David Cantu

  • Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Circuit de Catalunya, 2014Although no one managed to make a perfect prediction for the Spanish Grand Prix – unlike the 44 who did last time – the top score this week was shared by an event greater number of entrants: 64.

    That made the pole position time tie-breaker even more important than ever and the top three players were all little more than one tenth of a second away from the correct time.

    The top scorers this week all correctly predicted the pole sitter (two points), plus four of the top finishers (five points) and all five in the correct order (24 points) for a total score of 31. Had just one of them put Valtteri Bottas in fifth place they would have scored the maximum haul of 50.

    Here’s who scooped the top prizes for the Spanish Grand Prix:

    Position Player Prize
    First Dan Lee (@Danlee) A Pirelli podium cap
    Codemasters’ F1 2013: Classic Edition
    Second David Cantu (@Bugsracer) A Grand Prix Heroes DVD
    A Pirelli tyres wristband
    Third Marcin Coles (@Magic-marcin) A Pirelli tyres wristband

    Remember you can enter your predictions for all the remaining races below.

    Among this week’s top scorers was @Brouard21 who has edged into a four-point lead in the overall standings. See the updated points in full here:

    Updated Predictions Championship standings

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

    F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2014 - Spain

    PlayerPole TimePole1.
    Jo Barnz01:23.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Ugncreative Usergname01:21.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Adney01:21.351 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Master firelee01:23.289 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    yaya01:21.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETHUL31
    sauzedoulx01:21.029 HAMHAMROSRICVETMAS31
    Keirdre01:21.014 HAMHAMROSRICVETHUL31
    Dan801:33.135 HAMHAMROSRICVETBUT31
    sl300forf101:23.317 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    craig-o01:25.013 HAMHAMROSRICVETBUT31
    thesud01:24.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Iznogoud01:24.152 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    ootony01:24.424 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    johndaamax01:24.112 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    danlee01:25.124 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    kibblesworth01:24.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    knightameer01:23.135 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    schooner01:24.958 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    bugsracer01:25.345 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    loadochola01:21.597 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    JamieFranklinF101:23.742 HAMHAMROSRICALOBOT31
    kstevens01:23.456 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Deej9201:23.200 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Hazzapee01:25.999 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    drkrngr01:24.413 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Hamilton Fan01:25.524 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    soulofaetherym01:23.900 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    israelrios01:23.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    bcfc201:25.563 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Andrew8101:24.288 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Face2101:23.234 HAMHAMROSRICVETHUL31
    celler01:23.397 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Gustavo92001:24.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    pdoe20001:24.935 HAMHAMROSRICHULBOT31
    vishy01:22.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETRAI31
    capitalH01:25.002 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Karlsson72501:24.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    UnicornF101:24.548 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Bala01:24.235 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    piet01:27.123 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    tyza401:23.899 HAMHAMROSRICVETBUT31
    choltz01:24.380 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    timtoo01:24.900 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Psybill01:22.200 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    kingchaos01:24.436 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Little_John01:24.500 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    CrashChristo01:24.489 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Bleeps_and_Tweaks01:25.923 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    krishnaz01:21.698 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    zubair38001:25.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    mrpranz01:24.326 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    kerbbi01:24.300 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    bertie01:24.900 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    rob@cacox01:23.567 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    paeschli01:24.610 HAMHAMROSRICVETMAG31
    ap0401:24.000 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    Boob01:23.456 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    brouard2101:24.297 HAMHAMROSRICVETALO31
    magic-marcin01:25.102 HAMHAMROSRICVETRAI31
    mantadog01:24.988 HAMHAMROSRICVETMAS31

    Most popular predictions: Spanish Grand Prix

    Most popular pick % of players
    Pole Position Lewis Hamilton 89.3%
    Winner Lewis Hamilton 82.4%

    More Predictions Championship statistics from this race here:

    F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race-by-race statistics

    2014 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prize details

    Memento Exclusives F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

    Formula One Brake Disc Clock from Memento Exclusives

    No ordinary timepiece, this unique clock could survive temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius and slow an F1 car reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph!

