£10,900,000

15

£9,200,000

16

£7,500,000

17

£5,800,000

18

£4,100,000

19

£2,400,000

20

£700,000

Salary Adjustment Example

  1. Driver's salary before the race: £15.8M
  2. Driver's fantasy rank for the race: 8th
  3. Default salary for 8th place (based on default salary table): £21.1M
  4. Salary variation between steps #1 & #3: +£5.3M
  5. Adjustment amount: (+£5.3M / 4) = +£1.3
  6. New Salary after Round 5 (#1 + #5): +£17.1

All elements will start the season with a manually calculated starting salary based on the previous season's performance, pre-season testing, and/or projected performance.

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