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FORMULA BMW
PACIFIC 2008
REGULATIONS
Incorporating:
Formula BMW Pacific Rookie Cup
Formula BMW Pacific Team Trophy
This is an important document. All Entrants, Teams and Drivers must read these
Regulations before completing and signing the relevant Registration and Entry Forms.
Please contact the Series Manager if you have any questions in relation to these
Regulations.
Only the English text of these Regulations is legally binding.
FIA-submitted version: December 2007.
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Index
Regulation 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
General Regulations
Competition
General Rules of Competition
Officials
Regulation 2
Events and Rounds (Races)
Regulation 3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.16
Sporting Regulations
Drivers
Entrants
Registration
Entry Commitment
Registration Fee and Deposit
Introductory Test
Official Tests
Test Ban
Entry/ Parking Passes
Paddock
Eligible Cars
Sealing of the Engine
Administration and Instructions/ Communications to Competitors
Scrutineering
Event Scrutineering
Briefings, Podium Presentations, Press Conferences & Autograph
Sessions
Clothing and Apparel
Advertising and Competition (Start) Numbers on Cars
General Safety
Incidents
Pit Lane
Adverse Weather Conditions
Free Practice, Qualifying and Grid Positions
Stopping a Free Practice Session or a Qualifying Session
Start
Races
Safety Car
Suspending and Resuming a Race
Finish
Classification
Awarding of Points – Driver Classification
Awarding of Points – Team Classification
Prize Money – Driver Classification
Drivers’ Title
Team Title
Penalties
Protests and Appeals
Exclusion of Legal Appeals and Restriction of Liability
Waiver of Liabilities
Release from Claims by the Vehicle Owner
Responsibilities, Changes to the Rules and Regulations, Cancellation
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3.18
3.19
3.20
3.21
3.22
3.23
3.24
3.25
3.26
3.27
3.28
3.29
3.30
3.31
3.32
3.33
3.34
3.35
3.36
3.37
3.38
3.39
3.40
3.41
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Regulation 3
3.42
3.43
3.44
3.45
3.46
3.47
Sporting Regulations (continued)
Authoritative Regulation Text
Recognition of the Regulations
Jurisdiction
Advertising and Television Rights
Use of BMW Logos and Titles
Timing Modules
Regulation 4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
Additional Provisions for Formula BMW Pacific Rookie Cup
Participants
Registration
Classification/ Awards and Points
Prize Money
Title
Regulation 5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
5.15
5.16
5.17
5.18
5.19
5.20
5.21
5.22
5.23
5.24
5.25
5.26
5.27
Technical Regulations
Uniform Vehicles under the Rules and Regulations
Principles
General Information/ Preamble
General Conditions, Permitted Modifications and Auxiliary Units
Car Minimum Weight and Ballast
Emission Specifications/ Catalytic Converter
Noise Regulations
Safety Regulations
FORS (Formula Rescue Seat) and Seat Position
Head Restraint
Fuel and Oil
Engine
Power Transmission
Brakes
Steering
Wheel Suspension
Identification of Car Parts
Wheels and Tyres
Dimensions of the Car
Aerodynamic Devices
Data Transmission and Electrics
Driver’s Racewear
Competition Numbers on the Car
Heat Protection Measures
Cooling
Skid
Windscreen
Appendix A
Drawings
Appendix B
Contacts
Appendix C
Registration Forms
Appendix D
Unofficial Testing Form
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Preamble
The main aim of Formula BMW is to give drivers and teams an equal opportunity to compete on
an appropriate budget whilst meeting all of the necessary safety regulations. Motorsport Asia
Ltd. (“MAL”) has cooperated with BMW AG (“BMW”) since 2003 in promoting the development
of young drivers through the Formula BMW.
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General Regulations
1.1
Competition
1.1.1
MAL with the agreement of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (“FIA”) and
the Automobile Association of Malaysia (“AAM”) is organising a series of International
Events in 2008, known as Formula BMW Pacific 2008 (“Formula BMW Pacific”).
1.1.2
Formula BMW Pacific will include three separate categories for:
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Drivers
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Teams
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Rookie Cup Drivers
1.2
General Rules of Competition
1.2.1
The following Regulations shall apply in Formula BMW Pacific:-
The FIA International Sporting Code
These Sporting and Technical Regulations of Formula BMW Pacific (“these
Regulations”)
The Sporting and Technical Bulletins issued by the Series Manager
Decisions and Regulations issued by the ASN that is hosting the Event.
The Specific Regulations of the Individual Events
Supplementary Regulations issued by the Series Manager at the request of the
Organising Committee
1.2.2
Any changes to the Sporting and Technical Regulations are subject to approval by the
Organising Committee, which shall in turn obtain approval from the FIA. Each Entrant,
Team and Driver (collectively known as “the Competitor”) registered in Formula BMW
Pacific shall be informed of any changes to the Regulations with details of the date on
which the changes come into force.
1.2.3
Each Competitor confirms their acceptance to abide by these legal provisions with their
signatures on the Registration Form. It is the Competitor’s responsibility to ensure that
all persons concerned with their entry observe all the requirements of all of the
documents listed in Regulation 1.2.1.
1.2.4
In these Regulations the nomenclature definitions and abbreviations specified in the FIA
International Sporting Code shall be adopted unless specifically provided for in these
Regulations.
1.2.5
The Organising Committee of Formula BMW Pacific, which holds all powers to
organise Formula BMW Pacific, is made up of the following members:Chairperson:
Voting Members:
Formula BMW Pacific 2008
Mr. Mark Turner
Mr. Matthias Schepke
Mr. David Sonenscher
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BMW reserves the right to change the composition of the Organising Committee at
their sole discretion without giving notice.
1.3
Officials
1.3.1
The following Officials shall be nominated for each Event by the Organising
Committee:-
1.3.2
The local Organiser will nominate the following Officials, who must hold the required
licences:-
1.3.3
A Steward, the Chairman of the panel of Stewards
A Series Manager responsible for Competitor Organisation
A Race Director
A Chief Scrutineer
A team of Formula BMW Technicians
A Tyre Administrator
Two Stewards
A Clerk of the Course
A Starter
A Secretary of the Meeting
A Secretary to the Stewards
A Chief Medical Officer and a team of suitably qualified medical staff
A Safety Car driver, with an English speaking Safety Car Observer
Judges of Fact
Timekeepers
Safety Scrutineers
All other Officials required for the smooth running of the Event
The Clerk of the Course shall operate in permanent consultation with the Race Director.
The Race Director shall have authority over the Clerk of the Course, who shall not issue
any orders without the consent of the Race Director in the following areas:a) Controlling the Free Practice Session, Qualifying Session and Races, adherence to
the timetable and, if deemed necessary, any requests made to the Stewards to
modify the timetable in accordance with the provisions of the FIA International
Sporting Code and these Regulations.
b) Stopping a Car in accordance with the provisions of the FIA International Sporting
Code and these Regulations.
c) Stopping the Free Practice Session or Qualifying Session or suspending a Race in
accordance with these Regulations, if deemed necessary for safety reasons, and
the restart procedure after a stop or suspension.
d) The Starting procedure.
e) Use of the Safety Car.
1.3.4
The Race Director must be in radio contact with the Clerk of the Course and the
Chairman of the Stewards at all times when cars are permitted to run on the Track.
Furthermore, the Clerk of the Course must be in the Race Control Room and in radio
contact with all Marshals’ posts at all times when cars are permitted to run on the Track.
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Events and Rounds (Races)
2.1
Formula BMW Pacific will be contested over 16 Rounds (“Races”) at 6 Events. The
Races at each Event are detailed within Regulation 2.2. However, the Organising
Committee reserves the right to amend this and any such amendment will be advised
by Bulletin.
2.2
The list of Events in Formula BMW Pacific is as follows:Date
21-23 March
15-18 May
18-20 July
26-28 September
17-19 October
13-16 November
Country
Malaysia
Malaysia
Indonesia
Singapore
China
China
Circuit
Sepang
Sepang
Sentul
Singapore
Shanghai
Macau
Races
1&2
3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
8, 9, 10 & 11
12 & 13
14 & 15
16
The Organising Committee reserves the right to change the dates of the scheduled
Events and the circuits where Events take place, with the prior permission of the FIA.
2.3
Races will last for approx. 25 minutes from the start of race signal to the end of race
signal, each preceded by a Formation Lap. The distance will be converted into a
specific number of laps and announced in a Bulletin for each Event.
If the leading driver has not achieved the defined race distance after 25 minutes have
elapsed, the leader will be shown the chequered flag the next time he/ she passes the
Finish Line. In this case, notification of the last lap will be advised to Competitors by the
showing of a board on the Start/ Finish Line. The Finish Line applies both to the Track
and the Pit Lane.
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Sporting Regulations
3.1
Drivers
3.1.1.a Drivers must be registered for Formula BMW Pacific and must be in possession of one
of the following licences:
A valid Competition Racing Licence of grade “International C”, issued by an ASN
affiliated to the FIA
together with foreign entry approval from the ASN who issued the Licence to the Driver,
and a Medical Certificate of Aptitude.
3.1.1.b Drivers having previously held a Competition Racing Licence of grade “International A”
or a "Super Licence" (according to the FIA Licence Regulations) are not eligible, even
as Guest Drivers.
Drivers having previously competed in a Championship/ Series where the Regulations
require them to have held a Competition Racing Licence of grade “International A” or
higher are not eligible even as Guest Drivers.
3.1.1.c Drivers having previously held a Competition Racing Licence of grade “International B”
(according to the FIA Licence Regulations) who have participated in more than two race
events in a Championship/ Series where the Regulations require them to have held a
Competition Racing Licence of grade “International B” or higher, or Drivers who have
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participated in more than two race events in any Formula 3 Championship/ Series or
International Formula Master irrespective of licence grade, are not eligible even as
Guest Drivers.
3.1.2
As a minimum, Drivers must achieve their 16th birthday during the calendar year 2008.
A derogation of this Regulation 3.1.2 may be applied for by a Driver’s ASN and granted
if the FIA decides it is justified by the Driver’s record of results and experience, which
must be submitted and certified by the Driver’s ASN.
3.1.3.a The Organising Committee reserve the right to reject registrations from Drivers who
have competed in more than two seasons in recognised Formula BMW
Championships/ Series. For the purposes of this Regulation 3.1.3.a, a season is defined
as having taken the start in six or more races during a year (1 January to 31 December).
3.1.3.b The Organising Committee reserve the right to reject registrations from Drivers
currently competing in other single seater Formulae racing Series and/ or
Championships, with the exception of other Formula BMW Championships/ Series.
3.1.4
In order to enforce the Test Ban (please see Regulation 3.8), a Driver (other than a
Guest Driver) is only allowed to participate in a maximum of three Events in another race
series other than Formula BMW Pacific whilst competing in Formula BMW Pacific
during the season. Of these three permitted Events, a maximum of two Events may be
in another race series other than Formula BMW. A Driver participating at an Event in
another race series post registration must declare this in writing to the Series Manager
prior to the Event concerned taking place.
If a Driver races in a series or independent event on a Track that is still to host an Event
in Formula BMW Pacific, they may compete in the series/ event but they may not be
permitted to participate in the Free Practice Session or Free Practice Sessions for
Formula BMW Pacific on that respective Track (where a Free Practice Session(s) is
scheduled) at the discretion of the Stewards whose decision shall be final. In the case of
a Formula BMW Pacific Event where there is no Free Practice Session is scheduled,
the Driver may participate in the Event but will not be entitled to receive any points or
prize money for any category within Formula BMW Pacific at that Event.
3.1.5
Drivers registered in other International Formula BMW series during 2008 are limited to
an entry for three Events of their choice and subject to satisfactorily completing the
registration and entry process by the deadline imposed by the Organising Committee.
These Drivers will compete as Guest Drivers in accordance with Regulation 3.3.5.
3.1.6
To ensure compliance with this Regulation 3.1, any Driver wishing to participate in any
racing activity other than Formula BMW Pacific must first obtain approval in writing from
the Organising Committee.
3.1.7
A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.1 may render the Driver liable for one or more
of the following penalties issued the Organising Committee:
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Fine of up to a maximum of €10,000.
Forfeiture of points in the Driver classification even if this results in a negative score.
Suspension from Formula BMW Pacific or any part thereof.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific.
3.2
Entrants
3.2.1
Teams must be in possession of an International Entrants Licence issued by an ASN
affiliated to the FIA.
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3.3
Registration
3.3.1
Only Teams who hold a current, valid Commercial Agreement with BMW may register
for Formula BMW Pacific.
3.3.2
Each Competitor must apply to register using a set of specific documents, which form
Appendix C of these Regulations. These must be completed in full, signed by the
Entrant, Owner of the Vehicle, Team and Driver, and be accompanied by the
Registration Fee in full in order to be considered. Both of the parents or the legal
guardian of the Driver must countersign the registration application if the Driver is less
than 18 years of age. Applications will only be accepted from Teams.
The fully completed and signed Registration Forms must be posted to the address
shown on the Registration Forms to arrive by no later than 12 noon on Friday 29
February 2008. Faxed or emailed applications may not be considered.
3.3.3
The Organising Committee will consider all correctly submitted applications for
registration. A registration is only valid after confirmation by the Series Manager.
Unsuccessful applications will be returned to the Competitor concerned. No form of
compensation will be payable by BMW or MAL to unsuccessful applicants.
3.3.4
The Organising Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any registrations
received after 12 noon on 29 February 2008 upon such terms and conditions as they
see fit.
3.3.5
Guest Drivers may be permitted to register for three individual Events at the discretion
of the Organising Committee and subject to such conditions as they may stipulate.
Guest Drivers will not be entitled to receive points and prize money in the Driver
classification and/ or the Rookie Cup classification and/ or the Team Trophy
classification.
When a Car is not available under 3.3.9 and where an Official Test precedes an Event,
such Drivers will be permitted to take part in all days of this Official Test. The fee to
participate in this Official Test will be €550 plus VAT at 19% per Driver per day.
Where no Official Test at the Event venue is available prior to the Event, such Drivers
may be permitted to participate in a one-day test in a Formula BMW car at a venue in
the country in which the Event will be held, or at a venue in the country where the Team
entering the Driver is based, that does not host a Round of Formula BMW Pacific. In
these circumstances, approval for such a test will not be granted until the relevant race
entry has been submitted and confirmed.
Competitors who enter after the end of Race 11 may only compete as Guest Drivers in
accordance with this Regulation 3.3.5.
When a Car is not available under 3.3.9, the Entry Fee to compete as a Guest Driver at
all Events except Macau is €1,300 plus VAT at 19% per Driver per Event, payable to
MAL in advance (see Regulation 3.5.1 for payment details). When a Car is not available
under 3.3.9, the Entry Fee to compete as a Guest Driver at the Macau Event is €2,500
plus VAT at 19% per Driver, payable to MAL in advance (see Regulation 3.5.1 for
payment details).
3.3.6
Each Team may register up to four Cars.
Each Team may register one Formula BMW Pacific Junior plus the winner of the
Formula BMW Asia Rookie Cup 2007. In addition, it will be permitted for a Team to
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enter additional Formula BMW Junior drivers at an Event if approved under the terms of
Regulation 3.1.5.
Formula BMW Juniors are those drivers designated as such by the Series Manager.
Such designation shall be notified to Competitors by Bulletin. The drivers who qualify
at the Formula BMW Racing Center plus the winner of the Formula BMW Asia Rookie
Cup 2007 are eligible to be nominated as Formula BMW Juniors provided that they
register for Formula BMW Pacific and comply in full with the terms of the Formula
BMW Junior Contract. In addition, the Series Manager may, at the direction of BMW,
nominate further drivers to be Formula BMW Juniors. Formula BMW Juniors will be
supported by BMW in accordance with their Formula BMW Junior Contract.
3.3.7
No Team may share name, premises, personnel, equipment, data or documents with
another Team registered for Formula BMW Pacific, unless in exceptional circumstances
and with the prior written approval of the Organising Committee. However, they may
share a container for transportation purposes. In the case of sharing of data and/ or
documents, the party making the complaint must establish proof of guilt through a
Court of Law before action may be taken under this Regulation 3.37. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, the final decision regarding Team registration (including their continuing
registration) rests with the Organising Committee.
3.3.8
The Series Manager will issue permanent competition (start) numbers at their discretion
between numbers 2 - 99. The numbers are allocated to Teams. If a Driver changes
Teams, the Driver will take a number from his/ her new Team.
3.3.9
Teams may change the Driver of each of their Cars on a maximum of three occasions
during the course of the season. The Series Manager must be informed, and a new set
of Registration Forms lodged with them, a minimum of five working days before the
opening of Signing On for the Event in which the Driver will be changed. This deadline
may only be varied in exceptional circumstances and with the agreement of the
Organising Committee.
An application to change a registration (other than a Driver change) must be made to
the Organising Committee whose decision upon the application will be final and who
may stipulate terms and conditions as they see fit.
3.3.10. The Drivers who subsequently finish first, second and third in the final classification of
Formula BMW Pacific agree to participate in the Formula BMW World Final 2008 (if
scheduled).
3.3.11
Both the Team and the Driver acknowledge BMW’s right to inspect the Agreement
between the Driver and the Team. Each Agreement must include an Article that does
not allow any side agreements either by word or in writing between the Team and the
respective Driver.
3.3.12
Each Competitor agrees generally to promote goodwill towards BMW, MAL and all
Competitors, persons and companies involved in Formula BMW Pacific. Each
Competitor undertakes that proper invoices from suppliers to Formula BMW Pacific will
be paid within the time scale set down by that supplier.
3.3.13
Withholding information or giving false information is an offence and will be penalised.
3.3.14
A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.3 may render the Competitor (or the Entrant or
Team or Driver individually) liable for one or more of the following penalties issued by
the Organising Committee:
Fine of up to a maximum of €10,000.
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
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Forfeiture of points even if this results in a negative score.
Suspension from Formula BMW Pacific or any part thereof.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific during 2008 or in the future.
3.4
Entry Commitment
3.4.1
Teams whose applications to register are accepted undertake to actively participate in
every Event with all registered Drivers. Any possible failure to compete must be notified
in writing to the Series Manager at the earliest opportunity. A Team who fails to actively
participate in an Event will be fined the sum of €5,000 by the Organising Committee
unless, in the opinion of the Organising Committee, there are exceptional
circumstances for the failure to participate. In addition, the Organising Committee may
withdraw the registration of the Team concerned, without any liability for compensation.
3.5
Registration Fee
3.5.1
The Registration Fee is €7,500 per Car and is payable by each Team by no later than
12 noon on Friday 29 February 2008. This Registration Fee is fully inclusive of:
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
Organisational Fees for all Events comprising Formula BMW Pacific.
3 complete sets of Formula BMW Pacific livery per Car.
Support Paddock access tickets per Team free of charge (including tickets giving
Pit Lane access). Amount to be announced by Bulletin.
