Predictor Challenge Terms

Official Terms and Conditions for Podium Predictor 2019

The promoter is Pure Storage, Inc. (“Promoter”)

You are the entrant (“Entrant”)

1. The Challenge

1.1  The title of the challenge is the Podium Predictor (“Challenge”).

1.2  By entering the Challenge, Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (“Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions”) and agree to be bound by them when participating in the Challenge.

1.3  TheChallenge will give Entrants the chance to predict the outcome of each F1 Grand Prix race for the 2019 season by predicting the top 3 drivers, fastest lap time, fastest lap driver, the number of safety car laps and the number of drivers who did not finish (DNF’s) for each race.

1.4  There is no purchase or payment necessary to enter, participate or win the Challenge.

1.5  By participating in the Challenge Entrants agree to abide by the following:
Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions
The Pure Privacy Policy

1.6  Entrant may only participate in this Challenge where it is lawful to do so. Challenge is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions

2. How To Enter

2.1     The Challenge will run throughout the F1 Grand Prix 2019 season.

2.2     Entrants must submit their predictions via the website at least ten (10) minutes before the qualifying race begins.

2.3    The dates of the races are as follows:

17th March – Australia (Melbourne)

31st March – Bahrain (Sakhir)

14th April – China (Shanghai )

26th April – Azerbaijan (Baku)

12th May – Spain (Catalunya)

26th May – Monaco (Monte Carlo)

9th June – Canada (Montreal)

23rd June – France (Paul Ricard)

30th June – Austria (Red Bull Ring)

14th July – Great Britain (Silverstone)

28th July – Germany (Hockenheim)

4th August – Hungary (Hungaroring)

1st September – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

8th September – Italy (Monza)

22nd September – Singapore (Marina Bay)

29th September – Russia (Sochi)

13th October – Japan (Suzuka)

27th October – Mexico (Mexico City)

3rd November – USA (Americas)

17th November – Brazil (Interlagos)

1st December – Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

2.4     The dates of the races are subject to change, which is out of the Promoter’s control.  The dates and times of the races can be found on the following link: . Any changes to the dates or times of races will be found on this link. Promoter is not responsible for updating Entrants of changes to races and will not be responsible if Entrants do not make an entry due to any changes to races. Any entries made for a race will be valid if submitted ten (10) minutes before each qualifying race starts.

2.5    Any entries for a race submitted within ten (10) minutes of the race beginning or once that race has begun will not be accepted.

2.6   Challenge Entrants must enter online via by creating  an  online account or by logging in via a social media account through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google  Plus.

2.7   There is no charge to register for use of the website.

2.8   The Promoter will not accept:

  1. responsibility for Challenge entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
  2. proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt to entry to the Competition

2.9   For help with entries, please contact

2.10   Please see for a copy of these Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions.

2.11   The entries will be scored by the following points based system for each race:


Place 1 prediction (+25)

Place 2 prediction (+18)

Place 3 prediction (+15)

Qualifying Pole driver prediction  (+15)

Qualifying Pole lap time prediction  (+20). The accuracy required for this is within 0.1 of a second.

Safety car laps prediction  (+5). This only includes safety cars, not virtual safety cars.

Rain prediction (+5). 5 points will be awarded for predicting a rain weather condition for the race.

DNFs  prediction (+10). 10 points will be awarded for accurately predicting the total number of DNFs

2.12   Promoter may change the points associated with the Challenge at any time. Points do not constitute property of the holder, and are not transferable, are not redeemable for cash or for any other form of currency or credit, have no fixed or ascertainable cash value, and cannot be returned, exchanged, refunded or replaced by cash. Points earned in the Challenge are not valid in, and may not be used in combination with, any other program offer by Promoter or third parties. Promoter reserves the right to be the final arbiter on any issues related to the points.


3. Eligibility

3.1  The Challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18 except for:

  1. Employees, officers, contractors, consultants and other personnel of  Promoter, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners,  and/or  anyone linked to the Challenge (other than by virtue of being  an Entrant),
  2. Employees, officers, contractors, consultants and other personnel of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or partners,
  3. Employees, officers, contractors, consultants and other personnel of Fifty Digital Limited, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or partners, and
  4. Members of the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) or household member of (a), (b) and (c) above. 

3.2    In entering the Challenge, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Challenge.

3.3 The Promoter will not accept Challenge entries that are:

  1. automatically  generated  by a computer;
  2. completed by third parties or in bulk;
  3. illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
  4. photocopies and not originals; or
  5. incomplete

3.4   There is a limit of one entry (one of each prediction) for each race per Entrant. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

3.5  Once an entry has been submitted it will not allowed to be modified by the Entrant.

3.6   The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify an Entrant if conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Challenge.

3.7  The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant whom it reasonably believes has not acted in accordance with the Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions and any other applicable terms.


4. The Prize

4.1   One of a selection of products (Bose Speaker, Bose Headphones, Tommy Hilfiger Team Shirt, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team Cap, PUMA Race Gloves, PUMA Race Boots) will be provided as a prize for the top point scorer(s) of each individual race. If more than three people get the top score for the individual race then the prize will be awarded to the Top 3 predictors who had the closest Pole time prediction.

4.2   These prizes are pre-allocated for individual races before the season starts, however, Lithium batteries for the Bose Speaker and Bose Headphones cannot be shipped to certain countries including Russia, India, China and others listed on the Post Office website.

