Rate the race: 2012 German Grand Prix

2012 German Grand Prix

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Rate the 2012 German Grand Prix out of ten

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  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (3%)
  • 5 (7%)
  • 6 (16%)
  • 7 (36%)
  • 8 (25%)
  • 9 (8%)
  • 10 (3%)

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166 comments on Rate the race: 2012 German Grand Prix

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  1. Enigma (@enigma) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:35

    Not a classic but a pretty good race. Some good overtakes, passing and fun.

    • Slr (@slr) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:50

      Exactly how I feel about the race. 7/10

    • Younger Hamii (@younger-hamii) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:55

      Agreed, I think a 7 looks bang on for me as well. Nothing spectacular or thrilling but all in all some great action. As for the DRS zone, well it wasn’t as easy as many expected & there was still that element of out-braking into the hairpin involved.

    • Jayfreese (@) said on 22nd July 2012, 21:26

      Yep, looked-like a 2011-spec race for Alonso for most of the race apart when a lapped-Hamilton put him in a mirrors-starring position. Alonso controlled the race from start to lights ahead of Vettel who almost done everything he could to clear the gap, but a great job done by Button and the McLaren crew managed to finally make 2nd as Vettel got a post-race penalty (fair?). Raikkonen has not been on the best tyre strategy (S-M-M) but took 15 points thanks to Vettel’s move.
      So a 7/10 and Alonso DOTW ?!

  2. Ciaran (@ciaran) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:38

    A standard 7/10. The battle for the lead was entertaining, but not enthralling either. Great drives by Alonso, Vettel and Button it has to be said.

    • bananarama (@bananarama) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:31

      It is interesting that a 7 has become standard. Its only 2,5 years ago that even people interested in F1 fell asleep during races. Good for F1.

    • de Hooch said on 22nd July 2012, 19:52

      5 max for me. I’ll be honest, only silverstone and monaco were more boring. Let’s try to remember how exciting the races had really become till just recently. I was dying for some sort of incident to stop the procession of the last ten laps. SV did his best to provide something. Button could have but he was too busy playing with his pitwall a game of “pinch me, am I really p2?” A challenge to Alonso from anyone would have been good. I’m waiting for Kimi’s Lotus to come up to speed [as it very surely will] then we will have some real racing to watch !!

      • drowsy (@drowsy) said on 22nd July 2012, 22:35

        That’s a Kimi fan-boy comment…as if only Kimi could do real racing come on.

        • Kimi4WDC said on 23rd July 2012, 3:13

          You mean he should start using DRS to overtake cars and stop with that non-DRS overtakes nonsense hes been doing all season?

      • Bleeps_and_Tweaks (@bleeps_and_tweaks) said on 23rd July 2012, 0:05

        I’m not sure which race you were watching, but in my opinion it was definitely worth more than 5. Raikkonen was involved in some great racing, particularly the battle with Di Resta, so surely that was good viewing.
        I went for 7. I thought there was some great racing up and down the field. The only problems for me were that we lost Hamilton due to the puncture, and he would have been right in the mix for 4th maybe 3rd. Also the end of the race was a bit of a stalemate, although the Vettel-Button incident was obviously an interesting talking point.

        • HoHum (@hohum) said on 23rd July 2012, 1:12

          5 is the median, that is 5 means a typical or average race. If this race was better than average I missed it, there did seem to be a lot of action between the Sauber and Force India drivers but it seemed to be DRS/tyre-strategy induced, pit stops also mixed up other drivers but serious challenges faded away with the tyres grip.

  3. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:38

    Starting value of 5

    +1 Hamilton unlapping himself while setting fastest laps.
    +1 Button’s undercut strategy paying off.
    +1 Vettel’s opportunistic move towards the end.
    +1 brave moves by Raikkonen/Schumacher through Turn 7

    -1 Strong drivers (Grosjean/Hamilton) taken out of contention at the start.
    -1 relative procession towards the end.
    -1 free DRS passes.

