Formula One 2014 Side Competition

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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by DrainBrain » 16 Mar 2014, 19:22

tubeguru wrote:Daniel Ricciardo's DSQ from the Australian GP means that he has been excluded from the results.
And Jenson Button steps up onto the podium. All assuming Red Bull's appeal doesn't reinstate Ricciardo.
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Post by tubeguru » 06 Apr 2014, 20:51

So this whole "how many different teams will win the first six races" thing ... who said "one"?
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by nozzacook » 06 Apr 2014, 22:27

Did not see Mercedes being so dominant and don't think there will be much change for the next few races.
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Post by hopeful traveller » 06 Apr 2014, 23:20

Current stat (Classified results will be used where both drivers fail to finish. A driver excluded from the results automatically finishes "behind" his team mate):
Button was classified, so Button should have a 2-1 lead over KM.
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Post by tubeguru » 07 Apr 2014, 07:15

Ah yes.
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Jun 2014, 22:13

Just looking through the entries for this, and let's be honest - we're all rubbish this year.
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by DrainBrain » 09 Jun 2014, 12:22

From the entries thread:
11. Will Daniel Ricciardo win a grand prix?

Tubeguru - No
nozzacook - No
al - No
greatkingrat - Yes
DrainBrain - No
Hopeless Traveller - No
Mr. Foobar - No
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Post by tubeguru » 09 Jun 2014, 13:27

We all thought Vettel would be the fastest Red Bull, but it turns out he's not bringing home the bacon this season. Ricciardo is the future of RB now ...
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Post by hopeful traveller » 09 Jun 2014, 16:32

tubeguru wrote:We all thought Vettel would be the fastest Red Bull, but it turns out he's not bringing home the bacon this season. Ricciardo is the future of RB now ...
I was surprised, Vergne and Ricciardo were evenly matched at Toro Rosso - and wasn't Ricciardo getting trounced at HRT?
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Post by tubeguru » 23 Nov 2014, 21:11

OK, the results are in. I assume someone still cares about this, so just for you here is how it ended, and who got the most right.

1. How many different teams will win races this season?

ANSWER: Two (Mercedes and Red Bull)

Tubeguru - Six
nozzacook - Five
al - Four
greatkingrat - Five
DrainBrain - Five
Hopeless Traveller - Six
Mr. Foobar - Six

No points for anyone there. We had no faith in the reliability of the Mercedes.

2. How many different teams will win the first six races?

ANSWER: One (Mercedes)

Tubeguru - Three
nozzacook - Three
al - Three
greatkingrat - Four
DrainBrain - Three
Hopeless Traveller - Three
Mr. Foobar - Four

Everyone miles off again.

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

ANSWER: Kamui Kobayashi

Tubeguru - Romain Grosjean
nozzacook - Romain Grosjean
al - Lewis Hamilton
greatkingrat - Kamui Kobayashi
DrainBrain - Daniel Ricciardo
Hopeless Traveller - Sebastian Vettel
Mr Foobar - Romain Grosjean (for old time's sake)

One point for greatkingrat

4. Who will be the first-listed non-classified driver in the official results of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

ANSWER: Kamui Kobayashi

Tubeguru - Nico Hulkenberg
nozzacook - Kevin Magnussen
al - Nico Hulkenberg
greatkingrat - Kamui Kobayashi
DrainBrain - Kamui Kobayashi
Hopeless Traveller - Felipe Massa
Mr. Foobar - Jenson Button

One point each for greatkingrat and DrainBrain

5. Which driver will get the most pole positions?

ANSWER: Nico Rosberg (eleven)

Tubeguru - Lewis Hamilton
nozzacook - Lewis Hamilton
al - Sebastian Vettel
greatkingrat - Lewis Hamilton
DrainBrain - Lewis Hamilton
Hopeless Traveller - Nico Rosberg
Mr. Foobar - Lewis Hamilton

One point for Hopeless Traveller

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

ANSWER: Adrian Sutil (seven)

Tubeguru - Pastor Maldonaldo
nozzacook - Jules Bianchi
al - Jules Bianchi
greatkingrat - Kamui Kobayashi
DrainBrain - Marcus Ericsson
Hopeless Traveller - Kamui Kobayashi
Mr. Foobar - Felipe Massa

No points here.

7. How many times will Jenson Button finish on the podium?

ANSWER: One

Tubeguru - Eight
nozzacook - Seven
al - Two
greatkingrat - Three
DrainBrain - Three
Hopeless Traveller - Three
Mr. Foobar - Eight

Only al got anywhere near, but we were all too optimistic of McLaren's chances this year.

