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Drink-A-Long-A-Grand-Prix (2006 Edition - Version 1.0)
The Rules (Front-Runner Level)

select your level of play (see section 6 below)
front-runner (all penalties apply)
for experienced players and registered dipsomaniacs
mid-grid (most penalties apply)
for intermediate players and anyone who likes a few now and then
back-marker (only the core penalties apply)
for beginners and aunts who have a sherry at Christmas

1. What Is Drink-A-Long-A-Grand-Prix?
i.Drink-A-Long-A-Grand-Prix is a simple game which combines ITV's coverage of a Formula 1 Grand Prix with copious quantities of alcohol.
2. What Is The Object Of The Game?
i.The object of the game is to get blind drunk.
3. What Do I Need?
i.A television tuned to ITV's F1 coverage or playing a video of the same
ii."Straight" pint glasses
iii.Copious quantities of beer of not less than 4% ABV
iv.Plenty of snacks
v.Champagne or equiv
4. How Do I Play?
i.As the now legendary Murray Walker used to say: anything can happen in Formula 1, and it usually does.
ii.Some of these things can happen with a reasonable degree of certainty. Others are very unlikely to happen, but it would be rather amusing if they did.
iii.In DALA-GP such things are called "Incidents". During play, participants mark Incidents by paying tribute to the wisdom of Murray Walker[1]. When an Incident occurs and is witnessed by one or more of the players, each player (whether or not they themselves witnessed the actual Incident) must consume sufficient beer from their glass to reduce the level of beer by the width of the player's drinking-hand index finger.
iv.An Incident only incurs a penalty the first time it is shown in the broadcast.
SMALL PRINT An Incident must be honoured when:
it occurs live on screen
it is shown for the first time as a replay because the idiot foreign director missed it first time around
An Incident must not be honoured when:
it is shown as part of a punditry discussion or in reportage
it is shown in a replay having already been properly honoured
v.Exceptions to the one-finger penalty are as follows:
 a.when a joker is played;
 b.bonuses and other phenomena.
vi.Drinking is only permitted in response to an official FIA[2]-registered Incident. A full list of such Incidents is given below, divided into four categories: Clichés, Punditry, Action and Adverts.
vii.In order that momentum is not lost, a wide range of Incidents are defined to apply throughout ITV's race coverage, including the pre-race build-up, post-race punditry and advertisement breaks. DALA-GP can even be enjoyed during ITV's Christmas Special.
5. Playing The Joker
i.Players may elect to sponsor their favourite team and its drivers. Sponsorships must be made by all players or by none at all. It is best practice for each player to sponsor a different team. Teams to be sponsored must be declared before the start of the game. Totems (including baseball caps, clothing, flags, model cars, etc.) must be displayed if available.
ii.Playing jokers has the effect that throughout the ITV coverage, where an Incident applies to a sponsor's team or its drivers, the usual penalty must be doubled for that player.
iii.It is strongly advised that no-one sponsors Ferrari. Not only is this anti-social but it could be dangerous.
6. Selecting Your Level Of Play
i.The successful introduction in 2005 of measures designed to make the game more accessible to players with less extensive resources has led to these measures being carried over into this season's rules. A new Concorde Agreement (the secret document by which DALA-GP is governed) is due to be signed in readiness for the 2008 season but in the interim, the following cost-cutting measures shall apply. (For the purposes of this ruling, the masculine shall also denote the feminine and the singular shall also denote the plural).
ii.Where a section includes a large number of penalties, those penalties have been grouped under the headings "front-runner", "mid-grid" and "back-marker". At the start of the game each player chooses one of these sets of rules and when play commences, he will observe the penalties specified in that set. He may choose at any time during the game to move up or down the field by selecting another category and from then on will observe the penalties specified in that new set of rules. A player is limited to four changes over the course of a race weekend.
iii.It is recommended that beginners start off playing the "back-marker" rules and then move up to the "mid-grid" or "front-runner" category if it is felt that the game is not progressing quickly enough. Conversely, a player who starts the game in the "front-runner" or "mid-grid" category may begin to feel, after a number of penalties have been observed, that his initial choice was somewhat optimistic. At this point, he may drop down a level and continue play with fewer applicable penalties. When nominating a category, both prior to the start of the game and during actual play, players should always bear in mind that the object of the game is to get blind drunk (see section 2, subsection (i) above).
