Howdy folks, welcome to 2021 and the How Long Will It Take To Lap Mazepin competition!
Who will join the illustrious champions honour roll:
2002 Flying Panda - Yoong
2003 pungzilla - Verstappen
2004 weasle - Zsolt
2005 Garth B - Kartikeyan
2006 sek - Sato
2007 LB - Speed/Vettel
2008 shays - Fisichella
2009 scheivlak - Sutil
2010 Brawn BGP 001 - Senna
2011 Makarias - D'Ambrosio
2012 AcuraF1 - Pic
2013 Apex - Chilton
2014 scheivlak - Ericcson/Maldonado
2015 mark f1 - Stevens
2016 Makarias - Haryanto/Ocon
2017 M2000-5 - Wehrlein
2018 2aron - Leclerc
2019 Brawn BGP 001/DutchQuicksilver - Russell
2020 scheivlak - Latifi
Guess how many laps Nikita Mazepin will complete (as in he has to pass the start/finish line) before he is overtaken for the first time by the leader of the race. If, for example, he doesn't qualify or he blows up on the grid, that counts as 0 laps. If he is passed during lap 15, that means he has completed 14 laps.
The winner for a race will be the person whose score, or the difference between their guess and the actual number of laps, is closest to 0.
The race scores will be compiled after every event towards the championship tally. The top finishers for a race will be posted along with the full championship standings following each race.
If you miss a race (forget to add a guess), your total for that week will be the total number of laps in the race.
If Mazepin misses a race due to injury or due to being fired, his replacement will be used in the competition. If he is fired during a race weekend and only one Haas starts, that car shall be used. If Haas don't make the grid for whatever reason, then Latifi in the Williams is our fallback driver.
Your guess must be posted before the start of Friday first practice. No exceptions.
Please state your guess as a decimal number (eg. "10"), don't write it out or be otherwise confusing.
Everybody is allowed one "scratch result". In other words, your worst guess or one missed race will not count towards your final score. So if you miss one race during the whole season, that race won't count. If you don't miss any races, your worst guess will not count towards your final score.
Please remember to get your guesses in on time. Nothing hurts you more than a missed guess in this game. If you're going on vacation, you can PM me in advance.
I'll start the ball rolling.....Mazepin will complete 23 laps in Bahrain before being lapped.