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#1 sladealonso

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 11:54

So I’m unsure if this is allowed, but I saw that the annual silly season trophy wasn’t renewed this year. I thought it would be good to get it going again for 2024 - albeit with a later deadline due to the delay. So if it’s alright with the powers that be on this forum, I thought I’d take over the thread. I think we can all agree it’s a great competition, so let’s keep it alive.

So with that in mind, do you think you have what it takes to predict the 2024 Formula One grid? Give it your best shot below.

Previous winners:
2003: Brian O Flaherty
2004: Flying Panda
2005: lukywill, Viceroy, Makarias
2017: ANF
2018: Marklar
2019: TurnOffTheLights
2020: rodlamas
2021: M2000-5

Participation:
To participate, post a reply in this topic with the drivers you think will be on the grid in the first Formula One Grand Prix of 2024. Be sure to follow the rules and please make sure there is no confusion as to which driver you mean.

Rules and point scoring:
The game will continue with the same scoring system as last year: unpopular picks are rewarded more if they turn out to be true. Early indications are that this is a good method for breaking ties.
2 drivers per team. In case more drivers are provided, player only scores points for the first two listed.
1 team per driver. In case a driver is placed into multiple teams, player only scores points for the first one mentioned.
5 points for correctly guessing driver/team. You can earn up to 2 bonus points for each successful pick depending on how many people guessed that particular driver/team combination. This is calculated as 2*(1–(a/b)), where a is the amount of guesses with that driver/team combination among other participants and b is the amount of your opponents (i.e. total guesses minus one).
2 points for correctly guessing driver (wrong team). You can earn up to 1 bonus point for each successful pick depending on how many people guessed that driver would participate. This is calculated as 1–(a/b), where a is the amount of guesses with that driver/team combination among other participants and b is the amount of your opponents (i.e. total guesses minus one).
On top of the regular bonus points, you get double points if the driver you guessed was mentioned by nobody else.
0 points if driver doesn't compete. An exception is if the driver was supposed to participate but did not due to a temporary injury or temporary ban (e.g. in 2017 you would get 5 points for guessing either Ericsson, Giovinazzi or Wehrlein in the Sauber and 2 points for guessing them in any other team, but no points for guessing van der Garde in any team in 2015).
If you list less than 13 teams and there are less than 13 teams on the grid in 2024, you score points for the teams you left out (5 points per team).
You can list an unknown driver (no given name) in a team. You will then score 5 points if a driver that was not mentioned by any other entry drives in the team you put him/her in. You will score no points if an unknown driver drives in a different team.
In the event of a tie, the player putting the most drivers in the correct teams is given preference. If there is still a tie, the player who submitted his guess first is given preference (in case a post is edited, I will look at the time it was last edited, not the original submission time).

Deadline: January 31 - 12:00PM GMT

Edited by sladealonso, 16 December 2022 - 11:55.


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#2 sladealonso

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 12:00

Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell
Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly
McLaren: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri
Sauber: Valtteri Bottas and Theo Pourchaire
Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll
Haas: Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen
Alpha Tauri: Nyck De Vries and Liam Lawson
Williams: Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant

Edited by sladealonso, 03 January 2023 - 13:48.


#3 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 13:06

Red Bull
Max Verstappen
Sergio Perez
 
Ferrari
Charles Leclerc
Carlos Sainz
 
Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
 
Alpine
Esteban Ocon
Pierre Gasly
 
McLaren
Lando Norris
Oscar Piastri
 
Sauber
Valterri Bottas
Theo Pourchaire
 
Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso
Lance Stroll
 
Haas
Kevin Magnussen
Nico Hulkenberg
 
Alpha Tauri
Nyck De Vries
Liam Lawson
 
No longer named Williams
Alex Albon
Filipe Drugovich


#4 noikeee

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 14:34

Red Bull: Max Verstappen / Nyck de Vries
Ferrari: Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton / George Russell
Alpine: Pierre Gasly / Victor Martins
McLaren: Lando Norris / Oscar Piastri
Sauber: Valtteri Bottas / Daniel Ricciardo
Aston Martin: Lance Stroll / Esteban Ocon
Haas: Sergio Perez / Oliver Bearman
Alpha Tauri: Liam Lawson / Ayumu Iwasa
Williams: Alex Albon / Logan Sargeant


#5 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 15:33

Red Bull          Max Verstappen      Daniel Ricciardo
Ferrari           Charles Leclerc     Carlos Sainz
Mercedes          Lewis Hamilton      George Russell
Alpine            Esteban Ocon        Pierre Gasly
McLaren           Lando Norris        Oscar Piastri
Aston Martin      Fernando Alonso     Lance Stroll
Alfa Romeo        Valtteri Bottas     Theo Pourchaire
AlphaTauri        Nyck de Vries       Liam Lawson
Haas              Kevin Magnussen     Sergio Perez
Williams          Alexander Albon     Logan Sargeant


