Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

Perfect score gives Carpy3 the Predictions points lead

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Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Buddh International Circuit, 2012Ten players produced perfect scores in the Predictions Championship – and one of them took over the lead of the points standings.

The prizes for the Indian Grand Prix round went to @Lucamus, Klait (@f1kb) and @Me4me. They respectively won a 1976 Autocourtse eBook, a Grand Prix Heroes DVD and an F1 poster from PJ Tierney, having come out on top in the pole position time tie-breaker. Impressively, all three guessed Vettel’s pole time to within 0.152s.

Seven more players also scored a maximum 50 points but missed out on prizes due to the tie-breaker. Among them was Paul Lovell (@Carpy3), who moved up from 13th to take the lead in the championship.

Sebastian Vettel’s dominant performance was widely expected: over 90% predicted he would take pole position and almost 80% tipped him to win.

See the updated points standings in full here:

Here are the predictions from the top-scoring players in this round:

F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012 - India

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We’re in the middle of back-to-back races so be sure to get your entry in for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix right away.

Remember you can make your predictions for all the remaining rounds of the season below and edit them whenever you like up until the start of each qualifying session.

2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship overall prizes

Grand prize: Two grandstands tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix

The person who scores the most points over the whole season will win two grandstand tickets to the 2013 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.

Car-a-Day painting by Rob Ijbema

Second place prize: An F1 painting of your choice

The second place finisher will win a Formula 1 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:

Racecar Engineering

Runner-up prize: Racecar Engineering subscriptions

The five players with the next highest scores (positions three to seven) will each win a year’s subscription to Racecar Engineering magazine.

Racecar Engineering is the world?s leading motorsport technology magazine. Every issue is packed with in-depth features, interviews and analysis from Formula One, Le Mans and all forms racing and rallying.

Runner-up prize: Autocourse calendars

The five players with the next highest scores (positions eight to 12) will each win a 2013 Autocourse calendar.

The Autocourse Grand Prix calendar contains images taken during the season of all the major players competing in the Formula One World Championship.

The images are high resolution and taken by one of the world’s leading Grand Prix photographers, the calendar is printed on art quality paper and comes with a stiffened backing board and shrink wrapped for protection.

More prizes to be announced

Further prizes will be announced during the season.

2012 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship race prizes

1971 Autocourse ebook

Race winner’s prize: Autocourse eBooks

The highest scorer in each race will win an Autocourse eBook. The 1971 edition will be the first prize up for grabs, and later players will have the chance to win 1972 to 1976 editions.

The Autocourse eBooks are faithful reproductions of the original annuals in digital form. The colour, clarity of images and text have been improved to modern standards, but the content remains in original format.

Autocourse has become the definitive record of Formula One racing the world over and early editions are collector?s items, which regularly trade for hundreds of pounds.

  • The 1971 Autocourse eBook is available from www.autocourse.com for ??19.99 with free postage/packing to UK customers.

First runner-up prize: Grand Prix Heroes DVD

Grand Prix Heroes DVDsThe second-placed player in each race will win their choice of one of Duke Video’s new Grand Prix Heroes DVDs (pictured top).

Videos are available on such famous F1 figures as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Mika Hakkinen, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter, Ronnie Peterson, Peter Revson and Frank Williams.

Second runner-up prize: F1 posters by PJ Tierney

PJ Tierney F1 postersThe third-placed player in each race will win one of PJ Tierney’s excellent unofficial Formula 1 posters.

You can view PJ’s posters along with his other work on his website:

How to enter

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 – this may be used as a tie-breaker.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction as follows: MM:SS.ccc

For example, for a lap of one minute, 23.456 seconds you would enter 01:23.456

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

If you haven’t got one yet the sign-up process is quick, simple and entirely free: sign up here now.

After entering 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.

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22 comments on “Perfect score gives Carpy3 the Predictions points lead”

  1. If Webber wouldn’t have had his KERS problem, I would have made a perfect prediction! :(

  2. A very good result for me, even if I didn’t get the 50. And I’m in the prize-winning positions with 3 races to go!

    But talk about tight – just 4 points between 6th and 13th! If the form continues to be this predictable, it’ll be high-scoring rounds all the way. So the pressure is on to always get it right.

  3. Congrats to my friend @pratik007 He joined F1F after seeing me win the RBR manual last year…..way to go bro!!! We both were waiting for the result since Sunday, when the race got over…….

    1. oops….he didnt win anything here, he missed thx to his pole time prediction….bad luck!…i didnt read the article before posting…

    2. Thanks @malleshmagadum..still 3 more races to go,,pray for me,, I wish to calendar

      1. forget calendar bey…..lets hope for Painting or Racecar mag…! If u do, u owe me a double treat!

  4. 31 points, could’ve got more but I put Massa instead of Alonso by accident, I only just realised :(

  5. My best score ever…but a lot! So glad to actually get a perfect score, though a little disappointed to miss out on any prizes due to my pole time :P

    With it, I have shot up about 250 odd places, so now I actually have a shot at the top 3 ^_^ Going to have to be much better at predicting in the last three races though!

  6. Where can I see the point system?

  7. Scored 31 points.. Only the third time in double figures.. joint 41st in standings :D

  8. Woho! This was a great weekend for me in terms of predictions. Finally entered the top30 overall, so hoping for some more good results over the last couple of races

    1. @Me4me

      Congrats on winning a poster :)

      Take a look here and pick out an in-stock A3 poster: http://shop.pjtierney.net/

      Let me know (with name and address) which one you want and I’ll send it out: http://shop.pjtierney.net/contact

      Congrats again :)

  9. Viewing the standings on my small display is virtually impossible. You need to put the vertical scroll bars inside the main window. Please fix this or I cancel my donation.

    1. …Wow, just wow.

    2. an unhappy @johnkhobson Thats the problem ever since F1F moved to a new type of code where page adjusts to screen size. Try ‘single column view’ if ur browser has one

      1. Thanks for the suggestion (more response than I got the first time I complained), but couldn’t find such with either chrome or firefox. My experience with writing UI’s tells me my fix would work.

        1. @johnkhobson which phone do use? I use a Nokia 7230 feature phone and browsing many sites has become a nightmare ever since smartphones flooded the market :(

          1. No phone, a linux/ubuntu 10″ notebook.

  10. How predictable each round has been, in graph form.

    This is a simple chart showing the average score for each round for the first 500 players.

    I took the first 500 as we are sure I know there have been 500 players for all rounds, if I took all data then some rounds may have had more players than others and non-participation would get mixed up with score’s of 0.

    Feel free to make a better graphs, It just knocked it together online.

    ps. damn webber alonso switch! I was so close!

    1. updated, bit larger graph.


      The data is very interesting, I’l think of the graphs to do for the end of season.

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