Well, I'm not sure whether I'll remember to keep this going so I might as well roll the dice a littlelot stupid amount:
I hear the weather is going to be bloody awful this year, particularly in Bahrain. Although, out of interest, would a sand storm count as a weather related safety car/delayed start for category D ?
I reckon I need there to be about 5 wet races to have a reasonable score. Usually there's about three races affected by rain per year and most of those probably fall in to category C not D, so yeah... flawless strategy.
How do you score points?
Each race will be declared A, B, C or D and the number of points awarded for each outcome is shown in the table above.
If you guesspredict correctly with both your first and second guesses , your points are doubled. For example, you say it's going to be dry in Bahrain and you stick with that just before the race, you score 4 points.
If you twist and change your mind with your second guess and get it right the second time, you get the points for the correct answer. So, if you say now that it's going to be B, 'threatening', in Britain, but change your mind to A and it is dry, you score 2 points.
If you twist and change your mind with your second guess and get it right first time, but wrong the second time, you lose two points. For example, if you say now that it's going to be C, 'varied', in Belgium, but change your mind to A but it turns out to be varied after all, you lose 2 points.
So if you say A now and A before the race and you are right, you score 4 points. If you say D now and D before the race and you are right, you are plain and simple lucky - so you get 16 points. If you say A now and D before the race and you are right, you can only score 8 points.
If you change your mind and get it right (say you thought a sandstorm would hit Bahrain ?) but near the race wanted to go back to A, you could get 2 points.
Clarification: If you haven't put in either a long range or pre-race forecast, you can only score half points (ie. 1 point for correct A).
The objective is to beat Jos the Boss which will be dead easy if he doesn't get his predictions in
If your first guess was right and your second guess wrong, you lose two points.
We still have The Artist.....F1YorkshireRasputinLivesmjo who have claimed to be able to beat Jos, but have not made any predictions to back that up. I should warn you that there could be a statement including the words "mouth" and "trousers" thrown your way if you miss the deadline.
For this reason, I will also be exposing myself , um, no... I mean entering myself , oh bother, not that either... how to put this... joining the fun and putting forward my guesses in next week too.
What a waste of your own time, His Majesty will not be defeated, he could cause the spontaneous appearance of Richie Ginther ball-gagged and gimp masked during the formation lap at the Hungaroring if he wanted, but now that you've read it he won't. Because he scorns your foolishness.