2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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2021 PLANET-F1 FORUM GROUP PICK COMPETITION

Welcome to the fifth year of this game! This year, the scoring system stays the same as before. It works well, generates big points but also keeps things close. Unless reigning champion Herb decides to get a 200 point jump on everyone again! To save space I won't re-post the scores but they can be found in 2020's “wall of text” (thanks RoboFan, not an unfair description :lol: ) here - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15793

The transfer system works like this:

- The 200 point limit has been removed, partly because nobody came close to hitting it last year (the lowest remaining score was 144), and partly because exceeding it is usually self-defeating. Any transfers now simply come out of your overall score.
- A transfer will be considered final when FP1 goes green. Like last year, a transfer can be requested in advance of a race weekend but cancelled before the weekend begins. However, this must be done in a separate post stating that you now wish to cancel that transfer. Deleting the original post will not be considered a withdrawal of a transfer request because I'm unable to see when posts are deleted.
- A driver's transfer value is dictated by their car's standing in the WDC. Whichever driver is first in the WDC costs 20 points to transfer; the driver in 2nd costs 19 points to transfer; the driver in 3rd costs 18 points to transfer; and so on down to the driver in 20th, who costs just 1 point to transfer.
- A team's transfer value is dictated by their standing in the WCC. Whichever team is first in the WCC costs 40 points to transfer in; the team in 2nd costs 36 points to transfer; and so on down to the team in 10th, which costs 4 points to transfer.
- When you transfer a driver/team out of your selections, you do not receive their value back in additional points. There are also no additional points on offer for not making transfers (as there were in the original transfer rules).
- Any players who cease engaging with the game will continue to be a part of the championship. However, given the jokers (see below) I can't recommend this strategy.
- No transfers will be permitted until after the third race of the season. This is to avoid a situation where misfortune in the opening rounds results in a driver/team being significantly less expensive than they otherwise would be. It also ensures extra weight is attached to everyone's initial picks.

Players must choose one option in each of the 7 groups; that is, 4 drivers and 3 teams.

The Joker system returns again for this year. Each selection group offers one chance for an extra nomination for a single round. The ban on choosing an option you have already selected is rescinded, so if you have Mercedes as your regular choice in Team Group 1, you may choose to score their points twice in one race. Jokers are not playable in the first 3 races. It is not obligatory to use your jokers, but not doing so can cost a lot of points – in theory up to 961.

Your choices are tied to a car, not a driver per se. This means if you choose Hamilton as your group 1 driver and he misses a race again, you score for his replacement unless you transfer someone else in instead.

Contest results will only be posted after any penalties have been applied to ensure accuracy. However, in the event of penalties like McLaren in 07, Schumacher in 97 and Tyrrell in 84, any race results will still stand. This is a game, not the World Motorsport Council. Not that you'd know it from some of the posts in race threads sometimes!

If something that hasn't been covered here happens, I will put it to a vote whereby the majority would rule. I would try to run any poll for a week but if it were something that needed to be determined for the next race weekend, I would set a deadline of the start of FP1.

Full Transfer Point Costs
WDC/WCC position: Car/Team
1st: 20/40
2nd: 19/36
3rd: 18/32
4th: 17/28
5th: 16/24
6th: 15/20
7th: 14/16
8th: 13/12
9th: 12/8
10th: 11/4
11th: 10
12th: 9
13th: 8
14th: 7
15th: 6
16th: 5
17th: 4
18th: 3
19th: 2
20th: 1

Any questions, feel free to ask. I'm posting this early, but the groups are as follows:

DRIVER GROUP 1
Hamilton – Bottas – Verstappen

DRIVER GROUP 2
Perez – Ricciardo – Norris – Vettel – Stroll – Alonso

DRIVER GROUP 3
Ocon – Gasly – Tsunoda – Leclerc – Sainz

DRIVER GROUP 4
Raikkonen – Giovinazzi – Mazepin – Schumacher – Russell – Latifi

TEAM GROUP 1
Mercedes – Red Bull

TEAM GROUP 2
McLaren – Aston Martin – Alpine – Ferrari – AlphaTauri

TEAM GROUP 3
Alfa Romeo – Haas - Williams
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Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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Obviously changes can be made up to the start of FP1 in Bahrain, and testing will likely influence decisions, but I'll get an entry on the board now:

Hamilton
Ricciardo
Leclerc
Mazepin (I know...)
Mercedes
McLaren
Alfa Romeo

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Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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I'm in! Can't do much worse than 2020 :lol:

Hamilton
Perez
Tsunoda
Raikkonen
Mercedes
McLaren
Haas
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Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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Thanks for running this one again!

Hamilton
Perez
Ocon
Russell
Mercedes
Aston Martin
Alfa Romeo

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Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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DRIVER GROUP 1
Hamilton
DRIVER GROUP 2
Perez
DRIVER GROUP 3
Sainz
DRIVER GROUP 4
Raikkonen

TEAM GROUP 1
Mercedes
TEAM GROUP 2
Aston Martin
TEAM GROUP 3
Alfa Romeo

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Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

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I might have a go this year.

DG 1 - Hamilton
DG 2 - Ricciardo
DG 3 - LeClerc
DG 4 - Giovanazzi

TG 1 - Mercedes
TG 2 - McLaren
TG 3 - Alfa
Only took 7 yrs, 5 mths & 21 days.

Cooper, Arrows, Brabham, Ligier, Lotus, Tyrrell, Minardi, McLaren, Sauber, Williams,

Remember the garagista's. The heart & soul of F1. They raced to race.

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