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 5.12.2010 at 22:17
 Announcing the 2011 Mega Prediction Competition
 
The 2010 season seems a distant memory, and the New Year is nearly here,
so it’s time to launch the 2011 Mega Prediction Competition – bigger and better!
(Note thtat this is separate to the race-by-race prediction game, which will be launched in time for the first race of the season)

This year there are 30 questions – ten of which are specific to races and will be updated throughout the season to keep us all interested

You get one point for each question that you predict correctly. Many questions ask for the name of a team or driver, or give a choice of two options (yes/no or driver A/driver B), but where I have asked you to predict a number (eg Q8) then you need to predict the correct answer to be correct
but if you are off by just one then you don’t get your point.

The winner is the person with the most points when it’s all over, but there are some tie-breakers if two or more players score the same points.

The deadline for submitting your answers is Midnight, 31st January 2011 (UK time)
By my reckoning that give everyone about 8 weeks to get their answers in.
Please submit your answers by replying in this thread.
You can change your answers at any time up to the deadline, by re-submitting in this thread. Once the deadline passes, your final post will be taken as your definitive answers.

Thanks for taking part, and Good Luck everyone!

Part 1 - General questions

:*: Q1 - Drivers champion
:*: Q2 - Drivers runner-up
:*: Q3 - Constructors champion
:*: Q4 - Constructors runner-up
:*: Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)?
:*: Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race?
:*: Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races?
:*: Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win?
:*: Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points?
:*: Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race?
:*: Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions?
:*: Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes?
:*: Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes?
:*: Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races?
:*: Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races?
:*: Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position?
:*: Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India?
:*: Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race?
:*: Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams?
:*: Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race?

Part 2 – Race Questions

:*: Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team?
:*: Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet?
:*: Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter?
:*: Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium?
:*: Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10?
:*: Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP?
:*: Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap?
:*: Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza?
:*: Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix?
:*: Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race?

Tie Breakers

:*: Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points
:*: Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points
:*: Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship

Clarifications:

If you are unsure about any question, please post in this thread and I will clarify.

Tie breakers – it doesn’t matter if you are above or below the actual answer, closest person wins.

The answers will be taken from the official FIA results, after all penalties and appeals etc have been applied.

Questions where you predict a driver:
If you predict a driver for a question, then you are stuck with that driver – even if he changes team, gets the sack, stops driving etc.
Your prediction is “Driver X”, not “Driver X or his replacement”
Likewise, predictions are based on driver name, not car number.

Questions where you predict a team:
If a team is bought and renamed – but is clearly the same operation (like Campos/HRT in 2010, or Midland/Spyker a few years ago) then it will be classed as the same team for the purposes of this game.

Q5 - if your predicted engine is tied in first place, you get the point. Engines will be grouped by manufacturer, even if they are re-branded by a sponsor. For example Sauber used to brand their Ferrari engines as ‘Petronas’, but for the purposes of this game I would still class them as Ferrari engines.
Q7 - refers to the Mercedes Grand Prix team, not Mercedes the engine supplier.
Q9 - refers to the team known as Lotus in 2010 (the team that Mike Gascoyne works for) – even if they may be renamed for 2011. It does not refer to any other team which may be called Lotus in 2011, i.e. Renault.
Q12 - refers to the team known as Renault in 2010 (the team that Robert Kubica drove for) – even if they are renamed as Lotus (or whatever) for 2011. Likewise ‘Mercedes’ refers to Mercedes Grand Prix the team, not the engine supplier. If they both score the same points, you get the point no matter who you predicted.
Q13 - if they both score the same points, you get the point no matter who you predicted.
Q17 - if they both score the same points, you get the point no matter who you predicted.
Q18 – if Massa does not compete the answer will be ‘no’
Q19 - The cars can be in any order, as long as just 5 teams take all the top 10 places.

