It’s time for Oppositelock’s next racing series. After the endurance races of last year, we move on to the pinnacle of motorsport: Formula 1. In this post, I have the specifics of the series, including the schedule and eligible cars. You can also begin to sign up for the series in this post.
Firstly, it is open to anyone and everyone. It doesn’t matter how good or bad you are at the game. We have people of all skill levels regularly race with us. It results in some great racing, too. These whole series, especially the endurance races, are some of the most fun I’ve ever had in Forza. Back to the series itself, it will mimic the races of the 1976 Formula 1 Championship. All of the tracks that are both in Forza and that series’ calendar are included, with a few other from other seasons or other tracks that seemed fitting. Each race will be between 50 minutes to an hour long. Beforehand, there will be a ten minute qualifying session to set the grid. At the start of the actual race, there will be a standing start, where the the race will start when the countdown timer reaches zero. Yellow flag and caution rules will also be in effect. They will be handled the same way as any of our other races. Drive like you are in an actual race, and not an online public matchmaking lobby, and you will be fine. If you are new to racing with us or need a refresher, take a look at SVTyler’s post on driving etiquette. If you follow those guidelines, you will be just fine in the race. In terms of assists and lobby setup, damage will be set to simulation, collisions will be set to always on, all assists are allowed, and there will be two required pit stops (UPDATE 1/30/17: Changed from one pit stop to two). Also, while all assists are allowed, many of us use very few of them, mostly limited to driving line, manual without clutch, and the occasional ABS. Just something to keep in mind. In addition, I kind of discourage the use of any assists given the nature of the cars in the series, but if you want/need them, feel free to use them. Also, instead of using parties or gamechat, we are going to be using an app called Discord to communicate during the races. It is available for free on any desktop or mobile OS. Please join the Discord server even if you don’t have a mic, that way you can still hear everyone else. If for some reason we are not using the app or it fails, we will be using gamechat to communicate, and hoping for the best. HERE IS THE INFO AND SERVER ACCESS LINK FOR THE DISCORD SERVER.