Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Mark Webber, Silverstone, 2011

Nannini wins Predictions Championship round nine

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Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Mark Webber, Silverstone, 2011
Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Mark Webber, Silverstone, 2011

Five players made near-perfect predictions in the British Grand Prix round of the championship.

Nannini, Ned Flanders, Ads21, 2CVPower and ClevEd all correctly predicted the top five finishers – but none of them correctly guessed Mark Webber would take pole position.

Nannini came out on top via the tie-breaker and wins a pair of F1 DVDs from Duke. The runner-up prize of an F1 Fanatic mug goes to Ned Flanders.

Only 8% of players correctly predicted Webber would take pole position and 11% tipped Fernando Alonso to win.

In the championship, S-D leads with 131 points, just two ahead of Indranil.dudhane.

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for the German 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.

Runner-up prizes

The players who finish in third to 12th places will each win a copy of the Haynes Official F1 Season Review 2011.

And the players who finish in 13th to 17th places will each win a copy of the Haynes Red Bull RB6 manual.

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
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 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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33 comments on “Nannini wins Predictions Championship round nine”

  1. Oh man, only 5 points this time, even though I had 4 right guys in top 5.
    It looks like everybody’s had either an excellent score or a poor one in this round, hah.

    1. I got 5 as well. Had Vettel and Alonso on the podium the other way around. Webber was fine for bringing some points though.

      And it proved to be disastrous to exchange Hamilton for Button and Massa for Rosberg last minute.

      1. I managed just barely better than that, 7 points which now puts me 2 points ahead. Game on! :)

        I had the same top 3 as you did, but I had massa and 4th not 5th, so close…

      2. I had the same top 3 as you did, but I had massa and 4th not 5th, so close…

        I had the same top 3 as you did, but I had Massa 4th not 5th, so close…

        1. Same here man. If Massa made that move stick on Hamilton. I would have scored 48 points this round… sooo close!

  2. I finally predicted the winner and still only got 7 points! I have no hope… :P

    But at least I’ve caught back up to Katy!

    1. I’ve been going for a rather conservative approach recently. None of this Rosberg/Kobayashi in the top 5 nonsense.

    2. I predicted the 1st, 2nd and 3rd and put also Masa as 4th not 5th, and get only 19 points.

      I will have to pay more attention to the 4th & 5th positions which are the “best paid”, and forget to put people as Maldonado there, just for fun.

  3. Nine points! My strategy of predicting ridiculous results will pay off for me one day…

    1. They do sooner or later… but I guess its depends on the degree of how ridiculous it is.

  4. Ah, Flanders is mugged :-D

    Good one Ned. Congratulations to Nannini and great points for the rest of you!

  5. I’m not even the top Ben! This is not going well for me – although I have been boringly consistent… between 5 and 10 every time!

  6. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    12th July 2011, 16:02

    I will look for the RB guy ho stuck that jack behind Vettel’s car and tell him he ruined my predictions. Congratulations for the people with foreseeing abilities.

    1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
      12th July 2011, 16:02

      ho = who

  7. Haha fantastic! I had changed my predictions about 15 times in 10 minutes before qualifying I was so unsure who to go for. I’d changed my mind so many times I’d forgotten who I’d picked and during the race I thought I picked Vettel to win, so this is a nice surprise.

    1. A horrible surprise for me! Huge congratulations though :)

    2. Congrats Ads21!

      I think all that last minute changing before qualifying is working like a charm. It worked for me last race weekend as well.

  8. for sure My best result. with Alonso win double pleasure :D

  9. I predicted pole correctly…

    and that’s very much it :(!

    I suck at this game :P!

  10. Bah, 7 points and slipping way down the order.

  11. I’m a bit surprised, because I thought my predictions were awful, but nevertheless I manged to win 14 points. But I’m quite disgusted because I had almost put Vettel 2nd instead of 1st, and then I would have won 8 more points. :-(

    But, in a way I’m not too disappointed, because I rejoin the top50, and I think I have slightly reduced my gap to the leaders (and I will not maintain it like Webber was aked to :-) )

    1. – I’m a bit surprised
      – I’m quite disgusted
      – I’m not too disappointed

      LOL, you’re quite the rollercoaster :-)

      1. Yes, quite a big package of feelings :-)

  12. Ah. There goes my climb to the top. Back in the 400s again. Still, it must be possible.

    1. If Ferrari can do it…

      Sorry, couldn’t resist!

  13. Took a couple of points off MattHT, that’s all that matters!

    Better result than Valencia for me :) Hope I can score big in Germany!

  14. JamieFranklinF1
    12th July 2011, 22:52

    Oh man! I knew Webber would get pole, but put Vettel. Then I knew Alonso would win, but put Vettel again (for the first time this season). Talk about unlucky :/.

  15. Thank you. Fluked it. 40th. good race.

  16. Swear i had massa 4th. Guesse i didn´t. ;)

  17. Finally tipping Webber paid off for me, sort of. Had him for the win as well as pole. Still, scored enough points to see me back up to joint 21st, so close to the top 20 I can feel it. Only team orders will stop me now :)

  18. Just joined the Predictions championships in Valencia

    Got 21 points on my 2nd Race! Top 1000!

    1. Well done! I’ve been doing it on and off for two seasons and am still waiting for my first double figure points haul. It’s going to be a long way back from 971st place this season I feel…

  19. Yeah, another 7 points, yeah, ye…
    I’m so poor at making predictions…

    @ Casanova: nice avatar !

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