Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 15.
I hope you enjoyed the events this last weekend, I was away at a racetrack so I missed all of them! Hopefully I’ll see the MotoGP and IndyCar soon, although I had to look up the results to write these results so I’m not sure if I’ll bother now.
This post accepts entries for:
– F1 Istanbul
– ILMC/LMS Spa-Franchorchamps
– NASCAR Cup Darlington
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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|Week 14||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup|
|1||50||Will Power||Kyle Busch|
|2||40||Graham Rahal||Denny Hamlin|
|3||35||Ryan Briscoe||Kasey Kahne|
|4||32||Dario Franchitti||David Ragan|
|5||30||Oriol Servia||Carl Edwards|
|6||28||Mike Conway||Clint Bowyer|
|7||26||Justin Wilson||AJ Allmendinger|
|8||24||Takuma Sato||Jimmie Johnson|
|9||22||James Hinchcliffe||Tony Stewart|
|10||20||JR Hildebrand||Brian Vickers|
|1||50||Dani Pedrosa||Bruno Spengler|
|2||40||Jorge Lorenzo||Mattias Ekstrom|
|3||35||Casey Stoner||Ralf Schumacher|
|4||32||Andrea Dovizioso||Timo Scheider|
|5||30||Valentino Rossi||Martin Tomczyk|
|6||28||Colin Edwards||Gary Paffett|
|7||26||Hiroshi Aoyama||Jamie Green|
|8||24||Cal Crutchlow||Maro Engel|
|9||22||Nicky Hayden||Oliver Jarvis|
|10||20||Randy de Puniet||David Coulthard|
Scores This Week
|Player||MotoGP||IndyCar Series||NASCAR Cup||DTM||Week 14|
|The Crooked Cap||125||82||114||76||397|
|No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score|
What a fantastic score from Sean! Crooked Cap did well too. The gap between Sebastian and Speedgeek wasn’t really that huge, but the gaps in front and behind that middle group were fairly large. Sadly for Mav, Jay and Mike this was not the week to miss an entry.
Sean scored 101 points more than I did: ouch!
Here is the breakdown of the scores per driver, as kindly produced by Sebastian. Everybody rightly picked Will Power! You can also see that Sean scored 403 points from a possible 430.
|6||10||4||The Crooked Cap||1987||397||2384||19|
Sean extends his lead over Sebastian to 100 points, who in turns holds a lead of 100 points over 3rd-placed James.
I’ve fallen two places to 5th with James and RubberGoat overtaking me, the three of us are still close together though so I can fight back this week.
Lots of position changes throughout. The Crooked Cap’s good score this week lead to a gain of 4 places, nicely done. Jay and Maverick fell back several spots. Things are nice and tight in the midfield still but the leaders are running away now, this fight looks like a real battle between Sean and Sebastian.
There are three races this weekend which count towards the game.
F1: Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul
This could be the final visit to Istanbul Park which will be a shame as it isn’t the worst of the Tilke tracks, the long back straight (including corner) into the final section is a great passing opportunity even without the DRS, which will be in that zone for this race. www.f1.com
ILMC / LMS: 6 Heures du Spa-Francorchamps
Spa’s LMS round switches from a 1000km distance to a timed 6hr duration, and the LMS field will be joined by the participants in the ILMC. This is the final opportunity for Audi and Peugeot to battle each other before the Big One in June, and Audi will at last race their new car! We’ve got three Audis, three Peugeots and the older-model ORECA Peugeot. It’ll be fascinating to see how this plays out. You can find an entry list at the LMS website. There is a switch to English but I left it in French because ACO-sanctioned racing just looks right in French. Sadly it looks like AMR has pulled out.
NASCAR Cup: Darlington
One of NASCAR’s classic venues, a drivers’ track where one end is bigger than the other. www.nascar.com
21 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 15”
The header for NASCAR says “Martinsville”, but should be “Darlington”. Just, FYI.
My picks will be in later this week.
#7 Peugeot Sport – Wurz/Gene/Davidson
#3 Audi Sport North America – Capello/Kristensen/McNish
#1 Audi Sport Team Joest – Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller
That was not the week to be cautious on NASCAR, but I am doing it again. I could not pick between the six Audis and Pugs so have selected all of them.
MotoGP have a strange habit of listing riders that fail to complete the first lap as DNS. For future reference, Pat, at Estoril, would you have given Simoncelli 14 points since he did actually start the race, or zero points because the official result recorded him as a non-starter? It is bound to occur to a selected rider sooner or later and it would be very helpful to know your call on this in advance.
I had no idea that was the case as I had to rely on the results table for this one. If he actually did start then he should be awarded points, only true non-starters would be scored a zero. In my opinion a DNS should only be recorded for anyone who doesn’t take the grid, or start from pitlane. Even a retirement as the start lights go out would be a DNF with 0 laps completed rather than a DNS, to my mind. Not sure how to classify a retirement on a formation/pace lap, that may well be a true DNS as they wouldn’t have reached the actual race start.
Thanks for noticing, we’ll have to keep an eye out for that later in the year.
“anyone who doesn’t take the grid”
By this I mean the actual grid, not the one before the formation lap.
7. Audi #1
8. Audi #3
9. Peugeot #7
10. Peugeot #8
Can’t be bothered picking a NASCAR entrant this week.
Still annoyed by missing last week so I can’t be bothered trying to get my head around NASCAR.
#10 ORECA Peugeot
I’ve elected against the #2 Audi because I’m not convinced they won’t end up in the gravel, and the #9 Peugeot because Lamy seems to crash a lot.
Better, better. Come on…
F1: Hamilton, Button, Vettel, Webber, Massa, Rosberg
NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Montoya
ILMC – Spa
N°1 Audi (Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller)
N°3 Audi (Capello/Kristensen/McNish)
N°7 Peugeot (Wurz / Gené / Davidson)
N°8 Peugeot (Montagny / Sarrazin / Minassian)
Just to weigh in on the question of Simoncelli that Pat and Sebastian were having, the way you were outlining of handling those situations, Pat, is exactly how I handle them. Just, FYI. On to my picks:
Audi #3 (I also don’t trust the #2 drivers)
Oreca Peugeot #10
Greg Biggle (just a hunch)
ILMC: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
F1: Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Vettel, Webber
NASCAR: Pass (Darlington isn’t very predictable lately)
I think I like the name Biggle better than Biffle…
ILMC: Audi 2, Peugeot 8
F1: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel, Fernando Alonso
NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer
Good old Biggles
Damn. And I wasn’t even trying to call him what I usually call him, which would be “Biff Riffle”.
Well, did I call the Darlington race not being predictable or what? I think you could get 10,000 people playing and not one would waste a pick on Regan Smith.
Wow, how on earth did he win? Wish I’d picked Edwards or something rather than Busch. At least I’ll have a semi-decent ARFL score this week.
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