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#1 Snic

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:42

Please rate the race objectively and not on your favourite drivers result :)
Best Driver
Worst Driver
Best Team
Best Overtake
Best Moment
DRS + Tyres
And the race in a sentence...


#2 dreamer

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:45

Best Driver Vettel, Webber, Grojean and Raikkonen (for the overtaking)
Worst Driver Maldonado
Best Team Red Bull
Best Overtake Kimi on Hulkenberg
Best Moment Webber chasing Grojean behind traffic
DRS + Tyres Never liked them
And the race in a sentence... An ok race 7/10

#3 Nonesuch

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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. :down:

Best Team: Red Bull, clearly the class of the field.

Best Overtake: Räikkönen around the outside going into the chicane. :up:

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.

#4 Amin

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:50

Best Driver Romain Grosjean
Worst Driver Really not sure
Best Team Red Bull
Best Overtake Raikkonen on Hulkenberg
Best Moment The big battle between RIC, HUL, MAS, ALO, GUT, RAI and PER (Did I miss anyone?)
DRS + Tyres Both seemed fine to me

#5 DarthWillie

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:55

Best Driver Grosjean/Vettel

Worst Driver van der garde
Best Team Red Bull
Best Overtake Vettel on Grosjean, because for the lead
Best Moment The start because after that you knew we had a race
DRS + Tyres Just right
And the race in a sentence.. exciting

#6 NexusIcon

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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.

#7 xman

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:10

Best Driver - Sebastian Vettel, the best car/driver combination cruises to relatively easy win, also helped by the best team strategy.
Worst Driver - Sergio Perez. This guy just can't get a clean weekend without causing self-inflicted trouble. Doesn't deserve a place in F1.
Best Team - Red Bull Racing. Pure domination.
Best Overtake - Kimi on Hulkenberg. Kimi proves you can still overtake without DRS if you have balls for it. And best of all, cleanly. Maldonado pushed Bottas wide on the same corner very unfairly, if Bottas didn't yield they would've crashed.
Best Moment - Crowd waving their Ecclestone dolls :drunk:  :lol:
DRS + Tyres - Bleh. Boring.
And the race in a sentence... - Vettel easily takes another predictable win.

#8 Shiroo

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:14

Best Driver - Grosjean, he was best. He was the only driver that was capable of keeping with the Bulls.
Worst Driver - Sergio Perez.
Best Team - RBR, they are even stronger than they were in 2011
Best Overtake - Kimi on Hulkenberg
Best Moment - Start (though I hoped for nose change for Vettel)
DRS + Tyres - imo perfect, 2nd DRS zone before 130R would make it too easy to overtake there.
And the race in a sentence... - Quite good. 8/10 

#9 Lord_Shaitan

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:37

Best Driver: Romain Grosjean
Worst Driver: Sergio Perez
Best Team: Red Bull Racing
Best Overtake: Kimi on Hulk
Best Moment: Romain start - pure magic :up:
DRS + Tyres: properly balanced
And the race in a sentence...: Pretty entertaining to watch. 9/10.

#10 ANF

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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!

#11 SpaMaster

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:00



Best Driver - Vettel
Worst Driver ---
Best Team - Lotus
Best Overtake - Raikkonen on Hulkenberg
Best Moment - Vettel making his strategy work with extended second stint, train of cars behind Guitterez
And the race in a sentence... Another exciting race. The tyre-wear difference embraced by F1 for the past three years has definitely improved racing A LOT.

#12 michal2009b

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:20

Best Driver: Roman Grosjean, outperformed Raikkonen both in quali and in race
Worst Driver: Everyone performed at least at decent level
Best Team: Red Bull, because they were the best simply, much faster than everyone else
Best Overtake: Kimi on Hulk around the outside in the chicane, fantastic!
Best Moment: Grosjean's mega start
DRS + Tyres: tyres were really good, exactly as they should be all season. DRS quite good too
And the race in a sentence...: Third best race of the year. Pure racing. 8/10 However, I'm still waiting for a classic this year, maybe at Austin or Interlagos :)

Edited by michal2009b, 13 October 2013 - 13:21.

#13 Jon83

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:24

Best Driver - Grosjean
Worst Driver - Maldonado
Best Team - Sauber
Best Overtake - Kimi on Hulk
Best Moment - Grosjean's start
DRS + Tyres - Ok
And the race in a sentence... - Left feeling a bit disappointed with the result but a very good race none the less

#14 spacekid

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 13:31

Best Driver    Vettel - I usually think it was someone else when Seb wins, but I thought he did well
Worst Driver  Perez - Just can't seem to keep out of trouble
Best Team     - Red Bull - Best car this weekend
Best Overtake  - Can't remember
Best Moment   - Ummm...
DRS + Tyres   - Tyres fell apart on some cars after 12 laps. I suppose I can live with that, but yet again too much 'racing' was just a DRS button push and it makes me switch off
And the race in a sentence... Ok race, some decent bits of action and a race for the lead for a change, but too much DRS passing made me lose interest. 7.

#15 nosecone

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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

#16 apoka

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:00

Best Driver - Vettel, credits to Hulkenberg and Grosjean

Best Team - RB, credits to Sauber and Lotus
Best Moment - The athmosphere in Suzuka.
DRS + Tyres - OKish, although tyre deg played a slightly too large role.
And the race in a sentence: Nice fight for the lead and several other battles around. Not epic, but very interesting.
Rated 8/10.

