On the point about the formula if I read it correctly a lvl1 driver would be valued at 12 tokens when we all know its worthless? So maybe, the formula needs a bit of tweaking
Possibly, depends on the pricing strategy I guess.
For verifying the logic, It's fairly easy to observe the pricing though looking at your HQ and Staff facility.
In mine right now:
T30 - 70 tokens
T29 - 68 tokens
T27 - 64 tokens
Level 30 - 70 tokens
Level 29 - 68 tokens
Level 27 - 64 tokens
Level 22 - 54 tokens
Level 18 - 46 tokens
This was also in place before the levels update. Where a talent 20 / level 20 would cost 50 tokens. and dropping by 2 tokens per level.
Chris has a valid point and one I mentioned earlier. If we have a problem with some drivers having a common ability and others having none. Since the price doesn't account for it and it's a free bonus. The solution to resolve Dario's complaint would be to remove the possibility of abilities on signing the driver, not guarantee everyone a common ability. I think that would be a shame and would rather things stayed as they are.