Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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He's won four times now, no wonder everyone keeps picking him
He's won four times now, no wonder everyone keeps picking him

The third round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship saw Dougie take a narrow five-point lead in the standings.

Brouard21 and Pankit are close behind on 80 apiece. Lots of people predicted Button would continue his pole position and victory streak – but no-one named the top three correctly last weekend.

Here’s the standings so far.

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”
  • ??60 to spend on F1 merchandise at

3x Runners-up prizes

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship leaderboard

Dougie 85
brouard21 80
Pankit 80
PJA 75
wasiF1 75
PawelF1 75
ianhaycox 70
Robert 70
gazzap 65
J-Canada 65
McFan 65
StrFerrari4Ever 60
benno 60
Wesley 60
theo 60
greg76 60
mar-E-o 60
F14EVA 60
Jess 60
C J Kinniburgh 60
simonrs 60
Pete Walker 60
Michel S. 60
Mikeman 60
Juha 55
Mandan 55
Cliffery 55
Owen G 55
ajokay 55
dmw 55
sas 55
Rahzam 55
SamS 55
James_mc 55
hamz0rs 50
Dave M 50
Dorian 50
Paul 50
AndyM 50
ValveGuy 50
Ted Tofield 50
Nayanesh 50
Amjad Elyyat 50
Jfranti 50
Chua 50
sacco 50
Andy 50
Siwongo 50
Richard Evans 50

Download the championship standings in full from the F1 Fanatic

Before this round two people pointed out that they had accidentally used two different names during the competition and wished to have their scores combined. If that has happened to you please let me know.

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32 comments on “Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship”

  1. i cant was soo annoyed when rubens and webber pitted for the lsat time a few more laps they would’ve leapfrogged button and a correct top 3 for me went :(

  2. Did anyone have a perfect score in this round?
    Keith, back to you.

    1. Nope (no-one named the top three correctly in the right order).

    2. Damon, no one had a perfect score, Keith said above.

      Keith, am confused – “Brouard21 and Pankit are close behind on 100 apiece”, yet on your scoreboard they only have 80.

    3. 80 it is!

  3. I can’t help predicting who I want to win rather than who I expect to win. Wishful thinking does not help

    1. Just go for Button each week and then choose your favourites after that

  4. Oh, indeed. The “100 points apiece” must’ve somehow confused me.

  5. Webber was the right horse for Red Bull this time (I was right). But I hoped too much progress from McLaren and Hamilton. It seems that Ferrari worked better than them since Australian GP.
    (And Lewis is losing respect from clever fans as quick as he can, with his silly words about Ron Dennis or the factory people’s work… The bottom line may be that he is no better man than Alonso, in fact. So we’ll just try to enjoy his driving, not his behaviour.)

  6. Before this round two people pointed out that they had accidentally used two different names during the competition and wished to have their scores combined. If that has happened to you please let me know.

    Yeah Keith, my other name is Dougie :-P

  7. schumi the greatest
    12th May 2009, 10:59

    i had button on pole button to win and barrichello 2nd, how many points would i score for that??

    1. You scored 35.

  8. I don’t know if this has been answered before, but if someone is unable to post their prediction once the article has gone up after free practice two because they are on holiday do they just e-mail it in as long as it is before the start of final practice on Saturday?

    1. Yep you can email your prediction in, as long as it’s before practice 3 start. One or two people missed the deadline this week I think.

  9. i personally y dont think that dougie should take the lead.
    i would prefer alonsos to win!!!!!

  10. My best prediction yet,I had Alonso for third place.(and he came close didn’t he?)This is more fun when you get some points.

    Thanks for your efforts Keith!It must take a bit of time to sort through all the predictions.

  11. Arun....india
    12th May 2009, 17:48

    HI keith….i have entered a couple of rounds as ARUN.R and others as Arun…..India mplease combine both my scores to Arun….India. Thanks

    1. Arun....india
      12th May 2009, 17:50


    2. No problem – you’re on 45 points, check your position here:

    3. Arun...india
      13th May 2009, 7:39

      Thanks a lot man…:)

  12. I really hate to be a bother- I know you are very busy Keith, but after the first two rounds I had 25 points. In this round I predicted:

    ValveGuy says:
    May 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm


    Wouldn’t that mean I get 10pts. for correct pole,
    10pts. for one of top three correct
    and 5 points for getting barrichello right, despite him being in the wrong position?
    For 25 total pts?
    Making 50 not 45 the grand total for me? If you can’t fix it, not a big deal, I just thought I would let you know.

    1. I was worried you’d stumbled across an error in my worksheet but I’ve found the problem – you typed ‘Barrichello’ wrong, and my spelling-check thingy didn’t correct it. I’ve gone through it again and fixed one or two other problems that have given a few other people more points too. Updated points now listed above.

    2. Oops! My bad. I will watch my spelling in the future.

  13. wahey, 2nd place!

  14. ….only 25 points :-(

  15. many people type raikonnen instead of raikkonen, but this year it’s probably not going to be an issue :D

  16. 50 points, I’m well stoked!! :-)

  17. p.s. Well done Dougie

  18. p.p.s There was a chap who was making comments on the live Spanish Grand Prix blog who is also named Dorian, but it wasn’t me….I think he’s from the States

    Not that I minded because his comments were observant enough and fair…..I would’ved cared more if he sounded like a bellend ;-P

  19. Keith, sorry for the mistake but I have used two different names in this competition. At Bahrain, I used the name “Paul” whereas in Spain I switched to “Paul A.” since there are so many entries. I did note that I was formerly just “Paul.”

  20. Well, last week I was out of the country and, even though I watched the qualifying, I was having little internet access, so I completely forgot to make my predictions… can I still compete or am I out?

  21. Wow!! Just returned from my holidays all post-hols blues, but this is a nice pick me up :-)

    I knew I’d scored well but I didn’t expect to be out in front alone, although only by a small margin and it’s a long championship… Monaco this weekend, and I think we’re in for a surprise this race.

    Cheers Dorian ;-)

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