Best race of each year
29th December 2013, 0:49 at 12:49 am #134080
It’s off-season and it’s nothing interesting in current F1 at the moment, and since there isn’t much interesting to discuss regarding 2013, I suggest going back in time a few more years.
Which was the best race of each year in the 2000’s? Actually, you can go back to whatever year you began watching F1.29th December 2013, 0:57 at 12:57 am #247652
My choices for best race of each season would be the following;
2000: German Grand Prix, Hockenheim.
2001: Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos.
2002: Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco.
2003: Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos
2004: Belgian Grand Prix, Spa
2005: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
2006: Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring
2007: German Grand Prix, Nurburgring
2008: Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco
2009: Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos
2010: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
2011: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
2012: European Grand Prix, Valencia
2013: German Grand Prix, Nurburgring
2000 was a close call because Belgium GP was excellent
2003 too was a very tough call as the British GP was also very good.
2010 was a tough call between Canada and Australia.
2012 was very close between Europe and Brazil.29th December 2013, 1:22 at 1:22 am #247653
Runners up in brackets.
1998: Belgian Grand Prix (Italian Grand Prix)
1999: Luxembourg Grand Prix
2000: German Grand Prix (Japanese Grand Prix)
2001: Malaysian Grand Prix
2002: Australian Grand Prix
2003: Brazilian Grand Prix (Austrian, United States Grand Prix)
2004: United States Grand Prix (Belgian Grand Prix)
2005: Japanese Grand Prix (European Grand Prix)
2006: Chinese Grand Prix (Hungarian Grand Prix)
2007: Chinese Grand Prix
2008: Italian Grand Prix (Brazilian, Australian, Monaco, Canadian Grand Prix)
2009: Brazilian Grand Prix (Australian, Belgian Grand Prix)
2010: Australian Grand Prix (Korean Grand Prix)
2011: Monaco Grand Prix (Canadian, Belgian Grand Prix)
2012: European Grand Prix (Brazilian Grand Prix)
2013: German Grand Prix (Australian, Bahrain Grand Prix)29th December 2013, 5:34 at 5:34 am #247654
For 1998, Argentina definitely deserves an honorable mention as one of the best races of the season. As for 1999, I think that a good runner-up would have been the French Grand Prix. Great choices nevertheless, @david-a29th December 2013, 12:56 at 12:56 pm #247655
I began watching properly in 2003 so I’ll start from there. Runners up in brackets.
2003: Brazilian GP, still one of my favs, (British GP)
2004: Belgian GP
2005: Japanese GP
2006: Chinese GP (Hungarian GP)
2007: Japanese GP (European GP)
2008: Belgian GP before the Red Car Rule was applied, if not then British GP
2009: Brazilian GP
2010: Belgian GP (Australian GP and Korean GP)
2011: Canadian GP (Chinese GP)
2012: US GP (Malaysian GP and European GP)
2013: Chinese GP (German GP)
I hope I’ve haven’t mixed up some of the years.29th December 2013, 13:35 at 1:35 pm #247656
Here’s my list:
2000: Japan (Schumi ending the Ferrari drought in a straight fight)
2001: Malaysia (Ferrari comeback!)
2002: Australia (Points for Minardi!!!)
2003: Britain (That race had everything – including raving lunatic)
2004: Italy (Another Ferrari comeback!)
2005: Japan (Duh.)
2006: China (Schumi’s last win was just epic)
2007: Canada (Lewis win AND Super Aguri fighting into the points – what’s not to like?)
2008: Brazil (Hated the ending, but by golly that was a RACE)
2009: Australia (The way Brawn stunned everyone that weekend)
2010: Britain (But to be honest, I don’t remember a specific individual race from that year)
2011: Canada (Rain break or otherwise)
2012: Europe (Valencia went out in style)
2013: Monaco (Nico handled that race to perfection)29th December 2013, 14:25 at 2:25 pm #247657
2004: Belgium (Italy)
2006: China (Hungarian)
2007: Canada (Japan)
2008: Brazil (Spa)
2009: Belgium (Australia, Brazil) (This was close)
2010: Canada (Belgium, Australia) (Close between all three).
