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%)

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171 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

  1. Dan Thorn (@dan-thorn) said on 29th July 2012, 14:58

    3. Nothing happened.

  2. infy (@infy) said on 29th July 2012, 14:58

    If the previous race got a 7 then this gets a 3.

  3. sumedh said on 29th July 2012, 15:01

    4 or 5. I am surprised no one tried a 1-stop strategy. Given how tough it is to overtake, going for a 3 stopper was pretty strange, if you ask me.

  4. sid_prasher (@) said on 29th July 2012, 15:02

    promised a lot but nothing happened…still a 6

  5. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 29th July 2012, 15:02

    6 for me. It was nice to have an old school nailbiter after the Hollywood extravaganza races we have been accustomed to in 2012

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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:)

  11. 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.

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

    This was a 8/10 race.

  13. 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..

  14. 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?

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

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

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