'n' Pole - Rules and Scoring
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Submitting a pick :
A player can submit a pick for any race any time as long as the pick is submitted prior to the start of the first practice session. This is usually on the Friday preceding the race although practice for Monaco starts on Thursday. No picks will be accepted if sent after the start of the 1st Practice Session of the Grand Prix weekend.
In order to submit your picks, you must first register. Once registered, you can submit your pick by clicking here. If you have difficulties using that page then click here. If that still fails, you can email your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must enter in the email exactly the same details required as on the web pages.
Picks may be carried over for any number of races.
If you fail to send in a pick for a race, or if your pick arrives too late to be counted, your pick for the previous race will be used again, your pick will be carried for every race until you put in another pick (e.g., if you fail to enter a pick for race #3, race #2's pick will be used for race#3 and all the subsequent races you fail to send in a pick for).
If a driver you pick is replaced by the team temporarily due to injury or sickness, your score will be based on the result of the replacement driver. If the replacement is permanent, then you must change your picks.
The top 3 positions in Qualifying are determined from the official grid line-up by the FIA taking into account any penalties applied. As an example, if Zolt Baumgartner sets the fastest time in Qualifying but is penalised 10 places due to an engine failure in practice he will not be considered the Pole setter and those picking him will score zero for that pick. The 2nd fastest car in Qualifying (which will start from Pole in this case assuming this car is not penalised) will be considered the Pole setter in the competition.
You score points for each race based on how well your picks match the actual race results. If a race result is not confirmed by the FIA due to a protest or infringement. The scoring for that race will be delayed until a result is confirmed by the FIA.
For each driver that you picked, you score points based on where the driver finished with bonus points if you predicted the exact position. The points are awarded as follows :
2 bonus points will be awarded if you pick the exact position. If you don't pick the exact finishing position but they still finish in the top 8 then you will score the normal awarded points if the actual position is lower than the predicted position otherwise points for the predicted position will be used.
You picked Bruni to finish 1st and he finished :
You picked Baumgartner to finish 2nd and he finished :
You picked Heidfeld to finish 3rd and he finished :
For Pole position, if the driver you pick is among the top 3 fastest drivers in qualifying, you'll score :
Additional bonus points are awarded if your pick contains 5 or more drivers who actually finish in the top 8 (regardless of the order) as long as your pole pick is one of the 3 fastest in qualifying as follows:
5 drivers in the top 8 : 2 bonus points
If your pole pick isn't one of the 3 fastest in qualifying, you will score half the bonus points as follows:
5 drivers in the top 8 : 1
A complete example:
For the Grand Prix of Austria, Tony submitted the following picks:
The actual race results were:
Winner: Tiago Monteiro
Tony would score as follows:
maximum points per race is 66. That is