Much like Kevin Magnussen’s impressive first race in Formula One, Mark has made a similar impact in the first round of the 2014 F1B Staff Championship. Along with Todd, Paul, Dave, Jake and Tom, Mark correctly chose Nico Rosberg to take the top step of the podium in Australia. Add to that correct picks for Button in 3rd and Alonso on 4th and one of F1B’s three rookies picked up a cool sixteen points.

Paul also picked up Alonso for 4th, moving him into sole position of 2nd. Unlike the first round of last season when they both went scoreless, Grace and Tony each also picked up those three points for Alonso. Thanks, Red Bull! Laura and Andrew are continuing where they left off last year with a couple of goose eggs, as did JP. But if it’s any consolation, Grace and Tony did finish the 2013 Championship in 1st and 2nd by year’s end! So keep your chins up and your new fangled 2014 F1 noses down and we’ll see you again in Malaysia.

Championship Picks

Pos Staff Points
1 Paul 159
2 Todd 133
3 Tom 131
4 Andrew 122
5 Tony 108
6 Dave 108
7 Grace 102
8 JP 68

  • wchrisg

    Are these standings Provisional?

    • LOL…that’s a good question but I would imagine it is if the appeal works. :)

  • Rapierman

    Nine solid points for me puts me in a tie for 3rd. Nice way to start the season. ;-)

  • eggo_man

    So who was officially the first out? Kamui or Massa?

    • I’d argue Kamui because he lost a wheel prior to hitting Massa.

      • eggo_man

        I will never forget this day. You responded to a comment of mine! I’ll have you know, just the other day I caught myself saying “there or there about.” Been listening to the podcast over a year now. It was just a matter of time before something rubbed off on me. Keep up the great work NC!

        • LOL…Well as long as you’re there or thereabouts, that’s all that matters :)

    • Tony Greene

      I believe the official results have Kamui last (other than the DQed Ricciardo). Unless I’m mistaken, in the result of a collision in which two cars are taken out, whichever makes it furthest up the track wins! Well, as far as the results are concerned.

  • cconf1

    Man, Grace dropped from her lofty heights last year so quickly, the “R” flew out of her name!

    • Tom

      A fall from grace…

      • And not very graceful either.

        • Grace formally requests she make modifications to her predictions this year for reliability and safety reasons. Her pre-season guess testing did not go well.