Rate the Japanese GP!
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:42
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:49
Rounded it down to 6/10.
Best Driver: Hard to say. Vettel 'managed' (I think that was the word they used) the race well, but I'll give the thumbs up to Grosjean for keeping his Lotus at the front all through the race.
Worst Driver: Massa. Wasted a good opportunity to score points with a dumb mistake.
Best Team: Red Bull, clearly the class of the field.
Best Overtake: Räikkönen around the outside going into the chicane.
Best Moment: The enthusiasm of the crowd all through the weekend. It's great to be in Japan with F1, here's hoping they'll replace the South Korean track with a second race at Fuji.
DRS + Tyres: DRS ruined a potentially exhilarating fight for P1 and P2, making this gimmick even more objectionable than usual. The tyres were adequate when they weren't busy falling apart.
And the race in a sentence: One of the more entertaining races at Suzuka in recent years.
Edited by Nonesuch, 13 October 2013 - 12:35.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:50
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:55
Best Driver Grosjean/Vettel
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:57
Best Driver Romain Grosjean - Absolutely did the best with the tools at his disposal.
Worst Driver Pastor Maldonado. No one was ridiculously bad but the last lap move on Bottas was a bit rude.
Best Team Red Bull - Brilliantly split their strategies to confound Lotus.
Best Overtake Kimi on Hulkenburg. Can this guy do a boring DRS cruise-by?
Best Moment Romain's start. Epic.
DRS + Tyres Not too intrusive on the race although I felt everyone was nursing the tyres to a point.
And the race in a sentence... More exiting than the result would suggest.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:10
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:37
Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:37
Best driver: GRO
Worst driver: –
Best team: Red Bull, obviously. And well done by Lotus not to crack under pressure
Best overtake: RAI on HUL in the Casio chicane
Best moment: GRO and WEB catching backmarkers on the last few laps; the train of cars fighting behind RIC; MAS staying ahead of ALO
DRS + tyres: Tyres were good; DRS totally ruined GRO's chances of holding VET off (but may of course have contributed to some close racing by decreasing the gaps)
The best race of the season and, I believe, the best race at Suzuka for a long time. 10/10!
Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:00
Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:20
Edited by michal2009b, 13 October 2013 - 13:21.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:24
Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:31
Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:42
Best driver: Grosjean
Worst driver: --
Best team: RB
Best overtake: who made the one in the u turn?
Best Moment: Grosjean leading
DRS + Tyres: DRS fine because it had no real impact. Tyres rubbish*
And the race in a sentence: The race is the explaination why Pirelli harms racing.
Why? We heard on the team radio that the RB' drivers should leave a gap to keep the tyres alive. This isn't worth more than 4/10. You can't attack with these tyres. The difference today was once again the tyre conservation as Vettel showed on his 2nd stint which was much longer than GRO's or WEB's
Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:00
Best Driver - Vettel, credits to Hulkenberg and Grosjean
Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:39
Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:51
Best Team: Red Bull. They worked well to get their 1-2
Posted 13 October 2013 - 15:02
Posted 13 October 2013 - 16:03
Best Team - Lotus, of the rest.
Best Overtake - any non-DRS one
Best Moment - The crowd, education goes a long way.
DRS + Tyres - DRS always bad, tyres as always this season preventing more entertainment.
Additionally... Front wings are too wide: 2 punctures could have been avoided with narrower wings, these cars need to be able to come closer without consequences.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:02
Best Driver - Vettel. Looking more and more like a truly great driver. Showed today he can drive relentlessly tactical races to win. Special mentions also to Grosjean and, as usual, Hulkenberg. Also, points for Gutierrez!
Worst Driver - Sure this won't be popular, but Raikkonen. At no stage did he trouble his teammate at all
Best Team: Red Bull, easily.
Best Overtake: For all my criticism of Raikkonen today, I really liked his overtake on Hulkenberg. The key pass however, has to be Vettel on Grosjean. Ultimately, that won him the race today.
Best Moment: As a Vettel fan, the moment WEB arrived on GRO but couldn't immediately pass, making it apparent that Vettel was going to win the race.
DRS/Tyres: DRS was fine - exactly as it should be. Tyres were really what produced such an intriguing race today.
And the race in a sentence: Intriguing, simmered but never really ignited as Webber took too long to get passed Grosjean. 8/10
Edited by Spillage, 13 October 2013 - 17:02.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:08
Best Team: Red Bull--they had the top spots covered today.
Best Overtake: Any of the ones that occurred in the 130R. Hulkenberg's was quite something.
Best Moment: Vettel whining about backmarkers on the radio. F1 backmarkers can be tightwads compared to ones in other series, but that's no excuse for being a crybaby. Shut up and drive.
DRS + Tyres: DRS needed to last less, tyres needed to last more.
The race in a sentence: The expected becomes the unexpected and then the expected again.
7.5/10, so rounded up to an 8 for the poll.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:16
Best Team Sauber
Best Overtake Can't ignore Kimi's finesse around the outside of the chicane
Best Moment The start, 4 wide. It was brilliant.
DRS + Tyres decent
And the race in a sentence... Flat out vs Pirelli, Pirelli won.
I gave it an 8. One of my favourite races of the season. You don't come away from it thinking "boring, Vettel wins again" you think "great race that Vettel happened to win"
Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:51
Best Driver - Vettel, honourable mention Grosjean, Hulkenberg & Gutierrez
Posted 13 October 2013 - 18:00
On the other hand I would have given an 11 to the last 10 laps of Bathurst.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 14:47
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Edited by skc, 14 October 2013 - 15:01.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 14:57
Posted 14 October 2013 - 15:26
Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:56
Best Driver- Grosjean or Vettel
Best Team- RBR
best Overtake- Perez on Button
Best Moment- the start
DRS & Tyres- DRS ok, tyres too conservative
ANd the race- great if your a RBR or Seb fan- pretty boring if you're not...
Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:16