On Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:57:44 UTC, Mark Conmy wrote:
> As in past years, here's the chance to predict who the WDC and WCC
> winners will be before wheels turn in anger...
> ...but we have a problem. So far we have 17 predictions but only 5
> Hamilton/Mercedes: 9 people
> Vettel/Ferrari : 4 people
> Vettel/Mercedes : 2 people
> Verstappen/RBR : 2 people
> Alonso/McLaren : 1 lunatic ;-)
> So...I am going to propose that people predict the 1-2-3 for both
> drivers and constructors. In both cases, the points will be:
> 2 points for correct driver/constructor in the right place
> 1 point for correct driver/constructor in the wrong position
> 1 bonus point for getting all three (any position)
> 2 bonus points for getting all three in the right position
> That way, there is a good chance that one person will actually "win".
> Any interest?
I might as well persist with my lunatic suggestion. At least on that basis
I'm likely to be the only successful participant, when in reality no matter
what I pick I'll just be one of many unsuccessful participants!
1 - Alonso
2 - Verstappen
3 - Hamilton
1 - McLaren
2 - RBR
3 - Mercedes
I'm imagining McLaren have been sandbagging all along, the Renault turns
out to have reliability advantages over a surprisingly fragile Mercedes
power unit, Ferrari self destruct as usual, and Ricciardo comes of worse
from a handful of in-race clashes with his teammate.
Meanwhile, Alonso podiums at most races, with a small handful of wins and
Vandoorne finishing consistently 4th / 3rd to support the McLaren points
tally, with Hamilton showing the usual flashes of brilliance when the car
doesn't give up on him with 3 dominating wins in the season, but far too
Let the lunacy commence!