Who will win the German Grand Prix? Make your predictions and win F1 prizes

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Will the German crowd get a home win this weekend?

Can anyone prevent Red Bull from taking yet another pole position?

Make your German Grand Prix predictions below and you could win from a stack of prizes including new F1 Fanatic T-shirts.

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. (Please note this DVD is in PAL format).

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: Two F1 T-shirts

The second place finisher in each race will win a race winner’s T-shirt and Official F1 Fanatic T-shirt from Unlap.

This prize is supplied by Unlap.

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, the pole position lap time and the top five finishers in the race. See below for the rules in full.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc – e.g. for a lap of one minute, 25.386 seconds enter 01:25.386

After submitting your prediction the page will refresh to show your prediction has been added. If this does not happen, or you are concerned your prediction has not been received, please get in touch using the contact form.

Please try to pick an original and distinctive user name – something a bit more descriptive than just a first name and use the same name for every race you enter.

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2010
No races available in this championship.
Position 1
Position 2
Position 3
Position 4
Position 5

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 came closest to predicting the pole position time correctly. 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 above. If you have trouble submitting your entry via the form please notify me and send your prediction using the contact form.
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.

Don’t miss a single round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Subscribe to F1 Fanatic using RSS, email or Twitter: Click here for more information.

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35 comments on “Who will win the German Grand Prix? Make your predictions and win F1 prizes”

  1. damonsmedley
    23rd July 2010, 14:22

    Could you please check if my entry saved Keith? I clicked “Add Prediction” and it said there was an error. So I closed my browser, tried again and got this message: “Your entry could not be saved to the database. Duplicate entry \’damonsmedley-31\’ for key 2” – I didn’t enter as damonsmedley-32 if that is what it is saying?

    1. Yep it’s there.

      1. damonsmedley
        23rd July 2010, 14:32

        Thank you. I was worried there that someone had stolen my name!

  2. I posted two weeks ago a message with some amateur statistics trying to correlate PF2 and the grid positions (with, actually, no practical results). However other question arose from the comments: Is the grid positions a good race prediction? (A bunch of people were able to predicted pretty much the grid, but they collected only few points, me included). Below you find the points that one could get if the grid was introduced as a race prediction:
    Bahrein 16, Australian 5, Malaysian 7, Chinese 5, Spain 13, Monaco 24, Turquish 7,
    Canadian 13, European 6, British 5: Total 101
    As we can see only Monaco, where its virtually impossible to overtake, the grid gave a reasonable amount of points. Australian, Chinese and British GP´s were the worst grid guessing. But if you compare the actual prediction championship standings with this “grid” contentor, you realise that it would be tied with arpi_ (101 points). So, the grid is not a bad guessing after all.

  3. I also noticed that you didn’t have the option of choosing Sakon Yamamoto.

    The ods are very unlikly but you never know and it does not make it look very professional when not all the drivers are listed.

    1. Sorry that is a bit of an oversight. For the record, predictions for Chandhok will be counted for Yamamoto.

      1. Glad to see Chandhok’s still in there. I think I’ll pick him for pole and the win. On a serious not though, you should add fastest lap and its time to the predictions, that would add another level of difficulty in predictions!

        1. That’s not difficulty – that’s just guessing.

    2. The chance of Sakon Yamamoto finishing in the Top 5 is less than 0%

      1. But he might get pole..! (joking)

  4. Jason Lopez
    23rd July 2010, 16:02

    Man, I messed up my pole time. I was looking at the wet times instead of dry. Now I hope it will drizzle.

    1. I’m tipping for a whet pole position as well. Went with Vettel, not sure, just he still seems to get the laps in when needed during Q3. Webber might do it as well and if it’s really wet, almost anything can happen.

      Makes it even more of a guess than last time round.

  5. The Comedian 39
    23rd July 2010, 16:36

    I’m goin for a wet quali & race… Sutil 5th.. i can hope…

    1. Electrolite
      23rd July 2010, 17:34

      I went fot Sutil 5th too! I think it’s the Silverstone performance he gave that made me choose him as well.

      1. What was so great about Sutil’s performance in Silverstone then?

  6. Hey Keith i noticed when i clicked on the link for UNLAP it tried to open unlap.com instead of unlap.co.uk where i can order your shirts.
    Should it be doing that or should the .com be working the same?

  7. ILoveVettel
    23rd July 2010, 18:26

    I got the same message as damonsmedley.
    Don’t know if its saved or not.

    Just in case, my predictions are:

    1. Your prediction is also in.

      The message damon and you described is what you get if your prediction has already been received and you try to post it again.

      1. Damon != Damonsmedley


  8. Worked perfectly for me!

  9. Here’s my prediction. What ever predict won’t happen.

    1. That’s what happens to me, which is why I don’t bother to submit my predictions. No one needs to keep track of my incorrect predictions…

  10. I’m putting my predictions here because otherwise I’ll forget them! Webber – Hamilton – Alonso – Rosberg – Massa

  11. LOL. For some reason, my username is coming up as ‘The Genuine Jim’ in the box for entering?? Also, his email address is showing as well? How random!

  12. Can you view the predictions on an iPhone, Keith?

  13. why do ferrari do not have curst system and why massa is still in ferrai team as he is not giving better results then ferando alonso

    1. Well, this year the teams agreed not to use the KERS system.
      And Massa isn’t doing too badly, I think it’s a bit too early to think about sacking him, considering his performance in previous years.

  14. Keith .. can you allow me to redo my prediction – I have alonso on pole but not in the final ranking (oversight) .. please please please – can I redo my entry :(

  15. Pedro Andrade
    24th July 2010, 8:42

    Hi Keith, there’s still one hour to go to FP3, but the predictions’ already closed. Is it possible to re-open them?

    1. Pedro Andrade
      24th July 2010, 9:09

      Problem solved, thanks!

  16. Keith. It wont let me do mine. It say email doesnt match? I only use 1 address!?

    This is what I want
    Pole Vet
    1st Alo
    2nd Vet
    3rd web
    4th Ham
    5th Schm

  17. Sorry Keith, but I had trouble adding my prediction since morning. If you could still add mine:

    Pole WEB
    1st WEB
    2nd ALO
    3rd MAS
    4th BUT
    5th ROS

  18. US Williams Fan
    24th July 2010, 21:29

    I could not get the site to work….. but sent you a message with my predictions. Did you get them? Thanks!


  19. I had 29 points until Massa’s ‘misshifts’. Ah well, still got 19 points, equalling my personal best from Barcelona.

    1. I would’ve gotten 17 without Massa letting Alonso through, now I’m only getting 9. Although I did win some money with a bet on Alonso.

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