The countdown to the 2003 F1 world championship has begun… F1 aficionados, are you ready to predict this year’s GP results and win great prizes with our online F1 challenge game?

The countdown to the 2003 F1 world championship has begun… F1 aficionados, are you ready to predict this year’s GP results and win great prizes with our online F1 challenge game?

Last year, the F1 Challenge was won by Romano Loreti of Centurion. Romano based most of his predictions on the form of the all-conquering Ferrari F-2002 and won a high-performance driving course at Kyalami with our compliments.

CARtoday.com’s F1 fans can now register for this year’s competition. Which team or specific driver will set the pace this season? Will one of the midfield teams upstage Ferrari, Williams BMW or McLaren Mercedes? Will Rubens Barrichello get the jump on Michael Schumacher? How will the five-times world champion contend with the aggression of Juan-Pablo Montoya and the raw talent of Kimi Raikkonen? Only time will tell…

It’s time to get clicking. The winner of this year’s competition will hone his or her skills on an advanced driver’s course, the runner-up will get a two-year subscription to CAR magazine and the third-placed entrant will win a year’s subscription to CAR magazine and a hamper of CARtoday.com merchandise.

This year's F1 championship points will be awarded to drivers from first to eighth place on the scale 10, eight, six, five, four, three, two and one. The person who predicts most of the eight finishing positions correctly will accumulate the most points each time – thus there are now more opportunities to score.

Who will qualify first and second session before each grand prix? Remember, the top two qualifying positions will be very difficult to predict this year as the qualifying position of cars will be dictated by whether drivers opted to maximise their starting positions OR start with a particular race strategy (eg, bigger fuel load for fewer pit stops).

:: To register for the F1 Challenge, click here. ::