CASTROL EDGE GRAND PRIX PREDICTOR FANS PICK SEBASTIAN VETTEL FOR MELBOURNE VICTORY
FANTASY GAME FANS SELECT WORLD CHAMPION AS FAVOURITE FOR AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
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15th March 2012: Returning for its second season, the Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor, the ultimate Grand Prix fantasy game, is once again giving motorsport fans from around the world the chance to test their knowledge of Formula 1. Players can compete to win fantastic prizes by predicting the outcome of each Grand Prix. With predictions already underway, Sebastian Vettel has emerged as the early favourite for victory in this weekend’s curtain raiser in Melbourne.
2011 saw over 10,000 players sign up to play the predictor and this year promises to be no different. Thousands of fans have already registered and made their predictions with many more biding their time ahead of the first race on 18th March.
At the end of the year, the overall winner will be rewarded with the Ultimate Prize – a choice of unforgettable Castrol EDGE motorsport experiences worth £20,000.
The game has some great new features for 2012. Fans now have the ability to create their very own private leagues, as they look to battle it out with friends, family and colleagues over 20 rounds between now and November.
Playing the game really couldn’t be any easier; fans simply make their top ten predictions ahead of each Grand Prix using the unique ‘drag and drop’ system. They can also try to predict which driver gets pole position, sets the fastest lap or gains the most positions during each race, with the chance to win some of the amazing Castrol EDGE prizes on offer.
It is no surprise that Sebastian Vettel has been the players’ popular choice for victory this weekend. The 24-year-old German has the form to back up such a billing, having taken pole position and victory in last year’s race – the start of an utterly dominant season in which he captured a second straight title, becoming the youngest double champion in the history of Formula 1.
McLaren’s Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are likely to be his main challengers according to Predictor fans. Hamilton just shades Button in the fight for second, although Button is the most widely selected driver, fractionally ahead of Vettel and Hamilton.
Back again by popular demand and competing in the Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor this season is a select panel of motorsport pundits, including Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert. These experts will make their own predictions ahead of each race, giving fans the best possible insight ahead of making their own Grand Prix predictions.