Belgium 2009: Fantasy Racers Update

Belgium 2009: Fantasy Racers Update

So it would seem that my Fantasy Racers effort is following that of Jenson Button’s championship dream at the moment; right down the swanny. I decided to make more of an effort this time and shifted out a lot of driver after Valencia and each of my teams managed to increase their budgets by keeping drivers on the up, but getting rid of drivers on the down. After buying them back at a cheaper rate, I felt quite smug with myself heading into the Belgian Grand Prix. Unfortunately, both Button and Hamilton retired, Webber failed to score, Fisichella got the upper hand on Sutil, Barrichello was pretty much no where and only Kimi Raikkonen really saved the day.

Fantasy Racers
Belgium 2009 Update

Points Scored

Race Result

Overall Position

BlogF1 Racing 299 2940th 963rd
German FlagAdrian Sutil 54
British FlagJenson Button 4
British FlagLewis Hamilton 2
German FlagNico Rosberg 84
German FlagSebastian Vettel 154
Budget Remaining 1
Team Finitalia 526 357th 4105th
Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella 164
Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen 104
Italian FlagJarno Trulli 26
Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen 194
Budget Remaining 38
Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate 472 705th 2194th
Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen 104
German FlagNico Rosberg 84
Polish FlagRobert Kubica 124
Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello 94
German FlagTimo Glock 64
Budget Remaining 2
Blogger’s Dog Racing 566 187th 1690th
German FlagAdrian Sutil 54
Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella 164
Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima 52
German FlagNick Heidfeld 114
Polish FlagRobert Kubica 124
Swiss FlagSebastien Buemi 53
Budget Remaining 5
Inner Pickle Racing 370 1921st 1186th
Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen 194
British FlagLewis Hamilton 2
Australian FlagMark Webber 74
Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello 127
Budget Remaining 6

BlogF1 Racing and Inner Pickle Racing had a disastrous weekend, collecting 299 and 370 points respectively. Hoenstly, it couldn’t have any worse even if I had tried. Oh wait, I did try. Hmmph! Conversely though, didn’t Team Finitalia do well, picking up a mighty fine haul of points (526). Much thanks to Kimi Raikkonen, Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen all scoring, and Jarno Trulli did well in qualifying, although retired from the race.

Interestingly, it was the team made up of the cheaper drivers that did the best, Team Blogger’s Dog collecting 566 points, Giancarlo Fisichella, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld being the big scorers there. It isn’t much of a consolation prize though, as BF1R slip down to 141st in the Sidepodcast League, and rest in 963rd overall.

Fantasy Racers is a fantasy Formula One competition. It is free to sign up but if you wish to have more than team you will need to make a donation to the site. You can also join private leagues, and currently BlogF1’s set of squads race in the Sidepodcast League.


  • Man, my best score was a 547 for my revitalised team of BMWs and Ferraris (yes, even with Badoer on the team!). They collected 547 pts. Meanwhile, BUT + HAM + ALO = 56 pts! Yikes! Worst score ever!

    As usual, my “fail” team did very well. Even though I put in Bourdais AND Piquet, they bagged 512 pts.

  • Wait a minute.

    What happened to Alguersuari? I had him in three teams and he didn’t show up for any of them! And he didn’t score any points! That hampers my scores! Do you know what happened?

  • My Fantasy Racers fortunes were mixed.

    LCM Barato was the 21st-biggest climber in the entire game, aided by having Fisichella and both BMW well into the points and three other drivers who finished the race.

    Contrast with LCM Dragons, LCM Fire Lizards and LCM Caro, all of which scored fewer points than any of Ollie’s teams (and apart from LCM Caro, they were the ones I select manually). Only Fisichella rescued Dragons and Fire Lizards and only Vettel rescued Caro.

  • I thought I’d selected Grosjean for LCM Fire Lizards, but in the end the system seemed to opt for nobody instead.

    Ahh, that explains a lot. I thought I had gone completely mad and on top of choosing the wrong drivers had chosen too few wrong drivers.

  • Do driver choices reset after each season? I hope not.

    I’m investing in the future considering how i completely forget i had established a team about seven races ago, so i’ve purchased Felipe Massa (hopefully returning next season) and Robert Kubica (guaranteed a comparatively competitive car?) for bargain bucket prices – £6.1 and £5.6 million respectively.

    I’m scrapping this year and gambling on sacrificing the current season for a ripe automotive harvest in 2010.

    Button, Vettel, Massa and Kubica for 2010! *crosses fingers*

    I bloody well hope i haven’t been an assumptive idiot D:

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