You guys always manage to do this in the middle of my night. I go to bed and then wake up to 2 pages of, is this clean? What about that? The admins need to decide!!
Seriously, I tried to just create some common sense rules so I didn't have to spend 2 hours taking "Clean" and "Dirty" pictures at every corner, only to still have a whole bunch of questions. But I'll do my best to answer, here goes............
Is there anything invisible on the track that we all need to be aware of, don't want to post a time and end up getting disqualified at the end of the week. I know about the invisible walls but to be fair bouncing off them isn't going to get you a faster time anyway, is there anything else we need to be aware of.
Thanks in advance 👍
I noticed some invisible walls, but I think most required you to be all the way on the grass. I drove offline quite a bit, trying to get an idea of what would and would not get red clocked.
Bouncing off of any walls isn't going to make your lap faster, but we've never allowed it and we aren't going to start now.
I'd like to know what people think about the penultimate turn - it has a lump of solid surface that is not the track, on the inside of it. Is it part of the track, or part of the non-track (e.g. grass)
Also the outer part of the exit of turn 1 (ignoring the slight bend) - the right-side has a strange surface, is this track or non-track?
These are the only bits I've found so far that won't invalidate your lap with a red time. I believe red times won't save when you do 'Save best lap'
I did my best to clarify that in the first post. That just looks like concrete, then asphalt to me. I said that all hard surfaces are track. And that grass isn't a hard surface. Another way of saying it - Rudi's pic is clean.
That lump of solid surface you are on about is the rumble strip so lap should be clean using that, my problem is entering the hammerhead, you have just a white line in the middle of the track to follow, are you allowed to put two tires over the white line or is that classed as dirty.
You only need to have 2 tires on or vertically in line with the track, so yes, you can have 2 over the line, as long as you don't hit a cone or something invisible.
ok, just to be sure.
what is on, what is off?
The black asphalt on the inside is track, just don't run on the grass.
OK to be over that line, it does not get red clocked, and we all know that every lap run on this track on the show takes the line you are on.
The concrete is track, the grass is not. That shot is clean.
Clean, track surface is right up until the grass.
Clean - Same - Track surface until grass.
Personally, again I would say these were all clean. As from reading the rules, pretty much the only things that will DQ a lap are:
- Going on the grass
- Hitting a cone
- A complete miss of the racing line
An admin would need to agree with this properly!!
Again, Dont take my word on it
im just giving MY opinion!!
Agree completely. Thanks for having the best common sense post of the night.