Monday, 1 September 2014

Italy 2014 (Round 13) - F1 Prediction League

Welcome to the Autodrome of Speed! The Mercedes drivers clashed in Spa causing a huge media fall-out. Eventually Nico Rosberg was disciplined by the team and admitted that he was in the wrong. Ultimately he still takes a 29 point lead into the last 7 races so it may have been worth it.

After Red Bull's great performance in Spa, can they reproduce in the most unlikely of places? Or will the Mercedes engines cars or Ferrari be the closest challenger's to Mercedes?

Without further ado let’s introduce the championship standings:


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Random


Thanks to everyone who has helped so far on random this year - please feel free to post suggestions here for other races. Nat has posted a suggestion for random in this race and I think it's excellent so here goes.

Risk vs reward
Q1: Name a driver who will qualify in the top 4
Hamilton/Rosberg – 1 points
Bottas/Ricciardo – 2 points
Massa/Vettel – 3 points
Alonso/Magnussen – 4 points
Any other – 5 points

Q2: Which driver will qualify the most positions in front of his own teammate? (Penalties do not count - result based on provisional grid before penalties. A team with a disqualified driver counts as 0 points regardless of which driver is disqualified. Tie-breaks decided by highest position).
Best answer - 4 points
2nd, 3rd - 3 points
4th, 5th - 2 points
6th or lower – 1 point
Driver picked out-qualified - 0 points

Q3: Pick one Driver A (e.g. Hulkenberg) to beat their Driver B (e.g. Sutil) in the race. A retirement in your pairing results in 0 points being scored. I've used a random generator to generate 12 random options - I've assigned points to each of these options.
Hamilton - Gutierrez - 1 point

Raikkonen - Button - 3 points
Alonso - Gutierrez - 1 point
Ricciardo - Vergne - 1 point
Alonso - Bottas - 3 points
Gutierrez - Raikkonen - 6 points
Bianchi - Hulkenberg - 6 points
Sutil - Vergne - 3 points
Bottas - Rosberg - 4 points
Grosjean - Massa - 5 points
Magnussen - Vettel - 3 points
Button - Alonso - 3 points

Q4: Name a team which has both cars in the top six at any point in the race at the same time (must be at the end of a classified lap)
Mercedes 1 point
Williams/Red Bull/Ferrari 2 points
Force India/McLaren 3 points
Toro Rosso 4 points
Any other 5 points

Yes or No?
Self-explanatory! 2 points for each correct answer

Q1: Will the podium be entirely Mercedes engined cars?
Q2: Will Alonso finish ahead of Vettel in the race? (Both must finish)
Q3: Will at least five Renault-powered cars finish the race? (Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus, Caterham)
Q4: Will at least seven Mercedes-powered cars qualify in the top ten? (Mercedes AMG, Williams, Force India, McLaren)

Q5: Will any driver exceed 357kph/222mph in qualifying?

Tie-break: What will the gap be between the leading Mercedes car in qualifying compared to a) the leading Ferrari powered car and b) the leading Renault powered car?

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Hamilton, Rosberg and Mercedes banned.

Feel free to post picks in the following format:

Qualifying: 
Race: 
Constructors:
Random:

RvR - Q1:
RvR - Q2:
RvR - Q3:
RvR - Q4:
YN - Q1:
YN - Q2:
YN - Q3:
YN - Q4:
YN - Q5: 

Tie-break: Ferrari - X; Renault - X.

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I'm looking forward to this weekend - it may be crucial in the championship battle especially given the crazy fall-out after Spa. 

As always picks are due before Free Practice 1. 

16 comments:

  1. Qualifying: RIC
    Race: RIC
    Constructors:Red Bull
    Random:
    RvR - Q1:RIC
    RvR - Q2:SUT
    RvR - Q3:RAI
    RvR - Q4: Red Bull
    YN - Q1:No
    YN - Q2:Yes
    YN - Q3:Yes
    YN - Q4:No
    YN - Q5: No

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  2. Qualifying: Bottas
    Race: Bottas
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1:Bottas
    RvR - Q2:Alonso
    RvR - Q3:Raikkonen
    RvR - Q4: McLaren
    YN - Q1:Yes
    YN - Q2:No
    YN - Q3:Yes
    YN - Q4:No
    YN - Q5:Yes

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  3. Please move me to Red Bull please! We'll then win the whole thing just like Red Bull will this year.

    Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Ricciardo
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Rosberg
    RvR - Q2: Kvyat
    RvR - Q3: Hamilton-Gutierrez
    RvR - Q4: Force India
    YN - Q1: No
    YN - Q2: No
    YN - Q3: No
    YN - Q4: No
    YN - Q5: No

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  4. Qualifying: Massa
    Race: Massa
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Massa
    RvR - Q2: Ricciardo
    RvR - Q3: Hamilton-Gutierrez
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: Yes
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

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  5. Qualifying: Bottas
    Race: Ricciardo
    Constructors: Red Bull

    Random:
    RR, Q1: Ricciardo
    RR, Q2: Ricciardo
    RR, Q3: Raikkonen/Button
    RR, Q4: Red Bull
    YN, Q1: No
    YN, Q2: Yes
    YN, Q3: Yes
    YN, Q4: No
    YN, Q5: Yes

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  6. Qualifying: BOT
    Race: BOT
    Constructors: WIL
    Random:
    RvR - Q1:BOT
    RvR - Q2:ALO
    RvR - Q3:RAI
    RvR - Q4:MERCEDES
    YN - Q1:Y
    YN - Q2:Y
    YN - Q3:Y
    YN - Q4:N
    YN - Q5: N

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  7. Qualifying: Vettel
    Race: Vettel
    Constructors: Red Bull

    Random:
    RR, Q1: Vettel
    RR, Q2: Ricciardo
    RR, Q3: Raikkonen/Button
    RR, Q4: Mercedes
    YN, Q1: No
    YN, Q2: Yes
    YN, Q3: No
    YN, Q4: Yes
    YN, Q5: No

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  9. Qualifying: Valterri Bottas
    Race: Valterri Bottas
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Valterri Bottas
    RvR - Q2: Nico Hulkenburg
    RvR - Q3: Kimi Raikkonen
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: No
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

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  10. Qualifying: Bottas
    Race: Bottas
    Constructors: Red Bull
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Bottas
    RvR - Q2: Bottas
    RvR - Q3: Bottas - Rosberg
    RvR - Q4: Red Bull
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: No
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: No
    YN - Q5: Yes

    Tie-break: Ferrari - 1,1sec; Renault - 0,8sec

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  11. Qualifying: Bottas
    Race: Ricciardo
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Massa
    RvR - Q2: Alonso
    RvR - Q3: Raikkonen ( vs. Button)
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: Yes
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

    Tie-break: Ferrari - 0.739; Renault - 0.751.

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  12. Pick o clock!

    Qualifying: BOT
    Race: BOT
    Constructors: WIL
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Bottas
    RvR - Q2: Alonso
    RvR - Q3: Mag-Vet
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: Yes
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

    Tie-break: Ferrari – 0.6s; Renault – 0.7s.

    And now the big question...on what lap will the two Mercedes drivers hit each other!?

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    1. Lap 53? At least it won't be at the start of the race this time!

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  13. Qualifying: Valtteri Bottas
    Race: Valtteri Bottas
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Massa
    RvR - Q2: Ricciardo
    RvR - Q3: Magnussen-Vettel
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: Yes
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

    Tie-break: Ferrari - 0.9sec; Renault - 0.8sec

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    1. Aled Lewis picks:

      Qualifying: Massa
      Race: Bottas
      Constructors: Red Bull
      Random:
      RvR - Q1: Bottas
      RvR - Q2: Alonso
      RvR - Q3: Raikkonen
      RvR - Q4: Red Bull
      YN - Q1: No
      YN - Q2: No
      YN - Q3: No
      YN - Q4: Yes
      YN - Q5: Yes

      Tie-break: Ferrari - 1.235s; Renault - 1.419s

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  14. Qualifying: Bottas
    Race: Bottas
    Constructors: Williams
    Random:
    RvR - Q1: Bottas
    RvR - Q2: Alonso
    RvR - Q3: Hamilton-Gutierrez
    RvR - Q4: Williams
    YN - Q1: Yes
    YN - Q2: No
    YN - Q3: Yes
    YN - Q4: Yes
    YN - Q5: No

    Tie-break: Ferrari - 1 second; Renault - 1 second

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