Rate the race: 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix

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

Rate the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (7%)
  • 4 (8%)
  • 5 (19%)
  • 6 (29%)
  • 7 (21%)
  • 8 (8%)
  • 9 (2%)
  • 10 (1%)

Total Voters: 415

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1 = ‘Terrible’, 10 = ‘Perfect’

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152 comments on Rate the race: 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix

  1. marcusbreese (@marcusbreese) said on 27th November 2011, 18:25

    Gotta be a 6, wasn’t as bad as Valencia but not great. Hasn’t been a truly exciting race since Japan, imho.
    Still, we have been lucky to have some classic races this season, I’m sure in previous years this would have gone down as more exciting, relative to all the rest of the year.

  2. latina (@latina) said on 27th November 2011, 18:28

    Gear box problem indeed!! Yet Vettel kept doing 270 km/h for almost 2 hrs… Gear box problem indeed!! Just enough for him to slow down and let Webber thru , but no other person.
    Gear box problem indeed!! Is when letting Mark thru will put Webber firmly in 3rd place and Alonso out!!

    Gear box problem indeed!! Is when the car stops you right in an attempt to over take.

  3. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 27th November 2011, 18:33

    It was ok, spiced up by Vettels gearbox misfortune and the close running of the ferraris and McLarens until the last stint. 6/10 for me.

  4. taurus (@taurus) said on 27th November 2011, 18:33

    Thought it was a decent race. Those thinking it was ‘dull dull dull’ clearly didnt witness the Schumacher years!

    Happily its the last race I’ll watch that I’ll have to suffer Eddie Jordan.

  5. 3/10

    Boring! No rain, no SC, fake gearbox problems, real gearbox problems, Eddie Jordan wearing normal t-shirt…

    Can’t wait for 2012 season!

    • F1fanNL (@) said on 27th November 2011, 18:50

      “fake gearbox problems, real gearbox problems,”

      Please elaborate.

      Vettel kept losing time to Webber, Hamilton didn’t lose that much time to Button….

      Is it only “real” when the gearbox actually totally fails?

      Maybe Hamilton should have done what Vettel did and he would have made it to the end as well.

      • Actually he did start to loose pace right about when they radioed to him the gear box fault. At that time, he could not go around Massa for about a couple of laps before his gear box totaly failed and Button had no slight problem passing Massa.

      • Lewis was losing oil in gearbox since lap 10, they knew he wouldn’t make it to the end, but keep pushing hard. And Vettel, with his gearbox “problem”, actually made few faster laps than Webber at the time.

  6. trebor27 (@trebor27) said on 27th November 2011, 18:34

    Great to hear that KOV is “nailed” to Lotus.

  7. I know this is the ‘rate the race’ post but I just have to rant: ridiculous penalising Senna!
    Alguersuari ruined Rubens’ race last year (look for ‘Accident – Jaime Alguersuari and Rubens Barrichello’ at http://www.f1-info.cz/?gallery=video/video2010/18 ) in an incident that was bad driving from him but still just an incident.
    C’mon the stewards are acting as if they need to teach the drivers how to drive. They’re there to penalise unsportsmanship, not mistakes.

  8. F1fanNL (@) said on 27th November 2011, 18:47

    6 out of 10.

    Nothing special but not a complete snooze fest like Japan or Valencia.

  9. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 27th November 2011, 19:03

    4. Worst race of the season. Other dull races at least had some tension, this only had forgone conclusions and mild intrigue. Some nice action, but nothing amazing.

  10. I give 7 out of 10, i think sennas penalty was unfair as you can clearly see him looking at the apex and if a driver elects to go round the outside they have to avoid the car on the inside as long as the inside car doesnt crowd him off the track so racing incident at most if not msc penalty, rosebergs defensive braking was a high point and barrichello overtaking massa at the end. I also think hamilton and msc went for wet setups.

  11. racingfanatic96 (@racingfanatic96) said on 27th November 2011, 19:24

    Boring race, boring season. Only exciting races were earlier in the year where the Pirelli tyres were actually making a difference, or in the wet. Also get rid of DRS.

    What we need next year is what we had in 2010: the teams close together and no DRS or KERS. They tried to fix something that wasn’t broken, I very much enjoyed ‘real’ Formula 1 rather than the artificial stuff we’ve seen this year. The tyres were nice when they degraded, although that just seemed to disappear halfway through the year.

    You know something is wrong when Spa, Monza, Brazil and other classics aren’t producing entertainment. This was the case this year.

  12. dam00r (@dam00r) said on 27th November 2011, 19:30

    Sutils body language was very revealing. I really think that Force India has made their decision on next years line up today or yesterday, which will be Di Resta and The Hulk.

  13. A very disappointing race at a superb track. Victory was handed to Webber as a morale booster. Mclaren didn’t seem to be a threat and their strategy for Jenson was unbelievable. Not the way i expected the season to end. With coverage going to Sky i think i will be watching less of this sport from next year!

  14. dam00r (@dam00r) said on 27th November 2011, 19:48

    I also don’t understand why HRT will put De La Rosa in a seat next year when they could have like Karun Chandhok or someone like that instead

  15. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 27th November 2011, 19:50

    It wasn’t boring, when you knew what to look at. The midfield battle was once again exciting, and there was something going on for most of the race. And for once DRS was pretty good, though pretty unnecessary on such a good track.

    Originally I gave 6/10, but with Massa’s donuts in the end I ended up with 7.

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