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 Ten
It was a jolly exciting race in Brazil. It was variously led by Hamilton, Button and Hulkenberg, which was settled in Button’s favour after Hulkenberg, challenging for the lead at the first corner of lap fifty-five, crashed Hamilton out (20th). The lap chart gives indication of just how complicated the race was. Grosjean crashed on lap six (21st), and Maldonado spun on the opening lap (22nd). The twelve-year-old won another title.
Non-entries get 151 according to the 90% rule.
Very well done to Maverick, Drewe, and iomracer for their joint-win. The rest of us chose to gamble by not picking the sensible seven, which did not work out for us, especially those of us that dropped Button, although Hulkenberg looked like an inspired choice for those that had him until he screwed up.
No eleventh-hour changes in order, with Gavin’s gamble not paying off, and Patrick able to narrow but not eradicate his deficit to the absent Chris. It is a shame there has not been more leaderboard action in the last few weeks, and that unlike the two previous seasons we did not have a late NASCAR-only week to mix things up a bit.
Congratulations to myself for winning the season. I won a few weeks but more significantly only had a single last-place. However, Jackie was ahead of us all on points when she decided to quit the game. iomracer wins rookie of the year; it is a game for which players need a while to get into their stride, and iomracer joined for week four with a 134-point deficit, fell to 215 behind me by week eighteen, and has slightly gained on me since.
Drewe’s recurrence of being involved in almost every joint-score winning week gives him the highest total of wins. For the second year in a row, Pat seems to have been a bit short of luck across the season with solid picks letting him down. Maverick is a consistent player that all too often has missed those bits of luck needed to win a week, despite a lot of top-three results.
Highest Five Scores
I am afraid I win this one as well. Drewe features twice. The highest score in 2010 was 411, but in that year players were allowed to pick more than one driver from sports-car entries giving more opportunity for very high scores. Last year, the high-score was 422. I think the standard of picks has been highest this year, plus more series than previous seasons (with the inclusion of both MotoGP and WRC), but the number of four-hundred-plus scores was not that high because of just how frequently at least one of the obvious selections has bitten the dust.
Thank you all for playing. I hope you enjoyed all enjoyed it, and that it added interest to following the various racing. Thanks to Patrick who developed the game (Too Much Racing Game), and to Andy who is responsible for the e-mail based game on which it is based (All-Racing Fantasy League). Thanks to Drewe for his super-dooper Google spreadsheets.
I am not planning on running the game next year. It was a close decision to do it this year. If anyone else wants to take over, I would be happy to help with scoring, and this blog is available.