Rate the race: British Grand Prix

What did you think of the British Grand Prix? Rate it out of ten and leave a comment below.

Rate the 2009 British Grand Prix out of 10

  • 1 - Terrible (3%)
  • 2 - Rubbish (2%)
  • 3 - Boring (13%)
  • 4 - Often tedious (7%)
  • 5 - A bit dull (18%)
  • 6 - Not bad (18%)
  • 7 - Good (22%)
  • 8 - Great (10%)
  • 9 - Fantastic (5%)
  • 10 - Perfect (2%)

Total Voters: 1,843

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48 comments on Rate the race: British Grand Prix

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  1. Damon said on 21st June 2009, 14:45

    The race was a bit dull, but Silverstone is certainly a great F1 track. I will miss it.

    BTW. Many of the guys got perfect scores in the prediction game:
    maksF1, Stiffmeister, hal_9000, haas, and Pete Walker.
    Congrats!

  2. Brawn said on 21st June 2009, 14:51

    wasnt a bad race, good to see the 3 nicest guys in F1 on the podium. Think Alonso raced his heart out today. Hope the Brawns can compete and race the Red Bulls next race so we can all give it 9 or 10 :D

  3. Rmstrong said on 21st June 2009, 14:57

    It’s always frustrating to see faster cars stuck behind slower ones. Vettel however was masterful. Webber was unfortunate to be held off by Rubens. Kudos to Rubens for putting up the good fight though because Red Bull was superior. Also the Brawn strategists did well for Jense who really hurt himself with a poor start.

  4. Prisoner Monkeys said on 21st June 2009, 15:10

    We’re twenty-seven laps in on the Australian broadcast, and it’s the most boring race of the season. So boring that I actually looked up the results well before halfway.

  5. Victor said on 21st June 2009, 15:16

    A bit dull, but it was really something otherworldly to watch Vettel’s first stint. Those 21 laps were basically a giant qualifying run with no error commited during the run.

  6. TommyB said on 21st June 2009, 15:34

    A bit dull but good to see someone other than Button win. Some nice battles especially with Alonso and Hamilton.

    There seemed to be a lot of overtaking in the first race but now everyone is getting double diffusers it seems like they can’t overtake anymore?

    Enjoyed the Hamilton donut at the end :)

  7. Hakka said on 21st June 2009, 15:40

    I found qualifying more exciting than the race -which is pretty sad, I must say. Anyone else find qualifying more exciting?

  8. Spud said on 21st June 2009, 16:02

    Nice to see Fisichella finishing well in 10th.

    He wasn’t lapped or anything!!! :D

    Quite a boring race though……

  9. Net Sticks said on 21st June 2009, 16:22

    Great race for those white and blue tractors called BMW!

    They managed to completely destroy the attempts from Hamilton and Alonso to do some overtaking and make the best races they could with their underclass car…

    But, I think, for the english Formula One fans, this was not the race they would like to be the last, at beautiful Silverstone. Let’s hope it’s not!!!

    And with a couple more laps, Button would overtake Rosberg and that Massa guy that must have win some kind of lottery or something…

    I only compare Massa’s luck, even if he’s not winning, but then that wouldn’t be luck, we had to came up with some other more outrageous name – to the BAD luck of Kovalainen – How many race are now, that he did not finish the race because he was slammed by other driver or had mechanical problems… It’s the more unlucky driver I’ve seen in the last years…. I was not thinking we would the race, of course, just finish it! In one race they took him out in the first turn… Here, he did the best he could, had a one stop strategy, did it with perfection… and one lap after, he was crashed into by that crossed eye french from Toro Rosso… “Oppss.. sorry there mate, forgot the glasses at home…”

    People (and sponsors) want to see the best teams win, not Browns and Red Bulls… That’s a fact. One win for them in five or ten races it’s great. Now 2 cars winning all the races so far, and very possibly winning the rest… Not good.

    I like Formula One racing and even endure watch all races when everybody knew from the start that Schumacher arrogant guy was going to win… But I’m getting tired of more of the same, first Button (that I like, don’t get it wrong) and now Vettel is preparing to take the place of the previous german (because we all saw his looks when the team told him not to attack Webber in the last race… he was furious) – that brat than only arrived in Formula One last year and had the luck (I recognize the talent, but never a Torro Rosso would win a ‘normal’ race last year) to win Monza 2008… My problem is the lack of fighting. It’s all for Brown, now all for Red Bull and the big teams are fighting in the last middle of the field.

    Formula One exists because of Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, BMW, Toyota, Williams. Nobody or very little people go to a GP or see it at home supporting Red Bull of Brown (I guess this year that’s not true because of what already happened, but we have a team with months and 3 win tunnels the make a car, teams with different interpretation of the rules (FIA’s to blame) and the big teams or are all mental retarded…. Or you have to agree FIA KILLED the Formula One World Championship!

