SPORTING REGULATIONS V1
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship certified by FIA SPORTING REGULATIONS V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019 © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 1 of 26 Art CONTENTS Page(s) 1 REGULATIONS 2 2 GENERAL UNDERTAKING 2 3 GENERAL CONDITIONS 2 4 LICENCES & DRIVER ELIGIBILITY 2 5 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS 3 6 AWARDS AND POINTSCORE 3 7 TIE 4 8 PROMOTER AND ORGANISER 4 9 OFFICIALS 4 10 COMPETITORS APPLICATIONS 5 11 PASSES 5 12 INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS TO COMPETITORS 5 13 INCIDENTS 6 14 PROTESTS AND APPEALS 7 15 SANCTIONS 7 16 CHANGES OF DRIVER 8 17 DRIVING 8 18 CAR LIVERY 8 19 TESTING 8 20 PIT ENTRY, PIT LANE AND PIT EXIT 9 21 SCRUTINY AND SPORTING CHECKS 10 22 TYRES 10 23 WEIGHING 11 24 GENERAL CAR REQUIREMENTS 12 25 SPARE CARS 13 26 ENGINES 13 27 FUEL, FUEL SAMPLING AND REFUELLING 13 28 GENERAL SAFETY 14 29 PRACTICE SESSIONS 15 30 FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS 15 31 QUALIFYING PRACTICE SESSIONS 15 32 THE GRID 15 33 MEETINGS 16 34 STARTING PROCEDURE 16 35 RACES 17 36 SAFETY CAR 17 37 SUSPENDING A RACE 18 38 RESUMING A RACE 19 39 FINISH 20 40 PARC FERME 20 41 CLASSIFICATION 20 42 PODIUM CEREMONY 20 43 MEDIA CONFERENCES AND PROMOTION 20 APPENDIX 1: CAR LIVERY 22 APPENDIX 2: DRIVERS OVERALLS 24 APPENDIX 3: DRIVERS SAFETY KIT 26
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 2 of 26 FOREWORD The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) organise the 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA (the Championship) which is the property of CAMS and comprises one title of National Champion for Drivers. It consists of the Formula 4 races which are included in the Formula 4 calendar.
All the participating parties (CAMS, Event Organisers, Competitors and circuits) undertake to apply as well as observe the rules governing the Championship. 1) REGULATIONS 1.1 Headings in this document are for ease of reference only and do not form part of these Sporting Regulations. 1.2 These Sporting Regulations come into force from the moment of their publication and replace all previous Sporting Regulations. 2) GENERAL UNDERTAKING 2.1 Each Driver, Competitor, and official participating in the Championship undertakes, on behalf of themselves, their employees, agents and suppliers, to observe all the provisions as supplemented or amended of the International Sporting Code and its Appendices (the Code), the FIA General Prescriptions, the CAMS National Competition Rules (NCR), the CAMS Race Meeting Standing Regulations (RMSR), the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – Certified by the FIA Technical Regulations and the present Sporting Regulations, together referred to as “the Regulations”.
2.2 The Championship and each of its Events are governed by CAMS in accordance with the Regulations. 2.3 CAMS reserves the right to cancel the Championship.
2.4 Event means any event counting towards the Championship and as defined in NCR 6 of the CAMS Manual. 2.5 The Championship shall only be known as and referred to as the 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA. 2.6 Certain public, property, professional indemnity and personal accident insurance is provided by CAMS in relation to each event. Further details can be found in the CAMS Insurance Handbook, available at www.cams.com.au 3) GENERAL CONDITIONS 3.1 It is the Competitor's obligation to ensure that each person concerned by their entry observe all the requirements of the Regulations.
If a Competitor is unable to be present in person at the Event, they must nominate their representative in writing. Throughout the entire duration of the Event, a person having charge of an entered car during any part of an Event is responsible jointly and severally with the Competitor for ensuring that the requirements are observed. 3.2 Each Competitor must ensure that their car(s) comply with the conditions of eligibility and safety throughout the Event. 3.3 The presentation of a car for Scrutiny will be deemed an implicit statement of conformity. 3.4 Any person concerned in any way with an entered car or present in any other capacity whatsoever in the paddock, pits, pit lane, or track must wear an appropriate pass at all times.
3.5 During any Event, each Competitor (and/or anybody associated with the entry of a car), is not permitted to produce or order to produce any moving pictures of competition cars on the track. Any exception to this must be approved in writing by CAMS. Failure to comply with the above will be reported to the stewards and may result in a fine or the disqualification of the relevant car/s of that Competitor from the Event. 3.6 Unless given the specific prior written approval of CAMS, cars can only be driven in an Event comprising the Championship and designated tests as approved by CAMS. Any breach of this regulation will result in penalties which may go as high as disqualification from the Championship for both the Driver and Competitor.
