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2016 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS

With Monaco featuring a rare break from this year's form of 'first-corner incident eliminates the possibility of a perfect podium', we were back on form this time; although Nico Rosberg wasn't out of the race after the first corner, his teammate-induced setback proved too great to overcome and he finished off the podium for the third time in succession. Honestly, why do people even pick this guy anymore? ;) But if the absence of Rosberg from the podium was widely unanticipated, the presence of Valtteri Bottas on that same podium went totally unpredicted, despite the fact that he had occupied it the previous year! But before one completely loses faith in the prediction ability of the Top Three Championship field, 89% of those who filed predictions successfully predicted the correct winner, Lewis Hamilton. Only three contestants however placed Vettel second on the podium, and that proved sufficient to give them a joint round win in this very flat scoring round; congratulations to Black_Flag_11, mcdo and Remmirath!

Race Result
~ 1. Black_Flag_11 +8 Points
~ 1. mcdo +8 Points
~ 1. Remmirath +8 Points
~ 4. cm97 +5 Points
~ 4. Exediron +5 Points
~ 4. Fountoukos13 +5 Points
~ 4. GPG +5 Points
~ 4. herb +5 Points
~ 4. Icemanjee1 +5 Points
~ 4. Jenson's Understeer +5 Points
~ 4. Jezza13 +5 Points
~ 4. Lotus49 +5 Points
~ 4. Mayhem +5 Points
~ 4. Ruste13 +5 Points
~ 4. Saz +5 Points
~ 4. theferret +5 Points
~ 4. TypingChicane +5 Points
~ 18. Bentrovato +0 Points
~ 18. robins13 +0 Points
~ 20. dizlexik DNS
~ 20. IDrinkYourMilkshake DNS
~ 20. Thrash13 DNS

A non-scoring round by championship leader robins13 (and yes, I double-checked this time!) allows cm97 to close the gap the the top to a mere 3 points; the pair are still separated from the chasing field by a sizable gap of 10 points to the next nearest contestant, now Fountoukos13. A very flat scoring round in general results in few positional changes, with Thrash13 suffering the most due to a first DNS of the year.

Individual Standings - Round Seven
1. robins13 -- 42 Points
2. cm97 -- 39 Points
3. Fountoukos13 -- 29 Points
~ 4. Bentrovato -- 28 Points (1 Perfect Podium, 2 Wins)
~ 4. Black_Flag_11 -- 28 Points (1 Perfect Podium, 2 Wins)
6. Jenson's Understeer -- 27 Points
7. mcdo -- 23 Points
8. Herb -- 22 Points
9. Icemanjee1 -- 21 Points
10. Remmirath -- 20 Points (2 Wins)
11. GPG -- 20 Points (1 Win)
12. Saz -- 19 Points
13. Lotus49 -- 16 Points
14. Exediron -- 15 Points
15. Mayhem -- 12 Points
~ 16. Jezza13 -- 11 Points (0 Perfect Podiums, 0 Wins)
~ 16. TypingChicane -- 11 Points (0 Perfect Podiums, 0 Wins)
18. theferret -- 11 Points
19. Thrash13 -- 10 Points
20. Ruste13 -- 6 Points
21. dizlexik -- 0 Points (6 DNS)
22. IDrinkYourMilkshake -- 0 Points (7 DNS)

The scoring pace this year has been quite similar on the individual side to the same point last year; after round seven in 2015, Jenson's Understeer led the championship with 42 points. The situation was quite different when the dust settled in Abu Dhabi, so those further back can take hope from the fact that the leader at this point last year would go on to finish 29 points off the lead. Unless you're Jenson's Understeer, in which case it's probably best forgotten... ;)

In the team standings, the flat scoring has resulted in most teams scoring 10 points; the exceptions are the teams which dropped any scoring for one of their members; Fire & Ice only scored with one driver, and as a result now have Multi21 and Mind Your Manors for close company, with the top three separated by only 4 points. Below that threesome is clear air, followed by a tightly contested pack fighting for positions 4 through 8; the big loser of the round is Redline GP, who fall from 4th place all the way to 7th, being jumped by Understeer = Mayhem (who are in turn jumped by McLotus) and also by No Limit Excedrin Racing. At the back, newcomers Crash & Learn are looking to establish themselves in that midfield pack, and have opened up a gap to Lucky 13 Racing, who remain at the bottom of the standings for now.

