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Welcome to the steward regulations. The role of the stewards is to investigate incident(s) that have occurred on track during official league races and to review time penalties at the request of drivers when; contact is made under Safety Car conditions, time penalties have been awarded for corner cutting/track extending/speeding in the pit-lane/exceeding the lap delta under VSC/SC and penalties awarded for illegally overtaking another driver. The information below will enable drivers to submit a request to the stewards appropriately, and will provide information as to what penalties can be applied.

  • Incidents are to be reported directly to your league steward by DM (discord) using the incident reporting template provided in the discord server.
  • Drivers must complete all sections of the incident reporting template, otherwise the incident will not be investigated.
  • Drivers will have a 24 hour window to report incident(s) and time penalty reviews, beginning immediately after race completion and will end at 9.30pm (UK) the following evening.
  • Requests to review time penalties for corner cutting/track extending/speeding in the pit-lane and exceeding the lap delta under VSC/SC must be accompanied with a recording of the race director. If a recording of the race director is not provided, time penalty awards will not be reviewed as the information required is insufficient.
  • Drivers who have submitted a request to the stewards after the 24 hour window (after 9.30pm UK the following evening) will not be investigated.
  • After receiving a request to investigate an incident, stewards will contact the other driver(s) involved on discord (DM). Drivers who have been contacted by the stewards will have 24 hours to respond. Any responses outside the 24 hour window will not be considered. The incident reporting template must be used when responding to stewards.
  • Derogatory posts which involve finger-pointing, or those which are intended to instigate an argument will be removed and will not be considered.
  • After review it shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide whether or not to proceed with an investigation. The stewards may also investigate incidents noted by themselves.
  • It shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide if any driver involved in an incident should be penalised.
  • Unless it is clear to the stewards that a driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for an incident, no penalty will be imposed.
  • Stewards will examine all evidence provided and available to them in relation to each incident and will post their decisions in the steward’s findings forum.
  • Drivers are reminded that if they receive various penalties, the penalties will be applied in the order they were awarded.
  • If drivers receive an accumulation of penalties which results in a DSQ being awarded, the driver will only receive a disqualification, no further penalties will be applied.

 

CONTENTS

1. INCIDENT REPORTING TEMPLATE

2. PENALTY SEVERITY

3. PENALTIES

4. ACCUMULATION - REPRIMANDS/PENALTIES

5. ACCUMULATION - DRIVER LICENCE POINTS

6. RETIRING ON TRACK - QUALIFYING

7. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - QUALIFYING

8. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - RACE

9. STARTING GRID (STRATEGY SELECTION)

10. LATE DEFENDING

11. UNSAFE RETURN TO TRACK

12. RESET TO TRACK

13. WAITING ON THE TRACK

14. DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM (DRS)

15. RAGE QUITTING

 

1. INCIDENT REPORTING TEMPLATE

When submitting a request to the stewards, drivers must use the incident reporting template along with all supporting evidence to assist the stewards with their investigation.

Stewards will investigate incidents and time penalties that have occurred/been awarded on track during official league races. Stewards will investigate incidents that have occurred as a result of contact between drivers, review time penalties awarded as a result of contact between drivers under Safety Car conditions, review time penalties awarded for corner cutting/track extending/speeding in the pit-lane/exceeding the lap delta under VSC/SC and penalties awarded for illegally overtaking another driver.

Derogatory posts which involve finger-pointing, or those intended to instigate an argument will be removed and will not be considered.

2. PENALTY SEVERITY

When reviewing incident(s) on track, stewards will take the following into consideration when deciding whether a penalty is deemed appropriate/necessary:

  • SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT
  • WAS THE DRIVER PREDOMINANTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCIDENT(s)
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF CARS INVOLVED/AFFECTED
  • WAS THE INCIDENT UNINTENTIONAL
  • WAS THE INCIDENT SLIGHTLY RECKLESS/DRIVER MISJUDGMENT
  • WAS THE INCIDENT COMPLETELY RECKLESS/COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR OTHER DRIVER(s)

3. PENALTIES

Stewards may impose any one of the penalties below on any driver involved in an incident. While a driver may receive the following penalties, they may also receive points on their licence which will count towards their accumulation and may result in further penalty awards.

  • OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • 10 SECOND PENALTY
  • 20 SECOND PENALTY
  • 30 SECOND PENALTY
  • DISQUALIFICATION FROM RACE RESULTS
  • RACE BAN(s)

Drivers who receive any of the above time penalties for the final race of the season, but DNF from the race will receive the following points deduction for both driver and constructor championships as an alternative to time penalty awards:

  • 10 SECOND PENALTY => 1 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT DEDUCTION 
  • 20 SECOND PENALTY => 2 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DEDUCTION
  • 30 SECOND PENALTY => 3 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DEDUCTION

4. ACCUMULATION - REPRIMANDS/PENALTIES

This section relates to reprimands and penalties that a driver has accumulated throughout the season. If a driver fails to complete the race that the incident occurred on, the penalty will be imposed on the driver on their next race event.

  • 3 REPRIMANDS (SEASON) => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • TWO 5 SECOND PENALTIES (SEASON) => 1 LICENCE POINT
  • 3 PENALTIES AWARDED (RACE) => DSQ FROM RACE RESULTS & ONE RACE BAN

If a driver accumulates 3 penalties in the same race which results in a DSQ and one race ban, all other penalties are discounted; only the DSQ and one race ban is awarded. No penalty awards will be carried over to the next race event.

5. ACCUMULATION - DRIVER LICENCE POINTS

Drivers who accumulate penalty points on their licence will receive further sanctions such as:

  • 3 PENALTY POINTS => 2 DRIVER & CONSTRUCTOR CHAMPIONSHIP POINT DEDUCTION
  • 5 PENALTY POINTS => ONE RACE BAN
  • 8 PENALTY POINTS => SEASON BAN

If a driver accumulates 5 penalty points which triggers a race ban, all other penalties awarded are discounted; the affected driver will only receive a one race ban as a penalty. No penalty awards will be carried over to the next race event.

6. RETIRING ON TRACK - QUALIFYING

Drivers are prohibited from retiring on track during the qualifying session. Drivers who do will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • YOUR RETIRED CAR CAUSES A COLLISION => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS

7. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - QUALIFYING

Drivers who attempt to, or intentionally destroy their car during the qualifying session will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • SECOND OFFENCE => ONE RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN & 8 LICENCE POINTS

8. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - RACE

Drivers who attempt to, or intentionally destroy their car during the race will receive the following penalties

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • SECOND OFFENCE => ONE RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN & 8 LICENCE POINTS

9. STARTING GRID (STRATEGY SELECTION)

Drivers who press READY before instructed by the league admin(s) will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS

10. LATE DEFENDING

Drivers who make a late manoeuvre to defend their position will receive the following penalties:

DEFENSIVE MOVE (1 – 2 CAR LENGTHS TO OVERTAKING DRIVER)

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT

 

DEFENSIVE MOVE (LESS THAN 1 CAR LENGTH TO OVERTAKING DRIVER)

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS

11. UNSAFE RETURN TO TRACK

Drivers who return to the track in an unsafe manner will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND OFFENCES & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • DRIVER(s) FORCED TO TAKE AVOIDING ACTION => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • DRIVER(s) RECEIVE DAMAGE FROM YOUR CAR => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

12. RESET TO TRACK

Drivers who pause the game "resetting" themselves onto the circuit at any point during qualifying or the race will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND OFFENCES & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • DRIVER(s) FORCED TO TAKE AVOIDING ACTION => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • DRIVER(s) RECEIVE DAMAGE FROM YOUR CAR => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

13. WAITING ON TRACK

It is prohibited to wait on track for any reason. This is to avoid becoming a hazard/obstacle for other drivers and to avoid the introduction of yellow flags, Virtual Safety Car or Safety Car. Drivers who wait on track will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • RESULTS IN DRIVERS TAKING EVASIVE ACTION => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • RESULTS IN CONTACT WITH ANOTHER DRIVER => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

14. DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM (DRS)

Driving in a dangerous and unsporting manner to gain advantage during the race, particularly to gain the use of DRS is prohibited.

This kind of driving includes, but is not limited to, violently decelerating and/or steering when in front of a following car and deliberately allowing the following car to pass you in order to gain DRS activation yourself. Drivers discovered attempting this will receive the following penalties from the stewards:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS

15. RAGE QUITTING

Any driver who intentionally quits the race lobby without following the appropriate retirement procedure such as deliberately getting disqualified or "rage-quitting" will receive the following penalties from stewards:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => RACE BAN
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN

 

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