Rb246 wins Hungary Predictions Championship round

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Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean, Hungaroring, 2012The three prize-winners in the Hungarian round of the Predictions Championship tied with the top score.

Rb246, UnicornF1 and Grotos each scored 31 points after correctly predicting where four of the top five finishers were placed. They were separated using the pole position time tie-breaker and Rb246, winning a 1972 Autocourse eBook.

Second place and a Grand Prix Heroes DVD went to UnicornF1 and Grotoes claimed an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

After a few low-scoring rounds there were several larger points scores in the Hungarian race. Lewis Hamilton was the clear favourite for pole position, picked by over two-thirds of players, and more than half selected him as the winner as well.

In Fernando Alonso-esque fashion, Chrissylyn did not win this round but increased her points lead, moving one point further ahead. Gabal and Zantex are tied for second, 17 points behind.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the four 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 www.autocourse.com 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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    20 comments on “Rb246 wins Hungary Predictions Championship round”

    1. Now I’m inside top 100!

      1. me too… from 225(or so) moving into 54(or so)..yay

    2. @Grotoes

      Congrats :)

      Contact me here with your address: http://shop.pjtierney.net/contact

      Choose from any in-stock A3 poster and I’ll put one aside for you.

      1. @grotos even. Check above comment.

    3. Congrats to the winners, Grosjean was tough to commit to.
      This reminds me of 2010 when a personal best in Germany (as in 2012, excluding Australia) and then another one in Hungary got me into the lead, and this time I’m 2nd. :)
      Props to gabal, having a good season without a good Australian round.

      1. Thanks, a Barcelona round really boosted my points tally. This prediction championship will be really interesting, second to tenth place are within 7 points.

    4. First round in double digits. Shot up over 300 spots! Congrats to the winners.

      1. Same here, though I think I went up 200 positions (from the top 300 to 54th). Just goes to show that one big score, and you’ll be up in the top 100 just like that.

        1. Two resealable scores, and you’ll be up to top 5..:)

    5. Maybe it’s my relatively small screen, but the full predictions contest list doesn’t fit well, scrolling up/down, left/right works poorly. Suggest a clean separate window or pdf file.

    6. You know what’s depressing?
      Next prediction deadline in 31d, 12h, 40m, 37s

    7. How do I score only 21 when I got 3/5 top five finishers correct and “geekracer2000” gets 24??

      1. Have a look at the rules here:
        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
        I also have 21, because I had Button instead of Grosjean in 5th, you probably have something similar.

    8. No way! Haha did not expect that at all, just got back from Budapest today!

    9. 19! Most I’ve ever recieved…

    10. This looks like fun. Bit of a shame I’m so late to find this thread. Ah well, maybe next year, eh?
      – – -o0o- – –
      Chrissylyn: be worried! ;)

      1. I’m already worried lol. Haven’t had a really good round since the opening day..can’t believe I’m hanging on to top spot…think the drivers should decide not to return after the summer break haha

    11. Last year, at this point of time, I scored 40plus straight points, jumped to 4th, yet didnt win a round. Explains how predictable last season was!

    12. 13 points, my best yet! That score beats the previous 3 rounds added together. Seems that this apparent emergence of form (and consistency) is paying off for me. Ranked 235th. Happy :)

    13. Keith, something went wrong with my prediction entry, I got the message saying my prediction had been saved but I never got the confirmation email. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, just assumed that the emailed was delayed, and well, then I forgot about about. But as I didn’t score any points (but I picked Lewis for pole & win) something must have gone awry.

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