2009 Prediction Game – Rules and the 2009 Champion Prediction


The start of the 2009 Formula One season is getting closer and closer and so it is time to kick off our little prediction game too.

The rules are very similar to last year but there will be two small but significant changes compared to 2008 game.

First – The 2009 season has 17 races but only the best 16 scores will count for the final result. That means that those who accidentally miss one round will still remain in the game, those who do not miss any round will simply have their worst score erased.

Second – The end season bonus for guessing the champion correctly will be 15 instead of 25 points.

Here is the recap of the rules:

1) First of all, the game starts right away, from now until March 26, 2009 you can predict the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion. Do not worry, even if you make your prediction and later want to change your mind, your last entry before the deadline March 26, 23:59 GMT will be the one that counts. The correct guess will be worth extra 15 points at the end of the season. Leave your prediction for 2009 F1 Drivers Champion in comments below this post.

2) Before each race send in your prediction of top 8 in the order from 1st to 8th place + the fastest lap driver + the pole position driver. You have to make your predictions before the start of the Qualifying on Saturday, that means before the starting grid is known !

There is no registration required. You simply place your predictions in the comments and you are in. But to make sure you do not miss any round of the game I recommend those who haven’t done so yet to subscribe to F1Wolf.com by email. You can do it here:

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Every round there will be a special prediction game post published on Thursday before the race weekend. All you need to do is to make your prediction in the comments below that post . You can also send it in by email to f1wolf at f1wolf dot com. However please note those placing the predictions in the Comments will automatically get 2 points bonus !

If you can’t access computer for whatever reason you may ask fellow competitor to enter the prediction on your behalf however in that case you will not get the 2 points bonus for that particular round.

Points will be awarded as follows:

For drivers:
– 1 point for each correct name among top 8
– 1 point for each correct name among top 3
– extra point for each correct finishing position
– extra point for correct winner
– 2 points for correct driver with fastest lap
– 2 points for correct pole position prediction (the actual driver on pole at the start of the race)

– 1 point for each correct team among point finishers.

There will be 2 competitions:

a) The season long for the Grand Prize – 3 bottles of MUMM champagne. This prize will go to the overall winner with biggest point tally after 18 races. Only those older than the legal limit in their country will get the champagne. If you happen to win but you are too young there will be some alternative prize.

You can see here the prize won by our last year’s winner – Steve Robertson.

2008 Prediction Game Prize

b) The season is divided to 2 almost halves, winner of each of them will get a small prize (to be announced). First almost half ends after German GP, second begins with Hungarian GP.

If anybody has any question simply drop me an email or ask your questions in the comments.

So, the 2009 game begins now, make your 2009 F1 champion prediction here, in the comments below this post !

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  1. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    I placed 14 names to the hat and pulled out Jenson Button. mh… why ? but I decided to leave it to luck so at the moment I go for Button as champion :-)

  2. skyNo Gravatar says:

    I bet Vettel to be World Champion!

  3. brabhamburgerNo Gravatar says:

    Lewis Hamilton

  4. Blue42No Gravatar says:

    I didn’t get around to entering the prediction game last season so I guess that makes me a ‘Rookie’ for 2009 ?(or a ‘virgin’ as this is my first time…?)

    I predict that Kimi will re-discover his motivation and his form in his LAST SEASON of F1 to overcome PM to become 2009 champion…. – two predictions for the price of one!!
    But could be BMW for the Constructors Championship…?)

    Australian GP-

    Pole = Kubica

    FL = Kimi

    1st Kubica
    2nd Kimi
    3rd Vettel
    4th Massa
    5th Alonso
    6th Webber
    7th Rosberg
    8th Heidfeld

    Webber is of course a sentimental pick – I think that Vettel will beat hime 8 out of 10 times this year…. I think that Kubica will beat NH 7 out of 10; And Braun Racing are going to be quick but as a ‘new’ team will have too many DNF’s to be at the front by the end….?
    Blue 42
    “Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting” – Steve MqQueen

  5. Blue42No Gravatar says:

    how do I upload my pic…..

