Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mid-season categories 2013


As promised, here are the mid-season categories. This represents another chance to score 25 points so it's a fairly good opportunity to further your position in the championship! Last year the mid-season picks were decisive in the overall championship decision so it's well worth taking some time to consider each category. 

Remember to pick here or in the Spa thread, when it's been posted, before Spa (Thursday 22nd August 23:59). See the bottom of this post for a picking template.

I've avoided repeat categories from the original season picks, it's better this way so hopefully you'll have fun thinking and picking these categories! There are also a few unique 'predict your own performance' categories which are always interesting.

Any way good luck! If you have any queries about the format or any of the categories, please let me know and we can discuss.


Mid-season categories

1.        Fight At The Front: Which team will score the most constructors points in the last 9 races - Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus? - 3 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

An extra bonus point will be given for predicting the number of points the top team will score within a 20 points interval (+ or - 10 points). So if you pick 90 points, 80-100 points will score you the additional 1 point. The extra point applies to the top team not your original pick although the two may be the same.


2.         This Season's Not Over Yet: Which team will score the most constructors points in the last 9 races - McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso - 3 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

An extra bonus point will be awarded for predicting the driver who will score the most points for the team you pick, regardless of where your team finish e.g. if I pick Williams and Bottas, Williams finish fifth but Bottas scores more than Maldonado then I get the bonus point.


3.       To Back Or Not to Back: Predict the correct position of your assigned driver in each of the following categories - 5 points max 

Driver categories:

  • Raikkonen, Hamilton, Vettel
  • Webber, Alonso, Rosberg
  • Grosjean, Button, Massa
  • Perez, Di Resta, Sutil
  • Vergne, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg

Predict the position of the driver assigned to you within their category (1st, 2nd or 3rd). It's based on points in the last nine races. 

Example: Dead Jedi has been assigned Raikkonen for the first category (see below), if he predicts that Raikkonen finishes third in this category, over the last nine races, but in fact he finishes second with Vettel on 140, Raikkonen on 120 and Hamilton on 118, then Dead Jedi will score 0 points. You will only score 1 point for every exactly correct prediction.


Drivers have been assigned by a random list generator (see end of this post) for screenshots.


Assigned driver by picker




If you're new and you want to predict in this category, please pick from the following set options (first come, first served so you cannot choose the same set as someone else who has already picked): 

Raikkonen, Webber, Massa, Sutil, Vergne
Raikkonen, Alonso, Button, Di Resta, Hulkenberg
Hamilton, Alonso, Button, Sutil, Hulkenberg
Hamilton, Rosberg, Grosjean, Di Resta, Ricciardo
Vettel, Rosberg, Grosjean, Perez, Ricciardo
Vettel, Webber, Massa, Perez, Vergne




 4.             Pole Master: Which driver will score the most pole positions in the last 9 races? - 1 point max

1st - 1 point

In the event of a tie, the decision shall be made on countbacks i.e. most 2nd places and then most 3rd places etc. If this is all identical then the first pole will count as the decider.



5.           I Live For The Champagne: Which driver will score the most podiums in the last 9 races? - 2 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

In the event of a tie, the positions of the driver will be taken into account. The driver with the most wins will win, then second places. If identical records then the first podium spot will be the differentiator e.g. a win in Spa will be the best option.
 


6.             Destruction Derby: Which circuit will feature the greatest number of retirements? - 2 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

Ties will be decided by lap of the last retirement, the earlier the better.




7.            Perfect Procession: Which circuit will feature the least number of retirements? - 2 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

Ties will be decided by the lap of the first retirement, the later the better.



8.           I Was On Holiday During The First Half: Which driver will have the most improved second half of the season? – 2 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

A separate championship will be run for the last nine races. The overall position of the drivers in the last nine races will be compared to the current championship positions (after ten rounds). The driver who wins this category will be the one who is the greatest number of positions above their current championship standing.

