Who will win in Korea? Make your predictions

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Red Bull topped the times after the first day of practice at the Korean Grand Prix.

Are they on course to repeat their 2011 triumph at the track? They were on course to win here in 2010 as well until an engine failure handed victory to Ferrari.

There’s F1 prizes to be won if you can come closest to predicting the pole sitter and top five finishers.

Make sure you get your entry in before qualifying begins.

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 www.autocourse.com 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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    14 comments on “Who will win in Korea? Make your predictions”

    1. Was very tempting to put Jerome d’Ambrosio for pole… Just think there’s something there for him this weekend…
      Pole: Vettel
      Race: Vettel, Webber, Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen

    2. In the title link you said

      there’s prizes to be won!

      dunno… maybe it’s just a bit of poetic licence but shouldn’t it be “there’re prizes to be won!” No, I’m not a nit picking grammar Nazi. :)

      1. @keith collantine,

        This will be your second reprimand of the season ;-).
        The next one will be a penalty of two extra days of webhosting cost! ;-)

    3. A vettel-pole, another vettel-retirement from lead, a non-vettel(webber/hamilton) winner and an alonso podium.

      as much as i hate it, the fox ‘usually’ has luck on his side. Alonso has had such a good experience with luck, that he has already started believing that vettel WILL have a non-points finish. Just look at his last statement – (something like)”this race i retired, next race vettel will have problems(and retire)”!!!

    4. William Brierty
      12th October 2012, 13:55

      It will be the same old story. Vettel domination, Hamilton getting stroppy and Alonso getting the best out his car. It’s 2011 again. The end.

      1. Many have feared a return to 2011 throughout the year, but this time it’s looking more realistic than ever. Vettel has already won the last two Grand Prix, and RBR look like the team to beat yet again. Button may have had a great long run, but still it’s hard to see him beating Vettel if Sebastian leads after the first lap; in the last race Button couldn’t get by Kobayashi either.

        1. @adrianmorse – I doubt that he’d be leading from lights to flag though, maybe he’ll actually get to use the DDRS during the race this time!

    5. Alonso For the Win !

    6. Solid Prediction – Narain Karthikeyan qualifies 1st from the bottom and at the end of the race is 1st from the bottom

    7. After 2 FPs here is my whislist x prediction:
      Pole 1:38.2 VET

      I think there will be two RBs on the front row, I dont know in what order, but the statistics say it is going to be VET. BUT for the win is just a wish to spice up everything, VET should finish ahead of ALO, judging by recent performances, MAS was doing fine in Japan, and was on it in FP2, and I feel sorry for WEB but his starts are not the finest while ALO and MAS have been a master of it this year. Hamilton? I dont know, we should see his performance in FP3, but I wont get up 3 am, just to see that, sorry I might not be a true F1Fanatic.

    8. Seb pole to win please :)

    9. Kimi for the first win in 2012!

    10. Kimi for Win:)

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