Pirelli GP Challenge
We thought we would bring you news of a relatively new Formula One prediction game in which prizes can be won for the best score in individual races, rounds (4 races) and the championship (best 12 scores taken). Not only that, but if you join our private league, we have a few extra little prizes as well.
The game is brought to you by the current sole tyre provider for Formula One, Pirelli and can be found here.
The format is simple, pick who you think will place 1st, 2nd and 3rd, who will get the fastest lap of the race and who will have the shortest accumulative pit stop times. The points on offer for each race are broken down like this:
- 1st place = 8 points
- 2nd place = 5 points
- 3rd place = 2 points
- The fastest lap = 5 points
- The fastest cumulative pit stops = 5 points
You have up until midnight on the Saturday before the race to enter your predictions but be warned, if you get the exact same amount of points as someone else, whoever submitted their prediction first will come out on top.
There are lots of great prizes available from grand prix tickets to watches to iPad’s and you can find the full list here. Not only that but within the special AveragJoesBlog league, we have a Pirelli rucksack, cap or set of wrist bands for each race winner, and then a Pirelli fleece for each round winner!
All you need to do is sign up on the Pirelli GP Challenge website, click on ‘My Profile’ in the top left, Join a Group and type in AveragJoesBlog before pressing join!
Now, where to start with my predictions for this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone? I thought I was doing pretty well last weekend after qualifying having picked Vettel and Hamilton as 1&2 the night before but in this crazy season that didn’t work out. I have decided to go with my heart this weekend and back the English boys Hamilton and Button for the Podium. I also feel that Alonso will be strong following his fantastic win at the European Grand Prix in Valencia and his record at Silverstone picking up the win last year. I read a rumour that Hamilton’s first stop at Valencia was the fastest ever recorded so I’m going for McLaren to hook it all up this weekend and give Lewis the lowest cumulative time in the pits!
• 1st Lewis Hamilton
• 2nd Fernando Alonso
• 3rd Jenson Button
• Fastest lap Jenson Button
• Fastest cumulative pit stops Lewis Hamilton
We will endeavour to post our predictions the week of each Grand Prix for the rest of the season and there are predictions from real professionals on the main site before each Grand Prix. With the unbelievable season so far your guess could be as good as theirs so it’s worth a shot, sign up ASAP and good luck!
And don’t forget to read our first experience of a Grand Prix at the F1 in Valencia.