8. What will Felipe Massa's best race result be?

ANSWER: Second

Tubeguru - First
nozzacook - First
al - First
greatkingrat - Second
DrainBrain - Sixth
Hopeless Traveller - Fifth
Mr. Foobar - Fourth

One point for greatkingrat

9. Who will be the first driver to be replaced FOR A RACE for any reason?

ANSWER: Kamui Kobayashi

Tubeguru - No one
nozzacook - Daniil Kvyat
al - No one
greatkingrat - Daniil Kvyat
DrainBrain - Pastor Maldonaldo
Hopeless Traveller - Marcus Ericsson
Mr. Foobar - Pastor Maldonado

No points for this one.

10. At how many events will the Full Wet tyre be used by at least one driver DURING A RACE?

ANSWER: One (Japan)

Tubeguru - Four
nozzacook - Three
al - Three
greatkingrat - Three
DrainBrain - Four
Hopeless Traveller - Two
Mr. Foobar - Three

It's been a surprisingly dry season for races this year. No points.

11. Will Daniel Ricciardo win a grand prix?

ANSWER: Yes

Tubeguru - No
nozzacook - No
al - No
greatkingrat - Yes
DrainBrain - No
Hopeless Traveller - No
Mr. Foobar - No

One point for greatkingrat. Looks like he may well win the competition at this rate.

12. Which driver will accumulate the most number of "penalty points" under the new system?

ANSWER: Marcus Ericsson and Pastor Maldonaldo (five each)

Others: Jules Bianchi and Kevin Magnussen - (four each), Jean-Eric Vergne (three), Valtteri Bottas, Romain Grosjean, Sergio Perez, and Adrian Sutil (two each), Esteban Gutierrez (one)

Tubeguru - Sergio Perez
nozzacook - Romain Grosjean
al - Kevin Magnussen
greatkingrat - Kamui Kobayashi
DrainBrain - Pastor Maldonaldo
Hopeless Traveller - Pastor Maldonaldo
Mr. Foobar - Lewis Hamilton

One point each for DrainBrain and Hopeless Traveller

13. Which team will finish fifth in the constructors’ championship?

ANSWER: McLaren

Tubeguru - Williams
nozzacook - Williams
al - Ferrari
greatkingrat - Williams
DrainBrain - Lotus
Hopeless Traveller - Ferrari
Mr. Foobar - Force India

No points here.

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

ANSWER: Abu Dhabi

Tubeguru - Abu Dhabi
nozzacook - Brazil
al - Singapore
greatkingrat - Abu Dhabi
DrainBrain - Brazil
Hopeless Traveller - Abu Dhabi
Mr. Foobar - The last one (I''m taking the answer to this as Abu Dhabi)

One point for everyone except nozzacook and DrainBrain.

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

ANSWER: Nico Rosberg

Tubeguru - Lewis Hamilton
nozzacook - Lewis Hamilton
al - Sebastian Vettel
greatkingrat - Lewis Hamilton
DrainBrain - Lewis Hamilton
Hopeless Traveller - Nico Rosberg
Mr. Foobar - Fernando Alsonso

One point for Hopeless Traveller.

16. Team-mate head-to-heads:

Current stat (Classified results will be used where both drivers fail to finish. A driver excluded from the results automatically finishes "behind" his team mate):

I'm not going to go through all the reasons why some drivers haven't scored as many points as others here - it's mostly to do with neither driver being classified at an event. The winning drivers in each team are:

Caterham - Kobayashi
Ferrari - Alonso
Force India - Hulkenberg
Lotus - Grosjean
Marussia - Bianchi
McLaren - Button
Mercedes - Hamilton
Red Bull - Ricciardo
Sauber - Gutierrez
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Williams - Bottas

The number of correct guesses by each person are:

Tubeguru - 5
nozzacook - 5
al - 7
greatkingrat - 6
DrainBrain - 7
Hopeless Traveller - 7
Mr. Foobar - 6

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So, after all that, the final scores are:

1 - greatkingrat - 11
= - Hopeless Traveller - 11
3 - DrainBrain - 9
4 - al - 8
5 - Mr. Foobar - 7
6 - Tubeguru - 6
7 - nozzacook - 5

So it's a tie! Aren't you glad we went through an entire season just for that?
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by greatkingrat » 23 Nov 2014, 21:24

I should have had more faith in Kamui Kobayashi!
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by al » 23 Nov 2014, 22:14

I know my guesses were rubbish, but was I not even worthy of propping up the overall table?
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by tubeguru » 24 Nov 2014, 09:51

Fixed it - I had Nozza in the list twice.
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by DrainBrain » 24 Nov 2014, 11:25

3rd! That's not bad. I proclaim myself the Daniel Ricciardo of the Formula One 2014 Side Competition.

tubeguru, thanks for organising this, with particular thanks for keeping track of everything throughout the season.
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Re: Formula One 2014 Side Competition

Post by tubeguru » 24 Nov 2014, 16:39

No problem. See you next season!
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