7. Official FIA Schedule of Incidents
 Cliché Incidents occur when a commentator or pundit uses a particular hackneyed or humorous word or phrase to describe a driver, team, circuit, etc. Words or phrases in quotes must be verbatim.

a.Driver clichés
 Fernando Alonsoyoungest ever world champion
 Raikkonen"flying Finn"
 M.Schumacherseven-time world champion
 Massafast but wild
 Trullione-lap specialist
 Webbermention of his exceptional fitness
 Buttonmention of his first win
 Coulthardmore relaxed than at McLaren
 Heidfeld"quick Nick"
 Villeneuveformer world champion
 Liuzziany mention at all
 Speedfirst American in 23 years/since 1993/since Michael Andretti
 Yamamotoany mention at all
b.Team clichés
 McLaren"silver arrows"
 Ferrari"prancing horse"
 Hondadetermined to win a race at all costs
 Red Bull"Mateschitz"
 Midland"Jordan" or "Russian"
 Toro Rosso"V10" or "Gerhard Berger"
 Super Aguri"Honda B team"
c.Former drivers and other personalities
 Ayrton Senna"The late, great...,"
 Bernie Ecclestone"Formula 1 supremo...,"
 Damon Hill"BRDC president...,"
 Ross Brawn"Master tactician...,"
d.Tyre clichés
e.Circuit clichés
 Bahrainfriendly locals
 Sepangsets the standard
 Melbournefour seasons in one day
 Imola"variante alta...,top of the circuit"
 Nurburgringnot as good as the old circuit
 Barcelonamuch better attended now that Alonso is in F1
 Monte Carlo"the streets of Monaco/Monte Carlo"
 Silverstone"fast" or "home of British motorsport", depending on how strictly the player wishes to observe the s.2(1) imperative (see above)
 Hockenheimmuch easier to set up for than the old circuit
 Hungaroringgo-kart track
 Monza"historic" or "banking"
 Shanghainever-ending first corner
 SuzukaFerris wheel
f.Corner clichés
 Bahrain turn 1"The Button Zone"

 a.Commentators' favourite jargon
 (Where a punditry Incident is associated with a named pundit (e.g. Brundleisms, Goodmanisms, etc.), that Incident shall invoke a penalty when the words are spoken by any pundit and the penalty is doubled if the words are spoken by someone who isn't even a pundit. For instance, if Martin Brundle uses the word "monstering", an Incident shall be deemed to have occurred and a penalty taken. The penalty is doubled if, for example, that Jay Kay bloke from Jamiroquai says it.)
back-marker - just the Incidents listed below:
"rooster tails"
"sea of red"
"tyre war"
"new boots"/"new set of boots"
"fall(ing) off the track"
"tumbling lap times"
"stunning sector time"
"all of the track and more"
mid-grid - all back-marker Incidents plus the following:
"set the [track/qualifying session] alight"
"the first to blink" [i.e. pit]
"run and hide"
"keeping someone honest"
"out of sequence"
"throw out the anchors", i.e. brakes
front-runner - all back-marker and mid-grid Incidents plus the following:
"the F1 circus"
"annex the front row"
"front-row lock-out"
"expensive" of a pit-stop, meaning "time-consuming"
"free pit-stop", e.g. under the safety car
"make it stick"
"dirty air"
"put the hammer down"
 (In Murray's continued lamented absence, a penalty must be taken if any of the following is heard during a review of a race on which He commentated, and a double penalty is invoked if any of these clichés are uttered by any other commentator or pundit.)
