Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Shanghai, 2013

Four-way tie in Predictions Championship round three

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Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Shanghai, 2013Four players tied for the top score in the Chinese Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship – so the pole position tie breaker had to be used to sort them out.

@Isuraeru was the player who came closest so they claim the top prize for this round. Valentin Dimitrov (@Valengd) may have been relegated to second place but he is the new leader in the points standings.

Third place went to @Runnerdude44. And commiserations to Rajat Tiwari (@Rajattiwari24) who also scored 29 points but ranked outside the prize-winning places in this round.

Remember there’s another race coming up this weekend and you can enter your predictions for all the remaining rounds below.

Here’s what the top three players won in this race:

First@IsuraeruA Pirelli podium cap plus copies of Codemasters? F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars
SecondValentin Dimitrov (@Valengd)A Grand Prix Heroes DVD and a Pirelli tyres wristband
Third@Runnerdude44A Pirelli tyres wristband

See the updated points standings in full here:

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

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2013 - China

PlayerPole TimePole1.

Most popular predictions: Chinese Grand Prix

Most popular pick% of players
Pole PositionSebastian Vettel24.85%
WinnerFernando Alonso35.18%
Top fiveFour combinations0.7%

More Predictions Championship statistics from this race here:

2013 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prize details

2013 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

2014 British Grand Prix tickets and Back Stage passes

F1 Fanatic has teamed up with Silverstone to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to revel in all the drama, glamour and exhilarating ‘live’ F1 experience with a pair of grandstand tickets for all three days of the 2014 British Grand Prix.

In addition, the winner will get behind the scenes at the post-race Grand Prix Party with a pair of backstage passes, providing the opportunity to get as close to the drivers as most fans ever will.

Supporting the thrilling on-track action will be a host of entertainment, including air displays, Entertainment Zones, free concerts and the post-race Grand Prix Party, guaranteeing an unforgettable three days at the Home of British Motor Racing.

Memento Exclusives

??200 to spent at

You could win ??200 to spend on your choice of products from the incredible range of F1 memorabilia and F1 merchandise at

From race-used car parts to Formula One artwork, innovative F1 designer, furnishings and official F1 team merchandise, you will have no trouble finding items to spend your ??200 on!

Zandvoort 1976 painting by Rob Ijbema

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

The third place finisher will win one of Rob Ijbema’s vivid and colourful Formula One paintings.

The lucky winner will be able to choose which Formula One driver, present or past, will feature in their painting.

Alternatively they can pick one of the other motor racing paintings on Rob’s site which includes a huge selection of F1 imagery plus sports cars, rally cars and more:

GP International magazine subscriptions

We have ten 12-month subscription to GP International to be won as part of this year’s Predictions Championship.

Published every month, GP International features stunning photography and features by some of the sport?s best writers.

GP International aims to provide passionate F1 fans with information, entertainment and behind-the-scenes access.

F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars

F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars

The player with the highest score in each round will win this brilliant double prize from Codemasters.

The team behind the official Formula One game will provide the winner of each race with copies of both F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars for the gaming platform of their choice.

F1 2012, the official Formula One game, includes all 24 cars and 20 tracks from the 2012 FIA Formula One world championship. F1 Race Stars takes players on a world tour of iconic Formula One locations recreated as fantastical racing circuits, and delivers four-player split-screen racing.

F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars are available for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Pirelli podium cap

Pirelli podium hats and wristbands

There will be no mistaking who’s won each round of the Predictions Championship as they will be wearing the same cap as the winner of the race.

Pirelli, the official tyre supplier of Formula One, will give the winner of each race a replica podium cap.

Pirelli will also provide the second and third-placed prize winners for each race with a set of their rubber wristbands.

This official Pirelli product identifies each of the six varieties of tyre used in Formula One: Super Soft, Soft, Medium, Hard, Intermediate and Rain.

Grand Prix Heroes DVDs

Grand Prix Heroes DVDs

The second-placed player in each race will win their choice of one of Duke Video’s Grand Prix Heroes DVDs.

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.

Make your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2013
No races available in this championship.
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Rules and how to enter

You have until the start of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.

A reminder will be posted on the site after second practice on Friday as well as on the F1 Fanatic Twitter account and F1 Fanatic Facebook page.

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, 27.720 seconds you would enter 01:27.720

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: Get your F1 Fanatic account here and read more about registering here.

After submitting 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.

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, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, GP International, Codemasters, Pirelli or Duke Video.
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) and will 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
5. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the Formula One World Championship wins the grand prize.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. In the event of a dispute the editor?s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
10. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included.
11. 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.

Don’t miss a round of the Predictions Championship

Make sure you get your entry in every week.

Remember you can enter your predictions in advance and edit them up to the deadline.

To make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to enter, follow F1 Fanatic one of these ways:

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17 comments on “Four-way tie in Predictions Championship round three”

  1. Two points, ouch..

  2. Well done to the winners! I’m hoping to emulate your success at some point, though it’s not looking good, with my scores getting worse at each race. 7…4…3

  3. Hey, joint 36th!! Not bad at all!!

  4. 7, 7, 5 from the first three races. I am so bad at this, it’s just as well I don’t bet.

  5. 132th I fell down..:( .
    In Europe now i should perform better..:)…i can follow FP3 now and also analysis before quali.
    I hope to make some ground in these upcoming races, consistency is the key…hope to be in the title fight in Brazil…:)

  6. wow all top 4, predict the ferraris to be on pole.
    12 months back, that would be a laughable choice.

  7. Still so many people having Vettel for pole in Bahrain…Can’t see it.

  8. I have to admit I was going to play just for the first couple of races, but now I’m hooked!
    I never imagined I would be in 5th place overall within three races, now I’m angry I didn’t do it last year…

  9. I thought I put Hamilton 3rd and Massa 5th. Shame, I would have probably won one of the prices getting the top 4 right, pole sitter and even getting as close as to the pole time as 16 thousands of a second.

    Pleased however for the massive boost in the overall standings. Over 1000 places up the standings for me. Not bad at all. Best of luck to all for the next race and may Alonso do a repeat of china. :)

  10. Another whopping-great score of 5. The only thing in the predictions championship of this and last year is the pole time, and this time I was particularly close with a 1m34.44, instead of 1m34.48. Still, no prizes on Saturday (except for the two points I bagged for pole).

  11. Well, I got pole right… Otherwise fairly dire performance!

  12. Thank goodness this is free!

  13. Well 1 more lap and I reckon I would have had the top 4 correct!

  14. Wow, a jump from 1000th to 105th! Note to self, never discount Fernando.

  15. Yes! 14th on the table! somehow I think that it feels better to me than it does Sergio Perez!

  16. Bravo Valentine! :) Well done! :)

  17. with 2 of my predicted top 3 not even finishing the race i knew i was in trouble this week lol

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