F1 tickets and more to win in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This year's Predictions Champion will be going to the British Grand Prix
This year's Predictions Champion will be going to the British Grand Prix

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is back for the 2010 season!

This year we’ve got a bigger competition with – for the first time – prizes to win at every race. We’ve got paintings, F1 DVDs and copies of Autocourse to be won.

And the winner of the overall championship will claim the grand prize of grandstand tickets for the 2011 British Grand Prix. Of course it’s entirely free to enter – join in below…

The prizes

This year we’re giving away a pair of prizes every race weekend.

On top of that at the end of the year the top 12 finishers all get prizes – and whoever scores the highest overall will be going to the 2011 British Grand Prix. Here are the prizes in full:

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2011 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship will win grandstand tickets to the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

This is the first time we’ve offered F1 race tickets as a prize at F1 Fanatic and I hope you all agree it’s a fitting reward for the F1 expert who can best predict who will be on top in 2010.

The grand prize winner will receive tickets to all three days of the 2011 British Grand Prix with reserved grandstand seating for the race.

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher in the championship will win an F1 painting by Rob Ijbema.

You get to choose which F1 driver, present or past, will feature in the painting. Or you can pick one of the other motor racing paintings on Rob’s site Car-a-day.


Runners-up prizes: Autocourse 2010-2011

The ten players who finish in third to 12th positions in the championship will win a copy of the 2010-2011 edition of Autocourse.

The highly respected journal of Formula 1 and other major international four-wheeled racing series is published at the end of every season.

This year the publication marks its 60th anniversary edition.

NB. 2009 edition cover used for illustration

Race winners prize: The Lotus Story DVD Box Set

Duke Video are supplying the prize for the player who gets the highest score in each round.

With the Lotus name returning to F1 in 2010 what better prize than a DVD box set showing the history of this great team. This four-disc set “The Lotus Story” chronicles Lotus’s participation in F1 from the company’s beginning in 1948 up to its F1 withdrawal in 1994.

Duke are also offering a special promotion exclusive to all F1 Fanatic readers – whenever you order from them you can get 15% off using the promotional code F1Fanatic at the checkout.

Race runners-up prize: F1 race winner print

The second place finisher in each race will win a 40x35cm print of the race winner from Motorsport in Print.

How to enter

Entries will open in the week before every race. You have until the start of free practice three on Saturday to make your predictions.

You can post your predictions for the first race now below or wait until nearer the deadline. A reminder will be posted on the site after free practice two on Friday.

Each player may predict the pole sitter and the top five finishers in the race. See below for the rules in full.

Please try to pick an original and distinctive user name – something a bit more descriptive than just a first name. We had a lot of very similar entries last year!

[motorracingleague entry=4]

Competition terms and conditions

1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Silverstone Circuit, Duke Video, Motorsport in Print, Car-a-Day or Icon Publishing Ltd.
3. Predictions will open up to one week before the start of final practice on the Saturday of a Grand Prix weekend and will be promoted on the front page of F1 Fanatic before closing prior to the start of final practice.
4. In each round players are invited to predict (a) who will be on pole position and (b) what the top five finishers will be (five different drivers).
5. Players accumulate points in each round as follows:
a. Correctly naming the pole sitter: 2 points
b. Correctly naming one/two/three/four/five driver/s who finish in the top five: 1/2/3/5/8 points
c. Correctly predicting where one/two/three/four/five driver/s finish: 2/6/14/24/40 points
6. Whoever scores the most points over the 19 races from round one (Bahrain) to 19 (Abu Dhabi) wins the grand prize.
7. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who picked the most race winners correctly, then second places finishers and so on. If that fails to produce a winner the editor will choose a means of deciding who has won.
8. Predictions must be entered using the form or e-mailled to competition@f1fanatic.co.uk
9. Once a prediction has been made it cannot be altered.
10. In the event of a dispute the editor?s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
12. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included. Event date TBC.
13. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within seven days of each Grand Prix. Lotus DVDs and F1 paintings will be despatched within 28 days of that email being sent. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available. Autocourse books will be despatched once they are published.

