F1 Strategy Analysis

I was recently browsing reddit and found this AMA from a former mercedes strategy engineer The most surprising thing was that most of the race strategy was calculated using VBA in excel. This isn’t some start up outfit this is the mighty Mercedes winners of the last 7 constructors and drivers championships. In this blog […]

FPL Point Projection in R – Part 2

Hello, welcome to part 2 of the series building a model to predict fantasy premier league points. If you missed the first part which i did some initial EDA go check it out here Building a Model in R to Predict FPL Points As I identified before the first part of this they key parts of […]

WPA – Bowler Review

Hello readers, and today is the next in m series of reviewing the WPA metric and what it can show. If this is the first one you are reading then go catch the other two linked here Win Probability Added – Batsman Review Twenty20 Win Probability Added The first blog covers the building of the model the […]

Building a Model in R to Predict FPL Points

Fantasy premier league. That yearly ritual of thinking your team you spend hours agonising over whether to select this player or that player. I find you need to watch a lot of football to keep up with it so the challenge is how can I use data to shortcut this. This is probably the biggest […]

F1 2020 Season Review

Hello readers, its Monday the 4th January and this is the first of my hopefully weekly blogs in 2021. We will see how long that lasts! Today I’m going to be looking at the data underpinning the 2020 F1 season. The story of the season is clear Lewis Hamilton dominated to win his 7th world […]

Cricket Moneyball?

Moneyball. That horrific word coined by the book written by Michael Lewis and later hammered further into the public consciousness with the film starring Brad Pitt. Now anything in sport using stats is termed Moneyball when the truth couldn’t be further from that. In this blog I am going to look at some concepts of […]

1st Ashes Test — My Team

Hello welcome to today’s blog looking at something a bit different. The first ashes test starts on 1st August and England will imminently name their squad. In this piece I look at what the team for the first game might look like. First things first this is the team that played the last test match […]