BUSR F1 Winter Championship

F1 2020
17th October

Week 0: Qualifier (Seeding)
Week 1-8: Main races


The BUSR F1 Winter Championship is split into 2 stages.
Qualifying Day 8th of October
8 Races starting 17th October

The BUSR F1 Winter Championship consists of 8 events, one per week starting on the 17th of October:

Qualifying Night Format (Seeding):

  • 30-minute practice session
  • Multiplayer car
  • Players allocated a lobby on random choice
  • Track: Bahrain
  • Seeding determined based on Pace and awareness for others.
  • Lobby placement will be odd even format (1st 3rd 5th etc go to lobby 1 and 2nd 4th 6th etc go to lobby 2 until tier 1 is complete)

Race Format:

  • Points allocated based on what tier you’re in as shown in the BUSR discord along with the fastest lap point.
  • Elo adjusted based on finishing position and safety with other drivers.
  • Small boost in Elo for Fastest lap.
  • Relegation/promotion based on Elo.

British University Sim Racing welcomes you to the 2020 F1 Winter Championship. For the first time, race other students at all levels skills, in a variety of events and classes! Be sure to join the BUSR discord at http://busr.gg/discord for information on all events as well as details about this championship.

BUSR F1 Winter Championship is a NSE affiliate tournament so addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.


Game settings

  • Category: Multiplayer cars
  • Car performance: equal
  • Starting grid: qualifying order
  • No practice session
  • Qualifying: 18 minutes
  • 50% race distance
  • AI level: 55
  • Collisions: on
  • Damage: Full
  • Ghosting: on
  • Car Setup: Full
  • Safety Car: on
  • Rules and Flags: on
  • Corner cutting: Strict
  • Dynamic weather
  • Time of day: Official
  • Parc Ferme: on
  • Formation Lap: on
  • Race starts: Manual
  • Tyre Temperature: Surface & Carcass
  • Braking Assist: Not allowed
  • ABS: allowed
  • TC: allowed
  • Gearbox: any
  • Pit assist: Not Allowed
  • Pit release Assist: Not allowed
  • Racing Line: allowed
  • ERS Assist: off
  • DRS assist: off
  • Fuel assist: off


Registration and Eligibility:

  • Drivers should state their in-game name on registration
  • In-game names should not include profanity or political messages or anything else considered inappropriate by the stewards
  • Only current students may participate (no alumni)


Race Day:

  • Briefing will start at 18:45 (6:45pm)
  • A maximum wait time of 5 mins is allowed for people running late. It is urged to notify the race organiser in the case that you (the driver) are running late
  • In the case of lobby failures/ crashes, only 3 attempts will be made to rehost before the race is cancelled/ postponed
  • Do not press start when on the grid until told to do so. Drivers who do not comply will receive penalties

Race Settings:

  • Parc Ferme Rules: ON
  • Collisions: ON
  • Vehicle Damage: FULL
  • Ghosting: ON
  • Car Setup: FULL
  • Safety Car: ON
  • Rules and Flags: ON
  • Corner Cutting Stringency: STRICT
  • Formation Lap: ON
  • Race Starts: MANUAL
  • Tyre Temperature: SURFACE & CARCASS


  • Pit and Pit Release assists are not allowed
  • Braking, fuel, ERS and DRS assists are not allowed
  • The rest of the assists are allowed
  • Communication
  • All drivers should make sure that they have a functional headset on the race day
  • Only important communication is allowed. This is to all drivers to concentrate

Racing Rules:

  • Drivers are encouraged to record their races. This is to allow for easy investigation of incidents by the stewards
  • Blocking other driver’s hot laps is not tolerated
  • Do not retire on track during qualifying
  • Keep overtakes and defending clean
  • No excessive weaving
  • If you go off only re-join the track if it safe to do so
  • On a blue flag, allow the lapping driver behind you to pass without impeding their race
  • Drivers who overtake during a yellow flag are expected to yield their position back to the overtaken driver
  • Collisions and forcing drivers to take evasive actions will not be tolerated


Rules are not final and will be subject to change.

Last updated 20-09-2020 1700


Close signups 5th October

Each event consist of qualifying followed by main race.

Date Race
9th October Qualifying
17th October Australia
24th October Russia
31st October Austria
7th November Belgium
14th November Azerbaijan
21st November  USA
28th November  China
5th December Brazil