With four different race-winners in the first four races, the 2012 Formula 1 season is proving to be a fascinating affair, and that’s also reflected in how closely-fought our RichardsF1.com F1 Predictions Competition is as well!
A quick reminder of how points are calculated each round:
1 point for correctly guessing the driver who claims pole position
2 points for correctly guessing the race winner
1 point for correctly guessing each of the top-two finishing teams, with an additional point for correctly guessing the order in which each team finishes
1 point for correctly guessing each of the top-eight finishing drivers
a bonus 5 points if all of the above criteria are correctly guesses
entrants can also elect to double their points earned (including bonus points) for one round only over the course of the season.
The improved fortunes of Red Bull Racing and Lotus were results that few of our entrants were confident enough to pick, and poor weekends for Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher (who were two popular selections) threw a few entrants’ predictions completely awry!
Interestingly, no one elected to take their ‘double up’ option this weekend. Had our round’s highest scorer ‘seph’ elected to do so, he’d be leading the standings by two points.
As it is, ‘splitpin’ continues to hold the lead he’s held since the opening race in Australia, although his margin was trimmed by one more point after the Bahrain Grand Prix.
RichardsF1.com F1 Predictions Competition Standings (after the Bahrain Grand Prix):
|Rank||Last Round||Entrant||Points Earned||Bonus Points||Double Up||Total|
|19.||24||Big Fish 72||8||0||No||25|
New entrants who joined the competition during the Bahrain Grand Prix were awarded a starting score of 17 points, that being the median points score of all entrants at the conclusion of the previous round, the Chinese Grand Prix.
Entries for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix will open in the week leading up to the race, and you will have until five minutes before qualifying starts to enter your predictions. You may edit your predictions as many times as you wish beforehand.
The competition is open to everyone, and if you missed the first four rounds and have not previously registered to play, you will be awarded an 23-point starting score (that being the current median score of all entrants above). If you’d like to register for the first time, click here.