Early this year in F1 we had a really well mixed grid with cars and drivers performing at different levels from what we might normally expect, and this threw up some interesting results and a smattering of opinions that maybe these drivers were all damn good, and just needed to have the right equipment and opportunities to become WDC's. I think we all know that these drivers would not compete unless they believed they had it in them to win races and championships.
So lets see if we can give them a boost up the table.
The purpose of this thread is to try and lay on the bullshit thicker than last year (but not spread it as far) and try to get current drivers or teams that are losing badly in the WDC or WCC table out front. How can we get Pedro de la Rosa to the head of the standings? Or better still, crown HRT as WCC leaders? Is it even possible? How far up the table can we get these guys? How far down can we get Alonso and Red Bull? Maybe you just want Kimi to be heading the table. Give it a try.
The rules of this thread are;
- Standard 2012 points allocations may not be used, especially in any challenge to a bullshit system used by a poster. Obvious really, but I learned last year that sometimes these things do need to be said. You can use any of the previous systems though, if you find that they work.
- Any metric employed must be measurable and demonstrable. ‘He looks faster’ is neither measurable nor demonstrable, but number of career race participation's, overtakes or retirements is.
- Be clear about the measure used. You must provide enough information that others may verify, duplicate or challenge your findings. Googlefight search strings, for example.
- It doesn’t matter if the metric used is a positive or negative one. If it’s real, and measurable, then it counts.
- The ‘winner’ is the poster who can get the current WDC or WCC table bottom feeders to the top and the current leaders to the bottom by the same measure. However, if you just want to usurp the current leader with anyone else, go ahead and see what you can do.
- In the unlikely event of a tiebreaker, a positive metric (such as number of overtakes) wins over a negative one (such as the number of retirements). If we have more than one positive, my word is final.
- You can go back in time to build your numbers if this helps, but it must apply only to this years championship. We are not looking for ‘Bestest Evah!’ but all drivers have driven the same number of races in 2012, but the total ever driven differs greatly across the grid.
- Don’t get mad, get even. I don’t want to see cries of ‘fanboy’ or ‘hater’ here. If you’re upset that ‘KarthikeyanFan’ has found a way to get Narain ahead of Vettel, then find a new way to get Vettel to the top. Overcome them with bullshit, not douchery.
- As with last year, those who take any of the bullshit seriously should be awarded the rolleyes smiley, especially those who clearly demonstrate that they have not properly read this post and these rules.
So to get the ball rolling, Force India are at the top of the WDC table with 11 typed characters and HRT at the bottom with three. The full WCC table is;
1. Force India (11)
2. Toro Rosso (10)
=3. Caterham (8)
=3. Red Bull (8)
=3. Mercedes (8)
=3. Marussia (8)
=3. Williams (8)
=8. Ferrari (7)
=8. McLaren (7)
10. Sauber (6)
11. Lotus (5)
12. HRT (3)
Congratulations Vijay Mallya!