Member catering tickets per Team free of charge (valid for Saturday and Sunday at
each Event). Allocation and amount to be announced by Bulletin.
Staff catering tickets per Team (valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at each
Event) providing three meals per day. Amount and costs to be announced by
Bulletin.
Payment must be made by TT (Telegraphic Transfer) to MAL. Bank account details can
be obtained from MAL.
A receipted invoice will be sent to the Team after the payment has been cleared.
3.5.2
This Registration Fee is strictly non-refundable.
3.5.3
The Parts Deposit for Formula BMW Pacific is €3,500 per Car payable by the Entrant.
The amount is payable upon registration to Formula BMW Pacific following receipt of
an invoice from Mygale S.A.R.L. If the Entrant purchases a new car, the Parts Deposit is
payable upon purchase of the car in accordance with the invoice from BMW.
The Parts Deposit is used to settle open obligations (if any) accrued by services of
Mygale S.A.R.L, BMW, MAL or another Formula BMW Pacific partner at the end of the
season. Providing that the Entrant has no open obligations, the deposit will be refunded
in full after the end of the season.
3.6
Introductory Test
3.6.1
The Organising Committee will organise an Introductory Test (covering race theory,
start procedure, Safety Car, etc.) for all registered Drivers before the start of the 2008
season as part of an Official Test. All registered Drivers must participate in this
workshop (at a venue and on a date to be advised by Bulletin). Any Driver registering
for Formula BMW Pacific after the Introductory Test has been completed must
undertake a personal interview with the Formula BMW Pacific Instructor and/ or the
Organising Committee before participating in their first Official Test or Event (whichever
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is sooner). Participation in the Driver’s first Official Test or Event may be denied if the
conditions of this Regulation have not been met.
3.7
Official Tests
3.7.1
The Organising Committee may organise a maximum of four two-day Official Tests,
one of which will be the Introductory Test. The dates and venues for these Official
Tests will be advised by Bulletin.
Each Team must participate in all Official Tests.
The Testing Fee to attend the Official Tests is €4,000 per Car and is payable by each
Team by no later than 12 noon on Friday 29 February 2008. Payment must be made
by TT (Telegraphic Transfer) to MAL. Bank account details can be obtained from the
Series Manager, payable to MAL. A receipted invoice will be sent to the Team after the
payment has been cleared.
3.7.2
Non-Participants will not be entitled to a refund of any proportion of their Testing Fee.
3.7.3
Only original parts defined by the Spare Parts Catalogue (the latest version will be
defined by Bulletin) may be used at an Official Test. Cars that do not comply with this
requirement may be excluded from the Official Test.
3.8
Test Ban
From midnight on 18 February 2008 until the final Race of Formula BMW Pacific has
been completed the following conditions regarding testing apply to all registered
Competitors and those intending to register.
3.8.1
Competitors are not permitted to test anywhere in the world except as permitted by this
Regulation 3.8.
3.8.2
Competitors are permitted to test at a maximum of four of the Formula BMW Pacific
Official Tests organised by the Organising Committee. Only Competitors registered for
Formula BMW Pacific may participate in Official Tests unless the Organising
Committee, in exceptional circumstances, grants an exemption.
Drivers that have received approval under Regulation 3.1.4 to race in an International
Formula BMW series Event may be permitted to test a Formula BMW car under the
terms specifically set down in that Formula BMW series Regulations for Drivers
registered in other International Formula BMW series.
3.8.3
Competitors should note that testing will be strictly monitored. Between midnight on
18 February 2008 and the completion of the final Race of Formula BMW Pacific, in the
event that the engine of a Competitor’s Formula BMW Car has run at more than 2500
rpm on one or more occasions in total for longer than 15 minutes (discounting the time
the engine is run at an Event or an Official Test), this use will be deemed to be an
unapproved Unofficial Test in breach of this Regulation 3.8 unless the prior written
approval of the Series Manager has been obtained for such use.
3.8.4
Written approval for an authorised Unofficial Test will only be given by the Series
Manager as follows:-
(a)
Teams (but not Drivers) may be permitted to test with Cars of formulae other than
Formula BMW at any venue.
(b)
Subject to the prior written approval of the Series Manager, Drivers may be permitted to
carry out tests with any Cars of formulae other than Formula BMW at any venue that
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does not host a Race of Formula BMW Pacific and at any venue which hosts a Race of
Formula BMW Pacific after that Race (or if more than one Race the final Race) has been
hosted.
(c)
Subject to the prior written approval of the Series Manager, Drivers may be permitted to
drive a Formula BMW Car in order to participate in a promotional activity that is of
benefit to Formula BMW Pacific. Only in exceptional circumstances will a Driver be
permitted to participate in more than one of these promotional activities during the
course of the season.
(d)
Teams (but not Drivers) may be permitted to carry out tests with a Formula BMW Car at
any venue that does not host a Race of Formula BMW Pacific 2008 and at any venue
which hosts a Race of Formula BMW Pacific 2008 after that Race (or if more than one
Race the final Race) has been hosted. The Series Manager’s prior written approval
must be obtained by completing the Unofficial Testing Form in Appendix D and
forwarding it to the Series Manager a minimum of seven working days before the Test
is due to commence.
3.8.5
The Organising Committee reserve the right to amend or vary these testing conditions
in exceptional circumstances (for example, driver injury). Application for an amendment
or variation must be made in writing to the Series Manager who will refer the matter to
the Organising Committee. The decision of the Organising Committee in this matter
will be final.
3.8.6
Competitors may not accept data from third parties who have obtained the data by
participating in an activity that would have been a breach of this Regulation 3.8 if they
had been registered for Formula BMW Pacific. The party making the complaint must
establish proof of guilt through a Court of Law before action may be taken under this
Regulation 3.8.6.
3.8.7
A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.8 may render the Competitor (or the Entrant or
Team or Driver individually) liable for one or more of the following penalties issued by
the Organising Committee:
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Fine of up to €10,000.
A ban from participation in a future Official Test or Tests.
Suspension from Formula BMW Pacific or any part thereof.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude
the party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of
two years.
3.9
Entry/Parking Passes
3.9.1
Competitors will be required to submit photographs of their Team members in
electronic form by email, together with other pertinent information, upon the request of
the Series Manager. Failure to provide photographs and/ or information in the correct
format and by the relevant deadline may result in no passes or limited passes being
available to the Competitor concerned.
3.9.2
Each Team will receive Support Paddock Access Passes for their team personnel
(including drivers and parents) and Car Park Passes. The amount will be announced by
Bulletin.
The time and place for collection of these passes will be advised by Bulletin.
3.9.3
All Team members and associated personnel must wear the appropriate pass or
credentials when at the venue during an Event in a clearly visible manner at all times. In
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addition, they must abide by the terms and conditions under which the pass or
credential is issued to them. Failure to comply with this Regulation may render the
Competitor liable to following penalties (in addition to any penalties that may be
imposed by the Issuers of the Pass and/ or the Event Organisers):
First Offence:
Second Offence:
Third or more Offence:
Fine of €250.
Fine of €500.
Fine of €1,000.
3.10
Paddock
3.10.1
Each Team will be allocated a plot in the Paddock at each Event, subject to the rules
laid down by the Race Organisers. All equipment must fit within the area allocated.
The area provided may not be used for any catering or hospitality purposes. It is
prohibited to display any materials (e.g. brochures) outside of the area.
3.10.2
At the start of and throughout each Event, the Cars and all Team Paddock vehicles
must be clean, of smart appearance, and in good order. The Series Manager reserves
the right to suspend Competitors not meeting this requirement from taking part in the
Event until this Regulation is fulfilled to their satisfaction.
3.10.3
The Paddock area is strictly reserved for accredited working vehicles. Private vehicles
will not be admitted under any circumstances.
3.10.4
No animals (except those whose presence has been expressly authorised by the Race
Organisers) are allowed in the Paddock, the Pit Lane, on the Track or in any of the
spectator areas.
3.10.5
A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.10 during the course of the season may render
the Competitor liable to the following penalties (in addition to any penalties that may be
imposed by the Event Organisers):First Offence:
Second Offence:
Third or more Offence:
Fine of €250.
Fine of €500.
Fine of €1,000.
3.11
Eligible Cars
3.11.1
Only Formula BMW Cars, Type FB2, which comply with the Technical Regulations of
Formula BMW Pacific and/ or any amendments to the Technical Regulations issued
from time to time by way of a Bulletin and have passed Preliminary Scrutineering, are
eligible to compete in Formula BMW Pacific.
3.11.2
Competitors must ensure that their Cars comply with the conditions of eligibility and
safety throughout Official Tests and Events. Cars must be clean, of smart appearance,
with the livery placed in accordance with Appendix A, Sketch 3 of these Regulations,
and in good order.
3.11.3
Replacement Cars are not permitted and a Driver may only use the Car that is originally
scrutineered for his/ her use at each Event.
However, in the event that the Chief Scrutineer determines that a monocoque is
damaged beyond immediate repair or is unsafe after the original Preliminary
Scrutineering, the Team may be allowed to replace the monocoque if written
permission from the Stewards is granted. In this case, the replacement monocoque
must not already be installed in another Car.
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3.12
Sealing of the Engine
3.12.1
Schnitzer Automobile Technik is designated the sole service partner for all engines
used in Formula BMW Pacific, in order to create a level playing field and reduce costs.
BMW 124EA motorcycle engines (K1200RS) are therefore sealed in order to ensure
this uniform service. Only these sealed engines (P no. 7772 255) are authorised for use
at Official Tests and Events.
The Competitor is responsible for the completeness and integrity of the seals, including
the correct resealing of an engine after service. These seals will be checked frequently
during scrutineering. Only the Formula BMW Technicians or the Chief Scrutineer are
permitted to break the seals.
3.12.2
At an Event, if an engine is found with a broken seal, or the integrity of the seal has
been compromised, the matter will be reported to the Stewards who may impose one
or more of the following penalties upon the Competitor concerned:
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3.12.3
Fine of up to €10,000.
All qualifying times deleted.
Exclusion from the Race results.
Recommendation to the Organising Committee that the Competitor concerned be
excluded from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude
the party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of
two years.
At an Official Test, if an engine is found with a broken seal, or the integrity of the seal
has been compromised, the matter will be reported to the Organising Committee who
may impose one or more of the following penalties upon the Competitor concerned:
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Fine of up to €10,000.
Suspension from Formula BMW Pacific or any part thereof.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude
the party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of
two years.
3.13
Administration and Instructions/ Communications to Competitors
3.13.1
The following documents must be presented by the Competitor for checking at Signing
On at all Events and Official Tests:
- Competition Racing Licence of the Driver
- Medical Certificate of Aptitude (this may be included within the Licence of the Driver)
- Foreign entry approval from the ASN who issued the Licence of the Driver (this may
be included within the Licence of the Driver)
- Entrants Licence
Unless duly authorised by the Stewards (or the Series Manager in the case of Official
Tests) no Competitor shall take part in any session on the Track without having met all
of the requirements of the Signing On process.
3.13.2
Unless duly authorised to do so by the Stewards, Competitors that did not complete
Signing On process and Preliminary Scrutineering on time will not be authorised to take
part in the Event.
Any failure to observe the timetable for Signing On and Preliminary Scrutineering may
result in the issuing of a fine of €500 that must be paid by the Competitor concerned.
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Any request for late Signing On and/ or Preliminary Scrutineering must be sent to the
Stewards, who will accept or refuse the request, depending on the validity of the reason
for the delay. The amount of the fine can be increased at the discretion of the Stewards
if further breaches are observed during the Formula BMW Pacific season. In the case
of persistent offenders, the Stewards may exclude the Competitor from the Event.
3.13.3
In exceptional circumstances, the Stewards may give instructions to Competitors by
means of special notices in accordance with the FIA International Sporting Code.
These notices will be distributed to all Competitors who must acknowledge receipt.
3.13.4
All classifications and results of each Free Practice Session, Qualifying Session and
Race, as well as decisions issued by the Officials of the Event, will be posted on the
Official Notice Board.
3.13.5
Any decision or communication concerning a particular Competitor must be given to
them within thirty minutes of such a decision being reached and receipt must be
acknowledged. Whenever possible and appropriate, this information will also be
displayed on the timing monitors.
3.13.6
Each Competitor or their appointed representative must be available to be contacted
throughout the duration of an Event. Failure to comply with this Regulation may result
in a fine of €500 being imposed by the Stewards.
3.14
Scrutineering
3.14.1
Each Competitor must present their Car and mandatory Driver safety equipment at
times specified by Bulletin and/ or at the request of the Chief Scrutineer. The Car must
be submitted as it is to be used in competition and must comply with the Technical
Regulations. The presentation of a Car for Preliminary Scrutineering will be deemed to
represent an implicit statement of eligibility.
No Car may take part in Free Practice, Qualifying or Racing until it has been passed by
the Scrutineers and without the agreement of the Stewards, who will make sure that all
requirements of Signing On and Preliminary Scrutineering have been satisfied.
3.14.2
Upon first presentation of the Car to Formula BMW Pacific, the Chief Scrutineer will
issue a Car Log Book. This Log Book must be submitted with the Car each time the
Car is presented for scrutineering. It is the responsibility of the Competitor to be in
possession of this Log Book at all times.
3.14.3
Competitors will receive an Engine Control Unit (ECU) for each Car at Preliminary
Scrutineering at each Event and it must be immediately installed in the Car by the
Competitor in the presence of the Chief Scrutineer and sealed him. This unit must be
returned to the Formula BMW Technicians no later than 30 minutes after the end of
Parc Fermé following the final Race of the Event. Failure to return the unit within the
prescribed time may result in the imposition of a fine of €250 and the matter may be
also referred to the Organising Committee for their consideration of the imposition of an
additional penalty. Schnitzer Automobile Technik will check any unit that is returned
late and any costs associated with this checking process must be borne by the
Competitor.
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3.15
Event Scrutineering
3.15.1
The Organising Committee will appoint one Chief Scrutineer responsible for the
scrutineering of the Cars for all Formula BMW Pacific Events.
Competitors must comply with the directives of the Chief Scrutineer and/ or the Safety
Scrutineers in respect of scrutineering, of re-scrutineering and of follow-up checks
during and/ or after an Event.
3.15.2
The Stewards authorise the Chief Scrutineer to conduct the following operations and
checks:a) Check the eligibility of a Car and/ or of a Competitor at any time during an Event.
b) Require a Car to be dismantled by the Competitor to make sure that the conditions
of eligibility or compliance are fully satisfied.
c) Request a Competitor to provide any samples or parts that they deem necessary.
d) Refuse a Car on the grounds of safety.
e) Require a Competitor to pay the reasonable expenses incurred in order to carry out
these operations and checks.
The Stewards will publish the findings of the Scrutineers each time Cars are checked
during the Event. These results will not include any specific figures except when a Car
is found to be in breach of Formula BMW Pacific Technical Regulations.
3.15.3
After each Qualifying Session and Race the Cars must be presented directly to the
designated Parc Fermé area for scrutineering. Parc Fermé regulations will apply in the
area between the Finish Line and the Parc Fermé entrance and come into effect when
the chequered flag is shown at the Start/ Finish Line. If a car is being worked on in the
Pit Lane at this point, then all work on the car must immediately be stopped and the
Driver must obey the instructions given by the Officials to drive the car directly to Parc
Fermé. Unless otherwise authorised by the Stewards, failure to immediately comply
with Parc Fermé regulations after a Qualifying Session may result in the qualifying times
for that Car being deleted, and after a Race may result in exclusion of that Car from the
results.
In Parc Fermé, each Driver must leave their Car in neutral gear and ensure that their
steering wheel is reattached to their steering column. Competitors must ensure that
they have the required tooling to enable the removal of bodywork and to enable fuel
samples to be taken in Parc Fermé. From the time at which Parc Fermé regulations
come into effect until the Cars are released from Parc Fermé, each Competitor will
make at least one mechanic available to carry out any duties relating to Parc Fermé
procedures. Failure to comply may result in a fine of a minimum of €250.
Team members are only allowed into the areas subject to Parc Fermé conditions at the
invitation of the Chief Scrutineer. Should unauthorised Team members be present in
these areas, they render their Car liable to exclusion from the Qualifying Session or
Race.
Unless any other arrangements are fixed by the Stewards, all Cars will be remain under
Parc Fermé regulations until released by the Chief Scrutineer, 30 minutes after the
provisional results have been signed and published. Any Cars removed from Parc
Fermé before the Chief Scrutineer has released them may be excluded from the results
of that Qualifying Session or Race.
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3.15.4
In accordance with instructions from the Stewards, the Scrutineers may request and
retain one or more parts from the Car in order to check its eligibility. They may also
label any part of the Car. In this case, the Competitor or his representative must not
replace the part until authorised to do so by the Scrutineers.
The removed part(s) will be duly labelled and packaged in the presence of the
Competitor or his representative, who will receive a copy of the sealing certificate and a
description of the identifications. The Competitor or his representative may attach a
marking to the removed parts.
No protests can be made about the origin of the removed parts. Any removed parts
that are declared ineligible will be retained by the Organising Committee and will not be
replaced by BMW. Removed parts that are declared eligible may be returned to the
Competitor and/ or replaced by BMW with identical new parts at their discretion.
If the Competitor or his appointed representative is absent during this procedure and
these operations, then no protests regarding the checks made on the part(s) will be
accepted.
3.15.5
Any Competitor whose Car is the subject of a Protest or is retained for routine checks
at the end of the Qualifying Session or at the end of any Race, when not the final Race
at that Event, must not oppose the placing of seals on those parts of the Car to be
checked in such a way that the inspection procedure is able to take place at the end of
the final Race of the Event. In this case, the Competitor understands and accepts that
an exclusion would apply to the Car not only in the respective Qualifying Session/ Race
but also from the time of sealing until the time of checking, unless the incriminated
part(s) were replaced and the Chief Scrutineer was informed of this replacement
beforehand.
3.15.6
Competitors undertake to refrain from claiming financial recompense for these routine
inspections and dismantling, even when the Car is found to be eligible.
3.15.7
Any Car involved in an accident, or having been modified in any way after Preliminary
Scrutineering, must be represented to the Chief Scrutineer for further examination. The
Race Director and/ or the Stewards and/ or the Scrutineers may require that any Car
involved in an accident be stopped and checked.
3.15.8
Cars may not be removed from the Paddock during an Event between Preliminary
Scrutineering and the end of the Event (that is after the lifting of Parc Fermé conditions
after the final Race) except for the purpose of competing in the Races comprised in the
Event or with the prior written permission of the Stewards.
3.16
Briefings, Podium Presentations, Press Conferences & Autograph Sessions
3.16.1
A Briefing by the Race Director and/ or the Clerk of the Course will take place in the
location and at the time allocated for this purpose and advised to Competitors by
Bulletin. Attendance at this Briefing is mandatory for all Drivers, and Team managers.
