Chinese Grand Prix predictions

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Can anyone stop the Brawn cars this weekend?
Can anyone stop the Brawn cars this weekend?

The 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship starts here!

Get your predictions in for the Chinese Grand Prix for your chance to win some cool F1 prizes…

The prizes

First place prize

  • An original F1 painting by Rob Ijbema
  • Five F1 DVDs from Duke Video: “Formula One 1970: The uncrowned champion”, “Formula Villeneuve: A tribute to Gilles Villeneuve”, “The World’s Greatest F1 Cars”, “Champion: Hill” and “Nine Days in Summer”

3x Runners-up prizes

  • Copies of “Lotus Goes Turbo” DVDs from Duke Video

Here?s how the game works:

1. Predictions have to be made before the beginning of final practice on Saturday.
2. Only one set of predictions per person.
3. You have to predict (a) Who will be on pole position and (b) What the top three finishers will be.
4. Players score:
a. ten points for correctly guessing the pole sitter
b. ten points for naming one of the top three in their correct position, 25 for naming two of the top three and 50 for naming the whole top three correctly
c. five points for correctly naming any other driver in the top three (but not in the correct position)
5. Predictions must be entered as described below and either posted in a comment below or emailled to competition-at-f1fanatic.co.uk
6. Whoever scores the most points over the 15 races from round three (China) to 17 (Abu Dhabi) wins the grand prize. There will also be runners-up prizes??
7. The editor’s decision is final.

Please post your predictions in the following format: start with your user name (try to pick a unique one), then the name of your pick for pole position, then the top three drivers in order, using only their surnames. Do not add any other characters on these five lines. If you do not adhere to this style your entry may not be counted.

I’m not eligible to win the prizes, of course, but I’ll be joining in for fun. Here?s my prediction for the Chinese Grand Prix:

Keith Collantine
Button
Button
Barrichello
Glock

Make your predictions now. Remember – predictions close when the third practice session begins on Saturday…

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226 comments on “Chinese Grand Prix predictions”

  1. TickleMeElmo
    17th April 2009, 8:39

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  2. Seems like Mclaren had an ace up their sleeve with that new diffuser decision.

    Gustav397
    Button
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

    1. C J Kinniburgh
      17th April 2009, 19:22

      Button

      Button
      Vettel
      Barrichello

  3. hitchcockm00
    17th April 2009, 8:41

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Rosberg

    1. hitchcockm00
      17th April 2009, 8:42

      Username is hitchcockm00

  4. iwannaracef1
    17th April 2009, 8:42

    SENNA 2.0
    WEBBER
    WEBBER
    BARRICHELLO
    VETTEL

  5. SamS
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  6. button

    trulli
    button
    hamilton

  7. Sush Meerkat
    17th April 2009, 8:51

    Sush Meerkat
    BARRICHELLO
    BUTTON
    BARRICHELLO
    WEBBER

  8. Kutigz
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  9. Andrew White
    17th April 2009, 8:56

    Andrew White
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Webber

  10. Paul Hayes (original, eh?)

    Pole: Button

    1st: Button
    2nd: Barrichello
    3rd: Vettel

  11. kallan
    Button
    Rosberg
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  12. Macca25
    Button
    Rosberg
    Button
    Vettel

  13. Flying Wombat
    17th April 2009, 9:01

    Flying Wombat

    Button

    Button
    Trulli
    Hamilton

  14. Chua
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg
    Button

  15. yelrom

    barrichello

    webber
    butten
    vettel

  16. Raceaddict
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Button

  17. Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  18. Boyce
    Button
    Barrichello
    Rosberg
    Trulli

  19. symmetry
    Button
    Button
    Webber
    Hamilton

  20. Button

    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  21. RaceStevil
    Button
    Rosberg
    Button
    Vettel

  22. dan
    button
    button
    barrichello
    vettel

  23. PJA
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Trulli

  24. ARZVI
    Rosberg
    Button
    Hamilton
    Rosberg

  25. Rahzam
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Glock

  26. Ayrton

    Barrichello

    Barrichello
    Button
    Weber

  27. Button

    Button
    Hamilton
    Glock

  28. Keirdre
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Hamilton

  29. ecion
    button
    button
    trulli
    hamilton

  30. David Bianucci
    Rosberg
    Barrichello
    Rosberg
    Raikkonen

  31. Seedy001
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  32. ajokay
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  33. Vettel

