GerardMP was top predictor in Germany

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GerardMP was the top scorer in the German Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

Hi 24-point haul moves him into the top 100 in the championship. Arpi_ retains the overall lead, three points ahead of Scunnyman and three more ahead of CyclopsPL.

GerardMP wins a Lotus DVD box set and Nicolis is the first person to claim the new runners-up prize of two T-Shirts from Unlap – an Official F1 Fanatic T-shirt and a race winner’s T-shirt.

Several players were left to curse Ferrari’s team orders. Edgar mendes came off worse, as he was poised to score 24 points before Felipe Massa was told to let Fernando Alonso past. The change of place left him with 11.

Please note that should the results of the race be changed the Predictions Championship standings will remain the same.

See how you did in the latest round via the links below. Predictions are already open for the Hungarian Grand Prix round.

View the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship standings in full

The prizes

This year we’re giving away a pair of prizes every race weekend.

On top of that at the end of the year the top 12 finishers all get prizes – and whoever scores the highest overall will be going to the 2011 British Grand Prix. Here are the prizes in full:

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2011 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship will win grandstand tickets to the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

This is the first time we’ve offered F1 race tickets as a prize at F1 Fanatic and I hope you all agree it’s a fitting reward for the F1 expert who can best predict who will be on top in 2010.

The grand prize winner will receive tickets to all three days of the 2011 British Grand Prix with reserved grandstand seating for the race.

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher in the championship will win an F1 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 Car-a-day.

Runners-up prizes: Autocourse 2010-2011

The ten players who finish in third to 12th positions in the championship will win a copy of the 2010-2011 edition of Autocourse.

The highly respected journal of Formula 1 and other major international four-wheeled racing series is published at the end of every season.

This year the publication marks its 60th anniversary edition.

NB. 2009 edition cover used for illustration

Race winners prize: The Lotus Story DVD Box Set

Duke Video are supplying the prize for the player who gets the highest score in each round.

With the Lotus name returning to F1 in 2010 what better prize than a DVD box set showing the history of this great team. This four-disc set “The Lotus Story” chronicles Lotus’s participation in F1 from the company’s beginning in 1948 up to its F1 withdrawal in 1994. (Please note this DVD is in PAL format).

Duke are also offering a special promotion exclusive to all F1 Fanatic readers – whenever you order from them you can get 15% off using the promotional code F1Fanatic at the checkout.

Race runners-up prize: Two F1 T-shirts

The second place finisher in each race will win a race winner’s T-shirt and Official F1 Fanatic T-shirt from Unlap.

This prize is supplied by Unlap.

How to enter

Entries will open in the week before every race. You have until the start of free practice three on Saturday to make your predictions.

You can post your predictions for the first race now below or wait until nearer the deadline. A reminder will be posted on the site after free practice two on Friday.

Each player may predict the pole sitter, the pole position lap time and the top five finishers in the race. See below for the rules in full.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc – e.g. for a lap of one minute, 25.386 seconds enter 01:25.386

Please try to pick an original and distinctive user name – something a bit more descriptive than just a first name and use the same name for every race you enter.

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, Duke Video, Motorsport in Print, Car-a-Day or Icon Publishing Ltd.
3. Predictions will open up to one week before the start of final practice on the Saturday of a Grand Prix weekend and will be promoted on the front page of F1 Fanatic before closing prior to the start of final practice.
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 accumulate 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 over the 19 races from round one (Bahrain) to 19 (Abu Dhabi) wins the grand prize.
7. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who came 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 below. If you have trouble submitting your entry via the form please email
9. Once a prediction has been made it cannot be altered.
10. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
12. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included. Event date TBC.
13. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within seven days of each Grand Prix. Lotus DVDs and F1 paintings will be despatched within 28 days of that email being sent. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available. Autocourse books will be despatched once they are published.

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32 comments on “GerardMP was top predictor in Germany”

  1. Charles Carroll
    28th July 2010, 15:14

    Well done, GerardMP!

    Just remember that if it weren’t for my main man Yam’s propensity for driving with the emergency brake on, I would have undoubtedly taken top prize.

  2. Haha, almost half of the participants scored either 7 or 9 points, me including (with 7).

  3. Well done GerardMP, although somehow I think you might be the only one who is happy about the race result! :P

  4. Ernest Cooke
    28th July 2010, 15:50

    Congratulations GerardMP

    I had by far my best results this weekend, finished equal 3rd with 21 points and jumped from outside the top 300 to 131st.