They must be present throughout the Briefing and must sign the attendance register.
The door of the Briefing Room will be closed when the Briefing starts and any late
arrivals will not be admitted. Absence may be subject to a fine of €250. Any repeat of
such conduct during the course of the season will be reported to the Stewards for their
consideration of a different penalty.
3.16.2
A prize-giving ceremony will take place on the podium after all the Races at each Event.
Participation in the winners’ podium presentations is mandatory for the Drivers finishing
in first, second and third places, wearing their race suit fully fastened and with all
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sponsor badges unobscured for the duration of the presentations. During the podium
presentations, these drivers must wear the caps provided by BMW such that the logo
can be seen from the front. The cap must be removed when the national anthem is
played and held in front of the body so that the logo can be seen from the front. No
caps or drinking bottles may be taken to the podium presentations unless they have
been provided by BMW. Any persons not directly involved in the podium presentations
are not allowed in the podium area. This also applies to hostesses and/ or personnel
representing commercial brands, with the exception of sponsors of Formula BMW
Pacific with the prior approval of BMW.
Any breach of this Regulation may be subject to a fine of a minimum of €250. Any
repeat of such conduct may be reported to the Organising Committee for their
consideration of an increased penalty that may include suspension or exclusion from
Formula BMW Pacific.
3.16.3
Participation in press conferences or Q&A Sessions is mandatory for Drivers, and Team
managers or their representatives, at the request of a representative from BMW,
wearing the appropriate clothing (including caps) as directed by BMW.
Any breach of this Regulation may be subject to a fine of a minimum of €250. Any
repeat of such conduct during the course of the season may be reported to the
Organising Committee for their consideration of a different penalty.
3.16.4
Drivers must take part in any autograph/ interview session at the request of the Series
Manager. Any breach of this Regulation may be subject to a fine of a minimum of
€250.
3.17
Clothing and Apparel
Please see Regulation 3.18.1 regarding advertising restrictions and requirements that
are also applicable to clothing and apparel.
3.17.1
BMW will require each Competitor to affix the BMW logo and/ or the logo of Formula
BMW Pacific partners in the form of appropriate badges to designated areas of the
drivers’ clothing. BMW will determine the position of the badges on the race suit and
these may not be altered in any way and may not be obscured. These must remain in
position throughout each Event and Official Test. The correct attachment of logos may
be checked at scrutineering.
The appearance of the official sponsor areas shown in Appendix A, Sketch 4 must not
be modified in any way. Areas that are not shown as official sponsor areas are available
to the Competitor free of charge. Private sponsors must not be placed on the official
sponsor areas, nor must official sponsors be removed from the official sponsor areas for
Events, Official Tests, exhibitions, photographs or video material.
In the case of any non-compliance with this Regulation, the Stewards (at an Event) or
the Organising Committee (outside of an Event) will exclude the Driver from further
participation in Formula BMW Pacific until the situation has been remedied to their
satisfaction.
3.17.2
Each Driver will be provided with one Formula BMW Pacific umbrella. These are the
only umbrellas that may be used on the Grid or in the Assembly Area by the Driver or in
order to cover the cockpit of the Car. Any further requirements will be charged to the
Competitor at cost.
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3.17.3
Competitors are permitted to attach badges to the clothing of their Team members
provided that the companies represented are not in contravention of the FIA
International Sporting Code or these Regulations.
3.17.4
BMW reserve the right to mandate the placing of the Official Series Logo on clothing
worn by the Competitor in Formula BMW Pacific activities.
3.17.5
Any breach of Regulations 3.17.2 or 3.17.3 or 3.17.4 may result in a fine of a minimum
of €500. Any serious breach or repeat of such conduct during the course of the
season may be reported to the Organising Committee for their consideration of a
different penalty.
3.18
Advertising and Competition (Start) Numbers on Cars
3.18.1. The following types of sponsorship, signage, logos or displays, which promote,
endorse, advertise, support or oppose, either implicitly or explicitly (in the sole discretion
of the Organising Committee) the causes, subjects, ideas or products below are
prohibited from being presented on any area (including but not limited to: Trucks,
Competitor clothing, Cars, literature distributed at the Events, signs, banners, flags, or
other public displays):
- Tobacco and Tobacco products
- Alcohol
- Pornography
- Contraceptives
- Politics
- Religion
Any advertising relating to an automobile constructor and/ or a brand or products that
are in competition with those of BMW and their affiliated companies and those of
Allsport, FOM and their sponsors and the sponsors of individual Events are prohibited
from being presented on any area (including but not limited to: Trucks, Competitor
clothing, Cars, literature distributed at the Events, signs, banners, flags, or other public
displays).
The private sponsors of each Competitor must be approved in advance by BMW and
must not contravene the advertising regulations of the FIA or these Regulations. BMW
may refuse to approve any sponsor that they consider, in their absolute discretion, is a
direct competitor of BMW or their affiliated companies. Competitors must send their
list of private sponsors for approval, a minimum of 7 days before the first Official Test or
Race Event in which the sponsorship is intended to be used, to
Matthias.Schepke@bmw-motorsport.com.
In the case of any non-compliance with this Regulation, the Stewards (at an Event) or
the Organising Committee (outside of an Event) will exclude the Competitor from
further participation in Formula BMW Pacific until the situation has been remedied to
their satisfaction.
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3.18.2
BMW will require each Competitor to affix the BMW logo and/ or the logo of Formula
BMW Pacific partners in the form of decals to designated areas on Cars. BMW will
determine the position of these decals and these may not be altered in any way and
may not be obscured. They must remain in position throughout each Event and Official
Test. The correct attachment of decals may be checked at scrutineering.
The appearance of the official sponsor areas shown in Appendix A, Sketch 3 must not
be modified in any way. Areas that are not shown as official sponsor areas are available
to the Competitor free of charge. Private sponsors must not be placed on the official
sponsor areas, nor must official sponsors be removed or obscured from the official
sponsor areas for Events, Official Tests, exhibitions, photographs or video material. The
areas upon which sponsors logos are applied must be single coloured. The contrast of
the sponsors’ logos with the background colour of the Car must be assured.
In the case of any non-compliance with this Regulation, the Stewards (at an Event) or
the Organising Committee (outside of an Event) will exclude the Competitor from
further participation in Formula BMW Pacific until the situation has been remedied to
their satisfaction.
3.18.3
Only Formula BMW Juniors are permitted to use the BMW livery on their Cars. It is not
permitted for any other Competitor to have a similar design. In case of doubt,
clarification should be sought from the Organising Committee. Car livery in the colour
combinations white/blue and white/blue/red is only permitted if approved in advance by
the Organising Committee. Application for such approval must be made to the Series
Manager a minimum of 7 days before the first Official Test or Event in which the livery
will be used.
In the case of any non-compliance with this Regulation, the Stewards (at an Event) or
the Organising Committee (outside of an Event) will exclude the Competitor from
further participation in Formula BMW Pacific until the situation has been remedied to
their satisfaction.
3.18.4
Please see Technical Regulation 5.23 regarding competition numbers on the Car. The
decals and competition numbers provided by BMW must be used. No reproduction of
these items is permitted. Each Competitor will be provided with three full sets of decals
and competition numbers at the first Official Test. Any further requirements will be
charged to the Competitor at cost.
3.19
General Safety
3.19.1
Each Event will be held in conformity with the FIA International Sporting Code unless
specifically stated to the contrary in these Regulations. The Organising Committee
reserves the right to adapt provisions of these Regulations in special circumstances,
subject to the approval of the FIA or the Stewards (whichever is relevant).
3.19.2
Official instructions will be given to drivers by means of the signals laid out in the FIA
International Sporting Code. Competitors must not use flags similar to these.
3.19.3
Drivers are strictly forbidden from driving their Car in the opposite direction to the
recognised Track direction unless this is absolutely necessary in order to move the Car
from a dangerous position. Failure to comply with this Regulation may result in
immediate exclusion from the Event.
A Car may only be pushed by the Driver to remove it from a dangerous position as
directed by the Marshals. Pushing a car along the Track or pushing it across the Finish
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Line is not allowed and may result in the exclusion of the Car from that Qualifying
Session or Race.
3.19.4
If a Driver has serious mechanical difficulties during a Free Practice Session, Qualifying
Session or a Race, he/ she must leave the Track as soon as it is safe to do so. Drivers
who do not comply with this requirement and/ or obstruct part of the Track may be
penalised as follows:In a Free Practice Session: at the discretion of the Stewards, with a fine of a minimum of
€250.
In a Qualifying Session: at the discretion of the Stewards, with the fastest time deleted
as a minimum.
In a Race: at the discretion of the Stewards, with a fine of a minimum of €500.
In the case of systematic obstruction, the Stewards may impose a different penalty that
could include exclusion from the Qualifying Session/ Race or even the Event.
3.19.5
If a Car stops, it must be removed from the Track as quickly as possible so that its
presence does not constitute a danger for or hinder other Competitors. If the Driver is
unable to drive the Car from a dangerous position, it shall be the duty of the Marshals to
help. If outside mechanical assistance (for example, tow, crane, snatch vehicle or the
like) is used by the Marshals to recover the Car, then the following penalties will be
applied:During a Qualifying Session, the Driver will not be allowed to continue in the session
and the Car will remain under Parc Fermé conditions.
During a Race, it will lead to immediate exclusion from the Race.
If, during a Qualifying Session, the assistance of the Marshals is necessary to recover a
stopped Car without the intervention of outside mechanical assistance, the best lap
time of the Driver concerned may be deleted. There will be no penalty for this type of
assistance during a Race.
A Driver who abandons a Car must leave it with the neutral gear engaged and the
steering wheel in place.
3.19.6
When the Track is closed by the Race Director during and after practice/ qualifying, and
after the red lights have gone out to signal the start of a Race, until all related Cars have
reached Parc Fermé, whether by their own means or with assistance, no one is allowed
onto the Track except for the Marshals or other Officials when carrying out their duties
and the Drivers when driving or when under the directions of the Marshals.
3.19.7
If a Car stops whilst on Track, the engine may only be restarted with the starter fitted on
board the Car. Use of an external starting device to restart the engine is only allowed in
the Assembly Area, in the Pit Lane and on the Grid.
3.19.8
Throughout the Event, Drivers may use only the Track and must at all times observe
the provisions of the Code of Driving Conduct on Circuits as published as part of the
FIA International Sporting Code (Appendix L). In the event that a Driver does not stay
within the Track, the Stewards may decide to impose the following penalties upon that
Driver:a) During a Qualifying Session:
- First Offence: Fastest time deleted.
- Second Offence: Two fastest times deleted.
- More than two Offences: All times deleted.
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b) During a Race:
- First Offence: A Warning.
- Second Offence: A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
- More than two Offences: Exclusion from the Race results.
If during a Race a Driver overtakes another Driver by going off of the Track or is deemed
to have gained an unfair advantage by going off of the Track, a Drive Through Penalty
may be imposed by the Stewards even if this is the Driver’s first offence.
3.19.9
A speed limit of 60kph and maximum safety precautions will be enforced in the Pit Lane
at all times during the course of an Event. Signs and/ or lines will be used to indicate
the beginning and end of the area to which the speed limit applies.
Any breach of this Regulation during Free Practice may result in the following penalties
being imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- Between 60kph and 70kph: A Fine of €150.
- More than 70kph: A Fine of €250.
Second Offence:
- A Fine of €400.
Third Offence:
- The Driver may take no further part in that Free Practice Session.
Any breach of this Regulation during a Qualifying Session may result in the following
penalties being imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- Between 60kph and 70kph: A Fine of €150.
- More than 70kph: Fastest time deleted.
Second Offence:
- A Fine of €400 and the Driver will start from the back of the Grid (provided that he/
she has qualified to start the Race).
Third Offence:
- Exclusion from the Qualifying Session.
Any breach of this Regulation during a Race may result in the following penalties being
imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
Second Offence:
- A Fine of €250 and a Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds at the discretion of
the Stewards.
Third Offence:
- Exclusion from the Race results.
For the purposes of determining speed in the Pit Lane, the Stewards may use any
information obtained by the Judges of Fact by means of specific speed control
instruments (such as electronic and timing devices, radar guns, etc.).
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3.19.10 Practicing start manoeuvres on the Track is strictly forbidden throughout the Free
Practice Sessions, Qualifying Sessions and Races unless advised to the contrary by the
Race Director at the Drivers’ Briefing. Failure to comply with this Regulation will be
monitored and the following penalties may be applied upon the Driver:First Offence of the Season: The deletion of the fastest qualifying time from the
Qualifying Session of the Event (offences during a Free Practice Session or Qualifying
Session) or a Drive Through Penalty in accordance with Regulation 3.20.5 (offences
during a Race).
Second Offence of the Season: The Driver will start from the back of the Grid in all of
the Races at that Event, providing that he/ she has qualified to start the Races (offences
during a Free Practice Session or Qualifying Session) or exclusion from the Race results
(offences during a Race).
Third (and further) Offence of the Season: Exclusion from the Event or, if the offence
takes place during the final Race of an Event, exclusion from the next Event in Formula
BMW Pacific.
3.19.11 If a Driver, who has been caught by another Driver who is either temporarily or
consistently lapping more quickly than him/ her, does not appear to be making full use
of his/ her rear view mirrors, the Flag Marshals shall give him/ her a warning by waving
the blue flags to indicate that another Competitor wishes to overtake him. Any Driver
that does not react accordingly when shown the blue flag may be penalised by the
Stewards as follows:In a Qualifying Session: at the discretion of the Stewards, with the fastest time deleted
as a minimum.
In a Race: at the discretion of the Stewards, with a Drive Through Penalty (see
Regulation 3.20.5) as a minimum.
Consistent or repeated offences of this kind may lead to the exclusion of the Driver
concerned.
3.19.12 Manoeuvres liable to hinder other Drivers such as premature direction changes,
deliberate crowding of Cars on the inside or outside of a corner or any other abnormal
change of direction, are strictly prohibited and may be penalised according to the
number and frequency of the offences. Repeated offences may be penalised as
follows:In a Qualifying Session: at the discretion of the Stewards, with the fastest time deleted
as a minimum.
In a Race: at the discretion of the Stewards, with a Drive Through Penalty (see
Regulation 3.20.5) as a minimum.
3.19.13 Drivers who make more than one change of direction on the Track in order to avoid
being overtaken by another Driver may be penalised as follows:In a Qualifying Session: at the discretion of the Stewards, with the fastest time deleted
as a minimum.
In a Race: at the discretion of the Stewards, with a Drive Through Penalty (see
Regulation 3.20.5) as a minimum.
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3.19.14 One or more yellow flags being shown at a Marshals post will indicate the existence of a
hazard of some kind on the Track. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to
change direction or possibly come to a stop. Overtaking is strictly forbidden under such
circumstances until such time as the driver passes a green flag.
Any breach of this Regulation during Free Practice may result in the following penalties
imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- A Fine of €250.
Second Offence:
- The driver may take no further part in that Free Practice Session.
Any breach of this Regulation during a Qualifying Session may result in the following
penalties imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- Fastest qualifying time deleted.
Second Offence:
- The Driver will start from the back of the Grid (providing that he/ she has qualified to
start the Race).
Third Offence:
- Exclusion from the Qualifying Session.
Any breach of this Regulation during a Race may result in the following penalties
imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
- A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
Second Offence:
- A Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds at the discretion of the Stewards.
Third Offence:
- Exclusion from the Race results.
3.19.15 When a Driver uses an Escape Road, he/ she must respect any instructions given to
them by the Marshals and sufficiently reduce their speed before rejoining the Track.
Any breach of this Regulation during the course of a Qualifying Session may result in
their fastest time being deleted. Any breach of this Regulation during the course of a
Race may result in a Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
3.19.16 Drivers may not consume nor be under the influence of (to any degree) alcohol or
illegal, banned or controlled substances (unless the Driver concerned is in possession
of a current, valid Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate issued by their ASN) during
the course of each Event, or on the day of an Official Test.
3.19.17 The Race Director and/ or the Stewards may require a Driver to have a medical
examination at any time during an Event.
3.19.18 Other than by driving on the Track, Competitors are not permitted to attempt to alter
the grip of any part of the Track surface.
3.19.19 Breach of or failure to comply with the provisions of the FIA International Sporting Code,
with these Regulations relating to general safety discipline or with the Code of Driving
Conduct on Circuits may result in the exclusion of the Car and Driver concerned from
the Event, according to the seriousness of the offence.
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3.19.20 At any time during an Event (Free Practice, Qualifying or Racing) or an Official Test, any
breach of the Regulations resulting (in the opinion of the Officials) in a major safety risk
may lead to the suspension of or exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific of the Driver
concerned by the Organising Committee.
3.19.21 A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.19 may render the Competitor (or the Team or
Driver individually) liable for one or more of the following penalties by the Stewards
(unless a different penalty is specified within the individual Regulation concerned):
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A fine of a maximum of €1,000.
Fastest qualifying time deleted.
A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
A Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds.
Exclusion from the Qualifying Session or the Race results.
3.20
Incidents
3.20.1
Incident means any occurrence or series of occurrences involving one or more Drivers,
or any action by any Driver, which is reported to the Stewards by the Race Director (or
noted by the Stewards and referred to the Race Director for investigation) which:
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Necessitated the stopping of a Free Practice Session or Qualifying Session as
provided for in these Regulations.
Necessitated the suspension of a Race as provided for in these Regulations.
Necessitated the use of the Safety Car as provided for in these Regulations.
Constituted a breach of these Regulations or the FIA International Sporting Code.
Caused a False Start by one or more Cars.
Caused a collision.
Forced a Driver off the Track.
Illegitimately prevented a legitimate overtaking manoeuvre by a Driver.
Illegitimately impeded another Driver during overtaking.
Unless it is completely clear that a Driver was in breach of any of the above, any
Incidents involving more than one Car will normally be investigated after the Race.
3.20.2
It shall be at the discretion of the Stewards to decide, upon receipt of a report or a
request by the Race Director, if a Driver or Drivers involved in an Incident shall be
penalised.
3.20.3
If an Incident is under investigation by the Stewards, a message informing all
Competitors which Driver or Drivers are involved will be displayed on the timing
monitors whenever possible. Any Driver involved in an Incident may not leave the
venue without the consent of the Stewards until such time as their enquiries have been
concluded.
3.20.4
The Stewards may impose any one or more of the following penalties on any Driver
involved in an Incident:-
A Warning.
A Fine up to a maximum of €1,000.
The deletion of the Driver’s fastest time or two fastest times from a Qualifying
Session.
A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
A Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds.
A drop of ten grid positions at the next Race in which the Driver participates.
Exclusion from a Qualifying Session, a Race or from the whole Event.
