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2016 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship won by SBFIM29

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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The 2016 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship was won by SBFIM29, who racked up a score of 334 points over the course of the season including a pair of perfect scores.

Congratulations to our top winner who scoops the grand prize of a table made from a race-used Force India F1 wheel, signed by drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg.

Second place – and a signed, limited edition The Great Challenge portrait set – goes to @Rpneto.

Here are this year’s top prize winners:

First@SBFIM29Signed Force India F1 wheel table
Second@rpnetoThe Great Challenge F1 portrait book set
Third@ndalesiF1 painting
Fourth@OEL-F1F1: The Knowledge
Fifth@defixioF1: The Knowledge
Sixth@bokdawgLego Technic race kart
Seventh@wallbreakerLego Technic race kart
Eighth@JohnNikLego Technic race kart
Ninth@LuvinF1Lego Technic race kart
Tenth@chrissie13Lego Technic race kart
Eleventh@ArenK.Lego Technic race kart
Twelfth@commonmonsoonLego Technic race kart

See the final championship standings here:

Congratulations also to our Abu Dhabi race weekend winner @veldaarF1, who wins a copy of F1 2016, and runner-up @AlonsoWDC, who has won a copy of the 2015 F1 season review video.

Thanks to everyone who joined in the 2016 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. The competition will be back again next year and I hope you all enjoy playing again in 2017.

The top scorer over the 2021 RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship will be rewarded with an enviable upgrade to their simracing system.

An ultra-realistic Fanatec Podium V2 direct drive wheel and base plus pedal kit tops off the system.

And to ensure your game of choice looks its best, BenQ will supply one of their dedicated 34-inch EX3415R 1ms simracing monitors.

While only one player will claim that prize, we'll also award the top two players in the competition each weekend. Codemasters will provide a copy of F1 2021 for the top scorer each weekend, and the runner up will claim a 2021 F1 calendar tea towel courtesy of BoxBoxBox.

Grand Prize: Direct drive simracing kit

Podium V2 direct drive wheel, base and plus pedals

Supplied by Fanatec

Simracing hardware experts Fanatec are offering this incredible prize worth over €2,000 (£1,700) to the overall top scorer in this year's Predictions Championship.

The officially-licensed Podium Racing Wheel F1 brings the precision feel of direct drive steering to your racing system, on PC, PlayStation or Xbox.

Fanatec call it 'quite simply the most realistic force feedback system ever on a console'. Fully supported by all the top racing games, this exquisitively-crafted piece of hardware will change the way you experience simracing.

The 27cm wheel is pacjed with 11 buttons, 12 switches, plus multi-colour LEDs to show rpm and gear change points. On the rear of the wheel, magnetic shifters give you fine control over clutch, launch control and more.

You'll need to be able to stop and go as well, so Fanatec have included their CSL Elite pedals. The three-piece kit includes a load cell brake for unrivalled braking accuracy and feel.

Mobiuz Ultra-wide 34-inch curved simracing monitor

Supplied by Ben Q

To ensure you have a superb view of the track ahead, BenQ will also provide this year's top-scoring player with a dedicated simracing monitor worth £899.

The EX3415R measures a whopping 34 inches, and displays in 3440x1440px WQHD. The panel's HDRi technology further enhances the picture and TreVolo audio technology brings excellent audio reproduction.

Tuned for gaming in general and simracing in particular, the EX3415R has a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate.

F-GT simulator cockpit

Supplied by Next Level

The F-GT from NextLevel allows you to configure and mount your driving equipment to simulate a single-seater formula or GT-style car. The same model was used by the Real Esport team to win the GTR Endurance eRacing World Championship.

It's designed to handle high-end direct drive wheels and includes a sliding seat and lumbar support for adjustability and comfort.

Race weekend prizes

F1 2021 screengrab

F1 2021: The official game

Supplied by Codemasters

At every round of the championship the top-scoring player will win F1 2021, the latest edition of the official Formula 1 game published by Codemasters, for their choice of platform.

As well as including all the teams and drivers from the new season, F1 2021 introduces Codemasters' new 'Braking Point' storyline mode, which brings narradrive-driven racing back to the series. 'Braking Point' blends on-track action with off-track drama set in the world championship paddock.

F1 2021 also epxands on the features from previous games, including the popular My Team mode as well as Career. Real Season Start allows you to jump into the game at the same stage as the real world championship standings.

F1 2021 calendar tea towel

Supplied by BoxBoxBox

The runner-up player in every race weekend will also win a prize courtesy of our friends at BoxBoxBox.

The final roster of tracks for the new season may only have been confirmed shortly before the championship began, but they were quick off the mark to whip up a superb range of tea towels featuring all 23 tracks on the 2021 F1 calendar.

