Try the brilliant new Championship Calculator designed by Jamie

Reader and JScript guru Jamie has knocked up a new version of the Championship Calculator which makes my feeble effort look like it was scrawled on the back of an envelope. Which, er, it was…

Jamie’s new version lets you figure out how any of the remaining three races could affect the standings in the drivers’ championship in just a few clicks. Give it a try now.

The question is, what combination of results over the final three races would give us the closest finishing positions in the championship?

Give the new and improved Championship Calculator a try now and post your findings in the comments.

Big thanks to Jamie (who posts on here as Invoke) for his excellent Championship Calculator.

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59 comments on Try the brilliant new Championship Calculator designed by Jamie

  1. mateuss said on 18th October 2010, 21:58

    Very good one. Interesting is that you are forced to make more and more unrealistic predictions until someone other than Redbull driver comes out on top.

    • Santi said on 18th October 2010, 22:11

      Indeed, you have to get quite creative for not having Webber there on the top… damn! ;)

      • DaveW said on 18th October 2010, 22:18

        Like, maybe Webber running over a back marker or have a terrible Q3 and remaining behind the lead pack for the duration? That would be crazy-talk.

        I think we should still brush up on our tie-breaking rules.

    • Daffid said on 19th October 2010, 12:18

      Unrealistic? If Red Bull come say 4th and 5th at Korea – quite likely with Korea’s long straights, and Alonso wins the last two (very likely) Red Bull lose even if they finish 2 and 3 in those races.

      I don’t fancy Red Bull’s chances at all, if they’re 4th & 5th in Korea.
      If Alonso even then finishes 3, 1, 2 and Webber doesn’t win, Alonso wins the championship again.
      If Alonso only finishes 2,1,2 and Hamilton and Vettel win the other 2 races with Webber 3rd in all 3, again Alonso is champion.
      If Alonso finishes 2, 1, 2 and Webber finishes 4,2,3 again Alonso wins. Etc etc. And none of those could be described as unlikely results.

      It’s not looking good for Webber at all unless he can get ahead of his team mate in at least one race – which he hasn’t looked like doing recently.

  2. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 18th October 2010, 22:01

    Great work, thanks!

  3. sato113 (@sato113) said on 18th October 2010, 22:02

    ok here we go. lets imagine that the top 5 in the champ all finish the last three races in the top 5 positions. (ie, noone will finish a race below 6th from now.

    KOR- 1st.BUT 2nd.ALO 3rd.HAM 4th.VET 5th.WEB

    BRA- 1st.HAM 2nd.VET 3rd.ALO 4th.BUT 5th.WEB

    ABU- 1st.BUT 2nd.HAM 3rd.VET 4th.ALO 5th.WEB

    therefore championship after abu dhabi will be
    ALO 251 (1st)
    VET 251
    BUT 251
    WEB 250
    HAM 250 (5th)

  4. Amazing!
    Very useful tool with this close championship…

  5. It says I win!!!
    Oh,, wait,,

  6. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 18th October 2010, 22:23

    Great tool! Thanks Keith, and Jamie!

  7. Bella Combs said on 18th October 2010, 22:25

    Very nifty! Like Webber’s position, keep him on top please?

  8. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 18th October 2010, 22:32

    Okay, so here’s a far fetched hypothetical. If Kubica could pull out a win in Korea, followed by 2Hamilton, 3Button, 4Vettel,5 Alonso, 6Webber, then Brazil a Button win, followed by 2Hamilton, 3Kubica, 4Vettel, 5Alonso, and Webber in 10th, they would go to Abu Dhabi with Webber leading Button on number of race wins both on 229 points, and Alonso, Vettel, and Hamilton all on 228 points! Stranger things have happened, and that would make for the most epic showdown in Abu Dhabi.

    • Sandman said on 18th October 2010, 22:55

      As much as i love Robert, winning in Korea doesn’t seem all that likely.

      • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 19th October 2010, 2:10

        I know it’s unlikely but consider this… If he can qualify as well as he did in Japan (some teams are comparing the circuits and saying they’ll run similar packages, also the walls are close and Kubica thrives on tracks like Monaco and Montreal), he’ll be starting right behind the Red Bulls. The RB6 is one of the slowest cars in a straight line and its massive advantage comes in the curves. Kubica was one of the fastest cars in the speed trap during qualifying and the Renault has been very fast in a straight line. Given the long straights of S1 and S2 in Korea, it’s entirely possible that if he DID qualify 3rd, he could be leading the race by turn 4.

  9. sam crawford said on 18th October 2010, 22:52

    mine came out as Webber winning by a single point over Alonso!

  10. Chapmondo said on 18th October 2010, 23:07

    I can see Kubica playing a major role in this years title, he was epic last year in a poor BMW at Brazil, and I can see him being in the middle of the championship five and making a nuisance for the others at Korea and Abu Dhabi.

  11. ThomasG said on 18th October 2010, 23:47

    Korea = 1) BUT 2) VET 4) HAM 6)ALO 10) WEB
    Brazil = 1) HAM 3) VET 4) BUT 5) WEB 9) ALO
    Abu Dhabi = 1) ALO 3) BUT 4) HAM 5) WEB 9) VET

    That gives everyone 241 points. Highly unplausible though.

  12. Chalky said on 18th October 2010, 23:51

    Nice work Jamie.
    I can see how team orders (or lack of) could really mess up some drivers chances.

  13. Hairs (@hairs) said on 19th October 2010, 0:02

    Button needs to win every race and even then, Webber has to have a DNF to actually win this. Sad for Button, but Webber deserves it.

    • Chalky said on 19th October 2010, 8:10

      If Button wins every race with Hamilton 2nd then Webber will need 3rd every race.
      If Webber is 4th in one and two 3rd places then Button would win.

      If Hamilton takes one of those wins off Button, leaving Button 2nd in one race with 2 wins(because there are no team orders at McLaren), then Webber wins.

      Hmmmmm.

  14. DeadManWoking said on 19th October 2010, 0:32

    Korea:

    1-Kubica
    2-Button
    3-Hamilton
    4-Vettel
    5-Massa
    6-Webber
    7-Alonso

    Brazil:

    1-Massa
    2-Button
    3-Kubica
    4-Vettel
    5-Alonso
    6-Hamilton
    DNF/S Webber

    Abu Dhabi:

    1-Hamiltton
    2-Alonso
    3-Button
    4-Webber
    5-Vettel

    They all end up with 240 points.
    Alonso, Webber and Hamilton each have 3 Second places.
    Alonso, Webber and Hamilton each have 3 Third places.
    Alonso has 2 Fourth places to Webber and Hamilton’s 1 and becomes the 2010 WDC!

  15. Trialing a few different permutations it seems that Alonso needs to beat Webber in all remaining races to have a chance of winning the drivers championship. So to me it’s really down to Webber and Alonso, and the others are an outside chance if Webber and Alonso happen to tangle, or have unusually poor results. Will team orders come into it? Red Bull have said they won’t use team orders, and we know Ferarri will if they need to, but will Massa follow the team orders? He seems to be a bit of a rouge operator at the moment. Will Flavio Briatore have any influence? He does manage both Webber and Alonso. Will the fact Torro Rosso, being owned by Red Bull using Ferarri engines somehow “influence the results”? Will there be a back room deal made somewhere? Who knows.

    • MondoL said on 19th October 2010, 13:54

      What is really spicy is that both Alonso or Vettel need the other driver (Vettel or Alonso) to beat Webber if they want a chance at the title.

      Go rivals! help me!

      Should Red Bull “misconfigure” Vettel’s car in order to ensure webber wins?

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