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F1 2013 - DS Predictions Championship


Below are the rules for this year's competition. If anyone has any suggestions before the first race for any additions/changes, please post them here to be discussed.

Everyone is welcome to join, even if you are not a regular poster on the forums, please feel free to join in.
Also, if you're reading this after the start of the season, please feel free to join at any time, a couple of good results can soon pull you up the rankings.


1. Predictions must be in before the race start time, anything after will not be accepted. No exceptions I'm afraid.
2. You must predict the top 10 finishing positions.
3. You must also predict the driver who will get the fastest lap during the race.
4. Before the first race of the season (Australia) you must predict who you think will be Drivers World Champion and Constructors World Champions. Your first choices will stand until the end of the season. Anyone who does not predict a Driver or Constructor World Champions before the first race, will not be eligible to earn points for these predictions.
5. 10 points will be awarded for predicting the correct Drivers World Champion.
6. 10 points will be awarded for predicting the correct Constructors World Champions.
7. 5 points will be awarded for predicting a driver in the right place or the driver with the fastest lap.
8. 3 points will be awarded for predicting a driver in the wrong place, but within 1 position of your guess.
9. 2 points will be awarded for predicting a driver in the wrong place, but within 2 positions of your guess.
10. 1 point will be awarded for predicting a driver in the wrong place, but within 3 positions of your guess.
11. You will be allowed 1 consecutive carry over if you miss a race, but will score half points for that round.
12. You will be allowed 1 "Joker" play throughout the season. At any race of your choosing, you can play your Joker and this will gain you Double Points for this prediction only.
13. Race disqualifications/altered finishing positions only count in our competition if they happen on the same day as a race i.e. decided by the stewards at the circuit.
14. This will be the thread for all predictions throughout the season. Any predictions posted elsewhere or sent in a PM will not be counted, they must be visible to all players.
15. The scores will be kept in a spreadsheet, which can be requested from me at any time.


Here's to hoping for another season of close racing and predictions. Best of luck.
skr
I think it might just be the two of us.. If you don't wanna run the competition, I'm okay with it. If you still want to run it, I'm okay with that too and will continue to compete.
clarkma5
I'd totally play in terms of how much I follow F1, but I stand by my original notion that I'd rather just watch the races unfold and enjoy them than be mad I'm missing my predictions. Sorry :/
tune
Well lets see if anyone else turns up. I'm not sure how timings work with the US, it's 5am here so with the qualifying delay, not the best start for our competition in terms of getting entries. I did wonder if there were other forums that would attract more players.

Anyway...

1. Vettel
2. Webber
3. Alonso
4. Massa
5. Hamilton
6. Raikkonen
7. Rosberg
8. Sutil
9. Di Resta
10. Button
FL. Vettel
skr
And of course I miss the first race because I partied my ass off last night and completely forgot.
tune
Even I forgot the world championship predictions. Maybe we'll have to give it a miss.
shandyman5
I would do it... Clarky get in on this come on!

clarkma5
Argh fine! Will try not to give a shit if my predictions are good or bad.

Malaysia

1. Alonso
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Raikkonen
5. Webber
6. Massa
7. Sutil
8. Rosberg
9. Button
10. Hulkenberg

FL: Hamilton
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1. Alonso
2. Vettel
3. Massa
4. Hamilton
5. Raikkonen
6. Rosberg
7. Webber
8. Sutil
9. Hulkenberg
10. Bottas
FL. Rosberg

Just hashed this together to get points on the board! They're lining up on the grid now!
Shandy are you gonna let us down after rallying Clark?!
tune
What are we saying Clark, I know you're not overly keen on the idea, I've been slack and haven't even done the scores yet. If people are going to join in, I'll carry it on. But could be just 2 of us regularly.

The format of the other competition I'm in, isn't as good as this, which is a shame, much prefer the way we play.
clarkma5
I'll do my best to consistently play if you run it smile.gif C'mon, we can get a podium filled can't we?
skr
I'll join in.. I'll try not to be so slack about it.. I haven't even watched a race yet. lol
tune
Ok then here we go. Sorry we've got off to a slow start, let's hope things pick up.

If you want to predict Drivers and World Champions before the next race I'll award 9 points for each (value is less after 2 races).

Tune...........(18)......42*
clarkma5.....(15).......15......-27

* I scored 24 in the first round as the only player but happy to wipe this to level the playing field.

