Rate the race: 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

2012 Chinese Grand Prix

What did you think of the Chinese Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.

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Rate the race out of ten and leave a comment below:

Rate the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (2%)
  • 7 (8%)
  • 8 (24%)
  • 9 (42%)
  • 10 (22%)

Total Voters: 862

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290 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Chinese Grand Prix

  1. sid_prasher (@) said on 15th April 2012, 10:15

    Going with 9. What a close race it was…it is rare to see the top 12 bunched so close together. Totally gutted for Kimi, i guess he will now realize how different Pirelli tyres are to the Bridgestone ones.
    Another hard race for Alonso – happy to see Massa being a bit more competitive but in such a tight field – still no points.
    Annoyed on Schumi’s behalf and delighted for Nico!

  2. Scottie (@scottie) said on 15th April 2012, 10:15

    Fantastic race, had me on the edge of my seat all race! … It just needed a showdown for the win.

  3. F1_Dave said on 15th April 2012, 10:16

    it was a good race in terms of ontrack action, However with all the pit stops & tyre chaos there was no real flow to the race whihc made it incredibly hard to follow as a race.

  4. GeorgeDaviesF1 (@georgedaviesf1) said on 15th April 2012, 10:16

    Ending brings it up 2 to 9

  5. bearforce1 (@bearforce1) said on 15th April 2012, 10:17

    How did Nico do it. I mean I thought the Mercedes was supposed to be horrid on its tyres yet Nico seemed to be softest on his tyres? A complete turnaround yes?

  6. frazbox (@frazbox) said on 15th April 2012, 10:20

    i think so much was going on thr FIA couldnt keep up with the action…. definitely a 10

  7. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 15th April 2012, 10:20

    10/10 absolutly brilliant race! So much overtaking all through the field. One of the most exiting races for a long time for me.

  8. Sean (@spaceman1861) said on 15th April 2012, 10:21

    Wikid race 9/10 would have been 10/10 if i had won my bets :P

  9. PaxJes (@paxjes) said on 15th April 2012, 10:22

    excellent race. 9/10.
    It would have been 10/10 if all that fighting was for 1st place.

  10. Mustalainen (@mustalainen) said on 15th April 2012, 10:22

    Better than last year! 9/10

  11. F1fanNL (@) said on 15th April 2012, 10:25


    It would have been a 10 if not for Rosberg having it easy at the front and DRS. DRS aside it was a very exciting race.

  12. dirgegirl (@dirgegirl) said on 15th April 2012, 10:25

    I voted 8 – the first few laps were actually pretty dull and most of the action was pitstop related, but the last few laps were brilliant with some fabulous racing. Well done to Nico / Marigold!

  13. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 15th April 2012, 10:25

    9. So nearly a perfect dry race. Up until Button’s botched stop, we had no idea who would win, come second, third, fourth, any of them! Even when Nico had it in the bag, from third down all was in doubt. Fantastic to watch.

    And to top it all off, a new Grand Prix winner and (I think) only the third son of a race winner to win a race himself. The other two (Hill and Villeneuve) became world champions, so a good omen for Rosberg.

  14. Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 15th April 2012, 10:31

    Awesome Race….haha Kimi went from Hero to Zero in just a lap….this shows how close everyone is….Amazing Race…
    Felt bad for Raikkonen and Schumacher..

  15. skodarap (@skodarap) said on 15th April 2012, 10:32

    10/10, shame there was no real battle for 1st, it would make this race an instant classic

  16. Yoshisune (@yobo01) said on 15th April 2012, 10:33

    I think 8. Great race, but probably in the middle part everyone was more focused on waiting, rather than on overtaking. It was a good thing because they were all so close and the last part of the race was fantastic. But it was a little bit boring.
    But then, no battles for the first place, so the vote goes down a little.

  17. Mads (@mads) said on 15th April 2012, 10:35

    7/10. Good race, but the first 30+ laps was really boring. The DRS was pretty stupid as well.
    The last part was amazing, but there could have been more of a battle for the lead.
    The last third of the race was a 9/10, maybe even 10/10, but the rest of the race was worse then average.

  18. zicasso (@zicasso) said on 15th April 2012, 10:36

    that’s a 9 from me. Super fun race to watch. until the last 8 laps it was not clear who was going to take that second place let alone the third. Lots of overtaking and the German cucumber looking perplexed… couldn’t be better.

  19. tkcom (@tkcom) said on 15th April 2012, 10:37

    Intense final half, but not much in the first. No fight with Merc. 8/10

  20. Stephen Jones (@aus_steve) said on 15th April 2012, 10:40


    Great Race, no battle for the lead at the end.. that’s pretty much it!

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