The tea towels are screen printed on 100% organic cotton, and BoxBoxBox will send you a set of two worth £22.99.

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 RaceFans, the RaceFans Twitter account and RaceFans 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 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 a RaceFans 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 RaceFans or any prize suppliers.
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 winner for the sprint qualifying race if one is held, or the grand prix if no sprint qualifying race is held: 2 points
b. Correctly naming one/two/three/four/five driver/s who finish in the top five of the grand prix: 1/2/3/5/8 points
c. Correctly predicting where one/two/three/four/five driver/s finish in the grand prix: 2/6/14/24/40 points
4. The results will be take from the appropriate final classification documents for each round as issued by the FIA
5. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the championship will win the grand prize, if one is offered.
6. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who is closest to predicting the pole position lap time set in qualifying 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 entry form. If you experience difficulties submitting your entry via the predictions form please enter 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, 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.
11. For further information see the disclaimer

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21 comments on “2016 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship won by SBFIM29”

  1. Can we see the full final standings?

    1. @t3x Apologies, the link wasn’t displaying. It’s there now.

      1. Please check your emails re: prizes for Japan 2013 and 2016. Have not received a response from you. @keithcollantine

  2. awww I was in the top 12 for the majority of the season.. ended up 18th. :(

    anyways, thanks and well done @keithcollantine the Predictions Championship; it made this F1 season even more exciting.. looking forward for 2017 !

    1. Me too, I was in the top 12 nearly all year however I could not watch practice 3 for the last 4 rounds so I had to kinda guess after practice 2.

      Congratulations to the winner !

    2. I hear you. Was up to 2nd at one point but dropped to 24th at the end. If only I had put in picks for Monaco.

      Congratulations to the winners. I shall try again next year.

  3. Congratulations to all the winners and specially @SBFIM29 for the first place.

  4. Thanks everybody for an entertaining season. Glory to the winners, honour to the losers.
    Thankfully I employed the correct strategy at the last two races so I managed to avoid receiving a prize. I mean – my room is already cramped with stuff and I couldn’t possibly accommodate anything extra.

  5. Congrats to everyone who entered.

    I finished far off the field, but when they both lapped me over and over I saw @rpneto trying to back @sbfim29 up into fourth place.

    1. Thanks to this competition, those last races were extra fun to watch, because While I was cheering for Lewis, I was also trying to get close to @SBFIM29. It was incredible to see how we both score the same amount of points in many of the closing stages even having different bets.

      Thanks @keithcollantine for keeping this great blog.

      1. This prediction championship was kinda intense for me. I was quite strong in the first half of the championship. But @rpneto was closing in on me during the second half of the season. I would’ve not been on top if it weren’t for the Mexico race.

        Thank you for the great fight everyone.

  6. Congrats @SBFIM29

    Though I think @rpnet deserved it more ;)

    1. My computer and this blog were working flawlessly all the season, so I cannot blame anybody or anything ;-).

      Congratulations @SBFIM29!

  7. Joint 298th, so-so I suppose. I think other people must be getting better because my scores are pretty reasonable!

  8. 87th after having been top 30, trying to throw in some odd results didn’t work as usual. Enjoy your prizes.

  9. I wonder …. now that the season has finished and things have quietened down if I can somehow contact Keith. I no longer have access to my e-mail that I used to use here. I have tried several times to change it but with no success. Have you checked your system to see if it does work Keith?

  10. Congrats to the winners.

  11. Thanks Keith. You’re doing a great job. Will not be easy to wait for next season.
    Also, congratulations to all the winners, and better luck next year to all others.

  12. Some pointless but interesting statistics:
    – The most unpredictable race for us was Baku, with an average score of just 4.4 and a maximum score of 19. I guess not many of us expected to see Pérez in the podium. Paradoxically, we also regarded it as one of the worst races in recent years (
    – The most predictable race was, unsurprisingly, the last one, Abu Dhabi, with an average score of 17.1 and 21 perfect scores. Mexico had more perfect scores, though: 30.
    – The average score of all the predictions was 9.7.
    – The average score of the winner (congratulations!) was 15.9.
    – There was a surprisingly steady decline in the number of predictions throughout the season, from a high of 1066 in Australia to a low of 504 in Abu Dhabi. I wonder what that means.

    Note: These statistics assume that a score of 0 means no prediction. This is certainly correct in most cases, but there must be a few cases where it actually means a prediction which scored 0 points. That means that these numbers aren’t 100% accurate, but the inaccuracy is probably minimal.

  13. Congrats to the winners. Second time I’ve finished (tied for) one place out of the prizes!

  14. Hi, cant see the full list. Is it still up?

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