Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hockenheim, 2012

Get your German GP predictions in to win F1 prizes

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hockenheim, 2012The time is ticking down towards qualifying for the German Grand Prix and with it the deadline for your Predictions Championship entry.

As usual we’ve got three prizes to be won this weekend – plus all the points you score will go towards the end-of-season standings where there are bigger prizes to be won.

For now, all you’ve got to decide is who will be on pole position and who will fill the top five on race day.

Make your prediction below and you could be celebrating when this weekend’s winners are announced on Tuesday.

As usual you can edit your prediction up until the start of qualifying.

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.

Enter your predictions

Entry for F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship 2012
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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.

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 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:


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, Car-a-Day, Icon Publishing or Chelsea Magazines.
3. Predictions 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 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.
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. Grand Prix tickets will be despatched once they are available.

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Keith Collantine
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13 comments on “Get your German GP predictions in to win F1 prizes”

  1. Mark Cavendish on pole and Bradley Wiggins to win?

    Personally hope the McLaren updates work so we can have a British winner in Germany as well as in France on Sunday.

  2. Finally, a predictable round in this championship; I was getting a bit fed up with having absolutely no clue after FP2. Oh wait.

    My random outcome generator produced:
    Pole: WEB, 1m30.874
    1. WEB
    2. ALO
    3. HAM
    4. RAI
    5. VET

    1. That does not seem so random :)

      1. @bag0, you are right, these are some of the usual suspects. What I meant is that I am unable to estimate which driver and team will go well this time, which is the most satisfying to get right in a predictions championship, for me.

        After reading your comment, though, I did feel obliged to actually draw some random numbers:

        public class RandomOutcomeGenerator {

        public static void main(String[] args) {
        Random random = new Random();

        List startNumbers = new ArrayList();
        for(int i = 1; i < 25; i++) {

        System.out.println("Pole: " + startNumbers.get(random.nextInt(startNumbers.size())));

        for(int i = 1; i <= 5; i++) {
        int nextCarIndex = random.nextInt(startNumbers.size());
        int nextCar = startNumbers.remove(nextCarIndex);
        System.out.println(i + ": " + nextCar);
        With outcome:
        Pole: 9 (RAI)
        1: 18 (MAL)
        2: 16 (RIC)
        3: 6 (MAS)
        4: 12 (HUL)
        5: 4 (HAM)
        The next step would be to assign weights to the drivers according to their qualifying (for pole calculation) and race averages, if Keith does not mind computerized prediction entries…

        1. @adrianmorse
          It looks like we think alike. A few races ago I wrote a semi random qualy predictor in C++. Semi random, because I weighted the cars and drivers, based on the FPs and drivers ability, the program generates times for every car in the field, then eliminate the last 7,then generates new times, and so on. So basically I have Q1-2-3. If it does not rain today, the program could work beautifully.

  3. My predictions:
    Pole ALO
    P1 ALO
    P2 HAM
    P3 MAS
    P4 VET
    P5 WEB

  4. I don’t know. I really don’t know.

  5. My prediction on dry qualifying
    P1 ALO
    P2 WEB
    P3 VET
    P4 HAM
    P5 RAI

    If wet then maybe HAM will not be in top 4.

  6. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    21st July 2012, 11:52

    I’m going for 100% accuracy.

    – Someone will qualify on Pole, and others will occupy the other 23 grid places.
    – Someone will win the race.

    1. You can’t call it 100%. There’s little but certainly existing possibility that everyone would crash within 2 laps from the start. then there would be no winner :P

      1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
        22nd July 2012, 3:30

        Yea- Nah. So far I’m correct.

        Someone qualified on pole. And the rest occupied the last 23 slots.

  7. I’m taking a gamble on a dry quali. Probably not a great decision looking at the tv!

  8. I put Vettel on pole and to win. I think Webber has the capacity, but obviously he’s got a brand new spanking gearbox to enjoy…

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