Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 40.
5 weeks to go including this one. This post accepts entries for these 2 events:
– F1 Indian GP
– NASCAR Cup Martinsville
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 rules.
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RIP Marco Simoncelli. Two sad and tragic weeks, unbelievable. Again, the race was rightly abandoned with no points awarded.
I didn’t see Talladega as I was watching the Dan Wheldon Memorial, but looking at the results sheet it is completely understandable why so many avoided picking drivers in that race, nobody could’ve guessed this order.
|Week 39||DTM||NASCAR Cup|
|Crooked Cap (80%)||30|
|Mike Rice (80%)||30|
Obviously the scores are again skewed by a race no longer counting, but still, well done to Gavin for the second week in a row for picking the strongest team among the remainder. Not the way anyone wants to pick up two wins though.
The weird NASCAR result meant the scores were unusually low for those who picked from that race.
Please see the score-by-score results produced by Sebastian.
|12||12||0||The Crooked Cap||8208||30||8238||395|
Sebastian slightly extends his lead.
Races This Week
F1 Indian Grand Prix
The first ever Formula 1 GP in India and the track looks impressive, if not quite finished. Rough around the edges, dirt and dust everywhere, stairs leading to nowhere.. I hope it gets smartened up in time for the weekend. It could be an interesting race with Pirelli reintroducing the step between tyre compounds, taking Soft and Hard this time out of the choice of four.
NASCAR Cup Martinsville
‘The paperclip’, they call it. A classic venue going back to 1947, this is the shortest track in NASCAR at 0.526 miles and with relatively flat banking. Back in the Spring, Kevin Harvick chased down and passed Dale Jr for the win with just a few laps to spare whilst Kyle Busch just missed out on 2nd. How will it play out now we’re in the Chase?
To aid your planning these are the remaining races this season:
Week 41 – MotoGP Valencia, NASCAR Cup Texas
Week 42 – F1 Abu Dhabi GP, ILMC Zhuhai 6 Hrs, NASCAR Cup Phoenix
Week 43 – NASCAR Cup Homestead-Miami
Week 44 – F1 Brazilian GP
11 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 40”
What a rough week. I hate to do well in such circumstances 😦
In all seriousness, I want this season to finish because I’ve had enough. I’m really not enjoying Motor Sport any more…
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Jeff Gordon
10. Tony Stewart
Two weekends of tragedy. It has been hard to take,
Terrible news about Marco Simoncelli. It seemed to me before this that the MotoGP is old-fashioned dangerous. That was a horrible accident to see.
Amen. These last 5 weeks can wrap up any day now…
Vettel, Button, Webber, Alonso, Hamilton, Rosberg
Edwards, Stewart, Kyle Busch, Keselowski
F1: Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Massa, Vettel, Webber
Cup: Ky. Busch, Harvick, Johnson, Kenseth
Not sure how I feel about having to do MotoGP picks next week. Guess we’ll cross that hurdle when we come to it.
F1: Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Button, Webber
NASCAR: Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick
Martinsville quali washed out. Drivers line up on owners’ points and it is a track where passing is difficult and starting position matters much more than usual. I wonder if the race will be delayed.
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