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by Rob Dylan 14 Jun 2021, 08:54
I hope you predict BLUE
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Now that you all have a headache, let's get started with the French Grand Prix Predicament Predictions Grand Prix of France in 2021, shall we? It's everyone's favourite migraine-inducing circuit Paul Ricard, which famously boasts a whole canon of two dull races since its revival a couple of years back.

So.

Will this be another snooze-fest, or a 2012 Valencia? Will Vettel be in the top five yet again - indeed, will he win it? Can Red Bull keep up their pace or is it just a matter of time before Hamilton and Mercedes jump them again? Will the French embarrass themselves yet again just like they did three years ago? After all, France seems to be very good at winning ROTR on home soil.

Without further ado, here is your blank template:

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Pole:
Fastest lap:
First retirement:
ROTR:
IIDOTR:
DBTMOTR:
MLP:
HFB:

There is always a point for the funniest race title you can come up with. The Minor League Premiership for this round contains Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda. You can also use double points at any time you like :)


If you don't know the rules, consult our season opener at Bahrain, or just post up the question on this thread and we can help you.

My predictions will be as follows - nothing short of Alonso domination.

1. Fernando Alonso
2. Pierre Gasly
3. Kimi Raikkonen
4. Esteban Ocon
5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Max Verstappen
7. Sergio Pérez
8. Valtteri Bottas
9. Sebastian Vettel
10. Lance Stroll

Pole: Fernando Alonso
Fastest lap: Fernando Alonso
First retirement: Daniel Ricciardo
ROTR: Yuki Tsunoda (the track colours caused him to go the wrong way and leave the circuit completely)
IIDOTR: Alpine (for going from 19th to 20th to the greatest comeback race in Formula 1 history)
DBTMOTR: Yuki Tsunoda
MLP: Nikita Mazepin
HFB: 5 (Yuki makes it back to the track and refuses to retire the car)

There is always a point for the funniest race title you can come up with. The Minor League Premiership for this round contains Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda. You can also use double points at any time you like :)

You have until the end of FP3 to get in your votes, otherwise you might (will) incur a penalty. Good luck everyone :dance:

Murray Walker at the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix wrote:The other [Stewart] driver, who nobody's been paying attention to, because he's disappointing, is Jan Magnussen.


Felipe Nasr - the least forgettable F1 driver!
by Aislabie 14 Jun 2021, 10:25
2021 Bleeding Eyes Grand Prix

1. Max Verstappen
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Sergio Perez
4. Lando Norris
5. Charles Leclerc
6. Valtteri Bottas
7. Carlos Sainz
8. Daniel Ricciardo
9. Sebastian Vettel
10. Pierre Gasly

Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Fastest lap: Max Verstappen
First retirement: Esteban Ocon
ROTR: Circuit Paul Ricard
IIDOTR: Mick Schumacher
DBTMOTR: Nikita Mazepin
MLP: Mick Schumacher
HFB: 2 laps
by tBone 14 Jun 2021, 11:49
2021 Hon-Hon-Hongarian Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Leclerc
7. Ricciardo
8. Sainz
9. Gasly
10. Ocon

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Perez
First retirement: Latifi
ROTR: Vettel
IIDOTR: Ocon
DBTMOTR: Alonso
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps

Oh, and double points, please.

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by noiceinmydrink 14 Jun 2021, 13:30
awk what the hell why haven't I done this yet

2021 Yves Klein Memorial International Blue Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Perez
4. Bottas
5. Norris
6. Vettel
7. Leclerc
8. Sainz
9. Stroll
10. Latifi

Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Fastest lap: Valtteri Bottas
First retirement: Pierre Gasly
ROTR: George Russell
IIDOTR: Nicholas Latifi
DBTMOTR: Daniel Ricciardo
MLP: Yuki Tsunoda
HFB: 2 Laps

by UncreativeUsername37 15 Jun 2021, 03:53
2021 Côte d'Azur Grand Prix, no, the other one

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Pérez
4. Leclerc
5. Norris
6. Sainz
7. Bottas
8. Ricciardo
9. Gasly
10. Vettel