DWC: Alonso
CWC: Red Bull
clarkma5
Yeah I suppose we should call the first race a mulligan and get on with it from there...

Driver's: Kimi Raikonnen (go long shot go!)
Constructor's: Ferrari
tune
No problem. Anyone else that wants to join can do, include your World Champions predictions on your China prediction.
skr
Chinese GP
1. Alonso
2. Raikkonen
3. Hamilton
4. Vettel
5. Massa
6. Rosberg
7. Webber
8. Grosjean
9. Button
10. Hulkenburg

FL: Raikkonen

WDC: Raikkonen
WCC: Ferrari
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1. Hamilton
2. Raikkonen
3. Rosberg
4. Alonso
5. Grosjean
6. Massa
7. Button
8. Sutil
9. Webber
10. Hulkenberg
FL. Massa
clarkma5
Chinese GP

1. Raikonnen
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso
4. Massa
5. Rosberg
6. Button-
7. Grosjean
8. Di resta
9. Webber
10. Sutil

FL Perez
tune
Good effort skr, shows there's still reason to get involved even if you miss a round!!

Tune................. (21) ........ 39
clarkma5........... (20) ........ 35 ........ -4
skr.................... (31) ........ 31 ........ -8


clarkma5
Bahrain

1. Alonso
2. Vettel
3. Raikkonen
4. Massa
5. Di Resta
6. Rosberg
7. Hamilton
8. Sutil
9. Button
10. Webber

FL - Webber

EDIT: Crap, forgot to account for the grid penalties in my evaluation
skr
1. Vettel
2. Alonso
3. Massa
4. Webber
5. Rosberg
6. Sutil
7. Raikkonen
8. Hamilton
9. Perez
10. Di Resta

FL: Vettel
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1. Vettel
2. Alonso
3. Massa
4. Rosberg
5. Sutil
6. Raikkonen
7. Hamilton
8. Button
9. Di Resta
10. Grosjean
FL. Massa
tune
I paid the price for a busy weekend of drinking, although I probably wouldn't have done much different. Good to see some more team mates racing each other.

clarkma5.................(16)......51
Tune........................(9).......47..........-4
skr...........................(13).....44..........-7
clarkma5
w00t! Didn't expect to take the lead with those predictions smile.gif
skr
Spanish GP

1. Vettel
2. Alonso
3. Raikkonen
4. Hamilton
5. Webber
6. Grosjean
7. Rosberg
8. Di Resta
9. Massa
10. Perez

FL: Alonso
clarkma5
Spanish GP - I know the race has already run but I swear I haven't watched it, read/seen/heard any spoilers, or even looked at your guys' predictions. I watched quali last night, forgot to predict, and just rolled out of bed 30 seconds ago remembering that I didn't predict so I'm doing it now...scout's honor

1. Vettel
2. Raikonnen
3. Alonso
4. Webber
5. Hamilton
6. Massa
7. Rosberg
8. Grosjean
9. Perez
10. Button

FL Webber
tune
Ugh, I could have got one in on time, but I was suffering a monumental hangover and then had a 3 hour drive home, couldn't face it. Annoying because I called an Alonso win amongst my friends after qualy on Saturday. Scores up shortly.
tune
clarkma5...................(22).....73
skr............................(21).....65.....-8
Tune 56...............(9 - CO).....56.....-17
clarkma5
w00t biggrin.gif
tune
1. Rosberg
2. Webber
3. Vettel
4. Hamilton
5. Alonso
6. Raikkonen
7. Sutil
8. Button
9. Perez
10. Hulkenberg

FL. Webber
clarkma5
Monaco GP

1. Vettel
2. Rosberg
3. Webber
4. Alonso
5. Raikkonen
6. Hamilton
7. Button
8. Perez
9. Sutil
10. Hulkenberg

FL Maldonado
skr
Monaco GP

1. Hamilton
2. Raikkonen
3. Rosberg
4. Alonso
5. Webber
6. Vettel
7. Button
8. Grosjean
9. Perez
10. Sutil

FL: Raikkonen
tune
Here we are:

clarkma5...............(20)......93
Tune.....................(25)......81......-12
skr........................(9).......74......-19

Being a Mercedes fan I was very happy with the weekend, I'm not as infuriated by the tyre situation as much as some, there's always something to drive to, fuel, engine, etc. tyres is just the current permutation.

