Predict who’ll triumph at Silverstone and win prizes

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Who’s going to win the ninth race of 2012?

We’ve got prizes to be won for whoever comes closest to naming the top five finishers plus the pole sitter.

It’s proved a difficult season to predict so far but we’ve got plenty of prizes for those who can do best.

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 “Predict who’ll triumph at Silverstone and win prizes”

  1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    6th July 2012, 16:11

    Despite my normal anti-Hamilton preferences, I’m betting on him for pole and win this time. Some of my little points in the prediction championship were not earned by choosing my favs

    1. What I do is predict people who I don’t want to win. That way, if they do win I can say, ‘well at least I will get some points in the predictions championship’.

      1. sid_prasher (@)
        7th July 2012, 12:06

        I like this strategy :)

  2. Can you predict the top 5 at Silverstone? No, no I can’t.

    1. COTD surely

    2. I came here to post the same. It’s really impossible to have a go at it.

      1. Haha, me too. I just went for drivers who are on form, and whose cars should be good here: Hamilton, Alonso, Grosjean, Webber, Maldonado. I often leave Vettel out of my prediction, ‘predicting’ by the heart as I do, but at least on this occasion there was a little justification for it, with Vettel not really on the pace yet this Friday.

      2. @fer-no65 @sw280 I came here to post the same….looks like everyone will have a tough time predicting top 5

      3. One thing we all can predict…..HRT, Marussia and Caterham won’t win the race tomorrow

    3. “wipes tears of laughter from eyes”… This year is a dice roll. If I had to guess at who’s good at Silverstone in standing water, I’d have to say Hamilton. If I had to guess at who’s good at pirouettes in standing water at Silverstone, I’d have to say Massa.

    4. Even pole time is a complete stab in the dark.

  3. no point right now. gonna wait til after p3. hopefully it’ll be on drys or inters.

  4. I usually don’t change my predictions after Friday evening but I’m not sure if I’ll stick to this practice this weekend, too. Depending on how wet the circuit is in Q3, the pole time could be anything between 01:30.000 and 02:00.000.

    1. @girts – Thats why I used a random nuber generator, it said the pole should be set by GRO with 1:37.533 :)

  5. Is the deadline of the prediction wrong or am I still asleep?

  6. Picked drivers at random, really

  7. I have just taken the 5 drivers who were on form in Valencia, and hope that it holds true here as well.
    Yeah they are completely different circuits, but I just have nothing else to base my prediction on…

  8. Gone for a wet pole time :/ Just changed it from a dry prediction with 2 mins to go!

  9. umm. Rain ?

  10. Is there any way to view what prediction you entered after it closed? I can´t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks in advance for any help!

    1. @testacorsa Check your e-mail!

      1. Thanks. I already did, but I didn´t get any. Maybe I should have ticked the box “to receive e-mails from this site” or something similar. I didn.´t since I though it was some sort of newsletter subscription.

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