TMR Game – Week 27

Welcome to Week 27 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 – Hungaroring, Hungary;
NASCAR Cup – Pocono, USA;
World Rally – Rally Finland;

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

The cutoff is Saturday 31st July at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 26, 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 26

Week 26 Formula 1 IndyCar Series Sprint Cup
Points Hockenheim Edmonton Indianapolis
1 50 Fernando Alonso Scott Dixon Jamie McMurray
2 40 Felipe Massa Will Power Kevin Harvick
3 35 Sebastian Vettel Dario Franchitti Greg Biffle
4 32 Lewis Hamilton Ryan Briscoe Clint Bowyer
5 30 Jenson Button Ryan Hunter-Reay Tony Stewart
6 28 Mark Webber Paul Tracy Jeff Burton
7 26 Robert Kubica Mario Moraes Carl Edwards
8 24 Nico Rosberg EJ Viso Kyle Busch
9 22 Michael Schumacher Takuma Sato Joey Logano
10 20 Vitaly Petrov Helio Castroneves Kurt Busch


American Le Mans Series

Points Lime Rock Park
1 50 Klaus Graf / Greg Pickett
2 40 David Brabham / Simon Pagenaud
3 35 Gunnar Jeannette / Elton Julian
4 32 Alex Figge / Tom Papadopolous
5 30 Jorg Bergmeister / Patrick Long
6 28 Bill Auberlen / Tom Milner
7 26 Dirk Muller / Joey Hand
8 24 Pierre Kaffer / Mika Salo
9 22 Olivier Beretta / Oliver Gavin
10 20 Scott Tucker / Andy Wallace

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What a controversial week! Team orders, bizarre penalties, unexpected winners – this weekend had everything.

Points Awarded – Week 26

Player F1 IndyCar NASCAR ALMS Week 26
1 Sebastian 97 125 0 180 402
2 Startledbunny 125 125 47 40 337
3 James 63 107 31 130 331
4 The Speedgeek 63 49 15 180 307
5 Jackie 121 125 48 6 300
6 Burwellian 187 0 108 0 295
7 Jon Waldock 125 75 0 92 292
8 Sean 93 105 9 80 287
9 RG 112 120 47 0 279
10 Pat W 63 107 0 96 266
11 Dank 0 0 111 0 111

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What a week for Sebastian! Everyone had one or two of the races give them a high score, Sebastian managed to score well in three, really well done.

Startledbunny and James had a decent week, too. From Speedgeek down to me the scoring is closer to the sort of spread you’d expect to see in an average week.

In some weeks the scoring seems to broadly match the leaderboard so I’m heartened in weeks like this when people across the board score well, and others nearer the top score badly, such as myself. I don’t mind a bad week if it makes the game closer, but I’m not doing it deliberately, must try harder!

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 — note that he has also worked out the scores should both Ferrari entries be disqualified from the German GP, an interesting comparison! You can see how almost everyone chose Vettel and Power, as you might expect with their form.

Overall Standings – Week 26

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 26 Total Gap
1 1 0 Sebastian 6758 402 7160 0
2 2 0 Pat W 6485 266 6751 409
3 3 0 RG 6434 279 6713 447
4 4 0 Sean 6329 287 6616 544
5 5 0 The Speedgeek 6291 307 6598 562
6 6 0 Jon Waldock 6124 292 6416 744
7 7 0 Startledbunny 5839 337 6176 984
8 8 0 James 5643 331 5974 1186
9 9 0 Burwellian 4760 295 5055 2105
10 10 0 Jackie 3826 300 4126 3034
11 11 0 Dank 2596 111 2707 4453

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Sebastian’s consistently high scoring has moved him a full week’s scoring ahead of the rest of us, that’s excellent work.

Positions 2 to 5 close up to each other as each successive player scored more than the one above them, realistically it is difficult to catch the leader now but the fight for runner-up is wide open.

There were no position changes this week but the points totals have shifted enough to make it more likely in weeks ahead.

