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ff1 โ€“ another teams update

Further to the teams update I sent a few weeks ago, you may have heard that Giancarlo Fisichella is now confirmed as the second Ferrari driver for the rest of the 2009 season, and as the Italian team’s reserve driver in 2010.

To clarify: all those who have Felipe Massa in their FF1 team will from now on be awarded those points attributed to Fisichella’s races in the Ferrari. Those who have Fisichella in their team will be awarded the points scored by his replacement at Force India (yet to be announced).

I hope that’s all clear, but give me a shout if you have any questions.

Happy racing.

ff1 update: belgium

After a surprising race, the table has been somewhat unsurprisingly shaken up. They’re definitely keeping us guessing this season. Will Force India continue challenging for places on the podium for the rest of the season, or was this just a good race for them? Will Luca Badoer still be racing a Ferrari in Monza? Will Jenson Button ever smile again?

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 3522
2 ↑ 1 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 3310
3 ↓ 1 Simon Rodden Last Minute 3298
4 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 3277.5
5 ↑ 1 Chris Illingworth Brains 3156.5
6 ↑ 1 Sean Fleet Roadkill 3127.5
7 ↓ 2 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 3123.5
8 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 3079.5
9 ↑ 1 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 3059.5
10 ↑ 1 Helen B Foxy Five 3055
11 ↓ 2 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 2976.5
12 Andy Moore Mooresport 2624
13 ↑ 1 Ruthe Holden Dooby 2449
14 ↑ 1 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 2405.5
15 ↓ 2 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 2336.5
16 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 2276
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 2214
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1932.5

ff1 update: europe

It looks as though the remainder of the season will continue to keep us all on our toes, as McLaren continue to improve their form, and Ferrari keep us guessing as to whether we will see them race Luca Badoer again this weekend in Belgium.

Here are the latest standings after the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 3283
2 ↑ 1 Simon Rodden Last Minute 3101
3 ↓ 1 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 3053
4 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 3030.5
5 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 2967.5
6 ↑ 3 Chris Illingworth Brains 2948.5
7 ↑ 1 Sean Fleet Roadkill 2941.5
8 ↓ 2 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 2938.5
9 ↓ 2 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 2902.5
10 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 2840.5
11 Helen B Foxy Five 2829
12 Andy Moore Mooresport 2629
13 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 2290.5
14 Ruthe Holden Dooby 2246
15 ↑ 1 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 2215.5
16 ↓ 1 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 2086
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1986
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1730.5

ff1 – teams update

I’m aware that the FF1 rules, as stated on the website, do not make clear what happens when drivers are replaced on either a temporary or permanent basis. At present this now affects three teams, Toro Rosso (Jaime Alguersuari replacing Sebastien Bourdais), Ferrari (Michael Schumacher replacing Felipe Massa) and Renault (a replacement for Nelson Piquet Jr to be announced).

In each of these situations, the replacement driver will score points for all those who had chosen the driver being replaced. So, as Schumacher is Ferrari’s chosen replacement for Massa, points scored by Schumacher will be allocated to those who have Massa in their team – likewise with the replacement of Bourdais in Toro Rossa.

Another shake up to the season, so keep an eye on the table…

ff1 update: hungary

Aside from the racing this weekend, I think the most important news is that the injured Massa is no longer in a critical condition, and hopefully steps are being taken to improve safety even further after the incident in qualifying that led to Massa’s crash.

And another extraordinary weekend sees the table shaken up again, although ‘The Gherkins’ stretch out their lead once more – can they be caught before the end of the season?

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 3016
2 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 2886
3 +1 Simon Rodden Last Minute 2879
4 -1 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 2844.5
5 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 2700.5
6 +1 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 2662.5
7 -1 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 2658.5
8 +2 Sean Fleet Roadkill 2650.5
9 -1 Chris Illingworth Brains 2638.5
10 -1 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 2607.5
11 Helen B Foxy Five 2504
12 Andy Moore Mooresport 2361
13 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 2074.5
14 Ruthe Holden Dooby 2001
15 +1 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 1993
16 -1 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 1978.5
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1836
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1591.5

ff1 update: germany

So, will Fernando Alonso be racing with Ferrari next year? And if so, which current Ferrari driver would be your favourite to lose their red seat? Will Rubens Barichello still be racing with Brawn next year after his frustrated outburst? And will you be racing in the FF1 league in twelve months’ time? I hope so!

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 2770
2 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 2701
3 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 2635.5
4 Simon Rodden Last Minute 2597
5 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 2526.5
6 +2 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 2486.5
7 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 2442.5
8 -2 Chris Illingworth Brains 2440.5
9 +1 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 2436.5
10 -1 Sean Fleet Roadkill 2153.5
11 Helen B Foxy Five 2243
12 Andy Moore Mooresport 2164
13 +1 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 1925.5
14 +1 Ruthe Holden Dooby 1872
15 +1 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 1863.5
16 -3 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 1826
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1668
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1581.5

ff1 update: great britain

The BBC continue to excel in their coverage of the season, especially given all the politics that seem to be bogging the sport down at the moment. I particularly liked the feature on the pit crews. What was your favourite?

I thought that this race would have shaken the table up a bit more, but perhaps that will happen if Vettel and Red Bull continue to improve at their current pace.

Until next time…

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 2525
2 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 2415
3 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 2332.5
4 +1 Simon Rodden Last Minute 2280
5 -1 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 2268.5
6 +1 Chris Illingworth Brains 2231.5
7 -1 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 2207.5
8 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 2187.5
9 Sean Fleet Roadkill 2153.5
10 +1 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 2138.5
11 +1 Helen B Foxy Five 2018
12 -2 Andy Moore Mooresport 1968
13 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 1682
14 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 1642.5
15 Ruthe Holden Dooby 1631
16 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 1597.5
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1517
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1303.5

ff1 update: turkey

Here is the latest update for the Fantasy Formula 1 league following another exciting race, in Turkey.

With all the controversy surrounding next season and its disputed regulations, perhaps now would be a good time to kick-off our own discussion on the rules for next year. What changes, if any, would you like to make to the FF1 scoring system for next year? Would you prefer to have just two drivers rather than three? Greater penalties for retirements? Scoring for only the first eight finishers, more reflective of the real formula one?

If you need a recap of how this season is scored, you can find out more here.

Add your thoughts and comments at the end of this post.

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 2199
2 +1 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 2058
3 +2 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 2011.5
4 -2 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 2005.5
5 +1 Simon Rodden Last Minute 1998
6 +1 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 1968.5
7 -3 Chris Illingworth Brains 1966.5
8 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 1933.5
9 Sean Fleet Roadkill 1896.5
10 Andy Moore Mooresport 1807
11 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 1790.5
12 Helen B Foxy Five 1743
13 +2 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 1471
14 +2 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 1448.5
15 -2 Ruthe Holden Dooby 1388
16 -2 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 1334.5
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1267
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 1047.5

ff1 update: monaco

So, we leave the glitz of Monaco behind, with Jenson Button extending his lead, but with a certain element of unpredictability with the rest of the field. It’s certainly shaken our FF1 table about a bit.

So, how early in the season can Button seal his first championship?

1 Lynne Rodden The Gherkins 1903
2 +2 John Rhodes The Peasants Revolt 1734.5
3 -1 Tracy Forster Wacky Racers 1699
4 +3 Chris Illingworth Brains 1694.5
5 -2 Peter Jones No Driver Aids 1670.5
6 Simon Rodden Last Minute 1656
7 -2 Susanna Rodden Susie’s Stars 1644.5
8 Phil Smith Diffuser Debacles 1626.5
9 +1 Sean Fleet Roadkill 1581.5
10 -1 Andy Moore Mooresport 1552
11 Ruth Moore Curse of KERS 1550.5
12 Helen B Foxy Five 1526
13 +1 Ruthe Holden Dooby 1258
14 -1 Howard Moore Clueless but Enthusiastic 1216.5
15 +1 David Holland Xanthor’s Avengers 1201
16 -1 Gaynor Bingham Bingleys 1195.5
17 Andy Showell-Rogers Eat My Dust 1089
18 Josh Rodden Creme Egg 896.5