TMR Game – Week 18

Welcome to Week 18 of the Too Much Racing Game!

I wasn’t able to watch either of this week’s eligible races as the ALMS went on until 4am and the DTM was on at the same time as the MotoGP. The GP was moderately good – the first half featured a great battle between Rossi and Lorenzo but after halfway or thereabouts when it had been settled, I lost interest in the whole thing. I spent much of the weekend watching qualifying from Indy which was fun especially in the closing stages of each day, and I plan to write about that later in the week.

[Photo: American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca; via Picapp]

Quick-Start

Racing this week:

IndyCar – Indianapolis 500;

F1 – Turkish GP;

WRC – Rally Portugal;

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte;

Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 10 drivers, no more than 7 from one race.

The cutoff is Saturday 29th May at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 17, read on.


How To Enter

1. Reply to this post.

2. List up to 10 drivers, with no more than 7 from a single event.

3. Send your entry before the stated deadline. You can make as many changes as you like until the closing point, I’ll take your last entry.

Most weeks feature 2 or 3 races, some weeks may have more than that and some may only have one. There’s not a rule stating you have to choose a driver in each race, any combination of up to 10 drivers is accepted.

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Just a short note if you missed it last week, I updated the Game section of the site which now contains an overview of the rules.

On to the results!

Top Tens – Week 17

Week 17 DTM ALMS
Points Valencia Laguna Seca
1 50 Mattias Ekstrom Brabham / Pagenaud / Franchitti
2 40 Bruno Spengler Gidley / Graf / Maassen
3 35 Alexandre Premat Tucker / Bouchut / Wilkins
4 32 Timo Scheider Sutherland / Weickardt / Marcelli
5 30 Paul di Resta Bergmeister / Long
6 28 Mike Rockenfeller Muller / Hand
7 26 Gary Paffett Beretta / Gavin
8 24 Miguel Molina Melo / Bruni
9 22 Jamie Green Sharp / van Overbeek
10 20 Susie Stoddart Magnussen / O’Connell

Note on the DTM: 2nd-placed Martin Tomczyk was excluded for a pitstop irregularity when the team fitted a tyre from the wrong set.

Note on the ALMS: A few of the fancied runners didn’t make the full 6 hours so some of us are going to pay!

Points Awarded – Week 17

Player DTM ALMS Week 17
1 Sebastian 128 270 398
2 The Speedgeek 94 288 382
3 James 138 206 344
4 Jackie 155 181 336
5 Sean 96 232 328
6 RG 150 142 292
7 Pat W 122 157 279
8 Startledbunny 119 147 266
9 Jon Waldock 144 117 261
10 Burwellian 0 0 0
11 Dank 0 0 0

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Wow, what a round for Sebastian and Speedgeek! Both had the three drivers who finished 1st and 2nd in the ALMS race, so 150 for the win and 120 for the 2nd place. Shows just how important it is to get those sportscar picks right – and how damaging it is when your picks don’t make the full distance, as happened to the Intersport and Drayson cars and to a lesser extent the Dyson. Startledbunny chose a couple of Corvette GT2 guys alongside the race winners and they secured top ten finishes overall, taking advantage of the thin prototype field and the attrition.

Nobody was hit by the Tomzcyk exclusion, nobody picked him.

Overall Standings – Week 17

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 17 Total
1 2 1 Sebastian 3944 398 4342
2 3 1 The Speedgeek 3918 382 4300
3 1 -2 Pat W 3980 279 4259
4 4 0 Sean 3843 328 4171
5 6 1 RG 3764 292 4056
6 7 1 James 3708 344 4052
7 5 -2 Jon Waldock 3779 261 4040
8 9 1 Startledbunny 3263 266 3529
9 8 -1 Burwellian 3408 0 3408
10 10 0 Jackie 2140 336 2476
11 11 0 Dank 1795 0 1795

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This week really shook up the order!

