Thursday, 28 February 2013

F1 Prediction League 2013 (Free entry, Minichamp car for winner!)

Welcome to the fourth year of the F1 Prediction League! Following on from the success of last year I'm taking the league public.

The winner will receive a Mini Champs model of the 2013 world championship winning car (like this: Vettel 2011 Minichamps Car). 

The league gives you the chance to show off your knowledge and intuition by making picks on:
  1. Four categories every race weekend (Maximum 25 points each race) 
  2. Season results (Maximum 50 points) 
 See below for further details.

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Race Weekend Picks


 Categories
  1. Pole Position
  2. Race Winner
  3. Constructors (most points)
  4. Random category (will change every race weekend)
Ahead of each race weekend I will post a thread with the random category for the next race (for Australia the random category will first be posted in the comment section of this post). You'll then be able to post a comment or send an email with your picks (I'll post all emailed picks after the deadline for full visibility).

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The allocation of points for the four categories is:

Pole Position

1st – 8 points
2nd – 5 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

Race Winner

1st – 8 points
2nd – 5 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

Constructor

1st – 6 points
2nd – 3 points
3rd – 1 point

Random

1st – 3 points
2nd – 2 points
3rd – 1 point

So if you pick Raikkonen for race winner and he finishes 3rd then you get 3 points.

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Season Picks


These are picks which relate to results over the course of the entire season. You only need to make these once, the deadline is Thursday 14th March 2013 (23:59 GMT).

Summary
  1. Drivers Championship - Max. 12 points
  2. Constructors Championship - Max. 6 points
  3. Most season session points - Max. 4 points
  4. Driver vs. Driver - Max. 10 points
  5. Team vs. Team - Max. 5 points
  6. Most Team Retirements - Max. 3 points
  7. Least Team Retirements - Max. 3 points
  8. Random Categories - Max. 7 points
Total - Maximum 50 points
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Drivers Championship

Pick who you think will finish in the top three positions in the drivers championship.

1st 
2nd
3rd







Constructors Championship

Pick who you think will finish in the first three constructors positions, receive the points below for their final position in the constructors world championship.

1st 
2nd
3rd







Most Season Session Points

For every session (practice 1, P2, P3, qualifying and the race) everyone in the top ten scores points like in races (1st = 25, 2nd = 18, 3rd = 15 etc.). This also applies to the fastest lap so there are six categories overall. 

If Alonso finishes in the following positions across the weekend (P1 - 1st, P2 - 2nd, P3 - 1st, Qualifying - 4th, Race - 1st, Fastest Lap - 2nd) then he'll score 123 points (25 + 18 + 25 + 12 + 25 + 18). These points will be added to points from every other weekend in the season and the driver at the end of the season with the most points wins. Qualifying has been grouped as one session per F1 rules. 

1st - 4 points
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 1 point

Driver vs. Driver

Which teammate will score the most points in the championship standings, ties will be decided by the placing in the world championship standings (For example: http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/2012/).

Vergne or Ricciardo? (1 point)
Maldonado or Bottas? (1 point)
Di Resta or Sutil? (1 point)
Rosberg or Hamilton? (1 point)
Pic or Van der Garde? (1 point)
Button or Perez? (1 point)
Raikkonen or Grosjean? (1 point)
Vettel or Webber? (1 point)
Alonso or Massa? (1 point)
Hulkenberg or Gutierrez? (1 point)

Team vs. Team

Which team will score the most points in the championship standings, ties will be decided by the placing in the world championship standings (For example: http://www.formula1.com/results/team/)

Ferrari or Red Bull? (1 point)
McLaren or Lotus? (1 point)
Williams or Sauber? (1 point)
Force India or Toro Rosso? (1 point)
Marussia or Caterham? (1 point)


Most team retirements

Pick which team will have the most retirements, this includes any result where one of the team's drivers either aren't classified or have a reason stated for retirement. Participants must start the race. F1.com used as the decider.

1st - 3 points
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 1 point

 

 

 

 

 

Least team retirements

Pick which team will have the least retirements, this includes any result where one of the team's drivers either aren't classified or have a reason stated for retirement. Participants must start the race. F1.com used as the decider.

1st - 3 points
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 1 point



Random Categories

A few random yes or no questions for variety!
  1. Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? (Yes/No)
  2. Will there be 6 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? (Yes/No)
  3. Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? (Yes/No)
  4. Will there be a race with 0 retirements? (Yes/No)
  5. Will there be 5 or more different race winners? (Yes/No)
  6. Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? (Yes/No)
  7. Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? (Yes/No)
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How to get involved


Post your picks in the comments section here or email me.

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The two templates are here: 


Race Weekend


Pole:
Race:
Constructors:
Random:

The Random category for Australia is which teammates will finish closest throughout the weekend? See this post for more details.

e.g.

