Jump to content


Photo

Rate the Italian GP!


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

Poll: Rate the Italian GP! (209 member(s) have cast votes)

Rate the Italian GP!

  1. 1 (Worst rating) (5 votes [2.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  2. 2 (4 votes [1.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.91%

  3. 3 (4 votes [1.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.91%

  4. 4 (6 votes [2.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.87%

  5. 5 (13 votes [6.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.22%

  6. 6 (21 votes [10.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.05%

  7. 7 (53 votes [25.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.36%

  8. 8 (64 votes [30.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.62%

  9. 9 (20 votes [9.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.57%

  10. 10 (19 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Snic

Snic
  • Member

  • 554 posts
  • Joined: July 11

Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:16

Please leave your views on the race below :)

Best Driver
Sergio Perez, incredible pace on the second stint, averaged a second a lap faster than Kobayashi over race distance

Worst Driver
Generally there was good drives all around the field so it feels a tad harsh to give it to Jerome d'Ambrosio. Not just for today but the weekend showed him to be out of his depth; if he was a top class driver you feel he would have stepped up to the mark better than he did. Sad because he showed flashes of real speed last year, but this may well be his last drivein an F1 car.

Best Overtake
The battle between Perez and Raikonnen was brilliant with Raikonnen's racecraft being exemplary as usual. The pass Perez pulled around the outside of the second chicane was pure bravery. http://twitpic.com/astv9f/full

Best Moment
Alonso mowing the lawn at Curve Grande, saw that one coming after what happened last year. That was one of the scariest things I've seen this year.

DRS & Tyres
Enjoyed the tyres this race, there was more battles and overtaking at non-DRS zones than I expected.
DRS- unnecessary on the main straight but worked fairly well on the shorter straight up to Ascari, Mclaren gained an 20 KPH advantage which is absolutely huge.

In a sentence
Exciting race in which karma was re-payed from Spa

Advertisement

#2 F1ultimate

F1ultimate
  • Member

  • 2,813 posts
  • Joined: November 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 15:23

I gave it a 7. Nice start, great battles for 3-7th positions, though the race could have been a bit more interesting if there was a competitive Grosjean in there.

#3 Seanspeed

Seanspeed
  • Member

  • 13,393 posts
  • Joined: October 08

Posted 09 September 2012 - 16:00

8/10. I admit it probably gets a bump due to Alonso climbing up to the podium, but it was still an otherwise pretty entertaining race. Pretty good driving standards considering the amount of action out there. Lots of cars going side by side into the tight chicanes and most everybody getting through cleanly.

#4 Creepy

Creepy
  • Member

  • 582 posts
  • Joined: February 12

Posted 09 September 2012 - 16:03

For me, 8/10 but I voted 10/10 because I feel like to.

Alonso finished well given the circumstances, we got some passing, drama and controversy. And also surprises and dark horses. It was indeed interesting.

#5 jrg19

jrg19
  • Member

  • 6,118 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 09 September 2012 - 16:03

8.

Lewis won :up:

Great races from Perez and Alonso too.

#6 Jimisgod

Jimisgod
  • Member

  • 2,300 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 09 September 2012 - 16:59

Best Driver
Sergio Perez. Nuff said.

Worst Driver
Webber. That spin. Errrgghh.

Best Overtake
Perez on Raikonnen, twice I think.

Best Moment
Alonso going wide, some of the slides at chicane #2, Perez passing the Ferraris.

DRS & Tyres
Not really a crazy strategy race. DRS seems the same everywhere.

In a sentence
Better race than Spa, reliability made a return for once and probably gave Alonso the WDC.

I gave it a 7. Nice start, great battles for 3-7th positions, though the race could have been a bit more interesting if there was a competitive Grosjean in there.


First corner was way too clean, we needed him. :p

Edited by Jimisgod, 09 September 2012 - 17:01.


#7 scheivlak

scheivlak
  • Member

  • 10,816 posts
  • Joined: August 01

Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:24

Worst Driver
Generally there was good drives all around the field so it feels a tad harsh to give it to Jerome d'Ambrosio. Not just for today but the weekend showed him to be out of his depth; if he was a top class driver you feel he would have stepped up to the mark better than he did. Sad because he showed flashes of real speed last year, but this may well be his last drivein an F1 car.

We shouldn't forget that he lost KERS by lap 6!

Jerome finished 45 seconds behind Kimi.
Last week at Spa Paul di Resta had a comparable KERS problem and finished 36 seconds behind Hulkenberg. Autosport gave him a 9 for that performance :D
Of course that was rather ridiculous, but I think Jeromes performance today is quite comparable to Paul's last week especially when you consider that Kimi is higher rated generally than Nico and it was Jerome's first race in the Lotus. The speed of his second stint was quite decent.