Team Standings - Round Seven
1. Fire & Ice (robins13 & Saz) -- 61 Points
2. Multi21 (Icemanjee1 & cm97) -- 60 Points
3. Mind Your Manors (Black_Flag_11 & Fountoukos13) -- 57 Points
4. McLotus (Lotus49 & mcdo) -- 39 Points (3 Wins)
5. Understeer = Mayhem (Jenson's Understeer & Mayhem) -- 39 Points (2 Wins)
6. No Limit Excedrin Racing (Exediron & GPG) -- 35 Points
7. Redline GP (Bentrovato & Ruste13) -- 34 Points
8. Crash & Learn (Remmirath & TypingChicane) -- 31 Points
9. Lucky 13 Racing (Thrash13 & Jezza13) -- 21 Points

Unlike in the individual standings, where the competition is running roughly to last year's pace, the highest team score is a full 17 points off the mark set at this time in 2015; at that time the juggernaut of F1 Mayhem was tearing up the standings with both drivers fighting at the front, having already managed 78 points by the time they left Canada. They would go on the fight all the way to Abu Dhabi, losing the title by 8 points in the end (finishing 2nd).

Or as the F1 drivers like to say, the season is long and anything could still happen. It's all still to play for as we head to a brand new track in Baku for the European Grand Prix of 2016; who will take the correct gamble on a track that nobody really knows the characteristics of? With the weekend approaching at almost the terrifying speed of its main straight, we'll soon know! :thumbup:

(Apologies for any errors - I caught a bad cold at the GP, and I'm still a bit out of it with medication!)

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So with the scores now revealed, it means that after the first of three races, the qualification round of the Knockout Cup looks as follows:

#11 Saz 1 vs 0 #22 IDrinkYourMilkshake (Canada: 5 - DNS)
#12 Remmirath 1 vs 0 #21 dizlexik (Canada: 8 - DNS)
#13 Lotus49 0 vs 0 #20 Ruste13 (Canada: 5 - 5)
#14 Exediron 0 vs 0 #19 theferret (Canada: 5 - 5)
#15 Thrash13 0 vs 1 #18 TypingChicane (Canada: DNS - 5)
#16 Mayhem 0 vs 0 #17 Jezza13 (Canada: 5 - 5)

Three of the six match-ups ended 5 points apiece while the other three were settled by virtue of one of the entrants not submitting a prediction. Two of those were expected; the surprise was #15 ranked Thrash13 suffering a DNS and handing a 1-0 advantage to #18 ranked TypingChicane. Who, of course, was only ranked #18 by virtue of losing the random draw against Jezza13. Maybe that win wasn't such a good thing after all?! Assuming IDrinkYourMilkshake and dizlexik don't submit a prediction for Baku then Saz and Remmirath will ease into the next round (also assuming they themselves predict) and could be joined by TypingChicane in what would be our first upset, so to speak. The other three match-ups won't be settled until Austria no matter what happens in Baku, although as the first tiebreaker is the most points scored over the three races, a strong performance in Azerbaijan could make the difference should a match-up end 1-1.

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That'll do :smug:


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1. Hamilton
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Nice write-up Exediron, well done!

I'm still confused about how the knockout cup works.


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Jenson's Understeer wrote:
After the first six races, the standings would be used to create a knockout tournament. Everybody who had participated in at least one of the first six races would be seeded according to their overall ranking, with the highest seeds receiving a bye into the last 16. How many exactly would depend on how many entrants we had, of course. Using the 21 participants we had last year as an example, the top 11 would advance to the last 16 with those ranked from 12 through to 21 taking part in the qualification round. In the qualification round, the highest seed would face the lowest seed (so 12 vs 21, 13 vs 20, etc.) and that system would continue for the rest of the tournament, with the highest remaining seed always facing the lowest remaining seed, second highest facing the second lowest and so on.

Each round would take place over three races (as below). It would therefore be a best two-out-of-three system. For each individual race, the points scored would be compared and the highest scorer in each match-up would win that race, giving them a win towards the two they need to advance. In the event of neither person winning two of the three races, we would have the following tiebreakers (applied in this order): most points scored over the three races; most perfect predictions over those three races; most 1st places over those three races; highest seed.

