Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 19.
This post accepts entries for these 3 events:
– MotoGP Catalunya
– DTM Spielberg Red Bull Ring (old A1-Ring)
– NASCAR Cup Kansas
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 18||Formula 1||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup|
|50||Sebastian Vettel||Dan Wheldon||Kevin Harvick|
|40||Fernando Alonso||JR Hildebrand||David Ragan|
|35||Jenson Button||Graham Rahal||Joey Logano|
|32||Mark Webber||Tony Kanaan||Kurt Busch|
|30||Kamui Kobayashi||Scott Dixon||AJ Allmendinger|
|28||Lewis Hamilton||Oriol Servia||Marcos Ambrose|
|26||Adrian Sutil||Bertrand Baguette||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|24||Nick Heidfeld||Tomas Scheckter||Regan Smith|
|22||Rubens Barrichello||Marco Andretti||David Reutimann|
|20||Sebastien Buemi||Danica Patrick||Denny Hamlin|
Scores This Week
|No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score|
|The Crooked Cap||182|
Wow, a fantastic score for The Speedgeek, nice one Andy! The combination of not relying on Ganassi/Penske (primary teams) as well as picking 5 of the top 6 from Monaco was clearly a good one.
Sean and Sebastian again feature in the top four, still making it hard for the rest of us to catch up. It could be noted that Sebastian would’ve beaten Sean by two points had he stuck with Heidfeld instead of changing to Rosberg, but who expected Rosberg to drop back like that?
Quite a few were hit by poor results from hotly-tipped runners in the Indy 500, and again some in the Coca-Cola 600.
I took the 80% score from the lowest full entry of ten drivers rather than Jay’s seven F1 drivers, as that strikes me as being the fairest thing to do. That means Crooked Cap and Mike get 182 rather than 170.
Do check the more detailed sheet produced by Sebastian.
|12||8||-4||The Crooked Cap||3159||182||3341||31|
The Speedgeek jumps up a fantastic five places! He now heads that big group fighting over 6th position and another good result will see him close on the group ahead.
The VivaF1 pair of Jackie and Mav made up positions to sit inside the top ten.
Up front, Sean’s lead is now 71 points over Sebastian. Rubbergoat and I hold steady but Felipe is closing in.
We’re coming up quickly on the Texas round of the IndyCar Series, which poses a problem. Rather than run a single 500km race as in the past, they’ve split it into 2 x 275s and they say they’ll award half-points for each segment, yet treat each race win as a race win. That’s contradictory to me and maybe my facts are out of date. But it leads to a question:
Question – When it comes to the TMR Game, should I award half points or full points to each of the two parts?
I’d be interested in your take. I already have an opinion on this but I want to know what you think.
There are another three races this weekend, though I suspect the picks will be a little more predictable this time around. I have to say… there’s a great big hole here where the Milwaukee IndyCar race should be. It had better be back next year.
Just two weeks after F1 visited Barcelona it holds another Grand Prix, this time of the two-wheeled kind. A year ago this featured an amazing battle for the win, can it do it again this year or will it revert to a semblance of normality?
The long-awaited return of the Austrian circuit formerly known as the A1-Ring and the Osterreichring before that. The rebuilt Red Bull Ring has had millions poured into it from the energy drinks giant to bring it up to spec again and I’m so pleased a fairly major series is visiting it so soon.
NASCAR Cup: Kansas
After the fuss of the Coca-Cola 600 and the fortnight at Charlotte it is back to the regular weekly grind, it just never seems to stop for a break! I get all these 1.5-milers mixed up but I think I like Kansas as an IndyCar track, hopefully it produces good Cup races too.