Seven players tie for top score in Korean round of Predictions Championship

Lewis Hamilton, Chris Dyer, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Korea, 2010

The tie-breaker had to be invoked for round 17 of the Predictions Championship after seven players tied for best prediction.

Guessing the pole position time for this race was always going to be tricky but H Mrkovic did the best job, getting within 0.032s of the pole time and scooping the top prize this weekend.

Second place goes to Ludde, who was less than two tenths of a second off getting it spot-on.

H Mrkovic wins a Lotus DVD box set courtesy of Duke Video and Ludde wins a pair of F1 T-shirts supplied by Unlap.

Those who tied with them for the highest score this weekend were Fahad Alam, trullidead09, Luca Renoldi, George Tunnicliffe and Robert Pfeffer.

Jimfaekillie retains a healthy lead in the overall championship but behind him things are incredibly close: seven players are covered by just two points.

Fernando Alonso was the third favourite to win this weekend with 18% of players picking him. Lewis Hamilton was the top pick with 37%.

If you didn’t have any luck in this week’s round don’t worry, we’ve got another competition coming up soon on F1 Fanatic.

View the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship standings in full

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race-by-race statistics

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

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.

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 below. If you have trouble submitting your entry via the form please email 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.

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26 comments on Seven players tie for top score in Korean round of Predictions Championship

  1. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 26th October 2010, 10:58

    Damn, lost my Top 100 place.

    Looks like jimfaekillie is going to win this – he’s(?) pretty far ahead!

  2. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 26th October 2010, 11:10

    I’m 130rd. That sounds good, but of the 3500+ people to have taken part so far, only around 500 of them seem to have taken part in most or every race. Looking at it this way, my score is actually pretty crap…

    But I scored 11 in Korea, which was actually one of my very best scores :)

    • Alex Bkk (@alex-bkk) said on 26th October 2010, 11:40

      I gotta 9… but it moved me up about 50 places to the mid 400′s.

      But that’s what I get for picking Alonso to win very race… :P

    • lol Ned I know the feeling, I’ve given up on this season now

    • macahan said on 26th October 2010, 13:30

      ouch… you make me feel sooo good… So with me being shared 292 position with 12 other people… yeah.. 130rd is crap what is 292.. please don’t tell me.. lol.. I managed to salvage 3 points from a horrible weekend. Only scored less 4 times. Twice was on my vacation when I couldn’t get my prediction in (I would been soooo right for Silverstone, ;) alright maybe not soo right lol… but couldn’t submit prediction on my blackberry and wasn’t going to pay 14GBP for 24 hr internet access)

  3. This weekend gave me lots of pain when 3 of the title contender were outside the top 5!

  4. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 26th October 2010, 11:14

    A zero? What! I’m never entering it on my phone again.

  5. trulli dead09 said on 26th October 2010, 11:23

    im pretty sure i used the wrong user name for this cos it says i only scored this round :S

  6. Well, this race was just a disaster for me :-(

    Only 3 pt socred, and dropped from 22nd to 30th. My chances of winning a book just fade away…

  7. Todfod (@todfod) said on 26th October 2010, 12:08

    Good to see the Predictor’s championship is as exciting as the F1 WDC this year.

  8. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 26th October 2010, 12:28

    I did terrible again! I have now slipped into the 200s… :( Off topic a bit, but Keith, I like the new html tags buttons!

  9. Franton said on 26th October 2010, 13:35

    My chances at this just went the same way as Button’s championship hopes.

  10. Fahad alam said on 26th October 2010, 13:37

    Yeah tied for the top results

  11. Joey-Poey said on 26th October 2010, 15:18

    alas, one of my poorest scores after my best last week :C. Back to 227th I go.

  12. dyslexicbunny said on 26th October 2010, 16:15

    Awesome. I’m tied with a bunch of people that quit halfway through. Then again, I started halfway through.

  13. tobinen said on 26th October 2010, 16:17

    Hanging in there at 11th. Only 5 points for Korea :0(

  14. George (@george) said on 26th October 2010, 17:41

    3 points this week, finally broken 100!

  15. Steph said on 26th October 2010, 17:58

    My title hopes are over but I’m aiming to beat those around me. I’m not making the gains I would have liked but I’m putting everything into these last couple of races :P Be warned Ayrton …
    oh and good luck! :)

    • Ayrton said on 27th October 2010, 6:08

      Congrats Steph…you made up 5 points on me. I am scared by your determination. Thanks to my lucky 31 score in one race though you have a tough job ahead of you…but you can do it! My secret goal is to beat you in the overall standings…also a tough job though. :-)

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