If you click on ‘leagues‘ when in your Castrol GP Predictor league account (a tab at the top) you can see the league positions and points awarded for the TJ13 All Star Racers. Here’s my review.
Having crawled out of bed around 04:15 to review FP3 and thus plot any adjustments required, this was my adjusted and final selection made about 15 minutes before Q1 was scheduled to start.
I’m a bit irritated with myself for a couple of reasons. Last year I realised Alonso was best value placed on the podium each week of the game, but I moved him from 2nd to 4th. I also sentimentally shuffled Webber from 4th to 2nd based on the romance of a first ever Aussie on the Aussi GP podium.
Then a lack of information stitched me up for P3. I reckon Grosjean will push Kimi hard this year, but didn’t know he had a C grade spec car until late on Saturday, so when he got the bits that Kimi had all weekend he had little time to set the car up. This would explain his relative lack of pace in the race.
Pole Position: Further, not selecting Vettel for pole was just silly with hindsight yet the forecast suggested rain in qualification so that is why Fernando got my vote for pole. If we discount quattro who failed to make any predicitions and scored zero – 64% of you guessed pole correctly (30/47).
League Leader: Congratulations to celtniex scoring an excellent 66 points. 20 of these were bonus points awarded for selecting correctly the Pole Position, Fastest Lap and Most Positions Gained correctly – this was the only team to manage this feat. The team scoring the most points without bonuses was Iso EV F1 scoring 50 pts. They were one of only 4 teams to get 3 drivers placed in the correct finishing positions – the other 3 were miz the wiz, TeamJupilerF1 and JB94
Winner: I have to admit I had some inside information on this one, and just 2 others and I selected the race winner (3/47 – 6%) – joining me on the podium with ultimate glory and victory wreaths are TeamJupiterF1 and Karbry Racing. The latter of these was always going to struggle having selected in their top 10 Hulkenberg, Rosberg and Ricciardo – all DNF’s. Unlucky guys.
Podium: Fernando was a popular selection for a podium place and 14 teams correctly placed the Spaniard 2nd – just 3 teams placed Vettel correctly in 3rd. This means from 47 teams, there were 141 attempts to place drivers on the podium correctly and only 20 were succesful – 14%.
No correct places: 17 teams – 36% – didn’t place one driver correctly in the top, yet more than half of these teams did select the correct pole sitter.
Bottom spot: Terrible Traffic has the honour of supporting the rest of us for now and like me picked Fernando for pole.
Experts: You can see these guys if you click on the tab in your account marked ‘experts’. However, for me Karun Chandhok edged me out with 38 points, but I still enjoy that I am beating ‘The AUTOSPORT Team” – whose strap line is, ‘The world’s foremost motorsport authority‘. They have 11 points folks.
Next Round: I suspect it could be all change in Malaysia. Giedo VD Garde arrived there last night just 7 hours following the end of the race. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THE WRITE UP LIKE THIS, please drop our fantastic PM a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You probably need to be able to use a spreadsheet – or have graph paper to record the results team by team).