Rate the race: 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Rate the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (3%)
  • 3 (4%)
  • 4 (9%)
  • 5 (18%)
  • 6 (28%)
  • 7 (20%)
  • 8 (11%)
  • 9 (3%)
  • 10 (3%)

Total Voters: 667

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171 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

  1. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 29th July 2012, 15:06

    4. Processional, strategy driven race with few redeeming points.

  2. Lord Stig (@lord-stig) said on 29th July 2012, 15:07


    Not very exciting on the overtaking front, and the DRS zone was not effective. Tyre strategies were interesting but that was about it.

  3. Expected this to be either wet or dull. It proved to be the latter. Still… it’s Hungaroring.

    Nothing out of the ordinary to talk about except for Raikkonen’s brilliant second stint.
    Webber’s strategy not paying off, the Saubers barely keeping on pace with the Torro Rossos and Mercedes practically invisible again – all huge disappointments. Maldonado’s penalty – there to bring even more of a “familiar” feeling to this race.

    Not a “BAD” race but maybe too much of a downer before the summer break. The thing is, the championship standings look absolutely great after this round so a 6 looks alright for a rating.

    Well deserved break now.

  4. Slr (@slr) said on 29th July 2012, 15:08

    4/10. Just plain boring. Kimi Raikkonen somewhat saved the race with his large charge against Hamilton.

  5. evered7 (@evered7) said on 29th July 2012, 15:08

    It was an interesting race because of the strategies and even though there weren’t many overtakes, it was good to see some alternative strategy being tried out in the race. Vettel, Webber won’t be happy. They lost places while their nearest contender gained a position.

    Any other races on the calendar with a layout similar to Hungary? Singapore is a street circuit but I wonder if it has such D/F demands on the car like Hungary. Looks like Ferrari have a lot more work to do if Alonso has to sustain his lead. But Birthday boy was good enough for damage limitation on a day when his car his 7th fastest:)

  6. Ads21 (@ads21) said on 29th July 2012, 15:09

    Gave a generous 5 due to there being a bit of surprise when the red bulls went for 3 stoppers but it was a really dull race. There was no tension in any of the battles as it was always going to be impossible to overtake unless a car’s tyres completely fell off the cliff.

  7. dam00r (@dam00r) said on 29th July 2012, 15:10

    This was a 8/10 race.

  8. Yeah, I suppose it was pretty boring.Not much really happening.Lewis pretty well in control from start to finish with nobody out there adequate to the task of really challenging him. Good showing from Lotus but one can wonder where some of the other ‘leader’ drivers where? Is it remotely possible that Red Bull’s consistent ‘dancing with the rules’ is now having a detrimental effect upon their winning ability?
    Still, it deserves a 7 for the competence and strategy of the teams and drivers – and for Lewis’s dominance over the whole weekend.Nice to see him winning again..

  9. rapidroller (@rdave0803) said on 29th July 2012, 15:11

    5/10. Not much happened on track. Strategy dictated the race. Hamilton did a wonderful job in managing his tyres to fend of the Lotuses. Kimi was exceptional especially in the 2nd stint when he jumped from 4th to 2nd. His move on Grosjean in Turn 1 almost felt like Kimi telling him who is boss at Lotus.
    Now to Spa after the 4 week break. Will the Iceman break his duck in that legendary track?

  10. Danksa (@danieljaksa) said on 29th July 2012, 15:14

    Tyre strategies made it more interesting than not, and watching Kimi race hard was great.

  11. smileyriley (@smileyriley) said on 29th July 2012, 15:17

    Lots of swapping of places during the pit stops with promise of action on the track that didn’t quite deliver. I did find the constant mention of tyre management to be hugely frustrating.

  12. romeo said on 29th July 2012, 15:18

    Pure boring.

  13. Trenthamfolk (@trenthamfolk) said on 29th July 2012, 15:20

    Delighted that Hamilton won, but was very disappointed with the lack of overtaking… A bit of a damp squib to enter the summer break on… Kimi was superb, and elevated it to a 6 for me.

  14. mixwell (@mixwell) said on 29th July 2012, 15:21

    3. .nothing really to watch except Kimi and Romain’s charge at Ham for a while. .
    but happy for McLaren. .that was an amazing drive by Hamilton.

    on the other hand, imo Michael would have a better chance of finishing a race in HRT/Marussia/Caterham instead of that Merc. .

  15. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 29th July 2012, 15:30


    I loved every minute of it!
    All the strategies of the teams (especially Raikkonen to get from 5th to 2nd) throughout the race trying to out think each other, was extremely absorbing to watch.

    Of course I mainly voted it so highly because HAMILTON WON!!!!
    And I was amazed to see how fast Raikkonen’s lotus was half way through his final stint.

    Great race!

  16. Lew1s (@lew1s) said on 29th July 2012, 15:32

    10. Lewis won XD

  17. DT (@dt) said on 29th July 2012, 15:41

    6 for me. there wasn’t that much action going on here… not that i expected action particularly on this track

  18. Girts (@girts) said on 29th July 2012, 15:44

    7. Almost zero overtaking but great strategic battles and a final result that promises an interesting fight for the championship.

  19. FullSpe3d (@dryyoshi) said on 29th July 2012, 15:49

    5, bit of an anticlimax because there were no overtakes

  20. JenniKate (@jennikate) said on 29th July 2012, 15:50

    Very boring, gave it a 6 because I’m a Lotus fan so for me it was exciting to see them doing well. Good strategy for Kimi, but nothing much else happened

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