Predict the Japanese GP winner to win F1 DVD boxsets, T-shirts and more

Who’s going to come out on top in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix?

Make your predictions below and you could win a Lotus DVD boxset or a pair of F1 T-shirts this weekend.

The competition closes before final practice on Saturday so make your prediction now.

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.

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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.
Race:
Pole
Position 1
Position 2
Position 3
Position 4
Position 5
Name:
Email:

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.

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19 comments on Predict the Japanese GP winner to win F1 DVD boxsets, T-shirts and more

  1. MacLeod said on 8th October 2010, 9:31

    I am Going for the offchance it will be raining. Sutil 5th

  2. sabatino said on 8th October 2010, 9:31

    90 % of probability of precipitation tomorrow during qualifying ! Instead race will be on a dry track ! I hope in a unpredictable qualifying tomorrow , this way the race will be very amazing indeed !

  3. Dammit, forgot it’ll probably be raining….

  4. I notice many others have also picked Vettel on pole but Webber to lead the Red Bull cars home in the race.

    Guess the feeling that Red Bull will feel it has to follow Ferrari’s example is growing.

    • dyslexicbunny said on 8th October 2010, 18:57

      Actually Mike, I see Vettel legitimately making a mistake during the race. I would like to hope that Red Bull doesn’t help Webber out.

      I see it being a wet race and Vettel’s mistake allows Hamilton to get past him. But you never know, it might just be wishful thinking.

  5. Vincent1972 said on 8th October 2010, 11:38

    Gambling again to get the elusive big points haul to be on top 10. Need some rain, crashes and a clear crystal ball. Fingers crossed!!! :)

  6. giorgio said on 8th October 2010, 11:46

    I’ll have to do a wet qualifying in F12010 to get an idea what the times will be like in rainy conditions before i put my prediction! :)

  7. it will be a wet qualification. looking forward to it

  8. Sush Meerkat said on 8th October 2010, 19:54

    I’m hedging my bet on Sakon getting another bout of food poisoning, because I’ve predicted Klien to get the top step of the podium.

  9. Calum said on 8th October 2010, 20:16

    We need it to be wet, pray for the rain…if it rains god is giving Lewis what he needs otherwise honestly the dry quali means vettel on pole and another redbull, ferrari points haul unless it rains on sunday agian. This weekend is the crucial weekend in my eyes.

  10. DOH!!!! Wet! Damn, that pole time (and holder) will probably be wrong.

  11. Calum said on 8th October 2010, 21:42

    If Dry conditions expect lap times between: 1:30.400 and 1:32.00 for the top 5 and if wet +4 or 5 seconds :0

  12. I hate the rain. Taken a complete gamble on wet qualifying.

  13. nannini said on 8th October 2010, 22:49

    Please do take into account possible team orders when selecting your choices.

  14. Scalextric said on 9th October 2010, 1:54

    Vettel for pole, Webber for the win on team orders. You read it here first!

  15. TimmyA said on 9th October 2010, 4:01

    It won’t let me add my prediction? And qualifying hasn’t started yet.

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