MattHT takes Predictions Championship lead with perfect score

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

A perfect prediction put MattHT in the lead of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship by a single point.

MattHT was one of five players to score a maximum 50 points in the Singapore Grand Prix round.

Lotusien2 was this round’s winner having got closest in the pole position time tie-breaker. MattHT was second and Adamtye, Mr_Kinetic and GRK also made perfect predictions.

Lotusien2 wins a pair of F1 DVDs from Duke Video and MattHT wins an F1 Fanatic mug.

With five races to go MattHT now leads the championship by one point over S-D. Jon Finn, Todfod and Lotusien2 are each one further point behind the other.

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

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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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  • 25 comments on “MattHT takes Predictions Championship lead with perfect score”

    1. scored 10pts and dropped frm 9th to 18! Predicting alonso to win cost me dear :(

      1. you’re not alone.

    2. My housemate leads?! How will I live THIS down!!

      We’re sharing that mug, MattHT and you know it ;)

      Well done mate. Well done to everyone else too, I got 24 points so quite happy with that.

      1. Good news is the tickets are a pair

    3. 0.01s from the pole time, picked the correct top 5… all in the wrong order and the wrong pole sitter… solid 8 points from me :(

      congrats everyone who got perfect

    4. Congrats everyone!

      I scored a solid 13 points putting me ahead of my chief rivals Damon Smedley and Katy…

      Now for an assault on the lead! ONWARDS!

    5. Should’ve put alonso further back and Hamilton as well only 12 points…

    6. Is it shameful that my highest score is a 16? Lol I guess I should vote more for the result I know will happen instead of the one I’d like to happen.

    7. Yahoo! 50 points baby!!! 585 to 183 in standings. not a bad weekend!

    8. Congrats to the winners. Well done.
      I should have realised that Webber would not make it past Button after his usual not so good start. If I had done that I would have had 50 instead of the 24 points I got. But I moved into top 100 again;-)

      1. Exactly the same outcome for me.. I’m not in the top 100 though

    9. Another terrible showing! I seem to have a habit of getting most of the top 5 right, but in the wrong order.

      I do love this feature though!

      I’ve gone for Mark Webber in Japan, for a mixture of reasons. He is due a win after so many for Seb.

    10. Pleased with my 2nd place finish, surprised I even got that if it was a 5 way tie, I was 6 tenths out! Also pleased with my overall standing, obviously. Well done to the winner and to everyone else who did well :)

      1. Congrats MattHT

      2. Sorry to rub it in, but Lotusien2 was only a few hundredths closer than you to the pole time!

    11. If there was a prize for constantly sucking, I’d beat you all by light years.

    12. Congrats MattHT and Lotusien2 on your perfect scores.

      That’s a total of 10 perfect scores so far this season by my count (having a slow day at work!)

      Only got 12 myself, but still within a perfect score of the top slot ;)

    13. How on Earth did I get 16 points! I thought I was going to do terribly! I think that’s my highest ever score, if the 17 I imagine I’ve had isn’t just made up in my brain.

      1. Yeah sometimes the scoring system is kind of confusing. If Webber had finished in front of Button, I would have nailed the perfect score. But that little swap cost me 26 points.. it seems really harsh

    14. Show-offs!

      No, well done guys, reminds me of Suzuka last year when it happened to me – but I wasn’t alone and got squeezed out of winning a prize. But it still feels like winning the lottery!

    15. 50 pts but no dvd or mug :(. What I was thinking 1:45.5. Congrats to all.

      1. Oh no! Better luck next time :)

      2. Arrgh, and I felt sorry for myself, that I hadn’t followed my intuition to put Button in front of Webber – only error I made, but at least I was way of a prize.
        I think Keith should offer a mug for everyone who got 50 pts, despite the time. By the way, is it possible to buy a mug?

    16. Well, I got my highest score of 16, which is pretty bleak. I managed to get the Red Bull’s exactly right in 1st and 3rd, but had Alonso, Button and Hamilton in the wrong places >_<

    17. 16 points – best result of the season so far! I think target has to be breaking the top 300 before the end of the year…

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