Races 7, 8 and 9: Qualification Round
Races 10, 11 and 12: Last 16
Races 13, 14 and 15: Quarter-finals
Races 16, 17 and 18: Semi-finals
Races 19, 20 and 21: Final

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Baku, Azerbaijan:

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Rosberg
3. Sebastian Vettel

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Baku
1) the ham
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All right! :] I'll admit that my prediction was based upon the race being more rain-affected than it was (thus a Red Bull in the third slot), but I'll take this as the best possible outcome for me -- still coming away with a round win and some good points, while not getting thoroughly soaked at the track. Might as well put in a banker prediction for Azerbaijan while I'm at it, but hopefully I'll have time to reassess after FP2.

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1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Rosberg
3. Sergio Pérez

Edit: I may well find myself regretting this later -- indeed, as a Ferrari fan, I'm kind of hoping that I do -- but I'm going to go bold with P3 after watching FP2 and switch Vettel out for Pérez. The Force Indias have been looking surprisingly good, and the Ferraris surprisingly off. Williams (or at least, Bottas) hasn't been looking bad either, but I can't shake the feeling that they're going to have more trouble through the twisty bits during the race.

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If someone doesn't predict something other than HAM / ROS / VET soon, we might as well all just stay home... :D

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Bentrovato wrote:
Nice write-up Exediron, well done!

I'm still confused about how the knockout cup works.


Likewise..I'm not really getting it.


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Exediron wrote:
If someone doesn't predict something other than HAM / ROS / VET soon, we might as well all just stay home... :D


I slipped Bottas in there...


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Ruste13 wrote:
Bentrovato wrote:
Nice write-up Exediron, well done!

I'm still confused about how the knockout cup works.

Likewise..I'm not really getting it.

Okay, I'll give my best shot at explaining it:

In addition to the main competition (the Top Three Championship) there's a simultaneous knockout 'cup' being derived from the results of our predictions and standings in the main competition. At the end of the year, there will be two awards - the Top Three Champion, who is the competitor with the highest score in terms of predictions, and the Knockout Cup Champion, who will be whoever emerges from the elimination system on top.

The way the Knockout Cup works is that it passively draws on the standings and results of the predictions we all file for the main competition; in each three-race period, contestants who have been paired off by their position in the main standings will go against each other head-to-head, the results determined by who performs better in the predictions. Each race is a binary result in terms of the knockout system; the higher scoring contestant of a pair gets 1 point, and if they tie neither gets a point. At the end of the three race period the contestant of the pair with the higher number of points (or tiebreakers, if needed) advances, and the other is eliminated.

The advancement works like a standard North American style playoff system; initially, you have all the competitors paired up by seeds, with the highest seed facing the lowest and then converging until the two in the middle face each other. After each three race period, the remaining contestants are paired off again, with the highest again facing the lowest, and so on. Eventually only two are left, and the winner of those two is the champion. The knockout cup is entirely passive with regards to the main competition; you don't need to do anything different to participate, it's just an extra feature to add interest (and perhaps consolation to those who have little to fight for in the main standings).

Hopefully that helps! :-P

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I'll regret doing this but nevermind...

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Raikkonen

If i get even 1 point, i'll be happy!

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Baku:

Hamilton
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Exediron wrote:
Ruste13 wrote:
Bentrovato wrote:
Nice write-up Exediron, well done!

I'm still confused about how the knockout cup works.

Likewise..I'm not really getting it.

Okay, I'll give my best shot at explaining it:

In addition to the main competition (the Top Three Championship) there's a simultaneous knockout 'cup' being derived from the results of our predictions and standings in the main competition. At the end of the year, there will be two awards - the Top Three Champion, who is the competitor with the highest score in terms of predictions, and the Knockout Cup Champion, who will be whoever emerges from the elimination system on top.

The way the Knockout Cup works is that it passively draws on the standings and results of the predictions we all file for the main competition; in each three-race period, contestants who have been paired off by their position in the main standings will go against each other head-to-head, the results determined by who performs better in the predictions. Each race is a binary result in terms of the knockout system; the higher scoring contestant of a pair gets 1 point, and if they tie neither gets a point. At the end of the three race period the contestant of the pair with the higher number of points (or tiebreakers, if needed) advances, and the other is eliminated.