    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Webber

  34. Mystic Pizza
    17th April 2009, 9:42

    Mystic Pizza
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  35. damjan006
    Rosberg
    Rosberg
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  36. ianhaycox
    trulli
    barrichello
    rosberg
    hamilton

  37. mar-E-o
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Button

  38. scunnyman

    button
    barrichello
    hamilton
    rosberg

  39. Chris Paul

    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  40. Arun.....india
    17th April 2009, 9:58

    Arun
    Button
    Button
    Barichello
    Vettel

  41. Shaun Field

    Button
    Kubica
    Button
    Barrichello

  42. Kurtosis
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Trulli

  43. Journeyer

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  44. McFan

    Jenson
    LEW1S
    Sebastian V.
    Nico

  45. Haas
    Button
    Button
    Alonso
    Trulli

  46. Bigbadderboom
    17th April 2009, 10:06

    Bigbadderboom
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  47. schumi the greatest
    17th April 2009, 10:09

    Schumi the greatest
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Glock

  48. Ferrari Cowboys
    17th April 2009, 10:13

    Ferrari Cowboys
    Button
    Barrichello
    Button
    Rosberg

  49. Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  50. matt90
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  51. lewism

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  52. t1cee
    Alonso
    Button
    Alonso
    Hamilton

  53. ukk
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Hamilton

  54. Tom M
    Barrichello
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  55. deni

    pole: Rubens

    Rubens
    Vettel
    Trulli

  56. Eddie Irvine
    Button
    Rosberg
    Button
    Hamilton

  57. SaloolaS

    Button

    Button
    Glock
    Barrichello

  58. djdaveyp85
    Hamilton
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  59. Rod
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Rosberg

  60. Hugo Bourgeois
    17th April 2009, 10:58

    Hugo Bourgeois
    Barichello
    Rosberg
    Hamilton

  61. Hugo Bourgeois
    17th April 2009, 10:58

    Hugo Bourgeois
    Button
    Barichello
    Rosberg
    Hamilton

  62. Button

    Button
    barrichello
    trulli

  63. Nefastis
    Button
    Barrichello
    Glock

  64. 159Tom
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Rosberg

  65. Button
    Weber
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  66. James_mc

    Button

    Barichello
    Vettel
    Webber

  67. gazzap
    button
    button
    trulli
    barrichello

  68. roser
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Barrichello

  69. zerogee
    Button
    Button
    Webber
    Barrichello

  70. Dr. Jones

    Button

    Button
    Glock
    Vettel

  71. Button

    Button
    Vettel
    Reikkonen

  72. Spen

    Button

    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichelo

  73. jae
    Trulli
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  74. Cliffery
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  75. Pole: Button

    1st: Barrichello
    2nd: Hamilton
    3rd: Rosberg

  76. Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Barichello

  77. Rumbert
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barichello

  78. Dill
    Trulli
    Raikkonen
    Button
    Massa

  79. _Ben_

    Button

    Button
    Trulli
    Barrichello

  80. Dougie
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Trulli

  81. Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Webber

    There doesnt seem to be much debate about who is expected on pole, and 1st&2nd on the podium eh?

    1. Here’s the proper formatting:

      Setroc
      Button
      Button
      Barrichello
      Webber

  82. simonrs
    trulli
    barrichello
    trulli
    button

  83. Nathan89
    Button
    Barrichello
    Button
    Vettel

  84. SYM
    Barrichello
    Button
    Trulli
    Hamilton

  85. mp4-19

    button
    button
    barrichello
    hamilton

  86. qazuhb
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Glock

  87. Alex-Ctba
    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Button
    Trulli

  88. Button
    Glock
    Button
    Vettel

  89. Gwenouille
    Button
    Vettel
    Button
    Hamilton

  90. greg76
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  91. Cristian Fenichi
    17th April 2009, 12:33

    Button

    Rosberg
    Button
    Trulli

  92. HounslowBusGarage
    17th April 2009, 12:35

    HounslowBusGarage

    Barrichelo
    Button
    Trulli
    Barrichelo

    I thought about writing ‘Don’t care, anyone as long as it’s not Maclaren or Ferrari’ but I didn’t think Keith would allow it!