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Bottas
First retirement: none
ROTR: The pit exit
IIDOTR: Alonso
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2

Rob Dylan wrote:Mercedes paying homage to the other W12 chassis by breaking down 30 minutes in
by Frogfoot9013 15 Jun 2021, 10:21
Must-win race for Alpine

1. Alonso
2. Ocon
3. Perez
4. Leclerc
5. Norris
6. Sainz
7. Bottas
8. Stroll
9. Vettel
10. Gasly

Pole: Alonso
Fastest lap: Alonso
First retirement: Hamilton and Verstappen (collision)
ROTR: Hamilton and Verstappen
IIDOTR: Alpine
DBTMOTR: Hamilton and Verstappen
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 1 lap

James Hunt, commentating on the 1991 German Grand Prix wrote:The Benettons looking very smart together on the track, mostly because they're both going so slowly.
by CaptainGetz12 17 Jun 2021, 06:12
2021 Vive la Pierre Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Perez
4. Gasly
5. Leclerc
6. Norris
7. Sainz
8. Bottas
9. Vettel
10. Ricciardo

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Mazepin
ROTR: Paul Ricard Circuit
IIDOTR: Gasly
DBTMOTR: Stroll
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by dr-baker 17 Jun 2021, 08:18
:2021 Aquafresh Grand Prix de France

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Leclerc
6. Norris
7. Ricciardo
8. Sainz
9. Alonso
10. Gasly

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Tsunoda
ROTR: Masi
IIDOTR: Russell
DBTMOTR: Mazepin
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 1 lap

watka wrote:I find it amusing that whilst you're one of the more openly Christian guys here, you are still first and foremost associated with an eye for the ladies!
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MCard LOLA
by Bleu 17 Jun 2021, 17:23
1/167 Grand Prix
1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Ricciardo
7. Leclerc
8. Sainz
9. Gasly
10. Vettel


Pole: Verstappen
Fastest lap: Perez
First retirement: Ocon
ROTR: Alpine
IIDOTR: Russell
DBTMOTR: Latifi
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps
by IceG 18 Jun 2021, 08:41
Le 20(F)21(R) Sous Pression Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Gasly
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Sainz
7. Leclerc
8. Bottas
9. Alonso
10. Tsunoda

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Hamilton
First retirement: Mazapin
ROTR: Aston Martin
IIDOTR: Vettel (running high in the points until something breaks along the Mistral)
DBTMOTR: Ricciardo (much as I hate to say it)
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps
by Freeze-O-Kimi 18 Jun 2021, 08:42
Haven’t done one of these in ages.

2021 this will be absolutely dire GP

1: Hamilton
2: Verstappen
3: Perez
4: Bottas
5: Leclerc
6: Norris
7: Sainz
8: Gasly
9: Vettel
10: Stroll

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest Lap: Hamilton
First Retirement: Ricciardo
ROTR: The race itself
IIDOTR: Anyone who actually watches the whole thing. Otherwise Aston Martin
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: Well it’s a long lap and usually a dull race so I’ll say 1 lap

by Klon 18 Jun 2021, 13:22
2021 Back to Boredom Business Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
4. Ricciardo
5. Pérez
6. Gasly
7. Alonso
8. Ocon
9. Leclerc
10. Norris

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Bottas
First retirement: Schumacher
ROTR: Tsunoda
IIDOTR: Ricciardo
DBTMOTR: Bottas
MLP: Mazepin
HFB: 1

by yannicksamlad 18 Jun 2021, 13:43
Paul Ricard aerodrome and sculpture park G P de Francea

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Pérez
4. Bottas
5. Leclerc
6. Sainz
7. Gasly
8. Norris
9. Gasly
10. Stroll

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Bottas
First retirement: Alonso
ROTR: Michael Masi
IIDOTR: Gasly
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB 1

I started supporting Emmo in 1976 (3 points )....missed 75, 74, 73, 72...
by Fetzie 18 Jun 2021, 21:48
The 2021 Migraine Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Perez
4. Bottas
5. Norris
6. Gasly
7. Ricciardo
8. Leclerc
9. Vettel
10. Sainz

