Rate the race: Malaysia

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

What did you think of the Malaysian Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and have your say below.

Rate the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 - Terrible (2%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (2%)
  • 4 (4%)
  • 5 (10%)
  • 6 (19%)
  • 7 (32%)
  • 8 (20%)
  • 9 (6%)
  • 10 - Perfect (3%)

Total Voters: 3,294

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2010 Malaysian Grand Prix

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  1. Okay race, never really happy to see the child trapped in a mans body winning.

    1. Yeah it’s so much better when people look bored and unhappy when they win. I love drivers that act like robots, really makes the sport great.

      1. I prefer some maturity and humility from the winners myself.

        1. Like Hamilton? LOL You Vettel haters crack me up.

          1. Hamilton is a PR guy, and he is quite good at it, Either you love it or hate it.

            I personally like Nico at the moment, he seems a bit of a smart ****, an anti Hamilton in the interviews of sorts… and also possible a PR representatives nightmare…. fun fun fun ^^

      2. It has nothing to do with how he acts after a win, its to do with how he acts all the time. He just looks and sounds like a severely overgrown kid and it puts me off. I know its silly but I can’t help it.

        1. I still don’t know how Hamilton is any different. Could you elaborate? Because Hamilton is full of childish acts both on and off the track throughout his entire career in F1.

    2. well, i have to say I like Vettle from the second he gets out of his car. then his good humoured, funny and mature. What you’d like your drivers to act like.

      Shame he drives like a robot.

      1. Vettel has a pretty aggressive driving style in my opinion. Nothing compared to Hamilton but it’s a lot more ragged then most, just watch his pole lap in Melbourne! :P

        1. I watch Hamilton onboard and don’t see it. His styler is more agressive than Button’s say, but it doesn’t seem like he is really thrashing the car about. But with Vettel, you get that really working the wheel, really pushing hard, I say he’s the most agressive.

    3. Some of you seem way way too interested in the personal lives of the drivers. “Never really happy [unless the driver has blonde curls and dark brown eyes or he’s a] child trapped in a mans body”

      I’m more impressed by his driving than I was by the more mature Barrichelo or by the missing-from-the-scene Kimster.

      Its what they do with a car that is important. I recommend either turning off the tv after the flag waves or just admit that the race is not why you watch Formula 1.

    4. out and on the car kimi was the coolest really seemed professional especially on his mclaren days until like every driver should feel after some years he got tired i hate alonso but he stays cool aswell unlike those drivers that are always complaining instead of taking the blames or blame the heavens instead of renault or their own teams

  2. GREAT DRIVE SUTIL!! P5. Holding off Hamilton for the last 1/3 of the race is something I will NEVER forget!!! What a fantastic drive!!!! You have done us proud!

    1. You will remember Sutil holding off Hamilton, but you won’t remember that Hamilton had to come all the way down from P20 to get behind Sutil?


      1. Yeah that is right, he could pass every car ahead of him except one :) Very proud of my team.

        1. Hamilton did very very well though, no doubt, he is a great driver, but that is not my concern :P

      2. nice drive he embaressed again his team mate after the race he wasnt very sensible but what can we do some more years and he will be the facts were-fastest car on straight which isnt very hard for a driver to do just press the pedal although a problem for webber straight speed is the key for the straights and overtaking

    2. Yes, but he passed a bunch of loser cars, and was fastest all weekend pretty much, and had the big advantage of the f-duct.

      1. Well the reigning world champion couldn’t do it, or Massa or Alonso.

        1. massa started a position down and finnished a position down so massa did exacly he same alonso had a clutch problem and eventually a dnf button is known for being outpaced by his team mates

      2. @Razer13: Levis passed Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Do you call them “loser cars”? Are you kidding?

        1. That was at the start of the race, much more difficult when they are at race speed.

        2. BTW it was a gift for Massa, Button, and Hamilton that Schumacher, Liuzzi couldn’t finish.

          1. Face it, the race was somewhat entertaining only thanks to Lewis, Felipe and Fernando. If it wasn’t for them, we’d have pretty boring procession of cars. They did a great job and I don’t understand why any F1 fan would try to diminish what they did.

          2. Who’s trying to diminish what? If you weren’t so pro Ferrari and Mclaren, you’d have realized the best overtakes were made by the Toro Rosso’s and Vitaly Petrov (on Hamilton!) and probably would’ve rated the race race better if it wasn’t a Red Bull 1-2.

          3. Jaime was bloody amazing, the 2 best passes of the race, possibly ignoring Petrov who, should not be able to fight Hamilton, so both were impressive.

            Don’t forget, Hamilton has the best engine and the best aerodynamic package in terms of straight line speed, He should be able to pass cars, he has an enormous straight line over the cars that won the race, let alone the midfielders…

    3. Hamilton is hopeless. He’s got a great car but lack of… brain. Button is much more mature driver.

      1. oh smeh, hamilton isn;t as mature as Button because he a fair few years younger. An still developing.

        Hamilton is becoming a better driver. Visibly, hopeless as a description of Hamilton marks you out as somebody elses fan boy.

