Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Silverstone - F1 Prediction League (Round 8)

The British Grand Prix is here! Amid disputes and reports of growing discontent from Red Bull and Ferrari, we head to Silverstone for the 47th race held on the circuit. Only Monza and Monaco have played host to more races. 

Last year Webber ran an excellent race and won a vital victory in the championship battle, robbing Alonso of 7 points. Can Webber repeat his form or will Vettel dominate in the other Red Bull?


With a number of fantastic results from various high ranked people in the prediction league, the pack are closing in.

MetalGatherer in only their third race pulled off an amazing weekend, predicting Vettel and Red Bull across the board which turned out to be perfect.



Just a quick round-up of the standings so far:

This was updated on the 28/06/2013.




For other F1 prediction league articles, please go to: http://formulaoneanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
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Random Category for Silverstone


Which driver will come closest to completing the Triple?

 

The Triple refers to the same result across qualifying, race and the fastest lap, this doesn't have to be first place, it could be fifth or fourteenth. 

The following drivers are off-limits: Sebastian Vettel (the championship leader), Charles Pic, Van der Garde, Bianchi and Chilton (the four teams driving for Caterham and Marussia). This is in order to take away the five obvious picks, which will make this category far more interesting.

The score will be calculated on the difference away from the middle number (ordered sequentially) so if three different people picked three different drivers the scoring would be as follows:

Driver - Qualifying - Race - Fastest Lap - Score
Massa    8th - 10th - 15th (10 - 8 = 2 | 15 - 10 = 5 |  2 + 5 = 7)
Sutil       6th - 9th - 10th (9 - 6 = 3 | 10 - 9 = 1 |  3 + 1 = 4)
Alonso   5th - 2nd - 6th (5 - 2 = 3 | 6 - 5 = 1 |  3 + 1 = 4)

There are several tie-breaks. 
  • The first tie-break will be how far the race position is from the middle number, in Sutil's case it is the middle number (9th) where Alonso's race (2nd) is 3 away from the middle number. 
  • Should there still be a tie, this applies to the qualifying position. 
  • Finally the ultimate race position will be the deciding factor, the closest to the lead the better.
Given the tie-breakers above, Sutil will win on TB1.

Points will be allocated based on the following:

1st - 3 points
2nd and 3rd - 2 points
4th, 5th and 6th - 1 point

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As before, post your picks in the following format -

Qualifying: 
Race:
Constructors:
Random:

Picks are due by Thursday 27th June 23:59 GMT.

Good luck all!

18 comments:

  1. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Button

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  2. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Webber

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  3. Dead Jedi here.
    Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Gutierrez.

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  4. Qualifying : Hamilton
    Race : Alonso
    Constructor: Ferrari
    Random: Bottas.

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  5. Qualifying : Hamilton
    Race : Alonso
    Constructor: Ferrari
    Random: Bottas.

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  6. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random: Hulkenburg

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  7. Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random: Massa

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  8. A couple of picks have come in:

    Joe

    Qualifying - Rosberg
    Race - Alonso
    Constructors - Ferrari
    Random - Hulkenberg

    Aled Lewis

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Di Resta

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  9. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Redbull
    Random: Hulkenberg

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  10. Kiszol and I definitely think alike! I've been waiting to see if anything comes in to change my mind from the press conferences etc. Here are my original picks:

    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Fernando Alonso
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Mark Webber

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    1. Nice :)
      Now let's see if we can score a bunch of points with that same kind of ideas this weekend. :)

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  11. Rajaram picked

    Qualifying : Hamilton
    Race : Vettel
    Constructors : RedBull
    Random : Perez

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  12. My picks for the British grand prix are
    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Fernando Alonso
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Valtteri Bottas

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  13. Qualifying : Webber
    Race : Raikkonen
    Constructors : Lotus
    Random : Button

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  14. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Vettel

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    1. Hi Wander, Vettel was one of the off-limits picks so feel free to change this before P1.

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  15. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Vettel...er...Webber?

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    Replies
    1. Close! Can't believe I almost forgot...

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