Rate the race: Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel led home a RedBull-one-two at Yas Island. What did you think of F1’s first race at Abu Dhabi? Rate the race out of ten below and have your say in the comments.

Rate the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix out of 10

  • 1 - Terrible (2%)
  • 2 - Rubbish (2%)
  • 3 - Boring (13%)
  • 4 - Often tedious (8%)
  • 5 - A bit dull (16%)
  • 6 - Not bad (18%)
  • 7 - Good (21%)
  • 8 - Great news (9%)
  • 9 - Fantastic (7%)
  • 10 - Perfect (3%)

Total Voters: 2,775

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117 comments on Rate the race: Abu Dhabi

  1. Chalky said on 2nd November 2009, 13:56

    I found it a bit dull, mainly because of the track design. For a new track, with a clean sheet to start with it should have provided better racing.

    I had more hope of this longest straight in F1 helping drivers with a good tow. It did give a good tow and then a turn and another long straight. But after that the track was ruined by a chicane that spoilt any chance of two cars going side by side into the next section! Like when Button was chasing Webber.
    Why was that needed in the design?
    Webber drove well to defend at the end.

    Otherwise I had to give it a thumbs down.
    The TV coverage missed Jenson passing Reubens at the start and sometimes, we seemed to have a gap on the camera shot, like they ran out of cameras and we had to wait to see who appeared around the corner. Again, very much visible on the battle between Webber and Button.

    TV coverage is so important that missing passes and having too few cameras for sections is just ridiculous no matter what happens on track.

  2. Another uneventful race, but relatively good when put in context of what we’ve seen this year. I think the track itself is a good one, and should one day show some attractive racing once the cars are made for passing. Only bummer is that the weather won’t ever present a variable factor.

    Brilliant driving at the end between two quality drivers. Taking off my fan cap and thinking with my brain – Webber paying 16 at the bookies for next season has to be a joke???

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