Canadian Grand Prix voted best race of 2010

2010 F1 season review

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Montreal, 2010

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Montreal, 2010

F1 Fanatic readers named the Canadian Grand Prix the best race of the 2010 season.

The race, which returned to the calendar this year, received the second-highest rating of all races since the start of the 2008 season.

Only the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, where the world championship was decided on the final lap, out-ranked it.

The German Grand Prix was rated the worst race of the season, after Ferrari ordered Felipe Massa to hand victory over to Fernando Alonso.

Overall the exciting F1 season was reflected in the voting. Four of the five highest-rated races of the last three years were in this season:

Race Average rating out of ten
1. 2008 Brazil 8.756
2. 2010 Canada 8.668
3. 2010 Australia 8.638
4. 2010 Belgium 8.368
5. 2010 China 8.326
6. 2009 Brazil 8.309
7. 2008 Monaco 8.177
8. 2008 Britain 8.164
9. 2008 Italy 8.153
10. 2010 Turkey 7.984

For more on how this year’s races compared to previous seasons see this article: F1 Fanatic readers rate the last 50 races

F1 Fanatic 2010 race ratings

2010 F1 Fanatic race ratings

2010 F1 Fanatic race ratings

Race Average rating out of ten
Canada 8.668
Australia 8.638
Belgium 8.368
China 8.326
Turkey 7.984
Korea 7.536
Britain 7.203
Singapore 7.194
Italy 6.759
Malaysia 6.684
Hungary 6.654
Japan 6.642
Abu Dhabi 6.602
Brazil 6.253
Monaco 6.217
Europe 5.454
Spain 4.919
Bahrain 4.587
Germany 3.740

F1 Fanatic readers are invited to rate each Grand Prix out of ten immediately after each race. This year over 56,000 votes were cast. More information: Where F1 Fanatic readers are from

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81 comments on Canadian Grand Prix voted best race of 2010

  1. A well-deserved primate.

  2. I am a bit surprised that Europe and Japan are not rated higher. (Yes, I enjoyed a race in Valencia).

  3. Question Keith, what program do you use to make your graphs? :)

  4. Commendatore said on 15th December 2010, 21:09

    1. 2008 Brazil [WDT won by a British driver]
    2. 2010 Canada [1-2 win by 2 British drivers]
    3. 2010 Australia [Win by a British driver]
    4. 2010 Belgium [Win by a British driver]
    5. 2010 China [1-2 win by 2 British drivers]
    6. 2009 Brazil [WDT & WCT won by a British team & driver]
    7. 2008 Monaco [Win by a British driver]
    8. 2008 Britain [Win by a British driver]
    9. 2008 Italy [exception]
    10. 2010 Turkey [1-2 win by 2 British drivers]
    11. 2009 Australia [[Win by a British driver]

    Is it just me or is it really a coincidence? ;)

    • Commendatore said on 15th December 2010, 21:16

      P.S. I forgot to add that (as a Ferrari fan) without any doubt this year’s Canadian GP deserved to win the best race of 2010. Even if Ferrari didn’t win I still think it’s (as many worldwide F1 fans) the best race of 2010… ;)

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th December 2010, 8:32

      Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t – these polls have only been running for three years in which time two championships have been won by British drivers so to an extent I’d say it’s unavoidable.

      But as I said to other people who made this point, are there races in there which were won by non-British drivers which are far too low in the list?

      Also, do remember that only around a third of visitors to the site are from Britain (see link at the bottom of the article).

    • The voting is by readers of this website who mostly would have tried to be unbiased, there always seems to be some votes rating the race a 1 or 10 no matter what the race was like.

      Rather than looking at who won the race you should look at what actually happened during the race itself. Wet races will always get a higher rating, the same will be the case if the race is a championship decider.

      If you look at this season if Red Bull managed to get it right they would normally take a comfortable victory because they easily had the quickest car, whereas the races that McLaren won either had a bit of rain or plenty of drama.

  5. brum55 said on 15th December 2010, 21:12

    Loved this Grand Prix, great 5-way duel, tyres going off more rapidly than anywhere else, back markers causing trouble, Alonso vs Hamilton, Red Bulls strategy that looked great than really bad, lots and lots of overtaking, Schumi driving like a madman. Had it all and we didn’t even need rain.

    Hope the Pirellis will allow us to see more of the same.

  6. looking at the last 50 races rated, are we really saying that spain 2010 was worse than spain 2009?

  7. Nano_Rock said on 16th December 2010, 5:13

    Four of the top five are Mclaren wins, . ¿Is this a joke? I think british readers, likes races won by british drivers….

  8. Jraybay-HamiltonMclarenfan said on 17th January 2011, 4:02

    Yessss! I’m Canadian thank you all for voting! LoL but in honesty I thought Australia was the best race and Canada a close second… anyone else?

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