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.

F1 Fanatic holds polls on each race to find out which fans thought were the best and worst races during a season.

Please vote based on how entertaining and exciting you thought the race was, not on how your preferred driver or team performed.

Rate the race out of ten and leave a comment below:

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 = ‘Terrible’, 10 = ‘Perfect’

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132 comments on Rate the race: 2012 Italian Grand Prix

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  1. Gill Parry (@welshwitch) said on 10th September 2012, 10:14

    9/10 Great race, much better than I was expecting. Firstly Lewis won, would have liked to have seen Jenson get second but sadly not to be, however, fantastic to see Perez showing what he’s capable of, and Alonso on the podium at his home GPafter starting 10th. Sad for Massa who did well, also although really NOT a Vettel 2011 fan, he’s actually grown on me this season, perhaps because in a non-dominant RB he’s had to prove his worth, and what a fantastic driver he is -penalty aside- disappointed that he had yet another alternator failure.

    • Gill Parry (@welshwitch) said on 10th September 2012, 13:16

      Did anyone else find Rick Perry (Gov of Texas), really irritating and annoying when interviewed by MB? I realise he has to promote the track in Austin, but did he really have to play the stereotypical American and arrogantly announce that the track will be the ‘Best in the World’. Apart from not being completely original (Silverstone corners), Ill take the Ardennes Forest, NĂĽrburg, Silverstone, MontrĂ©al, Albert Park,and the Royal Park, Monza for my visuals anyday, thanks.

  2. dragoll (@dragoll) said on 10th September 2012, 10:16

    @KeithCollantine I’m not wanting to discredit your stats, I think they’re fair. However, as an Australian, looking into this site, I can’t help but wonder whether there is a British bias in the polls, from my personal perspective, it seems the races where a British driver wins, rates higher than it otherwise would have.

    Is it easy for you to show the 2012 Average Race Rating grouped by the nationality of the winning driver? If I am correct, I think there would be a higher rating on average where Button or Hamilton win, compared to other drivers.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 10th September 2012, 10:54

      @dragoll A better way to judge the driver/team preferences of the site’s readers would be to look at who they declare their support for. Here’s the most recent data on that:

      Button first to 1,000 supporters on F1 Fanatic (I’ll probably do an updated one of these before the next race)

      If you’re particularly interested in nationality, here’s a breakdown along those lines too:

      http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/groups/f1/forum/topic/where-f1-fanatic-readers-are-from/?topic_page=5&num=15#post-72133

      If you look at the links at the foot of this article you should be able to find scores for all the races previously (this season and other seasons) so you can draw your own conclusions.

      I had a quick look at the top-rated races since 2008 and it seems five of the top six races were won by different drivers: Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Massa and Rosberg.

    • Gill Parry (@welshwitch) said on 10th September 2012, 12:51

      It’s a British site so logically there are going to be more people from the UK who use it, and a large majority of them are going to be supporters of the three British (English and Scottish) drivers. However, if you look around the site, there are also lots of Brits who support Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Raikkonen etc.. Not to mention the other nationalities on here cheering for their own such as Massa, and Maldonado. Everyone has a chance to vote in the polls, and post their opinions in the comments section, but it stands to reason that the majority will rule, and just for the record, I don’t vote a race higher based on a British win
      (I didn’t enjoy Spa), neither do I vote for my fav driver as driver of the weekend simply because he won, if I feel there was a driver who put more effort in.

  3. f12007v (@f1fan-2000) said on 10th September 2012, 13:14

    Hamilton had a great start and pulling away from Massa to a 6.9 sec. lead before Jenson passed Massa. After Perez pits, he was holding an amazing lead of 14 seconds on the ferrari drivers! He eventually went cruising for the final 20 laps, and after hearing that Perez was getting him and had got past the ferrari drivers already, he then started pushing a little to remain the margin betwn him and Perez.

    Great podium finishes for HAM, PER, and ALO after their crash at Spa. It is their revenge for their misfortuned at Belgium caused by GRO. Grosjean should feel remorseful after causing the crash at Spa and getting banned for 1 race after seeing all the victims on the podium!=D

  4. 8/10
    Just for the fact that Monza is a different track from the others it’s always interesting to see the cars race there. The race itself was good and unpredictable, with Alonso recovering 7 places and Massa lying in 2nd for most of the race. I’m not saying I liked the race because Massa was good, but because there was an extra driver battling at the front.

  5. markopoloman (@markopoloman) said on 10th September 2012, 15:13

    8 rhymes with great! So it gets an 8 from me.

  6. I gave it an 8.

    Halfway through I was set to give it a lower score but Perez’s charge increased my rating and I also felt that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I normally would because I only saw the highlights, so I increased the rating slightly because of that also.

  7. Mclarengal (@mclarengal) said on 12th September 2012, 13:15

    I gave it a 9 – challenging track and an exciting race. I am biased because I was there and the atmosphere was electric. Shame about the retirements though- particularly Button.

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