Unless otherwise approved by the RD and/ or the CA, there is a maximum of 12 days testing allowed for each Driver in the Championship. 4) LICENCES & DRIVER ELIGIBILITY 4.1 Each Driver must be at least 15 years old at the time of their first Event and hold a minimum of a Provisional Circuit Competition Licence issued by CAMS.
4.2 The holder of Grade A or Grade B International Circuit Licence is not permitted to compete in the Championship.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 3 of 26 4.3 Each Driver will be required to display specified logos in the specified locations on their racing overalls at all times during each Event and test session in accordance with the diagram set out in Appendix 2 of these regulations.
4.4 No Driver may compete in the Championship without successfully completing a training/educational program conducted by CAMS.
5) CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS 5.1 Each Event is reserved for Formula 4 cars supplied through CAMS and as defined in the current 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Technical Regulations. 5.2 Each Event will have the status of a National competition. 5.3 Each Event shall include all practice sessions and races. 5.4 There will be two or three races each of no more than 30 minutes duration at each Event. 5.5 The maximum number of Events in the Championship is 10, and the minimum is 6. 5.6 The minimum number of races in the Championship is 14 5.7 An Event may be cancelled at CAMS discretion.
5.8 Each Event will be conducted on a circuit holding a valid FIA licence Grade 4 minimum, delivered by the FIA. 5.9 The Events for the Championship are: Event 1: Albert Park 14-17 March Event 2: Sydney Motorsport Park 17-19 May Event 3: Phillip Island 8 June Event 4: Phillip Island 9 June Event 5: The Bend Motorsport Park 13 July Event 6: The Bend Motorsport Park 14 July 6) AWARDS AND POINTSCORE 6.1 The Championship will be awarded to the Driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place.
6.2 The Rookie Driver Award will be awarded to a Driver who is 18 years old and under at the commencement of the Championship and who has competed in no more than three (3) National level or higher circuit racing Series or Championship Events (including any event on the FIA International Calendar) in their career at the commencement of the Championship. This award will be presented to the Rookie Driver who has scored the highest number of points taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place.
6.3 Points will be awarded to each Driver in relation to their finishing position at each race according to the following scale: NO other points will be awarded.
1st : 25 points 2nd : 18 points 3rd : 15 points 4th : 12 points 5th : 10 points 6th : 8 points 7th : 6 points 8th : 4 points 9th : 2 points 10th : 1 point
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 4 of 26 6.4 If a race is suspended under Article 37, and cannot be resumed, no points will be awarded if the leader has completed less than two laps at the time of suspension, half points will be awarded if the leader has completed more than two laps but less than 75% of the original race distance and full points will be awarded if the leader has completed 75% or more of the original race distance.
6.5 Full points will be awarded if the maximum race time is reached before 75% of the original race distance was completed by the leader.
6.6 No points will be awarded if all laps of a race are under Safety Car conditions. 6.7 The Drivers finishing first, second, third and the Rookie Driver Award winner in the Championship must be present at the annual F4 Prize Giving ceremony and the Champion must attend the CAMS National Awards. Failure to attend the ceremony by any Driver who has won an award will be deemed an infringement of these Regulations unless prior agreement has been given by CAMS. In addition it may be construed as bringing the Championship into disrepute and could result in loss of points and/or awards.
6.8 The Australian Formula 4 Champion Driver must attend the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony if requested by the FIA.
6.9 The top three (3) placed Drivers and the highest placed Rookie Driver at each Event will each receive a trophy. The top 3 placed Drivers and the Rookie Driver at the Event will be determined on the points accrued at each of the races at the Event, with the Driver that has achieved the highest amount of points being the winner of the Event, with the remainder of the positions being determined in descending order based on the amount of points achieved during the Event. In the event that two or more Drivers finish on equal points for the Event, positions will be determined on the results of the last race of the Event with the highest placed Driver assuming the higher position.
