Will Red Bull’s winning streak continue in Austin? It’s time to make your predictions for the United States Grand Prix.
We have a copy of F1 22 up for grabs every grand prix weekend for the rest of this year. The RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship is free. You’ll need a RaceFans account to create an account, so sign up here if you don’t have one.
Enter your predictions for each race using the form below, and scroll down for more information on prizes and rules.
Japanese Grand Prix winners
Nine players were tied for the highest score in the final round, which meant that the pole position time tiebreaker had to be used to pick our top three winners.
@MartialWelbeck emerged victorious and claims a copy of the official Formula 1 F1 22 game as a prize. Second place and a set of BoxBoxBox tea towels sign a home run to @Diezcilindros, while our third prize of a Motorsport Print from Hidden Prints was claimed by @Warwick. Congratulations to all !
Make your predictions
The top scorer in the RaceFans F1 Predictions 2022 championship will be rewarded with an enviable upgrade to their simulation system.
Fanatec provided a direct-drive racing setup. Thanks to the new Gran Turismo DD Pro wheelbase, which produces an impressive torque of 8 Nm, you will feel the road like never before. It is compatible with PlayStation, Xbox and PC systems.
Your direct drive system will be completed with a Fanatec Clubsport F1 Esports V2 steering wheel and a set of Fanatec CSL pedals.
And to make sure you get the most out of your new hardware lap after lap and race in comfort and style, NextLevel Racing will demonstrate an R-GT formula and GT simulator cockpit.
Although only one player will claim this prize, we will also reward the top two players in the competition each weekend. Codemasters will provide a copy of F1 22 to the top scorer each weekend, and the runner-up will claim a set of F1 track flagging towels courtesy of BoxBoxBox.
Grand Prize: Direct Drive Racing Sim Kit
Gran Turismo DD Pro wheel base, Clubsport F1 Esports V2 steering wheel and CSL pedals
Provided by Fanatec
The hardware experts at Simracing Fanatec offer this highly desirable direct-drive racing sim kit for the highest scoring player in the championship this year.
The Gran Turismo DD Pro wheelbase brings next-generation force feedback technology to the mass market: direct drive.
By mounting the flywheel directly to the motor shaft, the need for belts or gears connecting the two is eliminated, meaning force feedback effects are not dampened or softened.
As official supplier to the Formula 1 Esports series, Fanatec created the Clubsport F1 Esports V2 steering wheel with the clear aim of driving F1 cars to the limit. The second version of this wheel features magnetic shifters, customizable RGB LEDs, revised electronics and a swappable quick release system.
You’ll also need to be able to stop and go, which is why Fanatec have included their CSL pedals for unparalleled braking precision and feel.
F-GT simulator cockpit
Provided by Next Level
NextLevel’s F-GT lets you configure and mount your driving gear 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 features a sliding seat and lumbar support for added comfort and adjustability. The cockpit includes both the frame and the seat.
Race Weekend Prizes
F1 22: The official game
Provided by Codemasters
At each round of the championship, the top 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 feature all updated teams, drivers and 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 gamers can race in full virtual reality.
Track Signs Tea Towel Gift Set
Provided by BoxBoxBox
The second player in each race weekend will also win a prize donated by our friends at BoxBoxBox.
Every race track in the world features those familiar white signs with bold numbers on them. Designed to show the distance to the turn and help racing drivers choose their braking point – we thought they would 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.
Provided by Hidden Prints
The second runner-up player from each race weekend will also win a prize courtesy of our friends at Hidden Prints.
You will be able to choose any print from their motorsport collection, which includes their popular race track maps and driver signature prints, plus many more to choose from.
They’re printed on thick 230gsm luxury matt coated paper, and Hidden Prints will send you any size you want up to A2, worth £26.99, with free delivery.
All RaceFans visitors can use exclusive discount code RF15 for 15% off any order at hiddenprints.co.uk, with free UK delivery!
Rules and how to enter
You have until the scheduled start of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round. Reminders will be posted during the weekend on RaceFans, the RaceFans Twitter Account and the RaceFans Facebook page.
To participate, predict the poleman and the top five of the race. You can also enter a prediction for the pole position lap time which will be used in the event of a tie on points between the winners.
Enter your predicted lap time for pole position 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 have to login using a RaceFans account to make a prediction. Registration is free and fast:
After submitting your prediction, you will receive an email confirming your registration. If this does not happen, or if you are concerned that your prediction was not received, please contact us using the contact form.
Contest terms and conditions
1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The contest is not open to employees, friends or family of RaceFans or any prize provider.
3. In each round, players are asked to predict (a) who will be in pole position and (b) which will be the top five (five different drivers) and accumulate points each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
a. Correctly naming the pole winner for the sprint qualifying race if there is one, or the grand prix if no sprint qualifying race takes place: 2 points
b. Correctly name one/two/three/four/five drivers who finish in the top five of the grand prix: 1/2/3/5/8 points
vs. Correctly predict where one/two/three/four/five drivers finish the Grand Prix: 2/6/14/24/40 points
4. Results will be taken from the appropriate final classification documents for each round, as issued by the FIA.
5. Whoever scores the most points in each championship counting race will win the grand prize, if one is offered.
6. In the event of a tie on points, the winner will be determined by whoever is closest to correctly predicting the pole lap time set in qualifying. If it doesn’t produce a winner, the editor will choose a way to decide who won.
7. Predictions must be entered using the entry form. If you are having difficulty submitting your application via the predictions form, please enter your prediction using the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted by any other means of communication.
8. In the event of a dispute, the publisher’s decision is final. No correspondence will be exchanged.
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 announcement of the winners, so that they can select their prize options and provide a mailing address. Once this is done, delivery of the prize can take up to 28 days.
11. For more information see disclaimer