THE THIRD ANNUAL SIM FORMULA EUROPE SERIES RETURNS TO RFACTOR 2 WITH THE SFE 2022 COMPETITION AND THE HEUSINKVELD PEREGRINE COMPETITION.
Welcome to Sim Formula Europe 2022!
In 2020, SFE hosted an incredibly entertaining event at the immense MECC Arena in Maastricht (NL), with live viewers enjoying a superb performance from Risto Kappet to take home first place in the Grand Finals. In 2021, the final of the SFE competition moved online due to the health pandemic, with a live world broadcast and commentary from a dedicated studio at MECC, and the racing remained as intense as ever as Erhan Jajovski overcame all challengers to be crowned the Sim Formula Europe 2021 winner.
This season, all is lined up for racing the SFE 2022 finals once again live on stage at the SFE Sim Expo. Today, six weeks from the on-site event at MECC Maastricht, the decision has been taken to again adapt plans due to the ongoing pandemic, and reschedule the 2nd edition of the SFE SIM EXPO including the third SFE live on-site finals. Confidence remains high that Sim Formula Europe can return to an on-site presence in the near future, just a little later than originally planned. NEW DATE: Sim Formula Europe Finals Day will be held on September 10th, 2022.
Sim Formula Europe have taken the pragmatic approach to continue the online series as planned and adapt with a new date for on-site. It’s time to start your virtual engines and set a time. Thanks for your support.
Sim Formula Europe | Offical Series Discord | CLICK HERE
1st Place | 3,500 EU, Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate + and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
2nd Place | 2,000 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
3rd Place | 1,500 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
4th Place | 1000 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
5th Place | 500 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
6th Place | 500EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
7th Place | 500 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
8th Place | 500 EU and MH650 Cooler Master Headset
Total Prize Pool Value | 12,000 EU
Every finalist can keep the Cooler Master headset MH650 with which they drive in the finals.
Hotlap Qualification begins – Zandvoort 2021, McLaren Senna GTR (rFactor 2 Competition System)
Hotlap Qualification ends.
From 20:00 CET
Qualification Quarter-Final Split 1 – McLaren Senna GTR, Monza Grand Prix Circuit, 20 minutes.
Qualification Quarter-Final Split 2 – McLaren Senna GTR, Monza Grand Prix Circuit, 20 minutes.
Qualification Quarter-Final Split 3 – McLaren Senna GTR, Monza Grand Prix Circuit, 20 minutes.
From 20:00 CET
Qualification Semi-Final – McLaren Senna GTR, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, 30 minutes.
Finals Day – McLaren Senna GTR, Maastricht Circuit, format TBC
So, how does it work?
A hotlap qualification process will be used to identify the top 60 fastest drivers registered to take part in the competition. Those top 60 drivers will be invited to take part in a three split Qualification Quarter-Final event race at the Monza Grand Prix Circuit driving the McLaren Senna GTR car. Each race will last for 20 minutes without a requirement to perform a pit stop, and the top 10 finishers from each split will move forward into a combined 30 car Qualification Semi-Final 30 minute race at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, again driving the McLaren Senna GTR. The top seven finishers of the Spa Semi-Final race will automatically qualify for the Finals Day races on September 10th 2022. Finalists have to attend and race in Maastricht at the SIM EXPO.
Last year’s champion Erhan Jajovski will be our last finalist and will try to defend his title.
Each Qualification Quarter-Final split will be made up of 20 drivers from the hotlap qualification phase. The configuration of each split participants will be communicated during the invitation phase at the close of the hotlap competition. Sim Formula Europe and Studio 397 reserve the right to promote drivers who failed to make the top 60 times into the Quarter-Final races, should qualified drivers be unable to commit to the Quarter-Final event. Should this be necessary, the next fastest driver from position 61 down will be invited to participate, until such a time as the three splits are full. Should drivers from either split one or two be unable to attend, the next driver down will be promoted up 1 place in the ranking.
The minimum age of participation is 18 years.
