TMR Game 2011 – Week 12

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 12.

This post accepts entries for these races:
– Shanghai (F1);
– Long Beach (IndyCar);
– Long Beach (ALMS);
– Talladega (NASCAR Cup);

Housekeeping

Each week you pick 10 entries with a maximum of 7 of those coming from a single championship. You can have any mix of races from those listed in this post, and you don’t have to use all of them.

See this page for the game rules.

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The deadline for entries is Saturday morning at 6am GMT / 1am ET.

Scores

Top Tens

Week 11 F1 IndyCar NASCAR Cup
Points Sepang Barber Texas
1 50 #1 Sebastian Vettel #12 Will Power #17 Matt Kenseth
2 40 #4 Jenson Button #9 Scott Dixon #33 Clint Bowyer
3 35 #9 Nick Heidfeld #10 Dario Franchitti #99 Carl Edwards
4 32 #2 Mark Webber #29 Marco Andretti #16 Greg Biffle
5 30 #6 Felipe Massa #2 Oriol Servia #27 Paul Menard
6 28 #5 Fernando Alonso #82 Tony Kanaan #9 Marcos Ambrose
7 26 #16 Kamui Kobayashi #3 Helio Castroneves #6 David Ragan
8 24 #3 Lewis Hamilton #24 Simon Pagenaud #48 Jimmie Johnson
9 22 #7 Michael Schumacher #78 Simona de Silvestro #Dale Earnhardt Jr
10 20 #15 Paul di Resta #83 Charlie Kimball #22 Kurt Busch

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An odd F1 race with action throughout (apart from at the very front), a crazy IndyCar race with passing galore and a few too many incidents, and a Cup race I didn’t see.

Scores This Week

Player F1 IndyCar NASCAR Cup Week 11
The Crooked Cap 128 151 59 338
RubberGoat 142 125 55 322
Sean 134 111 73 318
Maverick 114 176 24 314
Sebastian X 114 160 39 313
Felipe Gana 134 134 24 292
Startledbunny 115 125 41 281
James 122 128 23 273
Pat W 100 137 31 268
The Speedgeek 152 113 0 265
Jay 0 160 103 263
Jackie 134 94 31 259
Dylanpt24 74 126 48 248
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
Ryan 198
Mike Rice 198

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Congratulations to Gavin! Also a well done to Sean for another strong week.

UPDATED – Congratulations and apologies to The Crooked Cap, whose entry was found in the spam bin after publication of the original results. Sorry Gavin, still that’s a good points haul.

Almost everyone took a single-seater strategy this week with a sprinkling of Cup picks. Vettel and Power are no-brainers really, especially Power on a road course. Perhaps the street fight at Long Beach will be different. It was a slight surprise to see Webber drop back. Several were caught up out by Briscoe and Wilson’s low finishes, none more than Speedgeek who also picked Conway – that trio had one of their best opportunities of points all year and they missed out, that’s not bad picking that’s bad luck.

There were no entries from Ryan, Mike or Crooked Cap and that hurts them in a week like this.

Do check Sebastian’s figures here for a detailed look at your results, it is a better guide than taking a stab at the entry list.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 11 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 1568 318 1886
2 3 1 Sebastian X 1527 313 1840 46
3 2 -1 James 1547 273 1820 20
4 8 4 RubberGoat 1453 322 1775 45
5 4 -1 Pat W 1496 268 1764 11
6 6 0 Jay 1483 263 1746 18
7 7 0 Startledbunny 1463 281 1744 2
8 5 -3 Dylanpt24 1494 248 1742 2
9 10 1 Felipe Gana 1358 292 1650 92
= 13 3 Maverick 1336 314 1650 0
11 14 3 The Crooked Cap 1308 338 1646 4
12 11 -1 Jackie 1357 259 1616 30
13 12 -1 The Speedgeek 1338 265 1603 13
14 9 -5 Ryan 1384 198 1582 21
15 15 0 Mike Rice 1239 198 1437 69

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RubberGoat won this week with a good score and as a result he jumps up four places, well done! You overtook me.. we’ll see about that.

