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Poll: Rate the French Grand Prix (235 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. 1 (21 votes [8.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.94%

  2. 2 (17 votes [7.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.23%

  3. 3 (15 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  4. 4 (18 votes [7.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.66%

  5. 5 (28 votes [11.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.91%

  6. 6 (30 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  7. 7 (58 votes [24.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.68%

  8. 8 (30 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  9. 9 (7 votes [2.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.98%

  10. 10 (11 votes [4.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.68%

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#1 santori

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 19:38

F1Fanatic.co.uk hasn't added one of these threads this year, has he? I wanted to add one for the French GP because I was surprised by some of the negative reactions to it.
For me, it was a very good race, with cars racing entertainingly nose to tail, on different lines, through spectacular chicanes, and I thought that the level of difficulty of passing was just what's needed - there was often the opportunity to pass, through a series of corners, with the driver in front working visibly to prevent the overtaking, sometimes as entertainingly as when the pass was successful.

Alright, the race for the victory wasn't thrilling but there was a lot going on elsewhere. So, how did you feel it went? Controversy about penalties aside, perhaps.

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#2 D.M.N.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:03

8/10. Pretty good considering France is considering one of the more boring races on the calendar.

#3 BMW_F1

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:04

8

#4 Spunout

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:15

Hmm. 10 to me is something that happens no more than few times per season - if we´re lucky (applies to any series, any era). 9...not quite! I gave it 8. One of the better races despite of average track.

#5 HoldenRT

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:44

Better then the average high speed aero track. Unlikely that Silverstone will be as good but you never know.

#6 AFCA

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:45

Apart from me being very happy with the outcome I think that was a decent F1 race :up:

#7 Imperial

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:47

Good one reviving this. I forgot about these threads.

Voted 1 of course. I fail to see how anyone who actually enjoys racing could give it any higher score.

Just a boring boring race and represented all that can be wrong in F1:

Wins from attrition.
Dodgy penalties.
Almost zero overtaking.
Big distances between cars.

Crap.

#8 scheivlak

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 20:50

Originally posted by Imperial
Almost zero overtaking.
Big distances between cars.

Nonsense.
You haven't really been looking.

When was the last time we had 13 cars finishing in the lead lap?

#9 pingu666

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 21:00

cars where close, but it was mostly dull. so was the moto gp :

i voted 2

#10 Imperial

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 22:23

Originally posted by scheivlak

Nonsense.
You haven't really been looking.

When was the last time we had 13 cars finishing in the lead lap?


The only other thing I'll say on this matter is that I'm pretty sad this race is being scored so highly.

If today's piss-poor and tedious GP represents the quality of F1 that people consider good these days then I'm lost for any more words...

I can't comment on this any further.

#11 metz

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 22:36

The ONLY good part was the battle for 3rd. a 2.

#12 Coral

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 22:42

If I could have voted minus 1 I would have done. I voted 1. It was rubbish.

#13 Pistol_Peto

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 22:57

I voted a 1.

I woke up at 7:30 to see some of the race preview - and fell back to sleep half hour into the race.

I hit rewind and replayed it - and was at least happy I got some shut eye.

Yawn :down:

Seriously - what happened that was exciting?

#14 Sakae

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 22:58

Voted 9

Only issue that I had was too much focus on Hamster; race was going on, and I need to see Macburger most of the time with this guy? I didn't time it, but it felt like that.

#15 pingu666

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 23:03

Originally posted by Imperial


The only other thing I'll say on this matter is that I'm pretty sad this race is being scored so highly.

If today's piss-poor and tedious GP represents the quality of F1 that people consider good these days then I'm lost for any more words...

I can't comment on this any further.


:up:

those that voted for anything more than 3 really should watch this..
http://www.worldsbk....bb_EN/sbkTV.php

monza, race 2 and watch the full race, theres a prerace show, so the start is about 27.50 in

#16 Bouncing Pink Ball

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:20

When nearing the end of the broadcast, I was surprised to have the person next to me comment on what a dull race it had been. I'd been thinking, 'Not that bad', considering I hadn't expected much better than a veritable parade, yet there were some interesting moments spread out among the top ten (Trulli holding off a Mclaren and a BMW for third, Piquet finishing ahead of Alonso).

A six.

#17 jiajiafanny

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:28

I think 7 is proper,many of us agree it.

#18 mach4

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:00

These ratings are mostly meaningless given that there's clearly a high correlation between favorite team/drive outcome and perceived entertainment value (including for me). Non-biased fans are the significant minority.



#19 pingu666

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:28

yeah there where moments, but so brief..

watch that superbike race... now that is a 9

race 2 from the nurburg ring is also just as good...

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#20 AndreasF1

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:39

Imperial wrote:

The only other thing I'll say on this matter is that I'm pretty sad this race is being scored so highly.

If today's piss-poor and tedious GP represents the quality of F1 that people consider good these days then I'm lost for any more words...

I can't comment on this any further.

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I can't agree more. It was boring from start to finish. The highlight of the weekend beeing a broken exhaust pipe... :down:

#21 gerry nassar

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:54

Honestly I thought it was just ok. I dont know where all the 8's are coming from. It was nowhere near as good as 1999 and 2000 thats for sure.

#22 Rob

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:51

I thought it was really boring.