  6. psychyNo Gravatar says:

    World Champ: Kimi Raikkonen

    Australian GP

    Pole: Rubens Barrichello
    Fastest Lap: Rubens Barrichello

    1st. Kimi Raikkonen
    2nd. Fernando Alonso
    3rd. Jarno Trulli
    4th. Felipe Massa
    5th. Robert Kubica
    6th. Jenson Button
    7th. Sebastian Vettel
    8th. Lewis Hamilton

  7. Ex-race-marshalNo Gravatar says:

    Australian GP

    Pole: Jenson Button
    FL: Rubens Barrichello

    1st Robert Kubica
    2nd Felipe Massa
    3rd Sebastian Vettel
    4th Nick Heidfeld
    5th Jenson Button
    6th Kimi Raikkonen
    7th Rubens Barrichello
    8th Mark Webber

  8. Luis Miguel SainzNo Gravatar says:

    The world champion this year will be:


    I still have some hours for my prediction to Australia, so I place my prediction for the race later.
    Greetings for every one and like you, I can not wit to see the green ligth for this 2009 season. Enjoy it!!!!

  9. ncngrr5No Gravatar says:

    World Champion 2009

    Massa-Ferrari F60 (6 wins)


  10. Arun SriniNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Milos
    I want to change my prediction of world champion. I had commented earlier.

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    The Iceman cometh – Kimi for the title

    But now i want to change to Nick Heidfeld. Go Beemers.. Go Quick Nick.

    Arun Srinis last blog post..Dark knights ? (white snakes?)

  11. BlazenaNo Gravatar says:


    fl kimi
    pp ham


  12. danpicklesNo Gravatar says:

    World Champion: F Massa
    Australian GP:

    Pole Position: F Massa
    Fastest Lap: R Barrichello

    1. F Massa
    2. R Barrichello
    3. F Alonso
    4. J Button
    5. R Kubica
    6. L Hamilton
    7. N Heidfeld
    8. T Glock

    MMMmmmm I’m not sure I’ve used a huge amount of logic creating this list!!!!

  13. ncngrr5No Gravatar says:

    Australia 2009

    Pole: Barrichello
    Fastest Lap: Massa

    1) Barlchello
    2) Masa
    3) Raikkonen
    4) Alonso
    5) Kubica
    6) Kovalainen
    7) Sutil
    8) Nakajima

    All these darts stuck!

  14. ShawnNo Gravatar says:

    2009 F1 World Champion: Robert Kubica

    Constructors: BMW Sauber F1

    Melbourne 2009

    Pole: Kubica
    Fastest Lap: Heidfeld

    1. Kubica
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Massa
    4. Heidfeld
    5. Button
    6. Trulli
    7. Barrichello
    8. Hamilton

  15. shaggyNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Nico
    Fastest lap: Kimi

    1. Rosberg
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Barrichello
    4. Massa
    5. Button
    6. Trulli
    7. Glock
    8. Webber

  16. EmoNo Gravatar says:

    Australia 2009

    I’m big fan of McLaren from more 20 years.
    I hope that one of two McLaren pilot will be a world champion: My bet will be for HAMILTON

    For this race I think that small team will have happy moments.

    POLE: Rosberg
    Fastest Lap : Barrichello

    1. Rosberg
    2. Barrichello
    3. Button
    4. Trulli
    5. Glock
    6. Nakajima
    7. Webber
    8. Raikkonen
    8. Vettel

  17. Cruz GonzalezNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Barrichello
    Fastest lap: Nico

    1. Button
    2. Rosberg
    2. Raikkonen
    3. Barrichello
    4. Webber
    6. Kubica
    7. Massa
    8. Hamilton

  18. Luis Miguel SainzNo Gravatar says:

    Prediction for autralian GP
    1.- Raikkonen
    2.- Alonso
    3.- Heidfield
    4.- Webber
    5.- Barricello
    6.- Trulli
    7.- Hamilton
    8.- Vettel

    Pole: Kimi Raikkonen
    FL: Kimi Raikkonen

  19. skyNo Gravatar says:

    Pole: Massa
    FL: Raikkonen

    1 Alonso
    2 Raikkonen
    3 Massa
    4 Hamilton
    5 Vettel
    6 Kovalainen
    7 Button
    8 Kubica

  20. Blue42No Gravatar says:

    interesting start to the season! Well down RB and team!

  21. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:



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