Rate the race: Canada

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176 comments on Rate the race: Canada

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  1. Tobitron said on 13th June 2010, 18:42

    Terrific. Proves you don’t need rain or a safety car to provide an enthralling race, but unknown tyre conditions and plenty of close-contact racing. Beautiful.

    • macahan said on 13th June 2010, 19:08

      Absolutely if the track is good. RedbullF1spy tweeted the following after the race.

      “If you’ve got friends who still think overtaking is all about the cars and not about the circuit, make them watch Montreal over and over…”

      Didn’t get the result I was hoping for but was a bloody good race especially the first 30 laps. Adrenaline was very high.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 14th June 2010, 7:48

        I have to say I think that quote is more a reflection of Red Bull not wanting to see more restrictions on aerodynamic development because they’ve paid big money to hire the best aerodynamicist in F1. Christian Horner may a revealing comment along those lines earlier on in the weekend.

        • BasCB (@bascb) said on 15th June 2010, 15:30

          I think you are right on this Keith, i think Horner commented on not looking forward to have a KERS with a factual advantage, instead wanting to focus more on the adjustable rear wing (aerodynamics) to make for more overtaking.

      • sato113 (@sato113) said on 16th June 2010, 0:57

        circuit and the tyres!

    • Ling said on 13th June 2010, 19:11

      Yes,that’s true.
      Wonderful race with lots of nail-biting moments. Really enjoy it right here in Malaysia on a cold morning.. Don’t think will be able to get back 2 sleep anymore..

    • It was easily the best dry-weather race I’ve seen in 10 years. Brilliant.

  2. 100/10.

    Amazing race. Unpredictable. Loads of different leaders. Amazing track. Amazing result…

    And for a lap I was watching a Toro Rosso holding off Alonso for THE LEAD of the Grand Prix.

    BEST. RACE. EVER.

  3. Katy (@katy) said on 13th June 2010, 18:42

    :-D

    That is all.

    • Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 13th June 2010, 18:48

      I concur! Nice to be smiling rather than snoozing after a Grand Prix

      • F1 need a race twice as good as normal to make up for Valencia being next on the calender. That’ll do nicely!! :D

        • bosyber said on 15th June 2010, 15:09

          Let us remain optimistic and hope that this year Valencia will finally manage to be an interesting race!

          And with good reasons:
          a) Although it is still one of the non-Red Bull GP’s this year, that does not mean they can be counted out, even if they are doing worse than in Canada.
          b) Ferrari this weekend have shown they can manage with this type of circuit, and they have their big update coming
          c) Renault have a bigger than usual update planned, possibly putting them firm into the mix
          d) With a bit more grip, maybe Merc can also get their tires working so they can use their engine. Despite the 2nd half going wrong, MSC was third at one point, and Rosberg was doing pretty good.
          d) No reason McLaren will not be fast there like they were in Montreal.

          So that means we can expect 4 or 5 teams to fight near the front, and we also have FI, plus Williams if they do not screw up, and possibly Torro Rosso too, all fighting for points.

          Plus, Lotus can try to once again take those teams on.

          And who knows, maybe this time the Saubers actually both manage a finish.

          • BasCB (@bascb) said on 15th June 2010, 15:31

            Well if we see Schumacher in the mix, at least we will see some interesting moves. Otherwise i am afraid there will be little overtaking there.

            Lets hope it won’t be a normal Valencia, that would be an enormous shock, as the last races have been so good.

          • sato113 (@sato113) said on 16th June 2010, 0:59

            dont get your hopes up. valencia is the worst race of the season.

  4. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 13th June 2010, 18:43

    I gave it a seven. First half was super exciting, but the second half was fairly processional with the exception of BUT’s pass on ALO.

    • Icarus said on 13th June 2010, 18:47

      Processional? All the chaos with schum/massa/force indias, far from processional.

      • arun srini said on 13th June 2010, 18:53

        and the massa vs sutil, taking the force india when he was messing with the lotus, and the buemi-schumi overtaking, buemi defending schumi, and hulk in the mix, phew this is the best

        • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 13th June 2010, 18:55

          That’s true. I guess the opening laps were just so gripping that it started to seem boring at the later stages in comparison. Overall a great race to watch either way.

