Race by race system - Overview


Introduction to the system

  • - The race by race system is designed for making predictions for all races of the Formula 1 season
  • - 19 sets of predictions are required for the 2014 season.
  • - Predictions to be made are:
    1. Driver who will start the race from pole position
    2. Top 5 drivers in the race
    3. Top 3 constructors in the race
    4. Points the top 3 constructors will score in the race
    5. Which driver will set the fastest race lap
  • - The deadlines are generally the start of qualifying session for each race weekend
  • - Points are rewarded for the correctness of each predictions
  • - The overall winner will be the competitor with the most points at the end of the season, and will get a prize
  • - Stars (Star award) will also be awarded to:
    1. The competitor who scores the most points during each race weekend
    2. The competitor who has the highest points at the end of the season in each of the 5 predictions categories above
  • - Players can trade stars for prizes at the end of the season if they accumulate enough. Stars carry over to next season
Playing the race by race system last year made me more aware of, and more interest in everything that went on during a race, rather than just the driver/team I support. Sometimes I was caught in two minds about whether I wanted a driver I liked to do well, or a driver I had predicted to do well ... Fred

How to play

Getting started with the Race By Race system is easy:

  1. Sign up to the site here to open a FREE account with us. Not done
  2. Follow the instructions to verify your email address (Problems? See our FAQ article here) Not done
  3. Join the Race By Race (RBR) system here Not done

Further details of the system

The following predictions are to be made:

  • - The drivers occupying the top five positions in a race
  • - The constructors occupying the top three positions in a race
  • - The points each of these top three constructors will score
  • - The driver who will start the race from pole position
  • - The driver who will set the fastest race lap

The system requires 19 sets of predictions that are due on the following deadlines:

  • - Before the scheduled start of each qualifying session for each race weekend.

Each set of predictions shall be compared to the final race and qualifying standings, and points will be awarded based on the correctness of the predictions made. The points shall be awarded as a maximum of twelve points for a prediction which agrees exactly with the result. A point will be subtracted from this maximum value for each place the prediction is away from the result. So for example, a prediction of a driver to finish third in a race, would result in twelve points if the driver finished exactly third. Eleven points if the driver finished fourth or second, ten for fifth or first, nine for sixth etc. The same scoring is applied to the constructors position, fastest lap and pole position predictions. The only difference is for the constructor's points predictions, where one point will be deducted for every two constructor's points discrepancy. So for example, a prediction of a constructor to score forty-three points, would result in twelve points if the constructor scored either forty-two or forty-three points, eleven points if the constructor scored either forty or forty-one points. We have made greater allowances for this particular prediction because we know that it is a prediction that is more difficult to make accurately.

Brand new for this year is the introduction of the star award (Star award) system. If you sign up for any system, you will automatically play this too, you don't need to do anything else. This is a system designed to reward certain successes within the predictions system. For the RBR system, these successes are as follows:

  • - Highest points scored over the season from drivers predictions
  • - Highest points scored over the season from constructors predictions
  • - Highest points scored over the season from constructors points predictions
  • - Highest points scored over the season from pole position predictions
  • - Highest points scored over the season from fastest lap predictions
  • - Highest points scored from each of the 19 required predictions

That means a total of twenty-five stars are available for the RBR system. Ultimately these stars will be trade-able for prizes, providing enough have been acquired by a user, and at the end of the season. The stars will also carry over through the seasons. This means that if you sign up late, you may still be able to win prizes. So if you are late with your sign up, there's no reason to wait until next year, just sign up and star gaining stars.

Regulations

This page provides a summary of the system operation only. Full regulations can be found on the regulations page here. All content on this page is super-seeded by this regulations page, and it is the content of the regulations page that must be accepted prior to taking part in this competition.

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