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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:51 am

Hamilton wins in monsoon conditions in Brazil. He's now 15 points behind Rosberg for the Championship with one race remaining. It seems almost certain that Rosberg will win the Championship in Abu Dhabi.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/37968831

Parahandy had the best race with 18 points, picking up 3 points on our leader RZR. The top three remain RZR, Parahandy and MWBrown.

1 - redzonerocker 318.50
2 - Parahandy 312.00 (Yellow Cap)
3 - mwbrown 300.50
4 - pitsch 297.00
5 - lindosfan 291.00
6 ▲3 JJBones 279.00
7 ▼1 pharvey 279.00
8 - Pete 278.50
9 ▲1 bsdk1960 277.50
10 ▼3 Terry 277.50
11 ▲1 Vital Spark 272.00
12 ▼1 BigBoy 270.50

Parahandy 18.0
pitsch 17.5
JJBones 17.0
bsdk1960 16.5
Pete 15.5
Vital Spark 15.5
redzonerocker 15.0
lindosfan 15.0
mwbrown 14.5
pharvey 14.0
BigBoy 13.5
Terry 13.0

Next and last for the season is Abu Dhabi on November 27. Good luck to all! :thumb: Pete :cheers:

Abu Dhabi GP

https://www.formula1.com/en/championshi ... Dhabi.html

Qualifying

Saturday 26 Nov 17:00 (local)
Saturday 26 Nov 20:00 (Thai time)

Race

Sunday 27 Nov 17:00 (local)
Sunday 27 Nov 20:00 (Thai time)
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:53 am

The best that Hamilton can hope for is a mechanical problem for Rosberg, because he can afford to take it easy, finish 3rd and still win the title.

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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Nereus » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:46 pm

Ecclestone proposes two-race F1 format

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport ... mat/#page1

London (AFP) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes the sport could be made more attractive by ditching the current one-race format for two shorter races, he said in a Sunday newspaper interview.

Ecclestone, 86, believes F1 would appeal more to modern audiences, sponsors and advertisers if there were two 40-minute races, separated by a gap during which drivers could be interviewed.
But he questioned whether the sport's decision-makers have the "courage" to make such a seismic change to the traditional schedule.

"People have a much shorter attention span and a lot of sports are looking at introducing shorter forms of their games," Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive, told the Sunday Times.
"The television audiences went up for Brazil. We had a long race with the heavy rain and a couple of crashes, but that meant we had two starts because of the red flags and people tuned in.

"We need to look at the traditional concept of one long race. Two 40-minute races with a 40-minute break in the middle when the drivers could be interviewed, cars worked on, would be attractive to viewers, the TV companies, the sponsors, and advertisers would love it.
"Cars would qualify on a Saturday as usual for the first race and that would set the grid for the second. It would shake things up with lighter, faster cars.

"But I don't know if we have the courage to change. Times change though and it is something we must look at.
"All American sports have time-outs built in, mainly because American audiences can't concentrate. They grow up with everything in 15-minute segments on TV. People are the same everywhere now."

Ecclestone was also critical of F1's current rules, saying they prevent drivers from being able to race properly.
"The regulation book should be retitled 'Don't Race'," he said.

"They are written in such a convoluted way and there are so many that nobody, including the drivers, knows the right thing to do.

"The proper drivers are frustrated; so are the viewers, and so am I. It is crazy.
"We need to make it easier for drivers to race fairly. I don't think they should deliberately bang wheels, but if they are racing each other and they go close and touch, so what?

"I often wonder if some of these guys want to race or just be out there in an F1 car."
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:38 am

The idiot is critical of the current rules :shock: , he proposed and forced most or many of them! :banghead: Out to pasture Bernie, it's way past due. Pete :cheers:
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:18 am

Well, I've just made my last pick of the season, and it was from bottom place, so my system failed..................... or did it?

The standard in our league must be extremely high - I am in the world's top 22%, so that means everybody else is even higher. RZR, I see you're in the world's top 1%. Is there a league of leagues - our league position must be fairly high?

Last place or not, I'm pretty happy with my season's performance, and a very well done to the rest of you.
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:46 am

^ There is a Pool vs Pool leaderboard, but there is no data in it. Other than that I can't find anything like a League of Leagues for F1. Pete
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by RCer » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:47 am

Been seeing reports about F1 losing GP races. Personally, watching a GP in person would be a serious yawner because you can only see the race for a few seconds each lap. That could cause a big decline in attendance.

Watching them on TV is fun though.

