2015 Brazilian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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Predictions Championship points leader @juan-fanger was one of 21 players to make a perfect prediction in the Brazilian Grand Prix round.

With 50 points up for grabs in the last race of the championship, @juan-fanger has a 34-point lead after correctly naming the top five in the race for the third time this year. There are just six other players able to beat Juan to the top prize: @spinynorman, @timtoo, @haddock5, @ap04, @RaV and @TheDohc. The top eight players in the final standings at the end of the year will all win prizes.

With almost two dozen players getting the maximum score this weekend, the pole position time tie-breaker was used to pick the winner. Impressively, the top three were all within two-tenths of a second of the correct time. Here’s who won what:

PositionPlayerPrize
First@donsimoniLEGO® Speed Champions set
Second@SvenD12014 F1 season review supplied by Duke Video
Third@AtomantiiiClassic Autocourse eBook

There are chances to win every race weekend and at the end of the season for the top scorers. The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is free to enter. You will need an F1 Fanatic account to place so sign up here if you haven’t got one.

Enter your predictions for each race using the form below, and scroll down for more information on the prizes and the rules.

2015 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship prize line-up

Championship prizes

Prizes for the top 20 in the final championship standings

First place: The Ultimate F1 2015 Experience
Second place: Memento Exclusives Brake Disc Clock and F1 2015
Third place: A Car-a-Day painting of your choice and F1 2015
Fourth to eighth place: Signed Nigel Mansell biography and F1 2015
Ninth to 20th place: F1 2015

Race prizes

Prizes for the top three scorers in each race

First place: LEGO® Speed Champions set
Second place: 2014 F1 season review supplied by Duke Video
Third place: Classic Autocourse eBook

Prizes in full

The Ultimate F1 2015 Experience with NVidia and Codemasters

scan-pcThis year’s F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion will win a one-off and seriously desirable prize thanks to NVidia and Codemasters: over £1,600-worth of gaming hardware on which to play the first next-generation official Formula One game

Codemasters have produced the official Formula One game since 2010 and the sixth edition will be the first for next-generation machines. But the winner of this year’s Predictions Championship will get something extra-special to play it on.

NVidia are supplying a custom-built small form factor gaming PC designed with driving simulations in mind. The SCAN 3XS Sim Driving 5 PC features their GeForce GTX 960 graphics card, and to ensure you enjoy the very best gaming experience they’re providing a BenQ 24-inch NVidia G-SYNC monitor as well.

Naturally you’ll get a copy of Codemasters’ new F1 2015 game. And to ensure you can play it at its very best, a Logitech G27 Ultimate Racing Wheel with Pedals and Gear shift tops off this stunning prize.

Here’s a run-down of the specifications:

  • 3.6Ghz dual-core Intel Core i3 4160
  • 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics card
  • 8GB of 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory
  • Asus H81 motherboard
  • 120GB Samsung 850 Evo solid-state disk and 1TB Seagate hard disk
  • NVIDIA G SYNC Monitor
  • Logitech G27 Ultimate Racing Wheel with Pedals and Gear shift

The winner will need someone to race against, of course. So every other player who finishes in the top 20 positions in the championship will also win a copy of Codemasters F1 2015 for the format of their choice.

Memento Exclusives Brake Disc Clock

Memento-Exclusives-Clock-47Memento Exclusives specialise in ‘upcycling’ used Formula One car parts to create new products. Such as this superb clock created from a brake disc which was previously used by Renault on one of their Formula One cars.

No ordinary timepiece, this unique clock could survive temperatures exceeding 1,000C and slow an F1 car reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph. Worth £299, this wall clock comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Rob Ijbema painting

Rob-Ijbema-470Rob Ijbema’s paintings capture the vibrant colour and drama of motor racing. We’re giving you the chance to win a portrait of whichever driver and car from any period of F1 history or other motor racing discipline you choose.

So whichever racing car you’d like to have hanging on your wall, you could have it if your predictions are good enough to net third place in the overall championship.

See more of Rob’s brilliant work on his website, Car-a-Day:

Signed Nigel Mansell biographies

A new biography of one of Britain’s most beloved world champions is due to hit the shelves later this year. And F1 Fanatic has already bagged five copies signed by the man himself: 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.

The players who finish from fourth to eighth in the final championship standings will each win one of these signed books from Simon & Schuster.

LEGO® Speed Champions sets

Lego-Ferrari-470-v2The new LEGO® Speed Champions range is sure to thrill motor sport fans with its officially-licensed Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche racing models.

We have a selection of the seven different Speed Champions sets to be won throughout the season by whoever makes the best prediction in each round of the championship. They include the F14 T and Scuderia Ferrari Truck, McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop and Porsche 911 GT Finish Line.

See here for more on the LEGO® Speed Champions range:

2014 season review video

Duke-Video-2014-F1-season-rThanks to Duke Video, the runner-up in each round of the championship will win an official 2014 Formula One season review video.

Re-live the best moments of the season in four action packed hours as we follow the intense Championship title battles with previously unseen footage and audio recordings you won’t have heard before.

Winners can choose between the Blu-Ray and DVD version of the review as they prefer.

Classic Autocourse eBooks

Autocourse-eBooks-470Here’s a real treat for Formula One history buffs. Early editions of Autocourse’s annuals sell for hundreds of pounds – but you can now get all the same content in eBook form at a great value price. And if you finish in third place in any of this year’s races, you’ll win one!

The original books have been scanned in high resolution and offered as fully searchable digital page turning editions supplied on DVD. Each page can be magnified to view the text and fully appreciate the stunning photography in each of the historic editions.

