Well half the racing seems to happen off track at the moment, with so much interest in what the drivers are saying. In times past, most of what they've said is predictable, such as
"For sure, it's.."
"The guys back at the factory..."
"a big step for us..."
So harkening back to a thread on a Brawn GP fansite, I'm tracking the "For Sure" Championship. This will be a season long event, across all FIA-sanctioned press conferences, whereby the drivers will compete for the honour of most inane repetitions of common F1 phrases. So for each race, there will be a Thursday press conference, a post qualifying, podium interview and post-race presser. Podium and post - race pressers will be combined into a single report.
The championship will track each driver's number of appearances, the number of answers they give, and how many times they say "for sure", "looking/going forward", and any combination of "factory", "progress" or "step" in a "the guys back at the factory are making great progress and we're hoping this is going to be a good step for us" type of affair.
Rankings will be according to who has the most number of "For Sure"s overall. In the event of a tie, "looking forward"s and "factory progress"s will be used to determine the winner, as 2nd and 3rd place finishes respectively.
As the sport is a statistician's dream, the ratio of "answers per appearance", "for sure's per appearance" and "likelihood of a 'for sure' in any given answer" will also be provided.
I did consider a constructor's championship based on the Friday team pressers, but they appear to be less generic in their responses, which is frankly no fun at all. Note that pre and post race team PR releases are not counted for the championship, as they do not take place under FakeCharlieWhiting's auspices and teams have too much freedom to game the system. Also, I'm far too lazy to comb through them.
Having said that, here are the standings to date: