Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Valencia, 2011

Five players make perfect predictions in Valencia

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Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Valencia, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Valencia, 2011

Five different players made perfect predictions in the European Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championhip.

Indranil.dudhane won the round on the tie-breaker, coming within 0.03s of predicting Sebastian Vettel’s pole position time exactly. Second-placed Dave M was just 0.044s away.

Indranil.dudhane wins a pair of F1 DVDs from Goodwood and Dave M wins an F1 Fanatic mug.

S-D, Todfod and Steph also scored a maximum 50 points but miss out on a prize this time.

However S-D has taken over the lead of the championship, just three points ahead of Pukz. Steph has moved up to fourth behind Florida Mike and Todfod has also broken into the top ten.

A whopping 78% of players correctly picked Vettel to taking pole position and 45.8% picked him to win.

The most popular top five predictions was Vettel followed by Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Jenson Button – 32 people picked this combination.

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the British Grand Prix below. You can edit your prediction up to the start of qualifying.

Find out where you are in the championship standings and have a look at the statistics so far here:

You can enter your predictions for all the remaining rounds below and on the Predictions Championship page (under Community > Predictions Championship in the menu).

You can edit a prediction for any race up until the deadline for entries which is the start of qualifying at each round.

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 qualifying 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
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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 qualifying 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 qualifying.
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.

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  • 38 comments on “Five players make perfect predictions in Valencia”

    1. my qualifying record is 100%!

      1. Not bad indeed! I got it as well, but the top 5 finishers were not that glorious behind the first two.

        Still, with a 21 point score, I am now firmly back into the top 100 on 78!

        1. Grant Gordon
          28th June 2011, 13:20

          Tie with me :) This high scoring round has seen my rank drop down the order somewhat :(

      2. That’s better than Vettel!

    2. I’ve got 21 points! My best score ever! But the place: I’m 523rd tied with many more people.

      1. dyslexicbunny
        28th June 2011, 18:11

        Me too! Though I’m at 135th.

    3. keith, can you explain please how the points are distributed?

      1. 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

    4. Wow, a lot of high scorers.

      I guess this means Todfod and I didn’t score the same points again ;-)

      1. Man I was convinced that even you had hit the perfect score this weekend. I was on for 9 points as well, but my last minute change after FP3 worked.

    5. Pink Pirelli
      28th June 2011, 11:50

      Now that I have bowed to the inevitable & tipped Vettel to win again, I have vaulted back up from 112 to 26. Do I have the stomach to continue on in this vein for the rest of the season though, that is the question.

    6. Why did i take Button instead of Massa cost me 8 points!

      1. The same here :-)
        I haven’t trusted Massa in a while, whereas after Canada, I couldn’t have not put my money on Button.

    7. my worst round yet. 5 points.

    8. I don’t believe it.. I thought I was doing well apart from the Button/Massa choice…

      Still, joint 300th can’t be bad… I’m gonna try and do what’s known in the F1 business as an ‘Alonso’ and say that I reckon I can still win the championship!

    9. Congrats to the pirze winners :) I’ll admit that as chuffed as I am I also want to kick myself because I didn’t bother putting a proper pole time in because I thought I’d have no chance. I’m a complete idiot but a very lucky one this week!

      1. From what I remember you had all the right numbers, just not in the right order. Like Eric Morecambe playing the piano…

        1. Thanks Keith, I feel much better now :P

          I hope you’re planning on running this site for a good few decades to come because I really want to win an F1fanatic mug and an F1 painting but it may well take me quite a few seasons…

          1. Maybe like Mansell, being close to it but taking a while to clinch the big one!

          2. Yes, please keep this site going at least until me and Steph bag a mug each!

            1. Andrew, Keith may have to leave this site to his children in that case given how low my scores usually are :P

      2. Likewise, since I had to guess after FP2 but before FP3 – being in the States, FP3 was at 2am and quali at 5am. Old system (guess before FP3) was definitely easier for me :)

      3. Congratulations Steph! I had another shocker… At least I predicted the right man for pole! :P

    10. Aaah.. Finally a perfect score! Now to make an Alonso like comeback.. with a different ending hopefully.

    11. I have to say that F1 Fanatic Prediction Championship is a lot more UNpredictable than the WDC ;)

      1. Yeah, we’ve got some 100 players who are still in title contetion.

        1. Strictly speaking, anyone can still win the title!

    12. First time I’ve ended outside the top 15! Now I’m 37th! Got pole and win correct, but that’s about it. Don’t know why I thought that Mercedes were going to do so well this race.

    13. Keith,

      Just to let you know, I was able to change my prediction between P3 and qualifying. I thought you could only change it up until P3. Have read it wrong or is there a loophole?

      Didn’t do me any good though… I still suck a predictions

      1. No, that rule changed several races ago (check the rules on this page and you’ll see).

        1. Ahh ok, but the word press email that confirms your selections still says :

          You can amend your predictions at any time before the start of practice three at this page:

          1. Ah thanks for that – I’ll get it changed.

    14. Woohoo! Thanks Keith! I almost did not enter my prediction until 5 mins before the Quali..then I couldn’t decide between JB and Massa for P5..but the FP times and a victory inthe inagural GP did the trick! I’m now P8 and definitely not giving up on those Silverstone seats!

    15. 19 points on my first round? Not too shabby.

    16. Grr! MattHT is wiping the floor with me!

      Well done everyone :)

    17. Well done to the top scoring 5 :)

      I’ve moved into 46th, which I’m quite happy with, though I should have scored better this weekend i think.

      Hard lines Andrew ;)

    18. Tied on 1262! I can still win this championship

    19. Silverstone could throw up a few interesting predictions, what with the new engine regs… Doubt as many people will vote for Vettel/Red Bull…

      I think I might tip Schumi for the win, see what happens… XD

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