Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Britain 2014 (Round 9) - F1 Prediction League

We arrive at the British GP, the scene of the Great Pirelli Farce and a Nico Rosberg victory last year. Both Hamilton and Vettel were set to win before issues cruelly denied each. Both have been beset by bad luck and retirements this year - perhaps their luck will turn around here?

Silverstone has so much history with memories from every decade. The first lap pile-up in 1973 started by Scheckter; Mansell's charge and overtake of Piquet in 1987; Schumacher's win while serving a drive through penalty in 1998 and Hamilton's magnificent wet weather win in 2008. The weather forecast is definitely pointing to a wet qualifying session which could create an exciting and mixed up grid!


What has been your favourite British GP of all-time?

Just to confirm Mercedes are still banned as a constructors pick. The theme of this weekend will be focussed on the British drivers (with a similar theme to be explored during the German GP weekend).

Here are the current championship standings:






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Random


Thanks to Nat and Michael for their help in creating this random - please feel free to post suggestions here.

Random will be split into two categories - British drivers and teammate head-to-heads.

British drivers
Q1: Will Hamilton beat his average practice position this weekend? (2nd)
Q2: Will Button beat his average qualifying position this weekend? (10th)
Q3: Will Chilton beat his average race position this weekend? (17th)
Q4: Who will set the fastest qualifying time? (Hamilton, Button with 2.25 seconds deducted or Chilton with 4.75 seconds deducted).
Q5: How many sessions (FP1, FP2, FP3, Q, Race and FL) will Jenson Button beat Kevin Magnussen? (0-2, 3-4, 5-6)
Q6: How close will Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg be in qualifying? (0-0.099s/0.1-0.199s/0.2-0.399s/0.4s+)
Q7: What position will Chilton's fastest lap be? (1-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-22)

Two points will be given for each of the above categories answered correctly. 

Teammate head-to-heads 

The idea is to pick as many of the race head-to-heads below as you wish (i.e. which drivers will beat their teammate in the race). You will only score points in this round if all of your picks are correct. Driver retirements count so the driver in the team who completes the most laps is the winner.  

A bonus point will be given for every two drivers you pick to incentivise picking more drivers.

Alonso (1 point) v. Raikkonen (3 points)
Hamilton (2 points) v. Rosberg (2 points)
Massa (2 points) v. Bottas (2 points)
Button (1 point) v. Magnussen (3 points)
Hulkenberg (2 points) v. Perez (2 points)
Grosjean (1 point) v. Maldonado (3 points)
Ricciardo (1 point) v. Vettel (3 points)
Vergne (2 points) v. Kvyat (2 points)
Sutil (2 points) v. Gutierrez (2 points)

 For example: 
- Player A picks Raikkonen, Magnussen and Maldonado, they could score 10 points in total for the category (3 + 3 + 3 plus a bonus point)
- Player B picks Alonso, Button, Grosjean and Ricciardo, they could score 6 points in total for the category (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 plus two bonus points for picking four drivers).
- Player C picks Alonso, Hamilton, Bottas, Magnussen, Hulkenberg and Vergne, they could score 13 points in total (1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 2 plus three bonus points for picking six drivers).

As always the player with the highest overall point score will win the random. 

Tie-break

In the event of a tie, the player who predicts the closest teammates during qualifying will be the winner. Ties will be settled by the difference between those two teammates.

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Feel free to post picks in the following format:

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

Q1 - Yes/No
Q2 - Yes/No
Q3 - Yes/No
Q4 - Hamilton/Button/Chilton
Q5 - 0-2/3-4/5-6
Q6 - 0-0.099s/0.1-0.199s/0.2-0.399s/0.4s+
Q7 - 1-10/11-14/15-18/19-22

Race teammate accumulator - [list drivers]

Tie-break
Closest teammates in Q -
Time difference -

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I'm looking forward to this weekend. As always picks are due before Free Practice 1. See you soon!

