TMR Game – Week 28

Welcome to Week 28 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:

IndyCar Series – Mid-Ohio;
ALMS – Mid-Ohio;
NASCAR Cup – Watkins Glen;
DTM – Nurburgring;

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

The cutoff is Saturday 7th August at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 27, 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 27

Week 27 Formula 1 WRC Sprint Cup
Points Hungaroring Rally Finland Pocono
1 50 Mark Webber Jari-Matti Latvala Greg Biffle
2 40 Fernando Alonso Sebastien Ogier Tony Stewart
3 35 Sebastian Vettel Sebastien Loeb Carl Edwards
4 32 Felipe Massa Petter Solberg Kevin Harvick
5 30 Vitaly Petrov Dani Sordo Denny Hamlin
6 28 Nico Hulkenberg Matthew Wilson Jeff Gordon
7 26 Pedro de la Rosa Mads Ostberg Mark Martin
8 24 Jenson Button Juha Kankkunen Jeff Burton
9 22 Kamui Kobayashi Juha Hanninen Martin Truex Jr
10 20 Rubens Barrichello Per Gunnar Anderson Jimmie Johnson

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The early retirements of Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Mikko Hirvonen and Henning Solberg will have cost some points for a few players.

Points Awarded – Week 27


Player F1 NASCAR WRC Week 27
1 Sebastian 157 30 187 374
2 Jon Waldock 191 0 125 316
3 Burwellian 167 142 0 309
4 Pat W 167 62 75 304
5 The Speedgeek 157 37 85 279
6 Sean 109 52 105 266
7 Jackie 117 100 40 257
8 Startledbunny 104 32 105 241
9 RG 126 70 40 236
10 James 85 54 0 139
11 Dank 0 135 0 135

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Another win for Sebastian! He was able to make some changes to his entry on Friday following the incidents in the WRC, and the F1 practice results – changing the underperforming Button and Hamilton for the successful Latvala and P.Solberg. Unfortunately I wasn’t near an internet connection for most of the day or I’d have mentioned the retirements as a comment (and I would’ve been able to remind James to enter..). All credit for making the switch, it is perfectly within the rules up to the cutoff and I’m surprised more didn’t do so.

Jon, Burwellian and I also made it over the 300 marker although we were some way behind.

It is worth noting that Jon, Burwellian, Speedgeek and Sebastian all picked the top four finishers in the F1 race. Speedgeek and Jackie were hit particularly hard by the WRC retirements of Hirvonen, H.Solberg and Raikkonen.

Sebastian has worked out the scores as well and shows them in a different format, if you would like to see how your drivers performed you can see the table here. You can also see the efficiency of each championship. He may or may not thank me for pointing out his embarrasment at doing so well since starting production of those tables – I just think it comes down to good picks and a willingness to make changes after the original entry if it looks like something isn’t going to work.

Overall Standings – Week 27

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 27 Total Gap
1 1 0 Sebastian 7160 374 7534 0
2 2 0 Pat W 6751 304 7055 479
3 3 0 RG 6713 236 6949 585
4 4 0 Sean 6616 266 6882 652
5 5 0 The Speedgeek 6598 279 6877 657
6 6 0 Jon Waldock 6416 316 6732 802
7 7 0 Startledbunny 6176 241 6417 1117
8 8 0 James 5974 139 6113 1421
9 9 0 Burwellian 5055 309 5364 2170
10 10 0 Jackie 4126 257 4383 3151
11 11 0 Dank 2707 135 2842 4692

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Sebastian’s lead is extended by a further 70 points over me, but I’m very happy to open a gap to RG who had previously closed in!

There’s a good fight for 4th between Sean and The Speedgeek with just five points between them.

Everything else is pretty much as it was, the table is pretty settled at the moment – come on, let’s shake it up a bit!

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

Coming Up – Week 28

Four events this week:

IZOD IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series – Both series are at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. This is a fairly narrow and quite bumpy road course which doesn’t always feature a lot of passing in IndyCar, though the traffic of the different classes in the ALMS helps those guys set up moves.

NASCAR Sprint Cup – The shortened form of the Watkins Glen circuit in New York state, and the second of two road course events on the seemingly-300-oval-race Cup calendar. It should shake up the order a bit, expect the likes of Ambrose and Montoya to do well and I expect Johnson will too as he’s developing his road course skills.  www.nascar.com

DTM – Meanwhile in Germany the DTM tackles a slightly shortened Nurburgring which skips the hairpin at the bottom of the hill.  www.dtm.com

Okay that’s everything, I’m writing this while tired and a little distracted with music so if there are errors I will fix them later – enjoy the races!