    Produced for the Renault 2009 F1 cars, as driven by Alonso and Grosjean, these brake discs have real F1 credentials and make an impressive statement for your wall. Memento Exclusives worked in partnership with the Lotus F1 team to bring these brake discs out of retirement and give them a second life as stylish clocks.

    Each clock measures 278mm in diameter and 28mm deep; conforming to FIA brake disc regulations and maintains its original titanium bell and bolts. Comes complete with official Lotus F1 team Certificate of Authenticity. Worth £499!

    Memento Exclusives are the F1 memorabilia specialists. They take genuine, race-used F1 car parts and give them amazing, yet practical transformations! View their shop

    Zandvoort 1976 painting by Rob Ijbema

    Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

    The overall second place finisher will win one of Rob Ijbema’s vivid and colourful Formula One paintings.

    The lucky winner will be able to choose which Formula One driver, present or past, will feature in their painting.

    Alternatively you can pick one of the other motor racing paintings on Rob’s site which includes a huge selection of F1 imagery plus sports cars, rally cars and more:


    Codemasters F1 2013 screenshot: Red Bull RB9

    F1 2013: Classic Edition

    The player with the highest score in each round will win this brilliant prize from Codemasters.

    The team behind the official Formula One game will supply the winner of each race with F1 2013: Classic Edition for the format of your choice.

    The fourth instalment of Codemasters’ official Formula One game series features all the official cars and tracks from the 2013 F1 season.

    But it packs in much more than that. For the first time Codemasters have added classic cars and tracks to their game. Five Ferraris are among the retro F1 cars on offer, including the 1976 312 T2 raced by Niki Lauda and featured in the film Rush.

    There are seven more classic cars on offer plus four former F1 grand prix tracks to race them on: Brands Hatch, Imola, Jerez and Estoril.

    F1 2013 comes in two editions, but only the Classic Edition includes all the retro cars and tracks.

    F1 2013 is available for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

    Codemasters F1 2013 official website

    Pirelli cap

    Pirelli podium hats and wristbands

    There will be no mistaking who’s won each round of the 2014 Predictions Championship as they will be wearing the same cap as the winner of the race.

    Pirelli, the official tyre supplier of Formula One, will give the winner of each race a replica podium cap.

    Pirelli will also provide the second and third-placed prize winners for each race with a set of their rubber wristbands.

    This official Pirelli product identifies each of the six varieties of tyre used in Formula One: Super Soft, Soft, Medium, Hard, Intermediate and Rain.

    Buy the official Pirelli podium cap from the Formula One store

    Grand Prix Heroes DVDs

    Grand Prix Heroes DVDs

    The second-placed player in each race will win their choice of one of Duke Video’s Grand Prix Heroes DVDs.

    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.

    Buy F1 videos from Duke Video

    Duke Video are also offering a special discount to F1 Fanatic readers when you buy the official Formula One season review on Blu-Ray or DVD. The Blu-Ray is available for the discounted price of £17.99 and the DVD for £14.99. You can order them via the link below or use the code F1FAN when you place your order on Duke’s website:

    Buy the official F1 season review Blu-Ray or DVD from Duke Video

    Make your predictions

    Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2014
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    Rules and how to enter

    You have until the start of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.

    Reminders will be posted on the site after second practice on Friday as well as on the F1 Fanatic Twitter account, F1 Fanatic Facebook page and F1 Fanatic Google + page.

    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, 23.450 seconds you would enter 01:23.450
    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: Get your F1 Fanatic account here and read more about registering here.

    After submitting 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.
    Competition terms and conditions
    1. Maximum one entry per household.
    2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, Codemasters, Pirelli or Duke Video.
    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) and will 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
    d. Double points will not be awarded at any round
    5. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the championship wins the grand prize.
    6. 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.
    7. 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. Predictions will not be accepted via any other means of communication.
    8. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
    9. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
    10. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced..
    11. For further information see the disclaimer

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