PLSR 2022 F1 iRacing eTournament
Our Pit Lane Sim Racing eTournament is back! For the first league of 2022, we are starting the first ever F1 tournament. You don't want to miss this one!
We are running a new format this year where we will try to follow the F1 Calendar to give F1 fans and sim racers a chance to get a taste of the journey of being an F1 driver. With virtual experience of driving on some of the most iconic F1 tracks on the calendar, drivers joining the tournament will have a real knowledge of the track and the corners they've driven on, bringing a whole new dimension of engagement while watching the race. Book now to reserve your spot on the grid! It costs just $39.99 per race including a 30 min practice and 15 min quali, but remember PLSR Members get discounts or free entries into all tournaments! Check out our Membership levels here.
Drive an F1 Car
Our F1 tournament will be powered by iRacing. This does limit the options of cars and F1 tracks, but it provides an unparalleled simulation engine for accuracy of car and track models. The tournament will start with the most dominant hybrid F1 car, the new Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 car.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team has been the most dominant race team in the world over much of the past decade, winning seven World Driver’s and World Constructor’s Championships in a row from 2014-2020 thanks to the combined efforts of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, and George Russell. For the 2021 season, the last before sweeping revisions to the competition formula, the team introduced the F1 W12 E Performance as its next heir to the throne.
Powered by a 1.6-liter V6 hybrid capable of producing over 1,000 horsepower, the car was an evolution of the dominant W11 that had won all but four races the previous year. The W12 won with Hamilton on its debut in Bahrain and took victories in three of its first four starts, while also leading Hamilton to his milestone 100th career Grand Prix victory in a compelling Russian Grand Prix that saw rain fall in the race’s closing laps.
You will be able to learn and drive on some of the most iconic F1 tracks on the calendar, including:
- Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola)
- Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
- Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (Montreal)
- Silverstone Circuit
- Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
- Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- Circuit Zandvoort
- Autodromo Nazionale Monza
- Suzuka International Racing Course
- Circuit of The Americas
- Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos)
Although iRacing does not have the full list of F1 tracks, what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for it in Quality and realism. iRacing's proprietary track building technology such as three-dimensional laser-scanning, dynamic track conditions, and active weather effects underpin each track to create racing experience that’s unlike any other.
Authentically modeled tracks are identical to their real-life counterparts thanks to laser-scanning, from the cracks and pockmarks within the road’s surface, to the defining camber and undulations that give each track its identity. But accurate track models alone aren’t enough. Dynamic track conditions challenge the field to evolve in lockstep with a track. During each session, a track actively changes and requires racers to adapt, just like racing in real life.
Concrete gets rubbered-in along the established racing lines and grooves. The sun heats up concrete based on its position overhead. On a 100-degree day, portions of the track that the sun hasn’t penetrated can be utilized for a potential grip advantage. You can learn more by reading all about iRacing's track building technology.