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Hello and welcome to the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix Predictor Forum Game!
I'm your host Afro and it's good to have your company for what I'm told will be a very spicy season ahead!
You will score points based on the results of every race held in the 2017 season.
1 - MAKING YOUR PREDICTIONS
It is very easy, you need to predict the top 3 in qualifying and top 10 in the race for every Grand Prix.
TOP 10 IN THE RACE AND TOP 3 IN QUALIFYING
You need to put the finishing position and then the driver who you think will finish there. If you name a driver twice then you will not score points for those two drivers. For instance, if you put Fernando Alonso to finish in 7th and 10th then you will not score points for him, even if he finishes 7th or 10th.
2 - SUBMITTING YOUR PREDICTIONS
Just submit the post with the list of your top 10 finishers and top 3 Qualifiers. Please note that you may NOT EDIT those predictions by editing a post or making a new post later on. If you do so then you will not score points for that Grand Prix. If I see something at the bottom of a post with a prediction and it has been edited then you will not score points for that Grand Prix, so make sure you are happy with your predictions before submitting them as there is no turning back. If you post on here saying that you will make your predictions later then that is fine but you MUST make a BRAND NEW POST with your predictions for them to be counted. If you edit a post from earlier on and replace it with your predictions then I will not count them as it will say that you have edited a post.
If you make brand new predictions for every race then at the end of the season you will receive a bonus 100 points. It is a little incentive to gain an extra 100 points. For example if someone makes brand new predictions for every race then they will receive those extra 100, but even if you don't make new ones for one race then you won't.
3 - NON-SUBMISSION OF PREDICTIONS
If you enter less than 10 drivers for any Grand Prix then you will not score points for that round.
4 - PREDICTIONS WHILST BANNED
There have recently been a couple of cases where players have been banned from the forums but would still like to post predictions. If this happens then I will just use your predictions from the last race. When you are off your ban you can predict again. In the event of a permanent ban, you will remain on the scoreboard until the end of the season, but cannot score points once your three race grace period is up.
1 - CHANGES TO RESULTS:
I will use the official race and qualifying results published by the FIA. Any disqualifications or penalties will be used here so for instance, if you chose Fernando Alonso to finish 9th, he did but then got a disqualification then you would not score points for him. It is the same situation in Qualifying, it is the starting grid, not the "over the line" results
2 - TIE BREAKER:
Should 2 or more players score the same number of points from a Grand Prix, the player who submitted their predictions first would take the higher position in the results tables and the player who submitted their predictions last would take the lower position in the results tables. Should predictions from a previous race need to be used, these will be ranked behind a new set for the race.
3 - RESULTS TABLES
I will keep a sheet of all results from Grand Prix's along with totals for each player. I will update the subsequent post with the latest result
The deadline for predictions is before Qualifying is scheduled to begin. Any predictions posted after this time will not be counted.
LATE DRIVER CHANGES
If a driver you have picked is unable to race then the driver who replaces him will replace your vote. Tough luck if a driver you have predicted pulls out and a bad one comes in.
JOINING THE GAME
You may join the game at any time, you must make a post though declaring that you are in the game and you will start on 0 points. It is best if you join at the start of the season because you will score more points. To see if you are in the game then check the post after this, there will also be the results tables there
If there are any arguments here which I think damages the reputation of the thread then the people mainly involved will receive a 50 point deduction from their overall score. I will give you a warning though if I feel you are close to getting the deduction.
You will be awarded points using this system:
6 – Correctly predicted Qualifying position
4 – Prediction 1 place away from actual Qualifying position
2 – Prediction 2 places away from actual Qualifying position
0 – Prediction 3 or more places away from actual Qualifying position
20 - Correctly predicted finishing position
10 - Prediction 1 place away from actual finishing position
5 - Prediction 2 places away from actual finishing position
0 - Prediction 3 or more places away from actual finishing position
0 - Failure to make a complete set of predictions
Bonus 50 – Perfectly predicted Top 5
Bonus 25 – Correctly predicted Top 5 but not in the right order
Bonus 5 - Correctly predicted the driver who set the fastest lap of the race
The maximum points you can get from Qualifying is 23
The maximum points you can get from the Race is 255
Here is an example of how to make your predictions:
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Daniel Ricciardo
3) Marcus Ericcson (lol what a joker)
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Max Verstappen
3) Sebastian Vettel
4) Kimi Raikkonen
5) Valtteri Bottas
6) Nico Hulkkenburg
7) Sergio Perez
8) Daniil Kvyat
9) Romain Grosjean
10) Lance Stroll
NEW FOR 2017
1) Change to prediction cut off
This year new predictions will be allowed up until the START of Qualifying rather than before FP3
2) Non-submission of predictions
This year if you fail to provide a NEW prediction every race then you will not score points for that round. To clarify, you can use the same prediction from the previous rounds, but you must make a new post every round. To incentivise this, the end of year bonus for making a new post every round has increased to 100 points
3) Bonus points
I have made it slightly harder to get bonus points, instead of correctly predicting the top 3, it is now the top 5 that need to be correct. Points have been adjusted accordingly
4) End of year prizes
I have been in touch with Jenny about some goodies but she hasn't responded so I'll let yous know