Pole: Nico Rosberg
Race: Fernando Alonso
Constructors: Lotus
Random: Maldonado/Bottas


Season Picks


World championship
1st –
2nd –
3rd –

Constructors Championship
1st – 
2nd –
3rd –

Most season session points:
1st -

Driver v. Driver:
Vergne/Ricciardo
Maldonado/Bottas
Di Resta/Sutil
Rosberg/Hamilton
Pic/Van der Garde
Button/Perez
Raikkonen/Grosjean
Vettel/Webber
Alonso/Massa
Hulkenberg/Gutierrez


Team v. Team
Ferrari/Red Bull
McLaren/Lotus
Williams/Sauber
Force India/Toro Rosso
Marussia/Caterham


Most team retirements:

Least team retirements:

Random categories:

Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? (Yes/No)

Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? (Yes/No)

Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? (Yes/No)

Will there be a race with 0 retirements? (Yes/No)

Will there be 5 or more different race winners? (Yes/No)

Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde, Bianchi) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? (Yes/No)

Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? (Yes/No)


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The deadline for submission for both the first race and the season picks is Thursday 14th March 23:59 GMT. It's important that people post before practice 1. Any picks posted after the start of practice 1 will limited to 50% of the points on offer. Any picks made on Saturday or Sunday will not count.

After every race weekend I will post results quickly so on the Sunday or Monday.

Please make a comment and let me know if you're interested (as well as any improvements which can be made), Now's your time to ask questions or to make comments!

24 comments:

  1. Season pick template:

    World championship
    1st –
    2nd –
    3rd –

    Constructors Championship
    1st –
    2nd –
    3rd –

    Most season session points:

    Driver v. Driver:
    Vergne/ Ricciardo
    Maldonado/ Bottas
    Di Resta/ Sutil
    Rosberg/ Hamilton
    Pic/ Van der Garde
    Button/Perez
    Raikkonen/Grosjean
    Vettel/Webber
    Alonso/ Massa
    Hulkenberg/Gutierrez

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari/ Red Bull
    McLaren/Lotus
    Williams/ Sauber
    Force India/Toro Rosso
    Marussia/Caterham

    Most team retirements:

    Least team retirements:

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? (Yes/No)

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? (Yes/No)

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? (Yes/No)

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? (Yes/No)

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? (Yes/No)

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? (Yes/No)

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? (Yes/No)



    Random Category for Australia:

    Which teammates will be closest over the entire weekend (7 sessions + fastest lap, place-wise)?

    So if Ricciardo finishes 16th in P1 and Vergne 14th then you would score 2 points for that session. The team with the fewest points across all 7 sessions + fastest lap will score a player 3 points, 2nd fewest 2 points etc.

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  2. Sounds like fun, I'll give it a go.

    World championship
    1st – Vettel
    2nd – Button
    3rd – Alonso

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Red Bull
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – McLaren

    Most season session points:
    Vettel

    Driver v. Driver:
    Ricciardo
    Maldonado
    Di Resta
    Hamilton
    Van der Garde
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    McLaren
    Williams
    Force India
    Caterham

    Most team retirements:
    Williams

    Least team retirements:
    Red Bull

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? No

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? Yes

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? Yes

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? No

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? No

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? Yes

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    1. Thanks for signing up. Good luck! Remember to pick on Australia when the thread comes out.

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    2. World championship
      1st –Hamilton
      2nd –Alonso
      3rd –Grosjean

      Constructors Championship
      1st –Lotus
      2nd –Mercedes
      3rd –Ferrari

      Most season session points:
      Hamilton

      Driver v. Driver:
      Vergne
      Bottas
      Di Resta
      Hamilton
      Van der Garde
      Button
      Grosjean
      Vettel
      Massa
      Hulkenberg

      Team v. Team
      Ferrari
      Lotus
      Sauber
      Force India
      Marussia

      Most team retirements:
      Toro Rosso
      Least team retirements:
      Mercedes
      Random categories:

      Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? No

      Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? No

      Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? Yes

      Will there be a race with 0 retirements? No

      Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

      Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? Yes

      Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? No

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    3. Hi, thanks for posting! What username do you want to register under? It might be worth registering an account to post ;)

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    4. Also don't forget to post your picks for Australia too.

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    5. Ha , i forget tottaly about nickname , anyway here it is.

      And also i would like to thank you for all the hard work you did about the testing analysis at Catalunya , amazing articles.

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    6. Not a problem, it was interesting. Good to have you signed up here.

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  3. Ok, here's an entry from an Autosport forum member:

    Season pick template:

    World championship
    1st – Vettel
    2nd – Alonso
    3rd – Räikkönen

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Red Bull
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Lotus

    Most season session points:

    Driver v. Driver:
    Vergne
    Bottas
    Di Resta
    Hamilton
    Pic
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Force India
    Marussia

    Most team retirements:
    Mclaren

    Least team retirements:
    Ferrari

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? No

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? Yes

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? Yes

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? No

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? Yes



    Random Category for Australia:

    Which teammates will be closest over the entire weekend (7 sessions + fastest lap, place-wise)?