I love watching Monaco whatever's going on, it can be processional or completely mad depending on the weather, but it just has that something special that gets me excited about F1.

As much as I wish they're in the clear, I can't help but think Mercedes must have learned something from the tyre test. It's a shame that regardless of what they were told and the way in which they think they can bend the wording of the rules, they thought that everyone would be ok with this. We'll see what happens I guess.

Looking forward to Canada, another of my favourites on the calendar.
skr
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Raikkonen
5. Alonso
6. Bottas
7. Sutil
8. Webber
9. Hulkenberg
10. Perez

FL: Vettel
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1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso
4. Rosberg
5. Raikkonen
6. Webber
7. Sutil
8. Vergne
9. Hulkenberg
10. Perez
FL. Raikkonen
clarkma5
Canada

1. Vettel
2. Alonso
3. Webber
4. Hamilton
5. Rosberg
6. Sutil
7. Raikkonen
8. Vergne
9. Hulkenberg
10. Bottas

FL Hamilton
tune
I very nearly edited my prediction just before the race to swap Hamilton and Alonso around - regretting not doing that now!

clarkma5..............(25).....118
Tune....................(22).....103.....-15
skr.......................(12).....86.....-32
tune
British GP

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Webber
4. Rosberg
5. Sutil
6. Grosjean
7. Raikkonen
8. Alonso
9. Ricciardo
10. Button

FL. Hamilton
skr
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Webber
5. Alonso
6. Raikkonen
7. Sutil
8. Button
9. Ricciardo
10. Bottas

FL: Hamilton
clarkma5
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Sutil
5. Raikkonen
6. Webber
7. Vergne
8. Alonso
9. Ricciardo
10. Perez

FL Vettel
tune
I was pretty pissed to see Hamilton's tyre blow and thought that the race would be a bit of a drag from then on with Vettel running away with it. How wrong I was. A lot of people not in the F1 paddock are pointing the finger away from Pirelli and questioning the teams, overstressing the tyres, pressures too low, etc. I don't recall races where Bridgestone or Michelin had 4 blowouts in the same race however. That said it is odd that they were all left rears that went, suggesting there was something at the circuit that didn't work well with Pirelli tyre construction.

clarkma5...................(12).....130
Tune..........................(14).....117.....-13
skr............................(20).....106.....-24
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1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Webber
4. Raikkonen
5. Rosberg
6. Alonso
7. Massa
8. Button
9. Ricciardo
10. Di Resta

FL. Webber
skr
1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Raikkonen
4. Alonso
5. Webber
6. Rosberg
7. Massa
8. Hulkenburg
9. Button
10. Di Resta

FL: Vettel
clarkma5
1. Webber
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Rosberg
6. Alonso
7. Ricciardo
8. Massa
9. Di Resta
10. Button

FL Rosberg
tune
Well that has closed things up a bit. Not much to say about the race, I watched parts of it during a barbecue. Poor camerman.

clarkma5...........(9)......139
Tune.................(16).....133........-6
skr....................(20).....126........-13
clarkma5
Yeah, I guessed that one poorly. Great showing from McLaren though!
tune
I'm on holiday next week, so this is mine ahead of time, so I don't end up with a carry over.

1. Raikkonen
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Alonso
5. Webber
6. Grosjean
7. Rosberg
8. Ricciardo
9. Di Resta
10. Button
FL. Webber
skr
1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso
4. Raikkonen
5. Grosjean
6. Massa
7. Webber
8. Ricciardo
9. Rosberg
10. Perez

FL: Vettel
clarkma5
1. Grosjean
2. Vettel
3. Raikkonen
4. Alonso
5. Webber
6. Rosberg
7. Ricciardo
8. Hamilton
9. Perez
10. Di Resta

FL Vettel
tune
Maybe I should do my predictions a week an advance every time smug2.gif

Tune...............................(25).......158
clarkma5.........................(17).......156.......-2
skr..................................(18).......144.......-14

I don't think Hamilton should be getting too ahead of himself yet, but there's a few tracks coming up that he's capable of winning, no doubt. Like him or loathe him, if Mercedes can keep the tyres in check, I think he's got the next best package to challenge Vettel (at the moment), so I'd like to see him take the fight to him.
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