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Round of Italy - Picks and comments

Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:17 pm

8 'n' Pole players, post your picks for the thirteenth race of the season at the Monza circuit.

NOTES: Giancarlo Fisichella replaces Luca Badoer at Ferrari from the Italian GP.
Vitantonio Liuzzi replaces Giancarlo Fisichella at Force India from the Italian GP.

You can submit your picks at then paste your picks here and tell us why you think your picks will be the correct ones.

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The deadline for submitting the picks for Italy is the 11th of September prior to the start of the first Friday practice session.

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Post by JayVee » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:22 am

I'm first!

Winner: Fernando Alonso - It is his turn after such bad luck
Second: Kimi Raikkonen - Tries to make it 2 in a row but Alonso isn't Fisichella!!
Third: Heikki Kovalainen - Trying to save his career
Fourth: Sebastian Vettel - He is quick here
Fifth: Giancarlo Fisichella - Not expecting a second podium in a row!
Sixth: Rubens Barrichello - He is getting the upperhand at Brawn
Seventh: Mark Webber - At least he scores some points this time!
Eighth: Romain Grosjean - First points for him
Pole: Fernando Alonso - I said it is his turn :D
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Post by jido » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:36 pm

And I am back :D
My picks may look weird, my reasoning is: Monza is a low downforce track, top speed and KERS (which matured) will count more here

The picks you have entered are:

Winner: Lewis Hamilton -- beating the pack :P

Second: Giancarlo Fisichella -- feels funny to be driving a red car, doesn't it? :drive:

Third: Kimi Raikkonen -- always the lucky one - not :evil:

Fourth: Jarno Trulli -- no KERS, but good straight speed

Fifth: Fernando Alonso -- Renault in the pace with a fast Alonso

Sixth: Sebastian Vettel -- time will be short to optimise the setup, otherwise could do better ;)

Seventh: Jenson Button -- good driving and strategy, but is Brawn still on the front row?

Eighth: Rubens Barrichello -- the tail of the points

Pole: Jarno Trulli -- difficult to predict who'll do the pole :) Trulli is good at it though

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Post by Jim Watt » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:54 pm

:D Well, after Spa, how can ANYONE pick the podium, let alone the Pole and eight points winning places: it's like a double trifecta!! Only Jay Vee & Jido are ahead of me. I wonder who Julian will pick? As for me I only earned 14 points last race, but then the best person only got 28. So, I have given up trying to make sensible picks any more; the cars and the drivers are so evenly matched it comes down to ambient temperatures and tyre choices. :twisted:

So. Here goes:

the Pole should go to Jenson Button; he's been on such a down spiral lately 8)

But the win will go to Kimi Raikkonen, driving all those Felipe fans nuts & making Fernando think again about switching to the Red team :shock:

(In fact, I am thinking there is so much wrong at Renault that for the first time in several races, I am not picking Fernando for a single point--sorry Jay Vee :alright:)

Second step on the podium will belong to the wunderkind: Seb. V. in the Red Bull (so Renault, at least, will sort of score some points) 8)

and on the Third step: Jenson Button in the Braun/Merc --making the Teutons think about making Braun their First String bearer of the three pointed star :up:

Fourth place will go to Giancarlo Fisichella in the other Red machine :D (and what took you so long Montezumelo!! :roll:)

Fifth will belong to Lewis Hamilton, making the best of an outclassed machine (word is everyone at Woking is working on NEXT year's machine now; they being so far out of the hunt) :wink:

Sixth place should go to Rubens Barichello in the 'other' Braun :?

Seventh I'm giving --out of nostalgia for the old days--to Mark Webber in the other Red Bull :cry: --and Mark's dreams are fading fast....

and the last point I'm giving to Nico Rosberg; can't wait for him to find a real GP team next year :smokin:

well, that's it. now I'm waiting for Friday practice to put Toyota first on the charts! 8)

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Post by Kev Mac » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:10 pm

I would love to be able to submit my slection, but the link isnt working :(

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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:35 pm

Kev Mac wrote:I would love to be able to submit my slection, but the link isnt working :(
Apologies, the site was down for a few minutes due to a technical issue with our host provider. It should be working now :wink:

However, at anytime, if you cannot submit your picks, you can always send your picks (include Player Id, top 8 and pole drivers) via email to the 8 'n' Pole email address

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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:13 pm

Here are the Top 3 and Pole statistics for the round of Italy!

Kimi Raikkonen 41.53%
Lewis Hamilton 30.60%
Sebastian Vettel 12.57%
Giancarlo Fisichella 3.83%
Jenson Button 3.83%
Fernando Alonso 3.28%
Mark Webber 2.19%
Rubens Barrichello 2.19%

Kimi Raikkonen 28.96%
Sebastian Vettel 21.31%
Lewis Hamilton 17.49%
Giancarlo Fisichella 9.84%
Rubens Barrichello 8.20%
Jenson Button 4.92%
Mark Webber 4.37%
Heikki Kovalainen 3.83%

Sebastian Vettel 22.40%
Lewis Hamilton 13.11%
Kimi Raikkonen 12.57%
Giancarlo Fisichella 12.02%
Mark Webber 10.93%
Jenson Button 10.38%
Rubens Barrichello 6.56%
Heikki Kovalainen 6.01%

Lewis Hamilton 35.52%
Kimi Raikkonen 25.14%
Sebastian Vettel 18.03%
Giancarlo Fisichella 8.20%
Jenson Button 3.28%
Mark Webber 3.28%
Jarno Trulli 2.19%
Rubens Barrichello 2.19%

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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:15 pm

dana top scores this round with a score of 38 points.

The average score this round was 20.11.

Congratulations to dana, you have won a NewsOnF1 Compact Smart Digital Clock with Alarm. dana managed to pick 6 of the top 8 finishers with 2nd, 3rd and 5th in their exact finishing place. Picking Lewis Hamilton for pole earned dana 4 additional points and scored 4 bonus points for picking 6 and Pole!

Please give us your comments on how you've managed such a stunning pick!
All other players can contribute here as well. We'd love to hear from you.

Overall, Dom increases the lead over Texancow to 8 points. DGB move into 3rd place 10 points behind.

The Overall Top 20 is available here

The Italian Top 200 is available here

The Popularity Picks for the round of Italy is available here
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Post by jacfan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm

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