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3.20.5
If the Stewards decide to impose a Drive Through Penalty, then the following procedure
will be observed:i)
The Stewards will give written notification of the Drive Through Penalty that has
been imposed to a Team member of the Driver concerned and will advise the
Driver by means of a penalty board showing the Car number. They will also
ensure, wherever possible, that this information is also displayed on the timing
monitors.
ii)
From the time the Stewards’ decision is notified by the showing of the penalty
board, the relevant Driver may cover no more than two complete laps before
entering the Pit Lane. The Driver may not serve his/ her Drive Through Penalty
on the last lap of the Race as they must take the chequered flag on the Track in
order to be classified as a finisher.
iii)
The Driver must enter the Pit Lane, obeying the Pit Lane Speed Limit, and drive
through the Pit Lane without stopping and rejoin the Race. It is not permitted
for the Driver to enter the Pit Lane to take their Drive Through Penalty during a
Safety Car period that is deemed to be over when the Driver subject to the
penalty passes the green flag at the Start/ Finish Line on the Track.
iv)
If this penalty has to be imposed during the last three laps or after the end of a
Race, this penalty will be replaced with a time penalty of a maximum of 60seconds to the affected Driver’s race time.
v)
Any breach or failure to comply with this Regulation will result in the Driver
concerned being excluded from the Race results.
3.21
Pit Lane
3.21.1
The deceleration zone is considered to be part of the Pit Lane. Except in exceptional
circumstances, as adjudged by the Stewards only, the crossing in any direction of the
line separating the deceleration zone from the Track is prohibited. Any breach of this
Regulation during the course of a Free Practice Session may result in a fine of €250.
Any breach of this Regulation during the course a Qualifying Session may result in the
following penalties imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
Second Offence:
Fastest time deleted.
Two fastest times deleted.
Any breach of this Regulation during the course of a Race may result in the following
penalties imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
Second Offence:
Third Offence:
A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
A Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds at the discretion of
the Stewards.
Exclusion from the Race results.
3.21.2
Any Driver intending to leave the Track or to enter the Pits shall signal his/ her intention
to do so in good time and shall make sure that it is safe to do so. At all times, access to
the Pits is allowed only through the deceleration zone. Any breach of this Regulation
may result in a minimum fine of €250 and may lead to further penalties, at the
discretion of the Stewards.
3.21.3
Except in exceptional circumstances, as adjudged by the Stewards only, Cars leaving
the Pit Lane to return to the Track must not cross any line marked at the Pit Lane Exit
aimed to separate the cars leaving the Pit Lane from the cars running on the Track.
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Any breach of this Regulation during the course of a Free Practice Session may result
in a minimum fine of €250.
Any breach of this Regulation during the course a Qualifying Session may result in the
following penalties imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
Second Offence:
Fastest time deleted.
Two fastest times deleted.
Any breach of this Regulation during the course of a Race may result in the following
penalties imposed upon the Driver:First Offence:
Second Offence:
Third Offence:
A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5).
A Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds at the discretion of
the Stewards.
Exclusion from the Race results.
3.21.4
The Pit Lane shall be divided into two lanes. The lane closest to the Pit Wall will be
referred to as the “fast lane” and the lane closest to the Pit Garages will be referred to
as the “inner lane”. The only area in the Pit Lane where any work can be carried out on
a Car is the “inner lane”. Cars may enter or remain in the “fast lane” only with the Driver
sitting in the Car behind the steering wheel in his/ her normal position, even when the
Car is being pushed. It is forbidden to paint lines on any part of the Pit Lane. Any
breach of this Regulation may result in a minimum fine of €250 imposed upon the
Competitor and may lead to further penalties, at the discretion of the Stewards.
3.21.5
No equipment may be left in the “fast lane”. A penalty for any breach of this Regulation
will be subject to the judgement of the Stewards. They alone shall decide on the
penalty to be imposed depending on the severity of the offence.
3.21.6
Team members and their Cars shall only be permitted in the zone allocated to their
Team. Stopping or parking a Car, even temporarily, outside of the zone assigned to
that Competitor or Team is not permitted at any time. A penalty for any breach of this
Regulation may be subject to the judgement of the Stewards. They alone shall decide
on the penalty to be imposed depending on the severity of the offence.
3.21.7
Should any Driver overshoot his/ her assigned zone in the Pits and stop beyond it, the
Car may only regain access to its own zone by being pushed, providing that it is safe to
do so. A penalty for any breach of this Regulation may be subject to the judgement of
the Stewards. They alone shall decide on the penalty to be imposed depending on the
severity of the offence.
3.21.8
People under 16 years of age are not allowed in the Pit Lane or on the Pit Wall, with the
exception of any Drivers registered for Formula BMW Pacific. Any breach of this
Regulation may result in a fine of a minimum of €250 and the confiscation of the pass
concerned. The matter will be reported to the Race Organisers who may impose
further sanctions at their discretion.
3.22
Adverse Weather Conditions
3.22.1
There are no limits on the number of wet weather tyres that may be used.
3.22.2
Free Practice and Qualifying: The use of wet weather tyres during Free Practice and
Qualifying Sessions is only permitted if the Race Director declares the Track to be wet
by using the “Wet Track” board that will be shown to all Competitors at the Assembly
Area or the Pit Lane Exit (before the start of a session) or from the Finish Line (during a
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session). It is the sole responsibility of the Race Director to declare the Track wet and
all Competitors will be informed of the decision as quickly as possible.
When the “Wet Track” board is shown, Competitors are free to choose their tyres
within the limits of these Regulations, given that the Track conditions are deemed to be
wet. The Race Director is not obliged to suspend or stop the session for reasons of
weather.
3.22.3
Races: Between the moment when the Cars leave the Assembly Area until the moment
when the red lights go out as part of the start procedure, the use of wet weather tyres is
only permitted if the Race Director declares the Track to be wet by using the “Wet
Track” board that will be shown to all Competitors at the Assembly Area or the Pit Lane
Exit (before the start procedure commences) or from the Finish Line (whilst the Cars are
on the Grid). It is the sole responsibility of the Race Director to declare the Track wet
and all Competitors will be informed of the decision as quickly as possible. When the
“Wet Track” board is shown, Competitors are free to choose their tyres within the limits
of these Regulations, given that the Track conditions are deemed to be wet.
After the red lights have gone out to signal the start of the Race, Competitors are free
to choose slick tyres or wet weather tyres within the limits of these Regulations at any
time without waiting for the Race Director to show a “Wet Track” board.
The Race Director will only suspend the race for reasons of weather in exceptional
circumstances.
3.22.4
The use of unauthorised tyres by a Competitor will be penalised as follows:- During Free Practice: A fine of a minimum of €500.
- During Qualifying: All times deleted.
- During Races: Exclusion from the Race results.
The Stewards are empowered to increase these penalties if they feel it appropriate.
3.22.5
The Car’s rear light must be illuminated at all times when a “Wet Track” has been
declared or wet weather tyres have been fitted. The Scrutineers and/ or Formula BMW
Technicians may check the rear light before the Car leaves the Assembly Area and/ or
the Pit Lane and/ or on the Grid and if it has failed they may request that the Race
Director deny permission for the Car to take part in the Session/ Race until such time as
it is fixed. If the Car’s light fails during a Session/ Race, the Race Director may require
the Driver in question to stop. If the faulty light is fixed, the Driver will be allowed to
rejoin the Session/ Race.
3.23
Free Practice, Qualifying and Grid Positions
3.23.1
Free Practice:
(a)
A Free Practice Session or multiple Free Practice Sessions may be scheduled at each
Event and will be confirmed by Bulletin. Should a Free Practice Session be disrupted,
the Race Director shall not be obliged to resume the session or re-run the session to
achieve the time criteria and the decision of the Race Director shall be final. Except
where these Regulations require otherwise, Pit and Track discipline and safety
measures will be the same for a Free Practice Session as for a Qualifying Session and
Race.
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3.23.2
Qualifying:
(a)
A Qualifying Session of 20 minutes duration is scheduled at each Event (30 minutes at
an AFOS Event or other configuration, confirmed in the Event Bulletin may be
scheduled). The Race Director may interrupt a Qualifying Session as often and for as
long as he deems necessary to clear the Track or to allow the recovery of a Car.
Whenever possible, the time lost by the suspension of a Qualifying Session shall be
recovered so that the minimum scheduled period for qualifying may be accomplished.
However, it is not obligatory to resume the session or re-run the session to achieve the
time criteria and the decision of the Stewards in this matter shall be final. No protest
can be accepted as to the possible effects of the interrupted/ shortened session on the
qualification of any Driver.
If, in the opinion of the Stewards, a Driver deliberately stops on the Track or impedes
another Driver in any way during a Qualifying Session, his/ her times may be deleted.
(b)
During a Qualifying Session, all competing Cars must remain in the Pit Lane or the Parc
Fermé area if not on the Track. Except with the express permission of the Race
Director, no competing Car is allowed in the Pit Garages or Paddock areas until such
time as the Qualifying Session has ended and the Car cleared from any post qualifying
scrutineering checks and released from Parc Fermé conditions.
(c)
A red light and a green light will be placed at the Pit Exit during a Qualifying Session.
Cars may only leave the Pit Lane when the green light is on. Additionally, a flashing
blue light may be shown at the Pit Exit to warn Drivers leaving the Pit Lane if Cars are
approaching on the Track.
(d)
All laps completed during a Qualifying Session will be timed, except for laps when the
red flag and/ or lights are shown. A Car will be considered to have completed a lap
every time it crosses the timing line, either on the Track or through the Pit Lane. The
lap times obtained after a red flag and/ or lights are shown will not be taken into
account.
(e)
A Car may not be qualified by more than one Driver.
3.23.3
Grid Positions:
(a)
At each Event, the grid positions for the first Race will be drawn in the order of the
fastest time achieved by each Driver in the Qualifying Session. The grid positions for
the second Race at each Event will be drawn in the order of the second fastest time
achieved by each Driver in the Qualifying Session.
At the Sepang AFOS Event, a second Qualifying session will be held. The grid
positions for the third Race will be drawn in the order of the fastest time achieved by
each Driver in the second Qualifying Session. The grid positions for the fourth Race will
be drawn in the order of the second fastest time achieved by each Driver in the second
Qualifying Session. The grid positions for the fifth Race will be determined by the
classified results of the fourth Race.
If after any Qualifying session two or more Drivers are credited with identical times,
priority will be given to the one who set it first.
At the Sentul AFOS Event, the grid positions for the third Race will be determined by
the classified results of the first Race and the grid positions for the fourth Race will be
determined by the classified results of the second Race.
(b)
The minimum criteria in order to be allowed to start any Race will be the average of the
three fastest lap times set in qualifying plus 10%. In principle, any Driver not achieving
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this criterion will not be permitted to start. However, the final decision rests with the
Stewards whose decision shall be final.
(c)
Each Driver must complete a minimum of two timed laps in the Qualifying Session in
the Car to be raced in order to qualify for selection. If these criteria are not achieved,
authorisation to start the Race(s) may be denied by the Stewards whose decision shall
be final.
(d)
If a Driver has not completed at least two timed laps in qualifying, but did participate in
the Free Practice Session, the Stewards may allow him/ her to start the Race(s) from
the back of the Grid. If two or more Drivers so qualify, the Driver with the faster lap time
from Free Practice will take priority.
(e)
If a Driver has not completed at least two timed laps in qualifying, and did not participate
in the Free Practice Session, in exceptional circumstances the Stewards may allow him/
her to start the Race(s) from the back of the Grid behind any Competitors who have
qualified under the terms of sub-section (d) above. If two or more Drivers so qualify, the
Grid positions will be determined according to the current standings in the Driver
classification for Formula BMW Pacific. Where there is a tie on points, the Driver with
the best result in the previous Race will take priority.
(f)
Where through exceptional circumstances it is not possible to hold a Qualifying
Session, the Grid will be formed according to the current points positions in the Drivers
classification of Formula BMW Pacific with the points leader allocated pole position;
second place allocated second position, and so on. Where there is a tie on points, the
Driver with the best result in the previous Race will take priority. If it is not possible to
hold a Qualifying Session at the first Event, the Grids for both Races will be determined
by separate ballot.
(g)
For the avoidance of doubt, if more than one Car must start from the back of the grid
due to penalties being imposed, the fastest time set by each of those Drivers during the
Qualifying Session will be used to determine their grid positions (even if their times have
subsequently been disallowed by the Stewards), unless the Stewards determine to the
contrary.
(h)
The number of Cars allowed to start in each Race is limited to the maximum that the
relevant Track Licence permits. If the number of Cars taking part in the Qualifying
Session is greater than the number of Cars allowed to start the Race, reserves will be
nominated by the Stewards on the basis of qualifying times.
(i)
The Grid for each Race will be published two hours before the Race, wherever possible.
Any Competitor whose Car is unable to start for any reason whatsoever must inform the
Race Director accordingly at the earliest opportunity and, in any event, no later than 60
minutes before the start of the Race. If one or more Cars are withdrawn, the Grid may
be closed up accordingly and reserve Cars will be admitted (as appropriate) to start
from the back of the Grid at the discretion of the Stewards. Any Competitor whose Car
withdraws from the Race without duly notifying the Race Director, unless in exceptional
circumstances, will be subject to a fine of a minimum of €500.
3.24
Stopping a Free Practice Session or a Qualifying Session
3.24.1
Should it become necessary to stop a Free Practice Session or a Qualifying Session
because the Track is blocked by an accident or because weather or other conditions
make it dangerous to continue, the Race Director shall order a red flags to be shown at
all Marshals’ posts and abort lights to be shown at the Finish Line.
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3.24.2
When the red flags/ lights are displayed, all Drivers must immediately reduce speed
being prepared to stop if the Track is blocked and proceed slowly back to the Pit Lane.
All abandoned Cars will be moved to a safe position. Any lap time recorded after the
red flags/ lights have been displayed will not be taken into account.
3.24.3
At the end of each Free Practice Session and Qualifying Session, each Driver may only
cross the Finish Line once. Any breach of this Regulation may render the Driver liable
to a fine of a minimum of €250.
3.25
Start
3.25.1
The start of all Races will be by means of a Standing Start with the Grid in a 1 x 1
staggered formation. Except in exceptional circumstances, the start procedure shall be
as shown in this Regulation 3.25. Competitors will be briefed if a variation in the start
procedure is deemed necessary.
3.25.2
15 minutes before the start of the Formation Lap the Cars will leave the Pit Lane to
cover a Reconnaissance Lap. At the end of this lap they will stop on the Grid in starting
order with their engines stopped.
Should they wish to cover more than one Reconnaissance Lap, this must be done by
driving down the Pit Lane at greatly reduced speed between each of the laps.
3.25.3
Deleted.
3.25.4
12 minutes before the start of the Formation Lap, a warning signal will be given
indicating that the end of the Pit Lane will be closed in two minutes.
10 minutes before the start of the Formation Lap the end of the Pit Lane will be closed
and a second warning signal will be given. Any Car that is still in the Pit Lane can start
from the end of the Pit Lane provided it got there under its own power. If more than
one Car is affected they must line up in the order in which they reached the end of the
Pit Lane. These Cars may then join the race once after the last Car to take the start has
passed the Pit Exit on the first racing lap.
3.25.5
The approach of the start will be announced by signals showing ten minutes, five
minutes, three minutes, one minute and 15-seconds before the start of the Formation
Lap, each of which will be accompanied by an audible warning.
When the “five-minute” signal is shown, all persons except for the Drivers, Officials and
Team technical personnel must leave the Grid.
When the “three-minute” signal is shown, all Cars must have their wheels fitted. Any
Car which does not have all its wheels fully fitted at the “three-minute” signal must start
the Race from the back of the Grid or the Pit Lane. Under these circumstances a
Marshal holding a yellow flag will prevent the Car (or Cars) from leaving the Grid until all
Cars able to do so have left to start the Formation Lap. All persons except for the
Drivers, Officials and one team member per Car must leave the Grid.
When the “one-minute” signal is shown, engines must be started immediately and all
Team personnel, except the Drivers, must leave the Grid before the “15-second” signal
is given taking all equipment with them. If any Driver needs assistance after the
showing of the “15-second” signal he/ she must raise their arm and, when the
remainder of the Cars able to do so have left the Grid, Marshals will be instructed to
push the Car into the Pit Lane. In this case, Marshals with yellow flags will stand behind
the Pit Wall beside the Car concerned to warn Drivers behind.
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When the green lights are illuminated, the Cars will begin the Formation Lap with the
pole position Driver leading (unless the Formation Lap is to be led by a Course Car in
which case the Course Car will set the pace). Marshals will be instructed to push any
Car (or Cars) that remain on the Grid into the Pit Lane by the fastest route immediately
after all Cars able to do so have left the Grid. If the Driver is able to restart the Car whilst
it is being pushed on the Track he may rejoin the Formation Lap but must start the
Race from the back of the Grid. If more than one Driver is affected, they must line up at
the back of the Grid in the order they left to start the Formation Lap.
Practice starts are forbidden during the Formation Lap and the formation must be kept
as tight as possible. Overtaking during the Formation Lap is only permitted if a Car is
delayed when leaving its Grid position, or if a Car suffers mechanical failure during the
Formation Lap, and Car(s) behind it cannot avoid passing it without unduly delaying the
remainder of the field. In this case, Drivers may only overtake to re-establish the original
starting order.
Any Driver who is delayed on the Grid at the start of the Formation Lap must not
overtake any other moving Car if he/ she was still stationary after the other Cars had
crossed the Start Line. In this case, the Driver concerned must start the Race from the
back of the Grid. If more than one Driver is affected, they must line up at the back of
the Grid in the order they left to start the Formation Lap.
Any breach of this Regulation by a Competitor may be penalised by the Stewards by a
Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5) imposed upon the Driver.
3.25.6
When the Cars return to the Grid at the end of the Formation Lap, they must stop on
their respective Grid positions (with their entire Car placed within their allocated starting
box where starting boxes are marked), keeping their engines running. Grid marshals will
stand behind the Pit Wall, alongside each Grid position, with boards showing the Grid
position until the Car concerned is completely stopped.
Any Driver who ignores the indications given by the Grid marshals when he/ she takes
up their place and/ or stops their Car forward or off-centre of the position prescribed by
the lines on the Grid, may be penalised at the discretion of the Stewards. A Drive
Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5) may be imposed on any Driver failing to
observe their proper place on the Grid if, in the opinion of the Stewards, the advantage
obtained by moving outside of their prescribed position has altered the starting
procedure.
3.25.7
Once all the Cars have come to a halt and the Grid is complete, the “five-seconds”
signal will appear followed by the four, three, two and one second lights. At any time
after the one-second light appears, the Race will be started by extinguishing all red
lights.