UPDATED – After the entry was found in spam, this week’s winner is now The Crooked Cap, and you jump up 3 places to split the VivaF1 pair! Sorry RubberGOat, but at least you still move up four spots!

Sean maintains his lead with his 2nd-place result this week. Sebastian moves back into the top three after beating James.

Dylan drops 3 places after scoring well on IndyCar but less well on the other series.

Maverick’s 3rd this week moves him 3 spots ahead and he now leads the intra-VivaF1 battle! Felipe is also up a spot.

Ryan falls to the back of the group but still has a chance to catch up. I’m less certain if Crooked Cap and Mike can, but I’d hate to lose them from the game and I hope they are able to continue playing.

Upcoming Races

Four eligible races this week plus a whole host of other events, you lucky lucky people.

F1: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

The higher temperatures and demands of Sepang caused an amazing number of pitstops and marbles, Shanghai usually has lower temperatures so will we see the same effects? www.f1.com

IndyCar Series: Grand Prix of Long Beach

The classic street race could be chaos with the double-file restarts, let’s hope the drivers are able to put on a good show whilst avoiding the accidents now they’ve had a couple of events to get used to them. If there are accidents any number of drivers could score well. www.indycar.com

American Le Mans Series: Grand Prix of Long Beach

(Saturday race) There are only two LMP1 cars and two LMP2 cars entered in this race, they should easily beat the other classes unless they run into trouble. If this were one of two races I’d take a stab at an LMPC or GT entrant, but with four races this week that’s something of a gamble – how’s your luck? www.americanlemans.com (go to Racehub)

NASCAR Cup: Talladega

A superspeedway where we may see the two-car tango make a return, as seen at Daytona. I’m going to look back at the Daytona results to see who has a good engine..  www.nascar.com

Good luck!

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29 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 12”

  1. Well I don’t think I’ll be trying that tactic again; thankfully those around me don’t generally seem to have done much better though.

    I’ll sort my entry out later in the week. Including F1 this time…

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  2. F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nick Heidfeld

    INDYCAR
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti

    NASCAR
    Matt Kenseth
    Carl Edwards

    ALMS
    #16 Dyson/Smith – Lola Mazda LMP1
    #4 Gavin/Magnussen – Chevrolet GT

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  3. 80% chance of rain? Pah!

    ALMS:
    #6 (Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin: Luhr/Graf)

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

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Tony Kanaan

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  4. Woohoo! That was a fluke eh?

    Gonna go for a similar lineup this week:

    F1:
    1. Vettel
    2. Button
    3. Hamilton

    Indycars:
    4. Franchitti
    5. Dixon
    6. Power

    NASCAR
    7. Kyle Busch
    8. Matt Kenseth

    ALMS
    9. #6 Aston LMP1
    10. #16 Dyson LMP1

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  5. Some varied strategies available. Stick with strong runners in a couple of series, or try and pick podiums finishers in all four and hope for big big points? 200 pts available if you pick the four winners, but not many driver slots available to do it.

    F1
    Vettel
    Webber
    Button
    Alonso

    IndyCar
    Power
    Franchitti
    Kanaan

    ALMS
    #6 Muscle Milk AMR
    #16 Dyson Lola
    #06 CORE ORECA

    Taking a punt on the LMPC car rather than gamble on a Cup driver at Talladega. I’m not knowledgeable about LMPC other than knowing Jeanette’s name, perhaps Startledbunny has it right taking a GT car?

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  6. ** Scoring Update – Entry Found for The Crooked Cap**
    Big apologies to The Crooked Cap. For some reason your entry for last week went into my Spam bin and I’ve only just found it. The entry was posted within the time limit, at 12.41am UK time on Saturday morning, so it is eligible to be scored. I will update this post immediately!