IMHO there was no out-and-out clear worst driver today, though Mark Webber could be a candidate.

#8 bongofury

bongofury
  • Member

  • 57 posts
  • Joined: March 12

Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:29

8/10

Lots of good clean overtaking and a final charge from Perez to change the podium in the closing stages. Always good to have some controversy to talk about too :lol:

#9 seahawk

seahawk
  • Member

  • 2,915 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:33

10/10

Best Driver
Lewis Hamilton and his domination

Worst Driver
None. The worst thing were the racist italian fans. Disgusting.

Best Overtake
Perez had a few

Best Moment
Lewis crossing the line to win the Italian GP

DRS & Tyres
Nothing to complain

In a sentence
An important step to Hamilton´s second WDC.

#10 stillOrange

stillOrange
  • Member

  • 723 posts
  • Joined: April 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:41

Best driver Checo

Worst driver Hard to say really. None :)

Overtake Checo on Kimi

DRS & Tyres More or less good. I suppose the difference between tyres could be a little bit bigger.

The racist monkey grunts reported by people at the race are disgusting and put shadow over this event. I know that booing of non-Ferrari drivers is almost like a tradition at Monza but organisers should try to do something about it as well.

It was also sad seeing both Redbulls and Button retire.

#11 FenderJaguar

FenderJaguar
  • Member

  • 1,414 posts
  • Joined: October 09

Posted 09 September 2012 - 18:47

2/10

Driver of the race
Good race from Perez

Worst Driver
Difficult. I think both Force India drivers could have done better. Hard to say. I don't think one should judge Jerome D'Ambrosio too hard when he is jumping into the car for one race.

Scariest moment
Alonso mowing the lawn at Curve Grande

In a sentence
Boring race on a track that F1 cars have outgrown. And normally I am all for historic tracks. But this one isn't that interesting anymore.

#12 Skinnyguy

Skinnyguy
  • Member

  • 3,878 posts
  • Joined: August 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:48

4. The race wasn´t bad at all, it was good in fact. I simply can´t enjoy the kind of wheel to wheel racing Monza provides, I see two cars side by side and I feel nothing. I just hate this circuit as much as I hated the old Hockenheim.

#13 Longtimefan

Longtimefan
  • Member

  • 2,399 posts
  • Joined: October 08

Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:55

3/10 for me.

Congrats to Lewis but lights to flags races bore me and this one was no exception although Perez and Alonso added a little entertainment but overall it was zzzZZ


#14 Longtimefan

Longtimefan
  • Member

  • 2,399 posts
  • Joined: October 08

Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:56

4. The race wasn´t bad at all, it was good in fact. I simply can´t enjoy the kind of wheel to wheel racing Monza provides, I see two cars side by side and I feel nothing. I just hate this circuit as much as I hated the old Hockenheim.


BLASPHEMY!!

If you don't enjoy wheel to wheel racing, perhaps go watch WRC instead?


#15 Sakae

Sakae
  • Member

  • 19,141 posts
  • Joined: December 03

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:05

Voted 1.

Stewards / FiA / neverending clarifications / confusion / injustice

Nuff said.

#16 Smile17

Smile17
  • Member

  • 1,113 posts
  • Joined: August 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:27

Voted 1.

Stewards / FiA / neverending clarifications / confusion / injustice

Nuff said.


just :rotfl:

#17 chrisblades85

chrisblades85
  • Member

  • 2,606 posts
  • Joined: July 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:34

4. The race wasn´t bad at all, it was good in fact. I simply can´t enjoy the kind of wheel to wheel racing Monza provides, I see two cars side by side and I feel nothing. I just hate this circuit as much as I hated the old Hockenheim.


I don't understand how you can like motor racing, yet dislike wheel to wheel racing?

As for custard being the worst driver, bit harsh.

Edit: I gave it a 10. As I love Monza.

Edited by chrisblades85, 09 September 2012 - 20:39.


#18 Lemans

Lemans
  • Member

  • 1,238 posts
  • Joined: March 02

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:36

McLaren wins.
Vettels' big fat sulking lip.

10.




Edited by Lemans, 09 September 2012 - 20:39.


#19 GrosjeanFTW

GrosjeanFTW
  • Member

  • 32 posts
  • Joined: March 12

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:39

I voted an eight, would've been a 9 if there were fewer DNF's, i really don't like races being tinted in that manner.
However it was still good to watch and as ever, a great spectacle (especially the turn 1 braking zone).

Best driver: I think this one is clear, Perez really out drove his car, a stunning performance.
Worst driver: There were no particularly bad drives in my opinion, so I will also say the crowd, I am disgusted at the apparent boo's and racist chants towards Hamilton, and partially Perez as well i understand. AWFUL!
Best overtake: Perez and Raikonnen had a few really good battles, good driving and great respect for the two. :up:
Best moment: Alonso coming up through the field was really good to watch, even though I hated every moment of it.
Tyres and DRS: They have been excellent for 3 races in a row now, BRAVO, Perelli seem to be getting the hang of it now.



