Juan Fanger is the 2015 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion

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Despite a wobble in the final round, @juan-fanger became the 2015 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

On three separate occasions this year @juan-fanger managed to correctly predict the top five race finishers in the correct order before qualifying had started. They took the top prize of a £1,600 NVidia gaming system to play Codemasters F1 2015 on.

Second place – and a brilliant Memento Exclusives F1 brake disc clock made from a genuine car part – goes to @spinynorman, who also managed a pair of perfect predictions during the course of the year. @Timtoo, the only other player to score more than 300 points, ended the year in third place and wins a motor sport painting of their choice from Rob Ijbema.

The next five players in the standings each won a signed copy of Nigel Mansell’s new autobiography. They are @TheDohc, @JohnH, @haddock5, @ap04 and @danieljaksa.

We also had our final set of race weekend prizes to award. A perfect score earned @fistzi the top prize after the pole position time tie-breaker was used as @BensonJutton81 had also scored a maximum 50. The tie-breaker also had to be used to decide who finished third: @forcef1 was just 0.034s away and therefore took the final prize of the year:

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

Thanks to the thousands of you who joined in this year’s championships. Congratulations to the 60 of you who won prizes this year and commiserations to those of you who didn’t win this time. I hope you all had fun playing and remember – there’s always next year…

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

This 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 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’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

The 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

Thanks 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

Here’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

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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19 comments on “Juan Fanger is the 2015 F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion”

  1. Congratulations to all winners and thanks to @keithcollantine for this game, I luckily won a Grand Prix Heroes Frank Williams DVD edition earlier in the year.

    I finished 586th overall this year, but as the world of F1 says: “I’ll come back a lot stronger next year and will strengthen my preparation.”

    1. @jeff1s Tut tut, you forgot to thank ‘the guys’ and toss a cap at your team mate.

  2. Congrats to Juan!

  3. Resisting a “one finger” joke..

    1. Must be a Vettel fan ;)

  4. Thanks Keith, I love F1 with a passion that I wish I understood. This website and tipping competition only enhances my enjoyment of each race. Reading this blog is a daily ritual for me. I sometimes go off to read the official F1 site, but am always drawn back by the independent and levelheaded views of the F1 Fanatics. The sight is well worth the small annual fee to keep it going. I’m a collector and avid reader of F1 books and winning a signed copy of Nigel Mansell’s autobiography is really wonderful! I can’t wait for next season. My only hope is that the “controllers” of F1 also read the comments of the faithful in f1fanatic to take care of the sport we all love. Kind Regards, Daniel Jaksa

  5. Congratulations to you, juan fanger, and to many other winners. Enjoy your prizes!

    And also, huge thanks to you, @keithcollantine , for arranging this predictions championship in the first place. I didn’t manage to win anything myself on this season, but I’ll promise to take part in the next year’s championship. It’s just too fun and exciting to be missed out, no matter if you won or lost :)

    1. @dinaveer You’re very welcome!

  6. 183rd! Quite a recovery from 837th :)

  7. Congratulations, champ – everybody loves a wobble in the final round. And to everyone who’s won something this year, because I know how tough it is to predict these results – it’s never as simple as two Mercs, two Ferraris and a Williams. But I want to thank my team for doing an amazing job, we’re all working really hard, but it is what it is. For sure. Thanks again for running it, and see you again next year.

  8. Well done to all the prize winners and everyone involved!

    I somehow got 4 points more than I fluked last year! Looks like the standard was raised this year (or F1 was more predictable)!

  9. I came 40th, not bad comparing to last year when i was in the 1000s. I hope @juan-fanger shares his f1 gameplay with his new equipments as a toast to all F1 fanatics here.

  10. Congrats to @juan-fanger and @spinynorman to doing so well this year. Enjoy your prizes, really excited to be getting a unique piece of art! I wonder if i could hit the top step of the podium next year.. Will be keeping a key eye on developments and winter testing on this site! and thanks to all the other entrants and @keithcollantine for this awesome competition!

  11. Yes! Yes! Yes! (dubiously raises finger)

    This is my first ever WPC (World Predictions Championship) in any category.

    I have so many people to thank who made it possible.

    Firstly, to everyone back at the factory who put together such a fantastic machine (Terry at the local computer shop). You are so brilliant. I always knew I could rely on it to get me through every race weekend without a problem (at least once I replaced Windows with Linux).

    To my race engineer (Mrs Fanger) who supported me so fantastically through every race (“Oh there’s a Mexican race this year? Great, we’ll have Mexican food for dinner”. We’re both foodies and enjoy the cuisine of whereever the current race is being held – including driving 100km to the nearest Austrian restaurant. It’s the only reason she puts up with me swearing at the TV at 3am). While we didn’t always agree on strategy (“Can’t you watch it on the other telly?”), she does allow me to call the pit-stops (finding somewhere to watch a race when we’re away from home – definite favourite this year was watching the British GP at The Dubliner in Stockholm surrounded by Ericsson fans).

    To Mark Webber, whose retirement made my 2014 and 2015 seasons better than ever (I would pick him to beat Seb every time).

    To Keith “Bernie” Collantine for putting together such an excellent competition. Obviously without all the hard work by the organiser none of this would be possible. And while I might argue that in Formula 1 the spoils should be more evenly divided, I’m going to be a complete hypocrite on this occasion.

    And to you all – I have no problem in wishing all the competitors a Merry Christmas and all the best for next season (even @spinynorman, who beat me in the last few races:)

    Only one thing left to do – I’m off for some celebratory doughnuts!

    Juan Fanger

    1. Lol, well done. Just don’t spray any champagne at your wife on the way out ;p

    2. Brilliant idea about the cuisine of the race – I’m certainly going to try that!

      What do they eat in Azerbaijan?

      1. Or in Abu Dhabi or Bahrein for that matter? ^^

  12. 216th, I’ve done top20 but I’m happy, I was too keen to go for Lewis on pole and too hopeful that qualifying results convert to race results.

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