Rate the race: Turkish Grand Prix

Jenson Button notched up his sixth win of 2009 in Turkey.

What did you think of the race? Rate it out of ten and leave a comment below:

Rate the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 - Terrible (5%)
  • 2 - Rubbish (3%)
  • 3 - Boring (19%)
  • 4 - Often tedious (7%)
  • 5 - A bit dull (18%)
  • 6 - Not bad (17%)
  • 7 - Good (20%)
  • 8 - Great (8%)
  • 9 - Fantastic (2%)
  • 10 - Perfect (2%)

Total Voters: 1,829

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122 comments on Rate the race: Turkish Grand Prix

  1. The Limit said on 9th June 2009, 2:33

    @Maurice Henry.

    I think not! There was definately a bit of spite and venom in Mansell’s attack on Lewis Hamilton and the suggestion that the 2008 title was somewhat ‘easier’ than that of 1992 was pure nonsense.
    Typical Mansell, with his ‘me against the world’ mentality that goes back many years. Even in his heyday, he would always complain about other drivers, his car, etc etc. Self inflicted errors were always somebody else’s fault.
    When Jackie Stewart spoke of Senna saying that , ‘the man really believes in what he is saying, but then so did Hitler’, the same can be said of Mansell also.
    He needs to be reminded that his era went nearly twenty years ago and the sport has moved on without him!

  2. Chua said on 10th June 2009, 3:23

    This is not specifically regarding the race (which I voted 7), but more about wordings and descriptions used in the voting system at the moment, and how it might be skewing the votes.

    Keith, I suspect (with no concrete prove, I admit) that pairing words with the numbers in the voting system is distorting the ratings. It applies for all the ratings, from 1-10, but I think is most prominent with “3”, which has been unfortunately paired with “Boring”.

    So what happens now is that, after a dull race, people went for the word that they associated with most, instead of the rating they felt the race actually deserved. “I was bored to tears, grrr. What should I vote? Oh, there it is, ‘Boring'”.

    Say if “2” or “4” had been paired with “boring”, I’m pretty sure they’ll have been the popular choice among the lower ratings.

    Of course, I admit this doesn’t skew the ratings by a HUGE amount, but I do feel it’s unnecessary, and easily preventable distortion. It only works to some extent, since if you had paired “6” or “7” with “Boring”, voters would probably not have been affected as much. (But they’ll have questioned your rating descriptions long before this :D)

    I just feel a fully quantitative vote would better serve its purpose of obtaining a read of the voter sentiment on the race. The understand the descriptions add flavour, but I feel it’s worth a try to do without them.

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