1 - Best Driver Lewis Hamilton. The McLaren was probably inferior to the Red Bull yet Lewis didn't give up
2 - Best Team Red Bull won the race
3 - Best Overtake Perez on Massa was nice. So was when Vettel nabbed a few in one lap. Button's double as well. I'm giving it to Grosjean in the GP2 race earlier. Round the outside of three cars into Turn 3-4-5.
4 - Best Moment Alonso's start. Simply amazing
5 - Worst Driver Felipe Massa. Time's up son.
6 - Worst Team Ferrari. Wasted tyres in Q1, wasted Alonso's pace. Useless car and they still employ Massa
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1 - Best Driver - Hamilton and Alonso, they made this a good afternoon 2 - Best Team - McLaren 3 - Best Overtake - Perez on Massa 4 - Best Moment - Hamilton vs. Vettel in the closing laps of the race. Brilliant fight. 5 - Worst Driver - Massa, incredible if he's in the Ferrari next year. Just as I sad, he lost his talent in Hungary 6 - Worst Team - Williams 7 - Best Rookie - Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise - Webber and Alonso that far behind Vettel and Hamilton
9 - General Comment(s) - Yabedabedoo, Ringdingdingding, like, seriously?
Broadcasting was TERRIBLE! And I think it was as good as Turkey: we had a fight for the win, but not as much of overtaking as in Turkey, so that levels it up. 8/10
1 - Best Driver - Hamilton 2 - Best Team - Mclaren 3 - Best Overtake - Button on Webber 4 - Best Moment - start 5 - Worst Driver - dont know right now 6 - Worst Team - HRT 7 - Best Rookie - Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise - Alonsos start
9 - General Comment(s) the race was good - a 7.5/10 from me but im dissapointed with 2nd Like HAM says - if i dont win im not happy
1 - Best Driver Lewis Hamilton, did a brilliant job to to close up on the faster Red Bull, another tack and he may have got victory
2 - Best Team McLaren, got 2nd and 3rd even with Jenson's poor start; beat Webber fair and square, and on a different track could have won
3 - Best Overtake Jenson Button on Fernando Alonso, at the inside of turn 9 was a great one.
4 - Best Moment Vettel passing 4(!) cars in one lap (Button, Massa, Rosberg & Schumacher)
5 - Worst Driver Felipe Massa, was in dreamland throughout the race, at times 2 seconds sower than Alonso, could not overtake anyone, and got trounced by Petron & Heidfeld before retiring
6 - Worst Team HRT, 5 laps down is way too much..... was thinking of Ferrari but just couldn't give that due to Alonso's start and drive (when he did not allow cars that should be a lap in front of him to pass for position)
7 - Best Rookie Sergio Perez, also did some nice overtakings
8 - Biggest Surprise Alonso's start and Alonso a lap down
9 - General Comment(s) 8/10, good race, nice to see Hamilton chasing Vettel till the end & Button beating Webber' and of course Schumacher in 6th and Perez in the points after he had a few robbed in Melbourne.
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1 - Best Driver - Vettel and Hamilton 2 - Best Team - Mclaren 3 - Best Overtake - Vettel on Button 4 - Best Moment - Vettel's team radio 5 - Worst Driver - Massa 6 - Worst Team - HRT 7 - Best Rookie - Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise - Ferrari's slow pace
1 - Best Driver- Lewis was sublime, Alonso was amazing too. 2 - Best Team- Mclaren 3 - Best Overtake- Alonso on Hamilton, webber and vettel 4 - Best Moment- Alonso's start! just, phenomenal. never seen a start like it in many years 5 - Worst Driver- HRT, both of em 6 - Worst Team- HRT 7 - Best Rookie- Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise- Alonso into turn 1. Cant get over the reaction on the steering wheel.
9 - General Comment(s)
boring race in honesty apart from the end, great battle between Lewis and vettel. First time i was willing hamilton to win a race bar abu dhabi!
1 - Best Driver - Vettel and Hamilton 2 - Best Team -Redbull and Mclaren 3 - Best Overtake - Button on Massa 4 - Best Moment - start 5 - Worst Driver - dont know right now 6 - Worst Team - Vergin and HRT 7 - Best Rookie - Perez and Di Resta 8 - Biggest Surprise - Schumacher and Alonso start 9 - General Comment(s) Not boring Spanish GP but fun to watch
1 - Best Driver Hamilton should get a lot of plaudits, but Vettel didn't even have KERS for large parts of the race, and his pace (and defensive timing) were superb. Perfect damage limitation is where there's no damage at all. 2 - Best Team McLaren upped their game. 3 - Best Overtake Vettel on Button as part of two overtakes in three corners. 4 - Best Moment Well, even though I was pretty sure that Alonso was going to tail off, I still loved the start and the first two stints. 5 - Worst Driver I don't really know. It's been really hard to choose this year. 6 - Worst Team Some of the backmarkers were terrible, but I guess that shouldn't reflect badly on the teams. 7 - Best Rookie Perez was great. 8 - Biggest Surprise A good Grand Prix in Spain? Although it had nothing on "Survival Sunday".
