The precision gaps will be the same as last year. Considering the new qualifying format, it will probably be harder to get good precision points now.
The drivers will now have individual values, depending on their recent qualifying performances. By default, the driver values are now FIVE points. The value will decrease by one point for each time the driver has qualified on the front row (pole OR second) in the last five races, but will stop at a minimum of two points.
No late guesses will be accepted this season.
Round One: Australia
SEASON OPENER means that the timespans are doubled. Precision points are earned for a guess four seconds, or less, away from pole. Do note that this year the pole time I'm looking for is the AGGREGATE time of the TWO qualifying laps!
How to enter: Just submit your guess for what the pole time will be, and who you think will take pole.
Ten position penalties are ignored if they are due to disciplinary reasons.
Deadline: post/edit before the start of first free practice.
NO LATE ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR!
2004 final standings
[b]Three latest poles at Australia: Year Driver Pole time (s)[/b] 2004 M Schumacher 84.408 2003 M Schumacher 87.173 2002 Barrichello 85.843 [b]Driver values: Dri val[/b] Barr 2 Mont 3 MSch 3 RSch 4 Räik 4 Trul 4 REST 5 [b]Late 2004 front rows: GP Pole #2[/b] BEL Trul MSch ITA Barr Mont CHN Barr Räik JPN MSch RSch BRA Barr Mont [b]2005 data: Time 2004 2005/2004 2004 weekend GP Pole #2 (s) pole(s) (%) fastest (s) [/b] OZ 84.408 84.125 MAL 93.074 93.074 BAH 90.139 89.552 RSM 79.753 79.753 SPA 75.022 74.836 MON 73.985 73.985 EUR 88.351 87.691 CAN 72.275 72.275 USA 70.223 69.454 FRA 73.698 73.377 GB 78.233 78.233 GER 73.306 73.306 HUN 79.146 78.436 TUR ------ ------- ------ ITA 80.089 79.525 BEL 116.232 104.701 BRA 70.646 69.822 JPN 93.542 92.730 CHN 94.012 92.238My guess for Australia is 169.952 s by Montoya.