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RDIWS | Stewards Notice Board

Discussion in 'RD IndyCar World Series' started by Matheus Machado, Apr 20, 2016.

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  1. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    All racing incidents will will be reviewed by an independent group of staff who hold no affiliation to this league in any way, shape or form. All incidents will be viewed on their merits, and the decisions made by the stewards will be respected even if you disagree with the outcome.

    Submitting a Report:
    Reports are submitted to @Matheus Machado or @Lorenzo Bonder via Personal Message, who will then forward them to the stewards. Reports must be submitted within 48 hours of the conclusion of the race. If you would like a racing incident to be looked at, then please make sure you conform to the procedure and standards that are expected of an incident report. This means:
    • Your name, the round number, and the lap of the race on which it occurred.
    • Clear video evidence of the events leading up to, during and proceeding the incident (total length should be ~1 minute or more if necessary).
    • A variety of camera angles from both your opponents, and your own perspective.
    • A text description of the events.

    In race penalties (live-stewarding):
    There will be a Steward during the races. The steward will watch the race and apply penalties to rule infractions as needed. The penalties can range from a drive-through to a total disqualification from the race.
    All the penalties applied will be announced on Teamspeak, therefore making TS mandatory for every driver.
    Track cutting will be penalized during the race if caught by the live steward. Post race analysis will also take place.
    Crashes will also be penalized as follows:
    • Moderate incident = Drive through
    • Major incident = 30s Stop and Go
    • Double incident = 60s Stop and Go
    • Intentional wreck = Disqualification

    Post race penalties:
    The race stewards will have many different penalties at their disposal. For racing incidents there are time penalties and point penalties that can be issued depending on the severity of the incident(s). If the incident has already been penalized during the race, the post-race penalty won't be considered unless specified by the stewards.

    If a time penalty is not deemed fitting, Point penalties will be applied as follows:
    • Minor incident = 5 points penalty
    • Moderate incident = 10 points penalty
    • Major incident = 15 points penalty

    As a means of achieving consistent officiating, track cutting during the race (more than two wheels leaving the white/yellow lines and gaining an advantage) will be systematically judged. Drivers who breach Rule 6.1 without 100% throttle lift off for at least 1 second, will be penalised.
    The review system will result of a combination of in race penalties and post-race reviewing:
    All qualifying laps and the fastest 3 laps of each driver during a race will be automatically reviewed. Please note that bold penalties will be applied during the race and will cancel the standard penalty if applicable.

    • 5 seconds added to total race time for each cut
    • 5 cuts = Reprimand (Two reprimands in consecutive rounds = 10 second penalty) / Verbal warning given during race
    • 6 cuts = 5 seconds added to your total race time.
    • 7 cuts = 10 seconds added to your total race time.
    • 8 cuts = 15 seconds added to your total race time
    • 9 cuts = Drive Through / 20 seconds added to your total race time + 5 seconds for every additional cut.
    • 14 cuts = Second verbal warning (Time penalties still apply)
    • 18 or more cuts = Disqualification (applied both during and post race)
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  2. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Race Procedures

    Race starts

    We are using recon laps instead of a normal warmup. This means drivers can do unlimited laps within the open pits period, but crossing the start/finish line is forbidden (instant stop/go if caught), meaning that going through the pits to start another lap is required. It is allowed to ESC back to the pits.
    After the pits are closed, you will have a set period of time to place your car on the grid. If you miss the pit open period, you have to wait until the pit exit is open again.
    At the end of the recon laps procedure, the game will go through a normal standing start procedure. As per the league rules, we are having rolling starts, and due to rFactor 2 not properly handling rolling starts, we have to run a manual rolling start.

    The safety car will be automatically placed 1st on the grid. It will be the first car to move. As soon as there is approximately a 10 car length separation between the SC and the leader, the leader can start moving. The safety car won't go above 130kph (90mph) and as soon as it reaches the formation point (specified in the round thread), all drivers must go into a double file with the pit-limiter activated (unless specified otherwise in the race thread). The safety car will go into the pits and green flag will be called by the race director.

    Full Course Yellows (FCY) and Safety Car (SC)
    If there is an incident that causes a car to be unable to move off the race track or return very slowly to the pits (as it results in dangerous situations for other drivers), the race director will announce a FCY via Teamspeak whisper (refer to the race announcement thread on how to properly configure TS for that).

    When the FCY is announced, overtaking is forbidden. The leader will then catch the Safety Car at the end of the lap. The SC will stay on track during 3 laps (or more if necessary). Pace is dictated by the SC (usually around 130 Kph).
    If overtaking happens, drivers have 5 seconds to give their position back, punished with a drive through otherwise.
    Race restarts will be made in single file, with green flag starting at the point the leader decides to accelerate. Faking the start isn't allowed, punished with a drive through if noticed by the stewards.
    Safety car will start to go faster at the end of the last straight (turning the lights off as soon as it starts moving faster). Overtaking the SC is prohibited until it enters the pit lane, punished with a drive through to cars that overtake it. Overtaking other cars is only allowed after crossing the starting line.

    Penalties cannot be served during FCY periods.

    The race is allowed to finish under FCY if circumstances determine that the race cannot be restarted safely.

    Sector Yellows
    The stewards can also announce sector yellows during the race. Overtaking is forbidden on the sector(s) that are under caution. Punishable with a drive through if notice by stewards.
    Green flag resumes when the sector ends.

    Incidents that occur during race starts and FCYs will be penalized more harshly and automatically looked at.
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  3. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Round 1 - Sebring
    Final Results can be found HERE

    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  4. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Round 2 - Montreal
    Final Results can be found HERE


    No issues observed

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  5. Matheus Machado

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    Round 3 - Indianapolis GP
    Final Results can be found HERE


    No issues observed

  6. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Round 5 - Interlagos
    Final Results can be found HERE

  7. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Round 6 - Fontana
    Final Results can be found HERE

    Qualifying and Race

    No issues have been reported or observed for post-race analysis.
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