There are only 3 main criteria that need be fulfilled in order to enter the championship: A: All entrants must be registered members of GTPlanet.net B: All entrants must be committed to clean and fair racing, and adhere to the rules and guidelines laid out in both the AUP and OLR C: All entrants must be confident that they will be able to attend the vast majority of races on the 19 race calender. Should you not be able to, you should consider opting out so as to not occupy a slot that somebody else would like. Event Organiser: Shaggy Alonso (The organiser should be contacted for anything relating to the championship) Race Conditions: Qualifying - On Race Distance - 50% Weather - Dynamic Rules and Flags - Reduced Tyre Simulation - On Fuel Simulation - On Collisions - On Damage - Full Car Performance - Equal Assist Restrictions: Braking Assist - Banned ABS - Banned Traction Control - Banned Transmission - Manual / Automatic Racing Line - Allowed Pit Limiter - Restricted to Manual Pit Box Control - Restricted to Manual Driver Roster Shaggy Alonso - (PSN ID - Shaggy_Alonso) - McLaren Mutu20 (PSN ID - Internet_User) Sauber tombrooks97 - (PSN ID - tombrooks97) - Williams pj-gm (PSN ID - pj-gm) Renault pipeslice - (PSN ID - pipeslice) - Red Bull DarkPSI - (PSN ID - DarkPSI84) - HRT Ardius - (PSN ID - Ardius_) - Force India Baumi27 - (PSN ID - Baumi27) - Virgin kcheeb - (PSN ID - kcheeb) - Ferrari AliT12 - (PSN ID - Ali_T) - Toro Rosso Paulzx - (PSN ID - Paulzx) - Lotus DonkeyFuzz - (PSN ID - Nev-Nev-22) - Mercedes Reserves: Akmuq (PSN ID - GTP_akmuq) HamiltonMad8 - (PSN ID - bigbadabom1) Team line-ups: Benetton: DarkPSI Paulzx Brabham: pj-gm AliT12 Brawn: Baumi27 Ardius Hesketh: kcheeb DonkeyFuzz HamiltonMad8(reserve driver) Jordan: tombrooks97 pipeslice Tyrrell: Shaggy Alonso Mutu20 Reserve Driver Information: The 'reserve' drivers will be on-call for whenever a 'race' driver cannot make it to a race. Each reserve driver belongs to a specific team, and can only stand in for their team mates. Their points will contribute towards both their team and also themselves in the drivers' championship. It is the responsibility of the teams to sort out internally whenever a race driver cannot make it to an event. Therefore it is encouraged that team mates become acquainted with one another and are in frequent contact to ensure that their reserve driver is informed whenever a race driver cannot attend a race. This is not the responsibility of the championship organisers to organise the driver line ups whenever this happens, although they are always there to help. In the event of a race driver having to pull out of the series proper, that team's reserve driver will be offered the race seat to replace him. Championship Specific Rules, Regulations and Guidelines: Points System: This championship will use the current F1 points system: Win. 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 However, on top of this, points will be awarded for qualifying also. This will be done based on the previous points scoring system: Pole. 10 pts 2nd. 8 pts 3rd. 6 pts 4th. 5 pts 5th. 4 pts 6th. 3 pts 7th. 2 pts 8th. 1 pts Lobby rules: The scheduled time for the event is when it is expected that each participant is in the lobby by and ready to begin the race. Invites will be sent out approximately 5 minutes before this time. Depending on circumstances, 5-10 minutes grace will be given should any participant be delayed that has forewarned us of this. If the session has got under way on time but a late comer wishes to join, provided we are no more than 5 minutes into the qualifying session, the game will be restarted so that they may enter. Along with the race invites, invites to a dedicated chat room will also be sent. Each member is expected to join this. People who have microphones/headsets are encouraged to use them, although once the race is under way, they should be set to mute while not speaking. Each entrant is expected to behave competently in qualifying. Great care must be taken by those on their out-lap or in-laps, so that they do not impede anyone on a flying lap. If a car on a hot-lap is close behind you, you are expected to move clearly off the racing line for them, and even off track if necessary. Holding station at the final corner of the out-lap so as to create space ahead of you is permitted, so long as it does not disrupt anyone's lap behind you. You must not overtake a car which is doing this unless you yourself are on a flying lap. Otherwise, you should wait your turn. Anyone who destroys their car during