* If any race is cancelled (e.g. India) then any related questions will be declared void, with no points awarded.
* Classifying a race as "wet" is purely dependent on tyre use, and refers to the Sunday race only. If any team uses an intermediate or wet tyre it will be classed as a "wet" race. If it rains but all cars stay on slicks, it will be classed as a "dry" race.
* In all cases 'Pole' refers to the driver who starts from P1 on the grid after all penalties, grid drops and appeals etc have been applied. It does not necessarily mean the driver who had the fastest time in Q3.
* All questions relating to “how many points...” will be after any deductions for penalties etc (i.e. when McLaren lost their constructors points in 2007)

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 5.12.2010 at 22:28
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Part 1 - General questions

:*: Q1 - Drivers champion - Lewis Hamilton
:*: Q2 - Drivers runner-up - Fernando Alonso
:*: Q3 - Constructors champion - McLaren
:*: Q4 - Constructors runner-up - Red Bull
:*: Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)? Mercedes
:*: Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race? 5
:*: Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races? yes
:*: Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win? 8
:*: Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points? yes
:*: Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race? No
:*: Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
:*: Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races? No
:*: Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races? No
:*: Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position? 11
:*: Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Force India
:*: Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race? No
:*: Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams? Yes
:*: Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race? No

Part 2 – Race Questions

:*: Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team? No
:*: Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet? Yes
:*: Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter? Renault
:*: Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium? Yes
:*: Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10? Yes
:*: Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP? Yes
:*: Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap? No
:*: Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza? Yes
:*: Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix? Yes
:*: Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race? No

Tie Breakers

:*: Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points 249
:*: Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points 412
:*: Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship 1189

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 5.12.2010 at 22:45
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Wow Joe, you were quick. I have to give it some more thought first (not that it's going to help me though) I have a habit of predicting with my heart and not my head :think:


  
 
    
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 5.12.2010 at 22:48
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saltire said:
Wow Joe, you were quick. I have to give it some more thought first (not that it's going to help me though) I have a habit of predicting with my heart and not my head :think:

Blimey Joe, are you after points for pole position? (sorry, no you can't have any)

I wouldn't have had time to write the answers in the time you took, let alone think about them!

Good luck :-)

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 6.12.2010 at 15:48
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Part 1 - General questions

:*: Q1 - Drivers champion - Lewis Hamilton
:*: Q2 - Drivers runner-up - Fernando Alonso
:*: Q3 - Constructors champion - McLaren
:*: Q4 - Constructors runner-up - Red Bull
:*: Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)? Mercedes
:*: Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race? 6
:*: Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races? yes
:*: Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win? 5
:*: Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points? yes
:*: Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race? No
:*: Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
:*: Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Renault
:*: Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races? No
:*: Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races? No
:*: Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position? 9
:*: Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Williams
:*: Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race? Yes
:*: Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams? No
:*: Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race? No

Part 2 – Race Questions

:*: Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team? No
:*: Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet? No
:*: Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter? Ferrari
:*: Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium? No
:*: Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10? Yes
:*: Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP? No
:*: Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap? No
:*: Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza? Yes
:*: Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix? Yes
:*: Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race? Yes

Tie Breakers

:*: Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points 260
:*: Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points 449
:*: Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship 1412

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 6.12.2010 at 19:16
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Tie breaker 3: 1698
Q23: Ferrari

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 6.12.2010 at 19:19
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Lol I missed out on this last year and I didn't want to this time, so I got the old banker lap in. Although I literally wrote what came to my head first, so I may change a few answers, especially seeing the difference in what I wrote for Q23 and what Q23 would have been last year!! I'll write up all my changes into a finalised prediciton in January.

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 6.12.2010 at 19:21
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Sorry for the TRIPLE POST but I didn't mean Q23 I meant tie breaker 3!

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 6.12.2010 at 21:17
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Part 1 - General questions

:*: Q1 - Drivers champion: Lewis Hamilton
:*: Q2 - Drivers runner-up: Sebastian Vettel
:*: Q3 - Constructors champion: McLaren Mercedes
:*: Q4 - Constructors runner-up: Red Bull
:*: Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)? Mercedes
:*: Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race? 6
:*: Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races? No
:*: Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win? 4
:*: Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points? Yes
:*: Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race? Yes
:*: Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions? Lewis Hamilton
:*: Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races? Yes
:*: Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races? No
:*: Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position? 9
:*: Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Force India
:*: Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race? No
:*: Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams? Yes
:*: Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race? Yes

Part 2 – Race Questions

:*: Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team? No
:*: Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet? No
:*: Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter? Mercedes
:*: Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium? No
:*: Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10? Yes
:*: Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP? Yes
:*: Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap? No
:*: Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza? Yes
:*: Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix? Yes
:*: Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race? No

Tie Breakers

:*: Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points: 287
:*: Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points: 528
:*: Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship: 1725


  
 
    
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 6.12.2010 at 21:53
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3 submissions and no queries about dodgy wording in the questions.
Can it last?

