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Additional rules for F1 2017

For the new season ahead there are a few minor rule changes that have been agreed between admins and F1 staff. Below is what will be implemented for the new season. We felt it was best to inform everyone of them instead of quietly inserting them into the rules. I must credit BigC who suggested these rules. These rules will effect every driver in some way so it's important that you read each point and understand it.

- Drivers who leave mid-season from an existing main league (F1-F6) will be blacklisted from PSGL if they don't have a valid reason for leaving OR they are not allowed to rejoin another equal assisted league until the following season.

- Uninformed absences need will result in kicking from leagues. If a driver has a valid reason, fair enough but if they say nothing action will be taken. After two races a warning and third kicked and blacklisted for the rest of the season.

- Drivers aren't allowed to just move leagues because they feel like it.  The only changes which should be made if a driver is too quick in one league and they need to be promoted early.

- New drivers are not allowed to join mid season with less than three races to go, they must wait for the next season. This is to protect the championship fight. Reserve drivers also fall into this, they cannot race in the final three races.

- The host of the lobbies need to be the best connection. If a driver wishes to host the league they must do a speed test to prove they have the sufficient connection and speed to host a lobby.

- A driver is only allowed in a maximum of one main league ( F1-F6). Any league not mentioned is fine to compete in along side there chosen league.

Thank you for your time

Re: Additional rules for F1 2017

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Updates and rule clarifications

Leaving session

As agreed by the admins for the start of the final season on F1 2017, drivers must not leave the lobby at any point due to the slipstream glitch occurring. The first driver to leave a lobby is subject to a 10-second time penalty for the next race the driver attends in question. If it is deemed to be intentional, the penalty will be occurred. It is at the league admin's discretion to determine and liaise with the driver to see if it was a genuine connection loss and thus is down to the league admin to award the penalty, not the stewards.

Once the first driver leaves the lobby, drivers are free to exit the lobby and will not be awarded a penalty. However, admins stress it would be better if all drivers remain in it until the end of the race.


Any driver who completes over 90 percent of the race distance will be classified as a finisher meaning if a driver crashes out on Lap 27/29 of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and is classified tenth of the runners, will be awarded one point.

If a driver retires on Lap 14/29 of the Bahrain Grand Prix they wouldn't be classified and thus would not be awarded points.

Speeding stop-go penalties

Stop-go penalties for speeding result in a five-second stop-go penalty. If the penalty is given during a driver's final stop, then the stop-go penalty is not served and thus a 5 + 5 penalty is applied by the game. Instead a 5s penalty will be added by the league admin to the driver's race time, not 10s by the game. The final results screen tends not to change the race result properly so it will need to be added manually by the admin.

If the stop-go penalty was awarded and was served during a pitstop, then no additional penalty will be applied, but the penalty will not be able to be removed as it has been deemed to be served, similarly, with drive-through penalties and such.

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