Simple, it is a free just-for-fun contest among motor racing fans on the Internet
where each participant uses his/her knowledge of motor racing to predict how
drivers will finish at each race in the series season. Each
entry will be scored based on the results of each race. The key to success is
one's knowledge of the sport, insider information, and most of all, luck!
Keep in mind that the only thing that you win here is bragging rights.
Soon after every race (Believe it or not, I do have a life), the results will
be published on the website www.speedpick.com/Pick12 for the Pick12 competition, or www.speedpick.com/Esp for the ESP.
For Pick12, if you selected Results, or Reminders & Results when you first joined the competition, you will also get an e-mail with your scores. Here's an example:
Player: Joe Williams
Race: Long Beach
Actual Results Your Pick Points Scored
Pole: Tagliani, Alex Bourdais, Sebastian 0
Most Laps: Tagliani, Alex Bourdais, Sebastian 0
1: Doornbos, Robert Bourdais, Sebastian 16
2: Clarke, Dan Heylen, Jan 0
3: Tracy, Paul Tracy, Paul 200 *
4: Jani, Neel Clarke, Dan 126
5: Pagenaud, Simon Wilson, Justin 12
6: Legge, Katherine Pagenaud, Simon 112
7: Rahal, Graham Gommendy, Tristran 0
8: Herta, Bryan Junqueira, Bruno 0
9: Bourdais, Sebastian Rahal, Graham 56
10: Figge, Alex Servia, Oriol 0
11: Wilson, Justin Figge, Alex 32
12: Power, Will Dominguez, Mario 0
Score for this round: 554
Total Score: 1714
Event Ranking: 145 (of 815)
Overall rank: 18 of 909 (was 28)
Scores for this round:
Highest: 804 Lowest: 89 Average: 440 Popularity Poll: 422
If you want more detailed information, and to see how your friends did,
come to the website, and look at the results for each race.
We keep the mailing list from the previous year, but we only use that to
tell players that the competition is about to start. Everybody then starts
as a new user, so we can purge out all those foolish people that choose not to
Your pick from the previous race is automatically submitted for the following
race. It can only be carried over for one race though (e.g. your race 3 pick
will carry over to race 4, but not to race 5).
It's always a good idea to make a pick for every race, just to make sure every
pick is a potential winner.
Whether you are an existing player that missed a race or two, or someone
new to the competition that didn't play the first few races, you are equally
welcome. There is an overall winner of the competition, but you can still
win each race with a good pick!
You can make a pick for a race at any time in the season. You can make a
pick for the season finale now if you want (as long as you have entered
all the races in between), so feel free to make an early entry.
Yes. Just use the forms to make separate picks for each player. Use
a different player name, and the same e-mail address. You might want to
make sure that you set Results Only for their E-Mail preferences,
otherwise you will get reminders for each player.
Pick12 is a personal pursuit of Peter Coe. It pays no money, and is most
certainly not a full time job. So, I will do my best to get the results
out straight after the race, but sometimes you might have to wait a few
days. I will endeavor to be quick - I want to see the results as much
as you do.
As noted in the rules, the nominal closing time for each race is 08:00:00
UTC Friday (Thursday for the Saturday races). In practice, the closing time
will often be later (30 minutes before first practice) but the time will only
be adjusted when Officials provide the full race weekend schedule.
If you still don't make your picks in time, make an entry for the next
race using the normal entry process, and then send me an e-mail Pick12Admin@speedpick.com asking me to move the entry over. I will then decide whether your entry will be allowed.