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Poll: Favourite race of the season (281 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your favourite race -

  1. Australia (3 votes [1.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  2. Malaysia (7 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. China (4 votes [1.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.43%

  4. Bahrain (2 votes [0.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.71%

  5. Spain (4 votes [1.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.43%

  6. Monaco (3 votes [1.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  7. Canada (11 votes [3.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.93%

  8. Europe - Valencia (36 votes [12.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.86%

  9. Great Britain (1 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

  10. Germany (1 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

  11. Hungary (2 votes [0.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.71%

  12. Belgium (4 votes [1.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.43%

  13. Italy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Singapore (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Japan (3 votes [1.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  16. Korea (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. India (1 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

  18. Abu Dhabi (54 votes [19.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.29%

  19. USA (42 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  20. Brazil (102 votes [36.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.43%

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#1 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:42

What a great season of F1 we have seen in 2012 with many exciting races, eight different race winners and the drivers championship going right down to the wire.

So what was your favourite race of the season and why?


For me Valencia, Abu Dhabi, US with the great new track and today's race were standouts. Raikkonen's victory at Abu Dhabi is the race I enjoyed the most.

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#2 DanardiF1

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:58

USA because the driving standards that weekend were fabulous, and there was still some intense wheel-to-wheel racing.

Brazil was great, but chaotic races like that don't always give the best outward image of F1.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:34

spain!!!!!!!
williams wins!!!!!

#4 BigCHrome

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:36

Canada - McLaren/Ferrari/RBR all had the same pace and we finally had a real duel between the top drivers.

#5 mprtc

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:08

india .... cause i was there in the circuit :wave:

#6 Seanspeed

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:09

USA because the driving standards that weekend were fabulous, and there was still some intense wheel-to-wheel racing.

Brazil was great, but chaotic races like that don't always give the best outward image of F1.

I really liked Brazil just because of everything that was at stake and it was by far the most unpredictable and difficult race for the teams/drivers all year. That, on top of all the great action that happened.

I agree about the US race and the driving standards. Nobody really had much bad to say about anyone that Sunday.

Really, there were so many great races. Its probably been my favorite season of F1 so far. It'd be hard to pick a favorite.

#7 Little Leaf

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:34

spain!!!!!!!
williams wins!!!!!


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#8 apoka

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:35

Really, there were so many great races. Its probably been my favorite season of F1 so far. It'd be hard to pick a favorite.

I agree. :up: There were so many good races that it is hard to pick one. Personally, the early races have been entertaining, but a little too random at times. The US race in contrast was not as wild, but still had good racing and high quality. I also liked Spa, especially with Vettel charging through the field and doing tricky passes and quite a bit of action - the only downside from an entertainment point of view was that Button was unchallenged for the win. On the other hand, crazy races like Abu Dhabi or yesterday are also nice, although people cheering for Alonso or Vettel were probably close to a heart attack at times.


#9 choyothe

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:39

I chose AD because I couldn't really enjoy Brazil considering the situation. :p

#10 KiloWatt

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:19

China.
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It feels like such a long time ago...
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#11 exmayol

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:23

To me it's a tie between Brazil and US. Voting for Brazil for sentimental reasons.

#12 Amin

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:25

Abu Dhabi, because it was a great race and my favourite driver won.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:39

Canada

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:56

Brazil. It had the amazing battles for 1st like Canada and US [Bahrain and Hungary wasn't that exciting]. It had some great wheel to wheel action (Kimi on Schumacher, Alonso double overtake, Hulk on Hamilton :lol: ). DRS wasn't that obvious either. It had the Vettel starting from the back (22th place at lap 1) like Abu Dhabi. It had the tyre gambles and dry/wet conditions forcing the drivers to cope with it. It also had hilarious moments like Kimi exploring the unknown (later in the interview he said he exatcly knew where he is going, but someone closed the gate that used to be open in 2001). And of course, it was the title deciding race - Vettel lost it, then had it again, then lost it again, and eventually won. And no alternator, gearbox, engine problems to spoil the race.

But Canada, USA and Valencia were also classic, can't deny.

#15 Nigol

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:09

Looking at the poll results it seems like ppl forget very fast.

