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Season 8 - SNC General Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

Discussion in 'PS3 | Sunday Night Championship' started by Rob McEwan, Apr 11, 2015.

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    Rob McEwan

    Sunday Night Championship : Rules and Regulations

    Game Version - PS3 F1 2014

    Time - Sundays @ 21:00 GMT/British Time

    Game Settings
    Race Settings
    Participation: Short Weekend + Short Qualifying
    Race Distance: 50%
    Car Assignment: Player's Choice
    Weather Setting: Clear
    Track Selection: All 19 Tracks in game order

    Simulation Settings
    Rules and Flags: Reduced
    Parc Ferme: On
    Car Damage: Full
    Car Performance: Equal
    Safety Car: On

    Assist Restrictions
    Braking Assist: Banned
    ABS: Banned
    Traction Control: Banned
    Dynamic Racing Line: Banned
    Gearbox: Banned
    Pit Assist: Banned


    Sunday Night Championship Season 8 Rules

    Additions or ammendments to rules are highlighted in Red

    You must race cleanly at all times, no contact should occur between any cars on or off the track. Although accidents do happen, intentionally crashing into another cars will result in a warning, penalty or instant ban.

    1.2 If you accidentally take out another car, or are responsible for causing an incident, you must in a safe manner let the other car back in front of you. Even if it was a complete accident on your behalf, see it as a punishment you are dealt for causing the collision. If you don't wait, the affected driver can rightfully report the incident to the stewards. This rule can only be overruled by the affected driver telling you over the microphone to keep going. TO REITERATE: if you hit someone off you MUST wait for them to regain their place infront of you before you continue on, it is essential that we all respect this rule.

    Respect your fellow racers

    2.2 Don't be too aggressive when trying to overtake other cars. As you are the chasing car, it's your responsibility not to make contact.

    Excessive weaving and blocking is not allowed, pick a line and stick to it.

    3.2 More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position must leave at least a cars width of space to the side of the track.

    3.3 Do not force a chasing car off the track, a cars width most be left at all times. If the attacking car is alongside with its nose ahead of your side-pod going into a corner you must adjust your line to avoid collision.

    Corner Cutting
    You must stay within the white lines with at least two of your tyres at any one times.

    4.2 Cutting corners, or extending the track, to gain an advantage is not allowed. Drivers found persistently breaking this rule will be punished retrospectively.

    4.3 If you overtake someone off track, you must give them the position back, unless the game awards you a penalty.

    Qualifying Etiquette
    It's your own responsibility to find free space on the track when setting a lap time.

    5.2 A car on a hot lap does not have to yield for a faster car coming up from behind.

    5.3 If you are on an out-lap or In-lap you must yield to faster approaching cars by moving clear off the racing line in good time as not to confuse the approaching driver.

    General Behavior

    Please use a working headset while in the pre-race lobby and while qualifying and racing, to effectively receive any messages the Coordinator has to give. Using a headset is not mandatory, but desirable. Communicating with other drivers while on track often makes it easier to avoid - and resolve - incidents.

    6.2 As a backup or if you don't own a headset, Please enter the organized Chat Lobby to receive any communication by the Coordinator.

    Lobby Etiquette
    Shouting, name-calling and generally speaking rudely is not acceptable. Drivers who are a disruptive influence will be penalized accordingly, or in extreme cases removed from the championship.

    7.2 Respect all other drivers

    7.3 Respect the championship coordinator and listen or read all messages given. Accept all decisions the coordinator makes but if you feel any actions/decisions are wrong please address the issue calmly and maturely.Coordinators decisions are final within the lobby but may be reviewed later if required. Making a call instantly is very tricky and the coordinator, even if participating in the race, is expected to be entirely neutral.

