Make your European GP predictions now

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Will it be two in a row for Lewis Hamilton?

We’ve had the first two practice sessions – now can you name who will fill the podium and take pole position this weekend?

Enter your predictions below for your chance to win a selection of 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”
  • ??60 to spend on F1 merchandise at Onpole.com

3x Runners-up prizes

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 (three different drivers) 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.
7. In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by who picked to most race winners correctly, then second places finishers and so on.
8. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final.

How to enter your predictions

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 European Grand Prix:

Keith Collantine
Button
Hamilton
Button
Barrichello

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

View the current championship standings here: Saloolas back in the lead of the predictions championship

NB. Thanks to everyone who’s helped me look into better ways of collecting the prediction entries including Austin, who’s suggested some plugins to use, and Ian Haycox, who’s working on a bespoke solution. As you can see we haven’t got a final version in place just yet, but we hope to soon.

Update: We have some problems with the spam filter preventing predictions from appearing again. If your prediction doesn’t appear please send me an email with the details of your prediction so I can ensure it has been added. Do not repeatedly post the same prediction – this only makes the problem more likely to recur. I have rescued all the missing predictions from before and tried to remove all the duplicates. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

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210 comments on “Make your European GP predictions now”

  1. Nathan89
    Button
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

    1. benno
      Alonso
      Button
      Hamilton
      Webber

  2. DanThorn
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Hamilton

  3. mp4-19
    hamilton
    hamilton
    vettel
    button

  4. MacademiaNut

    HAM
    HAM
    BUT
    VET

  5. Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen

  6. ajokay
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  7. GeeMac

    Alonso
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  8. Xanathos
    Webber
    Webber
    Barrichello
    Nakajima

  9. Macca25
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Raikkonen

  10. Becken
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Button

  11. ed

    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  12. 159Tom
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Webber

  13. Dougie
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  14. kallan
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Button

  15. SamS
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  16. YummyMummy81

    Button
    Button
    Alonso
    Barrichello

  17. UnicornF1
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Barrichello

  18. Steve_P
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Button

  19. MattB
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  20. Yorricksfriend
    21st August 2009, 14:53

    Yorricksfriend

    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Barrichello

  21. DMW
    ALO
    HAM
    KOV
    RAI

  22. Andrew White
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  23. Robert
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Hamilton

  24. Brakius
    Alonso
    Button
    Barrichello
    Hamilton

  25. Haas
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  26. IDR
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Alonso

  27. Lee Harrison
    Alonso
    Button
    Alonso
    Barrichello

  28. Stiffmesiter
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Rosberg

  29. Rampante Oops I forgot 3rd place!
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Webber

  30. pSynrg
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  31. matt90
    alonso
    button
    hamilton
    webber

  32. Gwenouille
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  33. Alonso
    Barrichello
    Button
    Kovalainen

  34. Watson Waterstone
    Barrichello
    Hamilton
    Barrichello
    Button

  35. sato113
    alonso

    hamilton
    alonso
    button

  36. Wen
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  37. Steve
    Button
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  38. muckymuck

    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  39. Prisoner Monkeys
    21st August 2009, 15:21

    Prisoner Monkeys

    Button

    Button
    Barrichello
    Rosberg

  40. Kutigz
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Kovalainen
    Button

  41. Chubbfw31
    Alsonso
    Hamilton
    Rosberg
    Webber

  42. Clare msj
    Alonso
    Button
    Rosberg
    Raikkonen

  43. GP!
    Alonso
    Kovalainen
    Kimi
    Webber

  44. Rich w

    Alonso

    Button
    Ham
    Alonso

  45. Rahzam
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  46. kemsoudeska
    Alonso
    Barrichello
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  47. Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Kovalainen
    Kubica

  48. Johan
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vetel
    Weber

  49. Kike
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton

  50. LC Coelho
    Vettel
    Button
    Vettel
    Barrichello

  51. Sarath

    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber

  52. Hallard

    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Button

  53. 1994fanatic
    barrichello
    barrichello
    button
    vettel

  54. Rob Wilson:

    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Kovalainen

  55. F1Yankee
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  56. Steve Migita Pham
    21st August 2009, 15:59

    Steve Migita Pham
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Button
    Rosberg

  57. adaptalis
    alonso
    hamilton
    webber
    button

  58. Patrickl
    Barrichello
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  59. Sven Migita
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Webber
    Raikkonen

  60. Pawelf1
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Raikkonen

  61. SaloolaS
    Webber
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Rosberg

  62. Flying Wombat

    Alonso

    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

    I need a big points haul here. Don’t let me down boys…!

