Eight players shared the top score in the first round of the 2014 Predictions Championship – so the pole position tie-breaker was used to pick a winner.
Obviously few expected the session to be wet so Nolan24 claimed the top prize, despite being the best part of 14 seconds off Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time!
Second place went to Mistrip and third to Sergio Perez (not the one who drives for Force India…).
Here’s what they won this weekend:
|First||Nolan24||A Pirelli podium cap|
|Codemasters’ F1 2013: Classic Edition|
|Second||Mistrip||A Grand Prix Heroes DVD|
|A Pirelli tyres wristband|
|Third||Sergio Perez||A 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:
F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2014 - Australia
Most popular predictions: Australian Grand Prix
|Most popular pick||% of players|
|Pole Position||Lewis Hamilton||71.97%|
More Predictions Championship statistics from this race here:
NB. Results are based on the final classification issued by the FIA on Sunday.
2014 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prize details
Formula One Brake Disc Clock from Memento Exclusives
No ordinary timepiece, this unique clock could survive temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius and slow an F1 car reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph!
Produced for the Renault 2009 F1 cars, as driven by Alonso and Grosjean, these brake discs have real F1 credentials and make an impressive statement for your wall. Memento Exclusives worked in partnership with the Lotus F1 team to bring these brake discs out of retirement and give them a second life as stylish clocks.
Each clock measures 278mm in diameter and 28mm deep; conforming to FIA brake disc regulations and maintains its original titanium bell and bolts. Comes complete with official Lotus F1 team Certificate of Authenticity. Worth £499!
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Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema
The overall second 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 you 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:
F1 2013: Classic Edition
The player with the highest score in each round will win this brilliant prize from Codemasters.
The team behind the official Formula One game will supply the winner of each race with 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 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.
F1 2013 is 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 2014 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.
Duke Video are also offering a special discount to F1 Fanatic readers when you buy the official Formula One season review on Blu-Ray or DVD. The Blu-Ray is available for the discounted price of £17.99 and the DVD for £14.99. You can order them via the link below or use the code F1FAN when you place your order on Duke’s website:
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You have until the start of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.
Reminders will be posted on the site after second practice on Friday as well as on the F1 Fanatic Twitter account, F1 Fanatic Facebook page and F1 Fanatic Google + 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, 23.450 seconds you would enter 01:23.450
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1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, 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
d. Double points will not be awarded at any round
5. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the 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. Predictions will not be accepted via any other means of communication.
8. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
9. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
10. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced..
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2014 Australian Grand Prix
- The FIA’s verdict rejecting Red Bull’s appeal in full
- Red Bull’s own measurements showed Ricciardo’s car was illegal – FIA
- Red Bull lose appeal against Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix disqualification
- Magnussen wins Driver of the Weekend vote on debut
- Losing podium better than retiring – Ricciardo
27 comments on “2014 Australian GP Predictions Championship results”
19th March 2014, 14:50
did terribly last year and look likely to do the same this lol
20th March 2014, 0:12
You beat 3 people!
20th March 2014, 2:10
@scalextric go me!! :D
19th March 2014, 14:59
“d. Double points will not be awarded at any round”
19th March 2014, 15:08
Thank you for cheating, Red Bull – that moved Alonso and Bottas into the places I predicted and made a big difference to my score!
19th March 2014, 16:16
That also helped me a little bit but I always thought the results that counted were right after the race finished before any penalties, you know like in real life betting, but this way is probably better.
G Breese (@breesegp)
19th March 2014, 18:49
I had button down for fourth and alonso for fifth! What happens if the red bull appeal is successful will the points be adjusted accordingly?
Keith Campbell (@keithedin)
20th March 2014, 8:35
Yeah i had the same (although my two and three were hamilton and bottas so got those wrong). I don’t know at what point the results are final, guess it depends when the prizes are given out ;)
20th March 2014, 2:41
Innocent until proven guilty. Red Bull could still win the appeal, and I hope that they do win it.
19th March 2014, 16:23
Why are you so sure about that?
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
19th March 2014, 16:53
@hunocsi Because he’s too busy making cool Macau Grand Prix videos.
19th March 2014, 18:32
@keithcollantine It was nice to believe for a moment…
Cool video though.
Sergio B. Perez (@sergio-perez)
20th March 2014, 6:43
Haha thanks Keith!
For Malaysia I think it will be much, much harder to predict the winner. While it seems like its a question of Rosberg or Hamilton, I think the high temperatures and long straights will add spice, specially on the reliability of the engines… Definitely fun!
19th March 2014, 16:38
Someone predicted a 90-minute pole?
19th March 2014, 21:12
Still better than me!
19th March 2014, 22:53
Ha! For some reason that is lost to me now, I thought I had to enter the time in seconds. Such foolishness lost me the “Grand Prix Heroes DVD” (and rightly so!)
19th March 2014, 18:13
So if and when Ricciardo’s podium finish is reinstated will the predictions championship be altered @keithcollantine?
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
20th March 2014, 9:03
@us_peter No – it does say so above.
19th March 2014, 18:26
9 points, not bad :)
19th March 2014, 19:09
7 points . My Pole and winner was accurate but Lewis’ retirement spoilt it . Overrated the Force India and I didn’t factor in Jenson . Mistake .
@vettel1 Is the game afoot for us backmarkers ? Oh wait .. you are ahead ;-) .
19th March 2014, 19:26
Currently joint 83rd in the championship.
I’m going to cherish this position whilst it lasts, because I’ve never tasted the lofty heights of the Top 100 before XD
19th March 2014, 21:19
Currently 30th, and yeah. That is the best position I’ve ever had and probably will ever have. Cheers to us! :P
20th March 2014, 2:32
Me too! The first time I tried this, I was in the 70-100 range the whole season, no idea why or how. Last year, I don’t think I got above 700.
19th March 2014, 21:16
Joint 742nd. Surely I can only improve from there…
19th March 2014, 23:19
Yeah baby! 5 cool points in my pocket. Picking up where I’ve left off every year in the predictions championship: with lots of room for improvement. Oh, I pity those who score lots of points – where you gonna go from there?
20th March 2014, 6:08
Oh Great ! A Pirelli wristband !!!
And its 2013 rubber which will leave marbles all over the dinner table and not even last until dessert and coffee !
20th March 2014, 12:45
First time taking a part in any prediction championship and unexpectedly I didn’t do great. Fortunately my belief in Rosberg helped me to get 4 points.
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