Australian GP predictions results

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

DJDaveyP predicted the Australian Grand Prix better than anyone
DJDaveyP predicted the Australian Grand Prix better than anyone

DJDaveyP was the top predictor at the Australian Grand Prix weekend – he was the only person to correctly pick a Brawn GP one-two headed by Jenson Button, with Button also on pole.

He came out on top in the first predictions game of the year as we warm up for the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship which will start at the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. Here are the results from the Australian Grand Prix:

First place: 35 points

DJDaveyP

Second place: 25 points

Paradoxos, Matt (2)

Fourth place: 20 points

Kallan, PawelF1, SamS, Simon, Luigismen, Sudhakar, Matt, Vegito2055, Phillippe, F1Fan, Keith Collantine

15th place: 10 points

Adam Lewis, Brody, Owen, Alastair, Ali, SYM, Dan Wells, Dan, Stealthman, Damjan006, Todd, Andy, Brendan, Pete Firestarter, SteveRobbo, Greg76, Dex69, Adrian, PJA, Rtut, Mystic Pizza, Darkcloud65, Whewbacca the cookie, Eddie Irvine, Loki, Rahzam, Cameron, Yosteffen, Bruno Cesar, Striay, TommyB, Cristian Fenichi, Darren, MacademiaNut, Donwatter, Kamran, Daniel, Haas, Pete Baldwin, Calhalla, Roser, Dave, Rcapanni, Nefastius, Michel S., Sriram, Bassfighter, Julian Billingham, Ioan, Sas, Graham 228221, Adam Tate, Toadette

Well played DJ DaveyP, and runners-up Paradoxos and Matt (one of two Matts who entered – might want to add a bit to your user names next time guys!). But can they repeat their form this weekend?

We’ll have a fresh round of predictions for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. I’m thinking about tweaking the points system to spread the results out a bit more – leave any suggestions for how we could do that below.

We had over 200 predictions for the Australian Grand Prix. Join in the fun again this weekend – keep an eye out for the Malaysian Grand Prix predictions post after free practice two finishes on Friday.

But it all gets more serious when the Chinese Grand Prix weekend arrives and we start playing for prizes…

Update – OK so with Trulli promoted to third the scorers are now:

1st, 35 points – DJDaveyp, Simon, Luigismen, Sudhaker,

5th, 25 points – Alastair, Dan, Donwatters, Paradoxos, Matt (2), Ioan, Toadette

12th, 20 points – Kallan, PawelF1, SamS, Matt, Vegito2055, Phillippe, F1Fan, Keith Collantine

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  1. Great comp Keith, keep up the good work!

    A suggestion for spreading the points – how about points for getting a driver in the top 3 but the wrong position. Say 2 or 5 points? At the moment you could have the top 3 drivers but in the wrong order and get no points for it.

    And I’m not just saying that because I had Barrichello 3rd!

    1. Macademianut
      1st April 2009, 15:40

      This comment should be an example for FIA for not changing to the medal system. BRAVO. :)

    2. Or use the difference between predicted order and actual order?

      e.g.:
      correct position: 10 points
      off by 1: 6 points
      off by 2: 3 points

  2. I hope the on-screen graphics for everyone competing will include a little battery which shows how much energy they are spending on it……. :-)

  3. StrFerrari4Ever
    1st April 2009, 8:22

    damn i better try harder for Sepang :D

  4. Didn’t do to well here, but my ‘fantasy f1’ teams won me a pair of Mclaren shoes worth 140€ so I can’t complain :D

    1. Which Fantasy page do you use? I would like to join it with those type of prizes lol!

  5. I’m thinking about tweaking the points system to spread the results out a bit more

    How typically FIA of you! :D

  6. I noticed Keith is using a points system, but wouldn’t mind a medal system in F1 or winner takes all

  7. I reckon you should go for the gold medals system, mate ;-) points are just so outdated :-)

  8. I don’t accept that! It was illegal. I’ll appeal the decision immediately!

  9. Maybe we could have another category of prediction for each race, Keith.
    Number of Disqualifications, Penalties and Appeals.

  10. I actually won a predictions game! Wow!
    I must be getting better! I’m usually full of something!

  11. I said Barrichello Raikkonen Trulli would be 1st 2nd and 3rd… FIA took me that one with Trulli :(

  12. I don’t even remember my predictions, lol! I do remember trying to go for whatever anyone else wasn’t going for, a bit of a Spyker-Nurburgring-2007 tactic…obviously didn’t pay off as well!

    10 points is still better than a kick in the gonads! :D

  13. congrats djdaveyp. mois….10 pts…yippeee :)

  14. I went for Button 2nd and Barichello 3rd and got no points despite being really close on 2 drivers.
    someone could guess the right top 3 but in the wrong order and get no points while someone else gets one driver right and 2 drivers completely wrong and pick up points. something not quite right there.

    1. bassfighter
      1st April 2009, 12:24

      that souds like we must guess all the 20 places…
      and than after the race: why don’t I have points? :S I at least had all the 20 drivers… but not in the right order :D

    2. Gazzap – Yeah that’s why I’m thinking of tweaking the system!

  15. could you live somewhere a link so we could check exacly when we were tiping :P

  16. Thanks for tallying this Keith it must take some time, I want to say the effort is appreciated!
    I wouldn’t want it to become over complicated for you to score but I second Owens suggestion of a few points for guessing a top 3 driver regardless of whether they’re 1st 2nd or 3rd.

  17. Nah! Its about accuracy! Getting 1 right is better than getting 3 in the wrong order.

    1. I’m sorry but I think getting the whole podium in the wrong order is a little bit better than guessing the third placed driver or the winner only

      It’s hard to guess the whole podium! even if is not in the correct order

  18. My predictions were “trulli” disastrous… I put poor Jarno as poleman AND winner!
    But I am now in possession of a powerful weapon; just have to nominate my most hated driver as winner for Sepang and voilà… an awful weekend for him.

  19. The person who comes first in the most races should win! lol

    1. and second place can be decided by most points

    2. and third place can be decided by wins. Take that Bernie! Now who has the most complex and rdiculous system imaginable?

    3. (Mind you, this is for the fianl season-long positions. We should make the individual races’ points system even more complicated!)

    4. Now who has the most complex and rdiculous system imaginable?

      That would be NASCAR…

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