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2014 FORZAMINARDI CHALLENGE - Round 06 - MON 23-25 May 2014


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.) - 3 points (point given even if DQ is appealed)
g. Name the ex-Minardi or ex or current Toro Rosso driver who finishes in the highest
position in the race amongst all ex-Minardi and ex or current Toro Rosso drivers - 2 points
h. points will be doubled for the last race of the season

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 2014 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

Standings after Round 05 - ESP

1 1 Telstar 38 13 51
2 3 SuperRoo 31 16 47
3 2 Pistonbroke 35 9 44
4 4 manlio27 22 13 35
5 7 Lease 13 14 27
6 5 Stan 20 0 20
7 6 JumpeySpyder 19 0 19
8 8 forzaminardi 2 6 8


My predictions for Monaco:

Pole: Clewlis
1st: Rosberg
2nd: Clewlis
3rd: Ricciardo
4th: Button
First out: Kimi
Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Ricciardo

Telstar's predictions for Monaco:

Pole: Hamilton
1st: Hamilton
2nd: Rosberg
3rd: Ricciardo
4th: Vettel
First out: Kyvat
Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Ricciardo


  • POL: Rosberg
    1ST: Rosberg
    2ND: Vettel
    3RD: Alonso
    4TH: Ricciardo
    OUT: Kobayashi
    EXM: Vettel
  • Pole: Rosberg

    P1 Rosberg
    P2 Hamilton
    P3 Vettel
    P4 Ricciardo

    First Out Bianchi

    Best Ex Vettel
  • Pole: Hamilton
    1st: Hamilton
    2nd: Rosberg
    3rd: Ricciardo
    4th: Vettel
    First out: Maldonado
    Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Ricciardo
  • If Rosberg ruined his last qualification lap on purpose he's not as bad at the psychological game as I expected.

    It really seemed Hamilton's thing to do anything to win. Even resort to psychological tricks...

    I have seen multiple sites run a story in which Hamilton claimed he's been the more succesful one of the two because he is hungrier for the title. I've also seen him complain over the lack of competition, and many many stories by the British press applauding his recent shape (arguably his fault though).

    Don't get me wrong, I am still a big Hamilton fan. But this might just be the spark we need to set the championship battle on fire, and that could be great :)
  • Marussia in the points means a great day for Minardi fans. 'Nuff said.

    [Edited on 25-5-14 by manlio27]
  • Not for Caterham fans :(
  • Just going to update the results. As far as can be ascertained, Maldonado did not take the green flag, so is not classified as DNS by our rules. Had he stalled on the grid, or whilst starting from Pitlane, then he would have, but he did neither, so first out is Perez:

    1 1 Telstar 51 4 55
    2 3 Pistonbroke 44 4 48
    3 2 SuperRoo 47 0 47
    4 4 manlio27 35 11 46
    5 5 Lease 27 9 36
    6 6 Stan 20 6 26
    7 7 JumpeySpyder 19 0 19
    8 8 forzaminardi 8 0 8

    Telstar stretching out in front proving that self-evident axiom that Americans are the best at...well everythying. Getting tight for the minors with 2 points separating the next three. Mysteriously, no points for Roo this week. Is he doing a Hamilton?? Manlio scoops with 11 points to start knocking on the door...and then the rest.
  • I'm too busy for silly games. I should be ok by Spa...
  • SuperRoo did a Vettel :)
  • I wouldn't say I am best at this by any means, of all the years we have been doing this competition this is the first time I have led for any significant amount of time and a handful of races isn't too significant I think. Still a small points gap and way too much season left for any comfort from this lot.

    Helps that I have remembered to place my picks for each race so far.
  • For Canada:

    Pole: Hamilton
    1st: Hamilton
    2nd: Rosberg
    3rd: Vettel
    4th: Massa
    First out: Vergne
    Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Ricciardo
  • For Canada:

    Pole: Hamilton
    1st: Hamilton
    2nd: Rosberg
    3rd: Vettel
    4th: Ricciardo
    First out: Massa
    Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Vettel
  • For Canada:

    Pole: Hamilton
    1st: Hamilton
    2nd: Rosberg
    3rd: Alonso
    4th: Kimi
    First out: Vergne
    Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: Alonso

    [Edited on 7-6-14 by SuperRoo]
  • Canada, I really think Hamilton is going to win here. But the only way to climb in the charts is to do something slightly different.

    POL: Rosberg
    1ST: Rosberg
    2ND: Hamilton
    3RD: Raikkonen
    4TH: Ricciardo
    OUT: Chilton
    EXM: Ricciardo
  • Canada:

    Pole: L. Hamilton
    1st: L. Hamilton
    2nd: N. Rosberg
    3rd: F. Alonso
    4th: D. Ricciardo
    First out: E. Gutierrez
    Best ex-MinardiToroRosso: F. Alonso
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