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2016 Australian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results

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A new year for the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship began with three players achieving near-perfect scores in the first round.

Each of them correctly predicted the top five finishers – but none managed to score the two bonus points for correctly guessing who would take pole position.

@Fishongazza earned the top prize – the official F1 2015 game from Codemasters – once the tie-breaker was used to sort the top three. The runner-up prize of a copy of the official Formula One 2015 season review went to @Bokdawg.

View the full Predictions Championship standings here:

Thanks to our prize suppliers F1 Fanatic is offering a new and fantastic line-up of prizes for the 2016 season. Top of the list is a very special item: a table crafted from a race-used F1 car wheel and signed by two drivers who will be on the grid on Sunday.

This year’s runner-up prize is a limited edition, five-volume set of Formula One portraits. The top twelve players at the end of the year will all win prizes, as will the top two in every race weekend.

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is free to enter and open to everyone – so join in now:

The top scorer over the 2022 RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship will be rewarded with an enviable upgrade to their simracing system.

Fanatec have supplied a direct drive racing set-up. Using the new Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel base, which puts out a whopping 8Nm of torque, you'll feel the road like never before. It's compatible with PlayStation, Xbox and PC systems.

Your direct drive system will be topped off with a Fanatec Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 and a Fanatec CSL pedals set.

And to ensure you get the most out of your new hardware lap after lap, and race in comfort as well as style, NextLevel Racing will prove an R-GT Formula and GT Simulator Cockpit.

While only one player will claim that prize, we'll also award the top two players in the competition each weekend. Codemasters will provide a copy of F1 22 for the top scorer each weekend, and the runner up will claim a F1 track signs tea towel set courtesy of BoxBoxBox.

Grand Prize: Direct drive simracing kit

Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base, Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 and CSL Pedals

Supplied by Fanatec

Simracing hardware experts Fanatec are offering this highly desirable direct drive simracing kit for the player who achieves the top score in the championship this year.

The Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base introduces next-generation force-feedback technology to the mass market: Direct drive.

By mounting the steering wheel directly to the motor shaft, the need for belt or gear drives connect the two is removed, which means the force feedback effects are not dampened or softened.

As official supplier to Formula 1's Esports series, Fanatec has created the Clubsport Steering Wheel F1 Esports V2 with the clear aim of driving F1 cars at the limit. The second version of this wheel includes magnetic gear shifters, customisable RGB LEDs, revised electronics, and an exchangeable quick release system.

You'll need to be able to stop and go as well, so Fanatec have included their CSL pedals for unrivalled braking accuracy and feel.

F-GT simulator cockpit

Supplied by Next Level

The F-GT from NextLevel allows you to configure and mount your driving equipment to simulate a single-seater formula or GT-style car. The same model was used by the Real Esport team to win the GTR Endurance eRacing World Championship.

It's designed to handle high-end direct drive wheels and includes a sliding seat and lumbar support for adjustability and comfort. The cockpit includes both the frame and seat.

Race weekend prizes

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F1 22: The official game

Supplied by Codemasters

At every round of the championship the top-scoring player will win F1 22, the latest edition of the official Formula 1 game published by Codemasters, for their choice of platform.

F1 22 is the only game to boast all the teams, drivers and updated tracks from the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Take control of your virtual F1 experience with immersive and broadcast options for pit stops, formation laps and more. And for the first time PC players can race in full virtual reality.

Track signs tea towel gift set

Supplied by BoxBoxBox

The runner-up player in every race weekend will also win a prize courtesy of our friends at BoxBoxBox.

Every race track in the world features these familiar signs white signs with bold numbers on them. Designed to show the distance to the corner and help racing drivers pick their braking point – we thought they’d make a great Tea Towel Gift Set.

The tea towels are screen printed on 100% organic cotton, and BoxBoxBox will send you a set of two worth £22.99.

Motorsport Print

Supplied by Hidden Prints

The second runner-up player in every race weekend will also win a prize courtesy of our friends at Hidden Prints.

You will get to choose any print from their motorsport collection, which includes their popular race track maps and driver signature prints, as well as many more to choose from.

They are printed on a thick luxury 230gsm matt coated paper, and Hidden Prints will send you any size of your choice up to A2, worth £26.99, with free delivery.

All RaceFans visitors can use the exclusive discount code RF15 for a 15% discount off any order at hiddenprints.co.uk, with free UK delivery!

Rules and how to enter

You have until the scheduled start time for qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round. Reminders will be posted during the weekend on RaceFans, the RaceFans Twitter account and RaceFans Facebook page.

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 which this will be used in the event of a points tie between prize-winners.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc For example, for a lap of one minute, 23.450 seconds you would enter 01:23.450

You must log in using a RaceFans account to make a prediction. Registration is free and quick:

After submitting 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.

Competition terms and conditions
1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of RaceFans or any prize suppliers.
3. 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) and will accumulate points in each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
a. Correctly naming the pole winner for the sprint qualifying race if one is held, or the grand prix if no sprint qualifying race is held: 2 points
b. Correctly naming one/two/three/four/five driver/s who finish in the top five of the grand prix: 1/2/3/5/8 points
c. Correctly predicting where one/two/three/four/five driver/s finish in the grand prix: 2/6/14/24/40 points
4. The results will be take from the appropriate final classification documents for each round as issued by the FIA
5. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the championship will win the grand prize, if one is offered.
6. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who is closest to predicting the pole position lap time set in qualifying correctly. If that fails to produce a winner the editor will choose a means of deciding who has won
7. Predictions must be entered using the entry form. If you experience difficulties submitting your entry via the predictions form please enter your prediction using the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted via any other means of communication.
8. In the event of a dispute the editor's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
9. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
10. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced, so they can select their prize options and supply a postal address. Once this has been done prize delivery may take up to 28 days.
11. For further information see the disclaimer

Make your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2016
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First place – Signed Force India F1 wheel table

Supplied by Memento Exclusives

The top-scoring player in the 2016 championship will win a very special prize courtesy of Memento Exclusives: A table built from a race-used Force India F1 wheel rim, signed by current drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

The wheel saw race action during the 2012 season. It has been powder-coated in matt black and re-styled with a toughened glass top to transform it into a practical drinks table.

