Rate the race: 2012 Italian Grand Prix

2012 Italian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Monza, 2012What did you think of the Italian Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.

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Rate the 2012 Italian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (3%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (2%)
  • 6 (8%)
  • 7 (24%)
  • 8 (35%)
  • 9 (20%)
  • 10 (7%)

Total Voters: 664

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132 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Italian Grand Prix

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  1. Osvaldas31 (@osvaldas31) said on 9th September 2012, 14:25

    Alonso v Vettel. Talking about equality.

    Perez overtaking Alonso – that’s why Perez won’t drive Ferrari next year.

  2. boring first 10 laps, absolutely awesome 2nd half, my face was 2 inches from the screen since perez pitted

  3. Passo (@passo) said on 9th September 2012, 14:26

    Lots of DRS passes, but lots of legitimate passes as well. Definitely got more thrilling towards the end. 7/10.

  4. adamtys (@adamtys) said on 9th September 2012, 14:28

    really good race. shame about few retirements, without them race would be even more exiting at the end. 9/10

  5. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 9th September 2012, 14:28

    I really liked it ! DRS was fair (good they are nailing those !), and there were some good fights everywhere. 9/10, just the battle for the lead was missing.

    • Stefanauss (@stefanauss) said on 9th September 2012, 14:31

      DRS was as bad as it gets down here.
      Really just the idea of having DRS at Monza is plain stupid. DRS robbed the scene of many more side-by-side brake at 1st chicane and Roggia.

      • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 9th September 2012, 14:42

        Really just the idea of having DRS at Monza is plain stupid. DRS robbed the scene of many more side-by-side brake at 1st chicane and Roggia.

        @stefanauss I’m not so sure. It’s very hard to overtake here. I think DRS was good enough. It wasn’t straighfoward…

      • f1alex (@f1alex) said on 9th September 2012, 16:53

        I didn’t think the DRS was that bad to be honest, it allowed moves to be set up, but it was still down to the drivers to get their braking right into the chicane in order to seal the move.

  6. Enigma (@enigma) said on 9th September 2012, 14:29

    6/10 Good race, but we’ve seen much better. Above average, but nothing really special.

  7. MuzzleFlash (@muzzleflash) said on 9th September 2012, 14:29

    A bittersweet 7 for me. Disappointing for Button and Vettel. Promising for Alonso and Perez. Refreshing for Hamilton.

    Race itself was entertaining. Not sure about the Vettel/Alonso incident. Not very fair on the front of it, but the stewards do seem to have developed a more punitive approach recently.

  8. xeroxpt (@) said on 9th September 2012, 14:30

    No realistic fight for the win despite the wrong pit strategy, Alonso was very quick off the line, but not that brave tactic wise, they just mimic everyone else, Sauber try the odd thing and get results again.

  9. Classic italian grand prix. Clean, comprehensible, great battles on track, mechanical issues providing an element of surprise in the championship, a great drive by an outsider driver, crypted messages, penalties, controversy. It had absolutely everything. Quite an oldschool feel about it.

    I won’t take Ferrari’s “think about tyre management, Felipe” into account as Alonso would have passed Massa and pulled away anyway, with or without instructions from the team. Mixed feelings about Vettel’s penalty as well, but I guess that doesn’t matter either now either.

    A good watch. 8/10.

  10. Warwick (@warwick) said on 9th September 2012, 14:33

    7. Would have been 9 without Vettel’s penalty.

  11. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 9th September 2012, 14:36

    9. Came to a great climax towards the end with great racing up and down the field. That is all.

    • Todfod (@todfod) said on 9th September 2012, 15:40

      Yeah… I would have given it a 10 if there was a battle for the lead. There seemed to be a great amount of action throughout the field for the entire race so I had to rate it a 9

  12. Karthikeyan (@ridiculous) said on 9th September 2012, 14:36

    + Sergio Perez
    + Vettel versus Alonso

    - No lead challenge
    - Ferrari antis
    - Crappy stewarding

    Went with 4

  13. Ron (@rcorporon) said on 9th September 2012, 14:42

    Bad day for my beloved RBR but decent enough race. Knew that Perez wouldn’t catch Hamilton so 7/10 for me.

  14. sumedh said on 9th September 2012, 14:42

    A Eight! The retirements and Vettel’s penalty ruined a bit for me.

  15. Eggry (@eggry) said on 9th September 2012, 14:43

    8 because of Perez

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