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Ocon
ROTR: the race track
IIDOTR: Vettel
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: +2
by RAK 18 Jun 2021, 22:19
2021 "Les rayures bleues" Big Prize

1) Hamilton
2) Bottas
3) Verstappen
4) Alonso
5) Perez
6) Leclerc
7) Ocon
8) Norris
9) Sainz
10) Gasly

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest Lap: Hamilton
First Retirement: Mazepin
ROTR: Aston Martin
IIDOTR: Alpine
DBTMOTR: Ricciardo
MLP: Tsunoda
Laps behind: 2

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In fact, to be believed, their results must be seen,
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by tommykl 18 Jun 2021, 22:37
2021 Living Proof That Old Tracks Don't Make For A Good Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Norris
5. Pérez
6. Leclerc
7. Sainz
8. Ricciardo
9. Gasly
10. Stroll

Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Fastest lap: Sergio Pérez
First retirement: Sebastian Vettel
ROTR: Alpine
IIDOTR: Nicholas Latifi
DBTMOTR: Daniel Ricciardo
MLP: Yuki Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps

kevinbotz wrote:Cantonese is a completely nonsensical f*cking alien language masquerading as some grossly bastardised form of Chinese

Gonzo wrote:Wasn't there some sort of communisim in the East part of Germany?
by Batty 19 Jun 2021, 01:10
1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Val Bottas
3. Max Verstappen
4. Sergio Perez
5. Charles Leclerc
6. Pierre Gasly
7. Carlos Sainz
8. Esteban Ocon
9. Lando Norris
10. Fernando Alonso

Pole: Val Bottas
Fastest lap: Bottas
First retirement: Tonio Gio
ROTR: The French GP
IIDOTR: The French GP
DBTMOTR: Daniel Ricciardo
MLP: Yuki Tsunoda
Laps Behind: 3
by mario 19 Jun 2021, 06:53
The 'vomit comet' of circuits

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Ricciardo
6. Ocon
7. Norris
8. Alonso
9. Gasly
10. Leclerc

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Latifi
ROTR: The event (though the ongoing bickering about tyres might well run that close)
IIDOTR: Ricciardo
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2

Martin Brundle, on watching a replay of Grosjean spinning:
"The problem with Grosjean is that he want to take a look back at the corner he's just exited"
by CarloSpace 19 Jun 2021, 07:16
1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
4. Pérez
5. Leclerc
6. Ocon
7. Norris
8. Ricciardo
9. Gasly
10. Tsunoda

Pole: Bottas
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Vettel
ROTR: Sainz Jr.
IIDOTR: Ocon
DBTMOTR: Alonso
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2
by Ducktanian 19 Jun 2021, 07:53
2021 Sacre BLUE Grand Prix

1) Hamilton
2) Verstappen
3) Bottas
4) Peréz
5) Norris
6) Leclerc
7) Alonso
8) Gasly
9) Stroll
10) Sainz

Pole: Max Verstappen
Fastest lap: Valtteri Bottas
First retirement: Daniel Ricciardo
ROTR: Daniel Ricciardo
IIDOTR: Alpine
DBTMOTR: Yuki Tsunoda
MLP: Yuki Tsunoda
HFB: 2

People are saying this is going to be super boring so DOUBLE POINTS

Murray Walker: "A lot of people here are really debating whether Ricardo Rosset is Formula 1 material"
Martin Brundle: "Well, it's a fairly short debate, Murray".
by Londoner 19 Jun 2021, 08:21
2021 You Get A Migraine, So Do You, Everyone Gets A Migraine Grand Prix

1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
4. Perez
5. Leclerc
6. Norris
7. Sainz
8. Gasly
9. Ricciardo
10. Raikkonen

