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Verstappen fan beats odds of 100,000 to 1 as he correctly predicts Austrian GP result

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A Max Verstappen fan has won a dream VIP trip to see his hero race at the United States Grand Prix after successfully predicting various outcomes at last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix – including Verstappen winning the race.

Bart Altenburg, 22, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, scooped the prize as he beat odds of 100,000 to 1 to become the first person to record a perfect score of 10 out of 10 in the free-to-enter F1 Play prediction game.

Among the in-race outcomes Bart correctly predicted were: the podium finishers in the correct order (itself a 46 to 1 shot), that all 20 cars would finish the race (a bold choice given it had only happened eight times previously in history), the winning margin and the fastest lap setter.

As a result, he and a friend will be flown to Austin at the beginning of November where he will enjoy a dream weekend of F1 racing with VIP Paddock Club Passes that will provide Prime Viewing, Paddock Tours and Pit Lane access as well as fine dining throughout the weekend.

I feel like I've won the golden ticket

Bart Altenberg

“I'm so happy to hear that I'm the first ever winner of the F1 play game!” said Bart. “The Austrian GP was one of the best and also the most exciting F1 races I think I ever watched!

“Max Verstappen winning like that was amazing, I must admit my hands were shaking and I might have had a little tear in the corner of my eye when he passed Charles Leclerc.

“I sort of feel like I’m Charlie and I found a golden ticket.”

The only thing left for Bart to do now is to get a passport – something he doesn’t currently have having never left his homeland.

Congratulations Bart!

Think you have what it takes to win the Grand Prize? Visit the F1 Play website today, or download the app on Apple or Google Play and play now.

BART'S CORRECT PREDICTIONS IN FULL

Predict the podium

1st Place: Max Verstappen 2nd Place: Charles Leclerc 3rd Place: Valtteri Bottas

Which driver will set Fastest Lap?

Max Verstappen

Who will finish the race in the highest position (from this group)?

Daniel Ricciardo
Nico Hulkenberg
Romain Grosjean
Kevin Magnussen
Carlos Sainz
Lando Norris
Kimi Raikonen

Who will finish the race in the highest position (from this group)?

Sergio Perez
Lance Stroll
Antonio Giovinazzi
Danii Kvyat
Alexander Albon
George Russell
Robert Kubica

Which driver will be the first to retire?

Nobody

How many classified finishers will there be?

20

Will there be a full on-track Safety Car period?

No

What will be the winning margin in seconds?

0 – 2.500s
2.501 - 7.500s
7.501s +

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