#16 Lelouch

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:50

I can't decide between China, Valencia, Spa, AD, USA and Brazil.. >.<

#17 Shiroo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:59

many great races that it is hard to choose one. That's why I took the one, where my team won.

Aby Dhabi

#18 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:37

USA because the driving standards that weekend were fabulous, and there was still some intense wheel-to-wheel racing.

Brazil was great, but chaotic races like that don't always give the best outward image of F1.


USA was a standout for me not only for the racing as you point out but also for the venue which is well laid out and very dramatic.

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#19 Dolph

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:45

What a great season of racing we have seen in 2012 with many exciting races and the drivers championship going right down to the wire.

So what was your favourite race of the season and why?


For me Valencia, Abu Dhabi, US with the great new track and today's race were standouts. Raikkonen's victory at Abu Dhabi is the race I enjoyed the most.


You know this poll is gonna severly suffer from recency effect?

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#20 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:54

I can't pick just 1. There were numerous races that were various combinations of exciting, interesting, thrilling, chaotic, controversial, so I really can't pick just 1 race.

#21 eronrules

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:32

com'on kimi fans ... let's blitz this poll ... vote for Abu Dhabi :clap:

#22 Dan333SP

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:37

I voted for Valencia. Yea, the race wasn't that great, but the moment on the last lap when I realized MSC would end up on the podium made up for that and then some. In the same vein, Q3 qualifying in Monaco was the most exciting session of the year for me because the old man showed that he can still be the best on a very challenging circuit. I also enjoyed the Canadian and American races, mostly because I was at both of them :)

#23 Clatter

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:40

Has to be Brazil. That race had absolutely everything. So many twists in the plot that even the best scriptwriters couldn't have come up with that one.

#24 Dispenser89

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:43

Brazil. It had everything and at no point was the tension cut. There was always something going on until the end. USA and Malaysia were great as well.

#25 selespeed

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:44

it's nice that so many races were great this year...voted valencia...that was the best drive of the year for me by alonso...

worst has to be spa...so much expectations before the race...saubers in great position...and than beng...grosjean...

#26 OSX

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:19

Abu Dhabi was the surprise best race of the year. An exceptional thriller where the drivers made the show and not the weather.

#27 BenettonB192

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:26

We were very lucky this year with many great races and an exciting championship. For me it's Brazil because i never experienced so many close heart attacks during watching a race and the fact i was very pleased with the outcome.



#28 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:15

it's nice that so many races were great this year...voted valencia...that was the best drive of the year for me by alonso...

worst has to be spa...so much expectations before the race...saubers in great position...and than beng...grosjean...



Valencia was a very special race this year. Alonso winning at home and celebrating with the fans - almost missing the podium ceremony. And the podium of Alonso, Raikkonen and Schumacher (his only comeback podium) was a real throwback and had a strong Ferrari connection.

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#29 Seanspeed

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:51

com'on kimi fans ... let's blitz this poll ... vote for Abu Dhabi :clap:

Its not a contest.

#30 William Hunt

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:54

well, in a way Australia is always my favourite race because it's the first one after waiting several months with no race.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:06

This really is a difficult question. I´d say Malaysia, China, Bahrein, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Valencia, Belgium, Japan, Abu Dhabi, USA, Brazil. Between all of this maybe the best 3 were (in my opinion) Brazil, Malaysia and Valencia (who would guess) very hard to choose.

well, in a way Australia is always my favourite race because it's the first one after waiting several months with no race.


And yes, also Australia for this reason.

Edited by sportingcp, 26 November 2012 - 17:08.


#32 F1ultimate

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:11

There were some thrilling races but mostly because of SC and silly crashes.

Austin GP truly stood out with the perfect tire choice allowing drivers to push hard. We saw numerous awesome overtake, all of which were successfully devoid of take out.

Best dry race in a long time.

#33 SR388

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:13

Canada. Lewis driving at his best and I was enthralled throughout the race.

#34 SpaMaster

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:15

Abu Dhabi for me, personally.

Brazil is the most exciting race, the craziest race in a long time. But I think, Valencia, Spa, Abu Dhabi and USA are right up there as some of the best races you would ever see.

#35 SpaMaster

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:25

Valencia was a very special race this year. Alonso winning at home and celebrating with the fans - almost missing the podium ceremony. And the podium of Alonso, Raikkonen and Schumacher (his only comeback podium) was a real throwback and had a strong Ferrari connection.

