Welcome to week 46 and our final week – just one race this weekend – the finale of the WEC in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sebastian has the guide for your picks at http://themotorracinggame.wordpress.com/2014-week-forty-six-guide-and-links/. Picks can be made at: http://www.roadracetracks.com/motorracinggame.shtml.
Scores from week 45:
F1 Abu Dhabi:
Lewis Hamilton is F1 world champion. And he won the race in Abu Dhabi. It was not the exciting affair we’d hoped for, or looked like it might be after Nico Rosberg took pole. Hamilton had the better start and charged into the lead at the first corner. Rosberg stuck with him until almost half way, but then Rosberg’s ERS system failed, and without the extra power he was doomed. He finished 14th. With Hamilton seemingly off the hook, he slowed, allowing Filipe Massa to catch him and almost snatch victory. But it was to be Hamilton’s day – he took the win and the title. Behind Massa, Valtteri Bottas took the final podium position. Then came Daniel Ricciardo who did well to get fourth considering he started from the pits after being disqualified from qualifying due to a technical issue with the Red Bull car. Fifth was Jenson Button for whom the race may be the last of his career. Sixth and seventh were the two Force India Mercedes of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, ahead of Sebastian Vettal who similar to his Red Bull teammate had to start from pit lane. Rounding out the top 10 were the two Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.
Congratulations to Drewe , his ninth win of the year, two in a row, and the highest score this year for a single event week. And it pretty much guarantees him third in this year’s standings. With F1 wrapping up, it is Sebastian who made the most out of the sport, taking home the most points in F1 for the season. Last week it was me who took WRC points honors, which I was happy about since I consider WRC to be “my” sport. Also last week Greased Lightning wrapped up the title for most points in NASCAR. My attempts to catch Sebastian with some wild picks this week did not pay off (as expected), so it looks like the standings are settled even with the final week still to play…