We had a seven-way tie for first place with each player scoring 17 points. The pole position time tie-breaker was used to select who won the top two prizes.
Abreeden’s prediction was just 0.110s away so they win a 1971 Autocourse eBook! The runner-up prize, an F1 poster from PJ Tierney, goes to Chelseano161997.
The other five top scorers for this round were Westpole, Stryker, Rach, Bisutommy79 and Adamtys.
The result puts Carpy3 in the championship lead by a point for Chrissylyn. One of this week’s top scorers Bisutommy79 is tied for third with Mazzaf1.
Lewis Hamilton was by far your favourite to take pole position – 78.6% of you picked him and he didn’t disappoint.
Out of the 1,268 entrants this week, just two picked Fernando Alonso to win the race: Middelboe and Davidfaekillie. Hamilton was the favourite here too, picked by 54.8% of you.
Nobody picked Sergio Perez to finish second – in fact, he only got nominated to finish in the top five by seven people, and all of them put him fifth.
The top eight predictions are listed below, and you can view the points standings in full here.
You can enter your picks for the Chinese Grand Prix and every other round of the Predictions Championship below. Remember you can edit your prediction for a race at any time up until the start of qualifying:
F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012 - Malaysia
View the full Predictions Championship standings and statistics here:
- F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship standings
- F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race-by-race statistics
2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship overall prizes
Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix
The person who scores the most points over the whole season will win two grandstand tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The grand prize winner will receive tickets to all three days of the event with reserved seating for the race.
- Buy British Grand Prix tickets via the Silverstone website or call the ticket hotline on 0844 3728 300
Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice
The second place finisher will win a Formula 1 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:
Runner-up prize: Racecar Engineering subscriptions
The five players with the next highest scores (positions three to seven) will each win a year’s subscription to Racecar Engineering magazine.
Racecar Engineering is the world’s leading motorsport technology magazine. Every issue is packed with in-depth features, interviews and analysis from Formula One, Le Mans and all forms racing and rallying.
Runner-up prize: Autocourse calendars
The five players with the next highest scores (positions eight to 12) will each win a 2013 Autocourse calendar.
The Autocourse Grand Prix calendar contains images taken during the season of all the major players competing in the Formula One World Championship.
The images are high resolution and taken by one of the world’s leading Grand Prix photographers, the calendar is printed on art quality paper and comes with a stiffened backing board and shrink wrapped for protection.
More prizes to be announced
Further prizes will be announced during the season.
2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race prizes
Race winner’s prize: Autocourse eBooks
The highest scorer in each race will win an Autocourse eBook. The 1971 edition will be the first prize up for grabs.
The Autocourse eBooks are faithful reproductions of the original annuals in digital form. The colour, clarity of images and text have been improved to modern standards, but the content remains in original format.
Autocourse has become the definitive record of Formula One racing the world over and early editions are collector’s items, which regularly trade for hundreds of pounds.
- The 1971 Autocourse eBook is available from www.autocourse.com for £19.99 with free postage/packing to UK customers.
Runner-up prize: F1 posters by PJ Tierney
The second-placed player in each race will win one of PJ Tierney’s excellent unofficial Formula 1 posters.
You can view PJ’s posters along with his other work on his website:
Image © Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo