Sunday, 2 March 2014

F1 Prediction League 2014

Welcome to the fifth year of the F1 Prediction League! Following on from the success of last year where 17 players competed across 20 rounds of the F1 2013 season, the league will run again!

Welcome back to all the old players but also welcome to any new perspective players. The league will run to a maximum of 22 players in line with the current grid, with each player assigned a constructors team to race for. This led to an incredibly interesting constructors championship with 1st and 3rd in the league leading Sauber to the championship!

Last year the winner of the competition received a 2013 Sebastian Vettel Mini Champs model. A similar prize will be on offer with the winner of the F1 2014 Prediction League receiving a Mini Champs model of the 2014 World Champion. There will also be a chance to win £30 of Amazon vouchers later in the year.

The league gives you the chance to show off your knowledge and intuition by making picks on:
  1. Four categories every race weekend (Maximum 25 points each race) 
  2. Season results (Maximum 50 points) 
  3. Mid-season categories (Maximum 25 points)
 See below for further details.

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Race Weekend Picks


Every weekend there will be a chance to pick on four categories - three are similar every week with one changing.

Categories
  1. Pole Position (Maximum 7 points)
  2. Race Winner (Maximum 8 points)
  3. Constructors who scores the most points (Maximum 6 points)
  4. Random category (will change every race weekend) (Maximum 4 points)
Based on feedback last year the random category has increased from 3 points to 4 and qualifying has been decreased to 7. 

Ahead of each race weekend I will post a thread (usually 3-5 days ahead of FP1) with the random category for the next race. 

You'll then be able to post a comment on the thread or send an email with your picks (I'll post all emailed picks after the deadline for full visibility).

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The allocation of points for the four categories is:

Pole Position

1st – 7 points
2nd – 5 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

Race Winner

1st – 8 points
2nd – 5 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

Constructors

1st – 6 points
2nd – 3 points
3rd – 1 point

Random

1st – 4 points
2nd and 3rd – 3 points
4th, 5th and 6th  – 2 points
7th, 8th, 9th and 10th - 1 point

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Season Picks


These are picks which relate to results over the course of the entire season. You only need to make these once, the deadline is Thursday 13th March 2014 (23:59 GMT).

Summary
  1. Drivers Championship - Max. 12 points
  2. Constructors Championship - Max. 6 points
  3. Most season session points - Max. 4 points
  4. Driver vs. Driver - Max. 11 points
  5. Team vs. Team - Max. 5 points
  6. Most Team Retirements - Max. 3 points
  7. Least Team Retirements - Max. 3 points
  8. Random Categories - Max. 6 points
Total - Maximum 50 points

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Drivers Championship

Pick who you think will finish in the top three positions in the drivers championship.

1st 
2nd
3rd







Constructors Championship

Pick who you think will finish in the first three constructors positions, receive the points below for their final position in the constructors world championship.

1st 
2nd
3rd







Most Season Session Points

For every session (practice 1, P2, P3, qualifying and the race) everyone in the top ten scores points like in races (1st = 25, 2nd = 18, 3rd = 15 etc.). This also applies to the fastest lap so there are six categories overall. 

If Alonso finishes in the following positions across the weekend (P1 - 1st, P2 - 2nd, P3 - 1st, Qualifying - 4th, Race - 1st, Fastest Lap - 2nd) then he'll score 123 points (25 + 18 + 25 + 12 + 25 + 18). These points will be added to points from every other weekend in the season and the driver at the end of the season with the most points wins. Qualifying has been grouped as one session per F1 rules. 

1st - 4 points
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 1 point

Driver vs. Driver

Which teammate will score the most points in the championship standings, ties will be decided by the placing in the world championship standings (For example: http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/).

