Rate the race: Japan

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

Rate the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (4%)
  • 4 (5%)
  • 5 (10%)
  • 6 (19%)
  • 7 (27%)
  • 8 (21%)
  • 9 (8%)
  • 10 (4%)

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174 comments on Rate the race: Japan

  1. matt88 said on 10th October 2010, 9:41

    Sometimes one man can make the difference.
    Today Kobayashi gave us great entertainment, as if he was playing in his little backyard. 8/10

    For the rest, only a processional race. Sad for Liuzzi, luck is not on his side in this period.

  2. Maciek said on 10th October 2010, 9:43

    Kobayashi earned this one an 8 all by himself. I certainly hope we’ll see this guy in some top of the line machinery eventually – though if Sauber continue to develop along the same lines as this year with Carlos Slim behind the team next year… . Where are you now, oh ye of little faith who were pooh-poohing his breakthrough performances last year? Ha!

    What a bummer for Kubica – although we couldn’t ask much better than having the five top contenders fighting it out for the top five spots in the race – I can’t help but think that he might have given Vettel a harder time than Webber did. Ok so that might be wishful thinking, but we’ll never know.

  3. Pingguest said on 10th October 2010, 9:46

    3 – What a poor, boring race that was. Today Formula 1 showed its true face: drivers can’t overtake because they lose grip and overheat their brakes, engine and gearbox as soon as they start to slipstream.

    • Michałek said on 10th October 2010, 10:03

      sorry F1 fanatics but it’s true

    • Alex Bkk (@alex-bkk) said on 10th October 2010, 10:43

      I’m not sure what race you were watching?

      What a poor, boring race that was. Today Formula 1 showed its true face: drivers can’t overtake because they lose grip and overheat their brakes, engine and gearbox as soon as they start to slipstream.

      It make me wonder how many F1 races you’ve seen in the last 10 years to compare this race to?

      I thought it was great. I gave it an 8.

      • Pingguest said on 10th October 2010, 11:52

        Apart from a small number of passings in the midfield, particularly from Kobayashi, there race provided very little ‘racing’. As I wrote earlier: drivers lose grip and overheat key parts as soon as they start slipstreaming. Remember, with the current set of rules a slipstream in Suzuka could well cause an engine failure in Abu Dhabi due to overheating.

        • Randy said on 10th October 2010, 21:12

          Must agree with Pingguest. Lots of tension this year because of the close fight between the five drivers at the front but there has not been much on track action between them.

          Twitchy aero and too hard tires are spoiling what could’ve been an epic year.4/10.

          Goodbye double diffuser, hello Pirelli’s. Next year should be better.

  4. adam23 said on 10th October 2010, 9:47

    Gave it a 5. Good racing in the midfield but a pretty standard race at the front.

    One of this season’s races that catches your attention for the tension and closeness of the championship battle more than the actual racing, although that is to be expected at this stage of the season!

  5. Great racing in the midfield. It’s a shame that we did see overtaking between the front runners. Well done Kobayashi. 7/10.

  6. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 10th October 2010, 10:37

    7. Lots of drama on the opening lap with some major retirements during the race & for sure the driver of the day Kobayahsi provided the entertainment. I used to miss Montoya a lot ,now I think I have found a replacement. The way Kobayahsi drove today will for sure will be in many teams shopping list in the future.

  7. mario said on 10th October 2010, 10:40

    Suppose that new Renault’s sponsors from Russia can’t look at Kubica leadering in this team. Shame on you Renault.

  8. Would have been a seven, but with Kamui at his home race had to give it a ten

  9. dragon said on 10th October 2010, 11:09

    7 for a super entertaining final surge from Kobayashi. The whinging about how Hamilton being the best driver on the grid and his misfortune compared to those two ‘slow’ drivers at RBR almost make it an 8. Seriously, get over it. I can’t split the top four on talent, they each have their days (or weeks).

  10. Victor. said on 10th October 2010, 11:16

    I thought it was a dreadful race. The hopes for an exciting start were over with the appearance of the SC, any excitement at the front was ruined with Kubica’s retirement and Hamilton’s getting closer to Alonso were ruined by his gearbox. Other than that the race was pretty much a Red Bull 1-2. Gave it a generous 5 due to Kobayashi.

  11. hawkfist said on 10th October 2010, 11:28

    I wanna see what Kobayashi could do in a Red Bull

  12. it’s a shame that Kubica didnt finish ;/

    • BasCB said on 10th October 2010, 16:24

      I don’t care as much about not finishing, although it’s a shame for him.

      What i mind is him not even getting a fight or two during the race, but dropping off the cameras and us finding out about 2 laps later, that he somehow crashed/stopped.

  13. TrueF1Grit (@truef1grit) said on 10th October 2010, 12:58

    The first 5 laps and the last 5 laps.
    I could of gone out for 45 laps and missed nothing.
    Sorry, 4.

    Without Kobayashi. 3.

  14. Alexi (@alexi) said on 10th October 2010, 13:05

    A solid 8 because of Hamilton’s issues. Ending up behind Button this year I’m afraid. Is him the new J Villeneuve maybe?

  15. Johnny86 said on 10th October 2010, 13:09

    Its because of the f duct that you all are calling lewis the best overtaker.mr david

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