With less than 24 hours to go now before the first race of 2013 in Albert Park, Melbourne, you've still got time to sign up to the new 2013 pre-season warm-up Fantasy F1 competition with Crash.net. But hurry: there's only a few hours left before the competition gets underway!

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an F1 expert and never miss a Grand Prix, you're probably thinking that you could show those team principals sitting on the pit wall how it should be done, right? And now you have the chance to do just that, by entering the Crash.net Fantasy League F1 competition for 2013. You can put all of that formidable well-developed F1 expertise to good use and win yourself some cash in the process. It'll tick all those boxes and scratch all your team manager itches, while keeping you entertained season-long from first lights-out to the last drop of the chequered flag.

For just a tenner per team, you get to cast yourself in the role of the ultimate team manager. That's right, just ?10 per fantasy team gives you the opportunity to prove that you can outwit the likes of Christian Horner, Stefano Domenicali, Martin Whitmarsh, Ross Brawn et al. Shouldn't be too hard, now, should it?

Picking your fantasy team couldn't be easier: all you have to do is select six drivers and a constructor from the respective lists, ensuring that the total value of your team does not exceed your budget of $100 million as you go. If that's too much strain for a busy mogul as yourself, you can do what some F1 teams seem to do every year and use our Lucky Dip team selector to do all the hard work for you. That will randomly select a valid team, and all you have to do is confirm that you are happy with the selections - or make some fine-tuning adjustments - before submitting your line-up.

Upon registration, you're automatically entered into all of the competitions, where you will compete for the chance to win ?20,000 in prizes - including a first prize of ?5,000 and a runners-up trip to the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, the undoubted 'jewel' in the F1 crown. There are also ?100 prizes for the winners of each of the 19 races of the season.

Think you can spot the 2013 success stories? Will it be Sebastian Vettel once again or is it Fernando Alonso's turn to claim the title? Will Jenson Button be able to see off a challenge from his brand new young team mate in the shape of Sergio Perez? How will Lewis Hamilton fare at Mercedes? or will there be a major surprise in 2013 from Lotus, Toro Rosso, Force India, Caterham, Williams or one of the other teams?

And, before you throw yourself headlong into the main competition, theirs is still a chance to hone your skills with a little 'pre-season testing' in a two-race Warm-Up Championship covering the Australian and Malaysian GPs. It's separate from the Main Competition, allowing late-comers the chance to win one of the bigger prizes, but more importantly it also means the early birds get the opportunity to adjust to life as manager of a F1 team with the aid of an unlimited supply of team changes to play with during this period.

The Warm-Up Championship commences with the Australian GP at 06:00 GMT on Sunday, March 17. After the first two races of the season, all scores to date will then be cleared in preparation for the Main Championship, starting with the Chinese GP at 08:00 BST on Sunday, 14 April, from which point on you'll have to make do with just 25 team changes to use for the remainder of the season.

Ready to play? Then don't delay, and get your entry in today!



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