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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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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, filling in the template below, and tagging your league coordinator, to make them aware or the enquiry and to allow the matter to be dealt with promptly. Please read the section of adding video evidence and create an proper video.

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

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

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

Jumping the start: If you feel another driver jumped the start and gained an advantage by moving before the lights went green, you should report this to the stewards.

Corner cutting: If you witness another driver persistently gaining time by abusing the track limits, you should report this to the stewards for investigation.

Dangerous Driving: If a driver rejoins the track in an unsafe or dangerous manner, you should report it to the stewards.

Removing an unfair time penalty: In game penalties for track limit violations will not be removed by the stewards. Exceptions are possible penalties caused by bugs/issues in the game (no such bugs are currently known), or if you get for example a 30 second time penalty for avoiding a crash.
If you receive a 30 seconds 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 where we need to see the penalty given and see what it was given for. If the stewards thinks there is not enough evidence to remove the penalty then it will not be removed.
How to get evidence from the replay?
If you think you get an unfair 30 seconds time penalty then the 30 seconds will be added to your lap time from the round you committed the penalty. So the best way is to create a video with the complete lap until you crossed the finish line. Then you will see that the 30 seconds time penalty is added to your laptime.

Time frame for posting stewards enquiries:
Note that there is a time limit of 2 days (48 hours) after the race has run 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 was not visible to the other driver(s) in the race at the time it happened. Other involved parties have another 24 hours to respond. This is to ensure that the race results can be updated and confirmed in a timely manner.

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.
If the video evidence is part of a longer video that also contains other parts of the race, a time stamp must be provided next to the video to guide the stewards to the relevant part of the video where the evidence can be found. Failing to do this may lead to the evidence being dismissed.
**added 26/11/2019:
The video needs to be long enough to see what happened before the accident. 1 minute before and 1 minute after the accident should be sufficient to give the stewards an clear view for what happened and if the driver did give the position back. Without the evidence of given the place back, the stewards will handle the enquiry that the driver did give the position back.

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 site's Project CARS Team are permitted to post in the threads. No one else needs to provide their opinion unless they are specifically asked to do so by one of the Project CARS Team.

The stewards have a variety of penalties that may be applied to punish drivers if a rule has been broken, 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.

● 5-second time penalty
● 10-second time penalty
● 20-second time penalty
● Qualifying ban for the next race (will usually 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 are discussed by the Stewards Panel (consisting of the members of the AOR Staff Team - Admins, Moderators and Coordinators - 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.

● 5 points - Driving dangerously or unsportingly
● 5 points - Causing a minor avoidable collision
● 10 points - Causing a minor avoidable collision + failing to wait for the affected driver
● 10 points - Causing a moderate avoidable collision
● 15 points - Causing a moderate avoidable collision + failing to wait for the affected driver
● 15 points - Causing a major avoidable collision
● 20 points - Causing a major avoidable collision + failing to wait for the affected driver

● 5-15 points - Excessively abusing the track limits (depending upon severity)
● 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 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 3 reprimands, you're out. Receiving 3 reprimands would also see you placed on the blacklist, meaning you will not be allowed to return to the leagues in the future.

You can receive a reprimand for the following:

● No-showing a race without giving prior notice to the League Coordinator
● Rage-quitting or deliberately crashing out of the session for no good reason
● Showing abusive behaviour towards another driver, either in the race lobby or on the forum

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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Former Super Mod
Premium Member
Aug 26, 2014
Providing Evidence for a Stewards Enquiry

As per the rules, you are required to save your league race replay and keep it for at least a week. This can be used as evidence to support your point of view when either starting a stewards enquiry or defending yourself in an enquiry brought against you.

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.
Do not use the replay cameras - They are not representative and do not show the incident clearly

What to include:
Your view of the incident
The view of the other people in the incident
If you're sharing a long video, provide key time-stamps.

What to no include:
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.

Xbox One

See the thread I made about Recording on the XB1.


You can broadcast on twitch or upstream to YouTube by pressing the share button, then go to start broadcasting.
If you quickly double press share, it'll capture 15 minutes of gameplay.
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