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Rate the 2018 F1 Season Overall

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Rate the 2018 F1 Season

10 - Hands down, one of the BEST - if not THE BEST F1 season!
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9 - Nearly perfect season, going down in the history books
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8 - Not perfect, but up there with the best
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7 - A few negatives, but one of the better seasons we've had recently
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14%
6 - I've seen better, but slightly more good to outweigh the bad
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29%
5 - Average as far as F1 championships go
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21%
4 - A little less exciting than I was expecting, but still alright
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14%
3 - Enjoyed a few races, but on the whole it wasn't so interesting
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21%
2 - Predictable and mostly dull, with very few positives
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1 - One of the - if not THE - least eventful and predictable season ever.
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Total votes: 14

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

So, the results are IN. According to our individual ratings, the Italian GP was the best race of the season with the British GP hot on its heels in 2nd. A not-so-distant 3rd was the "Incredibly Tedious Before The Safety Car" Azerbaijan GP (@kals :whistling: ). Unfortunately, not one race this year received a 10/10 vote.

Sochi was doomed to be the worst race of the year, but since it was given MINUS ratings and that's inconsistent with our votes, I changed all of those to a 1/10. Hence, on average, Canada was actually worse - a race so forgettable, I forgot to even vote in that thread.

Please vote first, then I'll reveal the season average in a Spoiler below this table and we can compare!

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Italian Grand Prix	7.82/10
British Grand Prix 	7.79/10
Azerbaijan Grand Prix	7.27/10
Austrian Grand Prix 	7.20/10
Chinese Grand Prix 	7.18/10
Bahrain Grand Prix	6.71/10
Brazilian Grand Prix 	6.17/10
German Grand Prix 	5.46/10
Mexican Grand Prix 	5.43/10
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 	5.42/10
United States GP 	5.25/10
Japanese Grand Prix 	5.18/10
French Grand Prix 	4.91/10
Monaco Grand Prix 	4.79/10
Hungarian Grand Prix 	4.77/10
Australian Grand Prix 	3.93/10
Singapore Grand Prix 	3.79/10
Belgian Grand Prix 	3.60/10
Spanish Grand Prix 	2.94/10
Russian Grand Prix 	2.63/10
Canadian Grand Prix 	2.13/10
And click the spoiler below to see the average - but don't forget to vote first!
2018 Average: 5.26/10

Also of note:
2017 Average: 5.3/10 :rockedover:
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Post by kals » 5 months ago

@PTRACER - my comments on the Baku race from the rate thread :smiley:
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I’m not sure about the overall rating. I was enjoying the racing and the build up to see Vettel and Bottas on alternative tyres at the end. I’ll probably go for a 6 or a 7.

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Post by Antonov » 5 months ago

I can't remember anything from the British GP, lol. Was it Kimi crashing on the backstraight under that bridge?

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Post by erwin greven » 5 months ago

7 points. I think it was a pretty decent season. Finally, Mercedes got some opposition. Some new drivers emerged to be a valuable addition to the grid: Gasly, Ocon(abeit not a rookie), Leclerc. Halfway the season it was not that clear that Lewis would clinch another title.
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I can't remember anything from the British GP, lol. Was it Kimi crashing on the backstraight under that bridge?
That was 2014!

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Post by kals » 5 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Antonov wrote:
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I can't remember anything from the British GP, lol. Was it Kimi crashing on the backstraight under that bridge?
That was 2014!
I think you'll find he was making reference to the fact that Paul brought up something I once said about the 2017 Baku race.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

kals wrote:
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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
5 months ago
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I can't remember anything from the British GP, lol. Was it Kimi crashing on the backstraight under that bridge?
That was 2014!
I think you'll find he was making reference to the fact that Paul brought up something I once said about the 2017 Baku race.
You said it 6 days ago about the 2018 race
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Post by kals » 5 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
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kals wrote:
5 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
5 months ago
Antonov wrote:
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I can't remember anything from the British GP, lol. Was it Kimi crashing on the backstraight under that bridge?
That was 2014!
I think you'll find he was making reference to the fact that Paul brought up something I once said about the 2017 Baku race.
You said it 6 days ago about the 2018 race
viewtopic.php?p=350937#p350937
Oh jeez :oops: That's bad. I better go and revise my response to my own question in that thread then.

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Post by XcraigX » 5 months ago

6. Better than some past years, not as good as the ones where the title went down to the last race.
However, we got some decent action in a few races.

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Post by John » 5 months ago

6, the mid-field racing was great, and maybe Ferrari would have brought the fight all the way do the final few rounds if they hadn't had their by now usual mid-season meltdown.
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Post by kals » 5 months ago

7 - some ok races, some poor ones. A title battle that was fairly unpredictable until very late on.

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John wrote:
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6, the mid-field racing was great, and maybe Ferrari would have brought the fight all the way do the final few rounds if they hadn't had their by now usual mid-season meltdown.
Coverage of midfield battles raises the rating a lot higher, without decent coverage I wouldn't be surprised if ALL races got 2 or 3/10.