Sebastian has taken a clear lead and The Speedgeek jumps into second position. Well done to both! I drop from 1st to 3rd, 83 points behind the leader. Sean is in a gap between 3rd and 5th and seems to be secure there for now but isn’t all that far back.

RG and James move ahead of Jon, James scoring the highest among the midfield runners. The three are still bunched together though.
Startledbunny has caught and passed Burwellian, who wasn’t around to make an entry last week.

Full results sheets are available on the TMR drop.io, the Total Driver page on the Data file won’t have been updated but isn’t relevant to the game.

Coming Up – Week 18

This week we have four events:

IndyCar – This is big race of the IndyCar season, the Indianapolis 500. Qualifying was at the weekend, here is the starting grid.

Formula 1 – Turkish GP at Istanbul Park.

WRC – Rally de Portugal. Here is the entry list (link to the PDF on left of page).

Sprint Cup – Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. nascar.com for more info.

I think that’s everything, any questions just ask in the comments, good luck and enjoy one of the best motorsport weekends of the whole year!

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13 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 18

  1. Noooo!! I’ve fallen back. Very bad times.

    Sebastian Vettel
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso

    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Helio Castroneves

    Sebastian Loeb

    Kevin Harvick
    Jimmie Johnson

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  2. Blimey, I did okay last week which was a very nice surprise :)

    I’ll pick my F1 drivers just and do the others when I’ve had a look through who’s who.

    Formula One
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso
    Mark Webber
    Michael Schumacher

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  3. He was excluded from the results, so it would be zero.
    This reminds me, I didn’t copy over the points penalty section of the rules. They were available in this post but I never added them to the Game rules.

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  4. Ah, yes, rule 8. Presumably, the mathematical formula is only for when a points deduction is used as punishment. Am I right in deducing that this calculation means a driver picked could actually end up with a negative score, if the calculated penalty is higher than the TMR points for the driver’s finishing position? (Or if he is docked points and position.)

    (I can not remember which junior series it was but a driver won it with two rounds to spare, and at the penultimate round was, in a rare possibly unprecedented punishment, docked points for a misdemeanor. He was still in a position of not being able to be caught as his nearest rival had not done well, but the team-owner threatened not to run him at the last round just in case.)

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  5. Indycar

    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Helio Castroneves

    WRC

    Sebastien Loeb
    Sebastien Ogier
    Mikko Hirvonen

    F1

    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Robert Kubica

    NASCAR

    Kevin Harvick

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  6. F1: Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber
    WRC: Sébastien Loeb
    IndyCar: Hélio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti
    Cup: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson

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  7. That’s correct because a position penalty would account for any changes in points. I reasonably sure only NASCAR does the post-race points penalties because they don’t tend to alter finishing positions after the race. I’m not aware that series penalises a position and then also deducts points, but it I suppose it is possible to get a negative score.

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  8. IndyCar
    Helio Castroneves
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti

    F1
    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Felipe Massa (long shot on the Istanbul track specialist)

    WRC
    Sebastien Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen

    Cup
    Denny Hamlin

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  9. That went better than expected/feared. Very good time for my luck to turn. Could easily have gone very badly wrong.

    WRC:

    Sebastian Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Sebastien Ogier

    Indianapolis 500:

    Helio Castroneves
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon

    Formula One:

    Sebastien Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso

    (I reckon on Kyle Busch for the NASCAR but I have run out of picks.)

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  10. Formula 1:
    Seb Vettel
    Felipe Massa
    Mark Webber
    Nico Rosberg

    Indy 500:
    Helio Castroneves
    Will Power
    Ryan Briscoe

    WRC:
    Seb “Oggi” Ogier
    Seb Loeb

    NASCAR:
    Kyle Busch

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  11. Firstly since there are 4 events on can I drop Schumi please and leave my other four?

    Then I can have 2 each from the other races.

    WRC
    Sebastien Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen

    Indy 500
    Helio Castroneves
    Will Power

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch
    Jimmie Johnson

    Thank you :)

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