Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Shanghai, 2011

Rate the race: 2011 Chinese Grand Prix

Debates and PollsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

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  • 8 (10%)
  • 9 (38%)
  • 10 (48%)

Total Voters: 882

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

  2. 9/10 Great race.

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

    1. 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…

      1. 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.

        1. 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

        2. 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.

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

    2. I agree.

  3. Brilliant race..absolutely brilliant. Lewis was…wow

  4. 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.

    1. And HUGE thanks to Pirelli.
      How much more exciting races became without one-stop-absolutely-not-decrading-tyres…

  5. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 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!

  7. 11+!!! Fighting up and down the field and for the win.

  8. 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.

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

    1. Hmmm.

      I hate Alonso more than anyone else on the grid today but if Alonso had won that one I still would’ve given it a 9 or 10/10.

      1. Agreed, if Vettel had held out I still probably would have given it a 9, though i’d have been mightily peed off! :)

    2. Why so bias?

      This race was better than Suzuka 2005 or Brazil 2008 IMO.


      10/10, I wish I could give it a 20.

      1. Laranja Mecanica
        17th April 2011, 11:40

        Yes, it was not as bad as Brazil 08, the worst race in F1 history. But barely.

    3. You shouldn’t be watching F1

    4. No true F1 fan could come out with a line like that.

    5. As a Ferrari and Alonso fanatic I consider this comment as BS. As much as it can hurt both Lewis and the McLaren wall have done a superb race.

    6. i think he’s having a laugh.. go easy

  10. 9/10

    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.

  11. Fantastic race! Had no idea who would be on top until the checkered flag!! 9/10 for me, would have been 10/10 but we still have 16 races to go!!

  12. UKfanatic (@)
    17th April 2011, 9:53

    Despite early tactical and pit problems from vettels opponents seems like redbull made a mistake and what a drive by Ham and from Web trying to overtake opponents with less 80bhp on one of the slowest cars on top speed bad luck again for ferrari not a great start neither pit stop and strategy nice race a bit too much about tyre fresheness and drs

  13. Great race, had to give it a 10, I don’t know what more a race can have – no big mayhem or rain, and still a race without any boring moment. Just perfect, and that in China, really great stuff.

    Great drive by HAM, Webber a great save, Vettel also doing all he could, defending really well and keeping his 2nd spot; Massa also a very good drive, I think he got the most he could out of that Ferrari today, Nico Rosberg showing that Merc is indeed in the mix if they get everything working; MSC showing good pace, and having a fighting race with Alonso, Webber, and others. Renault show that teams really need to keep working in this environment to not drop behind, but showing they are there to fight another day. Very good.

  14. I take it back, China can stay on the calendar forever now.


  15. Shockingly brilliant!

  16. Absolutely fantastic Race! Beats Canada last year. Action from start to finish. And Hamilton won! YES!

    1. P.s. I voted 10 (but only because I couldn’t vote 1’000’000!)

  17. Brilliant race.

    Action everywhere, Even Lewis’s Engine before the race o to of everything. Have to say it would be equal to Suzuka 2005 except for Alonso at 130R, Cant match the drama of Brazil 2008 but that can never be beat!


    10/10, Think this has to take the record!

  18. Very good race. Well worth an 8/10. Had Webber taken Vettel at the end, it would have been a perfect race!

    Good drive by Hamilton. Not an exceptional drive, considering his tires were 6 laps newer, but a very good strategy and good drive nonetheless.

    Ferrari could have done better if they had done a three stop, and I think Alonso needs to seriously work on his start. However we all know how Massa shines in first few tracks of the year but struggles on the rest, where as Alonso is consistent throughout.

  19. 10/10 for excitement.

    11/10 for excitment at a venue the fans hate.

    10/10 for proving that Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel can be beaten.

    1/10 because my live feed crashed a lap before Hamilton passed Vettel and I never got it back.

  20. Huge chunk of rubber off the inner right tyre of Hamilton. I can see the canvas.

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