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Invictus Racing League
F1 Rules and Race Procedures









3.8 Jump Starts – If you release the clutch early, causing your car to move before all 5 Red lights go out you will automatically receive a Drive-through penalty.

3.8.1 Lag Race Starts – It is possible that the game will show green lights before other drivers on the grid due to a Lag-Start. If this occurs, Drivers are advised to adhere to the following guidelines in order to avoid penalisation:

If you begin the race from Pole-Position and find yourself released before the remaining grid, you are required to slow down and allow the other cars to catch-up, negating the advantage gained from an early release as quickly and SAFELY as possible. Drivers who are catching up may be prompted to attempt an overtake, they are fully justified to do so.

If you begin the race in P2 and are released early from the grid, you are required to negate that advantage to the car starting in P1 and concede the race position. You must allow the driver fully ahead of yourself – not alongside.

If you are not on the front row, drivers are required to remain cautious to avoid contact with other drivers, other cars will remain stationary. Stop your car and wait for the other cars to start the race. If you fail to adhere to this guideline and move away cleanly, you are required to slow down at a SAFE PLACE within Sector 1 and allow the other cars to pass until you can return to your STARTING grid position (regardless of any incidents or overtakes which have happened in the field behind).

ANY driver who does not adhere to these guidelines will receive a 30 SECOND TIME PENALTY.

3.9 Pausing The Game - Pausing the game is discouraged. Pausing the game during Safety Car/Virtual Safety Car periods has the potential to cause race incidents. Following closely behind another car who suddenly ghosts as a result of a driver pausing their game may result in the following driver having to suddenly take avoiding action due to the ghosting car suddenly slowing down. The driver taking unnecessary avoiding action may put their/other driver’s cars at risk.

Drivers are fully responsible for their car’s actions AT ALL TIMES. Any incident or dangerous situation caused, regardless whether a driver has paused their game or not will be penalised under normal racing rules.


4.1 Communication – All drivers are encouraged to use a suitable, working headset while in the race lobby. Members are required to remain in GAME CHAT rather than PARTY CHAT; this is to ensure effective communication between League Admins and Members. Communication during races is also effective in reducing incidents and resolving disputes.

4.2 Lobby Etiquette – All members are required to respect other drivers. We are focused on creating a welcoming/friendly and competitive atmosphere; all members are expected to treat other drivers equally regardless of pace or ability.

4.2.1 Respect the League Admin – All members are advised to listen to and follow instructions of the League Admin. If you feel/believe that a decision/action has been incorrect please approach the League admin and discuss your concerns calmly and maturely. During a race the decision of the League Admin is final. If however you believe an error has been made and wish to raise a concern after the race, you are encouraged to approach the League Director in a calm and mature manner.

4.2.2 Inappropriate Behaviour - Shouting, name-calling, abusing or distracting another member will not be tolerated. Members who inappropriately use headsets to insult another member, become a disruptive influence or create an unwelcoming atmosphere will be informed to leave the race lobby immediately. Members may be further penalised by receiving a race ban or removal from Invictus Racing League; this will be at the discretion of the League Admins.

4.2.3 On Track Incident(s) – If you are involved in an incident on-track DO NOT use your headset to threaten/abuse or verbally attack another member. Invictus Racing League recognises that being caught-up in an incident can be frustrating, however this DOES NOT justify treating another member disrespectfully. Losing out due to another member’s mistake or recklessness does not validate retaliation or disregarding the rules. Remain calm and continue with your race.

If you believe another driver is to blame for an incident, record the incident and report it to the Race Stewards. If you believe a driver is behaving in a manner that breaches IRL’s rules report the behaviour to the League Admin or Race Stewards after the race rather than instigating an argument during the race.

4.2.4 Rage-Quitting – If any member deliberately quits the race inappropriately – deliberately getting disqualified, intentionally crashing their car, retiring as a result of being angry after an incident will result in the driver being penalised.

Members may receive a race ban for the first incident. However, if a member has done tis more than once, they may be removed from Invictus Racing League.

IRL appreciate drivers who retire from the race appropriately – retiring while in the pits, if they believe they are a danger to other drivers due to poor driving or connection issues.

4.2.5 Safe Retirement – If any member has to leave the lobby during the race, you are required to retire the car SAFELY – Retiring in the Pit-Lane before leaving the lobby. This is to ensure that AI does not take control of member’s cars which could lead to a dangerous situation for other members in the lobby. Drivers who leave the lobby without retiring their car first will receive a 30 SECOND TIME PENALTY for their next race.

This does not apply if a member has been legitimately disconnected from the race lobby.

4.3 Forum Activity – Invictus Racing League require all members to remain active on the forum while remaining a driver at Invictus. We request that members contribute to the Invictus community. We do not require members to make several posts a week, we request that members participate in race thread discussions. Admins will occasionally check member activity – if a member remains inactive for a significant length of time they may be removed from Invictus Racing.

4.3.1 Forum Behaviour – Members are required and expected to behave in a respectful manner on the forum. Name-calling, verbally abusing/attacking another member, bullying or any behaviour that is intended to aggravate another member or instigate an argument WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Any members breaching this rule will be removed and banned from Invictus immediately.


