What is the ESP contest?
Simple, it is a 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, chassis, tires and engines will perform through the season. You make
one set of predictions in each category, and that is used throughout the season.
After each race, the scores will be updated according to the scoring rules.
The winner at the end of the season will be the player with the highest score.
The prize will be...bragging rights.
Ok, How do I participate in the ESP contest?
Easy, just read and follow these rules carefully:
ESP contest rules
NOTE: Although there's no limit on the number of participants that can enter
the contest using the same email address (you can have as many people
as you want using your email address), for the prizes, here are some
important details to be aware of, as follows:
Before the qualifying period for the first race of the season, you must
decide the top 12 drivers for the season, and the number of wins for
each of those drivers. Total number of wins must be 14 - the number
of races in 2020. Then do the same for the different chassis engines, and Tires (where applicable). For this you will need
lots of Extra Sensory Perception, hence the name of the competition.
Visit speedpick and move through the menu to the ESP area login form.
You will be asked for your Name, and E-Mail address. These act as your
Username and Password to the competition, so you should try
and use the same combination throughout the season. Your name should of
course not change through the season, but if you need to change your email
address, enter using the new combination, and the forms will guide you as
to what you need to do.
The competition is only open to people with valid e-mail addresses. If you
make an entry, and your confirmation e-mail bounces, your entry will be
removed. The names of players who's e-mail bounces will be posted on the
ESP Homepage - this is not a punishment, in the absence of a valid
address, it is the only way I can contact you.
You may re-submit your entry using a valid address.
Just one entry per individual. The player name must be a full name
that can be identified with picture ID when (if!) a prize is delivered.
Last update 02/04/2003
Error handling procedure
You must pick a valid driver/engine/chassis/tire for each position.
You will not be allowed to use the same driver/engine/chassis/tire in
more than one position.
Picks are due by Picks are due by 08:00:00 UTC (Zulu/GMT) on
Friday 19th March 1999.
The entry form will not allow you to make a late entry. So, hit the
submit button by the entry time, or be refused entry.
The entry form will parse, and confirm your entry, so you should
always be guaranteed a legal pick. In addition, the entry system,
will e-mail you a return receipt to confirm your entry to the competition.
In the event that a driver/engine/chassis/tire does not complete a season,
tough! There will be no substitutions allowed.
Players score points for each race based on how well their picks
match the actual season results. For each entry that
you pick, you will score points based on where that entry
finished compared to where you predicted it would finish. This will be
done using the following scoring intervals ((20-16-14-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)
multiplied by 10 (so first gets 200, and 12th 10). This score is then divided
by one plus the number of places off (decimals are rounded down).
To make things more interesting, you also have to guess the number
of wins that each entry will make. You score 10 points for each correctly
guessed win you make.
Scoring goes like this:
Driver Scores For correct placing:
1st place: 200 + WinScore
2nd place: 160 + WinScore
3rd place: 140 + WinScore
4th place: 120 + WinScore
5th place: 100 + WinScore
6th place: 80 + WinScore
7th place: 60 + WinScore
8th place: 50 + WinScore
9th place: 40 + WinScore
10th place: 30 + WinScore
11th place: 20 + WinScore
12th place: 10 + WinScore
Maximum points possible: 1010 + 200 = 1210
Driver scores for incorrectly guessing winning driver (i.e. scores if
you placed the winning driver in 1st to 12th places):
1st place: 200 + WinScore
2nd place: 80 + WinScore
3rd place: 46 + WinScore
4th place: 30 + WinScore
5th place: 20 + WinScore
6th place: 13 + WinScore
7th place: 8 + WinScore
8th place: 6 + WinScore
9th place: 4 + WinScore
10th place: 3 + WinScore
11th place: 1 + WinScore
12th place: 0 + WinScore
You will score for every driver you pick, even if they fall outside of the
top 12 at the end of the season.
The other three parts (Chassis, Engine and Tire) of the competition are
scored in a similar way. The scoring intervals though are:
- Chassis - 100-50-25-10
- Engine - 100-50-25-10
- Tire - 20-10
The overall maximum score then is:
Driver: 1010 + 200 = 1200
Chassis: 185 + 200 = 375
Engine: 185 + 200 = 375
Tire: 30 + 200 = 220
Although scoring reports will be produced through the season, the
only important result is the one at the end of the season. All scoring
reports will be based on the results of the real Championship at
the time the report is produced.
The points for Chassis, Engine and Tire are derived from the results
of each driver. For example, Paul Tracy drives a Lola/Ford/Bridgestone,
so a win for him would also mean a win for each of his car package parts, and
his final season score would also give the same number of points to each of the
package parts. There is no cross checking betwen them though, so if you put
Paul Tracy down for 5 wins, but only put two wins for Lola, that's
Here is the current list of Drivers and their equipment:
|Driver ||Chassis ||Engine||Tire||Team
|Andretti, Marco|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Andretti Herta Autosport|
|Askew, Oliver|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Arrow McLaren SP|
|Bourdais, Sebastian|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||A.J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Carpenter, Ed|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|Castroneves, Helio|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Team Penske|
|Daly, Conor|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|Dixon, Scott|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ericsson, Marcus|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Ferrucci, Santino|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Dale Coyne Racing|
|Hanley, Ben|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||DragonSpeed|
|Harvey, Jack|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Meyer Shank Racing|
|Herta, Colton|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport|
|Hunter-Reay, Ryan|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Andretti Autosport|
|Kanaan, Tony|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||A.J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Karam, Sage|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
|Kellett, Dalton|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||A.J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Kimball, Charlie|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||A.J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Newgarden, Josef|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Team Penske|
|O'Ward, Patricio|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Arrow McLaren SP|
|Pagenaud, Simon|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Team Penske|
|Palou, Alex|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Dale Coyne Racing|
|Power, Will|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Team Penske|
|Rahal, Graham|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|Rosenqvist, Felix|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Rossi, Alexander|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Andretti Autosport|
|Sato, Takuma|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|Veach, Zach|| Dallara ||Honda||Firestone||Andretti Autosport|
|Van Kalmthout, Rinus|| Dallara ||Chevrolet||Firestone||Ed Carpenter Racing|
The ESP Champion will be the player who scores the most
points at the end of the season. All races will count for the
total. Any questions, ideas, suggestions, criticism, etc. can
be sent comments to the feedback email on our welcome page.