The AFIA Indycar Series is a simulated racing series run by Ajay Motorsports. The series is based on the real life Indycar series and is run using GP4 software. The series began with a reduced 2012 season, before becoming a full series in the 2013 season.
Each season a driver list is created including any drivers who competed in the respective year's Indycar Series. Additionally, any future Indycar drivers may be included if they are already active in the AFIA multiverse (such as FF1M drivers) and do not already have a drive for the forthcoming season.
Driver performance is based on points scored per race entered in the NTT Indycar Series from the specified year up to the present day. These will be updated at the end of each season and previous "real-life" values will be replaced by the results from the AFIA Indycar Series.
A maxium of 11 teams may enter the AFIA Indycar Series. Teams are entered during a pre-season entry period by the users of the FF1M Discord. If less than 11 teams are entered the remaining teams will be run by the series organisers and chosen after the entry period has closed.
All teams use standard chassis based on the 2018 Indycar Chassis. Liveries are based on those used by Indycar teams during the 2019 Indycar Series. Custom liveries can be used and a template provided upon request.
Player teams can pick from either Chevrolet or Honda engines although they have the same engine power and reliability. Teams run by the series organisers will use Ilmor engines which have reduced power and higher unrealiablity.
All teams use series specification Firestone tyres available in Red and Black compounds.
Black compound tyres are consistent and provide a standard performance which is the same at all circuits.
Red compound tyres are less consistent and their performance will change at each circuit. Red compound tyres may provide a higher performance than black compound tyres, however there is a small chance that they may provide lesser performance.
At the start of each season teams nominate which compound of tyre to run at each race and are allowed to use each compound of tyres in eight races. In qualification teams are required to use the same compound of tyres that was used for the previous race with the exception of the opening race of the season, and the Indianapolis 500 in which they are required to use Black compound tyres.
Each season a calendar is drawn up based on the real life calendar for that particular season. Additional events are then scheduled to replace events for whom a track does not exist in GP4, and in some circumstances a fictional stand-in circuit of similar specification may be used.
Unlike Indycar, races are conducted from a standing start. Each race has a set number of laps equivalent to 60 minutes plus one lap based on the pole position time from the previous season..
A qualifying session is held before the race to determine the grid. On street and road courses this takes the form of a multi-car 27 minute session and drivers can complete an unlimited number of laps during this period with the fastest time determining their place on the starting grid. On oval courses, to prevent drafting, cars complete a single, solo. lap to determine the grid.
- Race points
Points are awarded to the top 20 drivers in the race plus 1 point for Pole Position and 1 point for the Fastest Lap.
- Double Points are awarded for the Indianapolis 500
- Qualifying points
Points are awarded to the top 8 drivers on the starting grid for the Indianapolis 500.
|Rookie of the Year|
|2012||Scott Dixon||9||Contingent O||DW12||Chevrolet||not awarded||not awarded|
|2013||Juan Pablo Montoya||4||Rectory Racing||UAK18||Honda||Honda||Simon Pagenaud|