And they’re off… the third race of the 2009 season was the first that counted towards the season total in our fantasy F1 league. Unfortunately it was not a stunning one for Brits on Pole.
We were 29th at the end of the two-week ‘practice’ competition – but since only the top three carried points forward, that didn’t do us much good in Shanghai.
Things get a lot more complicated now as people are starting to use their bonus options – points from a random driver, for having one of your drivers on pole and for collecting double points.
We have chosen a fairly predictable selection for these three – our three favourite circuits, which are probably the three favourite circuits of most of the people playing.
But plenty of people picked up bonus points – and, as a result, we are currently 185th out of a field of 400 despite having three of our drivers in the points. Of course, Trulli crashing out didn’t help any.
Here are our results for Shanghai – no overall results, as the league has reset:
Lewis Hamilton 131
Nick Heidfeld 96
Sebastian Vettel 161
Jarno Trulli 52
Nico Rosberg 97
Jenson Button 148
Red Bull 100
Brawn GP 80
Position after Shanghai: 185
Position overall: 185