The advancement works like a standard North American style playoff system; initially, you have all the competitors paired up by seeds, with the highest seed facing the lowest and then converging until the two in the middle face each other. After each three race period, the remaining contestants are paired off again, with the highest again facing the lowest, and so on. Eventually only two are left, and the winner of those two is the champion. The knockout cup is entirely passive with regards to the main competition; you don't need to do anything different to participate, it's just an extra feature to add interest (and perhaps consolation to those who have little to fight for in the main standings).

Hopefully that helps! :-P


Got it in one :thumbup:

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1. Rosberg
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1. Hamilton
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Herb wrote:
Baku 2016

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel


I'll probably regret this but...

Can I swap Vettel for Bottas please?

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Fountoukos13 wrote:
I'll regret doing this but nevermind...

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Raikkonen

If i get even 1 point, i'll be happy!


Ok i have already regretted that move

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg

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Do I go with Ferrari sandbagging... Or Ferrari being genuinely off the pace?... Hmm.

I'm going to go with a banker of them simply sandbagging. New circuit or not I don't believe they are on a similar pace to McLaren, especially considering the characteristics of the circuit. Mercedes look untouchable though.

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Baku GP

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Rosberg
3. Sebastian Vettel

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Baku

I'm tempted to predict a first ever podium for Hulkenberg, but...

1. Hamilton
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3. Bottas

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I'm going to change my prediction to a somewhat bold:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Perez

Give Perez a sniff of the podium and he'll steal his way onto it.

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2016 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX
Podium Prediction

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Rosberg
3. Valtteri Bottas

That was one of the harder to read free practice days in a long time; I can't shake the feeling that the order wasn't really representative, but we've got to go with something! I'll keep tormenting myself with the idea of going big with a Force India into the small hours of the night... their long runs looked scarily good! :uhoh:

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Baku 2016,

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
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Since Perez binned it at the end of the session, I'm going to revert my prediction to:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel

Fortune favours the not-so-brave!

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Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Since Perez binned it at the end of the session, I'm going to revert my prediction to:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel

Fortune favours the not-so-brave!

does this count since you made the changes after FP3? ;)
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robins13 wrote:
Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Since Perez binned it at the end of the session, I'm going to revert my prediction to:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel

Fortune favours the not-so-brave!

does this count since you made the changes after FP3? ;)
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I think it doesn't and thus he gets the point for Perez...

The luck is strong with this one!

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Fountoukos13 wrote:
robins13 wrote:
Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Since Perez binned it at the end of the session, I'm going to revert my prediction to:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel

Fortune favours the not-so-brave!

does this count since you made the changes after FP3? ;)
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I think it doesn't and thus he gets the point for Perez...

The luck is strong with this one!

Haha I saved Jenson understeer a point there :lol:


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robins13 wrote:
Fountoukos13 wrote:
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Jenson's Understeer wrote:
Since Perez binned it at the end of the session, I'm going to revert my prediction to:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel

Fortune favours the not-so-brave!

does this count since you made the changes after FP3? ;)
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I think it doesn't and thus he gets the point for Perez...

The luck is strong with this one!

Haha I saved Jenson understeer a point there :lol:


Thank goodness for my own lack of understanding of when exactly the deadline is :lol:

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2016 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS

With talk leading up the first ever European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku focusing so much on the certainty of crashes, safety cars and a bloody first corner, one shouldn't be too surprised that one of the two drivers picked by 100% of the competition failed to make it to the podium; the surprise, however, is that it was a result of qualifying troubles - the race itself was actually one of the most incident-free of the season, if not the outright most! In a rare occurrence, every member of the podium was predicted correctly by at least one contestant; impressively, two even managed to correctly place Sergio Perez in 3rd - sadly for them they didn't get any other places correct, and so their 1 point a piece is more consolation prize than victory. A further three managed to put Vettel in his correct 2nd spot on the podium, but only one contestant out of the whole field picked Rosberg for the win, and takes an impressive and rare solo victory as a result: also with Vettel in the correct spot, massive congratulations are in order for Saz, successfully making the rest of the competition look pretty stupid, much like Rosberg himself! :thumbup:

