Make your Canadian GP predictions to win F1 prizes

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Getting it right in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship has never been harder.

We’ve had six different drivers winning in as many races so far – and we could get another this weekend.

But there’s some great prizes on offer if you can name the top five finishers – plus the pole-sitter – for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The top prediction will win a retro Autocourse eBook, second place will claim a Grand Prix Heroes DVD and the third-placed finishers will receive an F1 poster by PJ Tierney.

All you have to do now is get your prediction right! Study the form, pick a winner and make your selection below.

As usual you can edit your prediction up until the start of qualifying.

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.

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:

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.

2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race prizes

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 for �19.99 with free postage/packing to UK customers.

First runner-up prize: Grand Prix Heroes DVD

The 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

The 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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    25 comments on “Make your Canadian GP predictions to win F1 prizes”

    1. Very tough call. I didn’t think McLaren would do so well, but following Hamilton topping FP1 and 2 and considering his past form of win-crash-win-crash I might just have to put him down for at least the win, maybe pole too.

    2. Just a stab in the dark, thats all you can do this season.

    3. alonso pole


      Ferraris are back in town

      1. It seems like they never really left the town to be honest, at least with Alonso. :)

      2. I think Fernando has a good shot at it.

    4. My prediction is that it will appear as though Hamilton stands a great chance of winning, then some kind of poor strategy call or misstep in the pit crew dance routine will mess it all up for him.
      I reckon Alonso will win, but I’m usually wrong about these things, so who knows…

    5. Milne is more like a wishlist rather than a real prediction , but this is before FP3. pole:HAM mid 1:14 race: HAM ROS ALO BUT KOB

    6. Just to let you know, @keithcollantine, the notification on the right hand side of the page inviting me to make my predictions currently links to the Chinese Grand Prix form, not this one.

    7. I expect Hamilton, Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull to be strong, closely followed by Force India and Sauber. However, there is only so much room in the top 5, so I went for HAM ROS ALO MSC WEB.

    8. kowalsky is back
      9th June 2012, 9:43

      rosberg pole

    9. i have no clue..this is gonna be hard

    10. It’s hard to miss the fact that Massa has been given until race 10 to impress, judging by his 2011-Sutil-like form improvement recently. If this were Interlagos or Turkey he’d be an easy pole bet.

      As it is, not picking Hamilton would be silly. So I did. My heart won out and I put Michael on the top step of the podium though.

    11. My guess is for MSC to win. He’d be the 7th different winner this year, he’s won 7 WDCs, It’s round 7 of the championship, he’s car #7 and he’s won the Canadian GP 7 times. Or he’ll crash on lap 7.

      1. And he was 7th in practice yesterday!

        1. I’m getting desperate here, but it will also be the 7th Canadian GP since he last won the race, in 2004 (considering they didn’t race here in 2009)

      2. Lol! Good one.

    12. I think Hamilton can bag it this time. Both pole position and the race win.
      On the other hand the team, or him self could turn that into nothing in the matter of a 20 seconds pitstop with teacups mounted on the car in stead of tyres. We never know what those guys pull out of the bag to stop the results rolling in.
      But I don’t see who else should have better odds this weekend then him.

    13. I put
      Pole : VET
      P1 : HAM
      P2 : VET
      P3 : ALO
      P4 : MAS
      P5 : SCH

    14. Vettel, Alonso or Hamilton


      Webber, Rosberg, Schumacher


      Maldonado, Button.

      Oh I don’t know it could be anyone down to 15th place in FP3 times

    15. This was a tough one, but I went with Hamilton on pole, as he does have an affinity with this place. I also elected him as the race winner, with Alonso in second and Vettel third.

      Fourth and fifth were the toughest choices, but I went with Webber for fourth, because his pace has been consistent, and I took a random guess at Paul Di Resta for fifth. I wanted to go for Rosberg, but with the nature of this season, I thought I might as well mix it up a little, and Force India’s pace haven’t been too bad.

      1. In the dying seconds, I thought it best to change Di Resta to Raikkonen :P

        1. Similar strategy to mine, although i expect a blinding start by Alonso, so there’s the winner. And while he’s in front of Hamilton, I might as well put Vettel in P2. Hamilton and Webber follow, and I have Rosberg on P5. Now that you’ve cleared DIR from there, I might even put him :D.
          I’m thinking of Kobayashi, don’t know if I’ll change it.

    16. Heart says Schumacher, head says Hamilton. I reckon Hamilton will win it too.

    17. Well the grid looks awfully similar to my predictions, although Q2 was my predictions exact. VET for pole, VET, HAM, ALO, WEB, MSC for the race. So I just need the top 4 to old position and MSC to make up some spots to overtake his teammate with that superdeeduperdoubletriplefrontwingbackwardsDRS.

    18. 9 points! :D I scored just as much in Canada as I did with Monaco, Spain and China combined. My best score so far.

      Last year I would have been disappointed with that. How times change!

      Well done to the winner.

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