Predict the top five in China to win F1 prizes

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Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Shanghai, 2011
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Can you predict the top five finishers in the Chinese Grand Prix?

There are prizes to be won if you can including F1 DVDs for the best race prediction and F1 race tickets for the season champion.

Get your prediction in before the start of third practice on Saturday for your chance to win.

The prizes

There are prizes to be won in every race plus grand prizes for the overall winners at the end of the season.

Whoever gets the highest overall score throughout the year will win a pair of grandstand tickets for the 2012 British Grand Prix.

Here are the prizes in full:

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2012 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points over the whole season will win two grandstand tickets to the 2012 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.

The winners will have tickets for the Becketts grandstand which offers views of the spectacular, high-speed Becketts complex plus part of the new infield section of the track which saw so much action in the 2010 race.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher 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.

More prizes to come!

Further prizes for the highest-scoring players will be announced later this year.

Duke DVDs

Race winners prize: A pair of F1 DVDs

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

Each race winner will get to pick any two from the following three new Duke motor racing DVDs:

F1 FAnatic mug

Race runners-up prize: F1 Fanatic mugs

The second place finisher in each race will win an official F1 Fanatic mug.

See here for more details on F1 Fanatic merchandise:

How to enter

You have until the start of free practice three on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.

A reminder will be posted on the site after free practice two on Friday as well as on Twitter.

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.

You need to log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make your prediction.

The sign-up process is quick and easy: Get your F1 Fanatic account here and read more about registering here.

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

After submitting your prediction you will receive an email to the address you created your F1 Fanatic account with 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.

Make your predictions

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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 or Car-a-Day.
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 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 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 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. DVD and mug prizes will be despatched within 28 days of that email being sent. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

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    49 comments on “Predict the top five in China to win F1 prizes”

    1. I’ve put HAM for pole, just for the sake of not doing the obvious :-)

      1. I have a bit of a habit of putting Lew up for pole, but man I hope it comes true this time.

        I know I’m not alone in being utterly sick of Seb’s #1 finger gesture.

        1. I’m with you getting really annoyed by that finger too.

          1. I HATE THAT FINGER!!

            1. GO FINGER!

    2. A-Safieldin (@)
      15th April 2011, 15:31

      If only Vettel gave us predictions like Ali did.

      1. how can we see the predictions after we’ve made them?

        1. Check your email. As for everyone else’s, I’m afraid I won’t be of any help.

          1. how can we see the predictions after we’ve made them?

            Check your email, F1Fanatics emails are titled “WordPress”.

            Keith, you should change you email title, isn’t wordpress your blogging publication tool?, people might get confused… or they already are considering each race we get the above question being asked.

            1. Luckily this spurned me to check my inbox, because I’d forgotten to put in a prediction! haha

              *breathes sigh of relief*

          2. no no i mean how can I see the list of other people’s predictions for this gp?

            1. Don’t think you can. Keith only publishes scores after the race.

    3. Right, for the last few races, I’ve put Schumi in the top 5… I’m not going to this time, I bet you he does though!!

      And interestingly, I’ve decided to go against the norm for the win this time out…

      1. Man, I’m with you. First time since he’s back that I’ve done that…

        This year I am really gonna try to not use the heart too much!

        1. I mean not putting Schumi in top 5

    4. Vettel pole, Vettel win. There really isn’t any other option unless Vettel has problems.

      1. I didn’t do it either of the last two because I was thinking reliability problem or lack of KERS. I buckled this week.

        I did also had Schumi in top 5 last week but it’s been a revolving fifth after the two Red Bulls and McLarens.

        1. Me too. I kept Schumacher in there still though. You never know…

      2. indeed…Yaaaawwwnnnn!!

      3. Yes, I also caved in to that inevitability. Now at least if I get the pole or winner wrong, I’ll be happy it wasn’t Vettel for once, even if it costs me points!

    5. Since I need to get some points on the board, I’ve went VERY safe and very obvious. I dont think i’ll be moving up very far if im right though, but at least im almost guaranteed points.

      Unless that is there’s rain during qualy or carnage in the race, which since i’ve said there wont I bet be there will be.

      1. So thats Vettel for pole!, that like auto 5 points!.

    6. i think this only chance of a different result is for webber to do a ‘webber’

      1. What, use Heikki as a launch ramp to stage another Evel Knievel jump?

    7. I think Vettel for the win is the logical choice. But guessing the finishing order of the 4 drivers behind him is a tough one. I think Webber is finally going to get on the podium, and although Button should be stronger on this track than Hamilton (according to last year’s quali and race), I have tipped Hamilton to finish in 3rd.

    8. i too hav put schumi in top 5…hope it happens atleast tis time

    9. JamieFranklinF1
      15th April 2011, 18:04

      I predict Jenson to do better than Hamilton throughout the weekend. I predict KERS problems for Webber.

      I also think it’ll be another points finish for Sauber…and Renault too.

    10. Ive gone for a Vettel pole and win. I have to play safe as this is the first round Ive entered this season as Ive not had internet other than on my phone.

      1. Vettel pole, KERS trouble, Lewis win. Also with Webber 2nd, its a pure guess!

    11. Nah.
      First corner mayhem. HRT for the win! Not.

      1. Ladbrokes have it down as 5000/1. I’d say they’re very rubbish odds indeed!

        1. I bet HRT are longer odds than Virgin though, and personally I’d rate them higher at this point. If they don’t finish ahead here they will do by the start of the European season. Willis seems to be better and setting up and unlocking a car’s potential than what’s-his-name-CFD-guy.

    12. hamilton for pole in 1:35.300 Hamilton,button,schumacher,rosberg,petrov in order of 1st-5th.

    13. @keith

      by mistake i have selected Alonso for the win but i wanted to select Lewis Hamilton. Rest of the entry is alright. Could you please change that?
      Pole Vettel

      1. You are funny :-)

      2. matthewf1 (@)
        16th April 2011, 1:14

        you can resubmit your own entry, just do it again, Keith doesn’t need to do anything.

    14. I went for SV on pole, its too risky not to! and in the race: SV, MW, LH, FA, and JB 5th. Nice and safe at this stage only have 16pts and the leader with 50 !

      If anyone knows how many points for pole and p1,2,3,4,5 please share, thanks

      1. look at point 5 in the t and c’s immediately below the boxes where you select your prediction.

    15. I’m being optimistic and putting Hamilton just under 1:32’s for pole and wins.

      1. Can’t find the edit button..

        Edit: Just under 1:33’s *

        1. Wow, I really have a hard time thinking they will find quite that much time – I stayed in the 1:35s.

    16. Two RBRs, two Maccas, one Merc.

    17. Sorry Keith, I think I accidentally clicked ‘Submit’ twice as I have 2 confirmation emails. Please ignore submission number 2!

      1. matthewf1 (@)
        16th April 2011, 1:16

        submissions overrule previous ones

    18. I’ve gone for a more conservative approach than in I did in Sepang. Let’s hope it’s worth it!

    19. i have totally lost interest in F1

      1. well, that’s relevant to the topic at hand – insightful too …

    20. I’m gunna be happy whether vettel wins or loses, if he loses it will make a pleasant change and close up the championship at least a little. If he wins, well, I predicted that so I get points! Win-win situation :)

    21. Air temps will be up to about 16C today. I’m guessing that a lot of option tyres are going to be eaten up in Q so that will determine race strategy for some teams. But that might be OK because Sunday is supposed to be a bit warmer, around 20C, so a lack of options for the race means running primes, meaning longer stints and fewer pit stops come the race.

      And who does well under those conditions?

      I seem to have completely lost my mind trying to sort this out!

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