• Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2014Last race we had a surprise winner and this time a surprise pole sitter in the shape of Felipe Massa. In fact, only three players predicted the Williams driver would take pole position.

    None of this week’s three top-scorers did which was a pity for them because their prediction would otherwise have been perfect.

    As it was they each tied on 48 points and the pole position tie-breaker was used to determine the winner.

    And so Pawel came out on top ahead of Mitch and Dion. Here’s what they won:

    Position Player Prize
    First Pawel (@Marik) A Pirelli podium cap
    Codemasters’ F1 2013: Classic Edition
    Second Mitch (@Mwyndo7) A Grand Prix Heroes DVD
    A Pirelli tyres wristband
    Third Dion (@Infinitygc) A Pirelli tyres wristband

    Remember you can enter your predictions for all the remaining races below. See the updated points standings in full here:

    Updated Predictions Championship standings

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

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    Most popular predictions: Austrian Grand Prix

    Most popular pick % of players
    Pole Position Lewis Hamilton 82.1%
    Winner Lewis Hamilton 79.9%

    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:

    Car-a-day

    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

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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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    2014 Austrian Grand Prix
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  • @infinitygc When you hear the actual audio it’s clear he’s just making sure the message is heard. Even with the quieter engines the radio do still give problems – indeed Lotus had one with their other car right at the start.

  • @infinitygc – Yes, it is run a different way. Unlike Red Bull and McLaren, who provide both financial support but also support with contractual negotiations and choosing teams (Red Bull also provides a commercial […]

  • @infinitygc You said to place Nasr at Williams… then it arises that Massa signs for Williams, with Brazilian sponsors (Banco do Brasil, who have a yellow and blue colour scheme..), and that Nasr was brought along to be put in the test driver role! But, he wanted to look for a 2014 race seat… and then his main sponsor (OGX) went bankrupt. Oops!

  • @infinitygc You said to place Nasr at Williams… then it arises that Massa signs for Williams, with Brazilian sponsors (Banco do Brasil, who have a yellow and blue colour scheme..), and that Nasr was brought along to be put in the test driver role! But, he wanted to look for a 2014 race seat… and then his main sponsor (OGX) went bankrupt. Oops!

  • Iestyn Davies replied to the forum topic Guess the 2018 Grid in the group Group logo of F1F1 1 year, 8 months ago

    @infinitygc You said to place Nasr at Williams… then it arises that Massa signs for Williams, with Brazilian sponsors (Banco do Brasil, who have a yellow and blue colour scheme..), and that Nasr was brought […]

  • @infinitygc According to All Road Management’s website: Massa, Bianchi, Maldonado, James Colado and Charles Leclerc.

  • @infinitygc Ice Tea Peach or just the standard version ;-)

  • @omarR-pepper This is definitely interesting, and something I thought about myself. It makes sense, but I was also wondering if it was more appropriate to halve this season by the tyres? 2013 tyres vs. 2012 tyres. Germany could fit in either slot, having both, but I would probably include it in the latter part.

    The season really did turn around…[Read more]

  • @omarR-pepper This is definitely interesting, and something I thought about myself. It makes sense, but I was also wondering if it was more appropriate to halve this season by the tyres? 2013 tyres vs. 2012 tyres. Germany could fit in either slot, having both, but I would probably include it in the latter part.

    The season really did turn around…[Read more]

  • @spoutnik @infinitygc We haven’t seen replays but Vettel was released very similarly yesterday. A Marussia was the other car. Front wing and rear wheel were side-by-side.

    For me it’s never a penalty. […]

  • That’s a great thought from left field @mazdachris! To be honest, it’s a very pertinent question as well – surely Bernie still can’t be in-charge in 2018! I reckon most people just assume he still will be – it doesn’t look like he’ll be going away any time soon, unless I’m mistaken….

    I imagine he has a successor in mind, JS reported rumours of…[Read more]

  • andae23 replied to the forum topic How will the 2014 cars look in the group Group logo of F1F1 1 year, 9 months ago

    @infinitygc Uhm… no comment? :P

  • @infinitygc – That would be good for Frijns as well, given Sauber’s current form. But honestly I think they are more likely to ask Ferrari for De La Rosa’s services if Hulkenberg jumps ship. It would be much less […]

  • @infinitygc I have no idea what causes it. I certainly haven’t change any browser options recently. Once I tried on three different browsers, the results were identical. So it can’t be a browser issue. Luckily for […]

  • @infinitygc
    I don’t know why, but I thought it was the other way around.

  • @infinitygc
    I don’t know why, but I thought it was the other way around.

  • Kingshark replied to the forum topic 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Awards in the group Group logo of F1F1 1 year, 10 months ago

    @infinitygc
    I don’t know why, but I thought it was the other way around.

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