Make your Bahrain GP predictions to win F1 prizes

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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Can you predict the result of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix?

The best prediction this week will win an official Pirelli replica podium cap plus copies of Codemasters F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars. There are runners-up prizes too and loads more to be won for the best players at the end of the year.

Enter your prediction below before qualifying starts on Saturday for your chance to win.

2013 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prizes at-a-glance

Here is the confirmed prize list for this year’s championship. See below for more information on each of these great prizes.

Championship prizes

The top scorers in the championship at the end of the year will win the following prizes:

  • First place: A pair of grandstand tickets to the 2014 British Grand Prix
  • Second place: ??200 to spend on an F1 souvenir from Memento Exclusives
  • Third place: An F1 painting of your choice from Car-A-Day
  • 4th-13th places: A 12-month subscription to GP International magazine

Race prizes

The top scorers in each race will win the following prizes:

  • First place: A Pirelli podium cap plus copies of Codemasters’ F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars for the format of your choice
  • Second place: A Grand Prix Heroes DVD of your choice and a Pirelli tyres wristband
  • Third place: A Pirelli tyres wristband

Make your predictions

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2013 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prize details

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.

??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!

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

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 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

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.

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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21 comments on “Make your Bahrain GP predictions to win F1 prizes”

  1. I have been an F1 fan for over 20 years, and many of my family are too. Whilst I want to watch as many Grand Prix as I can, I would support any F1 team if they boycotted future Bahrain GPs to encourage the Bahrain Government to take a more lenient approach to human rights. I have written to several F1 teams about this and encourage other fans to do so as well. If we don’t then the sport will become less and less like a sport and even more like a soulless business. I love F1, but not at any price.

    1. The unicef reports 16000 kids die of famine each day worldwide. And this will put your soul at rest? Wow, guess you really are a die-hard F-1 fan!

      1. I never said it would put my soul at rest, merely suggested other fans to comment on the human rights issues on Bahrain. You seem to forget that people died last year protesting against the GP. I find your comments somewhat flippant and unhelpful, and ask you to reconsider your views!

        1. Not going to reconsider anything.

          It’s disheartening you present such a case, where you did imply your soul would rest when saying you would support any F1 team if they would boycott the Bahrain race. And it’s even more disheartening that you strongly tackle the issues in Bahrain on a F1 site because people there died last week, yet reports every day another 16000 kids died of famine worldwide, which is a far more greater tragedy in Bahrain. I’m not here to help you, I’m here to debute, to argue, to enjoy, to read about F1 with fellow F1 fans.

          If people boycott the Bahrain race because of those matters, then every other race would also have to be boycotted as in their country the same amount of people, actually more, die from crime, disease from poor health care, drugs dealers, human trafficking, women being raped, which all are serious issues that also require human rights attentions, but unfortunately the poplulation is too big, and resources are wasted.

          Also a bit of logic, lets say you get everyone on this forum to say no to the Bahrain race, do you really believe that Bernie and the teams will listen? Nope, they will never, it’s a huge business where your opinion isn’t worth a Dollar to them.

          I suggest you enjoy F1 without the external politics, and tackle the pressing matters that you feel strongely about to wellfare and human right sites or personally to protest in Bahrain, where you’ll get more than one person replying to you. Have a good night, and do enjoy the races. And write whatever you, don’t going to bother any further discussing or reading politics here.

    2. Not being in Bahrain we must refrain from taking such extreme views. The middle east is better off with absolute monarchs. Having lived there I can say that. Look at Egypt, ever since Mubarak was thrown off there has been total chaos.
      Now, assume we boycott Bahrain. Will we boycott USA because they attacked Iraq for no reason? Will we boycott India because women protesting rape are thrashed by the police and not a single person from the govt cares?

    3. Well BG, @ivano is right.
      There are much more bigger more important issues in the world today, that the energy you spending on Bahrain seems rather disproportionate (if what you care about is humanity).

  2. @keithcollantine hi keith i hate to sound picky but on the Prediction standings page, could you align the column heading text to the right so that it matches the numbers beneath it? cheers! i got a good 17 points haul from China.

  3. I think the top 3 on Sunday will be Vettel, Alonso and Raikkonen, but in which order? Kimi was the ‘winner’ of FP2, but he hasn’t had a pole in years, so I expect Sebastian to deliver the goods in Q3. Probably Red Bull is a little bit behind on race pace, so I’m picking Alonso and Raikkonen for the first two places. Raikkonen may prove to have a slight edge deep into the stints, but Alonso is such a hustler that I think he will win it:

    Pole: Sebastian Vettel in 1m32.902s
    1. Alonso
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Vettel
    4. Webber (in reasonable shape)
    5. Di Resta (Massa and Grosjean have better cars, but have disappointed in the races so far).

    1. Massa has always been good around Bahrain though.

  4. Pole: 1:32.000 by Alonso.

    Race Result Prediction:

    1. Fernando Alonso
    2. Kimi Raikkonen
    3. Sebastian Vettel
    4. Felipe Massa
    5. Nico Rosberg

    1. @kingshark

      Rosberg in p5 is not a good idea Grojean / Webber may be a better pick.

      1. @sankalp88
        Rosberg has always been good around Bahrain.

        I have a feeling… oh oh.

        1. @kingshark

          “Rosberg has always been good around Bahrain.”

          Of the six gp’s Rosberg’s has been part of, his average finishing position has been been 7.33. A more recent trend indicates a higher position is possible, but under statistical expectation, considering the race pace of Lotus, RB and Ferrari, you would be very unwise to bet on a top 5 finish.

  5. 1.lewis

    1. Vince (@devilontrack)
      19th April 2013, 22:47


  6. Pole: Kimi – 1:33.573
    1st: Fernando
    2nd: Seb
    3rd: Kimi
    4th: Felipe
    5th: Mark

    Top 10 will be the Red Bull’s, Ferrari’s, Lotus’ and Merc’s. Plus Jenson and Paul. Will be a great battle!

  7. Pole: 1:32.832 by Alonso.

    Race Result Prediction:

    1. Fernando Alonso
    2. Fernando Alonso
    3. Fernando Alonso
    4. Fernando Alonso
    5. Fernando Alonso


  8. Pole: Alonso

    1 Kimi
    2 Alonso
    3 Seb
    4 Webber
    5 Massa

  9. Hard to predict…let’s wait FP3

  10. Seems to be a battle between Alonso, Raikkonen and Vettel this year, and I fully expect them to claim the three top spots again, but in which order…that’s the tricky part. Then obviously there is whether Webber and Massa will deliver similar performances, or if Force India can spring a surprise.

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