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.
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|
|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|
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
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
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!