A dozen players tie for best Hungary prediction

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

A dozen different players shared the highest score in the Hungarian Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

John666, Ukk, Glenn, Manik56, Oscar_nicero, Kris_pa, JohnH, RRRacer007, Scrooks, Hircus, LucaBadoerFan and F1aroo all scored 24 points this week.

That meant the pole position time tie-breaker had to be used to pick this week’s prize winners.

Kris_pa claimed the top prize and the runner-up prize went to JohnH – both of whom predicted Sebastian Vettel’s 1’19.815 pole lap to within a tenth of a second. Commiserations to the rest!

In the championship, S-D added another two points to his lead and is now ten clear of Todfod. Archimedes, Steph and Dave M occupy the next three places.

Not many people saw Jenson Button’s win coming – only 13 players predicted it.

However almost half the players correctly guessed Vettel would be on pole position.

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the Belgian 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.

Runner-up prizes

The players who finish in third to 12th places will each win a copy of the Haynes Official F1 Season Review 2011.

And the players who finish in 13th to 17th places will each win a copy of the Haynes Red Bull RB6 manual.

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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    20 comments on “A dozen players tie for best Hungary prediction”

    1. Congratulations all and indeed commiserations to those who missed out, so close!

      I shall have a look at how i’m doing when i’m on a less antique machine.

      1. Well i’ve got to the 100 points mark. A dreadful 22 points behind MattHT though!

        All things considered i’m pretty happy with where I am.

    2. I’m amazingly good at predicting the correct 4 or 5 in the top 5… however – never in the correct order. I think I’ve predicted Vettel to win only on the ones which he hasn’t won…

      I don’t think this is my year!

      1. Having said that I got my season high of 12 points!

      2. I predicted Rosberg for 5th, a bit of a gamble, trying to gain some extra points. It didn’t work!

        1. Well why not! You’re not going to win prizes doing the same thing as everyone else! I think I’ve thrown in Schumacher/Rosberg/Heidfeld at some point over the season, but I do keep going for the same top 5 in different orders!

      3. Please predict Vettel for every race now ;-)

        1. That’s how i’m feeling too! I think I will! The WDC is in my hands!

          1. I’ve gone for Vettel pole and win at every race. Its done alright so far but I’m considering going against my heart and mulling over a Hamilton win at spa

            1. Yep, I’ve just gone for a McLaren 1-2 in Belgium, lead by Hamilton, with Alonso completing the podium.

              I think Webber will lose out here and be forced to play second best to Vettel for the rest of the year (…not that he hasn’t been already in terms of the dominance!).

    3. JamieFranklinF1
      2nd August 2011, 14:04

      My top 4 were in reverse order: Ham, Alo, Vet, But, Web. I swear my predictions make people do the opposite too. Ham/But, Vet/Alo. Webber for pole but qualifies 6th lol.

    4. It’s incredible how even the scores were in this round.
      Pretty much everybody in the first 100 people scored between 10 and 22 points.
      Someone calculate the standard deviation of scores in this round, please :)
      Let’s go full geek!

    5. 10 points for me this week, was expecting much worse than that given how close the teams were

    6. WOW! First win (well… almost :-)) in the predictions championship :-) Feels like Webber @ Nurburgring :-)

    7. wow i am dropping down the order fast! i was quite high up! congrats to winners!

    8. Ooh, 10 points, my best yet after two 7s and missing 2 rounds early on >.<

    9. 5th time in a row that I score at least 10pt, and 5th time in a row that I’ve picked up positions in the chart!

      Can’t wait for the next rounds :)

    10. Yeah I cant wait for other rounds too. Actualy my nickname is ArchimedAs not Archimedes, but nvm. Now that I have got into top3 I have sights on the top :)…..

    11. 9 points. I’m reasonably pleased with that, but Katy has now moved ahead of me by 1 point! :(

    12. I’m amazed that my results haven’t been great, I only got 10 points this round, yet i’m slowly moving up the order :)

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