4.3   After the final race of the season, the top 20 scoring players from each race weekend will be entered into a raffle draw. The first three entrants drawn at random will receive the following prizes in correspondence with the order drawn:

First drawn (“First Place”) will receive Paddock Club F1 Race Weekend including flights and accommodation (US Grand Prix). (“the First Place Prize”)

Second drawn (“Second Place”) will receive tickets for two to the Pure Storage Accelerate event 2020 including flights and accommodation ( “the Second Place Prize”)

Third drawn (“Third Place”) will receive a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Race Support Room Experience for a 2020 Formula 1 Season race (TBC). (“the Third Place Prize”)

4.4  For the First Place Prize, Second Place Prize and Third Place Prize, the winners will be able to take one (1) guest with them. The First Place Prize, Second Place Prize and Third Place Prize will include travel to and from the event in economy class, accommodation for the duration of the event and adequate food and refreshments. The prizes do not include any other additional costs that are incidental to the fulfillment of the prize including but not limited too, additional food and beverages, travel visa, travel insurance, spending money tax or personal expenses. The winner will be responsible for any additional costs.

4.5  You will be responsible for ensuring that you and any person travelling with you are available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents to participate in the applicable prizes.

4.6  The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Race Support Room Experience which is included in the Third Place Prize will only be available between (TBC 2020).

4.7  In the unlikely event that multiple Entrants are on equal points for the First Place Prize, Second Place Prize and/or Third Place Prize, then a prize draw will be made between those on the same points. Those Entrants placed in the draw will be notified via direct email that they have been placed in the draw and the winner will be announced on social media channels @PurePitWall, online on and via direct email.

4.8  Prizes are subject to availability. The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferrable and non-refundable and no cash alternative will be available in any circumstances.

4.9  The prizes are supplied by Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd, Reynard Park, Brackley NN13 7BD, and the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to replace any of the prizes with an alternative prize of equal or lesser value if the circumstances make it necessary to do so.


5. Winner Announcement

5.1 The winner of each round will be announced on social media channels @PurePitWall, online on and via direct email.

5.2 Winners of each prize may also be used in prize campaigns on the @PurePitWall social media channels.

5.3 The winners of end of season prizes will be announced after the final race of the season unless the Promoter offers an alternative date.

5.4  All winners will be announced on social media channels of @PurePitWall and online at Winners will be notified by email or via a social media message.

5.5  The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.


6. Claiming the Prize

6.1   The prize may not be claimed by a third party on an Entrant’s behalf.

6.2  The Promoter will contact the winners via email or social media to discuss details of the prize they have won. If the winner cannot be contacted  or is  not available, or has  not claimed  their prize within thirty (30) days from the date that the Promoter gets in contact, the prize will be forfeited and the Promoter reserves the rights to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.

6.3  The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if Entrant is not able to take up the prize. If Entrant cannot take up the prize, the prize will be forfeited and the Promoter reserves the rights to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.

6.4  Additional and third party terms and conditions may apply to the prizes where applicable, including the terms of entry of the applicable venue. By accepting a prize, Entrant acknowledges that acceptance, confirmation and use of any such prizes may be subject to all eligibility criteria, expiration dates, service or dormancy fees, use restrictions, signing of waivers, proof of winner identification and all other terms and conditions (if any) imposed by the issuer or provider of such prize. Promoter is not responsible for explaining terms and conditions to Entrant. Promoter has no responsibility if Entrant cannot redeem the prize due to non-compliance with any additional terms and conditions.


7. Government Employee Rewards

For government employees, Promoter wants to ensure that we, you and all Entrants, comply with applicable government gift and ethics laws and believe that this Challenge falls within acceptable guidelines. As an Entrant if you believe that any prize is not within your agency or company guidelines, we encourage you to request approval from your agency or company’s ethics officer or designated executive responsible for your organization’s gift/ethics policy before you accept the prize and to determine whether you can accept the item.


8. Limitation of Liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, Entrant can recover from Promoter only direct damages up to UK £10. An Entrant cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect, incidental or punitive damages in relation to entering/participating in the Challenge and/or from a result of taking up a prize.


9. Ownership of Challenge Entries and Intellectual Property Rights

9.1  All Challenge entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2 By submitting your Challenge entry and any accompanying material, you agree to:

  1. assign to the Promoter all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and
  2. waive all moral rights,

in and to your Challenge entry and otherwise arising in connection with your entry to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.

9.3   Entrant agrees that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website and any other media whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the Challenge. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Challenge entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re- format and sub-licence the Challenge entry and  any  accompanying  materials  for such purposes.


10. Data Protection and Publicity

10.1    If you are a winner of the Challenge, you agree that the Promoter may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this Challenge and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

10.2   You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.

10.3  By entering the Challenge, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the Challenge entry may be held and used by the Promoter or its agents, business partners and suppliers to administer the Challenge. If you have opted in, you agree to receive emails and or SMS from Pure Storage, Inc. and its business partners including Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd, for marketing purposes. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe on every email or SMS that you are sent. Information collected in connection with the Challenge is subject to the Promoter’s Privacy Statement at Please note that your data may be processed outside the European Economic Area, and by entering the Challenge you consent to this.


11. General

11.1  If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of the Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude Entrant from participating in the Challenge.

11.2   If the Promoter has grounds to suspect any Entrant or third party of cheating, deception or fraudulent or unsportsman-like conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Challenge or choice of prize winners) the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any Entrant associated with such activity.

11.3   You agree that in the event you are a winner of any of  the  prizes  that  you  shall execute such additional obligations as may be specified by the Promoter or a third party in relation to  the prizes.

11.4   The Promoter may add to, amend or vary these Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions from time to time, at our discretion without prior notice. Any updated terms will be posted online at and Entrants must comply with any updated terms.

11.5  The Promoter reserves the right to void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Challenge where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.6   Promoter may assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose our rights and obligations under these Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to the Entrants. Entrants may not assign these Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions or any part of them, to any other person. Any attempt by an Entrant to do so is void.

11.7  The Podium Predictor Terms and Conditions shall be governed  by  English  law, and  the parties submit  to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and  Wales.