qualifying, purposefully or accidentally, will automatically receive a 10 second time penalty added on to their race time. This is to avoid the tactic of purposefully binning your car so as to start the race on a fresh set of tyres. The one exception to this rule is if the driver has not registered a qualifying time when this happens. In the event of the lobby crashing on race start, the host will recreate a new lobby, set it to race only and grid order to random. Because of obvious time constraints, qualifying will not be repeated but the points allocation from the original qualifying session will still stand. Most of these are outlined in the OLR, but I would like to reiterate some of the key points; F1 is a non-contact sport. While it is impossible to go a whole season avoiding contact with anyone, the greatest effort should be made to race cleanly and above all, fairly. If this isn't at the forefront of your mind, you do not belong in this championship. In the event of accidentally crashing into/spinning a competitor, you are expected to wait for them to re-pass. Failure to do so will result in a warning and repeated warnings can result in exclusion. On occasion, it is not always the fault of the car behind for a crash. Weaving by the leading car is strictly prohibited and once they have committed to a line they are expected to stay there for the braking zone. Drivers being lapped are expected to slow down and not deviate from their current line so as to avoid confusion. The car coming through is expected to 'overtake' the lapped car. This is the opposite procedure of letting people through who are on flying laps in qualifying by going off the racing line. Please do not confuse the two. Unfortunately, with rules set to reduced, this means the blue flag won't be in effect. This means it's important for drivers further down the field to be wary of who they're racing and who they're not. The use of microphones in this situation is advised if possible. The Championship Tables (Season completed): Drivers Championship 1st. Shaggy Alonso - 587 pts 2nd. DarkPSI - 429 pts 3rd. Baumi27 - 330 pts 4th. Pipeslice - 325 pts 5th. Mutu20 - 208 pts 6th. Ardius - 143 pts 7th. kcheeb - 108 pts 8th. pj-gm - 81 pts 9th. Tombrooks97 - 71 pts 10th. AliT12 - 57 pts 11th. MikeTheHockeyFan - 44 pts 12th. Upuaut - 36 pts 13th. NumbPhase - 34 pts 14th. DOUQA - 19 pts 15th. Paulzx - 16 pts 16th. Jerry786 - 12 pts 17th. Saidur - 9 pts 18th. Jcm - 5 pts 19th. Shark33 - 3 pts 20th. Muzza_ORUK - 3 pts 21st. Manios22DC - 2 pts 22nd. jordy7777 - 2 pts 23rd. DonkeyFuzz - 2 pts 24th. Akmuq - 1 pts Teams Championship 1st. Tyrrell - 796 pts - Shaggy Alonso, Mutu20, Akmuq 2nd. Benetton - 489 pts - DarkPSI, MikeTheHockeyFan, Paulzx 3rd. Brawn - 475 pts - Baumi27, Manios22DC, Ardius 4th. Jordan - 411 pts - Tombrooks97, Pipeslice, Jerry786, Shark33 5th. Brabham - 179 pts - Upuaut, AliT12, pj-gm, Jcm 6th. Hesketh - 177 pts - kcheeb, NumbPhase, DOUQA, jordy7777, DonkeyFuzz, Muzza_ORUK, Saidur Race Reports: Round 1 - Bahrain Round 2 - Australia Round 3 - Malaysia Round 4 - China Round 5 - Spain Round 6 - Monaco Round 7 - Turkey Round 8 - Canada Round 9 - Europe Round 10 - Great Britain Round 11 - Germany Round 12 - Hungary Round 13 - Belgium Round 14 - Italy Round 15 - Singapore Round 16 - Japan Round 17 - Korea Round 18 - Brazil Round 19 - Abu Dhabi Shaggy's Supergrid This is the average deficit to pole position over the course of the season for each driver: 1st- Shaggy Alonso +0.049s 2nd. - Pipeslice +0.636s 3rd- DarkPSI +0.729s 4th. - DOUQA +1.171s 5th- Baumi27 +1.451s 6th. - Mutu20 +1.750s 7th- NumbPhase +2.383s 8th. - Muzza_ORUK +2.802s 9th- Saidur +2.971s 10th. - Ardius +3.131s 11th- pj-gm +3.265s 12th. - Paulzx +3.720s 13th- MikeTheHockeyFan +4.551s 14th. - Ali T +4.598s 15th- Shark33 +4.740s 16th. - Jcm +4.805s 17th- Tombrooks97 +4.819s 18th. - Jerry786 +4.832s 19th- DonkeyFuzz +5.169s 20th. - Akmuq +5.272s 21st- kcheeb +5.645s 22nd. - Manios22DC +6.523s 23rd- Upuaut +7.347s 24th. - jordy7777 +7.685s Participant Guidelines, Hints and Tips: In order to ensure clean racing, it is recommended that drivers have at least the mini-map, proximity arrows and driver tags all switched on. Participants are expected to contribute to this thread in some shape or form. You are very much encouraged to write up your own race reports, or even better, video your race. Above all though, the most important thing is that everyone enjoys the championship. Although I expect it to be highly competitive, it should primarily be about having fun Let the racing commence!