Alonso or Raikkonen? (1 point)
Hamilton or Rosberg? (1 point)
Bottas or Massa? (1 point)
Button or Magnussen? (1 point)
Vergne or Kyvat? (1 point)
Sutil or Gutierrez? (1 point)
Grosjean or Maldonado? (1 point)
Hulkenberg or Perez? (1 point)
Vettel or Ricciardo? (1 point)
Bianchi or Chilton? (1 point)
Kobayashi or Ericsson? (1 point)


Team vs. Team

Which team will score the most points in the championship standings, ties will be decided by the placing in the world championship standings (For example: http://www.formula1.com/results/team/)

Ferrari or Red Bull? (1 point)
McLaren or Williams? (1 point)
Force India or Lotus? (1 point)
Sauber or Toro Rosso? (1 point)
Marussia or Caterham? (1 point)


Most Retirements

Pick which team will have the most retirements, this includes any result where one of the team's drivers either aren't classified or have a reason stated for retirement (i.e. not finishing the required race distance). F1.com used as the decider.

1st - 2 points
2nd - 1 point

An extra bonus point will be earned if you pick the driver who will retire the most from that team.

Least team retirements

Pick which team will have the least retirements, this includes any result where one of the team's drivers either aren't classified or have a reason stated for retirement (i.e. not finishing the required race distance). F1.com used as the decider.

1st 2 points
2nd - 1 point

An extra bonus point will be earned if you pick the driver who will retire the least from that team.


Random Categories

A few random yes or no questions for variety!
  1. Given Mercedes strong testing performance will Mercedes powered cars have the least total engine retirements throughout the year?
  2. Will we have a new race winner in 2014? (Current winners: Vettel, Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton, Rosberg, Massa, Button, Maldonado)
  3. Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race?
  4. Will any driver score points at 15 or more races this year?
  5. Will four different teams win races in 2014?
  6. Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race?
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How to get involved


Post your picks in the comments section here or email me here.

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The two templates are here: 


Race Weekend


The Random category for Australia is which teammates will finish closest throughout the weekend? 

This is based across the three categories - qualifying, race, fastest lap. Drivers will score 1 point if they finish next to their teammates, 2 points if they finish two places away etc. 

The overall winner will be the team which scores the least points across the three categories. As discussed above the player who makes the best pick will score 4 points, 2nd and 3rd will score 3 points etc. 

Tie-breaks are resolved by the player who picks the closest average position for their teammates. For example if one player picks Button/Magnussen and another picks Rosberg/Hamilton. If Button/Magnussen finish 7/8 7/8 7/8 and Rosberg/Hamilton finish 1/2 1/2 1/2, both teams score 3 points. Then it would come down to what the picked average position was. If the first player picked 4th for Button/Magnussen and the second player picked 2nd for Rosberg/Hamilton then the second player would win as 1.5 is closer to 2 than 7.5 to 4.

People should post their picks in the following format:

Pole: Rosberg
Race: Vettel
Constructors: Caterham
Random: Alonso/Raikkonen (average position: X)


Season Picks


World championship
1st –
2nd –
3rd –

Constructors Championship
1st – 
2nd –
3rd –

Most season session points:
1st -

Driver v. Driver:
Alonso/Raikkonen
Hamilton/Rosberg
Bottas/Massa
Button/Magnussen 
Vergne/Kyvat
Sutil/Gutierrez
Grosjean/Maldonado
Hulkenberg/Perez
Vettel/Ricciardo
Bianchi/Chilton
Kobayashi/Ericsson

Team v. Team

Ferrari/Red Bull
McLaren/Williams
Force India/Lotus
Sauber/Toro Rosso
Marussia/Caterham


Most team retirements:
Driver in that team who will retire the most:

Least team retirements:
Driver in that team who will retire the least:

Random categories:

Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? (Yes/No)
Will we have a new winner in 2014? (Yes/No)
Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? (Yes/No)
Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? (Yes/No)
Will four different teams win races in 2014? (Yes/No)
Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? (Yes/No)


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The deadline for submission for both the first race and the season picks is Thursday 13th March 23:59 GMT. It's important that people post before practice 1. Any picks posted after the start of practice 1 will limited to 50% of the points on offer. Any picks made on Saturday or Sunday will not count.

