While this weekend marks the final round of the Formula 1 championship season, that will take a back seat compared with the RichardsF1.com F1 Predictions Competition, which enters its final chapter in an exciting, topsy-turvy competition.
Last weekend’s United States Grand Prix was another high-scoring affair, which saw three of our regular contestants score near-perfect rounds in predicting the event’s pole-winner, top teams, race-winner and top eight finishers.
And we congratulate 321bosscat, who came one tantalising point short of a perfect sweep and finishes as the highest points-scorer this weekend to win our prize. Please email us with your postal address and we’ll get your prize out to you!
CLICK HERE to view the current points ladder.
For our registered contestants, next week’s round will be critical, as it presents the greatest opportunity to topple our journalist Geoff Burke (aka geriboi) from the top of the standings.
It might not look like it, but mathematically, anyone in the top twenty places of the standings can still claim top spot and our grand prize!
Here’s a quick reminder of how points are calculated each round:
- 1 point for correctly guessing the driver who claims pole position
- 2 points for correctly guessing the race winner
- 1 point for correctly guessing each of the top-two finishing teams, with an additional point for correctly guessing the order in which each team finishes
- 1 point for correctly guessing each of the top-eight finishing drivers
- a bonus 5 points if all of the above criteria are correctly guesses
Entrants can also elect to double their points earned (including bonus points) for one round only over the course of the season.
So why is the Brazilian Grand Prix so important?
Entrants yet to use their ‘double up’ feature will automatically have it applied at the final round of the championship provided they enter their predictions per the competition rules. So if you score a perfect round and you haven’t used your ‘Double Up’, that’s forty points in the bag!
Those who were registered to play at the start of the season were also asked to nominate the driver and team who would win the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, respectively. The following additional points will be included in the Brazilian Grand Prix points if their guesses are as follows:
25 points each if their nominated driver or constructor wins the 2012 championship
18 points each if their nominated driver or constructor finishes in second place
15 points each if their nominated driver or constructor finishes in third place; and
A bonus 10 points if their nominated driver and constructor wins both titles
So if you’re one of these folk – which Geoff isn’t, as he joined mid-season – then you have another 60 points to play for!
So keep an eye out for the link to enter your Brazilian Grand Prix predictions, which we’ll have on the site very soon! Good luck!
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