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Poll: Rate the Japanese Grand Prix (233 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. 1 - Terrible (24 votes [10.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.30%

  2. 2 - Rubbish (6 votes [2.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.58%

  3. 3 - Boring (14 votes [6.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.01%

  4. 4 - Often tedious (9 votes [3.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.86%

  5. 5 - A bit dull (39 votes [16.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.74%

  6. 6 - Not bad (33 votes [14.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.16%

  7. 7 - Good (47 votes [20.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.17%

  8. 8 - Great (20 votes [8.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.58%

  9. 9 - Fantastic (7 votes [3.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.00%

  10. 10 - Perfect (34 votes [14.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.59%

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#1 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:34

Right, so, how good was the Japanese Grand Prix? Schumacher and Alonso fans are banned from voting for options 1 and 10 respectively...

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#2 jk

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:36

The first half was great with Alonso and Michael really being the class of the field. Great duel between the best two drivers in the sport.
Then Michael retired, ending the championship and excitement in this race.

10 for the first part, 1 for the second. I give it overall a 6.

#3 Rob76

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:37

I vote 'sweet justice' ?

#4 Tigershark

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:40

7 - Good

Nothing spectacular on track, the excitement coming from the "battle" between Michael and Fernando and some backmarkers crashing their cars.

#5 carbonfibre

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:43

7.

Nothing groundbreaking really.

#6 slick1jayj

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:54

The tv race director should have been shot. That had to be one of the worst directed Grand Prix of the year.

#7 Raelene

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:54

I'm with jk

#8 santori

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:58

8.5

And, yes, wretched coverage.

#9 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:58

Originally posted by slick1jayj
That had to be one of the worst directed Grand Prix of the year.

Hear, hear.

#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:01

Somewhere between a 3 and a 4. There was no real drama or expectation. There was a surprise, but it took the stuffing out of the championship fight. Brazil is going to be uninteresting, but for the macabre hope that Alonso dnf's and MS wins, not because I care who wins the WC; but because it would be the most ridiculous end to a season ever.

#11 primer

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:01

Good race, but surely a case has to be made for one team of operators/director to cover all the races.

#12 Mauseri

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:17

Great circuit, great drives, great drama.

+ for the fact that there wasnt easy tilke overtaking but some real

#13 Umpire

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:35

I give it a 9, even though my man lost. I give it for one reason:

Suzuka.

That's says it all really for me. I absolutely love this track. Every race at Suzuka is special.

#14 slapstick

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:42

3. The race was actually boring as hell.

#15 Riker!

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:50

Somewhere between getting your nuts caught in the car door or just getting kicked in the nuts.

The coverage was Premium.. That Directory should get the award for Wanker of the Year.

oh and hahahahahah schumi....wanker.

#16 VresiBerba

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:02

Originally posted by slapstick
3. The race was actually boring as hell.

Couldn't agree more, though I gave it a 5.

#17 fifi

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:41

not bad, bit disapointed that for the possible last race at suzuka that its not going to go down as one of the greats

#18 HP

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:45

Schumachers engine failure or not, I give it a 5. Had given the same vote if Schumacher had won the race BTW.

On track action was missing.

#19 Tuxy

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:05

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk

Hear, hear.


Alonso for the pass for third, oh let's watch a Toyota pull into the pits out of contention this afternoon.

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#20 HBoss

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:28

6- not bad.
It was the less exciting race in a long while, probably since France.

#21 santori

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:34

Originally posted by HP
On track action was missing.


Well, on screen action was missing....

I'm surprised by by some of the opinions here. I thought it was a good race - tense, with a fair number of passes and a couple of great drivers on the limit at the front.

#22 BuonoBruttoCattivo

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 15:25

Oh man, for me it was horrible race... :mad:

#23 RDM

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 16:41

Originally posted by slick1jayj
The tv race director should have been shot. That had to be one of the worst directed Grand Prix of the year.

Quite! Appalling. Can the FIA or Bernie not give instructions saying that simply concentrating on your own country's teams or drivers will be punished in the same way that politicising podium ceremonies is.

This is not a nation v nation sport, and this British viewer supports a German driving an Italian car. We are not all raving nationalists, and the TV production should not be directed as such.

#24 Crazy Canuck

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 17:13

The race itself was 'OK' but the result was fantastic.

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#25 slick1jayj

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 19:29

Originally posted by RDM

Quite! Appalling. Can the FIA or Bernie not give instructions saying that simply concentrating on your own country's teams or drivers will be punished in the same way that politicising podium ceremonies is.

This is not a nation v nation sport, and this British viewer supports a German driving an Italian car. We are not all raving nationalists, and the TV production should not be directed as such.

Or how about a director & steward set that goes to every race & has no bias what so ever because their job would be on the line?

#26 lettuce

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 19:36

there was a potential for a good race, and even being a renault fan i have to say the relish of a close title is now sadly lost.

i wanted michael to be in with a chance for an 8th. Glad i finally got to see him race in Barcelona even though he wasn't competative there.

The amount of passes we had to watch via replay was appalling.

#27 ViMaMo

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 13:09

how many michael fans voted 5 or below. not a bad race at all.

#28 as65p

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 14:05

I voted 6: not bad, but not brilliant either.

BTW I don't think we where robbed of too much (regarding a final showdown) by MS engine blow-up. Everything indicates that Ferrari have the better package and if MS would have gone to Interlagos with a two (effectively three) point lead, the WDC would have been almost as sealed as it appears today. Especially because then we would still have considered the chance of a Ferrari breaking down close to zero - unlike now ;)

The perfect result in Suzuka would have been 1. FA, 2. MS, so that the faster combination would have to do the catch-up, but that never looked likely.