Predictions Championship gets close after Korea

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The battle for the lead of the Predictions Championship has closed up following some high scores in the Korean Grand Prix round.

@Slowhand led the way with a near-perfect score of 48, missing only the two points for pole sitter, but claiming a 1975 Autocourse eBook as a prize and moving up to fifth in the championship.

Second place and a Grand Prix Heroes DVD from Duke Video went to @GST via the pole position time tie-breaker. @Anakincarlos claimed third and an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

The result means @Zantex’s lead in the championship has been almost halved to seven points. @Anakincarlos moves up to second ahead of @Chelseano161997, who came close to winning a prize for the second race in a row.

Over 84% of players picked Sebastian Vettel to claim to pole position. There were only 20 players who correctly named Mark Webber as this weekend’s pole sitter.

However Vettel delivered on Sunday for the two-thirds of players who expected him to win the race.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the predictions and from the top-scoring players in this round:

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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.

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    16 comments on “Predictions Championship gets close after Korea”

    1. First time I see myself amongst the top scorers! Thanks to a predictable race I suppose :D

      1. And now I see that I’m 7th in the championship, how on earth did that happen? :D

    2. I was counting on strong race pace for McLaren, but that didn’t feature for a variety of reasons. At least I got Vettel in P1 right…

    3. Wow.. 7th with a prediction from the early hours of a morning… not bad :P
      First time I see myself in the top scorers as well, awesome!
      I also think I just earned more points there than in the rest of the season…

    4. I think I should start focussing on next year’s prediction championship…

      1. Don’t worry @andae23 you’ve probably built up enough stats at this stage to calculate the next 4 races perfectly :)

        1. @mw Great idea: I will start writing an algorithm based on the stats and facts articles tonight! :P

    5. @Anakincarlos

      Congrats :)

      Please head here and pick an in-stock A3 poster:

      You can contact me with your name/address and choice here:

      Also, quick note to everyone, there’s very little posters left, and once they’re gone that’s it for 2012.

    6. Wow I can’t believe I’ve moved up to 3rd that is insane! I guess I found my form towards the end of the season a bit like Red Bull!

    7. I could have been second overall – if only I didn’t change my mind at last second and put Raikonnen instead of Perez at fifth…

      What a crazy season – if I’m not mistaken there was only one perfect score so far and that was in first race.

    8. Wow, congrats to the massive point winners. I’ve failed on the mclarens this time. As for what it feels like being in the lead, it’s a bit like Alonso, trying to cover the nearest competitor, but with 30 more competitors with a chance of jumping into contention after every race. It will be tense.

    9. Unreal – I finally gave up on McLaren and I get my best score ever !! A sign of things to come ?

    10. 19 points! My best round since..well…2011 I think. And now I’m almost in the top 100, awesome!

    11. Well done @slowhand A dominant victory!

      9 points for me, probably sliiightly more than average.

      1. Thanks Andrew. Just Lucky :)

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