2013 Japanese GP Predictions Championship results

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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Colin Walters (@Colinwalt74) produced the best prediction of the Japanese Grand Prix – and would have got a perfect score had Sebastian Vettel not missed out on pole position.

With over 83% of players tipping Vettel for pole position a lot of players lost out due to his KERS problem – meanwhile the 30 who’d backed Mark Webber picked up an extra two points.

They included @Mickrock who took the second-highest score of the weekend.

However with 28 players tied for the next highest score the pole position time tie-breaker had to be used to decide the winner of the third place prize. It goes to @Gurpz.

Another of the players to tie for third place was @Adaptalis who has taken over at the head of the points from long-standing leader @Sebsronnie.

Here’s the details of what the top three players won in the Japanese Grand Prix round:

FirstColin Walters (@Colinwalt74)A Pirelli podium cap plus copies of Codemasters’ F1 2013: Classic Edition and F1 Race Stars
Second@MickrockA Grand Prix Heroes DVD and a Pirelli tyres wristband
Third@GurpzA Pirelli tyres wristband

Remember you can enter your predictions for all the remaining races below. See the updated points standings in full here:

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

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Most popular predictions: Grand Prix

Most popular pick% of players
Pole PositionMark Webber3.67
WinnerSebastian Vettel84.11

More Predictions Championship statistics from this race here:

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 mementoexclusives.com

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

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 2013: Classic Edition 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 the brand new official Formula One game F1 2013: Classic Edition for the format of your choice.

The fourth instalment of Codemasters’ official Formula One game series features all the official cars and tracks from the 2013 F1 season.

But it packs in much more than that. For the first time Codemasters have added classic cars and tracks to their game. Five Ferraris are among the retro F1 cars on offer, including the 1976 312 T2 raced by Niki Lauda and featured in the new film Rush.

There are seven more classic cars on offer plus four former F1 grand prix tracks to race them on: Brands Hatch, Imola, Jerez and Estoril.

F1 2013 comes in two editions, but only the Classic Edition includes all the retro cars and tracks.

The top predictors will also win Codemasters’ F1 Race Stars, a fun-packed karting game which takes players on a world tour of iconic Formula One locations recreated as fantastical racing circuits, and delivers four-player split-screen racing.

F1 2013 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.

Make your predictions

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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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28 comments on “2013 Japanese GP Predictions Championship results”

  1. 29 points @fer-no65! Well done mate! :D

    Compare that to me – I got 5 ;)

    1. @vettel1 dude I lost the Pirelli wristband on the tie breaker ! shocking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      First time I appear in this since the 2009 Malaysian GP, when I won :P (tho, they didn’t give prices back then :( )

      1. @fer-no65 I think I must’ve started entering these at the start of 2011 or 2012, I genuinely can’t remember! Haven’t been even close to the top 3 at all haha! :D

        0.421s off a Pirelli wristband is impressive work though!

        1. @vettel1 https://www.racefans.net/2009/04/06/malaysian-gp-prediction-results/

          another proof of my luck, tho. It was the LAST race before the prizes started :( !

          1. @ fer-no65 you truly live up to Webber! :D

          2. @vettel1 don’t I? :(

            maybe I jinx my drivers…

          3. @fer-no65 perhaps, although I’m certainly not jinxing Vettel at the moment!

        2. Not as impressive as +0.047 off pole though. ;)

          @fer-no65, sorry dude.

  2. LOL. Everyone voted Vettel for POLE. These guys really are thinking hard for those prizes!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!

  3. Gaaah, I got Vettel, Webber and Alonso right. And of course the race I predict Vettel to get pole he doesn’t. Don’t know what possessed me to put Rosberg in 3rd, guess I really am terrible at this. :P

    Also, who predicted Bianchi for pole?

  4. By the way, I would like to join in for predictions. However, I do not want to win the prizes. Is that possible??

    1. @krichelle What are you, a bun?

    2. Sure, just make really bad predictions.

    3. @krichelle if you win you can state that you do not wish to claim your prize and pass it on to the next nearest challenger I believe :)

      1. @vettel1

        That’s what I meant. I would enter then pass my prize to the next winner if I somehow win. haha

        1. @krichelle Keith will send you an email to which you could reply “I do not wish to claim my prize” I believe. Correct @keithcollantine?

  5. woop! 11 points, thats my best score yet (that says a lot though)

    1. We’re in the same boat, my new topscore is 10!

  6. Nice to be on the top scorers list for once! I was thinking about changing the prediction to Webber on pole after Vettel’s problems in FP3… regret that one now!

  7. I’ve stayed at 9th for 5 of the last 7 weekends….time to move up!!! Hopefully my home race will yield better results.

  8. I matched my highscore of 17. Wonder if I’ll end up scoring more than 20 points here this year.

  9. I am one of the 3% who picked Webber for pole, unfortunately I also picked him for the win! :p

  10. I had Webber on pole (predicted 1:30.950 compared to actual 1:30.915), and all first five places in correct order EXCEPT for first and second. I had Webber to win from Vettel :(

    My head said Vettel to win but my heart said Webber. Should stop being a silly old romantic………….

  11. It would be nice to be able to see not only present rank, but also previous rank in the points table, or a green arrow with the number of places someone have moved up and a red arrow with the number of places someone has been demoted since last race-result, erhm prediction result.
    This time I did the fastest prediction ever, only regrets I chose Hulkenberg as fifth driver instead of Alonso – I ended up with 19 points for VET on pole, VET, WEB, GROS, RAI, HUL, which is by far my best this year.

  12. WOO HOO! 2nd place! Nice!
    Congrats to Colin Walters who came in first, but that Pirelli podium cap would have fit my fat head much better! :)

    1. thank you! :D
      congrats to you too! if you already have F1 2013, maybe we can race for it! ;)

      1. Colin, if we raced, you’d still be able to keep the cap… :)

  13. I’m usually terrible at these predictions but i genuinely would have gone for something pretty close to this….if i had remembered to make the prediction before qualifying…doh. I was gonna go Vet, Web, Gro, Alo and then was thinking either Ham or Rai, would have chosen Vettel for pole though and was a bit off for the pole time anyway.

    Ah well, sucks to be me i guess. Grats to winners.

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