Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Interlagos, 2012

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship won by Carpy3

Predictions ChampionshipPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Interlagos, 2012@Carpy3 had a low score in the final round of the Predictions Championship. But, like Sebastian Vettel, it was enough to secure overall victory.

The Brazilian round was won by @Andy2k12, who claims a 1976 Autocourse eBook as a prize.

Second place and a Grand Prix Heroes DVD went to James (@Spirals) and @SpinyNorman (best username ever) won an F1 poster from PJ Tierney for coming third.

Here are the predictions from the top ten players in the final round:

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012 - Brazil

PlayerPole TimePole1.
andy2k1201:12.378 HAMBUTALOMASHAMHUL31
spirals01:33.321 HAMBUTALOHAMWEBHUL31
spinynorman01:12.565 WEBBUTMASALOWEBHUL22
Surfinsoljah01:15.918 HAMHAMALOMASWEBBUT21
barkun01:13.695 HAMHAMALOMASWEBBUT21
Ritvik Vinodkumar01:13.492 HAMBUTALOVETWEBMAS21
stevieh7001:28.787 VETBUTHAMALOWEBHUL19
laura1201:12.376 VETVETALOMASWEBBUT19

Lewis Hamilton was favourite for pole position, chosen by 62% of players. He was also the favourite to win but it was fourth-favourite Jenson Button, picked by 7.64%, who claimed victory.

2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship overall prize winners

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix

Congratulations to @Carpy3 who will be attending the 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone with a friend with weekend tickets and grandstand seats for the race!

Second place prize: An F1 painting

@ZanteX won the second place prize after coming out on top in a tie-breaker* with @OEL-F1.

Runner-up prize: Racecar Engineering subscriptions

Five players win a year’s subscription to Racecer Engineering for finishing in positions three to seven. They are @OEL-F1, @Anakincarlos, @Hobbsy009, @Pratik007 and @Romain-from-Grenoble.

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

And five more players win a 2013 Autocourse Calendar. They are @Chrissylyn, @Durk, @Xabregas, @Lucamus and @Slowhand.

Commiserations to @Journeyer and @Rumfresh who were tied on points* for 12th place with Slowhand.

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 results

See the updated points standings in full here:

Congratulations to everyone who won the 68 prizes that were given away in this year’s Predictions Championship. Over two thousand players took part during the course of the season – thanks to everyone who joined in, I hope you all had fun.

The competition will return again next year and I hope we’ll have more players and more prizes than ever before!

*Where a tie-breaker was needed, the player who had the highest individual score in a single round was picked.

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