TMR Game – Week 41

Welcome to Week 41 of the Too Much Racing Game!

Be advised: Next week’s post is likely to be late, I am moving to a new flat this week and I don’t expect the internet connection to be restored until the middle of next week (I don’t understand why it takes a week to flick a switch or whatever it is they do). I’ll have access from work but for obvious reasons can’t spend long on this while there, so I will most likely set up a basic thread during lunch on Monday or Tuesday and come back to the results later.
I will also be asking for game feedback soon.

Racing this week:

Formula 1 – Brazilian GP, Interlagos;
Asian LMS – 1000km of Zhuhai, China;
NASCAR Sprint Cup – Ft Worth, Texas;

Usual restrictions apply, pick up to 7 drivers in any individual race up to a maximum of 10 drivers.

The cutoff is Saturday 6th November at 4.59am GMT (UK is now on GMT), that’s 12.59am Friday night US EDT.

For the full results from Week 40, 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 40 DTM Sprint Cup
Points Adria Talladega
1 50 Timo Scheider Clint Bowyer
2 40 Gary Paffett Kevin Harvick
3 35 Bruno Spengler Juan Montoya
4 32 Markus Winkelhock David Reutimann
5 30 Oliver Jarvis Joey Logano
6 28 Martin Tomczyk Martin Truex Jr
7 26 Maro Engel Jimmie Johnson
8 24 Mattias Ekstrom Jeff Gordon
9 22 Paul Di Resta Denny Hamlin
10 20 David Coulthard Brad Keselowski

Points Awarded – Week 40

Player DTM NASCAR Week 40
1 Burwellian 177 104 281
2 Jackie 167 113 280
3 Startledbunny 177 101 278
4 Pat W 203 72 275
5 Sebastian 217 51 268
6 The Speedgeek 161 102 263
7 RG 189 68 257
8 Jon Waldock 161 85 246
9 Sean 203 42 245
10 James 0 112 112
11 Dank 0 92 92

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Congratulations to Burwellian and Jackie once more! The closest battle on the table is hotting up once more as the protagonists take this week’s results by storm, just a point between them. Startledbunny scored well this week too, and I didn’t do too badly either.

The top three won by picking five DTM and five NASCAR, while 4th and 5th (myself and Sebastian, respectively) went for what we thought was the theoretically better strategy of leaning on DTM since this was a restrictor plate NASCAR track. This had worked in the past.

Speedgeek and Sean keep making entries which ought to reward them but something always seems to happen to stop them getting those points, really bad luck for a while now.

There are some interesting patterns in Sebastian’s break-down of the scores.

Overall Standings – Week 40

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 40 Total gap
1 1 0 Sebastian 11213 268 11481
2 2 0 Pat W 10651 275 10926 555
3 3 0 RG 10345 257 10602 324
4 4 0 Sean 10264 245 10509 93
5 5 0 The Speedgeek 10091 263 10354 155
6 6 0 Jon Waldock 9884 246 10130 224
7 7 0 Startledbunny 9810 278 10088 42
8 8 0 James 8167 112 8279 1809
9 9 0 Burwellian 7839 281 8120 159
10 10 0 Jackie 7826 280 8106 14
11 11 0 Dank 4381 92 4473 3633

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The battle for 3rd overall is still close despite RG and Sean not scoring well relative to the rest of the competitors. Andy makes back the ground lost last week.

Startledbunny’s podium means he closes further on Jon, just 42 points in it now in what could be an interesting battle to the end of the season.

The tight battle between Burwellian and Jackie went Burwellian’s way by one point this week, there are still only 14 points in it which is nothing in this game.

Results sheets are no longer being uploaded to drop.io because Facebook bought it and they are shutting it down.

Coming Up – Week 41

Note – the final week is Week 44

F1 – I love Interlagos, it may be shabby and bumpy but it is brilliant, the atmosphere pours through the TV screen and it always turns the championship. The Brazilian GP is one of the best of the year. Watch it.

Asian Le Mans – The Asian LMS moves from last year’s venue at Okayama, to the Zhuhai circuit in China. This race has two drivers per car, but it seems like the number of cars entered is forever decreasing. Here is a PDF entry list by the ACO, and a version should hopefully appear as a web page at Planet Le Mans.

Sprint Cup – The year’s second visit to Texas.

Enjoy the races!

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15 thoughts on “TMR Game – Week 41”

  1. Ah hehe, that’s just amazing Burwellian and I come up with a few different drivers and we end up 1 point apart. Two? weeks to go, can I hack it… doubt it but I’m going to have fun trying. Pity its LMS this week, I don’t have a good record with that.

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  2. …and I thought that the DTM crash was gonna cause problems with my score… Needn’t have worried. Well done Jackie, still way too close to call. Almost as close as the F1; one poor result and it’ll all turned around! 😉

    Too many drivers, not enough slots to put them in this week… Gimme a few days, I’ll put my entry up later in the week 🙂

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  3. Since I’ll be busy for much of the rest of the week and likely will have no internet when I finish, I’ll put an entry in now.

    -F1
    Webber
    Vettel
    Alonso

    -AsLMS
    Pagenaud
    Montagny
    Sarrazin
    McNish
    Kristensen
    Dumas
    Cocker (in case one of the big boys falls over)

    I’m strategically skipping NASCAR this week.

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  4. Last sports-car week of the year.

    ILMC:
    Sébastien Bourdais
    Simon Pagenaud
    Stéphane Sarrazin
    Franck Montagny
    Tom Kristensen
    Allan McNish
    Rinaldo Capello

    F1:
    Fernando Alonso
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton

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  5. F1: Alonso, Hamilton
    ILMC: Capello, Bourdais, Kristensen, McNish, Montagny, Pagenaud, Sarrazin
    Cup: Hamlin

    Not really ripping Sebastian off. It’s just in a short sports car field like that, the favorites are so cut and dry.

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  6. Thanks for the reminder Sebastian. 🙂

    F1
    Schumacher
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Kubica
    Massa
    … this could all go horribly wrong

    LMP1
    McNish/ Kristensen
    Montagny/ Sarrazin
    Bourdais

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  7. Um, I think my last attepmt might have gotten thrown in the “spam” folder…

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Felipe Massa

    AsLMS:
    Sebastien Bourdais
    Simon Pagenaud
    Stephane Sarrazin
    Franck Montagny
    Allan McNish
    Tom Kristensen
    Romain Dumas

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  8. Mine seems to have done the same…

    F1: Vettel, Alonso, Massa & Hamilton.
    AsLMS: Kristensen, McNish and the 4 Peugeot drivers please.

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  9. Not opting for the negative approach this week, my anti-sportscar theory again.

    F1: Webber, Massa, Hamilton, Kubica, Alonso
    Asian Le Mans: Montagny, McNish
    NASCAR: Hamlin, Montoya, Johnson

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  10. Carry-overs:

    Dank

    NASCAR:
    Jimmie Johnson
    Dale Earnhardt Jr
    Kyle Busch
    Greg Biffle
    AJ Almendinger
    Carl Edwards
    Juan Pablo Montoya

    James

    NASCAR
    Jeff Gordon
    Jimmie Johnson
    Denny Hamlin
    Kevin Harvick

    (WRC
    Dani Sordo
    Sebastien Loeb
    Jari-Matti Latvala)

    F1
    Mark Webber
    Felipe Massa
    Fernando Alonso

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