    Im delighted with how well it went for me

  5. Cheers to someone else named Gerard visiting F1Fanatic!!!

  6. Some points and not too far from the top for my first attempt here. I’ll try to continue!

  7. Poor race for me.Dropped 65 places.Stupid me for not putting a ferrari in the top 5.

  8. damn i missed the last two races’ predictions. was too busy.

  9. Wow, really Wow. After several (all till now) rounds of scoring just a few points this time I hit the jackpot. THANKS FERRARI for your team orders.
    And thanks Keith for this fun prediction championship.

  10. To everyone who is ahead of me, I am faster than you, do you understand. ;) ;)

    1. lol !


    2. I don’t understand, sumedh! Since when are you on my team?

    3. Nathan Bradley
      28th July 2010, 21:29

      Lol! COTD definately, best comment since Magnificent Geoffrey’s Legard tribute poem!


      1. Where would I find said poem?

    4. Sorry sumedh you can cry all you like and call it ridiculous but we are not pulling over to let you pass lol

    5. These are not team orders? We should just know what’s the right thing to do for the team right?

      1. Sumedh is quicker. Let Sumedh pass for the championship :P

        1. Can you confirm you understand, Sumedh? Good lad, sorry :D

  11. Hmm… 6 point to the leader with one GP missed. Nice. All hail me :D

  12. Damn, the Ferrari swap around cost me 4 points, least we all know now not to put Massa in front of Alonso in future ;-)…not that I ever have X-)

  13. Hey, if you’ll keep the predictions championship unchanged even if the WMSC disqualifies Ferrari drivers, why don’t you award the same points to those who predicted Massa 1st and Alonso 2nd?

    I’ve heard that, during the World Cup, a betting agency accepted Lampard’s shot as a goal and registered Germany 4 x 2 England, instead of Germany 4 x 1 England, the official score that excluded that shot on the bar, that kicked inside the goal but the referee didn’t consider (sorry for the spelling).

  14. Well, I´m really dissapointed. UNFAIR AND UNCOOL. I´ve sent my predictions for Silverstone and Hockenheim before the deadline via e-mail and should´ve gotten 22 points and in the table there I have two ceros. I´ve written to Keith and there´s no explanation. Sad, I thought this competiton was cool and fair…

    1. I’ve just searched all my email folders and I haven’t got any emails from your address.

      1. The address I´ve been participating with isn´t the one I write for my MEmo nickname. I´m “Lot-of-Lotus-for-us” and I´ve always sent my predictions from my other e-mail (you´ve even answered me sometimes) and that hasn´t been a problem until Silverstone. I mailed them both on Fridays, more than 10 hours before third practice, to the mail, but it´s been like I´ve never sent anything…

  15. José Baudaier
    29th July 2010, 4:40

    Crap, have I placed Vettel instead of Webber in the third place I’d first, maybe second.

    Also, Keith, I just noticed two of my predictions are missing. Sepang is under Jos�© Baudaier and Shangai is under Jos���© Baudaie where the rest is under José Baudaier. Looks like there is some accent problem there. You should be able to notice that all three are (or at least should be) using the same e-mail address.

    Don’t know if you are able to put all 3 together, but if you can I’d be glad.

    1. At the moment I’m not sure if the problem here is the entry form not working with the characters in your name, or you typing your name differently in the form sometimes (Baudaie and Baudaier). It could be both – can you shed any light?

      1. José Baudaier
        29th July 2010, 20:02

        Yes, looks like I also misppelled my last name that time. But I would assume the e-mails are the same.

        Anyhow, if there is some technicality preventing you from joining the predictions it’s not a big deal, just 8 points. It’s just that I’d like to have all my predictions counting.

  16. Reasonable haul of 19 points. Puts me back in it anyway!
    Well done GerardMP.

  17. Damn, first one I’ve ever missed.

  18. Thank you Ferrari! (never thought I’d be saying those words). 19 points vaults me from languishing in the 400’s to 195th place !

  19. Many thanks, Keith, for sorting out my scores after I made a typo (call it an 18th birthday present for yday!)… It won’t happen again.

  20. 13 points! Pulled me back into having sort of hope to finish the championship pretty high. Damn Vettel for his prepostorous start and not coming 2nd though…

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