The Red Bull crash worked out very nicely for John Dobson. He won round seven of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship after predicting the top five finishers exactly.
He only missed out on two points for predicting the pole sitter correctly.
The runner-up prize this week goes to Costa who predicted four of the top five plus the pole sitter.
John wins a Lotus DVD boxset while Costa collects a painting of race winner Lewis Hamilton. John’s prediction has also propelled him into the top ten in the championship standings.
Mirroring what happened in the drivers’ championship last weekend, a two-way tie at the top has been broken, with Arpi_ taking the overall lead.
Our championship leader has 81 points with 600 left to win in the remaining races.
More than 40% of players will have been cursing Sebastian Vettel’s crash – having predicted him to win the race.
See below for the standings in full and find more statistics on the Predictions Championship here:
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
This prize is supplied by Motorsport in Print.