TMR Game 2011 – Week 27

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 27.

This post accepts entries for these 2 events:

– F1 Hungaroring
– NASCAR Indianapolis

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.

Email reminders will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays by either myself or Sebastian. Please leave a valid email address in the comment form. If you do not wish to receive reminders please let us know, otherwise we’ll assume we’re okay to send them. Also let us know (privately if you prefer) if you would like to use a different address to the one you use here. I may also use Twitter or other sites if I happen to see you there on Thursday or Friday.

Scores

Results

Week 26 F1 IndyCar
Points Nürburgring Edmonton
1 50 Lewis Hamilton Will Power
2 40 Fernando Alonso Helio Castroneves
3 35 Mark Webber Dario Franchitti
4 32 Sebastian Vettel Tony Kanaan
5 30 Felipe Massa Justin Wilson
6 28 Adrian Sutil Sebastien Bourdais
7 26 Nico Rosberg Ryan Hunter-Reay
8 24 Michael Schumacher Mike Conway
9 22 Kamui Kobayashi Danica Patrick
10 20 Vitaly Petrov Ryan Briscoe
MotoGP ALMS
Points Laguna Seca Mosport
1 50 Casey Stoner #6 Muscle Milk LMP1
2 40 Jorge Lorenzo #16 Dyson Lola LMP1
3 35 Dani Pedrosa #20 Dyson Lola LMP1
4 32 Ben Spies #06 CORE LMPC
5 30 Andrea Dovizioso #05 CORE LMPC
6 28 Valentino Rossi #63 Genoa LMPC
7 26 Nicky Hayden #37 Intersport LMPC
8 24 Colin Edwards #4 Corvette GT
9 22 Hector Barbera #62 Risi Ferrari GT
10 20 Hiroshi Aoyama #55 BMW GT

.

Player Scores

Player F1 IndyCar MotoGP ALMS Week 26
Sebastian X 122 85 125 90 422
The Speedgeek 107 85 125 90 407
Felipe Gana 107 85 125 90 407
Sean 155 157 90 402
Pat W 107 35 120 125 387
Maverick 72 35 187 90 384
Jackie 157 119 90 366
Dylanpt24 32 88 148 90 358
RubberGoat 165 183 348
The Crooked Cap 107 62 125 40 334
Ryan 102 68 155 325
Startledbunny 107 42 125 41 315
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
James 252
Jay 252
Mike Rice 252

.
Do check the detailed results produced by Sebastian, including efficiency tables.

Well done Sebastian – not only is it a clear win, it is a record score for the TMR Game!

Andy and Felipe had the same entry and it worked for them, joined 2nd this week. Sean maintained his good form with a score over 400.

I was quite pleased with my score until I saw the others ahead of me!

Some people seem to be restricting their potential scores by only picking from a couple of series when a race looks unpredictable due to rain or what have you, but to cut yourself from 4 potential winners seems short-sighted to me, not that it hurt Sean a great deal. Sebastian picked all four winners, 3 picks finished 2nd, and 2 finished 3rd (the only other pick finished 4th).

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 26 Total
1 1 0 Sean 6100 402 6502
2 2 0 Sebastian X 6022 422 6444
3 3 0 RubberGoat 5764 348 6112
4 4 0 Pat W 5705 387 6092
5 5 0 The Speedgeek 5641 407 6048
6 6 0 Felipe Gana 5622 407 6029
7 7 0 Maverick 5582 384 5966
8 8 0 Jackie 5561 366 5927
9 9 0 Startledbunny 5446 315 5761
10 10 0 Ryan 5367 325 5692
11 11 0 Dylanpt24 5250 358 5608
12 12 0 The Crooked Cap 5206 334 5540
13 13 0 James 5034 252 5286
14 14 0 Jay 4565 252 4817
15 15 0 Mike Rice 4049 252 4301

.
There were no position changes this week but the battle for 3rd is closing in, I recaught Gavin whilst Andy and Felipe are catching us both (still). There are now four of us within 100 points. Dylan saw Crooked Cap coming and has built up a bit of a gap again.

I’ve just realised I left off the gap column, but I’m not putting it in now I’ve done the formatting.

Upcoming Races

Just the two races this week, and both are known to be quite processional.

F1 – Hungaroring

The Hungarian GP might usually be one of the more boring on the calendar, but the long-range weather forecast suggests we may see it rain, which could mix things up nicely and prevent a Red Bull domination, just like in Germany. F1.com

NASCAR Cup – Indianapolis

The Brickyard 400 is a prestigious NASCAR event, sadly it isn’t one of the best races with long lines in single file. Its reputation precedes it which is probably why I’ve never actually watched one. Presumably Goodyear have figured out how to make a tyre for this place now.. www.nascar.com

Good luck!

