A low-scoring round for the top players in the Predictions Championship means the points situation has closed up following the Canadian Grand Prix.
More than half of players predicted Sebastian Vettel would win and take pole position, but it was Lewis Hamilton who triumphed in Montreal.
The top player in the last race was @MarkHepworth, who grabbed 31 points and also won a copy of the current official Formula One game. @Jcheritier was second on a tie-breaker, while @Dougracing took third.
@Racerdude7730 remains ahead in the championship but only added three points to their tally at the last round.
There are prizes to win every race weekend and at the end of the season for the top scorers. The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is free to enter. You will need an F1 Fanatic account to place so sign up here if you haven?t got one.
Enter your predictions for each race using the form below, and scroll down for more information on the prizes and the rules.
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First place – Genuine Force India rear wing endplate worth £525
Supplied by Memento Exclusives
The top-scoring player in the 2017 championship will win a very special prize courtesy of Memento Exclusives: this genuine rear wing endplate from a Force India Formula One car.
This race-used part saw action during the 2015 season which at the time was the team’s most successful campaign. Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg took them to fifth in the constructors’ championship.
The black end plate features intricate aerodynamic detailing which is typical of modern high-performance single-seaters. Worth £525, it retains its original branding and comes in a 94cm by 74cm frame.
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.
Second place prize – F1 2017 PC gaming set
Supplied by Fanatec and Codemasters
The second-place winner in the overall championship will win a top-quality PC steering wheel and pedals set from Fanatec plus the latest official Formula One game to play with it.
The Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel Formula and the CSL Elite Pedals is a serious piece of kit any virtual racer would covet.
The base features a brushless servo motor with single belt dr?ive which delivers smooth and fast force feedback effects. The Formula One-style wheel features rev lights, an LCD display and customisable buttons. This and the pedal set-up are highly adjustable to suit your gaming rig.
It is the ultimate compain to the official Formula One game, and Codemasters will throw in a copy of F1 2017 for you to play as well.
Third place prize – 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 could you win 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. The 12-by-16-inch piece is worth £350.
More championship prizes to be announced later this year – full details will be revealed here
Race winners – F1 2016: the official game
Supplied by Codemasters
At every round of the championship the top-scoring player will win the latest version of the official Formula One game published by Codemasters for their choice of platform.
F1 2016 includes all 21 tracks and 11 cars from the current season, including the new Baku City Circuit and Haas team. It also features an enhanced ten-year career mode.
Codemasters have added yet more detail to the Formula One racing experience. F1 2016 features the Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car, and just like the real drivers you’ll have to cope with more challenging manual race starts. You’ll also have control over your car for the formation lap and when entering the pits.
Race second place – F1 2016 season review video
Supplied by Duke Video
The official video review of the 2016 world championship captures every important moment from the longest-ever 21-race season.
Featuring a whopping five hours of in-depth coverage enhanced with previously unseen footage and team radio, They Did Their Best 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).
Race third place – F1 How It Was video
Supplied by Duke Video
A special production from the F1 team, F1 How It Was reveals new stories from ten memorable rounds of the world championship.
Exclusive new interviews with world champions and stars including Nigel Mansell, Fernando Alonso, Alain Prost, Jenson Button, Niki Lauda, Jacques Villeneuve and more tell the tales of great moments in F1 history.
Relive nail-biting title-deciders including Estoril 1984, Adelaide 1986 and Jerez 1997. Plus spicy showdowns at Silverstone in 1987, the Nurburgirng in 2007 and more.
The third-placed player in every race this year will win a copy (Blu-Ray and DVD formats available).
Australian Grand Prix bonus prize – Motorsport Manager boxed edition
Supplied by Sega
For the opening round of the year we have a special bonus prize for ten players to win.
Motorsport Manager is a highly detailed, best-in-class management experience aimed at fans of motorsport. Players hire the drivers, build the cars and embed themselves in the dynamic world of motorsport.
In march 2017 a special boxed edition of the game has been released for PC, Mac and Linux in a limited number of territories. It includes all downloadable content which has been released to date including Create Your Own Team, Bonus Liveries, Steam Workshop Support and the all-new GT Series.
We’ve got ten copies to be won for the players who make the best pole position lap time predictions.
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, Fanatec, Memento Exclusives, Car-a-Day, Codemasters, Sega 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. In order to receive prizes from Fanatec the prize winner will require a Fanatec Webshop account.
10. For further information see the disclaimer