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Competitive spirit is something that is within all of us, from the day we are born to the day we cease to exist. It is often noted that the male competitive spirit is particularly strong when it comes to things that the individual is passionate about. If ever proof was needed of this it came to me in the form of twitter this week, as is seen in the picture below.
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Both of the Championships may be over in the real world, but the fight for the much coveted TheJudge13 All Star F1 racers league is still on. Let’s see who the movers and shakers have been this week.
On the Up
Equine Alpine gained 10 places to move into 33rd position on the table. Correctly predicting 8th, 9th and 10th helped this cause.
JB94 was a non-mover in 27th position. The afternoon was a difficult one with Lewis Hamilton being held up throughout. Only scoring with 3 drivers was always going to make it difficult to move up the league.
A warm welcome
A warm welcome to Yura K, who has joined the league and made an instant impact scoring a respectable 62 points this week. This could have been made even better had Vettel not taken pole and Hamilton had been there instead.
Nobody saw it coming
The luck that a certain Aussie seems to get is just not fair. Mark Webber can’t seem to catch a break, as he will now require a new engine (and maybe even a new chassis) for the race in Japan in 5 days’ time. The puncture, after getting through the field from 13th and then the body blow which caused the fire to the RB make it a weekend to forget for Mark. This had caught many people out with predictions after he had been expected to make his way through the field without any hassle.
Watch out for the Victims of Circumstance report to see how the field would have shaped up.
Food for thought
The return to form of the Sauber’s was great to see. After refining the updates they had taken to Hungary, the Sauber’s have looked strong and could even catch the Toro Rosso’s in the WCC. They may cause a headache for predictions for Suzuka.
In this section there will be a question each week to test your memory from GPs gone by. The idea is not to look it up but see if you can remember it first!
The Mokpa circuit has 18 turns. How many are right turns and how many are left?
(Answer will be posted in the next Predictor summary)
Last question’s answer
The question was: Sebastian Vettel has now won the race 3 years in a row. Who else did this at the Singapore GP in 1969, 1970 and 1971?
Answer: The New Zealander Graeme Lawrence won the Singapore GP in 1969, 1970 and 1971. Remarkably, he did this for 3 different constructors; McLaren-Ford, Ferrari and Brabham-Ford. However, back then, the Singapore GP was not part of the World Championship.