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 7.12.2010 at 03:13
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Part 1 - General questions

Q1 - Drivers champion: Mark Webber
Q2 - Drivers runner-up: Fernando Alonso
Q3 - Constructors champion: Red-Bull
Q4 - Constructors runner-up: McLaren
Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)?: Mercedes
Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race?: 8
Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races?: Yes
Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win?: 6
Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points?: Yes
Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race? No
Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions? Sebastian Vettel
Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races? No
Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races? No
Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position? 9
Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Yes
Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race? No
Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams? No
Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race? Yes

Part 2 – Race Questions

Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team? No
Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet? Yes
Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter? Renault
Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium? Yes
Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10? Yes
Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP? Yes
Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap? No
Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza? Yes
Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix? Yes
Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race? yes

Tie Breakers

Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points: 210
Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points: 416
Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship: 1725


  
 
    
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 7.12.2010 at 08:29
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Hi Sanjee, welcome to Viva and to the game :-)


  
 
    
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 7.12.2010 at 14:54
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Thanks mate!! It's a nice forum, Love it!! :D


  
 
    
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 7.12.2010 at 14:57
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Edit

Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Force India

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 8.12.2010 at 03:49
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Part 1 - General questions

:*: Q1 - Drivers champion: Lewis Hamilton
:*: Q2 - Drivers runner-up: Sebastien Vettel
:*: Q3 - Constructors champion: Red Bull
:*: Q4 - Constructors runner-up: Ferrari
:*: Q5 - Which engine will win the most races (regardless of team)? Renault
:*: Q6 - How many different drivers will win a race? 7
:*: Q7 - Will Mercedes Grand Prix (the team) win any races? Yes
:*: Q8 - How many races will Red Bull Racing win? 6
:*: Q9 - Will Lotus (of 2010) score any points? Yes
:*: Q10 - Will the driver’s championship be decided before the last race? No
:*: Q11 – Which driver will have the most pole positions? Sebastien Vettel
:*: Q12 – Which team will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Mercedes
:*: Q13 – Which engine will score more points – Renault or Mercedes? Renault
:*: Q14 - Will any team win 10 (or more) of the races? No
:*: Q15 - Will 2010's 'big three teams' of McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari win all of the races? No
:*: Q16 - How many times will the race winning driver start from pole position? 8
:*: Q17 – Which team will score the most points – Williams or Force India? Williams
:*: Q18 – Will Felipe Massa win a race? Yes
:*: Q19 - Will any race see all ten points places filled by 5 teams? Yes
:*: Q20 - Will any one engine supplier fill the podium at any race? Yes

Part 2 – Race Questions

:*: Q21 - Race 1 (Bahrain) – Will the race result be a 1-2 for any team? No
:*: Q22 - Race 3 (Malaysia) - Will the race be wet? Yes
:*: Q23 - Race 5 (Turkey) - Which engine will power the pole sitter? Renault
:*: Q24 - Race 7 (Monaco) – Will three different teams be on the podium? Yes
:*: Q25 - Race 9 (Europe) – Will a Cosworth-powered car be in the top 10? Yes
:*: Q26 - Race 11 (Germany) – Will a German driver be on the podium for the German GP? Yes
:*: Q27 - Race 12 (Hungary) – Will the winning driver also have pole position and fastest lap? No
:*: Q28 - Race 14 (Italy) – Will Ferrari be on the podium at Monza? Yes
:*: Q29 - Race 18 (India) - Will Force India score any points at their 'home' Grand Prix? Yes
:*: Q30 - Race 20 (Brazil) - Will the 2011 drivers champion win this race? Yes

Tie Breakers

:*: Tie breaker 1 – Driver Champion points: 278
:*: Tie breaker 2 – Constructor Champion points: 501
:*: Tie breaker 3 – Total combined points of top 5 teams in Constructor’s championship: 1616


  
 
    
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 8.12.2010 at 04:29
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Yay, another new player. Welcome to the forum Silverkeg :-)


  
 
    
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