    • qazuhb said on 13th June 2010, 19:02

      Least processional race i’ve seen in my entire long life.

    • Maciek said on 13th June 2010, 20:33

      I gave it a 7 as well; from an entertainment perspective it was probably a 9, but the first half was too much of a lottery for my personal tastes and gave a pretty good argument against having tires that degrade too quickly…. have Ferrari suddenly improved, or was this a great (if not fully rewarding) drive from Alonso? Great stuff from McLaren – both from the drivers and race management. Not so hot from Red Bull – they’d better have a sit down and hammer out a serious plan for the rest of the season if they don’t want to be left wondering about what might have been.

  5. Chris B said on 13th June 2010, 18:44

    Awesome race. Really gripping, and battles all the way through the field.
    Just shows what happens when you can’t do the whole race on a set of tyres!

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 13th June 2010, 18:51

      Agreed. The tires last way too long at a normal race weekend.

      • Mike said on 13th June 2010, 20:13

        I’ll third that, Sadly, I expect Pirelli will be over cautious (or whoever else they pick)

        And the situation with tyre’s lasting a long time will only get worse.

    • Patrickl said on 13th June 2010, 20:50

      No, this just shows what random tyre changes do.

      What do you think will happen if Red Bull would do the same race again? Would they make the same mistake again you think?

      Of course not and then all cars will be on the same strategy again and the chaos is gone …

  6. Babur said on 13th June 2010, 18:44

    I think this race showed how important a track design is. The only reason this race was so exciting was because how hard this race was on the tyres.

    • Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 13th June 2010, 18:46

      Actually, I’d say that this race proved the importance of tyre design. Tyres that wear easily create much better races

      • Damon said on 13th June 2010, 18:51

        No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the tyre design, because the tyres were the same they use anywhere else. It was the surface of the track which was so hard on the tyres that they were degrading quickly.

        • BasCB (@bascb) said on 13th June 2010, 19:18

          No it was a lot about the track not being used in between. That made the tyres going off so much.

          • bosyber said on 15th June 2010, 15:12

            So, a random possibility of a sponge bath for the track, every Sunday before the race then? Hm, that is not so different from sprinkler systems people mentioned before as a solution!

      • Spencer said on 13th June 2010, 19:58

        This is something I posted after the first few races when we were dicussing that aero prevented overtaking. It not the aero it’s mechanical grip from the tyres….

        As the tyres give up the grip is lost which gives big difference in lap times and opens up the overtaking window.

        Whilst I agree that the tyres are the same as at many other races this season, it just goes to show how a different surface can degrade them making for better racing for the fans.

        I second the call to make 2011 tyres less durable. We don’t need to dictate compulsary pit stops… Just make tyres which don’t last the distance.

        10/10 for me…. Exciting racing and a great British 1-2 for McLaren

        • Mike said on 13th June 2010, 20:37

          It’s both, The aero prevents another car from closing on the car ahead, This is more obviously in the new wide open tilkedromes, and Canada, having little medium to high speed corners, simply doesn’t suffer from the problem.

          • Spencer said on 14th June 2010, 13:45

            But the top four cars were able to stay very close to one another in Turkey as well, and you can hardly say that turn 8 is a slow corner!!

    • It’s not so much a result of the track design, but rather the lack of regular racing and support races on the circuit, and weather conditions.

      • ajokay (@ajokay) said on 13th June 2010, 18:58

        Let that be a lesson to Bernie. Never let a track of this calibre drop off of the calendar ever again… not for all the Arab oil money in the world.

        • bosyber said on 15th June 2010, 15:14

          Actually, it might show that he should do that to all circuits: only every year, especially Australia, and Bahrain/Turkey/China – give it time to grow some molds! A bit like crop circulation, really :-p

  7. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 13th June 2010, 18:45

    I’ll give it a 9. Maybe a bit generous because it got a bit dull at times in the second half, but the first 20 laps or so were just electric!