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#36 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:09

Canada - McLaren/Ferrari/RBR all had the same pace and we finally had a real duel between the top drivers.



Canada was a duel, won by Lewis Hamilton, his first win of the season. Alonso was unable to fend Hamilton off as he passed for the lead.

It was also Mclaren's 300th race with Mercedes and Hamiltons's third win at the Canadian track.

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#37 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 22:13

Valencia for me, for obvious reasons. ;)


#38 Spillage

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 23:35

China, Valencia, Abu Dhabi & Brazil were my standouts. If I had to pick one I'd go for Valencia, I think, but its been a great season

#39 Mc_Silver

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 23:44

Canada was the best one for me. For sure Brazil is always in top 3 cuz it is the last race of the season and lots of drama there. USA and Abu Dhabi were great as well.

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#40 scheivlak

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 23:51

Maybe the best season I've seen as far as exciting individual races are concerned, and I've been following F1 since the mid-sixties (hesitate to say "I watched" because full live coverage was not very common until the early eighties).

With all tension before the race I was almost certain that Interlagos simply had to be anticlimatic. It took only few seconds in the race to skip that feeling.

Brazil might have topped it all, but Malaysia, China and Canada were great and Valencia (a usual borefest....), Abu Dhabi and also the USGP were just fantastic.
I also liked the Monaco GP even though there was hardly a pass in the entire race because the race showed how damn good top F1 drivers are in very tricky conditions.

#41 Jimisgod

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:40

1. Brazil
2. Abu Dhabi
3. Valencia
4. Spain
5. China
6. Malaysia
7. Canada


#42 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:46

Maybe the best season I've seen as far as exciting individual races are concerned, and I've been following F1 since the mid-sixties (hesitate to say "I watched" because full live coverage was not very common until the early eighties).

With all tension before the race I was almost certain that Interlagos simply had to be anticlimatic. It took only few seconds in the race to skip that feeling.

Brazil might have topped it all, but Malaysia, China and Canada were great and Valencia (a usual borefest....), Abu Dhabi and also the USGP were just fantastic.
I also liked the Monaco GP even though there was hardly a pass in the entire race because the race showed how damn good top F1 drivers are in very tricky conditions.



The wet conditions in Malaysia produced a surprise winner, Alonso. Fernando looked like he was the most surprised of anyone!

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#43 vlado

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:53

USA for me.. great track, and I guess thanks to Pirelli messing up we had a good race as well :)

Looking at the votes, something tells me that a lot of us are affected by the deciding nature of the last 3 races..

Edited by vlado, 27 November 2012 - 03:53.


#44 Juggles

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:51

The question was "favourite" rather than "best" so I chose the USA, although you could make an argument for it being the best as well. A great battle at the front (with the right result for me), excellent driving standards all the way through the field, a race where the drivers could actually push on the limit and the baptism of a great new circuit on the F1 calendar. Plus the cowboy hats.

The other standout races in my opinion were Malaysia and Brazil.

Too much of the excitement in both Abu Dhabi and Valencia came from the leader retiring when they deserved to win, which in my opinion actively takes away from both races rather than making them more exciting. Abu Dhabi also contained the worst driving standards I've seen in F1 for several years. I think both races were blown a bit out of proportion for the end result rather than the substance of the race.

#45 George Costanza

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:02

Monaco Quali...

Brazil for the conditions sake and pressure.

Valencia/Canada

#46 Creepy

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:58

Valencia.

#47 Anderis

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:04

China. :love:

Love all races there since 2009. So many unpredictable outcomes, action and great fights for positions. :up: 2012 was even a bit better than the previous races , because there was even bigger ammount of the most spectacular wheel-to-wheel battles, like Maldonado with Grosjean and Alonso.

#48 Sakae

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:55

Brazil.

Thankful for this season being over and done with as one to forget!

#49 Juggles

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:47

Brazil.

Thankful for this season being over and done with as one to forget!


Aren't you a Vettel fan?

#50 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 17:14

Valencia.


The Spanish fans were ecstatic after Alonso's win at home, especially when he pulled his car to a stop in front of the grandstands to celebrate.

His car comes into view at 2:45 in this fan video.

http://wtf1.co.uk/vi...ic-celebration/

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