Sunday, 29 March 2015

Malaysia GP - "Numero Uno is back"

Yes please

Front wing cameras - on Bottas and Rosberg's cars, great shots
Pit crew helmet camera - interesting
Petting Vettel -  "good boy, good boy"
Resurgence of McLaren - Button: "we're catching cars".  Team: "Hulkenberg is holding them up."
Rookies - Mehri finished the race and Verstappen become the youngest ever points-scorer

No thanks

EJ - "The people of Germany should get together and discuss the loss of the race".  Agenda Item #2, the loss of Greece from the EU?
Penalties - lots of rubbish ones issued, starting with Grosjean
Doubting - why did Raikkonen go past the pit lane with a puncture?  Because Nasr tapped after the pit lane (no penalty)
Sauber's pit - appeared to be tacked on to the end of the pit lane...what happens if even more teams race next year?
Retro happenings - Ericcson beached himself
Missing wheels - Bottas
Early baths - for McLaren
Graphics disaster - just as I'd started to rely on the coloured lines that indicate the team, they got all mixed up

Malaysia GP Results

1= HamBerg from McCedes drive through please - 171
1= DC's Tighty Whitey - 171
3= Sharks Have No Bones :) - 162
3= Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits - 162
5. Lots of Trouble Usually Serious - 161
6. Baby on Board - 138
7. The F1 Flumps - 125
8. Go Fast and Prosper - 118
9. Double Mercedes is Boring! - 114
10= Muppet Racing - 112
10= Mike and the Mechanics - 112
12. Hippy F1 - 99
13. The Pitstop Princess - 96
14. I blame Clarkson - 88
15= The Hopefuls - 78
15= Beauty & the F1 Geek - 78
17= No Vices Now - 76
17= I Monza Brink of Insanity - 76
17= The Very Good Value - 76
20. Juan Angus Fangio C.I. - 72
21. Baby Pitstop's Change Crew - 61
22. 10CC - 40

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Australia GP - "nice work...excellently managed...solid race"


Hope - Button thinks the McLaren Honda package "will challenge Mercedes".  Granted he said this before he didn't score points in a race where only 11 cars finished.
Blue and yellow - congrats Sauber and Banco de Brazil for a lovely looking car.
New graphics - cleaned up for the new season.  I am appreciating the clear pit stop times and removal of driver numbers
Penalties - where were they?  This feels like a bygone era.
Adrian Newey - back in the pitlane?  Must be desperate times for Red Bull.
Debuts - amazing rookie races by Sainz and Nasr (5th!)
Mamma mia! - Vettel sucks up to the tifosi with some bella Italian
Arnie's interview plan - spend a long time chatting with the eloquent Germans and no time at all with Hamilton

In the dunny

Engine failure - Kvyat changed one before qualifying had even started, that's failing before you've even written your name at the top of the paper.
Van der Farce - Guido came to his senses and realised that if he wanted a team manager to take him on board ever again, suing the lovely Monisha Kaltenborn for a drive was not the way forwards.   We saw why he took desperate measures once the race was over and the points were tallied.
Manor Marussia - staying put in the garage.  What happened to money-saving measures?
Too young for leg hair - Mehri
Return of Ron - hmmmmm
#44 - why would you not use #1 when you have earnt it?  Heritage too fuddy duddy for you?  You don't have a tattoo of it?  44 nets you more merch money?
Not making it to the grid - Bottas does his back in.  Magnussen and Kvyat's cars don't get them round their out laps.  Bring back reserve cars.
Poor starts - Raikkonen - come on, please, get it together.
Missing out on easy points - Lotus, I'm looking at you
Radio silence - how boring now all the team radio chat is tyre chat and fuel saving
Poor pitstops - never happen to the right person.  I think Sainz's was meant for Hamilton
Unlucky - Verstappen had a great inaugral race, marred only by some poor parking when his car failed
Unreliability - more pre-season testing is needed

Finally, who knew Arnie was so short!

Australian GP Results

1. Lots of Trouble Usually Serious - 110*
2= HamBerg from McCedes drive through please - 105
2= DC's Tighty Whiteys - 105
4= Sharks have no bones :) - 96
4= Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits - 96
6. The F1 Flumps - 74
7. Hippy F1 - 65
8. Go Fast and Prosper - 65
9. Baby on Board - 62
10. Double Mercedes is Boring! - 61
11= Muppet Racing - 55
11= Mike and the Mechanics - 55
13. I blame Clarkson - 45
14. The Hopefuls - 43
15. The Pitstop Princess - 38
16= No Vices Now - 30
16= Beauty & the F1 Geek - 30
16= The Very Good Value - 30
19. Juan Angus Fangio C.I. - 26
20. Baby Pitstop's Change Crew - 23
21. I Monza Brink of Insanity - 17
22. 10CC - 12

*Home track

ps. please let me know if you notice any indescrepencies, it was a mammoth spreadsheet this year.

Friday, 13 March 2015

2015 Teams

We have a whopping 22 teams playing the Fantasy F1 game this season. Welcome to all the new managers. Enjoy!

Team Principal; Team Name; Driver 1; Driver 2; Chassis; Engine; Hometrack
Chris; Teutonic Titans, Titanic Twits; Nasr; Manor Marussia Driver #2; Mercedes; Mercedes; Bahrain
Gareth; Baby Pitstop's Change Crew; Ricciardo; Grosjean; Ferrari; Ferrari (Manor Marussia); Bahrain
Joe; Hippy F1; Ricciardo; Stevens; Sauber; Mercedes; Britain
David B; Sharks have no bones :); Nasr; Stevens; Mercedes; Mercedes; Japan
Adam; HamBerg from McCedes drive through please; Ericsson; Stevens; Mercedes x2; Spain
John; No Vices Now; Bottas; Hulkenberg; Williams; Mercedes (Williams); Belgium
Susan; Go Fast and Prosper; Kvyat; Nasr; Mercedes; Mercedes (Williams); Brazil
Malcolm; Juan Angus Fangio C.I.; Bottas; Massa; Williams; Renault (Toro Rosso); Abu Dhabi
Jennifer; DC's Tighty Whiteys; Ericsson; Stevens; Mercedes; Mercedes; China
Claire; The Pitstop Princess; Rosberg; Hulkenberg; Williams; Renault (Toro Rosso); Monaco
Phil; The Hopefuls; Button; Kvyat; Mercedes; Ferrari (Manor Marussia); GB
Lynn; I Monza Brink of Insanity; Bottas; Kvyat; Toro Rosso; Ferrari; Italy
Stephen; Double Mercedes is Boring!; Kvyat; Hulkenberg; Williams; Mercedes; Austria
Colin; The F1 Flumps; Hamilton; Stevens; Williams; Mercedes (Force India); China
Laura; Beauty & the F1 Geek; Rosberg; Grosjean; Williams; Ferrari (Manor Marussia); Monaco
Alistair; Muppet Racing; Grosjean; Verstappen; Williams; Mercedes; Russia
David W; Lots of Trouble Usually Serious; Grosjean; Maldonado; Williams; Mercedes; Australia
Cameron; 10CC; Bottas; Grosjean; Williams; Lotus (Mercedes); Monaco
Becca; I blame Clarkson; Button; Maldonado; Mercedes; Renault (Toro Rosso); GB
Mark; The Very Good Value; Bottas; Hulkenberg; Williams; Mercedes (Williams); Abu Dhabi
Mike; Mike and the Mechanics; Grosjean; Verstappen; Williams; Mercedes; Bahrain
Jennie; Baby on Board; Kvyat; Massa; Force India; Mercedes; Canada