Prizes and rules
While the aim of this competition is to challenge your prediction skills and see how accurately you can predict the outcome of each race of the 2015 Formula 1 season, we are providing prizes for the top 3 scorers of the competition.
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In 2015 we will be awarding the following prizes:
A Grand Prize of $300 (Gift Certificate from NewsOnF1 Online Store) to the overall winner of the competition
A Second Prize of $100 (Gift Certificate from NewsOnF1 Online Store) to the second placed player in the competition overall.
A Third Prize of $75 (Gift Certificate from NewsOnF1 Online Store) to the third placed player in the competition overall.
Rules and Scoring:
Submitting a pick :
A player can submit a pick for any race any time as long as the pick is submitted prior to the start of Saturday practice. No picks will be accepted if sent after the deadline has closed.
In order to submit your picks, you must first register. Once registered, you can log into the system and submit your picks. If you have any difficulties using that page then you can you can email your picks to [email protected]. You must enter in the email exactly the same details required as on the web page (i.e. Top 10 finishers plus Pole in addition to your player id and registered email address.
Picks may be carried over for any number of races.
If you fail to send in a pick for a race, or if your pick arrives too late to be counted, your pick for the previous race will be used again, your pick will be carried for every race until you put in another pick (e.g., if you fail to enter a pick for race #3, race #2's pick will be used for race#3 and all the subsequent races you fail to send in a pick for).
If a driver you pick is replaced by the team temporarily due to injury or sickness, your score will be based on the result of the replacement driver. If the replacement is permanent, then you must change your picks.
The top 5 positions in Qualifying are determined from the official grid line-up by the FIA taking into account any penalties applied. As an example, if Max Chilton sets the fastest time in Qualifying but is penalised 10 places due to an engine failure in practice he will not be considered the Pole setter and those picking him will score zero for that pick. The 2nd fastest car in Qualifying (which will start from Pole in this case assuming this car is not penalised) will be considered the Pole setter in the competition.
You score points for each race based on how well your picks match the actual race results. If a race result is not confirmed by the FIA due to a protest or infringement. The scoring for that race will be delayed until a result is confirmed by the FIA.
For each driver that you picked, you score points based on where the driver finished with bonus points if you predicted the exact position. The points are awarded as follows :
|11th and beyond||0|
2 bonus points will be awarded if you pick the exact position. If you don't pick the exact
finishing position but they still finish in the top 10 then you will score the normal awarded points if the actual position is lower
than the predicted position otherwise points for the predicted position will be used.
Please note that scoring for the final race of the season will be the same as all the others (i.e. we won't be awarding double points)
If two or more players top score in a round, the player who submitted their final picks the earliest for the round is declared the winner. Players rolling their picks from previous rounds will only be considered for a prize if all the top scorers have rolled their picks. In that case the winner is the player who submitted picks for the nearest round to the round played and if there are two or more players in that situation, then the earliest final pick for that round wins.
You picked Petrov to finish 1st and he finished :
You picked Kobayashi to finish 2nd and he finished :
|1st||9 - because you didn't pick him any higher than 2nd|
|2nd||9+2 = 11|
You picked Hulkenburg to finish 3rd and he finished :
|1st||8 - because you didn't pick him any higher than 3rd|
|2nd||8- because you didn't pick him any higher than 3rd|
|3rd||8+2 = 10|
For Pole position, if the driver you pick is among the top 5 fastest drivers in qualifying, you'll score :
Additional bonus points are awarded if your pick contains 6 or more drivers who actually finish in the top 10 (regardless of the order) as follows:
6 drivers in the top 10 : 2 bonus points
7 drivers in the top 10 : 4 bonus points
8 drivers in the top 10 : 6 bonus points
9 drivers in the top 10 : 10 bonus points
10 drivers in the top 10 : 16 bonus points
A complete example:
For the Grand Prix of Korea, Jim submitted the following picks:
Winner: Pedro de la Rosa
Second: Nico Hulkenburg
Third: Jaime Alguersuari
Fourth: Jose Maria Lopez
Fifth: Bruno Senna
Sixth: Kamui Kobayashi
Seventh: Lucas di Grassi
Eighth: Timo Glock
Ninth: Vetaly Petrov
Tenth: Sebastien Buemi
Pole: Jose Maria Lopez
The actual race results were:
Second: Nico Hulkenburg
Third: Timo Glock
Fourth: Sebastian Vettel
Fifth: Jose Maria Lopez
Sixth: Sebastien Buemi
Seventh: Pedro de la Rosa
Eighth: Kamui Kobayashi
Ninth: Vetaly Petrov
Tenth: Bruno Senna
Pole: Nico Hulkenburg with Jarno Trulli second, Timo Glock third, Lucas di Grassi fourth and Jose Maria Lopez fifth on the grid.
Jim would score as follows:
|For driver:||Tony scores||Explanation|
|Pedro de la Rosa||4||While Jim predicted de la Rosa to win the race, de la Rosa only managed 7th so Jim scores 4 points.|
|Nico Hulkenburg||9 + 2 bonus = 11||Jim scores 11 points (9 for the position plus 2 bonus points) as he predicted that Hulkenburg would finish in 2nd place and that is exactly where he finished.|
|Jaime Alguersuari||0||Jim scores 0 for this pick as Alguersuari failed to finish in the top 10.|
|Jose Maria Lopez||6||While Jim predicted Lopez to finish in 4th, Lopez only managed 5th so Jim scores 6 points.|
While Jim predicted Senna to finish in 5th, Senna only managed 10th so Jim scores 1 point.
While Jim predicted Kobayashi to finish in 6th, Kobayashi only managed 8th so Jim scores 3 points.
|Lucas di Grassi||0||Jim scores 0 for this pick as di Grassi failed to finish in the top 10.|
|Timo Glock||3||Even though Glock finished in 3rd, Jim would only receive points for the position he predicted Glock to finish in (and not higher) which was 8th so he scores 3 points.|
|Vetaly Petrov||2 + 2 bonus = 4||Jim scores 4 points (2 for the position plus 2 bonus points) as he predicted that Petrov would finish in 9th place and that is exactly where he finished.|
|Sebastien Buemi||1||Even though Buemi finished in 6th, Jim would only receive points for the position he predicted Buemi to finish in (and not higher) which was 10th so he scores 1 point.|
|Jose Maria Lopez||1 for pole||Jim predicted Lopez to be on pole but he only managed fifth on the grid and therefore scored 1 point.|
|Additional Points||6||8 drivers in the top 10|
maximum points per race is 97. That is
12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3 for the top 10 in exactly the order they finished +
6 for Pole +
16 for having all 10 drivers picked in the top 10
Total = 97