Rate the race: Australia

So, who thought Melbourne gave us a better race than Bahrain? Rate the Australian Grand Prix out of ten and leave a comment below.

Rate the 2010 Australian Grand Prix out of 10

  • 1 - Terrible (1%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (1%)
  • 7 (9%)
  • 8 (30%)
  • 9 (32%)
  • 10 - Perfect (26%)

Total Voters: 4,366

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2010 Australian Grand Prix

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234 comments on Rate the race: Australia

  1. curedcat said on 28th March 2010, 9:31

    redbull should take advantage of that ride height adjuster in this few races , cuz when mclaren get their own device on thier car it will no longer be luscious for liz .

  2. Mouse_Nightshirt said on 28th March 2010, 9:36

    Watching f1 forum, I think that McLaren made the right decision with Lewis *at the time*. I fully suspect that Hamilton would have knacked his tyres as the race wore on. At the end of the day, Button made the right calls and pushed when he needed to. Lewis drove a stonking race, but F1 doesn’t have hindsight.

  3. chaosthoery said on 28th March 2010, 9:38

    You Brits cant stand the decision taken by McLaren to make Lewis pit, for all people in Poland it was a relief :P Kubica was great today, just like in Japan 2008 when he was defending from Kimis Ferrari, it was exciting. But if it wasnt for Lewis storming the field, this race wouldnt be as exciting.
    And I think Alonso was too gentle with Massa, like if he didnt want to cause some tension inside the team, or something.
    So to me this race was definitely better than the greatest from last season – SPA 09.

    • curedcat said on 28th March 2010, 10:00

      great hindsight mate , lewis did make the race exciting , show out to polish f1fanatics ;-)

    • Gagan said on 28th March 2010, 10:06

      I am an Alonso fan and I second that. Massa was struggling and alonso should have got passed him. May be ho got a call from Stefano not to take any chances. But it was a quality drive from Alonso and i think Massa should have been better than 3rd.

  4. wong chin kong said on 28th March 2010, 9:39

    I rated it 9, one step below perfect because it needed rain to bring excitement to the race. Crashes, different tyre strategies, unscheduled pit stops, damaged cars, dare devil overtaking moves spiced up the race. The organisers have to seed the clouds for rain in desert venues next time.

  5. David said on 28th March 2010, 9:44

    Wait a minute.

    Those thousands of ridiculously overreacting fans after Bahrain are now happy. What gives?

    • Lachie said on 28th March 2010, 9:58

      I think you’ll find most people agree the race shut down somewhat once the track dried and their are still inherent issues with the cars. We’re all just happy for the time being that we got some action no matter the reason.

      Jeez if you don’t like a little action you should just stop watching :P

    • I agree, there were several races last year that were just as dull as Bahrain this year, and many people seemed to have forgotten about them. Bahrain wasn’t even all that bad, no better than I’ve ever expected from any of the tilkedromes.

    • SennaRainho said on 31st March 2010, 18:09

      No David, we are absolutely not! Please read my two posts above.

  6. steph90 said on 28th March 2010, 9:50

    9. Alonso moment of the day for hilarious radio transmission

    • James_mc said on 28th March 2010, 9:51

      Agreed! :-D “I don’t wanna know!”

    • Robbie said on 28th March 2010, 9:52

      Was that the ‘Hamilton is now 3.5 seconds behind you’

      ‘I don’t want to know!’

      ?

    • Gagan said on 28th March 2010, 10:12

      That was awesome. HE knew that he could keep Ham behind him and he sis it superbly. Had it been Massa instead of Alo, Ham would haev overtaken him

      • Tony said on 28th March 2010, 11:24

        Its a shame Webber took Hamilton out when he did, as Alonso was out of shape after that corner (watching the replay, Rosberg had a real look at passing). Ham was likely thinking to duck back inside and go for the next corner.