5.1 Internet Lag - It is an unfortunate reality of Online Racing. Stable internet connections are critical for being able to race closely with other members on track. Invictus Racing appreciates that not everyone can have perfect internet connection and lag can occasionally be unavoidable. Invictus Racing League reserves the right to remove any member from the league whose connection is consistently poor or “lagging” in order to avoid that member causing major issues for the other members.

5.2 Internet Test – All members will be asked to conduct an internet speed test at the point of signing-up. New members will be invited to participate in a practice prior to officially competing in Invictus Racing League. Practice Races will be used to assess member’s driving ability and connection stability.
No member will be permitted to participate in Official Invictus League Races until we are satisfied that they have a stable internet connection and can participate SAFELY in Official races.


6.1 Lobby Disconnections - Invictus Racing League are aware that disconnections occur for various reasons. Below are guidelines used in the occurrence of a disconnection.

6.2 During Qualifying - If someone disconnects before 5 minutes of Qualifying has gone, the League admins will set up a new lobby immediately so the qualifying Session can be restarted.

If someone disconnects after 5 minutes they will carry on until the end of Qualifying. Drivers are reminded to re-join the Race Lobby and wait until the beginning of the race, where they can regain control of their car during the Formation Lap.

If any member is unable to do so, they are to inform they League Admin using their headset immediately. The League Admin will set up a new lobby to perform a Safety car restart. If it is decided that a Safety Car restart is necessary the member who disconnected is required to restart the race at the back of the grid.

6.2.1 After Qualifying - If anyone disconnects between Qualifying and Race start, members can re-join the lobby and regain control of their car during the Formation Lap. If they are unable to do so Safety Car restart procedure will apply. Qualifying results will stand.

6.2.2 Disconnection Weather Settings - Weather settings for the new race lobby will be based on the original race conditions:

- If the original race was 100% dry then the room shall be set to dry.
- If the original race was 100% rain then the room shall be set to heavy rain.
- Anything in between and the room will be set to dynamic.

6.3 Lobby Collapse/Split Lobby - In the event of a mass disconnection or the lobby splitting in two, you should continue to race and await further instruction from your league admin. It is at their discretion to decide what to do.
Race Lobbies will be restarted a MAXIMUM of 3 times. If a Race is unable to proceed after 3 attempts, the race will be postponed and a decision to re-run or cancel the Race will be decided at a later time.


7.1 Safety Car Restart Procedure - When a Safety Car Restart is required, every driver is responsible for ensuring they get into their grid positions gained through the Qualifying session on the first lap SAFELY. All drivers MUST use the same compound tyre they qualified on - starting on a different tyre compound from the compound you qualified on will result in disqualification.

- The LEAD DRIVER who is the safety car can "bolt" during or after the final corner once all cars are in order.
- Overtaking cannot commence unless out of the final corner and on the start finish straight, DRS is not to be used.


8.1 Rule Enforcement - It is impossible to always control all the actions of all the drivers, however if anyone observes/witnesses any members breaching Invictus Racing League Rules, members are encouraged to report this to either League Admins or Race Stewards.

8.2 Steward’s Panel – The Steward’s Panel Forum is used to report incidents and any other rule violations observed by Invictus Racing League’s members. To assist Stewards in their investigation of any incident, a valid and thorough explanation, supported with video evidence is required. Stewards will investigate all reported incidents and rule violations and will post their findings in the Steward’s Forum.

8.2.1 Racing Incidents – If any member believes that another member is responsible for causing an incident – colliding with your car, forcing another driver off track, re-joining the track unsafely, reckless driving or driving unsafely – you should report this to the Race Stewards for investigation.

8.2.2 Corner Cutting – If any member observes another member persistently gaining an unfair advantage due to repeatedly abusing track limits you should report this to the Race Stewards for investigation.

8.2.3 Time Limit for Reporting Incidents – All incidents MUST be reported within 48 Hours of the incident occurring. Any incidents reported after the 48 Hour period WILL NOT be considered.

Guidelines for reporting incidents and possible penalties can be found in the Steward’s Office.


9.1 Race Results - The league admin will post the race results after the race. Points will then be added then be added to the Drivers & Constructors Championship standings.

9.2 Classification/Points System - All drivers who completed 95% of the racing laps prior to disconnection and not retirement on via quitting will be classified and receive half points.

Points are awarded as follows:

1st – 12 pts
2nd – 10pts   
3rd – 8 pts
4th – 7 pts
5th – 6pts
6th – 5 pts
7th – 4pts
8th – 3 pts
9th – 2 pts
10th – 1 pt   


10.1 Race Calendar - The Invictus Racing League Championship Calendar will be published before the beginning of the season.

10.2 Champions/Trophies - The drivers/teams that accumulate the most points over the season will be declared the League Champions.

10.3 Level points - If there is a dead heat at the end of the season, the Championship will be decided on “countback” - the Driver/team with the most race wins will be declared Champion. If that is equal the driver/team with the most 2nd places will be the winner etc.

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