Advertisement

#20 Atreiu

Atreiu
  • Member

  • 9,455 posts
  • Joined: May 07

Posted 09 September 2012 - 20:52

Hamilton seemed to cruise and have it straightforward, but there were battles everywhere else for the podium and points positions. Perez charge came as a nice surprise, but it would have been even better had Button and Vettel not suffered failures. I gave it a nine.

#21 BigWicks

BigWicks
  • Member

  • 750 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 09 September 2012 - 21:08

sensational race, including two of the title contenders battling it out wheel to wheel, what more can you ask for?

#22 William Hunt

William Hunt
  • Member

  • 3,081 posts
  • Joined: July 01

Posted 09 September 2012 - 21:12

Worst Driver
Generally there was good drives all around the field so it feels a tad harsh to give it to Jerome d'Ambrosio. Not just for today but the weekend showed him to be out of his depth; if he was a top class driver you feel he would have stepped up to the mark better than he did. Sad because he showed flashes of real speed last year, but this may well be his last drivein an F1 car.


Agree that his weekend was not great but... I disagree with you that he was out of his depth. The ridiculous rules that forbid test / reserve drivers to test the F1 cars during the season created a very steep learning curve for d'Ambrosio, he did a good job by just bringing the car home because frankly: you can't expext anything more from a driver that has to jump in to a car that he hardly knows, without any in-season mileage, you just can't expect someone to be competitive in that situation compared to drivers who have been driving in their cars all season.

On Belgian television Robert Doornbos was commenting as a consultant after the race and he mentioned that at the time that he was a testing driver for Red Bull, he got so much mileage that he knew the car inside out when he had to replace Klien, but nowadays young drivers don't get that running anymore and this is a real problem. You can't jugde Jerôme on this weekend, that would be extremely unfair, on top of that Monza is not an ideal track for the Lotus either.

Also interesting to note: d'Ambrosio drove the whole race without KERS because the system was broken!

Edited by William Hunt, 09 September 2012 - 21:20.


#23 Atreiu

Atreiu
  • Member

  • 9,455 posts
  • Joined: May 07

Posted 09 September 2012 - 21:21

Maybe they should bring third cars back so these reserve drivers arent so rusty and akso get some better chances to show themselves.

#24 Skinnyguy

Skinnyguy
  • Member

  • 3,878 posts
  • Joined: August 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 21:39

I don't understand how you can like motor racing, yet dislike wheel to wheel racing?


You and the other guy: Read again :wave:



#25 Dolph

Dolph
  • Member

  • 4,202 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 09 September 2012 - 22:31

I think we've been spoiled. 10 years ago this race would have been rated 11.

#26 Massa_f1

Massa_f1
  • Member

  • 3,134 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 09 September 2012 - 22:38

i voted 4. There was some reasonable fights down the field, but it was not much of a entertaining race. I am surprised most motorsport websites have called it dramatic and thriller.

#27 Wander

Wander
  • Member

  • 2,212 posts
  • Joined: March 12

Posted 09 September 2012 - 22:49

Best Overtake
The battle between Perez and Raikonnen was brilliant with Raikonnen's racecraft being exemplary as usual. The pass Perez pulled around the outside of the second chicane was pure bravery. http://twitpic.com/astv9f/full


Wow, I love that GIF. Great overtake, but also amazing car control from Räikkönen! Cheers.

I rated it 7, a good enjoyable GP.

Best drive:
Perez

Best moment:
Perez overtaking Alonso

Worst drive:
Webber was again very disappointing and then spun so I think I'll go with him. He's totally lost his race form compared to his team mate.

#28 Nonesuch

Nonesuch
  • Member

  • 1,618 posts
  • Joined: October 08

Posted 09 September 2012 - 23:04

Rated it a 6/10. It had some nice moments - especially up in the second chicane, but it was mostly another 'exciting because of the championship implications' race.

Best Driver:
Lewis Hamilton. Fantastic pace all weekend. He's in good form, and I think Ferrari and Red Bull have reason to be worried.
Worst Driver: Mark Webber. He wasn't that bad, but he was quite unimpressive. He seemed to have yet another tough first few laps, and then just lingered at the bottom of the top 10. Not a good weekend for Red Bull.
Best Overtake: Alonso's first two laps were quite nice to see. Perez's move on Raikkonen was gutsy as well.
Best Moment: Aside from Alonso's great recovery in the early stages, I'll mention this slightly odd event: discovering that Kimi Raikkonen slots into third in the WDC standings. I knew he'd been doing a relatively good job but I was genuinely surprised to see him there on the prediction sheet after Vettel retired.
DRS & Tyres: Will never like the current format. The double DRS made most passing a formality, and I still do not like the enormous pace difference between tyres that are slightly more used than others. I just don't think a part of the car for which no competition is allowed should be so important.
In a sentence: McLaren is back on top.

