Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Marina Bay, 2012

Rate the race: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix

2012 Singapore Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Marina Bay, 2012What did you think of the Singapore Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.

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Rate the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (3%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (6%)
  • 4 (8%)
  • 5 (15%)
  • 6 (22%)
  • 7 (25%)
  • 8 (13%)
  • 9 (3%)
  • 10 (3%)

Total Voters: 557

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134 comments on “Rate the race: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix”

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  1. The thought of another 5 years at this snorefest of a track is really something to NOT get excited about. Pretty lights don’t make a good race. 4/10 for me.

  2. 5. Completely average. Not awful, but nothing special.

  3. 8. The first half was poor, and the two safety cars almost made me fall asleep, but the post-SC laps were exceptional. First place isn’t everything.

  4. I myself found today’s race spectacular, gave it 9/10 because of the second half. Some bold overtaking maneuvers (including overtake of the year by Massa), cool crashes and near misses, great fights (Saubers for instance) and drama (Hamilton retiring). And the best podium interview so far.

    Some people are just so butthurt over Hamilton’s retirement that I just cannot believe it. It didn’t make the race a bit less entertaining goddammit!

    1. Stephen Northcott
      23rd September 2012, 17:29

      Massa’s overtake was only because he lost control of his car and got lucky. Hence the investigation.

      1. Massa lost control because of the attempt, not the other way, he braked way “too” deep into the corner. The investigation was because they touched a bit, probably to find out whether Senna left enough space in between him and the wall, as he did.

  5. I Love the Pope
    23rd September 2012, 17:01

    8 for me. I enjoyed the race, the attrition, the scenery, and the result.

  6. Michael Brown (@)
    23rd September 2012, 17:02

    6/10. Start was boring, a little bit of a surprise that Maldonado lost out so badly at the start. Then nothing happened, then a lot of things happened, then THE BEST OVERTAKE OF THE YEAR, then nothing.

  7. When Alonso won Valencia and most of people saod the race was outstanding, I stated how dissapointed it was for me to see the leader (Vettel) fall down not in a race move, but due to car problems. I’m fan of Vettel, and despite the fact I like his result today, I didn’t like the moment when Hamilton lost his place for a technical problem again… We see races where the only way to change thee lead is when the leader’s car breaks down. Race 4/10 for me.

  8. I gave it an 8, Lots of good, close fights, A fair bit of overtaking & a lot of tension/drama.

    Loved every second of it :)

    Those rating it low because Lewis retired & because of mechanical failures etc… Can’t be true, long time F1 fans & god knows what they would have rated races through the 70s/80s which were largely similar to this one.

  9. I Love the Pope
    23rd September 2012, 17:23

    If you’re a Hammer fan, it was a tough day. But that is how it goes sometimes. There was plenty of other things going on, but they were more subtle. I enjoyed it!

  10. I actually thought it was quite a nice race. The lap is a bit too long, almost as much as Spa. I guess a lot of people would not agree with me in saying that mechanical failures liven up the action and bring in an element of unpredictibility in a sport and on a track which can tend to become horribly monotonous and predictable. A race where Lewis had started on pole and everyone finishing on pretty much the same place where they started would be called processional and calls would be made for the track to be culled from the calender. Not saying that Marina Bay is particularly brilliant as a circuit just that sometimes unforseen events happening with the best of the lot can improve the quality of a race drastically. Case in point : Valencia.

    Massa had some good passes (I can safely say that as no action was taken), Di Resta raced brilliantly. Brilliant race as well for Marussia finishing ahead of a Sauber and Force India no less. To be fair I thought Vettel should have got pole with his pace the whole weekend and maybe he deserved the win as well.

    On the whole as good a race as could be provided from a street circuit I guess. Some good passes, some failures and some incedents and accidents and retirements. 2 hours not too badly spent.

  11. I await the day that we have a race as exciting as the race this year in Valencia to happen at this track. That really would be a spectacle. The only problem is I really don’t see it happening. I thought after Valencia that maybe this year was the year it would happen, but clearly not. Oh well, I still hope for improvements but until then, I’m not liking the sounds of another 5 years here in all honestly. Yes, it’s a spectacle for a track, but it’s boring for racing.

