Babis1980 wins low-scoring Predictions Championship round

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Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Montreal, 2011

Babis1980 only scored 17 points in the Canadian Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship – but it’s more than anyone else managed.

It was a low-scoring round as less than 5% of players correctly predicted Jenson Button to win.

Babis1980 and runner-up TommyB89 were among the few who did. They scooped the prizes of Duke F1 DVDs and an F1 Fanatic mug respectively (see below for details).

Jon Finn remains in the lead of the championship by four points from Dondada. Pukz joins Ali Brown and Straightline in a three-way tie for third.

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the European 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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38 comments on “Babis1980 wins low-scoring Predictions Championship round”

  1. UP in 14th place…only got 7 points.

    do we have a link where we can see the scoring system for the predictions?

    1. It’s explained in the rules in the article.

    2. only got 7 points.

      Get out of here! 7 points was one of the best scores in this round.

      1. I got 7 and I thought I did horrible this round. I guess I did do horribly but everyone else just did horribly-er.

        1. 8-tenths off pole time. Only one driver in the top 5 in correct position. 2 drivers in my top 5 didnt finish. How the hell did so many people do worse than that?

      2. seeing the results, i guess i did rather well..wat at 20 moved up to 14
        so i am satisfied now..if only alonso had not retired.maybe entry into top ten would have been possible..

        i think valencia will be high scoring as it is very predictable and worst of all the new tracks..

        1. if only alonso had not retired.maybe…

          …maybe those who are now behind you would’ve scored more points.

          1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
            14th June 2011, 14:41

            Yes, Alonso and Hamilton screwed up my predictions… I “only” got 11 points (my highest ever) and now I’m on the 434th place… I’m near the top hahahahha

  2. Pfft only 4 points. I thought I’d put Vettel in 2nd but I didn’t. Only cost me a point anyway.

    That’s the last time I’m picking Alonso for a podium!

    1. Dude.. you’ve got to stop that. I got 4 points in this round as well. Thats 6 out of 7 rounds we’ve got identical scores in.

      1. Hahahaha!

    2. LOL, i messed up badly due to a laggy PC. Tested the system in putting Sutil first and some fun things in the race, then changed back, but I did not manage to change it in time so had 0 points (a bit strange, as I think I had Vettel for pole, when I think about it).
      Thats dropped me to 161 overall!

      1. Yeah.. from last round’s winner to zero points in this round. Fortunes might not always change in F1, but they do in the prediction championship.

      2. LOL, I went more conservative, but had Hamilton win it with Alonso second, not a great idea :-p Four points.

    3. 4 points for me, too. I’m now down in 434th. :(

      1. Actually, I scored 5! :D (Sorry for pressing the wrong key! :P)

    4. dyslexicbunny
      14th June 2011, 14:40

      3 points. I gambled on the rain and hoped for the best. I can’t find the email but I think I had Nico and Alonso making appearances along with Vettel, Webber, and Hamilton.

      I’m going to need some DRS points to blow through the pack.

      1. Same here. Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, Rosberg. Managed to get Vettel in the right place though.

  3. plz ignore my request for the link…i got it..sorry

  4. The perfect way to end our F1 Fanatic party :)

    1. can they be split 7ways? haha

  5. wow, I had forgotten I had Button for the win

  6. keith how can I find out my F1F password? i can’t log on on other computers coz i can remember it!

    1. should say ‘can’t remember it’.

  7. Only 4 points. My recent ability to predict who gets pole is saving me from being awful.

    Things may have been somewhat better if Button hadn’t hit and knocked out of the race the drivers I predicted to finish 1st and 2nd… Though I suspect lots of others could say something similar.

    1. Predicting pole is somewhat obvious at the moment ;)

      1. I agree, not only did Button take out my predicted winner (Alonso) but I didn’t even tip Jenson in my top 5 ! Still, I was so happy to see someone other than Vettel win, I didn’t care about my abysmal tipping efforts.

        1. dyslexicbunny
          14th June 2011, 14:42

          But did anyone? Nico and Alonso had fantastic practice times, you’d think he didn’t have a chance. And if he wasn’t driving a tank, he might not have.

  8. I had my best result in Turkey and it’s been downhill ever since! Shocking stuff. I’m 11 points behind MattHT (the arch-nemesis and housemate).

    Dread to think how i’m faring up against some of the other regulars :/

    Well done Babis1980. TommyB89, you need to bring that mug with you next time we go for a drink ;)

  9. Sort of typical that the one race I go conservative on my predictions, Schumi does well, Vettel doesn’t win and Hamilton and Alonso crash out! I dread to think what I got…

  10. Still 14th! First time I predicted Vettel not winning. I was right to predict him second. 6 points only in this round.

  11. I got 11pt! I think I have to consider myself greatly satisfied :-)

    52nd for the moment, and a 30pt deficit from the lead. I really need a strong result if I want to be back in the hunt for the prizes!

  12. Erk 2 points, going from bad to worse this season

  13. I’m not putting Rosberg or Alonso in the top 3 again. I’ve been overrating Merc recently! 6 points for me

  14. Keith please also tell which driver was most chosen for pole and win.

    I guess for pole majority would have chosen Vettel and for race Alonso or Hamilton.

    1. See the race-by-race statistics link in the article.

  15. 5 points and now I’m number 100 in the competition. But I had the most frequent guess of the first 5.
    Anyway I think the race was entertaining, exciting and good. Looking forward to see if this gives more players the courage to predict unconservative for next race? If only Mercedes could fix their tyre wear issue, we could get a team more in the top 5 mix regularly.

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