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F1 2011 PC Championship S1

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Andrew Bortz, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    This is not the final version of the rules so expect a few changes before the season commences.

    1. Introduction:

    Welcome to the F1 2011 PC Championship Rules and Regulations!

    This document has been adapted from the Racedepartment Rules and Regulations to suit F1 2011 for the PC.

    In this document you can find and read the basic rules of the F1 2011 PC Championship. Every driver is expected to have read and agreed upon these rules, because they safeguard the quality and driving standard of the competitions, which comes to everyone’s benefit. We have tried to provide a clear and relatively short set of rules that still cover most of the situations the staff, teams and drivers can get involved in. If a situation is not covered by the championship regulations the staff decides how it must be dealt with. They have the last word in all matters concerning the championship

    Please respect these rules under all circumstances!!!

    1.1 Starting Time: World Championship

    Due to the length of the race doubling from last year we will now start at 18:00GMT (London, GBR) there will be a grace period of 10 minutes after this time for any noshows. To aviod delays everyone should be online 15 minutes before the start of qualifying to avoid any problems, if you believe you may be delayed by longer than the 10 minutes then a message 24 hours before the race should be posted in your group thread for the relevant race so that it gives the host and all players notice that it may be starting later, putting this message up on the forums by no means has to be accepted and the session may start at the arranged time we will leave it up to everyone in the group to accept this by replying on the forums this must be completed 1 hour before qualifying starts and a majority vote to accept the latecomer. If you do need to start late then it will be no later than 18:30GMT (London, GBR). If during the lobby time and during the loading process someone disconnects, then "ONE" restart is permitted, but not more. As soon as the loading into the qualifying session has finished, NO restarts are permitted any more. Also if someone disconnects from a qualifying session that they are NOT to be reinvited or the starting grid will be random at race start. We kindly ask all hosts to act according to the rules and regulations, and to not make any exception. We hope that with introducing the 10 minutes extra time window, which now puts the hosts more in charge of the matter, we can counteract these situations. One thing is sure though, no host will deliberately leave you out of a race, and we will not accept any accusations like these. Please take into account that not every clock shows the exact same time, that is why we introduced the rule that drivers should be in the lobby 15 minutes before the race. In the end we cannot restart the game and no penalties can be given.

    START TIME

    18:00 GMT

    RACE SETTINGS

    Participation: Qualification and Race
    Race Distance: 100%
    Car Assignment: Assigned after Pre Qualification
    Weather Setting: Dynamic

    SIMULATIONS SETTINGS

    Rules and Flags: Realistic
    Tyre Wear: On
    Fuel Load Simulation: On
    Car Damage: On
    Car Performance: Equal
    Collisions: Full
    Safety Car: On

    ASSIST RESTRICTIONS

    Braking Assist: Banned
    ABS: Banned
    Traction Control: Banned
    Dynamic Racing Line: Banned
    Gearbox: Banned
    Pit Limiter: Banned
    Pit Box Control: Banned
    Reset to Track: Banned

    1.1 Starting Time: Championship

    After the last league we have decided to keep the race time as 19:00GMT (London, GBR) there will be a grace period of 10 minutes after this time for any noshows. To aviod delays everyone should be online 15 minutes before the start of qualifying to avoid any problems, if you believe you may be delayed by longer than the 10 minutes then a message 24 hours before the race should be posted in your group thread for the relevant race so that it gives the host and all players notice that it may be starting later, putting this message up on the forums by no means has to be accepted and the session may start at the arranged time we will leave it up to everyone in the group to accept this by replying on the forums this must be completed 1 hour before qualifying starts and a majority vote to accept the latecomer. If you do need to start late then it will be no later than 19:30GMT (London, GBR). If during the lobby time and during the loading process someone disconnects, then "ONE" restart is permitted, but not more. As soon as the loading into the qualifying session has finished, NO restarts are permitted any more. Also if someone disconnects from a qualifying session that they are NOT to be reinvited or the starting grid will be random at race start. We kindly ask all hosts to act according to the rules and regulations, and to not make any exception. We hope that with introducing the 10 minutes extra time window, which now puts the hosts more in charge of the matter, we can counteract these situations. One thing is sure though, no host will deliberately leave you out of a race, and we will not accept any accusations like these. Please take into account that not every clock shows the exact same time, that is why we introduced the rule that drivers should be in the lobby 15 minutes before the race. In the end we cannot restart the game and no penalties can be given.

