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- Once you have a driver, you can choose to extend his contract by up to 17 races.
- There can only be ONE contract extension in place at one time, however once a contract extension becomes the main contract, you can extend again.
- You can only extend a contract if the Driver's OA is below the maximum value for your racing level.
- If you have a negative balance, you can only extend a contract if the Driver's OA is below the following limits:
- Elite group: 110
- Master group: 100
- Pro group: 90
- Amateur group: 80
- Rookie group: 70
- You cannot negotiate the amount you pay the driver for an extension beyond the figures shown in the page. You can only negotiate the number of races for the extension.
- Any bonuses offered when the original contract was signed will still apply for all contract extensions.
- There is a standard minimum salary increase for the number of races of the extension, but the driver may demand more than this minimum based on his reputation stat.
- If you sign a new driver whilst having another still under contract, you will pay the current driver compensation equal to half their salary, for however many races are left on their current contract (e.g. 6 races left with a $1mil salary = $3mil compensation).
Frequently Asked Questions
I signed my driver at the start of the season, but his contract expires after race 17. Will I be able to renew his contract if I promote?
No. Your driver's contract expires after race 17, meaning he will leave you immediately after the last race and return to the market. The only way you can renew your driver contract is if he is below the OA restriction for your level.
How do I reduce my driver's OA?
You have many options available to you.
One extreme way to achieve this is by going -$15mil to completely wipe his motivation. This is a quick and effective way to reduce driver OA - but please don't ignore the disadvantages of such a manoeuvre. Going negative has many downfalls, and should be fully considered before doing this. In the majority of cases you may be better advised to simply let your existing driver leave, keep your money, and sign a replacement after your current contract expires.
Other options to drop driver OA might include sandbagging to achieve bad results (not advised at Rookie), or possibly certain training options.
Can I cancel my current driver's contract?
You can't simply cancel it - but you can replace them with a new driver if you wish.
Make an offer to a new driver on the market, and if they accept, then they will replace your current driver after the next staff market decision. However, you will have to pay the replaced driver compensation equal to half their salary, for however many races were left on their current contract (e.g. 6 races left with a $1mil salary = $3mil compensation).