#17 JimiKart

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:39

Best Driver - romain
Worst Driver - perez
Best Team - red bull
Best Overtake - grossjeans at the start
Best Moment - when webber or romain almost had a chance to win
DRS + Tyres - both suck
Conclusions - Ferrari suck almost as bad as the 80's, they are plain dumb, please say goodbye to Stefano - Massa is beyond useless as he's always been, the only thing he can attack is his reputation - Reb bull screw with webbo every chance they get, they are and have been a perfect example of how to shoehorn a driver into a subordinate role - Riccardo is a joke and the only bigger joke in F1 today is that he'll drive along side Seb next year - Kimi looked rather ordinary - Seb;s start reeked of the nerves he had last year at the start in Brazil, once again only lady luck allowed him to complete lap 1, very ordinary when starting from anywhere but pole with anything but a clearly dominant car.

#18 artista

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:51

Best Driver: Vettel. This time, he won the race with an overtake on another car on track. I suppose, that makes him the best today.
Worst Driver: Uff, difficult to say because nobody had "one of those races". If I have to choose one, I will choose Pérez, even if it is because of an isolated incident. But he squeezed Rosberg (and got a puncture). Sergio has crossed that same line way too many times this season and might end up being involved in a very nasty accident (I hope not)


Best Team: Red Bull. They worked well to get their 1-2

Best Overtake: Räikkönen on Hülkenberg. Because of the place he passed and because of the very well thought planning to get passed (it was possible to see in the live-tracking that he was getting ready to do something different and non DRS-related from the beginning of the lap)
Best Moment: The race being decided with overtakes on track and not in the pit.
DRS + Tyres: Okay. Hamilton and Pérez punctures are the typical tyre-wing-contact puncture
And the race in a sentence... Nice

#19 Lucass

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 15:02

Best Driver  -  Sebastian Vettel he showed clearly he's the best/strongest driver out there at the moment :up:  Kudos to Grosjean though


Worst Driver  -  Fernando, Kimi, Nico, Felipe and Lewis didn't bring their A-game this weekend. Worst maybe not, disappointing Yes
Best Team  -  Red Bull by quite some margin
Best Overtake  -  Romain's start and Vettel when it mattered
Best Moment  -  The crowd, no Boo-trash just respectfull fans :up:
DRS + Tyres  -  Fine
And the race in a sentence...  Entertaining and I enjoyed to see how good Red Bull is as a TEAM, I hope my boys in Maranello watch and learn.



#20 RealRacing

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 16:03

Best Driver - Growjohn. Not only was he able to take the fight to RB, but he convincingly beat his teammate throughout the weekend. KR better improve his qualys if he wants to be able to fight FA next year.

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.

#21 Spillage

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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.

#22 Afterburner

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:08

Best Driver: Vettel, though the 'most-improved driver' award is easily won by Grosjean.
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.

#23 TomNokoe

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:16

Best Driver Top 3. Either of them deserved it.
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"

#24 Winter98

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 17:51

Best Driver - Vettel, honourable mention Grosjean, Hulkenberg & Gutierrez

Best Team - RBR, then Lotus
Best Overtake - Kimi taking the outside route in the chicane
Best Moment - fans being respectful and educated.
And the race in a sentence... - nice to have a challenge to SV

#25 helioseism

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 18:00

On the other hand I would have given an 11 to the last 10 laps of Bathurst.

#26 RB1

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 14:47

Gave the race a 9. There was lots going on throughout the field, plus there was an overtake for the win in the final stint. One of the best races of the season.
Best Driver - Vettel. He had to drive a very conservative race for the first two stints. But when he could push, he caught Grosjean then made the overtake for the win, making it all look very easy, which Webber then showed it wasn't.
Worst Driver - Hard choice. Perez, for squeezing Rosberg off the track. 
Best Team - Red Bull. Sauber also did a very good job. 
Best Overtake - Vettel on Grosjean. Kimi on Hulk.
Best Moment - The Battle for fourth with Ricciardo, on older tires, holding up everyone behind.
DRS + Tyres Pirelli need a SuperHard compound. DRS was ok.
And the race in a sentence...  Predictable result, unpredictable race. 

#27 skc

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 14:56

Best Driver : Sebastien  Vettel, hat tip to RG too.
Worst Driver : Mark Webber (Couldn't take RG with fresher tyres, he bottled it)
Best Team : Red Bull
Best Overtake : SV on RG because it was crucial and he got it done. He didn't bottle it.
Best Moment : Romain Grosjeans start
DRS + Tyres : Meh
And the race in a sentence... It was pretty engrossing from a strategy perspective even if it did feel a bit like a tense chess match for the top 3.

Edited by skc, 14 October 2013 - 15:01.

#28 MikeV1987

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 14:57

Best Driver - Vettel
Worst Driver - Perez I guess
Best Team - RBR
Best Overtake -  Kimi on Hulk
Best Moment - Grosjean's start
DRS + Tyres - Still hate
And the race in a sentence... - Great track, but it would have been more interesting if Hamilton didn't cut across at the start and screw his race.

#29 bourbon

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 15:26

Best Driver - Vettel, no pole no lead, Quick Grosjean and Webber in front to overcome.
Worst Driver -
Best Team- RBR
Best Overtake - SV on RG
Best Moment - Sebastian gets the Win!
DRS + Tyres - Great tyre management by SV
And the race in a sentence... Fantastic race fantastic fans!

#30 djparky

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:56

i gave up once RBR's had gone past Grosjean- foregone conclusion

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...

#31 zippythecat

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:16

Best Driver Hmmm, give it to Grosjean for the start and overall quality of his work in a slightly slower car. But Vettel for executing strategy is not a wrong answer.
Worst Driver Maldonado, not just for Bottas but for the shaky moment earlier in the race where someone was overtaking him.
Best Team Red Bull. 
Best Overtake Kimi at 130R.
Best Moment The Ricciardo train.
DRS + Tyres No complaints
And the race in a sentence... Tense strategy battle.