Photozen wins USA Predictions Championship round

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Four drivers tied for the top score in the United States Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship.

After the pole position time tie-breaker was applied @Photozen came out on top ahead of @CMikeF1 and Yayra A (@xdugu19). Congratulations to those three who respectively win a 1976 Autocourse eBook, a Grand Prix Heroes DVD and an F1 poster from PJ Tierney.

Commiserations to @3dom who scared the top score but didn’t win a prize this time.

With one race remaining @Carpy3 holds a useful 14-point lead. But there are 74 different players who could win the championship outright in Brazil and lots more runners-up prizes to be won as well.

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 the last race of the season is this weekend. You can enter your predictions below and edit them whenever you like before the start of the qualifying.

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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    21 comments on “Photozen wins USA Predictions Championship round”

    1. First time I reach the 19 points mark. I had the correct prediction of the top 5 at one time, sad Kimi had to go backwards :(

      1. Can’ believe I was so close. I was right about the top three, put Button up to fourth, and Kimi in fifth. And the person whom I had voted DOTW had to come and spoil it all(Massa).

    2. Can’t believe I’m 33rd, especially after being 250+ for most of the year, and last year as well. Still within a shout of the Championship, but I’m going to need a Raikkonen-style ’07 result to get near the top, and I predict that it will be very tough to get some decent points in Brazil!

    3. Alright boys one round to go, let the best man win.

      1. Indeed.
        In both championships the leaders have quite an advantage, but this is F1, anything can happen :)

        @keithcollantine Do you have a system in place to determine who gets the prize in the event of a tie in the total standings?

        1. That’s a very good quistion!

        2. @zantex @oel-f1 In past seasons, players tied on points have been ranked by who had the highest individual score in a round, much as how the F1 points system works.

          1. Why not add up all the pole lap times and see who’s closest over a whole year?

          2. In that case, ZanteX should be ahead of me in 2nd place shouldn’t he?

            1. Yeah, I guess in the table it is sorted alphabetically. :P

              Also, this means that only 71 players can still win the championship, since the three with 127pts would lose out to carpy’s 48-point australian round. (if they get 50 and carpy 0 and everyone in between lousy enough)

              Hmm.. @oel-f1 would you know anything about an online simracing league called OEL Floetenrace F1?

            2. It’s not worked out until the end of the season.

            3. @zantex no I’ve never heard of it! The only reason I chose my username was because OEL would be my three letters in the same way that MSC is Michael Schumacher’s. I’m really surprised to see that something else is called OEL!

          3. Fair enough, I figured it was something like real F1. If that produces a tie, then by the result of the last race, hence the final pole tie breaker. :)

            The problem with adding up all the times is that the delta would largely be influenced by that one race where you predicted a dry quali, and then rain came and pushed the times up by 30 seconds.

    4. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      20th November 2012, 17:08

      We should have a competition for best Avatar. Of course I’d win hands down :P

    5. Well, all I need next week is to score 35-40 points, a dozen or so of the people ahead of me forget to enter, and I’m in with a chance!

    6. Hamilton passing Vettel was great for the championship, but not so good for my championship.

    7. My first time winning something from Predictions Championship. Thanks Keith. Cheers !

    8. 99 points for me in total with a rubbish 5 scored this round. Well done to the victors!

    9. Thanks for the commiserations @keithcollantine so close. I’m usually within a tenth or 2 with the pole time prediction, 1st I’m further out & it actually costs me ;-)
      But to be fair I just think it’s cool to get joint top score & get a mention. Thanks again

    10. @xdugu19


      Have a look here for any in-stock A3 poster:

      Shoot me an email with name and address via this link:

      I’ll send out ASAP (standard post) once I get your email :)

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