2018 F1 Prediction Competition - Rules

DJ

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The VitalF1.com prediction competition is back and ready for the new 2018 Formula One World Championship.

RDarch is the reigning champion winning the competition in 2017 for a second, former champions are DJ [x4], The Intimidator, northstandmark and Adelaide Blue.

How to play
The Vitalf1.com Prediction Competition is simple.
For every race this season, select two drivers and score points for the positions that they end the race in.

Rules
Every race has its own individual thread on our Vitalf1.com Prediction Competition Forum and predictions on these threads will be the only ones counted towards our standings.

Race weekend predictions must be made before Qualifying begins*.

* You cannot alter your prediction once it is made (ie your first prediction will be used).

The points will be awarded in a 'cross the line' unofficial results basis (ie not the classified results), to avoid complicating the points results by having to amend them when possible disqualifications, time penalties and politics come into play after the chequered flag has fallen.

Predictions

Around 1/3rd of the races we will simply be predicting 1st - 10th place, but for other races, predictions will be for 4th-13th or 10th-19th etc this will be clearly stated at the start of each race prediction thread.

To enable people to enter while they are away for any period of time, we have already selected what to predict for each race in advance, so if you wish to predict a couple of races at a time, or if you're brave and want to predict the whole season from the start, you can!


Points Scoring

First example; the 2018 season begins in Australia and the predictions are for 1st - 10th place.

The two drivers you select will score the same points as they achieve in the official F1 standings.

1st : 25 points, 2nd : 18 points, 3rd : 15 points, 4th: 12 points, 5th : 10 points, 6th : 8 points, 7th : 6 points, 8th : 4 points, 9th : 2 points, 10th : 1 point, 11th : 0 points, 12th : 0 points, 13th : 0 points, 14th : 0 points, 15th and lower: 0 points etc.

So for example if you selected Vettel as your first driver, who goes on to win the race, you will score 25 points for him. If you selected Alonso as your second driver who goes on to finish 5th you will score a further 10 points, which will score you a total of 35 points for the race.

Second example; the ninth race of the season is the Austrian Grand Prix. For this race predictions are for 5th – 14th place.

This time the two drivers you select will score points based on where they end the race as follows:

1st: 0 points, 2nd : 0 points, 3rd : 0 points, 4th: 0 points, 5th : 25 points, 6th : 18 points, 7th : 15 points, 8th: 12 points, 9th : 10 points, 10th : 8 points, 11th : 6 points, 12th : 4 points, 13th : 2 points, 14th : 1 point, 15th and lower: 0 points etc.

So for example if you selected Vettel as your first driver again and he again goes on to win the race, you will score 0 points for him this time around. While a fifth placed Alonso as your second driver will score you 25 points, which will score you a total of 25 points for the race.

The user who scores the most points over a race weekend will be awarded a “race win”, if more than one user scores the same points during a Grand Prix then all those users who scored the most points will be awarded a “race win”.

**Look out for the slight twist to the final round in Abu Dhabi**

Standings

Standings are decided in points order.

If points are level, the position is settled on who has the most 'race wins'. If points are still level, the position is given to the user who entered the game first.

Good luck!