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How to Make a Stewards Enquiry

  • Please note - this forum is strictly for those involved in incidents. Do NOT comment on any enquiries you are not involved in. Those who ignore this notice will receive a warning on the forum.

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Premium Member
Jan 15, 2014
Format to follow when submitting a Stewards Enquiry:

When making a stewards enquiry, create a new thread in the Stewards Panel forum... Upon doing so, you will notice that the template below is pre-populated into the new "Create a thread" window. It would help if you could use the platform drop-down and then preface the thread title with League (e.g. F4, AL2 etc.) and race (e.g. AUS for Australia etc.) then a title that clearly identifies the thread (e.g. 'Lap 2 Incident between @moron and @CleanDriver' or 'Unfair Time Penalty Removal')

Filling in the template (an example is below), you must ensure you tag your league coordinator, to make them aware or the enquiry and to allow the matter to be dealt with promptly.

Platform + League:
League Coordinator:
Members Involved:
Enter a description of the situation here. Please try to remain impartial, but remember that all parties involved will have their chance to speak.
Evidence: Photos/Videos of the incident if applicable.

Extracts from the league rules:

What you can make a stewards enquiry for:
You can make a stewards enquiry for the following.

On-track incidents: If you feel another driver has caused an incident - eg. hitting your car, forcing you off the track, rejoining the track unsafely, or generally driving too aggressively - you should report this to the stewards for investigation.

Track limits: If you witness another driver is persistently gaining time by abusing the track limits, you should report this to the stewards.

General rule-breaks: If you witness another driver breaking any of the rules or guidelines regarding lobby behaviour (on-track or off-track), you should report this to the stweards.

Removing an unfair time penalty: If you receive a time penalty from the game, and you feel this was awarded unfairly, you can make an enquiry for the penalty to be removed. When making such an enquiry, you need to provide evidence of the penalty being applied. Evidence can be either in the form of video footage, or a picture of the post-race race director screen showing what the penalty was for and the time of when it was applied. Any appeals without this will be dismissed.

Bear in mind that we will not be giving compensation for penalties that affect your position on the track during the race. This includes drive through penalties and extra time spent in the pit box as a result of a stop-go penalty. A stop-go penalty not served in the pits, however, is converted into a time penalty and may therefore be removed if received unfairly.

Warnings for exceeding track limits will normally not be removed, unless it was clearly received unfairly (such as time clearly having been lost, or another driver causing you to go off track). For a warning to be removed, it is required to provide an image or footage of the race director screen showing the full overview of warnings you received throughout the race (alongside evidence of how the warning was received), so that we can see if the removal affects the amount of time penalties you should receive. Direct time penalties (not accumulated through warnings) for corner cutting may be removed or converted into a warning if deemed excessive or it's obvious that the driver lost time from it.

Time frame for posting stewards enquiries:
Note that there is a time limit of 36 hours after the race has finished (Tuesday 9am) to make a stewards enquiry for an incident you have been involved in or witnessed during the race. If any new rule violations come to light through videos released after this time, it is still possible to report this, but only if this violation is something that would not have been visible to other driver(s) in the race at the time it happened.

Video evidence:
Any video evidence submitted in a stewards enquiry must be uploaded to a video streaming site (such as YouTube, Streamable, Dailymotion, Xbox DVR) before being embedded and/or linked to in the enquiry thread. Stewards should not have to download video files in order to watch your evidence.

Who is allowed to post in the Stewards Panel?
Anyone can raise an issue in the Stewards Panel, but only the people who are directly involved with the incident raised and the members of the F1 Coordinating Team are permitted to post in the threads. No one else need to provide their opinion unless they are specifically asked to do so by one of the F1 Coordinating Team.

The stewards have a variety of penalties that may be applied to punish drivers who break our racing rules, depending on the severity of the violation. The available penalties are sorted below, in order of severity. Breaking a rule also leads to penalty points being added to your name - see further down for more details.