6.10 At the conclusion of the Championship, the Rookie Driver Award winner will receive one of the following: a) For a Driver of a leased car - a free car lease toward their second year in the CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship. b) For a Driver of a car not owned by CAMS – one (1) free set of tyres for each round in their second year in the CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship. Note: These awards are non-transferrable to any other Championship or Series. 7) TIE 7.1 If two or more Drivers finish the Championship with the same number of points, the higher place in the Championship shall be awarded to: a) The holder of the greatest number of first places in races.
b) If the number of first places is the same, the holder of the greatest number of second places. c) If the number of second places is the same, the holder of the greatest number of third places, and so on until a winner emerges.
d) If this procedure fails to produce a result, CAMS will nominate the winner according to such criteria as it thinks fit. 8) PROMOTER AND ORGANISER 8.1 CAMS shall be the promoter and organiser of the Championship. 9) OFFICIALS 9.1 The following permanent officials will be appointed by CAMS: a) A race director (RD) b) A Stewards Chair c) A Technical Delegate (TD) d) An Investigating and Prosecuting Officer (IPO) e) A Driving Standards Advisor (DSA) f) A Category Administrator (CA) 9.2 In addition to the Stewards Chair, two (2) Stewards will be appointed by CAMS to each event. . In accordance with Article 11.3 of the Code, the Stewards will officiate as a body under the authority of their Chair.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 5 of 26 9.3 The Clerk of the Course shall work in permanent consultation with the RD. The RD shall have overriding authority in the following matters and the Clerk of the Course may give orders in respect of them only with their express agreement: a) The control of practice and the race, adherence to the timetable and, if they deem it necessary, the formulation of any proposal to the Stewards to modify the timetable in accordance with the Regulations.
b) The stopping of any car in accordance with the Regulations. c) The interruption of practice. d) The starting procedure. e) The use of the safety car. f) The suspending and resuming of the race. 9.4 The RD, the Clerk of the Course, the TD, the Chief Scrutineer and the Stewards must be present at the circuit at the latest from the beginning of the Event as defined by the NCR. 9.5 The RD must be in permanent radio contact with the Clerk of the Course, the TD and the Chair of the Stewards at all times when cars are permitted to run on the track. Additionally, the Clerk of the Course must be at race control and in radio contact with each marshals’ post, the starter, the Chief Scrutineer and each emergency vehicle.
10) COMPETITORS APPLICATIONS 10.1 Each Competitor shall enter into a lease agreement (where required) and a participation agreement with CAMS. The lease agreement and participation agreement entitles the Competitor to one car conforming to the Championship Technical Regulations.
10.2 Applications to compete in the Championship must be submitted to CAMS by using the entry form available from CAMS and accompanied by the entry fee. Each Driver must be registered with a CAMS approved team/entity in the 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship. Successful applicants are automatically entered in each Event of the Championship. 10.3 The entry fee per car for the Championship will be set by CAMS. The entry fee per Driver for the Championship will be set by CAMS. CAMS reserves the right to reject an entry if the above fees are not paid on or before the due date. 10.4 Each application will be considered by CAMS and accepted or rejected at its absolute discretion.
CAMS will publish the list of cars and Drivers accepted together with their competition numbers.
10.5 Any Driver entered in the Championship and who is unable to take part in an Event must inform CAMS in writing before the Event in question. 11) PASSES 11.1 No pass may be issued or used other than with the agreement of CAMS. A pass may be used only by the person and for the purpose for which it was issued. 11.2 Each entry will be entitled to the following passes: a) 1 pass for the registered Driver b) 1 pass for the team principal. In the event that a Competitor comprises of multiple cars, the team principal will be entitled to one pass only.
c) A minimum of four (4) additional passes for Competitor personnel per car entered.
12) INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS TO COMPETITORS 12.1 The organiser, Stewards or RD may give instructions to Competitors by means of Bulletins in accordance with the NCR. These Bulletins will be distributed to each Competitor. For the purpose of communication to Competitors, each Competitor must nominate an email address to the CA and will be responsible for monitoring the nominated email address. 12.2 Classifications and results of each practice session and race, as well as any decision issued by the officials, will be posted on the official notice board.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 6 of 26 12.3 Any decision or communication concerning a particular Competitor should be given to them within twenty five (25) minutes of such decision, and receipt must be acknowledged. Acknowledgement may be by return email. 12.4 Official instructions and communications to a Competitor may also be given via a dedicated radio channel (Race Management Channel) or through timekeeping screens.
A minimum of one (1) senior team member for each car must monitor Race Management Channel (RMC) at all times during practice, qualifying or racing. This team member must monitor RMC from the time that the marshalling of cars commences prior to their release from the pit/paddock bay until all cars have returned to their allocated pit/paddock bay at the conclusion of any practice session, qualifying session or race. All relevant messages received on the RMC must be relayed to the Driver. Details of the RMC frequency shall be available from the CA. 13) INCIDENTS 13.1 "Incident" means any occurrence or series of occurrences involving one or more Drivers, or any action by any Driver, which can be reported to the stewards by the RD (or directly noted by the Stewards) which: a) Necessitated the suspension of a race under Article 37.
b) Constituted a breach of the Regulations. c) Caused a false start by one or more cars. d) Caused a collision.
e) Forced a Driver off the track. f) Illegitimately prevented a legitimate overtaking manoeuvre by a Driver. g) Illegitimately impeded another Driver during overtaking. Unless it was 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 practice or race. 13.2 a) It shall be at the discretion of the Stewards to decide, upon a report or a request by the RD, if a Driver or Drivers involved in an incident shall be penalised.
b) If an incident is under investigation a message informing all Competitors which Driver or Drivers are involved will, where possible, be displayed on the timing monitors.
