Welcome to Week 40 of the Too Much Racing Game!
Two weeks from now, along with the results for the Brazilian GP and the Asian LMS, I plan to post a dedicated thread for game feedback and ideas for next year. Get your thinking caps on!
Racing this week:
DTM – Adria, Italy;
NASCAR Sprint Cup – Martinsville, Virginia;
Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers in any individual race up to a maximum of 10 drivers.
The cutoff is Saturday 30th October at 4.59am BST (British Summer Time = GMT+1), that’s 11.59pm Friday night US EDT.
For the full results from Week 39, 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!
|Week 39||Formula 1||Sprint Cup||WRC|
|1||50||Fernando Alonso||Denny Hamlin||Sebastien Loeb|
|2||40||Lewis Hamilton||Mark Martin||Petter Solberg|
|3||35||Felipe Massa||Kevin Harvick||Dani Sordo|
|4||32||Michael Schumacher||Kyle Busch||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|5||30||Robert Kubica||Jimmie Johnson||Mikko Hirvonen|
|6||28||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Joey Logano||Matthew Wilson|
|7||26||Rubens Barrichello||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Khalid al-Qassimi|
|8||24||Kamui Kobayashi||Carl Edwards||Henning Solberg|
|9||22||Nick Heidfeld||Jeff Burton||Ken Block|
|10||20||Nico Hulkenberg||Brad Keselowski||Sebastien Ogier|
Good to see Block get a good result at last.
Points Awarded – Week 39
Well done James! Back after a bit of a break and on it straight away, impressive. Jackie’s now had three good weeks from the last four, despite maintaining she’s not very good at this. I am pleased to be a close 3rd.
It was a shame Jon didn’t enter. Sebastian has proposed a new carry-over rule for 2011 which carries much less of a penalty and means people won’t fall out of contention by missing a week, we’ll discuss that further in a couple of weeks in the suggestions post.
Every player who entered picked Loeb. Sean, Burwellian, RG and Speedgeek lost the most from the misfortunes of Webber, Vettel and Button, indeed the four would’ve been in the top half of the table rather than the bottom had the results been as they were at the start.
For the avoidance of doubt, had the F1 race awarded half-points as looked possible, I would also have awarded half points.
There are some interesting patterns in the break-down of the scores.
Overall Standings – Week 39
I have changed the Gap column to reflect the gap between players rather than the gap to the leader, I hope this makes it clearer.
The top two positions are all but secured meaning the race is on for third. Sean outscored RG this week and closes to 81 points.
Jon’s missing entry means Speedgeek no longer has to worry about losing 5th, Jon is now looking over his shoulder at Startledbunny just 74 points behind.
Much of the action is still at the lower end of the table. This week’s winner James opens a gap to the fighting Burwellian and Jackie who had been catching up. Jackie has now closed Burwellian down to 13 points, this battle is on!
Results sheets are now available on the TMR drop.io.
Coming Up – Week 40
Note – the final week is Week 44
DTM – I can only assume the reappearance of Adria (Wiki map) on the schedule meant something else fell through and they were desparate to bulk up the calendar. I can’t stick the place, much like Oschersleben it is just a series of interconnected hairpins, like an overgrown kart track.
Sprint Cup – The year’s second visit to Talledega.
Enjoy the races… if you can!
13 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 40”
Happy happy happy 😀 … being so close to Burwellian is making me enjoy the game even more. Neither of us can afford to make a mistake now, ooh err. Who will I pick, can I ask the audience?
Asking the audience sounds good; not sure which friend I’d phone, and too many options to go 50/50!
Oooo… who to pick? Will have to compile my entry tomorrow I think. I knew the F1 had hurt me badly! 🙂
Ah I thought the previous week rule applied to all series back to however far they went, ah well! I didn’t remember until Saturday morning and by then it was too late!
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Well Jackie, these would be my recommendations, hence I am picking them. Mind you, judging by recent results, I should be seeking your advice.
Paul di Resta
I think unfortunately, Jon, that was the carry-over rule suggested in the comments for next year (to go back as many weeks as need be to find relevant drivers, up to nine for the first week missed, up to eight for the second consecutive week missed, et cetera).
Paul Di Resta
Juan Pablo Montoya
Still pondering 🙂
DTM: di Resta, Ekström, Green, Paffett, Rockenfeller, Scheider, Spengler
NASCAR: Burton, Harvick, McMurray
Paul di Resta
Right, let’s try…
Paul Di Resta
Gahhh, I’m supposed to be trying to pull away from Sean not lose ground on him
DTM: Paffett, di Resta, Scheider, Spengler, Green, Ekstrom
NASCAR: McMurray, Harvick, Johnson, Burton
It’s going to bite me in the bum but I’m going for DC again in the DTM along with Bruno Spengler, Gary Paffett, Paul di Resta, Timo Sheider
In Nascar, it’s Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and JPM
Fingers well and truly crossed
I think Sean and Sebastian have it right with a line-up favouring DTM.
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