Rate The Australian Grand Prix

How do you rate the 2009 Australian Grand Prix?

Poll ended at 05 Apr 2009, 10:25

10/10: Absolutely perfect.
6
12%
9/10: Superb race!
17
34%
8/10: A great race!
19
38%
7/10: Fun to watch
7
14%
6/10: Quite good.
0
No votes
5/10: Average.
1
2%
4/10: Sub-par.
0
No votes
3/10: Barely worth watching.
0
No votes
2/10: Boring.
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No votes
1/10: Atrocious!
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No votes
 
Total votes: 50

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Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 29 Mar 2009, 09:00

1 - Best Driver
2 - Best Team
3 - Best Overtake
4 - Best Moment
5 - Worst Driver
6- Worst Team
7 - Biggest Surprise
8 - General Comment

*Best Rookie category gone... there is only 1

1. Jenson Button or Sebastien Buemi
2. Brawn GP
3. Rosberg on Kimi/Hamilton on Piquet
4. Brawn GP celebrations
5. Kovalainen? although he didnt really drive today
6. Ferrari: Bad strategy, reliability and driver errors
7. The fact that 3rd placed Rosberg was 30 seconds down after 18 odd laps
8. Fantastic race. Just what you need to start a new season
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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by Earth » 29 Mar 2009, 09:08

1 - Best Driver: Jenson Button
2 - Best Team: Brawn GP
3 - Best Overtake: dont really know, Barrichello vs. Rosberg
4 - Best Moment: Win of JB
5 - Worst Driver: Raikkonen
6 - Worst Team: Ferrari
7 - Biggest Surprise: Kubica collided with Vettel
8 - General Comment: It was great race with many overtakes and accident and interesting end of the race :cool:
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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by MP4/4#12 » 29 Mar 2009, 09:21

1- Button and Trulli
2- Brawn
3- Hamilton on the outside (didnt see who was the other driver)
4- Button and Rubens hug celebration
5- Nakajima
6- Ferrari
7- Button`s lead before 1st pit stops
8- The 1st SC was a massive luck boost for some drivers. It is great to the sport to see others race contenders altgough there`s a strange atmosphere of "legal/ilegal" cars.....guess the usual top teams are just jealous......

Only one week for another one, i honnestly hope that Kubica and Vettel may score some decent points.

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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by Majkel » 29 Mar 2009, 09:26

1 - Button/Buemi
2 - Brown GP
3 - dunno
4 - Kubica's concert after Massa pitting
5 - Nakajima
6- Ferrari was a dissapointment
7 - crash on 3 laps to go :<
8 - interesting race ;) hope next will be similar :P
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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 29 Mar 2009, 09:33

1 - Button
2 - Brawn GP by far
3 - Buemi on Trulli, but then Trulli got the place back :(
4 - When Button and Barrichello were on the podium. Congrats to them. And that Lewis Hamilton is definately 3rd :)
5 - Nakajima
6- Ferrari. Booooo.
7 - When Button was still 1st after the quite slow pit-stop.
8 - I thought it was amazing! A great start to the season :)
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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 29 Mar 2009, 09:45

1 - Best Driver
Jarno Truli and Jenson Button and buemi

2 - Best Team
Who else? BRawn Gp

3 - Best Overtake
Hamilton did lots of overtaking and the best overtaking is one of his..

4 - Best Moment
The sratrt- seeing the ferraris move up the field... :p

5 - Worst Driver
bourdais.. now even buemi has out classed him...

6- Worst Team
Ferrari, hat trick of double disqualification in aus

7 - Biggest Surprise
hamilton on 4th...

8 - General Comment
Well a good one... Hope other teams catch up with brawn gp...Waiting for Malayasian gp now.

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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 29 Mar 2009, 09:51

1 - Best Driver
Button - he controlled the race perfectly, no drama, no pressure.
Honorable mention: Hamilton, for keeping his head and using his tyres well, Kubica and Vettel for their stunning pace right up until their coming together, Trulli and Glock for having good pace in their Toyotas and Buemi, for haing a genuinely solid run, with far better pace than his team-mate.
2 - Best Team
Brawn :)
3 - Best Overtake
Actually yeah, Rosberg on Kimi. Forgot about that one, but that was a super-solid move.
4 - Best Moment
The whole of the last 20-25 laps, where cars were together on the track, battles for position occured, incidents happened and I still wasn't sure who would win. :D Some of those strategies were mental.
5 - Worst Driver
Bourdais cos he was nowhere, Kovalainen for going too hot into T1.
Barrichello gets honorable mention becuase he was all over the place, but he just carried on and cruised right into second place again, which automtically exempts him from worst driver, cos even if he was into everybody's sidepods, he still got himself places and contributed massively to the excitement of the Grand Prix.
6- Worst Team
Ferrari and Renault for tech failures.
7 - Biggest Surprise
Hamilton stealthing it into 4th(/3rd perhaps). Undeniably he did a good job in keeping the thing on the road, overtaking slower cars, and was also well treated by the pitstops and safety cars etc.
Also surprising was Vettel and Kubica combined losing their heads: I thought they'd get round there ok.
Also Brawn's genuine pace.
Also Williams lack of result.

General Comment

On Renault: Renault today were slow. Fernando Alonso put in a middling performance, nothing special, fell foul a bit of safety cars, and generally did ok to finish 6th. A bit lame too to suffer mechanical problems with Piquet's brakes.

On Ferrari: I don't mind that the Ferraris didn't do so well, it's just that their potential really wasn't fulfilled. Their cars would have been so good in that last stint, and perhaps they denied us more of a battle (like a Vettel, Kubica, Barrichello, Massa, Raikkonen scrap, variously fast, surging through the lead pack, all overtaking Rosberg.