  63. TommyB
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  64. The_Philosopher

    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  65. Babur
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Alonso

  66. Simon B
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  67. saintpauliefc
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  68. graham228221
    alonso
    alonso
    button
    hamilton

  69. Tengil
    Alonso
    Barrichello
    Kovalainen
    Sutil

  70. After practice its obvious it’ll be dominated by McLaren and Brawn.

  71. Me thinks that the track temperature will be bang on the money for the Brawns.

    So I think it’ll be :

    1)BUTTON
    2)WEBBER (‘cos even with a good tyre window for the Brawns I think Stealthy Webber still has the beating of Barrichello)
    3)HAMILTON (cos he’ll grab couple of places or be right up there from the start if he qualifies well)
    4)BARRICHELLO (cos he’s gonna cook his tyres)

    5)RAIKKONEN (If he can keep out of the Freezer)
    6)ROSBERG (Cos he wants KOVALAINEN’s Mclaren Seat next year)
    7))KOVALAINEN (If he can keep off the walls)
    8)ALONSO (cos he loves nicking a point)

    Vettel to cook his tyres and Stick it in the wall !!

    Buemi to buckle under the pressure and stack it with Alguersuari doing him again !

    1. @ Pat

      You need to use the format that Keith has laid out like the others here or your predictions won’t be counted.

  72. Rod
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Webber

  73. GDalcin
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Webber
    Hamilton

  74. Alex20
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  75. ianhaycox
    Button
    Button
    Alonso
    Hamilton

  76. dibble
    webber
    button
    vettle
    hamilton

  77. LJAI
    Barrichello
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  78. Alonso
    Vettel
    Button
    Rosberg

  79. Dank
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Button
    Webber

  80. theo
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  81. Pete Walker
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Button

  82. Fer no.65
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Alonso

  83. Siwongo
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  84. TheCableGuy60
    Vettel
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  85. Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Weber

  86. edgelessmoocow
    21st August 2009, 17:26

    Edgelessmoocow
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Barrichello

  87. porl3D
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Alonso

  88. Alex-Ctba
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Button

  89. Richard Evans
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  90. Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  91. HounslowBusGarage
    21st August 2009, 17:39

    HounslowBusGarage

    Alonso
    Barrichelo
    Button
    Alonso

  92. Raceaddict

    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Kovalainen

  93. Charles Fox

    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Kovalainen

  94. Nick

    Hamilton

    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  95. R.E.M.
    Alonso
    Barichello
    Alonso
    Button

  96. Bigbadderboom
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  97. teh Phil

    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Alonso

  98. _Ben_
    Alonso
    Button
    Rosberg
    Barrichello

  99. Eddie Irvine
    Button
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  100. Mandev theorem
    21st August 2009, 18:12

    Mandev theorem
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  101. becken

    alonso
    hamilton
    webber
    vettel

  102. RedGreen
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Alonso

  103. Maverick_232
    VET
    VET
    BUT
    HAM

  104. Biggles209
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Barrichello

  105. Arun.India
    Button
    Hamilton
    Button
    Raikkonen

  106. David
    Barrichello
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barrichello

  107. YeaMon
    Button
    Alonso
    Webber
    Alonso

    1. Alonso winner and 3rd?????

  108. teeb1234567890
    21st August 2009, 18:37

    Teeb1234567890

    Alonso
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber

  109. user328i
    alonso
    vettel
    rosberg
    barrichello

  110. shery
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Webber
    Rosberg

  111. JUGNU
    Alonso
    Button
    Trulli
    Hamilton

  112. sas
    alonso
    alonso
    hamilton
    barrichello

  113. alonso button hamilton raikonen

  114. PJA
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  115. Dorian
    Vettel
    Vettel
    Button
    Hamilton

  116. James_mc
    Alonso
    Raikkonen
    Webber
    Button

  117. speedrazor
    alonso
    hamilton
    alonso
    button

  118. Lenny
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Alonso

  119. brouard21
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Rosberg

  120. Rahim

    1.Barrichello.
    2.Raikkonen.
    3.Kovalainen.

    C’mon….Rubens you’ve got to win once

    Go Kimi Go..Keep Flying..you need 2 prove u deserve ur seat…..

    Kovalainen beat whitmarsh’s ass

  121. Wesley
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  122. Dave M
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  123. UKK
    Button
    Vettel
    Button
    Webber

  124. Romain from Grenoble
    21st August 2009, 19:48

    Romain from Grenoble
    Alonso
    Button
    Alonso
    Hamilton

  125. Biggles209
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Barrichello

    Third attempt!

