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 – 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.
ratings so far
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’s Monaco Grand Prix, which also featured a tense, three-way battle for the lead.
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2011 German Grand Prix
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