Scrutineering judging is a detailed inspection process where all race cars plus any optional replacement components are assessed for compliance with the F1 in Schools Technical Regulations. The Engineering drawings, rendering and quality of finish & assembly will also be assessed. Refer to the scrutineering and specification judging score cards for scoring details.
C4.1.1 Optional replacement components must be identical to those fitted to both the primary and back-up cars and must be submitted with the car. Only the following replacement components are permitted:
Rear wing/support structure – maximum of three (3)
Front wing/support structure and / or nose cone – maximum of three (3)
Wheel/wheel support system – maximum of three (3) car sets
Submitted replacement components that are determined by the judges to not be identical to that which is fitted to the car will not be allowed to be used. Submitted components will remain in parc fermé and only be handed back to the team if needed during racing and / or car servicing.
C4.2 Team preparation
Teams must ensure that their primary race car, any back-up race cars and any optional replacement components are complete and ready for specification judging before they are submitted. Notice is also drawn to the critical technical regulations, refer ARTICLE C3.6.
C4.3 Who needs to attend?
Scrutineering is a closed activity that no team member or supervising teacher may attend.
C4.4 Judging process / procedure
Teams begin specification judging with a full allocation of 110 points. Any infringements of the Technical Regulation articles, on either car, will result in point’s being deducted as detailed in the Technical Regulations.
There are two (2) parts to the specification judging process.
Specifications – this is conducted within the confines of parc fermé, where the specification Judges will scrutineer all cars submitted and optional replacement components for compliance to the Technical Regulations. A series of specially manufactured gauges will be used to broadly check compliance. Accurate measuring tools, such as Vernier callipers will then be used to closely inspect any dimensions found to be near to dimensional limits per the initial gauge inspection. Scrutineering commences immediately, as soon as cars and optional replacement components are submitted.
Engineering Drawings - Rendering and Quality of Finish & Assembly - this is conducted within the confines of parc fermé, where the specification Judges will assess both cars as per Scrutineering score card.
The specific areas to be assessed are described on the score card and specifications sheets on the following pages.
Please note: Development and Professional Class have separate specification sheets