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CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

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Pre-season testing will be coming to a close two weeks today and we'll be gearing up for lights out in Bahrain just two weeks after that. What will happen in 2021 remains to be seen but what better way to enjoy the upcoming season that taking part in the hotly anticipated 2021 edition of CarlPotter's Planet F1 Top Three Championship!

Now entering its 9th 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. I took on running this competition last year and look forward to running it again.

RULES (spoiler: no changes)

The scoring works like this:

You pick your predicted podium. For example, 1st: Latifi, 2nd: Tsunoda, 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, Tsunoda, Stroll but it comes out Tsunoda, 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 won’t always be able to do this.

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 - 2021 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 Bahrain.

Good luck to everyone :thumbup:

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CarlPotter's Top Three Championship: Hall of Fame

Individual Champions
2020: Remmirath
2019: Exediron
2018: cm97
2017: TypingChicane
2016: robins13
2015: GPG
2014: GPG
2013: CarlPotter

Team Champions
2020: Drive Sauber (Remmirath & Espo)
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. Jenson's Understeer - 558 points
2. Icemanjee1 - 510 points
3. cm97 - 498 points
4= Exediron - 468 points
4= robins13 - 468 points
6. Mayhem - 430 points
7. Black_Flag_11 - 378 points
8. Bentrovato - 373 points
9. Remmirath - 369
10. Herb - 350 points

You can see the final standings of last year’s game here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15859

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2020 Confirmed Competitors & Teams

TEAMS

Team name TBC - JN23 & Tufty
Drive Sauber - Espo & Remmirath
No Limit Excedrin Racing - Jenson's Understeer & Exediron
Jalopy Racing - Jezza13 & Herb
THE - Turbo Hybrid Era - Bentrovato & RustyRockets44
Team Mod - Mod Titanium & P-F1 Games Master
Team A - Icemanjee1 & Mayhem
Team B - F1Tyrant & A.J.

INDIVIDUALS
JN23
Espo
Tufty
P-F1 Games Master
Remmirath
Jenson's Understeer
Exediron
Bentrovato
Jezza13
Mod Titanium
Icemanjee1
F1Tyrant
A.J.

Herb
Mayhem
RustyRockets44

Italics = committed to a team
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I’m in for this season at the very least as an individual. If Remmirath is interested in continuing with Drive Sauber I’m on board.

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Was getting worried I as going to be on my own :D

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JN23 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Was getting worried I as going to be on my own :D
Well that’s one way to win the championship. 😂

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I'm in, happy to join a team if someone else is looking for a teammate!
Anyone in or near North Wales interested in an RC car racing tournament?

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Tufty wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:31 pm
I'm in, happy to join a team if someone else is looking for a teammate!
Welcome aboard 8)

I'm after a teammate, fancy teaming up?

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JN23 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Tufty wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:31 pm
I'm in, happy to join a team if someone else is looking for a teammate!
Welcome aboard 8)

I'm after a teammate, fancy teaming up?
Sounds good to me, I'll let you decide the team name :D
Anyone in or near North Wales interested in an RC car racing tournament?

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I'll continue this year, see if I can do better than I did as a mod!

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Tufty wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:07 am
JN23 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Tufty wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:31 pm
I'm in, happy to join a team if someone else is looking for a teammate!
Welcome aboard 8)

I'm after a teammate, fancy teaming up?
Sounds good to me, I'll let you decide the team name :D
Oh no, the pressure to find my lesser seen creative side :lol:

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I know there's still two weeks to go but where are all the regulars? :!:

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JN23 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:54 pm
I know there's still two weeks to go but where are all the regulars? :!:
Arguing over testing results probably
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I'm in. Can't stay away.
Espo wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm
I’m in for this season at the very least as an individual. If Remmirath is interested in continuing with Drive Sauber I’m on board.
For sure, let's see if we can defend that title again! :thumbup:
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We're continuing as a team for another year, right Exediron?
Pick 10 | 1st x3, 2nd x5, 3rd x9
'20: 12th | '19: 11th | '18: 5th | '17: 6th | '16: 8th | '15: 2nd | '14: 15th | '13: 17th | '12: 11th

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Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am
We're continuing as a team for another year, right Exediron?
Yeah, I'm back. Last year didn't go as planned, but I'm not going to pass up a chance to predict someone other than Mercedes to win in Australia and then watch my optimism slowly wilt over the course of the season as it becomes increasingly clear that it's HAM / VER / BOT at every race...

:uhoh:
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Exediron wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am
We're continuing as a team for another year, right Exediron?
Yeah, I'm back. Last year didn't go as planned, but I'm not going to pass up a chance to predict someone other than Mercedes to win in Australia and then watch my optimism slowly wilt over the course of the season as it becomes increasingly clear that it's HAM / VER / BOT at every race...