3.25.8
If the Starter decides that the start must be delayed (this may be as a result of a Car
developing a problem that could endanger the start, in which case the Driver must
immediately raise his/ her hands above their head and the Marshal responsible for that
row must immediately wave a yellow flag, or for another reason) the following
procedures shall apply:
The green lights will be illuminated two-seconds after the abort lights are switched on
and a board saying “Extra Formation Lap” will be displayed. All Cars that are able to do
so must complete a further Formation Lap whilst the Car(s) that developed the problem
is pushed into the Pit Lane.
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The Team may then attempt to rectify the problem and, if successful, the Car may then
start from the Pit Exit after the last car to take the start has passed the Pit Exit on the
first racing lap. Where one or more Car is concerned, their starting order shall be
determined based upon the order in which they reach the Pit Exit under their own
power.
The procedures at the end of an Extra Formation Lap will be the same as at the end of
a Formation Lap.
Every time this happens, the Race distance will be reduced by one lap and the
maximum Race duration will be reduced by three minutes.
3.25.9
Variations to the start procedure will only be permitted in the following circumstances:-
(a)
If the Race has not been declared “wet” and it starts to rain after the Cars have left the
Assembly Area but before the Race has started and, in the opinion of the Race Director,
Competitors should be given the opportunity to change tyres, the abort lights with
“Start Delayed” board will be shown on the Start Line. There will be a delay of five
minutes, in which Competitors may change tyres on the Grid, and then the normal start
procedure will recommence from the “three-minute” signal. In this case, the Stewards
will determine the new Race distance and maximum Race duration.
(b)
If the start of the Race is imminent and, in the opinion of the Race Director, the volume
of water on the Track is such that it cannot be negotiated safely event on wet weather
tyres, the abort lights with “Start Delayed” board will be shown on the Start Line.
Information about the likely delay will be displayed on the timing monitors, wherever
possible. Once the start time is known, a warning will be issued at least five minutes
before the start of the Formation Lap. In this case, the Stewards will determine the new
Race distance and maximum Race duration.
(c)
If the Race is started behind the Safety Car, Regulation 3.27.13 will apply.
3.25.10 A Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5) may be imposed on any Driver who
makes a false start. The Stewards may use all available video or electronic equipment
to assist them in reaching a decision. In such circumstances, the Stewards may
overrule the Judges of Fact.
Any other breach or failure to comply with any part of this Regulation 3.25 shall be
penalised at the discretion of the Stewards, as described in Regulation 3.20.4, by
penalties ranging up to Exclusion of the Driver concerned from the Event.
3.25.11 During the start of a Race, the Pit Wall must be kept clear of all persons with the
exception of the properly authorised Officials carrying out specific duties assigned by
the Race Director and Fire Marshals equipped with fire-fighting equipment.
3.26
Races
3.26.1
During the Race, Drivers may only leave the Pit Lane when the light at the Pit Exit is
green. They rejoin the Track under their own responsibility. The penalty for a breach of
this Regulation will be immediate exclusion of the Driver from the Race.
3.26.2
A flashing blue light or a blue flag at the Pit Exit will warn the Driver of other Cars
approaching on the Track.
3.26.3
Should any Car officially retire from the Race whilst in the Pit Lane, it must be
immediately pushed to the Parc Fermé area.
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3.26.4
Should, in the opinion of the Pit Lane marshals, any Competitor, whether they have
been previously warned or not, position their equipment in such a way that is
considered to cause a danger, obstruction or interference with the activities of another
Competitor, a penalty will be imposed at the discretion of the Stewards. Such a penalty
could even lead to the exclusion of the offending party from the Race results.
3.27
Safety Car
3.27.1
An experienced circuit driver will drive the approved Safety Car. It will carry an observer
capable of recognising all the competing Cars, who is in permanent radio contact with
Race Control.
3.27.2
The Safety Car may be brought into operation to neutralise a Race upon the decision of
the Race Director. It will only be used if Competitors or Officials are in danger, but the
circumstances are not such to necessitate the suspension of the Race.
3.27.3
When the order is given to deploy the Safety Car, all Marshals posts will display waved
yellow flags and will show the “SC” board which shall be maintained until the
intervention is over. From this time, any Car being driven unnecessarily slowly, and
which is deemed potentially dangerous to other Drivers, will be reported to the
Stewards. This will apply whether any such Car is being driven on the Track or Pit
Lane.
3.27.4
The Safety Car will join the Track from the Pit Lane with its orange lights illuminated
and will join the Track regardless of where the Race leader is.
3.27.5
All Cars must then form a line behind the Safety Car, no more than 5 car lengths apart
and overtaking, with the following exceptions, is forbidden until the Cars reach the Start
Line after the Safety Car has returned to the Pits. Overtaking will be permitted under
the following circumstances:-
if a Car is signalled to do so from the Safety Car.
under the provisions of Regulation 3.27.13.
if any Car slows significantly with an obvious problem.
3.27.6
When ordered to do so by the Race Director, the observer in the Safety Car will use a
green light to signal to any Cars between it and the Race leader that they should pass.
These Cars will continue at reduced speed and without overtaking until they reach the
line of Cars behind the Safety Car.
3.27.7
The Safety Car shall be used at least until the leader is behind it and all remaining Cars
are lined up behind him/ her. Once behind the Safety Car, the Race leader must keep
within 5 car lengths of it (except under Regulation 3.27.9) and all remaining Cars must
keep the formation as tight as possible.
3.27.8
While the Safety Car is in operation, Cars may enter the Pit Lane but may only rejoin the
Track when the green light at the Pit Exit is switched on. The green light will remain on
at all times except when the Safety Car and the line of Cars following it are about to
pass or are passing the Pit Exit. A Car rejoining the Track must proceed at an
appropriate speed until it reaches the end of the line of Cars behind the Safety Car.
Under certain circumstances, the Race Director may ask the Safety Car to use the Pit
Lane. In these cases, and provided its orange lights remain illuminated, all Cars must
follow it into the Pit Lane without overtaking. Any Car entering the Pit Lane under these
circumstances may stop at its Pit.
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3.27.9
When the Race Director calls in the Safety Car, it must extinguish its orange lights and
this will be the signal to the Drivers that it will be entering the Pit Lane at the end of that
lap. At this point the first Car in line behind the Safety Car may dictate the pace and, if
necessary, fall more than 5 car lengths behind it but it must at the least maintain a
constant speed. Decreasing speed is not permitted. As the Safety Car is approaching
the Pit Entry, the yellow flags and “SC” boards at the Marshals posts will be withdrawn
and replaced with waved green flags with green lights at the Start Line. These will be
displayed for no more than one lap.
3.27.10 Overtaking remains forbidden until the Cars cross the Start Line. However, any Car that
slows down significantly with a mechanical problem may be overtaken.
3.27.11 Each lap completed while the Safety Car is deployed will be counted as one Race lap.
3.27.12 If the Race ends whilst the Safety Car is deployed, it will enter the Pit Lane at the end of
the last lap and the Cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking.
3.27.13 In exceptional circumstances the Race may be started behind the Safety Car. In this
case, at any time before the “one-minute” signal is given, its orange lights will be
switched on. This is the signal to the Drivers that the Race will be started behind the
Safety Car. When the green lights are illuminated, the Safety Car will leave the Grid
with all Cars following in Grid order, no more than 5 car lengths apart. There will be no
Formation Lap and the Race will be deemed to have started when the green lights
came on.
Overtaking, during the first lap only, is permitted if a Car is delayed when leaving its Grid
position and Cars behind cannot avoid overtaking it without unduly delaying the
remainder of the field. In this case, Drivers may only overtake to restore the original
starting order.
Any Driver who is delayed leaving the Grid must not overtake another moving Car if he/
she was stationary after the remainder of the Cars had crossed the Start Line. This
Driver must then take up position at the back of the line of Cars behind the Safety Car.
If more than one Driver is affected, they must take up position at the back of the field in
the order in which they left the Grid.
3.27.14 A breach of any part of this Regulation 3.27 may be penalised by a Drive Through
Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5). In the case of a serious breach, the Stewards have the
right to apply an increased penalty.
3.28
Suspending and Resuming a Race
Suspending a Race:
3.28.1
Should it become necessary to suspend the Race because the Track is blocked by an
accident or because weather or other conditions make it dangerous to continue, the
Race Director will order red flags and/or lights to be shown at all Marshals posts and the
abort lights to be shown at the Start Line. This is the signal for all Drivers to stop driving
at racing speeds and proceed slowly without overtaking and with maximum caution,
being prepared to stop should the Track be blocked. The Pit Exit will be closed and all
Cars must proceed to the Red Flag Line where they must stop in staggered formation.
If the leader at the time of the red flag being displayed has completed more than 75%
of the scheduled number of race laps, the race will not be resumed. If the leader at the
time of the red flag being displayed has not completed more than 75% of the
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scheduled number of race laps, the race may be resumed in accordance with the
following.
If the Cars are not in the order they occupied before the Race was suspended, the
Marshals will position them in the correct order.
If any Cars are unable to return to the Grid as a result of the Track being blocked, they
will be brought back when the Track is cleared and will be arranged in the order they
occupied before the Race was suspended. Any such Cars will then be permitted to
resume the Race.
The Safety Car will then be driven to the front of the line of Cars behind the Red Flag
Line.
3.28.2
Whilst the race is suspended:
- the race and the timekeeping system may not necessarily stop;
- Cars may be worked on once they have stopped behind the Red Flag Line or entered
the Pits but any such work must not impede the resumption of the Race.
- Refuelling is forbidden.
- Only Team members and Officials will be permitted on the Grid.
3.28.3
Cars that enter the Pit Lane after the Race has been suspended and before the
resumption of the Race will be penalised with a Drive Through Penalty (Regulation
3.20.5). Any Car that was in the Pit Entry or Pit Lane when the Race was suspended
will not incur a penalty.
Any Car in the Pit Lane will be permitted to leave from the Pit Exit once the Race has
been resumed and all Cars behind the Safety Car have passed the Pit Exit . Subject to
the above, any Car intending to resume the Race from the Pit Exit may do so in the
order in which they got there under their own power.
At all times, Drivers must follow the directions of the Marshals.
3.28.4
Only Cars which took part in the original start may resume the Race and then only if
they returned to the Red Flag Line under their own power by an authorised route,
without receiving outside mechanical assistance, and were still in the Race when the
Race was suspended. The decision of the Stewards regarding classification will be
final.
Resuming a Race:
3.28.5
The delay will be kept as short as possible and as soon as a resumption time is known
Competitors will be informed, via the timing monitors wherever possible.
When the “five-minute” signal is shown, all persons except for the Drivers, Officials and
Team technical personnel must leave the Grid.
When the “three-minute” signal is shown, all Cars must have their wheels fitted. Any
Car which does not have all its wheels fully fitted at the “three-minute” signal must
restart the Race from the back of the Grid or the Pit Lane. Under these circumstances
a Marshal holding a yellow flag will prevent the Car (or Cars) from leaving the Grid until
all Cars able to do so have crossed the Red Flag Line. All persons except for the
Drivers, Officials and one team member per Car must leave the Grid.
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When the “one-minute” signal is shown, engines must be started immediately and all
Team personnel, except the Drivers, must leave the Grid before the “15-second” signal
is given taking all equipment with them. If any Driver needs assistance after the
showing of the “15-second” signal he/ she must raise their arm and, when the
remainder of the Cars able to do so have crossed the Red Flag Line, Marshals will be
instructed to push the Car into the Pit Lane. In this case, Marshals with yellow flags will
stand behind the Pit Wall beside the Car concerned to warn Drivers behind.
3.28.6
The Race will be resumed behind the Safety Car when the green lights are illuminated.
The Safety Car will enter the Pits after one lap unless Team personnel are still clearing
the Grid or a further incident occurs necessitating another intervention.
When the green lights are illuminated, the Safety Car will leave the Grid with all Cars
following, in the order they were positioned behind the Red Flag Line, no more than 5
car lengths apart. Soon after the last Car in line behind the Safety Car passes the Pit
Exit, the Pit Exit lights will be turned green and any Car in the Pit Lane may then enter
the Track and join the line of Cars behind the Safety Car.
Overtaking during the lap is only permitted if a Car is delayed when leaving the Red Flag
Line, or if a Car suffers mechanical failure during lap, and Car(s) behind it cannot avoid
passing it without unduly delaying the remainder of the field. In this case, Drivers may
only overtake to re-establish the starting order at the resumption of the Race.
Any Driver who is delayed leaving the Red Flag Line must not overtake any other
moving Car if he/ she was still stationary after the other Cars had crossed the Red Flag
Line, and must form up at the back of the line of Cars behind the Safety Car. If more
than one Driver is affected, they must line up at the back of the field in the order they
left the Red Flag Line.
3.28.7
Any breach of this Regulation 3.28 by a Competitor may be penalised by the Stewards
by a Drive Through Penalty (see Regulation 3.20.5) imposed upon the Driver or any
other appropriate penalty imposed upon the Competitor.
3.28.8
If the Race cannot be resumed for any reason, the results will be taken at the end of the
lap before the lap during which the signal to suspend the Race was given.
3.29
Finish
3.29.1
The end of Race signal (chequered flag) will be given at the Finish Line as soon as the
leading Car has completed the full race distance. If the Race time reaches its maximum
duration before the full distance has been covered, the chequered flag will be given to
the leading Car the first time it crosses the Finish Line after this time has elapsed.
3.29.2
Should for any reason the chequered flag be given before the leading Car completes
the scheduled number of laps (or the maximum duration whichever is relevant), the
Race will be deemed to have finished when the leading Car last crossed the Finish Line
before the signal was given.
3.29.3
Should the chequered flag be delayed for any reason, the Race will be deemed to have
finished when it should have finished.
3.29.4
After receiving the chequered flag, all Cars must proceed on the Track directly to Parc
Fermé without stopping, without overtaking (unless clearly necessary), without receiving
any object whatsoever and without any assistance (except that of the Marshals, if
necessary). Any classified Car that cannot reach Parc Fermé under its own power will
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be placed under the exclusive control of the Marshals who will take the Car to Parc
Fermé.
3.30
Classification
3.30.1
Classification will be determined according to the FIA International Sporting Code. The
winner will be the Driver who, on the completion of the Race and after consideration of
all penalties, has covered the prescribed distance in the shortest time.
All Drivers who started will be classified if they have covered at least 75% of the
distance (rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps) covered by the winner
and have taken the end of race signal on the Track.
A Race will be classified only if at least 10 Drivers have taken the start.
If the distance is shortened, or the Race stopped and is not restarted, Competitors will
be awarded the following points/ prize money:
At least 75% of the scheduled distance
=
100% points/ prize money
At least 50% of the scheduled distance
=
50% points/ prize money
Less than 50% of the scheduled distance
=
0% points/ prize money
3.30.2
The official classification will be published after each Race. It will be the only valid
result, subject to any amendments that may be made under these Regulations or the
FIA International Sporting Code.
If, however, for whatever reason, the official classification cannot be signed as final by
the Stewards before the conclusion of the Event, then the Stewards will state in writing
the decision that prevents the aforementioned final classification from being published.
In all circumstances, the classification of the first Race of the Event will not be
considered final at least until the classification of the final Race is declared final.
3.30.3
Should any intention to appeal against the official race results be formulated, then the
classification in question will remain provisional until a decision is taken at the end of the
appeal procedure.
3.31
Awarding of Points – Driver Classification
3.31.1
After each Race the following points will be awarded to the Drivers listed as classified
finishers in the final official classification as follows:
Position
Points
1st
20
2nd
15
3rd
12
4th
10
5th
8
6th
6
7th
4
8th
3
9th
2
10th
1
Points will not be awarded until after the completion of any Judicial or Technical
procedures and the Stewards have approved the result.
After each Race, one point will be awarded to the Driver achieving Pole Position (except
when the Grid has been formed in accordance with Regulation 3.23.3(f) when the point
for Pole Position will not be awarded).
Drivers shall count their results from the total number of Races. Dropped scores are not
permitted.
3.31.2
In the event of any provisional race results being revised after the presentations have
been made and such revisions affect the distribution of any trophies, the Competitors
concerned must return the trophies to the Series Manager in good condition within 14
days of request.
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3.32
Awarding of Points – Team Classification
3.32.1
Points will be awarded to all Cars from each Team after each Race (provided that they
are listed as classified finishers in the final official classification) as per the format of
points scoring for the Driver Classification, except that points awarded to Drivers for
Pole Position will not be counted.
The official name of the Team used in the Team Classification will be the name
provided by the Competitor on their Registration Forms.
Teams shall count their results from the total number of Races. Dropped scores are not
permitted.
3.33
Prize Money – Driver Classification
3.33.1
Prize money will be paid out to the Teams of the Drivers concerned after the results of
Formula BMW Pacific have been declared final at the end of the season. Competitors
are responsible for meeting their own tax obligations in their country of residency.
3.33.2
The following prize money will be awarded per Race to the Teams of the Drivers listed
as classified finishers in the final official classification as follows:
Position
EUR
1
450
2
350
3
250
4
150
5
125
6
100
7
75
8
50
3.33.4
The Organising Committee may use any or all of the prize money earned by a
Competitor to offset any outstanding debts and/ or fines owed to them, the FIA, BMW,
MAL or official suppliers to Formula BMW Pacific by that Competitor at the end of the
season.
3.34
Drivers’ Title
3.34.1
The Driver with the overall highest number of points in the final Driver classification of
Formula BMW Pacific will be awarded the title:
“Formula BMW Pacific Champion 2008”
3.34.2
Ties will be resolved as follows:
(a) By considering the number of first places of the Competitors concerned.
(b) By considering the number of second places, and so on, of the Competitors
concerned.
(c) By considering the placings in all Races.
(d) If the points are still tied after that, the best position in the final Race will be the
determining factor.
3.35
Team Title
3.35.1
The Team with the overall highest number of points in the final Team classification of
Formula BMW Pacific will be awarded the title:
“Formula BMW Pacific Team Trophy Winners 2008”
In the case of tied points, the winner will be decided in accordance with Regulation
3.34.2.
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3.36
Penalties
3.36.1
Any penalty must be declared by the Stewards and shall be subject to appeal in
accordance with the FIA International Sporting Code, except where amended by these
Regulations.
The Stewards may impose the penalties specifically set out in these Regulations in
addition to or instead of any other penalties available to them under the FIA
International Sporting Code.
If any breach is observed then the Stewards alone shall decide on the penalty, in
accordance with the FIA International Sporting Code, if the penalty is not explicitly
defined in these Regulations.
3.36.2
If any Driver or Competitor repeats the same offence, then the penalties in these
Regulations and the FIA International Sporting Code may be increased by the Stewards
at their discretion.
3.36.3
The Organising Committee may, within 30 days of the alleged offence occurring,
enquire into any matter regarding the conduct of Competitors in Formula BMW Pacific,
notwithstanding that the Stewards may or may not have already investigated the
matter. They are empowered to take action if they deem it necessary and punish
Competitors (or the Entrant or the Team or the Driver individually) with one or more of
the following penalties:-
A Fine of up to €10,000.