  12. is it me, or am i the only one noticing jenson not attacking the leader now in i think 3 races…. blah….. boring as usually when its jenson chasing the leader

    1. +1 I thought I was the only one who noticed that!! Jensen could have really challenged for the lead if he had tried. He said on the radio that he dint like the Soft tyres and he loved the Super Softs as they gave him more confidence. I cant remember what tyres he was running on the last stint? Maybe thats the reason he dint push towards the end.

      1. I’m pretty sure that if a driver is less than five seconds behind leader and has a real chance in beating him he’ll go for it and push as much as he can. It’s not like that a one-time world champion would hold himself up deliberately.

    2. Well, you are most certainly not the only one! I’ve said the same thing for years. Maybe the guy is “smooth” but there’s no aggression. Even in the (shoulda been) illegal Brawn he only won from pole. Boring to watch and never producing anything extraordinary.

  13. 2. I don’t know why I didn’t vote 1 though. Must’ve seen a few more boring races in some 15 odd years suppose.

  14. 5 from me. First 30 or so laps before the first safety car period were quite boring. Hamilton’s GB failure spoilt it further for me. Massa’s overtake on Senna was awesome!!! Exemplary car control. Some good overtakes towards the end of the race salvaged the race or it would be 4 at best. The latter half of the race was more lively than the first half. Alonso was massively good and knew what he had to exactly to get into the points. Every contender took points off each other and Hamilton’s crash has almost ruined his chances in the championship race. I think it would be surprising if Alonso doesnt win the WDC this year.

  15. The stuff some people say, about copying GP2, remind yourselves that F1 is the pinnacle of Motorsport, GP2 are meant to look up to F1, F1 is not a show, its where the finest racing cars in the world race all around the world, theyre not there to put on a show for you, think before posting some bs
    Thank you

    1. Sorry but you are wrong there- F1 is a show, always has and always will be. They introduced DRS and Pirelli tyres to improve the show, remember? They have spectacular venues such as Singapore to improve the show. It’s all about the show, and drawing in as much spectator interest as possible. That’s how F1 makes its money. It is an international sport, and one of the biggest in the world.
      Please think before posting some bs. Thank you.

  16. For some reason, I really enjoyed this race. Maybe I was expecting it to be processional, but it definitely wasn’t. To quote Murray Walker, there was always something going on, you just need to know where to look.

  17. heres how i rate the race
    every race gets a +5 to start off with
    +1 varying strategies
    +1 safety car changed the race inside out
    +1 not alot of overtakes, but the ones that happened were immense eg massa/senna

    -1 race was too long

    i rated the race a 7

  18. 5/10
    Would have been a far more interesting race if Hamilton and Maldonado hadn’t retired. I would have like to have seen what Maldonado is capable of when he’s driving well, which he seemed to be doing today, and watching Hamilton and Vettel at the front would have been preferable to the lacklustre driving of Button in the last quarter of the race.

    Alonso was gifted his podium position, Vettel was gifted first place, and please…….was there really any need for the endless finger and air punching, the screaming on the team radio, and the tears on the podium Sebastian??? It wasn’t exactly a fantastic win, say what you like about Lewis, he’s more subdued when it’s a podium he feels he didn’t deserve.

    Congratulations Di Resta and Force India, highlight of the day ….the only one!

  19. 6 for me… it was quite boring… It was exciting until Hamilton dropped out… Alonso had a very dull performance today even though he scored a podium.
    There is still a championship battle on but it lost a lot of the “interesting” factor having Hamilton replaced with Vettel.

    It makes me wonder if we´re up for another “Schumi” era type deal….

  20. +1 Great looking race for 2 hours
    +1 overtakes on track (Massa was great)
    +1 F1 rightfully appreciating Sid Watkins RIP

    -2 Vettel won (self confessed Red Bull hater)
    -1 Hamilton’s retirement (Brit/underdog fan)
    -1 Schumi again showing signs that he’s past it

    – at points during the first third it was quite processional but I wasn’t bored at all.


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