Five players post top scores in Spanish GP predictions

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Podium, 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona,Five players racked up big scores in this weekend’s Predictions Championship round – but all of them narrowly missed out on perfect results.

Despite getting the top five finishers in the race exactly right, not of them managed to correctly name Nico Rosberg as the pole sitter.

Surprisingly, despite Nico Rosberg having taken pole position for the previous race in Bahrain, only four people tipped him to do so again in Spain out of well over a thousand players.

The pole position time tie breaker had to be used to select which of the top five claimed the latest prizes.

One of the five, @Sebsronnie, has moved into the lead of the points standings after five races. Remember you can enter your predictions for all the remaining races below.

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

FirstMatthew Lim (@Dxmatthew)A Pirelli podium cap plus copies of Codemasters? F1 2012 and F1 Race Stars
SecondVishaal (@Vishusf1)A Grand Prix Heroes DVD and a Pirelli tyres wristband
Third@SebsronnieA 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 - Spain

PlayerPole TimePole1.

Most popular predictions: Spanish Grand Prix

Most popular pick% of players
Pole PositionSebastian Vettel50.57%
WinnerFernando Alonso57.17%

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
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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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25 comments on “Five players post top scores in Spanish GP predictions”

  1. Wow, 177, that is the highest I have ever been ranked :) haha

  2. Really rueing missing two races now, 11 at Spain wasn’t too shoddy by my standards!

  3. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    15th May 2013, 17:15

    back to reality… my seven points launched me from 11th to 50th *sigh*

  4. 668th – you all have nothing on me ;)

    1. @vettel1
      That’s what happens when you keep predicting that Vettel will win! :D

      1. @kingshark that’s the thing though, I don’t always! I was going to go for Alonso initially but Friday kind of lulled me into thinking Red Bull had comparable race pace to Ferrari, so I thought qualifying would decide it (so that’d then be Vettel)! I didn’t see those degredation levels coming though!

  5. Ben (@scuderia29)
    15th May 2013, 18:20

    having a really tough time making my predictions for monaco

  6. 19 points!!! yay :)

    1. @andae23 I withdraw my comment, you have managed to be doing worse than me! ;)

      1. @vettel1 Actually pretty weird: usually I do an initial prediction on Friday afternoon and change it just before qualifying. Last Saturday I was out, so I couldn’t ‘correct’ my first prediction, and I got 19 points. So… I guess I should stop changing my mind? :P

        1. @andae23 I need to do the opposite I think – I didn’t change mine after Friday and got 5 points, but I got 9 in the last two!

          I’ve misread your comment though, you pretty much scored over half my total in one round (I thought you were meaning that was your overall total)! So you are beating me – as with a lot of people I imagine! ;)

          1. @vettel1 you just need one lucky break :)

          2. @andae23 I don’t know the meaning of the word “luck” :P You can pretty much bet on the opposite of what I say happening – so maybe I should just go exactly against my instincts :)

  7. Wow – I remember watching the end of the race with one eye on my predictions confirmation email in some sort of a daze! I simply couldn’t believe it. Even more unbelievable is the fact that four other guys got the final five exactly correct – simply amazing. I must admit it’s a nice feeling leading the ‘championship’. Now I have to figure out how to stay there :-)

    1. I’d imagine a time machine would be a useful start :P

      Nice job on leading the championship!

  8. Scored 48 points and thought I was guaranteed first prize :) Need to improve on my pole predictions!

  9. I had Raikkonen on Webber’s place and Webber in Raikkonen’s one.
    oh well not to bad! 150 with 41 points in total!

  10. Scored 3 and dropped 113 places. Yikes!

  11. I’m tied for 948th place, but only because I missed the first two races. If I’d done those two races, I’d be at least 848!!! LOL Geez, I’m having a bad year. :-(

  12. I got 11 points for Spain which brings me up to… 668th place.

    1. LATG (@lotus-grosjean)
      16th May 2013, 14:12

      Aha! The same as you

  13. Got 22, nice… 115th, not too bad for a first season)) should’ve put some more faith in Massa. I was only .3 off the pole time too.

    By the way, if last year pole was .4 slower, how come Pirelli were expecting the cars to be 3-4sec slower?

  14. Am in 66th place after 11 points in Spain, and this is going to be my first full season of participation in the Prediction Championship. Monaco’s going to be a very difficult race though, i am not sure whether the Mercs will have enough pace to keep the others behind on a track where overtaking is well-nigh impossible. Hopefully things will be more straightforward from Canada onwards…

  15. Last minute prediction and 11 points…Not that bad.

  16. Grant (@villeneuve4ever)
    17th May 2013, 19:22

    So any news on how long those Pirelli wristbands will last? Hopefully until Canada at least. Winners that weekend should get ones that last a bit longer

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