Tuesday, 12 November 2013

United States - F1 Prediction League (Round 18)

The US GP last year produced a thrilling battle for the lead, one which we haven't seen for a while now - not since Germany or Hungary. Let's hope for a great race and a repeat of that situation!

The drivers championship is really close going into the final two rounds of the season, only three points difference which is nothing. I'm expecting a few more twists and turns to this one.


To keep their championship hopes alive Lotus need to outscore Sauber by 16 points otherwise a constructor will be crowned champions for the first time, in America.

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




For a full guide to the 2013 season including stats and other F1 prediction league articles, please go to: F1 Prediction League 2013

Also see the Driver speculation 2014 page for constructors offers etc. There are currently offers for Jasper94, Michael and Keba. Please don't be afraid to request a team if you're interested or to make specific demands if you feel you're worth it!

Update on Red Bull #2 contract situation:

The situation is fairly simple, Michael has to outscore Keba by at least 17 points (unless MetalGatherer wins the weekend). Otherwise Keba secures the Red Bull #2 contract. 
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Random Category for US (The US Casino)


Where will each constructors team finish in the race relative to their current constructors championship position?
For all eleven teams, you'll need to pick whether they'll finish higher, lower or the same compared to their current constructors position.
Finishing position for a constructor in the race is based on points scored and then on highest position finished therefore if a team which had 0 points finished 11th they would be the best of all the non-point scorers etc.
If you pick higher: you'll score 2 points for higher, 1 point for same and 0 points for lower.
If you pick the same, you'll score 1 point for higher, 2 points for the same and 1 point for lower
If you pick lower, you'll score 0 points for higher, 1 point for same and 2 points for lower.
The above is to compensate for the fact that finishing in the same position is a range of 1 whereas higher or lower are far broader.

At the end of the category total scores will be added and compared against other players, tie-breaks are decided by the player who scores the most 2 point hauls, then 1 point, then 0 points. If no decision can be made, it will revert to who picked first.

The scoring system works as follows:
Best picker: 3 points
2nd and 3rd: 2 points
4th, 5th and 6th: 1 point

Note 1: if there is an overall tie on weekend points and the usual method of race > constructors > qualifying > random cannot settle the difference, constructors points will be decided on actual random scores.

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Reminder: No Vettel race picks and no Red Bull constructors picks.

Post your picks in the following format -

Qualifying: 
Race:
Constructors:
Random:-

Red Bull 1st - Higher/Lower/Same
Mercedes 2nd -
Ferrari 3rd -
Lotus 4th -
McLaren 5th -
Force India 6th -
Sauber 7th -
Toro Rosso 8th -
Williams 9th -
Marussia 10th -
Caterham 11th -

The deadline for US picks is Friday 15th November 15:00 GMT (before FP1). 

Good luck and may the best picker win! If anyone's worried about block picking, please email me with your picks here. Then I can post your picks during FP1 when possible. Same rules apply as usual, after you've made your picks you'll have a very small window to correct (1 hour) and then they're set in stone.

I'll always attempt to pick fairly early, given my position in the championship always good to avoid any suspicions!

15 comments:

  1. DeadJedi here:

    Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Merc
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Lower
    Force India 6th - Higher
    Sauber 7th -Lower
    Toro Rosso 8th - Higher
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  2. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Lower
    McLaren 5th - Higher
    Force India 6th - Same
    Sauber 7th -Same
    Toro Rosso 8th - Lower
    Williams 9th - Higher
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  3. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Same
    Lotus 4th - Lower
    McLaren 5th - Higher
    Force India 6th - Same
    Sauber 7th -Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Higher
    Williams 9th - Higher
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  4. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Lower
    Mercedes 2nd - Higher
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Higher
    Force India 6th - Lower
    Sauber 7th -Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  5. Aled Lewis picks:

    Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Same
    Lotus 4th - Same
    McLaren 5th - Same
    Force India 6th - Same
    Sauber 7th - Same
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  6. Joe picks:

    Qualifying - Vettel
    Race - Webber
    Constructors - Mercedes

    Random:

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Lower
    Force India 6th - Higher
    Sauber 7th - Same
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Lower
    Caterham 11th - Higher

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  7. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Lower
    Ferrari 3rd - Higher
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Same
    Force India 6th - Lower
    Sauber 7th - Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Higher
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  8. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Same
    Lotus 4th - Same
    McLaren 5th - Same
    Force India 6th - Lower
    Sauber 7th - Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  10. My picks for the US GP are

    Qualifying: Sebatian Vettel
    Race: Mark Webber
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Same
    Force India 6th - Same
    Sauber 7th - Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Lower
    Williams 9th - Higher
    Marussia 10th - Lower
    Caterham 11th -Higher

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  11. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Same
    Lotus 4th - Same
    McLaren 5th - Lower
    Force India 6th - Higher
    Sauber 7th - Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Lower
    Caterham 11th - Higher

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  12. My picks:

    Qualifying: Sebastian Vettel
    Race: Romain Grosjean
    Constructors: Mercedes

    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Lower
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Lower
    Force India 6th - Lower
    Sauber 7th - Higher
    Toro Rosso 8th - Lower
    Williams 9th - Higher
    Marussia 10th - Lower
    Caterham 11th - Higher

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  13. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Webber
    Constructors: Mercedes

    Random:-

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Same
    Ferrari 3rd - Same
    Lotus 4th - Same
    McLaren 5th - Same
    Force India 6th - Same
    Sauber 7th - Same
    Toro Rosso 8th - Same
    Williams 9th - Same
    Marussia 10th - Same
    Caterham 11th - Same

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  14. Rajaram picks:

    Qualifying : Vettel
    Race : Webber
    Constructors : Ferrari

    Random :

    Red Bull 1st - Same
    Mercedes 2nd - Lower
    Ferrari 3rd - Higher
    Lotus 4th - Higher
    McLaren 5th - Lower
    Force India 6th -Higher
    Sauber 7th - same
    Toro Rosso 8th - same
    Williams 9th - same
    Marussia 10th - same
    Caterham 11th- same

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  15. Let's hope Vettel gets banned from qualifying for Brazil, that would add extra excitement although most I suspect would go for Webber.

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