Clear win for Ionutf1fanatic in Predictions Championship

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Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Hockenheim, 2012No-one matched Ionutf1fanatic’s score in the German Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

Their winning haul of 19 points earns them an eBook of the 1973 Autocourse annual.

Three players tied for second place on 17 points, but the wet qualifying session meant the pole position time time-breaker wasn’t quite as close as usual.

Journeyer claimed the second-place prize of a Grand Prix Heroes DVD on the pole position time tie-breaker ahead of Czhihong, who wins an F1 poster from PJ Tierney. Mateuss also tied on 17 points.

Chrissylyn retains a 16-point lead in the championship standings with a total of 92 so far. But with ten races left to go there is still a maximum of 500 points to be won.

Fernando Alonso was the narrow favourite to win with 30.3% of players picking the Ferrari driver – just three more than those who went for Sebastian Vettel. Vettel was the favourite to take pole position, picked by nearly 40% of players.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the five 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.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

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:

Racecar Engineering

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

1971 Autocourse ebook

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

Grand Prix Heroes DVDsThe 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

PJ Tierney F1 postersThe 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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  • 17 comments on “Clear win for Ionutf1fanatic in Predictions Championship”

    1. @Czhihong Congrats :)

      Contact me here:

      Let me know which of the in-stock A3 posters you want (+ your address) and I’ll send it out.

      On a related note, the final batch of these goes on sale tomorrow. There’s less than 10 available and once they go they’re gone forever:

    2. Had I put the other McLaren on 2nd, you would be looking at a winner here…:-) Oh well, happy for my record 9 points still.

    3. Wow, the top 5 all did well out of Vettel’s penalty!
      Without the penalty I had Alonso, Vettel and Raikkonen in the right spots, grumble.

    4. 5 points. Decent result but if Vettel hadn’t got that penalty, it would have been 17.

    5. 396th :D

      A pretty terrible round for me by all accounts. I would have done better if not for Vettel’s penalty. I don’t think I’ve got the pole sitter right once this season but I certainly came the closest with predicting Vettel to nab it.

      1. We’re tied on points then. I scored 5 points this round, and only once did I do better, with 7. I was counting on Webber and Hamilton this round, but their disappointing results left me doubly disappointed.

    6. Wohoo 5th place! Even though I didn’t win anything this is a proud moment:) Hopefully I can climb my way up more from 45th place:)

    7. Woo, my 1 ALO, 2 VET, 3 RAI, 4 HAM, 5 PER prediction got me into 25th.

    8. I don’t know if it’s just me on IE8 but the standings table takes ages to load. I waited at least 2 minutes before I could even scroll, and then it was juddery. No issues elsewhere on the site.

      1. @tobinen i faced the same problem, but i am on a GPRS network

    9. Wooow I can’t belive it .Finally I’ve won yupiiiiiiiii :) So happy about this beacause I hoped all the time that it will happen and it did happened.Just amazing.Good luck to everyone to the remaining rounds.

      1. Congratulations :)

        1. Thanks and good luck.

    10. @keithcollantine I was wondering, I was runner-up in the Monaco predictions round and sent you my DVD request and address when you asked for it, but when will it arrive?

    11. Back in the game!
      Shame to miss out on the poster though… But still:)
      Although it has to be said that this time I did not put a great deal of thought into predicting the pole time, knowing my poor form this year so far.

    12. how come i got 0 i predicted Alonso for pole and as the race winner

    13. I give up…

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