Rate the race: 2010 German Grand Prix

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

Rate the 2010 German Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (34%)
  • 2 (8%)
  • 3 (10%)
  • 4 (9%)
  • 5 (10%)
  • 6 (11%)
  • 7 (7%)
  • 8 (4%)
  • 9 (1%)
  • 10 (4%)

Total Voters: 3,510

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184 comments on Rate the race: 2010 German Grand Prix

  1. bowa said on 25th July 2010, 15:02

    “I don’t expect any penalties whatsoever because Alonso was just faster and Massa made a small mistake when shifting up three gears at once,” Smedley told Germany’s Sky Sports after the race. << Do they think we are dumb or something?

    • Vettel was faster than Massa, if I were him I’d have let him pass, the same way he did with Alonso

    • David BR said on 25th July 2010, 15:10

      No, Ferrari are banking – probably correctly – on other teams not pursuing this one as that would set a bad precedent for any decisions they make in the rest of the season. That doesn’t make today justified. Smedley is in an awkward position, obviously annoyed and upset enough to make the team order obvious over the radio, and added a sorry afterwards. That’s enough to establish a team order. But he can’t afford to see the team implode over this – or the great Alonso lose points. Ferrari and Alonso. What a combination.

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 25th July 2010, 21:35

        Seems it didn’t quite work out for Ferrari, although paying $100.000 for a race win is not too bad for them.
        The worse thing is the World Counsil, where Mr. Teamorders Todt will have to decide weather to crunch down on using team orders or throw this rule out.

    • Herbie said on 25th July 2010, 16:27

      How old are you? how stupid can you get, it was an unequivocal order for massa to move over and let alonso past.I’m a ferrari and an alonso fan and i can see that!! even my pet hamster can see that!

    • flossyblossy said on 25th July 2010, 23:19

      I used worse language that i’ve ever used in my life shouting at Smedley on TV. So obviousley lying though his back teeth and assuming that we are all stupid and wouldn’t realise!

  2. plushpile said on 25th July 2010, 15:02

    4, not completely useless.
    Just very disappointing…

  3. Cube said on 25th July 2010, 15:03

    2/10 – I only watched from lap 47 onwards, but it was boring, cheating, crud.

  4. I voted 1, but only because ‘0’ wasn’t an option. That wasn’t a race. There was no race to rate. As an F1 fan, I feel cheated. Ferrari owe me the last 2 hours of my life back.

  5. schweinsteiger said on 25th July 2010, 15:03

    Awful moment, reminds me the dark days of schumacher-barrichello. Massa deserved the win after all he have been through after his accident. Button not attacking hamilton also due team orders.
    I rate this race 0,0

    • Steven said on 25th July 2010, 15:57

      Got to love how the Commentators didnt take too much notice of the British teams blatant team order.

      Got to love how they can demand the FIA investigate simply by putting pressure on them to do so, but when the incident involves the 2 british drivers they play it down like its nothing.

      • Alexf1man said on 25th July 2010, 17:40

        Can someone from a country like America (for example) get a “non-biased” view?

        In response to Steven, Mclaren are more likely to have to need to save fuel because its Mercedes engine uses more fuel / lap than the Renault engine, and maybe even the Ferrari engine.

        Anyone remember Australia 1998 with Hakkinen & Coulthard (Mclaren)?

      • Monad said on 25th July 2010, 19:24

        This British driver thing from Ferrari fans is ridiculous and am not even British.
        How is telling Hamilton that is in frond to save fuel an order in favor of Hamilton? One could say the opposite.
        You guys are pathetic.

        • Monad You have an understandable viewpoint but consider this; If Massa was asked to conserve fuel with Alonso taking the lead many would have grumbled but accepted that action as a necessity now that re-fuelling isn’t allowed.

          The instruction to Massa (clearly coded by Smedley) made no ref to fuel, chassis, brakes or mechanical issue of any kind – thereby overtly determining track position and breaking the rules.

          The rulebook specifically says that teams are not to be seen overtly determining track position, thereby bringing the sport into disrepute.

          If you watch again, Button & Hamilton duelled when one was meant to conserve fuel – an acceptable instruction within the rules.

          Moreover, not only is Stefano Domenicali now found to be less astute or knowledgeable about the rules than was thought, but Luca di Montezemolo seems also to suggest that its OK to break the rules for the teams gain. >> http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hjTv93btN8UNUcQMQf1VVAUq293g

          These public demonstrations follow in the wake of Ferrari being adamant that McLaren paid such a huge price that could have bankrupted most teams for cheating in the past that I now wouldn’t want to own a prancing horse in the UK right now, or ever in fact.

  6. Electrolite said on 25th July 2010, 15:03

    I am simply gripped by start and was ecstatic at Massa taking the lead and staying with it after the seaosn he’s had.

    I was then enjoying the swapping of pace between Alonso and Massa, but at the same time I was pretty sure Vettel wasn’t going to get the two Ferraris. I thought Massa had got it, surely after the controversy of this season it wouldn’t have been worth giving team orders?

    Spoiled the race for me and a lot of people. Alonso, as extremely quick as he was, lost it to Massa at the start and THEN failed badly at overtaking him later. I expect to see a penalty.

  7. thestig84 said on 25th July 2010, 15:03

    5…lowest rating for a long time. Ruined by Ferrari, insulting our intellegence and robbing us of a great battle. They could at least cover it up better to save all this cringe worthy talk of the ‘pass’


  8. Gusto said on 25th July 2010, 15:04

    Voted 1 because there wasnt a -1 in the options, what a waste of 1.5 hours.

  9. Staffan said on 25th July 2010, 15:04

    Nice Race and exiting 9/10.
    yes the ferrari thing took a real blow but if that didnt happen i think the race was really good.

    Nice to see Ferrari back in top. hopefully they can continue like this.

    Three more races like this and Alonso would be up with hamilton in the championship. and Massa would not be too far after. they both have the ability to win the championship with a lot of luck and good results.

    • 3 more races with illegal team orders causing the leader to be swapped around, and F1 will have no fans other than the Tifosi. And the Tifosi aren’t F1 fans, they’re Ferrari fans.

  10. liedra (@liedra) said on 25th July 2010, 15:05

    This was an absolute disgrace. What a terribly disappointing race. Especially after such a great race last time :(

  11. Leanne said on 25th July 2010, 15:05

    I voted 1. The race has been ruined by Ferraris clear disregard for the rules. Its a display of Ferraris arrogance that they think they can so blatantly breach the rules!

  12. Chris B said on 25th July 2010, 15:05

    Would have been a 6 or 7, but Ferrari’s cheating ruined what was an interesting race. It’s not like Vettel got past anyway. Did they think Alonso wasn’t capable of defending?

  13. FlyGuy said on 25th July 2010, 15:05

    The actual race wasnt a classic, but deserved a 5-6.

    However this was NOT racing and is an absolute travesty. Hence = 1

    Both Ferrari’s need to be excluded from this ‘result’ to preserve any sense of honour for the sport.

  14. Leonardo said on 25th July 2010, 15:05

    Ferrari is a disgrace to the sport…done that with Schumacher now doind the same with Alonso…bunch of clows, total disrespect for the F-1 lovers.

    Miss Senna…he on with his talent

  15. Leonardo said on 25th July 2010, 15:06

    Ferrari is a disgrace to the sport…done that with Schumacher now doind the same with Alonso…bunch of clows, total disrespect for the F-1 lovers.

    Miss Senna…he won with his talent

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