Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Japan - F1 Prediction League (Round 15)

Last time Vettel won the championship in Japan
Here we are again, Japan - back again in that familiar position where a Vettel win might end the championship. Such has been the measure of his season, that an eighth win in Korea brings his win percentage for a season equal fourth (since 1965) behind only himself (2011) and his fellow German Michael Schumacher (2002 and 2004).

Thanks to everyone for their contributions in the last thread about their Vettel banning preferences. After weighing up everyone's votes and comments, I've decided that banning Vettel for race and Red Bull for constructors is the best option. There isn't quite enough evidence to ban Vettel from qualifying yet and many expressed concerns about the ban due to Hamilton's qualifying strength. 

The F1 prediction league season is coming towards the real crunch time, we should see a lot of variety for both race and constructors. Could Raikkonen, Hamilton, Alonso, Grosjean, Rosberg or Webber be the highest scorer? Equally Lotus, Mercedes and Ferrari seem well matched for constructors. I'm looking forward to seeing who everyone picks!

To refresh your memories, 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 Japan


Where will the following drivers qualify and finish the race?
 
Esteban Gutiérrez
Jean-Éric Vergne
Nico Rosberg
 
The scoring system works as follows:
 
Correct pick       8 points
+ or - 1 place     5 points
+ or - 2               3 points
+ or - 3               2 points
+ or - 4               1 point
+ or - 5 or over   0 points 
 
If a driver retires, no one will score any points for that driver's race pick.
 
If players are tied on overall points, the decision will be made on countback (i.e. most 8 point scores, most 5 point scores etc.). If players are tied in all categories, time of posting will be the decider.
Points will be allocated on the following basis:

Best picker: 3 points
2nd and 3rd: 2 points
4th, 5th and 6th: 1 point

Note: if there is an overall tie on weekend points (qualifying, race, constructors and random) and the usual method of race > constructors > qualifying > random cannot settle the difference, constructors points will be decided on random score (the number out of 48). Usually the next decider is on time posted but if there is a tie overall random will be more important in deciding what points to allocate.
 
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Post your picks in the following format -
Qualifying:
Race:
Constructors:
Random: 
Esteban Gutiérrez (   ,   )
Jean-Éric Vergne (   ,   )
Nico Rosberg (   ,  )

The deadline for Suzuka picks is Friday 11th October 02:00 GMT (before FP1). Effectively pick on Thursday to be safe.
Good luck!

14 comments:

  1. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez ( 9 , 9 )
    Jean-Éric Vergne ( 13 , 12 )
    Nico Rosberg ( 7 , 7 )

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  2. Qualifying : Webber.
    Race: Alonso.
    Constructor: Ferrari.
    Random:
    : GUTIERREZ (14, 13).
    VERGNE: (11, 14).
    Rosberg (4, 8).

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  3. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (12 , 12)
    Jean-Éric Vergne (15 , 13)
    Nico Rosberg (4 , 5)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Joe picked:

    Qualifying - Vettel
    Race - Alonso
    Constructors - Ferrari
    Random - Guttierez (10,11); Vergne (15,14); Rosberg (4,4)

    Aled Lewis posted:

    Qualifying - Vettel
    Race - Webber
    Constructors - Ferrari
    Random - Guttierez (8,14); Vergne (17,15); Rosberg (2,4)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (13 , 9)
    Jean-Éric Vergne (12 , 11)
    Nico Rosberg (6 , 8)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (13 , 12)
    Jean-Éric Vergne (14 , 12)
    Nico Rosberg (4 , 6)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (12 , 13)
    Jean-Éric Vergne (15, 11)
    Nico Rosberg (4, 5)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (15 , 14 )
    Jean-Éric Vergne ( 13 , 12 )
    Nico Rosberg ( 4 , 5 )

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  9. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Lotus
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez ( 13, 12 )
    Jean-Éric Vergne ( 16,14 )
    Nico Rosberg ( 5, 7 )

    ReplyDelete
  10. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez (13 , 13 )
    Jean-Éric Vergne ( 14 , 13 )
    Nico Rosberg ( 5 , 6 )

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  11. Rajaram picked:

    Qualifying : Vettel
    Race : Raikonnen
    Constructors : Lotus

    Random:
    Esteban Gutiérrez ( 14 , 11 )


    Jean-Éric Vergne (13 , 9 )

    Nico Rosberg ( 6 , 6 )

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  12. Qualifying : Vettel
    Race : Hamilton
    Constructors : Mercedes
    Esteban Gutiérrez (11 , 12)
    Jean-Éric Vergne (15 , 12)
    Nico Rosberg (4 , 5)

    ReplyDelete
  13. My picks for Japan are

    Qualifying: Sebastian Vettel
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:
    Esteban Guiterrrez (11,12)
    Jean Eric Vergne (16,14)
    Nico Rosberg (4, 5)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm feeling good for a podium in this race. Can't wait for the results.

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