Make your predictions for the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix RaceFans

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Max Verstappen was the fastest in this morning’s practice, followed by Pierre Gasly. The AlphaTauri driver looked quick the entire session but Red Bull looked flawless with Mercedes struggling to keep up.

McLaren seemed to struggle in the morning session, but Daniel Ricciardo absolutely found the pace in second practice, setting the second fastest qualifying simulation time, behind a once again dominant Verstappen.

But which of them will emerge victorious in qualifying and the race? It’s time to make your predictions for the Styrian Grand Prix.

We have a copy of F1 2020: the Michael Schumacher Edition up for grabs every grand prix weekend this year. The RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship is free. You will need a RaceFans account to create, 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 prices and rules.

Note that the rules below have been updated to take into account the introduction of Sprint races on certain rounds this year.

Make your predictions

The top scorer in the RaceFans F1 Predictions 2021 championship will be rewarded with an enviable upgrade to their simulation system.

An ultra-realistic Fanatec Podium V2 direct drive wheel and base as well as a pedal kit complete the system.

And to make sure your game of choice is at its best, BenQ will provide one of its dedicated EX3415R 1ms 34 inch racing simulation monitors.

While only one player will claim this award, we will also be honoring the top two players in the competition each weekend. Codemasters will provide a copy of F1 2020 or Dirt 5 for the top scorer each weekend, and the runner-up will claim an F1 2021 calendar tea towel courtesy of BoxBoxBox.

Grand Prize: Direct Drive Simulation Kit

Podium V2 direct drive wheel, base pedals and more

Provided by Fanatec

Hardware experts Simracing Fanatec are offering this incredible prize of over € 2,000 (£ 1,700) to the top scorer in this year’s Predictions Championship.

The officially licensed Podium Racing Wheel F1 brings the precision feel of direct drive steering to your racing system, on PC, PlayStation or Xbox.

Fanatec calls it “quite simply the most realistic force feedback system ever designed on a console”. Fully supported by all the top racing games, this exquisitely designed material will change the way you experience the simulation.

The 27cm wheel has 11 buttons, 12 switches and multi-colored LEDs to indicate rpm and shift points. On the back of the steering wheel, magnetic levers give you fine control over clutch, launch control and more.

You’ll also need to be able to stop and go, which is why Fanatec has included its CSL Elite pedals. The three-piece kit includes a load cell brake for unmatched precision and braking feel.

Mobiuz 34 inch ultra-wide curved simracing monitor

Provided by Ben Q

To make sure you get a great view of the upcoming track, BenQ will also be providing this year’s top performer with a dedicated simulation monitor worth £ 899.

The EX3415R measures 34 inches and displays in 3440x1440px WQHD. The panel’s HDRi technology further enhances the picture and TreVolo audio technology provides excellent audio reproduction.

Designed for gaming in general and simulation in particular, the EX3415R has a response time of 1ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

F-GT simulator cockpit

Provided by Next Level

NextLevel’s F-GT lets you configure and assemble your driving gear to simulate a single-seater formula or a GT-style car. The same model was used by the Real Esport team to win the GTR Endurance eRacing World Championship.

It is designed to handle high-end direct-drive wheels and includes a sliding seat and lumbar support for added fit and comfort.

Race weekend price

F1 2020: the official game

Provided by Codemasters

In each round of the championship, the best performing player will win F1 2020, the new edition of the official Formula 1 game published by Codemasters, for their choice of platform.

F1 2020 presents the full list of tracks, drivers and cars originally scheduled to appear in the 2020 F1 season – including the new street circuit in Hanoi, Vietnam and the updated Zandvoort track in the Netherlands.

Codemasters also introduced a new ‘My Team’ mode, which for the first time allows you to create, design and lead your own 11th team in the game.

Already own a copy of F1 2020? You won’t miss a thing: Codemasters will be providing their Dirt 5 arcade racing game as an alternate prize if you prefer.

F1 2021 calendar tea towel

Provided by BoxBoxBox

The finalist player of each race weekend will also win a prize donated by our friends at BoxBoxBox.

The final track list for the new season may not have been confirmed until shortly before the start of the championship, but they quickly released a superb range of tea towels showcasing all 23 tracks on the 2021 F1 calendar.

The tea towels are screen printed on 100% organic cotton, and BoxBoxBox will send you a set of two worth £ 22.99.

Rules and how to enter

You have until the scheduled start time of qualifying on Saturday to make your predictions for each round. Reminders will be posted over the weekend on RaceFans, on RaceFans Twitter account and RaceFans Facebook page.

To participate, predict the poleman and the top five in the race. You can also enter a prognosis for the pole position lap time which will be used in the event of a tie in points between the winners.

Enter your pole position lap time prediction in the following format: MM: SS.ccc For example, for a one-minute turn, 23.450 seconds, you would enter 01: 23.450

You have to log in with a RaceFans account 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 believe your tip has not been received, please contact us using the contact form.

Competition 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) who will be the top five (five different drivers) and will accumulate points in each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
a. Naming the poleman correctly: 2 points
b. Correctly name one / two / three / four / five drivers who finish in the top five: 1/2/3/5/8 points
vs. Correctly predict the arrival of one / two / three / four / five pilots: 2/6/14/24/40 points
4. The results will be taken from the original final race classification and the original final starting grid issued for each round by the FIA. 5. Whoever scores the most points in each championship race will win the grand prize, if any.
6. In the event of a tie on points, the winner will be determined by whoever is closest to correctly predicting the time to pole position. If this fails to produce a winner, the publisher will choose a way to decide who won.
7. Predictions must be entered using the input form. If you are having difficulty submitting your entry via the prediction form, please enter your prediction via the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted via 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 alternatives are offered for any of the prizes.
10. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the winners being announced, so that they can select their prize options and provide a mailing address. Once done, delivery of the prize may take up to 28 days.
11. For more information, see the disclaimer

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