TMR Game 2011 – Week 15

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

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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Scores

Top Tens

Week 14 IndyCar NASCAR Cup
Points Sao Paulo Richmond
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
MotoGP DTM
Points Estoril Hockenheim
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

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Scores This Week

Player MotoGP IndyCar Series NASCAR Cup DTM Week 14
Sean 125 110 90 78 403
The Crooked Cap 125 82 114 76 397
Sebastian X 157 82 0 136 375
RubberGoat 155 135 0 78 368
Ryan 125 102 90 50 367
Felipe Gana 157 90 90 28 365
Jackie 155 82 33 78 348
James 85 110 75 78 348
The Speedgeek 125 103 24 86 338
Startledbunny 112 117 24 78 331
Pat W 117 118 7 60 302
Dylanpt24 121 70 108 0 299
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
Jay 239
Maverick 239
Mike Rice 239

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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.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 14 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 2242 403 2645
2 2 0 Sebastian X 2170 375 2545 100
3 4 1 James 2097 348 2445 100
4 5 1 RubberGoat 2056 368 2424 21
5 3 -2 Pat W 2101 302 2403 21
6 10 4 The Crooked Cap 1987 397 2384 19
7 9 2 Felipe Gana 1996 365 2361 23
8 6 -2 Dylanpt24 2056 299 2355 6
9 7 -2 Startledbunny 2016 331 2347 8
10 12 2 Jackie 1920 348 2268 79
11 14 3 Ryan 1893 367 2260 8
12 8 -4 Jay 2006 239 2245 15
13 13 0 The Speedgeek 1898 338 2236 9
14 11 -3 Maverick 1982 239 2221 15
15 15 0 Mike Rice 1645 239 1884 337

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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.

Upcoming Races

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 otherwww.nascar.com

Good luck!

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21 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 15”

  1. F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Nick Heidfeld

    ALMS
    #7 Peugeot Sport – Wurz/Gene/Davidson
    #3 Audi Sport North America – Capello/Kristensen/McNish
    #1 Audi Sport Team Joest – Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Kyle Busch
    Matt Kenseth

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  2. 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.

    ILMC:
    #1 (Audi:Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller)
    #2 (Audi:Fassler/Lotterer/Tréluyer)
    #3 (Audi:Capello/Kristensen/McNish)
    #7 (Peugeot:Wurz/Gené/Davidson)
    #8 (Peugeot:Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian)
    #9 (Peugeot:Bourdais/Pagenaud/Lamy)

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. F1
    1. Vettel
    2. Webber
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Heidfeld
    6. Alonso

    ILMC
    7. Audi #1
    8. Audi #3
    9. Peugeot #7
    10. Peugeot #8

    Can’t be bothered picking a NASCAR entrant this week.

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  6. Still annoyed by missing last week so I can’t be bothered trying to get my head around NASCAR.

    ILMC:
    #1 (Audi:Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller)
    #2 (Audi:Fassler/Lotterer/Tréluyer)
    #3 (Audi:Capello/Kristensen/McNish)
    #7 (Peugeot:Wurz/Gené/Davidson)
    #8 (Peugeot:Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian)
    #9 (Peugeot:Bourdais/Pagenaud/Lamy)

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button

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  7. ILMC
    #1 Audi
    #3 Audi
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #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.

    F1
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

    Cup
    Kyle Busch

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  8. Better, better. Come on…

    F1: Hamilton, Button, Vettel, Webber, Massa, Rosberg
    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Montoya
    ILMC: #7

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  9. 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)

    F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Fernando Alonso

    NASCAR
    Denny Hamlin

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  10. 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:

    F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    ILMC:
    Peugeot #8
    Peugeot #9
    Audi #1
    Audi #3 (I also don’t trust the #2 drivers)
    Oreca Peugeot #10

    NASCAR Cup:
    Greg Biggle (just a hunch)

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  11. ILMC: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
    F1: Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Vettel, Webber
    NASCAR: Pass (Darlington isn’t very predictable lately)

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  12. ILMC: Audi 2, Peugeot 8

    F1: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel, Fernando Alonso

    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer

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  13. F1
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Rosberg

    NASCAR
    Edwards
    Johnson
    Kyle Busch
    Hamlin

    ILMC
    Audi 1
    Audi 3

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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