Welcome all to Week Forty-Two. This week we have Formula One in Abu Dhabi and Sprint Cup from Texas, so no avoiding the dreaded NASCAR. Please pick ten drivers up to a maximum of seven in any one event in a comment on this post before 6 AM BST Friday 2nd November (2 AM ET) (essentially late Thursday night).
The clocks in Britain went back an hour to GMT (winter time) on Saturday night, so for overseas players the deadline is now an hour later. I believe the switch from DST in the USA takes place in the forthcoming weekend, so if I have this figured correctly, that will put the deadline back to 1 AM ET for next week.
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
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Another dominating performance by Vettel in India. Alonso managed to scrape second as Webber lost his DRS again.
It was an exciting lap-and-a-half at Phillip Island in the MotoGP. Lorenzo nabbed the lead at the start, but lost it to Pedrosa within a few turns. Stoner blasted by Lorenzo into the first corner of the next lap, and was almost immediately on Pedrosa’s tail. Dani went slightly wide of the racing line but still tried to turn in as usual resulting in a tumble (19th). Jorge Lorenzo’s second-place gave him the title.
In the WEC at Shanghai, it was much the same story as last time, with Toyota building enough of a lead to allow the extra splash-and-dash they needed towards the end. For a change, the #2 Audi beat the #1, but for the latter, third was plenty to win the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship. Strakka had contact with the #1 Audi necessitating a delay to fix damaged bodywork. The #12 Rebellion gearbox failed with seven minutes to go (under ACO rules dropping them behind all those still running to 25th).
At the paper-clip Martinsville half-mile circuit, Johnson qualified on pole, was near the sharp end all the race, and took the victory. Keselowski recovered well from a starting position of thirty-second, on a track at which passing is hard, to finish sixth. Hamlin had severe electrical problems, at one point grinding to a halt, ending up 33rd.
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Non-entries get 302 according to the 90% rule.
Well done me for winning the week, helped by picking all four winners. Also a mention in dispatches for Gavin who had a strong week with his four F1 choices finishing 1-2-3-4.
Yet again, one of our bankers, this time Pedrosa, failed. There was the most variety of choices in Formula One, but we all had Vettel, and every other driver picked finished top-seven, so it did not have a large effect on relative scoring.
RubberGoat gains a position for the second week running, this time past iomracer for second-place. (It is only three weeks ago that iomracer took third-place from Gavin.)
· Formula 1 – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
· NASCAR – Texas, USA
The deadline is 6 AM BST Friday 2nd November (2 AM ET). Also remember the countdown widget rounds up on days.
Pick ten drivers up to a maximum of seven in any one event.
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