    Caterham guys

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    1. Thanks Wander for signing up! You seem to have missed the most season session points category.

      Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!

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    2. Hi Wander, I've just noticed. You haven't posted your qualifying, race or constructors picks (see the Australia thread).

      I hope you find time to post before FP1.

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  4. Oh! I'll just go with Vettel.

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  5. Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Fernando Alonso
    2nd – Kimi Raikkonen
    3rd – Romain Grosjean

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Lotus
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Red Bull

    Most season session points:
    1st - Alonso

    Driver v. Driver:
    Vergne
    Bottas
    Sutil
    Rosberg
    Van der Garde
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Toro Rosso
    Caterham

    Most team retirements: Mercedes

    Least team retirements: Ferrari

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? No

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? No

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? No

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde, Bianchi) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? No

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? No

    AUSTRALIA PICKS

    Qualifying: Raikkonen
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random: Mercedes (Rosberg/Hamilton)

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    1. Thanks for signing up. So far we've got 4 players + another 3 who have committed to play but will post later.

      It would be great to get to 22 players and then we could do a constructors championship! ;) (Only joking but willing to discuss if we actually get near that point).

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  6. Looks gd!

    World championship
    1st – Webber
    2nd – Vettel
    3rd – Perez

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Red Bull
    2nd – McLaren
    3rd – Mercedes

    Most season session points:
    1st - Vettel

    Driver v. Driver:
    Ricciardo
    Maldonado
    Di Resta
    Hamilton
    Pic
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Webber
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    McLaren
    Williams
    Toro Rosso
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Toro Rosso

    Least team retirements: Force India

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? Yes

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? Yes

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde, Bianchi) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? Yes

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? No

    AUSTRALIA PICKS

    Qualifying: Webber
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Toro Rosso (Ricciardo/Vergne)

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    1. Will we have to post picks here all the time?

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    2. ignore me! I just saw the Australia thread :)

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    3. Welcome sangan. If you have any questions please let me know.

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  7. My season picks:

    World championship
    1st – Alonso
    2nd – Vettel
    3rd – Raikkonen

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Red Bull
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Lotus

    Most season session points: Alonso

    Driver v. Driver:
    Ricciardo
    Maldonado
    Di Resta
    Hamilton
    Pic
    Button
    Grosjean
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg
    Chilton (Marussia missed out from template I think?)

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Force India
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Caterham

    Least team retirements: Ferrari

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? YES

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? YES

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? YES

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? NO

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? YES

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? NO

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? YES

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    1. Welcome Jasper94. Great to see someone else join. I didn't include Marussia because, at the time, there was uncertainty about the 2nd seat.

      Good luck for the season!

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  8. We've got another joiner by email, I'll post everyone's picks (who have joined by this method) around FP1. Good luck all. I'm excited about the start to the F1 season.

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  9. Drivers Champion
    1st-Sebastian Vettel
    2nd-Fernando Alonso
    3rd-Lewis Hamilton

    Constructors Champion
    1st-Red Bull
    2nd-Ferrari
    3rd-Mclaren

    Best Season session: Sebastian Vettel

    Driver vs Driver
    Jean Eric Vergne
    Paul Di Resta
    Lewis Hamilton
    Valetteri Bottas
    Jenson Button
    Charles Pic
    Kimi Raikkonen
    Fernando Alonso
    Sebastien Vettel
    Nico Hulkenberg

    Team vs Team
    Red Bull
    Mclaren
    Sauber
    Force India
    Caterham

    Most team retirements: Toro Rosso

    Least team retirements: Red Bull

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? No

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? Yes

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? No

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? No


    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? No

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? No

    Australia Picks
    Qualifying- Sebastian Vettel
    Race- Sebastian Vettel
    Constructors- Red Bull
    Random- Toro Rosso

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  10. Just to make it clear although I'm playing I won't interfere with the prize. The best player apart from me will get the minichamps model.

    My season picks:

    World championship
    1st – Sebastian Vettel
    2nd – Fernando Alonso
    3rd – Jenson Button

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Red Bull
    2nd – Lotus
    3rd – Mercedes

    Most season session points: Sebastian Vettel

    Driver v. Driver:
    Ricciardo
    Bottas
    Di Resta
    Hamilton
    Pic
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Hulkenberg

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    Lotus
    Williams
    Force India
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Caterham

    Least team retirements: Ferrari

    Random categories:

    Will there be 2 or more mid-season (from 15/03/2013) driver replacements? No

    Will there be 5 or more races in the season where three champions (Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Button and Vettel) stand on the podium together? Yes

    Will there be a race with 7 or more retirements? No

    Will there be a race with 0 retirements? Yes

    Will there be 5 or more different race winners? Yes

    Will a rookie (Gutierrez, Bottas, Chilton, Van Der Garde) or a returning driver (Sutil) stand on the podium during the year? No

    Will there be a race with 3 or more safety cars? No

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