Sim Formula Europe 2022 | Terms and Conditions: CLICK HERE
Heusinkveld Peregrine Competition
The Peregrine Returns. After the mod competition we now start the hotlap to the finals. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on Earth. Capable of reaching speeds in excess of 389 km/hour this graceful bird can easily outrun a modern race car. With its incredible manoeuvrability, lightning fast speeds, superior aerodynamics and strategic insight, the Peregrine Falcon is the perfect ambassador for our brand-new esport racing series.
The Heusinkveld Peregrine Hotlap Competition
The winner of the Heusinkveld Peregrine event to be held on a date in 2022 to be confirmed, will take home a set of the spectacular Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint pedals, a 3 pedal set of high-end sim racing hardware that introduces the user to the next level of realism and adjustability and the brand-new Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake.
Hotlap Qualification Ends
Date to be Confirmed
Heusinkveld Peregrine Finals Race – Oreca 07 LMP2 Peregrine Mod, Maastricht, 30 minutes, open setups, rolling start, formation lap, no pitstops.
(As with the SFE finals, due to the pandemic an update we will be given in due course regarding the date of the final). Join the Sim Formula Europe Discord channel to stay up to date: https://discord.gg/UJGbSvC2yY
How does it work?
The event will begin with an initial hotlap competition using the Maastricht Street Circuit mod and the Oreca 07 LMP2 car within rFactor 2.
Hotlap Qualification – rFactor 2 Competition System.
Drivers will have the opportunity to set an unlimited amount of laps on the server, with the fastest 10 drivers at the end of the qualification period then invited to take part on the broadcasted Heuskinveld Peregrine Mod Competition race on a date in 2022 to be confirmed.
Should a driver be unable to attend the race event having qualified for the finals day race, Sim Formula Europe and Studio 397 reserve the right to promote drivers outside the top 10 qualification times, in order of the leader board finishing position.
The race will be held on the Maastricht Street Circuit (link here) using a specially created livery mod of the Oreca 07 LMP2, containing the 10 winning liveries from the recent Heusinkveld Peregrine Livery Competition. The fastest driver of the hotlap competition will have first choice of livery design for the race, down to the 10th place hotlap driver. Sim Formula Europe reserve the right to invite additional guest drivers to the race at their discretion.
Car: Oreca 07 LMP2 with Peregrine Livery Mod.
Track: Maastricht Street Circuit
Race: Date / Time TBC. The race will be a rolling start from a full formation lap. Setups will be open and can be changed between qualification and the race. Weather will be 3pm in game time, with 20 degrees humidity and 15 degrees temperature, cloudy conditions.
The overall winner of the race will be crowned the Heusinkveld Peregrine 2022 champion, and take home a set of the outstanding Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint and Heusinkveld Sim handbrake.
Please note, the minimum age of participate is 14, worldwide entry.
The 10 finalists of the Sim Formula Europe 2022 series may not enter this competition.
The event will be broadcast live on the various Studio 397 and Sim Formula Europe media channels.
PUBLIC VOTE FOR THE BEST MOD DESIGN 2022
10 fastest racers and the 10 nominated mods come together in one final race.
Before the Final Race, each of the 10 finalists will have to select one of the nominated liveries which they will use for the race event (fastest driver first choice, second fastest 2nd choice etc)
Before the race, Sim Formula Europe will post on the SFE Facebook and Instagram page 10 separate posts containing a picture of the livery, the name of the designer and the name of the driver who selected that design. As of that moment – this date will be confirmed asap – people can start voting by liking (one or more) pictures of the 10 mod designs.
ONLY the likes on the post on Sim Formula Europe Facebook and Instagram pages will be counted in the vote. The livery with the highest number of likes will be confirmed as the winner
The overall livery design winner will be announced prior to the start of the finals race (date TBC).
Heusingveld Peregrine Competition 2021 | Race Recap | CLICK HERE
Heusinkveld Peregrine Competition 2022 I Terms and Conditions: CLICK HERE
Alongside our code of conduct, just some hotlap/time trial rules, we will be reviewing all laps that qualify in the top-60 and performing spot-checks, those that do not observe correct driving may have their lap removed or will be disqualified (DQ)
- Observe the track limits at all times, if we observe track cutting that is unrealistic with all wheels in an off-track position the lap will be invalidated
- Do not use off-tracks prior to the lap starting to gain speed
- Do not use external software to modify performance
- Respect your competitors