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McG 696901/04/2019 14:09:20
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Thank you, gents.

I presume I was just lucky, as I was invited to a painting exhibition all WE long and could only have a look at the FP2 & quali's on Saturday evening.

As my predictions were a bit 'blind', I guess John is right and Gaston did a real great job... wink

Poor Charles, after that perfect ride he had. He'll get some other opportunities in a close future for sure. He's already winning a lot of fans... and Vettel isn't starting his season the best possible way. frown

Looking forward to China now.

Cheers

Chris

Charles Pic11/04/2019 10:07:34
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Well I hope you lot appreciate the almost limitless compassion I have for you all, which has led me to start this season with a shockingly badly picked team and horribly misjudged predictions!

It was the very most I could find in my heart to do for you all, so you had the best possible headstart.

 

Watch out though, I might start trying soon.... winksmile d

Edited By Charles Pic on 11/04/2019 10:08:04

McG 696911/04/2019 13:05:15
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Surely a lot of us really appreciate that kind of 'compassion', Charles.

But, on a personal note, I would prefer Robin and Ade to show the same way of 'shockingly misjudging'... devil wink

We'll see soon now.

Cheers & good luck to (nearly) all.

Chris

Robin Kearney11/04/2019 13:26:22
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Chris I fear you might be mistaking judgment with blind luck - at least on my part

I've got my predictions in early, just incase I forget later on.

Good luck gents!

Flyer11/04/2019 14:06:20
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If only I'd used the same system to chose the lottery numbers.......

The octopus is being over worked ! smile p

Good luck all

Ade

Charles Pic12/04/2019 07:12:41
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Hehe, all good fun! Well anyway, in an attempt to recover the situation a little, I’ve put £20 on Vettel for WDC at 4:1. I know that at the moment everyone is writing off his chances, saying he makes mistakes, etc... but heavens, the guy is a 4 times champion in what appears to be the fastest car, with a team who have publicly stated they will be favouring him this year “in certain situations” (whatever that means).

The fact the odds are so generous appears to be just on the basis of two bad races, which over the course of a season will pale in comparison with the fact that he’s in the fastest car and has every likelihood to beat his teammate.

Now having said all that, I am bottom of our little league table, so what do I know!

McG 696912/04/2019 07:32:38
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Please, Charles. Next time you consider throwing away £20, just ask me my Paypal address. wink

Wait till his team mate is provided with a functional sixth spark plug... or is that part of the Red tactics? ...

Now having said all that, just pretend that the last row in the arena obviously is the best place to watch the lions doing their job... surprise

No worries... & cheers

Chris

John Privett12/04/2019 20:14:00
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Right then, once again it's time for my reminder;

Don't forget your predictions!

And it's an early start as we're in China with qualifying tomorrow at 7am UK time and the race at 7:10am on Sunday. Many thought Ferrari would have the upper hand again, but Bottas leads the P2 times just ahead of Vettel with Verstappen in third.

Channel 4 coverage is around lunchtime on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday, so I'll delay posting the results until after the Ch4 coverage has concluded.

Charles Pic12/04/2019 20:33:30
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Posted by McG 6969 on 12/04/2019 07:32:38:

Please, Charles. Next time you consider throwing away £20, just ask me my Paypal address. wink

Wait till his team mate is provided with a functional sixth spark plug... or is that part of the Red tactics? ...

Now having said all that, just pretend that the last row in the arena obviously is the best place to watch the lions doing their job... surprise

No worries... & cheers

Chris

Ah well, we will see. I’m a big Lewis fan as it happens, so I’ll be delighted if he wins the WDC, but if he doesn’t then I reckon Seb has the best chance and in that case collecting on my little wager will make me feel better about Lewis having lost.

John Privett14/04/2019 18:05:10
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OK folks... I'm back from a rather chilly and breezy afternoon's flying. I'm sure the Ch4 coverage will have finished long ago so without further ado let's see how we all scored today;

Pos Team Manager Pts
1 Pitts Specials john stones 170
2 GASTON Formula Chris McG 169
3 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 158
4 iqon racing iqon 148
5 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 137
6 Revers Racing Pete B 133
7 PSS Power Flyer 131
8 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 123
9 teewrex John Tee 118
10 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 117
11 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 117
12 AeroArrows Bondaero 109
13 Essex Racing Tony Clark 102
14 Torque of the devil Stu 99
15 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 92

Top scorer today is John Stones with 170 points, with Chris 2nd only a point behind! Kev completes the top 3 today with 158 points. well done to all of you.

