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The table after Monza now looks like this;
No changes in the top three, Chris retains his lead.
Ade's win today moves him up a place to 4th and the expense of Iqon.
Lower down, Simon moves up a place to 11th, displacing Charles to 12th and Stu moves ahead of Bondaero to take 13th.
Two weeks now until Singapore, with qualifying being at the normal time for European races - as it's a night race - and the race itself an hour earlier at 1:10pm UK time.
I'm off now to give my team a good talking to! Though, to be fair, the chap who did my predictions did a pretty poor job!
Edited By John Privett on 08/09/2019 21:05:53
I'm sure the channel4 coverage must be winding up by now, so here are our scores from Monza;
Top scorer today was Ade with an impressive 196 points - top score in the whole of the fantasygp league was 221.
Second equal are Pete and John Tee with 167.
At the other end, Iqon and I tie for last place on 111 points...
Next - the overall table.
Just a very quick reminder before I leave the office, in case I don't get a chance to post until much later this evening...
Don't forget your predictions!
It's looking close with Leclerc first in P2, though only 0.068 seconds quicker than Hamilton with Vettel a furtehr 0.2 seconds behind.
3 places swaps today, so first let's see the table;
Chris remains top after today, but John S moves up a place to second, pushing Robin down to 3rd.
In mid-table, Kev's good result today moves him up to 7th at my expense!
A little further down Charles moves ahead of Simon to take 11th.
Next up is Monza next weekend with Singapore 2 weeks later and Russia the following weekend - September is a busy month! Don't forget your predictions!
OK, I can see over on channel 4 they're talking to Charles Leclerc, so clearly their race coverage has finished. So without further delay, here are the scores in our league for today.
John Stones, despite his concerns on the predictions, heads our table for Spa, with Chris in 2nd for his home race only 2 points behind John - their points being 197 and 195. A little further back on 168 is Kev.
Well done all three!
Up next, the overall table!
Oh no...that poor octopus. I'm calling the RSPCA
Mind you, if it didn't perform...
John, I don't see that you've been 'deducted 10 points'.
I do understand your frustration, but I don't see any other way around it. Whilst I know no more than the rest of us what the exact problem was, it was clearly something outside the control of fantasygp - I suspect an issue with the hosting service they use.
Given that there was a problem that prevented many people making their predictions, or adjusting ones they'd already made earlier, the solution they have given is - I believe - the only realistic one they could have made.
Predictions are now open for people to change - the side-effect is that the first prediction is effectively nullified as we all know the answer to that one now! Tecnically I'm sure they don't have the ability to 'switch on/off' the ability to change individual predictions, but not others. I'm sure their system could be changed to permit that, but that would require their software developers to specify, design, code, test and deploy. Not something you can do in an hour or so on Saturday morning!
So, I'm sorry you have lost the advantage of gaining ten points as everybody else now has those ten points too. But really I don't see what else they could have done that wouldn't have caused a lot more problems.
Let's get on and look forward to a race under rather different weather conditions to those we've seen in practice and qualifying - that may stir things up a bit!
OK, I guess we've all got the email from fantasygp about today's outage. In case anybody missed it I'll copy the text below, but in short, they've reopened predictions for this weekend until 1:10pm BST on Sunday - an hour before the race start. And they've given us all the pole prediction!
Fantasy GP of Belgium UPDATE
Good luck for the for the race and apologies again for the outage, it won't happen again.
I guess we're all in the same boat with not being able to update our predictions today. I should have changed mine, but had already decided not to before realising that I wouldn't have been able to.
Sad news from Spa, one of the drivers in the F2 race, 22 year old Frenchman Anthoine Hubert, has been killed in a crash there this afternoon.
I did wonder about changing my predictions, but decided against it. I'm not sure yet whether that was a good thing or not - and in any case I wouldn't have been able to!
Have a good trip Kev! I suspect you'll find internet access in Vietnam, particularly in the cities.
Perhaps you should delay your return a couple more weeks and drop in on Singapore on your way back!
And Chris - if it was down to me you could have your 10 points for the Bottas prediction, but you'd still have to convince the guys at fantasygp.com...
Right then, wakey wakey... the summer break is over and it's Spa this weekend.
First practice has seen a Ferrari one-two and Mercedes by all accounts having "issues". Let's see what happens in P2, maybe wait until P3, but most importantly;
Don't forget your predictions!
Perhaps we can send Chris along for some inside information - assuming he's not there already!
Usual times for a European race, qualifying at 2pm (UK time) on Saturday and the race at 2:10 on Sunday.
P2 starts in 40 mins from now...
I too was looking at a completely correct set of podium predictions until Vettel mucked it up for me! I guess Vettel won't be on your Christmas card list then either, Pete?
I also had a 'near-miss' with the 'bonus' question. I put Gasly down for a top-5 place. He finished 6th...
Oh well, onwards to Spa!
There's a familiar look about the overall table after today with only two pairs of place changes;
Near the top of the table Robin moves up to 2nd, pushing John S down to 3rd.
Mid-table, Kev and Gary trade places, Kev moving up to 8th with Gary now 9th.
I must admit I thought Mercedes had slightly lost the plot when they pitted Lewis, but it turns out the tactics were spot on. I wonder where Bottas will be next season though, and I think Verstappen is going to feature even more in the second half of the season.
So we have the summer break now, Spa is up next at the very end of August/early September, the race being on 1 September. Plenty of time then to consider our predictions!
Channel 4's coverage should hopefully be coming to a close about now, and even if it isn't, those who are watching it are probably glued to the screen and not surfing the net at the same time!
So here are the scores in our league for today;
An impressive score of 176 from Chris heads our table today. Flyer is almost 30 points back in 2nd with 147 and Iqon is only 2 points further back on 145. Well done all - especially Chris, the overall fantasygp high score today was 209.
All of us scored over 100 today. So up next, how does the overall table look?
Thanks Chris! I'm a bit behind schedule today...
I haven't done my predictions yet, and I'm not sure what to predict based on P1 and P2!
I'll be out tomorrow during the day so won't manage to watch qualifying, but qualifying and the race are the usual times for a European race - 2pm (UK time) for quali and 2:10pm for the race.
So, just to repeat what Chris already said;
Don't forget your predictions!
(I'm going to do mine right now!)
And the revised overall table has one place change compared to before - I move above Gary into 7th, Gary slips to 8th.
Hopefully that's all the changes now until next weekend!
Edited By John Privett on 28/07/2019 23:24:29
OK folks, take 2! Following the application of the 30 second penalties handed out to Raikkonen and Giovinazzi, the points have been revised and today's table looks like this;
The top 3 positions are as before, though Iqon 'loses' 2 points, down to 184 and Charles gains 9, up to 159.
Ah, ok - I thought they had! I might make it into 3-digits then!
I'll post an update when I see any changes...
Yep - from F1.com, "Raikkonen and Giovinazzi had 30 seconds added to their race times for use of driver aids at the start."
That's already accounted for in the results published. Amongst other changes, it elevates Hamilton up to 9th.
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