Debates and polls
The German Grand Prix earned the third-highest rating of the season so far this year.
The three-way battle for the lead between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber was appreciated by many, including Todfod:
It was an exciting race throughout. The top three were interlocked in a race long battle, and positions four to six were pretty exciting to watch as well.
There was almost no artificial overtaking today and we saw some great defensive driving today. I rated the race a nine.
While some were disappointed to see Vettel gain fourth in the pits instead of on track, Bosyber had a different view:
The last lap straight pit stop fight was nice ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ it still was a straight fight, but now by the team, underlining how F1 is a team sport.
It is true Vettel would have been better off doing it on track, and Ferrari again let Massa down on a pit stop, but it was a close fight nevertheless.
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MaroonJack enjoyed the light-hearted end to the race:
Webber giving Alonso a lift was a cherry on top.
Kidchris92 pointed out that the track itself plays a part in defining a race:
Nurburgring throws up classics, just as other great European circuits like Silverstone, Spa, Monza and Monaco do.
I will always follow F1 wherever it goes, but these five European circuits should always be the spine of the calendar!
The pattern of ratings was very similar to this year?óÔé¼Ôäós Monaco Grand Prix, which also featured a tense, three-way battle for the lead.
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