#6 GTA

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 18:39

Red Bull - Max Verstappen - Daniel Ricciardo

Ferrari - Charles Leclerc - Carlos Sainz Jr

Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton - George Russell

Alpine - Esteban Ocon - Pierre Gasly

Mclaren - Lando Norris - Oscar Piastri

Aston Martin - Lance Stroll - Mick Schumacher

Alfa Romeo - Guanyu Zhou - Theo Pourchaire

Alpha Tauri - Yuki Tsunoda - Ayumu Iwasa

Haas - Kevin Magnussen - Arthur Leclerc

Williams - Alexander Albon - Logan Sargeant



#7 Anderis

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Posted 19 December 2022 - 10:58

Red Bull: Max Verstappen / Sergio Perez

Ferrari: Charles Leclerc / Carloz Sainz

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton / George Russell

Alpine: Esteban Ocon / Pierre Gasly

McLaren: Lando Norris / Oscar Piastri

Aston Martin: Lance Stroll / Fernando Alonso

Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas / Guanyu Zhou
Alpha Tauri: Yuki Tsunoda / Nyck de Vries
Haas: Kevin Magnussen / Unknown driver
Williams: Alexander Albon / Logan Sargeant



#8 sladealonso

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 11:35

Just a reminder to get your entries in!

#9 scheivlak

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 17:57

Red Bull: Max Verstappen / Lando Norris

Ferrari: Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton / George Russell

Alpine: Esteban Ocon / Theo Pourchaire

McLaren:  Oscar Piastri / Colton Herta

Sauber: Valtteri Bottas / Guanyu Zhou

Aston Martin: Lance Stroll / Fernando Alonso

Haas: Kevin Magnussen / Sergio Perez

Alpha Tauri: Liam Lawson / Nyck de Vries

Williams: Alex Albon / Logan Sargeant



#10 Makarias

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Posted 31 December 2022 - 00:37

Red Bull     Max Verstappen   Sergio Perez
Ferrari      Charles Leclerc  Carlos Sainz
Mercedes     Lewis Hamilton   George Russell
Alpine       Esteban Ocon     Pierre Gasly
McLaren      Lando Norris     Oscar Piastri
Alfa Romeo   Zhou Guanyu      Theo Pourchaire
Aston Martin Lance Stroll     Fernando Alonso
Haas         Valtteri Bottas  Daniel Ricciardo
Alpha Tauri  Nyck de Vries    Liam Lawson
Williams     Alex Albon       Logan Sargeant


#11 sladealonso

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 10:38

Just a reminder, this is still open for new entries until the end of the month.



#12 SpaceHorseParty

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 07:32

Red Bull	Max Verstappen		Daniel Ricciardo
Mercedes	Lewis Hamilton		George Russell
Ferrari		Charles Leclerc		Carlos Sainz
Aston Martin	Lance Stroll		Fernando Alonso
McLaren		Lando Norris		Oscar Piastri
Alpine		Pierre Gasly		Sergio Perez
AlphaTauri	Nyck de Vries		Zane Maloney
Sauber		Valtteri Bottas		Zhou Guanyu
Haas		Esteban Ocon		Felipe Drugovich
Williams	Alex Albon		Logan Sargeant


#13 JvsKVB77

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 16:15

Ferrari - Charles Leclerc / Carlos Sainz jr

Mercedes - George Russell / Lewis Hamilton 

RedBull - Max Verstappen / Alex Albon

McLaren - Lando Norris / Oscar Piastri 

Alpine - Pierre Gasly / Esteban Ocon

Sauber - Vallteri Bottas / Zhou Guanyu

Aston Martin - Fernando Alonso / Lance Stroll

Haas - Nico Hulkenberg / Theo Pourchaire 

AlphaTauri - Nyck de Vries / Zane Maloney

Williams - Logan Sargeant / Mick Schumacher



#14 sladealonso

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 13:23

One week to go until the deadline so get your submissions in.



#15 M2000-5

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 20:12

Oh well.

 

Mercedes: Hamilton, Russell

Ferrari: Leclerc, Sainz

Red Bull: Verstappen, Ricciardo

McLaren: Norris, Piastri

Alpine: Ocon, Gasly

Aston: Stroll, Alonso

Alfa: Bottas, Magnussen

Tauri: de Vries, Lawson

Williams: Albon, Sargeant

Haas: Perez, Herta



#16 sladealonso

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Posted 01 February 2023 - 07:42

The deadline is now closed. Thanks for playing everyone, I’ll look at making an average or something this weekend.

#17 sladealonso

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Posted 28 November 2023 - 13:18

Just bringing this thread back into the limelight... some interesting predictions. A few have aged better than others, (I'm looking at De Vries to Red Bull...)

I will delve into working out the scores following the season-opener in Bahrain, as that is the criteria for securing the seat.

 

I will also be posting the 2025 thread now, so keep an eye out for that to get your predictions in   ;)



#18 Anderis

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 23:52

Got 18/20 right, I think I should win this? :p Given that I only got Ricciardo and Hulkenberg wrong, and nobody got Ricciardo right, and only 2 people got Hulkenberg right, but they got other drivers wrong too.



#19 noikeee

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 12:13

Just bringing this thread back into the limelight... some interesting predictions. A few have aged better than others, (I'm looking at De Vries to Red Bull...)


Hey it's still possible, the first race of next season hasn't happened yet!

(that really was a terrible prediction :lol: )