130 comments on “F1 tickets and more to win in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship”

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  1. Is it possible to participate even if we are outside the UK? And if so, do we pay the delivery?

    1. Good news! Yes it’s open to people outside the UK, no you don’t have to pay delivery. :-)

    2. Thatt’ just what I was going to ask, thanks Keith!

    3. Thanks Keith, that was my question too as I know I will be moving out from the UK in a month!!!!! :)

      1. I don’t think first prize realy suits people outside of the UK, unless travel is included, but I don’t think that is going to happen.

        On a side note, it is fantastic to so that we have 65 people joined up to our Fantasy Leauge over on FSPORTS.

        Good luck to everyone in both competitions!

  2. Dindnt get the deadline. From that countdown I undrstand its till the end of SP, am I correct?

    1. You have until the start of free practice three on Saturday to make your predictions.

  3. newnnhamlea1
    8th March 2010, 17:22

    keith, you might want to correct the size of the race runners up prize, if that is the genuine size i wouldnt know were to put it.

    1. Yes that would be a bit much! cm, of course…

  4. 5 positions! will guessing the winner of a race be worth more points than guessing 5th place?
    great prizes btw!!!

    1. José Baudaier
      9th March 2010, 1:47

      Should be the other way around. Everybody talks about the first positions. So it is harder to guess the fifth.

  5. Looking forward to it keith :)

    1. me too :D

  6. Wow, that was tough!! It’s so open this year that deciding who to put where was near impossible. So I’ve guessed…

  7. One word – spectacular.

  8. Only one apart from me cheering for the King, Schumacher, lets see,…

  9. interesting last year i didnt enter, and this is free which is even better.

    But S*** it’s only until saturday the 2010 cars are set loose for “real”, my head is thumping already.

  10. Keith, how much of the Silverstone track is visible from the Grandstand ? Is it only the start-finish straight ? I want to be prepared for when I go there :)

    1. The exact location of the grandstand hasn’t been decided yet, partly because of the new building work which will be going on between the 2010 and 2011 races.

  11. 42 points is the maximum then? 19*42 = 840-19 =
    = 821 points is the maximum of the whole season?

    1. No, 50 – the points accumulate:

      Two points for a win.
      Eight for correctly naming the drivers in the top five.
      40 for getting them in the right order.

      So max score for the season is 950.

  12. dont get too cocky :)

  13. I’m so excited I half want to make the predicitons now but I’ll be shrewd and wait for practice although I doubt that will give away much either!

    1. if you wait on saturday practice you can’t enter :p

      1. Yeah but I still have Friday :P

        1. If I forget…….

  14. Very enticing competition, Keith. F1 tickets – holy split!. One question – The Lotus DVD box set is the prize for every race? So someone might end up with multiple copies…?

    1. Potentially, yes, but that’s what eBay is for :-)

    2. I’d like a print for the bedroom wall, tell you what maciek, you win and I’ll come second!

  15. Nice. In the words of Murray: ‘Oh fantastic!’

  16. Perfect!!

    Stretching the field to five picks make likelyhood of a tie improbable but gives great opportunity to keep it close all the way to Abu Dhabi.

    Can’t wait to try this out for a full season and see how I stack up against the rest of you fanatics.
    Good luck everyone. We’re all gonna need it…

  17. incredible!

  18. hahaha i totally messed that one up.. should have read it properly.. ive have done them in starting order.. Oops

  19. Can I enter even though I cant win the prizes???

    1. Yes you can (he’s my brother in case you’re wondering, everyone!)

      1. LOL!!! That was funny :)

      2. I don’t know if there are any legal issues, but I think you should have not excluded yourself (and employees, family, etc) from the competition for the simple reason there’s no way you could fix the results, so yours would be a legitimate victory IMO.

  20. Keith, you’re my hero! Thanks so much for this!

    1. You’re welcome :-)

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