Two-way tie for Predictions Championship lead

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Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Abu Dhabi, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Two players are tied for the lead of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship heading into the final round.

S-D and Todfod have 237 points each with one race remaining.

Last year’s champion Jimfaekillie still has a shot at retaining his 2010 title and 74 players in total could claim the crown after the Brazilian round.

The Abu Dhabi round was won by F1fanindia, who scooped an impressive 48 points in a low-scoring round where many players were hit by Sebastian Vettel’s non-finish.

Hal_9000 came out on top in a three-way tie for second place having come closest to predicting the pole position time correctly. Here are the seven highest scorers from this round (not sorted by pole position time):

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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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    24 comments on “Two-way tie for Predictions Championship lead”

    1. Not a good round for me. Tipping Hamilton to make it to pole, and Vettel to come second to Button (and the rather adventurous choice of putting Suil on 5th) brought me only 3 points, that means I now am in risk of losing out on the top 100!

      1. @BasCB Sutil?! Had you been drinking?!

        1. Long story. I though FI might be doing fine, and to be honest, I thought I would be updating my prediction before qualifying but I returned from picking up my wife only a minute after Q1 had started.

          Still, Sutil did not do to bad, did he ;-)

          1. @BasCB Nope, he did well. Admittedly in the past I have even put Kobayashi at #5 :/

    2. I’m still only on the top 400, with 135 point. But it’s not bad if I consider that I didn’t took part on rounds 4, 5, 12 and 15.

      Only got 11 points this time. I was a little ambitious when I predicted the pole time and Vettel’s retirement kind of screwed things for me.

    3. @f1fanindia 48 on your first game is impressive !!

      1. Thank you !!

    4. I’ll go for my usual Vettel pole/win combo but 46 points behind, I’m going to have predict something crazy for Brazil

      1. And for it to come in!

    5. Only 9 points this round, but I’m happy to be in the top 200 anyway.

    6. As the 74th entrant listed, I now feel like a minor celebrity. Could everyone ahead of me please forget to enter for Brazil? Thanks.

    7. Almost to top 500. Whoopee haha. Started in the European GP so that makes me feel a little better.

      The prediction championship is truly great fun though. I can’t wait to make a better start next year.

    8. it only took almost 2 full seasons, but finally agood score for me

    9. This is it. My first ever prediction championship, and I’m going into the final round of the season tied in 1st place.

      Wish me luck..

      1. If it helps, I’m pretty sure you’ll have beaten me. Now you’ve just got to worry about the rest of the field :-P

    10. 9pt! This is really below my expectations.
      It looks like my season is similar to Sauber this year : good start with nice points, than I scored regularly good points, with a couple of races with strong results. But since the middle of the season, my results started to decline, and since I rarely scored more than 10pt per race.

      I hope 2012 will be better…

    11. Nice to have finally scored a decent result in the top 7. If only I’d swapped Webber and Alonso…

    12. As @MattHT was quick to point out, I can’t catch him now!

      My aim? Top 100. 91st at the moment. I should be able to hang on.

      Congratulations on your results folks!

      1. Ha, that’s what I though 3 races ago and look where I am now!

    13. I’m in 163rd place with 163 points :D

    14. Ahh, so I go into the final round just ahead of my main rivals for this year @Katy and @damonsmedley. Bring it on!

    15. Better score than expected this time. This allow me to come back not far from the lead, only 1 point before the last round. Every thing still possible… good or bad ;-)

      PS : Thanks Keith for the DVD’s that I have well received. Not enough time to watch yet but soon I hope!

    16. look at the winner…..He hasn’t scored a single point this season and now has won with his first prediction i guess!

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