TMR Game – Week 26

Welcome to Week 26 of the Too Much Racing Game!

Here are all the results from last weekend’s racing, and a guide to what’s happening this week.

Quick-Start

Racing this week:

Formula 1 – Hockenheim, Germany
IndyCar – Edmonton, Canada;
NASCAR Cup – Indianapolis, USA;
ALMS – Lime Rock Park, USA;

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

The cutoff is Saturday 24th July at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 25, 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!

Top Tens – Week 25

Week 25 IndyCar Series Le Mans Series
Points Toronto Portimao
1 50 Will Power Sarrazin/Panis/Lapierre
2 40 Dario Franchitti Prost/Jani
3 35 Ryan Hunter-Reay Ragues/Maulleux/Ickx
4 32 Tony Kanaan Erdos/Newton/Collins
5 30 Graham Rahal Ojjeh/Greaves/Ebbesvik
6 28 Danica Patrick Firth/Hughes
7 26 Justin Wilson Bruni/Melo
8 24 Marco Andretti Barlesi/Cicognani/Chalandon
9 22 Simona de Silvestro Alesi/Fisichella/Vilander
10 20 Dan Wheldon Lieb/Lietz

Points Awarded – Week 25

Sebastian has been keeping his own records of the scores and has kindly made them available for all players to see, his tables are presented differently to mine and show a break-down of points awarded to each player’s drivers. You can view the table here.

Player IndyCar LMS Week 25
Sean 135 255 390
Sebastian 128 255 383
Jon Waldock 112 250 362
RG 142 215 357
Pat W 128 186 314
Startledbunny 138 167 305
James 141 154 295
The Speedgeek 102 144 246
Burwellian 0 0 0
Jackie 0 0 0
Dank 0 0 0

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Congratulations Sean! A great week for Sebastian, Jon and RG too. Unfortunately Speedgeek picked a driver twice and it was too late to notify him, so I had to discount that pick.

Burwellian, Jackie and Dank’s carryovers didn’t score at all. I will hopefully have some time free this week to send out a reminder email.

As ever the Le Mans Series picks proved crucial, there’s a knack to these sportscar races unfortunately my 5th place in the week suggests I haven’t worked it out as well as some others..

Overall Standings – Week 25

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 25 Total Gap
1 1 0 Sebastian 6375 383 6758 0
2 2 0 Pat W 6171 314 6485 273
3 3 0 RG 6077 357 6434 324
4 5 1 Sean 5939 390 6329 429
5 4 -1 The Speedgeek 6045 246 6291 467
6 6 0 Jon Waldock 5762 362 6124 634
7 7 0 Startledbunny 5534 305 5839 919
8 8 0 James 5348 295 5643 1115
9 9 0 Burwellian 4760 0 4760 1998
10 10 0 Jackie 3826 0 3826 2932
11 11 0 Dank 2596 0 2596 4162

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Sebastian’s 2nd position ensures he remains at the head of the table, that’s a handy lead and it’ll take some beating.

Sean’s win this week moves him ahead of The Speedgeek who seems to have lost a bit of ground lately. Sean’s score keeps him in touch with the podium positions. RG is just 51 points behind me, I’d better sort that out this week!

The challenge between Sebastian and James is one-way traffic at the moment, with Sebastian winning each of the weeks contested.

There’s a big week ahead with a choice of four races, and another sportscar round in amongst them.

Results sheets will available on the TMR drop.io soon.

Coming Up – Week 26

Four events this week:

Formula 1 – The German GP alternates between two venues and this year it is the turn of Hockenheim to host the event, I’m hoping for lots of passing into the hairpin. Yamamoto is in for Chandhok, but if any of you pick him there’ll be words..

IndyCar Series – The second Canadian race of the year is at the airport circuit in Edmonton. I can’t say I’m a particular fan of the idea of airport circuits, keeps the crowd too far away so there’s no atmosphere. More info at www.indycar.com

American Le Mans – The little Lime Rock circuit in Connecticut somehow hosts the multi-class series, and in such a small space you have to expect a bit of bumping. Lime Rock is a track I’d like to see the WTCC visit if it ever goes to the US, it seems ideal for touring car racing, more so than sportscars to my mind anyway. ALMS Racehub has the entry list.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis is apparently one of the more boring ones because the track only has one ‘groove’ – this is enough of a problem for the IndyCars so the far larger Cup cars struggle a bit. I’ve actually not seen a Cup race there so this is 2nd-hand information. I hope Goodyear has brought suitable tyres.. www.nascar.com

Enjoy the races!

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14 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 26”

  1. F1 and NASCAR this week? I’ll keep my carryovers then please.

    Sorry I’ve not posted in a while; I do keep meaning to… :s

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  2. Well done, Sean.

    ALMS:
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud
    Greg Pickett
    Klaus Graf

    F1:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Sebastian Vettel

    IRL:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon

    Like-for-like:
    5586 Sebastian
    5394 James

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  3. ALMS
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud
    Guy Smith
    Jon Field
    Jonny Cocker

    F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber

    IndyCar
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe

    For the record I think Montoya will destroy the field at Indy, until under 10 laps to go when NASCAR will find another way to completely screw him over..!

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  4. I’m after you Pat… This tactic worked last time so here goes:

    F1: Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton

    IndyCar: Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dario Franchitti, Danica Patrick

    NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin

    Smart 3-4-3 formation. Might work. Might.

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  5. And because of my holiday (and dedication)

    Next weeks;
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel
    Webber
    Alonso
    Massa

    Loeb
    Ogier
    Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvala

    Week after;
    Spengler
    Green
    Ekström
    Paffett
    Di Resta

    Brabham
    Pagenaud
    Drayson
    Cocker
    Dyson

    Thanks Pat. If any get replaced can you use their replacement. Thanks

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  6. He sped in the pits. That was all him. Just like Ambrose faltering under caution at Sears Point. While I do think there are some good conspiracy theories in NASCAR (the 2001 Pepsi 400 being the absolute best example), I don’t think they wanted Johnson to win either of those races, as Montoya and/or Ambrose would have been a better story both times. Lots of people are tired of Johnson winning and NASCAR has been pumping up its “Drive for Diversity” for years, so I don’t think they’d be actively biased against Montoya or Ambrose… I think Juan is probably the favorite though.

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  7. F1 – Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber
    IndyCar – Will Power, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay (yes, same as last week)
    ALMS – David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud
    Cup – Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson

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  8. NASCAR
    Juan Montoya
    Tony Stewart

    Indycar
    Will Power
    Ryan Briscoe
    Dario Franchitti

    ALMS
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud
    Klaus Graf

    F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber

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  9. F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Justin Wilson

    ALMS:
    Simon Pagenaud
    David Brabham
    Klaus Graf
    Greg Pickett

    NASCAR Cup:
    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon

    Oh, and I agree with Sean. Montoya not only went over the speed limit at Indy last year, he went over the 5 mph “grace” above the speed limit. That’s his mistake. No conspiracy theory there. They’ve got to draw a line somewhere where they begin penalizing people, and Juan went over it. Believe me, I love a good NASCAR conspiracy theory as the next guy, but that wasn’t one…

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  10. Are we all in? Just missing a bunny.. otherwise the biggest entry in a while, thanks all. 🙂

    My Montoya comment was slightly facetious, he disagreed with it last year but know how much he likes to complain..

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  11. F1
    Lewis Hamilton
    Mark Webber
    Jenson Button
    Sebastian Vettel

    INDYCAR
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon

    NASCAR
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Gordon

    ALMS
    David Brabham

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