It would appear I am getting better at this Fantasy Racers malarkey, which is good because there is no better way of leaving Formula One for it’s four week break than on a high. It means I can gloat for a good month before it all comes crashing back down again. But for the first time in this season’s history, BlogF1 Racing have been beaten. Inner Pickle Racing scored a season high of 704 points, and it was mostly thanks to replacing Rubens Barrichello with Lewis Hamilton at the last moment on Friday afternoon.
|Blogger’s Dog Racing
|Inner Pickle Racing
Unbelievably, Inner Pickle Racing came good in the end, and despite BF1R faring less well, they still hauled in an impressive 599 points and ranked themselves in 505th for the event, and now rest in 833rd overall. IPR ended the day in 116th, and improve to 1259th overall.
I made a few changes ahead of this race weekend, and having seen Lewis Hamilton perform well in the first two practices, and having seen Brawn slide backwards, it was time to remove Barrichello and replace him with Hamilton. The Briton couldn’t have picked a better time to claim a victory for McLaren.
Team Finitalia also did well for once, with Raikkonen on the podium, Kovalainen in the points, Fisichella actually finishing a race and Trulli nabbing a point as well. Blogger’s Dog Racing also scored some well-deserved points, the quantity over quality team proving that sometimes, it can work.
Alguersuari Tim collected a fine 75 points in his maiden race and Rosberg, Kovalainen and Nakajima all scored in triple digits as well.
So where does that leave the teams in the Sidepodcast League? BF1R are in P130, and IPR rest in P183. BDR are in P267 and PETN are in P306. The Finnish/Italian squad are bringing up the rear Minardi-stylee in P497. Forza Finitalia! Out of 566 competitors, it isn’t looking too bad. Although Kathi’s Schokoladenkuchen team are now up to 86th. The least said about that the better, me thinks.
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.
- The live race notes can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Live Race Notes
- The race result can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Race Result
- The race report can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Lewis Hamilton Returns McLaren To Top With Victory
- The pitstop and tyre strategies can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Pitstop & Tyre Strategies
- The Renault penalty post can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Renault Have Been Suspended From The European Grand Prix
- The penalty updates post can be viewed here: Hungary 2009: Penalty Updates