Rate the race: 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Monaco, 2012What did you think of the Monaco Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.

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Rate the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (4%)
  • 2 (4%)
  • 3 (9%)
  • 4 (14%)
  • 5 (16%)
  • 6 (23%)
  • 7 (18%)
  • 8 (8%)
  • 9 (2%)
  • 10 (3%)

Total Voters: 773

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282 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

  1. montreal95 (@montreal95) said on 27th May 2012, 15:34

    Gave it a 6. There was always in the aur the feeling that something will happen, what with everyone so close together and a threat of rain, but in the end nothing did.

  2. FullSpe3d (@dryyoshi) said on 27th May 2012, 15:35

    As usual I knew it wasn’t going to rain, and then it rains…after the race.
    Very processional, 4.

  3. Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 27th May 2012, 15:38

    I’m going for a seven, great drives from the top 5 drivers all constantly at each other, challenging conditions and plenty to lose.

  4. Andy (@andy98) said on 27th May 2012, 15:38

    10 Because I’m Aussie and have been waiting for Mark to pull that off for a long time :)

    • Adrian (@adrian_debian) said on 27th May 2012, 15:40

      Would be more logical to vote Mark the best driver of the race and give the actual race a rating that reflected the full race.

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 27th May 2012, 16:02

        7 for the race, 8 for Mark. He was good but not as solid as he was in 2010. Kovalainen and Vettel had a better race.

  5. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 27th May 2012, 15:42

    Very predictable. Grosjean and Maldonado crashing at the start; Red Bull and Ferrari gaining places with strategy and McLaren and Lotus losing.

  6. Nico74 (@nico74) said on 27th May 2012, 15:42

    1 Boooooooooooring. 2 hours lost

  7. Santiago Ontanon (@santiontanon) said on 27th May 2012, 15:42

    There might not have been overtaking. But I was tense from beginning to end. So, I think it was a pretty good race! 7

  8. F1fanNL (@) said on 27th May 2012, 15:48

    I gave it a 7.

    Not as exciting as Malaysia, China or Bahrein but entertaining none the less.
    The top 4 finishing within 1.3 seconds of each other emphasizes the fact this race was far from boring as some like to suggest.

    Yes there aren’t many overtakes in Monaco. That’s because it’s Monaco. If you don’t think 6 cars racing within 5 seconds for almost the entire 2nd half of the race is exciting F1 isn’t the sport for you.

    It’s the whining people who want to see drivers overtake for the lead on every single lap that have brought us DRS.

    Thank you!

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 27th May 2012, 16:49

      @f1fannl Well said, very similar to my comment.

    • Ilanin (@ilanin) said on 27th May 2012, 17:45

      Cars racing within a few seconds of each other is only interesting if there is some probability of them actually being able to pass. There is no tension if it is obvious that the order is set in stone, and that was, indeed, obvious.

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 27th May 2012, 20:44

        It wasn’t obvious.

        This race offered excitement because the drivers being so close together meant one mistake from a driver would be disastrous for that driver.

    • caci99 (@caci99) said on 27th May 2012, 18:56

      I don’t think so. Those 4 cars covered by 1.3s following each other “fighting” who’s the best on tyres is boring. Were those cars pushing and properly fighting for position, that’s a complete different story. We should start giving prices for “easiest on tyres”, just like they do Oscar for best supporter, Oscar fo that, Oscar for this. It’s only entertainment, isn’t it?

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 27th May 2012, 20:51

        Except this race tyres didn’t play a huge role. Only in your mind perhaps.
        They did almost 50 laps on the soft tyres so the ‘old’ it’s all about tyre management argument is invalid.
        We saw Hamilton lock up his front left several times and he didn’t have any problem following the guys in front.

        This whining about the tyres is getting way out of hand. Last race we already saw that Hamilton, who most claimed to be punished the most with the new tyres, was capable to make his tyres last longer than Button. It’s all about the setup. You get it right, you’ll be able to win. You get it wrong, you’ll burn up your tyres and lose. And that’s how it should be.

