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Rate the European GP

  1. 1 (14 votes [4.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.67%

  2. 2 (2 votes [0.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.67%

  3. 3 (5 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  4. 4 (4 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  5. 5 (6 votes [2.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

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  7. 7 (25 votes [8.33%])

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  8. 8 (49 votes [16.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.33%

  9. 9 (100 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  10. 10 (89 votes [29.67%])

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#1 Snic

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:26

Please rate the race, and not how your favourite driver did! ;)

Best Drive
Fernando Alonso. Even before the Vettel problem he pulled off a huge amount of clean overtakes, and an absolutely fantastic start. Alonso must be favourite for the WDC after this

Grosjean unfortunately with another DNF, but after all the first lap incidents he has had so far, that dive down the inside of Maldonado was bravery on another level, his self confidence is a huge asset. Denied a possible win (yet still smiling)

Worst Drive
It's hard to point to Jenson Button as it seems that the car seems to be the problem rather than him

Therefore I think that Bruno Senna may deserve this award. Again a bad weekend started off from qualifying, ending with a chop on Kobayashi. The highlight of his weekend being catching a wingless Williams spin pretty much sums this race up.

Best Overtake
Way too many to choose from, but Fernando Alonso's start was brilliant.

Best Moment
Vettel dropping out of the race takes the biscuit but the entire race was a highlight reel.

DRS and Tyres
DRS was good, just long enough to make the overtake possible but not a certainty

The tyres were brilliant, with a range of strategies from 1-stop to 3-stop being taken. Pirelli has turned Valencia into a race rather than an extended qualifying session.


What are your thoughts?

Edited by Snic, 24 June 2012 - 15:13.


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#2 walkindude

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:52

Lol who rated it 1.Haters gonna hate

#3 Currahee

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:03


I was pleasantly surprised with that race today.

All through the field there was excellent racing going on.

9/10 for me.

#4 Longtimefan

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:05

9/10 for me.

#5 jj2728

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:14

10 out of 10. I thought it was a great race.

#6 Disgrace

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:28

8.5! Best race of the season, and on the worst circuit. Bodes well for the season.

-1 for the loss of Grosjean and battle for the lead.

-0.5 for the hopeless stewarding.

#7 Gilles12

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:32

Most of it was 8/10 but in parts it was 10/10 !

#8 bub

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:33

Gave it a 9. Great race. Failures and crashes do help.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:43

9/10 Best race of the season.

#10 jrg19

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:45

Disappointed but have to say best race of the season.

#11 joshb

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:38

9/10 for me.

despite the result, that was action packed and had its fair share of drama.

#12 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:38

7. Would've been higher but for Vettel driving into the distance so no real battle for the lead until after the SC, because Vettel retired and because Grosjean retired. Had those last 2 things in particular not happened then I would've probably rated it a bit higher.

#13 InvertedLift

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:42

Clear 10, includes weighting for actually managing to be a watchable race at Valencia.

Probably an 8.5/9 without anyway. Shame for Ricciardo, but still a great race.

#14 Dispenser89

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:42

7. It was alright for the first half then the safety car and retirements of Vettel and Grosjean really opened it up. Last 20 odd laps were very good.

#15 kosmos

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:45

A 10 because Alonso won but the race was a solid 9, specially if we take into account that this race was expected to be below shit.

Edited by kosmos, 24 June 2012 - 16:46.


#16 Snic

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:16

Gave it a 9. Great race. Failures and crashes do help.


Yep it's strange how having deserving leaders go out makes the race so interesting for fans! The loss of unreliability in F1 has probably made the very rare failures these days even more exciting..

Edited by Snic, 24 June 2012 - 17:17.


#17 aditya-now

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:18

This race had everything, an absolute classic. 10.

2012 is turning out to be a monster season, and who would have thought that Valencia could be so far away from being dull!

#18 sumpthy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:18

10, though disappointing for Vettel, Grosjean and Hamilton. (saying that I doubt it would have been such a great race if Vettel's car didn't give up on him).

#19 Snic

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:26

This race had everything, an absolute classic. 10.

2012 is turning out to be a monster season, and who would have thought that Valencia could be so far away from being dull!


Agreed, having said that Spa will probably be a procession!

Singapore has even more overtaking possibility than Valencia so that should be a cracker too. Funny how all the Pirelli haters always disappear after races like this. It may not be "pure" racing but it sure as hell shows how talented Alonso really is wheel-to-wheel, and is as entertaining as any motor racing in the World (in my opinion)

Edited by Snic, 24 June 2012 - 17:30.


