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 (2%)

Total Voters: 773

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282 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Girts (@girts) said on 27th May 2012, 18:16

    8. Well, it’s Monaco so I’ve never expected a lot of overtaking there. It’s different from all the other Grands Prix so I’ll never use here the same criteria as I do when rating, let’s say, Korean or Spanish GPs. I love the glamour and watching the cars flying through the narrow streets so 6 already for that. The crash at the start, an unprecedented sixth different winner in the sixth race of the season, a bit of rain, intense final laps, different strategies and Kovalainen’s defensive driving give the other 2.

  2. Jon Chalk (@j0nchalk) said on 27th May 2012, 18:23

    Didn’t understand commentary or post-match exhortations that it was a tense and exciting race.
    “…super-softs are going to drop off any lap now….” – they didn’t.
    “…rain in 10 minutes…” – it didn’t
    …and we ended up with processional Monaco GP with fastest laps by people at back; first time I’ve believed that this years tyres hurt a race. Absolutely no match for last years’ pre-red flag chase.

  3. baldgye (@baldgye) said on 27th May 2012, 19:15

    gave it a 3, I know its monaco and I know that over-taking is slim even when its artifically forced with DRS, but the race was still pretty dull.

    One incident at the start, and other than Button trying his best, nothing else really happend… tires seemed to manage pretty well Alonso never caught Hammy when he was on an early charge and the only change up front was thanks to the turn 1 incident and the pit stops… nothing really to it.

    Yeah Rosberg pushed Webber a little but Webber’s no fool and managed it well.

    If the rain had come it would have made it alot more interesting, but honestly I thought the tires just seemed too good and a 1stop was pretty easily managed by all the teams

  4. RagingInferno (@raginginferno) said on 27th May 2012, 19:25

    I enjoyed the race, plenty of tension due to the different being used by drivers. The threat of rain was also nice, though I’m slightly dissapointed that it didn’t continue to rain at the end of the race, as it would of been nice to see Rosberg at least get close enough to try an overtake on Webber. There was also a dissapointing lack of overtakes, I don’t recall it being as bad last year, with Perez seeming to be the only one getting any done (on screen anyway). Good race, but not great. 7/10

    • Nickpkr said on 27th May 2012, 19:42

      The good stuff was on the other side ! Perez was the most fun to watch, fastest lap, constantly attacking and passing cars, drive thru, off track and all getting 11 from the back in Monaco good drive

  5. Irejag (@irejag) said on 27th May 2012, 19:41

    The only hope this race had to be exciting was if the tires sucked and they had to make several changes. But the tires managed to last, which sucked, so the race suffered as a result.

  6. sid_prasher (@) said on 27th May 2012, 19:59

    Monaco without rain is usually not fun. At least we had a 6 car train. the terrible bad luck continues for Schumacher…Happy to see Massa staying with the leaders…

    Voted 6.

  7. woogle said on 27th May 2012, 20:41

    if i lived in monaco i would go and greese up a few corners and kerbs to spice stuff up

  8. shrayyef (@shrayyef) said on 27th May 2012, 20:46

    it was a boring race i would give it 3
    but i like monaco as cars get very close to each other even thought without overtaking but it’s kinda good.

  9. nosajm9bys (@nosajm9bys) said on 27th May 2012, 20:51

    Gave it 6, but just because of the incidents – Grosjean/Schumacher, (no one saw Maldonado’s) and Button. Very tiring. The GP3 and GP2 races yesterday were much much more exciting, fact!

  10. mac_user67 said on 27th May 2012, 20:51

    4/10 from me but only because my 2 bets came in (Hamilton top 10 and safety car)

    The race was really dull, the first lap and seeing the chequored flag were by far the best parts. The tension was quite good but last years race was alot more exciting. I think I actually enjoyed the bbc build up more than the race

  11. craig-o (@craig-o) said on 27th May 2012, 20:56

    6 here

    Heikki’s move on Jenson was ACE!

    Felipe on form was good too.

    But the anticlimax of no rain just made it dull towards the end… Would have been an amazing standard race 5/6 years ago taking that into account though… But abysmal by 2012 standards…

  12. suka (@suka) said on 27th May 2012, 21:05

    Not bad, but tyre perservation was too obvious.
    I don’t mean to be arrogant but Karthikeyan running off the track at the Chicane to let Rosberg and Alonso pass was hilariuos…

  13. peteleeuk (@peteleeuk) said on 27th May 2012, 21:53

    Dull. For Monaco they need to make the tyres out of jam, have them knackered by 25 or so laps. Only way to make that place remotely interesting.

  14. Mooph (@mooph) said on 27th May 2012, 21:56

    Pretty poor, and whilst i can see that preservation of tyres is paramount with Pirelli instead of bridgestone as they said in the BBC commentary they need a speed delta of around 3s to make a pass easy enough and with the top 9 teams all within about 1.5s it was never going to happen, you could have had all 24 cars lined nose to tail covered by 10s and you still would not have seen any passes, DRS, KERS and the track layout simply do not allow for overtaking and the closer the field get with stable rules the less you will see passing

    My only ask being a non sky subscriber is that next year when BBC beg which 10 races they show live they save me the bother of picking Monaco and go for something with a bit more action, couldnt care less if the drivers love the thrill of the barriers or the celebrities all want to go and see / be seen at the race, i want racing and i am sorry to those who love Monaco for me it is a terrible race and with the weekend as nice as it was wish i had done something else with my time and watched the highlights… not that there were many!

  15. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 27th May 2012, 22:15

    Race was ok. Wasnt helped by constantly built up of rain

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