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Perez
First Retirement: Schumacher
ROTR: Paul Ricard
IIDOTR: Raikkonen
DBTMOTR: Giovinazzi
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps

kevinbotz, discussing magnesium wrote:But it's so light and lovely, Tommy. Never mind that it effectively turned Grand Prix cars constructed out of it into incendiary bombs. :P
by Miguel98 19 Jun 2021, 09:36
2021 It's More Exciting than Scotland vs ENGERLAND Grand Prix

1. Valtteri Bottas
2. Max Verstappen
3. Sergio Pérez
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Daniel Ricciardo
6. Charles Leclerc
7. Sebastian Vettel
8. Esteban Ocon
9. Pierre Gasly
10. Carlos Sainz Jr,

Pole: Max Verstappen
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton
First retirement: Fernando Alonso
ROTR: Lando Norris
IIDOTR: Daniel Ricciardo
DBTMOTR: Lando Norris
MLP: Yuki Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps

Mario on Gutierrez after the Italian Grand Prix wrote:He's no longer just a bit of a tool, he's the entire tool set.


18-07-2015: Forever in our hearts Jules.
25-08-2015: Forever in our hearts Justin.
by Enforcer 19 Jun 2021, 09:57
2021 Did you know that the French for garlic is not 'garlique'? Grand Prix

1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Perez
4. Bottas
5. Alonso
6. Leclerc
7. Ocon
8. Norris
9. Gasly
10. Sainz

Pole: Verstappen
Fastest lap: Hamilton
First retirement: Mazepin
ROTR: Aston Martin
IIDOTR: Alpine
DBTMOTR: Ricciardo
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps
by pi314159 19 Jun 2021, 10:22
1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Ocon
6. Norris
7. Alonso
8. Leclerc
9. Sainz
10. Gasly

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Hamilton
First retirement: Mazepin
ROTR: Aston Martin
IIDOTR: Ocon
DBTMOTR: Ricciardo
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 1 Lap

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by Pacific Edge 19 Jun 2021, 10:36
Le 2021 Grand Prix de confusion

1. Verstappen
2.Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Leclerc
7. Sainz
8. Alonso
9. Ocon
10. Raikonnen

Pole: Verstappen
Fastest lap: Verstappen
First retirement: Vettel
ROTR: The racing
IIDOTR: Tsunoda
DBTMOTR: Mazepin
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 1 L
by Hermann95 19 Jun 2021, 11:36
The "I am to late with my prediction" GP

1. Hamilton
2. Verstappen
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Leclerc
7. Ocon
8. Sainz
9. Gasly
10. Ricciardo

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Perez
First retirement: Latifi
ROTR: Alonso
IIDOTR: Ocon
DBTMOTR: Tsunoda
MLP: Tsunoda
HFB: 2 laps
by Aerond 19 Jun 2021, 13:43
I'll take whatever penalty. Sorry for posting late.

1. verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Sainz
4. Norris
5. Perez
6. Bottas
7. Alonso
8. Ocon
9. Vettel
10. Giovinazzi

Pole: meksh
Fastest lap: meksh
First retirement: tsunoda
ROTR: raikkonen
IIDOTR: sainz
DBTMOTR: raikkonen
MLP: msc
HFB: 1 lap

Tread lightly in ARWS. Every decision might be your last.
by Rob Dylan 28 Jun 2021, 13:10
Ok doke, it was a relatively predictable round, and so the scores for once were a little more widespread than before. There were some incredible performances, as well as some surprisingly poor ones.

The funniest thing I noticed from counting up the scores is that so many of you predicted Tsunoda to lead the rookies, but also to be the deadbeat teammate of the race. To be both would certainly be unpredictable :D

Anyhoo, let's check the scores from Paul Ricard.

