Predictions Championship round win for DaveF1

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@DaveF1 came out on top in the Abu Dhabi round of the Predictions Championship.

He scored 21 points and won on a tie-breaker with three other players. Dave wins an Autocourse eBook from the classic 1976 F1 season.

The runner-up prizes went to @Billbranch, who wins a Grand Prix Heroes DVD, and @Jagolevert, who claims an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

Commiserations to @CarsVsChildren, who also scored 21 points but whose pole position time prediction was just a hundredth of a second away from winning a prize.

Only three players correctly predicted Kimi Raikkonen would win. They were Manan Mistry (@mistrymanan9yo), @Black-Duke and @Verstappen.

With just two rounds left, Paul Lovell (@Carpy3) remains in the lead of the points standings ahead of @OEL-F1 and @Zantex.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the predictions 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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10 comments on “Predictions Championship round win for DaveF1”

  1. bugger.

  2. Wow, just got in my collage library and decided to check the site. Well chuffed with that :D

    1. Well done!

  3. @Jagolevert

    Congrats :)

    Here’s the store link:

    Feel free to pick out an (in stock) A3 poster and contact me here with name/address:

    As for everyone else, what’s in the store are the final copies available for 2012, so if you want to pick one up I suggest doing it soon as there are currently no plans to print them again for 2013. You also may have seen them in TopGear magazine, as some Fanatics have spotted :)

    1. Seriously, I’m over the moon! I’ll have a look now (BUT THERE’S SO MANY PRETTY ONES TO CHOOSE FROM :< ) Belated birthday present from the F1 fandom!

  4. Can’t beleave I gained a place with those weak 7 points!

    1. Yeeah, at least you got someone in the right position xD
      Carpy has a good chance here, now will Austin be another India or will we have 2 more 5-point-average races…?

      1. Yeah I was lucky that Vettel put Button down in 4th at the end :D Carpy surely has a good chance but things might change quickly, it’s so tight behind him so if only one in this group will get it right on a low scoring weekend then it’s game on

  5. Outside of top 200!

  6. Awww. I thought I did better than 5 points! Boo!

    I blame the terribly exciting race we had…and McLaren for producing a broken car.

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