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Japan 2012 - Rate the race // Tell us how you think the racing at Suzuka delivered

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The weather was dry, but that didn't stop there being a first lap incident that took out Fernando Alonso at the first corner. Sebastian Vettel capitalised on the chaos to take victory, but the shortened DRS zone quashed what little overtaking there could have been. With all that in mind, how do you think the race in Japan compared to the rest of the season?

Rate the Japanese GP

Rate the Japanese GP

95 votes

The race at Suzuka featured 53 laps of dry racing action. Vettel led from pole to take a dominant victory as a chaotic opening lap mixed up the field.

The Safety Car made a brief appearance early on in the race, thanks to Romain Grosjean causing first lap collisions... again. The stewards were on it, though, and didn't let the Lotus driver get away with anything.

How did you rate the stewarding?

92 votes

Stewards called the safety car early on in the race, handed Grosjean a stop/go penalty and Senna a drive-through for their first lap collisions.

How did the overtaking compare to previous races?

93 votes

While there was little overtaking at the front of the field Schumacher charged from 23rd to 11th during the race. Notably the DRS zone was shortened by 20 metres compared to 2011.

You can share how you rated the race in the comments below, or stick with the anonymity of rating it out of five stars and running!

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