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The Rules

Playing the Game

  1. Objectives
    a) The object of the game is to score and accrue points in a league by predicting the last-placed driver in each FIA Formula-1 Grand Prix.
    b) The game is free to play and has no cash reward.
  2. Betting
    a) You place your bet using the betting page to select the driver that you think will be placed last, based on the official FIA race results, which can usually be found on the official Formula-1 site here.
    b) In the context of the game, being placed last is defined as the last driver to be classified by the FIA, using either the 90% rule, or if the race is stopped early, the race order at the the end of the lap two laps prior to the race being stopped, as explained here.
    c) You may change your bet as many times as you like, from when the betting opens (which will be notified by email), up to shortly before the start of the race when the betting will lock automatically.
    d) More than one person may bet on the same driver.
  3. Scoring
    a) After each Grand Prix race, drivers are allocated points in a manner similar to the FIA race points system, but based on proximity to the last ranked driver;
    thus, the last driver deemed to have completed the race will be allocated 25 points,
    then the driver who finished before him gets 18 points,
    then the driver after (if any) gets 15, then 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 awarded alternately before and after.
    If there are no more drivers after, then remaining points are successively awarded to those drivers before the last-placed entry.
    b) Provided 10 or more drivers finish, then all points will be allocated based on the proximity to the last-placed driver.
    c) Players then each receive the points allocated to their chosen driver, irrespective of how many players bet on that driver.
    d) If no-one bet on a driver, then his points are not allocated or apportioned but instead deemed to be lost.
    e) Points cannot be transferred between players.
  4. League
    a) Points are accrued by each player in a league throughout the year.
    b) The person with the most points at the end of the season is the overall winner of the league and thereby winner of the game for that season.
    c) In the event of two or more players achieving the same score at the end of the season then they shall be deemed joint winners.
  5. Force Majeure
    a) In the event of the FIA subsequently re-arranging the result of a race (for example, after applying post-race penalties), then those changes will be updated and reflected in the league result, provided betting on the next race has not yet opened.
    b) In the event of a driver being substituted between betting starting and the race, then bets placed on that driver will be applied to his replacement.
    c) Where a team chooses not to race one or more of its cars, normally announced before Race Day, then those cars are not eligible to score points and bets placed on those cars will be void.
    d) If a car fails to start a race or is otherwise labelled by the FIA as “Did Not Start”, then no points will be allocated to that car.
  6. Interpretation
    a) In any case of doubt or argument over the rules, their interpretation, or anything else, then the "Steering Committee" shall have absolute and final say, just like the FIA.
    b) The "Steering Committee" shall consist of the Organiser and the winner of the previous season's league (honoris causa), or in their absence, any prior league winner(s) that the Organiser wishes to consult.
    c) There is no right of appeal.

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Terms of Service

  1. This service is provided as is and is liable to change or withdrawal without prior notice.
  2. Although the Organiser(s) will use their best efforts to maintain the information given on this website in a timely and accurate manner, no liability will be accepted for any loss, damage or distress of any kind arising from the use, misuse or inability to use the website and such usages are at the user's own risk.
  3. The Organiser(s) reserve the right to rescind and/or block a user from the website if, in their sole opinion, that user is behaving or is likely to behave in such a manner as to be considered undesirable by the Organiser(s), such action having no recourse to higher appeal. The Organiser(s) may store such information about the affected user as is solely required to maintain the website block.

Data Compliance

On 25th May 2018, the UK adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) mandated by the E.U., which regulates the data held about you and how it is processed.

There are two classes of user on this site; email-only recipients and general users.

(A) For email-only recipients, just a familiar or full name and an email address are stored and used to send the race preview emails and occasional emails about the website. An option to unsubscribe from the service is provided in the email, at which point the email-only record will be deleted.

(B) For general users, the following information is collected and stored:

  1. A username, chosen by you at registration. This is used in conjunction with your password to identify you at login, and as a short name for you in other screens.
  2. A password, stored an a one-way encrypted binary value and used to identify you during login.
    You can choose a new password, subject to validation constraints, at any time via the Account Settings page.
  3. Your familiar name, typically your full name, used to formally identify you. You can update this at any time via the Account Settings page.
  4. One or more email addresses used to contact you about your account and to send you race preview emails and occasional emails about the service. You may also receive emails relating directly to any bets that you have placed, including but not limited to:- reminders to bet, information about changed drivers and notification of winning.
    You can update your email address at any time via the Account Settings page.
  5. A User Identifier (“UID”), a unique number generated internally and used by the database to identify you for both security and betting purposes. This number is not visible externally and does not change. By itself, it is a random number and conveys no information about you.
  6. Your betting history, identified by your UID and including an internal race number and driver identifier. This is used to provide scoring information for the League, and also can be viewed by you via the Betting Form page. This information is collected as you bet and is integral to the function of the site.

By registering as a user for the site and subsequently placing bets as part of the game you are choosing to allow this data to be stored, i.e., you are deemed to have “opted-in” to the service. A link is provided on the emails to request removal from the email database, at which point your account will become unavailable and no further information will be stored. Information which personally identifies you will be removed at this time, subject to clause (3) of the Terms of Service.

All information held about you is private to the Last Place Formula 1 website and is not sold, lent or otherwise disclosed in any form to any third party. Your information is used solely for the purposes indicated above and is not used for any marketing or research purposes.