  93. KAV
    Barichello
    Glock
    Button
    Trulli

  94. John H
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  95. Angrymeerkat
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Trulli

  96. Edmon Silva

    Button

    Barrichello
    Button
    Glock

  97. EGC
    Button
    Button
    Alonso
    Vettel

  98. IDR
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Rosberg

  99. AndyM
    Trulli
    Button
    Hamilton
    Glock

  100. TommyB
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Webber

  101. pegasusks
    Nico
    Barrichelo
    Button
    Nico

  102. Striay

    Button

    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  103. Mtriay

    Rosberg

    Rosberg
    Vettel
    Trulli

  104. Button
    Trulli
    Button
    Vettel

  105. Mandan
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  106. Steve_P
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  107. FLIG
    Barrichello

    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Kubica

  108. Pete Walker
    Button
    Barrichello
    Button
    Webber

  109. FLIG
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Kubica

  110. Kike
    Button
    Barrichello
    Alonso

  111. goofy
    Rosberg
    Button
    Glock
    Barrichello

  112. Nirupam

    Button
    Rosberg
    Trulli
    Barichello

  113. Sudhakar
    Button
    Button
    Kubica
    Barrichello

  114. gregl6981
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Trulli

  115. dmw

    rosberg
    button
    barichello
    rosberg

  116. Owen G
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  117. GST
    Barrichello
    Button
    Barrichello
    Webber

  118. NEEVO

    Barrichello

    Barrichello
    Button
    Vettel

  119. Daniel
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Trulli
    Button

  120. adaptalis
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  121. tristan
    Button
    Barichello
    Trulli
    Button

  122. Iceshiel

    Button

    Button
    Barichello
    Trulli

  123. benno
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  124. J-Canada

    Button

    Button
    Kubica
    vettel

  125. F1Fan
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Barrichello

  126. Race:
    1.Massa
    2.Barrichello
    3.Piquet

    hehehehehe

  127. cuvy
    Vettel
    Button
    Rosberg
    Trulli

  128. Yorricksfriend
    17th April 2009, 15:53

    Yorricksfriend

    Button

    Hamilton
    Button
    Barrichello

  129. Ozzi
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Vettel

  130. rcapanni
    button
    rosberg
    barrichello
    glock

  131. Choltz
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  132. Jess

    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  133. Crouchen
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  134. platypus

    button

    hamilton
    button
    vettel

  135. Jimmy
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  136. Swaveck
    Button
    Button
    Barichello
    Hamilton

  137. Button

    Button
    Barrchello
    Rosberg

  138. Nayanesh
    Barrichello
    Vettel
    Kubica
    Button

  139. Button
    Glock
    Button
    Hamilton

  140. Trevell

    Rosberg

    Webber
    Rosberg
    Barrichello

  141. graham228221
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  142. Jonesberry

    Button

    Button
    Glock
    Barichello

  143. Flo1

    Button

    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  144. Pole: Button

    Race: BUT, BAR, VET

  145. Brakius
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  146. RedGreen

    Button
    Trulli
    Button
    Vettel

  147. Hallard

    Barichello

    Trulli
    Barichello
    Button

  148. Siwongo
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  149. Pole: Button

    1st: Vettel
    2nd: Button
    3rd: Glock

  150. Greg Beckett

    P: Barrichello

    1st: Trulli
    2nd: Button
    3rd: Raikkonen

  151. Dan Wells
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Webber

  152. Adesh

    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  153. Filipe
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Trulli

  154. TomD11

    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  155. Pole: Button
    Podiums:
    Button
    Barichello
    Vettel

  156. JackB

    Button

    Vettel
    Button
    Glock

  157. Pole: Button

    Podium:
    1 Button
    2 Barrichello
    3 Vettel

  158. Alejandro35

    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Glock

  159. Dorian
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  160. akimbo_joe
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Rosberg
    Webber

