Rate the race: Singapore Grand Prix

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Rate the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 - Terrible (5%)
  • 2 - Rubbish (3%)
  • 3 - Boring (15%)
  • 4 - Often tedious (9%)
  • 5 - A bit dull (18%)
  • 6 - Not bad (17%)
  • 7 - Good (18%)
  • 8 - Great (8%)
  • 9 - Fantastic (4%)
  • 10 - Perfect (2%)

Total Voters: 2,753

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160 comments on “Rate the race: Singapore Grand Prix”

  1. 1/10

    Utterly shocking 2 hours of dribble.

    1. This race was very boring the first 2 laps were good but then everything went to mclaren side it looked like the race had been bought
      1ºqualifying Barrichello crashed right on time
      2ºWilliams race was ruined again by stupid decision
      3ºStewarts were very focused on vettel speed
      4ºeverybody had a big problem pitstop problem or mechanical

      1. Oh my god, it’s incredible… if the race turns good for mclaren then it’s all arranged… please, the man drove a good race, he was going to win anyway.
        Deal with it, not everything is a conspitacy

      2. There was nothing wrong with Rosberg or Vettel’s penalty, both of them are standard punishments, how can you possibly think either were unfair?

        The questionable one was Webber having to let two cars past.

        1. i thought webber’s was a fine decision

          1. Kimi goes wide T1 @ Spa…wins the race.

        2. I thought Webber’s was 50/50, you could see Alonso got out of shape coming out of the corner, so Webber could argue he ‘avoided’ him.

          1. Makes me wonder why Kimi never gets penalties for constantly running wide out of La Source and often gaining positions or speed advantage. Guess it must be part of that Ferrari/FIA love-in thing. Oh well.

          2. Don’t worry. He’ll get banned next year if he does the at spa,cuz he’ll be at mclaren.

  2. So this track really any better than Valencia? Or just Prettier?

    1. The layout is as boring as valencia I guess. But that gets over shadowed cuz its run under lights.

      1. Not great for racing, but looked awesome in qualifying, especially rosberg pushing. Everyone looked right on the edge then.

        1. I liked EjJ’s idea of opening up the circuit slightly to encourage moves under breaking.

          1. Totally agree. Leave the walls, but remove the curbs except for second to last inside (tidy for pit entrance).

    2. Thatsgreatforme
      29th September 2009, 16:26

      The track may not be better but Singapore knows how to put on a show, Valencia organizers should go to Singapore and see how it’s done as I think Valencia is one of the worst….I’ve been to both and Singapore is 100 times better. Well done Singapore….I think it’s the best GP to go to maybe not the best track but the best event by far!

  3. Bernie, please can we have some racing on actual race tracks?

    1. What you wanted to say was:
      Bernie, please, can we have cars that drivers could actually race with?

      1. No, his first reponse was the correct on. This track is crap under lights.
        Your question should be to the fia.

        1. Singapore NEEDS a better track… racing under the lights is so that Europeans don’t have to wake up at 6am to watch the race going on.

          I personally don’t like the 90 degree Mickey Mouse turns at the War Memorial and the Bay Grandstand.

          1. I dont think it has much to do with the lights. I think the venue is great – night time something different and im sure the people in Singapore love it.

            But the BIG problem is the track itself as you said. To me basically almost every corner is boring, many useless zigzag corners that don’t do anything but damage the brakes and the car.

    2. Don’t worry we’ve got Suzuka and Interlagos coming up.

      1. Cant wait for Suzuka. What a track!

        1. I love Suzuka, it’s far better than Fuji and Twin Ring Motegi…

          I wish our city was larger so that we could build a proper track instead of this start-stop-rush-hour type circuit… Maybe we could do it San Marino style and hold future GPs at Pasir Gudang instead… (never happen, I know!!!)

  4. mark webber out Barrichello almost out…boring Button Boring Brawn…

  5. Congratulations to Lewis – the first real winner of the Singapore GP.

    Now are we past the street circuit/night racing fad? This was the most boring race of the season with Valencia coming a close second.

    Monaco should be the only street circuit on the calendar.

    1. sorry but lewis was a bad winner too lucky

      1. how? he was flawless.

        1. He was fastest in quali with more fuel, lead from start to finish (almost) and drove to conserve brakes and tyres, best strategy, fastest driver so how was the win bad? Do you write for the Mirror F2000?

      2. Mussolini's Pet Cat
        27th September 2009, 15:40

        Bad winner? Jeez, sounds like you’d moan about a sunny day…

      3. Im not a Hamilton fan but he was brilliant today.

      4. Lucky that he was the best driver?

      5. thats the worst comment ever, you obviously dont watch f1, must have been you first race f2000, he wasnt too lucky he drove better than risberg and vettel and didnt make the mistakes they did, it isnt luck its skill, i think you need to figure out the diference before you reply

    2. Well, the howls of derision that greeted Montreal’s demise don’t support you there. BTW Melbourne is also a street circuit, and I am yet to hear anyone suggest it is boring and should be dropped. With you all the way on Valencia, though.

      I so glad I went to Singapore last year rather than this. So the result might have been a little bit *helped* along, but at least the race was interesting ! Not like last nights borefest.

      1. Montreal and Albert Park have good layouts.
        The streets are wide enough here to open the track up and make a decent course.

        Albert Park has more room then most street circuits, im not sure if its entirely comparable.