2011: China (Canada, Hungary, Germany) (The four best races of the year).
2012: European (Brazil, China, US, Abu Dhabi). (Valencia wins, but behind it was very close, and Abu Dhabi a bit further behind).
2013: German (Belgium, Bahrain, China). (None of them were really special. You know a season isn’t good when it’s hard to pick a best race due to there being nothing of note to talk about).
Top 5 races ever (That I actually watched live):
5. 2005 Japanese GP
4. 2011 Chinese GP
3. 2008 Brazilian GP
2. 2012 Brazilian GP
1. 2012 European GP
The top 2 are so very close, and can be interchanged at will to be honest… Really could be joint 1st.29th December 2013, 15:39 at 3:39 pm #247658
2004: Monaco (Trulli fan :) )
2013: Germany29th December 2013, 15:46 at 3:46 pm #247659
2002: Hungary (my first race!!!) :D
2013: Bahrain29th December 2013, 17:56 at 5:56 pm #247660
Started watching properly in ’03 so I’ll start from there… other honorable mentions in brackets.
2003: Britain (Brazil)
2006: China (Hungary)
2007: Europe (Canada)
2008: Brazil (Britain)
2010: Canada (Turkey)
2012: Brazil (Europe)
2013: Britain (Malaysia) (controversial, maybe, but there’s no doubt they were the most memorable races of the year)29th December 2013, 20:42 at 8:42 pm #247661
I was only a occasional viewer before 2004 so here’s mine.
2013: Bahrain29th December 2013, 21:28 at 9:28 pm #247662
Don’t have many vivid memories before 2003:
2003: Brazil (missed Britain that year) (real WTF? race)
2004: Monaco (some crazy moments here)
2005: Japan (San Marino and Europe were both edge-of-seat thrillers as well)
2006: Hungary (Button winning from 14th)
2007: Europe (Markus Winkelhock etc)
2008: Brazil (edge-of-seat stuff!)
2009: Australia (backmarkers to 1-2 without changing a driver)
2010: Canada (some genuine passing for the lead)
2011: Canada (coming down to the final lap after 4+ hours)
2012: Brazil (had everything!)
2013: Monaco (a few crazy moments!)29th December 2013, 21:47 at 9:47 pm #247663
I’ve been a fan since 1998 so mine are as follows:
1998: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps – Winner: Damon Hill
1999: European GP, Nurburgring – Winner: Johnny Herbert
2000: German GP, Hockenheim – Winner: Rubens Barrichello
2001: Brazilian GP, Interlagos – Winner: David Coulthard
2002: Australian GP, Melbourne – Winner: Michael Schumacher
2003: Brazilian GP, Interlagos – Winner: Giancarlo Fisichella
2004: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo – Winner: Jarno Trulli
2005: Japanese GP, Suzuka – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen
2006: Hungarian GP, Hungaroring – Winner: Jenson Button
2007: Canadian GP, Montreal – Winner: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Brazilian GP, Interlagos – Winner: Felipe Massa
2009: Malaysian GP, Sepang – Winner: Jenson Button (I know this was only half a race, but the half we got was fantastic!)
2010: Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps – Winner: Lewis Hamilton
2011: Canadian GP, Montreal – Winner: Jenson Button
2012: European GP, Valencia – Winner: Fernando Alonso
2013: British GP, Silverstone – Winner: Nico Rosberg
Just some interesting things I’ve noticed about my favourite races from each season:
– 10 of the 16 races were rain-affected.
– From 16 races, there were 13 different winners from 8 different teams.
– Jenson Button has won my favourite race of the season the most, 3 times. (Lewis Hamilton next on 2).
– McLaren have won my favourite race of the season the most, 5 times. (Ferrari next on 4).
– 8 of the 16 races were won by a British driver.
I find this interesting as I did not pick these races based upon results, but based upon which races I found to be most exciting and/or enjoyable and/or interesting. And yet, maybe subconciously the results DID play a small part in which races I enjoy the most since my favourite driver IS Jenson Button, my favourite team IS McLaren and I AM a Brit!
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