Otherwise, Competitors will be notified by RMC or by written notification. c) Provided that such a message is displayed within twenty five (25) minutes of the end of the practice sessions or race, or a message is delivered to any Competitor concerned within this time, the Driver or Drivers concerned may not leave the circuit without the consent of the Stewards.
13.3 The Stewards may impose any one or combination of the penalties below on any Driver involved in an Incident: a) A five second time penalty: five seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the concerned driver provided they carry out no further pit stop before the end of the race, otherwise, in case of entering the pit lane, the driver must stop in their pit stop position for at least five seconds before re-joining the race. b) A ten second time penalty: ten seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the concerned driver provided they carry out no further pit stop before the end of the race, otherwise, in case of entering the pit lane, the driver must stop in their pit stop position for at least ten seconds before re-joining the race.
c) A drive-through penalty. The Driver must enter the pit lane and re-join the race track without stopping. d) A ten second stop-and-go time penalty. The Driver must enter the pit lane, stop at their pit stop position for at least ten seconds and then re-join the race track. NOTE: In the above cases no work may be carried out on the car during the penalty period of time during a pit stop. If either of the four (4) penalties above are imposed during the last three (3) laps, or after the end of a race, Article 13.4b) below will not apply and 5 seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of the Driver concerned in the case of a) above, 10 seconds in the case of b), 30 seconds in the case of c) and 40 seconds in the case of d).
e) A time penalty. f) A reprimand. g) A drop of any number of grid positions at the Driver’s next race.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 7 of 26 h) Starting the next race from the pit lane. If any of the eight (8) penalties above are imposed they shall not be subject to appeal. i) Disqualification from the results. j) Suspension from the Driver’s next Event.
Imposition of any of these penalties does not preclude imposition of further penalty following investigation of an incident by the stewards.
13.4 Should the stewards decide to impose either of the penalties under Article 13.3a), b), c) or d) the following procedure will be followed: a) The stewards will give notification of the penalty which has been imposed to the Competitor concerned and, where possible, will ensure that this information is also displayed on the timing monitors. b) With the exception of Articles 13.3a) and b), from the time the stewards’ decision is notified the relevant Driver may cross the Line on the track no more than twice before entering the pit lane and, in the case of a penalty under Article 13.3d), must proceed to their pit bay where they shall remain for the period of the time penalty.
However, unless the Driver was already in the pit entry for the purpose of serving their penalty, they may not carry out the penalty after the safety car has been deployed. The number of times the Driver crosses the Line behind the safety car will be added to the maximum number of times they may cross the Line on the track.
Whilst a car is stationary in the pit lane as a result of incurring a time penalty it may not be worked on. However, if the engine stops it may be started after the time penalty period has elapsed. c) When the time penalty period has elapsed the Driver may re-join the race track. d) Any breach or failure to comply with Articles 13.4b) or c) may result in the car being disqualified from the practice session or race. 13.5 A “Request for Investigation” form as distributed by the CA may be completed by a Competitor or Driver and submitted to the CA, RD or IPO within 30 minutes of the end of a practice session or race in which an offence is alleged to have occurred.
14) PROTESTS AND APPEALS 14.1 Protests shall be made in accordance with Part XII of the NCR and accompanied by the appropriate fee set out in Appendix R of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport 14.2 Appeals shall be made in accordance with Part XIII of the NCR and accompanied by the appropriate fee set out in Appendix R of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport.
14.3 Appeals may not be made against any decision concerning the following: a) Penalties imposed under Articles 13.3a), b) c), d), e), f), g) or h) including those imposed during the last three laps or after the end of a race. b) Any drop of grid positions imposed under Articles 15.2 and 26.2a). c) Any penalty imposed under Article 29.4 d) Any decision taken by the stewards in relation to Article 32.7 e) Any penalty imposed under Articles 34.3 or 38.3. 15) SANCTIONS 15.1 The stewards may impose any penalty specifically set out in these Sporting Regulations in addition to or instead of any other penalty available to them under the Code and/or the NCR.
15.2 Any Driver who receives three (3) reprimands in the same Championship season will, upon the imposition of the third, be given a ten grid place penalty for the start of that Driver’s next race. If the third reprimand is imposed following an Incident during the last race of an Event the ten grid place penalty will be applied for the start of the Driver’s first race at the next Event. The ten grid place penalty will only be imposed if at least two of the reprimands were imposed for a driving infringement. 15.3 Any Competitor who is found by the stewards or any CAMS Tribunal to have breached the technical regulations may have their lease agreement revoked by CAMS and shall forfeit all fees paid and all rights under the lease agreement.
