RULES & PROCEDURES
The COR rules & procedures should be followed by all drivers at all times. The stewards will reference these rules when dealing with incidents and take action when necessary.
It is advised drivers are familiar with these rules & procedures to reduce their chance of potentially violating them.
1 | SESSION FORMAT
1.1 | JOINING THE LOBBY
COR sessions start at 7pm GMT on Sundays. Drivers should prepare themselves at least 30 minutes before the session starts and should attempt to be in the lobby for no later than 6:50pm. Invites will be sent by the lobby host from 6:45pm.
If a driver is late and they notify the stewards and lobby host then the session may be delayed but by no longer than 15 minutes. If a driver disconnects prior to the start of a session the lobby host will wait for them to reconnect.
1.2 | LOBBY SETTINGS
Lobby settings used in COR:
- short qualifying
- 50% race distance
- track limits: strict
- ghosting: off
- parc fermé: on
- safety car: on
- formation lap: on
- pit lane assist: off
A driver may use assists (expect pit lane assist).
Should these settings changed for whatever reason, all drivers will be notified.
2 | CONNECTIVITY
2.1 | CONNECTION & LAG
It is important to have a stable connection when racing. It is understood that at times there can be lag during qualifying and the race. If a driver is lagging excessively and causing issues to other drivers continually then action may be taken against this driver.
We advise restarting the game prior to joining any session.
If a driver has been involved in an incident and lag had contributed to the incident a driver may avoid receiving a penalty (see 4.2.4). The lag must be obvious to the stewards and video footage must be provided.
2.2 | DISCONNECTING & LOBBY RESTARTS
In the event a driver disconnects from the lobby they should attempt to rejoin the session. They will receive an invite from the stewards and/or any retired drivers who may still be present in the session.
While it is a last resort, there may be times where major issues will result in the restart of the lobby.
The stewards will indicate to the lobby host that a major issue has arisen and the session will be restarted. Only the stewards can decide whether to enforce a lobby restart. Drivers will be made aware if the lobby will be restarted.
If a driver at any point for any reason has to leave the session they must retire their car. This does not apply to drivers who have disconnected due to poor connectivity. If a driver sustains damage during a session and leaves without retiring their car then they will receive 3 points on their driver license. This can be reduced to 1 point if they return to complete the session or retire their car.
If more than 50% of the race has been completed at the moment a mass disconnection occurs, the race will be stopped and the current race order will stand. Half points will be awarded.
3 | TRACK RULES & FAIR RACING
3.1 | BLUE FLAGS & BEING LAPPED
When a driver is shown a blue flag this indicates that a leading car is approaching them. The driver should allow the lead car to pass. This should be done safely and in an appropriate manner but at the first opportunity.
The lead car should hardly be affected by a driver allowing them through.
Lapped cars may overtake a driver who is a lap ahead if it safe to do so. There should be minimal interference to the other driver.
3.2 | SAFETY CAR & VSC
During the safety car period, no driver should drive dangerously. Sudden braking may cause collisions. While it is acceptable for drivers to weave during this period, excessive weaving increases the chance of a collision. Other potentially dangerous manoeuvres while in safety car or VSC conditions may also be penalised.
Overtaking in safety car & VSC conditions is not allowed.
It is the responsibility of the lead car to pace the field behind the safety car. At the restart, the lead car should not drive excessively slowly and execute the restart in a safe manner.
3.3 | FAIR RACING
While wheel to wheel battles are encouraged, and drivers should not be afraid of attacking other drivers, this should be done in a fair and clean way. Drivers should always do their utmost to avoid contact with another car. Drivers who do not race fairly and cause collisions will be subject to penalties (see 4.2).
Drivers should be respectful both on and off the track.
4 | PENALTIES & DRIVER LICENSE
4.1 | REVIEWING INCIDENTS
The stewards will investigate any incidents that occur in the race. Not all incidents will be seen by the stewards during qualifying and the race; they are able to penalise drivers involved in an incident during the race provided the stewards have seen the incident and all agree that a driver was clearly at fault.
Incidents where it is unclear which (if any) driver is at fault will be noted and investigated after the race where evidence can be submitted to aid their investigation.
Drivers are able to submit any incident for review but must provide evidence. If no footage can be provided then the incident will not be investigated.
Drivers can report an incident for the following:
On track incidents - including (but not limited to): driving in an unsafe or overly aggressive manner, forcing you wide or off the track completely, returning to the track unsafely or causing a collision.
Track limits - drivers cutting or exceeding track limits during qualifying (the game itself will penalise drivers who violate track limits during the race)
Unfair penalties - if a driver believes they have received a penalty they did not deserve they may report this to stewards. They must be able to provide video evidence of the penalty being enforced and the stewards will decide whether the penalty was unjustified and overrule it. If a driver has a time penalty removed then it will be removed from their finishing time (does not apply to drive through penalties). If a drivers finishing position changes as a result points will be reallocated.
General violation of the rules - if you believe a driver has violated any rules included in the COR rules you may report it to the stewards for investigation. This is not limited to rules that apply on track; incidents that occur off track will also be investigated.
5 | RACE PARTICIPATION
5.1 | MISSING RACES
If a driver is unable to attend a race for whatever reason they must confirm their absence in the Discord server. Failing to do so may lead to a reprimand (see 4.4). The driver should also inform the stewards of why they are unable to attend.
If a driver does not report their absence by 6pm GMT on the day of the race then this will be recorded as an unconfirmed absence.
If a driver misses multiple races in a season then the staff may demote this driver to reserve status and promote another driver to their race seat.
5.2 | RESERVE DRIVERS
If a driver who is registered to a race seat is unable to race, a reserve driver will be invited to race in that seat. The reserve driver will not gain any championship points for the driver they have replaced, but points will be awarded to the constructor (if points are scored).
If a reserve driver is promoted to a race seat during the season, any points they have earned as a reserve driver will be retained.
5.3 | LEAVING THE LEAGUE
Drivers may choose to leave the league if they do not wish to continue, but should inform a staff member of their decision.
If a driver is inactive for 4 races they will automatically be removed from the league.