  7. First of all it was an awesome race. Button may have won but the driver of the day none other than Lewis. Mclaren had miscalcualted Ferrari & Renault pitting. Webber’s driving? What did this race tell you(Red Bull)? Please stand on your feet and don’t bad mouth. Horner kept on speaking nonsense of Ron/Lewis/Mclaren.

    • curedcat said on 28th March 2010, 10:04

      christian horner or horny ;-) or whatever his name is feeling quite smug at the moment so he has the gut to poke fun at people like ron dennis , lets give it two races and he won’t have much to say

  8. Varun said on 28th March 2010, 9:54

    Good day for Bernie and all the F1 Fans….. Formula 1 is still as exciting as before! Next year Bahrain should arrange for some artificial rain (in the desert) to make it more exciting…..

  9. Steve said on 28th March 2010, 10:00

    Amazing how a track cobbled together from street roads through a park can produce a race with so much more excitement than one on a custom designed/built and modified track such as Bahrain.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th March 2010, 10:02

      Well said.

      • curedcat said on 28th March 2010, 10:11

        “well said”

        kinda funny or maybe a “being nice” stunt from you keith , but there is nothing overly exciting that deserves a “well said” about this race compared to bahrain . The difference was from natural intervention (rain) . Get some rainmakers to bahrain on a race weekend and you’ll see f1 5 star rating skyrocket.

        After the rain stopped the drama stopped , f1 has problems . How did hamilton who was chipping away at least 1.5 seconds a lap from alonso , suddenly finds himself stuck and can’t pass .

        1.5 SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!! faster and can’t overtake , that is a joke

        • You have a point, but do keep in mind that Hamilton himself complained of having ruined his tyres exactly as he closed in on Alonso. That was a factor.

        • Ned Flanders said on 28th March 2010, 17:02

          “After the rain stopped the drama stopped”

          Er… were you watching the same race as the rest of us?!

        • Curedcat – have you ever watched Melbourne before? I have been going since 2000, and this is the first even semi-wet race we’ve had in that time. And yet, is it the first great race? Apart from 2004 & 2007, Albert Park has produced absolute pearlers every year on a bone dry track. That is the difference between a good, classic track, and a Tilke-drome.

    • Sadly, I don’t think tracks like this or Interlagos would be approved for construction today. The tilkedromes are what they are, I’m sure, in no small part due to the obcession with safety and the misguided notion that wide tracks equal good racing. We should treasure these tracks while they’re still in the calendar and hope F1 never moves away from all of them.

    • Maybe we can hope for rain at Singapore as well, would it make the most boring race on the calendar any better?

  10. Big Vettel fan here, very disappointing to see reliability let him down again, but I can deal with that for racing that good! Excellent race, I voted 9.

  11. three4three said on 28th March 2010, 10:12

    Fantastic race with plenty of overtaking and excitement! I voted 9 but maybe should have rated it a perfect 10.

    I think every driver on that podium genuinely deserved to be up there. I have even more respect for Jenson now as I believed that he would fade away after a fantastic season last year but he’s instead taken the fight to Lewis and got the first win. Likewise for Kubica, he did a sterling job for Renault and Massa impressed again. Hard luck for Vettel.

    Today’s race proved that a different circuit (and a sprinkle of rain) spices up the racing, Melbourn should be the season opener.

  12. lukeaa said on 28th March 2010, 10:12

    Perfect race, couldn’t have asked for more

  13. Cube said on 28th March 2010, 10:17

    LOL! 9 people voting it as a Terrible race.

    a) They aren’t f1 fans
    b) because their driver cocked up/crashed out

  14. 8/10 from me. The rain shower spiced it up no end and demanded careful and thoughtful driving from the pilots. Everyone drove a brilliant race with the machinery they had, and it was a shame that after lewis’s charge, the aero defused to allow some position changing with the ferraris.

  15. David A said on 28th March 2010, 10:27

    9/10, Anyone remember Alonso being told about Hamilton catching him, then he was like, “I don’t want to know”!

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