        1. And that marks you out as a Hamilton fanboy……

  3. James Bolton
    4th April 2010, 10:45

    Shame there was no rain – the race could have done with something to liven it up. If only they could overtake!

    1. They can overtake, it’s still hard but not impossible. Hamilton, Alonso, Massa and Alguersuari, Buemi proved that. Just need to make it a little easier though.

      1. I picked 5. I wanted rain!! :D

  4. Ripping Silk
    4th April 2010, 10:49

    a decent enough race. But can only wonder what it would have been like had the Ferrari’s and McLarens started in top ten. It might have even been better.?
    Great drive by Sutil especially, Alguersuari and Hulkenberg. Hamilton did very well to get to 6th but a shame he couldn’t capitalise on his momentum.

    1. “What it would have been like had the Ferrariā€™s and McLarens started in top ten”.

      Boring as hell is the answer. As it was we had them fighting their way up.

    2. @Ripping Silk Well I reckon, as the Ferrari’s an McLarens where fighting each other it might have been better.

      As well as the fact the McLarens can pass Ferrari’s an Mercedes. The reason Lewis couldn’t pass the Force India was because his car was set up exactly wrong for passing lowdrag cars. He had highish downforce to follow people round the track, then he could stall to pass on the straights. However the Force India, which is full of McLaren tricks is almost a McLaren without an F Duct. Set up without the advantage of an F duct an therefore probably running less downforce to allow it to make up pace on the 2 miles worth of straight. That car was an overtaking nemises today, great job from sutil but he never had to defend hard, Hamilton, who was driving his usual attacking self didn’t have the extra kph from the car needed to pass the Force India.

      Anyway, the Redbulls are still numero uno but it seems like it’s still the quali advantage thats doing it. Both Ferrari’s and McLarens were on their pace throughout the race with Mercedes still trailing just a little (I think next year will be their year) Whitmarsh said McLaren will have a new ride hight system by China, though his designer seemed to think later, an presumably ferraru will have one then or by Spain so thank the heavens for Redbull Reliability, it’s kept this championship niceley open, just in time for more even qualifiying.

      An Felipe’s leading the championship! does this mean Alonso has to moove over for him now? Hope it rains in China, by all.

  5. Still a bit of a procession…needed rain. Pleased for Vettel and Lewis did very well! Nice to not see the Ferraris at the top!

    1. Well, don’t look at the championship tables!

  6. 6/10 guess it wasn’t too bad. Much better than Bahrain, not as good as Melbourne. Really could have done with that rain to fall an hour in, as that was when I started to fall asleep. Good to see the new teams finishing, and Haymeee and the Hulk scoring their first points. Obviously very well done to the Ferraris and McLarens for scything their way up to the points.

    Alright, but never a classic.

    1. Best succinct assessment so far Ajokay !
      I gave it a generous 7, but we needed the normal Malaysian torrent annd it just would not come. Pity.

  7. 10/10 Lots of good battling great to see the Ferraris and Mclarens battling. Alonso was brilliant and Kudos to him for attacking on the last few laps despite his problem. Strange to see Massa leading the title after arguably 2 average races from him.

    Results wise, Red Bull 1-2 but even more pleased for my beloved STR’s. Jaime made me such a proud STR fan today he did amazing overtakes and so deserved his first F1 points. He’s my driver of the day but so many great drives from lots of people.

    1. Come on. It wasn’t that great! I would say 8/10. Top 4 I could guess after first 10 laps.

      1. That’s what you get with refuelling ban

        1. That’s what you get when two of the top three teams start at the back of the grid because they messed up in qualifying.

    2. thans Tommy,cannot agree more…Sepang rocks

  8. 6. It was just cars following each other. The first few laps were great, with Ferrari and McLaren (particularly Lewis) going up the field but after that the only drama was the tension in waiting for mistakes to be made.

    The Torro Rossos were the most interesting I think. Alguesuari’s moves to get into the top 10 were very respectable.

  9. bad race nosthing else to say dry no fight for the top painful difficulties on overtaking

  10. interesting race, 7/10. Seeing Alonso’s engine exploding gives it an extra 3 points :)

  11. Bahrein-4

    Only because of Q. Race was boring.

    1. I gave:
      Bahrain 4
      Australia 9
      Malaysia 7

      1. Bahrain: 7
        Australia: 8
        Malaysia: 8

        Because I like F1.

        1. tq K,fair rating.I’ve watch live at Sepang it was really awesome!!!

      2. Almost the same as mine. I gave Bahrain a 5, could’ve been a 4 but I gave 5

    2. wow bob, if ya gave auz an 7 you can’t like f1 that much.

      Anyway, my scores.

      Bahrain 4
      Australia 9
      Malaysia 7

      1. Im very keen on F1, but simply Im giving grades like Simon Cowell :D I have seen some really great races so it would be magic if some GP gets ”9” from me. Same about grades 1 and 2. In this GP only really interesting thing was Mclaren and Ferrari. No crashes btw

  12. If it hadn’t been for Lewis’ overtaking this race would have been pretty boring. Alguersuari had a few nice ones too.

    I’m glad the TV coverage kept following the action down the midfield. They could have followed the “battle” between Vettel and Webber like they did in Bahrain, but luckily they didn’t.

