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CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

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The first week of testing is done and there are a lot of intriguing questions to be answered but in the absence of any answers, welcome to the 2020 edition of CarlPotter's Planet F1 Top Three Championship!

Now entering its 8th year as a competition on PF1, the Top Three Championship was first set up by PF1 member CarlPotter. When he took a hiatus from the forum in 2014, the competition passed into the curation of Black_Flag_11, who did a great job taking us through two seasons of the championship. Sadly, life did what life does and got in his way as well, and as the first (and only) forumite to step forward, the curation of this noble competition fell to Exediron for 2016-2019.

Thank you to Exediron for running the competition for the past four seasons! I hope I can continue the excellent work that everyone has done in running this competition over the years.

RULES (spoiler: no changes)

The scoring works like this:

You pick your predicted podium. For example, 1st: Latifi, 2nd: Grosjean, 3rd: Stroll.

1st Place Correct: 5 Points
2nd Place Correct: 3 Points
3rd Place Correct: 1 Point

All Three Correct: 5 Bonus Points

There are no points given out for having the correct drivers in the wrong order, so if you choose Latifi, Grosjean, Stroll but it comes out Grosjean, Stroll, Latifi then I'm afraid you score nothing.

You can only pick a driver once for any of the three positions. So you can't have Latifi, Latifi, Latifi. Sorry to those of you who expect Williams domination.

DEADLINE: as it has been since the start of 2016, the deadline to submit your picks is the beginning of FP3. I will do my best to make a post to confirm the start of FP3 at each race, but I probably won’t be up at 3am (GMT) for the start of FP3 in Australia.

At the end of the season, if there is a draw, the winner will be decided by whoever has achieved a "Perfect Podium" the most number of times. A Perfect Podium is, of course, getting all three correct. If that is equal, then it will come down to most rounds won and if that is equal, then the winner will be decided by the number of 1st Places correct, then 2nd, then 3rd... If it's still tied after that, then it will be declared a draw and the Championship will be shared.

In addition to these original rules, in 2014 we introduced a (highly popular!) team championship to the competition. The mechanism for the team championship (you can call it the constructors if you want) is exactly like in F1; each team has two 'drivers', and their points totals are added together to determine the team's points. Team orders, collusion and plotting are all very much allowed and encouraged, provided everything stays within the bounds of friendly competition and no rules are broken. It's Formula One, after all!

The Top Three Championship - 2020 edition - is now open for entries.

You may enter as a single competitor or find a partner and form a team; being part of a team is not a requirement for entering the championship, although without a teammate you won't be able to contest both titles. Team entries will be allowed up until the start of FP1 in Australia.

Good luck to all :thumbup:

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CarlPotter's Top Three Championship: Hall of Fame

Individual Champions
2019: Exediron
2018: cm97
2017: TypingChicane
2016: robins13
2015: GPG
2014: GPG
2013: CarlPotter

Team Champions
2019: Drive Sauber (Remmirath & Espo)
2018: No Limit Excedrin Racing (Exediron & Jenson's Understeer)
2017: Jalopy Racing (Herb & Jezza13)
2016: Mind Your Manors (Black_Flag_11 & Fountoukos13)
2015: No Limit Excedrin Racing (Exediron & GPG)
2014: Force Indian Takeaway (coulthards chin & Jenson's Understeer)

All-Time Points Leaders
1. cm97 - 488 points
2. Jenson's Understeer - 480 points
3. robins13 - 467 points
4. Icemanjee1 - 419 points
5. Exediron - 418 points
6. Black_Flag_11 - 378 points
7. Mayhem - 351 points
8. Bentrovato - 315 points
9. Coulthard's Chin - 305 points
10. Herb - 299 points

You can see the final standings of last year’s game here: http://forum.planet-f1.com/viewtopic.ph ... &start=600

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2020 Confirmed Competitors & Teams

TEAMS
No Limit Excedrin Racing - Exediron & Jenson's Understeer
Victorious Secret - Charles LeBrad & JN23
Drive Sauber - Remmirah & Espo
Jalopy Racing - Herb & Jezza13
F1 Rockets - Bentrovato & RustyRockets44
No name - P-F1 Mod & Mod Blue
Sand Bag'n - Mahyem & coulthards chin
TBD - Icemanjee1 & Fountoukos13

INDIVIDUALS
JN23
Exediron
Jenson's Understeer
P-F1 Mod
Charles LeBrad
Remmirath
Herb
Espo
coulthards chin
Mayhem
Jezza13
Mod Blue
Bentrovato
RustyRockets44
Icemanjee1
Fountoukos13

Mod TItanium
Italics = committed to a team
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Charles Le Brad - fancy teaming up again?

