Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone, 2010

Win F1 race tickets in the 2011 Predictions Championship

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Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone, 2010
Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone, 2010

Three-day grandstand tickets to the 2012 British Grand Prix are the top prize in the 2011 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship.

And there’s F1 DVDs and highly-coveted, ultra-desirable F1 Fanatic mugs to be won at every race weekend.

Join in the Predictions Championship and play against thousands of other F1 Fanatic readers.

A few changes have been made to the Predictions Championship this year, including:

  • You have to register with an F1 Fanatic account to play. This will prevent the problem of people typing in their user names incorrectly. Get your F1 Fanatic account here if you don’t have one.
  • You will now receive a confirmation email after making your prediction.

Thanks to Ian Haycox for making the changes to the code.

See below for a full list of the prizes confirmed so far and make your predictions for the Australian Grand Prix.

The prizes

There are prizes to be won in every race plus grand prizes for the overall winners at the end of the season.

Whoever gets the highest overall score throughout the year will win a pair of grandstand tickets for the 2012 British Grand Prix.

Here are the prizes in full:

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2012 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points over the whole season will win two grandstand tickets to the 2012 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The grand prize winner will receive tickets to all three days of the event with reserved seating for the race.

The winners will have tickets for the Becketts grandstand which offers views of the spectacular, high-speed Becketts complex plus part of the new infield section of the track which saw so much action in the 2010 race.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher will win an F1 painting by Rob Ijbema.

You get to choose which F1 driver, present or past, will feature in the painting. Or you can pick one of the other motor racing paintings on Rob’s site Car-a-day.

More prizes to come!

Further prizes for the highest-scoring players will be announced later this year.

Duke DVDs

Race winners prize: A pair of F1 DVDs

Duke Video are supplying the prize for the player who gets the highest score in each round.

Each race winner will get to pick any two from the following three new Duke motor racing DVDs:

F1 FAnatic mug

Race runners-up prize: F1 Fanatic mugs

The second place finisher in each race will win an official F1 Fanatic mug.

See here for more details on F1 Fanatic merchandise:

How to enter

You have until the start of free practice three on Saturday to make your predictions for each round.

A reminder will be posted on the site after free practice two on Friday as well as on Twitter.

Each player may predict the pole sitter, the pole position lap time and the top five finishers in the race. See below for the rules in full.

You need to log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make your prediction.

The sign-up process is quick and easy: Get your F1 Fanatic account here and read more about registering here.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc For example, for a lap of one minute, 25.386 seconds enter 01:25.386

After submitting your prediction you will receive an email to the address you created your F1 Fanatic account with 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.

Make your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2011
No races available in this championship.
Position 1
Position 2
Position 3
Position 4
Position 5

Competition terms and conditions

1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Silverstone Circuit, Duke Video or Car-a-Day.
3. Predictions will open up to one week before the start of final practice on the Saturday of a Grand Prix weekend and will be promoted on the front page of F1 Fanatic before closing prior to the start of final practice.
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).
5. Players 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
6. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship wins the grand prize.
7. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who came 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.
8. 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.
9. In the event of a dispute the editor?s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
11. Grand Prix tickets: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accommodation and transport to the venue not included.
12. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within seven days of each Grand Prix. DVD and mug prizes will be despatched within 28 days of that email being sent. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

Don’t miss a single round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Subscribe to F1 Fanatic using RSS, email or Twitter: Click here for more information.

Follow the Predictions Championship

The results will be posted on the Tuesday after each Grand Prix.

You can find the latest championship standings, statistics and predictions form for the next round via the links below (or head to Community > Predictions Championship in the menu):

Unlap competition winners

Here are the winners of the F1 Fanatic Unlap competition:

First place: Aren Stockmans, Belgium
Runners-up: Ewan Thomson, UK; Shawn Meagher, USA; Daniel Martinez, France; Carl Leo, UK; James Newnham, UK

Image ?? Red Bull/Getty images

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  • 58 comments on “Win F1 race tickets in the 2011 Predictions Championship”

    1. No idea who to put where. Going to have to wait for friday practice first before I can get any Idea who to place in what position

      1. Same here as still we haven’t seen the lap time of all the teams.Who knows who have how much sand in their car.

      2. You can put up your prediciton as a “banker lap” now and change it afterwards!

    2. Good to see the prediction championship back again, its going to be hard to predict the first race.

    3. I think I have a good idea where the teams are right now (roughly). The main question mark is over Mclaren. Not going to make any choices until friday practice methinks!