    7.4 A 60-second break is alloted in the garage before race time to allow drivers to take a quick breather and grab a drink. If any extra time is needed for an unforeseeable circumstance, please send a PSN inbox message to the league coordinator in charge of the race so that extra time may be added. The race will not start until said driver informs the coordinator they have returned and the league coordinator will then start the race clock countdown. Failure to heed to this rule will result in further disciplinary action

    In-race Etiquette
    If you are involved in an on-track incident, don't overreact and stay calm . Losing out due to another driver's mistake or recklessness is no excuse for retaliation or rule breaking. If another driver does something you feel is wrong, report it to the Stewards Panel after the race rather than argue about it over the microphone, Chat Room or RD forum.

    8.2 If you are having a bad race Stay calm and try and make the best of a bad situation. Leaving a race prematurely could result in a warning or penalty.

    8.3 If you know you suffer from lagging issues, or are battling with someone on track who you know suffers from lagging issues, then you need to exercise extreme caution when attempting overtakes or using defensive maneuvers.


    If you are unable to attend a race, you have to give notice for your absence in the race thread before the race starts.

    9.2 Drivers who no-show without giving notice in the appropriate thread, or without giving a proper reason, will be given a warning. Three unannounced absences and you will be ejected from the championship

    Rule Enforcement
    We cannot possibly control all the actions of all the drivers, but we have ways to penalize drivers who break the rules.

    Stewards Panel
    The stewards office will be opened 2 hour after the race (to give you time to calmly concider any incidents), please keep your enquirys brief to the point and as diplomatic as possible. This must be done within 48 hours of the thread being posted. It is recommended that you try to resolve the problem by talking to the other parties involved before taking it to the Stewards, and use the Stewards Panel as a last resort.

    10.2 Available penalties include; a warning being awarded to the driver, time being added onto the driver's finishing time, a qualifying ban for the next race, or in rare cases disqualification from the race or the Championship.

    10.3 All penalties are discussed by the Stewards Panel before being issued and the driver will always be informed of the outcome. The Stewards Panel is completely neutral and their decisions are final.

    10.4 We going to trial a penalty point system for this season, In some instances drivers may be awarded penalty points as a result of their actions, and these will be issued ontop of any time penalties issue in game or by the stewards.

    Penalty point system

    11.0 The penalty points keepings track of a driver's record of breaking the rules, ultimately If you accumulate too many penalty points, you will be removed from the league.

    11.1 Penalty points will be added alongside normal race penalties, as per the list below.

    5 points - Can be given in addition to a warning for poor driving

    5 points - Abusive behaviour towards other drivers

    5 points - Causing a minor avoidable collision

    10 points - Causing a major avoidable collision

    10 points - Failing to wait for the affected driver after causing a collision (in addition to one of the above)

    10 points - Rage-quitting

    5-15 points - Excessively abusing the track limits (depending upon severity)

    20 points - Deliberately destroying your car (especially serious with safety car enabled)

    ● 40 points - Deliberately crashing into another driver

    If you accumulate 20 points, you will be awarded a qualifying ban.

    If you accumulate 30 points, you will be awarded a one-race ban.

    If you accumulate 40 points, your league position will be put under review, with the likely outcome of being removed from the league.

    11.2 Penalty points will usually be reset ahead of a new season.

    Points system
    1st = 25 pts, 2nd = 18 pts, 3rd = 15 pts, 4th = 12 pts, 5th = 10 pts, 6th = 8 pts, 7th = 6 pts, 8th = 4 pts, 9th = 2 pts, 10th = 1 pt, 11th-16th = 0 pts.

    DNF Rules
    Modified points
    If a driver deliberately leaves the race in any way - also known as rage-quitting - no points are awarded, regardless of race distance completed.

    13.2 If a driver disconnects or destroys their vehicle, they will not be awarded points

    If you lose connection in a race, no action will be carried out.

    14.2 If you lose connection in qualifying, before any driver has posted a lap time, the Coordinator will restart the lobby. This action will only happen a maximum of three times per race meeting.

    Mass disconnections

    14.3 If 25% of the grid suddenly lose connection or within a few seconds of each other before 50% of the race distance has been completed, the lobby will be reset and a random grid formed and the race restarted. After 50% race distance has been completed no action will be carried out.

    Additional Ruling being trialed for season 8

    There will be no new drivers allowed to sign up from the 5th race of the season
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015
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