Monday, 2 June 2014

Canada 2014 (Round 7) - F1 Prediction League

Welcome to Canada - one of the strongholds of Lewis Hamilton. The Brit is odds on favourite to take the pole and the victory here so Rosberg must aim to spring a surprise as a victory in Canada will be a major blow to Hamilton's championship credentials.

There promises to be a lot of excitement throughout the field as well as a different looking grid. Canada is a very different circuit to Spain or Monaco so expect to see a different pecking order to either of these races.

Mercedes are obviously still banned for Constructors but any other team is an option. I would love to make this a longer post but I'm heading abroad for a week in a couple of hours, expect the results thread on Tuesday/Wednesday. After this everything will get back to normal!

As always here is a re-cap of the current standings:




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Random


Thanks to Michael, Nat and Joe for their help in creating this random.
  
This time the random involves a number of random questions:

How many cars will finish on the same lap as the race winner?
Correct – 3 points
1-3 away – 2 points
4-6 away – 1 point


Will both Force India drivers score points? Yes/No (2 points for correct answer)

Which driver will beat their teammate in the most sessions throughout the weekend?* (Raikkonen/Chilton/Maldonado/Ericsson) (3 points for best guess, 2 points for 2nd etc.)

Which driver will beat their teammate in the most sessions throughout the weekend?*
(Ricciardo/Bottas/Kvyat/Rosberg) (3 points for best guess, 2 points for 2nd etc.)


Will there be a safety car? Yes/No (2 points for correct answer)

Pole qualifying margin over/under 0.2 seconds? Over/Under (2 points for correct answer)

Winning margin over/under 7 seconds? Over/Under (2 points for correct answer)

The tie-break question is what will be the time difference between the fastest Mercedes driver and the fastest non-Mercedes driver in qualifying?

Good luck!

* Note: there are six opportunities to score points - practice 1, practice 2, practice 3, qualifying, race finish and fastest lap. Points will be scored for qualifying, race and fastest lap if a teammate DNS, DNF, DNQ or DSQ however this is not true for practice e.g. if the selected driver's teammate sets no laps then a point is not scored.
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Feel free to post picks in the following format:

Qualifying: 
Race: 
Constructors: [Not Mercedes as they are banned]
Random:

Cars on same lap as race winner - 0-21
FI drivers both in points - Yes/No
Teammate A - Raikkonen/Chilton/Maldonado/Ericsson
Teammate B - Ricciardo/Bottas/Kvyat/Rosberg
Safety Car - Yes/No
Pole Margin - Over/Under 0.2 seconds
Race Margin - Over/Under 7 seconds
Tie-break - X seconds

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Last year Vettel swept home to take an easy victory, at that point his third of the season. Alonso charged through the field to finish second while Hamilton had to settle for third - although 54 seconds up the road from his teammate. Unfortunately after this race Vettel also went on to capture 10 of the next 12 race victories.

A flashback to the prediction league last year shows a MetalGatherer win (they'd dearly like to repeat this to make it consecutive wins, both in 2014 and at the Canada venue). Kim and Wander were also on the podium last year.

Good luck all!

17 comments:

  1. Qualifying: HAM
    Race: HAM
    Constructors: RBR
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 2
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Chilton
    Teammate B - Bottas
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 1.2

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  2. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 3
    FI drivers both in points - Yes
    Teammate A - Chilton
    Teammate B - Ricciardo
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 1 second

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  3. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:
    7
    Yes
    Raikkonen
    Ricciardo
    No
    Under
    Under
    0.3 seconds

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  4. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 4
    FI both drivers in points - No
    Teammate A - Madonado
    Teammate B - Kvyat
    Safety Car - No
    Under 0.2 Seconds
    Over 7 seconds
    0.67 seconds

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  5. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: RedBullRacing
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 8
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Ricciardo
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 1 second

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  6. Question for Scott: Why i don´t have any points in constructor table and Season field? should i have?

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    Replies
    1. Hi Ediglo, unfortunately not. You didn't post before Australia with season picks or race picks. Sorry for the delayed response. In the constructors table it's a case of finishing within the top ten in a weekend, this hasn't happeend yet although possibly for Canada which I'm working out now!

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  7. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: RedBull
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 7
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Bottas
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Under 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.9 seconds

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  8. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 6
    FI drivers both in points - Yes
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Ricciardo
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Under 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Over 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.6 seconds

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  9. Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Force India
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 10
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Kvyat
    Safety Car - No
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Over 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 1.5 seconds

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  10. A different constructors choice.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 5
    FI drivers both in points - Yes
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Bottas
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Over 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.75 seconds

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  11. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on the same lap as the race winner - 5
    Both Force India Drivers in Points - No
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Ricciardo
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Under 0.2s
    Race Margin - Over 0.2s
    Tie-break - 0.85

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  12. Aled Lewis picks:

    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 1
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Ericsson
    Teammate B - Rosberg
    Safety Car - No
    Pole Margin - Under 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.4 seconds

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  13. My picks for Canada are

    Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on the same lap as race winner- 5
    FI drivers both in the points-No
    Teammate A – Pastor Maldonado
    Teammate B –Daniel Ricciardo
    Safety Car - No
    Pole Margin – Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin – Over 7 seconds
    Tie-break – 0.7 seconds

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  14. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 4
    FI drivers both in points - No
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Kvyat
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Under 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Under 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.75 seconds

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  15. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: RBR
    Random:
    Cars on same lap as race winner - 6
    FI drivers both in points - Yes
    Teammate A - Maldonado
    Teammate B - Bottas
    Safety Car - Yes
    Pole Margin - Over 0.2 seconds
    Race Margin - Over 7 seconds
    Tie-break - 0.7 seconds

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