 "Anything can happen in Formula 1, and it usually does"
 "F1 is 'if' (spelled) backwards"
 "regenmaster" or "rainmeister" (but not "regenmeister" or "rainmaster")
 "Heeeeeere's Rubens!"
 "If that isn't...,I'm a Chinaman"
back-marker - just the Incidents listed below:
using "P(x)" for a position
"max out"
"in the sweet spot"
"straightaway" instead of "straight"
"crawling all over the back of"
mid-grid - all back-marker Incidents plus the following:
"race leader Michael Schumacher"
any really hackneyed cliché by unanimous consent
any nauseating fawning over Michael Schumacher by unanimous consent
"cut the tape" (at the end of a sector)
"Thank you, Steve. Hello, everyone."
failing to round up, e.g. describing 0.397s as "just over three tenths."
front-runner - all back-marker and mid-grid Incidents plus the following:
"in the mix"
"old-stager", i.e. old hand
tells us that you need x seconds "in your pocket" to make a pit-stop and maintain your position
tells us how much time 10kg of fuel costs in lap time
(in addition, take a penalty for any words or phrases from the James Allen Phrase Book)
back-marker - just the Incidents listed below:
"in the zone"
"the sharp end of the grid"
"keeping a watching brief" instead of "unable to overtake"
"armful(s) of opposite lock"
"line of least resistance"
"confidence lift"
"catapult out of a corner"
"do a wall of death", i.e. go round the outside of a corner
"give/giving it plenty"
mid-grid - all back-marker Incidents plus the following:
"pump(ing) in" a fast lap/sector time
"run out of road"
"rear gunner", i.e. a driver who helps his team-mate
"get out of the throttle"
"he's got the car underneath him."
"give [someone] a hurry-up"
"fat on fuel"
"save" (as a noun), e.g. "save of the day" or "great save"
"diagonal the straight"
reference to a lock-up turning a tyre into a "fifty-pence piece"
front-runner - all back-marker and mid-grid Incidents plus the following:
"In F1 you're always either giving pressure or taking it"
"from the get-go", i.e. "from the start"
"kiss the kerb"
"hustle the car [through a turn]"
"the best seat in the house" when an incident happens right in front of another driver
"get out of jail free card" (often used about large run-off areas, which allow recoveries from mistakes)
"hurry up and wait"
"give/giving it plenty"
talk about how water on your visor makes it look as if it's raining much more heavily than it really is
"v-max", i.e. top speed
"hanging it out"
"knock a corner [i.e. a wheel] off"
"deliver up" (a good lap, etc.)
"stand up in the seat", i.e. rise to the occasion
"chasing the throttle"
"take a bite out of", e.g. a barrier
"ride the kerbs"
"a hint of a lift"
 "Bad luck, [insert hapless driver's name here]"
 a shot of her armful of bangles
 "two thousand six" instead of "two thousand and six" (or any missing "and" in a number)
 "And I'll tell you what"
 Asks a question like he's setting a GCSE Philosophy exam, e.g. "Reflect a little on...,", "Consider...,"
 h.Blundellisms (with thanks to Planet-F1.com)
 "Very much indeed, Steve."
 inappropriate use of the word "what", e.g.
 "Loyalty is not a word what's used around the paddock very much." or
 "This is the value what Williams have seen in the guy."
