Lotus 78 2018 (Season 1)




Drivers’ Standings

Races Score

Teams’ Standings

Result of Gran Prix

The car that started the ground effects revolution. With an aero design inspired by the lifting aerodynamics of the WWII de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber, the car was described by Mario Andretti and being “painted to the road”, such was the downforce and grip compared to contemporary Formula One cars. The Lotus 78 was very successful in the 1977 and 78 Formula One seasons and was almost untouchable on lower speed tracks that suited the car’s high grip characteristics. It did however have reliability problems as the engineers tried to compensate for high speed drag with a faster, less reliable engine. Despite this, Andretti finished the 1977 season in third place overall, and won the 1978 Formula One championship driving both the Lotus 78 and the much superior Lotus 79.

Season Info

12 Rounds split into 4 legs:

  • Leg One: Imola, Silverstone Classic, Brands Hatch GP
    break week
  • Leg Two: Zolder, Hockenheim Classic, Spa-Francorchamps (Modern)
    break week
  • Leg Three: Monza Historic, Indianapolis Road Course, Long Beach GP
    break week
  • Leg Four: Laguna Seca GP, Sakitto GP*, Fuji GP.

A preseason race will be run at Donington Park GP.
There will be a break week between each leg.
Teams of two drivers each as usual for Gavra championships.
*Sakitto GP will be replaced with the Interlagos circuit if it is in the September DLC as rumoured.

Race Rules

You Should Not:

1) Push or block others.

2) Engage in any form of cheating.

3) Cut or swerve in front of other drivers.

4) Message or talk during qualifying and racing (ensure your microphone is turned off).

5) Race with or unduly delay drivers who are lapping you. Also, please let obviously faster drivers unlap themselves.

6) Use the reset button to get back on track quickly.

PLEASE NOTE: The race group chat IS NOT the place to accuse or complain about race incidents. Please, DO NOT engage in blame and accusations in the chat. This is important to maintain the good community feeling that Gavra Racing has developed over a long time. The ONLY place a race issue can be solved is in the Incident Reviews section in the forum on the website.


Race incidents can be investigated at the end of a race. If you want to review the actions of another driver, you need to have a replay or video illustrating the incident. You must submit your claim with supporting evidence (video is preferable) within 24 hours of the race finishIf you don’t post within 24 hours, there cannot be a review. If you have no evidence, the claim cannot be supported and will be dismissed.


There is a right of reply for the defending driver. PLEASE NOTE: You will not be notified of any claim you are involved in. It is your responsibility to check Incident Reviews if you suspect you may be involved in a claim. It’s probably a good idea to check anyway, just in case. You must submit your defence by replying to the relevant claim within 48 hours of the finish of the race. If there is more than one claim, please defend each individually. No video is necessary, but an alternate view may be helpful.

Drivers License Penalties

At the beginning of the season, drivers are usually at ‘0′ (zero) level on their drivers license. Drivers could have penalty levels added to their license as a result of protests or direct action from the Gavra Stewards team. The exact penalty for an incident depends upon the penalty level the driver is currently at. License points are removed if a driver runs a clean race with no serving penalty.

License Level Penalties (LLPS)

LLPs added are variable and applied at the discretion of the incident review panel depending on the severity of the incident. Typically +1 Level for a minor incident, and +2 Levels for a more serious incident. The LLP scale is listed below:

LLP0 – No Penalty
LLP1 – Practice Ban
LLP2 – Practice Ban and Limited Qualifying Duration (5 min.)
LLP3 – Practice Ban and Qualifying Ban
LLP4 – Practice and Qualifying Ban for two consecutive races (clean races will still lower your LLP as normal)
LLP5 – Race Suspension 
LLP6 – Championship Disqualification

Race Settings

  • Race Length: The number of laps will be assigned to be equal to about 70 minutes race time
  • Race In-game start: See the calendar
  • Time Progression: x2
  • Rolling Start: No
  • Pit Mandatory: No
  • Weather: See description below
  • Weather Progression: x2

Qualify Settings

  • Qualify Length: 15 min.
  • Qualify In-game start: See the calendar (one hour before race start)
  • Time Progression: Real Time
  • Practice Length: 10 min.
  • Weather: Real*
  • Weather Progression: Real Time


Weather progression: x2
Weather slots: 3
Weather Slot Allocation: Two slots as per Gavra Racing standard weather system, plus one random slot. The location of the random weather (in slot 1, 2 or 3) will not be known until entering the lobby on race day.
This weather progression structure means that if the random weather is in slot 1 or slot 2, the duration of the random weather will be approx 30 minutes. If in slot 3, the random weather duration would be about 15 minutes.

There will be a few rounds with no random weather. Please see the championship schedule for more details.

Lobby Settings

Important Realism Settings

  • Allow Auto Start Engine: Yes
  • Force Interior View: No
  • Force Driving Line Off: Yes
  • Force Manual Gear: No
  • Force Default Setups: Off
  • Force Realistic Driving Aids: On
  • Allow ABS: –
  • Allow Traction Control: –
  • Allow Stability Control:
  • Collisions: On
  • Damage: Full
  • Mechanical Failures: Yes
  • Force Manual Pitstop: Yes
  • Pit Stop Errors: No
  • Tyre Wear: Accelerated
  • Fuel Depletion: Yes
  • Force Cooldown Lap: Yes

Rules & Conditions 

  • Rules & Penalties: On
  • Track Limit Penalties: On
  • Allowable Time Penalty: 5
  • Drive-Through Penalties: On
  • Pit Exit Penalties: On
  • Min. Competitive License: U100

Points System

Points System Race

In case 2 or more drivers (or teams) should finish the season on equal points, to determine the final standings we will take into account the factors below in this order:

  • Most Wins
  • Most Pole Positions
  • Most Podiums
  • Lowest Average LLPs
  • Best Minor Placings
  • Best Attendance