Rate the race: 2012 United States Grand Prix

2012 United States Grand Prix

Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, Circuit of the Americas, 2012What did you think of the United States Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.

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Rate the 2012 United States Grand Prix out of ten

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  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (0%)
  • 6 (2%)
  • 7 (8%)
  • 8 (24%)
  • 9 (35%)
  • 10 (31%)

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213 comments on Rate the race: 2012 United States Grand Prix

  1. StefMeister (@stefmeister) said on 18th November 2012, 20:50

    I gave it a 7, Would have been higher had DRS not made passing way too easy.

    I was glad to see Lewis win but a pass for the lead/win shouldn’t be that easy. Has to be one of the worst, most boring overtakes for the lead I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching :(

      • Dom (@3dom) said on 18th November 2012, 21:58

        Has to be one of the worst, most boring overtakes for the lead I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching :(

        It was almost extremely exciting @stefmeister the way seb moved back towards lewis, sebs rear tyre was so close to Lewis’s front wing it almost ended in tears for one or both of them

    • Bob (@bobthevulcan) said on 18th November 2012, 22:01

      I beg to differ regarding DRS. The zone was just sufficient to get the cars alongside each other going into Turn 12 – to actually make the move stick, drivers had to fight hard and retain the position through the Turn 13-14-15 complex. Look at Button’s move on Raikkonen as a prime example of how DRS facilitated overtaking into that “stadium” section, rather than making it too easy.

      The “motorway”-style passes which were completed well in advance of Turn 12 were the result of cars having large straight line speed differences due to car setup, tyre condition and so on. And besides, if the pass for the lead really was so easy, why did Hamilton take so long to pull it off? Even with DRS assistance on the preceding laps, Hamilton expended a whole lot of effort chasing down Vettel just to get close enough for a decisive move.

  2. sumedhvidwans (@sumedhvidwans) said on 18th November 2012, 20:51

    Loved it! I wanted to see Vettel win it.
    But it was a brilliant race. Strategy became tough because drivers lost upto 10 seconds bringing the hards up to temperature! Lucky you Pirelli ;)

  3. David-A (@david-a) said on 18th November 2012, 20:52

    8/10 Action throughout the field, and quality from the 3 best drivers in the sport, appearing on the podium for the first time.

  4. Bobby Balboa (@bobby-balboa) said on 18th November 2012, 20:52

    Abu Dhabi was voted the best race of the season so far but this race blew it out the water. Great close racing throughout & apart from Webber’s DNF no drivers were gifted places as a result of cars in front not finishing.

    Lewis was on form today & credit to Alonso for his epic start. Shame Button had Kers problems but I don’t think he would have passed Massa.

    Vettel is in the driving seat for the Championship but rain is expected in Brazil so it’s going to be a great end to a great season.

    Come on Alonso!!!!!

  5. PaulK (@paulk) said on 18th November 2012, 20:54

    Fantastic Race. Fights all around the field, from start to finish and including for the win. Dozens of overtakes, some of them pure driversmanship. Brilliant.

  6. Once again, Alonso maximized his potential, good strategic move by Ferrari. In spite of his outburst due to admittedly very clumsy traffic, a very dignified second place by Vettel, giving props right after crossing the finishing line. Fantastic race by Hamilton, best race he’s driven all year by far. Such a shame he has to leave McLaren.

    One of the best if not the best race of the season. Happy to see the US come into the sport with such a magestic racetrack and such a good crowd.

  7. Awesome race worthy of 10. much better than abhu dhabi – lots of racing not crashing. H.A.M. deserved this win, really brilliant. Alonso with Massa’s help kept drivers championship still quite interesting.

  8. magon4 (@magon4) said on 18th November 2012, 21:05

    Come on people, it was really good. But best of the season? Just because HAM won?

    • Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 18th November 2012, 21:20

      I really don’t think it had anything to do with HAM winning. Much more to the point is that we actually had an on-track pass for the lead (albeit DRS created), plus great contests for virtually every position in the pack. PLUS contrasting tyre strategies which really worked for BUT and really sucked for ROS.
      Oh, and it’s a great circuit to look at, and the in-car stuff was remarkable.
      That’s why it was a great race.

  9. Ben (@benchuiii) said on 18th November 2012, 21:14

    9/10. Reminded me of a MotoGP race where the top 2 ran away with everyone else battling it out.

  10. Really loved it, couldn’t believe the start! jumped up several times of excitement! Very happy it will go down to the last race!

  11. The racing was quality all throuought.

    + for looking like an IndyCar race in the midfield for 10,15 laps after the start. There’s certainly an american feel about this track and I think, for the first time since Malaysia was introduced, Tilke got it right.
    + and two thumbs up for Hamilton driving an impeccable race, providing a solid fight at the top and keeping the WDC very much alive.
    + for the good driving standards all over. We’ve had a fair share of overtakes and yet, not even a single incident. Something very much in contrast to what we’ve seen in Abu Dhabi just a couple of weeks ago.
    + for the strong drives of Massa (once again faster than Alonso), Button (can’t remember the last time I saw him so agressive on track), Hulkenberg and the Williams boys.

    – for the midfield being incredibly dull after the first pitstop. Basically nothing happened from Hulkenberg downwards except for a brief scramble with Maldonado and Senna in lap 50 something. But behind them, nothing.

    A well deserved 8 from me.

    However, its all a bit sweet and sour when you start looking at where Alonso finished and how. No matter what’s in store for Interlagos and no matter how much the tires had a say in this race, 40 sec. to the leaders is not a gap to close in less than one week. It will take some VERY exceptional circumstances for Alonso to win the title next week…otherwise, this was it.

  12. Luis Conde (@luchingador) said on 18th November 2012, 21:17

    that was all F1 is about. Cant ask for more.

  13. Scalextric (@scalextric) said on 18th November 2012, 21:17

    10. I’ve never given a 10 before. Maybe it was helped by the time of day and enhanced TV coverage in the US, but the battle for the lead was race-long, there were battles throughout the field meaning there was too much action for the TV to show. The slippery surface, the lack of tyre worries, the stadium section right after the DRS zone, the T1 hill. So much fun. The intrigue of the Ferrari gear box shenanigans actually added to the entertainment.

  14. Piyush (@square-route) said on 18th November 2012, 21:18

    lovely racing …. lovely

  15. Piyush (@square-route) said on 18th November 2012, 21:19

    lovely racing …. awesome

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