Race #12, USA-COTA: Race Briefing

Kris Cobb

Avid Chronic Racing | Team Principal
Welcome to Round 12 of the Formula-SimRacing ACE Series. This round we go back to the United States and to the Circuit of the Americas.

You will find the password for this event by logging on GPCOS and looking at the password field.
  • GMT Times are in effect
  • Read the updated 2014 rules package from this thread
  • Remember to join the game with the FSR Manager software running, and follow the post race procedures here
  • Top 10 in Points automatically gain the right to race and do not have to Pre-Qualify
  • Be aware of track limits
  • Because of this being the last race, Penalties will be different. Details below.
The following Top 10 Drivers have automatically gained the right to race:
P Driver Country Points
1.
Jiri Toman
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587
2.
Muhammed Patel
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508
3.
Marco Conti
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431
4.
Jonny Simon
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343
5.
Daniel Kiss
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301
6.
Martin Hodás
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289
7.
Thomas Satherley
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271
8.
Alvaro Torres
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238
9.
Danny van der Niet
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197
10.
Norbert Leitner
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186

The following drivers have allocated and have a right to race:
# Driver Status Explanation Date
1. Danny van der Niet Participation confirmed 2014-10-09 19:49:29
2. Jonny Simon Participation confirmed 2014-10-10 06:59:53
3. Martin Hodás Participation confirmed 2014-10-10 09:29:42
4. Jiri Toman Participation confirmed 2014-10-11 17:19:02
5. Giordano Valeriano Participation confirmed 2014-10-12 10:31:53
6. Daniel Kiss Participation confirmed 2014-10-13 10:40:15
7. Thomas Satherley Participation confirmed 2014-10-13 18:47:28
8. Marek Godek Participation confirmed 2014-10-14 10:23:43
9. Alvaro Torres Participation confirmed 2014-10-14 17:53:03
10. Daniel Bida Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 00:23:19
11. Marco Conti Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 11:07:55
12. Muhammed Patel Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 13:34:38
13. Michi Hoyer Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 15:46:47
14. Giuseppe Marconi Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 17:17:17
15. Alex Diaz Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 20:55:22
16. Borja Garcia Participation confirmed 2014-10-16 23:31:43
17. Norbert Leitner Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 06:31:22
18. Sebastian Dunkel Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 10:31:25
19. Rasmus Tali Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 12:52:04
20. Chris de Jong Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 17:30:33
21. Thomas Mundy Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 17:38:06
22. Jorrick Boshove Driver participation uncertain 2014-10-17 18:27:30
23. Rens Klop Participation confirmed 2014-10-17 18:36:59
24. Guillermo Prieto Participation Confirmed 2014-10-17 23:33.18 (Skype, No Internet)
25. Artyom Aslamazyan Participation confirmed 2014-10-18 00:29:53 (Late, BoG Penalty)
26. luca desi Participation confirmed 2014-10-18 08:22:20 (Late, BoG Penalty)

Penalty Modifications for Circuit of the Americas

This being the last race, normal Grid and Safety Rating Penalties will not carry over to the next race. The following will be the penalty conversions:
Minor Qualifying Cut = 30 Second Race Penalty
Major Qualifying Cut = 60 Second Race Penalty

If you do cut or feel like you have, you may Start from the Pitlane to offset these Penalties (Feature Race Only). A major cut will still bring a time penalty (although reduced if Pitlane start). A cut during Q2, you may start from 10th place (or in order of your Q1 time if multiple drivers take this option) IF you let the Race Director know before the session moves on. A notification during Warm-up will be too late and you will have to start from the Pitlane. Extra time will be allowed before the session moves on to review your fastest lap. A major cut may still incur a time penalty.
For every 0.50 Penalty Point = 15 Seconds time added to your Race time.
If you feel you may be subject to this, a Drive-through Penalty may be taken to offset each 0.50 Penalty Point. This drive-through must be manually taken, not given by the simulation or by request from the Race Director during the race. You MUST private message the Race Director through RaceDepartment after the race with the lap that you served this penalty. This may be supplemented with a post on the forum, but a private message must be sent.

Penalties for Circuit of the Americas:
Feature Race:

Alvaro Torres, Back of Grid (SR Below 1.00)
Artyom Aslamazyan, Back of Grid (Late Allocation)
Luca Desi, Back of Grid (Late Allocation)

Raceday Schedule:
Saturday, 16:20 GMT: Practice
Saturday, 16:35 GMT: Qualifying 1
Saturday, 16:45 GMT: Qualifying 2
Saturday, 16:50 GMT: Warmup
Saturday, 17:00 GMT: Race 1
Saturday, 18:10 GMT: Race 2

Prequalifying will not take place.

The Free Practice session will be 15 minutes in length. 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.

Qualifying will be split to two sessions (10 + 5 minutes). Both sessions will run in non-private mode (all cars will be visible on track at the same time). Qualifying 1 will be run with free setup while Qualifying 2 has Parc Ferme enforced. Parc Ferme will only allow you to change your fuel load, tire compound, 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. Qualifying 2 session will be closed, this means that it will impossible for people to join while the session is running.

The Warmup 1 session will be 10 minutes in length. 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 1 will be 34 laps long. Drive safely during the race, especially at the start and the first lap in general.

Warmup 2 will resume after Race 1 and will last 10 minutes.

Race 2 will be 17 laps long, and will invert the first eight finishers in Race 1.

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

Avid Chronic Racing | Team Principal
Modified the Penalties section for Q2:

Penalty Modifications for Circuit of the Americas
This being the last race, normal Grid and Safety Rating Penalties will not carry over to the next race. The following will be the penalty conversions:
Minor Qualifying Cut = 30 Second Race Penalty
Major Qualifying Cut = 60 Second Race Penalty

If you do cut or feel like you have, you may Start from the Pitlane to offset these Penalties (Feature Race Only). A major cut will still bring a time penalty (although reduced if Pitlane start). A cut during Q2, you may start from 10th place (or in order of your Q1 time if multiple drivers take this option) IF you let the Race Director know before the session moves on. A notification during Warm-up will be too late and you will have to start from the Pitlane. Extra time will be allowed before the session moves on to review your fastest lap. A major cut may still incur a time penalty.
For every 0.50 Penalty Point = 15 Seconds time added to your Race time.
If you feel you may be subject to this, a Drive-through Penalty may be taken to offset each 0.50 Penalty Point. This drive-through must be manually taken, not given by the simulation or by request from the Race Director during the race. You MUST private message the Race Director through RaceDepartment after the race with the lap that you served this penalty. This may be supplemented with a post on the forum, but a private message must be sent.


If you make a major cut, please just stop your lap.
Notification during Warm-up will be ignored as I am already setting the grid!!
 
I just have to say sorry to the innocent drivers who were hit in T1. All I can say is I was pretty much on the inner most lane. I was about to turn in and make the corner, but I see a dive bomber in my mirrors and to avoid collision, i couldn't turn in, so I went on a straighter line. I still should have done better to avoid contact anyway in the end. Bloody awful by myself. I'll pull out of the sprint race.
 
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