    So an average 6 from me.

    • Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:02

      @pjtierney Pretty much sums how I felt about the race :) +1

    • JenniKate (@jennikate) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:06

      @pjtierney Sums it up for me too! +1

    • ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 22nd July 2012, 17:14

      With you on this one :)

    • xeroxpt (@) said on 22nd July 2012, 17:38

      Overtaking was hard, nonetheless no need for DRS especially where it was. DRS nullifies in groups of 3 or more which kind of hampers the guys behind, i would have liked to see Lotus making the right decisions about the tyres, i would have liked to know what Hamilton was capable of doing with the mclaren, Button disappointed, again showed that he hasnt got the killer instinct that car was far superior today, i liked the battle between Button alonso and Vettel it wasnt a processions for me in the last stint they were always trying to get to each other unfortunately for Vettel the traffic was always hitting him in the last sector and in the end the unfortunate overtake, despite all an 8 for me. For those who cant stand Ferrari winning there are positives Mclaren looked by far the strongest car today, Hamilton showed the true potential of the car and Button showed that he is out of the championship, we love Button but we have to acknowledge that he should have won the race in that last stint.

      • HoHum (@hohum) said on 23rd July 2012, 1:18

        To be fair to Button, and everyone, you have to accept that the cars are only fast when the tyres are working and clearly everybody at some stage of the race was racing with tyres that weren’t working.

  4. suka (@suka) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:42

    I am getting annoyed with the radio in Italian…(no offence)

    • gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:43

      Why ?

    • PJ (@pjtierney) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:43

      I’m not, it’s a legitimate tactic. The radio messages aren’t there for our amusement (despite being broadcast), but rather to inform and assist the driver.

      • suka (@suka) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:04

        F1 is one of if not the biggest tv show on earth and to me it’s not the same when historically there has always been English talked to drivers by non-english talking race engineers.

        it’s a legitimate tactic

        The rest of the teams got to have Italian people working for them, so I doubt the messages are that “encrypted”

        • BasCB (@bascb) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:19

          ehm, @suka, not too long ago teams like McLaren and Ferrari were scrambling their pit radio to avoid others from listening in. Hard to know what language they even used then!

        • bananarama (@bananarama) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:39

          So you prefer RedBull and McLaren telling their drivers ‘plan A’ or ‘plan B’ or ‘5 behind target’ or ‘switch to f48 b and 5 to rear’ rather than an Italian guy in an Italian team speaking Italian to a spanish driver who can easily understand Italian while the team language has officially been changed to Italian when Domenicali took over from Todt. Fair enogh. ;-)

          • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:43

            It’s usually pretty obvious what the McLaren/Red Bull code means!

          • bananarama (@bananarama) said on 22nd July 2012, 17:03

            But is ‘che perderemo zero virgola due secondi nel primo settore’ or ‘venti giros di piu’ (or something, I actually speak portuguese not italian) really that more difficult to understand? Yes, they could speak english, but there is no rule on it and they actually have Italian as their team language again for some years, so they don’t do it especially to annoy people. If FIA or FOM asks them to speak english I don’t care either if thats better for most viewers.

    • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:44

      And completely useless, i think.
      For now all competitors should have a translator.

      Only the viewers are suffering. FIA should do something about it.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:53

        @mr-prayer And what should the FIA do for the millions of viewers who don’t speak English?

        • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:59

          With that logic we shouldn’t even have a press conference in English.
          Drivers should just say something in their native language and go home.

          English is recognized as international language in this sport.
          Despite the fact that it was a German GP all podium announcements and Lauda’s interviews were in English.

          • Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:21

            +1

          • it’s not obligate to talk in english…but in your opinion if a driver cant speak english..so he cant drive

          • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:38

            @Frain stermin
            Yes, it’s not mandatory. And i believe it couldn’t be, since there potentially could be a driver who would be fast enough to be in F1 without being able to speak English. Although i can’t think of one in the past. Even in lower formulas all whom i’ve heard could communicate in interviews.