  161. Matt(chanf1)
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  162. Chantha

    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli
    Rosberg

  163. Mikeman.pt

    J. Button

    R. Barrichello
    J. Button
    L. Hamilton

  164. StrFerrari4Ever
    17th April 2009, 18:55

    STRFERRARI4EVER

    Pole Position : Sebastian Vettel

    Race
    1st Place : Sebastian Vettel
    2nd Place : Sebastien Buemi
    3rd Place : Mark Webber

    Very Optimistic A Red Bull Filled Podium :D Would Be Great For The Sport To Have Someone Other Than Brawn Up There

  165. DomPrez

    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Rosberg

  166. brouard21
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  167. Hamilton

    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  168. Juha
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  169. Andy

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Glock

  170. Dank
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Vettel

  171. Pedro Andrade
    17th April 2009, 19:55

    PedroAndrade
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Vettel

  172. Tengil
    Trulli
    Glock
    Rosberg
    Trulli

  173. Kubica
    Vettel
    Rosberg
    hehe

  174. GDalcin
    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  175. sas

    Button
    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  176. ElanKato
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  177. button
    button
    barrichello
    trulli

  178. db
    barrichello
    barrichello
    button
    rosberg

  179. Button
    Button
    Truli
    Rosberg

  180. brian

    button
    button
    rosberg
    glock

  181. Lenny

    Button

    Button
    Hamilton
    Glock

  182. Button

    Button
    Rosberg
    Vettel

  183. Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barricello

  184. Oxley_K

    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  185. lehonard_e
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Rosberg

  186. harisim
    Button
    Button
    Trulli
    Vettel

  187. Fer no.65
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  188. Richard Evans

    Rosberg
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  189. leah4590

    button

    button
    trulli
    vettel

  190. Button

    Vettel
    Button
    Hamilton

  191. Dave M
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  192. Mari
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Rosberg

  193. Kike
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Alonso

  194. Its Hammer Time
    18th April 2009, 0:32

    Its Hammer Time

    Kovy

    Kovy
    Piquet
    Fisichella

  195. Heidfeld

    Kubica
    Heidfeld
    Raikkonen

  196. theo

    Barrichello

    Barrichello
    Button
    Vettel

  197. Eduardo Colombi
    18th April 2009, 1:18

    Eduardo Colombi

    Vettel
    Vettel
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  198. wen
    Button
    Button
    Heidfeld
    Rosberg

  199. hamz0rs
    button
    button
    barrichello
    vettel

  200. toadette81
    button
    button
    barrichello
    vettel

  201. superpitt
    button
    button
    barrichello
    rosberg

  202. F1Fan
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Trulli

  203. Keith,

    please ignore the first entry I submitted and use the one immediately above this message as valid.

    Thank you.

  204. Pole: Button

    1st: Button
    2nd: Vettel
    3rd: Rubens

  205. let’s try again shall we…

  206. Trig65
    Button
    Webber
    Barrichello
    Glock

  207. Paige Michael-Shetley
    18th April 2009, 2:23

    Pole: Jenson Button

    Win: Jenson Button
    2nd: Rubens Barrichello
    3rd: Nico Rosberg

  208. Stats
    Button
    Button
    Webber
    Barrichello

  209. wasiF1
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  210. Nano Rock

    Button

    Barrichelo
    Vettel
    Trulli

  211. Luigismen
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Trulli

  212. Alex Bkk
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichelo

  213. Leaf

    Button

    Rosberg
    Button
    Barrichello

  214. Paradoxos

    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  215. sultryBOB
    Barrichello
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  216. Pink Peril

    Barichello

    Button
    Hamilton
    Rosberg

  217. Daniel Zylberkan
    18th April 2009, 4:56

    Daniel Zylberkan
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Rosberg

  218. BrenoB

    Hamilton

    Button
    Massa
    Barrichello

  219. Xanathos
    Trulli
    barrichello
    Button
    Trulli

  220. Damon
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

  221. Damon
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Trulli

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