2019 CLASSIC F1 LEAGUE REGULATIONS
  1. GENERAL UNDERTAKING
  2. CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
  3. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  4. COMPETITORS APPLICATION
  5. PROTEST AND APPEALS
  6. SANCTIONS
  7. GENERAL SAFETY
  8. RFACTOR 2 SERVER SETTINGS
  9. SUPPLY OF TIRES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND TIRE LIMITATION DURING THE EVENT
  10. DRIVING
  11. PIT ENTRY, PIT LANE, AND PIT EXIT
  12. EVENT TIME TABLE
  13. QUALIFYING
  14. STARTING PROCEDURE
  15. THE RACE
  16. INCIDENTS DURING THE RACE
  17. CLASSIFICATION
1. GENERAL UNDERTAKING

1.1 - All drivers, competitors, and officials participating in the Championship undertake, on behalf of themselves, to observe all the provisions as supplemented or amended of the present Regulations also referred to as "the Regulations".

1.2 - The Championship and each of its events is governed by the SimRacingHub (SRH) and FiHS Management in accordance with the Regulations. Event means any event entered into the Classic F1 2019 Championship commencing at the scheduled time for Qualifying and ending at the conclusion of the Race.

1.3 - All time references in the Regulations are USA Eastern Time: GMT-4 between the start of Daylight Savings on March 10th, 2019, and the end on November 3rd, 2019. Times outside the previous date range are GMT-5.

1.4 - The Championship and each of its events is run in an online simulated environment through software made by Studio 397 named "rFactor 2" (rF2) which is only available through the digital distribution platform Steam.

1.5 - The Championship's official rFactor 2 mod is "Classic_F1_RoundX" where "X" is the event number taking place at the given calendar time. The vehicle pack and physics are made by ASR Formula.

1.6 - Even though each team's car is visually different from the others, all drivers are subject to equal performance levels in the sense that only one engine model, one suspension model, one gearbox model, one aerodynamics model, one damage model, one tire model, and one setup model is used across all cars entered in the Championship.

2. CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

2.1 - The distance of all races, from the start signal to the checkered flag, shall be equal to the least number of complete laps which exceed a distance of 210 km (Monaco 140 km).

2.2 - The number of events in the Championship is 10 and shall not be changed once the Championship has begun.

2.3 - An event may be substituted by another in the case of a track not meeting the necessary standards for racing. The event substitution may happen no later than two weeks prior to the event's scheduled date.

3. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

3.1 - The title of Classic F1 Champion Driver is awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of Drivers Championship points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the events which have actually taken place.

3.2 - Points will be awarded to the top 10 finishers at each event according to the following scale:

Finishing Position Points
1 25
2 18
3 15
4 12
5 10
6 8
7 6
8 4
9 2
10 1

3.5 - If two or more drivers finish the season with the same number of points, the highest place in the Championship shall be awarded to:

  1. The holder of the greatest number of first places.
  2. If the number of first places is the same, the holder of the greatest number of second places.
  3. If the number of second places is the same, the holder of the greatest number of third places and so on until a winner emerges.
4. COMPETITORS APPLICATION

4.1 - Applications to compete in the Championship may be submitted on the SimRacingHub's Forum during the open enrollment period on the topic "Classic F1 2019 Season Open Enrollment".

4.2 - Applications shall include:

  1. Confirmation that the applicant has read and understood the Regulations and agrees, on his own behalf, to observe them.
  2. The full name of the applicant.
  3. The geolocation or at least time zone of the applicant.
5. PROTESTS AND APPEALS

5.1 - Any incident that a driver wishes to report should be made privately by sending a personal message to user "John Williamson" on our forum or FiHS' forum.

6. SANCTIONS

6.1 - The stewards or rFactor 2 itself may inflict the penalties specifically set out in these Regulations.

7. GENERAL SAFETY

7.1 - Save where these Regulations require otherwise, pit lane and track discipline and safety measures will be the same for all practice sessions, qualifying, and the race.

7.2 - If a car stops on the track, it shall be the duty of the driver to remove it as quickly as possible so that its presence does not constitute a danger or hinder other competitors. Under no circumstances may a driver stop his car on the track without justifiable reason.

7.3 - Drivers with serious mechanical or technical difficulties must leave the track as soon as it is safe to do so.

7.4 - It is permitted to rejoin a race after a connection loss. Should a driver lose connection during a race, his car will be automatically placed by rFactor 2 in the garage in the same condition it was right before the disconnection.

8. RFACTOR 2 SERVER SETTINGS

8.1 - Tire wear rate is set to normal (1x).

8.2 - Fuel usage is set to normal (1x).

8.3 - Damage multiplier is set to 75%.

8.4 - Mechanical failures set to normal.

8.5 - Only Clutch Assistance (F11) is allowed.

8.6 - RealRoad used.

8.7 - The server will not require a password to join at any time.

9. SUPPLY OF TIRES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND TIRE LIMITATION DURING THE EVENT

9.1 - There are no tire restrictions during Qualifying or Race. Drivers are free to choose any strategy they want.

