Welcome all to Week Thirty-Nine. Four on offer this week, including Formula One (Korea), MotoGP (Motegi), WEC (Fuji), and NASCAR (Charlotte). Please pick ten drivers/riders/sports-cars up to a maximum of seven in any one event in a comment on this post before 6 AM BST Friday 12th October (1 AM ET) (essentially late Thursday night).
Drewe’s Performance Charts
Do visit Drewe’s fine charts and tables to see such as the Full Year Difference Chart and Form Guide, which Drewe is updating every week.
Results – Top Tens
Vettel took pole and a straightforward victory in Japan. Di Resta had his clutch break at the start (12th). Perez ended up in the gravel with what might have been a move around the outside of the hairpin, or a failure to hold it together after putting a wheel off at the previous turn (22nd). Alonso caught his right-rear against Räikkönen’s front-wing before the first corner, with the resultant puncture causing the Ferrari to spin off and stall (23rd). Rosberg’s exit in 24th was a byproduct of Grosjean hitting Webber in the second turn.
In France, Loeb won the rally, and his tenth title. On Saturday, Solberg had a disagreement with a telegraph pole, returning on Sunday (26th). Sordo looked good for fifth or sixth when on Sunday his power-steering died (rtd.).
The race at Talledega was tedious until the last lap, when Stewart tried to block Michael Waltrip, with the accident that contact caused triggering a twenty-five car pile-up that left the track looking like the aftermath of World War Three. The officials had to sort out the order from when the yellow was thrown, leaving Hamlin 14th and Bowyer 23rd. See the mayhem here.
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Non-entries get 238 according to the 90% rule.
Big congratulations to Andy The Speedgeek for an excellent sixth win of the season, with his choice of Massa paying dividends. Well done also to iomracer, who gained a strong score with his knowledge of WRC leading him to get the top-four in France. Having picked Webber and Rosberg, I imagine Gavin would happily strangle Grosjean.
As has been the case so frequently this season, one of our bankers, on this occasion Alonso, had a stinker, which effect has led to hardly any very high scores this year, but it is relative scoring that counts.
iomracer gains third-place from RubberGoat, and is now threatening Maverick for second.
· Formula 1 – Yeongam, South Korea.
· MotoGP – Motegi, Japan
· WEC – Fuji, Japan
· NASCAR – Charlotte, USA
The deadline is 6 AM BST Friday 12th October (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.
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