Formula One 2013 Side Competition

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Formula One 2013 Side Competition

Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2013, 14:17

Yes, it's almost time for another season of F1, and another year of facing up to the crushing inevitablity that Vettel's finger will be on view more often than not.

Or will it? Hopefully Ferrari and McLaren have got their act together earlier this year than in previous ones, and they will be able to maintain any early advantage they might have. With that in mind, it's time for this year's F1 side competition. Although Root's F1 competition is now based at Facebook, this one remains here.

Most of the questions are different, but the idea remains the same. All you have to do is send me a PM with your predictions in, and I'll publish them once the closing date has passed. You will score ONE point for each correct answer. Thanks to a heads-up from root, I have nicked some of these questions from another website, as well as adding some of my own. Whatever.

The closing date is 23.59 on Friday the 15th of March, 2013. That's about a week from now.

1. How many different teams will win races?
2. Who will be the first person to retire from the Australian Grand Prix after the lights go out? (DSQs will not count)
3. Who will be the last person to retire from the Brazilian Grand Prix before the flag drops? (DSQs will not count)
4. Which driver will get the most pole positions?
5. Which driver will retire from the most races? (DSQs will not count)
6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?
7. What will Lewis Hamilton’s best race result be?
8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?
9. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race for any reason?
10. Will Sergio Perez win a grand prix?
11. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?
12. Which team will finish last in the constructors’ championship?
13. Which rookie driver will finish highest in the driver's championship? (Your choices are: Esteban Guttierrez, Valterri Bottas, Giedo van der Garde, Jules Bianchi, and Max Chilton)
14. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?
15. Who will be leading the drivers' championship immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix (the halfway point of the season)?
16. Will Caterham finish above any team other than Marussia in the constructor's championship?
17. At which race will Grosjean take out his first victim of the season (because it's going to happen)? (To be fair, if you think he will manage all 19 races without colliding with someone, then you may answer "none" for this question only)

- If two or more drivers are tied in real life on certain criteria, and you named one of them, then you will score a point.

- You many answer "none" or "zero" for any question that requires a numerical answer, so long as zero is a possible outcome.

- Yes/no questions can ONLY be answered with "yes" or "no". Don't be a smartarse.

If you have any further questions about the above, then ask away so we can get it ironed out before the closing date. Off you go!
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2013, 14:28

Anyone who saw this before I edited it a second ago will notice that I have removed the "you may give more than one answer" thing. Ignore that - I've made it slightly easier now.
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Post by tubeguru » 09 Mar 2013, 08:28

I should point out that for question six (Kimi Raikkonen on the podium), "podium" means first, second or third position.
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Post by tubeguru » 09 Mar 2013, 18:02

I've had two entries so far. Don't forget to enter!
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Post by Sam » 11 Mar 2013, 14:19

PM Starkey! Send it by PM!
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Post by tubeguru » 11 Mar 2013, 15:06

Message deleted. Send it by PM John. :lol:
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Re: Formula One 2013 Side Competition

Post by Starkey7 » 12 Mar 2013, 12:13

Oh blast. Sorry about that.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to P.M. it now; I've forgotten what my answers were.

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Post by tubeguru » 12 Mar 2013, 12:34

So you can't just think of some more answers?
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Post by joy54 » 12 Mar 2013, 13:08

Starkey7 wrote:Oh blast. Sorry about that.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to P.M. it now; I've forgotten what my answers were.
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Post by tubeguru » 12 Mar 2013, 13:13

Shall I put "Sergio Perez" for all of your answers?
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Post by The Raven » 12 Mar 2013, 14:56

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Re: Formula One 2013 Side Competition

Post by tubeguru » 14 Mar 2013, 21:42

So is anyone else going to enter? I've had THREE entries so far. Apathy appears to be rife this year.
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Post by Root » 14 Mar 2013, 22:57

I'll be making an entry, Neil. I just thought I'd take advantage of the fact that the deadline is after FP1 and FP2 of the Australian GP :)
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Post by tubeguru » 15 Mar 2013, 08:05

I doubt either of those sessions will really give much away. :roll:
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Re: Formula One 2013 Side Competition

Post by tubeguru » 15 Mar 2013, 19:58

One more entry (plus my own of course).

Come on. Those of you who played last time could at least make an effort this year. Goooooo aaaaaaan.
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