Jules Bianchi, Force India, Barcelona, 2012

Predict the top five in Spain to win F1 prizes

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Jules Bianchi, Force India, Barcelona, 2012It’s time to make your predictions for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Will we see a fifth different winner this weekend? How will Fernando Alonso fare in the revised Ferrari?

As usual you’ve got until the start of qualifying to make your predictions for the top five in the race and the pole sitter.

The top three predictions this weekend will all win prizes. And at the end of the year the players with the highest scores will also win prizes.

After making your prediction you can alter it as many times as you like before the start of qualifying. Enter now!

How to enter

To enter, predict the pole sitter and the top five finishers in the race. You can also enter a prediction for the pole position lap time – this may be used as a tie-breaker.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction as follows: MM:SS.ccc

For example, for a lap of one minute, 23.456 seconds you would enter 01:23.456

You need to log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make your prediction.

If you haven’t got one yet the sign-up process is quick, simple and entirely free: sign up here now.

After entering your prediction, you will receive an email 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.

Enter your predictions

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2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship overall prizes

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points over the whole season will win two grandstand tickets to the 2013 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.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher will win a Formula 1 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:

Racecar Engineering

Runner-up prize: Racecar Engineering subscriptions

The five players with the next highest scores (positions three to seven) will each win a year’s subscription to Racecar Engineering magazine.

Racecar Engineering is the world?s leading motorsport technology magazine. Every issue is packed with in-depth features, interviews and analysis from Formula One, Le Mans and all forms racing and rallying.

Runner-up prize: Autocourse calendars

The five players with the next highest scores (positions eight to 12) will each win a 2013 Autocourse calendar.

The Autocourse Grand Prix calendar contains images taken during the season of all the major players competing in the Formula One World Championship.

The images are high resolution and taken by one of the world’s leading Grand Prix photographers, the calendar is printed on art quality paper and comes with a stiffened backing board and shrink wrapped for protection.

More prizes to be announced

Further prizes will be announced during the season.

2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race prizes

1971 Autocourse ebook

Race winner’s prize: Autocourse eBooks

The highest scorer in each race will win an Autocourse eBook. The 1971 edition will be the first prize up for grabs, and later players will have the chance to win 1972 to 1976 editions.

The Autocourse eBooks are faithful reproductions of the original annuals in digital form. The colour, clarity of images and text have been improved to modern standards, but the content remains in original format.

Autocourse has become the definitive record of Formula One racing the world over and early editions are collector?s items, which regularly trade for hundreds of pounds.

  • The 1971 Autocourse eBook is available from www.autocourse.com for ??19.99 with free postage/packing to UK customers.

First runner-up prize: Grand Prix Heroes DVD

Grand Prix Heroes DVDsThe second-placed player in each race will win their choice of one of Duke Video’s new Grand Prix Heroes DVDs (pictured top).

Videos are available on such famous F1 figures as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Mika Hakkinen, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter, Ronnie Peterson, Peter Revson and Frank Williams.

Second runner-up prize: F1 posters by PJ Tierney

PJ Tierney F1 postersThe third-placed player in each race will win one of PJ Tierney’s excellent unofficial Formula 1 posters.

You can view PJ’s posters along with his other work on his website:


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, Car-a-Day, Icon Publishing or Chelsea Magazines.
3. Predictions 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 is 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. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

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13 comments on “Predict the top five in Spain to win F1 prizes”

  1. 1. Pirelli
    2. Pirelli
    3. Pirelli
    4. Pirelli
    5. Pirelli

    and pole for Pirelli, as I guess that is all we will hear throughout the weekend, how many hours of publicity is that. :-)

    On a more serious note, no idea.

    1. Jayfreese (@)
      11th May 2012, 20:42

      soft soft soft

    2. Exactly, with Sunday looking to be overcast, form in practice and qualifying might be turned upside down due to cooler track temperatures in the race.

  2. I hope to make a leap up the field with

    GRO – VET – HAM – WEB – BUT (Hamilton and Webber in their favourite spots), and Grosjean on Pole with a 1m22.4s

    or I could just end up scoring 5 points again ;-)

  3. Ha, my prediction is just pure random. I am so bad at it when i am serious that it can only be better:
    pole Vettel

    1. I think you might actually score some points come Sunday. Well, not sure about KOB but who knows :)

  4. I can’t predict the race outcome,but i see pole time around 1.21.5 being set by Sebastian Vettel.As far as the race is concerned,it’s between Red Bull,McLaren and Lotus,nobody knows really who will come on top.Hope it’s Kimi this time around.Can’t wait ….

  5. Anyone with the slightest bit of psychic talent? They way this season has gone so far, I would have been better off throwing names into a hat and pulling them out.

    1. I put all the names in a list and randomized it.

      I got the cucumber.

  6. Maybe another Merc weekend

  7. so is it lotus turn to snatch the win? or we will se rain(and pirelli of course) lotery?

  8. By this time last year, I think a lot of us were getting the top 5 mostly correct (if not the correct order). This year it’s anyone’s guess!

  9. Vettel and Vettel for me. Gone for the old trusty ‘knock .8s of fastest FP time’ approach.

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