:uhoh:
For the sake of the rest of us, please never predict HAM/VER/BOT ;)

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Exediron wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am
We're continuing as a team for another year, right Exediron?
Yeah, I'm back. Last year didn't go as planned, but I'm not going to pass up a chance to predict someone other than Mercedes to win in Australia and then watch my optimism slowly wilt over the course of the season as it becomes increasingly clear that it's HAM / VER / BOT at every race...

:uhoh:
Well based on the end of last season, all we need is you to predict Bottas in P3 for every race and that'll guarantee it doesn't happen once :lol:
Pick 10 | 1st x3, 2nd x5, 3rd x9
'20: 12th | '19: 11th | '18: 5th | '17: 6th | '16: 8th | '15: 2nd | '14: 15th | '13: 17th | '12: 11th

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Jenson's Understeer and Exediron - I've put your team down as No Limit Excedrin Racing again, just shout if you fancy a change of name!

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Wow 8th all time in points! I feel like a real driver haha. I'm back for this year. Last year was so disappointing I don't even know where we finished.

Rusty do you want to team up again or do we need to hit the drivers market?

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JN23 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:15 am
Jenson's Understeer and Exediron - I've put your team down as No Limit Excedrin Racing again, just shout if you fancy a change of name!
What are we, Renault? We don't just randomly change a name with history at the drop of a hat.

... Not unless someone is offering a substantial amount of money, that is!
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Remmirath wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:41 am
I'm in. Can't stay away.
Espo wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm
I’m in for this season at the very least as an individual. If Remmirath is interested in continuing with Drive Sauber I’m on board.
For sure, let's see if we can defend that title again! :thumbup:
Right on! 💪🏻

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Exediron wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:18 am
JN23 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:15 am
Jenson's Understeer and Exediron - I've put your team down as No Limit Excedrin Racing again, just shout if you fancy a change of name!
What are we, Renault? We don't just randomly change a name with history at the drop of a hat.

... Not unless someone is offering a substantial amount of money, that is!
...So what you're saying is our team name for 2021 should actually be 'Rich Energy Exedirundersteer Racing'?!
Pick 10 | 1st x3, 2nd x5, 3rd x9
'20: 12th | '19: 11th | '18: 5th | '17: 6th | '16: 8th | '15: 2nd | '14: 15th | '13: 17th | '12: 11th

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Sign me up for this year JN23.
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I’ll get things started

Bahrain

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Max
Sergio
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Verstappen
Hamilton
Perez

Can't wait for it to end up being HAM/BOT/VER.
Pick 10 | 1st x3, 2nd x5, 3rd x9
'20: 12th | '19: 11th | '18: 5th | '17: 6th | '16: 8th | '15: 2nd | '14: 15th | '13: 17th | '12: 11th

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Bahrain

VER
HAM
RIC

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I'll be participating this year as well.

Looks like I might need a teammate this year . Anyone wants to join?
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I think we have the following players signed up without a team at the moment:

P-F1 Games Master
Bentrovato
Jezza13
Mod Titanium
Icemanjee1

If you guys want to make teams amongst yourself then go ahead and let me know :thumbup:

I did send PMs to those who took part last year but hadn't posted in the thread last weekend, so we might still get a couple of people joining before the cut off.

I'm aware that the cut off for team entries is supposed to be FP1 in Bahrain but I'll be flexible on this in order to try and get the numbers up and hopefully give us an even number of entries so everyone can join a team.

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I'll join for this year.

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I'm in (and looking for a team-mate to help us crush all comers!).

Bahrain:

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Perez

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Bentrovato
Jezza13
Mod Titanium
Icemanjee1
A.J.
F1Tyrant

Pick your teammates!

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Getting my prediction in now but might change before the start of FP3

Bahrain:
Verstappen
Hamilton
Perez

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Well, I think this will end up as the template for the year!

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Bot
Ver

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Bahrain

Verstappen
Ham
Perez
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Let's take a risk for Bahrain...

VER
HAM
PER
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Bahrain

Ver
Ham
Ric

RustyRockets and I will team up again. We will call ourselves... "THE - Turbo Hybrid Era"

Good luck everyone!!

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Bah

HAM
VER
BOT

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Banker, hopefully to be altered after FP2...

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Herb & Jezza13 - I've put you down as Jalopy Racing again but shout if you want to change.

Bentrovato & RustyRockets44 - you're down as THE - Turbo Hybrid Era.

This currently leaves six, which is currently a nice number for three teams each:

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A.J.
Mayhem

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