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 27”

  1. Quick question, what are the events for the following week as I’ll be on holiday and might not be able/remember to submit entries?
    Perhaps it would be useful to briefly list them on the end of the post each week during the vacation season?

    Like

  2. Week 28: IndyCar Mid-Ohio, ALMS Mid-Ohio, DTM Nurburgring, NASCAR Pocono.
    I forget not everyone has the spreadsheet.

    This is Ryan’s entry for this week:

    F1: Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Buemi.
    NASCAR: Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

    Like

  3. “Week 28: IndyCar Mid-Ohio, ALMS Mid-Ohio, DTM Nurburgring, NASCAR Pocono.”
    Eeek! I might not be missing out if I do forget!

    Like

  4. F1:
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso
    Jenson Button
    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Felipe Massa

    NASCAR:
    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Denny Hamlin

    Like

  5. Wow 8 points off the maximum score possible for Sebastian… I need a week like that as Mav is gaining a bit of a lead now 😦

    Like

  6. Wow 8 points off the maximum score possible for Sebastian

    I had a very lucky week as I chose that selection of drivers taking into consideration the wet forecast for Germany that turned out to be erroneous. Also, I so almost picked Button instead of Hamilton with Jenson’s record in mixed conditions. However, you do not get a score like that without a boat-full of luck, and I am pleased with it. I do feel Vettel let me down only finishing fourth!

    No one has ever scored the maximum either for the optimal split or the split they chose. Sean went for a 4-4-2-0 split, restricting his maximum to 404, and scored 402, losing the last two points when Spies over-took Dovizioso for fourth. Week 17, when it was just the Spanish GP, the joint winners managed a 1-2-3-4-5-7-8, foiled only by Schumacher finishing sixth.

    There are some weeks to go for the split that gives the maximum chance, but I certainly will not be going for a 5-5 split this week. I did very well out of 3-3-2-2 the week just gone, but I was worried about the Indycar picks on the new layout with double-file re-starts and rain-effected qualification possible. Had either Franchitti or Power had a difficult weekend, Sean would have won. It is what I think is so great about this game. It is not just about predicting within a series, but deciding between for example Johnson at Indianapolis against Massa in Hungary, with the former more likely to win but a significant risk of a terrible score and the latter highly likely to drift home in the top-seven but not reach the podium.

    Like

  7. Week 28 entry for your records but might get to have a rethink about it next week:

    IndyCar:
    Ryan Briscoe
    Scott Dixon

    ALMS
    #6 Muscle Milk AMR
    #16 Dyson Racing
    #20 Oryx Dyson Racing

    DTM
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk
    Timo Scheider
    Jamie Green

    NASCAR
    Jimmie Johnson

    Like

  8. NASCAR
    Tony Stewart
    Jimmie Johnson
    Carl Edwards
    Jeff Gordon
    Juan Pablo Montoya

    F1
    Fernando Alonso
    Lewis Hamilton
    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Jenson Button

    Like

  9. Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Fernando Alonso
    Felipe Massa
    Nico Rosberg

    NASCAR:
    Tony Stewart
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Gordon

    Like

  10. Yeah, I simply thought Edmonton wouldn’t be predictable after Toronto. I also thought Power was maybe going to pay back Franchitti for Toronto but he chose the more professional way of doing it by just running in front of him all race. I REALLY hope Franchitti doesn’t win the title by like 20 points or something though. He has more titles and Indy 500 wins than he deserves already.

    F1: Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Massa, Vettel, Webber
    NASCAR: Ku. Busch, J. Gordon, Hamlin, Montoya

    Like

  11. Heck, I have lost faith in Rosberg with the propensity of the Mercedes cars to wear out those rear super-soft tyres. I wavered over replacing him with Kobayashi or Johnson, finally deciding on the latter. I may well regret this, either for dropping Rosberg or for not picking Kamui.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button
    Fernando Alonso
    Felipe Massa

    NASCAR:
    Tony Stewart
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Gordon
    Jimmie Johnson

    Like

  12. F1
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso
    Jenson Button
    Sebastian Vettel
    Felipe Massa

    NASCAE
    Kevin Harvick
    Jimmie Johnstone
    Carl Edwards
    Jeff Gordon

    Like

  13. Sorry I haven’t done my picks until now – had a busy week and decided to change email addresses too!

    F1:
    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Jenson Button
    4. Mark Webber
    5. Sebastian Vettel
    6. Felipe Massa
    7. Nico Rosberg

    NASCAR:
    8. Jimmie Johnson
    9. Juan Pablo Montoya
    10. Denny Hamlin

    Like

  14. F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso
    Felipe Massa
    Lewis Hamilton
    Jenson Button

    NASCAR Cup:
    Jimmie Johnson
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Kyle Busch
    Kevin Harvick

    Like

Comments are closed.