McG 696914/04/2019 18:12:45
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Thanks, John P.

... wow... well done, John S... as you would say, "job's a good un"

Cheers

Chris...

John Privett14/04/2019 18:19:09
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This means that the overall scoreboard now looks like this;

Pos Gain/Loss Team Manager Pts
1 0 Roos Racers rk295ELITE 463
2 0 GASTON Formula Chris McG 454
3 +5 Pitts Specials john stones 429
4 +1 Norfolk Flyers Kevin Fairgrieve 427
5 -1 iqon racing iqon 419
6 -3 PSS Power Flyer 415
7 0 Revers Racing Pete B 398
8 -8 Flying Eagles Gary Goodfellow 395
9 0 AnyoneSeenBernie johnpflyrc 364
10 -4 Team Webby Racing Simon Webb 360
11 -1 AeroArrows Bondaero 348
12 0 Essex Racing Tony Clark 312
13 -2 Torque of the devil Stu 312
14 -1 teewrex John Tee 298
15 -1 Team Charles Picd Charles Pic 297

No change then for the top 2. John Stones' win today moves him up 5 places to 3rd, and Kev's 3rd place moves him up a place to 4th overall.

Iqon and Flyer move down 1 and 3 places respectively to 5th and 6th. Simon drops 4 places today to 10th. Gary's 8 place drop is not a real drop - he has joined the league since Bahrain, so the 8-place drop is just a statistical anomaly - as he didn't have a league position to move from!

Charles and John Tee continue at the foot of the table - their apparent 1 place drop each is just a result of Gary joining in 8th place.

Up next in 2 weeks is Azerbaijan (did I spell that correctly?) I think my team might need a 'tactical adjustment' before then!

Edited By John Privett on 14/04/2019 18:19:42

iqon14/04/2019 18:52:52
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Well done John S, dont get used to it.face 20

Pete B - Moderator14/04/2019 19:02:22
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Well done, Johnthumbs up

Note to self - must try harder....face 7

Pete

Simon Webb14/04/2019 21:08:52
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Damn it.....I have had the flu and forgot my predictions!!!!!

That will cost me!!!!

john stones 114/04/2019 21:32:26
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Thanks lads. yes

My team did good, predictions meh.

3rd race n Ferrari issues orders, poor show. no

Charles Pic15/04/2019 07:01:30
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Crikey...

i know what’s going to happen in these races in my mind, and then the race happens and it’s completely different indecision

Ah well, I’ll just admit I’m not good at this and if I can serve some purpose by making those ahead of me feel better, then I’m ok with that! I really enjoyed yesterday’s race in any case, lots of mini battles going on, even if the TV director wasn’t great at catching them. RIC vs HUL is going to be a fascinating situation this year, if the Renault cars stays working long enough for them to do battle.

LEC seems to have no chance in this, his first season in Ferrari, as they will have him jump out of the way as soon as he’s seen to be impeding VET.

McG 696926/04/2019 08:06:24
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Probably John P is having some splendid holiday time somewhere around, but here it is...

Don't forget your predictions!

Wondering now about the Scuderia's next strategic 'moves'...

Have a great GP, gents.

Cheers

Chris

John Privett26/04/2019 19:26:47
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Thanks Chris!

No, I'm not on holiday... that's not until July. I've been at work all week (must give that up one day!)

So, it's been a rather hectic day at Baku from the accounts I've read, with FP1 being cancelled almost as soon as it started and plenty of drama in FP2. Ferrari look to be strongest, but I think I'll be ready to change my predictions after FP3 just in case!

If I've got the maths right qualifying is at 2pm UK time tomorrow, with the race at 1:10pm on Sunday. As usual this season, terrestrial viewers don't get the race until later, so please no spoilers until Ch4 have broadcast their highlights.

And I'll end with a reminder of the reminder...

Don't forget your predictions!

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iqon26/04/2019 19:44:48
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My predictions are going down the drain

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