      Prizes look great – especially the mug!

      1. Sush Meerkat
        20th March 2011, 21:38

        Prizes look great – especially the mug!

        Ancient Chinese proverb, “does tea taste faster in F1fanatic mug?”

    4. OMG!!! It’s already time?!?!
      This got me by surprise. Hell yeah!!
      Rob Ijbema’s paintings are fantastic. If I won the Championship, I’d ask for a painting showing Ayrton Senna in a 1992 Marlboro McLaren chased by Alex Zanardi in his 1998 Target Chip Ganassi Reynard.

      1. Last year I won one of his paintings, very cool. I selected one of Vettel!

    5. And so it begins.

    6. Thanks for running this again Keith! You just can’t have this much fun for free anywhere else on the internet : )

      By the by – what’s the tie-break procedure if more than one person has the highest points total at the end of the year? Maybe a Murray Walker impersonation duel?

      1. I’m fairly sure the predicted pole lap times might separate that unlikely event.

        1. Actually i think the person who gets the exact lap time of the pole position should get a small present too. Just think about it. Is very hard to actually predict the exact lap time. Most times probably no one gets it right.
          Getting that right should at least require some reward instead of just being something to determine the winner in case of tie.

          1. seconded. The odds of getting it bang on are at least a thousand to one (if the range of times are about a second). If not a prize at least a mention in the round-up?

    7. It’s so tempting just to start predicting away! I have to tell myself to wait till after friday practice or ill do something rash like predict hamilton on pole

    8. I’m just going to say I’ll need lots of rain on Sunday! ;)

    9. HounslowBusGarage
      20th March 2011, 20:17

      OK. Easy peasy, I reckon.
      That’s Perez on pole. Fernando in first, Sutil in second and thomeone elthe in third . . .

    10. Keith!? you’ve just butchered my surnmame almost as badly as david croft. :D Its newnham not nenham. Thanks for the competition though, you can’t argue with free stuff.

      1. And i’ve just butchered the word surname. egg. on. face.

      2. Very sorry, thought I’d put Newnham. Fixed it now!

        1. no problemo.

    11. polishboy808
      20th March 2011, 20:39

      Wow, I wasn’t ready for this. It seems so early, really caught me off guard! Just 4 more days until we see these cars on tv for the first time…. So anxious!

      1. LOL, I felt the same right before it turned to the joyous feeling of the season really getting started!

        You really pulled a great one with the prizes this year Keith. I hope I do a bit better this year and win something.

    12. I think that it will be more fun and try to guess now. WEB ALO BUT ROS HEI but I am pretty sure I’m wrong ;) Just hope that my Pole time predict will be close to the real one. My dream result would be ALO WEB ROS MAS HEI BUT… Like all of you I just can’t wait to see the P1! And the timezone isn’t a problem for me right now. Anybody plans to watch all the practices, quali, race live (just like me)? ;))

    13. Excellent – thanks so much for running this feature Keith – it is brilliant to have such an age old concept enhanced with real F1 themed prizes. Your work is very much appreciated and the site is always my first port of call when I log in to the PC!

      Onto the predictions! It is always very tough to predict the first race so I based mine on how we left off last year to an extent. In terms of performance I think Mercedes and McLaren may have swapped places with regard to last year, so I expect Schumacher or Rosberg on the podium.

      BUT – even if I can guess the performance accurately (which I sorely doubt!) – Melbourne always throws up mayhem. Thus, my prediction – the unpredictable!