16) CHANGE OF DRIVER
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 8 of 26 16.1 Any Driver already nominated by one Competitor, who then wishes to drive for another Competitor entered in the Championship, must first satisfy CAMS that this is being done with the consent of the original Competitor. If there is no such consent CAMS will decide, at its absolute discretion, whether such a change may be made.
17) DRIVING 17.1 The Driver must drive the car alone and unaided.
17.2 The Driver is not permitted to participate in any additional Formula 4 practice, qualifying or race within the Event unless otherwise permitted by the CA. 17.3 Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt the solid lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. A Driver will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with the track. Should a car leave the track the Driver may re-join, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any advantage.
A Driver may not deliberately leave the track without justifiable reason. 17.4 More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any Driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended their position off-line, should leave at least one car width between their own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner. 17.5 Any Driver defending their position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during their first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside theirs. Whilst defending in this way the Driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason.
For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be a ‘significant portion’. 17.6 Any manoeuvre liable to hinder any other Driver, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted. 17.7 As soon as a car is caught by another car which is about to lap it during the race the Driver must allow the faster Driver past at the first available opportunity. If the Driver who has been caught does not allow the faster Driver to pass, waved blue flags will be shown to indicate that they must allow the following Driver to overtake.
18) CAR LIVERY 18.1 Each car must carry the competition number of its Driver as published by CAMS. The number panel, if supplied, may not be modified without approval of CAMS and must be placed on the nose of the car and on each rear wing end plate which must be left clear of other identification. The competition numbers must be in full compliance with Schedule K of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport 18.2 Each Competitor must display the name of the Driver and their national flag on the bodywork, on the outside of the cockpit or on the Driver’s helmet. These must be clearly legible.
18.3 The spaces specified in Appendix 1 below are reserved for exclusive use by CAMS for sponsors and other logos.
Each Competitor must ensure that signage as specified by CAMS from time to time is placed exactly within these spaces. Failure to comply with these requirements will deem the car ineligible for competition. 18.4 Each car livery design must be specifically approved by CAMS to be eligible for competition. 18.5 Cars must not be painted in any way. Each car must use ‘wraps’ or ‘stickers’. CAMS will designate sticker and wrap providers which must be used by each Competitor for their respective car’s livery.
19) TESTING 19.1 CAMS will authorise six (6) pre-season test days and six (6) in season test days, to be carried out at the teams/Drivers discretion. Unless given the specific prior written approval of CAMS, there shall be no testing permitted by any Driver or Competitor in any car conforming to the Formula 4 Australian Championship Technical Regulations other than those designated test days. Any Driver or Competitor found to be in breach of this regulation may be disqualified from the championship and may have their lease agreement revoked by CAMS and shall forfeit all fees paid and all rights under the lease agreement.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 9 of 26 19.2 Two new front and two new rear new dry weather tyres are permitted for each car at each test day. In addition to this, two front and two rear wet weather tyres are permitted for each car at each test day. 19.3 Only cars and Competitors that are the subject of a lease agreement or participation agreement with CAMS for the 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship will be permitted to participate in the designated test days unless given the specific written approval of CAMS.
20) PIT ENTRY, PIT LANE AND PIT EXIT 20.1 The section of track between the first safety car line and the beginning of the pit lane, marked by the speed restriction sign, will be designated the “pit entry”. 20.2 The section of track between the end of the pit lane, marked by the speed derestriction sign, and the second safety car line will be designated the “pit exit”. 20.3 The pit lane will be divided into two lanes, the lane closest to the pit wall will be designated the “fast lane” and the lane closest to the garages will be designated the “inner lane”.
Other than when cars are at the end of the pit lane under Article 37.4, the inner lane is the only area where any work can be carried out on a car.
However, no work may be carried out in the fast lane if it is likely to hinder other cars attempting to leave the pit lane. 20.4 Unless a car is pushed from the grid at any time during the start procedure, cars may only be driven from the Competitors designated garage area to the end of the pit lane. Any car(s) driven to the end of the pit lane prior to the start or re-start of a practice session, or any car(s) required to stop at the pit exit during a safety car period, must form up in a line in the fast lane and leave in the order they arrived unless another car is unduly delayed.
