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Season 7: Guidelines for Stewards

Proposed Guidelines for Stewards

Drivers will have 24 hours after the race in which to report incidents to the stewards.

When an incident is reported to the stewards, the stewards will determine if a driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for an incident.

If a driver is deemed to be at fault, penalties will be assessed in accordance with the severity of the incident, according to the amount of time lost by the victim and the actions taken by the driver at fault.

Place(s) Gained
Any driver who gains track position as a result of an incident in which they are at fault will receive a 5 second penalty for each place gained. This penalty can be avoided by ceding position(s) back to the wronged driver(s).

Grade 1 Offence
If the wronged driver(s) lose less than a second as a result of the incident, the driver at fault will be found guilty of a Grade 1 offence. They will receive 1 licence point but receive no time penalty on their race.

Grade 2 Offence
If the wronged driver(s) lose between one and five seconds as a result of the incident, the driver at fault will be found guilty of a Grade 2 offence. They will receive 2 licence points and receive a five second time penalty on their race.

Grade 3 Offence
If the wronged driver(s) lose between five and ten seconds as a result of the incident, the driver at fault will be found guilty of a Grade 3 offence. They will receive 4 licence points and receive a ten second time penalty on their race.

Grade 4 Offence
If the wronged driver(s) lose more than ten seconds as a result of the incident, the driver at fault will be found guilty of a Grade 4 offence. They will receive 6 licence points and receive a twenty second time penalty on their race.

Deliberately Causing An Incident
If the stewards believe the driver at fault for a Grade 3 or above offence has deliberately caused the incident, the driver will receive an additional 8 licence points. 

Penalties for places gained and grade incidents will be added together to form the total assessed penalty. All time penalties will be assessed against the race in which the incident occurred.

Stewards may decide to downgrade an offence by one grade if the driver at fault admits fault within the 24 hours following the race. A Grade 1 offence cannot be downgraded. The downgrade is at the discretion of the stewards and will take into account previous incidents through the season.

Unsporting Conduct
Drivers who are victims of a crash are expected to recover in a timely manner. If the stewards believe a driver is attempting to deliberately extend the amount of time lost, the original incident will be assessed more leniently and the wronged driver will be subject to an “unsporting conduct” penalty of 5 seconds and 2 licence points.

Licence Points
  • For every 4 points a driver receives on their licence, they will be penalised 10 championship points
  • If a driver reaches a total of 12 points, they will receive a race ban
  • If a driver reaches a total of 24 licence points, they will receive a championship ban and are liable to be banned from all future GT Sport seasons

Re: Season 7: Guidelines for Stewards

Reply #1
Some examples from last week (apologies to the drivers involved, it's not an attack on either of you)

https://youtu.be/mOQGdfzEbF4

Both of these would have been assessed as 'Grade 2 Offence + 1 Place Gained', for 10s and 2 licence points, as they cost 4 and 3 seconds respectively