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Submitting a pick :

A player can submit a pick for any race any time as long as the pick is submitted prior to the start of the first practice session. This is usually on the Friday preceding the race although practice for Monaco starts on Thursday. No picks will be accepted if sent after the start of the 1st Practice Session of the Grand Prix weekend. 

In order to submit your picks, you must first register. Once registered, you can submit your pick by clicking here. If you have difficulties using that page then click here. If that still fails, you can email your picks to You must enter in the email exactly the same details required as on the web pages.

Picks may be carried over for any number of races.

If you fail to send in a pick for a race, or if your pick arrives too late to be counted, your pick for the previous race will be used again, your pick will be carried for every race until you put in another pick (e.g., if you fail to enter a pick for race #3, race #2's pick will be used for race#3 and all the subsequent races you fail to send in a pick for).

If a driver you pick is replaced by the team temporarily due to injury or sickness, your score will be based on the result of the replacement driver. If the replacement is permanent, then you must change your picks.

The top 3 positions in Qualifying are determined from the official grid line-up by the FIA taking into account any penalties applied. As an example, if Zolt Baumgartner sets the fastest time in Qualifying but is penalised 10 places due to an engine failure in practice he will not be considered the Pole setter and those picking him will score zero for that pick. The 2nd fastest car in Qualifying (which will start from Pole in this case assuming this car is not penalised) will be considered the Pole setter in the competition.

Scoring :

You score points for each race based on how well your picks match the actual race results. If a race result is not confirmed by the FIA due to a protest or infringement. The scoring for that race will be delayed until a result is confirmed by the FIA.

For each driver that you picked, you score points based on where the driver finished with bonus points if you predicted the exact position. The points are awarded as follows :

9th and beyond0

2 bonus points will be awarded if you pick the exact position. If you don't pick the exact finishing position but they still finish in the top 8 then you will score the normal awarded points if the actual position is lower than the predicted position otherwise points for the predicted position will be used.

A Tie:
If two or more players top score in a round, the player who submitted their final picks the earliest for the round is declared the winner. Players rolling their picks from previous rounds will only be considered for a prize if all the top scorers have rolled their picks. In that case the winner is the player who submitted picks for the nearest round to the round played and if there are two or more players in that situation, then the earliest final pick for that round wins.

Some examples:

You picked Bruni to finish 1st and he finished :

PositionYou Score
1st8+2= 10

You picked Baumgartner to finish 2nd and he finished :

PositionYou Score
1st7 - because you didn't pick him any higher than 2nd
2nd7+2 = 9

You picked Heidfeld to finish 3rd and he finished :

PositionYou Score
1st6 - because you didn't pick him any higher than 3rd
2nd6 - because you didn't pick him any higher than 3rd
3rd6+2 = 8

For Pole position, if the driver you pick is among the top 3 fastest drivers in qualifying, you'll score :

PositionYou Score

Additional bonus points are awarded if your pick contains 5 or more drivers who actually finish in the top 8 (regardless of the order) as long as your pole pick is one of the 3 fastest in qualifying as follows:

5 drivers in the top 8 : 2 bonus points
6 drivers in the top 8 : 4 bonus points
7 drivers in the top 8 : 6 bonus points
8 drivers in the top 8 : 10 bonus points

If your pole pick isn't one of the 3 fastest in qualifying, you will score half the bonus points as follows:

5 drivers in the top 8 : 1 bonus point
6 drivers in the top 8 : 2 bonus points
7 drivers in the top 8 : 3 bonus points
8 drivers in the top 8 : 5 bonus points

A complete example:

For the Grand Prix of Austria, Tony submitted the following picks:

Winner: Kimi Raikkonen
Second: Narain Karthikeyan
Third: Mark Webber
Fourth: Christijan Albers
Fifth: Tiago Monteiro
Sixth: Felipe Massa
Seventh: Jenson Button
Nick Heidfeld
Pole: Fernando Alonso

The actual race results were:

Winner: Tiago Monteiro
Second: Kimi Raikkonen
Third: Narain Karthikeyan
Fourth: Mark Webber
Fifth: Christijan Albers
Sixth: Felipe Massa
Seventh: Nick Heidfeld
Eighth: Jarno Trulli
Pole: Jarno Trulli with Fernando Alonso second and Christijan Albers third on the grid.

Tony would score as follows:

For driver:Tony scoresExplanation
Kimi Raikkonen7While Tony predicted Raikkonen to win the race, Raikkonen only managed 2nd so Tony scores 7 points.
Narain Karthikeyan6While Tony predicted Karthikeyan to finish 2nd, Karthikeyan only managed 3rd so Tony scores 6 points.
Mark Webber5While Tony predicted Webber to finish 3rd, Webber only managed 4th so Tony scores 5 points.
Christijan Albers4While Tony predicted Albers to finish in 4th, Albers only managed 5th so Tony scores 4 points.
Tiago Monteiro4Even though Monteiro won the race, Tony would only receive points for the position he predicted Monteiro to finish in which was 5th so he scores 4 points.
Felipe Massa3 + 
2 bonus = 5
Tony scores 5 points (3 for the position plus 2 bonus points) as he predicted that Massa would finish in 6th place and that is exactly where he finished.
Jenson Button0Tony scores 0 for this pick as Button failed to finish in the top 8.
Nick Heidfeld1Even though Heidfeld finished in 7th, Tony would only receive points for the position he predicted Heidfeld to finish in which was 8th so he scores 1 point.
Fernando Alonso2  for poleTony predicted Alonso to be on pole but he only managed second on the grid and therefore scored 2 points.
Additional Points67 drivers in the top 8 and Pole pick in the top 3 fastest for qualifying

The maximum points per race is 66. That is 
10+9+8+7+6+5 +4+3 for the top 8 in exactly the order they finished + 
4 for Pole + 
10 for having all 8 drivers picked in the top 8 and the pole pick the fastest in qualifying
Total = 66

If you have any further questions please visit the Important Information thread on the 8 'n' Pole Forum or you can email the competition administrator at


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