20.5 Any Driver that is required to start the race from the pit lane may not drive their car from their designated pit bay until the one minute signal has been given and must stop in a line in the fast lane. Under these circumstances working in the fast lane will be permitted, but any such work is restricted to: a) Starting the engine and any directly related preparation. b) The fitting or removal of permitted cooling and heating devices. c) Changes made for Driver comfort. d) Changing of wheels if there is a change of climatic conditions. When cars are permitted to leave the pit lane they must do so in the order that was established under Article 32 unless another car is unduly delayed.
At all times Drivers must follow the directions of the marshals.
20.6 Other than drying, sweeping or any tyre rubber left when cars leave their pit stop position, Competitors may not attempt to enhance the grip of the surface in the pit lane unless a problem has been clearly identified and a solution agreed to by the RD. 20.7 Competitors must not paint lines on any part of the pit lane or otherwise mark their positions with tape or similar means. 20.8 Other than in Article 20.5 above no equipment may be taken into the fast lane. A car may enter or remain in the fast lane only with the Driver sitting in the car behind the steering wheel in their normal position even when the car is being pushed.
20.9 Any pressurised air bottle and associated hoses in the pits must be stowed safely and may only be brought into the pit lane immediately before they are required for work on a car and must be removed as soon as the work is complete. 20.10 It is the responsibility of the Competitor to release their car after a pit stop only when it is safe to do so. a) If a car is deemed to have been released in an unsafe manner or condition during any practice session, the stewards may drop the driver such number of grid positions as they consider appropriate.
b) If a car is deemed to have been released in an unsafe manner or condition during a race a penalty under Article 15.3 d) will be imposed on the Driver concerned. c) An additional penalty will be imposed on any Driver who, in the opinion of the stewards, continues to drive a car knowing it to have been released in an unsafe condition.
2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 2019 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship – certified by FIA Sporting Regulations V1 – Published 08/03/2019l © Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Page 10 of 26 20.11 Starting an engine with an external device will be considered working on the car, consequently this will not be permitted in the fast lane of the pits except under Article 20.5 20.12 Cars may not enter the fast lane of the pits until the pit exit is opened at the start or re-start of each free practice or qualifying practice session.
Furthermore, no car may be moved to a position in the slow lane which is closer to the pit exit than the garage which has been assigned to that car.
20.13 Under exceptional circumstances the RD may ask for the pit entry to be closed during the race for safety reasons. At such times Drivers may only enter the pit lane in order for essential and entirely evident repairs to be carried out to the car. 21) SCRUTINY AND SPORTING CHECKS 21.1 Each entry must be received on the Series Entry form provided by CAMS. Each Driver must provide evidence of a current CAMS Circuit Racing License (minimum PC level) and a current membership of a CAMS affiliated club or licence issued by another ASN and associated permission to compete.
21.2 During initial Scrutiny, and at any time during the Event, each Competitor must have available all documents required by Article 21.1 above in addition to the car's log book.
21.3 Competition numbers and any official advertising must be on the car for inspection during Scrutiny. 21.4 No car may take part in the Event until it has been approved by the scrutineers. 21.5 The scrutineers and the TD may: a) Check the eligibility of a car or of a Competitor at any time during the Event. b) Require a car to be dismantled by the Competitor to make sure that the conditions of eligibility or conformity are fully satisfied. c) Require a Competitor to pay the reasonable expenses which exercise of the powers mentioned in this Article may entail. d) Require a Competitor to supply them with such parts or samples as they may deem necessary.
e) Require a Competitor to replace a "controlled item" (for example ECU) with one provided by CAMS, at any time prior to the car entering the track for competition.
21.6 Any car which, after being approved by the scrutineers, is dismantled or modified in a way which might affect its safety or call into question its eligibility, or which is involved in an accident with similar consequences, must be re-presented for approval by the scrutineers. 21.7 The RD or clerk of the course may require that any car involved in an accident be stopped and checked by the scrutineers. 21.8 After each race and qualifying practice session at least five (5) classified cars may be selected to attend the parc fermé and undergo complete scrutiny.
21.9 Checks and scrutiny shall be carried out by duly appointed officials who shall be responsible for the operation of the parc fermé and who alone are authorised to give instructions to a Competitor.
23.14 A tutoring service for drivers performed by instructors designated by CAMS shall be put in place. Each Competitor must allow data and video selected by instructors appointed by CAMS to be used to assist with drivers’ tutoring. 22) TYRES 22.1 Tyres may be transported from one Event to another provided they were allocated to that car by the appointed supplier at a previous Event of the Championship. For the first Event, previously used test tyres may be transported. 22.2 Any modification or treatment including cutting, grooving, and the application of water, solvents or softeners, the use of heat retaining (and/or cooling) devices or pre heating/cooling is prohibited.
