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[Xbox] False "this and next lap invalidated" penalties when going off track in sectors 1 and 2

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Description: If you go off the track in sectors 1 and 2 for a few seconds in qualifying, even at a slower pace, the game tells you that you have a "this and next lap invalidated" penalty. This is false as only the current lap actually gets invalidated, while the next one remains valid, but obviously, there is no way of telling without actually attempting to do the next lap. This fooled me multiple times in online races into going into the pits, thinking that the next lap is invalid and that I didn't have enough fuel, time or tyres to do another one.

Platform: Xbox Series X (Xbox One X)

Game version: 1.18

Game mode: Grand Prix, Unranked

How to replicate issue: In qualifying, drive off the track in sectors 1 and 2, as you would when, for example, there is a bunch of cars coming through on a hotlap and you need to get out of the way. After a few seconds, even if your are not going at full speed, the game says you have a "this and next lap invalidated" penalty. Places where I've got this penalty are: Spain while going through the alternative turn 10, Russia going around the outside of turn 4 and many other similar places on tracks where there are alternative turns or space to drive around the outside of the track.

Workaround: -

Peripherals: Xbox Series X controller

Report code: -

Image / video: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqsCmb29voAYg2bnR3Zn6jNd-beb?e=mgfc7z

Edited by Aparow3
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I tried to make a video of the issue described above in GP mode, but instead I ran into a similar one: I got the penalty as described above, but the next lap was actually invalidated, even though I only went off the track in sector 1 and at a significantly reduced pace.

How to get the "this and next lap invalidated" penalty in sector 1: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsCmb29voAYg2yw95TDZ1p0XOew?e=wqbpDe

Confirmation that "this lap" was invalid, which is technically correct, but unfair, since I slowed down significantly while going off the track: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsCmb29voAYg21P1V9RkLRN2-Yy?e=diIenk

Confirmation that "next lap" was invalid, which seems a bit much, given the infringement: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsCmb29voAYg26Q138wQjGDix7_?e=3pp5Hf

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Hi @Aparow3,

Do you know how long you are out there? Say 10 seconds or so, just so I can try out?

EDIT: Have replicated. Takes about 10-15 seconds. Should be a invalidation (as its technically track limits but it doesn't matter anyways), but the next lap penalty seems harsh. I'll bug.

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Do you need a video of the original issue, where the "next lap" isn't actually invalidated? I got that multiple times in Unranked, but can't seem to get it in GP. I don't think I'm doing anything different. Is there any difference between how penalties are applied online and offline, assuming the settings are the same?

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No need, understood and replicated. Bugged too, and now with developers.

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I have always just accepted the next lap as a write off and headed straight to the pits whenever I got this message. 

Good work man.

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