Jenson Button, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

Make your Indian Grand Prix predictions to win prizes

2012 Indian Grand Prix predictionsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2012Who will win the second running of the Indian Grand Prix?

Will Sebastian Vettel repeat his dominant performance of 2011? Or will one of his rivals spring a surprise?

There’s F1 prizes to be won if you can come closest to predicting the pole sitter and top five finishers.

Make sure you get your entry in before qualifying begins.

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

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012
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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.

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:


Competition terms and conditions

1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Silverstone Circuit, Car-a-Day, Icon Publishing or Chelsea Magazines.
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).
5. Players 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
6. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship wins the grand prize.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. In the event of a dispute the editor?s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
11. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included.
12. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within seven days of each Grand Prix. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

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17 comments on “Make your Indian Grand Prix predictions to win prizes”

  1. So as not to get max points with 100 other people I’m no picking
    Pole: Vettel

    1. I followed your popular suggestion, but put Raikkonen in P5 instead of Button.

      1. @adrianmorse Haha I did the same.

  2. I predict over 90% of all contestants will have Vettel on pole.

  3. In a wild act of predictions desperation, here are my race picks:

    1. Massa
    2. Webber
    3. Button
    4. Rosberg
    5. Perez

    It’s not going to happen. Obviously.

    1. It’s actually a reasonable prediction, conditioned on a first-corner pile up involving Alonso, Hamilton, and Vettel.

      1. If that happened.. Fernando will be Happy. Still only 6 points in it and counting.

    2. would love to see KK on the podium again..

  4. Predictions in early for me. Worked quite well for me last time I did it, I think I was only a tenth out on the qualifying time (though I predicted the wrong pole sitter).

  5. Vettel on pole:
    1: Vettel
    2: Webber
    3: Hamiton
    4: Alonso
    5: Di Resta (just to through something in the mix!)

    Positions 2-5 I’m not entirely sure but I think Vettel will win.

  6. I suspect a high scoring round, with many picking Vettel for pole and the win, with Webber second, with Alonso, Hamilton and Button shortly behind.

    I’ve thrown Alonso into second nonetheless, with Webber third and Hamilton and Button 4th and 5th respectively. Without any mechanical issues, I don’t see many other teams getting into the mix, though Massa is a likely contender…but can he handle the Massa kerb?

  7. I’m not inspired:

    Pole: Vettel

    But, i like to much the “example” time for de pole 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    Last year the Vettel’s time for the pole, was: 1’24.178, so this year 1’23.456 is possible!

    1. Ha – that hadn’t occurred to me! Good luck with it…

  8. 1.Karthikeyan

    ^Obviously the Cucumber will overtake everyone in the first lap and then all of the drivers will retire because of his amazing talent.

  9. Vettel for pole obviously. But it seemed that obvious last time round and Webber popped up to grab it… So please Alonso or Lewis – please do a Webber this time round.

  10. Webber for pole (just to be different from the 90% who will go for Vettel).

    On Sunday, Webber loses the start to Vettel (again), Button gets all fired up as the Mclaren number-one-elect, Alonso and Raikkonen call on the gods of consistency once more, and Hamilton has a crap day thinking about how good the RB looked in the pits on Friday…..

    1. Vettel
    2. Webber
    3. Button
    4. Alonso
    5. Raikkonen

  11. Pole: S. Vettel
    1: S. Vettel
    2. M. Webber
    3. K. Raikkonen
    4. F. Alonso
    5. J. Button

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