Welcome to Week 34 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Racing this week:
IndyCar Series – Motegi;
NASCAR Sprint Cup – Loudon;
DTM – Oschersleben;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers in any individual race up to a maximum of 10 drivers.
The cutoff is Saturday 18th September at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 33, 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.
On to the results!
|Week 33||F1||Sprint Cup||WRC|
|1||50||Lewis Hamilton||Denny Hamlin||Sebastien Ogier|
|2||40||Jenson Button||Kyle Busch||Petter Solberg|
|3||35||Felipe Massa||Jimmie Johnson||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|4||32||Sebastian Vettel||Joey Logano||Dani Sordo|
|5||30||Nico Rosberg||Marcos Ambrose||Sebastien Loeb|
|6||28||Mark Webber||Clint Bowyer||Mikko Hirvonen|
|7||26||Nico Hulkenberg||Juan Montoya||Henning Solberg|
|8||24||Robert Kubica||AJ Allmendinger||Federico Villagra|
|9||22||Michael Schumacher||Kevin Harvick||Jari Ketomaa|
|10||20||Rubens Barrichello||Carl Edwards||Martin Prokop|
|Le Mans Series|
|1||50||Davidson / Minassian|
|2||40||Lapierre / Sarrazin|
|3||35||Bernard / Capello|
|4||32||Barazi / Hancock / Mucke|
|5||30||Prost / Jani|
|6||28||Ragues / Mailleux / Ickx|
|7||26||Mansell / Mansell|
|8||24||Leventis / Kane / Watts|
|9||22||Amaral / Pla|
|10||20||Moreau / Hein|
Points Awarded – Week 33
Well done Startledbunny, and to Jon, Sean and RG who were close behind with some tight scores.
A few of us were hit by the retirement of the McNish/Kristensen Audi, particularly Sebastian and I who picked both drivers. If that had finished 3rd or better we could have got about 320 points and led the week, unfortunately it was not to be.
We all picked Lewis Hamilton so there was no net loss for anyone for his early finish. Jackie was unfortunately unlucky that Raikkonen didn’t complete the final day of the rally and so he scored zero points.
For further insight into how the scores were calculated, Sebastian shows them in a different format and you can see the table here.
Overall Standings – Week 33
Sean’s good score combined with The Speedgeek’s non-entry this week moves the former into 4th, well done Sean! Everything else is static. It is a shame for Startledbunny that his ‘week win’ came as his immediate competition scored nearly as well.
Jackie will overtake Burwellian soon, but can she catch James with just eleven weeks remaining?
Results sheets are now available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 34
IndyCar Series – Off to Motegi in Japan to fulfil a contractual obligation to sole engine supplier Honda. This is a sort of egg-shaped oval in that turns 1 and 2 are tight and turns 3 and 4 are long and wide. It tends not to produce a good race, it didn’t for CART/Champ Car and it hasn’t so far for IRL/IndyCar, although Danica’s fuel-saving win was better than the people who denigrate it suggest;
NASCAR Sprint Cup – The short and flat oval at Loudon, New Hampshire. Current Standings
DTM – Getting close to the end of the DTM season with a visit to Oschersleben, a tight twisty series of hairpins and annoying chicanes. Not a particularly good venue either!
Enjoy the races!