Race Result
1. Saz +8 Points
~ 2. Bentrovato +3 Points
~ 2. Fountoukos13 +3 Points
~ 2. Jezza13 +3 Points
~ 5. Jenson's Understeer +1 Point
~ 5. Remmirath +1 Point
~ 7. Black_Flag_11 +0 Points
~ 7. cm97 +0 Points
~ 7. Exediron +0 Points
~ 7. GPG +0 Points
~ 7. herb +0 Points
~ 7. Icemanjee1 +0 Points
~ 7. Lotus49 +0 Points
~ 7. Mayhem +0 Points
~ 7. mcdo +0 Points
~ 7. robins13 +0 Points
~ 7. Ruste13 +0 Points
~ 7. theferret +0 Points
~ 7. TypingChicane +0 Points
~ 20. dizlexik DNS
~ 20. IDrinkYourMilkshake DNS
~ 20. Thrash13 DNS

This time neither individual points leader scored, so there's no movement at the top. Third-placed Fountoukos13 continues to chew away at the lead, and of course Saz is the biggest mover of the round, going from 12th to 7th by virtue of the win.

Individual Standings - Round Eight
1. robins13 -- 42 Points
2. cm97 -- 39 Points
3. Fountoukos13 -- 32 Points
4. Bentrovato -- 31 Points
5. Black_Flag_11 -- 28 Points
6. Jenson's Understeer -- 28 Points
7. Saz -- 27 Points
8. mcdo -- 23 Points
9. Herb -- 22 Points
~ 10. Icemanjee1 -- 21 Points (2 Wins)
~ 10. Remmirath -- 21 Points (2 Wins)
12. GPG -- 20 Points
13. Lotus49 -- 16 Points
14. Exediron -- 15 Points
15. Jezza13 -- 14 Points
16. Mayhem -- 12 Points
17. TypingChicane -- 11 Points (0 DNS)
18. theferret -- 11 Points (3 DNS)
19. Thrash13 -- 10 Points
20. Ruste13 -- 6 Points
21. dizlexik -- 0 Points (6 DNS)
22. IDrinkYourMilkshake -- 0 Points (7 DNS)

In the team standings, the low-scoring round has of course resulted in few positional changes; Saz's Fire & Ice team extends their advantage at the top, despite not receiving any scoring contribution this time from championship leader robins13. Just behind them, Multi21 retains 2nd place, but only by a tie-breaker from newcomers Mind Your Manors; an aggressive three-way battle for the top places has developed, but it's an exclusive club; the gap from Mind Your Manors to the next team is a cavernous 20 points.

In the battle of the midfield, places continue to swap by small margins; Understeer = Mayhem retakes 4th place by virtue of the single point scored by team leader Jenson's Understeer, relegating McLotus back to 5th. Redline GP moves back ahead of defending (but not for long, one must feel!) champions No Limit Excedrin Racing, who are now feeling the pressure from the rookie pairing at Crash & Learn. Lucky 13 Racing continues to take up the back spot, but has made up some ground recently due to Jezza13's consistent scoring - however, with Thrash13 recording a second consecutive DNS, worries must surely arise about their ability to challenge for a higher spot with only one driver scoring.

Team Standings - Round Eight
1. Fire & Ice (robins13 & Saz) -- 69 Points
2. Multi21 (Icemanjee1 & cm97) -- 60 Points (4 Wins)
3. Mind Your Manors (Black_Flag_11 & Fountoukos13) -- 60 Points (3 Wins)
4. Understeer = Mayhem (Jenson's Understeer & Mayhem) -- 40 Points
5. McLotus (Lotus49 & mcdo) -- 39 Points
6. Redline GP (Bentrovato & Ruste13) -- 37 Points
7. No Limit Excedrin Racing (Exediron & GPG) -- 35 Points
8. Crash & Learn (Remmirath & TypingChicane) -- 32 Points
9. Lucky 13 Racing (Thrash13 & Jezza13) -- 24 Points

With the first race in Azerbaijan now behind us, the championship now heads back to the heart of Europe for the Austrian Grand Prix; traditionally a stronghold for Rosberg, championship leaders Fire & Ice - who always do well when Rosberg does - will be looking to extend their advantage at the ironically named Red Bull Ring. Will anyone be able to challenge them, or will the remainder of the competition fair as well as Red Bull themselves at their own track?

