Predictions win puts Rajamaniarun second

Predictions Championship

Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012A clear win in the Belgian Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship moved @Rajamaniarun up to second place and earned them a 1974 Autocourse eBook as a prize.

Second place went to @davidr74 with 11 points and he wins a Grand Prix Heroes DVD from Duke Video.

But @Infernojim needed the pole position tie-breaker to claim third place after tying with ten other places. Getting within 0.3s of Jenson Button’s pole position time earns him an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

A surprise pole sitter and first-lap shunt which eliminated several front-runners made for a low-scoring round. Only nine players (1.46%) picked Button to win the race. Kimi Raikkonen was the favourite, tipped by over 40%.

The result means @Chrissylyn holds a reduced lead in the championship ahead of @Gabal and @Rajamaniarun.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the top three scores for the last race:

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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.

It’s the Italian Grand Prix this weekend so be sure to get your predictions in soon.

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.

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17 comments on Predictions win puts Rajamaniarun second

  1. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 4th September 2012, 12:23

    4 points. damage limitation…

  2. Ooof, 2 points — my worst score yet. Luckily, it wasn’t great for most other people, either…

  3. Ah, the fine margins of prediction that makes my RAI/RAI-BUT-ALO-HAM-WEB worth tuppence… Good fun.

  4. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 4th September 2012, 12:43

    @Infernojim

    Take a look around for an A3, in-stock poster and contact me via this page with your name/address :) http://shop.pjtierney.net/

  5. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 4th September 2012, 13:01

    With Alonso, Grosjean and Perez out at the start, my only hope was that Raikkonen and Vettel would end up in the right spot, which they didn’t… 2 points, but still in the Top 30.

  6. Grosjean rendered my Kimi/Vettel/Button/Kobayashi/Alonso prediction almost useless.

  7. Eggry (@eggry) said on 4th September 2012, 14:06

    2 points. Oh, please, Grosjean! :D

  8. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 4th September 2012, 14:16

    How do we pick d’Ambrosio for Monza? Can you change it – or should we just choose “Romain Grosjean”?

    • Jeanrien (@jeanrien) said on 4th September 2012, 15:36

      Ah I’m not the only one with that problem … Always picking my prediction at the end of the previous race to have a backup then update it in time.
      Either you putt Grosjean and wait to see or we have to wait until the choice is confirmed.

  9. Enigma (@enigma) said on 4th September 2012, 14:16

    Alonso, Hamilton and Perez retired on lap one, and Webber failed to finish in the top 5. Only scored a single point for having Raikkonen in the top 5!

  10. rajamaniarun (@rajamaniarun) said on 4th September 2012, 14:32

    Yeah!!!! I won!!! I won!!!…:)

  11. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 4th September 2012, 15:14

    AWESOME! I never win anything. To be fair I only came 3rd, but I still won a poster!

  12. Mustalainen (@mustalainen) said on 4th September 2012, 20:08

    Is it just me or do you think the first prize is the worst prize (eBook)? If I won, I’d want the poster for sure. Congrats to the winners!

  13. Sundar SV (@ssvracing) said on 4th September 2012, 22:38

    Lost third place by 0.003s on pole time prediction. Oh well, better than being an F1 driver and losing pole to that margin I suppose. :P

  14. sebsronnie (@sebsronnie) said on 5th September 2012, 8:22

    The first lap carnage completely wiped out my predictions…

  15. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 5th September 2012, 10:10

    A terrible weekend for me. I predicted Raikkonen for pole and Hamilton for the win. Well done to the victors!

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