Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Monza, 2012

Rate the race: 2012 Italian Grand Prix

2012 Italian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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  1. Stewards inconsistent yet again.
    Kimi recently made the same move (as Vettel) on Grasjean without any penalty. There’s been a number of such incidents in any event (without punishment).
    How long will Ferrari enjoy the FIA’s favouritism??

    1. You canĀ“t be serious…. RBR got away with a whole lot more 2 years in a row!

    2. Forever, yust for your pleasure.

    3. @jason12 I’m sure if you were pushed off the track at one of the fastest corners, you’d have something to say about it. Not everything that favours a Ferrari driver is due to favouritsm.

  2. 9’s, really? it was a good race, but not approaching the maximum.

  3. A stunning race and quite lived up to the hype created from qualifying! Dominant Lewis upfront, never troubled and just as fast. Perez could have easily bagged a win on any other day if Lewis wasn’t upfront because he had a second a lap faster car than everyone on the grid. Alonso doing what he does best yet again!

  4. 7/10. Decent race, lots of side-by-side action, even into areas where DRS isn’t a factor, and the strategies were very varied and pretty interesting. A wee bit processional nearer the front (Until Perez got involved!), but still a very good afternoon’s entertainment.

  5. 9 for me, lots of close racing, championship is spiced up and a great first Monza win for Hamilton! :)

  6. Great race, too bad for the retirements; I also wished Massa could be on podium for his morale.

    Also, big disappoint for the crowd booing lewis when he salutes them.
    And I’m italian. Shame.

    1. Italians are way too emotional. Their reasons are 90% heart based and 10% logical, so it’s easy to understand…

  7. voted a 7 for this race and there was absolutely nothing wrong with the race. Other than that, the Mercedes doesn’t seem to be a podium material any more and a very far cry away from a second victory. They must hate this tyre so much and yet so coy about it.

    Inspirational drive from Sergio Perez. It is better for him to stay at Sauber F1 and challenge the front runners rather than playing Fernando’s wing man at Ferrari.

  8. the 3 drivers on the podium…. the 3 drivers Grosjean took off in Spa

    1. minus Kamui

    2. Nice observation! There are only 3 podium spots ;-)

    3. Yes, nice observation

  9. I’m not sure how to feel about this race… becasue for me as a Lewis fan it was great to see him win, but not that exciting as he had to do little and Alonso still managed to get a podium. Though that said it was great to see Perez really fighting and doing a fantastic job getting 2nd.

    And with Vettel not finishing and Alonso (only) getting 3rd and not 2nd it has made the championship alot more interesting.
    I really hope McLaren can contiune with this pace for the new few races to make the championship really come alive

  10. A good race to watch. Nothing exceptional yet interesting till the end. Good mix of DRS and non DRS passes. I really think Perez will replace Massa at Ferrari. He has shown skill in that Sauber and made sure he followed the rules to the T. Very heartening to watch.

  11. Alonso DNF coupled with Lewis win, would certainly tighten things at the top.

  12. Awesome race. It’s like Monza and Spa cancelled each other out – the big winners in Spa (Button and Vettel) became the big losers in Monza, and the big losers in Spa (Hamilton, Perez and Alonso) made up for it today.

  13. Nine out of ten; thoroughly enjoyable.

    There was plenty of legitimate; brilliant overtakes, and only a handful of motorway passes; DRS. However, that was mainly confined to the midfield, with little exchanges up at the front and next to no challenge for the lead. Well done, though, Lewis. I’ve been behind you more than ever all season long, and you successfully silenced the critics that insinuated you’d be distracted this weekend. Calm; measured and, most of all, dominant when the oppurtunity to be the victor was clear in front of you. Not a foot put wrong.

    This race also caused a welcome restructuring of the championship (although, Alonso still leads with a healthy margin), with some highly notable retirements. Jenson, Sebastian (another driver who has my support) and Mark; all left the race empty handed and it’s a definite shame for the three of them. While Mark and Seb are still well within shouting distance, I think Jenson’s renewed chance has, once again, evaporated. Deeply disappointing for him; but that’s racing.

    Anyway, yeah, where was I? Really enjoyed the whole race; little bit slow to get going, but full of plenty of action thereafter, especially at the end with Perez; nail-biting stuff, even if it transpires Lewis actually had it fully under control.

  14. a race with clear team order should not more than 5/10

  15. It’s a deserved win but the fanboys are going to exaggerate, too many technical glitches, it’s not ideal for me, and the penalty sure was harsh.

  16. A well deserved 1 for the stewards. Thank you for being so obviously biased.

  17. Non biased pure 10. Absolutely perfect race

  18. Great controlled drive for Hamilton. Shame about Massa being ordered aside for Alonso to pass him, but great drive Perez.

    1. There’s nothing to suggest Alonso wouldn’t have passed Massa, with or without Ferrari’s intervention on the radio. That pretty much renders the whole “team orders” debate pointless in my opinion.

  19. Gave it an 8. First part of the race was entertaining because Alonso started in 10th and had to fight to gain some places, and the last part was alive by Perez with that phenomenal last stint charging from 8th to 2nd. In between lots of overtaking except for the lead where Hamilton controlled the race.
    I criticized Pirelli yesterday because they were becoming too conservative, but the one stop strategy was on the limit which made the race a bit more unpredictable.
    Curiously there was a balance, Alonso and Hamilton in the podium and Button and Vettel retired, the opposite to Spa.

  20. 2011, Monza, Curva Grande, Alonso pushes Vettel off the track (while unsuccessfully defending against being overtaken on the outside). No penalty.
    2012, Monza, Curva Grande, Vettel pushes Alonso off the track (and by doing so successfully defends against being overtaken on the outside). Drive-through penalty.
    Absolutely ridiculously inconsistent stewarding (I wouldn’t mind if both these – really similar – incidents had been awarded the same penalty), even if I don’t like to see that sort of “defending”.
    I stopped watching the race after that, and I think I’ve never done that before in 15 years watching every F1 race.

    1. No ‘car’s width’ rule in 2011 and watch the incident from last year ….. Alonso gave Vettel way more room, don’t believe Vettel did it on purpose, but he should have realised Alonso was there, however, I think there was inconsistency in the stewarding, in that the two incidents with Senna being pushed off the track by Di Resta and more so Rosberg, weren’t even investigated.

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