PitLane is a boardgame that simulates a Formula 1 race. The race is a sequence of game rounds, which are divided into planning and movement. It is a game where strategically planning your movements is essential. Every driver has his own deck of "movement cards" which include straight lines, curves, braking and overtaking cards. Each round you may pick up a maximum of 4 cards, in the order you wish to play them, you then move your driver's car according to the cards directions, around the track. But be careful, picking all 4 cards every time could result in collisions with other drivers, going off the track, or running out of fuel.
Before a race begins, you must choose your fuel load and tyre types according to different variables, such as weather conditions, where warmer temperatures result in quicker tyre wear, and also your fuel strategy, as you must choose your race fuel for qualifying. To make these decisions, you look at the various statistics on your driver's information cards, and place markers upon the starting fuel load, and reliablity statistics, which change over the course of the race.