Three-way tie in Chinese round of Predictions Championship

Predictions Championship

Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Norbert Haug, Lewis Hamilton, Shanghai, 2012Three players tied for the highest score in round three of the Predictions Championship.

That meant the tie-breaker had to be used to decide who won which prizes.

Ode_nobunaga was closest to guessing the pole position time correctly and they win a 1971 Autocourse eBook. The second place prize of a Grand Prix Heroes DVD goes to Nini1066, and Stri wins an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

The latest results leaves a two-way tie at the top of the points table with ButtonUp09 and Chrissylyn on 59 each.

Few people predicted Nico Rosberg’s success last weekend. He was only the fifth most popular choice for pole, chosen by 37 players (3.84%). A mere five people picked him to win the race – and the only player to choose both was Pb7_phil.

Despite his grid penalty, over a quarter of players predicted Lewis Hamilton would take pole position. Jenson Button was the most popular choice for pole and the win. The top seven predictions are below.

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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.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

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:

Racecar Engineering

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

1971 Autocourse ebook

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, and later players will have the chance to win 1972 to 1976 editions.

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 for ??19.99 with free postage/packing to UK customers.

First runner-up prize: Grand Prix Heroes DVD

Grand Prix Heroes DVDsThe second-placed player in each race will win their choice of one of Duke Video’s new Grand Prix Heroes DVDs (pictured top).

Videos are available on such famous F1 figures as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Mika Hakkinen, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter, Ronnie Peterson, Peter Revson and Frank Williams.

Second runner-up prize: F1 posters by PJ Tierney

PJ Tierney F1 postersThe third-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:

Rules and how to enter

You have until the start of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.

A reminder will be posted on the site after second practice on Friday as well as on the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

To enter, predict the pole sitter and the top five finishers in the race. You can also enter a prediction for the pole position lap time – this may be used as a tie-breaker.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction as follows: MM:SS.ccc

For example, for a lap of one minute, 25.386 seconds you would enter 01:25.386

You need to log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make your prediction.

If you haven’t got one yet the sign-up process is quick, simple and entirely free: Get your F1 Fanatic account here and read more about registering here.

After submitting your prediction you will receive an email confirming your entry. If this does not happen, or you are concerned your prediction has not been received, please get in touch using the contact form.

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, Car-a-Day, Icon Publishing or Chelsea Magazines.
3. Predictions will be promoted on the front page of F1 Fanatic before closing prior to the start of qualifying.
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 score 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 in every race counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship wins the grand prize.
7. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who is 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 contact F1 Fanatic via email and send your prediction using the contact form.
9. In the event of a dispute the editor?s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
11. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included.
12. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within seven days of each Grand Prix. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

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36 comments on Three-way tie in Chinese round of Predictions Championship

  1. Silverkeg (@silverkeg) said on 18th April 2012, 4:09

    Well that’s the highest score I’ve ever gotten. YAY!! I like seeing my name in the little grid :P

  2. alig2605 (@alig2605) said on 18th April 2012, 8:40

    Has the track configuration for Bahrain been confirmed? The official site says “the event is expected to return to the original track configuration for 2012″. Kind of critical info to predict a pole time!

  3. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 18th April 2012, 10:06

    19 points for me, quite pleased with that, just 2 off off the top 5 or 6 listed above…

  4. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 18th April 2012, 16:36

    @keithcollantine made a research on how last years’ championship winners are doing in this season.
    ID 2011 rank 2012 rank
    @Todfod 1 278
    @lotusien2 2 135
    Jon Finn 3-12 245
    @S-D 3-12 752
    @MattHT 3-12 475
    @BrawnGP 3-12 691
    @adamtys 3-12 42
    @berlinerkindlGP 3-12 215
    @jimfaekillie 3-12 215
    Dave M 3-12 53
    florida mike 3-12 215
    Pink Peril 3-12 215
    @Benc22 13-17 429
    @penball 13-17 178
    malleshmagdum 15 475
    @thekuna 15-17 77
    @dondada 17 155

  5. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 18th April 2012, 18:12

    But points in every round!

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 19th April 2012, 14:06

    It seems the lower my prediction result the better the race result! Talk about inversely proportional ;)

    Well done to the victors!

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