Formula One 2013 Side Competition ENTRIES

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Formula One 2013 Side Competition ENTRIES

Post by tubeguru » 17 Mar 2013, 11:44

I created a separate thread for this, as it's easier to refer to than scrolling through the other thread. So, without further ado here are the entries for this year. I would like to point out that I sent myself a PM with my entries in, so I wouldn't forget! I did it two days ago, so there is no cheating going on here.

So, here are the questions, along with our answers:

1. How many different teams will win races?

The Raven: Four
Hopeless Traveller: Six
Palkanetoijala31: Four
Root: Five
Tubeguru: Five
Greatkingrat: Five
Moley: Six

2. Who will be the first person to retire from the Australian Grand Prix after the lights go out? (DSQs will not count)

The Raven: Romain Grosjean
Hopeless Traveller: Giedo van der Garde
Palkanetoijala31: Kimi Raikkonen
Root: Nico Rosberg
Tubeguru: Jules Bianchi
Greatkingrat: Charles Pic
Moley: Romain Grosjean

3. Who will be the last person to retire from the Brazilian Grand Prix before the flag drops? (DSQs will not count)

The Raven: Paul di Resta
Hopeless Traveller: Valterri Bottas
Palkanetoijala31: Lewis Hamilton
Root: Daniel Ricciardo
Tubeguru: Lewis Hamilton
Greatkingrat: Charles Pic
Moley: Romain Grosjean

4. Which driver will get the most pole positions?

The Raven: Sebastian Vettel
Hopeless Traveller: Sebastian Vettel
Palkanetoijala31: Sebastian Vettel
Root: Sebastian Vettel
Tubeguru: Sebastian Vettel
Greatkingrat: Sebastian Vettel
Moley: Sebastian Vettel

5. Which driver will retire from the most races? (DSQs will not count)

The Raven: Romain Grosjean
Hopeless Traveller: Max Chilton
Palkanetoijala31: Max Chilton
Root: Pastor Maldonaldo
Tubeguru: Giedo van der Garde
Greatkingrat: Charles Pic
Moley: Giedo van der Garde

6. How many times will Kimi Raikkonen finish on the podium?

The Raven: Eight
Hopeless Traveller: Nine
Palkanetoijala31: Five
Root: Eight
Tubeguru: Seven
Greatkingrat: Three
Moley: Six

Hopeless Traveller's answer was "Not sure if this includes wins or not. If so, 9, if not, 7." As it includes wins, his answer is "Nine".

7. What will Lewis Hamilton’s best race result be?

The Raven: First
Hopeless Traveller: First
Palkanetoijala31: Second
Root: First
Tubeguru: First
Greatkingrat: First
Moley: First

8. Will Felipe Massa get a contract extension at Ferrari for 2014?

The Raven: Yes
Hopeless Traveller: No
Palkanetoijala31: Yes
Root: No
Tubeguru: No
Greatkingrat: No
Moley: Yes

9. Who will be the first driver to be replaced or substituted for a race for any reason?

The Raven: Charles Pic
Hopeless Traveller: Jules Bianchi
Palkanetoijala31: No one
Root: Giedo van der Garde
Tubeguru: Esteban Guttierez
Greatkingrat: Charles Pic
Moley: Esteban Guttierez

10. Will Sergio Perez win a grand prix?

The Raven: Yes
Hopeless Traveller: Yes
Palkanetoijala31: No
Root: No
Tubeguru: No
Greatkingrat: No
Moley: Yes

11. Which driver will receive the most penalties for driving infringements?

The Raven: Lewis Hamilton
Hopeless Traveller: Pastor Maldonaldo
Palkanetoijala31: Romain Grosjean
Root: Max Chilton
Tubeguru: Pastor Maldonaldo
Greatkingrat: Charles Pic
Moley: Romain Grosjean

12. Which team will finish last in the constructors’ championship?

The Raven: Caterham
Hopeless Traveller: Marussia
Palkanetoijala31: Marussia
Root: Caterham
Tubeguru: Marussia
Greatkingrat: Caterham
Moley: Marussia

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)

