Make your 2012 Italian GP predictions to win prizes

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Just three drivers in the current field have won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza before.

Michael Schumacher has five wins here. Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso have two each.

But the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen are yet to score a victory at Monza.

Will that change on Sunday? It’s time to make your prediction for the race result.

Remember all predictions must be made before qualifying starts so get yours in now below. You can edit your predictions up to the deadline.

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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16 comments on “Make your 2012 Italian GP predictions to win prizes”

  1. As I said (elsewhere), isn’t d’Ambrosio missing ?

    1. @maimai He’s in there now.

  2. Alonso will win it if something else doesn’t break. Ferrari use a brand new chassis. So far alonso has been plagued bye handicap failures today. Good thing they at happening today and not at qualifying or at the race.

    1. Alonso has been extremely lucky with the reliability of his car and the timing of any failures this year – especially compared to his team mate. I don’t think that kind of luck can continue – it tends to even itself out over time, but in a tight championship Alonso may already have too big a lead to catch.

  3. mercedes are quick in qualifying but will high tyre degredation cause them to do a two stop race? when everyone else tries one stop?

    1. JimmyTheIllustratedBlindSolidSilverBeachStackapopolis III
      8th September 2012, 11:47

      I’m praying mercedes will go on an aggressive strategy because they cannot conserve tires they are fast they just need aggression to go with it.

  4. I’ll wait until FP3

    1. I’ll wait until after FP3

      1. Identical comments. I don’t think there’s any harm in filling in your prediction now, you can always edit it if some miracle were to happen Saturday morning.

  5. I’ve gone for a conservative Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Button and Raikkonen top 5.

    1. Takes the hot guys of the moment, shuffle and there you have it ^^

      1. Yep, my orediction on shuffle as well. However, I have just about given up hope of repeating last years performance, will be an abosolute fluke if I can make it into the top 20 again

  6. It should be and easy prediction for pole position (Hamilton or Alonso), but the race will be more interesting. I was quite conservative, but I put Hulkenberg in the top 5. Force India looks very promising this weekend.

  7. Found myself including Perez in top 5. never expected that at start of year!



    I predict Alonso for this one. Head says McLaren but something tells me that the crowd will give him a couple of tenths here. Alonso for the win as well.

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