Make your Brazilian GP predictions to win prizes

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It’s the final race of the season – and your last chance to win prizes in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship.

We look set for a dramatic race in Brazil with heavy rain forecast to arrive at the track on Saturday. It could affect qualifying, and is expected to affect the race.

What will that mean for championship contenders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso?

Their teams have strong records here. Red Bull won the last three races in Brazil and Ferrari won the three before that. But McLaren are likely to be in the mix as well and Lotus look competitive too.

If you can name the top five in Sunday’s race there are prizes to be won for the race and the final standings in the overall championship. As always you have until the start of qualifying to make your predictions so enter now.

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 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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12 comments on “Make your Brazilian GP predictions to win prizes”

  1. I’d sell my car for an exciting, wet season finale where Alonso does come out on top; but I’m afraid that just wont happen. I predict a dry and somewhat boring race with Hamilton doing a lights to flag victory, Vettel second and Alonso third/fourth

    1. According to Sky Sports, there is a 100% chance of rain on Sunday! I expect qualifying to be fairly usual though, with Vettel and Hamilton sharing the front row and Webber behind them, then Button and then the Ferrari’s.

    2. its gona be a wet race mate

  2. Who would be better in rain? Massa or Webber?

    1. massa wil win in the rain if alonso crashes out if not he will be made to concede

  3. Any chance the final scores of previous predictions championships can be put up, as I would like to see how I have done compared to 2010 and 2011 which I entered.

  4. 90% chance of rain tomorrow
    80% today

    Take your chances people…

    1. I don’t think these ‘X% chance of rain” predictions are very useful. We know there’s a band of rain heading in, the question is when it’s going to hit. More on that here:

      Ferrari look quick as wet race prospects decrease

  5. I haven’t had so much difficulty predicting the results since the early part of the season. It’s genuinely very close at the top, and with the prospect of rain hitting at some unknown point during the weekend, it makes things so much worse.

    I’ve gone with somewhat of a conservative approach, despite needing to get between 30-50 points to reach the top of the standings: (My predictions based on this)
    – Jenson looked quick in P3, and is generally very good in the wet, especially changeable conditions.
    – Lewis likewise is good in the wet, and the McLaren is looking pretty good too (Fingers crossed for no retirements from the pair of them)
    – Even though I’d like Vettel to finish outside the top 5 for Alonso’s sake, it would be foolish of me to listen to my heart and remove him from the top 5.
    – Alonso has performed incredibly this year, and even with a bad qualifying, is very likely to finish inside the top 5, and the wet conditions may help him.
    – With his recent upturn in form, and being at his home circuit, I’d like to think that Massa may make an appearance inside the top 5, though this is the one I’m really not sure on.

    This leaves out so many people that could potentially get up there, especially given the fact that we may see some serious mix up in the field. Sauber might be quick in the wet, Webber might be just as good as Vettel, who knows what Raikkonen can do.

    Pole: Hamilton
    1. Jenson Button
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. Seb Vettel
    4. Fernando Alonso
    5. Felipe Massa

    Now I pray that I have my best result of the year…

  6. The chances of rain during qualifying are only making the predictions difficult

  7. I backed Hamilton and he rewarded me with two points…I’ll pass the 100 points mark now :D

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