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2013 FORZAMINARDI CHALLENGE - Round 01 AUS 15-17 Mar 2013


1.0 Predict the following exactly and gain points each round:
a. Pole getter - 2 points (pole getter is defined as the one who is on pole
when the race is started)
b. Winner of GP - 4 points
c. Second in GP - 3 points
d. Third in GP - 2 points
e. Fourth in GP - 1 point
f. 1st car out after the race has started under the green lights whether
through DNF or DNS (through stalling for eg.) or through DQ (by black flag
for eg.) - 1 point (point given even if DQ is appealed)
g. Name the ex-Minardi driver who finishes in the highest
position in the race amongst all ex-minardi drivers - 2 points

All predictions above must be EXACTLY correct. Should any driver pull out
before the race weekend, his replacement is not automatically substituted in
the bets...the bettors MUST exercise the edit right as provided in clause 6
two days before race day (e.g. if race day is on Sunday, final edit right is
day-stamp of post Friday).

2.0 Prize for the winner with most points at end of season:
a. the glory of being the season's Forzaminardi.com champion...plus whatever additional prize R-J
or the others may want to throw in. :-)

3.0 The organisers are manlio27 and Lease.

4.0 The qualifying and race results FIRST published by formula1.com will be
used to judge the bets placed unless the referees by a majority decision decide to use the amended results following any steward decisions made post race. No appeal to organisers' decision which is

5.0 If the organisers cannot make a decision, they will consult R-J and/or
Pistonbroke and/or Telstar who shall act as referees.

6.0. All bets must be submitted in the above 1.0 a to g order and must be
submitted before the first quali session starts. Any bets submitted after the
first quali starts will be invalid. All bets MUST be in by before the first
quali but no editing of any bets placed can be done after the end of Friday
practices (or in the case of Monaco after Thursday's practices). This is
because when a post is edited, there is no time stated when such edits have
been done, it just says which date the edit was done.

7.0 DQ means disqualification during the race. so any disqualification
resulting from and/or with not starting the race does not fall under this description of

8.0 Any additional rules can be added to aid clarity but not to change the
bets format and the points as and when deemed neccessary.

9.0 The referees of this 2013 ForzaMinardi Challenge are Lease, manlio27,
Forzaminardi, PistonBroke and Telstar (if Lease, R-J, Piston and Telstar agree). A majority decision
from these 5 is required to settle any dispute. If the dispute concerns the
referee's bet, then the other 4 referees must adjudicate and arrive at a majority


Here is our updated Roll of Honour:
2005 - Biker
2006 - Minardus
2007 - FactyCrab
2008 - Stan
2009 - Neil_S
2010 - PistonBroke
2011 - JumpeySpyder
2012 - JumpeySpyder/SuperRoo

My predictions for Australia:

Pole: Vettel
1st: Webbo
2nd: Rosberg
3rd: Vettel
4th: Alonso
First out: Chilton
Best ex-Minardi: Webbo

[Edited on 15-3-13 by manlio27]


  • Pole: Vettel
    1st: Vettel
    2nd: Hamilton
    3rd: Webber
    4th: Alonso
    First out: Chilton
    Best ex-Minardi: Webber
  • Pole: Vettel
    1st: Vettel
    2nd: Alonso
    3rd: Webber
    4th: Clewlis
    First out: Grosjean
    Best ex-Minardi: Alonso

    Now, I'm off to the track to watch qualy....
  • Pole: Vettel
    1st: Vettel
    2nd: Webber
    3rd: Hamilton
    4th: Kimi
    First out: Pic
    Best ex-Minardi: Webber

  • Pole: F. Alonso
    1st: F. Alonso
    2nd: S. Vettel
    3rd: K. Raikkonen
    4th: M. Webber
    First out: F. Massa
    Best ex-Minardi: F. Alonso
  • What a waste of time. Got absolutely soaked.
  • So you enjoyed qauly Roo??

    Completely forgot to post the comp (or enter the bloody thing. Probably would have had crap picks anyway.

    So are you going to carry the torch this year?

    Many thanks, and have a great day.
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