            And despite all this i think FOM should talk to Ferrari or just stop broadcasting their radios at all.

            We didn’t like when Red Bull communicated in codes and we shouldn’t like this too, i think.

          • Stagger (@stagger) said on 23rd July 2012, 7:24

            English is recognized as international language in this sport. That’s why is been used for all interviews etc but when a team is talking to their driver during the race they can speak in any language they want… imo is better that english broadcasters (Sky, BBC) should have an italian speaker translate everything ferrari says on radio. They should respect you more, since you paying them for a full cover of every GP race.

          • DuncF1 (@duncf1) said on 23rd July 2012, 9:20

            I was listening to the grand prix on radio (BBC 5 Live), and every time there was a Ferrari message in Italian, Jaime Alguersuari translated, so it wasn’t really a problem. I agree that Sky should just have someone translate it, or FOM should have a dedicated ‘Team Radio’ Twitter feed where they translate and broadcast team messages.

        • michiamogino (@michiamogino) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:59

          +1 for Keith
          :)

        • Wallbreaker (@wallbreaker) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:16

          Touché, good point.

        • F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:13

          @keithcollantine
          …And what ’bout the hundreds of thousands of readers wanting to read F1Fanatic.co.uk, but dont read/understand English??? ;-)

      • Mark (@marlarkey) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:00

        How difficult is it for the TV teams to include a translator ?

      • Mariano (@mariano) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:04

        You are wrongly assuming that only English spoken viewers watch F1. For Spanish and Portuguese spoken persons it’s quite easy to understand the Italian language.

        • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:12

          You’re wrongly assuming that i’m watching an English broadcast.
          I’m watching Russian, and commentator is speaking Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (at least). But i imaging he’s not speaking Japanese. And if Kamui would communicate with his engineer in his native tongue i suppose i won’t get the message.

          And since FOM or FIA (whichever it is) decided to include communications in broadcast, they should do something about it.

          • Drop Valencia! said on 22nd July 2012, 15:19

            If you want to understand every language, LEARN THEM!

          • Mariano (@mariano) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:22

            In some sense you have a point there. The problem is that there isn’t a clear rule on the subject. Maybe the FIA should clarify the issue in the future.

          • believe me if the engineer of Kamui was japanese…100% they will talk japanese

          • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 16:45

            @fanser
            And those talks 100% would not be broadcasted.
            And viewers 100% wouldn’t be happy about it, since they wanna know what’s happening within their favorite team.
            And FOM 100% wouldn’t be happy about it, since people wouldn’t be pleased, and FOM would loose money on it.

      • BS (@bs) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:07

        Italian and Spanish are very similar, Italians I know have little problems understanding and speaking it without any formal training. When your head is a few inches away from a torrent of noise while you’re doing 200mph in a corner, speaking a language closer to your own might just make it slightly easier to communicate. Ferrari don’t kid themselves into thinking speaking Italian will give them a tactical advantage, they do it for their own reasons. Even the Dutch commentator (due to no BBC coverage) had little problem deciphering their communication.

        I like English, it’s a highly flawed but remarkably easy language to learn and hard to get around. But as somebody who isn’t a native speaker, get off your high horse. It’s an Italian team working with a Spanish driver. I actually kind of like it. :)

        • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:30

          First off all there’s a flaw – at least first Fernando’s replies came in English. And it’s not his first year in races – he spoke perfectly well before.

          Second, let me explain my position fully and for the last time: drivers and engineers are coming into international teams where everybody speaks English. Normally they all communicate in English. May be in Ferrari it isn’t so but in the past years we heard Fernando and Andrea communicating in English.

          For me this latest trend is clearly a trick to conceal their intensions, but it’s useless since everybody would have Italian-speaking person on staff by now.

