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2017 Austrian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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Congratulations to @Atomantiii whose perfect entry in last weekend’s Predictions Championship round netted them a maximum score of 50 points – and a copy of the official F1 game from Codemasters.

The runner-up spot went to @Abcmarco who, for the second time this year, scored a strong 48 points. They won a copy of the official 2016 F1 season review video and took the championship lead.

The pole position time tie-breaker had to be used to decide who came third: @Gustavo920 came out ahead and claimed the final prize.

But there are more prizes 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.

Make your predictions

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The top scorer over the 2022 RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship will be rewarded with an enviable upgrade to their simracing system.

Fanatec have supplied a direct drive racing set-up. Using the new Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel base, which puts out a whopping 8Nm of torque, you'll feel the road like never before. It's compatible with PlayStation, Xbox and PC systems.

Your direct drive system will be topped off with a Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 and a Fanatec CSL pedals set.

And to ensure you get the most out of your new hardware lap after lap, and race in comfort as well as style, NextLevel Racing will prove an R-GT Formula and GT Simulator Cockpit.

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 22 for the top scorer each weekend, and the runner up will claim a F1 track signs tea towel set courtesy of BoxBoxBox.

Grand Prize: Direct drive simracing kit

Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base, Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 and CSL Pedals

Supplied by Fanatec

Simracing hardware experts Fanatec are offering this highly desirable direct drive simracing kit for the player who achieves the top score in the championship this year.

The Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base introduces next-generation force-feedback technology to the mass market: Direct drive.

By mounting the steering wheel directly to the motor shaft, the need for belt or gear drives connect the two is removed, which means the force feedback effects are not dampened or softened.

As official supplier to Formula 1's Esports series, Fanatec has created the Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 with the clear aim of driving F1 cars at the limit. The second version of this wheel includes magnetic gear shifters, customisable RGB LEDs, revised electronics, and an exchangeable quick release system.

You'll need to be able to stop and go as well, so Fanatec have included their CSL pedals for unrivalled braking accuracy and feel.

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. The cockpit includes both the frame and seat.

Race weekend prizes

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F1 22: The official game

Supplied by Codemasters

At every round of the championship the top-scoring player will win F1 22, the latest edition of the official Formula 1 game published by Codemasters, for their choice of platform.

F1 22 is the only game to boast all the teams, drivers and updated tracks from the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Take control of your virtual F1 experience with immersive and broadcast options for pit stops, formation laps and more. And for the first time PC players can race in full virtual reality.

Track signs tea towel gift set

Supplied by BoxBoxBox

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

Every race track in the world features these familiar signs white signs with bold numbers on them. Designed to show the distance to the corner and help racing drivers pick their braking point – we thought they’d make a great Tea Towel Gift Set.

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

Motorsport Print

Supplied by Hidden Prints

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

You will get to choose any print from their motorsport collection, which includes their popular race track maps and driver signature prints, as well as many more to choose from.

They are printed on a thick luxury 230gsm matt coated paper, and Hidden Prints will send you any size of your choice up to A2, worth £26.99, with free delivery.

All RaceFans visitors can use the exclusive discount code RF15 for a 15% discount off any order at, with free UK delivery!

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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Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

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14 comments on “2017 Austrian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results”

  1. @keithcollantine any chance that we could have the summary of the times and predictions of the top 5 predictions on individual weekends like we used to?

    1. Please? (Sorry, forgetting my manner there)

    2. Yes that would be awesome to see how close they got the the actual results.

      We would almost term them psychic wouldn’t we haha

  2. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
    12th July 2017, 15:03

    It was too good to be true… now let’s see if I can climb again from 5th. :(

    1. Racerdude7730
      12th July 2017, 21:59

      We all took a big hit this week. I’d like to say that result is skill but a lot of this is luck

  3. Thanks very much, I’ll send my personal data and address soon :)

  4. Considering I will win the prediction for the British GP, I had a general question,

    when the prize is sent to countries like the US, Mexico is there a VA tax charged on these prizes ? Does anyone know ? Former winners ?

    1. Racerdude7730
      12th July 2017, 22:01

      Just ignore the fact you ever won and pay no one ;)

      1. Haha, the most peaceful option :D

        But for sure those 50 points are mine for this weekend ;)

  5. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
    12th July 2017, 21:19

    @redbullf1 when I won a PJ poster I didn’t pay anything. But I don’t know about the big prizes.

    1. Yes I guess it depends on the value of the prize.

  6. Oh boy, 3rd ! Last year was my best year to date with 108th… Hoping i can continue the trend !

  7. For all of us who did not win, F12016 is 70% off on Steam; $17.99 this week.

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