Until next time! :thumbup:

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And on a more personal note, congratulations to Saz for at least putting one of last year's championship contenders atop the rostrum! I can't believe how badly I'm being slaughtered this year... x(

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Knockout Cup: Baku update!

#11 Saz 2 vs 0 #22 IDrinkYourMilkshake (Baku: 8 - DNS)
#12 Remmirath 2 vs 0 #21 dizlexik (Baku: 1 - DNS)
#13 Lotus49 0 vs 0 #20 Ruste13 (Baku: 0 - 0)
#14 Exediron 0 vs 0 #19 theferret (Baku: 0 - 0)
#15 Thrash13 0 vs 2 #18 TypingChicane (Baku: DNS - 0)
#16 Mayhem 0 vs 1 #17 Jezza13 (Baku: 0 - 3)

Saz, Remmirath and TypingChicane all book their places in the next round as their respective opponents once again no-showed. For TypingChicane it represents our first 'Cupset' of sorts as the #18 seed advances at the expense of #15, albeit courtesy of two DNS on behalf of Thrash13. We could yet have as many as three other higher seeds dumped out by lower seeds. #17 ranked Jezza13 scored three points to Mayhem's zero and will therefore take a 1-0 lead into the final match in Austria. Meanwhile nothing can separate Lotus49/Ruste13 and Exediron/theferret, all of whom failed to score a point to leave their matches deadlocked at 0-0.

Since it might be relevant, a reminder of the tiebreakers used: most points scored over the three races; most perfect predictions over those three races; most 1st places over those three races; highest seed.

Lotus49/Ruste13 and Exediron/theferret have both scored the same number of points as each other so far. Therefore, only outscoring their opponent in Austria will be enough to advance for lower-ranked Ruste13 and theferret. Another tie would see their higher-ranked opponents advance by virtue of the final tiebreaker (highest seed). In the Mayhem/Jezza13 match-up, Mayhem will advance if they outscore Jezza13 by three or more points. If it is exactly three then Mayhem would advance as the highest seed, while anything above that would see them outscore Jezza13 over the three races and advance courtesy of that tiebreaker.

As we've already had three matches settled, including the #11 and #12 seeds safely through, we can start to get a picture of how the next round will look:

#1 robins13 vs ?
#2 cm97 vs ?
#3 Bentrovato vs ?
#4 Fountoukos13 vs ?
#5 Jenson's Understeer vs #12 Remmirath
#6 Black_Flag_11 vs #11 Saz
#7 Herb vs #10 GPG
#8 icemanjee1 vs #9 mcdo

TypingChicane is through but their opponent will depend on who else advances. All we know is that it cannot be Fountoukous13 as at least one higher seed (Jezza13 or Mayhem) is guaranteed to advance.

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I'm not complaining and maybe I missed this, but: is a DNS considered to be worse than 0 points? Because I seem to be 2-0 up in the Knockout Cup despite not scoring in Baku.

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TypingChicane wrote:
I'm not complaining and maybe I missed this, but: is a DNS considered to be worse than 0 points? Because I seem to be 2-0 up in the Knockout Cup despite not scoring in Baku.


It is indeed. A DNS means no prediction was entered, whereas a score of zero means the entrant at least 'started' the round but just didn't score a point. So it is an automatic win for that entrant regardless of whether they score a point or not.

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:D Pretty chuffed with that result. Had some awful predictions this year so far, so feeling pretty good finally managed a good result. Hopefully we can keep it up for the team championship.

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Things are getting spicy heading into Austria. No one's happy for you Saz!! The battle at the top would have been a lot closer if you didn't score any points. Just kidding.. nice going with Rosberg/Vettel 1-2.


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Things are getting spicy heading into Austria. No one's happy for you Saz!! The battle at the top would have been a lot closer if you didn't score any points. Just kidding.. nice going with Rosberg/Vettel 1-2.

Yes indeed, and with Austria being a track where - in principle - Ferrari should be able to compete with Mercedes, I'm hoping to see a nice variety of predictions cropping up. In 2014 Williams was also able to challenge Merc on equal terms; they aren't quite as competitive this year, but it would be a mistake to discount them from the podium entirely.

Obviously, I'm hoping everyone else messes up and I can sail through the field (well, up to 5th place at least - that's my mathematical limit for one round at this point!), but I think this should be a good one on paper.

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