Mark Webber, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2012

Rate the race: 2012 British Grand Prix

2012 British Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

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Rate the 2012 British Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (2%)
  • 4 (2%)
  • 5 (6%)
  • 6 (19%)
  • 7 (31%)
  • 8 (24%)
  • 9 (11%)
  • 10 (4%)

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  1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    8th July 2012, 16:36

    8 – I found it to bean extremely enjoyable race, all the battles between Grosjean and Hamilton, and Webber and Alonso.

    I was disappointed with Mclaren’s lack of pace, and I thought Lewis should have been hire in the points and potential podium, and Jenson should have been in the points.

    But I was very happy to see my fellow countryman take the win in the last few laps with nan incredible pass on Alonso.

    Also, Silverstone is just such an incredible race track, how could anyone give it any less than a 7?

  2. the racing was great on a dry silverstone and the commentary from brundle and croft was passionate and genuine, however the more i hear this sky presenter georgie thompson talk, the more i think she has no interest about the sport at all. The way she ask questions and give her understanding in the post race shows us purists that she does the minimum to get tv air time

  3. Worst race of the season so far. If I could describe it in one word —> ****

    1. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t that bad. Monaco and Canada were worse races.

  4. 4. Doesn’t deserve more than that. Actually it was 3 but for the lead battle in the closing laps.

  5. Are we even talking about the same race here??? Anything under 5 is just ridiculous, and being the British Gp I’m sure the McLaren fans are disappointed and that may reflect in the poll, but seriously the on-track action at the most part wasn’t always dependent on DRS. On such an aero dependent track the cars were still able to follow each other through the faster corners and make a move. The TV images didn’t show all the action but if you watched the timing you would’ve seen some interesting battles occur.
    Ok, it was no Valencia but I gave it an 8

    1. Had to laugh at that

      Ok, it was no Valencia but I gave it an 8

      – says a lot about this season being quite a different one doesn’t it @nackavich?

      Agree with your post, I was disappointed not to see Hamilton, Schumacher make inroads, and Lotus really needs to get a good first half of the race sometime (well, GRO had in Valencia, only for it to go wrong after I suppose – not so helpful either :); this was quite a regular race in a way, but it was great to see the field so close and people fighting on track.

  6. Not epic like Valencia obviously, but it was an enjoyable race; some interesting battles, expecially in the end (Alonso vs Webber and Senna Vs Hulkenberg vs Button), classic Pastor, pit drama (rosberg firstly, than mad koba, hope that the mechanics will be fine) and some interesting strategies.

    In addition, the circuit is spectacular, so i gave it a solid 7.

  7. I think it’s a sign that teams are getting their head around these tires and finding where they stand in the grand scheme of things. Teams were able to recognise when the tires went off (except maybe for Mclaren), and got what they could for the race.

    I actually went into the race with an eye on Di Resta, but t3 cut those thoughts short!

  8. James (@jamesjames123abc)
    8th July 2012, 18:59

    I went for a 6.

    Just felt the race needed something to spice it up (rain/safety car etc…). Surprised at the lack of pace from McLaren and Mercedes but it was good to see both Ferrari and Lotus looking very competitive compared to the Red Bulls, especially after Vettel’s dominance in the first half of Valencia.

    In terms of the championship battles, I’d say it’s Red Bull’s constructor’s championship to lose, given the consistency of both drivers. As for the driver’s championship, unless there’s a sudden upturn in form for McLaren/Lotus it’s looking like it’ll be between Alonso, Webber and Vettel.

    Just hope we have a good race in Hockenheim, we all remember what happened there last time…

    1. if a safety car came out for perez’s crash, i think it would have ruined ham’s strategy.

  9. People really think that race was boring?! Boring? That’s a bit of an exaggeration. This was a solid race with some great racing, a few spills along the way, and a change for the lead 4 laps from the end! Come on! People have been spoilt!

  10. I thinks that, for Silverstone, it was boring. But overall, average. I liked first 5 laps, Alonso/Hamilton scrap and ending, but the rest was slightly dull. Podium ceremony was great, but too quick (they should have waited for more people to gather) but i hope that it will become standard in the future.

  11. Good race. Way far of the best ones I saw on Silverstone, but a decent one, and Webber made it very interesting at the end.

    My rate for the race is 6 out of 10.

  12. couldnt enjoy the race because my family and dogs poured into the tv room half way through asking about the race and wimbledon.

    1. Tennis is boring!!! Tell them to listen to 5Live

  13. Not quite the caliber of racing we’ve become accustomed to this year, but overall it wasn’t bad. Lead change with less than 5 laps to go, decent racing throughout, a bit of tyre strategy coming into play…can’t really complain, honestly. I gave it an 8/10, although in retrospect that was a bit generous. Maybe a 7 would’ve been more appropriate.

  14. A reasonable race – 6
    Good to see Mark win again though.

  15. As a McLaren fan the race was disappointing. As a non-biased viewer it was slightly better than that. Given all the wet running earlier in the meeting, I was hoping for a wet track during the race. The drivers were used to it by that time, and while the results could have been similar (who knows?!), getting there would have certainly been more entertaining. I gave it a 7.

  16. Was at the race, and it went too quickly! :(

  17. Amazing race.

    Got bit frustrated by Schummi train otherwise would have been a massacre for 1st :D

    Lotus gotta sort out qualifying, they simply start too far from leaders and with such close gaps it’s virtually impossible to gain so much back even with such strong race car as they have. Both Kimi and Romain had amazing wheel to wheel action.

    Not sure what happened to McLaren, but they really need to have a look into where they took the wrong turn.

    Maldonado needs a “coach” to sort out his mental presence during the race, he got all the speed of the champion but his state of mind is of the rookie. If he develops bit more intelligent approach, Williams would be in a much better position points wise.

  18. was it just me or was he Ferrari much quicker through the high speed corners of maggots, becketts and chapel. also i gave the race a 5 it was a ok race but there was no real excitement, i think ferrari made a good decision with Alonso to run the hards at the start but they should have run longer stints so that he would hav been able to do less laps on the softs. well done to webber as always good racing between webber and alonso thats how you race each other not like maldonado and perez.

    1. well done to webber as always good racing between webber and alonso thats how you race each other not like maldonado and perez.

      This pretty much sums it up.

      Experienced veterans vs hotheaded rookies. Their time will come, cycle of life really.

  19. There are obviously too many Hamilton fans here as this was a great race with overtaking in many different points in the race. It was not clear at any point who’s race it was!

  20. IMO it was a good, as opposed to a great race. I imagine most teams factored in for it be (at least in part ) a wet race. 2 distinct tyre strategys emerged. It was always going to be a major risk to use the soft tyres at the end of the race ?

    Pirelli are getting unfair bad press about their tyres, they have been a major factor in what has so far been an incredible season. So far Ferari, Red Bull and Lotus seem to making a better job of working with the tyres as part of their package.

    What is very worrying is what is happenig to McLaren ???

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