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Concorde Speedbird12/04/2013 22:44:35
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I can't seem to find a function where I can predict that the Red Bull drivers will crash nto eachother...

I now want to move up the order a bit, so time to choose people who I think will wn rather than I want to win! Hopefully that will get me to Mach 2...

CS

Ian Jones12/04/2013 22:49:02
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Looks like I'm destined to be the Minardi of our league.. I'll keep trying though.

John Privett12/04/2013 22:49:47
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Posted by ConcordeSpeedbird on 12/04/2013 22:44:35:

I can't seem to find a function where I can predict that the Red Bull drivers will crash nto eachother...

Ah yes, for that I think you just add 1 to the value you previously had in mind for the number of safety car periods! teeth 2

As for choosing drivers you think will do well rather than those you want to do well.... tricky, isn't it!

Robin Kearney12/04/2013 22:50:12
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Lol CS, should be a bonus points option. That and maybe Nico and Lewis.

Pete B - Moderator12/04/2013 23:25:16
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I think there's a re-born Felipe out there...wink 2

Pete

Robin Kearney13/04/2013 07:50:01
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Pete, I think you are right. Nice to see him at the top!

Has anybody else noticed the increase use in aero paint this season? I have to admit I've never seen it before this year, but now see appearing quite often in pictures from Friday practice. Possibly the increase in use is down to the reduction of wind tunnel time the teams are allowed to use.

Just thought I'd mention it because it strikes me as clever stuff!

Little pic showing it on Buttons car, so you can see what it is like if you've never seen it.

F1 Aero paint

John Privett13/04/2013 08:11:45
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Hmm, curious qualifying session... But after all the 'upside-down' practice times, Massa didn't qualify ahead of Alonso, Webber (oops...) didn't qualify ahead of Vettel, and Rosberg didn't qualify ahead of Hamilton. But what about the tyre advantage for those qualifying lower down, but on the mediums? It's going to be an interesting race.

Edited By John Privett on 13/04/2013 08:12:35

Concorde Speedbird13/04/2013 08:33:52
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Hmmm, Helmut Marko before qualifying standing and laughing with Vettel, then Webber has a mysterious fuel problem...

Great to see Hamilton on pole, the race should be good.

CS

00113/04/2013 09:09:31
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I just wondered if anyone in motor racing has ever tried using a sharkskin effect on the bodywork, it has been shown to reduce drag on aircraft. (But possibly not on competition swimmers), Might make the sponsors logos look a bit fuzzy though. Thinking more of sports cars than F1.

Pete B - Moderator13/04/2013 09:30:19
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Wrote off my prediction when Seb came out on mediums in Q3(face 5) but great to see Lewis on polethumbs up

Jensen can be a wise old owl with his tyre choices, so won't be ruling him out for a podium.......smile p

Pete

Tony H13/04/2013 10:19:16
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Good to see Lewis in Pole, this should help my team but a very tough race to predict

Edited By Tony H on 13/04/2013 10:19:48

Tony H14/04/2013 08:49:26
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Shocking race in China for my teams and drivers so far. Cant expect manypoints this time!
John Privett14/04/2013 09:44:26
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Heck! That was closer for 3rd than I'd expected a couple of laps earlier...

Not good for my predictions - got the zero safety cars right and that's all! Mediocre result for my team I think. We'll see when the results are up on badger.

Edited By John Privett on 14/04/2013 09:44:53

John Privett14/04/2013 10:07:29
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Well the results are up already on badger, and here's our league table;

Pos

Team

Manager

Pts

1

Roos Racers

rk295

368

2

JohnPs plodders

JohnP

362

3

TeamTyphoon

typhoontone

343

4

F1 Legends

Rob Lewis

325

5

Norfolk Flyers

nss

269

6

Revers Racing

Pete B

227

7

Speedbird Concorde F1

Jacob Cleverley

198

8

IPjnet F1

Ian Jones

163

So Roos Racers has slipped past me into the lead, with Team Typhoon and F1 Legends not far behind.

With a few investigations in hand with the stewards I guess the result could change - so the above is provisional pending any penalties the stewards may hand out.

Pete B - Moderator14/04/2013 10:07:57
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You did better in the predictions than I did, John......embarrassed

I feel a driver change coming along.....

Pete

Concorde Speedbird14/04/2013 11:37:54
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Not as good as had hoped, thanks to Sutil as one of my drivers and Webber and Rosberg for two of my teams. Good race, Hamilton and Button drove cars that were not that quick well, but Button and lots of other drivers are still waiting for the steward's verdict. I need to catch up and get to the top with my points, whether or not that will happen is a different story!

CS

John Privett19/04/2013 19:09:49
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OK, customary reminder time!

Qualifying is at a rather more civilised hour of the day tomorrow, but don't forget to get your predictions entered before then! And if you want you can wait until P3 is finished tomorrow lunchtime.

Even if you only get one prediction right (like I did last time) that's still another 25 points - could make the difference at the end of the season...

the unmagnificent man19/04/2013 20:18:55
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Hi everyone. I can't believe it I started the thread and then missed out. So busy with other stuff in my life. I haven't even flown for almosy 3 weeks, although thats mainly down to strong wind! (weather not me!)

Which fantasy league are you in?

I'm in fantasyleagueF1.com

I always do reasonably well getting as high as 7th overall last year about mid season before tailing off to end up 110th. Not bad for saying there are almost 8000 entrants.

I even managed a 1st place in the mini league back in 2010 which should have won me a day racing in single seaters, but living in France coupled with my circumstances I opted for the £300 instead.

This year I've got my sights set on overall 1st and the £5000 that comes with it. I've worked out a formula, (no pun intended!)

is it too late to join your group and how much is it? UMM

Pete B - Moderator19/04/2013 20:32:41
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Blimey, UMM, with that track record (no pun intended!teeth 2) I'm not sure we should tell you.....but look back at the beginning of the thread here where John's post at 11.14 on 23rd gives the necessary information - and it's free! smile

Back to Bahrein - after last week's predictions debacle, I've resorted to pin-sticking this week....sad

I'm sticking with my existing teams, though - surely their bad luck can't last all season - can it???disgust

Pete

John Privett19/04/2013 21:38:00
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Never too late, UMM - though obviously we've got a 3 race head-start on you (will that be enough for us, I wonder...wink 2)

There's no charge to enter the badgergp league - but admittedly there's no big-value prizes either, we're playing for the honour and the fun of it only! (Though I think each race winner wins a badgergp coffee mug.)

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