Friday, 4 November 2022

Losers team commentary: Mexico grand prix 2022

A bored Lando Norris in a Mexican hat, saying "MEXICO, WHAT A THRILLER"


    1st  |  Nikita Putin  |  181
    2nd  |  Vladimir Mazepin  |  176
    3rd  |  Strolling the ranks  |  98
    4th|  Double Daley  |  87
    5th  |  What Verstappened  |  85
    =6th  |  Alfa Daley  |  83
    =6th  |  The Blue Flag Boys  |  83

    This commentary page shows just the Losers team highlights for the Mexico grand prix. For the full Losers scores, see the data page.


    Your drivers and constructor earn Track Points for your team, which can then be added to with Boosts, Punts and Forecasts, and improved with Ejector Seats. Here are the Losers teams that earned the most Track Points in this race.

    🔢 Tsunoda and Aston Martin's poor performance give Group Team Name and Pierre Ghastly the joint best Track Points of the race, with 48 each

    🔢 Spoiler Alert were helped to the second best Track Points, 43, thanks to Tsunoda and Alfa Romeo

    🔢 Mancunian Badboy Racing get an impressive 42 Track Points despite Ricciardo scoring zero

    🔢 It's 41 Track Points for Team Name, while Camber Gamblers are just behind on 40.

    🔢 Not a single one of these top Track Pointing teams pressed a Boost Button – the fools!

    This commentary page shows just the Losers team highlights for the Mexico grand prix. For the full Losers scores, see the data page.


    The three lowest Track Pointing teams at each race will be made to play automatic team actions. All these teams upset us more than Crazy Frog doing an album of Coldplay cover versions.

    😳 Henry's Motors, Steady Jordan and VroomerDoomer each get automatic Fast Forecasts.

    😳 It's an automatic Pitlane Punt for Alfa Daley.

    😳 Alpine Fresh find themselves in the podium of shame once again. An automatic Ejector Seat for them.

    Teams featured in this Podium of Shame will have any resulting points losses waived. We will be in touch with more detail on your automatic team actions.


      If you Eject team members and at the next race, you earn more Track Points than the previous pre-Ejected race, you get a 5-point Ejector bribe.

      💺 Nikita Putin (auto) and Strolling the ranks (auto) each earned Bribes

      💺 That's yer lot

      One last gasp before the end of the season? Launch an Ejector Seat now.


        Here are the teams that played Boost Buttons in Mexico. This time, we've split them into two simple streams.

        🔴 Best Boosts: Nikita Putin, Vladimir Mazepin, The Blue Flag Boys (auto)  |  Clear victors in the Boost battles, all of them gaining Boost bribes, with Nikita and Vladimir taking the extra advantage of a double Boost

        🔴 Okay Boosts: Double Daley, Henry's Motors, Alfa Daley  |  Just a bit below average; nothing too bad

        🔴 Bad Boosts: No-one boosted badly!

        On November 1st, we will automatically press every unpressed Boost Button in the entire League. This means Boost Buttons are now closed for the season.

            It's 20 points for a perfect Fast Forecast prediction, 5 points if it's close (within two places for the grid and race predictions, or dropping at least one place on the opening lap), and minus-5 for any other guess. We now give a 'bribe' of 5 extra points to any team that makes two perfect or close guesses.

            Grid Position Forecast  |  Perfect = Vettel  |  Close = Latifi, Albon, Schumacher, Gasly
            Opening Lap Forecast  |  Perfect = no-one  |  Close = Latifi, Albon, Schumacher, Gasly, Ricciardo, Norris, Bottas, Russell
            Race Result Forecast  |  Perfect = Gasly|  Close = Zhou, Albon, Bottas, Norris

            🔮 Perfect scores: Cockpit Misfits, Cruther’s Junior and less well funded team (auto)

            🔮 Close scores: Camber Gamblers, Cockpit Misfits X2, Cruther’s Car Co (auto), Nikita Putin X2, Scrapyard 17 X2, Steady Jordan X2, Strolling the ranks X2, Tardi Minardi X2, Vladimir Mazepin X2, What Verstappened X2, Your Answer (auto

            🔮 Wrong guesses: everyone else

            Don't be downcast. Be unsurpassed as a Forecast iconoclast. Otherwise you'll be next to last. Make a  Fast Forecast for Brazil now.

            PITLANE PUNTS IN 

            🎲 Success: Best Laid El-Plans Punt  |  Alonso was left furious when his retirement made this punt land  |  Won by: Hot Hot Hovercraft, パンダポップ (auto), Nikita Putin, Strolling the ranks, Vladimir Mazepin, What Verstappened

            🎲 Success: Prancing Duck Punt  |  Ferrari were absolutely nowhere in Mexico  |  Won by: Alfa Daley, Double Daley, Nikita Putin, Scrapyard 17, Strolling the ranks, Vladimir Mazepin, What Verstappened 

            ❌ Failed: Nicholas Nudge Punt  |  Latifi kept his nose clean this weekend  |  Lost by: Alfa Daley, Cockpit Misfits, Double Daley, Nikita Putin, Scrapyard 17, Strolling the ranks, Vladimir Mazepin, What Verstappened

            ❌ Failed: Top of the Crop Stop Punt  |  The top six finished in the top six, with Riccardo the best of the rest  |  Lost by: Camber Gamblers, Henry's MotorsNikita PutinStrolling the ranks, Vladimir Mazepin, What Verstappened, Work Shop Boys

            ❌➤ Failed or ongoing: Bernie Earner  |  Turned out pretty quiet, this punt  |  Lost by: Work Shop Boys  |  Still being played by: Alpine Fresh (auto)

            ➤ Ongoing: Schu Shoo Punt  |  This punt hit its deadline without landing for three teams – however, we forgot to process this for Mexico, so this will appear as a loss at the next race in Brazil for: Nikita Putin, Scrapyard 17, Vladimir Mazepin

            ➤ Ongoing: Seb's Last Stand  |  A new punt especially for the season climax in Abu Dhabi  |  Still being played by: Alpine Fresh (auto), Work Shop Boys

            Elon Musk risked 44 billion dollars on Twitter, but hasn't gambled on a single Pitlane Punts. Don't be like Elon. Play a Pitlane Punt now.

            MORE POINTS

            Here are the driver and constructor Track Points in Mexico.

            Here is the complete Losers team data for Mexico.

            And here's how it's affected the standings.

            Access your personal team page here.

            WHAT'S NEXT?

            This is it. The final countdown. The day of reckoning. The final two weekends of grand prix cars tootling around F1 tracks. One of them, Brazil on 13 November, will feature a sprint race, which means even more Track Points.

            Every unpressed Boost Button across the entire League will now be pressed. This means the last two races of the 2022 season will see many multiples of Track Points, with numerous teams on quadruple points.

            We'll be releasing some last gasp Pitlane Punts, including the Lax Max Climax. Go on. Last chance to give it ago before the season finishes. Have a look at the Punts you can play. 

            You also have two final races for which to make Fast Forecasts. Get your crystal ball on and see if you can earn some extra points.