After every race weekend I will post results quickly so on the Sunday or Monday. As always there is a one hour window of change once you have picked. After that window your picks cannot be changed.

If you're a new poster please state which team you'd like to race for. There's still a place free at Sauber, Force India and two places at Toro Rosso, Caterham and Marussia. Please see full line-up at Driver Speculation. One last thing, good luck!

31 comments:

  1. Great to see the F1 Prediction league back. Hopefully it will be a great year and the unpredictability of the new rules will make it harder for every player. This year I hope someone gives you a run for your money Scott.

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    1. The odds are vastly against me retaining the title (I only win when Vettel wins the championship, things aren't looking great for him!). We'll see though.

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  2. This championship is mine! Team Lotus will also cake walk the constructors championship, isn't that right Dragan!?

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  3. I'm really looking forward to this season! Grateful that the random category is now 4 points.Also Im really excited to pick the season categories. This year they could be really crucial.

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  4. I'm in, and sent a couple invites.

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  5. Good to hear, Brian. I can't wait to the start of the season.

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  6. It starts again! I'm here too, and I'll try to top my results from last year. Hopefully keba and I will have a better season at Red Bull than Vettel and Ricciardo! :)

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  7. I need a teammate. I'll move over to Sauber if theres no other interest.

    World championship
    1st – Alonso
    2nd – Rosberg
    3rd – Hamilton

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Ferrari
    2nd – Mercedes
    3rd – Force India

    Most season session points:
    1st - Alonso

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Rosberg
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Kvyat
    Gutierrez
    Maldonado
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Grosjean

    Least team retirements: Ferrari
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Raikkonen

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? Yes
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? No
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? No
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? No

    Pole: Rosberg
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random: Hulkenberg/Perez (average position: 7)

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  8. Pole: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Williams
    Random: Kobayashi/Ericsson (average position: 15th)


    Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Alonso
    3rd – Rosberg

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – McLaren

    Most season session points:
    1st - Rosberg

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements: Red Bull
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Riccardo

    Least team retirements: Williams
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Bottas

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? No
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? No
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? Yes

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  9. I believe my credentials lie with Joe Watson ... As he has suggested numerous times I should join you good fellows in this endeavour. I'd also happily join as a rookie for Sauber/Force India partnering Jedi/Smith (respectively) in order to solidify the pairings and create a full line up in the teams (having noted Jasper's offer for Sauber I'm more inclined to pair up with Paul if he'd allow it, with the assumption he gets boosted to Driver No.1, for experience purposes.

    Paul taking home £500k + (open to discussion) and myself with an offer of only £300k (due to rookie season)

    And ... Without further adieu my predictions ...

    Race Picks

    Pole: Hamilton
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random: Alonso/Raikkonen (average position: 3)

    Season Picks

    World Championship
    1st – Alonso
    2nd – Hamilton
    3rd – Massa

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Ferrari
    2nd – Mercedes
    3rd – Williams

    Most season session points:
    1st - Rosberg

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Rosberg
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Caterham


    Most team retirements: Caterham
    Driver: Ericsson

    Least team retirements: Mercedes
    Driver: Rosberg

    Random Categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? Yes
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? Yes
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? Yes

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    1. Welcome. That sounds like a great idea. I'm sure Paul's happy to have you as his teammate. After all you've joined the league first so you get first pick of the available remaining seats. I think it is unlikely that Jasper is playing this year so you can pick Sauber if you'd prefer? His contract offer has expired anyway so I should update!

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    2. I'm sure it'll all be alright ... I'll stick with my original suggestion and move onto the Force India Roster.

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  10. Hi all - a new year!

