Rate the race: 2011 Spanish Grand Prix

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Rate the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix out of ten

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179 comments on Rate the race: 2011 Spanish Grand Prix

  1. Ral (@ral) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:55

    It was ok. But boring compared to previous races. Tense though.

    The highlight of the race for me though was Vettel overtaking two cars in 3 corners. That’s what won him the race, he really needed to make those. It even edged out Alonso’s start, which was magnificent.

  2. HounslowBusGarage (@hounslowbusgarage) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:55

    Highly impressive drives from VET, HAM and BUT. Rated it as 8/10. Lots of tension here at Hounslow Towers.
    Very surprised that ALO’s performance fell off the cliff, though . . .

  3. Sam said on 22nd May 2011, 14:56

    10, brilliant race, even without as much overtaking as the previous races this year, seb lewis and fernando are just in a different league to everyone else, so good to see them racing hard, been waiting for this fight between Lewis and Seb since the end of 2009

  4. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:56

    I thought it was better than Turkey. At least I actually knew what was going on today, and at least people had to work to overtake, no blazing past down the straights. So, I give it 7

  5. djdaveyp85 (@djdaveyp87) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:58

    8 for me. Not the best race of the season, but definitely the best Spanish GP ever. Good job Pirelli.

  6. Fixy (@fixy) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:58

    6/10 (Which is still good for Catalunya).
    The race was nothing compared to the last 5 races. Alonso’s start was superb but from then on it was obvious that because of the pit stops that gave the other drivers a clean lap Alonso was going to end 5th. Good race by the first three, but DRS showed itself bad (there were more overtakes at turn 1 in GP2 than in F1).

  7. AntoninF said on 22nd May 2011, 14:58

    Shame for another Vettel win. The fight for championship will end way shorter! Amazing race for Heidfeld, fastest man on last 15 laps! Took 20 secs. to Mercedes on just 5 laps. Never gave up!

  8. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 22nd May 2011, 14:59

    8 – Best Spanish GP in many years. Ironic how we haven’t had Rain or Safety Car this season, but the races have all been very tense :)

  9. BBT (@bbt) said on 22nd May 2011, 15:01

    They should try a race without DRS

  10. tmax (@tmax) said on 22nd May 2011, 15:03

    Good Race….

    Overall very less Artificial overtaking…

  11. Lustigson said on 22nd May 2011, 15:03

    Wow, that was the first exciting Spanish Grand Prix since Michael Schumacher won it in 1996… and that was a (very) wet race, so that doesn’t even count.

    Prior to this season, I’d take the (much-hated) Hungaroring for a Grand Prix over the Circuit de Catalunya any time.

  12. tmax (@tmax) said on 22nd May 2011, 15:06

    Whatever happened to Fernando and Mark.. Esp Fernando
    sudden surge and then waned away

  13. Kev (@kev) said on 22nd May 2011, 15:08

    8. A very good race in a track not known for its overtaking opportunities.

    Vettel performed magnificently to hold off Hamilton despite all the KERS issues with the car. Keep this form and he will wrap up the WDC with more than 5 races to go.

    Felt sorry for Webber after taking pole and finishing 4th. Hamilton and Button making use of McLaren’s race pace and getting closer and ahead of a RB respectively.

    Finally to Alonso. The new deal actually saves the Italians from embarrassment on this account. He is the saving face of Ferrari now and Massa might as well stay in the pits. Not a bit of fight in him, too timid to put up a challenge and not enough pace to do something useful with the machine.

    Alonso deserves much better than the horse, sorry, donkey he is driving now. Time for Ferrari to shut their mouths and get to the drawing boards to salvage something from the season.

    Magnificent start and brilliant first stint from Alonso.

    My driver of the day would be Vettel for making most out of the provided opportunities and overtaking Button, Massa to make his strategy stick.

    Bravo Vettel!

  14. Roald (@roald) said on 22nd May 2011, 15:10

    Very impressed with Alonso’s start, goosebumps from the onboard footage, he was all over the place steering left and right trying to fit the car in a gap without lifting the throttle to prevent speed loss. Crazy to see the crowd’s reaction too!

    I’d rate it a 8 easily. Great race, perhaps my favorite race this season thus far. Always hated the circuit, but if it’s like this every year I might come to like it. But for God’s sake, lose that last chicane, it just looks dumb and makes no sense combined with DRS either, because it’s such a slow pair of corners the car in front can get on the throttle so much earlier than the one behind that there’s no way the car on the front can be caught up with on the straight. Oh well.

  15. Dai McCann said on 22nd May 2011, 15:11

    Good race, encouraging to see Hamilton so close Vettel.
    Turn 9 seemed to be making the difference, big lifts from Lewis while Vettel was flat out meaning that by the time they got to the DRS activation, Vettel was just too far ahead.
    Good battle between the best driver in a very good car and a very good driver in the best car – with the latter winning this time. 7/10.

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