Photozen wins USA Predictions Championship round

Predictions Championship

Sebastian Vettel, Martin Whitmarsh, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Circuit of the Americas, 2012Four drivers tied for the top score in the United States Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

After the pole position time tie-breaker was applied @Photozen came out on top ahead of @CMikeF1 and Yayra A (@xdugu19). Congratulations to those three who respectively win a 1976 Autocourse eBook, a Grand Prix Heroes DVD and an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

Commiserations to @3dom who scared the top score but didn’t win a prize this time.

With one race remaining @Carpy3 holds a useful 14-point lead. But there are 74 different players who could win the championship outright in Brazil and lots more runners-up prizes to be won as well.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the predictions from the top-scoring players in this round:

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012 - United States

PlayerPole TimePole1.
xdugu1901:36.093 VETHAMVETALOWEBBUT31
photozen01:35.921 VETHAMVETALOWEBBUT31
cmikef101:35.385 VETHAMVETALOWEBBUT31
leepat030201:34.999 HAMHAMVETALOWEBBUT29
pauldstar01:35.015 VETHAMVETWEBALOBUT21
LookingSpiffy01:35.128 VETHAMVETALOWEBMAS21

Remember the last race of the season is this weekend. You can enter your predictions below and edit them whenever you like before the start of the qualifying.

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:

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

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21 comments on Photozen wins USA Predictions Championship round

  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 20th November 2012, 12:47

    First time I reach the 19 points mark. I had the correct prediction of the top 5 at one time, sad Kimi had to go backwards :(

  2. JamieFranklinF1 (@jamiefranklinf1) said on 20th November 2012, 12:50

    Can’t believe I’m 33rd, especially after being 250+ for most of the year, and last year as well. Still within a shout of the Championship, but I’m going to need a Raikkonen-style ’07 result to get near the top, and I predict that it will be very tough to get some decent points in Brazil!

  3. anakincarlos (@anakincarlos) said on 20th November 2012, 14:26

    Alright boys one round to go, let the best man win.

  4. Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 20th November 2012, 17:08

    We should have a competition for best Avatar. Of course I’d win hands down :P

  5. schooner (@schooner) said on 20th November 2012, 18:13

    Well, all I need next week is to score 35-40 points, a dozen or so of the people ahead of me forget to enter, and I’m in with a chance!

  6. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 20th November 2012, 19:42

    Hamilton passing Vettel was great for the championship, but not so good for my championship.

  7. cmikef1 (@cmikef1) said on 20th November 2012, 23:15

    My first time winning something from Predictions Championship. Thanks Keith. Cheers !

  8. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 21st November 2012, 13:58

    99 points for me in total with a rubbish 5 scored this round. Well done to the victors!

  9. Dom (@3dom) said on 21st November 2012, 20:59

    Thanks for the commiserations @keithcollantine so close. I’m usually within a tenth or 2 with the pole time prediction, 1st I’m further out & it actually costs me ;-)
    But to be fair I just think it’s cool to get joint top score & get a mention. Thanks again

  10. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 22nd November 2012, 15:43



    Have a look here for any in-stock A3 poster:

    Shoot me an email with name and address via this link:

    I’ll send out ASAP (standard post) once I get your email :)

  11. Almost won it.

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