Current standings after Spain:
1-J Derrig 309 perfect score: max points and max bonus, takes over the lead
2-JD Gomez 307
3-P Hir 287
4-G Dzielinski 257
5-L Andrews 251
6-G Nelson 210
7-F Brun-Wibuax 194
8-J Martin 144
9-K McHale 108
Ok you guys, this is a lot of work figuring this out each race and I don’t have time to work out a spreadsheet (maybe next year or later this one), so from Monaco on, there is an instant 5 pt bonus when you make a post for the race. If you want to stand pat with your usual picks, that’s fine, but make a new post of them for each race. You want to change to new ones, great!! It’s almost getting boring with Hamilton, Rosburg 1-2’s, lets hope Vettel’s great progress in Spain is the new trend and bring some life to the podium. After all he started 15 and got 4th, passing Bottas, Alonso and the Iceman in the final stint. Could he have won if he started 4th or 5th? Will crashes and attrition play a big role? Could a survivor win, maybe Massa or Bottas for Williams, or the Ferraris?
Monaco is a unique track with a history of being a one-off race that shakes up the usual order. Power advantage will mean less (Mercedes loses advantage) and aero efficiency also means less (usually an advantage for the Newey designs, i.e., Red Bull), but despite this I gotta stick with what got me here.
I’m thinking Hammy will start to run off at the start but make a mistake and crash, Alonso will get the lead in the pit stops and Vettel will fight with Nico, but not be able to pass or get advantage in the pits. Riccardo 4th.
Current standings after Q fro Monaco:
1-J Derrig 309 + 10 for new post and Riccardo = 319
2-JD Gomez 307 + 10 for new post and Hammy = 317
3-P Hir 287 + 10 for new post and Riccardo = 297
4-G Dzielinski 257 + 10 for new post and Riccardo = 267
5-L Andrews 251 + 0 = 251
6-G Nelson 210 + 5 for new post and zero for stupid picks = 215
7-F Brun-Wibuax 194 + 0 = 194
8-J Martin 144 = 0 = 144
9-K McHale 108 + 20 for new post and perfect Q = 128
Kevin is looking good for the race too, stay tuned and good luck.