 "at this moment in time" or "at this point in time"
 "at the end of the day"
 pronounces "-ing" as "-ink"
 sports a loud and/or revolting shirt
 i.Other punditry Incidents
 Martin corrects James
 use of the words "fanatical" and "tifosi" in the same sentence
 someone excitedly reports that smoke from a car is a blown engine and then realises it was a wheel locking up
 cut to driver's wife or girlfriend
 reference to a driver living in Monaco
 use of the phrase "for sure" by a foreign driver
 mention of track or ambient temperature
 talk about how fast/slow the parade lap is, according to whether the man on pole is on Michelins or Bridgestones
 a time of 1:12.0 is called "a one-twelve flat"
 a commentator talks about getting a lift with a driver to or from the circuit
 a commentator fails to cope when a team radio transmission cuts in
 someone swears during a team radio transmission
 a commentator forgets that there are now 22 cars on the grid and not 20
 a commentator mentions the result of the GP2 race without warning
  i."drop zone"; usually, e.g., "Yuji Ide is in the drop zone"
  ii."on the bubble", i.e. close to the knockout zone cut-off point
 b.The Gridwalk
  i.interview with Bernie Ecclestone
  ii.interview with the pole-sitter
  iii.interview with someone who clearly doesn't know what the fuck is going on
  iv.someone refuses an interview
  v.someone attacks or irritates Martin, or steals something of his
  i.a driver has to use the spare car
  ii.a driver licks an earplug before inserting it
  iii.the FIA bans a new device as soon as another team complains about it, despite having previously cleared the device with the original team
  iv.a driver pronounces "circuit" as "seer-quit", in the style of the late, great Aye-air-ton Senna
  v.the T-car is set up for the wrong driver
  vi.Christian Horner says "you know"
 d.Formation Lap
  i.a car stalls on the grid, or is slow away so that it is overtaken
  ii.commentators discuss whether wiggling the car warms up the tyres
  iii.commentators discuss whether overtaking is allowed on the formation lap
 e.In The Pits
  i.a team fucks up a pitstop
  ii.a driver runs into or over one of his mechanics
  iii.the fuel rig fails
  iv.a driver drags one or more mechanics with him as he leaves his pit
  v.a driver stalls
  vi.a driver removes a tear-off as he exits the pits, immediately after his visor has been cleaned
 f.Racing Incidents
SMALL PRINT The race is on from the first red light going on until the winner climbs out of the car in parc fermé.
  i.stall on the grid
  ii.overtaking for position on the track - live on camera only - after the first corner
  iii.safety car goes out
  iv.safety car comes in
  v.driver takes a stop/go penalty
  vi.a driver retires or has an irreparable crash
  vii.a change in weather conditions
  viii.inappropriate driver gesture captured in slow motion
  ix.an umbrella or other non-motor-racing item on the circuit, or a spectator
  x.a driver gets a lift back to the pits on a scooter
  xi.team-mates collide
  xii.a car rejoins the track after going seriously (all four wheels) off-road
  xiii.comment that gravel and/or mud will be spread over the track from the sidepods next time a recently off-roaded car brakes
  xiv.the producer focuses excessively on an under-performing home team or driver
  xv.during a shot of the crowd, someone realises they're on TV and starts waving and pointing at the screen (one penalty per shot of the crowd, not one penalty per person waving and pointing at the screen, obviously)
  xvi.a shot of Ross Brawn eating a banana
  xvii.a shot of Flavio Briatore's underarm sweat patches
  xviii.drivers disagree about blame for an incident together
  xix.the winner swerves over to the pitwall to acknowledge his team
  xx.notification of a driver under investigation
  xxi.notification of result of investigation
  i.a trophy is presented by someone you've heard of
  ii.a driver or team is placed under investigation for an alleged breach of the rules
  iii.a trailer for some other sporting event, usually one that is "live and exclusive on ITV"
iv.Advertisement Break
 a.an advert for a car linked to an F1 team (Fiat, Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Renault, Honda, Toyota)
 b.an advert for Michelin or Bridgestone tyres
 c.an advert featuring a current or past F1 driver
 d.an advert featuring F1 imagery
 e.an advert for a brand of alcoholic beverage being used by any of the players
 f.after the break: "James Allen and Martin Brundle [or Mark Blundell/some other poor sap] with you."

[1] This applies even in the absence of Murray from the commentary squad.
[2] Federation Internationale de l'Alcosport.