  6. 3 – Boring.
    Maybe a splattering of rain would have improved matters afterall.

  7. Glad there were a couple drive-thrus and some retirements.

    Otherwise we’d have seen no change in positions at all.

    If this sort of thing is the future of F1, I may have to start watching Nascar again—at least they overtake!

    1. lol good point

  8. StrFerrari4Ever
    27th September 2009, 15:20

    Well I voted good even if it was pretty damn tedious the thing that made me vote Good was seeing Vettel pushing like mad however he couldn’t get close enough to pass Hamilton.

    Rain IMO is the only thing that would’ve made this race actually interesting , all in all disappointing for RBR unlucky for Vettel with the penalty and the Diffuser incident.

  9. I like this track but there was just little flare ups of entertainment today. Often tedious

    1. Track is too superfiscial, all glamour and good looks with little content, the drivers dared not move of the racing line because of the state of the track everywhere else. A tight circuit like this needs to be ckean all over, perhaps some more support races before hand may clean the track up, they have all day, you’d think they could do something.

  10. 1/10. Terrible race. All I have to ask is why the BBC are so head over heels in love with this circuit that they wax on about it’s merits all the time.

    1. Mussolini's Pet Cat
      27th September 2009, 15:39

      I guess you have to be there….

    2. Same thing here in the U.S., Speed commentators keep pointing out how stunning the track looks, yet I didn’t see a single overtake that didn’t involve driver error. Since there will be more night races in 2010, the only thing saving Singapore GP is the local support of fans for the race.

      BTW, I gave it a 5/10, had Rosberg/Vettel not made pit-road mistakes, the finish would have been much better IMO.

    3. Maybe it has something to do with the millions of pounds of tax payers money they’ve spent buying the TV rights.

      They’re hardly going to call it a boring race track when they’re trying to get as many people as possible to keep watching.

      Ask Gerald Ratner how good an idea it is to be honest about the quality of your product.

      1. Legard said it was getting a bit dull at one point :D

  11. Oh and yellows up constantly when part of wing on track near beginning was very annoying

  12. Who the hell voted Excellent. Possibly the most boring this year.

    1. what about Valenica???

    2. Sorry Monza WAS by far the worst race this year, then Valencia, Barcelona.
      There was enough happening to make this street snooze entertaining.

  13. It was a very strange race. Most of the action happened because of the poor state of the track and the repercussions this had on the cars. It made for an interesting and different race though.

    7 for me.

  14. StrFerrari4Ever
    27th September 2009, 15:28

    The only real positives we can take from this race are Mclaren are competetive again , RBR are back and Ferrari working on 2010 car , so the 2010 season could be unbelievable.

    Yes these last few races maybe tedious but I’m sure there’s going to be more teams towards the front in 2010 so more competition is definetly coming.

  15. Mussolini's Pet Cat
    27th September 2009, 15:29

    Shame there’s not a ‘Fascinating’ option, because that was how I’d describe it. Nice one Jens, what a thoroughly professional drive. I’m bored of all the this, Button doesnt deserve it, nonsense. On this showing, Vettel certainly doesn’t with yet another crucial mistake. How many errors did Jenson make today??????

  16. it looks like championship was decided 10 races ago no history on this race Button is really blessed no mechanical problems still i think he deservs the champ

  17. The only street circuit should be Monaco. This tracks only slightly better than the spanish one and only becuase its in the dark…

    Good jobs by the Brits today. Dissapointed in the Germans. Button did exactly what he needed, shouldnt be slated.

    1. think they should have some sweeping banked curves at new track, and longer straights obviously (don’t have to actually be straight, maybe banked, or curvy)

    2. Dissapointed in the Germans.

      Not Glock!

  18. An OK race. Although I’m probably only saying that because Lewis won lol.

  19. Don’t understand Webber, if he is angry he should have gave place back to Alonso straight away and then wouldn’t lost out to Glock. Rather than the idea he shouldn’t have been punished because Kimi wasn’t at Spa, it should be Mark deserved punishment but so did Kimi. Two wrongs don’t make right :P Just wish stewards but be consistent

    1. If I ever fing a Genie in a bottle and get 3 wishes, one of them will be for consistancy in F1 stewards.

    2. In this case the stewards were consistent.

      Webber’s incident was comparable to Button’s penalty at Valencia. In fact Button was still alongside Webber when he was pushed off track by Webber. Webber deserved this penalty more than Button did at Valencia.

      For the peopel still whining about Kimi at Spa, first corner incidents are always handled differently.

      If anything, Spa 2009 was comparable to Fuji 2008. Heidfeld should have been given the penalty that Hamilton got there for missing his brake point into turn 1.

      If you want to compare incidents then look at Barrichello plowing straight through Les Combes overtaking several drivers by taking a short cut. The stewards were completely blind on that occasion.

  20. Alonso: “And I dedicate this podium to Flavio – he is at home but he is part of the success we had today.”


    1. I thought the same thing. Someone should have told him, “You actually did well for once this season, so don’t push it!”

    2. a perfectly reasonable thing to say. F1 is a team effort, as seen by the excellent work by the engineers for lewis, great work. Flavio and alonso and the team won two WDCs together, no small feat. Its called loyalty, and was a nice personable touch from Alonso, given that he could have completely ignored it in the press conference and tired to move on from the whole sordid affair.

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