This applies to both wet-weather and dry-weather tyres. In order to ensure that a tyre has not been treated or modified samples may be taken from the tyre tread for analysis and comparison with a tyre taken directly from the supplier’s stock.
22.3 During each Event each car may use no more than: a) Two front and two rear used dry-weather tyres for the entirety of the two free practice sessions. In this context a tyre will be considered used if it was allocated, and marked, to the same car at a previous Event, whether or not it was used on the track.
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b) Two front and two rear new dry-weather tyres for the entirety of the qualifying and the races. At the first Event of the Championship, each car may continue to use all four new dry weather tyres first used in practice at that event for the rest of the event. No changes to dry weather tyres are permitted after the start of Qualifying. c) Two front and two rear wet-weather tyres.
d) If a tyre is damaged either during qualifying or a race, then it may be replaced with a previously used tyre only at the discretion of the TD. If two or more tyres are required to be replaced, a rear of grid penalty will be applied. At their absolute discretion the Chief Scrutineer or TD may enforce a method of sealing all wet-weather tyres between Events. 22.4 With the exception of the races, wet-weather tyres may only be used after the track has been declared wet by the RD, following which wet or dry weather tyres may be used for the remainder of the relevant session.
22.5 Each Competitor is responsible for ensuring that the correct tyres are recorded for each car.
If the barcodes become illegible, the Competitor must notify the Chief Scrutineer or TD immediately. 22.6 Each tyre, when under the control of a team, must remain visible within the teams designated garage area at all times. At their absolute discretion the Chief Scrutineer or TD may enforce parc fermé conditions on tyres at any time.. 22.7 Each tyre must only be inflated with air or nitrogen. 23) WEIGHING 23.1 The minimum weight for the car must be no less than 555kg. The minimum Racing Weight must be no less than 635kg. 23.1 a) During each qualifying practice session any car may be weighed as follows: i.
At the pit entrance (or any other location nominated by the TD) the organiser will provide a flat horizontal surface measuring 6m x 3m, this area will be used for the weighing procedure. After qualifying practice the weight of any car may also be checked in parc fermé.
ii. Cars will be selected at random to undergo the weighing procedure. The TD will inform the Driver that their car has been selected for weighing. iii. Having been signalled that their car has been selected for weighing, the Driver will proceed directly to the weighing area and stop the engine. iv. The car will then be weighed and if requested by the Driver, the results will be provided in writing. v. If the car is unable to reach the weighing area under its own power it will be placed under the exclusive control of the marshals who will take the car to be weighed.
vi. A car or Driver may not leave the weighing area without the consent of the TD.
vii. If a car stops on the circuit and the Driver leaves the car, they must go to the weighing area immediately on their return to the pits in order for their weight to be established. b) After the race each car crossing the Line may be weighed. If a driver wishes to leave their car before it is weighed they must ask the TD to weigh him in order that this weight may be added to that of the car. The TD will tell the driver their weight and, once the driver leaves parc fermé, this will be deemed implicit acceptance of the figure.
c) The relevant car may be disqualified from the relevant session should its weight be less than that specified in the Championship Technical Regulations when weighed under a) or b) above, save where the deficiency in weight results from the accidental loss of a component of the car. d) No solid, liquid, gas or other substance or matter of whatsoever nature may be added to, placed on, or removed from a car after it has been selected for weighing or before it has finished the post-race scrutiny or during the weighing procedure. (Except by a scrutineer when acting in their official capacity).
e) Only scrutineers and officials including the TD may enter the weighing area.
No intervention of any kind is allowed there unless authorized by such officials. A single person per car nominated by the team shall be permitted in the weighing area and/or parc ferme once advised by the officials and/or the TD.
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Each rolling chassis supplied by the appointed car manufacturer shall be the subject of a CAMS log book and a lease agreement with CAMS (if applicable). Once supplied, the rolling chassis may not be modified in any way whatsoever except where specifically permitted by the Championship Technical Regulations or with the written permission of CAMS after consultation with the manufacturer. Any such modifications will only be permitted if they are deemed absolutely necessary after a problem has been clearly identified. Chassis Homologation No: 2015-02-F4-Mygale Gearbox Homologation No: 2015-02-F4-Sadev Engine installation kit Homologation No: 2015-02-F4-Ford 24.2 Only gearbox ratios as listed in Article T16.03 of the Championship Technical Regulations shall be used.
24.3 Only the front wing assembly as listed in Article T5.05(c) of the Championship Technical Regulations shall be used. 24.4 The approved Accident Data Recorder (ADR) must be fitted to the car and be in working order at all times during each Event and test session.