Withholding of prize money.
Suspension from Formula BMW Pacific from the next Event and/ or Official Test, or
for a period of up to 30 days.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude
the party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of
two years.
3.36.4
If a Driver is excluded from a Race or an Event for any reason whatsoever, then he/ she
shall not be entitled to any points, financial recompense or prizes for the Race or Event
in question.
3.36.5
The observation of any Incident in the Paddock, in the Pit Lane or on the Track
(provocative acts of any kind, verbal or other threats) and/ or behaviour that is
unsporting or does not respect the spirit of Formula BMW Pacific (breach of sporting
moral or ethics, prejudice to the greater interest of motor sport, moral or material
prejudice to BMW or to its partners, etc.) committed by a Competitor, Team member,
Driver or his/ her entourage will be punished by one or more of the following penalties
by the Stewards:-
3.36.6
A Fine of up to €5,000.
Exclusion of the Competitor and/ or the Driver concerned from the Event.
Suspension of the Competitor and/ or the Driver concerned from Formula BMW
Pacific from the next Event or for a period of 30 days.
Refer the incident to the Organising Committee with a recommendation to consider
the application an increased penalty of exclusion of the Competitor and/ or the
Driver from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude the
party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of two
years.
Any Entrant whose Car is deemed to be ineligible under the Technical Regulations will
be subject to the penalties laid down by the FIA International Sporting Code and these
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Regulations. In addition the Organising Committee may, at their discretion, apply an
increased penalty that could include suspension or exclusion from Formula BMW
Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclude the party concerned from all BMW
Championships/ Series worldwide for a period of two years.
3.36.7
Financial penalties issued under these Regulations will be paid to MAL, which shall
remain the sole beneficiary.
3.37
Protests and Appeals
3.37.1
Protests must be made in accordance with the FIA International Sporting Code and
must be accompanied by the required fee in cash in the form of Euro’s (€).
3.37.2
In the event of a driving infringement during a Qualifying Session, the Stewards may
delete any number of the relevant Driver’s qualifying times. In the event of a driving
infringement during a Race, the Stewards may impose a Drive Through Penalty or a
Time Penalty of a maximum of 60-seconds at their discretion. In these cases, there is
no right of appeal against the decision of the Stewards.
3.37.3
Competitors are entitled to appeal against penalties or any other decisions taken by the
Stewards that affect them by observing the form and the deadlines laid down in
Chapter XIII of the FIA International Sporting Code. In this case, the intention to appeal
must be accompanied by the required fee in cash in the form of Euro’s (€).
3.37.4
Appeals against decisions taken by the Organising Committee of Formula BMW Pacific
must also be made in accordance with the rules and deadlines set down in the FIA
International Sporting Code accompanied by the required fee in cash in the form of
Euro’s (€).
3.38
Exclusion of Legal Appeals and Restriction of Liability
3.38.1
The decisions of the FIA, MAL (and their officials), the Organising Committee and the
individual Race Organisers as judges will be final.
3.38.2
By applying to register to participate and participating in Formula BMW Pacific each
Competitor agrees:
to save harmless and keep indemnified BMW and MAL, and any such person, persons
or bodies as may be authorised by them to act on their behalf to promote or organise
Formula BMW Pacific or any part of it and their respective officials, servants,
representatives and agents together with other Competitors and their respective
servants, representatives and agents, from and against all actions, claims and costs
(including without prejudice to the generality of this provision the legal costs of the
indemnified party on a solicitor and own client basis), expenses and demands in respect
of death or injury or damage to the property of any person whatsoever arising out of or
in connection with the negligence and/or breach of these Regulations by that
Competitor. This indemnity does not apply insofar as personal injury or death is caused
by the negligence of the party seeking indemnity.
to maintain adequate and sufficient insurance to cover the liability of the Driver and any
other Team member and their servants, representatives, agents and guests in respect
of any act of default for which it may become liable to indemnify BMW or MAL or any
third party in accordance with the paragraph above.
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3.39
Waiver of Liabilities
3.39.1
By registering to participate in and by participating in Formula BMW Pacific, each
Competitor (that is, the Entrant, the Team and the Driver) waive any claim whatsoever
to compensation for damages that arise in connection with an Event or an Official Test,
against:- FIA and AAM, their presidents, members, managing directors, general secretaries,
full-time employees and any other executive officers.
- MAL, BMW, and Mygale S.A.R.L., their presidents, boards of management, managing
directors, general secretaries, members, full-time employees and contractors
- Race track owners, organisers, marshals and assistants
- Authorities, racing services, manufacturers and any other persons who are connected
with the organisation of each Event or Official Test
- Road construction authorities insofar as any damage or injury is caused by the
condition of the Track used during an Event or Official Test and any accessories or road
furniture
- The agents and employees of all the persons and entities referred to above, apart
from if the personal injury or death is caused by the negligence of the party seeking an
indemnity
3.39.2
By registering to participate in and by participating in Formula BMW Pacific, each
Competitor (that is, the Entrant, the Team and the Driver) waive any claim for damages
whatsoever against:- Other Competitors (Entrants, Teams and Drivers) and their assistants, and the
owners and keepers of their Cars
- The Entrant him/ herself, the Team and the Driver in the same Car (any other special
agreements between the owners, keepers, entrants, teams and drivers shall take
priority) and their own assistants
that arises in connection with an Event (including Free Practice, Qualifying or Races) or
an Official Test apart from personal injury or death that is caused by the negligence of
the party seeking an indemnity.
3.39.3
These liability exclusions shall be applicable to any claims based on any legal grounds
whatsoever. In particular, to claims for damages arising from contractual or noncontractual liability and for claims arising from illegal actions. Implied liability exclusions
shall not be affected by the above liability exclusion clauses.
3.39.4
By registering to participate in Formula BMW Pacific, each Driver undertakes and
warrants as follows:He/ she has read these Regulations and agrees to be bound by them and by the FIA
International Sporting Code. He/ she is physically and mentally fit to take part in
Formula BMW Pacific and is competent to do so. He/ she acknowledges that he/ she
understands the nature and type of the competition and the potential risk inherent with
motor sport and agrees to accept that risk. Further, he/ she understands that all
persons having any connection with the promotion and/ or organisation and/ or conduct
of each Event or Official Test are insured against loss or injury caused through their
negligence.
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He/ she understands that should he/ she at the time of an Event or Official Test be
suffering from any disability whether permanent or temporary which is likely to affect
prejudicially his/ her normal control of his/ her Car, he/ she may not take part unless he/
she has declared such disability to the ASN which has, following such declaration,
issued a licence which permits him/ her to do so.
He/ she undertakes that for the duration of Formula BMW Pacific he/ she shall have
passed or is exempt from an ASN specified medical examination within the specified
period.
If any injury occurs or is identified in the course of an Event or Official Test or in the
case of injury to health which could affect the capacity to participate in motor sport
permanently or temporarily, he/ she shall release all medical staff carrying out
treatment – in respect of the risk to the safety of third parties that may arise there from
– from their duty to maintain patient confidentiality so full disclosure may be made to
officials acting in a position of responsibility at the Event or Official Test (i.e. Stewards,
Race Director, Series Manager).
He/ she understands that in the event of an accident involving injury to them, they may
not participate further in Formula BMW Pacific until cleared medically to do so by a
Doctor appointed by the Organising Committee.
At any time during the course of the season, the Stewards and/ or the Race Director
and/ or the Series Manager can require a Driver to have a medical examination by a
Doctor appointed by the Organising Committee.
3.39.5
Personal accident insurance for Drivers, marshals and assistants is arranged by the
Race Organisers, together with liability insurance on standard terms for organisers and
participants. Competitors are aware that in the event of claims for third-party liability
between Entrants, Teams, Drivers, vehicle keepers and owners, the policy of the liability
insurance for organisers and participants only covers personal injury (not damage to
property) that arises from gross negligence.
The Cars and equipment parked or kept in the Paddock/ Pit areas are not insured by
the Venue, Race Organisers, MAL or BMW and remain there at the owner’s risk.
3.40
Release from Claims by the Vehicle Owner
3.40.1
If the owner of the Car used is not the Entrant, Team or the Driver, the owner of the Car
must sign the Registration Form where indicated.
3.40.2
If the owner of the Car does not sign the Registration Form, the Entrant, Team and
Driver release all persons and sites mentioned in Regulation 3.39 from all claims, apart
from personal injury or death that is caused by the negligence of the party seeking an
indemnity.
3.41
Responsibility, Changes to the Rules and Regulations, Cancellation
3.41.1
Competitors take part in Events and Official Tests at their own risk. They shall bear
sole civil and criminal responsibility for all damage caused by them or by the Car they
are using, insofar as the following liability exclusion is not applicable.
The Organising Committee shall retain the right to make any necessary changes to the
Regulations in consultation with the FIA.
In the event of matters outside the reasonable control of MAL and/ or for reasons of
safety and/ or in order to meet government directives, the Organising Committee shall
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retain the right to undertake any necessary changes to the Regulations, or also to
cancel or shorten any Event or Official Test, if this becomes necessary due to
circumstances beyond MAL’s control, without being under any liability for damages
whatsoever, unless intent or gross negligence are involved.
3.42
Authoritative Regulation Text
3.42.1
These Regulations are published in English and may be translated into other languages.
The final text shall be the English version which will be used should any dispute arise as
to their interpretation. Headings in this document are for ease of reference only and do
not form part of these Regulations.
3.43
Recognition of the Regulations
3.43.1
Each Entrant, Team (on behalf of itself and all Team members) and Driver confirm their
acceptance of the present Regulations (Sporting and Technical), the FIA International
Sporting Code (including Appendices) and the registration conditions of the MAL with
his/ her signature on the Registration Form.
3.44
Jurisdiction
3.44.1
These Regulations shall be subject to and construed in accordance with the laws of
England and Wales and the Competitor shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
courts of England and Wales.
3.45
Advertising and Television Rights
3.45.1
Each Competitor authorises BMW (during 2008 and thereafter) to use and reuse and
licence the use of images and representations of the Cars competing in Formula BMW
Pacific, and the name, images and representations of the Entrant, the Driver, the Team
and Team paraphernalia including (insofar as the same appear on the clothing worn by
the Driver or on Team paraphernalia or on the Cars driven by the Driver in Formula
BMW Pacific) the logo and decals of all sponsors of the Competitor for the purposes of
producing merchandise exploiting the reputation of Formula BMW Pacific and all
elements of Formula BMW Pacific.
3.45.2
Each Competitor acknowledges, agrees and authorises during 2008 and thereafter that
BMW and those authorised by it have the exclusive right to produce or authorise the
production of interactive games of Formula BMW Pacific and games including images
and representations of the Cars competing in Formula BMW Pacific, and the name,
images and representations of the Entrant, the Driver, the Team and Team
paraphernalia including (insofar as the same appear on the clothing worn by the Driver
or on Team paraphernalia or on the Cars driven by the Driver in Formula BMW Pacific)
the logo and decals of all sponsors of the Competitor.
3.45.3
Each Competitor authorises BMW at all times to use and licence others to use all
images of Formula BMW Pacific and other material relating to Formula BMW Pacific
including images and representations of the Cars competing in Formula BMW Pacific,
and the name, images and representations of the Entrant, the Driver, the Team and
Team paraphernalia including (insofar as the same appear on the clothing worn by the
Driver or on Team paraphernalia or on the Cars driven by the Driver in Formula BMW
Pacific) the logo and decals of all sponsors of the Competitor in marketing and
packaging material and commercial advertisements exploiting Formula BMW Pacific or
merchandise of Formula BMW Pacific or any individual elements of Formula BMW
Pacific.
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3.45.4
The Formula BMW Pacific Champion 2008 and the Formula BMW Pacific Rookie of
the Year 2008 agree not to announce or authorise any third party to announce any
commitments with any other motor manufacturers apart from BMW prior to 15
December 2008.
3.45.5
Cars must carry an on-board camera during an Event at the request of the official TV
Production Company or the Series Manager. No other on-board, still or motion picture
cameras will be permitted during Events.
It is prohibited for any Competitor to place advertising or promotional material within the
view of any on-board camera at an Event without the prior written approval of BMW.
Cars must carry an on-board camera during an Official Test at the request of the Series
Manager. Other on-board, still or motion picture cameras are permitted at Official Tests,
subject to complying with the recording and broadcast rights as detailed in Regulation
3.45.6. It is prohibited for any Competitor to place advertising or promotional material
within the view of any on-board camera at an Official Test without the prior written
approval of BMW.
3.45.6
All recording and broadcast rights for Formula BMW Pacific, for terrestrial television and
for cable and satellite broadcasting, all video rights and all other rights relating to any
other possible media (Internet, etc) are vested in BMW at all times. Any form of
recording, transmission, repeat or reproduction of the same for commercial purposes is
prohibited without the express agreement of BMW.
Competitors who are registered for Formula BMW Pacific will receive on request from
Matthias.Schepke@bmw-motorsport.com, a non-exclusive right relating to the use of
television material of Formula BMW Pacific for trade fairs and internal purposes without
payment of rights fees but subject to payment of any technical costs incurred by BMW.
A non-exclusive right relating to the use of television material of Formula BMW Pacific
by sponsors, advertisers or for any other form of commercial exploitation may be
obtained from BMW upon payment of a rights fee. Application must be made in writing
to Matthias.Schepke@bmw-motorsport.com.
3.46
Use of BMW Logos and Titles
3.46.1
The reproduction and use of any BMW logo or mark by any Competitor, or any persons
associated with them, is strictly prohibited. The reproduction and use of any BMW
registered name and/ or title is also strictly prohibited, with the exception of the title
“Formula BMW Pacific” which may only be used in a form authorised by BMW.
Competitors, or any persons associated with them who wish to utilise this title should
apply to Matthias.Schepke@bmw-motorsport.com for the authorised artwork.
Each Competitor, and any persons associated with them, agree that at all times they will
refer to the full title “Formula BMW Pacific” in any material they may produce.
All caps produced by a Competitor, or by a third party authorised by a Competitor, must
contain the official writing “Formula BMW Pacific” on the side.
Competitors are advised to read and comply with Regulations 3.18.1 before entering
into an agreement with a sponsor. They may not enter a sponsorship agreement that is
in contravention of these Regulations and/ or in contravention of the FIA International
Sporting Code.
The Organising Committee will suspend Competitors in breach of this Regulation from
further participation in Formula BMW Pacific until such time as the breach has been
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remedied to their satisfaction. If a satisfactory remedy is not obtained, the Organising
Committee may exclude the Competitor concerned from Formula BMW Pacific.
3.47
Timing Modules
3.47.1
All Competitors will be required to fit Timing Modules to their Cars for the purposes of
accurate timing. It will be the responsibility of the Competitor to fit these in the Car in
the approved manner. These modules must be in place and functioning correctly
throughout each Event and Official Test. Competitors will be responsible for the
collection of, safekeeping and return of Timing Modules. Any loss or damage to this
equipment will result in the issuing of a fine representing the cost of replacing the lost
and/ or damaged equipment. In the event of repeated offences, the amount of the fine
may be increased up to a maximum of €5,000.
3.47.2
Competitors may not place electronic timing equipment within 10 metres of the official
Start, Finish or any other official timing lines at any Event or Official Test. Any such
equipment placed within this zone will be removed.
4
Additional Provisions for Formula BMW Pacific Rookie Cup
Preamble
Formula BMW Pacific includes a separate classification, the Formula BMW Pacific Rookie Cup
(“the Rookie Cup”). Independently of the Rookie Cup classification, all of the participants in the
Rookie Cup will also be classified for Formula BMW Pacific.
4.1
Participants
4.1.1
To be eligible to participate in the Rookie Cup, Drivers must not have previously
participated in an International race series in automobile racing or have participated in
automobile races with a car that had more than 120 bhp with certain exceptions as
listed. For the avoidance of doubt, Drivers who have competed in the following are
eligible: China Formula Campus, Formula Suzuki/ Malaysia, Formula 1800 (Korea),
Formula Dream, Formula Four, Formula Toyota (Philippines), Formula Marutti, Formula
Geely and Formula Rolon. Eligibility for Drivers in categories not listed will be
considered on a case by case basis by the Organising Committee.
Participants withholding information about prior race experience upon registration will
be immediately excluded from the Rookie Cup, will be deleted from the Rookie Cup
classification in any Races in which they have already participated, and may be
penalised further by the Organising Committee at their discretion.
4.2
Registration
4.2.1
Rookie Cup participants must register for Formula BMW Pacific but no separate Rookie
Cup registration is required. The Organising Committee may reject a registration for the
Rookie Cup with an indication of the rejection reasons.
4.3
Classification/ Awarding of Points
4.3.1
There is no separate points system for the Rookie Cup. The Driver classification
(Regulation 3.31) will be the system used to determine prize money and awards in the
Rookie Cup.
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4.4
Prize Money
4.4.1
Prize money will be paid out to the Teams of the Drivers concerned after the results of
Formula BMW Pacific have been declared final at the end of the season. Competitors
are responsible for meeting their own tax obligations in their country of residency.
4.4.2
The following prize money will be awarded per Race to the Teams of the Rookie Cup
Drivers listed as classified finishers in the final official classification as follows:
Position
EUR
1
250
2
150
3
100
4
50
4.4.3
The Organising Committee may use any or all of the prize money earned by a
Competitor to offset any outstanding debts and/ or fines owed to them, the FIA, BMW,
MAL or official suppliers to Formula BMW Pacific by that Competitor at the end of the
season.
4.5
Title
4.5.1
The Driver with the overall highest number of points in the final Rookie Cup
classification of Formula BMW Pacific will be awarded the title:
“Formula BMW Pacific Rookie of the Year 2008”
BMW may, in its absolute discretion, support the Formula BMW Pacific Rookie of the
Year 2008 in Formula BMW Pacific 2009 with an amount of €50,000 subject to any
conditions they may stipulate.
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5
Technical Regulations
5.1
Uniform Vehicles under the Rules and Regulations
5.1.1
Formula BMW Monoposti are single-seater racing Cars in the category “Free
Formulas” (Group E) pursuant to Article 277 in Appendix J of the FIA International
Sporting Code.
BMW AG, 80788 Munich is the manufacturer of the complete Car. The Cars are
produced under licence by the company Mygale S.A.R.L., Technopole, 58740 MagnyCours, France. New Cars may only be purchased through BMW AG.
The company logo of BMW must at all times be presented in the exact manufactured
position on the Car and any of its components.
5.2
Principles
5.2.1
All Cars competing in Formula BMW Pacific must
a.
comply in full with Article 277 of Appendix J of the FIA International Sporting Code
b.
comply in full with these Technical Regulations
5.2.2
Only Technical Bulletins, clarifications or directives issued by the Series Manager will be
effective in Formula BMW Pacific.
