Welcome to Week 10 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Apologies for my recent absence and I hope it wasn’t a hindrance, and thanks to Sebastian for compiling some unofficial results for last week! You’ll be pleased to hear I agree with his figures, I will include them here in case you didn’t see the link to those results so in this post you’ll see results from the last two weeks.
Just a word of warning, this is a WRC week and that means an early cut-off. The rally actually runs from Thursday to Saturday. I think it is quite harsh to have everyone pick by Thursday morning especially since I was slightly delayed with this post, so I propose a closing point of 6am UK time Friday morning (11 minutes before that day’s running begins). This does mean people entering Thursday will have a distinct advantage but I don’t know what else to suggest. Thoughts?
Racing this week:
F1 – Malaysian Grand Prix;
WRC – Rally Jordan;
All you have to do is reply to this post and pick up to 10 drivers! The only limit? No more than 7 in one race.
The cutoff is the morning of Friday 2nd April at 5.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1).
For the full results from Weeks 8 and 9, 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, usually some time on a Friday. 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 from each race, any combination of up to 10 drivers is accepted.
Further information can be found on the game sub-page which will be updated later in the week.
Results (Weeks 8 and 9)
|1||50||Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick)||Gene/Wurz/Davidson (Peugeot)|
|2||40||Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas)||Lamy/Bourdais/Minassian (Peugeot)|
|3||35||Kurt Busch (Penske)||Mucke/Primat/Fernandez (AMR)|
|4||32||Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway)||Pickett/Graf/Maasen (Cytosport)|
|5||30||Matt Kenseth (Roush Fenway)||Brabham/Pagenaud/Franchitti (Highcroft)|
|6||28||Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway)||Melo/Bruni/Kaffer (Risi)|
|7||26||Dale Earnhardt Jr (Hendrick)||Auberlen/Milner/Werner (Rahal)|
|8||24||Jamie McMurray (EGR)||Mueller/Hand/Priaulx (Rahal)|
|9||22||Kyle Busch (Gibbs)||Bergmeister/Long/Lieb (Flying Lizard)|
|10||20||Jeff Burton (Childress)||Tucker/Bouchut/Wilkins (Level 5)|
In the Sprint Cup there was another win for Johnson and continued good form for Kenseth, while down in Sebring for the ALMS it was a Peugeot sweep with Aston Martin Racing third. A thin prototype field suffering reliability issues saw the GT2 frontrunners take 4 of the top 10 positions.
|1||50||Denny Hamlin (Gibbs)||Jenson Button (McLaren)||Will Power (Penske)|
|2||40||Joey Logano (Gibbs)||Robert Kubica (Renault)||Justin Wilson (DRR)|
|3||35||Jeff Gordon (Hendrick)||Felipe Massa (Ferrari)||Ryan Briscoe (Penske)|
|4||32||Ryan Newman (Stewart-Haas)||Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)||Helio Castroneves (Penske)|
|5||30||Martin Truex Jr (Waltrip)||Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)||Dario Franchitti (Ganassi)|
|6||28||Brian Vickers (Red Bull)||Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)||Alex Tagliani (FAZZT)|
|7||26||Clint Bowyer (Childress)||Vitantonio Liuzzi (Force India)||Danica Patrick (Andretti)|
|8||24||Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway)||Rubens Barrichello (Williams)||Raphael Matos (dFLR)|
|9||22||Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick)||Mark Webber (Red Bull)||Graham Rahal (Fisher)|
|10||20||Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway)||Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)||Tony Kanaan (Andretti)|
I don’t think too many will have predicted this NASCAR result as Johnson finishes a little way down and Hamlin took the win. It was a similar story with Kubica’s Renault taking 2nd in Melbourne. Penske took 3 of the top 4 spots in the IndyCar race with only Justin Wilson spoiling their party.
Sebastian took Week 8 with a superb 411 points, well done! Speedgeek wasn’t far back scoring identical ALMS points. Both took the gamble of picking several Peugeot drivers and they were rewarded when the team took a 1-2 finish. James unfortunately didn’t enter and his carryovers were of no use.
James redeems himself though by outscoring the field for Week 9! Sean was the only player to correctly pick Denny Hamlin for NASCAR and we all chose Jimmie Johnson who had a relatively bad week, while a couple of notable drivers retired and only scored single-digits.
Week 9: Overall Standings
|Pos||Pre||+/-||Name||Prior||Wk 8||Wk 9||Total|
(position changes are since Week 7)
We have a new leader! James’ non-entry slips him down the order to allow The Speedgeek to take the front, while Sebastian takes a surge forwards into 2nd position with that good Wk8 score. I was the only player other than James to lose a position..
This weekend we have the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix and the WRC Rally Jordan. I assume you’re all familiar with F1, if you’re looking for an entry list for this week’s WRC you can find it here and specifically this PDF (first-named is the driver). Unfortunately there are only 10 WRC-class cars, the rest of the field are Production WRC entrants or runners from the Middle East Rally Championship, but you can still pick from those if you think they’ll score well. Stage times should appear here throughout the weekend.
I think that’s everything, any questions just ask in the comments, and good luck!