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Japan 2011 - Rate the race // How we viewed the Grand Prix compared to the rest of the F1 season

Published by Christine

The championship was never really in doubt, and Sebastian Vettel got the job done by finishing up on the podium, but it was Jenson Button who took an emotional victory at what he calls his second home race. There was a little bit of everything in the race, a few overtaking moves, some good strategy calls and some bad, a safety car, and some traffic frustrations as well. How will you score the Japanese Grand Prix out of ten?

Rate the race

This is how we'd rated races up to the Singapore GP.

Rate the race chart
Rate the Race 2011
RaceMr CChristine
Australia76
Malaysia98
China9.59
Turkey9.7510
Spain8.56
Monaco66
Canada45
Europe44
Britain109
Germany9.88
Hungary9.859
Belgium78
Italy6.57
Singapore6.55

Driver of the Day

The obvious contenders must be Jenson Button, race winner, and Sebastian Vettel, season winner, but there were other good races throughout the field. Sergio Pérez and Vitaly Petrov ran different strategies to all those around them and picked up a handful of points each to show for their afternoon's work. Also, Nico Rosberg had it all to do, starting from the last row on the grid. He managed to get up into the points as well, although not to quite such a startling effect as Michael Schumacher's 5th place from 24th earlier in the year. Who deserves the driver of the day title?

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