    Alonso shouldn’t have blown up his engine. Really bad idea to push so hard with such a damaged car.

    1. I agree with you 100%
      Had it not been for Lewis’ overtaking the race would have been dull.
      He’s fantastic to watch, true racer!

      1. Yellow flag
        Indicates danger, such as a stranded car, ahead. A single waved yellow flag warns drivers to slow down, while two waved yellow flags at the same post means that drivers must slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary. Overtaking is prohibited

        except if you are lewis at the start of the race two yellow flags at the start of the race on the right hand side

        1. Come on, everyone was passing off the start. To penalise everyone who overtook anyone off the start due to a stalled car is pretty much unpoliceable and to punish them would be draconian in the extreme.

        2. I guess you failed to notice that no one slowed down?

          1. yes i was only pointing out there was yellow flags just wondred if any one noticed thats all

    2. I disagree. I’d be surprised if the engine failure was related to the gearbox problem as it didn’t seem to be over revving the motor plus Ferrari have concerns over their engines and were worried prior to the start of the race anyway. So he loses 2 points – it’s not the end of the world at all under the new system.

      1. Must disagree with your point: I’d say it was inevitable. The engine sounded like it was dropping a lot of revs on downshift, which then Alonso was having to stick his foot down to compensate.

        I worked this one out with my father. We know that the pistons in the engine only move a maximum of 39.7mm per stroke, so at 18k RPM each piston is subjected to approx 75g of acceleration in each direction of travel. The extra strain caused by dropping revs and having to rebuild those revs is extremely plausible candidate for the failure.

    3. Come on people. Lewis overtaking was boring. What “names” he overtook? Nobody, no descent driver he overtook. Just beginners.

      1. Jarred Walmsley
        6th April 2010, 10:58

        Since when is Trulli a beginner?

        1. Jarred Walmsley
          6th April 2010, 10:58

          Or Kovalinen and Glock for that matter, the drivers are decent, they just had bad cars, big difference

  13. Thought the race was pretty good. In hindsight not much came of it but there was always a theat of rain, breakdowns and accidents. Certainly makes for edge of your seat viewing.

    1. Unfortunately the “threat of rain” seemed to ruin the race for people who spent the whole time waiting for it to rain then enjoying the great dry weather race that we ended up with.

      1. Exactly. If rain hadn’t of been predicted then I don’t think the race would’ve been a let down for some people.

        Personally, I enjoyed today’s race (and not just for Vettel’s win). There was some good overtake and a few incidents. Still think some of that was down to the Ferraris and McLarens qualifying low down though.

  14. Great driving from most of the guys today, especially Lewis with that storming first stint! But the way the race became processional doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season does it?

  15. Shame rain didn’t come but it was an entertaining race. It seems top car can overtake each other even though it is dry. Too bad it only happens when they are below the top positions.

  16. 10/10 Great race. Hamilton, Massa, Algusari (or whatever) proved overtaking is very possible, Sutil made sure Hamilton will learn some humility after that Petrov incident, and Alonso showed why he should be world champion…. As for Schumi., unfortunate, but wouldn’t have passed Sutil anyway….

    1. Kudos to Alonso, he had a broken car and instead of turning down the revs he went all or nothing in the last few laps to try and get a few more points, it didn’t pay off in the end but for he showed what racing is all about. Not just “saving the engine”

  17. so so boring ;/

  18. Interesting weekend but giving the race a 6. It wasn’t boring but it wasn’t exciting either. Lewis’ had an exciting race for me which kept it worth watching. Some more action up the front would’ve been interesting.

  19. Jonathan Legard’s commentary was really annoying in the race.

    1. Though he spoke over Brundle a couple times, which was frustrating, I found him alright today.

      1. Alright you say? He almost made me fall asleep. He belongs to football not F1

        1. Well, that’s your opinion, which I respect, but assuming you’re in the UK, there is alternate commentary.

        2. Legard was speaking like my grandmother: forgetting what he was saying a couple times part way through his sentences. Drove me nuts.

          On the whole, even the interviews at the start were extremely reminiscent of the bad old ITV days where you couldn’t hear a damn word. Not good guys.

    2. It couldn’t have been worse than watching it in some foreign Language (polish?) with the guy commentating putting OH’s and AH’s on the end of everyone’s name…

    3. Not an all time classic race…
      Listened to Radio 5 Live commentary which is so much better than the inane drivel from Legard.

    4. Just be gratefull we don’t have Maurice Hamilton. Most annoying, motormouthed idiot to pick up the mike. I’ve spent a good amount of my time recently trying to find a copy of Suzuka 2005 without his commentary.

      Give me Crofty an Brundle. Or Crofty Brundle and Davidson. Speed has a thousand commentators beeb ITV sometimes used three. Stick Legard where he belongs, far away from our ears.

  20. 7 / 10.

    Nice passing at the start. And Excellent move on Button by Massa. Massa’s isn’t the most renowned overtaker and Button had an F-duct advantage.

    Good drive by Alonso inspite of his gear-box gremlins.

    Hamilton was peerless in the first half of the race. And rightly consolidated towards the end.

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