Narrow win for Xivizmath in Predictions Championship round 17

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Xivizmath narrowly came out on top in round 17 of the Predictions Championship.

Nineteen players tied for the top score in the Indian Grand Prix round. The pole position time tie breaker put Xivizmath in first place ahead of JimN by just three thousandths of a second:

Xivizmath wins two F1 DVDs from Duke Video and JimN wins an F1 Fanatic mug.

The other 17 players who also scored 31 points were Schuey4ever, Bcfc2, AdrianMorse, McBride, Jimfaekillie, Codesurge, A-Safieldin, Penball, Palle, HUHHII, Kapow32, Margarita, Edentrail, Mehran3600, Benc22, Adamtys and Bosyber:

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S-D holds a three-point lead in the Predictions Championship. Last year’s champion Jimfaekillie has moved up to fifth place, nine points off the lead.

There’s just two races to go and you can enter your predictions for both the remaining rounds below. As usual you can edit your prediction as many times as you like 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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    28 comments on “Narrow win for Xivizmath in Predictions Championship round 17”

    1. 5. I am getting worse. Normally people get better at things. I seem to be the exception to this rule in… well, everything. :P

      1. @damonsmedley Mate, that is truly terrible! ;)

    2. I switched at the last minute to go for a Webber win, and thought it might happen after qualifying but Mark lived up to his 2011 reputation! Ah well. I’m working on an “agressive” approach to next year.

      1. Although… that was my highest ranking so far!

    3. I am having problems seeing the whole list of races in the “F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship standings.” Like in this screen shot . I can zoom out yes, but the text gets very small then. I’m on firefox 7. @keithcollantine

      1. @Mustalainen Fixed, thanks for letting me know.

        1. I have the same thing @keithcollantine, i can’t see the final total points column – except I’m on Chrome (15.0) and I can’t see the “New on F1 Fanatic” bar on the right, the column just isn’t there.

          Not that it matters – I’m down in the 300s :(

      1. Great addition, Keith!

    4. another solid points run, but @US_peter jumped in front of me and @andrewtanner kept just as far in front. I can still catch the both of them though, even if @steph is probably out of reach as she scored the same 13 points as i did.

      1. Thanks! You’ve saved me having to check me score. Good luck with the next round

        1. glad to be of help there @steph!

    5. 21 points, “career” best, both for result and ranking :D

    6. I’ve gone from bad to worse! 5pt, and more than a round victory behind the leader! Same problem than last year : good start of the season, but I can’t keep up the good results in the second half of it. :-(

    7. well second time among top scorers and second time without prize :( (bad luck :) got to get pole time right ). well done everyone

    8. I don’t like to bet against my favourite drivers, but this time I did, and my unfaithfulness was rewarded with shared first place… If only I hadn’t let Karun Chandok’s pole time estimation convince me to change my initial hunch of a low 24, I might even have won something!

    9. Still in 300s. But Points again. Now for Brazil you can make strange predictions but Abu Dabi, I guess Will be more straightforward.

    10. Wow, clearly my best result of the year, and a more than a quarter of my previous points total added. To think I almost gave up on filling them in bc. I am so far back, but decided to go ahead for the fun of it :)

      Does 19 people with the same pole+top five show that the race results are predictable, by the way? Well done to the other 18 people, and especially to @xivizmath and @JimN!

    11. Not a great points haul at 9, but despite the people who got 31, it was a pretty low scoring round, so I still moved up some.

      What’s annoying is that my first prediction was Vet, But, Alo, Ham, Web. Not officially, but I decided to go with Vet, Web, But, Ham, Alo, due to the tyre wear looking low and thinking that Red Bull would be fast. I was half right :P

    12. @Todfod guess what score you got (hint: see mine)!

      1. Lol. No surprises there.

    13. Still in the top 100 :)

      Congratulations to all of you.

      @MattHT is still in the fight for the championship, make me proud to be a Tanner!

    14. Going strong in 638th.

    15. Meh, just clinging on to the top 200 in =199th (with about 20 others, so that’s actually about 208th…) Oh well, there’s always next year..

      How about a Sky Sports HD subscription package for the UK winner?

    16. 31 points Quailty must do more predictions when home from the pub :)

    17. I was among the 19 with 31 points, but I was 1 figure wrong on my pole time prediction: I predicted 1:24.378 and Vettel made it in 1:24.178! So in a way I was closest;-), but doing the math I was only 5th closest. I do also feel a little sorry for Schuey4ever who had Schuey right, but Alo wrong. Now I got within top 100 again. Sadly I have 2 times zero points, because I for some reason forgot to do my prediction in time..

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