17 comments:

  1. Qualifying: RIC
    Race: RIC
    Constructors: RBR
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.2-0.399s
    Q7 - 1-10

    Race teammate accumulator - Button, Sutil, Vettel, Grosjean

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Toro Rosso
    Time difference - 0.090

    ReplyDelete
  2. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - Yes
    Q4 - Chilton
    Q5 - 0-2
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 11-14

    Race teammate accumulator - Magnussen, Vergne, Perez and Alonso

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Williams
    Time difference - 0.046

    ReplyDelete
  3. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: RedBull Racing
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Chilton
    Q5 - 0-2
    Q6 - 0-0.099s
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator - Perez, Maldonado, Vettel, Hamilton

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Mercedes
    Time difference - 0.150

    ReplyDelete
  4. Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - Yes
    Q4 - Chilton
    Q5 - 5-6
    Q6 - 0.2-0.399s
    Q7 - 19-22

    Race teammate accumulator - Ricciardo, Alonso, Hamilton, Button

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Force India
    Time difference - 0.072

    ReplyDelete
  5. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Alonso
    Constructors: Ferrari
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - Yes
    Q4 - Chilton
    Q5 - 0-2
    Q6 - 0.4+
    Q7 - 11-14

    Race teammate accumulator - Alonso, Hamilton, Magnussen, Vergne, Hulkenberg, Sutil

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Williams
    Time difference - 0.001

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well done for random category,its a great one.

    Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors:Williams
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - Yes
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator - Hamilton,Magnussen,,Alonso

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q -Mercedes
    Time difference - 0.120

    ReplyDelete
  7. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 19-22

    Race teammate accumulator - Alonso, Hamilton, Grosjean, Vettel
    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Williams
    Time difference - 0.055

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great random category indeed, well done!

      Delete
    2. Qualifying: Rosberg
      Race: Rosberg
      Constructors: Red Bull
      Random:
      Q1 - No
      Q2 - Yes
      Q3 - Yes
      Q4 - Chilton
      Q5 - 3-4
      Q6 - 0.0-0.099s
      Q7 - 15-18

      Race teammate accumulator - Alonso, Maldonado
      Tie-break
      Closest teammates in Q - Mercedes
      Time difference - 0.034

      Delete
  8. Joe's picks:

    Qualifying - Hamilton
    Race - Rosberg
    Constructors - Red Bull
    Random -
    Q1: No
    Q2: No
    Q3: No
    Q4: Hamilton
    Q5: 5-6
    Q6: 0.1-0.199
    Q7: 19-22
    Teammate Head-to-Head: Alonso, Massa, Button, Grosjean
    Tie-break: Mercedes, 0.15s

    ReplyDelete
  9. Aled Lewis' picks:

    Qualifying: Rosberg
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 0-2
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 19-22

    Race teammate accumulator - Grosjean, Vettel, Hamilton, Vergne, Sutil, Perez
    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Toro Rosso
    Time difference - 0.121 seconds

    ReplyDelete
  10. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Rosberg
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    Q1 - No
    Q2 - Yes
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s0.2-0.399
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator - Alonso,Rosberg,Bottas,Button,Perez,Maldonado,Vettel,Vergne,Sutil.

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Mercedes
    Time difference - 0.175

    ReplyDelete
  11. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Hamilton
    Q5 - 5-6
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator - Ricciardo, Alonso, Hamilton
    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Williams
    Time difference - 0.013s

    ReplyDelete
  12. Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton
    Race: Lewis Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - No
    Q4 – Jenson Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 -19-22

    Race teammate accumulator - Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q –Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
    Time difference -0.175

    2008 is one of my favourite British GP's with Massa's spins and Hamilton's wet weather win.

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  13. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: RBR
    Random:
    Q1 - Yes
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.1-0.199s
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator – Alonso, Ricciardo, Grosjean

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q – Rosberg/Hamilton
    Time difference – 1.6s

    ReplyDelete
  14. Qualifying: Hamilton
    Race: Hamilton
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    Q1 - No (P3 may harm this)
    Q2 - No
    Q3 - No
    Q4 - Button (McLaren have made a lot of progress)
    Q5 - 3-4
    Q6 - 0.2-0.399s (this circuit definitely suits Hamilton)
    Q7 - 15-18

    Race teammate accumulator - Alonso, Hamilton (from experience reliability or unexpected issues often cause problems so I'm only going for the two although Ricciardo and Grosjean are likely to beat their teammates too).

    Tie-break
    Closest teammates in Q - Williams (tempted to go for Mercedes but it's potentially a wet qualifying session which often throws up bigger gaps between the two).
    Time difference - 0.077s

    ReplyDelete