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AOR GTE League - S10 - Race2 - Clarification on Formation-Lap procedure


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Merlin Cooper

GP2 2nd Driver
Nov 2, 2017
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League: AOR GTE League
Date:
03/30/2020

Members Involved:

NOT ANY SPECIFIC MEMBER - INQUIRY TO GET CLARIFICATION OF STEWARDS FOR FUTURE RACES

Lap & Corner:
Formation Lap / Start-Finish Line

Description:
  • Pace during whole formation lap is quite inconsistent and unpredicatable
  • Drivers are not going in double file
  • Drivers do leave large gaps, accelerate and slow down again - which causes an accordioan effect in the middle and back of the field -> high risk of incidents before the race starts.
  • Especially worse today was that before the first corner the leading cars accelerated to v > 100 km and slowed down afterwards to v < 60 km/h.
  • At the same time the spotter called that the pace car is already in. race.
  • As a consequence a lot of cars had hard to brake to avoid an incident - and although braking some cars were not able to avoid contact.
  • For me the race ended at the end of lap one because a subsequent engine blow after the pre-race incident.

Request:
  • Stewards are asked to clarify whether the following is allowed in the formation lap
    (a) leaving a gap larger than two car lengths (expeption might be when starting from the grid at the beginning of the lap
    (b) weaving is allowed to warm tire
    (c) slowing down below pace car speed before the start is allowed to leaders
 
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