So this was set up by Carl a couple of seasons ago but he then stopped posting last year. I took over the running in his absence & am happy to continue to do so this year.
Here are the rules. Note I have changed the deadline rule for the sake of my own simplicity. The cutoff is 20:00 UK time on the Friday of the race weekend. I will try to update my list on the Friday but I cannot guarantee it, so please avoid editing your post after this time, as it may mean I have to discount your prediction.
CarlPotter wrote:The scoring works like this:
You pick your predicted podium. For example, 1st: Vettel, 2nd: Hamilton, 3rd: Alonso.
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 Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, but it comes out Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton, then I'm afraid you score nothing.
The deadline to set your podium is 20:00pm UK Time on the Friday of each race weekend. This is to allow extra time for everybody to see what happens in the first two practice sessions. Any changes or any new entries made after 20:00pm UK Time on the Friday of each race weekend will not count.
You can only pick a driver once for any of the three positions. So you can't have Vettel, Vettel, Vettel.
At the end of the season, if there is a draw, the winner will be decided by whoever has achieved a "Perfect Prediction" the most number of times. A Perfect Prediction 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.
2014: Singles standings
2014: Constructors standings
Last season we introduced a team championship. The team aspect is simple, choose a teammate, make your predictions as normal and then both yours and your teammates scores will be added together to make the up the teams score. The tricky part is balancing your picks when you are trying to win both championships.
Confirmed teams for 2015
No Limit Excedrin Racing - (Exediron & pubpokerplayer)
Force Indian Takeaway - (coulthards chin & Jenson's Understeer)
My Heart Will Grosjean - (Black_Flag_11 & Fountoukos13)
Multi21 (cm97 & Icemanjee1)
Team 4 (Bentrovato & dizlexik)
F1 Mayhem (jimmyj & Mayhem)
McLotus (Lotus49 & mcdo)
Fire & Ice (robins13 & Saz)
I presume most of you will want to continue in the same teams as last year, so if one of you could confirm it by either PM/in the thread I can put you on the list.
Also I am looking for a new teammate as my partner in crime last year Neutrality was not been able to participate due to other commitments.