Example (with a five person championship):
 
Current Championship Standings
1st Vettel 172
2nd Raikkonen 134
3rd Alonso 133
4th Hamilton 124
5th Webber 105 

Results from final nine races
1st Hamilton 160
2nd Vettel 158
3rd Raikkonen 134
4th Webber 130
5th Alonso 119

Hamilton will score 3 points (4-1), Vettel -1 points, Raikkonen -1 points, Webber 1 point and Alonso -2 points. Hamilton would be the most improved driver in this situation and would score you 2 points, Webber would score you 1 point.


9.           Mr Consistency: Which driver’s finishing position will be closest to their qualifying position on average? – 2 points max

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

The winner will be the driver who finishes the least amount of positions away from their qualifying position on average. Weekends where your driver DNFs will not count in this category.


Example:

Spa

Ricciardo (Q: 9th, R: 12th)
Vergne (Q: 13th, R: 11th)

Monza 

Ricciardo (Q: 12th, R: 12th)
Vergne (Q: 11th, R: Retires)

Singapore 

Ricciardo (Q: 9th, R: 10th)
Vergne (Q: 10th, R: Retires)

Ricciardo scores 3 pts for Spa, 0 pts for Monza and 1 pt for Singapore. Average = 1.33 pts.
Vergne scores 2 pts for Spa, Monza and Singapore are excluded. Average = 2 pts.


Predict your own results

10.     How many points will you score for race weekends in total for the championship? - 1 point max

+/- 15 pts - 1 point

The current race weekend totals are as follows:
 
Scott 139
Kim 130
Kiszol 120
Rajaram 119 (in 9 races)
Sangan 118
Dragan 109
Joe 107
Aled Lewis 107
Michael 102
Dead Jedi 101
Ediglo 100 (in 8 races)
Paul Smith 97
Wander 82 (in 7 races)
Jasper94 77 (late for 6 weekends, costing 30 points)
MetalGatherer 47 (in 6 races)

Unless stated otherwise there have been no late penalties and pickers have picked for all ten races. Bear this in mind when trying to guess how many race weekend points you'll score across all 19 races.


11.     How many mid-season category points will you score? - 1 point max

+/- 1 pt - 1 point 

As stated, if you pick 14 points overall out of the remaining 24 then you will score the 1 point if you score 13-15.



12.      How many points will you score in your best weekend out of the last 9 races (out of 25) - 1 point max

+/- 1 pt - 1 point

Current best for each picker:

Aled Lewis 19
Dead Jedi 17
Dragan 17 
Ediglo 18 
Jasper94 15  
Joe 15
Kim 20 
Kiszol 19 
MetalGatherer 22
Michael 17
Paul Smith 16
Rajaram 19
Sangan 18
Scott 22
Wander 18




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Template

1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
Constructor:
Points:

2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
Constructor:
Driver:

3.
Assigned Driver 1: 1st/2nd/3rd
Assigned Driver 2: 1st/2nd/3rd
Assigned Driver 3: 1st/2nd/3rd
Assigned Driver 4: 1st/2nd/3rd
Assigned Driver 5: 1st/2nd/3rd

4. Most poles: 

5. Most podiums:

6. Track with most retirements: [Spa/Monza/Singapore/Korea/Suzuka/India/Abu Dhabi/US/Brazil]

7. Track with least retirements: [Spa/Monza/Singapore/Korea/Suzuka/India/Abu Dhabi/US/Brazil]

8. Most improved driver:

9. Most consistent driver:

10. Total race weekend points:

11. Mid-season category points: 0-24

12. Best weekend score: 0-25

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Picks are due Thursday 22nd August 2013 23:59, please don't be late. They are due at the same time as your Spa picks.


If there are any categories that you wish to discuss or improve, or if you have any further suggestions please let me know! Good luck!


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Random.Org - Category pick 


 

17 comments:

  1. Good stuff! Some tough picks here will have to be sharp.

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  2. DeadJedi here.