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#20 Rob

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:49

7, best race we've had at Valencia.

#21 tommi34

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:51

Alonso :up: :up: :up:
Grosjean :up: :up:
Schumacher :up:

#22 iotar

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:54

Eight, maybe eight and a half. Very good, exciting race, drama, surprisingly some great overtakes but no real fight for victory.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:55

I really thought the race was going to be crap. But I am very happy about being wrong :)

Gave it a 9

#24 discover23

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:55

10, the race had everything.. :up:

#25 Massa_f1

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:57

Gave it a 9. Great race. Failures and crashes do help.


:up: Have to agree. It felt like i was watching a Grandprix from 5 or 6 years ago today.

Overtakes when i was not expecting any helped, I admit failures and crashes sometimes do help to keep the entertainment going.

Fantastic race. Best since Malaysia.

#26 SeanValen

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:02

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Easily the best drivers of the last decade, and one who is his 3rd decade. This podium was ultra cool for ferrari for many reasons, a great race for Schumacher to make a return to the center stage. I would like to see Kimi win, but because it's spain especially and Alonso driving, it's my favorite drive of his, Kimi will have his chance again I'm sure. I like Kimi, Alonso and Schumacher on the podium, Kimi and Alonso are much more the vetrans, as they entered the scene before Hamilton/Vettel. This podium showcases the passage of time, in many ways this is a early to mid 2000s era comeback. It's good Kimi came back this year.


A great valencia gp which no one was expecting,
The best valencia gp
Perhaps the best podium for a long time
A legend proving his points again.
Ferrari president happy with his current star and seeing his history on the podium.


10 out of 10

What else could you have expected for Valencia?

Beyond expectations, great race and result. Valencia to have one race to remember makes it's inception justified. :smoking:
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#27 alfa1

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:06

What are your thoughts?



Wasnt looking forward to the legendary Valencia borefest, and completely totally forgot the race was on.
Went to bed and slept through it.
Totally forgot.
Woke up, lying in bed and wondered "did I just miss a race???"

:blush:


#28 SeanValen

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:09

Wasnt looking forward to the legendary Valencia borefest, and completely totally forgot the race was on.
Went to bed and slept through it.
Totally forgot.
Woke up, lying in bed and wondered "did I just miss a race???"

:blush:




Anything can happy in formula 1 and it usually does. That includes at least one memorable Valencia GP race in its lifetime. We got that today. Watch the highlights!


There are no predictations this season. Make no assumptions. This season is new territory for everyone. :smoking:

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#29 tty

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:18

11/10

#30 SCUDmissile

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:21

Easily the best drivers of the last decade, and one who is his 3rd decade. This podium was ultra cool for ferrari for many reasons, a great race for Schumacher to make a return to the center stage. I would like to see Kimi win, but because it's spain especially and Alonso driving, it's my favorite drive of his, Kimi will have his chance again I'm sure. I like Kimi, Alonso and Schumacher on the podium, Kimi and Alonso are much more the vetrans, as they entered the scene before Hamilton/Vettel. This podium showcases the passage of time, in many ways this is a early to mid 2000s era comeback. It's good Kimi came back this year.


A great valencia gp which no one was expecting,
The best valencia gp
Perhaps the best podium for a long time
A legend proving his points again.
Ferrari president happy with his current star and seeing his history on the podium.


10 out of 10

What else could you have expected for Valencia?

Beyond expectations, great race and result. Valencia to have one race to remember makes it's inception justified. :smoking:
:up:

That was a Ferrari podium. I loved it, Nostalgia was brilliant.

On the race, it was great, 9/10.

#31 Elloh

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:25

Without Vergne it would be probably a 4, but thanks to the SC = 9

#32 Sof1

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:30

Although the driver that i support did reasonable well (MSC) i still don't like the tire's great influence on races.

Overall the race was relatively entertaining compared to valencia's previous races.


#33 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:30

What a race! 10/10. Easily an all time favorite. Lots of passing, different strategies, a bit of controversy, dramatic finishing laps and enthusiastic fans. And the podium having the home town favorite win with Raikkonen and Schumacher there, all Ferrari alum and all world champs was excellent.

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 24 June 2012 - 18:31.


#34 Sakae

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:32

I am sad (Vettel), and I am relieved at the same time seeing Michael up there. What a day.