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First off, thanks for taking over the running duties! :thumbup:

No Limit Excedrin Racing is back for 2020. Confirmation of the same lineup is pending, but hopefully the same partnership we've finished either 1st or 2nd with every year for a while now.
PICK 10 COMPETITION (6 wins, 18 podiums): 3rd in 2016
TOP THREE CHAMPIONSHIP (No Limit Excedrin Racing): Champions in 2015 & 2018 | 2nd in 2017 & 2019
AUTOSPORT GP PREDICTOR: 2017 USA & P-F1 Champion

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Exediron wrote:First off, thanks for taking over the running duties! :thumbup:

No Limit Excedrin Racing is back for 2020. Confirmation of the same lineup is pending, but hopefully the same partnership we've finished either 1st or 2nd with every year for a while now.
Given my, erm, questionable performance last year, I'm going to take this as a vote of confidence!

Happy to continue for 2020 and hopefully have a more equal points share!
Pick 10 | 1st x3, 2nd x3, 3rd x8
2020: 9th | 2019: 11th | 2018: 5th | 2017: 6th | 2016: 8th | 2015: 2nd | 2014: 15th | 2013: 17th | 2012: 11th

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I'm in, ready to lose again. Will chase up the other mods too!

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Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Exediron wrote:First off, thanks for taking over the running duties! :thumbup:

No Limit Excedrin Racing is back for 2020. Confirmation of the same lineup is pending, but hopefully the same partnership we've finished either 1st or 2nd with every year for a while now.
Given my, erm, questionable performance last year, I'm going to take this as a vote of confidence!

Happy to continue for 2020 and hopefully have a more equal points share!
That should be easy... :twisted:

But seriously, you win as a team and you lose as a team. I'm pretty confident you'll be better this year, and besides - only coaches get dumped after one bad year!
PICK 10 COMPETITION (6 wins, 18 podiums): 3rd in 2016
TOP THREE CHAMPIONSHIP (No Limit Excedrin Racing): Champions in 2015 & 2018 | 2nd in 2017 & 2019
AUTOSPORT GP PREDICTOR: 2017 USA & P-F1 Champion

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Good to have you all aboard :thumbup:

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JN23 wrote:Charles Le Brad - fancy teaming up again?
Yeah mate, let’s do it!

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I'm back for sure, as is Drive Sauber in some form (team line-up to be confirmed). :thumbup:

Espo, interested in teaming up again this season?
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I'm in as usual.

Still up for the teams Jezza?

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Charles LeBrad wrote:
JN23 wrote:Charles Le Brad - fancy teaming up again?
Yeah mate, let’s do it!
Nice one! Same team name as last year?

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Remmirath wrote:I'm back for sure, as is Drive Sauber in some form (team line-up to be confirmed). :thumbup:

Espo, interested in teaming up again this season?
:thumbup: Definitely in for another season with Drive Sauber.

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JN23 wrote:
Charles LeBrad wrote:
JN23 wrote:Charles Le Brad - fancy teaming up again?
Yeah mate, let’s do it!
Nice one! Same team name as last year?
I’m happy for a rebrand, if we don’t need to get approval from the rest of the teams :P
You can make the captains call this season

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Now that I'm somehow on the all time top 10 list I feel compelled to stay there, so I'll give it another go!

Happy to stick with Lotus49 if they are still going?
Pick 10 Competition:
2013 - 10th
2014 - 9th
2015 - 6th
2019 - 10th

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I’m in, just waiting for robins13 to confirm his seat on the team
PF1 pick 10 2016: 7th (1 win, 4 podiums), 2017: 17th (3 podiums)
Awards: Sergio perez trophy & Podium specialist
PF1 pick 3 2015: constructors 2nd, singles 5th
Autosport Gp 2016/17 - 5th
F1 Oracle 2017: 2nd (6 wins), 2016:5th (2wins)

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Herb wrote:I'm in as usual.

Still up for the teams Jezza?
Yup Herb.

I'll suit up again mate.
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.

2017 WCC CPTTC - Jalopy Racing (Herb & Me)

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I'll be playing again!

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Mayhem wrote:I’m in, just waiting for robins13 to confirm his seat on the team
Hey, as I sent via PM, I may have to sit on the sidelines this time. Sorry for the late notice. I will keep an eye on the championship and if possible try to make entries for few rounds. Thanks again!