Edited by Nonesuch, 09 September 2012 - 23:05.


#29 bourbon

bourbon
  • Member

  • 5,257 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 09 September 2012 - 23:17

The GOOD: Perez bringing it home for a stunning 2nd; Kimi coming 5th.

The BAD: Vettel's DNF, another alternator blowing out.

The UGLY: The biased, inconsistent and inept stewards with calls that affected the race and championship - leaving a bad taste in the mouth.

Best drive: Perez
Worst drive: Webber
Best Sunglasses: Hamilton
Best Dressed (team boss): Whitmarsh
Soap Opera Star Award: Alonso
Best pitlane walk: Vettel
Scariest Moment: Ron Dennis Interview
Best Barbercut: Peter Sauber
Best car: Sauber
Worst car: RBR
Best drink holder: Ricciardo
Best tyre care: Raikkonen
Best 3 year warranty: Glock
Saddest Case: Button/Vettel/Hulkenberg/DeAmbrosio
Hardest working: Massa
Best coveralls: Force India
Most Arrogant Fellow (team boss): Dom
Best messed up face (team boss): Horner
Best use of time (team): Mercedes - kept going and going
Worst use of time (team): Red Bull - should have stayed home
Prettiest WAG: Glock's babe
Best behaved: Maldonado
Worst behaved: Monza crowd
In a sentence: Next year let's race Paul Riccard instead!

Edited by bourbon, 09 September 2012 - 23:33.


#30 UPRC

UPRC
  • Member

  • 4,569 posts
  • Joined: February 99

Posted 10 September 2012 - 00:14

5/10 for me. I found most of the race to be really dull. The only saving grace at all in my opinion was the amazing performance by Perez. If he hadn't gone as well as he had, I'd probably give the race a 2 or 3. I was almost falling asleep from lap 10 to somewhere between 35-40, and I never get tired during AM races (European races are on at 9:00 AM for me).

Edited by UPRC, 10 September 2012 - 00:16.


#31 tabovilla

tabovilla
  • Member

  • 72 posts
  • Joined: October 10

Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:44

8/10

Funny thing was seeing the three drivers, FA SP LH, taken out by Romain Grosjean on SPA, on the podium this time around :clap:

#32 joshb

joshb
  • Member

  • 3,063 posts
  • Joined: March 11

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:33

7/10

Best Driver
Race- Perez, Weekend, Hamilton
Worst Driver
d'Ambrosio, though that can be expected. Webber didn't do much, Kobayashi will look at himself and think WTF?
Best Overtake
Perez on Kimi, twice, first one was better
Best Moment
Watching Perez come though and seeing his strategy pay off brilliantly
DRS & Tyres
Good, same as Spa, no easy passes, tyres didn't totally mix it up.
In a sentence
Pi$$ed off with Vettel's car failure (again) and the stewarding, but long way to go, Mclaren strong now, Button #2 role and Ham fave for the title??????

#33 greenman

greenman
  • Member

  • 540 posts
  • Joined: April 12

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:16

8/10

I enjoyed it a lot, I don't know what some people expect from a race. Plenty of action, different strategies, guys coming through the field.

Best driver:
Similar to last week, I won't give this to the Mclaren driver that had everything under his control, but rather to the guy who came through the field - Sergio Perez. Some may say that he lucked into second place, because of the tyres, but if you look at it, it was quite an unbelievable drive. On hards he was passing guys on softs, kept great pace, and lasted long enough to make the one stop work. Then on the second stint, he posted one fastest lap after another, and kept similar pace until the end, going as fast as the two stopping Mercedes drivers.

Worst driver:
Let's say Webber, not because I think he was actually the worst driver of the day, but he's looking very average in last couple of races...

Best overtake:
Perez / Räikkönen
Both were nice

Best moment:
The "Grosjean collection" on the podium

DRS & tyres:
I don't like DRS, and I don't like that there were two zones, but at least it was fairly unnoticable.
Tyres were good. No ridiculous degradation and we saw some different strategies used. Mercedes thus just about returned to the spots they occupied previously, and Checo got the best possible result for his strategy. Some may argue that this kind of drives show what a lottery these tyres are, but I like to think of it as an opportunity for the driver to show his worth by taking a risk and making a different strategy work.. In the BS era, there was no such a thing as a "different strategy", and as a result you couldn't see this kind of thing at all. Well... I for one like it.