          TV companies could hire Italian speaking commentators. But if this will continue it would become a Tower of Babel. All racers and engineers would speak in different languages. And with this, broadcasting those communications would be useless since having a dozen of translators is not an option for TV companies (at least in my view).

          And i hope you wouldn’t argue that those communications became a very important tool for making broadcasts more interesting.

          And for the sake of show i’m hoping that FOM (or FIA) would do something about it.

        • xeroxpt (@) said on 22nd July 2012, 17:34

          Italian and Spanish aren’t similar at all just because both came from Latin that doenst mean they sound the same, i wouldn’t like to hear that English is similar to German just because their origins are similar. that argument is a bit disrespectful.

          • caci99 (@caci99) said on 22nd July 2012, 18:41

            They are actually similar. Being similar, is not disrespectful. It does not mean they are the same. But they do sound similar, because they have almost same rules of constructing sentences, same roots of words, and have been under same influences for long time, unlike french who were under different influences.

      • Tete said on 22nd July 2012, 16:04

        You should learn Italian instead of complaining. FerrAri is an Italian team, the engineer is Italian And Alonso speaks at least three languages. So why should they speak in English?

    • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:47

      I’m not, it’s a small loophole, if you can call it like that…! Brundle or Ted should start to learn italian, tho, so they can translate it for us!

      • Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:51

        Yep, Sky are asking people to pay a premium for their service – the least they can do is find someone to translate the messages, instead of making lame jokes and sounding amazed that people speak in funny foreign languages…

        • LawFish (@lawfish) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:01

          Watching the F1 on the mainland, the TV presenters speak more than 1 language and are able to translate it for the locals. As a native english speaker watching the race in other languages, it gives you a different perspective on the race, even if you lose something in translation, you get to see that the focus is not all on the UK drivers. I think sometimes, that is forgotten.

          • Rodrrico (@rodrrico) said on 22nd July 2012, 23:03

            Bingo, you hit nail on the head right there. The commentators were more concerned about the British drivers than the race. They are entitled to do that, but then they lose a bit of credibility for not being realistic about various situations that arise in the race.

            In saying that however, yes Vettel was in the wrong, but why defend Hamilton who suggested to retire over the radio…

      • Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:37

        @fer-no65 We have Luciano Burti as a pundit here in Brazil, and since he worked as Ferrari’s test driver for some time, he can speak Italian and translates the messeges to us, so I’m not really bothered by it :P

        • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd July 2012, 23:37

          @guilherme In future, would you mind letting us know in the live comments what’s been said?

        • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 22nd July 2012, 23:44

          @guilherme the commentator for the latin broadcast has italian roots, so he speaks (or understands) italian well.

          I don’t watch the latin broadcast because it’s rubbish, but at least the guy translates it. He does a bad job when it comes to translating english, though, which is pretty crappy considering all but 1 team speaks in english hehe!

          • joac21 (@joac21) said on 23rd July 2012, 23:04

            are you talking about tornello ?? i friggin hate when he tries to translates english and you cant understand him or the original voice..

    • mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:49

      I’d be pretty annoyed if all the interviews were done in a language i dont know then are eventually done in the drivers own language

      • Emanuele (@allyita) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:58

        yeah, not funny when you have to learn other people languages.

        too easy being english and assume everyone has to learn your language

        • Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:03

          I’m Russian, but you can’t expect me to learn dozen of languages, can you?

          If French or German was the language of this sport i would learn it. But not all of them.

        • Tete said on 22nd July 2012, 16:12

          Agree with you. Some people here think that the world evolves around them. Learn another language instead of complaining. You are asking people who first language is other than English not to speak in their language. Why should they?

    • infy (@infy) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:22

      Wow thats Rich. So they must speak a foreign language (English), accepting that almost everything will be lost in translation just so that those English people can get a 100% localized experience.

      I’m very glad Fred has stopped speaking English, because every time he did, the message was lost in translation or he was mocked for getting words wrong or using “for sure” too much. Hell, people even got confused between whining and a spanish person speaking english.