#23 wingwalker

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:21

It was medicorish at best. A little bit more of rain would certainly do it good. 4/5

#24 d246

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:26

I voted 2. It just confirmed to me that most current tracks combined with the regs lead to a dull race - unless it rains.

#25 Henrik B

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:51

I gave it a six, but that rather low score is because with current regs we can never get higher than 8. Judging by french standards, it was a 8!

#26 HoldenRT

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:56

So many bitter McLaren fans..

#27 Blue

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:14

Average, 140 votes casted: 5.8

#28 Beamer

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:15

Gave it a 7. It was not a parade, sure the f's where dominant and there was little excitement for p1 and p2, but from 3rd till 8th there was a lot going on, decent racing & fights, different strategies and some nice moves.

I really can't understand those that give it < 5 other than being disappointed in the results of their favorite driver.

#29 Sébastien

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:49

A 7 it was an OK race, too bad Hamilton messed-up he could have made it more interesting.
The sheer dominance of Ferrari is scary, let's hope Kimi and Massa will keep the fight for WDC interesting.

#30 RSNS

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:04

The race was very dull, except for Truli/Kavalainen and some further duels in the mid field. But watching driving in Magny Cours without traction control is very exciting.

#31 drivers71

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:37

I marked it relative to other races this season, not relative to the 'Good old days' (in which case none of the last 3 years races would rate higher than zero) Given the race-stifling rules and clinical circuits, Magny Cours wasn't that bad IMO.

#32 Atreiu

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:39

6 - a bad Moto GP race is more exciting than a good F1 race.

#33 pingu666

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 15:37

any of u guys watched that world superbike race yet? :drunk:

#34 Rabbit123

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 16:17

Originally posted by santori

For me, it was a very good race, with cars racing entertainingly nose to tail, on different lines, through spectacular chicanes, and I thought that the level of difficulty of passing was just what's needed - there was often the opportunity to pass, through a series of corners, with the driver in front working visibly to prevent the overtaking, sometimes as entertainingly as when the pass was successful.

Alright, the race for the victory wasn't thrilling but there was a lot going on elsewhere.

:up:

vote 7

#35 David M. Kane

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 16:48

Without traction control it looked like a challenging circuit. Seemed like a lot fans were too. They must have left their farms early! :clap:

Paris my ass. :down:

#36 fastlegs

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 17:16

I was going to vote 7 but since my favorite team placed 1st and 2nd I decided to vote 8. :)

#37 snx843

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 20:44

Totally boring 1 star. Race ruined by penalties to the only opposition to a Ferrari 1-2.

#38 B747

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 21:19

8

this post probes it

Ferraris are officially back.

#39 D.M.N.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 18:45

214 votes; average of 5.62/10.

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#40 Buttoneer

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 18:46

Duuuuuuuuuuull. Only bit of excitement was the floppy exhaust.

#41 RSNS

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 19:24

Originally posted by B747
8

this post probes it

Ferraris are officially back.


Probe means:
1: a slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity)2 a: any of various testing devices or substances: as (1) : a pointed metal tip for making electrical contact with a circuit element being checked (2) : a usually small object that is inserted into something so as to test conditions at a given point (3) : a device used to penetrate or send back information especially from outer space or a celestial body (4) : a device (as an ultrasound generator) or a substance (as radioactively labeled DNA) used to obtain specific information for diagnostic or experimental purposes b: a pipe on the receiving airplane thrust into the drogue of the delivering airplane in air refueling3 a: the action of probing b: a penetrating or critical investigation c: a tentative exploratory advance or survey

What does your post probe? :drunk: Sorry, could not resist it ;)

#42 Classic Ferrari

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 23:50

7

Not much special really happened besides penalty to ham and problem for Kimi.

Though don’t the votes correlate to

1-2 = Bitter McLaren fans?

9-10 = Joyous Ferrari fans?

#43 schuey100

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 00:10

Originally posted by mach4
These ratings are mostly meaningless given that there's clearly a high correlation between favorite team/drive outcome and perceived entertainment value (including for me). Non-biased fans are the significant minority.


I'm a non biased fan.:)

Love Ferrari, both drivers but still a rubbish race. Awful.

At the time of writing eleven people have voted this race as 10/10. That's one of the craziest things I've ever seen.

#44 pingu666

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 00:12

i do like macca, massa, truli and was really pleased for nelson and truli

but the race was crap

#45 DaleCooper

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:51

I give ze race a seeeven. Actually kept me awake, so that is something. The midfield was quite interesting, it wasn't clear who would finish where till near the end. The sprinkle at the end also raised the excitement.


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#46 B747

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 23:57

RSNS quote:
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Originally posted by B747
8

this post probes it

Ferraris are officially back.
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Probe means:
1: a slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity)2 a: any of various testing devices or substances: as (1) : a pointed metal tip for making electrical contact with a circuit element being checked (2) : a usually small object that is inserted into something so as to test conditions at a given point (3) : a device used to penetrate or send back information especially from outer space or a celestial body (4) : a device (as an ultrasound generator) or a substance (as radioactively labeled DNA) used to obtain specific information for diagnostic or experimental purposes b: a pipe on the receiving airplane thrust into the drogue of the delivering airplane in air refueling3 a: the action of probing b: a penetrating or critical investigation c: a tentative exploratory advance or survey

What does your post probe? Sorry, could not resist it



(5) Ferrari will kick steadily Mac butt again.

this proofs it

happy?