Three-way tie in Japanese GP Predictions round

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Three players tied for the top score in the Japanese Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

That meant the pole position tie-breaker had to be used to decide who won what prizes.

@Mel got closest to correctly predicting the time and wins a 1975 Autocourse eBook. The second-place prize of a Grand Prix heroes DVD from Duke Video went to Legacy F1 (@jason12joy). Third place went to @Chelseano161997, who won an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

Although 47% of players correctly predicted Sebastian Vettel would take pole position and 41% also correctly named him as the winner, this was a comparatively low-scoring round.

However @Zantex enjoys an increased lead having pulled five points further ahead of @Chrissylyn in the Japanese round.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the predictions and scores for the four highest-scoring players in this race:

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We’re in the middle of back-to-back races so don’t forget to make your predictions for the Korean Grand Prix soon.

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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    18 comments on “Three-way tie in Japanese GP Predictions round”

    1. Strange, I really thought I had entered a prediction (and actually clicked the “add prediction” button), but I have 0 points; I think it’s happened once before, too. Oh well, I only had Hamilton and Vettel in the top 5, in the wrong order, so not a massive points-scoring round for me anyhow.

      1. @adrianmorse As always if you think you have a technical problem please report it here so I can look into it:

        Reporting a technical problem

        1. iv tryed a few thime at previoe gp’s and it never lets me give up now lol
          it always says enter pole time in corect format which i did its never worked no wories though

        2. I’ll check my email next time, as I didn’t receive a confirmation after entering (or forgetting to enter) a prediction.

      2. @adrianmorse That’s happened to me before – I think I must have not been logged in. Any chance it could be that?

        1. I doubt it, @f1addict, as directly after making my prediction I posted a comment about it, so I was logged in at the time.

    2. Haha!
      Always when I go to find my username on the points list, I enter “damon” in the Ctrl+F search function, and so I get to see where I am and also where Damonsmedley is (as both get highlighted).

      And this time – whoopty do! – it turned out we’re just next to each other! Huh! Tied on points together on the 272nd place! :-)
      It’s the first time this coincidence has ever occured.
      How kewl is that?

      1. I am getting closer and closer to tango11

        1. Jayfreese (@)
          9th October 2012, 17:43

          I’m just one point down to Jay!

    3. @Chelseano161997

      Congrats :)

      Check here and see which in-stock A3 poster you’d like. Lemme know via the contact form with your name/address and I’ll get it sent out soon.

      1. Thanks, I responded.

    4. Next time I will take into consideration the Grosjean effect.

    5. Does anyone else have the problem of IE crashing when trying to view the entire standings list? Is it just me?
      Not that I’m keen to see the depths to which I’ve sunk after this last round. Damn you Grosjean! (shakes fist at sky).

      1. IE is a terrible explorer

      2. @thecollaroyboys IE is terrible, I used to have that problem as well.

    6. Level on a whopping 67 points with @mattht My only target is to beat him :D

    7. @Keith, how can I claim my prize? Is there any options available for me to choose in replacement for the prize?

      1. @mel Prize winners were sent emails containing all the relevant details.

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