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GaKra Motors

Registered: 02.03.2006
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 1024

18.06.2022 17:19:32
  PFF1 Cup 2022
In this thread you can post everything concerning this year's PFF1 cup.

My winning streak in cup has sadly been broken by an incredibly strong Keke. However, I knew this is going to be a tough group, and now I also have numbers for proof.

If you go to the Playoff ranking in cup that will be decisive for the seeds in the knockout stage, you will see that group leaders are on first 16 places, then runner-ups of all groups on ranks 17 to 32 and so on. Among each group of 16, the one with the best record is on top.

The leader among 1st placed comes from group 3.

The leader among 2nd placed comes from group 3.

The leader among 3rd placed comes from group 3.

The leader among 4th placed comes from group 3.

Pretty much incredible...



   
CarlisleFrost

Registered: 19.03.2009
Location: USA
Posts: 162

21.11.2022 00:07:16
 
@GaKra, the #1 world ranking just feels less justified with that major title missing. Should've had it this year but I got the last two races wrong and it cost me the Cup (my favourite competition) and the main title. Saying it hurts to have come so close and missed it is an understatement. I didn't really make the most of my high budgets either in terms of race wins or poles.

Still, utter dominance in the Constructors was a highlight. Maverick said it was a record margin but I think 777 back in 2006 won by slightly more (I'd checked the Hall of Fame and was trying to beat that!). Adding the Eliminator after being in two previous finals for it and missing out was cool too.

Had I won the WC, I'd have won every major achievement (WC, Constructors, CRL, Cup, Eliminator, Pro League, Race Win, Pole, Fastest Lap, National Champion), something I'm sure a lot of big names strive for (I remember Dominik talking about aiming for that years ago and wanted to go for it ever since). Would've been the first to achieve that accolade.

I put a lot of energy into this year's competition and I can see why the likes of Dominik and Maverick reached the point where they thought 'enough is enough'. Had I won the WC, my intention was to retire (to go out on a high). Probably 50:50 whether I will give it another try in 2023, so for now, I'll enjoy the off-season and see how I feel, come next March (assuming Maverick continues to run if, of course, as I appreciate it's a big burden for him to shoulder each year). Joys of Fantasy F1 is players have the luxury of deciding last minute!


   
GaKra Motors

Registered: 02.03.2006
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 1024

20.11.2022 20:49:24
 
Ouch, that hurts... but you're without a doubt the player of the season, anyway, CF. Number 1 in world ranking now, even though Schumacher seemed to be untouchable and had an impressive season, too. Congrats on winning both constructors championships and eliminator and on winning silver in overall and cup. Absolutely stunning performance!

Strong performance by you, too, ATR! Added two trophies to your collection, and with a bit more luck, it could have been even more. I will definitely have you on my radar next season, too.

   
Alan_T_Riley

Registered: 14.03.2015
Location: Denmark
Posts: 123

20.11.2022 19:19:51
season 
The better the competition among the racing teams the more retirements impact our game imo. This was a wonderful, exciting, at times excruciatingly difficult and frustrating year. It is what it is.

Cannot wait for the next race!

   
CarlisleFrost

Registered: 19.03.2009
Location: USA
Posts: 162

20.11.2022 15:42:42
 
I think that Hamilton retirement just cost me the main title unless I've mis-calculated. 2 more laps is all that car needed to last for.

   
GaKra Motors

Registered: 02.03.2006
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 1024

18.11.2022 16:15:24
 
"This is why I focus on trophies that require just one lucky race result to obtain"

@jobber And you're a friggin master at it... don't know how many times I have seen you on top of a race, on pole position or with fastest lap already. And I sure have a team set for the race win in almost every race, but seldom succeed. When I do, it usually comes unexpected.

@Futchi Congrats on winning the Cup! To be honest I already saw the trophy in your opponent's hands... but you did what you had to, being forced to use Prime tyres, going all in with Mercedes. I just hoped that either you would win or then lose at a big margin, because losing only because of not using your ERS points would have been a big bummer. Victory is very well deserved, though, going all the way through as number 1 seed.

@CF Needless to say that you would have deserved it, too. I told you many times I like your style of playing and that you would one year win big time. I didn't want to jinx it but now I can say that I gave you good chances to win 3 if not even 4 competitions. Constructors for sure, cup for almost sure, overall ranking if everything goes as expected and eliminator with a bit of luck. So now you won the trophy where your advantage was slightest, while losing cup final this way sure was a big bummer. But this is easily your best season so far, so I raise my hat, wish you good luck this weekend and also pat my own shoulders for always having known you can do it.

I also think Chris is one of those who will one year do something similar. I hope Maverick will keep on running this wonderful game so we can find out if I'm right.

   
CarlisleFrost

Registered: 19.03.2009
Location: USA
Posts: 162

13.11.2022 23:49:18
 
Brazil is done and in the books. With it, we have results for two of the major trophies...