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18 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 28”

  1. I am embarassed (but also pleased) at my luck, which goes further back than the tables.

    ALMS:
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud
    Greg Pickett
    Klaus Graf

    IRL:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe

    DTM:
    Timo Scheider
    Gary Paffett
    Bruno Spengler

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  2. Jon’s entry for this week as posted two weeks ago:

    DTM
    Spengler
    Green
    Ekstrom
    Paffett
    di Resta

    ALMS
    Brabham
    Pagenaud
    Drayson
    Cocker
    Dyson

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  3. This weeks entry:

    IndyCar: Will Power, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay
    ALMS: David Brabham
    DTM: Jamie Green, Paul di Resta, Gary Paffet, Bruno Spengler
    NASCAR: JP Montoya

    Next weeks:

    NASCAR: Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, JP Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch.

    The week after that one:

    WRC: Seb Ogier, Seb Loeb
    DTM: Green, Spengler, di Resta, Schneider, Paffett, Ekstrom
    IndyCar: Will Power, Ryan Briscoe, Ryan Hunter-Reay
    NASCAR: Denny Hamlin

    Hope that is correct, if not, I’ll face the issues later, ciao.

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  4. I know you’re away now but just in case you’re checking..

    You only have 9 drivers this week. If you don’t post an entry before the cutoff I’ll carry forward one of your picks from last week – I’ll use the highest-placed of your picks in the current Cup standings (Denny Hamlin). The rest of last week’s picks are Ogier (already chosen) and F1 drivers (not racing this week).

    Next week is fine.

    You have 12 drivers for the week after next! I am not sure which to drop. I’m hoping you’ll be back to make a correction by that time, but if you are not I’ll probably drop the worst two of your DTM points according to their standings or finishing positions, as that’s the series you’ve chosen most.

    To be honest I hadn’t thought of official rules for these cases so I’m making things up as I go, trying to be as fair as possible.

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  5. The CytoSport Porsche of Greg Pickett and Klaus Graf has been withdrawn from the ALMS race following a major accident which caused damage to the tub (and thankfully only minor damage to Pickett).

    Sebastian, you may want to reconsider and everyone else be sure not to pick these drivers this week..

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  6. My entry:

    ALMS
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud

    IndyCar
    Will Power
    Ryan Briscoe
    Dario Franchitti

    DTM
    Bruno Spengler
    Jamie Green
    Gary Paffett

    NASCAR
    Jimmie Johnson
    Marcos Ambrose

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  7. ALMS: David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud
    IndyCar: Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Will Power
    DTM: Mattias Ekström, Jamie Green
    NASCAR: Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Stewart

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  8. INDYCAR
    Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti

    ALMS
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud

    IRL
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe

    DTM:
    David Coulthard (well his luck has to turn 🙂 )
    Gary Paffett
    Bruno Spengler
    Paul di Resta

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  9. Thanks for the info. I rely on Autosport to keep me informed on that sort of thing but they neglected to mention it. I will have to redo my calculations and will update later. Annoyingly, I threw away the bits of paper on which I worked out the pros and cons for my last couple of choices.

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  10. ALMS:
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud

    IRL:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe

    DTM:
    Timo Scheider
    Gary Paffett
    Bruno Spengler
    Jamie Green

    NASCAR:
    Tony Stewart

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  11. I did it again Pat and got it wrong. Can I change to NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson and have Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Ryan Brisco as my IRL picks please.

    Thanks to Sebastian for telling me of my mistake.
    Cheers.

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  12. Indycar
    Will Power
    Ryan Hunter-Reay

    ALMS
    Simon Pagenaud
    David Brabham
    Gunnar Jeanette

    NASCAR
    Tony Stewart
    Marcos Ambrose

    DTM
    Gary Paffett
    Timo Schieder
    Mattias Ekstrom

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  13. Carry over my 5 NASCAR picks please.

    DTM: (Can’t find an entry list so going by the standings)
    Spengler
    Green
    Paffett

    ALMS:
    Brabham
    Graf

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  14. Having just seen the note about Graf and Pickett above, please swap Graf out and Pagenaud in.

    Thanks 🙂

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  15. Well, I seem to have changed my mind again.

    ALMS:
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud

    IRL:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe
    Scott Dixon

    DTM:
    Timo Scheider
    Bruno Spengler
    Mattias Ekström

    NASCAR:
    Tony Stewart

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  16. ALMS:
    David Brabham
    Simon Pagenaud
    Gunnar Jeannette
    Elton Julian

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

    DTM:
    Paul di Resta
    Mattias Ekstrom
    Timo Scheider

    NASCAR Cup:
    Jeff Gordon

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