FORMATION LAP AND START PROCEDURE

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    FORMATION LAP AND START PROCEDURE

    Post by steviejb on Thu 6 Mar - 16:36

    After the mess we had at Melbourne with blown engines, here's some guidelines to the start.

    1) Formation lap max speed of 100 mph (161 kph) and run in 6th gear all the way round.

    2) NO WEAVING allowed on the formation lap. You can drag your brakes to generate heat but that is all.

    3) Keep to around 5 car lengths behind the car in front of you. Allows much quicker forming up on the grid.

    4) DO NOT perform burnouts before the start of the race coming out of the last corner. The effect on tyre temp is minimal and only causes your engine to start heating up before sitting on the grid.

    5) Form up as quickly as possible inside your red box. The longer it takes, the longer everyone sits on the grid with rising temperatures, even before revving the engine.

    6) DO NOT rev your engine AT ALL while sitting on the grid. Wait for at least 2-3 red lights to appear. In the cases of Allington, Schuman and Hebsgaard (the three whose engines failures off the start), they were all revving either too early, too high or both before the race started. These cars are EXTREMELY sensitive to high revs, resulting in massive temperature increases.

    If we all follow these guidelines, there is absolutely no reason why everyone won't get off the grid cleanly in future races.

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