Rate the race: 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

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

Rate the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (0%)
  • 6 (1%)
  • 7 (3%)
  • 8 (10%)
  • 9 (38%)
  • 10 (48%)

Total Voters: 882

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1 = ‘Terrible’, 10 = ‘Perfect’

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341 comments on Rate the race: 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

  1. Andy92 (@andy92) said on 17th April 2011, 9:46

    Best race I’ve ever seen. Drive of Hamilton’s life, and probably the best drive from any driver I’ve ever seen!

  2. geo132 (@geo132) said on 17th April 2011, 9:48

    Last 2 races have been simply great. Better than most races from last year!

  3. HounslowBusGarage (@hounslowbusgarage) said on 17th April 2011, 9:48

    Astounding. Real racing all the way, and not all the ovetaking due to the flippy floppy wing! Beautiful.

  4. Trenthamfolk (@trenthamfolk) said on 17th April 2011, 9:48

    a superb race… magnificent from Hamilton, and supreme from Webber. Man of the race for me…

  5. Enigma (@enigma) said on 17th April 2011, 9:48

    Who cares about track character, this was awesome. Halfway through there were 6 drivers in contention for the win, we had awesome fights. Fantastic, nearly a perfect race and I can’t rate it with less than a 10.

  6. irishlad (@irishlad) said on 17th April 2011, 9:48

    Dont often give a nine, but what a cracker of a race. Racing throughout for the lead and everywhere else. Great job from Pirelli.

  7. BBT (@bbt) said on 17th April 2011, 9:49

    9/10 Great race.

    Get rid of DRS and it would of been 10/10

    • Adrian J (@adrian-j) said on 17th April 2011, 10:01

      I don’t think you can make it that clear cut. Who’s to say that without DRS the race would have been ask good?

      I think all the ingredients we have are coming together to provide the good racing. Take one of those away and it might not be the same story…

      • bpacman (@bpacman) said on 17th April 2011, 10:09

        I think DRS did help – even where there were passes elsewhere, the DRS allowed cars to close on the back straight and set up an overtake on the next lap.

        • Mack41 (@mack41) said on 17th April 2011, 10:14

          EXACTLY!!!! The DRS keeps the cars close when without them the dirty air would normally cause the trailing car to fall back after a few laps. With the DRS the trailing car is allowed to make up for the aero restrictions on the racing. Its not a push to pass, its a way to give the trailing car some much needed help

        • Journeyer (@journeyer) said on 17th April 2011, 10:50

          But the car in front can’t use DRS – and that just makes it unfair for me. I’d be able to live with it if the guy in front can use it too.

          I agree with BBT – 9/10 for me.

          • Blog Raider said on 17th April 2011, 17:39

            Once you are passed, you have the opportunity to use DRS to regain position…how is that unfair???

    • Joseph94 (@joseph94) said on 17th April 2011, 10:12

      I agree.

  8. Sam said on 17th April 2011, 9:50

    Brilliant race..absolutely brilliant. Lewis was…wow

  9. Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 17th April 2011, 9:50

    9 out of 10.
    Very exciting race. Plenty of fighting in front and in the back.
    Wish TV coverage gave some time to fighting of FInd, Sau & Ren.
    Was watching for Petrov’s race thanks to Soft Pauer’s app.

    Would give 10 if it was more exciting start.

  10. Oliver said on 17th April 2011, 9:50

    Phenominal race. Fantastic. Mclaren won the race at the start and forced Redbull into a 2stop strategy. Great drive by Webber. Used all his new tyres to great effect. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. georges10099 (@georges10099) said on 17th April 2011, 9:51

    what a race!!!! no race is perfect, thats why i gave it 9 rather than 10.

    To think, all of that could have been taken away from us had Hamilton not started… What a drive. Fantastic, superb, incredible! About time someone other than a Red Bull won too!

  12. mateuss (@mateuss) said on 17th April 2011, 9:51

    11+!!! Fighting up and down the field and for the win.

  13. budchekov (@budchekov) said on 17th April 2011, 9:51

    Awesome, what a drive, the kid’s special.
    Mark was outstanding too.
    Gave it a 9, should have given it a 10.
    At last, a real RACE.

  14. Hyoko said on 17th April 2011, 9:52

    A macca win is always a 0. No points for macca would be a nine. Black flag for both maccas, a perfect 10.

  15. Mark Hitchcock (@mark-hitchcock) said on 17th April 2011, 9:53


    Only reason it’s not a 10 is because I got slightly lost after the first round of stops (bit like Button).
    Expect more “F1 is too confusing” articles from hack journalists tomorrow.

    Amazing race though. Looks like fiddling with the rules has finally paid off.

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