Formula One 2014 Side Competition ENTRIES

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Formula One 2014 Side Competition ENTRIES

Post by tubeguru » 14 Mar 2014, 15:37

OK, so we have several entries for this year's side competition, with some interesting answers given. There are a few things to point out.

First, I selected my choices three days ago, and did not "cheat" by looking at other people's entries.
Second, Hopeless Traveller was the first person to submit - almost a month before anyone else. He submitted after the Jerez test, but before any of the Bahrain tests, and so therefore may have jumped the gun a bit. Then again, he may have given the "correct" answers.
Third, an anonymous person who is not a forum member was invited to play, and his entry has been submitted under the name "Mr Foobar".

So, without any further ado, this is what we think:

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

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

2. How many different teams will win the first six races? (Based on the presumption that the new engine regulations will cause chaos at first)

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

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

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)

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

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

5. Which driver will get the most pole positions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Who will be the first driver to be replaced FOR A RACE for any reason? You may answer "no one" if you like.

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

10. At how many events will the Full Wet tyre be used by at least one driver DURING A RACE? You may answer "none" if you like.

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

11. Will Daniel Ricciardo win a grand prix?

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

12. Which driver will accumulate the most number of "penalty points" under the new system? You may answer none if you think no one will receive any penalty points, but that's a long shot.

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

13. Which team will finish fifth in the constructors’ championship? (Is it really as straightforward as RB, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, and Lotus in the top five this season?)

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

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

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)

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

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

16. Team-mate head-to-heads:

Mr. Foobar:

Caterham - Kamui Kobayashi
Ferrari - Fernando Alonso
Force India - Sergio Pérez
Lotus - Romain Grosjean
Marussi - Max Chilton
McLaren - Jenson Button
Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel
Sauber - Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso - Jean-Éric Vergne
Williams - Felipe Massa

Hopeless Traveller:

Red Bull - Vettel
Mercedes - Rosberg
Ferrari - Alonso
Lotus - Grosjean
McLaren - Button
Force India - Hulkenburg
Sauber - Sutil
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Williams - Massa
Marussia - Bianchi
Caterham - Kobayashi

DrainBrain:

Caterham - Kobayashi
Ferrari - Alonso
Force India - Perez
Lotus - Grosjean
Marussia - Bianchi
McLaren - Button
Mercedes - Hamilton
Red Bull - Vettel
Sauber - Sutil
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Williams - Massa

greatkingrat:

Caterham - Kobayashi
Ferrari - Raikkonen
Force India - Hulkenberg
Lotus - Grosjean
Marussia - Chilton
McLaren - Button
Mercedes - Hamilton
Red Bull - Vettel
Sauber - Sutil
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Williams - Massa

al:

Red Bull - Vettel
Marussia - Bianchi
Mercedes - Hamilton
Ferrari - Alonso
Lotus - Maldonado
Caterham - Kobayashi
Force India - Hulkenberg
Williams - Massa
Sauber - Sutil
Toro Rosso - Vergne
McLaren - Button

nozzacook:

Red Bull - Vettel
Caterham - Ericsson
Lotus - Maldonado
Ferrari - Räikkönen
Marussia - Bianchi
McLaren - Button
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Force India - Hulkenberg
Mercedes - Hamilton
Williams - Massa
Sauber - Sutil

Tubeguru:

Mercedes - Hamilton
Red Bull - Vettel
Ferrari - Raikkonen
McLaren - Button
Williams - Massa
Lotus - Grosjean
Force India - Hulkenberg
Sauber - Sutil
Toro Rosso - Vergne
Caterham - Kobayashi
Marussia - Chilton
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