(Go back 25 years and no one would give too hoots about watching the Minardi of Pierluigi Martini in a side-by-side battle with the Footwork of Gianni Morbidelli and the Sauber of Jean-Christophe Boullion. Only the top 6 would get any airtime.)
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PTRACER wrote:
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Italian Grand Prix	7.82/10
British Grand Prix 	7.79/10
Azerbaijan Grand Prix	7.27/10
Austrian Grand Prix 	7.20/10
Chinese Grand Prix 	7.18/10
Bahrain Grand Prix	6.71/10
Brazilian Grand Prix 	6.17/10
German Grand Prix 	5.46/10
Mexican Grand Prix 	5.43/10
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 	5.42/10
United States GP 	5.25/10
Japanese Grand Prix 	5.18/10
French Grand Prix 	4.91/10
Monaco Grand Prix 	4.79/10
Hungarian Grand Prix 	4.77/10
Australian Grand Prix 	3.93/10
Singapore Grand Prix 	3.79/10
Belgian Grand Prix 	3.60/10
Spanish Grand Prix 	2.94/10
Russian Grand Prix 	2.63/10
Canadian Grand Prix 	2.13/10
I was interested to see how the race ratings compared to previous years so I searched through some older threads and found these:
2017:
AUS GP 5.3
CHI GP 6.0
BAH GP 6.5
RUS GP 3.5
SPA GP 6.6
MON GP 4.0
CAN GP 5.9
BAK GP 8.4
AUT GP 4.3
BRI GP 5.6
HUN GP 4.9
BEL GP 5.2
SIN GP 4.3
ITA GP 4.2
MAL GP 5.9
JAP GP 4.6
USA GP 6.2
MEX GP 5.4
BRA GP 3.9

2009:
1.Australia 7.62\10 34 votes
2.Brazil 7.5\10 24 votes
3.Malaysia 7.48\10 23 votes
4.Belgium 7.29\10 28 votes
5.China 6.96\10 24 votes
6.Italy 6.65\10 23 votes
7.Germany 5.77\10 27 votes
8.Bahrain 5.43\10 21 vote
9.Hungary 5.35\10 20 votes
10.Monaco 4.95\10 21 vote
11.Britain 4.63\10 19 votes
12.Turkey 4.4\10 20 votes
13.Japan 4.36\10 19 votes
14.Spain 4.32\10 22 votes
15.Singapore 4.04\10 26 votes
16.Europe 3.81\10 22 votes


2008:
1. Brazil 9.06/10 32 votes
2. Britain 8.93/10 30 votes
3. Canada 8.88/10 34 votes
4. Monaco 8.84/10 37 votes
5. Italy 8.5/10 36 votes
6. Belgium 8.1/10 29 votes
7. Australia 7.46/10 41 votes
8. Singapore 7.31/10 29 votes
9. Japan 6.85/10 27 votes
10. Turkey 6.58/10 26 votes
11. Hungary 6.31/10 26 votes
12. Germany 5.87/10 15 votes
13. France 5.72/10 25 votes
14. Bahrain 5.13/10 30 votes
15. Spain 4.83/10 24 votes
16. Malaysia 4.58/10 36 votes
17. China 3.35/10 26 votes
18. Europe 2.97/10 36 votes
Overall there were more decently rated races this year when compared to 2017, only Baku got more than a 7 average last year and that was because it was a mayhemic mess. On the other hand, it seems that some of the races were absolute dogshit this year. I'm glad I didn't stay up for Canada or Russia...

Overall I gave the season a 6, it had some redeeming features like a few reasonably good races and an initially promising championship battle that fizzled out but it wasn't a hugely exciting season overall.

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Post by kals » 5 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
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John wrote:
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6, the mid-field racing was great, and maybe Ferrari would have brought the fight all the way do the final few rounds if they hadn't had their by now usual mid-season meltdown.
Coverage of midfield battles raises the rating a lot higher, without decent coverage I wouldn't be surprised if ALL races got 2 or 3/10.

(Go back 25 years and no one would give too hoots about watching the Minardi of Pierluigi Martini in a side-by-side battle with the Footwork of Gianni Morbidelli and the Sauber of Jean-Christophe Boullion. Only the top 6 would get any airtime.)
Back in 1996 or 1997 when Bernie launched his original digital TV service, there was a channel dedicated to the midfield for the reason you mention.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 months ago

kals wrote:
5 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
5 months ago
John wrote:
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6, the mid-field racing was great, and maybe Ferrari would have brought the fight all the way do the final few rounds if they hadn't had their by now usual mid-season meltdown.
Coverage of midfield battles raises the rating a lot higher, without decent coverage I wouldn't be surprised if ALL races got 2 or 3/10.

(Go back 25 years and no one would give too hoots about watching the Minardi of Pierluigi Martini in a side-by-side battle with the Footwork of Gianni Morbidelli and the Sauber of Jean-Christophe Boullion. Only the top 6 would get any airtime.)
Back in 1996 or 1997 when Bernie launched his original digital TV service, there was a channel dedicated to the midfield for the reason you mention.
Really? Did we have access to that in the UK? I remember when the Interactive F1 channel came out in 2002 and we could finally watch all sessions live and change camera angles with the red button.
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