5.3
General Information/ Preamble
5.3.1
Anything that is not explicitly and expressly authorised in these Regulations is
prohibited, unless the subject under consideration is covered by a Technical Bulletin
approved by the Organising Committee and issued by the Series Manager. The update
then becomes an integral part of these Regulations. Modifications are only permitted if
expressly allowed by these Regulations and/ or approved by the Chief Scrutineer.
5.3.2
The Chief Scrutineer has access to reference parts that may be inspected and various
scrutineering gauges that may be borrowed on request by Competitors. All admissible
parts are defined by parts number in the latest version of the Formula BMW Spare Parts
Catalogue, except where amended by Technical Bulletin issued by the Series Manager.
Admissibility of parts of an older version is also defined in the latest version of the
Formula BMW Spare Parts Catalogue. The latest version of the Formula BMW Spare
Parts Catalogue will be defined by Bulletin. Other parts are not allowed (e.g. floors,
steering wheel spacers, etc.). It is also prohibited to modify parts (e.g. wheel bearings,
polishing of gear box parts, etc.).
5.3.3
A Formula BMW Pacific Car Log Book is mandatory.
5.4
General Conditions, Permitted Modifications and Auxiliary Units
5.4.1
Work may be carried out that constitutes part of the normal maintenance of the Car or
serves to replace parts that have been damaged by wear and tear or by an accident. It
is forbidden to add or omit material, or modify in any manner, unless expressly
permitted to do so by these Regulations.
Modifications may only be performed and auxiliary units may only be installed within the
specified limits defined below. Parts damaged by wear and tear or accident must be
replaced by identical original parts. All parts must always correspond to the reference
parts and the Formula BMW Spare Parts Catalogue (see Regulation 5.3.2).
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Any repairs undertaken to parts of the bodywork as a result of an accident are
permissible (in conformity with the definition in Appendix J, Article 275-1.4). However,
such repairs may only be carried out under the condition that the material and
dimensions of the original part and these Regulations are complied with. The repair
must not affect the part identification number or the hologram sticker.
5.4.2
Standard fixing components on the finished Car such as nuts, screws, washers, lock
washers, spring washers, cotter pins may be replaced by standard parts of equal or
higher quality, and must comply with the appropriate standard. Any threads should be
of the same type, size, length and pitch. Titanium is forbidden for use as a material in
bolts. It is permissible to shorten bolts and screws if their function is retained. Kay nuts
may replace Nylstop nuts. Quick fasteners for clutch and fuel lines are permissible if
specifications for motorsport are complied with.
5.4.3
Any individual adaptation (rework) of the heel rest (P no. 7 772 838) is permissible.
5.4.4
All modifications included in the User Manual Mechanics and the User Manual
Engineering of the Car are allowed.
5.4.5
The Organisers may require auxiliary units to be fitted (e.g. cameras, control units, etc.).
5.4.6
Modification in the rear fitment area of the front Ackermann bracket (P no. 7 772 027) is
permitted. Please see the sketch below.
5.4.7
It is permissible to modify the driver’s throttle pedal (P no. 7 772 306) ONLY by drilling
one additional set of holes, allowing the pedal face to be moved away from the brake
pedal for greater clearance of the driver’s foot. No other modifications are permissible.
5.5
Car Minimum Weight and Ballast
5.5.1
At any time during an Event, the minimum weight of the Car must be 550 kg, incl. the
driver and racewear (helmet, race suit, etc.).
5.5.2
If ballast has to be added to the Car, only the parts listed in the Formula BMW Spare
Parts Catalogue, including the cover plates, may be used. The use of the two ballast
plate sizes at the same time is only allowed if the smaller plates are mounted on top of
the bigger plates. In this case only the cover plate of the highest ballast plate is
prescribed. To ensure that the position of the Driver is not affected, up to a maximum
of 25 kg may be attached. The attachment and the mounting points between the
bulkhead and the Driver’s seat must be used as provided by the manufacturer. The
mounting must withstand a deceleration of at least 25 g. It must be possible to seal the
ballast using sealing wire.
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The mandatory location for the ballast is as follows:-
5.5.3
If a Car loses a part during a Qualifying Session or a Race, the weight of this part may
only be taken into account during weighing if the Stewards, after consultation with the
Chief Scrutineer, agree.
5.6
Emission Specifications/ Catalytic Converter
5.6.1
The current FIA emission specifications must be complied with.
5.6.1
The catalytic converter must be used in conformity with DMSB Homologation no. FB
9074-10. The function of the catalytic converter must be guaranteed at all times. Any
protests against the conversion rate of the catalytic converter are not permissible.
5.7
Noise Regulations
5.7.1
Noise levels are not limited.
5.8
Safety Regulations
5.8.1
The Regulations in conformity with Article 277 in Appendix J of the FIA International
Sporting Code must be complied with.
5.8.2
The Cars must have the following safety equipment. Unless otherwise specified, details
of the articles concerned relate to the current Appendix J of the FIA International
Sporting Code.
- Fuel lines and pumps in conformity with Article 259.6.2
- Oil sump in conformity with Article 259.7.4
- 2-circuit brake system in conformity with Article 253.4
- Safety belts in conformity with Article 259.14.2.1
- Fire extinguisher system in conformity with 275.14.1
- Safety Structure according Article 275.15.2 and 275.15.3
- Roll hoop in conformity with Article 277
- Rear mirror in conformity with Article 275.14.3
- Towing lugs/devices in conformity with Article 259.14.6
- Circuit breaker in conformity with Article 253.13
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- Safety fuel tank in conformity with FIA Standard FT3 1999 in compliance with 275.6
1.1
- Fire wall in conformity with Article 259.15.3
- Head restraint in conformity with 275.14.6
- Tail light in conformity with Article 275.14.5
- Reverse gear in conformity with Article 275.9.3
- Prohibition of tyre pressure-control valves in conformity with Article 253.17
- FORS seat shell, P no. 5212 7772 230
- Seat shell fixation, P no. 7749165
- Seat belt fixation, P no. 7749176
- Wheel restrain tethers, twice for each front wheel suspension P no. 3112 7772 192
and 3112 7772 193, twice for each rear wheel suspension P no. 3333 7772 272
- HANS® preparation in conformity with Article 275.14.6
- Tunnel button, P no. 7749239
- Safety panels, P no. 7749182
5.8.3
The Fire Extinguisher system must be fully functional and armed at all times whilst the
Car is taking part in any on-track activity.
Prior to each Free Practice Session, Qualifying Session and Race, the Chief Scrutineer
and/ or the Formula BMW Technicians will check in the Assembly Area that the fire
extinguisher on each Car is switched on. Any Car not complying will not be permitted
to proceed to the Grid or take part in the Session / Race until such time as the fire
extinguisher has been fully activated by the Competitor. It is not the responsibility of
the Scrutineer or Technician to activate the extinguisher. In addition, the matter will be
reported to the Stewards who may impose a fine of €250 upon the Competitor for such
non-compliance.
At the end of each Qualifying Session and Race, the Chief Scrutineer and/or the
Formula BMW Technicians will check in the Parc Fermé area that the fire extinguisher
on each Car is switched on. Any Car not complying will be reported to the Stewards
who may impose a fine of €500 upon the Competitor for first offence non-compliance.
For a repeat or subsequent repeats of non-compliance in Parc Fermé by the same
Competitor during the course of the season, the Stewards may apply an increased fine
and/ or may exclude the Competitor concerned from the Qualifying Session or Race
results.
5.9
FORS (Formula Rescue Seat) and Seat Position
5.9.1
The lateral seat shell fixation (P no. 7749 077) in the neck area of the seat shell must be
bolted into the lowest holes possible for the safety belt fixation bracket of the shoulder
belt. The guide blocks (P no. 7749 077) in the neck area must be mounted in the
lowest holes for the safety belts.
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The Driver’s helmet must not exceed a maximum horizontal distance of 50 mm from
the front part of the head restraint. This value is measured in the normal Driver’s
position, taking into account Article 275 15.2.2.
The manufacture of individual seat cushions on the seat shell is permissible. The length
(B) and width of the seat foam must not project beyond the outermost points of the
seat shell (see Appendix A, sketch 2). The seat foam must not have any sharp edges in
the area of the neck. A second seat cushion may be positioned between the front edge
of the seat shell and the first bulkhead in the monocoque in order to provide longitudinal
stability for the Driver. It must be possible to remove this additional seat cushion
independently without removing the seat shell or the seat cushion on the seat shell.
The black leg belts of the seat shell must lie on top of the additional cushion. It must be
possible to fasten all belts when the driver is seated without removing any seat cushion
and without the Driver having to move their back.
The body must project at least 50 mm over the seat foam in a projection along an axis
transverse to the direction of motion (see Appendix A, sketch 2, distance A).
The height of the seat foam must be selected such that when the belt is fastened on
the shoulder of the Driver, it is at an angle between 70° and 90° to the rear panel of the
monocoque (see Appendix A, sketch 2) and does not have to touch the seat cushion..
This height must not be exceeded over the entire width of the seat shell, i.e. including
the area of the neck.
The Velcro tapes attached in the head area of the seat shell must be folded forward in
the direction of motion under the head restraint. Affixing Velcro tapes with adhesive
tape is prohibited.
The shoulder pads may be used in the version outer part and thick inner part, outer part
and thin inner part or outer part only. In each case it must be assured that, in the normal
position, the shoulders of the Driver touch the shoulder pads. In the case that only the
outer parts are used, the dovetails must be closed and flush with the exterior surface.
5.9.2
The Driver’s helmet must have a minimum vertical distance of 50mm measured
perpendicular from the projected straight line between the roll over bar behind the head
of the driver and the roll over structure in front of the head of the driver. Please refer to
Sketch 5, Appendix A.
5.10
Head Restraint
5.10.1
It is not permitted to cover the head restraint with any material other than paint.
5.11
Fuel and Oil
5.11.1
Use of the official fuel (standard, Unleaded Super Plus petrol, DIN EN 288), supplied at
the venue, is mandatory for all Competitors throughout each Event and is specific to
that Event. Fuel from one Event is not allowed for use at another Event. Competitors
will be informed by Bulletin of the location of the nominated fuel source for each Event
and the times at which Competitors may purchase their fuel. At no time during an
Event should there be any other fuel present in the fuel tank or the fuel system other
than that from the prescribed source. Any change to the specified fuel is prohibited. No
substance of any kind may be added or removed, and no changes in concentration are
permitted. Cooling measures are not permissible and the use of any artificial means to
reduce fuel temperature below ambient air temperature is prohibited. Failure to comply
with this Regulation 5.11.1 may result in immediate exclusion from the Event.
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5.11.2
The Chief Scrutineer or his appointed nominee may take a fuel sample from a
Competitor’s Car at any time during an Event. At any time during an Event, and in
particular at the end of each Qualifying Session and Race, the fuel cell of the Car must
contain an amount of fuel to obtain at least 1.5 litres of fuel to be taken from the
coupling (see picture below) as a fuel sample.
Should a Car be found to be carrying less than 1.5 litres of unused fuel reserve, the
following penalties may be applied to the Driver:a) After a Qualifying Session: all times deleted.
b) After a Race: exclusion from the Race results.
5.11.3
The following procedures for fuel samples will apply:-
a)
Prior to the commencement of each Event, a reference sample of at least 1.5 litres will
be taken from the fuel supplier determined for that particular Event. In the case that the
fuel is stored in different containers at the venue (the chambers of a tanker are not
different chambers under the sense of this Regulation), reference samples of 1.5 litres
will be taken from each container.
Gas- and fuel-tight locking containers will be used for the fuel samples. Three samples
will be placed in the containers that will be delivered as follows:
- one container to the scrutineers for testing
- one container to the Organisers of the Event
- one container to the fuel supplier
Each container will be labelled and sealed.
b)
The Chief Scrutineer or his appointed nominee may take fuel samples from the Cars at
any time during the Event. Gas- and fuel-tight locking containers will be used for the
fuel samples. Three containers will be filled with the samples and delivered as follows:
- one container to the scrutineers for testing
- one container for the Organisers of the Event
- one container to the Competitor
Each container will be labelled and sealed.
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c)
Testing of fuel samples, including gas chromatography, will usually occur immediately
at the Event. If the prescribed fuel is stored in different containers at the venue,
samples from all containers will be used for comparison with the samples from the Cars.
Where applicable, it will also be tested to see if a mixture of the fuels from the different
containers may cross-match with a sample from a Car.
5.11.4
No refuelling is permitted during a Free Practice Session. Failure to comply may result
in a fine of a minimum of €500.
5.11.5
No refuelling is permitted during a Qualifying Session nor prior to the completion of
Post Qualifying scrutineering. Failure to comply may result in the deletion of all times of
the Driver from that session.
5.11.6
No refuelling is permitted during Races (including the Start Procedure for a Race) nor
prior to the completion of Post Race scrutineering. Failure to comply may result in
exclusion of the Driver from the Race results.
5.11.7
Castrol TWS Motorsport oil, Castrol RS10-W60 oil or Castrol Edge 10W-60 are the
only engine oils that may be used. They may not be mixed. Any change to the
specified oil is prohibited. No substance of any kind may be added or removed, and no
changes in concentration are permitted.
5.11.8
Castrol SAF XJ 75W140 is the only gearbox oil that may be used. Any additives are not
allowed.
5.12
Engine
5.12.1
Only the sealed original engine type 124 EA (P no. 1100 7772 255) is authorised for
Official Tests and Events. Please also refer to Regulation 3.12. Engines with broken
seals will be reported to the Organising Committee and will be disqualified from further
use in Formula BMW Pacific. If the seal on the engine data recorder is broken, the
engine must be rebuilt. This rebuild will be performed at cost to the Competitor
responsible for the Car.
5.12.2
Only maintenance work not entailing damage to the seals may be carried out on the
engine. When accessible parts are replaced, only original BMW parts for the 124EA
engine type listed in the latest Formula BMW Spare Parts Catalogue may be used.
5.12.3
At any time during an Event and at the request of the Chief Scrutineer, Competitors
must attach a test probe, provided by the Organising Committee, in the additional
opening in the exhaust in front of the catalytic converter.
5.12.4
Only engines with less than 75 running hours recorded on their data recorder at
Preliminary Scrutineering are permitted for use at an Event.
5.13
Power Transmission
5.13.1 Gearbox
Only the FTR200 gearbox manufactured by Hewland is permissible (P no. 0620 7772
001). All gearwheel pairs used must be identified as “Formula BMW”.
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Only the following gear ratios are permissible:
Position
1st gear
2nd gear
2nd gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
3rd-6th gear
Gearwheel pair
12/38
15/33
15/32
17/30
15/25
17/26
16/23
18/25
18/24
18/23
21/26
19/23
21/25
21/24
19/21
18/19
Part number
7772376
7772378
7772377
7772382
7772379
7772381
7772380
7772386
7772385
7772384
7772390
7772393
7772389
7772388
7772387
7772383
The axle transmission ratio is 9/35.
5.13.2 Differential
Ramp angle
acceleration
60° (± 2°)
Ramp angle
Brakes
80° (± 2°)
Number of active
friction surfaces
8
Preload
Max. 30 Nm
The configuration of the working faces in the differential will be 8 (4 per side). Please
see the drawing below.
The procedure for checking differential pre-load will be as outlined in the current
Hewland FTR manual. This manual and all updates can be found on Hewland
Engineering’s website, www.hewland-engineering.co.uk. The specified range of preload is so the differential can be checked at any temperature and must fall within that
range. It is not permissible to add additional shims and the arrangement is according to
the diagram shown below.
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5.14
Brakes
5.14.1
The brake system has two independent brake circuits (front, rear), with pivots for
adjusting the distribution of the braking force.
5.14.2
Only main brake cylinders specified in the Formula BMW Spare Parts Catalogue, incl.
clutch cylinder, may be used.
5.14.3
Only correctly signed Ferodo brake pads, which are sold by Mygale, may be used
during Events and Official Tests.
5.14.4
Each brake disc (P no. 7 749 241) must have a minimum thickness of 8.0mm. Small
areas not respecting this minimum thickness (for example, a gouge mark caused by a
stone) will be taken into consideration by the scrutineers.
5.15
Steering
5.15.1
The Car has a rack-and-pinion steering. All screw connections along the steering
column must be secured by a wire through a hole in the bolt.
5.15.2
The installation of a maximum of five steering wheel spacers (P no. 7772773) under the
steering wheel is permissible. The FIA rule concerning the minimum distance from the
steering wheel to the front roll-hoop still applies.
5.15.3
The BMW logo (roundel) must be in position at all times and is not allowed to be
covered.
5.16
Wheel suspension
5.16.1
The Car has an independent wheel suspension with a double wishbone including
protection against ingress. The wheels have central locking.
The suspension struts are combined shock-absorber elements. The spacer sleeves
used on the screw fastenings of the wishbones and tie rods should be left in their
original installation position (see User Manual Mechanics). The spacer bushes must not
be changed.
5.16.2
Only the mounting position locations shown below are permitted. The use of specified
bushings and spacers is required where shown.
Front suspension:
Mounting Points 1
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Caster Bumpsteer Spacer Location 1
UP
Bump steer spacer
3221 7772 641
Front ackermann spacer
3221 7772 169
BOTTOM
Rear suspension:
Mounting Points 1
MMMounting
Mounting Points
Mounting points upper wishbone
Mounting points Lower wishbone
Rear Upper Wishbone Bracket 1
UP
Upper rear wishbone spacer 1
3332 7772 128
Upper rear wishbone spacer 2
3332 7772 129
Bottom
5.16.3
Shock Absorbers
Manufacturer:
Front:P no. 3132 7772 173
Rear: P no. 3352 7772 825/826
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Reconfiguring the shock absorbers is not permissible. Maintenance, repair and
inspection of the shock internals is only allowed to be performed by the approved
service provider.
5.16.4
Springs
Only the use of the approved listed springs is allowed. All springs must have the
required FBMW marking in good condition.
5.16.5
Manufacturer:
Approved springs front axle:
Eibach
P no. 3135 7772 466
P no. 3135 7772 346
P no. 3135 7772 467
P no. 3332 7772 468
Rate: 500
Rate: 600
Rate: 700
Rate: 800
Approved springs rear axle:
P no. 3332 7772 468
P no. 3332 7772 469
P no. 3332 7772 347
P no. 3332 7772 470
Rate: 800
Rate: 900
Rate: 1000
Rate: 1100
Roll bars
On each post of the front roll bar, one original 5mm and one original 7mm spacer must
be fitted. The alignment of the spacers, on the in- or outside of the bearing is free. No
additional spacers are allowed to be used.
Detaching the rear roll bar is permissible.
5.16.6
Bumpstops/ Packers
The use of bumpstops and packers is permissible.