10. DRIVING

10.1 - Drivers are strictly forbidden to drive their car in the opposite direction to the race unless this is absolutely necessary in order to move the car from a dangerous position.

10.2 - Drivers must make every reasonable effort to use the track at all times and may not deliberately leave the track without a justifiable reason.

Should a car leave the track the driver may rejoin, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any lasting advantage.

10.3 - At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane.

10.4 - 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 off-line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner.

10.5 - Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason.

For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be a 'significant portion'.

10.6 - Maneuvers liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted.

10.7 - As soon as a car is caught by another car which is about to lap it during the race the driver must allow the faster driver past at the first available opportunity. If the driver who has been caught does not allow the faster driver past, waved blue flags will be shown to indicate that he must allow the following driver to overtake.

11. PIT ENTRY, PIT LANE AND PIT EXIT

11.1 - The pit lane will be divided into two lanes, the lane closest to the pit wall will be designated the "fast lane", the lane closest to the garages will be designated the "inner lane". At no moment, a driver may circulate in the inner lane at fast lane speeds and vice-versa.

11.2 - When coming out of the pit lane, the pit exit line must not be crossed. For the avoidance of doubt, if two wheels have entirely crossed the pit exit line, the driver is deemed to have crossed the line.

12. EVENT TIMETABLE

12.1 - Unless unexpected technical difficulties that might cause a delay, a Championship event Sunday timetable is as follows:

  • From 09:30 PM to 09:40 PM: Qualifying
  • From 09:55 PM to 10:00 PM: Pre-race warm-up
  • From 10:00 PM to finish: Race
13. QUALIFYING

13.1 - The qualifying session will take place on the day of the race from 09:30 PM to 09:40 PM.

13.2 - Parc fermé conditions will not be used.

13.3 - To prevent disrupting a driver's timed lap,  the session will take place on a closed server meaning that joining the server during qualifying will not be allowed by rFactor 2.

14. STARTING PROCEDURE

15.1 - Prior to the race start, there will be a 5-minute warm-up period where drivers are allowed to go on the track and perform system checks.

15.2 - There will not be a formation lap. As soon as the countdown to go on the grid expires the starting lights will activate.

15.3 - There will be a standing start signaled by the track's starting lights activated by rFactor 2 itself.

15.4 - Once the race has started signaled by the track lights, restarts may only be issued at the discretion of the stewards.

15. THE RACE

16.1 - During the race, drivers leaving the pit lane may only do so when the light at the end of the pit lane is green and on their own responsibility. A flashing blue light will warn the driver if cars are approaching on the track. It is absolutely prohibited to leave the pit lane under a red light. Leaving the pit lane under a red light will result in an automatic disqualification by rFactor 2 itself.

16.2 - If the server fails before halfway, the stewards will try to re-schedule the race. If the race gets passed the midpoint and the server fails, the race is called official.

16. INCIDENTS DURING THE RACE

17.1 - "Incident" means any occurrence or series of occurrences involving one or more drivers, or any action by any driver, which is observed by the stewards which:

  1. Constituted a breach of these Regulations.
  2. Caused a false start by one or more cars.
  3. Caused a collision.
  4. Forced a driver off the track.
  5. Illegitimately prevented a legitimate overtaking maneuver by a driver.
  6. Illegitimately impeded another driver during overtaking.
  7. Use of the chat during qualifying and/or race without prior authorization from the stewards.

17.2 - It shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide if a driver or drivers involved in an incident shall be penalized.

17.3 - rFactor 2 may impose any one of the penalties below on any driver involved in an incident:

  1. A drive-through penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane and rejoin the race without stopping.
  2. A five-second stop-and-go penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane, stop in his pit stop position for at least five seconds and then rejoin the race.
  3. A ten-second stop-and-go penalty. The driver must enter the pit lane, stop in his pit stop position for at least ten seconds and then rejoin the race.

If either of the three penalties above is imposed after the end of a race by the stewards, 20 seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the driver concerned in the case of a. above, 25 seconds in the case of b., and 30 seconds in the case of c.

  1. A time penalty.
  2. A reprimand.
  3. A drop of any number of grid positions at the driver's next event.
  4. Exclusion from the results.
  5. Suspension from the driver's next event.
  6. Suspension from the Championship.

If any of the nine penalties above are imposed they shall not be subject to appeal

17. CLASSIFICATION

18.1 - The car placed first will be the one having covered the scheduled distance in the shortest time. All cars will be classified taking into account the number of complete laps they have covered, and for those which have completed the same number of laps, the order in which they crossed the Line.

18.2 - Cars having covered less than 75% of the number of laps covered by the winner (rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps), will not be classified and no points will be awarded.

18.3 - The official classification will be published no later than 72 hours after the conclusion of the race. It will be the only valid result subject to any amendments which may be made under these Regulations.

18.4 - The Drivers Championship standings will be published no later than 72 hours after the conclusion of the race. It will be the only valid standings subject to any amendments which may be made under these Regulations.