Top three tie in British predictions round

Predictions Championship

Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Silverstone, 2012Utbowler0407 claimed the top prize after coming out on top in a three-way tie with Anakincarlos and SabatFormulaOne in the latest round of the Predictions Championship.

All three scored 29 points but it was Utbowler0407 who did the best job on the pole position time tie-breaker and claims the top prize of an Autocourse eBook.

Anakincarlos won a Grand Prix Heroes DVD from Duke Video and SabatFormulaOne claims an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

In the championship Chrissylyn jumped into a 16-point lead following a strong round.

That may look like a lot given that the same margin covers the next 20 players. But things can change very quickly in this championship and there are still up to 550 points to be won by each player.

Anakincarlos moved up to joint eighth and SabatFormulaOne doubled their previous score to 58.

Lewis Hamilton was the favourite for both pole position and victory this weekend. Just 6.6% of players picked Fernando Alonso to take pole position and 2.9% named Mark Webber as the winner.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the 11 highest-scoring predictions for the last race:

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012 - Britain

PlayerPole TimePole1.2.3.4.5.Points
SabatFormulaOne01:31.923 HAMHAMALOVETMASRAI29
utbowler040701:38.000 VETWEBALOVETHAMRAI29
anakincarlos01:33.333 VETWEBALOVETHAMRAI29
JohnH01:42.542 HAMHAMALOVETWEBRAI19
deiwi01:28.789 HAMHAMALOVETGRORAI17
Mickrock01:32.500 HAMHAMALOVETBUTRAI17
Catch2301:30.123 HAMHAMALOVETBUTRAI17
George01:42.000 GROHAMALOVETSCHRAI17
pluisje01:45.576 HAMGROALOVETKOBRAI17
chrissylyn01:30.873 VETHAMALOVETBUTRAI17
KaIIe01:31.304 VETHAMALOVETGRORAI17

Remember you can make your predictions for all the remaining rounds of the season below and edit them whenever you like up until the start of each qualifying session.

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 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:

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.

Enter your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012
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20 comments on Top three tie in British predictions round

  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 10th July 2012, 17:27

    I’d score more points if I didn’t take part at all :( !

  2. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 10th July 2012, 17:43

    This is what goes on in my mind.
    After uploading the predictions: “I am sure this will be the race result!”
    After the race: “Man! I should hv seen it coming!”

  3. Ciaran (@walsh-f1) said on 10th July 2012, 18:05

    2 points. Pathetic.

  4. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th July 2012, 18:41

    Another disappointing round for me, I was convinced Vettel would bag pole after Valencia but it just wasn’t to be! Congratulations to the victors.

  5. damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 10th July 2012, 19:13

    Keith, who got the closest to predicting the pole time? I’m interested considering it was so difficult to guess with the changeable weather and I also got within a few tenths!

  6. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 10th July 2012, 19:20

    Didn’t score very high, all I had right was Alonso 2nd and Vettel 3rd, yet somehow I’m now 1 point shy of the top 50…

  7. John H (@john-h) said on 10th July 2012, 20:28

    I don’t want to sound too bitter or anything, but I predicted Alonso for pole, Webber for the race win and Alonso and Kimi and Webber in the top 5 – only one in the correct position of course.

    I thought I’d done quite well but only 7 points. It seems like there’s a massive bonus for predicting 3 race positions (14 points) even if you don’t get the pole and the race win right.

    The massive scores at Melbourne also seem a little disproportionate to the rest of the year due to the huge bonus for race positions.

    Ok, I know this is heresy to say something about the rules but I’ve done it now!!! Sorry if it sounds like sour grapes… it isn’t. I expect to be bashed and probably rightly so. I will regret posting this comment after doing it no doubt.

    ;)

    (note: JohnH in the table above is a different user to me)

  8. alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 10th July 2012, 21:46

    Who was at this year’s race (as the 2011 Predictions Champion)?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 11th July 2012, 0:17

      Unfortunately @Todfod couldn’t go at the last minute so we did a quick competition to pass the tickets onto someone else, which was won by Ben Parker. I heard from Ben afterwards on Twitter, he did make it there.

  9. George (@george) said on 10th July 2012, 22:32

    Top 10 again? Holy cow!

  10. anakincarlos (@anakincarlos) said on 10th July 2012, 23:31

    Finally after all this time, thats fantastic, thanxs keith.

  11. Chrissylyn (@chrissylyn) said on 10th July 2012, 23:48

    Oh how i wish the season was over…purely for selfish reasons of course :)

  12. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 11th July 2012, 10:17

    Another shocking result! I expected the unexpected (I had Kobayashi in the top 5) and got a normal race. 2 points!?

  13. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 11th July 2012, 12:40

    @SabatFormulaOne

    Contact me here regarding your prize, take your pick of any A3 in-stock poster :)

    http://shop.pjtierney.net/contact

  14. tobinen (@tobinen) said on 12th July 2012, 8:49

    D’oh! Forgot to enter this round!

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