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Attrition Game: Hungarian Grand Prix

Last race before the August break – let’s hope it’s a good one.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Sutil broke first, followed by Guiterrez and Bottas…and for a very long time it looked like we’d finish with three retirements. @JohnNeese then dared to mention his potential win….AND ROSBERG’S ENGINE EXPLODED. Di Resta pulled in at the very end, bringing the final count to five.

Great race; great result for Kimi.

Congratulations to @RacingPoke, @WeeklyWargamer, and @Dger!

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Attrition Game: German Grand Prix

Honestly, I’m not sure what I think about this calendar – lots of strange three-week breaks followed by back-to-back races.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Today’s race. Wow. Four laps in and Massa breaks. Eleven laps in and Red Bull botches a pit stop. Camerman hit with tire. Kimi being Kimi. Alonso parks it after the finish. Good times.

Three out means @SlashVohaul, @fhchandler, and @lorenamacdonald win today’s Attrition Game. Congratulations, everyone!

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Attrition Game: British Grand Prix

After a three-week early summer break, F1 returns to Silverstone.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Four (technically five) winners today – with four retirements, @joehrossi, @fhchandler, @TrillF1, and @harryagapidis all win today! (I picked four too, but I’m just sortofplaying.)

Congratulations! See you next week for the next round….

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Attrition Game: Canadian Grand Prix

Oh, Canada! The first of two North American races. I’m seriously thinking of going next year. If Jessica wills it, I should try to make it happen…right?

Right. On to the actual game….and this week, I’m not even putting them in order. It’s been a crazy week, but that’s the subject of another post.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: With three retirements, no winners for the Attrition Game for this race. Wasn’t much of a race, either – outside of Kimi’s pit mishaps and a couple of nicely-executed passes, this wasn’t the most exciting of races…..(my two cents, of course!)

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Attrition Game: Monaco Grand Prix

Oh, Monaco. Slow race, often without a lot of passing…but it seems this is the race that sees more attrition than most. It’s a lot of fun watching the broadcast team on location this week…as they can’t help but find themselves infected with on-track excitement.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Seven out – congrats to @RacingPoke, @joehrossi, @harryagapidis, and @TrillF1 for guessing correctly today!

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Attrition Game: Spain Grand Prix

Happy Mother’s Day.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: With three retirements, @dmidwestredneck wins today’s Attrition Game. Congratulations!

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Attrition Game: Bahrain Grand Prix

Not as many players today, but that’s the nature of the Attrition Game.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Vergne was the only car out in this race (though there was a lot of shoving done on track!) so there were no winners. Next time….

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Attrition Game: China Grand Prix

Another overnight race and a brush with what I can only guess were morels (nothing makes me quite that sick) means I’m puny and tired for this round. Doesn’t matter. We’ve got an Attrition Game to play.

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

RESULT: Four cars out, with two cars out almost immediately. Great race, great podium. Congratulations to @WeeklyWargamer, @rick_hunt, @joehrossi, and @kbaskins – hope your luck continues into next week.

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Attrition Game: 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

Overnight races are a real grind. The Attrition Game, thankfully, is not. Getting a lot of participation this year….which I LOVE. Will we have a winner this week?

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

First out tonight was a bit of a surprise, as Alonso tore his wing into several splintery shreds after refusing to pit on the first lap. Various pitlane shenanigans (loose wheel nuts! stripped bolts!) meant action both on- and off-track.

As for the Attrition Game? FIVE WINNERS. Six out means @slashvohaul@DougBryan1@harryagapidis@johnneese, and @RacingPoke all notched their first victories of the season. Well done!

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Attrition Game: 2013 Australian Grand Prix

First race of the season. First Attrition Game of the season. Slight tweak of the rules…and seems we have a lot of players joining us this year. Good. Let’s do this, shall we?

PLAYERS: (number out/first out if provided)

No winners tonight – three cars did not finish after taking the start (Hulk’s pre-race retirement doesn’t count). Happy Hansman tonight, though. Kimi won!

He’s back. My boy is back.

So happy to see him on the top step.