27 April 2009

Bahrain 2009: Round 4 Results


Congratulations to Hollywood for taking his first win in only his fourth Grand Prix. Am I cruel enough to mention it took his cousin Badboy 30 GPs to achieve the same feat? Apparently so - rub it in his face!

This result leaves just Luigi, Good Ol' JR and fellow rookie Flutterfly as the only non-winners on the grid.

Well done to Flutterfly and Fisichella for correctly predicting Trulli to take the pole. Nice pick.

At the top of the standings my lead has been cut from five points to three, as Revs scores well in Bahrain to move up to second. At this early stage of the season its a battle to become the first two-time champion - bring it on!

Its all to play for as its still incredibly tight with just one point covering eight players in the middle of the pack.

The scores were pretty close so there's little change in the teams championship. Toyota jump Renault by way of Hollywood's victory here.

In the nations standings its two-all for Great Britain and Canada victory-wise with USA keeping close company in third.

Not the most exciting race after the drama of the first three, but it was good to get a better picture of the pecking order in 2009, even if car updates in Spain mean its probably all changed anyway... Button vs Vettel for the title fight?

Roll on Spain!

20 April 2009

China 2009: Round 3 Results


Well, this is working out quite nicely so far this season! Congratulations to me, I guess. Thats win number thirteen which is currently a record, although I am at the advantage of never having missed a round. If Rubens hangs up his racing boots at the end of the year I might do the same and see who can topple the record first.

As always, a quick reminder that all my entries are sent to Badboy before the deadline. Speaking of which, spare a thought for the Canadian, who took the time to submit an entry but seemed to forget to make any selections before hitting send. Nice work, Eric!

In the championship I lead from Wooze with a handy five point advantage, which is nothing at this early stage of the season but a handy springboard for the rest of the year. The lovely Good Ol' JR edges between the two Ferraris in fourth whilst Montie, IceMan and Bommer now complete the top eight.

There's little change in the teams championship with Brawn still heading the pack from Ferrari and Williams but McLaren drop to plum last after a double DNE in China.

Great Britain continue to hold a narrow lead in the nations standings, with USA gaining the upper hand over Canada in the battle for second.

The Chinese Grand Prix was pretty damn exciting by my reckoning. After all this rain its almost a shame we're heading to the desert next. It is however going to be very interesting to see how things pan out in a more straightforward, dry race. Have Red Bull emerged as Brawn's closest threat or would they not have had it so easy in the dry? Personally I'm pretty sure Vettel (and Webber for that matter) will win again this season and if the team can get a double-decker diffuser fitted to the car soon, we'll end up with a mid-90s style Britain vs Germany fight for the title.

Roll on Bahrain!


Update: I've added Badboy's entry on to the results as it appears there was a problem with the form. Its amongst the lower scores anyway so I figured it would be ok.

5 April 2009

Malaysia 2009: Round 2 Results


Congratulations to 2007 champion Karan on taking his fourth career win! Karan has doubled his win tally since Japan last year and after a highly chaotic and unusual shortened Malaysian Grand Prix, came away with the highest score so far this season. The result takes him up to third in the championship race.

Well done too to my missus on taking a close second - that win must be getting close!

In the standings its a battle of the champions, with three of the top four having taken the title before. Leading at the moment is me (Atomic) ahead of Australia winner and team mate Wooze, the two Ferraris and two Williams. Of course, at this stage of the season its still very tight and the top five are covered by just three points.

Logically, the Noah's ark style championship standings are reflected in the teams championship, with Brawn leading the pack from Ferrari and Williams. Red Bull have crept off the bottom after drawing a complete blank in round one.

Great Britain, Canada and USA have pulled ahead slightly in the nations standings, the three countries covered by a single point.

So what are your thoughts on the race today? Did the generous helping of action during the running make up for the early finish? Personally I think its a shame that this happened - even before we got to this weekend people were speculating that we could be looking at a red flag situation because of the new start time - this was totally avoidable. The actual racing though was great and even before the rain came, we saw some evidence that these new technical regs are making for better racing.

Roll on China!

4 April 2009

Australia 2009: Revised Round 1 Results


Here's the updated results for the first round of the season, revised to reflect the FIA's decision to disqualify Lewis Hamilton and reinstate Jarno Trulli in third place.

Thankfully it hasn't affected Wooze's win and generally people have gained points more than they have lost them. Here is a round up of how the decision altered the scores:
+3 Badboy
+3 Flutterfly
+2 Fisichella
+2 Bommer
+2 Luigi
+1 Wooze
-1 SGP
-1 Hollywood
-1 Sandeep
-2 AndySly88
-3 UnclePeJay

+3 Williams
+2 Force India
+2 Renault
+1 Brawn
+1 Toro Rosso
+1 BMW Sauber
-1 Toyota
-2 McLaren
-3 Red Bull

Fingers crossed for a more straightforward weekend in Malaysia...

2 April 2009

And the Penalties World Championship rumbles on...

Yep, as several of you have pointed out in the comments, Lewis Hamilton has been excluded from the Australian Grand Prix results and Jarno Trulli has been re-instated in third place. Classic Formula 1, sadly.

As such there will be some minor effects on the GPP results. Hurrah, more work! Thanks FIA!

I'll post the amended results tomorrow. Apologies to anybody that loses out.

Meanwhile, don't forget that the deadline for Malaysian Grand Prix predictions is just hours away... Lets hope this weekend is more about what happens during the race than after it.