I have seen here in the forum some great proposals regarding race series - indy and endurance.
In this topic I would like to present another idea of a race series for everyone to analyse and suggest improvements before the SRW staff decides to approve or reject it.
Formula 1 Championship
- Practice Sessions (open to everyone)
- from Thursday 12:00 GMT to Friday 19:00 GMT
- Qualifying sessions (2 heat races open to everyone) - live marshalled
- Friday from 20:30 GMT to 21:10 GMT:
- 5 minutes practice, 10 minutes qualifying, 1 minute warmup and 20 minutes race – each qualifying session
- Main Race (invitation only) – live marshalled
- Saturday from 17:00 GMT
- 5 minutes practice, 10 minutes qualifying, 1 minute warmup before the actual race
How to participate in the main race
- Qualifying Session 1: Top 7 has access to the main race
- Qualifying Session 2: Top 7 has access to the main race
- 1st : 25 points
- 2nd : 18 points
- 3rd : 15 points
- 4th : 12 points
- 5th : 10 points
- 6th : 8 points
- 7th : 6 points
- 8th : 4 points
- 9th : 2 points
- 10th : 1 point
- 11th to 14th: 0 points
(not available/specified at the moment)
- Week W: Indianapolis Road Course - 50 laps
- Week W+1: Brno – 40 laps
- Week W+2: Watkins Glen Long - 45 laps
- Week W+3: Zandvoort - 50 laps
- Week W+4: Assen - 45 laps
- Week W+5: Donington Park GP - 50 laps
- Week W+6: Silverstone GP - 40 laps
- Week W+7: Circuit of the Americas - 40 laps
- Option A (default)
- Mclaren MP4-25
- Mclaren MP4-26
- Mclaren MP4-27
- Mclaren MP4-28
- Mercedes SLS AMG (Safety car operated just by the marshalls)
- Option B
- McLaren MP4-28
- AI Safety car and/or manually operated Safety car (should be the Mercedes SLS AMG exclusively for this event)
Option A will be used during the whole championship if no memory problems occur. Way before the championship starts (if it starts) test events will be set up and the collaboration of as many users as possible will be requested. The idea is to have full grids with as much variety of cars as possible (within the the cars listed in option A).
- All the races will have the “formation/standing“ as the type of start. This consists of one lap to heat the tires and parking the car in the red square on the track, before the traffic lights. After everything is in place, the race will automatically start when the green lights are switched on.
- If the safety car is manually operated:
- It should start at the end of the grid, do the formation lap in front of the field and then park into the pits, instead of stopping in the red square allocated in the race track. So, drivers should wait for the safety car to pass them before starting the formation lap.
- If it has to be deployed just after the start of the race, it must wait for the pits semaphores to go green.
- Regardless of the fact there is a manually operated or AI Safety car:
- Drivers will be notified everytime the safety car is on track
- Drivers who are lapped 1 or more laps can pass the front field and the safety car if they are between the pace car and the race leader and when told to do so, via chat.
- If the system applies a penalty due to overtaking the field with the permission of the marshalls, such panalties will be removed
- Drivers who have qualified to the main race must not enter the heat races which will take place next, if any, in that week
- Everyone is required to drive carefully. As the safety car will be featured in this championship, you might be able to regroup with the rest of the field sometime in the race, so if needed do not hesitate in slowing down in case there is a yellow flag or if you see smoke ahead due to cars spinning in front of you. If contact is made to a car out of control and it is clear that it would have been avoided either by lifting of the gas or applying the brakes, penalties will be applied during or post-race. During the qualifying heat races, the marshalling will be more flexible/tolerant in this aspect, as the races are short, but still be careful.
- At the moment the full course yellow is applied and the safety car is exiting the pits, check if the pits are opened before entering them. If you enter the pits and they are closed, a stop&go will be applied automatically
- You can choose any F1 car to begin with but must not choose another unless two consecutive main races have been done with it
- Example: Imagine you chose the MP4-25 to the first race. If you don't like it, you will have to do the second race in it. Only in the third race you can go to pick another F1.
- This restriction still enables you to try all 4 modern F1 cars during the whole season.
- There is no problem if you want to keep using the same F1 during the whole season.
- The F1 car to be used in the main race must be the same as the one used to do the first attempt to qualify to the corresponding main race
- If you attempt to qualify in the MP4-25 in the first heat race and have no success, you will have to do the next heat race with the same F1 car. Consequently, you will have to do the next two main races with that car, until you are allowed to pick another vehicle
- Invulnerability: Off
- ABS: off, low or high
- TC: off or low, medium
- Shifting: off, auto shifting, upshifts or downshifts
- Auto clutch: on or off
- Remaining aids: not allowed
Main race specification
- Tire wear: enabled (normal)
- Fuel usage: enabled (normal)
- Mechanical failures: Normal
- Car setup: open, but limited
One can set how many fuel to start with and how much fuel to add during the races, if he wants to, via pit request menu
One can choose the tire compound to start with and during the race can choose what tire compound he wants, via pit request menu
Qualifying sessions specification
- Closed setup with fixed amount of fuel
- No tire wear and no fuel usage
- There will be 18 slots in the server for qualification and main race. In the main race server, 14 slots are for the drivers and then there are slots for the marshalls. If there are empty slots, a volunteer can join to do livestream of the race after requesting permission previously.
- In the qualifying sessions, there must be room for the marshalls. In this case volunteers are not allowed to livestream the heat races, unless there are no drivers willing to take an empty slot.
Edited by rtmetz92, 23 December 2013 - 10:25 PM.