Will F1 get winner number six in Monaco? Make your predictions

Predictions Championship

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Monaco, 2012The close and competitive 2012 season has made the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship extra-challenging this year.

There’s been a different winner in every race so far – and we could see a sixth this weekend.

But there’s some great prizes on offer if you can name the top five finishers – plus the pole-sitter – for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The top prediction will win a retro Autocourse eBook, second place will claim a Grand Prix Heroes DVD and the third-placed finishers will receive an F1 poster by PJ Tierney.

All you have to do now is get your prediction right! Study the form, pick a winner and make your selection below.

As usual you can edit your prediction up until the start of qualifying.

How to enter

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, 23.456 seconds you would enter 01:23.456

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: sign up here now.

After entering 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.

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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.

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 www.autocourse.com 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

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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65 comments on Will F1 get winner number six in Monaco? Make your predictions

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  1. raymondu999 (@raymondu999) said on 25th May 2012, 9:08

    Despite having a quiet weekend so far, I’m tipping Vettel to repeat his 2011 pole and victory in Monaco. Alonso will put up a dogged fight to take P2, with Kimi falling short of taking P2 from Alonso. Hamilton will get screwed by the pitstops but put up a spirited fightback to P4. Mark will have a quiet race.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 25th May 2012, 9:13

      But Hamilton will start on pole, Vettel will be right behind but will crash out with Schumi!

      • raymondu999 (@raymondu999) said on 25th May 2012, 9:14

        that may be what you’re predicting, but my crystal ball says otherwise ;)

      • dennis (@dennis) said on 25th May 2012, 12:39

        Hamilton on pole, but unfortunately McLaren will [insert dumb mistake here] and he will have to start from the back. Which means Vettel will start from pole, followed by Felipe Massa who, unseen by the cameras drove straight through the chicane and beat Alonso.

        Vettel will try to drive 77 laps with the supersofts, and blocks the whole field from lap 20 on after everyone has pitted at least once. In that procession Alonso, who for some reason is still behind Massa waves his arms around a lot, and calls Ferrari and the FIA for help. Somewhere between Mirabeau and Loews in lap 25 Massa finally grows some balls back and decides not to let Alonso pass. On lap 45 Alonso loses his temper and causes a massive pileup with Massa in the tunnel.
        Safety car. Vettel can’t keep up with Bernd Mayländer, because the Red Bull’s O.Z. rims don’t give enough traction and he gets a drive-through. Michael Schumacher now leads the field followed by Button. On lap 54 Button tries to overtake in the chicane, but Schumacher fends him off by doing a pit-maneuver on a soon-to-be-lapped Senna.
        Schumacher, fearing his lead in danger parks his car in the Rascasse and claims the race is over.

        In the heat of the parking situation Maldonado and Hamilton, who fought his way back into the points keep a cool head and lead the race. Nicole Scherzinger lost a bottle of champagne at the swimming pool, and the debris causes both their tyres to burst.

        On lap 75 Jenson Button’s engine blows via remote control from Mercedes. However, Rosberg now on 2 slips on the oil and hits the barrier at St. Devote.

        When suddenly everybody wonders why it’s suddenly so silent, Räikkönen, who stopped for a few drinks gets back in the car and wins, infront of Grosjean, who isn’t used to hard liquer.

    • nosajm9bys (@nosajm9bys) said on 25th May 2012, 22:52

      Nice analogy, but you missed the part where Shumacher runs into Alonso coming out of the pits!

  2. disjunto (@disjunto) said on 25th May 2012, 9:30

    I have actually just drawn names out of a hat for this weekend. The more effort I put into picking the top 5, the worse I do, so I decided to put no effort in, easy win

  3. Sean (@spaceman1861) said on 25th May 2012, 9:37

    Massa for pole and win :D (Dives for cover from yelling)

    • OEL F1 (@oel-f1) said on 25th May 2012, 10:27

      Hope your right! :D

    • nosajm9bys (@nosajm9bys) said on 25th May 2012, 22:59

      Massa? My prediction is Button, but then what do I know. Another air cooler/radiator cover will be left on his car and what happens, his tire flys off. This weekend, nothing but a lottery, I say! No one driver has been on form for two races in a row, but be rest assured the crashers (Schumacher ahem!) will be right there doing what he knows best, leaving the race before it is finished!