5.17
Identification of Car Parts
5.17.1
All parts of the Car relevant to safety or performance must be identified by a number, a
laser marking, a seal or a transponder so as to create a level playing field. No
modifications to these identifications are permissible. The hologram stickers on the
bodywork parts must not be painted over. To prevent hologram stickers becoming
loose or damaged, it is allowed to cover the holograms with transparent tape. The laser
markings must neither be painted over nor covered with tape.
All parts that have to carry a hologram sticker or laser etching are identified in the latest
Formula BMW Spare Parts Catalogue. A part is no longer permissible if it does not bear
the hologram or laser etching and it is subject to the examination of the manufacturer.
Only the Chief Scrutineer may replace damaged or loose holograms. The
completeness of the holograms according to the listing in the Formula BMW Spare Part
Catalogue is the responsibility of the Competitor. It is the responsibility of the
Competitor to inspect and ensure that all part holograms are in place and accounted for
prior to scrutineering.
5.18
Wheels and Tyres
5.18.1
The nominated tyre supplier for Formula BMW Pacific is Michelin. Only tyres
authorised by these Regulations may be used.
5.18.2.a At each Event except Macau: Four front and four rear tyres per Driver must be selected
at the Tyre Lottery. At the Macau Event: Three front and three rear tyres per Driver
must be selected at the Tyre Lottery. The time for the Tyre Lottery at each Event will
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be advised by Bulletin. These tyres must be scanned and recorded by the Tyre
Administrator prior to their release from the Michelin area. It is the responsibility of each
Competitor to ensure that the Tyre Administrator has scanned and recorded their tyres,
and has approved their release to the Tyre Impound Area. The selected tyres are
related to the Driver, and are prescribed from the beginning of the Free Practice
Session to the end of all the Races for that Event and may not be exchanged between
Drivers.
In addition, each Driver may use two front tyres and two rear tyres that were nominated
for him/ her at any previous Event or Official Test in which he/ she participated. These
tyres are related to the Driver and are only permitted for use during the Free Practice
Session. These tyres must be scanned and recorded by the Tyre Administrator at the
time notified by Bulletin for each Event but are not subject to the Impound process. It is
the responsibility of each Competitor to ensure that the Tyre Administrator has
scanned and recorded their tyres before they may be used.
5.18.2.b At each Official Test – On each Day: Two front and two rear tyres per Driver must be
selected from the prescribed stock at the Michelin Race Service. In addition, four front
and four rear tyres that were nominated for the Driver at any previous Event or Official
Test in which he/ she participated may be nominated. It is mandatory that these tyres
must be scanned and recorded by the Tyre Administrator a minimum of one hour prior
to the start of the Official Test. It is the responsibility of each Competitor to ensure that
the Tyre Administrator has scanned and recorded their tyres. Tyres that have not been
scanned and recorded are not permitted for use. The selected tyres are related to the
Driver, are prescribed for the whole day of the Official Test and may not be exchanged
between Drivers.
However, at the Driver’s first Official Test of the year, six front and six rear tyres per
Driver may be selected from the prescribed stock at the Michelin Race Service, or,
two front and two rear tyres may be selected from the prescribed stock at the Michelin
Race Service and four “used” front and four “used” rear tyres may also be nominated.
5.18.2.c A “used” tyre is deemed to be a Formula BMW tyre that is not from the prescribed
stock at the Michelin Race Service and, in the opinion of the Tyre Administrator (who
may consult with representatives of Michelin), is not brand new.
5.18.3
In the case of a new Driver joining a Team or a Driver moving to a new Team after his/
her first Official Test of the year, the number and type of tyre permitted for use is as
shown above. However, for tyres carried forward from a previous Event or Official Test,
the Team may nominate tyres that were nominated for any of the Drivers in their Team
at any previous Event or Official Test in which they participated, up to the maximum
number permitted.
5.18.4
Tyres may not be exchanged once they have been selected and recorded by the Tyre
Administrator, unless a tyre has verifiable damage that can be traced to the production
process or is due to an accident. The Chief Scrutineer is the only person empowered to
decide whether the relevant tyre may be exchanged or not. The replacement tyre
should have approximately the same amount of wear as the tyre it is replacing. In this
matter, the decision of the Chief Scrutineer shall be final.
5.18.5
At each Event, the Tyre Administrator has the right to impound tyres before, between
and after the Qualifying Session and Races using the following procedure:
Impounding of Tyres
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a.
The Competitor will select their slick tyres in accordance with Regulation 5.18.2.a. The
Competitor will then be responsible for moving these tyres to the Tyre Impound Area
within 10 minutes of their tyres being released from the Michelin area. At the discretion
of the Tyre Administrator, Team members may be given access to the Michelin Area
and/ or the Tyre Impound Area to adjust their tyre pressures, measure their tyres and
add their own markings to their selected tyres.
b.
All nominated tyres must be returned to the Tyre Impound Area by the Team within 30
minutes of the chequered flag for Free Practice Sessions, and the release of Cars from
Parc Fermé following Qualifying Sessions and all Races except the final Race of an
Event. Upon return, tyres may be checked by the Tyre Administrator and will be
retained in the Tyre Impound Area.
c.
The only exception to point b above is on any occasion that the Car concerned is not in
the possession of the Team. For example, this could be because of in-depth
examination of the Car by the Scrutineers or an on-track incident that has resulted in
the Car not being returned to the Team in time. In this case, tyres must be returned to
the Tyre Impound Area at the earliest possible opportunity and the Tyre Administrator
will set the time for this.
Release of Tyres
a.
Tyres will be released for collection from the Tyre Impound Area 60 minutes prior to the
scheduled starting time for the Free Practice Session, Qualifying Session and Races.
b.
The responsibility for collecting the tyres and refitting them to the Cars rests with the
Competitor.
5.18.6
There is a free choice as to the number of wet weather tyres. The only wet weather
tyres permitted to be used at any time must be in the original profile of the tyre
manufacturer authorised for Formula BMW Pacific. The mounting position (direction)
indicated on wet weather tyres must be respected.
5.18.7
Any chemical and/or thermal and mechanical treatment of the tyres is prohibited.
Cleaning Slick tyres with a hair dryer and/ or manual accessories, such as scrapers, filler
knives, etc., is permissible. It is not permissible to subject wet weather tyres to
mechanical processing. Any action for increasing or decreasing the temperature of the
tyres in the Assembly Area, in the Pit Lane or on the Grid before the start of or during
Free Practice, Qualifying or a Race is not permissible. Covering the tyres on the Grid is
not permissible. Tyres may only be filled with compressed oxygen or nitrogen.
Competitors may only have the Slick tyres that have been nominated for use by their
Driver(s) at that Event in their possession in the Assembly Area, Grid, Pit Lane and Parc
Fermé Area at each Event and Official Test.
Slick tyres on a car must be mounted in such a way that the Michelin branding and bar
code and clearly visible from the outside.
Only rubber tyre valves, which are approved for motorsport use, with a maximum length
of 33mm +0,5mm/-1,0mm are permitted for use (see drawing below). Valve caps must
be fitted at all times whilst the Car is on the Track.
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5.18.8
Before tyres are released to Competitors, a sample will be taken out of the defined tyre
stock for that Event. Gas-proof containers will be used for these tyre samples. Three
containers will be filled and remain as follows:
- one container for the Chief Scrutineer for analysis.
- one container for the Organisers of the Event.
- one container for the Tyre Supplier.
The containers will be marked and sealed.
At any time during the Meeting, the Chief Scrutineer may take tyre samples from the
Cars. Gas-proof containers will be used for these samples. Three containers will be
filled and remain as follows:
- one container for the Chief Scrutineer for analysis.
- one container for the Organisers of the Event.
- one container for the Competitor.
The containers will be marked and sealed.
Analysing of samples will take place at the Event. A gas-chromatograph is amongst the
analysing equipment that will be used.
5.18.9
Tyres:
Manufacturer: Michelin
front
Slicks
20/54-13 – S308
Rain tyres
20/54-13 – P304
rear
22/54-13 – S400
22/54-13 – P400
5.18.10 Rims:
Manufacturer: OZ Racing
front 8x13
rear 10x13
P no. 3112 772 260 P no. 3332 772 261
5.18.10 A breach of any part of this Regulation 5.18 may render the Competitor (or the Team or
Driver individually) liable for one or more of the following penalties issued by the
Stewards (for Events) or the Organising Committee (for Official Tests):-
A Warning.
A Fine of a maximum of €10,000.
Exclusion from the Qualifying Session or Race results.
Exclusion from the Event.
A ban from participation in a future Official Test or Tests.
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-
Suspension from the next Event of Formula BMW Pacific.
Exclusion from Formula BMW Pacific and, in the case of a serious breach, exclusion
of the party concerned from all BMW Championships/ Series worldwide for a period
of two years.
5.19
Dimensions of the Car
5.19.1
The dimensions of the Car are listed in the Appendix A, Sketch 3. The specified values
must be regarded as maximum values.
5.20
Aerodynamic Devices
5.20.1
The angle of the main profile of the front wing is a matter of choice. It is allowed to
adjust the angle of the front wing by washers on the main profile. At least one part of
the main profile must touch the front wing mounting (BMW kidney). The angle of the
rear wing is defined as follows:
Lower rear wing profile: 0° (± 0.5°)
The angle of the rear wing is measured with reference to the monocoque reference
area in parallel with the longitudinal axle of the Car (see Appendix A, Sketch 1). The
monocoque reference area is the highest surface of the monocoque in the cover area
of the roll hoop. The instrument for taking angular measurements is positioned in
parallel with the longitudinal axis of the Car.
Adjusting the flaps of the front and rear wings is permitted in the standard designated
area. Additional holes must not be made. Leaving off the flaps is not permitted.
Attaching Gurney flaps to the wings is prohibited.
Modification of the original wing mounting brackets or the associated wing mounting
holes in the front nose/crash box is not allowed.
The profiles of all wing surfaces may not be altered in any manner.
Taping over of bodywork fasteners is allowed to ensure retention. Tape is not allowed
to cross over the seams of any adjacent bodywork panels including the seam between
the body panels and the monocoque.
It is prohibited to seal the bodywork against the monocoque with the use of tape or
foam.
5.20.2
The distance between the top surface of the rear gearbox wood floor (part no.
7772358) and the bottom horizontal surface of the rear upper wishbone bracket (part
no. 7772095) must have a minimum distance of 257 mm (see drawing). This distance
is measured along a perpendicular line projected vertically downward from the
horizontal lower surface of the specified rear upper wishbone bracket to intersect with
the top surface of the gearbox rear wooden floor. To adjust the floor height, a gauge
can be borrowed from the Chief Scrutineer at an Event.
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5.20.3
Throughout an Event, any covers, protections or other devices that in any way conceal
any part of the bodywork of the Car or any component with an aerodynamic function
are forbidden at any time in the Assembly Area, Pit Lane, Grid or Parc Fermé, except if it
is necessary to protect the Car from rain.
5.21
Data Transmission and Electrics
5.21.1
BMW will supply, at cost to each Team, a mandatory Racecom voice radio
communication system detailed information of which will be confirmed. Any voice radio
communication system between Car and Pits must be stand-alone and must not
transmit or receive other data. All such communications must be open and accessible
to both MAL and BMW.
Only the following connections to the voice communication system are permitted:
-
power;
-
push-to-talk line;
-
audio to and from the driver’s helmet;
-
control lines to reduce the audio level fed to the driver when the engine is off;
-
antenna.
5.21.2
Telemetry: The use of any telemetry system or other information exchange system
permitting data transmission from a moving car to the Pits or vice versa is forbidden.
No signal of any kind may be transmitted between a car in motion and anyone
connected with the Car or Driver, with the exception of those devices and/ or
equipment installed under the control of the Stewards or Timekeepers for official
purposes. Failure to comply with this Regulation may result in the Car(s) in question
being excluded from the Event.
5.21.3
Laptimer: A laptimer is by definition not a component of a telemetry system but serves
exclusively to record or evaluate lap times. The laptimer must be attached under the
engine cover on the partition between the engine compartment and the fuel tank.
Other laptimers apart from the timer included in 2D data recording must be appraised
by the Chief Scrutineer and may be approved by him.
5.21.4
Data Recording: Only the data acquisition system that it part of the Car’s original
equipment is authorised:-
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Manufacturer recording unit:
Sensors:
2D Datarecorder (P no. 7772 664
or 7772 665)
Wheel speed, front axle (1 sensor, P no. 1164652)
Throttle setting (1 sensor, P No. 1461852)
Steering angle (1 sensor, P No. 7772421)
Oil temperature (1 sensor, P No. 1405667)
Water temperature (1 sensor, P No. 1405667)
Oil pressure (1 sensor, P No. 7749011)
Petrol pressure (1 sensor, P No. 7772800)
Brake pressure (2 sensors, P No. 1164458)
Spring travel (3 sensors, P No. 7772421)
Only BMW may carry out repairs to the electrical looms in each Car. They are identified
as such by hologram stickers.
The Chief Scrutineer has the right to read off stored data relating to driving dynamics at
any time during an Event or Official Test.
The optional use of one from the two brake pressure sensors, (P no. 1164458) for
recording the clutch pedal travel is permitted during Official Tests and Free Practice
Sessions only.
5.21.5
M3 Box Readout Extension: A readout extension cable (part no. 7751 256) for the M3
box is mandatory and must be installed by a Formula BMW Technician.
5.21.6
Electrical looms: After scrutineering, repairs to the electrical looms are not permissible
during an Event. The only exceptions are repairs carried out by a Formula BMW
Technician and these are identified as such by hologram stickers. Electrical looms that
show evidence of independent repairs having been carried out and where manipulation
cannot be excluded are not permissible. This is within the jurisdiction of the Chief
Scrutineer.
5.22
Driver’s Racewear
5.22.1
Drivers taking part in Official Tests and Events must always wear clothes (including
flame-resistant long underwear, balaclava, socks, gloves and shoes) conforming to the
2008 FIA International Sporting Code. All items of underwear and the balaclava must be
to manufacturer specification (e.g. no cutting of the fabric or embroidery on the fabric).
5.22.2
Only helmets that are specified in the 2008 FIA International Sporting Code for the use
of HANS may be used. Please refer to the FIA website, www.fia.com for a list of
approved helmets and clarification on clothing standards.
5.22.3
The use of head and neck support systems (HANS) according to the 2008 FIA
International Sporting Code, and marked with the FIA-label Standard 8858-2002, is
mandatory. The HANS anchors must show a marking FIA 8858-2002. The helmet
manufacturer must certify the tether-anchorages and their mounting.
5.23
Competition Numbers on the Car
5.23.1
The competition numbers must be affixed to the front damper cover panel and to the
end plates of the rear wing on each side of the Car. Only the competition numbers
issued by the Organising Committee may be used (see Appendix A, Sketch 3).
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5.24
Heat Protection Measures
5.24.1
Any thermal insulation of cables or surfaces (e.g. brake cables, electrical looms, hoods,
etc.) is permissible. Panels must be flush with the surfaces attached to. The original
heat protection material must be maintained in the original condition, size and shape as
originally delivered.
5.25
Cooling
5.25.1
The original cooling hoses supplied may be changed for other hoses with the same
specifications for temperature and pressure strength. The operation of the cooling
system may not be changed or modified in any manner. The use of the supplied
original radiator screens in their original configuration is required.
Covering for the cooling air intakes is only allowed on the radiator or the grills. It is not
permitted to use tape to cover the aperture.
To ensure a good working cooling-system it is allowed to seal up the radiator air duct to
eliminate leakage. Any modification or alteration of the cooling duct opening is not
permitted.
5.26
Skid
5.26.1
Skid blocks with the writing of the part number (7772231) and the Mygale logo are
mandatory. At all times during an Event, each skid block must have an excess length
(X>0) to the floor (see drawing). If either skid is worn in a manner that it is no longer
holding the floor in a captive manner, then the installation will be considered to be non
compliant.
5.27
Windscreen
5.27.1
The height of the windscreen above the monocoque is defined at 28mm +/-2 (see
drawing).
To ensure that this measurement can be achieved on all Cars, windscreens without
drillings can be purchased from the Spare Part Sales.
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Appendix A
Sketch 1:
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Sketch 2:
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Sketch 3 – Car Livery:
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Sketch 4 – Race Suit:
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Sketch 5:
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Appendix B
CONTACTS
Motorsport Asia Ltd (MAL)
Suite 22-1, Level 22
Menara PanGlobal
8, Lorong P Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
British Automobile Racing Club (BARC)
c/o Mark Turner
1 Stent Mews, High Street
Hardingstone
Northampton
Northants. NN4 7BP
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7525 669 632
Fax: +44 1604 570 691
Email: mark.turner@partner.formulabmw.com
The BARC will answer all questions regarding the regulations and registration issues
and enquiries to the Organising Committee should be referred to them.
BMW Project Manager:
Matthias Schepke
BMW Motorsport
Anton-Ditt-Bogen 20
80939 Munchen
Germany
Tel: +49 89 382 78416
Fax: +49 89 382 21975
Mobile: +49 176 601 78416
Email: Matthias.Schepke@bmw-motorsport.com
Matthias will answer all questions regarding promotional, marketing, advertising,
hospitality and BMW-specific issues.
Sales Racing Cars & Spare Parts
Karl-Heinz Adamski
Tel: +49 89 382 49388
Fax: +49 89 382 28265
Email: karl-heinz.adamski@bmw-motorsport.com
Chief Scrutineer:
Trevor Johnson
Tel: +86 13 683 059 927 or +44 7899 892 852
Email: trevorjbjohnson@gmail.com
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Chief Technician:
Harry Valier
Tel: +66 861549430
Email: valierH@gmx.de
Press Officer:
Nikki Kemp
PR Plus Limited
1904 Chinachem Hollywood Centre
1-13 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +852 2575 6995
Mobile: +852 9104 6109
Email: nikki@prplus.com.hk
Mygale Spare Parts Sales:
Spare Parts Sales
Mygale
Technopole
58470 Magny-Cours
France
Tel: +33 386 2186-21
Direct Tel: +33 386 2186-26
Fax: +33 386 2186-22
Email: spareparts@mygale.fr
Tyre Supplier:
Michelin Siam Co. Ltd.
252 Phaholyothin Rd.,
Samsaen Nai,
Payathai,
Bangkok 10400,
Thailand
Contact: Paul Abbott
Direct Tel: +66 (2) 619 3046
Mobile: +66 81 822 9105
Fax +66 (2) 619 3049
2D Data Supplier:
2D Datarecording
Alte Karlsruherstrasse 8
76227 Karlsruhe
Germany
Tel: +49 721 94485-14
Fax: +49 721 94485-29
Email: kretzer@2d-datarecording.com
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ZF Sachs AG:
Sachs Race Engineering
Ernst-Sachs-Strasse 62
97424 Schweinfurt
Germany
Tel: +49 9721 98-2739 (Christian Fuglein)
Tel: +49 9721 98-2531 (Udo Kalb)
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