BasCB wins Monaco Predictions Championship round

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Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Monaco, 2011

As well as being a prolific commenter (over 700 this month at the time of writing), BasCB is also handy at guessing the race results, and duly won the sixth round of this year’s Predictions Championship.

BasCB tied with Dondada on 31 points and won the overall prize via the pole position time tie-breaker, coming within a few hundredths of getting it exactly right.

Dondada moves up to second in the overall points behind Jon Finn.

Vettel was the favourite to win (picked by 33% of players) and take pole position (46%).

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the Canadian Grand Prix below. You can edit your prediction up to the start of qualifying.

Find out where you are in the championship standings and have a look at the statistics so far here:

You can enter your predictions for all the remaining rounds below and on the Predictions Championship page (under Community > Predictions Championship in the menu).

You can edit a prediction for any race up until the deadline for entries which is the start of qualifying at each round.

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.

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.

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:

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 qualifying 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 qualifying 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 qualifying.
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.

Don’t miss a single round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Subscribe to F1 Fanatic using RSS, email or Twitter: Click here for more information.

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50 comments on “BasCB wins Monaco Predictions Championship round”

  1. Ugh.. Just another 9 points from this round as well. If I don’t break into the top 50 by the British GP, I’m just gonna pack up my championship, and start focusing on next year’s championship. ;)

  2. Whoops down to =16th. Not bad considering I only got 7 points in the last race.

  3. My best prediction to date.
    Stop putting Schumacher in the top 5 did the trick :D

    1. Same here :D

    2. Hahaha, I learned that kinda midway through last season.

      1. I learn that trick every time. And still forget it when the time comes to put in my prediction.

  4. Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the Canadian Grand Prix below. You can edit your prediction up to the start of qualifying.


    You can edit a prediction for any race up until the deadline for entries which is the start of third practice at each round.

    Now i’m confused…

    1. Have updated it – the deadline is the start of qualifying.

      1. When did that change? Clearly I’ve been disadvantaging myself putting in my predictions early :P

        1. Only since the Turkish GP – I did mention it as much as I could to try to and make sure everyone knew.

      2. Missed that one too. Glad I read this now.

  5. OMG OMG!!! I had the second best score in this round – 21pts!!
    And I’m alone in the 24th place. That’s just too exciting!

  6. First time in top 20 for me…Vettel getting me lots of points and picking alonso for second warked great for me..

  7. dyslexicbunny
    31st May 2011, 15:27

    Ugh. 3 points. I feel like someone crashed into me.

    1. Must’ve been Sato.

    2. Yeah, 5 for me, and slipped 80 places. Ouch.

    3. It must had be Hamilton and it was your fault. But don´t worry, apologises will come later via twiter.

        1. graham228221
          1st June 2011, 16:15

          Welcome to the head-bangingly fruitless midfield my friend. Endless weeks of single digit monotony ;)

  8. Great result! WOW. 31 points and winning it. In Monaco!

    It feels a bit like seeing Maldonado or Sutil all of a sudden win the race.
    Best so far this year was 9 points somewhere in the 280s rank. After a bad score last time round I changed my approach for who to put where.
    Then I updated my prediction on Saturday morning after reading the FP3 reports before visiting family (took Webber and Rosberg out of the top 5 and changed the order a bit).
    I certainly hope it will not be a one off, but even if so, I think I know how Hulk must have felt last year in Brazil :-D

    1. Congrats!!!

    2. Congratulations – couldn’t believe when you forwarded me that mail with your prediction yesterday, very well done! Or just luck – but as with Vettel, you still have to go and do it :-p

    3. Very well done! A true F1 Fanatic (a name I recognise for a change – nothing against those I don’t! :P) and a deserving winner. :D

    4. Good for you, man – way better than my prognosticating so far : )

    5. Congrats! I’m always baffled by how you find so much time to comment! Now this as well?!

    6. Congratulations; gefeliciteerd!

      I’m now above 500 and I hope I’ll get more double digit scores this year. Silverstone might be too much, but just a mug would be nice!

  9. I am unbelivably consistent. Picking up between 5 and 10 points in every race! That isn’t exactly good but i’m just biding my time…

  10. Bah, 7 points. Once again Mercedes is a disappointment. They get me excited with some promising practice times, but when push comes to shove they let me down. I’m averaging 6 and a bit points after 6 races :(

    1. just had to see burnout followed by straightline. thank you Keith great site and much fun.

  11. 7 points! Normally, I get 5, but 7! :D I’m now in 470th place with 2009 champion, Enigma… I said a few rounds ago my comeback begins, but I’m just giving you a head-start. Next round, I will strike.

    1. We’re both still getting used to the Pirellis, we’ll be much stronger in the coming races.

      1. I think I need to stop predicting Webber for the win! But at the same time, I know he’s going to break through soon. I think I’ll go for Hamilton or Alonso in Canada, then I’ll predict a Webber win again. ;)

  12. congrats basCB! Thought I had won for sure, was only about a tenth off the pole time but you must have just pipped me.

    If only Hamilton had overtaken Kobayashi on the last lap i woulda got the perfect 50! Anyhow if last year is anything to go by I think both the Mclarens will be on the podium at Montreal.

    1. I think I was 0.037 off. Congratulations to you as well, seems you are doing pretty good for the championship as well!

  13. Gah, F1George is making me look bad!

    1. Hahah, happy with 12th at the moment, only 17 points off the lead :)

  14. On the stats page it shows that (at least) three players got the pole time exactly right! Has that happened before?

  15. Absolutly disappointed!
    Thanks to Nico’s crahs in FP3, I wanted to change my prediction. But I had to change it completly, and I missed an opportunity to score 19pt! :-(
    9pt is not nothing, but 10 more points would have put me in the top 35 :’-(

    1. dyslexicbunny
      31st May 2011, 18:49

      Just be happy you get to take advantage of FP3 results. I’m usually asleep stateside and quali is already going on. I make my predictions on Friday afternoons.

  16. Big congratulations to one of my favourites on here! Great job this weekend BasCB :)

  17. May i suggest a 50 point bonus for getting both the pole driver and time spot on? Yes that’s a great idea.

    1. You didn’t even get a mention! It’s alright, you have a special place in my heart.

  18. Oh and well done to BasCB :)

  19. A meagre 50 points so far, dreadful! I had a terrible Monaco. I got 4/5 right but only Seb in the right place.

    Shame on Alonso for not getting pole for me.

  20. Monaco was a tough one to guess. 9 points for me. I don’t think it makes it easier to watch FP3 before entering. Hamiltons battles and bad result kind of spoiled my prediction. But maybe he will apologize to me on Twitter;-) I only had Vettel right And Koba was a big surprize – I didn’t even had him in consideration as a spare for one of the usual 5 if they missed out.
    In my first guess I had Webber 4th, but then I swapped him and Alonso – cost me dearly;-)
    I’m now no 104, slowly slipping down the table, but hot on Ichyies rear wing.

  21. Well done Bas! You deserved it.

  22. After a foray into double digits last week, it is back to single digit points this week. :(

  23. I’m consistently dismal this season, highest score so far an 8 and position in the 500s :( I had hoped for better after being in the top 100 for most of 2010 and finishing just outside. I blame the red flag for this latest disaster; without that there would have been a great chance of my Alonso, Button, Vettel top 3. Surely my luck must turn in Canada…..

  24. Pink Pirelli
    1st June 2011, 12:16

    I seem to have become the Jarno Trulli of the tipping world, starting well but now drifting back through the pack. Pretty soon only a backmarker team will have me.

  25. I’m on a roll! Some 270 places up!!!

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