    Race Weekend

    Pole: Rosberg
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random: Bottas/Massa (average position: 5th)


    Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Rosberg
    2nd – Alonso
    3rd – Hamilton

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Red Bull

    Most season session points:
    1st - Alonso

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Rosberg
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Caterham


    Most team retirements: Toro Rosso
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Vergne

    Least team retirements: Force India
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Hulk

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? No
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? No
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? No
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? No
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? No
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? No

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  11. I might enter under my own name this year, rather than "Dead Jedi" if it's ok?

    Yes, I think Red Bull/Vettel for 2014. They will come through in the end.

    Race Picks

    Pole: Hamilton
    Race: Massa (first race is a lottery, right?)
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random: Kobayashi/Ericsson (average position: 15th)

    World championship
    1st – Vettel
    2nd – Alonso
    3rd – Hamilton

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Red Bull
    3rd – Ferrari

    Most season session points:
    1st - Vettel

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements:Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Maldonado

    Least team retirements:Sauber
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Gutierrez

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? (Yes)
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? (No)
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? (Yes)
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? (Yes)
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? (Yes)
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? (Yes)

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    1. Yeah, I'm happy with you entering under Brian or Brian Hoover? Any preference?

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  12. Aled Lewis has sent through his picks:

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Button
    3rd – Magnussen

    Constructors Championship
    1st – McLaren
    2nd – Mercedes
    3rd – Ferrari

    Most season session points:
    1st - Button

    Driver v. Driver:
    Raikkonen
    Rosberg
    Bottas
    Button
    Kyvat
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    Williams
    Force India
    Toro Rosso
    Caterham


    Most team retirements:Red Bull
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Vettel

    Least team retirements:McLaren
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Magnussen

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? No
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? No
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? No
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? No

    Race

    Pole: Rosberg
    Race: Fernando
    Constructors: Williams
    Random: Bianchi/Chilton (17th)

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  13. Rajaram has also sent across his picks:

    World championship
    1st – Rosberg
    2nd – Hamilton
    3rd – Alonso

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Williams

    Most season session points:

    1st - Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:

    Alonso
    Rosberg
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Chilton
    Kobayashi
    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Caterham

    Most team retirements: Caterham
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Ericsson

    Least team retirements: Williams
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Bottas

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? (Yes)
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? (Yes)
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? (Yes)
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? (No)
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? (Yes)
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? (Yes)

    Race

    Pole Position : Hamilton
    Race Winner : Hamilton
    Constructors : Mercedes
    Random : Hamilton/Rosberg (Average Position : 3)

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  14. Joe's posted his picks:

    1. Drivers Championship
    1st - Kimi
    2nd - Alonso
    3rd - Massa

    2. Constructors Championship
    1st - Ferrari
    2nd - Williams
    3rd - Mercedes

    3. Season Session Points
    Alonso

    4. Driver vs. Driver
    Kimi
    Rosberg
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Ricciardo
    Bianchi
    Kobyashi

    5. Team vs. Team
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia

    6. Most Team Retirements
    Lotus
    Driver: Maldonado

    7. Least Team Retirements
    Ferrari
    Driver: Kimi

    8. Random
    8.1 - No
    8.2 - Yes
    8.3 - Yes
    8.4 - Yes
    8.5 - Yes
    8.6 - Yes

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    1. Race picks:

      Qualifying - Hamilton
      Race - Kimi
      Constructors - Ferrari
      Random - Caterham (ave. 21st)

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  15. Here are my picks. A lot of difficult things to pick especially constructors!