24.5 No signal of any kind may pass between a moving car and anyone connected with the car’s Competitor or Driver save for lap timing purposes, legible messages on a pit board, body movement by the Driver and verbal communication between a Driver and their team by radio. 24.6 Each Competitor must install and maintain in working order (image, data recording and logging) an incident camera on the side of the main roll bar of each of their cars in accordance with instructions from CAMS. Nothing may obstruct the camera picture and it is the responsibility of the Competitor to ensure the functionality of the camera system at all times.
The camera must be operating at all times that the car is on the race track and it is the Competitor’s responsibility to ensure that the SD card is installed at these times. Any vision from the incident camera is NOT permitted to be used for public viewing without the approval of the CA Access to the data on the SD card must be given to the RD, DSA, IPO and stewards on request. Failure to comply with the above requirements will be reported to the stewards. 24.7 Wind tunnel testing ban: Wind Tunnel Testing is the testing by a Team or any related party of that Team, or any agent or sub-contractor of the Team or any of its related parties, in a test environment of a representation of an F4 car or subcomponent in order to measure, observe or infer any forces, displacements, pressures or air flow direction resulting directly or indirectly from the incident air flow.
Any wind tunnel testing is forbidden. This also applies for wind tunnel testing using a scale model of a F4 car or subcomponent. It is forbidden to use any results from wind tunnel testing obtained by a Team or any related party of that Team, or any agent or sub-contractor of the Team, any of its related parties or any other third party other than the wind tunnel testing results supplied by the rolling chassis manufacturer.
24.8 Aerodynamic data: No rolling chassis may be used in the Championship unless the company supplying such rolling chassis accepts and adheres to the following conditions. The following aerodynamic data must be made available for the competitors using the rolling chassis by the respective rolling chassis manufacturer: Downforce (SCz), Drag (SCx) and Balance (%F) as percentage offset from a baseline setup for the following parameters: - Ride height - Front wing - Front wing gurney
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However any part of the car (excluding the survival cell) may be changed at any time during the Event.
No Driver may use more than one car at the same Event, unless granted permission by the CA and stewards under exceptional circumstances. After initial Scrutiny the survival cell may not be changed during the remainder of the Event. 25.2 The decision whether a car has been repaired or changed will be taken by the stewards based upon a report by the TD in consultation with the CA. 25.3 Any car which has passed initial scrutiny may not be removed from the confines of the prescribed garage other than for competition during the remainder of the Event unless with the specific written approval of the TD.
26) ENGINES 26.1 The only engine permitted is one supplied by the appointed supplier. Once supplied, the engine may not be modified in any way whatsoever except where specifically permitted by the Championship Technical Regulations or with the written permission of CAMS after consultation with the supplier. Any such modifications will only be permitted if they are deemed absolutely necessary after a problem has been clearly identified.
26.2 a) Each Driver may use no more than one engine from the commencement of the first practice session of the first Event of the Championship season for the entire Championship including all Events and designated tests within the Championship season in which their team competes. Should a Driver use a replacement engine they will drop ten places on the starting grid for the next three (3) races they compete in. If at the sole discretion of the TD the engine replacement is required as a consequence of a technical failure then a Driver may be exempt from this penalty.
b) If a Driver is replaced at any point during the Championship the replacement Driver must use the engine which the original Driver had been using.
26.3 An engine will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing transponder has shown that it has left the pit lane or the designated marshalling area. 26.4 After consultation with the relevant engine supplier CAMS will attach seals to each engine prior to it being used for the first time at an Event in order to ensure that no significant moving parts can be rebuilt or replaced.
26.5 Other than the straightforward replacement of one engine unit with another, a change will also be deemed to have taken place if any seal is damaged or removed from the original engine after it has been used for the first time in any Event or test unless the removal of the seal is permitted by the TD for the purpose of inspection of a component or to undertake a repair authorised by the TD. 27) FUEL, FUEL SAMPLING AND REFUELLING 27.1 Only fuel provided at the Event by the appointed supplier may be used throughout the Event. 27.2 It must be possible to take a 1.0kg sample of fuel from a car at any time during the Event.
27.3 Each car must be fitted with a self-sealing FIA approved connector which can be used by the scrutineers to take a fuel sample from the tank. Each Competitor must also provide a fuel line approximately 1.5m long, with a tap, which can be used to transfer the samples into the sampling vessels.
27.4 Refuelling must be done in accordance with Schedule N of the CAMS Manual. 27.5 Refuelling, or removal of fuel, is not permitted: a) During any qualifying practice session. b) Between qualifying practice sessions if the interval between them is 15 minutes or less. c) During a race d) At any time prior to the completion of post-qualifying or post-race Scrutiny. Refuelling in the pits is only permitted using equipment complying with Schedule N of the CAMS Manual. 27.6 Fuel testing will be conducted in accordance with Schedule G of the CAMS Manual.