Start Your Engines

March 25, 2011 7 Comments

It’s that time of year (well, after a couple of delays) when the F1 season rolls around and consumes the television every 2 weeks or so at various times of the day.

Nothing really ground breaking in the rule changes for this season, but it’s good to see a reintroduction of the KERS, and a statement saying team orders are allowed again this year. A whole list of the changes can be viewed here: F1 2011 Rule Changes

As usual there will be a predictions league run over on murphyzForum, and this also has a new addition.

Same as in previous year, you need to predict the top 10 drivers of each race along with who will perform the fastest lap and how many drivers will retire. For an added few bonus points you now get to predict how many times the safety car will be deployed in a particular race – it’ll be a brave person who puts this at more than 2!

A perfect score per race would be 48 points, but it’s unlikely anyone will reach that golden number.

Also new to this season will be prizes for the 3 forum members at the top of the prediction league at the end of the season. As of writing this, the prizes are still to be announced, but if I fail to find any suitable Formula 1 related goodies that would be suitable for anyone who is to win, I may just provide an Amazon/iTunes voucher alternative. Should I happen to win the funds will go to a charity of my choice.

Good luck to all who enter, and welcome to any new people who are joining us this year. I hope it’s a good season.

Head on over to the forum now to make your predictions.