Edit: hope you find a perfect team, but if that doesn't work out, I will honor our contract and ready to come out of the sabbatical :D

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Bit quiet on here... hoping the usual suspects and new players will surface in the next few days before we get to FP1!

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I'll be in this year! Let me message my partner from last year to see if he wants to join up again.

Wow I'm 8th all time in points. Starting to feel like a feel veteran :lol:

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Here we go!

Oz:

HAM
VER
BOT

(I may well change this after P1/2....)

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Bentrovato wrote:I'll be in this year! Let me message my partner from last year to see if he wants to join up again.

Wow I'm 8th all time in points. Starting to feel like a feel veteran :lol:
I'm in! I trust you will handle our team name. These are my picks for Australia:

1. Bottas
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel

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Mod Blue wrote: (I may well change this after P1/2....)
A reminder to anyone that wishes to change their picks before the deadline, please do this via a new post and not by editing your original post.

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Mod Blue wrote:Here we go!

Oz:

HAM
VER
BOT

(I may well change this after P1/2....)
Since we seem to be the only pair of mods, shall we bury the hatchet from last year and team up? I'll let you decide the name :P

My picks:

HAM
BOT
VER

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Australia Picks

Bottas
Hamilton
Verstappen

As there is no sign of Lotus49 I'm available to team up with anyone who wants to?
Pick 10 Competition:
2013 - 10th
2014 - 9th
2015 - 6th
2019 - 10th

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coulthards chin and Mayhem - you guys could team up as you're both currently without a teammate?

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Also - those who haven't get your team names in, otherwise I'll choose them :]

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Ham
Bot
Vet

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Australia

While I am exceedingly confident that Renault have very much made the jump & the top 3 are now the top 4, & also that the only thing that'll prevent Ricciardo from being a very, very strong challenger for this years WDC will be nothing short of a global pandemic, I shall play it safe for the opening round

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas

Herb wrote:Ham
Bot
Vet
Herb... notice our team is currently listed as No Name. Shall we continue as Jalopy Racing or should we consider a name change?
Only took 7 yrs, 5 mths & 21 days.

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

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I would like to participate this year too.
One & only - 'Iceman' Kimi Räikkönen

Pick 10|'19: ,'18: P9 ,'17: P8,'16: P12,'14: P24
Top 3|'19: /'18: P7,Team: P2/'17: P4,Team: P3 /'16: P8,Team: P2
Group Pick'em|'19: /'18: P3/'17: P6/'16: P6
F1 Oracle|'17: P3{3W}/'16: P2{4W}

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Jezza13 wrote: Herb... notice our team is currently listed as No Name. Shall we continue as Jalopy Racing or should we consider a name change?
I'm out of ideas. So unless you have one I dont mind sticking!

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Icemanjee1 wrote:I would like to participate this year too.
You’re in!

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JN23 wrote:coulthards chin and Mayhem - you guys could team up as you're both currently without a teammate?
I have sent a PM but if Mayhem is happy with that, I'm happy!
Pick 10 Competition:
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2014 - 9th
2015 - 6th
2019 - 10th

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Aus GP
Hamilton
Bottas
Verstappen

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coulthards chin wrote:
JN23 wrote:coulthards chin and Mayhem - you guys could team up as you're both currently without a teammate?
I have sent a PM but if Mayhem is happy with that, I'm happy!
Mayhem and I are a team, name to be decided
Pick 10 Competition:
2013 - 10th
2014 - 9th
2015 - 6th
2019 - 10th

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One bit of good news is that we have another week (at least) for more entries!

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Around this time in two weeks, we will eventually know (fingers crossed) who has won the first grand prix of 2020.

I'm hoping everyone who had entered in March is still wanting to take part. Just a reminder of the teams we have at the moment...

No Limit Excedrin Racing: Exediron & Jenson's Understeer
Victorious Secret: Charles Le Brad & JN23
Drive Sauber: Remmirath & Espo
Name TBC: Herb & Jezza13
Name TBC: Bentrovato & RustyRockets44
Name TBC: Mod Blue & P-F1 Mod
Name TBC: coulthards chin & Mayhem

We also have Icemanjee1 who is entering so if anyone else reading this wants to enter and form a team, then let me know!

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Going to be an interesting year with the shortened calendar!

We've come up with a team name, let's go with "F1 Rockets" :nod:

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