Pro R8 Silverstone, Briefing

Mike Partington

1000RPM
Sep 29, 2010
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488
Welcome to the Eighth Round of the 2015 Formula SimRacing Season Pro Series.
The password to join the server will be visible when you log in to GPCOS in the Control Center next to the server's IP address.

British GP, Silverstone
Length:
5.891 km (3.661 mi)
Turns: 18
Race Laps: 32
Est Fuel Usage per lap: 3.80L
Est Race Fuel: 125L
Est pit stop: 17 seconds
Tyre Compounds: Medium & Hard

Before proceeding to the event, pay attention to the following:
  • Read the updated rules package for 2015 here.
  • Check Cutting/Extending Exceptions here.
  • rFMod Download ()
  • Race protests click here

Allocations:
The following drivers do NOT have to Pre-Q
The following drivers must participate in Pre-Q. The top 18/23 drivers will proceed to the race.

Penalties:
Back of Grid
17th Jacques Wengler
18th Andrea Ventura
19th Mihajlo Vicentijevicu
20th Andrea Cannatà
21st Yoichi
22nd Ben Eastman
23rd Giacomo Ranzini - late allocation
24th Dominic Foster - late allocation
25th Georg Winter - late allocation


Pit Lane
Pascal Chapon

Schedule for Sunday 12th July

12:55 GMT, Server Opens for PQ
13:02 GMT, Pre-Qualifying
13:18 GMT, Practice
13:30 GMT, Qualifying 1
13:45 GMT, Qualifying 2
13:50 GMT, Warmup
14:00 GMT, Race Start

The Free Practice session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 1" session. Every participating driver should join as soon as possible after the server opens to make sure that they don't miss the start of Qualifying and also to make sure that their game is configured & working properly.

The Qualifying 1 session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 2" session. Drivers can use what ever setup they want, as long as they only drive with qualifying fuel loads.

The Qualifying 2 session will be 5 minutes in length. Only the top 10 drivers from Qualifying 1 will be allowed to go out on track. Drivers will be allowed to do one flying lap (one outlap, hotlap and inlap). The drivers will all be on track at the same time eg not private. Parc Ferme will be enforced. You will only be allowed to change your fuel load, engine boost, engine brakemap, front wing angle, steering lock, brake balance and brake pressure after the session is over, so make sure you have your race setup loaded when entering Qualifying 2. The session will be closed, meaning if you happen to join late, or for some reason drop out of the server during the session, you will not be able to rejoin the server until the server has moved to Warmup.

The Warmup session will be 10 minutes in length. While in the garage, make sure you add the appropriate amount of fuel in to your car since refuelling is not allowed during the race. You can drive freely in the Warmup session to try to get a feel for the heavier car after qualifying on low fuel.

The Race will be 32 laps long. Drive carefully during the race, especially at the start and first lap in general.

Red Flags will NOT be used unless in very specific situations which are specified in the rule documents.
 
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Mike Partington

1000RPM
Sep 29, 2010
1,231
488
How long will Q1 be? The schedule suggests 15 minutes but below it says 10 minutes.
The additional 5 minutes compensates for the lap after the time runs out and gives me time to take note of the results and move to the next session. Q1 will be 10 mins long as always.
 

David O'Reilly

A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.
Mar 15, 2011
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Mike it looks like 28 definites and 2 uncertains. Do you think there will be Pre Q or will you expect a no show or 2?
 

Kerni094

25RPM
Oct 11, 2013
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Mike are the penalized people allowed to run the qualification? I think in hockenheim someone did this, the qualification would be quite "empty" for the stream etc...
 

Will Barnes

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Jan 7, 2013
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Seriously two races running?
(From left to right)
Screenshot 1: I input the correct password (yes I've triple checked this and I had no problem in the early races)
Screenshot 2: Once I click accept the box goes blank (loading)
Screenshot 3: Server connection failed

EH?!?!?!?

No issues in practice for Hockenheim or Silverstone but as soon as I get to pre q nothing works.

Tried with and without FSR manager, even before server switched to official pre q session (in case join mid-session is prevented).

Help please? :(
 

John-Eric Saxén

1000RPM
Premium
Jan 31, 2010
1,787
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It has nothing to do with manager, you just have to keep trying to join until it works, the rfmod download is hit and miss. Hopefully we get better server soon.
 
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