    Formula One is dead, let’s bring on the next top motorcar series without FIA messing it all up!

    • pSynrg said on 21st June 2009, 16:36

      A very twisted view of things there mate. I agree about the BMW’s. Disagree about Kovalainen, he’s just not that good and is prone to failure by overcompensating.

      Up to this race I was beginning to doubt Vettel’s race craft but not his speed or ambitions for the throne. But after that flawless display he’s clearly one of the fastest drivers in F1 today.

      People (and sponsors) want to see the best teams win, not Browns and Red Bulls… That’s a fact.

      That’s utter rubbish, certainly not fact. As an F1 fan it is absolutely brilliant to see the likes of Brawn and Red Bull leading the field with the Ferrari’s and McLaren’s falling over themselves trying to catch up. It’s what any sport should be about – not total domination by a predictable ‘elite’ – you even allude to this yourself citing the Schumacher era. The only that would make this current state sweeter would be if the Ferraris and McLarens were in fact competitive and scrapping with the Brawns and the Red Bulls.

      • TommyB said on 21st June 2009, 18:56

        Disagree about Kovalainen, he’s just not that good and is prone to failure by overcompensating.

        Completely agree Kovalainen is not that great.

        I also can’t believe that you think Vettel is a bad driver. What he’s done in 2 and a half years in F1 is amazing. To get that win for Toro Rosso is something no one could have predicted.

        I do agree in some way though with you.

        A new pecking order is not exciting. Just because Ferrari, McLaren, BMW and Renault are struggling at the back people say its exciting but seeing those guys all up at the front battling would be much better.

    • TommyB said on 21st June 2009, 18:59

      (because we all saw his looks when the team told him not to attack Webber in the last race… he was furious)

      You go on about the lack of racing but can’t understand Vettel’s frustration when he’s told he isn’t allowed to race.

      He is a racing driver and has every right to be annoying that they won’t let him race Webber when we could have clearly caught him up!

  10. pSynrg said on 21st June 2009, 16:25

    It was an anticlimax if you are British. Pretty ironic even that the British GP would be the one to find a chink in the Brawn armour.
    Thoroughly enjoyed watching Lewis wring the neck of his rather erratic, unpredictable and hopeless McLaren. Great dice with Alonso but I feel that if they’d fitted a slightly longer 7th gear there would have been more opportunity for Lewis.
    And Vettel, well, wow – what an outstanding drive really silenced his critics, including me.
    As a race I enjoyed it, as a British GP it was average.

    • TommyB said on 21st June 2009, 16:32

      He definitely silenced his critics. Complete domination from him.

      Button really was poor today it’s almost like he knew he wasn’t going to do anything after qualifying so didn’t really do much in the race.

      • pSynrg said on 21st June 2009, 16:41

        Hey mate, there was £20 you would have walked away with :) (see earlier predictions thread) I seriously thought Jenson was going to rise to the challenge and Vettel was going to fade.

    • Owen G said on 21st June 2009, 20:34

      I wouldn’t say silenced the critics really. All 3 of his wins have been from pole when under less pressure. The main criticism of him is that he fails to make more out of his race when he starts lower down.

      So even though he had a perfect race yesterday, he needs to win from further back to really silence the critics.

      • TommyB said on 21st June 2009, 22:20

        Hmm he still has done well from further back. China 2007, Monaco 2008. You could say the same about Massa really.

        There’s no doubt pole is a huge part of the race and if you have the fastest car to win the race it’s likely you are going to get pole position.

  11. Robert said on 21st June 2009, 16:29

    Enjoyed watching Alonso and Hamilton

  12. Tiomkin said on 21st June 2009, 16:33

    The race wasn’t exciting, an accident or rain would have helped things. What puzzles me is why people turn on Drivers for winning more than 2 races in a row? I thought that is what they’re paid to do. ‘Hate shummi’, ‘hate Hamilton’. Now it’s Button’s turn.

    No such nonsense with MotoGP. Rossi is praised for being good, (GOAT) and the races aren’t dull.

  13. gabal said on 21st June 2009, 16:34

    I voted good – we saw some great battles down the field and that Fisichella move at the start of the race was pure brilliance. I hope we will see more overtaking next season when things would have to get sorted on track instead in pits.

  14. Too much boooooooooooring…

  15. LewisC said on 21st June 2009, 16:58

    Vettel’s first stint reminded me of the bad old days of Williams-Renault dominance – walking away at a second a lap.
    Great drive by Vettel, and really sets up the rest of the season if he can repeat it in 3 weeks’ time – it could be that Brawn have to pick up as many points as they can to keep in front, which would be great!

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