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Best race of each year

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    Avatar of Kingshark
    Kingshark
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    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.

    #247652
    Avatar of Kingshark
    Kingshark
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    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.

    #247653
    Avatar of David-A
    David-A
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    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)

    #247654
    Avatar of Kingshark
    Kingshark
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    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-A

    #247655
    Avatar of TyreBlowout
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    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.

    #247656
    Avatar of Journeyer
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    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)

    #247657
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    2004: Belgium (Italy)
    2005: Japan
    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.

    #247658
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    2003: Brazil
    2004: Monaco (Trulli fan :) )
    2005: Japan
    2006: Hungary
    2007: Nürburgring
    2008: Brazil
    2009: Australia
    2010: Korea
    2011: Canada
    2012: Valencia
    2013: Germany

    #247659
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    2002: Hungary (my first race!!!) :D
    2003: Brazil
    2004: Belgium
    2005: Japan
    2006: Brazil
    2007: Japan
    2008: Australia
    2009: Brazil
    2010: Singapore
    2011: Germany
    2012: Europe
    2013: Bahrain

    #247660
    Avatar of JackySteeg
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    Started watching properly in ’03 so I’ll start from there… other honorable mentions in brackets.

    2003: Britain (Brazil)
    2004: Brazil
    2005: Japan
    2006: China (Hungary)
    2007: Europe (Canada)
    2008: Brazil (Britain)
    2009: Australia
    2010: Canada (Turkey)
    2011: Canada
    2012: Brazil (Europe)
    2013: Britain (Malaysia) (controversial, maybe, but there’s no doubt they were the most memorable races of the year)

    #247661
    Avatar of Deej92
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    I was only a occasional viewer before 2004 so here’s mine.
    2004: Belgium
    2005: Japan
    2006: Hungary
    2007: Europe
    2008: Brazil
    2009: Australia
    2010: Australia
    2011: Canada
    2012: Brazil
    2013: Bahrain

    #247662
    Avatar of paulgilb
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    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!)

    #247663
    Avatar of sbewers
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    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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