    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 160

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Raikkonen 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Rosberg 3rd
    Assigned Driver 3: Grosjean 1st
    Assigned Driver 4: Perez 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Ricciardo 1st

    4. Most poles: Vettel

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Brazil

    7. Track with least retirements: Monza

    8. Most improved driver: Grosjean

    9. Most consistent driver: Ricciardo

    10. Total race weekend points: 90

    11. Mid-season category points: 11

    12. Best weekend score: 19

    **** I hope I did round 3 right. ****

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  3. Hi DeadJedi, yeah your round 3 is perfect! Looking like some good picks here. For category 10, I'll assume your answer is 191 (the total amount of race weekend points over the season). Let me know if that's not true.

    Good luck.

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  4. Hey. Some hard categories overall. I'll be hoping these come off...

    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 175

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: Force India
    Driver: Di Resta

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Raikkonen 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Rosberg 1st
    Assigned Driver 3: Button 3rd
    Assigned Driver 4: Sutil 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Ricciardo 1st

    4. Most poles: Vettel

    5. Most podiums: Raikkonen

    6. Track with most retirements: Abu Dhabi

    7. Track with least retirements: Spa

    8. Most improved driver: Hulkenberg

    9. Most consistent driver: Button

    10. Total race weekend points: 121

    11. Mid-season category points: 15

    12. Best weekend score: 21

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  5. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Mercedes
    Points: 190

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Perez

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Raikkonen 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Rosberg 2nd
    Assigned Driver 3: Massa 3rd
    Assigned Driver 4: Perez 1st
    Assigned Driver 5: Vergne 2nd

    4. Most poles: Vettel

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Abu Dhabi

    7. Track with least retirements: US

    8. Most improved driver: Bottas

    9. Most consistent driver: Button

    10. Total race weekend points: 183

    11. Mid-season category points: 16

    12. Best weekend score: 16

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  6. Here goes!

    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Mercedes
    Points: 225

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Raikkonen 3rd
    Assigned Driver 2: Webber 2nd
    Assigned Driver 3: Button 2nd
    Assigned Driver 4: Sutil 3rd
    Assigned Driver 5: Ricciardo 1st

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Singapore

    7. Track with least retirements: Monza

    8. Most improved driver: Button

    9. Most consistent driver: Hulkenberg

    10. Total race weekend points: 230

    11. Mid-season category points: 14

    12. Best weekend score: 20

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  7. Aled Lewis has picked:

    1.
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 212

    2.
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Perez

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Raikkonen 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Webber 1st
    Assigned Driver 3: Grosjean 2nd
    Assigned Driver 4: Perez 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Vergne 3rd

    4. Most poles: Vettel

    5. Most podiums: Raikkonen

    6. Track with most retirements: Korea

    7. Track with least retirements: India

    8. Most improved driver: Maldonado

    9. Most consistent driver: Rosberg

    10. Total race weekend points: 200

    11. Mid-season category points: 15

    12. Best weekend score: 19

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  8. Damn, yeah you're right. 190 points for Q10. 90 seems a bit low, even for me.

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  9. Template

    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 160

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren - 54 points
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: 1st/2nd/3rd Hamilton - 2nd.
    Assigned Driver 2: 1st/2nd/3rd Webber - 2nd.
    Assigned Driver 3: 1st/2nd/3rd Massa - 2nd.
    Assigned Driver 4: 1st/2nd/3rd Perez - 1st.
    Assigned Driver 5: 1st/2nd/3rd Hulkenberg - 3rd.

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: [Spa/Monza/Singapore/Korea/Suzuka/India/Abu Dhabi/US/Brazil] Brazil.(Rain)

    7. Track with least retirements: [Spa/Monza/Singapore/Korea/Suzuka/India/Abu Dhabi/US/Brazil] US.

    8. Most improved driver: Massa

    9. Most consistent driver: Maldonado

    10. Total race weekend points: 135pts

    11. Mid-season category points: 0-24 - 14pts

    12. Best weekend score: 0-25 20pts.

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    1. I'll assume category 10 is 235 points overall, as I assume you're predicting more than 4 points per race from now on.

      Let me know otherwise!

