Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Monaco, 2012

Rate the race: 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

Debates and PollsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 race out of ten and leave a comment below:

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

  3. 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. 10 Because I’m Aussie and have been waiting for Mark to pull that off for a long time :)

    1. Adrian (@adrian_debian)
      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.

      1. F1fanNL (@)
        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. Very predictable. Grosjean and Maldonado crashing at the start; Red Bull and Ferrari gaining places with strategy and McLaren and Lotus losing.

  6. 1 Boooooooooooring. 2 hours lost

  7. 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 (@)
    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!

    1. @f1fannl Well said, very similar to my comment.

    2. 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.

      1. F1fanNL (@)
        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.

    3. 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?

      1. F1fanNL (@)
        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. It seems that it is the first Monaco race these people watched What did they expect with passing almost impossible.

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

    1. The tyres seem to dominate everything!

      1. F1fanNL (@)
        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.

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

        1. 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.

    2. 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.

      1. 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. 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. 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. 5/10 race was a procession except for a few undercuts.

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

    1. In Practice and Quali Grosjean was much faster than Kimi. I think he would have been between the top drivers.

    2. Thanks to Lotus race decision making, once again. Freaking failure.

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

    1. Which only goes to prove the point that the man in front stays in front. There is no passing option in Monaco.

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

  20. 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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