Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monza, 2011

Predictions Championship round 13 won by Macca

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monza, 2011
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monza, 2011

Macca posted the top score in the Italian Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

But a three-way tie for second place meant the pole position time tie-breaker had to be used to separate Pejte, Codesurge and BerlinerkindlGP.

Pejte came out on top having got within a tenth of a second of prediction Sebastian Vettel’s time correctly.

Macca wins a pair of DVDs from Duke Video and Pejte has won an F1 Fanatic mug.

In the championship, S-D’s lead has been trimmed to a single point by Jon Finn.

With the championship leader picking up an average of 13 points per race from a maximum of 50, there’s everything to play for over the final races.

While almost 60% of players predicted Vettel would take pole position, he wasn’t the favourite for victory. That was Lewis Hamilton, who was picked by almost half the players.

The average pole position time prediction was 1’22.489 – very close to the actual time of 1’22.275.

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

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.

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.

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 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

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2011
No races available in this championship.
Position 1
Position 2
Position 3
Position 4
Position 5

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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26 comments on “Predictions Championship round 13 won by Macca”

  1. Congratulations Macca! Shame we don’t see you commenting on here much any more. :)

    9 points for the second time in 3 races… Oh well, at least it’s three times better than my Spa score, where I didn’t even have Vettel in my top 5! I actually guessed the polesitter correctly, but had the top two the wrong way around for the race. :p

    1. I agree with Damon on both accounts Macca!

      and i scored the same 9 points as well as him.

      1. WOW!!!! I can’t believe it, I won.

        Thanks guys for your kind comments. Yeah, I don’t comment on here as much as I would like to anymore on the account of I have recently started a new job.

        Surprisingly I had more time to comment when I was bumming around as a uni student, who would have thought. :)

        @Keith – I am not sure how this works so I will just say it here, I would like to choose The Birth of Formula 1 and Stirling Moss: A racing life please. Thanks

        1. Check your email, Macca!

        2. @Keith – never mind, I read my emails. :)

          1. Great pick, I took those as well, and its really good.

  2. 5pt (instead of 10 if I would have kept my first prediction), and a drop of 15 positions : a harsh weekend for me. I think I’ll stop predicting strong week-ends for Hamilton, because it didn’ give a lot of points for the last two races…

  3. I think i’m going to concede this years championship and focus all my resources on 2012.

    1. I already did!

  4. Another low, 9 points (the fourth time I’ve scored 9 and the eighth I’ve scored 9 or 7), I feel a bit like Toro Rosso, scrounging at the back of the points positions!

    I’ve worked out I need to score on average 10 more points a race than S-D (and a bit less for everyone else in front of me) to win. Top 100 can still be done though!

  5. I have to complain, why my prediction got zero? Wasn’t it confirmed? I have got confirmation in my mail, why ther are no points for it.

    There is an extract from that mail

    Dear Archimedas

    Thanks you for submitting your entry to the following round of the 2011 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship:


    Your predictions are as follows:

    Pole Time – 01:23.110
    Pole – Sebastian Vettel
    Position 1 – Lewis Hamilton
    Position 2 – Sebastian Vettel
    Position 3 – Fernando Alonso
    Position 4 – Mark Webber
    Position 5 – Nico Rosberg

    2011-09-10 10:27:41

    1. Nice prediction :). I went for the same one, though I got a bit closer to the pole.

  6. I keep getting stung by this scoring system, with predictions that are so close to what actually happened, except they’re all one position ahead. This time, Webber’s retirement put my prediction out of sync and I got 9 points. Ah well, I’m so far away from winning it doesn’t matter now.

  7. My score for this round is zero but I definitely submitted them and it said “entry saved”. I even remember my predictions (Vet, Vet, Ham, But, Alo, Web and pole time 1:21 something or other). :(

    1. Keith I definitely got the email saying I submitted my picks too. Will my score still stay zero? Do I need to do anything or send you the email?

  8. 10th to 7th… gotta keep climbing till I hit the top spot :D

  9. I’m so bad at this!! :P

  10. Looks like a couple of people think their entries were missed – if it’s affected you please send in details and I’ll have a look:

    Reporting a technical problem

    1. Done :) Hope it isn’t a big problem!

  11. Argh, that’s the second tiebreaker I’ve lost this season! Looks like I’ve gotta work on those pole lap estimates..

  12. 5 points AGAIN!

  13. 0 points….That was awful

  14. Well done to the victors! A very low scoring round for me but I think I can forgive myself, barely got 5 minutes to think over the weekend!

  15. Happy with my 4th place :) (12 points), I’ve scored in every race this year :D

  16. Why did I get 0 points for this round rather than the 5 I should have been awarded?

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