Rate the race: Turkey

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

What did you think of the Turkish Grand Prix? Rate the race and leave a comment below:

Rate the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (1%)
  • 5 (3%)
  • 6 (6%)
  • 7 (16%)
  • 8 (32%)
  • 9 (25%)
  • 10 (15%)

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  1. 10/10, bit of bias from the fact it was a Mclaren 1/2.
    The cheer from me when the Redbulls came together letting Lewis through.
    The disappointment from the 1st pitstop with RBR and Hamilton.
    The worry from the rain coming and the lack of fuel in the Mclarens.
    All the other scraps, manuevers and collisions throughout the grid.

    And best of all, an HRT making a pass on the Virgin car

    Definate 10 out of 10

  2. Awesome race. Easily most exciting of the season. I voted 10.

    Shame about the Red Bulls. Pretty obvious from the press conference that both Webber and Hamilton seemed to agree in their little conversation whilst Button was talking that Vettel was in the wrong. Very strong of Webber to control himself when questioned if it was Vettel’s fault. He’ll be a raging bull behind closed doors.

    Hamilton versus Button was good professional racing. Good stuff.

    I was liking Petrov vs Alonso that was good, and Alguersuari set the fastest lap at one point.

  3. Whats not to love? Hmmm, well pretty much the 4 leading cars changed positions and after them there was non existent passing.

  4. MouseNightshirt
    30th May 2010, 15:01

    From worst race of ’09 to one of the best races this year, big turnaround and I really hope Turkey stays on the calendar.

  5. Would have given it a 10 if Seb hadn’t taken Mark out

    1. I think the first 40 laps showed you don’t need overtaking for a good race.
      The top 4 cars being covered by less than 3 seconds, now that’s an entertaining race!!

  6. Jakes comment just now. ‘Nicole and Lewis can go and celebrate, however they decide to do so.’ Eddie looked like he was trying pretty hard to keep a straight face at that.

    1. Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that hilarious.

  7. chaostheory
    30th May 2010, 15:03

    8 – quite exciting;
    I was mad at Vettel, and how Red Bull are unlucky this season, they should be miles away from rivals in both championships but keep loosing points in such stupid ways, but thats racing.
    McLaren vs RedBull battle at front was the highlight of this race, could be 9 or 10 if there were some battles in midfield, but there were none (except Alonso & Petrov at the end).
    And Webber for a champion, he deserved it more than Vattel.

  8. I went 8, and I’m rather surprised because I think I was being rather nice!

    It was good, close competition the whole way through, Good battles, I wouldn’t say the Webber/Vettel thing was good, it was a crash so I can’t. But it will give us something to argue over.

    1. I’ll add to my thoughts, there are two things that were not good at all.
      1) Legard, nuff said.
      2) The cars further down had next to no TV time, I for one, like to see Bruna battle with Di Grassi.

  9. For once I’m glad I got up at 5am…:)

  10. Funniest part of the BBC broadcast. Jake Humphrey, having seen Nicole Scherzinger off, says, ‘there she goes with Lewis Hamilton, however they decide to celebrate.’ Oh yeah? Hahaha.

    1. Guess that was after the race… The Aus broadcasters insist on ending with an upsetting note by putting idiot Webber fan boys on instead of just copying the BBC. :(

      1. I am back in Aus at the moment, no idea how you guys handle watching this coverage every race. It is driving me insane (to the point that I switched to a web feed part way through the race today). They have to *shut up* after the ad breaks and let the BBC guys do their job. Not staying with the BBC during the post-race is bad as well, as they often have great insight into the race at that point.

  11. Charles Carroll
    30th May 2010, 15:09

    I gave it a 10! I loved the race. Great battles at the front, and the Petrov/Alonso scrap was great too! Good job by the Russian rookie fighting for his spot.

    I also don’t see anything wrong with the Webber/Vettel battle or the Button/Hamilton battle, as this is racing and I think the races are much more exciting when everyone is trying to win, rather than being conservative and just trying to get points. Maybe that is the aggressive American in me, but I love tough competition with high risks and high rewards.

    Its about winning, and that is what makes the “show” much better. Its a 10!

  12. LOL i didnt catch the latter part of that commentary. How about webber? This is a guy that i hated last year and picked vettel over any day? My perspective on vettel has completely changed, more like a child, for webber to keep his true feelings to himself that shows he isnt there to run his mouth, keeping it real cool. Thats a person who is worthy of a championship. Redbull keep shooting themselves in the foot every round, and its just keeping ferrari and mclaren within reach.

  13. Maybe at the end of the year we’ll call this race the turning point of the championship. We have had all we were expecting sometime this season, the war declaration between Vettel and Webber and McLaren’s Button and Hamilton. They could say to the media that everything’s okay (as Massa did after Shangai), but this isn’t true.

    Then, McLaren’s chase to Red Bulls has just started, today they were constantly competitive and got, also thanks to Vettel’s kamikaze move, a deserved victory.

    We’ll see whether Ferrari can do the same or not in the next few races, a new set of improvements is expected in Valencia. At the moment, however, the championship is a battle between Red Bulls and McLarens.

    1. ‘ Maybe at the end of the year we’ll call this race the turning point of the championship’

      You are right, it seems like Mclaren are the team that can beat the Red Bulls.

  14. Johnny Bravo
    30th May 2010, 15:25

    Woo, made it through a race for once, parents fell asleep. Are there any plans for the future to help the cars slip stream? Because even though they were close and you were at least able to entertain the idea of passing there were in effect only 2 moves, one rather catastrophic…Good times, all weekends should be like this. 5

  15. Mountain Man
    30th May 2010, 15:27

    Very enjoyable. Thought it was going to be a procession.
    But on the edge of my seat from the Red Bull clash to the Lewis & Jensen duel to the…Will they make it to the end before they run out of fuel…… gave it an 8

  16. wow, amazing stuff. I gave it a 9 since a 10 is something else. the track lended itself to so much action. just look at the brilliant battle between HAM and BUT.

  17. That was a very good race. Schumacher almost on the podium, but I’m sure that’s not the way Mercedes want to get three. Mercedes needs a little more pace. Ferrari going backwards.

    Good job by Lewis

    Did something happen at the track to make the drivers not celebrate? Like an injured spectator or flagmen?

    1. two divorces during the race… :)

      1. The commentators, Legard, were wondering why Lewis wasn’t celebrating…. To me , I suspect that he was looking rather tired! And I don’t blame him!

    2. I think Lewis knew that the victory was handed to him & I guess his clash with Button on track have something to do for not celebrating. But why won’t you. As Button’s radio said ” We pushed them & they CRACK’

  18. 10/10

    Very dramatic stuff till the very end.

    and to think Lewis’s poor pitstop actually helped him to win as it allowed Vettel into 2nd place and we all know what happened later on Lap 41….

    Good result for the championship. I am not supporting any team – just hoping for a tight fight till the final race.

    1. “Lewis’s poor pitstop actually helped him to win as it allowed Vettel into 2nd place and we all know what happened later on Lap 41…”

      Brilliant. Hadn’t thought of it.

  19. That was proper Formula One. 10/10.

  20. the same folks who are rating this race as a bit dull were probably the same ones who rated the monaco race as “quite interesting for monaco”. I mean are these guys really f1 fans or are they simply pulling legs or something .no one should have despised this race so much as to call it “dull except for vettel/webber and hamilton/button battle”.

    it was a brilliant race

    1. One thing I’ve noticed from these polls is people who give a low rating are more likely to leave comments. It’s the silent majority phenomenon.

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