Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nurburgring, 2011

MagillaGorilla wins German GP predictions rounds

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Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nurburgring, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nurburgring, 2011

MagillaGorilla won top prize in the German Grand Prix round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship.

Second place went to Autopulated. Both of them correctly predicted the top four but MagillaGorilla also correctly predicted Mark Webber would take pole position.

MagillaGorilla wins a pair of F1 DVDs from Duke Video and Autopulated claims an F1 Fanatic mug.

S-D has a slightly increased lead in the overall championship, now eight points ahead of Todfod who’s one point ahead of Steph.

Hamilton’s win caught many by surprise – just 3.33% of people predicted him to take victory.

Remember there’s prizes to be won in every round, so get your predictions in for this weekend’s Hungarian 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.
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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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  • 20 comments on “MagillaGorilla wins German GP predictions rounds”

    1. Awesome, thanks Keith! :D

      Shame Lewis couldn’t quite make poll!

    2. 13pt!

      I think my shopkeeper strategy seems to pay off : I never score big points (except maybe my 24pt in China), but I try to consistently pick good points. The result : 4th time in a row I have a two digits score, 37th in the standings and climbing! :)

      1. I’ve had to go conservative recently to try and claw some points back, working ok so far!

    3. Ferrari’s final pitstop cost me 8 points :(

      1. Cost me some as well. :(

    4. Man these last three races have completely changed the complexion of my prediction championship.. from #256 to #10 to #3 and now #2. :)

      I have a feeling this lucky streak is gonna end soon though…

      1. Opposite to me, mate.
        I’ve fallen from 22nd to 75th in the last 4 miserable races.

        1. I’m guessing the key is to peak towards the end of the season. There are way too many ups and downs, and its way too hard to maintain a position.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if the eventual winner of the prediction championship isn’t even in the top 100 right now.

          1. Hope so. Im 680th, although I have missed 4 races (including valencia which was a fair guarantee of points :))

    5. Well done MagillaGorilla!

      I seem to be slipping backwards slowly but surely.. Still though, I have noticed one positive stat; all the drivers in the top 20 have scored lower than my lowest score at some point.. I think this may indicate that I’m not being risky enough..

      Next week it’s Kobayashi on pole! You heard it here first..

      1. Thanks I wasn’t expecting to win but after the race was over and I realized…well I thought I had a fighting chance.

    6. Damnit forgot again!

    7. I’ve moved up to 1549th after that round. In fairness it was the first time I entered. I scored 5 points – hopefully I’ll do better in Hungary.

    8. Can’t believe I won and this is my first season doing this…AWESOME!!!

    9. That was my biggest point-scoring round yet even though I missed the pole-sitter. I have a feeling I could have a shot of being higher if I actually didn’t forget to make predictions every second race…

    10. is there a way of seeing what I predicted? Because I’ve apparently forgotten ;)

      1. Check your email?

    11. Well done to the victors! I was furious with Vettel for not taking pole! ;)

      I was on holiday so it was hard to keep up with what was going on with practise. Hopefully i’ll do better in Hungary.

    12. Fantastic! My equal highest score! Pity that’s only 12, however.

    13. Wow, second worst result, not too good for me. The second time in a row that I thought Webber would get pole, and the second time in a row I decided to choose someone else lol.

      Need a big points haul in Hungary to break into the triple points figures and hopefully leap frog a few hundred people.

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