    Race weekend picks:

    Qualifying – Lewis ‘Vettel can’t challenge me now’ Hamilton
    Race – Lewis ‘that was close’ Hamilton
    Constructors – Mercedes
    Random – Hamilton/Rosberg (average position – 2nd)

    Season picks:

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Rosberg
    3rd – Alonso

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Red Bull

    Most season session points:
    1st - Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Bottas
    Button
    Kvyat
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Force India
    Toro Rosso
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Maldonado

    Least team retirements: Williams
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Bottas

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? Yes
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? Yes
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? Yes

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  16. Pole: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Random: Alonso/Raikkonen (average position: 5)

    World championship
    1st –Hamilton
    2nd –Alonso
    3rd –Rosberg

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd –RedBull

    Most season session points:
    1st -Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements:ToroRosso
    Driver in that team who will retire the most:Kivat

    Least team retirements:Mercedes
    Driver in that team who will retire the least:Hamilton

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? (Yes)
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? (Yes)
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? (No)
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? (No)
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? (Yes)
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? (Yes)

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  17. Here goes nothing! I hope my Lotus buddy is doing okay...

    Season

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Alonso
    3rd – Vettel

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – McLaren

    Most season session points:
    1st - Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Bottas
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia

    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Grosjean

    Least team retirements: Williams
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Bottas

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? (No)
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? (No)
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? (Yes)
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? (Yes)
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? (Yes)
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? (Yes)

    Qualifying – Hamilton
    Race – Rosberg
    Constructors – Mercedes
    Random – Williams (4th)

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    1. Posting at the exact same minute. Wow.

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  18. World championship
    1st – Alonso
    2nd – Hamilton
    3rd – Vettel

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Red Bull

    Most season session points:
    1st - Rosberg

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    McLaren
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Maldonado! (he never lets me down)

    Least team retirements: Ferrari
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Alonso

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? No
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? No
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? Yes
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? No

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  19. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Alonso and Raikkonen (7th)

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  20. Race weekend:

    Pole: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Button/Magnussen (average position: 8th)


    Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Rosberg
    3rd – Alonso

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Williams

    Most season session points:
    1st - Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    Williams
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Maldonado

    Least team retirements: Ferrari
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Räikkönen

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? No
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? Yes
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? Yes

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  21. Race Weekend Picks:

    Qualifying- Lewis Hamilton
    Race- Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors- Mercedes
    Random- Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen (Average Position 7th)

    Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Lewis Hamilton
    2nd –Fernando Alonso
    3rd – Sebastian Vettel

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Ferrari
    3rd – Red Bull

    Most season session points:
    1st –Lewis Hamilton

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Sutil
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Ferrari
    McLaren
    Force India
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Pastor Maldonado

    Least team retirements: Ferrari
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Fernando Alonso

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? Yes
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? No
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? Yes
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? Yes

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  22. Only missing ediglo now. I'm happy that everyone else has decided to return.

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    1. Still time obviously. I'm looking forward to FP1.

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  23. We got one more pick after FP1 and FP2 from Rose31 (partnered to Brian in the Sauber team)

    Pole: Rosberg
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random: Ericsson/Kobayashi (average position: 19)


    Season Picks

    World championship
    1st – Hamilton
    2nd – Vettel
    3rd – Rosberg

    Constructors Championship
    1st – Mercedes
    2nd – Red Bull
    3rd – Ferrari

    Most season session points:
    1st - Rosberg

    Driver v. Driver:
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Massa
    Button
    Vergne
    Gutierrez
    Grosjean
    Hulkenberg
    Vettel
    Bianchi
    Kobayashi

    Team v. Team
    Red Bull
    McLaren
    Lotus
    Sauber
    Marussia


    Most team retirements: Lotus
    Driver in that team who will retire the most: Maldonado

    Least team retirements: Ferrari
    Driver in that team who will retire the least: Räikönnen

    Random categories:

    Given Mercedes strong testing performance will they be the engine with the least engine retirements throughout the year? Yes
    Will we have a new winner in 2014? Yes
    Given the introduction of double points at the last race will the championship go down to the final race? No
    Will one driver score points at 15 or more races this year? Yes
    Will four different teams win races in 2014? Yes
    Will Marussia or Caterham finish in the top 13 in any race? No

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    1. As the pick was posted after FP1 (but before qualifying) 50% of the points will be on offer.

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