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# 2012 American GP - Guess the pole time!

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Leon Charmant, Nov 5, 2012.

1. ### Leon Charmant

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Since it's going to be the very first time F1 visits the Circuit of the Americas track, I thought I'd create a little game for fun. The challenge is to make an estimate of the exact pole position time that will be driven by whoever wins the qualifying session. I'm talking about the fastest Q3 time, that's when the fastest times of the weekend are driven.

After 45 minutes of gathering statistics and calculating, here is my final prediction:
The pole position time will be a 1:38.696

I'm not letting loose which data I used or how I found it.. it's each to their own in this game I'm really looking forward to what times you predict and how much it deviates from others.

There's just one rule: you can make only one prediction.

So.. are you up for the challenge? Then look up all the statistics you need and grab your calculator Or if you don't have time, simply take a wild guess

EDIT: Voting/guessing laptimes is closed! Times from FP1 are known, which can be an unfair advantage to anyone voting from this point onwards. People who already submitted a time are NOT allowed to edit/change it.

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5. ### Aidan KeranenPlay by Play LoL+RL Caster at AussieGamingTVPremium

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somewhere between 1 and 2 minutes

otherwise perhaps i'll guess for 1:35.644

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6. ### Johnny Russian

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1:39.2-something.

7. ### John Robertson

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1.37.351 from Vettel.

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1.37 is what Mercedes are thinking it will be for Qualifying.

9. ### John Robertson

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Hm then maybe I should have guessed a little lower.

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11. ### Jose Navarro

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1:32.2xx

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1:47.4, heavy rain in qualifying

13. ### Leon Charmant

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Quite an optimistic guess compared to others, but who knows

Weather forecast is overcast conditions, but perhaps rain will indeed affect qualifying. We'll see! Keep the laptimes coming

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17. ### Leon Charmant

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Voting/guessing laptimes is closed! Times from FP1 are known, which can be an unfair advantage to anyone voting from this point onwards. People who already submitted a time are NOT allowed to edit/change it.

By the looks of it times are going to be a lot faster than some of us predicted. Eager to see who guessed the closest to the actual pole time

18. ### Aidan KeranenPlay by Play LoL+RL Caster at AussieGamingTVPremium

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wow, i was quite close. it was inbetween 1 and 2 minutes!
but seriously, that is quite scary for a random guess