Due to the shift to social media and the use of the forums dropping dramatically, we have made the decision to close the forums.
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Some of these pretty controversial:
Overall aims to make cars 5-6 seconds faster Mid race refuelling reintroduced but keeping max fuel flow & allowance and still aiming for 3sec pitstops... Free choice of 2x dry tyre compounds during a race weekend (Pirelli really not happy about the safety of this) 30-50kg weight reduction on cars Reduce back to 6-speed gearbox, increase revs 1000bhp power unit Increased noise More aggressive looks (increased rear tyre size, wider front and rear wings, double end plates) Fewer driver aids, particularly at the start using their own clutch rather than software Future considerations on race weekend format Possibility of customer cars
Was today the last straw that means Mercedes really need to control their drivers in the last half of the season? That first lap crash could have been the end of the race for both of them.
It is great that they've been allowed to race so far, but it's going to turn very nasty if it's not managed soon.
Early start to the thread as a couple of the previous winners are using their winnings for 2014 (and I don't want to forget), plus most of the teams have sorted their lineups now!
As always, we'll fill from the top teams downwards based on the 2013 constructors' finishing order due to the large number of driver movements.
Total Prize Pool - Â£180
Prizes to be paid out for:
Â£100 1st Place
Â£ 45 2nd Place
Â£ 15 3rd Place
And of course some random prizes so those with poor drivers have the chance of winning something:
Â£ 5 Most DNFs by the end of the season
Â£ 5 First to cause a Safety Car to be deployed - Bottas
Â£ 5 First driver to be replaced mid-season either permanently or temporarily for qualifying/race (practice sessions do not count)
Â£ 5 First engine failure during a race - Hamilton
Once again it will be Â£10 to enter.
All winnings to be paid out after the final GP of the season, ALL money entered gets paid back out to the winners. The more that enter, the bigger the prizes.
Good luck and have fun!
1. Squirrel - Bottas
2. Omegahunter - Grosjean
3. MRated - Sutil
4. Winbar - Vettel
5. Markb - Perez
6. Hodg - Kvyat
7. Booti - Gutierrez
8. Jay - Magnussen
9. Matt2k34 - Hulkenberg
10. Murray Mint - Raikkonen
11. Yeggstry - Maldonado
12. Dunceantix - Ricciardo
13. Hg - Button
14. KamiKaze - Massa
15. left-one - Vergne
16. Kloopy - Alonso
17. Inferno - Rosberg
18. Saboo - Hamilton
Â£100 1st Place - Hamilton (Saboo)
Â£ 45 2nd Place - Rosberg (Inferno)
Â£ 15 3rd Place - Ricciardo (Dunceantix)
Â£ 5 Most DNFs by the end of the season - Tie between Sutil (MRated - Paid, Credit for Next Year) & Grosjean (Omegahunter) (use driver replacement price to give Â£5 each)
Â£ 5 First to cause a Safety Car to be deployed - Bottas (Squirrel - Paid, Credit for Next Year)
Â£ 5 First driver to be replaced mid-season either permanently or temporarily for qualifying/race (practice sessions do not count) - No winner, prize added to DNFs.
Â£ 5 First engine failure during a race - Hamilton (Saboo)