#35 sumpthy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:37

Although the driver that i support did reasonable well (MSC) i still don't like the tire's great influence on races.

Overall the race was relatively entertaining compared to valencia's previous races.


Other than Hamilton, the tyres didn't really seem to come into play today.

#36 Gilles12

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 18:41

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So if I read this right, each of these drivers now race for the same team as one of the others did back then?

(No nit picking at the back...)

:smoking:

#37 Creepy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:07

Was or I wasn't right that this year Valencia would be more exciting than Monaco and Canada?

10/10 but realistically 8/10

#38 Seanspeed

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:24

9/10.

Non-stop drama. I literally stood on my feet for the entire race.

#39 sumpthy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:27

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So if I read this right, each of these drivers now race for the same team as one of the others did back then?

(No nit picking at the back...)

:smoking:


Apart from Schumacher...

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#40 Longtimefan

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:30

How on earth can anyone give that race a 1?

The mind boggles.

#41 RealRacing

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:33

Please rate the race, and not how your favourite driver did! ;)

Best Drive
Fernando Alonso. Even before the Vettel problem he pulled off a huge amount of clean overtakes, and an absolutely fantastic start. Alonso must be favourite for the WDC after this

Grosjean unfortunately with another DNF, but after all the first lap incidents he has had so far, that dive down the inside of Maldonado was bravery on another level, his self confidence is a huge asset. Denied a possible win (yet still smiling)

Worst Drive
It's hard to point to Jenson Button as it seems that the car seems to be the problem rather than him

Therefore I think that Bruno Senna may deserve this award. Again a bad weekend started off from qualifying, ending with a chop on Kobayashi. The highlight of his weekend being catching a wingless Williams spin pretty much sums this race up.

Best Overtake
Way too many to choose from, but Fernando Alonso's start was brilliant.

Best Moment
Vettel dropping out of the race takes the biscuit but the entire race was a highlight reel.

DRS and Tyres
DRS was good, just long enough to make the overtake possible but not a certainty

The tyres were brilliant, with a range of strategies from 1-stop to 3-stop being taken. Pirelli has turned Valencia into a race rather than an extended qualifying session.


What are your thoughts?


My thought is that you are a Vettel hater. How can an abandonment be the best moment of a race?


#42 vlado

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:42

Doesn't happen often, but this was a 9 for me..

#43 mgs315

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:43

Even as a McLaren and Lewis fan this was IMO the best race of the season. It had everything. At Valencia? Madness.

#44 Gilles12

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:47

Apart from Schumacher...


Mercedes connection...

Given nit picking degrees of freedom :)

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:54

It was pretty decent, and a, for me personally, fantastic result. There were some good moves, some nice drama and an impressive first half of the race by Vettel. Still, I didn't like the inept deployment of the (too long) Safety Car that failed to catch the leader in T1, the ridiculously dangerous situation with the marshals on track - I think for Vettel's car - with the drivers just blasting along at very high speeds, the silliness of the track that allowed multiple trains to form - none greater than Michael Schumacher apparently holding up half the field at one point, and the amount of silly collisions by a number of drivers was out of place in F1 as well.

7/10 for me. :up:

Edited by Nonesuch, 24 June 2012 - 19:55.


#46 Hulkster

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 20:00

I gave it an 8.

Maldonado, and the first half of the race where it looked like Vettel would cruise away prevent a 9 or 10, but still an exciting race with lots of action.

#47 Crazy Ninja

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 20:05

Lol who rated it 1.Haters gonna hate

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I went with a ten. Couldnt find a reason why it shouldnt be. I was really critical of the track last week, but this was a hugely entertaining race and the track layout was definitely a big reason for that.

#48 spacekid

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 20:18

Very entertaining, mostly due to crashes. DRS didn't feel too intrusive, there seemed to be plenty of action away from the DRS zone which was fun. The tyres felt tactical rather than gimmicky to me, some drivers were making them last much better than others. I'm still not convinced that drivers are always master of their own destiny with these tyres though...

The SC really made the race, without it it could have ended up being quite dull. Worked out very nicely for Nando, as safety cars oft do ;) (Alonso was supreme today, loved his drive)

#49 puxanando

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 20:20

10 out of 10. I thought it was a great race.


:up: same!


#50 Les

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 20:27

10 out of 10 for the race, it was epic. 1 out of 10 for the Autosport servers though.