In the Cup, my position as strong favourite took a big dent in the sprint. Verstappen looked good early on but his slip backwards meant that coming into today's race, I'd have made Futchi a slim favourite. Verstappen's misfortunes left me needing a miracle (Leclerc retirement, Sainz fastest lap, Alpha Tauri having a nightmare or maybe a perfect fastest lap prediction...). I was surprised to see how close it still was, Futchi taking the title 147 vs 145. While I'm absolutely gutted to have missed out, his Cup run did deserve it. Massive congrats on a first major trophy! Hopefully there are more to come.

In terms of the Eliminator, I'd have said Chris and I were favourites coming into the weekend, as we both had 10m+ extra budget compared to the others AND option tyres. However, Mercedes doing so well in the sprint shook things up, meaning the two of us and mlagadms wouldn't have the tyre advantage we'd have expected. Red Bull's poor day and Magnussen's lap 1 retirement killed off Chris's hopes and the wait for a first trophy goes on (it'll be VERY well-deserved when it does come). katalyst JUST overcame Norris's retirement to hold on to third place, beating JUSTIN BIEBER by 2 points. mlagadms ended second, 6 points further ahead, with the title going to myself. Mercedes chassis and engine thanks to a big budget paid off, winning by a solid 18 points. Much as I wanted both, I am thrilled to add this one to the trophy cabinet. Just making the final is a great achievement, so kudos to everyone for their runs in the competition.

I'll cover the CRL too, as after Brazil, Ferdel cannot be caught in that competition. He was second in 2019, won in 2020 and now wins it for a second time. Quite the expert in this format, so well done on a dominant season. rkhalili and Keke are guaranteed to be the others on the podium, though who gets second will go down to the wire, with Keke trailing by just 2 points. Well done both on locking up the podium already in a league that was littered with huge names.

Now, we have less than a week to go for the season finale and the curtain falling on another year of racing. It's been a long, exhausting year, but we're almost there!

P.S. Damn you jobber! Beat me to another race win! :P


   
Futchi

Registered: 22.03.2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 4

13.11.2022 20:48:53
CUP 
Greetings from Nepal,

Ive just seen Russel win. This is going to be incredibly close as the scores get calculated. .wow its exciting!
Thanks for a great final Carlisle whichever way the points spin out...



   
jobber2022497

Registered: 08.03.2006
Location: USA
Posts: 26

12.11.2022 16:48:09
 
"The semi final scores from the cup races are indicative of what an outrageously competitive and difficult year this has been for us hacks to get a trophy. WOW"

This is why I focus on trophies that require just one lucky race result to obtain The level of play here is so high that it's very hard to keep up a sustained charge in anything over a full season.

Good luck to the Cup finalists!

   
CarlisleFrost

Registered: 19.03.2009
Location: USA
Posts: 162

01.11.2022 00:36:03
 
Phew, semi finals are done and in the books!

With the race not throwing up any huge shocks, it was a case of the two favourites progressing...

- In the top half, #1 seeded Futchi is through, winning by 12 points from Flavio. In the end, their tyre advantage too much to overcome. Kudos to Flavio though for putting up a strong fight. Their score was so high it would've won the other semi final!

- In the bottom half, it was tyres making the difference again, as I outscored JUSTIN BIEBER by 7. Mexico curse broken at last, as that race has been cruel to me over the years! Tyres and a big budget advantage allowed me to risk charging a bit of ERS, though my attempts to boost my budget didn't quite work out! Thanks for the battle Justin and we'll get to clash again next race in the Eliminator!

So, looking ahead to the final in a little under 2 weeks' time, it's Futchi (rare time I can remember a #1 seed making it to the final!) vs myself (3rd time in the final and my 6th run to the semis or better). With Futchi using options to progress in their semi, they will have forced primes for the finals. That plus 8m less budget and an ERS deficit means it'll be their first knockout match coming in as an underdog. It'll be two strong teams though and hopefully an exciting final!


Gotta give kudos to the Eliminator finalists too, who'll be going for glory in Brazil too. Congrats katalyst, JUSTIN BIEBER, mlagadms and Chris. HUGE scores from katalyst, JUSTIN and Chris in the last round to progress. I've got good company in this final! Bad luck GaKra on missing out. Ferrari let you down there. katalyst and JUSTIN on forced primes but with the Mercs looking good, one of them sneaking pole or the win and this one's wide open.

Bring on Brazil!


   
Alan_T_Riley

Registered: 14.03.2015
Location: Denmark
Posts: 123

31.10.2022 00:46:08
this season has been the toughest most competitive ever imo 
The semi final scores from the cup races are indicative of what an outrageously competitive and difficult year this has been for us hacks to get a trophy. WOW

Just wait until next year lol. I will be working twice as hard. I know that no one is shaking lol.

Love this game and might still get in top ten constructors and/or top three Europe but so tight. Win, lose or draw this will have been such a fun year.

Don't forget to invite your friends and relatives.

   
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