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#1 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 09:52

As some of you may have noticed, the 2022 season is underway. This means that we can draw a line under the 2022 Silly Season Trophy. As it stands, we can congratulate rodlamas with his second victory in this game – the first repeat winner in its history!
 
2003: Brian O Flaherty
2004: Flying Panda
2005: lukywill, Viceroy, Makarias
2017: ANF
2018: Marklar
2019: TurnOffTheLights
2020: rodlamas
2021: M2000-5
2022: rodlamas
 
rodlamas was the third player to finalize his prediction. His key choices were predicting Pérez's move to Red Bull (not yet confirmed at that time), and picking Hülkenberg as an AlphaTauri driver. As rodlamas was the only player to pick Hülkenberg, he scored 3*2 = 6 points when Aston Martin drafted him as Vettel's replacement. This, ultimately, clinched rodlamas's win. I feel sorry for DutchQuicksilver, who has finished in the top four of this competition for five years in a row now, and has lost to rodlamas for the second time in three years. Hopefully, the 2023 trophy will finally be his.
 
The other major change not reflected in the interim results was Haas dropping Mazepin in favor of Magnussen. This ultimately had a minor effect on the standings, as the only player not picking Mazepin (Makarias) moved up from 9th to 5th, while the only player picking Magnussen (KWSN - DSM) moved up from 10th to 7th.

With 14 exact picks out of 21, rodlamas was also the most accurate picker of this competition. If it wasn't for Vettel's illness, there would be four players tied at 13.

Here are the full results:

Place Name             Points  Exact Subm
  1   rodlamas          95.78   14     3 
  2   DutchQuicksilver  95.00   13     1 
      AVERAGE PICK      92.22   13       
  3   SpaceHorseParty   90.11   13     6 
  4   f1paul            89.22   13     5 
  5   Makarias          88.22   12     7 
  6   scheivlak         87.56   11     8 
  7   KWSN - DSM        87.00   11     4 
  8   Marklar           86.67   12    10 
  9   sladealonso       83.22   12     2 
 10   M2000-5           83.11   11     9 

As usual, the average pick does quite well. This time, it's on the podium, beating 8 out of 10 players.
 
Some statistics on the 2022 drivers:

Name              Team         Total In team Most popular team
Alex Albon        Williams        6      1   AlphaTauri (5)
Fernando Alonso   Alpine         10     10   Alpine (10)
Valtteri Bottas   Alfa Romeo      9      0   Mercedes (5)
Pierre Gasly      AlphaTauri     10      1   Alpine (6)
Lewis Hamilton    Mercedes       10     10   Mercedes (10)
Nico Hülkenberg   Aston Martin    1      0   AlphaTauri (1)
Nicholas Latifi   Williams        8      8   Williams (8)
Charles Leclerc   Ferrari        10     10   Ferrari (10)
Lando Norris      McLaren         9      9   McLaren (9)
Kevin Magnussen   Haas            1      0   Red Bull (1)
Esteban Ocon      Alpine          4      1   Williams (2)
Sergio Pérez      Red Bull        7      3   Red Bull (3)
Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren        10     10   McLaren (10)
George Russell    Mercedes        9      4   Mercedes/Williams (4)
Carlos Sainz      Ferrari        10     10   Ferrari (10)
Mick Schumacher   Haas           10      7   Haas (7)
Lance Stroll      Aston Martin   10     10   Aston Martin (10)
Yuki Tsunoda      AlphaTauri	 10      8   AlphaTauri (8)
Max Verstappen    Red Bull       10     10   Red Bull (10)
Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin    9      9   Aston Martin (10)
Zhou Guanyu       Alfa Romeo      0      0   n/a

The most popular drivers not on the 2022 grid are Nikita Mazepin and Robert Shwarztman, both picked by 9 out of 10 players. Mazepin was expected to stay at Haas (and was supposed to), while Shwartzman was widely expected to join either Alfa Romeo or Haas. Makarias was the only player to predict Mazepin's absence, and M2000-5 was the only one to predict the lack of Shwartzman on the grid.
 
Once again, congratulations to rodlamas!



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#2 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 17:49

Too bad, would I have won though if Vettel didn’t get covid and got replaced by Hulkenberg? :lol:

#3 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 06:01

Too bad, would I have won though if Vettel didn’t get covid and got replaced by Hulkenberg? :lol:

Yes, or if Vettel was replaced by someone else. rodlamas got 6 points for Hülkenberg.



#4 Anderis

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:42

So it's the driver who sits in the car in the 1st race of the season and not the one that has a permanent contract? I was never aware of that rule. :p



#5 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 12:12

So it's the driver who sits in the car in the 1st race of the season and not the one that has a permanent contract? I was never aware of that rule. :p

Both are counted, so everyone who picked Vettel still got points for him.