The Raven: Valterri Bottas
Hopeless Traveller: Esteban Guttierez
Palkanetoijala31: Esteban Guttierez
Root: Valterri Bottas
Tubeguru: Valterri Bottas
Greatkingrat: Valterri Bottas
Moley: Max Chilton

14. At which race will the drivers’ championship be decided?

The Raven: Brazil
Hopeless Traveller: Brazil
Palkanetoijala31: Brazil
Root: Brazil
Tubeguru: USA
Greatkingrat: Brazil
Moley: USA (the actual answer given was "the penultimate race", depending on whether the 20th race is reinstated. As it stands, the penultimate race is the USA, so Moley's answer may change as the season goes on. This in entirely within the rules as I did not specify that you had to name the actual event.)

15. Who will be leading the drivers' championship immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix (the halfway point of the season)?

The Raven: Fernando Alonso
Hopeless Traveller: Nico Rosberg
Palkanetoijala31: Fernando Alonso
Root: Fernando Alonso
Tubeguru: Sebastian Vettel
Greatkingrat: Sebastian Vettel
Moley: Sebastian Vettel

16. Will Caterham finish above any team other than Marussia in the constructor's championship?

The Raven: No
Hopeless Traveller: No
Palkanetoijala31: No
Root: No
Tubeguru: No
Greatkingrat: No
Moley: No

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)

The Raven: Australia
Hopeless Traveller: Australia
Palkanetoijala31: None
Root: Monaco
Tubeguru: Monaco
Greatkingrat: Monaco
Moley: Australia
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Post by tubeguru » 17 Mar 2013, 11:46

It seems a lot of people see this season as turning out like last season. I see I've been the only person to commit properly to the USA being the title decider. Moley's answer could change if the FIA reinstate it.
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Post by hopeful traveller » 17 Mar 2013, 13:06

Bizarre/interesting picks:

Everyone unanimously agrees on Vettel being the pole man.

Everyone except Root and The Raven picks one of the new teams to have the most DNFs.

I top the Raikkonen podium tally at nine, whereas greatkingrat only has three.

palkanetoijala31 thinks Lewis won't win.

Tubeguru goes for Gutiérrez to be replaced first. Can't think why.

Opinion is more divided this year than last as to who will the best of the new teams be (even though the question is in the inverse).

moley going for Max Chilton to be best rookie. Come again?

Tubeguru and moley the only ones to not say the Championship will go to Brazil.

I punt for Rosberg to lead at halfway against the general flow of Alonso/Vettel traffic.

Andi thinks Grosjean won't be a noob and take people out this year...

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Post by tubeguru » 17 Mar 2013, 14:00

The answer to question two is indeed Maldonaldo, as Hulkenberg did not start the race.
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Post by hopeful traveller » 17 Mar 2013, 18:17

I demand a point for this contact between Pérez and Grosjean. I've zoomed in massively: there was contact.
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Post by tubeguru » 17 Mar 2013, 18:30

hopeful traveller wrote:I demand a point for this contact between Pérez and Grosjean. I've zoomed in massively: there was contact.
Are you taking the piss? Where was the contact there? I saw none. Plus, in order to score a point, Grosjean has to forceably crash into his "victim" and cause them to either retire or suffer substantial damage. I hardly think a very very very tenuous claim of brushing tyres with someone counts as "taking them out".

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Post by hopeful traveller » 17 Mar 2013, 21:06

Damn. I'm trying anything to make up for last year's Kobayashi injustice...
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Post by tubeguru » 27 May 2013, 08:02

Following on from Hopeless Traveller's ridiculous claim for points after Grosjean brushes tyres with someone (if that) in Australia, I think it's safe to say that anyone who said he would take out his first victim in Monaco scores a point.

You can argue all day whether Ricciardo braked early, but the stewards have given Grosjean a grid penalty for it, so they deem him the guilty party, as do I.
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 27 May 2013, 13:01

and he was driving so well this season up until that point nice to see nico win for the 2nd time and well deserved as well is my other gamble is still on though as hamilton got bad luck but i dont think he got past to win anyway

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