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Post by Big Boy » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:20 am

RCer wrote:Been seeing reports about F1 losing GP races. Personally, watching a GP in person would be a serious yawner because you can only see the race for a few seconds each lap. That could cause a big decline in attendance.

Watching them on TV is fun though.
:agree: I enjoy watching on TV, but went to Silverstone once - never again.
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:14 am

Abu Dhabi qualifying results:

1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 38.755s
2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 39.058s
3. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1m399.589s
4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 39.604s
5. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 39.661s

6. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1m 39.818s
7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 40.501s
8. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 40.519s
9. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 41.106s
10. Felipe Massa BRA Williams-Mercedes 1m 41.213s

11. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 41.064s
12. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 41.272s
13. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 41.480s
14. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 41.564s
15. Pascal Wehrlein GER MRT-Mercedes 1m 41.820s
16. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 41.995s

17. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 42.003s
18. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 42.142s
19. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 42.247s
20. Esteban Ocon FRA MRT-Mercedes 1m 42.286s
21. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 42.393s
22. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 42.637s

Read more at http://www.crash.net/f1/results/235427/ ... pyq4X18.99
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:17 am

Abu Dhabi results:

1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1hr 38m 04.013s 55 laps
2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes +0.439s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari +0.843 (Fastest Lap)
4. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG Heuer +1.685s
5. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG Heuer +5.315s

6. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari +18.816s
7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes +50.114s
8. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes +58.776s
9. Felipe Massa BRA Williams-Mercedes +59.436s
10. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda +59.896s
11. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari +1m 16.777s
12. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari +1 lap
13. Esteban Ocon FRA MRT-Mercedes +1 lap
14. Pascal Wehrlein GER MRT-Mercedes +1 lap
15. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap
16. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap
17. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault +1 lap

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Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes
Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault
Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda
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Re: 2016 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:43 am

I begin with a small tribute to Jenson Button who to me is more interesting than the other two clowns in question. Jenson retired on lap #12 due to a suspension problem after going over a curb. Hats off Jenson, and thank you for 17 years of top notch racing. I hope your future life is involved in racing in some way. :bow:

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/235448/1/j ... -race.html

Hamilton wins but Rosberg takes the championship as anticipated, despite Hamilton's tactics to slow the race down in the hope Rosberg would be passed.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/38123465

Lindosfan had the best race with 24.5 points, and a new record for highest points for a race this season. Our final standings are RZR, Parahandy and MWBrown, with Pitsch tied for third with 320 points, but the place going to MWBrown based upon type of points achieved. Special mention to Parahandy for having six top scoring races this season.

POOL CHAMPION FOR THE 2016 SEASON: REDZONEROCKER, congratulations!...... :clap: :dance: :bow:

1 - redzonerocker 340.50
2 - Parahandy 326.50
3 - mwbrown 320.00
4 - pitsch 320.00
5 - lindosfan 315.50 (Yellow Cap)
6 ▲3 bsdk1960 298.00
7 ▲1 Pete 297.50
8 ▲2 Terry 295.00
9 ▼3 JJBones 294.50
10 ▲1 Vital Spark 294.00
11 ▼4 pharvey 294.00
12 - BigBoy 292.00

lindosfan 24.5
pitsch 23.0
Vital Spark 22.0
redzonerocker 22.0
BigBoy 21.5
bsdk1960 20.5
mwbrown 19.5
Pete 19.0
Terry 17.5
JJBones 15.5
pharvey 15.0
Parahandy 14.5

Thank you for playing everyone, and may you and your families have a Happy Holiday Season! :thumb: Pete :cheers:
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Post by redzonerocker » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:08 am

prcscct wrote:
POOL CHAMPION FOR THE 2016 SEASON: REDZONEROCKER, congratulations!...... :clap: :dance: :bow:

1 - redzonerocker 340.50
2 - Parahandy 326.50
3 - mwbrown 320.00
4 - pitsch 320.00
5 - lindosfan 315.50 (Yellow Cap)
6 ▲3 bsdk1960 298.00
7 ▲1 Pete 297.50
8 ▲2 Terry 295.00
9 ▼3 JJBones 294.50
10 ▲1 Vital Spark 294.00
11 ▼4 pharvey 294.00
12 - BigBoy 292.00
Thanks to you for making it all happen and well done to all who took part.
See you all next season.

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Post by lindosfan1 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:04 am

Well done Redzonerocker. Pinched my crown. :banghead: :bow:
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