    START TIME

    19:00 GMT

    RACE SETTINGS

    Participation: Qualification and Race
    Race Distance: 50%
    Car Assignment: Assigned after Pre Qualification
    Weather Setting: Dynamic

    SIMULATIONS SETTINGS
    Rules and Flags: Realistic
    Tyre Wear: On
    Fuel Load Simulation: On
    Car Damage: On
    Car Performance: Equal
    Collisions: Full
    Safety Car: On

    ASSIST RESTRICTIONS

    Braking Assist: Banned
    ABS: Banned
    Traction Control: Banned
    Dynamic Racing Line: Banned
    Gearbox: Allowed
    Pit Limiter: Banned
    Pit Box Control: Banned
    Reset to Track: Banned

    In addition we advise every driver to connect to our RDF1 (PC) channel on the Teamspeak 3 server of the RaceDepartment (ts3server://213.163.72.238 port=9987). We will be on that teamspeak channel from 18:45 GMT (London, GBR) until the races are about to start. The more drivers join this procedure, the more we can prevent situations that have come up in the past. Certainly the moderators will be online, and at least all the hosts of the races should be online too. But as stated before, if all drivers could join on that TS3 channel before the race, the situation would be perfect. As soon as the race starts, drivers can certainly close down the TS3 connection to get the peace and quiet for all the concentration they need for the qualifying and race

    2. Definitions:

    • RaceDepartment (RD):

    The organisational body and host is located at www.racedepartment.comand sub-sites.

    • Staff:

    The group of persons organising the championship for the RaceDepartment.

    Official List of race stewards:

    Andrew Bortz (Andrew Bortz)
    Michael Brown (LITE992)
    Ermanno Carofiglio (Italianred)
    Dan Wootton (BalanceMe23)
    Zoltan Hadadi (Zomacher)

    Championship Moderators:

    Andrew Bortz (Andrew Bortz)

    • Driver:

    The person that drives in the RaceDepartment championship, either male or female (regardless of sex-related references).

    • Livery:

    The ‘paint job’ of that car. Also referred to as ‘skin’.

    • Server:

    This can either refer to the computer that is used to host the events, or to the room that is launched by the dedicated server software, which the drivers can join. Usually it refers to the latter.

    • Chatting:

    This refers to the use of the in-game chat function which drivers can use to send text messages to each other.

    • Cutting:

    This refers to a driver taking a shorter line through a corner by moving his car off the track.

    • Apex:

    This is the point in a corner where the ideal racing line meets the inside of the track.

    • Kers

    Currently the regulations permit the systems to convey a maximum of 60kw (approximately 80bhp), while the storage capacity is limited to 400 kilojoules. This means that the 80bhp is available for anything up to 6.67s per laps, which can be released either all in one go, or at different points around the circuit. Lap time benefits range from approximately 0.1 to 0.4s.

    •DRS

    Stands for (Drag Reduction System). A slot in the rear wing that opens to reduce the drag and gain more acceleration and top speed. DRS may be used as much as you want in qualifying but may only be used in 1 or 2 places (depending on the track) in the race. The system uses an detection point on the track to measure if you are 1 second or under from the car ahead (be it someone your racing or a backmarker) if you are under then you may use DRS on the activations point(s) for that lap.
     