  4. Hadzhiev (@hadzhiev) said on 25th May 2012, 9:42

    We should ask Paul Hembery, having in mind how the season is actually going.

  5. MW (@) said on 25th May 2012, 9:42

    Bingo!

  6. Sicnarf (@kenf) said on 25th May 2012, 9:56

    Webber #1, Kimi #2, Roseberg #3

    • nosajm9bys (@nosajm9bys) said on 25th May 2012, 23:03

      Webber pushes Kimi into Rosberg! Webber then has a slow puncher which then makes Maldonado run into him because he is slow. Hamilton #1, Alonso #2, Grosjean #3 me don’t think, but you never know.

  7. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 25th May 2012, 10:03

    I think it will be decided between Kimi and Fernando.

  8. nemo87 (@nemo87) said on 25th May 2012, 10:38

    I’m thinking a tussle between Lewis and kimi

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 25th May 2012, 11:34

      I’d love to see a final showdown between a McL and a Lotus. Hamilton vs. Kimi would be fine. But I think Fernando, Jenson and Grojean will be in the mix.

      • Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 25th May 2012, 14:30

        At least I find someone with the 5 names I picked … Also feel it will be a McLaren – Lotus fight but nothing sure this year and even more at Monaco

        @keithcollantine : Don’t know if it’s easy to compute but it would be very interesting to see what is the picks coming most often and how many people have this quintet (Compared to Melbourne it must be a huge difference in the diversity) and that should show how the season is shaping with so many contenders …

  9. AJ (@aj13) said on 25th May 2012, 10:44

    I think “Grow John” has a great chance.

    • caci99 (@caci99) said on 25th May 2012, 11:36

      @aj13 :) it took me a couple os seconds to understand whom you were talking about.
      We have seen some potential wins form Lewis Hamilton, but none of them ever finalized. May be this time?

  10. Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 25th May 2012, 11:51

    Alonso / Grosjean / Kobayashi – for me.
    No idea why, but I trust the Saubers will deliver another surprise this weekend.

    • Nick.UK (@) said on 25th May 2012, 12:18

      @tony031r FINALLY! Someone else seeing the potential in those Saubers! :) Great odds on them by the way, if you’re a gambling man. Same with Rosberg. I rate the Merc and Sauber here a lot, they seem to have great traction on corner exit which counts for everything round here!

      • Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 25th May 2012, 12:34

        Sauber proved they are able to nail both the set-up and strategy here with Kamui last year.
        If they squeeze their cars in Q3 and play that card again, they might have a serious chance at a podium finish.

        Or at least, that’s how I see it…

  11. Arrrang (@arrrang) said on 25th May 2012, 11:52

    Pole HAM. 1 ALO 2 HAM 3 MAS 4 GRO 5 SCH and a Vettel crash out!;)

  12. Paul (@paulmanac) said on 25th May 2012, 12:17

    money on Karthikeyan to get lapped at least four times, if he actually manages to get round turn 10/11 chicane

  13. Nickpkr said on 25th May 2012, 12:39

    PER, GROS, ALO, RAI, HAM, KOB, MAS, VET, WEB, BUT

  14. F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 25th May 2012, 13:31

    The lions rule the plains, the tigers the mangroves, and leave it to the cunningness of the fox to scratch the pole in the city!!

    Fernando will be on pole. period.

  15. Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 25th May 2012, 14:04

    This is what i think….
    Pole: Grosjean/Hamilton
    Pole Time: 01:13.921
    Pos1: Kimi Raikkonen
    Pos2: Lewis Hamilton
    Pos3: Romain Grosjean
    Pos4: Fernando Alonso
    Pos5: Kobayashi/Maldonado

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