Rate the race: 2012 European Grand Prix

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What did you think of the European Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race at the Valencia street circuit.

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

Rate the 2012 European Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (2%)
  • 6 (3%)
  • 7 (7%)
  • 8 (19%)
  • 9 (33%)
  • 10 (35%)

Total Voters: 728

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188 comments on Rate the race: 2012 European Grand Prix

  1. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 24th June 2012, 16:52

    I didn’t enjoy this race as much as everyone else it appears, for sure it was very good but I think that the retirements prevented the best drivers from finishing on the podium…

  2. David-A (@david-a) said on 24th June 2012, 16:54

    10/10 – Epic race in the end. Dissapointing for Vettel and Grosjean, but delighted for Ferrari/Alonso, and most of all, Michael Schumacher getting a podium! At last! :D

  3. Claidheamh (@aseixas) said on 24th June 2012, 17:05

    I would have given it a 10 without a doubt if Grosjean’s hadn’t broken down. Even if he didn’t win. I would’ve liked to see him battle for the win. But it was an amazing race nonetheless.

  4. Charged said on 24th June 2012, 17:07

    It seems that Hamilton should have yielded to Maldonado cos the Britons tires were gone and evitably maldonado would have passed him on the last lap , but instead of that Maldonado punished Hamilton cos of this is when side by side smarter should yield and that would have been Hamilton .

  5. JenniKate (@jennikate) said on 24th June 2012, 18:19

    Definitely 10/10, beautiful racing from a lot of drivers including Alonso, Grosjean & Schumacher. Unexpected twists and turns (I’m still gutted that Grosjean’s engine gave up!) Overtaking all over the place, incidents galore, good DRS zone and an emotional race winner.

  6. IDR (@idr) said on 24th June 2012, 18:19

    I was invited to the paddock club for third time and I declined, thinking it will be as tedious as in previous years… I’m hitting myself hard since 15 minutes after the race started!!

  7. Slr (@slr) said on 24th June 2012, 18:20

    9/10. The quality of the racing was at the highest standards, a far cry from some of the racing in GP2 this weekend.

  8. CeeVee (@ceevee) said on 24th June 2012, 18:20

    Boring race up to the safety car, NASCAR style bashing and boring after that. Pirelli tyres once more had a major influence on the result.

  9. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 24th June 2012, 18:22

    Maldonado penalised 20 secs which moves himto 12th place whereas Vergne is handed 10 place grid penalty with 25k fine and Kobayashi a 5 place grid penalty for Silverstone.

    Poor call on either Maldonado or Vergne/Kamui

  10. gregwtravels (@gregwtravels) said on 24th June 2012, 18:22

    Very good race – 8 out of 10 for me (I’m a hard marker). Much better than one would have expected from a Valencia race.

    Alonso was amazing today. Ran up through the pack while others got caught behind the slower (Schumacher, amazingly) traffic. The reason I rated it down was because of the retirements due to mechanical problems for Grosjean and Vettel. Would have preferred to see a race between them to finish it.

    Even if Vettel had won, Alonso in 2nd or 3rd would have still been driver of the day.

  11. Ciaran (@ciaran) said on 24th June 2012, 18:48

    One of my favourite races in recent times. Fantastic racing barely affected by DRS, unpredictability to the max without going over the top, controversy and crashes. And of course one of the best celebrations we’ve seen in F1 for a long time.
    Can’t believe I’m saying this about Valencia, but undoubtedly a 10/10 from me.

  12. Mayank (@mjf1fan) said on 24th June 2012, 19:16

    i cant believe i was watching valencia….never thought it would give such an exciting race to watch. voted 10 because alonso drove perfectly and seeing schumacher back on podium. it was a dream come true . actually we could have seen MS on podium earlier also had he not suffered those mechanical problems with his car.
    One thing more, first trouble free race for MS and he ended race ahead of NR. This shows how much capable MS is despite his age factor . Nerbert Haug give MS a trouble free car , he will give a WDC.. nand not NR

  13. Lorenzo (@thegamer23) said on 24th June 2012, 19:29

    Alonso’s emotional celebration
    Raikkonen strong second place
    Shumacher’s comeback at the podium
    Overtakes, manouvers and crashes all over the pack.

    Vettel out.

    Well… it is a 10 for me.

  14. J. Withman (@polestar31) said on 24th June 2012, 19:29

    In terms of racing we saw only a few moves, most of them at the same corner. Due to technical failures and an overaggressive Maldonado, the race got spiced up. Therefore, I would say a 7 at best.

  15. sid_prasher (@) said on 24th June 2012, 19:30

    What a race!!!!! 3 of my fav drivers together on the podium…all ferrari (or former ferrari) drivers …all champions!!!
    Unfortunate for Romain and Seb…they were the best out there today.
    …and Maldonado – what do i say…he just doesnt think…unfortunate for Hamilton!!!

    and more bad luck for Felippe…in the end finishing a lap down…SC just didnt go his way.

    The best race at Valencia ever.

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