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  10. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor:RedBull
    Points:160

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor:McLaren
    Driver:Jenson Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Hamilton 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Webber 3rd
    Assigned Driver 3: Massa 2nd
    Assigned Driver 4: Sutil 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Hulkenberg 2nd

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Spa

    7. Track with least retirements: Suzuka

    8. Most improved driver: Grosjean

    9. Most consistent driver: Hulkenberg

    10. Total race weekend points: 210

    11. Mid-season category points: 15

    12. Best weekend score: 18

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  11. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Mercedes
    Points: 253

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Hamilton 1st
    Assigned Driver 2: Rosberg 2nd
    Assigned Driver 3: Grosjean 1st
    Assigned Driver 4: Di Resta 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Vergne 3rd

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Spa

    7. Track with least retirements: Suzuka

    8. Most improved driver: Perez

    9. Most consistent driver: Vettel

    10. Total race weekend points: 256

    11. Mid-season category points: 13

    12. Best weekend score: 22

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  12. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 236

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Vettel 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Rosberg 2nd
    Assigned Driver 3: Button 3rd
    Assigned Driver 4: Di Resta 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: H├╝lkenberg 1st

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Singapore

    7. Track with least retirements: Suzuka

    8. Most improved driver: Hamilton

    9. Most consistent driver: Webber

    10. Total race weekend points: 249

    11. Mid-season category points: 14

    12. Best weekend score: 21

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  13. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 217

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Jenson Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Sebastian Vettel 1st
    Assigned Driver 2: Fernando Alonso 2nd
    Assigned Driver 3: Jenson Button 3rd
    Assigned Driver 4: Adrian Sutil 3rd
    Assigned Driver 5: Daniel Ricciardo 1st

    4. Most poles: Lewis Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Sebastian Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Brazil

    7. Track with least retirements: Abu Dhabi

    8. Most improved driver: Sergio Perez

    9. Most consistent driver: Jenson Button

    10. Total race weekend points: 219

    11. Mid-season category points: 12 points

    12. Best weekend score: 19 points

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  14. 1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 210

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: McLaren
    Driver: Button

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Hamilton 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Alonso 1st
    Assigned Driver 3: Grojean 1st
    Assigned Driver 4: Perez 2nd
    Assigned Driver 5: Vergne 2nd

    4. Most poles: Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Vettel

    6. Track with most retirements: Brazil

    7. Track with least retirements: Suzuka

    8. Most improved driver: Perez

    9. Most consistent driver: Vettel

    10. Total race weekend points: 226

    11. Mid-season category points: 12

    12. Best weekend score: 20

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  15. Here's Joe's picks:

    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus
    Constructor: Red Bull
    Points: 180

    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso
    Constructor: Force India
    Driver: Paul Di Resta

    3.
    Assigned Driver 1: Sebastian Vettel 2nd
    Assigned Driver 2: Fernando Alonso 1st
    Assigned Driver 3: Felipe Massa 1st
    Assigned Driver 4: Paul Di Resta 1st
    Assigned Driver 5:Jean Eric Vergne 3rd

    4. Most poles: Lewis Hamilton

    5. Most podiums: Kimi Raikkonen

    6. Track with most retirements: Singapore

    7. Track with least retirements: Monza

    8. Most improved driver: Valterri Bottas

    9. Most consistent driver: Sebastian Vettel

    10. Total race weekend points: 215

    11. Mid-season category points: 9 points

    12. Best weekend score: 18 points

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  16. Rajaram:

    1. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari or Lotus

    Constructor: Mercedes

    Points: 215



    2. McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Williams or Toro Rosso

    Constructor: Mclaren

    Driver: Button



    3.

    Assigned Driver 1: Vettel 1st

    Assigned Driver 2: Alonso 1st

    Assigned Driver 3: Grosjean 2nd

    Assigned Driver 4: Di Resta 2nd

    Assigned Driver 5: Hulkenberg 3rd



    4. Most poles: Hamilton



    5. Most podiums: Vettel



    6. Track with most retirements: [Suzuka]



    7. Track with least retirements: [US]



    8. Most improved driver: Hamilton



    9. Most consistent driver: Vettel



    10. Total race weekend points: 249



    11. Mid-season category points: 13



    12. Best weekend score: 21

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