Results
1. Ducktanian 30** ***
2. Bleu 24
3. Enforcer 19
4. Pacific Edge 19

5. Aislabie 18
6. tBone 18***
7. Fetzie 18
8. Freeze-O-Kimi 17
9. UncreativeUsername37 16
10. yannicksamlad 16
11. Aerond 16*
12. dr-baker 14
13. Frogfoot9013 13
14. CaptainGetz12 13
15. mario 13
16. Rob Dylan 12
17. noiceinmydrink 12
18. Miguel98 11
19. Hermann95 11*
20. tommykl 10
21. IceG 9
22. CarloSpace 9
23. pi314159 9
24. Klon 8
25. RAK 8
26. Batty 8
27. Londoner 8

*no points for pole
**funniest alternative race title
***double points


I was kind to the latecomers and only removed the pole points as normal. What I'm going to do about CopyGate for the Styrian Grand Prix, is yet to be decided :D

But for now, Ducktanian wins in France! With a pretty good outcome, 30 points is a considerable load of points to jump him up the standings. tBone, who also used double points, did not fair as well unfortunately. Elsewhere, most notably RAK had a very poor show and finished joint-last. With eternal rival dr-baker also having had a few low scores, it seems that mario is the only one of the established runners to be consistently scoring high. Shall this be mario's year yet again?

Well, perhaps not, because it appears that championship leader Aislabie doesn't need the double points to do well after all! 18 points without double points is a respectable haul, and exactly the kind of result needed to stay at the front of the pack.

How does this affect the standings?

Standings
1. Aislabie 128.5
2. Ducktanian 122
3. mario 108

4. Bleu 107
5. RAK 107
6. dr-baker 107
7. Enforcer 104
8. Fetzie 104
9. tommykl 102
10. Miguel98 101
11. CaptainGetz12 96
12. Frogfoot9013 95.75
13. tBone 95
14. pi314159 94
15. UncreativeUsername37 93
16. Londoner 92
17. Aerond 85
18. Klon 83
19. Rob Dylan 82
20. Hermann95 82
21. CarloSpace 75
22. Batty 70
23. Pacific Edge 65
24. This Could Be You 60
25. yannicksamlad 54
26. You-Gee-Eee-Day 46.5
27. takagi_for_the_win 45
28. IceG 27
29. WaffleCat 26
30. rachel1990 26
31. Freeze-O-Kimi 17
32. Pilot 16
33. noiceinmydrink 12
34. Gertrand Bachot 11
35. dj_vicious 9
36. Pieman 8
37. Spooder918 7

Whilst most of you will have immediately noticed Ducktanian jumping up to 2nd in the standings, more impressive to me is Bleu's fantastic score jumping them up from 11th to 4th! No frontrunner outside the top 2 has used their double points yet, so it really is as evenly matched as it appears at the front.

See you in Styria everyone! :dance:

Murray Walker at the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix wrote:The other [Stewart] driver, who nobody's been paying attention to, because he's disappointing, is Jan Magnussen.


Felipe Nasr - the least forgettable F1 driver!
by RAK 28 Jun 2021, 17:50
Rob Dylan wrote:The funniest thing I noticed from counting up the scores is that so many of you predicted Tsunoda to lead the rookies, but also to be the deadbeat teammate of the race. To be both would certainly be unpredictable :D


The way I see it, the other rookies are in the Haas cars, which are bathpluggingly bad. Tsunoda can have a complete shocker of a race while Gasly can have a magical one, but still have Tsunoda finish ahead of Schumacher and Mazepin.

Predicament Predictions Champion, 2011, 2018, 2019

They weren't the world's most competent team,
In fact, to be believed, their results must be seen,
Lola,
M-Mastercard Lola,
L, O, L, A, Lola!
by mario 29 Jun 2021, 10:45
RAK wrote:
Rob Dylan wrote:The funniest thing I noticed from counting up the scores is that so many of you predicted Tsunoda to lead the rookies, but also to be the deadbeat teammate of the race. To be both would certainly be unpredictable :D


The way I see it, the other rookies are in the Haas cars, which are bathpluggingly bad. Tsunoda can have a complete shocker of a race while Gasly can have a magical one, but still have Tsunoda finish ahead of Schumacher and Mazepin.

That is very true - under normal circumstances, Tsunoda is usually going to be a healthy distance ahead of the Haas cars and only really a DNF is likely to result in him falling behind either of those two drivers.

Martin Brundle, on watching a replay of Grosjean spinning:
"The problem with Grosjean is that he want to take a look back at the corner he's just exited"

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