Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Belgium - F1 Prediction League (Round 11)

Finally Spa is here! We've had a long break so it will be amazing to get down to racing again. If you haven't already seen the mid-season categories, go here to make your picks. Don't forget, as well as our overall prize there's a £30 Amazon voucher up for grabs to whoever scores the most points in the second half of the season, so good luck to everyone. 
 
We're picking up the pace now  - nine races in three months means an average of a race every one and a half weeks! The races to come could have a huge impact on the championship, especially if one team like Mercedes or Red Bull find themselves with a clear advantage.

Historically speaking Spa has been a very happy hunting ground for Kimi Raikkonen. With four race wins (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009) he's the only active multiple winner. Will Raikkonen be able to repeat his success and take the fight to Vettel in the championship? Or will Vettel or Hamilton strike again?

To refresh your memories after the mid-season break, here's a quick round-up of the standings so far:


For other F1 prediction league articles, please go to: http://formulaoneanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html
Also see the driver speculation 2014 page for constructors offers etc.
 
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Random Category for Spa


Which midfield driver will be the fastest in each three sectors during qualifying?

 

Basically, you need to pick a different midfield driver for each of the three sectors (see below, Sector 1 - yellow, Sector 2 - Red, Sector 3 - Blue). This means no driver repeats although it is okay to pick both drivers in a team e.g. Sector 1 - Maldonado, Sector 2 - Bottas, Sector 3 - Gutierrez.

Midfield drivers are classed as any driver from a team 5th to 9th in the championship - Force India, McLaren, Toro Rosso, Sauber, Williams.
 
 
 
The best sectors for the chosen drivers, using f1.com, will be totalled with the overall fastest time winning. 

The point scoring will be slightly different to usual, the best player in the league will score 3 points, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th best will score 2 points and 5th to 8th will score 1 point.
 
1st - 3 points
2nd, 3rd and 4th - 2 points
5th, 6th, 7th and 8th - 1 point
 
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Post your picks in the following format -
Qualifying: 
Race:
Constructors:
Random: Sector 1 - , Sector 2 - , Sector 3 - . 

The deadline for both the mid-season category and Spa picks is Thursday 22nd August 23:59 GMT.

Let me know if you have any questions about the random, mid-season categories, constructors teams etc. Good luck all!

16 comments:

  1. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Sector 1 - Di Resta, Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Ricciardo.

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  2. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random: Sector 1 - Sutil, Sector 2 - Perez, Sector 3 - Di Resta.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random: Sector 1 - Sutil, Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Perez.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Risking a strong Hamilton weekend.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Sector 1 - Ricciardo, Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Perez.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aled Lewis has picked:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random: Sector 1 - Di Resta, Sector 2 - Ricciardo, Sector 3 - Button.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dead Jedi here:

    Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Sector 1 - Perez, Sector 2 - Hulk, Sector 3 - Ricciardo.

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  7. Qualifying: Hamilton.
    Race: Raikkonen.
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:1- Hulkenberg, 2- Maldonado, 3- Perez

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  8. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Sector 1- Vergne , Sector 2- Di Resta , Sector 3- Sutil .

    ReplyDelete
  9. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Sector 1 - Ricciardo , Sector 2 - Sutil, Sector 3 - Button.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Sector 1 - Di Resta , Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Maldonado.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo and Adrian Sutil

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  12. Joe's picks:

    Qualifying: Sebastian Vettel
    Race: Kimi Raikkonen
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Sector 1 - Button , Sector 2 - Di Resta, Sector 3 - Sutil.

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  13. Still waiting on:

    Rajaram
    Wander
    Jasper94

    Same rules apply for race weekend with penalties.

    If mid-season category is late a 3 point penalty will be applied. If picks aren't made before qualifying, only the last 8 races will be taken into account for your own picks e.g. if you pick Red Bull, you will only win if Red Bull score more points from Monza to Brazil than Mercedes from Spa to Brazil.

    Fingers crossed everyone picks in time. I've sent an email to Rajaram.

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  14. Rajaram:

    Qualifying: Hamilton

    Race: Hamilton

    Constructors: Mercedes

    Random: Sector 1 - Sutil, Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Vergene

    ReplyDelete
  15. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Sector 1 - Sutil, Sector 2 - Button, Sector 3 - Di Resta.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jasper, you should check out the mid-season category picks here (http://formulaoneanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/mid-season-categories-2013.html) and pick before qualifying.

      Good to see you again.

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