9 - General Comment So, I think Hamilton had the better car under him when Vettel lost his KERS (EDIT: which is to say that in general terms, that Red Bull is the best car, but when you cripple it slightly, it's a more close run thing). You could see Vettel's traction was terrible in the slow corners. Ferrari are probably third fastest, although you wouldn't know it if you just watched Felipe Massa. Alonso wrung its neck. I don't think it had any right to lead into the first corner. From there, I guess you'd have to say that Mercedes look like the next fastest team, and Renault are a tiny bit behind them.
Oh yeah, and 7/10, almost an 8:
Chinese Grand Prix 9/10 Turkish Grand Prix 9/10 Malaysian Grand Prix 8/10 Spanish Grand Prix 7/10 Australian Grand Prix 7/10
This is the best season in my watching memory (from 2003-ish with the odd smattering of races from before then).
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1 - Best Drivers - Lewis Hamilton ,Nick Heidfeld 2 - Best Team - Mclaren 3 - Best Overtake - 4 - Best Moment - last ten laps 5 - Worst Driver - Narain Karthikeyan 6-Worst Team - HRT 7 - Best Rookie - Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise - DRS failed
1 - Best Driver: Vettel and Hamilton 2 - Best Team: McLaren 3 - Best Overtake: Button on Webber 5 - Worst Driver: Massa 6 - Worst Team: Williams 7 - Best Rookie: Perez 8 - Biggest Surprise: Alonso, for his start and for falling 1 lap behind the leaders.
9 - General Comment(s): Not a great race as the previous ones but still a very interesting Spanish GP, considering the previous races we have seen over the past years on this circuit.
1 - Best Driver Tie between Vettel and Hamilton, really. Great last few laps.
2 - Best Team McLaren, I'd say. After quali I really didn't think any of their drivers could challenge a Red Bull, although they've proven that this year they're really strong in the race. Lesson learned, next time I won't underestimate them.
3 - Best Overtake Vettel on Button.
4 - Best Moment(s) Hamilton catching up with Vettel.
5 - Worst Driver I wouldn't say worst, but for someone who supported Massa in the '08 title fight and believed in his ability, it's really disappointing seeing his performance dropping off in the last two seasons. Although he supposedly had a gearbox problem today, it doesn't change the general trend.
6 - Worst Team Considering their start to the season, I'd say Williams. Absolutely nowhere. I'm surprised that nobody talks about them much, it's such a shame. In testing everyone is praising their "tight back end" and now just look at that car. This statement seems to be crass, but I can't help myself thinking, "This is a dying team". Since '97 not much has been going right at that team, but this year I really have the feeling it's only going downhill from here. First they loose Phillips and RBS and then have to sign a driver for their main sponsor who only catches my attention if he's once again stuck in some gravel trap. I'm not shure if signing Mike Coughlan and probably switching to Renault engines (if they can afford it?) is really going to help them getting back up the order. Well, I really should write about this in another thread, since this isn't the place to write novels, is it? Just wanted to say that I'm not happy seeing a former top team being stuck in the midfield year after year.
7 - Best Rookie You don't see much of them on the screen,but considering his finishing position, it's Perez.
8 - Biggest Surprise Alonso jumping from fourth to first at the start.
9 - General Comment(s) Not the usual Barcelona procession, which was a good thing. And great fight between Hamilton and Vettel in the last few laps. If only Alonso had a competitive car, it would make it even more interesting. To look ahead, I don't see anyone other than a RB driver to win Monaco plus it not one of my favorite tracks to say the least. Contrary to Canada, which is a great track and Hamilton seems to enjoy it too, so I'm hoping for another non-RB win there. And we'll see the supersoft in action at both venues, which Pirelli seemed especially proud of at the beginning of the season, so that'll be interesting.
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1 - Best Driver- Hamilton and Heidfeld did very good jobs. Even cant take anything from Alonso and vettel 2 - Best Team- McLaren, Lotus are improving 3 - Best Overtake- Button on Alonso and Webber, Vettel on 3-4 people- both extremely crucial from race point of view 4 - Best Moment- Alonso's start, very precise driving by him there 5 - Worst Driver- Massa 6 - Worst Team- HRT- not sure what they are doing here, Williams too disappointed 7 - Best Rookie- Sergio Perez though Paul Di Riesta did very good job 8 - Biggest Surprise- Alonso leading first 20 laps or so
9 - General Comment(s)- Not too good a race, but cant imagine what it would have been without DRS+ Kers