  2. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Pre Qualification Calendar Dates

    Sponsored Track Name
    Location
    Track Name
    Weather
    Date 50%
    Race Time 50%
    Date 100%
    Race Time 100%
    Gran Premio Santander d'Italia​
    Italian GP​
    Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza​
    Dynamic​
    21st January​
    19:00GMT​
    22nd January​
    18:00GMT​
    Shell Belgian Grand Prix​
    Belgian GP​
    Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa​
    Dynamic​
    28th January​
    19:00GMT​
    29th January​
    18:00GMT​
    Australian Grand Prix​
    Australian GP​
    Albert Park, Melbourne​
    Dynamic​
    4th Febuary​
    19:00GMT​
    5th Febuary​
    18:00GMT​
    Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland​
    German GP​
    Nürburgring, Nürburg​
    Dynamic​
    11th Febuary​
    19:00GMT​
    12th Febuary​
    18:00GMT​
    Grand Prix de Monaco​
    Monaco GP​
    Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo​
    Dynamic​
    18th Febuary​
    19:00GMT​
    19th Febuary​
    18:00GMT​
    UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX​
    Chinese GP​
    Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai​
    Dynamic​
    25th Febuary​
    19:00GMT​
    26th Febuary​
    18:00GMT​
    SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX​
    British GP​
    Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone​
    Dynamic​
    3rd March​
    19:00GMT​
    4th March​
    18:00GMT​
    SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX​
    Singapore GP​
    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay​
    Dynamic​
    10th March​
    19:00GMT​
    11th March​
    18:00GMT​
    Both championships will be held over the same weekend the Saturday being the 50% race and the Sunday being the full length race.
    Sponsored Track Name
    Location
    Track Name
    Weather
    Race Date 50%
    Race Time 50%
    Race Date 100%
    Race Time 100%
    QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX​
    Australian GP​
    Albert Park, Melbourne​
    Dynamic​
    17th March​
    19:00GMT​
    18th March​
    18:00GMT​
    PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX​
    Malaysian GP​
    Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur​
    Dynamic​
    24th March​
    19:00GMT​
    25th March​
    18:00GMT​
    AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIA​
    Indian GP​
    Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida​
    Dynamic​
    7th April​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    8th April​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX​
    Chinese GP​
    Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai​
    Dynamic​
    14th April​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    15th April​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    KOREAN GRAND PRIX​
    Korean GP​
    Korean International Circuit, Yeongam​
    Dynamic​
    21st April​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    22nd April​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    JAPANESE GRAND PRIX​
    Japanese GP​
    Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka​
    Dynamic​
    5th May​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    6th May​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA SANTANDER​
    Spanish GP​
    Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona​
    Dynamic​
    12th May​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    13th May​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GRAND PRIX DE MONACO​
    Monaco GP​
    Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo​
    Dynamic​
    26th May​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    27th May​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GRAND PRIX DU CANADA​
    Canadian GP​
    Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal​
    Dynamic​
    2nd June​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    3rd June​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​

    GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL​
    Brazilian GP​
    Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo​
    Dynamic​
    16th June​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    17th June​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE​
    European GP​
    Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia​
    Dynamic​
    23rd June​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    24th June​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX​
    British GP​
    Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone​
    Dynamic​
    7th July​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    8th July​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND​
    German GP​
    Nürburgring, Nürburg​
    Dynamic​
    21st July​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    22nd July​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ​
    Hungarian GP​
    Hungaroring, Budapest​
    Dynamic​
    28th July​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    29th July​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX​
    Turkish GP​
    Istanbul Park, Istanbil​
    Dynamic​
    11th August​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    12th August​
    18:00GMT +1 18:00 BST​
    ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX​
    Abu Dhabi GP​
    Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi​
    Dynamic​
    18th August​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    19th August​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX​
    Belgian GP​
    Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa​
    Dynamic​
    1st September​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    2nd September​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA​
    Italian GP​
    Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza​
    Dynamic​
    8th September​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    9th September​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
    SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX​
    Singapore GP​
    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay​
    Dynamic​
    15th September​
    19:00GMT +1 / 19:00 BST​
    16th September​
    18:00GMT +1 / 18:00 BST​
     
  3. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Post all your questions here and the team will do our best to answer them.
     
  5. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Welcome to the Racedepartment F1 2011 Online Championship


    This year we want to give you the most realistic experience as possible, meaning that what happens in real life racing will be what we will be aiming for in game. We will be able to achieve this if the game mechanics permit it and we will be looking towards 100% races with no assists.

    The races won't actually begin until the F1 season starts so this gives us a massive opportunity to get everyone organised into where they should be in terms of pace. We can achieve this over a 19 week period starting 20 weeks before the first race takes place. 1 track per week will have numerous qualifying sessions by authorised room hosts in order to get driver times for each track. By the end of the 19 weeks we will have an accurate overview of where drivers should be.

