Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Malaysia 2014 - F1 Prediction League

Welcome to round 2 of the F1 prediction league 2014! So we emerge from the first race with plenty of contraversy - mainly around Red Bull and some strange rumours about the FIA limiting the Ferrari power unit. 

Let's not forget that there were some major successes too although there were a large number of unhappy drivers - for many different reasons.

On the successes well done to Magnussen, Button and Rosberg. Malaysia raises some interesting questions - can Rosberg extend his championship lead? Can he beat Hamilton in a fair fight? Can McLaren find a magic half a second like Ron Dennis suggests? And can Red Bull and Ferrari bounce back from mostly disappointing Australia weekends?

As always here is a re-cap from the standings from the first race:


The season is still young so expect major changes after the next race. Saying that in the previous four seasons the leader after the first race has won the championship twice.

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Random


Many called for more complicated randoms, akin to Brazil 2013. I agree so here is one for you. I'm breaking the track into the three different sectors, for each there will be a different theme. 

 
Sector 1

Which driver will qualify the highest and lowest on the grid out of the following choices: Vettel, Ricciardo, Alonso, Raikkonen, Button, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Perez, Massa, Bottas?
Also which driver will qualify the highest and lowest on the grid out of the following choices: Hamilton (4 second penalty on best time), Rosberg (4 second penalty on best time), Grosjean, Maldonado, Sutil, Gutierrez, Vergne, Kvyat, Chilton, Bianchi, Kobayashi?

Sector 2

Which team will run the longest race stint? (laps) - ties will be decided by whichever team pits earlier.

Sector 3

Which driver will have the highest speed through the speed trap in qualifying?
Which driver will have the lowest (highest*) speed through the speed trap in qualifying?

* F1.com will record the best speed through the speed trap in the session so it's not the lowest speed at any point, it's the lowest best speed.

Scoring

Points will be scored for each sector based on the real F1 points - 25 points for the best pick, 18 for second etc. Each category within a category is worth a 25 point maximum. So sector 1 is worth 100 points, sector 2 worth 25 points and sector 3 worth 50 points.

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Feel free to post picks in the following format:

Qualifying: 
Race: 
Constructors:
Random:

Sector 1
Highest -
Lowest -

Highest - 
Lowest - 

Sector 2 -

Sector 3
Fastest - 
Slowest - 

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Good luck everyone. Let's hope for an exciting race with plenty of action and a fiercely contested battle for the lead! 

And don't forget... 


23 comments:

  1. I dont have any idea who will take pole/win this weekend, its gonna be crazy, especially if monsoon hit for qual,and race.......
    Btw i like random categories for this weekend.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors:Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest -Vettel
    Lowest -Perez

    Highest - Hamilton
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 -Force India

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Maldonado

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  2. Hey, cheers Dragan.

    Just to make it clear. If anyone has any ideas for random for Bahrain or any other race please feel free to post on the random discussion page (http://formulaoneanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/p/random-2014.html). It's on one of the tabs at the top of the site too.

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  3. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Button
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Vettel
    Lowest - Hulkenberg

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Kobayashi

    Sector 2 - Toro Rosso

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Rosberg
    Slowest - Chilton

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    1. Edit: I think RBR will come back:
      Qualifying: Vettel
      Race: Vettel
      Constructors: Red Bull
      Random:

      Sector 1
      Highest - Vettel
      Lowest - Hulkenberg

      Highest - Vergne
      Lowest - Kobayashi

      Sector 2 - Toro Rosso

      Sector 3
      Fastest - Rosberg
      Slowest - Chilton

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  4. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Vettel
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Force India

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Maldonado

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  5. Rajaram has emailed his picks:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Vettel
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Hamilton
    Lowest - Bianchi

    Sector 2 - Mclaren Mercedes

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Magnussen
    Slowest - Chilton

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  6. Aled Lewis also:

    Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Red Bull

    Sector 1
    Highest - Vettel
    Lowest - Raikkonen

    Highest - Rosberg
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Ferrari

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Button
    Slowest - Grosjean

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  7. I'm happy about the result from the previous race. Can I keep it up? Only six points off the lead so hopefully I can turn that around.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes

    Sector 1
    Highest - Ricciardo
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Ferrari

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Magnussen
    Slowest - Bianchi

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  8. Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari

    Sector 1
    Highest - Alonso
    Lowest - Massa

    Highest - Kvyat
    Lowest - Kobayashi

    Sector 2 - Ferrari (Kimi)

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Maldonado

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    1. How do I add a photo to my profile?

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    2. I think I've sorted it now! Woo...Alonso.

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  9. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes

    Sector 1
    Highest - Vettel
    Lowest - Hulk

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Ferrari

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Chilton

    Sorry to disappoint everyone but I feel another 18 straight podiums coming on!

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  10. Joe's picks:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Alonso
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Grosjean
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Ferrari

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Rosberg
    Slowest - Chilton

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  11. Rose31's picks:

    Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Button
    Constructors: McLaren
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest -Vettel
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Button

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Ericsson

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    1. With Sector 2 Rose31 meant McLaren just to avoid any confusion.

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  12. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest -Vettel
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Vergne
    Lowest - Kobayashi

    Sector 2 - Force India

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Massa
    Slowest - Ericsson

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  13. A few interesting decisions here especially with random.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors:Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Massa
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Kvyat
    Lowest - Kobayashi

    Sector 2 - McLaren

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Perez
    Slowest - Maldonado

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    1. This was deleted after the Malaysia misspelling.

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  15. Last of the late brakers here. My picks for Malaysia are

    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest –Sebastian Vettel
    Lowest –Sergio Perez

    Highest – Daniel Kyvat
    Lowest – Kamui Kobayashi

    Sector 2 -Mercedes

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Valtteri Bottas
    Slowest – Pastor Maldonado

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  16. Hello People! my picks:

    Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: McLaren
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Button
    Lowest - Perez

    Highest - Maldonado
    Lowest - Chilton

    Sector 2 - Lotus

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Bottas
    Slowest - Chilton

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  17. Keba picked:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:
    Sector 1
    Highest Vettel
    Lowest Perez
    Highest Vergne
    Lowest Chilton
    Sector 2 McLaren
    Sector 3
    Fastest Rosberg
    Slowest Riccardo

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  18. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Raikkonen
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:

    Sector 1
    Highest - Alonso
    Lowest - Hulkenburg

    Highest - Grosjean
    Lowest - Bianchi

    Sector 2 - Ferrari

    Sector 3
    Fastest - Rosberg
    Slowest - Chilton

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