Sprints for 2024

Marathon and Sprint information for the 2024 season
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Hi all

Sebastien has been updating the back-office functionality of the FB website and I thought I would share some information with you.

1) If all goes well with the current updating of the FB website, I am hoping that the FB Sprint season should be starting at the end of February, in parallel with the opening race of the new F1 season - so from 28th February - 2nd March.

2) It is also to be hoped that a Test Sprint might be run in advance of this, which will be used to check that everything is working BEFORE the first official Sprint.

3) ALL currently registered teams and members have been transferred over to the new season and new teams and members will be incorporated into the new Leagues on a case by case basis.

4) I am hopeful that there will be 3 Leagues of teams competing this year, and the assignment of teams into each League has been based on last years final Team placings.

Note: All the above is subject to change without notice, and depends on when Sebastien can finalise the changes needed for this years Marathon and Sprints.

I will provide more news once Sebastien is happy that the coding is moving on from Beta to Alpha status !

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Tim
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These are good News. Thank you for taking care of it!
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FritzB wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:07 pm These are good News. Thank you for taking care of it!
Hiya

YES !! It is very good news...and I have already seen the new updated website (currently offline, so you will have to be patient to see it) and it is looking rather splendid !

So, I really hope this can be a good re-launch for FB and we can get more teams and more members involved in taking part.

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UBT - Timbo wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:30 am
1) If all goes well with the current updating of the FB website, I am hoping that the FB Sprint season should be starting at the end of February, in parallel with the opening race of the new F1 season - so from 28th February - 2nd March.
It is now confirmed that the 1st Sprint of the 2024 Season will go live on 28th February - NOTE ONE DAY EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY STATED
UBT - Timbo wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:30 am 2) It is also to be hoped that a Test Sprint might be run in advance of this, which will be used to check that everything is working BEFORE the first official Sprint.
There will be a Test Sprint starting on 23rd February at 00:01 UTC and running until 25th February at 23:59 UTC. The selected project is PrimeGrid.

See here for more details:

viewtopic.php?t=399


AND finally, please make sure you tick the box that says "Notify me when a reply is posted" whenever you post in this section so you can see when new posts have been made, especially about any forthcoming Sprint information.

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Tim
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What an amazing great news Tim, Seb just informed us on l'AF forum, I couldn't believe it and I had not seen those new topics here !

This guy is... amazing, as always :)

And I understand you will be the big boss of running the FB and will have all the necessary keys : another great news !!

Thank you ! :)
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JeromeC wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:38 pm What an amazing great news Tim, Seb just informed us on l'AF forum, I couldn't believe it and I had not seen those new topics here !

This guy is... amazing, as always :)

And I understand you will be the big boss of running the FB and will have all the necessary keys : another great news !!

Thank you ! :)
Hi Jerome

Thanks for the message.

I am very hopeful that I can be a good custodian for FB and that I can find ways to increase the support for it and build it back up again.

And I am very grateful to Sebastien for allowing me to use my experience to help keep Formula BOINC alive.

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Hi all

In about 24 hours, the Test Sprint project will be announced here at 00:01 UTC on 22nd Feb:

https://formula-boinc.org/sprints.py?ra ... sprintid=2

The Test Sprint will start at 00:01 UTC on 23rd Feb and will last for 48 hours until 23:59 UTC on 25th Feb.

The Test Sprint RESULTS and FB POINTS will be zeroed at the end of the Sprint, and any faults will be remedied (although this is not expected to happen). Of course any BOINC credits you earn will be valid and retained.

So, if you can spare 48 hours to help us to ensure that all the relevant coding has been updated, then this will be greatly appreciated.

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Tim
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I suggest you do the test sprint on primegrid since many of us are currently involved on the Tour de Primes 2024 - and it will be an extra-boost on a project that can handle it ! :)
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Tim,

when you start the real SprintSeason 2024:

It is unfair if the majority of sprint start times are at 00:00 UTC / 01:00 UTC. For us here in Europe / Germany always in the middle of the night.

It would be much fairer if every sprint starts at a different time every hour, and we should be able to cope with 24 different start times, shouldn't we?

Please think about this

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Yeti wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:19 pm Tim,

when you start the real SprintSeason 2024:

It is unfair if the majority of sprint start times are at 00:00 UTC / 01:00 UTC. For us here in Europe / Germany always in the middle of the night.

It would be much fairer if every sprint starts at a different time every hour, and we should be able to cope with 24 different start times, shouldn't we?

Please think about this

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Hi Yeti

Thanks for the feedback.

The Test Sprint is just taking place between 00:01 and 23:59 so that two full calendar days can be used.

For 2024, I was hoping to follow the same guidelines as has been used in previous years so the forthcoming Sprint season will be respecting the times when the actual F1 races will be taking place.

The majority of F1 races take place in Europe, so you can expect that the Sprints will start and end in the mid/late afternoon, while for the races in America (3x US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil) and Asia (Australia, Japan, China), the Sprint times will be shifted to the relative timezones where the F1 races are being held.

UPDATE:

This is the list of F1 races for 2024
F1 2024 Season

#1 Bahrain Grand Prix - 29 February-2 March - (1500-2059 UTC) - Saturday race start due to Saudi race brought forward 24 hours
#2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - 7-9 March - (1700-1900 UTC) - Saturday race as Ramadan starts on Sunday 10th March
#3 Australian Grand Prix - 22-24 March - (0400-0600 UTC)
#4 Japanese Grand Prix - 5-7 April - (0600-0800 UTC)
#5 Chinese Grand Prix - 19-21 April - (0800-1000 UTC)
#6 Miami Grand Prix - 3-5 May - (2200-2359 UTC)

Spring break

#7 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - 17-19 May - (1400-1600 UTC)
#8 Monaco Grand Prix - 24-26 May - (1400-1600 UTC)
#9 Canadian Grand Prix - 7-9 June - (1900-2100 UTC)
#10 Spanish Grand Prix - 21-23 June - (1400-1600 UTC)
#11 Austrian Grand Prix - 28-30 June - (1400-1600 UTC)
#12 British Grand Prix - 5-7 July - (1500-1700 UTC)

Summer break

#13 Hungarian Grand Prix - 19-21 July - (1400-1600 UTC)
#14 Belgian Grand Prix - 26-28 July - (1400-1600 UTC)
#15 Dutch Grand Prix - 23-25 August - (1400-1600 UTC)
#16 Italian Grand Prix - 30 August-1 September - (1400-1600 UTC)
#17 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - 13-15 September - (1200-1400 UTC)
#18 Singapore Grand Prix - 20-22 September - (1300-1500 UTC)

Autumn break

#19 United States Grand Prix - 18-20 October - (2000-2200 UTC)
#20 Mexican Grand Prix - 25-27 October - (2000-2200 UTC)
#21 Brazilian Grand Prix - 1-3 November - (1700-1900 UTC)
#22 Las Vegas Grand Prix - 21-23 November - (0600-0800 UTC) - Saturday race so it can be shown live on TV on Sunday 24th in Europe
#23 Qatar Grand Prix - 30 November-1 December - (1700-1900 UTC)
#24 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 6-8 December - (1300-1500 UTC)
Each FB Sprint will start 3 days before the date of the actual F1 race
Each FB Sprint will take place over 72 hours and
Each FB Sprint will finish at the same time as the end of the F1 race (assuming the race takes the full 2 hours).

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Tim
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