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  7. F1: Vettel, Hamilton, Button, Heidfeld
    IndyCar: Power, Franchitti, Kanaan
    ALMS: #06 Aston, #16 Dyson
    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Montoya

    Bit of everything this week, hope nothing fails on me this week.

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  8. ALMS:
    N°6 Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin
    N°16 Dyson Lola Mazda

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

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

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  9. Seems I posted a coment but it didn´t appear to show up. :S

    Well, will try it again, my picks were:

    ALMS
    N°6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin
    N°16 Dyson Lola Mazda

    IndyCar
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

    F1
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso
    Nick Heidfeld

    Cheers, good luck!

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  10. F1: Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Massa, Vettel, Webber
    IndyCar: Franchitti, Power
    ALMS: 6, 16

    Picking anyone for any Talladega race post-2000 is…not smart.

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  11. F1:
    Vettel
    Webber
    Button
    Petrov

    IndyCar:
    Power
    Franchitti
    Kannan

    Nascar:
    Kenseth
    Kyle Busch

    ALMS:
    #6 Aston Martin

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  12. ALMS: Muscle Milk Cytosport
    Dyson Mazda
    Indycar: Will Power
    Simona De Silvestro
    Tony Kanaan
    F1: Sebastien Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Mark Webber
    NASCAR: Tony Stewart
    Dale Jr.

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  13. ALMS:
    #6 Aston Martin

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon
    Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves

    NASCAR:
    Ha ha ha ha ha!

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  14. F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber

    Indycar
    Will Power
    Dario Franchetti

    ALMS
    Car #6 and #16

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch
    Jimmie Johnson

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  15. okay, here goes again

    ALMS
    car #6 and 16

    Nascar
    Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth (why is nascar such a bad pick this week?)

    Indycar
    Franchetti and Power

    F1
    Hamilton, Button, Vettel and Webber

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  16. WordPress seems to be having all kinds of trouble with identifying game entries as spam. I’ve allowed through everything I see, even duplicates. If yours doesn’t appear can you contact me via email or Twitter or something please – followup comments sometimes also go to spam.

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  17. Odd, usually once you’ve been passed to comment you’re okay to keep posting, hence the friendly starter comment from spambots. Running a new version?

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  18. I’m happy with the picks posted above Pat thanks. If the earlier comment does post just ignore it … maybe the router died when I pressed send?

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  19. Ooh, nearly forgot. Better get my entry in so that I can be the one to dictate the 80% mark for those who forgot.

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Jenson Button

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Marco Andretti

    ALMS:
    #6 – Cytosport Aston Lola
    #16 – Dyson Lola Mazda
    #63 – Genoa LMPC
    #55 – RLL BMW

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  20. Or, I can just try to do it myself.

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Jenson Button

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Marco Andretti

    ALMS:
    #6 – Cytosport Aston Lola
    #16 – Dyson Lola Mazda
    #63 – Genoa LMPC
    #55 – RLL BMW

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  21. I’ve changed the commenting rules by enabling this one:
    – Comment author must have a previously approved comment
    This might mean everyone’s first comment may go into moderation even if you’ve commented before, but after that things should be a little more smooth.

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  22. Jackie, picking at Talladega is a lottery because it is a 500 mile race (roughly) on a restrictor-plate track. That means ‘the big one’ (taking out 10+ cars in one accident) is never far away. If it happens in a pit sequence, many front runners who dropped back after pitting could be taken out, and if not then it’ll take out anyone running slower now and working to a stronger finish later.

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  23. F1
    Vettel
    Webber
    Button

    Indycar
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    ALMS
    No.45 Flying Lizard
    No.16 Dyson Racing

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  24. F1
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Alonso

    IndyCar
    Power
    Hunter-Reay
    Franchitti

    ALMS
    Cytosport Aston Martin

    NASCAR
    Johnson
    Edwards

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