Make your European GP predictions to win F1 prizes

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Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Pastor Maldonado, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton – all have won races so far this year.

Will an eighth different name join their ranks this weekend? Perhaps one of the Lotus drivers – or maybe Michael Schumacher will overcome his recent misfortune?

However you think this weekend’s race will unfold, it’s time to make your prediction to be in with a chance of winning a selection of great F1 prizes.

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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22 comments on “Make your European GP predictions to win F1 prizes”

  1. You would think it gets easier as the season progresses, but I’m more stumped than ever.

    1. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      23rd June 2012, 1:15

      I agree, usually some sort of pattern will emerge after the Spanish GP. Maybe the testing at Mugello has also played a part in helping teams (such as Williams and Sauber) to hold on to the coat tails of the dominate three.

  2. seriously, are will still making predictions???

  3. The only thing I’m sure of is that Schumacher wont win!

    1. I believe that some he’ll have KERS issues this race, but then some lightning bolt will strike his car and re-charge his KERS. He’ll go on to take the lead but on the final lap another lightning bold will strike just in front of him, blind his vision, and he’ll crash out because his luck has just been so awful this year. :(

      1. U can predict tht one for sure

  4. This is going to be a tricky one… I won’t be watching FP3 or seeing the results before qualifying, so I’m going to have to go with what we have seen in FP2.

    One important question is whether McLaren will recover overnight. I think they will recover to some extent, but not to fight for pole (S. Vettel, 1m37.899), and I’m not convinced about their race pace either (though I was very pleasantly surprised in Canada; if they can make the tyres work this Sunday, I’ll never doubt them in hot conditions again).

    The next question is to what extent do I put promising midfielders among the usual suspects. Webber says his race pace wasn’t good enough yet, so he’s out; Alonso stated that degradation was very high here, so he’s out too. That leaves me with GRO VET RAI HUL SEN (with GRO ahead because of his greater qualifying prowess compared to RAI). Surely, this brilliant piece of deductive reasoning will reward me on Sunday with 30-40 points in the predictions championship?

  5. I put the Hulk in the mix with Perez and Rai in my top 5 I think the Vet has the 3rd win sewn up and Jenson will have a good drive. I have a feeling it will be Lewis that struggles and I’m predicting demolition Grosjean will be back!

    But who the hell knows, I have almost as much chance of winning the lottery than picking a pole sitter and top 5!

  6. You might as well just pick the numbers out of a hat this season ! Making an educated guess is just a mugs game, with all the random results so far this year (although it certainly spices things up a little). I might just pick Karthikeyan for the win!

    1. he has a better chance wt the win than Michael

  7. One thing we all can predict is tht Schumacher wont score any points

    1. @malleshmagdum reverse psychology or you just not a fan of Michael?

      1. He is having terrible luck…I don’t see tht going away for a while

  8. Aditya Banerjee (@)
    23rd June 2012, 12:19

    I can’t seem to add my prediction. I am clicking on the add prediction button, and nothing is happening. HELP!!!!

    1. @adibanf1 See the rules (specifically, number eight).

    2. @adibanf1 check your inbox for an email if the entries are saved successfully. By the way, as you click save, scroll the Page a little up and your see a confirmation message…though the button may seem unresponsive

      1. Aditya Banerjee (@)
        23rd June 2012, 19:19

        Worked. Thanks a lot!!

  9. Vettel pole to win. Probably the most confident I’ve been all season, owing to how difficult it is to overtake here and how strong Seb/RBR are here. However, I’m also expecting to be disappointed :D

    1. @andrewtanner I predicted Kobayashi for the win… he’s motivated by the oranges so it’s a no-brainer!

  10. I predict that there will be a poll sitter who sets a faster time than any other driver, and then there will be three different drivers on the podium on Sunday…

    I shall be sat by the letterbox eagerly awaiting the delivery of my F1Fanatic mug! :D

    1. *pole

    2. @nick-uk Remember Spain and Monaco this year? And Brazil 2003? It’s not a given your prediction is correct :)

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