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

Coming Up – Week 27

Three events this week:

Formula 1 – The Hungarian GP has traditionally been one of the most boring events of the F1 year, however the realigment of turn 1 and the section leading to the final few corners a few years ago seems to have improved the racing at this track. It still may not be a stellar event, but it shouldn’t be utterly bland either. Who do you go for? Ferrari and Red Bull are the current form teams but McLaren could retake their early-season position at any race.

World Rally – One of rallying’s classic events, Rally Finland. with very fast narrow asphalt roads which take a lot of skill to master. It is hard to count out the usual suspects. Raikkonen has been picking up pace, could he be the dark horse on his home event or will he throw it off the road again? The official website is useless for entry lists so again we’ll have to check the official rally website. Of note is the return of Juha Kankunnen, it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on, probably not worth picking here though.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – The second visit of the season to the bumpy 2.5 miles Pocono tri-oval. Denny Hamlin won the first visit, can he repeat?  www.nascar.com

Enjoy the races!

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15 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 27”

  1. CALENDAR NOTES
    – The third round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup has been confirmed for November 7th at Zhuhai, China. This is the only date on the Asian LMS schedule as there is no Okayama round.
    – The DTM has adjusted its calendar. The series will now visit Adria pn October 31st rather than Shanghai, and the Shanghai race is now on November 28th. This makes Shanghai the final round of the Game, which is now extended to a 44th week.

    Separately, the blog sidebar calendar will be updated Wednesday, I’ve run out of time today.

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  2. I’ve actually forgotten exactly who my carryovers are, but intend to carryover my NASCAR picks again. Think my F1 picks are the 2 Ferrari’s, the 2 McLaren’s and Vettel? If so, I’d like to bring in Webber and drop Button please.

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  3. I like sportscar weeks. Sorry for getting quite so much luck. When James had a week in which all his picks finished top-six, I mentioned it, so I will mention all my picks finished top-five. Burwellian’s five carry-over F1 drivers finished 1-2-3-4-5.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Fernando Alonso

    WRC:
    Sebastian Loeb
    Sebastien Ogier
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Dani Sordo

    NASCAR:
    Denny Hamlin

    Like-for-like:
    5725 James
    5988 Sebastian

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  4. Not leaving it until Friday again like last week

    F1
    Lewis Hamilton
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Robert Kubica

    WRC
    Sebastian Loeb
    Sebastian Ogier
    Dani Sordo
    Mikko Hirvonen

    NASCAR
    Matt Kenseth
    Jimmie Johnson

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  5. I’m catching up with you Pat…ever.so.slowly. 😉 These are my 10 this week.

    Formula 1: Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton, Seb Vettel and oooh, Robert Kubica

    NASCAR: Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

    WRC: Seb “Oggi” Ogier

    Defensively minded 5-4-1 formation this time.

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  6. F1
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Massa

    Nascar
    Jimmie Johnson
    Denny Hamlin
    Jimmie Johnson

    WRC
    Kimi Raikkonen
    Sebastian Loeb
    Miko Hirvonen

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  7. Can I have that Biffle fella please… thanks for the reminder, that’s what I get for doing two things at once

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  8. Well, with one thing and another, I have decided to rethink my strategy. I wish I had a weather forcast I could half-trust for Hungary.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Felipe Massa
    Fernando Alonso

    WRC:
    Sebastian Loeb
    Sebastien Ogier
    Dani Sordo
    Petter Solberg
    Jari-Matti Latvala

    NASCAR:
    Denny Hamlin

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  9. “That Biffle fella”. I think that may take over for “Biff Riffle” as my new nickname for Greg.

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso
    Felipe Massa

    WRC:
    Sebastien Loeb
    Mikko Hirvonen
    Jari-Matti Latvala
    Henning Solberg
    Michel Jourdain (just kidding, not really)

    NASCAR Cup:
    Denny Hamlin
    Kyle Busch

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