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The smoked-glass top gives a designer look to the table, whilst still showing off the spokes of the wheel rim beneath it. The finishing touch on the smoked glass is the laser-engraved ‘#FeelTheForce’ slogan.

Worth £499, the table comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Memento design team uses only the best materials to create beautiful sports memorabilia, which will be admired for generations to come. Authenticity of memorabilia is of absolute importance. For this reason, Memento Exclusives works directly with the teams to guarantee the heritage of every item.

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Second place – The Great Challenge signed limited edition F1 portrait book set

Supplied by Rainer Schlegelmilch

Rainer Schlegelmilch began photographing grand prix racing in 1962. This five-volume collection cover the eras of five giants of the sport as seen through his camera lens.

“The Great Challenge” series recounts the great races and their heroes from 1962 until end of 2006. Expressive portraits are interspersed with thrilling racing scenes and photos documenting the spirit of the age.

The encyclopaedic works which are elegantly presented in slipcases bearing the distinctive colours of Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark.

The runner-up in this year’s competition will win a set of all five books, from a limited print run of 1,800, presented on a high-quality glass bookend. The books are signed by publisher Dieter Streve-Mülhens and photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch.

Rob Ijbema painting

Third place – An F1 painting of your choice

Supplied by Rob Ijbema

Rob Ijbema’s striking artwork captures the colour, speed and passion of motor racing with a vividness which leaps from the canvas.

Not only will the third-place finisher in this year’s competition receive an original example of these fine pieces – but they will get to pick the subject too.

Simply name your racing car – it doesn’t even have to be Formula One – and Rob will create a one-of-a-kind piece just for you.

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Fourth and fifth place – F1: The Knowledge book

Supplied by David Hayhoe

Described as “the most comprehensive book on facts, figures, records and trivia for Formula One motor racing, F1: The Knowledge promises to be an indispensable reference work for F1 fans.

Spanning over 400 pages, F1: The Knowledge includes over 1,000 sections on drivers, the cars, the engines and the circuits and performance records of every driver, every constructor and every engine make to have taken part.

It also cover F1’s ever-changing rules with a summary of regulation changes since the world championship and detailed insight into the variety of qualifying procedures throughout the years.

The players who finish fourth and fifth in the championship this year will each win a copy.

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Sixth to twelfth place – LEGO® Technic Race Kart

Supplied by Lego

This LEGO® replica race kart features a detailed engine with moving piston, fuel tank and huge exhaust pipes.

Tilt the sleek orange racing seat to reveal the working transmission. Then jump aboard and check out the working steering, two-speed gearbox and foot pedals.

Interactive instructions are available to build the kart plus a second track car model. Seven players will win one of these kits.

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Race winners – F1 2015: the official game

Supplied by Codemasters

At every round of the championship the top-scoring player will win the official Formula One game published by Codemasters for their choice of platform.

F1 2015 is built on a new game engine, designed from the ground up for the latest consoles and PCs to allow players to experience Formula One in unprecedented detail.

It features all the new details from the 2015 season including the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico plus the entire 2014 season roster of drivers, cars and tracks as a bonus.

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Race runners-up – F1 2015 season review video

Supplied by Duke Video

The official video review of the 2015 world championship captures every important moment from the 19 rounds.

Featuring in-depth coverage enhanced with previously unseen footage and team radio, That’s What Champions Do tells the story of the season from start to finish.

The second-placed player in every race this year will win a copy (Blu-Ray and DVD formats available).

Rules and how to enter

You have until the scheduled start time for qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round. Reminders will be posted during the weekend on F1 Fanatic, the F1 Fanatic Twitter account, F1 Fanatic Facebook page and F1 Fanatic Google + page.

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 which this will be used in the event of a points tie between prize-winners.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM:SS.ccc For example, for a lap of one minute, 23.450 seconds you would enter 01:23.450

You must log in using an F1 Fanatic account to make a prediction. Registration is free and quick:

After submitting 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.

Competition terms and conditions
1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The competition is not open to employees, friends or family of F1 Fanatic, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, Codemasters, LEGO® or Duke Video.
3. 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) and will accumulate points in each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
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. Whoever scores the most points in every race counting towards the championship wins the grand prize.
5. In the event of a tie on points the winner will be determined by who is 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.
6. Predictions must be entered using the form above. If you have trouble submitting your entry via the predictions form please prediction using the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted via any other means of communication.
7. In the event of a dispute the editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
8. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
9. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced, so they can select their prize options and supply a postal address. Once this has been done prize delivery may take up to 28 days.
10. For further information see the disclaimer

Legal notes
LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2016 The LEGO® Group

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Keith Collantine
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2 comments on “2016 Australian Grand Prix Predictions Championship results”

  1. hey Keith,

    I cant seem to find the results table for 2016. has it been published yet ?

    cheers,
    StandeMan

  2. I got few points…

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