Welcome to submit your entries for the 21st season of PTPC! With 22 races expected this season, there's 2222 points to distribute.
They should have kept it at 20 races for a total of 2020 points in the year 2020, but they screwed up that opportunity didn't they.
Due to the coronavirus situation the season risks getting shortened. If it turns out so, I've decided to scale down each entry accordingly, roughly in line with what thegforcemaybewithyou suggested in the 2019 final results thread, post #6.
This is what you do:
***Post a reply here with your guess on how the WDC final standings of this year will look. There are 2222 (22*101) points to be distributed. Bonus points for fastest laps are ignored.
*Points are assigned to specific drivers, not "the second Ferrari seat" or anything like that (meaning that points placed on one driver aren't transferred to his replacement in case of a driver change).
*You can edit your entry as much as you like until the deadline, which is at the start of the first free practice of the first GP of this season.
*Using a spreadsheet to get the points sum right is really helpful, your initial points allocation is likely to add up to much more due to the widespread preseason optimism syndrome.
This is how points are scored:
* For each point over 2222 that you distribute, you'll be penalized one point.
*** You gain one point in the competition for each F1-championship point that you've placed right, which means:
-If a driver has a higher final WDC score than the amount of points you've placed on him, you'll get as many points from this driver as you've placed on him.
-If the driver scores less than you've trusted him to do, you'll only get as many points as he has managed to score.
An example: if players A and B have placed 130 and 150 points respectively on Ricciardo and Ricciardo scores 134 points in the WDC, the players will score 130 and 134 points respectively for Ricciardo. Player A would then on the other hand have placed twenty more points than player B on other drivers, where they may have come to better use.
The competition is open for entries and changes to these until first free practice starts at Melbourne.
This is my preliminary prediction, which might change before the season start:
Driver Points Hamilton 414 Bottas 302 Verstappen 298 Leclerc 275 Vettel 249 Albon 191 Perez 106 Sainz 76 Ricciardo 70 Norris 54 Ocon 42 Stroll 40 Gasly 29 Magnussen 18 Räikkönen 16 Kvyat 15 Grosjean 13 Giovinazzi 13 Russell 1 Latifi 0If you think a driver will score zero points, you don't have to put him in your list.
If you think some driver will come in as a replacement during the season and score points, feel free to place points on that driver too. Again: points guesses are not transferred to replacement drivers from the one being replaced!