Rate the race: 2011 European Grand Prix

2011 European Grand Prix

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

Rate the 2011 European Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (13%)
  • 2 (15%)
  • 3 (16%)
  • 4 (17%)
  • 5 (18%)
  • 6 (15%)
  • 7 (5%)
  • 8 (1%)
  • 9 (0%)
  • 10 (1%)

Total Voters: 541

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230 comments on Rate the race: 2011 European Grand Prix

  1. Ridzki (@ridzki) said on 26th June 2011, 14:52


  2. mags (@mags) said on 26th June 2011, 14:52

    I painted my garden wall just before the start of the race…

  3. dodge said on 26th June 2011, 14:53

    Drop this race and keep turkey on the calendar, have 19 good races next year and Bahrain.

  4. Shomir (@shomir) said on 26th June 2011, 14:53

    Solid 6, managed to keep me interested.

  5. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th June 2011, 14:53


    Pretty boring overall. I have my theories as to why. I’ll put them into a guest article soon.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 26th June 2011, 15:35

      Good, looking forward to that PM.
      IMHO 3/10 is a bit lower than it deserved, but on the other hand 2011 has certainly raised the bar for what we expect of a race.

      • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th June 2011, 16:24

        Well, here’s hoping Keith publishes it. The basic premise is that Valencia has twice as many traction zones – areas of the circuit where the driver is accelerating hard out of a slow corner – as other circuits. Montreal has just four of them; Valencia has eight. So what I tried to do is address this problem by suggesting an alternative configuration for the circuit that cuts half of these traction zones out. It’s actually pretty radical and calls for the organisers to convert the circuit into a figure-eight design by way of a temporary bridge.

  6. Previous seasons that would have been maybe a 7. That was barely scraping a 5 for this season. The mid-field action, of which there was quite a lot, saved it from being any lower.

    Clearly this track has been properly confirmed as no good, even with the DRS gimmick, and they tyres didn’t really do their job so well.

    Also, 24 cars finishing a race is rubbish. These cars are too good now, and the track clearly isn’t challenging enough if no-one managed to find a wall. I miss the days when you only had 10 finishers, which always ended with some real surprises when it came to handing out the points.

    Roll on a wet/dry Silverstone, please.

  7. Lachie (@lachie) said on 26th June 2011, 14:54

    Time and time again it’s borne out that if you removed Vettel from the race you might have had some excitement. As it stands he just adjusts the repelling magnet he has against second place as needed and I switch off early.

  8. The Last Pope said on 26th June 2011, 14:54

    That was really boring! 2/10

  9. Oliver said on 26th June 2011, 14:55

    Very boring.
    This race circuit just lacks any atmosphere.
    Even with a double DRS activation, it was all but impossible to overtake.
    The circuit can’t hide. Even the beautiful water front has warehouses built directly in front of it. Yes mooring points for boats, to stare happily at the team trucks.

  10. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 26th June 2011, 14:56

    Went for a 2

    Taking in that we’ve been spoiled this year with brilliant races.

    Minus Eddie everyone we’ve herd talk about Valencia says that it lacks the F1 atmosphere and doesnt have the buzz of F1 races and thats after 4 years now!

    And of course the main part of F1 on track action wasnt really helped even with 2 DRS zones to me says Valencia is a failure as a racetrack. I like sector 3 myself leading to potential brave pass into the last corner but the rest of the track is rubbish. Like DavidS i was almost falling asleep. Sorry F1 but the Indycar last night was a hell of alot better.

    Roll on Silverstone and a proper F1 race!

  11. David-A (@david-a) said on 26th June 2011, 14:56

    6/10, the best Valencia race so far, which isn’t saying much. It was nice to see Alonso get second, with the other highlight being Schumacher passing Sutil with no front wing.

  12. crookeymonster (@crookeymonster) said on 26th June 2011, 14:57

    Dull dull dull dull dull, silverstone has to be good or bernie will have a conniption fit

  13. sumedh said on 26th June 2011, 14:58

    Well, this race was brought in because F1 became popular in Spain after Fernando won 2 championships and Michael retired.

    Now that VET is winning everything, Germany will get an extra round. Lets make Nurburgring as the European GP and Hockenheim as German GP!

  14. tkcom (@tkcom) said on 26th June 2011, 14:58

    2/10 Absolutely rubbish.

  15. Alonso_McLaren (@) said on 26th June 2011, 14:58

    Torture for TV viewers。

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