Welcome all to Week Thirty-Seven. Four events this week, including MotoGP (Aragón), WEC (Bahrain), DTM (Valencia) and NASCAR (Dover). Please pick ten drivers/rider/sports-cars up to a maximum of seven in any one event in a comment on this post before 6 AM BST Friday 28th September (1 AM ET) (essentially late Thursday night).
Drewe’s Performance Charts
Drewe has put in a lot of work assembling performance charts on Google documents.
Unfortunately, it has not yet been possible to integrate this into its own page on this blog, but please do go and have a look. Click along the bottom to view the different tables and graphs (I would avoid the large version of “Full Year Difference Chart” unless you have a very big monitor). The “Form” table is based on performance over the previous five weeks.
Results – Top Tens
Hamilton took pole and the lead in Singapore, but ended up 24th (and last) when his gearbox failed, leaving the victory for Vettel. Button might have been able to challenge for the win by looking after his tyres for longer, leaving him with better rubber at the end, but two safety-car periods put paid to that. Webber was given a twenty-second penalty for going off-track to pass Kobayashi, demoting the Australian one place to 11th.
Not a very eventful NASCAR race, with Hamlin leading most of it, and winning comfortably after only qualifying thirty-second because the team forgot to change the tyre-pressures for his timed run. Biffle finished on the lead lap in 18th.
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Non-entries get 245 according to the 90% rule.
Congratulations to me, with my faith in Gordon giving me the top-three in both events. Well done also to Patrick for a strong second, due to picking four NASCAR drivers that finished in the top-six.
Maverick commented that it was the week to avoid F1 and pick seven from NASCAR. I thought it was a minor miracle two weeks ago when all our NASCAR picks ended up between 2nd and 18th in the results, but I am even more amazed that eight of the nine drivers we picked this time finished top-ten.
Maverick regains the second-place he lost to RubberGoat just a week ago.
· MotoGP – Aragón, Spain.
· WEC – Bahrain
· DTM – Valencia, Spain
· NASCAR – Dover, USA
The deadline is 6 AM BST Friday 28th September (1 AM ET). Also remember the countdown widget rounds up on days.
Pick ten drivers/riders/sports-cars up to a maximum of seven in any one event.
The points system is