Who will win the first Indian Grand Prix? Make your predictions

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Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Buddh International Circuit

Can you predict the top five finishers in the Indian Grand Prix?

Ferrari were fastest in second practice but Red Bull and McLaren have led the way in recent races.

Make your predictions below – there’s prizes up for grabs.

How qualifying penalties may affect the competition

Please pay close attention to the rules and ensure you aren’t caught out by any drivers receiving qualifying penalties.

For avoidance of doubt, please be aware that you need to predict the pole sitter, i.e. the driver who starts the race from pole position. If a driver is fastest in Q3 but is moved off pole position because of a penalty, they are not the pole sitter.

Similarly, the pole position time tie-breaker will be based on the time of the driver who starts the race from first place on the grid.

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.

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.

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    Keith Collantine
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    14 comments on “Who will win the first Indian Grand Prix? Make your predictions”

    1. Thanks for clarifying, Keith. Just out of interest, does anyone know if the times set by a driver receiving penalties count for records purposes? For example, if Hamilton does the fastest time will that count in the future as the fastest qualifying lap at the circuit?

      1. I have to assume it would. They have received the penalty, which will apply to the race. However, if they have still recorded the fastest qualifying lap, that should be counted. I see no logical reason why this would not be the case, although I haven’t read all the regs…

    2. it is goanna be fight for pole b/w hamilton,vettel and alonso

    3. would be nice to see Massa sneak one in here at the end :D

    4. I have a feeling Alonso could muscle the prancing horse to victory here. Ferrari seems fast.

      I do admire Button’s majestic win’s and Red Bull’s dominance. I think Sebastian will get pole again. I just have an inkling.

      Aside from this, all dice are in the air. Really my grandma has the same chance of predicting who in the top 8 will win as I do.

    5. FELIPE MASSA for the win!!!!!!!!!! :D

      LOL Alonso will get an heart attack!!

    6. So, my ‘Prediction for a laugh’ for India

      Karthikeyan on pole and for the win
      Perez 2nd
      Hamilton 3rd
      Glock 4th
      Ricciardo 5th


      1. Good prediction. Providing the other 19 cars start the race with only one wheel…

    7. Pole position is very hard to gues, I went with a 1:23-ish

    8. Button pole dancer

    9. jenson Button Let’s seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    10. Almost risked going for a Felipe Podium, then i remembered he’s racing Seb, Mark, Fernando, Lewis & Jenson and thought better of it.

    11. Had trouble making an entry on the mobile using safari browser. Couldn’t get confirmation. Chris

    12. 1. Vettel
      2. Webber
      3 Alonso
      4. Hamilton.
      5. Button

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