by Rob Dylan 22 Mar 2021, 08:51
Are you ready for some PP?
Hello members, old and new, to the latest season of Predicament Predictions, our forum's yearly guessing game, for which the winners shall receive GRAND PRIZES!!! I am your host, Rob Dylan, and for the fifth year I am honoured to be running the competition.
So it's very simple. What you do is guess the top 10 result of this weekend's grand prix. This time we're guessing Bahrain on Sunday. After we guess the top 10, below we have a list of bonus things to guess.
Pole position: who will be on pole?
Fastest lap: who will get fastest lap?
First retirement: who will be the absolute bottom of the sheet, to retire first?
Reject of the Race: what will be the most rejectful and (hilariously) dreadful thing to happen this weekend?
Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: the opposite, what will be the most unexpected positive?
Deadbeat Teammate of the Race: who will mathematically be the furthest behind their teammate in the results of the race?
Minor League Premiership: who will be the highest classified of our rookies this year?*
How Far Back: how many laps exactly will the last classified finisher be?
Funniest race title: of course, the funniest alternative name for every weekend's grand prix will be given a bonus bonus point. Make me laugh.
*Candidates for 2021 Minor League Premiership are therefore: Yuki Tsunoda, Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher.
All right, one more thing, just so you know how the points are totalled. It used to be done that the person who won would get 25 points, second place 18, etc. But since I've been running it I count every individual point you collect over the races. So if this race you come first with 15 points, you get 15 points. The points are counted as follows:
- 1st place correctly guessed: 5 points
- 2nd and 3rd place correctly guessed: 3 points each
- 4th to 10th place correctly guessed: 2 points each
If you correctly guess the driver being in the top ten, but just in the wrong place, you get 1 point. So if you guess Hamilton wins, but he finishes 2nd, you still get 1 point for having Hamilton in your top ten.
Pole position: 2 points
Fastest lap: 1 point
First retirement: 2 points
Reject of the Race: 3 points
Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: 3 points (good luck guessing these two)
Deadbeat Teammate of the Race: 2 points
Minor League Premiership: 1 point
How Far Back: 1 point
Funniest alternative title (put that at the top of your post): 1 point
So, 41 points up for grabs! I'll put forward the template and my submission in the next post. Any questions, just ask. Also, if you win, GRAND PRIZES are up for grabs!
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!