    14. Also… I made my predictions, submitted and then wrote a comment, scrolled back up and pressed submit again…

      I received two confirmation e-mails… surely this means I could’ve submitted 2 different predictions… just thought i’d make you aware!

      1. Only received one prediction from your username, so I doubt you could exploit it this way. Will look into it.

        1. Just to clarify – I didn’t even contemplate submitting two – just wanted to make sure there wasn’t a bug that hadn’t been picked up on. Apologies!

          1. You didn’t wait for Practice!!!!

            Although just a hunch if you submit it twice will it update the entry to the latest one submitted?

            1. I think that would be a good idea. Sometimes I’ve predicted too early, thinking I wouldn’t have another chance to get online before the race, but then it has turned out I could have made a more accurate prediction after FP2.

            2. I was wondering about that Keith. In the testing we were able to change it, that was pretty good.

          2. No that’s OK, always good to know if there’s a problem. As Ian pointed out I’d just forgotten this improvement had been made!

      2. Because of the requirement to login you can now enter your predictions early and come back and change the prediction right up to the deadline.

        So each time you submit a prediction you will receive a confirmation email for the updated prediction.


        1. Good point – I forgot to reflect that in the rules, have updated them now.

        2. Great, thanks Ian. Lovely work there!

    15. wow, thanks for organising these goodies Keith! i’m sure everyone is getting excitied now!

    16. Thanks for organising this again, Keith! My aim is to finish inside the top 100 as I was just outside last year.

    17. Predictions wanted? THE SEASON’S FINALLY HERE!

    18. JohnnyRedBull (@)
      20th March 2011, 21:53

      As a long time lurker to this site, I decided I would join in 2011 and get to know some like minded passionate F1 Fans. Good luck!

    19. STRFerrari4Ever
      20th March 2011, 22:18

      Keith aren’t you doing the season prediction article first that you’ve run for the past 2 years?

    20. So, i someone wins living overseas, do we get flown there to? :)

      1. jsw11984 (@jarred-walmsley)
        21st March 2011, 7:23

        No, flights and accommodation are at our expense, in 12. of the conditions of entry

    21. Here we go!!

    22. Looking forward to the Prediction Championship almost as much as the real thing :D

      I expect i’ll do terrible.

    23. I can’t seem to view other peoples’ predictions. Can anyone help me out here? I remember I used to be able to. At least last season.

      1. Suppose that’s because you can still change your predictions if you want, so they’re going to be shown only after being definitive I suppose.

        1. so I’m not the only one with this problem?

    24. Right… I’m DEFINITELY going to remember to do this every race this year. :D

    25. I was in two minds about joining in this year, so many times last year I was shouting at the telly because some clown not in my prediction made it into the top five and messed up my score ! But what the hey, the lure of trying to beat Scunnyman et al, and the two tickets to Silverstone dangling in my face are just to hard to ignore. As long as I remember to post a prediction every round this year, I reckon I’m in with a shot.

      1. LOL, best thing is, now you can enter it, and then change your mind to change after seeing FP!

    26. Can I just clarify you can change your mind as often as you like but what ever you have before FP 3 goes in???? sorry if I am repeating anyone elses question. I think predictions add to the experience its like betting on the winner without spending any money!!!!

    27. Well this sounds fun I have predicted already as my predictions seem pretty solid but im sure if it rains that the pole time will be miles off but i might still change them.

    28. Fantastic artwork, I’ve featured it on my blog:

      The Spa 2000 one’s amazing!

    29. is it possible to sell your tickets to somebody else if u win and cannot go ?

    30. This is my random prediction:

      Pole – Sebastian Vettel
      Time – 01:25.523
      First – Fernando Alonso
      Second – Sebastian Vettel
      Third – Nico Rosberg
      Fourth – Lewis Hamilton
      Fifth – Nick Heidfeld

      I can’t wait until Sunday to see how epically I failed :)

    31. My goal this year is to beat my rank last year. Not very optimistic in winning but anything can happen. Kudos to Keith and to all organizers!!! Great upgrades. :)

    32. just to boring Vettel on pole in 01:24.941 and to win

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