ZanteX takes Predictions Championship lead

Predictions Championship

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@ZanteX was one of six players who tied for the top score in the Italian Grand Prix Predictions Championship round and took over the lead in the points battle.

@Ap04 won the pole position time tie-breaker and earned a 1974 Autocourse eBook as a prize. The runner-up was @RaV, who wins a Grand Prix Heroes DVD, and @ZanteX took the third-place prize of an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

Commiserations to @Jwknight, Paul Ogbeiwi (@Pauldstar) and @Sinewave who also scored 31 points but did not win a prize this time.

With over two-thirds of players correctly predicting Lewis Hamilton to take pole position and more than half selecting him for victory as well, this was a much higher-scoring round than the last race.

See the updated points standings in full here:

The top six players not only shared the same score – they all made the same prediction! Behind them a further seven players scored 21 points. Here they are:

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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.

Enter your predictions

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13 comments on “ZanteX takes Predictions Championship lead”

  1. 5 Points. Shame on me (as a Hamilton fan) for backing Button!

  2. One knackered fuel-pump away from getting the podium right. I share Jenson’s pain!

  3. @ZanteX

    Congrats :)

    Head to the link below and use the contact form to choose an in-stock A3 poster. I’ll send yours (and the Spa winner) out in a day or 2.

    Link to all posters:
    Contact form (name + address is all I need):

    1. @pjtierney

      Thanks, I’ve just filled out the contact form.

      I would like to thank Keith and PJ Tierney for this wonderful opportunity, those posters are a work of art! :)
      Now let’s try and stay near the top of that leaderboard. :D

  4. Damn, I dropped 50 places. I really thought that Button was going to do what Hamilton did. I did get Checo in the top five though, he was due.

  5. As Button would say, I still have an outside chance to win the championship, but from now on I have to try and win every round.

    1. Or support the closer runner up :)

  6. 306th :/ This has been a dire season for me and I think for many others as well.

    Congrats to the victors!

    1. Dire indeed…. but I did get close on the pole with a 1:24.100

  7. Ouch, only 6 points for me. I would have done a lot better if Hamilton’s car had died instead of Button’s, ah well.

  8. Wow, I can’t believe that I actually forgot to set a prediction in time. One missed round, and I’m already past the 200th position.

    Not nice.

  9. can anyone tell me how the points are given,,,,,,,
    bcoz i predicted pole sitter as hamilton with time 1:24.011 still no points were given

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