Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bahrain 2014 (Round 3) - F1 Prediction League

Welcome to round 3 of the F1 prediction league 2014! After two completely different tracks we're beginning to see how each of the cars operate. The one truth in F1 at the moment is that the Mercedes has a large advantage. On a dry circuit they appeared to be quicker in every sector (when the engine was turned up) and did this using less fuel.

So the key stats so far.

Hamilton 1 - 1 Rosberg
Hamilton 25 - 43 Rosberg
Alonso 24
Vettel 15

Bahrain raises more questions. Can Red Bull and Ferrari keep up their performances as the second and third best teams at the moment or will Bahrain shake up the order, propelling the other Mercedes cars (McLaren, Williams, Force India) ahead? Can Ricciardo recover from his 10-place grid penalty? Will Massa sabotage Bottas' car after "Valtteri is faster than you" Gate? That and many more questions will be answered this weekend.

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




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Random

 
As this is likely to be the first dry qualifying session. I thought the comparison of drivers (including teammates) throughout qualifying and the race was the most exciting thing for this race weekend. The +/- X Seconds below in qualifying represents handicaps. So Alonso has a 0.15 second penalty on his best timed lap during qualifying, so if his best lap is 1:32.179 and Raikkonen's is 1:32.300 then Alonso's time would effectively be 1:32.329 so he would lose.


Qualifying

Alonso +0.15 seconds vs. Raikkonen -0.15 seconds
Vettel +0.2 seconds vs. Ricciardo -0.2 seconds
Sutil +0.3 seconds vs. Gutierrez -0.3 seconds
Kvyat +0.1 seconds vs. Vergne -0.1 seconds
Massa +0.05 seconds vs. Bottas -0.05 seconds

Race

Hulkenberg vs. Alonso
Perez vs. Ricciardo
Kvyat vs. Grosjean
Magnussen vs. Bottas
Chilton vs. Ericsson

TB

What will be the fastest lap time in the race? (e.g. 1:40.424)

Scoring

Each correct pick will score 1 point. TB's will be decided by which player predicts the closest fastest lap time.

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Feel free to post picks in the following format:

Qualifying: 
Race: 
Constructors:
Random:

Q
Alonso/Raikkonen
Vettel/Ricciardo
Sutil/Gutierrez
Kvyat/Vergne
Massa/Bottas


R


Hulkenberg/Alonso
Perez/Ricciardo
Kvyat/Grosjean
Magnussen/Bottas
Chilton/Ericsson

Fastest lap time:
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Good luck everyone! Vettel will be hoping for a repeat and so will last years' winner Aled Lewis. Kim and Dragan also featured on the podium.

20 comments:

  1. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Sutil
    Vergne
    Massa


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Magnussen
    Chilton

    Fastest lap time: 1:39.000

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

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1.39.222

    ReplyDelete
  3. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Sutil
    Kvyat
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Magnussen
    Chilton

    Fastest lap time:1.39.749

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

    Q
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Grosjean
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:35:333
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    ReplyDelete
  5. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Raikkonen
    Ricciardo
    Sutil
    Kvyat
    Massa


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Chilton

    ReplyDelete
  6. Joe's picks:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso/Railkkonen - Kimi
    Vettel/Ricciardo - Ricciardo
    Sutil/Gutierrez - Sutil
    Kvyat/Vergne - Vergne
    Massa/Bottas - Bottas

    R
    Hulkenberg/Alonso - Alonso
    Perez/Ricciardo - Ricciardo
    Kvyat/Grosjean - Kvyat
    Magnussen/Bottas - Magnussen
    Chilton/Ericsson - Chilton

    Fastest Lap: 1:40.065

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  7. Aled Lewis' picks:

    Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Sutil
    Kvyat
    Massa

    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Grosjean
    Magnussen
    Chilton

    Fastest lap time in race: 1.38.324

    ReplyDelete
  8. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Sutil
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1.37.284

    ReplyDelete
  9. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Räikkönen
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas

    R
    Hülkenberg
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:39:423

    ReplyDelete
  10. Surprised only one person has gone for Hulk and noone for Perez vs. Ricciardo. Perez will have quite a bit of a headstart so it's a question of how much Ricciardo can catch up and whether Perez can put other cars between the two of them.

    Here come a few calculated gambles then.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Kvyat
    Bottas

    R

    Hulk
    Perez
    Grosjean
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:39.813

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's within an hour so I'd like to change Vettel to Ricciardo. I thought the gap was 0.15 seconds! 0.2 just tips it for me.

      Delete
  11. Rose31 picks:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:40:9

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

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Sutil
    Vergne
    Massa

    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Grosjean
    Bottas
    Chilton

    Fastest lap time: 1.40.000 (100 seconds, why not?)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:39.313

    ReplyDelete
  14. My picks for Bahrain are

    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Merecedes
    Random:

    Q
    Fernando Alonso
    Daniel Ricciardo
    Esteban Guitterez
    Daniil Kvyat
    Valtteri Bottas

    R
    Nico Hulkenberg
    Daniel Ricciardo
    Daniil Kvyat
    Valtteri Bottas

    Fastest lap time: 1:38:650

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I forgot Marcus Ericsson vs Max Chilton for random

      Random:

      R
      Marcus Ericsson

      Delete
  15. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Gutierrez
    Kvyat
    Bottas

    R

    Hülkenberg
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Ericsson

    Fastest lap time: 1:39:876

    Fastest lap time: 1:39.813

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rajaram's picks:

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Mercedes
    Random:

    Q
    Raikkonen
    Ricciardo
    Gutierrez
    Vergne
    Bottas


    R

    Alonso
    Ricciardo
    Kvyat
    Bottas
    Chilton

    Fastest lap time: 1:40:861

    ReplyDelete
  17. It looks like random is going to be incredibly decisive this weekend!

    ReplyDelete