Racing competitions in Pleasanton, CA employ a variety of scoring systems to decide the outcome of the season. Points are usually given after qualifying in individual races, and bonus points may be awarded for the fastest training laps, race laps, first laps, or other criteria. For instance, in the IndyCar Series, the driver who starts the race in pole position receives extra points. Formula 1 is the highest category of single-seater racing and is held on both permanent racetracks and urban circuits.
Races are held in traditional venues such as the United Kingdom, Monaco, Italy, and Belgium, as well as newer locations like Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Azerbaijan. Double points are given for races of 150 to 250 miles, triple points for races of 250 to 350 miles, quadruple points for races of 350 to 450 miles, and five times for races of more than 450 miles. In addition to cash prizes, important races on large circuits are designed to draw more drivers and create more action in the races. Sprints are shorter races that take place on Saturday and alter the grid before Sunday's race.
Drivers cover a 305 km (190 mile) circuit for two hours, but the race can last up to four hours depending on caution flags. After a certain cut-off race at the start of the season, the score is used to qualify for the qualifying round after that race.