  9. Ean (@ean) said on 27th May 2012, 15:55

    It seems that it is the first Monaco race these people watched What did they expect with passing almost impossible.

  10. Jason12 said on 27th May 2012, 15:56

    DRS and KERS really hasn’t seemed to help much this season.
    That’s very strange.

    • Jason12 said on 27th May 2012, 15:57

      The tyres seem to dominate everything!

      • F1fanNL (@) said on 27th May 2012, 16:03

        Or it could be that Monaco is a very tight track that hasn’t seen much overtaking in the past either?

        Just spitballing here.

      • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 27th May 2012, 16:52

        The tyres had very little to do with today, hence Vettel managing 45 laps on the soft compound.

        • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 27th May 2012, 20:47

          But teams seemed to not know that @andrewtanner, and so they were afraid to use the tyres. Not fault of Monaco, or F1, but some teams just weren’t doing a good job. I do think it was a bit too static since there was only very short bits where there seemed any doubt that someone would do something different. Then again, the tot 6 were there because they all kept it together until the end, including HAM with MAS just behind. At Monaco that’s clearly a good effort, as today showed with some of the other drivers. And KOV did great. Not a bad Monaco, but no great race.

    • budchekov (@budchekov) said on 27th May 2012, 16:03

      I was wondering why DRS didn’t produce some fireworks in the six car procession?
      Nice to see Mark get a win, otherwise rather dull and underwhelming,
      Gave it a generous 7.

      • Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 27th May 2012, 16:16

        I was wondering why DRS didn’t produce some fireworks in the six car procession?

        Because of the start-finish straight being rather short, tight and…not straight. And because none of the drivers running in the top 6 were willing to risk anything stupid into St. Devote.

        Enough reasons if you ask me…

  11. Benjamin (@riotard) said on 27th May 2012, 16:10

    Well I’m glad I had my revision notes for my exam on Monday with me for that race, or I could have fallen asleep!

  12. IDR (@idr) said on 27th May 2012, 16:10

    3 for the race. Very very boring race.
    1 for the lap of ALO before pits.
    1 for the emotion waiting for the rain.
    5 In total

  13. JohnBt (@johnbt) said on 27th May 2012, 16:13

    5/10 race was a procession except for a few undercuts.

  14. bgrade (@bgrade) said on 27th May 2012, 16:14

    i wonder if grosjean would of had good pace if he didn’t crash out, coz kimi’s pace was terrible.

  15. crookeymonster (@crookeymonster) said on 27th May 2012, 16:15

    Aside from 1st lap incident and last 10 laps, very disappointing, too much protecting of tyres

    On a side note, everybody should put in a qualy lap in Q3, makes a mockery of it all

  16. dkpioe said on 27th May 2012, 16:19

    i think with 5 cars covered by 4 seconds with 10 laps to go and spitting of rain, it was very exciting!

  17. Si Allan (@feetstink) said on 27th May 2012, 16:22

    I gave it a 7 for the sheers spectacle, but I’ll admit I struggle to see this as a race.
    The cars – the teams – and the equipment don’t really fit in here, or work as they should. As has been said before, it’s a daft place to have a motor racing weekend, but, well…. it’s monaco, isn’t it.
    I’d still pay to go and see it – if I could affort to, and despite the fact most of it is a junket for bunterish lickspittles and dancing wh0re$.

  18. Joseph94 (@joseph94) said on 27th May 2012, 16:24

    7/10, not a great race but not very boring either. Would have only gave it a 5, if the last 20 laps were not tense.

  19. Overwatch (@overwatch) said on 27th May 2012, 16:28

    Well, I don’t know what you all are expecting, but this is simply Monaco…
    7/10 for me.

  20. Abuelo Paul (@abuello-paul) said on 27th May 2012, 16:28

    A 3, whilst Monaco has its glitzy reputation, and from a drivers viewpoint is a tricky circuit to master, the main spectator aspect is for the people actually there. The atmosphere, noise, smell etc all play its part to create a classic F1 event. However for we lowly couch potatoes the spectacle of the longest driver parade on the calendar is quite boring. No passing. No racing. No DRS capability. No … FUN.

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