Rate the race: Europe

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Rate the 2010 European Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (11%)
  • 2 (5%)
  • 3 (7%)
  • 4 (8%)
  • 5 (12%)
  • 6 (18%)
  • 7 (22%)
  • 8 (13%)
  • 9 (3%)
  • 10 (2%)

Total Voters: 2,293

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115 comments on “Rate the race: Europe”

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  1. chaostheory
    27th June 2010, 15:02

    First lap was interesting, last lap was quite exciting due to Kobayashi, that’s why I gave it whole one point. It was boring like hell. Both Spanish tracks are awful, I wonder what we have done wrong to have to watch Barcelona and Valencia every year :/

  2. This is a joke!!

    How could the race Control take so long to decide on the Hamilton penalty!!! Effectively meant that overtaking the safety car (breaking the rules) was the right thing to do, thanks to Kobayashi holding everyone up!!

    And that is not the only fault of the stewards here.

    Even if Button is issued a 25-second penalty, he still comes out ahead of Alonso.

    I think the penalties system must be changed from “times added” to “positions lost”. This way, Button onwards, everyone can get an appropriate 7-8 place penalty, putting them in their rightful positions.

    Such a system would have even worked in the Alonso-Schumi incident at Monaco. Schumi would have got just a 1-place penalty!!

    1. Interesting comment from Button about the issue with the lap time. Seems to have really been hardly possible to make that.

  3. Good race for Valencia. Actually incidents to talk about and for my I’m chuffed Vettel won with Hamilton second and STR points.

    What I don’t get is how these new circuits are meant to be super safety concious yet the straights wiggle and it just encourages weaving. We saw what happened in GP2 and then with Webber’s crash.

    No words can describe what a legend Kobayashi is for overtaking Alonso at the end. Alonso is an extremely talented driver but why did he have to moan about Hamilton instead of concentrating on his own race.

    1. What race were you watching mate? You seem to talk about every other thing except the great cock-up of Race Control which left the Ferraris at a 40 sec disadvantage.

  4. I think since Alonso wont get the podium finish if ppl are dropped places, I think it will be a grid penalty for next race to help ferrari then.

    Overall pretty dull race apart from Kob’s passing and the accident.

  5. terrible race, but I gave it a 10 for Kobayashi’s overtake on Alonso ^^

    now downloading my next desktop image

  6. The FIA really needs to iron out these safety car issues and so do the drivers because its crap and im tired of it

    Maybe they need to run some safety car drills, like a fire drill at an elementary school or a drill during football practice.

    I propose they do this between now and silverstone

  7. Whiting needs to resign.

  8. It is pretty clear what Hamilton did. Watch the replay. Hamilton deliberately slowed down to make sure Alonso wouldn’t be able to overtake the safety car.
    What a shame.

    1. I don’t for a second believe he did that on purpose. More a hesitation (somewhat like australia 2009 where he wasn’t sure and asked the team) before deciding to go for it and stay in front of the SC. I would be interested to see if the team gave any instructions here.

  9. Race ? Which race ? Who Raced ? Where was the race ?

    Valencia ? That was probably a Promotional Show or a Testing Program..

    After Canada this was a terrible show. But any expected this out of Valencia. Maybe Singapore would be almost the same show.

  10. I gave it a 6 because of Kobayashi’s last few laps. It was really good for Valencia but it would have been really processional if it weren’t for the safety car. I applaud Sauber for thinking out of the box and trying a different strategy. They deserved their result today.

  11. What on earth are Ferrari moaning about? Even without Hamilton’s infringement they were still behind Kobi, Kubica, Sutil, Buemi and Barrichello – Hamilton had zero to do with that. And if those guys sped a little and get a penalty then Ferrari get places back, so stop whining. Alonso is by far my favourite driver when driving or talking about F1… right up till the point that Hamilton becomes involved, then he just loses his mind.

    1. and I have £100 on Alonso at 9-1 for the title… I almost hope I lose now…

  12. Hamilton today showed how breaking rules is better than being honest.
    Great FIA!

  13. Looks like a lot of people seemed to have missed the fact that Hamilton did overtake the Safety Car and was in fact awarded a drive through very late in the race. Whilst the Ferraris which were only seconds apart from Hamilton decided to play by the riles and suffered a massive disadvantage.

    1. So, say Hamilton had not done that, he would have ended ahead of Alonso on 6th, Button would have been 2nd, Kobayashi could still have gotten his 7th, and Vettel wins a minute ahead of everyone. Still no podium for Alonso.

      Or should Hamilton have speeded so that him and the Ferrari’s end ahead of SC, then gets a penalty for that speed and drops behind them? Sure.

      1. What’s your point? Hamilton did speed up to overtake the SC…and he got a penalty very very late in the race. That penalty after two laps would have meant that he would have been at the end of the field. Race Control screwed up big time – irrespective of where the Ferraris ended up. Black on white. No doubt about that!

  14. Mountain man
    27th June 2010, 15:37

    Great to see web come out unscathed . lewis did a great job… Oh poor Alonso and his Sour Grapes (even down to throwing an empty glass bottle of San Miguel on to the track to try & puncture lewis’s tyres!) did’nt stop Griping even after the race.Too Much Power in the stewards hands!!! Can we Just Race……..

  15. Hamilton and McLaren cheaters and Hamilton should have black flag

  16. Circuit zolder
    27th June 2010, 15:45

    This was a farce not a race.

  17. I couldn’t understand why Mercedes pitted MS under the SC. He was in front of Kobyashi and also on the harder tyre. He could have done the same thing the Sauber driver did.

  18. It had alot, people shouldn’t let their favouritism cloud the judgment of the race. The Webber incident, the first few laps were good. The safety car chaos. The spat between Senna and Glock just as everyone else was catching them. Kobayashi doing one over Alonso, and Buemi in the last corner!

    I gave it an 8.

  19. I gave it a 4 as it was so boring. Sutil made one pass in the race and Koby did a good job at the end. Sorry i didn’t watch overtaking outside the top 10.

  20. For Valencia this was an awesome race!

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