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  • #66338
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    So, this will be a running thread, highlighting the best team selections for each race. Top 100 teams for the first 3 races can be found at Pastebin (I will update this thread as we go along with more data).

    I am currently updating my script to pick out the best way of changing teams across the season as well (although that is a big job).

    After race 3 of the season, Team 20/20 Hindsight has 847pts, the Championship leader (Parc Ferme) has 581pts.

    Australia:

    Bottas
    Gutierrez
    Button
    McLaren
    Williams
    Mercedes

    Total Value: £75m
    Total Score: 288pts

    Best Score in Championship: 210pts

    Malaysia:

    Bottas
    Ericsson
    Massa
    Red Bull
    Williams
    Mercedes

    Total Value: £72m
    Total Score: 270pts

    Best Score in Championship: 278pts [NB: Another thread has been written based on this discrepancy]

    Bahrain:

    Hulkenberg
    Ricciardo
    Chilton
    Force India
    Williams
    Mercedes

    Total Value: £64m
    Total Score: 289pts

    Best Score in Championship: 229pts

  • #66344
    Avatar of Jamie Sawyer
    Jamie Sawyer
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    So, an update following the findings from http://badgergp.com/forums/topic/malaysia-results/ – thanks to Adam for that!

    So, the scores in the first 3 races achieved by Team 20/20 Hindsight were:

    Australia: 303 points
    Malaysia: 295 points
    Bahrain: 304 points

    And going further than that, the best static team now nets a wonderful 535 points – joint-23rd in the world championship!

  • #66379
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    Best Team for China:

    Perez
    Hulkenberg
    Bottas
    Red Bull Racing
    Mercedes
    Williams

    Total Value: £75m
    Total Score: 267pts

    Updated best teams for China: http://pastebin.com/E6rVb0rf

    Best static team is currently:

    Bottas
    Hulkenberg
    Rosberg
    Force India
    Williams
    Mercedes

    Total Points: 626pts – will update position in overall championship when Badger has updated :)

  • #66380
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    Interesting aside here – looks like the forum isn’t putting posts in the correct order… Check the post of 20th April at 10:01am UK for latest update for China.

  • #66381
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    For reference, best score in championship was 256 points for China, where the best possible was 267.

    The static team has dropped to joint-245th in the Championship (from 39th last race :( ) – poor static team :(

  • #66401

    Adam Mills
    Keymaster

    Nice one Jamie – impressive stuff, I should pay attention, am currently languishing between 800-900th place myself :(

  • #66461
    Avatar of Jamie Sawyer
    Jamie Sawyer
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    So, another race, another update for Team 20/20 Hindsight – bit of a weird result for the BadgerGP competition this race, with no stand-out overtakers outside of Vettel (who is pricey as all hell) and Maldonado.

    So, the best teams are able to get 261 point this race (compared to 304 for Bahrain), and there were 4 potential options to get this best team, and they *all* include a zero-scoring team!

    Bottas, Rosberg, Vettel – Caterham (0 scoring), Williams, Mercedes – Total Cost £75m
    Bottas, Vettel, Maldonado – Toro Rosso/Caterham/Marussia, Williams, Mercedes – Total Cost £74m/£70m/£71m respectively

    Intuition said to me that with so few high scoring drivers, it would be best to grab high-scoring teams – turns out this intuition was well wrong – best score with teams which all scored points (which interestingly include drivers with zero score) was 254:

    [254, 75, (('KOB', 'VET', 'MAL'), ('FOR', 'WIL', 'MER'))]
    [254, 73, (('ERI', 'VET', 'MAL'), ('FOR', 'WIL', 'MER'))]
    [254, 74, (('BIA', 'VET', 'MAL'), ('FOR', 'WIL', 'MER'))]
    [254, 74, (('VET', 'CHI', 'MAL'), ('FOR', 'WIL', 'MER'))]
    [254, 74, (('VET', 'MAL', 'KVY'), ('FOR', 'WIL', 'MER'))]

    Taking this further, I’dve thought Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull would have been good, but of course with no budget left for drivers, you end up with just 219 points:

    [219, 75, (('KOB', 'ERI', 'BIA'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 75, (('KOB', 'ERI', 'CHI'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 75, (('KOB', 'ERI', 'KVY'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 74, (('ERI', 'BIA', 'CHI'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 74, (('ERI', 'BIA', 'KVY'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 74, (('ERI', 'CHI', 'KVY'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]
    [219, 75, (('BIA', 'CHI', 'KVY'), ('RBR', 'FER', 'MER'))]

    So, long story short, turns out I’ve really buggered up my own team this race, and Team 20/20 Hindsight flies high as ever!

  • #66469

    Willi Gauda
    Participant

    Very cool thread. Is your script somewhere available?

    • #66470
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      Jamie Sawyer
      Participant

      Hey Willi,

      Sure thing – you can fork from here: https://bitbucket.org/jsawyeruk/badgergp-best_teams/overview – if you want to make any changes just put in a pull request :)

      Jamie

      PS: Apologies for the poor code quality, it’s pretty “quick and dirty” :P

    • #66521

      Willi Gauda
      Participant

      Hi Jamie,

      thanks for the link! I will have a look. No worries about the code quality. It works, so that’s good enough for a start ;).

      Willi

  • #66540

    Willi Gauda
    Participant

    Cloned your repository and ran your code. Python is new to me; its
    dynamic typing is mind bending :) Lots of insight can be gained from
    your script. Thanks again for sharing. The real quest would be to
    determine good predictions for the next race :)

  • #66778

    Adam Mills
    Keymaster

    Did you continue with this @Jebjoya?

  • #66779
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    Hey Adam,

    I need to get back on this – been a bit busy with work recently! Got some code changes I need to make, in particular to calculate the best team changes (which will slow the code quite singnificantly in its current form). I’m in Gibraltar with work at the moment, but I’ll try to run the current version one evening this week if I get the chance.

    Jamie S

  • #66339
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    Jamie Sawyer
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    So, another interesting stat is the best static team – the best score you can get by logging into badgergp at the start of the season, setting your team, setting the predictions for Australia, and then leaving it to run. (NB: that means just 120 points from predictions total – all other points come from driver and team points)

    So, with that basis, the best team at this point in the season (post-Bahrain) the best team is:

    Bottas
    Rosberg
    Chilton
    Force India
    McLaren
    Mercedes

    Which would net you a total of 520 points, netting joint-39th position in the world championship! :)

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