On the first corner: Another fantastically chaotic first corner to add to 2008's, 2006's and 2002's. I love the picture of the Red Bull sideways, Heidfeld the wrong way round and Alonso on the grass.

On the whole race: It certainly wasn't the best race I've ever seen, but it was definately a good one, very interesting, very uncertain. KERS gave us a bit of good passing, the variations on the cars, though contraversial, really added to the excitement. For instance, KERS vs. non KERS, "diffuser gang" cars vs. non d.g. cars offered us some exciting passing and cars coming through the field.
Everyone seemed to mainly 2-stop, and I was expecting a few 3-stoppers. With regards to tyres as well, this offered us some exciting battles between those on either new or worn softs and those on the harder compound.

I call this race a 7/10. It was like Japan last year: it had a certain amount of overtaking and a good amount of incident and intruige. Also the cars looks generally better just going around the track, and we seemed to get more groups of cars going round in very close proximity rather than individual cars spreading out.
No, I'm not calmer. Just more jaded.

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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by dazmoffman » 29 Mar 2009, 10:11

1 - Best Driver - button/buemi/truli i have to split this one as they all deserve this reward for differant reasons.

2 - Best Team - brawn one two finish and a car that looks far superior to anything else on the track.

3 - Best Overtake - there were many cant name one right now but it certainly wasnt kubica on vettel.

4 - Best Moment - over taking happening frequently and the podium.

5 - Worst Driver - raikenon its not just his car that underperfoms

6- Worst Team - fararri, but they will bounce back

7 - Biggest Surprise - truli and hamilton finish position

8 - General Comment - i had my doubts about this race after qualifying and thought it would just be a brawn gp chase, which it was but there was alot of action from the other teams and some driver errors and a great show from buemi and a shocker from kubica and vettel.
QUESTION: i am discussing this with my mate can any of you clarify who was responsible for the kubi/vettel accident i am still unsure who or if both drivers are to blame?

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Post by Haukinen » 29 Mar 2009, 10:18

1 - Best Driver
2 - Best Team
3 - Best Overtake
4 - Best Moment
5 - Worst Driver
6- Worst Team
7 - Biggest Surprise
8 - General Comment


1. Jenson Button
2. Brawn GP
3. Rosberg-Räikkönen
4. Start
5. Räikkönen
6. Ferrari
7. Vettel-Kubica situatuon
8. Good race, but the penalties ruined it
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Post by Rachael The Great » 29 Mar 2009, 10:20

dazmoffman wrote:QUESTION: i am discussing this with my mate can any of you clarify who was responsible for the kubi/vettel accident i am still unsure who or if both drivers are to blame?


I would say it was both of them. 50-50.
others may disagree though
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Post by firdausrzk » 29 Mar 2009, 10:23

1 - Best Driver=Button & Barrichello
2 - Best Team=Brawn GP
3 - Best Overtake=many overtaking action...hopefully its gonna be great season!
4 - Best Moment=Brawn GP victor...very sweet moment to see first debut team to dominate
5 - Worst Driver=KIMI
6- Worst Team=ferarri
7 - Biggest Surprise=Sebastien Buemi(great start for new comer)
8 - General Comment=very nice race and very competitive...many team got a chance!

Malaysia may be more chalenging...right now rains may be a suprise..

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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by dazmoffman » 29 Mar 2009, 10:24

Rachael-The-Great wrote:
dazmoffman wrote:QUESTION: i am discussing this with my mate can any of you clarify who was responsible for the kubi/vettel accident i am still unsure who or if both drivers are to blame?


I would say it was both of them. 50-50.
others may disagree though


^^^ hmmm see i am wondering if kubi was to aggressive as i think he would of got him at the stright into turn 1, i wonder if they blame each other.

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Re: Rate The Australian Grand Prix

Post by blizzard » 29 Mar 2009, 10:41

1 - Best Driver

- Lewis Hamilton, I still don´t like him, but his drive today was superb.

2 - Best Team

- Brawn GP, congratz fantastic job and they deserve it like no other team.

3 - Best Overtake

- Glock on Alonso

4 - Best Moment

- Kubica putting Vettel to the sword and both crashing out. Late drama, I appreciate that.

5 - Worst Driver

- Nelson Piquet jr, absolutely no F1 quality. Just a big name.
Honorable mention: Kimi Räikkönen, well done mate, on your way to sacking.

6- Worst Team

- Ferrari, a joke without Todt/Schumi/Brawn.

7 - Biggest Surprise

- Hamilton possesing a good pace after qualifying. Rosberg so "weak" after free practice.

8 - General Comment

- Great race, great season, great rules. Now sort this whole protesting fiasko out and we´re all eagerly anticipating Malaysia.
Hamilton beeing lucky in the end, after Trulli got a penalty.
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Post by dazmoffman » 29 Mar 2009, 11:30

[quote="blizzard"

Now sort this whole protesting fiasko out and we´re all eagerly anticipating Malaysia.
Hamilton beeing lucky in the end, after Trulli got a penalty.[/quote]

^^ dont blame hamilton he didnt make the overtaking rule under safethy car from what i read hamilton gave the place back to truli gentlemanly conduct. unfortunatly i am sure we both know the protesting will continue way throughout the season

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Post by robert_kubica_fan » 29 Mar 2009, 11:35

1 - Best Driver
Kubica
2 - Best Team
Brawn GP
3 - Best Overtake
Kubica with Vettel
4 - Best Moment
I don't know..
5 - Worst Driver
Nakajima
6- Worst Team
Ferrari
7 - Biggest Surprise
Sebastien Buemi
8 - General Comment
Good race! :)
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