The United States Grand Prix received one of the highest ratings since Rate the Race began seven years ago. Just five races have received higher scores.
However the Mexican Grand Prix became the latest in a series of new or returning tracks to have less than spectacular debut races. Here’s how you rated the two most recent grands prix.
2015 United States Grand Prix
Aside from a few quibbles about how often the Safety Car or SC was called for, most of you raved about the United States Grand Prix.
There was nothing I could fault. Action all through the field for the entire race, plenty of attrition, differing strategies. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole race.
All in all, it ranks among the best races I have ever seen, and is certainly the best I have seen for a long time.
The first laps were quite exciting, with the Red Bulls pushing the Mercedes hard and all the action that was going on behind. But even in the dry part of the race there was a lot of action and the battle for the lead was very open between Rosberg and Hamilton (and you could say that Vettel had an outside chance as well).
I’m just incredibly annoyed by how it ended. There were only a few laps remaining, Hamilton was catching Rosberg, I would have loved to see a battle, but Nico gifted Lewis the victory once again.
Also I’m not sure that the long back straight needs a DRS zone. For the Mercedes guys passing was completely effortless.
I don’t understand why some debris needs a Virtual Safety Car and a car on track in a fairly safe location needs a real one. If anything I’d say it should have been the other way around. Did shape the race massively.
Everything about this race was packed with excitement. Red Bulls swapping the lead with the Mercedes early was incredible – and I’m thoroughly impressed impressed with Daniil Kvyat, even though he binned it late. Vettel coming from the back to challenge Rosberg for third.
Rossi and Nasr didn’t get any TV time but they swapped places a lot. And nothing will take away the feeling I got cheering on Rossi with all my mates in our home grand prix. It seemed, at least to us, that Rossi had the points in the bag with six to go, being ahead of Ricciardo and Alonso losing power, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Still one hell of a race. Totally unpredictable. Never seen anything like it. Well deserved title by Hamilton too.
Alex Williams (@scuderia-alex)
I’d been to all the COTA races thus far, cancelled this one for various reasons including the weather. Friday and Saturday that seemed like a good decision. Today it seems like like an epic mistake. Best race of the season by far.
2015 Mexican Grand Prix
Does an enthusiastic crowd make up for a homogenised track and an underwhelming race? Many of you were divided on this, but there was a lot of optimism about the future of the revived Mexican Grand Prix.
After the thrill of last weekend this was back to pretty much the 2015 ‘standard’ race. Not totally dull, a few overtakes, but nothing particularly exciting with the leader in control and not much else going on down the field. I don’t think the track helped, being so green and with all the mess on it, so hopefully 2016 is better.
This was a very dull race. I was expecting a lot due to lack of grip, high altitude and being a totally new venue. What we got was almost no overtaking, and small amount of component failures. The only example which spiced the whole thing were the Ferraris which failed to finish and a Sauber of Nasr losing its brakes.
There was not a lot of overtaking, and DRS was a bit embarrassing (even allowing double overtakes for the Williamses) on Button and Nasr).
But the track seemed tricky enough that almost all drivers made some (small) mistakes. And that (if not overtaking) is what I want to see; drivers at the edge of grip fighting with the track.
An enthusiastic crowd does not make for a good F1 race, or we might as well start watching football and pretending the players are cars. I was very disappointed by the track. Hardly any racing, no signature corners that really show what F1 cars can do, and seas of tarmac at the only mildly challenging sector. Mercedes dominated like it was early 2014.
Packed grandstands! Grass! Walls near the track! Proper kerbs! Stadium section! 12 out of 10 for the track, just an incredible event to witness – loved it all weekend. Mexico has shown almost all the other circuits how things should be done.
David Reid (@Unicron2002)
|2015 Australian Grand Prix||4.754|
|2015 Malaysian Grand Prix||8.369|
|2015 Chinese Grand Prix||5.721|
|2015 Bahrain Grand Prix||7.366|
|2015 Spanish Grand Prix||5.154|
|2015 Monaco Grand Prix||5.627|
|2015 Canadian Grand Prix||5.545|
|2015 Austrian Grand Prix||5.602|
|2015 British Grand Prix||7.949|
|2015 Hungarian Grand Prix||9.115|
|2015 Belgian Grand Prix||6.391|
|2015 Italian Grand Prix||5.636|
|2015 Singapore Grand Prix||6.552|
|2015 Japanese Grand Prix||5.208|
|2015 Russian Grand Prix||6.969|
|2015 United States Grand Prix||9.096|
|2015 Mexican Grand Prix||5.437|
2015 United States Grand Prix
- Sponsor Watch: Mexico, USA and Russia
- Verstappen and Rosberg take second Driver of the Weekend wins
- Very high rating for US GP as Mexico’s return falls flat
- Alonso encouraged by comparison with Hamilton
- Hamilton sees no need to help Rosberg to second in championship