Race weekend prize schedule

Round1st place – LEGO®2nd place – Duke Video3rd place – Autocourse
AustraliaF14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1961-62
MalaysiaF14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1961-62
ChinaMcLaren Mercedes Pit Stop2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1962-63
BahrainMcLaren Mercedes Pit Stop2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1962-63
SpainPorsche 911 GT Finish Line2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1963-64
MonacoPorsche 911 GT Finish Line2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1963-64
CanadaLaFerrari2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1964-65
AustriaLaFerrari2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1964-65
BritainLaFerrari2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1965-66
GermanyLaFerrari2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1965-66
HungaryPorsche 918 Spyder2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1966-67
BelgiumPorsche 918 Spyder2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1966-67
ItalyPorsche 918 Spyder2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1967-68
SingaporePorsche 918 Spyder2014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1967-68
Japan458 Italia GT22014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1968-69
Russia458 Italia GT22014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1968-69
USAMcLaren P12014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1969-1970
MexicoMcLaren P12014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1969-1970
BrazilMcLaren P12014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1970-71
Abu DhabiMcLaren P12014 season review videoAutocourse eBook 1970-71

Make your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2015
No races available in this championship.
Race:
Pole
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Position 2
Position 3
Position 4
Position 5

Rules and how to enter

You have until the scheduled start time for qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round. Reminders will be posted during the weekend on F1 Fanatic, 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 which this will be used in the event of a points tie between prize-winners.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc For example, for a lap of one minute, 23.450 seconds you would enter 01:23.450

You must log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make a prediction. Registration is free and quick:

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, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, Codemasters, Lego, Icon Publishing, NVidia, Logitech, Scan or Duke Video.
3. 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 accumulate points in each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
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
4. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the championship wins the grand prize.
5. 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.
6. Predictions must be entered using the form above. If you have trouble submitting your entry via the predictions form please prediction using the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted via any other means of communication.
7. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
8. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
9. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced, so they can select their prize options and supply a postal address. Once this has been done prize delivery may take up to 28 days.
10. For further information see the disclaimer

Legal notes
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8 comments on “2015 Brazilian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results”

  1. With 50 points up for grabs in the last race of the championship, @juan-fanger has a 34-point lead after correctly naming the top five in the race for the third time this year. There are just six other players able to beat Juan to the top prize: @spinynorman, @timtoo, @haddock5, @ap04, @RaV and @TheDohc.

    Sounds a bit like Abu Dhabi 2010!

    1. Hey @mike-dee, the number of players with a chance does sound a bit like 2010, but with 50 points up for grabs it also sounds a lot like 2014 – Abu Double!

  2. congratulations @juan-fanger

    @juan-fanger has a 34-point lead

    The only way for the ‘chasers’ to close that gap is a perfect prediction re. race top-5.
    And even then Juan needs to score less than 16pts – or 14pts if pole is wrong – which can be guaranteed if part of the prediction is the same.

    1. Thanks for the congratulations @coldfly. I hope it’s not premature – It’s not easy when you have someone like @spinynorman in your mirrors, and there might be a gust of wind.

  3. Almost got myself a perfect prediction this weekend, sadly I put Hulkenerg on fifth instead of Bottas.

    I think we can already congratulate @juan-fanger, a 34-point lead is pretty much uncatchable.

    I’m wondering, do people here use home-made algorithms to predict the top 5? I find it very impressive that players are able to score high throughout a season. Most of the time, a high-scoring round is followed by several low scoring ones in my case …

    1. Yes I agree that @juan-fanger is going to be tough to beat! I have in the past done some ‘home made’ algorithms but they are have never really proven to be any better than my own (and to be honest I would have to use my own knowledge to tweek them). I must admit i’ve spent a lot of time looking at past seasons, tracks that suit particular teams and spending a lot of time watching the pratice sessions (and listening to lots of audio commentry) in the lead up to qualifying – but then again i’m an F1Fanatic after all!

      I also have to agree with you on your last statement as i’ve had no consitency at all! The only way one can really pull ahead of anyone else is to a) be brilliently consistent at scoring points all the way through or b) go against the majority… of which comes great risk and great reward – and i’m torn as exactly what to do!

      1. I’m playing with the idea of building some kind of algorithm to score better next year. @timtoo

        Analysing the results to date though, it seems that the only way to score well is to have a few ‘perfect Sundays’ (i.e. top five correct).
        – (only) #1 did this 3 times,
        – (only) #’s 2&3 did it twice (well done!), and
        – in the top 20 80% did it at least once.

        I don’t believe that going against the grain will help though.
        Almost all the ‘perfect Sunday’ predictions saw a Mercedes 1-2, plus a mix of Ferrari/Williams to close out the top-5 (mostly with Vettel as 3rd).
        The only exception I found was @vishy in Bahrein rightly foreseeing RAI to beat ROS for second (and BOT before VET in 4th).

    2. In the last two years I’ve always lingered somewhere in the top 150 so I’m really surprised to see myself in second place right now :D.

      I don’t use an algorithm but roughly orient myself on the FP3 results and then fine tune my prediction with what I think to know about the teams, tracks and drivers. Sometimes I have a gut feeling that one particular driver might have problems in the race and then I adjust my prediction accordingly. So not very scientific ;). I guess I’ve just been lucky a lot of times this year. My two perfect predictions this year came from very predictable races and that really helped. Now that I see myself so high up in the standings though I could punch myself for forgetting to submit a prediction for the Chinese Grand Prix. Could’ve been much closer now at the front. ;)

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