    That makes 2 consecutive exciting dry races! That has happened for donkeys years as far as I can remember. 2010 is turning out to be a pretty fantastic season. Here’s hoping the next few races will be similarily exciting

    • I gave it nine as well, only because I reserve Tens for when there’s some kind of dramatic late race twist like Brazil 2008.

      I thought Alonso was robbed, but it was absolutely brilliant entertainment. To think so many people were complaining after Bahrain that we needed everything from blue shells to compulsory pit stops. 2010 has been absolutely epic so far.

      • Anthony said on 13th June 2010, 19:18

        robbed because he got passed on the track?

      • Lachie said on 14th June 2010, 7:43

        See I wouldn’t mind the blue shells from Mario Kart 64 so much cause they stayed along the ground and could take out anyone on the way to first, means everyone needs to keep an eye out and drive well. Double Dash onwards tho forget it!

    • Dan N said on 13th June 2010, 19:01

      And all without a safety car. Be interesting to see what modifications Ferrari and Mclaren bring to the next few races. I understand they’re quite big up grades. If it results in racing like today, Bring It On…

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 13th June 2010, 19:20

        That must be about the first Canadian GP in 5 years without a SC period. Gripping race. I had trouble following all the action at once.

  8. beanzoo said on 13th June 2010, 18:48

    Great race and why is there always one who votes 1

  9. Jonathan said on 13th June 2010, 18:49

    Brilliant. MAKE TYRE LESS DURABLE!

  10. TommyB said on 13th June 2010, 18:50

    100/10.

    Amazing race. Unpredictable. Loads of different leaders. Passing all the time. Amazing track. Amazing result…

    And for a lap I was watching a Toro Rosso holding off Alonso for THE LEAD of the Grand Prix.

    BEST. RACE. EVER.

    • rfs said on 13th June 2010, 18:54

      2003 British GP is the best I’ve seen IMO.

    • Scribe (@scribe) said on 13th June 2010, 20:55

      I know 10million, it just has to be 10, passing at the front, tyre strategies going every which way. My favourite team winning 1-2 different driver quick at different points.

      McLaren and Ferrari making hay at the front, I loved every minute of this race what an absolute belter.

      My first ever 10 rated race, if you can’t rate this race ten then when can you.

  11. Alexi said on 13th June 2010, 18:51

    Great race, a 9/10 for me, gutted for Schumacher and Massa though.

  12. matt88 (@matt88) said on 13th June 2010, 18:51

    10/10.

    Awesome race as in Turkey, although Nando lost his 2nd position and had to slow down at the end.
    I’m happy also for Tonio, he was able to overtake Schumi very badly and get the position he deserved.

    • sato113 (@sato113) said on 13th June 2010, 23:28

      if alonso had caught hamilton 5 laps from the end and they battled til the finish line, then maybe i’d give a 10.

  13. Gusto said on 13th June 2010, 18:51

    I voted it a ten as my prediction was correct apart from 4th an 5th the wrong way around, bring on them DVD`s

    • LosD said on 13th June 2010, 19:12

      “Please vote based on how entertaining and exciting you thought the race was”
      Voting because you liked the result has nothing to do with this poll.

      • Gusto said on 13th June 2010, 19:17

        You`d have to be blind not to see it was the best race since Brazil 08, me thinks someone had a bad prediction turn out :-)

        • LosD said on 13th June 2010, 19:37

          Oh I concur, it was the best race all year.

          I don’t predict (here at least, I will next year though, gonna get me those DVDs).

    • Enigma (@enigma) said on 13th June 2010, 23:11

      I got 4 drivers right, but in wrong positions. Had there not been the rain predictions, I’d probably predict the first two correctly.

  14. Hare said on 13th June 2010, 18:52

    Lotus… beat Renault!! Heikki beat Petrov… that’s fantastic!! Well done Lotus! :)

    • Enigma (@enigma) said on 13th June 2010, 23:09

      Yeah but it wasn’t due to pace, it was because of Petrov’s awful race.

      But Lotus is doing a great job and are ever closer to the established teams.

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