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Driver Database Prediction League

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Prediction LeagueI’ve toyed with the idea of setting up a prediction league for quite a while. Yesterday I decided to take action and today I’ve got about 50% of the code done. It was also an exercisein Facebook for Websites, which turned out to be extremely simple and quick to get to grips with. In short it means that the Prediction League will be limited to the people with a Facebook account, like it or not.

The Prediction League will not be too complicated. Before the weekend you submit what you think will be the top six finishing positions in all or just your favourite championships. After the weekend the results will be compiled and you will score points for getting stuff right. There will be separate leaderboards for the different championships but also an overall leaderboard for those who know a lot about everything.

There will be space for 13 different championships. I’ve made a suggestion of predicting the results for the following:

Formula 1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide, IndyCar Series, GP2, GP3, Formula Two, F3 Euro Series, World Series by Renault, Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, DTM, WTCC and Indy Lights.

If you want to take part in the Prediction League and have other suggestions for covered championships, please leave a comment in this blog post.

So, what about prizes? Well, I’m not expecting a massive turnout of players in the thousands so I guess it will be difficult to get anyone to sponsor with prizes. Perhaps I can sort something out for the overall winner – but basically you will be competing for bragging rights, unless there are some nice new developments.

Once the code is in place I will start up a small opening series that will run for just one weekend so that we can test things out live before we start it for real. I’ll let everyone know when you can sign up. :)