Top three tie in British predictions round

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Utbowler0407 claimed the top prize after coming out on top in a three-way tie with Anakincarlos and SabatFormulaOne in the latest round of the Predictions Championship.

All three scored 29 points but it was Utbowler0407 who did the best job on the pole position time tie-breaker and claims the top prize of an Autocourse eBook.

Anakincarlos won a Grand Prix Heroes DVD from Duke Video and SabatFormulaOne claims an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

In the championship Chrissylyn jumped into a 16-point lead following a strong round.

That may look like a lot given that the same margin covers the next 20 players. But things can change very quickly in this championship and there are still up to 550 points to be won by each player.

Anakincarlos moved up to joint eighth and SabatFormulaOne doubled their previous score to 58.

Lewis Hamilton was the favourite for both pole position and victory this weekend. Just 6.6% of players picked Fernando Alonso to take pole position and 2.9% named Mark Webber as the winner.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the 11 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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Keith Collantine
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20 comments on “Top three tie in British predictions round”

  1. I’d score more points if I didn’t take part at all :( !

    1. Same here :( Better enjoy last year’s prize, don’t think I’ll be matching that effort with my poor results this year

  2. This is what goes on in my mind.
    After uploading the predictions: “I am sure this will be the race result!”
    After the race: “Man! I should hv seen it coming!”

    1. After the race: “Man! I should hv seen it coming!”

      That feeling normally happens after qualifying!

  3. 2 points. Pathetic.

    1. I know that feel… It’s my score from each of last three races.

  4. Another disappointing round for me, I was convinced Vettel would bag pole after Valencia but it just wasn’t to be! Congratulations to the victors.

  5. Keith, who got the closest to predicting the pole time? I’m interested considering it was so difficult to guess with the changeable weather and I also got within a few tenths!

    1. Actually, it’d be nice to see at the end of the year who got closest on average.

    2. @damonsmedley, I had a 1m51.0s, for Lewis Hamilton, and it was looking pretty good at the start of Q3, though unfortunately Lewis didn’t get his inters to work.

  6. Didn’t score very high, all I had right was Alonso 2nd and Vettel 3rd, yet somehow I’m now 1 point shy of the top 50…

  7. I don’t want to sound too bitter or anything, but I predicted Alonso for pole, Webber for the race win and Alonso and Kimi and Webber in the top 5 – only one in the correct position of course.

    I thought I’d done quite well but only 7 points. It seems like there’s a massive bonus for predicting 3 race positions (14 points) even if you don’t get the pole and the race win right.

    The massive scores at Melbourne also seem a little disproportionate to the rest of the year due to the huge bonus for race positions.

    Ok, I know this is heresy to say something about the rules but I’ve done it now!!! Sorry if it sounds like sour grapes… it isn’t. I expect to be bashed and probably rightly so. I will regret posting this comment after doing it no doubt.


    (note: JohnH in the table above is a different user to me)

  8. Who was at this year’s race (as the 2011 Predictions Champion)?

    1. Unfortunately @Todfod couldn’t go at the last minute so we did a quick competition to pass the tickets onto someone else, which was won by Ben Parker. I heard from Ben afterwards on Twitter, he did make it there.

  9. Top 10 again? Holy cow!

  10. Finally after all this time, thats fantastic, thanxs keith.

  11. Oh how i wish the season was over…purely for selfish reasons of course :)

  12. Another shocking result! I expected the unexpected (I had Kobayashi in the top 5) and got a normal race. 2 points!?

  13. @SabatFormulaOne

    Contact me here regarding your prize, take your pick of any A3 in-stock poster :)

  14. D’oh! Forgot to enter this round!

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