Briefing – Monza

BRIEFING – Monza

26 Laps , 150.54 km
40+ Liters suggested. Always check with your own driving

1.49 Liters per lap

Monza, we all know it. Passing is easy and safe, but if you take risks, dive it or refuse to give up even if beaten, the race becomes a crash feast.

  • No active overtakes until after the first chicane, magenta in the map above.
  • No driving to the right of the white line on the start/finish straight. This will be penalized.
    Do not go there to attack, defend or trying to break a draft.
    This is illegal:

    Reason: the track narrows after the pits; if you are to the right of the white line you will end up on the grass and cause troubles rejoining it.
    There is plenty of space on the proper track without needing to go there.
    Trivia: it was one of the factors leading to the crash that killed Ronnie Peterson; video below.
  • Passing at the 2nd chicane (Roggia) is allowed; however, let us play it safe over there, too. It is difficult to find space for two cars side by side there.
    A little touch is enough to get a car sideways in there, with the entire field plunging into it.
    Please remember that causing an accident in lap 1 may be heavily penalized.
  • Passing attempts at Lesmo and Ascari are very strongly discouraged in lap 1. Not recommended passing places for the entire race.
  • If you get a black flag slow down, you must serve it off-line without hindering other cars.
  • Try to avoid getting 1x off-track. Certainly do not take them on purpose, but if you end up there by mistake it is ok.
    For instance, going a bit wide at Lesmo 2 is not going to be an issue. Being constantly way off-track at Lesmo 1 shall be penalized, instead.
  • Avoid dive bombing. Please remember that you will arrive into a braking zone faster when in a draft, so you probably need to brake earlier.
    There will be cars with different wings and different braking points. Just be aware of this and don’t run into anyone.
  • Remember that you do not have to defend every single corner. Letting somebody past on one lap and passing it back on the next is often better than trying to go side by side into the chicanes or Lesmo.
  • Be careful of the concertina effect into the slow corners.
    Avoid speed differentials. Do not try to be faster or slower than the cars around you;
    keep a constant gap to the car in front;
    avoid sudden and abrupt movements. No lane changes, no hard braking;
    brake early and gently. Early and hard is bad, just like braking late.

Penalties and Safety Points

Post race incident reports and penalties (we hope there will be none) are communicated in discord.
You can read philosophy and details in this page.

Snetterton incident report at this discord link, only visible to registered members.
We had one driver sanctioned for blocking and indirectly causing the start crash.
The rest of the race was very clean with only 2 on-track incidents

Rules

  • Take it easy at race start.
    The goal is to get going safely and get in line. You must not attempt to gain places.
    Do not try to get a great start on the lights, it is unnecessary risky
  • No lane change at the start, at least until the first corner and longer if necessary.
    Stay in your lane and try to maintain a constant distance from the car in front. No sudden braking, do not drive faster than the cars ahead of you.
    If by doing so you pass cars in the other lane it is fine, perhaps because they had a slow start. However, you must not attempt to outbrake others or take advantage of the situation to gain places
    Always go for the safest action. If a car ahead of you has a very slow start it is ok to pass it.
  • Be careful about the concertina effect braking for slow corners in the early race.
    Try to be as smooth as possible, with gradual braking and no sudden changes, but expect to have to slow down a lot, especially later in the field.
  • No 3-wide attacking for the entire lap 1
  • No blocking
  • No dive bombing
  • If you get a black flag slow down, you must serve it off-line without hindering other cars.
  • Respect blue flags – which means helping the leaders through, but do not expect lapped cars to immediately pull over
  • No unsafe rejoins
  • Stay on the racing surface
  • No team games, such as giving each other a draft in qualify. Not everyone has a team, let’s make it fair for all.
  • No chat in qualify and race, it is welcome in practice sessions
    More details in the League Rules page

Broadcast

Every race is broadcast live on youtube by Apex Racing TV.
Donations are unfortunately needed to cover the cost.
Details on how to donate in our discord, thank you for your help !

Every Sunday we get together to watch the race broadcast, starting at 11pm GMT.
There is chat dedicated to watching the race in our discord

Every race of the season in the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUhOuH8YTXVXvvXkfaVBhI8y2NWuqM4f

2022 R03 – Monza