!!!Next race: Nürburgring! Sunday - May 13th 8:30pm UK time - 9:30pm CET!!! There are only 3 main criteria that need be fulfilled in order to enter the championship: 1. All entrants must be registered members of GTPlanet.net 2. 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. 3. 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 Organisers JCM The organiser should be contacted with anything related to the Championship. You're also obligated to inform the organiser in advance if you can't make it to a race. Failure to do so might result in exclusion from the championship. Time Sunday, 8-9pm GMT. Lights went green in Australia: February 19th 2012 - 8:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in Malaysia: February 26th 2012 - 8:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in China: March 11th 2012 - 8:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in Turkey: March 18th 2012 - 8:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in Spain: March 25th 2012 - 7:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in Monaco: April 1st 2012 - 7:30pm GMT - RESULTS Lights went green in Canada: April 15th 2012 - RESULTS Lights go green in Europe: April 22nd 2012 - RESULTS Lights go green in Britain: TBA Lights go green in Germany: TBA Lights go green in Hungary: TBA Lights go green in Belgium: TBA Lights go green in Italy: TBA Lights go green in Singapore: TBA Lights go green in Japan: TBA Lights go green in Korea: TBA Lights go green in India: TBA Lights go green in Abu Dhabi: TBA Lights go green in Brazil: TBA Assists Braking Assist - Banned ABS - Banned Traction Control - Banned Transmission - Manual / Automatic Racing Line - Allowed Race Conditions Qualifying - On Race Distance - 50% Weather - Dynamic Rules and Flags - Full Tyre Simulation - On Fuel Simulation - On Safety Car - On Collisions - On Damage - Full Car Performance - Equal Entries Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Mr.S nitrorocks - PSN: nitrorocks Red Bull Racing Cowboys965 - PSN: Cowboys965 davybrowndog10 - PSN: davybrowndog10 Scuderia Ferrari bazylfox - PSN: bazylfox Slot 2 available Lotus Renault GP delimitri - PSN: roders1 Slot 2 available Sahara Force India silent_killer - PSN: socom_killer Slot 2 available AT&T Williams PAWEL17 - PSN: PAWEL17 BlacqueJacques - PSN:GTP_BlacqueJack Team Lotus jcm - PSN: jcm-16 V12Engine - PSN: TBC Marussia Virgin Racing Baumi27 - PSN: Baumi27 Slot 2 available 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. In the event of a race driver having to pull out of the series for good, that team's reserve driver will be offered the race seat to replace him. Calendar Championship Specific Rules, Regulations and Guidelines 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 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. 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. Drivers & Constructors Tables Standings 1 - Baumi27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - 225 points 2 - jcm - Team Lotus - 175 points 3 - PAWEL17 - AT&T Williams - 166 points 4 - BlacqueJacques - AT&T Williams - 149 points 5 - bazylfox - Scuderia Ferrari - 140 points 6 - delimitri - Lotus Renault GP - 68 points 7 - davybrowndog10 - Red Bull Racing - 58 points 8 - socom_killer - Force India - 32 points 9 - V12Engine - Team Lotus - 17 points 10 - Jerry 786 - Scuderia Ferrari - 15 points 11 - Mr.S - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 14 points 12 - Matty - Scuderia Ferrari - 8 points 13 - Cowboys965 - Red Bull - 6 points Teams 1 - AT&T Williams - 315 points 2 - Marussia Virgin Racing - 225 points 3 - Team Lotus - 192 points 4 - Scuderia Ferrari - 155 points 5 - Lotus Renault GP - 68 points 6 - Red Bull Racing - 64 points 7 - Force India - 32 points 8 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 14 points [/INDENT] Guidelines, Hints & 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. Good Luck!