      I dont understand when he speaks Spanish/Italian but every time he does, I get a lovely warm feeling inside because I know they are doing the right thing.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd July 2012, 23:36

        @infy

        I’m very glad Fred has stopped speaking English

        He hasn’t. Throughout the weekend they were using a mixture of Italian and English on the radio. Though it seemed they used more Italian during the race (though perhaps this was just the messages that were chosen).

    • Ads21 (@ads21) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:23

      Lol how dare a Spanish driver who speaks fluent Italian, driving for an Italian team, speak to his Italian race engineer in Italian? Do you really think they should ignore what’s best for their team and speak in English for the benefit of English speaking F1 fans?

      I think the British TV commentators would be better learning some basic Italian so they could understand the gist of the messages and help the viewers. TV commentators in Spain, Italy, Germany etc have to translate English team radio messages into the languages of their audience.

    • petebaldwin (@petebaldwin) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:24

      All the teams have translators. You don’t spend millions trying to find a tenth of a second and not spend 20k flying an italian guy round to translate for you.

      I’m amazed that Sky/BBC haven’t got one themselves yet!

    • I think it is quite entertaining and, as Italian, I like it. I guess they do it for the show.

    • xeroxpt (@) said on 22nd July 2012, 17:45

      It’s good for me, i get to exercise my italian, its such an interesting language quite complex though, english is my mother language but french, italian and portuguese (from portugal) are very interesting, lyrical and whatever. My grades aren’t really that good.

    • Nickpkr said on 22nd July 2012, 18:45

      you can always learn another language is not that hard, most people had to learn English as second language you get to pick.

    • Girts (@girts) said on 22nd July 2012, 18:51

      I agree with @mr-prayer . It’s just disrespectful towards the English-speaking fans, many of whom are Ferrari fans as well. English is the language of our sport, it’s a good thing and it should stay that way. It’s a general rule that everyone should accept. F1 Fanatic is as good as it is partly because it’s solely in English, too. F1 drivers and engineers have all the time in the world to speak in their native languages, and fans have a million opportunities to read / hear what they say in these languages. We often talk about how F1 should become more fan-friendly and this is certainly a step in the opposite direction.

      It’s not like English is the only language I speak. My mother tongue is Latvian, I speak German pretty well and some Russian, too. But I’m against a Tower of Babel.

      • Solo (@solo) said on 22nd July 2012, 23:57

        It’s not just annoying to English speaking fans. It’s annoying to almost all world fans expert Italians.
        I’m not British or American and i want the radio in English. I don’t even want it in my language because i know very few others will understand.
        English is a world recognized language for communication between people of different nationalities and multilingual sports.
        For that reason i bothered learning them, i can’t go though and start learning every team’s, mechanic and drivers language. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

        And they ain’t even doing it for the competition. They know very well that their competitors will have no problem dealing with it. They are just doing it for the viewers. And actually i think it’s obvious why they are doing it. So they can avoid criticism of comments on their radio messages(it’s not like Italians will say anything about a Ferrari message). “Alonso is faster than you” will now be delivered in fluent Italian.

      • infy (@infy) said on 23rd July 2012, 0:10

        I’m an English speaker and I don’t find it disrespectful. I find it disrespectful of us to force them to disregard their home fans by not speaking their mother tong.

        Ferrari probably know that most of the English viewers dislike them and Alonso and so they have focused their attention on their loyal supporters instead, who just happen to speak Italian and Spanish.

    • pH (@ph) said on 22nd July 2012, 20:20

      I think many posters make an error in their assumptions, so obviously conclusions come all wrong, too. When a driver talks with the pit, they do not do it for viewers’ entertainment. They do their job. Therefore they have every right to use whatever means they find most convenient. When they are at the conference, they do speak for our benefit. Ergo, they use English. See the difference?
      The fact that FOMA decided to eavesdrop on those transmissions is FOMA’s problem and if it does not work the way they want, _they_ should fix it (subtitles) and not bother people who do their job. Actually, even some transmissions in English could use subtitles.
      And finally, there are many driver-pit communications that viewers do not get to hear at all. So when you hear Alonso’s Italian communicatiom, you are already getting something, much more than not getting anything at all. Judging from some reactions here, you’d prefer if the broadcast director did not show those exchanges at all, then you would have had no reason to complain.