  126. iBlaze
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Vettel

  127. Sush Meerkat
    Alonso
    Webber
    barrichello
    Hamilton

  128. damjan006
    alonso
    alonso
    button
    kimi

  129. Nano Rock

    Alonso
    Barrichello
    Button
    Alonso

  130. F14EVA
    ALONSO
    HAMILTON
    VETTEL
    BUTTON

  131. Johnny Legg
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Button

  132. tristan
    Vettel
    Webber
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  133. Damien
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Button

  134. Net Sticks
    Alonso (on an emply fuel car…)
    Barrichello
    Button
    Hamilton

  135. EGC

    Alonso
    Alonso
    Webber
    Barrichello

    :-)

  136. Michel S.

    Alonso

    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  137. sheep
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Hamilton
    Webber

  138. SoLiD
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Barichello

  139. Damon
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Button
    Barrichello

  140. simonrs
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  141. Pankit

    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  142. Willian Ceolin
    Barrichello
    Button
    Hamilton
    Vettel

  143. hal_9000

    Alonso

    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  144. StrFerrari4Ever
    21st August 2009, 21:34

    StrFerrari4Ever

    Vettel
    Vettel
    Webber
    Hamilton

  145. Bartholomew
    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber

  146. zdzisiu
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Kovalainen

  147. Leaf
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Alonso

  148. Gwenouille
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Alonso

    2nd try…

  149. StrFerrari4Ever
    21st August 2009, 21:51

    StrFerrari4Ever
    Vettel
    Vettel
    Webber
    Hamilton

  150. JoshHale
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Hamilton

  151. graham228221
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button

  152. John H
    Kovalainen
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  153. Iceshiel
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Webber

  154. Taypicala
    Alonso
    Barichello
    Vettel
    Alonso

  155. gazzap
    alonso
    button
    hamilton
    barrichello

  156. greg76
    Button
    Button
    Webber
    Vettel

  157. mesmes

    alanso
    hamilton
    webber
    vettel

  158. For those having problems, I’m guessing, but it might be an anti-comment spam filter. By adding extra text it looks more like a ‘real’ comment.

    Just a guess.

    1. Hi Ian, I believe your working on the form for this competition. Are you using a plugin? I did an example using cform and it works quite well, but not sure if it is what Keith’s looking for. If you need a hand i’m always available.
      I had a look in the wordpress options and I believe a filter has been turned on and it thinks these entries are spam. Keith must be inundated with “spam” from these entries not getting posted.

  159. hamz0rs
    button
    button
    barrichello
    rosberg

  160. toadette81
    button
    button
    barrichello
    hamilton

    :)

  161. Hell$torm
    Webber
    Hamilton
    Button
    Webber

  162. Austin
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Button
    Kovalainen

  163. NEEVO
    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Webber

  164. anakin carlos
    alonso
    webber
    button
    vettel

  165. Myles Woerner
    22nd August 2009, 0:06

    Chi-Town F1

    Alonso
    Button
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  166. S Ogie
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  167. Owen G
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  168. bobo_the_legend
    22nd August 2009, 0:18

    Alonso
    Hamilton
    button
    barrichello

  169. Luigismen
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Alonso

  170. scunnyman

    hamilton
    button
    hamilton
    raikkonen

  171. Cliffery
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  172. INS
    Barrichello
    Barrichello
    Button
    Vettel

    Please let this get in!!

    1. I believe his spam filter is not letting these posts through, so don’t keep posting it again as it will be a duplicate and will not let it through. Try adding extra text below your selections as that seems to work.

      1. All the entries that didnt show up first time are now appearing. Keith has a big job of sorting the duplicate entries. :-(

  173. Juha
    Button
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton

  174. derixc
    vettel
    vettel
    alonso
    raikkonen

  175. GRS
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Barrichello
    Button

  176. Filipe
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Button
    Webber

  177. Superbus
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Raikkonen

  178. Choltz
    Alonso
    Alonso
    Rosberg
    Button

  179. Alonso

    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel

  180. wasiF1
    Alonso
    Vettel
    Button
    Barrichello

  181. GST
    Alonso
    Barrichello
    Alonso
    Button

  182. J-Canada
    Button
    Button
    Vettel
    Raikkonen

  183. Ayrton
    Kovaleinen
    Button
    Hamilton
    Webber

  184. Ino

    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Button

  185. Wanon
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Vettel

  186. Trulli

    Trulli
    Raikkonen
    Vettel

  187. Button
    Button
    Webber
    Alonso

    1. Errr…Goodtimes

  188. Button
    Button
    Webber
    Kimi

  189. timdoug
    Webber
    Webber
    Button
    Hamilton

  190. alphaa
    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Kovalainen

  191. alphaa
    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Button
    Vetel
    Kovalainen

  192. Paul
    Alonso
    Button
    Vettel
    Alonso

  193. Chua
    Alonso
    Webber
    Barrichello
    Alonso

  194. PeterB
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Webber
    Alonso

  195. mar-E-o
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Alonso
    Vettel

  196. JimP
    Alonso
    Button
    Raikkonen
    Alonso

  197. goofy
    Alonso
    Button
    Webber
    Hamilton

  198. webber
    raikkonen
    vettel
    button
    rosberg

  199. Tiomkin
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Button
    Vettel

  200. deni
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Vettel
    Alonso

  201. Dan Wells
    Button
    Button
    Barrichello
    Alonso

  202. Team F1 Metz
    Alonso
    Hamilton
    Button
    Alonso

  203. thescratt
    Alonso
    Button
    Barichello
    Raikkonen

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