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#1128224 - Wed Mar 02 2016 10:09 AM Results & Standings .. F1 GP
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The first round of the 2016 F1 World Championships is on 20th March. Please reply to this thread to sign up.

Rules: Pick 3 drivers, from three different teams* for each race.

*New this year

Points will be awarded based on the points your picks receive for the race.

For each race, five drivers will be designated as 'Seeded Drivers'. Only half-points will be awarded for these drivers.

Default scores will be based on your picks for the previous race, with half-points for seeds applying.

Here's the calendar:


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Oct 03 2016 02:18 AM)

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#1128226 - Wed Mar 02 2016 10:33 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I'm in

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#1128230 - Wed Mar 02 2016 12:36 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Me too!

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#1128271 - Wed Mar 02 2016 08:52 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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#1128274 - Wed Mar 02 2016 09:31 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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OK, I'm ready to take the plunge

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#1128281 - Wed Mar 02 2016 11:29 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Might become interesting if we can tweak something in this comp...change the points system or maybe have one or two wildcards who are not seeded and score us their points...the entire F1 itself has become too predictable now frown Please think about it.
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#1128353 - Thu Mar 03 2016 11:05 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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The seedings were added for that very reason - Michael Schumacher was winning almost every race and the seeding shook it up a bit.

The points system has to be based on the real one, otherwise the calculations become a bit hard to handle.

How would you propose the wild cards would work?

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#1128360 - Thu Mar 03 2016 11:34 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I have toyed with the idea of restricting picks to one per team, so if you pick Hamilton you can't pick Rosberg, for example, or perhaps offering double points for a pick from a lower-ranked team.

Comments?

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#1128456 - Thu Mar 03 2016 04:30 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I like the first idea - it's not always so obvious who is likely to finish 3rd-6th.

The second part might be trickier as how would you define a "lower-ranked team" - championship position? Who finished last in the previous race? The latter option could just end up handing out double points to frontrunners who ran into trouble in a single race.

Giving double points for Haas or Manor might also be a pointless (sorry) exercise if they never score points anyway - and even if they did score 2 instead of 1 for 10th or 4 instead of 2 for 9th, that doesn't provide a significant difference in the same way that potentially losing 12.5 points for a seeded first place does.

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#1128464 - Thu Mar 03 2016 06:20 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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So, I read that as a vote for picking from three different teams, yes?

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#1128466 - Thu Mar 03 2016 07:04 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: spanishliz
So, I read that as a vote for picking from three different teams, yes?

And another vote. A good idea.
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#1128476 - Thu Mar 03 2016 09:39 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I'm with Fifi and ozzz. Can't pick two from the same team.
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#1128478 - Thu Mar 03 2016 10:04 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Sounds good, we'll try that then. Keep the seedings? (I'm inclined to do so.)

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#1128500 - Fri Mar 04 2016 02:15 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I like this idea Liz....have seedings (2 from a team is possible) but only 1 driver from a team in our picks...that way people will have to pick at least 1 non-seeded driver !
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#1128512 - Fri Mar 04 2016 04:28 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Having to pick at least 1 non-seeded driver could be another option, but it wouldn't come directly from the 'pick from three different teams' rule

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#1128524 - Fri Mar 04 2016 08:30 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: Fifiona81
Having to pick at least 1 non-seeded driver could be another option, but it wouldn't come directly from the 'pick from three different teams' rule


Restricting picks based on seeds is problematic for anyone who wants to pick early (say, before going on holiday) and for default runners, of whom we usually have a few.

I think "one per team", with seedings remaining as they have been, could shake things up a bit.

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#1128535 - Fri Mar 04 2016 11:24 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: spanishliz
Restricting picks based on seeds is problematic for anyone who wants to pick early (say, before going on holiday) and for default runners, of whom we usually have a few.


I'm guilty of defaulting some, I know, but restricting on seeds alone, while it is a decent idea, it's not as feasible an option.

Originally Posted By: spanishliz
I think "one per team", with seedings remaining as they have been, could shake things up a bit.


I like this idea immensely.
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#1128565 - Fri Mar 04 2016 02:27 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Let's try that then. I'll get the first few tipping threads up in the next day or two, and will make the new requirement clear on each one. I'll also add it to the opening post of this thread.

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#1128568 - Fri Mar 04 2016 02:30 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Can someone who is able please link this thread to the F1 box in the header? Thanks.

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#1128605 - Fri Mar 04 2016 04:52 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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He usually does within a day or two. I've posted this year's MLB thread, but the header still goes to 2015's right now.
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#1128630 - Fri Mar 04 2016 07:52 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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The F1 link will be updated mid-week, and the MLB will be done the week after.

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#1128642 - Fri Mar 04 2016 08:52 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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Thanks smile

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#1129116 - Tue Mar 08 2016 07:52 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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The first few tipping threads are up, and the new "three different teams" requirement is in effect.

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#1129186 - Wed Mar 09 2016 11:06 AM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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I'll go again. Like the new rules.

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#1129683 - Sat Mar 12 2016 06:57 PM Re: F1 GP Sign Up Sheet
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add one more to the list

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