It's been a while but finally we can tell you all about what we have been working on. One of the bigger changes is the introduction of the Safety car and along with that, the race flags.
This forum post is to be used as a general guide to what you should expect to happen in races going forward.
There is different chances and conditions for each race flag coming out. Below is the general rules however there is a bit of variance in this too so it doesn't become too predictable.
The chances of each flag are:
Yellow for fuel running out car (running slow) on track or a retirement (30% Chance)
All car stopping retirements have the possibility of showing these flags
DBL yellow - 30% chance
VSC (Virtual safety car) - 25% chance
Safety Car - 15% chance
The length of each flag is also random however there is a general minimum and maximum length.
Yellow flag - between 10 and 20 seconds
DBL yellow - between 20 and 60 seconds
VSC - between 40 and 160 seconds
Safety car - Minimum of 2 laps, but potentially up to 6 laps
The above timings are if you are doing a 100% length race, at 1x multiplier speed.
If you are doing a race at a different speed or scaling the above values change accordingly, for example a race run at 2x would be half the time. If you are running a race at 25% these would be 25% the time above.
When the Safety car does come out, the car will sit at the end on the pit exit and await the lead car.
When the Safety car picks up the lead car, the cars behind will start to bunch up and all follow the Safety car round.
During this time the Safety car will have lights flashing on top.
A lap before the Safety car comes in the lapped cars will start to make their way through and finally overtake the Safety car and attempt to reach the back of the main train of cars.
When the call for the Safety car to come in as the cars go over the start finish line, the light on the Safety car will go out.
As the Safety car nears just over half way the Safety car will pick up speed and the lead car now controls the train of cars.
Once the Safety car reaches the pits and stops, the flag will go green and all cars will be allowed to overtake and push regardless of where they are on the track.
If you have any questions regarding this please list them below. If however you see any issues during races regarding safety cars and race flags, please put a separate thread in another sub forum.
Please enjoy, we hope it gives your races some more strategy.