    • drowsy (@drowsy) said on 22nd July 2012, 22:41

      Pfff…learn Italian! Duh..
      Actually speaking italian helps for the strategy…right when they speak something other teams won’t know exactly what they’re saying or the least they won’t be 100% sure what they said, but hey they can always hire an interpreter :D

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 23rd July 2012, 1:23

      Direct your comments to your broadcaster, too lazy to organise a translation, not the team speaking in their mothertongue.

    • electrolite (@electrolite) said on 23rd July 2012, 13:05

      I hate comments like this…you get them all over Youtube just because something isn’t in English. Pretty ignorant.

  5. Anatoly Nechaev (@mr-prayer) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:42

    I’ve been watching for Petrov’s race.
    Caterham made all possible to bring Heikki in front of him. They allowed PET to defend from faster cars behind him before Pitstop 1 and to loose time letting leaders overtake him before P2 (4 seconds), whilst KOV pitted right before those cars get to him (next lap after they got to PET).

    And despite all this PET overtook KOV and successfully defended against faster SEN for last 10 laps.
    Good race for him.

    • Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 22nd July 2012, 15:42

      @mr-prayer To be honest I didn’t pay attention to Caterham’s strategies, but I have to agree that Petrov drove a very good race (and also did so at Valencia). Kovalainen is right now the highest rated driver from the midfield/end of the grid, and to me Petrov has been fairly decent against him (at least much better than Trulli was).

  6. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:42

    I really enjoyed it. I gave it an 8.
    Some overtalings, the Saubers were really good. Too bad for HAM and GRO…

  7. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:43

    6/10 – A good start, some fantastic overtakes, but the race died after the second round of stops.

  8. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:44

    Not too bad, not too good. Compared to other races this season, it wasn’t the best of the bunch. But a bit better than Silverstone!

  9. Eggry (@eggry) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:44

    There was no spectacle action but fiercing calculation and management. That was exciting. I gave 8/10.

  10. LexBlair (@lexblair) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:45

    Was an alright race….. very nice overtakes… however i am starting to grow really concerned about McLarens tyre wear…

  11. sid_prasher (@) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:50

    That Sauber can really make the tyres last…another fantastic drive from Alonso!

  12. I give it a 7. Like Silverstone it again flattered to deceive at the front, Alonso easily dealt with Button’s challenge and made a mockery of Button’s race engineers claims that he would be stronger at the end of the race. Having said that there were some good battles in the midfield, I enjoyed Raikkonen’s racecraft in the first 25 or so laps, and there was some good stuff from the Sauber boys as well.

    On first impressions from the TV coverage I would say Jenson has a right to feel aggrieved at Vettel’s overtake, he definitely had all four wheels off the circuit and I wouldn’t be surprised if he got demoted. I was also surprised at race direction not deploying the safety car as well at the start, there was a hell of a lot of carbon fibre on the track ruining Hamilton’s race, and it was very lucky no one else got a puncture.

  13. mrgrieves (@mrgrieves) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:51

    Another good 2012 race. Brilliant action till the final stint up till then the overtaking and battles through the field was pushing this race to a 8/9 but the last stint let it down again!
    7/10

  14. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 22nd July 2012, 14:51

    Not bad, strong 7. Also too much controversy surrounding Red Bull Racing. I’m starting to dislike the team, as they, as a whole – from engineering to drivers, seem to think that rules are there only to be broken.

  15. Paul2013 said on 22nd July 2012, 14:52

    Hamilton, button is quicker than you!

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