Predictions Championship lead remains in a tie

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The same two players are tied for the lead of the Predictions Championship after the Canadian round – but it’s getting closer behind them.

Carpy3 and Chrissylyn each picked up five points in Canada, taking their totals to 70. But with the Canada round winner scoring 19, several players closed in on the championship leaders.

Nipz was the top scorer in Canada after correctly predicting a win for Lewis Hamilton with Romain Grosjean second, Sebastian Vettel fourth and Fernando Alonso in the top five. Their prize is a 1972 Autocourse eBook.

Five players tied for the second and third place prizes with 17 points. Nudihunter won the second-place prize of a Grand Prix Heroes DVD after getting within 0.03s of predicting the pole position time correctly.

The third place prize, an F1 poster from PJ Tierney, goes to Jeanrien. Commiserations to Bertie, Clay and Kapow32 who were close – but not quite enough.

Many players were on course for good score earlier in the race when Hamilton led Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel – that was by far the most popular podium prediction. However over 58% of players correctly predicted Hamilton would win.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the seven highest-scoring predictions for the last race:

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Remember you can make your predictions for all the remaining rounds of the season below and edit them whenever you like up until the start of each qualifying session.

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.

More prizes to be announced

Further prizes will be announced during the season.

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:

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.

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    20 comments on “Predictions Championship lead remains in a tie”

    1. Well, I continue to not have to scroll down TOO far to see where I am in the standings — and I feel like that’s probably about the best I can hope for this season!

    2. How does the points system work for this?

    3. 4 points this week, LOL. Still, tied for 128th overall. Not too bad I think.

    4. So many people scored 5. Let me guess, Hamilton correct and then Alonso and Vettel in the wrong place in the top 5, just like me?

      1. That’s me anyway. Was also counting on Webber and Rosberg in top 5.

      2. Exactly that for me @necrodethmortem! After scoring solidly in the first round, I have been gradually dropping back in the order and almost hit 200th now.

    5. I had predicted Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Webber and Raikkonen as the top 5 in that order, and after the first round of pit stops, this looked really good…but then Alonso and Vettel had to spoil it by one stopping :P

    6. I must be one of the few people that put Perez in the top 5, but I’ve only got two points :O
      I love how unpredictable F1 is this year but it’s making the predictions championship so much more difficult.

      1. Yeah, I wonder how many points the leader had after 7 races last year!

    7. 6th in the overall championship. Fantastic.

      1. @walsh-f1 Quite funny when we search “Ciaran”, we find a guy ranked 128 th … It only after I realized we are ranked under the @name

        Surprised by this round, almost double my total points

    8. Pirelli mystery solved.., the winner @nipz has a wireless connection to all cars’ suspensions. He changed the suspension settings of VET ALO, so their tyres wore out, dropped back and GRO overtook them :p

    9. Finally a double figure score! Glad I included Grosjean in there – but I thought my guess of 4th would be optimistic, never mind 2nd!

    10. 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.

    11. If Valencia is hot as usual im counting on Lotus to dominate. did so good in the first round and my predictions have gone downhill

    12. Damn! I’m doing horrible this year. Curse you Pirellis, i can’t get a prediction right!

    13. I’ve been so hyped up for landing in the top 100 after this round. Just imagine what my face looked like when I saw my overall position in the standings.

      It was 101.

    14. cant see my score
      i had vettel on pole and hamilton win….

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