    As said before the Races won't start until the first race does in real life and subsequent races will follow the entire season which will be held on the Sunday at 18.00GMT

    We are also looking for a reporter/reporters to ask some of the more serious questions and various reporting stuff. We are sure a lot of you out there have heard of 'Exhaust Fumes' and although we welcome its more comical nature and hope it continues, we intend to run a more factual e-magazine in parallel.

    Not all decisions have been made but we wanted to get this message out to you as a little statement of intent.

    We welcome and respect all suggestions from the community.

    Signed
    Andrew Bortz - League Organiser
     
  6. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Anything you wanna talk about feel free to do it here.
     
  7. Will there be the same format with F1 2011 as with F1 2010 with several groups. Its a stupid question I know but just want to know.
     
  8. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Yes depending on how many people sign up and take part through qualifying will determine the number of groups.
     
  9. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Please use the following template below to confirm your interest in joining the championship.
    The name as Games For Windows Live are used for in game, where as location may be used to determine if there is enough interest to make a specific group for timezones that are hard to cater for. You do not need to provide your location but you will be grouped with EU players, and we promise not to sell on any details :cool:.
    Remember you do need to be a licensed member to participate!


    Name: Andrew Bortz
    GFWL: Andrew Bortz
    Nationality: Welsh
    Age: 25
    Location: Scotland
    Championship 100%


    Backround History:
    Worked as an electrical engineer for 4 years and a bus driver for 4 years now im looking at getting into train driving for life.

    Personal Quotes:
    "I always go for the setup with the most top speed/acceleration, ill worry about the corners when i get there."
    "Personally I would feel guilty if I caused harm to any of our digital marshals..."
     
  10. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Withdrawn.....
     
  11. Name : Deane Cockerill
    GFWL : Ssscrudddy
    Nationality : English
    Age : 42
    Location : England
    Championship 100%

    Background History:
    Production Planner for 15 years, Traffic Warden for 1 year [​IMG]. Travelling for 3 years. B&B manager for 3 years. On the dole for 3 years.
    Ran a motorbike club for 10 years (& its website). Helped organise a charity bike run for 10 years. Looking at buying a boat to live on.
     
  12. Name : Marcus Lindblom
    GFWL :lindblom98
    Nationality :Swedish
    Age :13
    Location : Sweden
    Championship 100%+50-75%
     
  13. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Yes this Championship will run ona Sunday the time isnt definate its quite possible to move it an hour or 2 earlier. A seperate league much like the last one will be set up for the Saturday possibly at a earlier time aswell.
     
  14. mmm well in that case, have I made a mistake? I put my name down in the other thread. I thought I was signing up for a league. I'm way too slow (slowest so far) in the 2010 leagues & there is no way I'll even have a chance in a World Championship, if its the best 16 racers with pre-qualifying to get in & stuff.
     
  15. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    No this just needed a different name, any amount of people may join there will be multiple groups if needed, just this championship will be as close to the real thing as possible, where as the other one has yet to decide on race distance, aids and wether it too will follow the entire season race by race or on a weekly basis.
     
  16. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    Damn! Sundays... thats my Sunday afternoon pub sessions out of the window then. Still, I'll be able to do Saturday nights instead now[​IMG]
     
  17. ok to clear things up as this is quite confusing.

    This Forum Section right now called "World Championship" is for the 100% Race which will be held on a sunday for definate, this league will be managed by Andrew Bortz.

    The other league which will be called "Championship" will be either a 50% or 75% depending on the results of the Poll which will be posted at some point once our forum's are setup. Again the Time will be decided by a poll. This league will be managed by me.
     
  18. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Thanx for clearing that out Scott! :D Might sign up for both. :)
     
  19. Andrew Bortz

    Andrew Bortz
    GoldenBortz

    Due to limited space avaliable, both championships will be held in this forum.

    We will do as best as possible to keep it tidy for everyone view, anyone who has signed up take not that there is now a new line in the application to indicate what championship you want to participate in (can be both)

    Qualification for both groups will be done in the same sessions so any times you do will count for both events.