(Note that penalties may be added together in the event of multiple violations in a race, which could result in total time penalties of a higher number than what is suggested below)

5-second time penalty
10-second time penalty
15-second time penalty
20-second time penalty (or higher)
Qualifying ban for the next race (may also be applied in place of a time penalty if the driver did not finish the race)
Disqualification from the race
One-race ban
Multiple-race ban
Permanent removal from the league

Any penalties will be aimed at the person who has done wrong - we cannot compensate anyone else as a result of someone's actions. All penalties applied, are for that specific league and are not transferable. All penalties are discussed by the Stewards Panel (consisting of the members of the F1 Coordinating Team from all platforms) before being issued and the driver will always be informed of the outcome. The Stewards Panel is completely neutral and will not include anyone who may be affected by the incident in question.

Penalty points system:
The penalty points system is a way of keeping track of a driver's record of breaking the rules of clean racing, and to more severely punish repeat offenders. Penalty points will be applied alongside normal race penalties, as per the list below.

5 points - Driving dangerously or unsportingly
5 points - Causing a minor avoidable collision
10 points - Causing a moderate avoidable collision
15 points - Causing a major avoidable collision

5-15 points - Excessively abusing the track limits (depending on severity)
7.5 penalty points for retiring on track but staying in session
10 penalty points for leaving the session, having retired in pits, without a valid reason
15 penalty points for leaving the session, whilst still on track, without a valid reason (can cause a Safety Car)
20 penalty points for crashing on track on purpose (can cause a Safety Car)
50 points - Deliberately crashing into another driver

If you accumulate 25 points, you will be awarded a qualifying ban.

If you accumulate 40 points, you will be awarded a one-race ban.

If you accumulate 50 points, your league position will be put under review, with the likely outcome of being removed from the league.

Penalty points will usually be reset ahead of a new season.

Reprimand system:
While the race penalties and penalty points system are mainly aimed at dealing with on-track issues, the reprimand system deals with issues that may occur off the track.

It's simple - if you receive 5 reprimands, you're out. Receiving 5 reprimands, or 3 for uninformed no-shows, would also see you placed on the blacklist (see section 6.5 for info about the blacklist).

You can receive a reprimand for the following:

No-showing a race without giving prior notice to the League Coordinator
Showing abusive behaviour towards another driver, either in the race lobby or on the forum
Pressing the start button early between sessions (after an initial warning) (if proven)
Retiring whilst still on track, without a valid reason (can cause a Safety Car) see rule 3.4.1
Leaving a session early without retiring
Deliberately getting yourself disqualified in qualifying (accompanied with a qualifying ban)
Rejoining the lobby during the race while the rejoining rule is in effect

Note that if we encounter situations where someone's behaviour gets completely out of hand and is extremely serious, a ban may be applied directly regardless of reprimands accumulated.
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Premium Member
Jan 15, 2014
There has be a slight update to the template gents, as it does now include "League Coordinator" as one of the usable fields, please tag your league coordinator into the enquiry field, Not only does this make them aware of the new enquiry but this will also allow them to to forward the enquiry to the stewards panel and not get missed or delayed in any way.


Former Super Mod
Premium Member
Aug 26, 2014
What Evidence We Want To See

The whole point of providing footage to the stewards is to show the incident as clearly as possible. We therefore have a few guidelines for the kind of evidence we want to see.

Behind the car view - It shows more than just the car in question, it also shows the area around the car.
Your point of view - Showing the incident from the view you race with is very useful.

What to include:
Your view of the incident
If you're sharing a long video, provide key time-stamps.
Slow-motion replays
Captions or special effects

How To Provide Evidence


You can use OBS.
(Credit to @Viceguy)

Here is a setup guide:
1. First go into settings
2. Under encoding set bitrate to 5000 and in general just the settings i use.
3. Under video choose 60 FPS or what you do get
4. Right click where it says scenes and click "add scene" name that scene what you want.
5. Make sure Pcars or other game is open.
6. Right click where it says sources and click "game capture"
7. Make sure application says "[pcars64]: Project Cars TM"
8. Now you are ready to start recording.. do that by pushing "start recording" it should show you a live picture of what you are recording while you are recording it.

Picture guide included here.

Xbox One

See the thread I made about Recording on the XB1.


You can broadcast on twitch or upstream by pressing the share button, then go to start broadcasting.

If you quickly double press share, it'll capture 15 minutes of gameplay.

By pressing 'share' > 'sharing and broadcast settings' > 'length of video clip' you can increase the duration of gameplay you are able to capture to 60 minutes.

(Credit to @Tigerkart_22)
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