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Rate the Malaysian GP!

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#1 Snic

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:30

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...


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#2 GAZF1nut

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:32

Although Hamilton won, I felt it was really dull and uninspiring.

Best Driver: Hamilton

Worst Driver: Raikkonen

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake: Alonso on Hulkenberg

Best Moment: Hamilton winning the race.

Can't comment on DRS, but the tyres were too big a factor today.

As I said above, the race was really dull at best.



#3 Peter Perfect

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:33

And the race in a sentence...

 

 

Snooze-fest I'm afraid



#4 SenorSjon

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:35

Dull as dishwater. I can't remember it starting or finishing.

  • FIA fuel stats > another (last?) part of strategy down the drain.
  • LT > absolutely unusable on desktop.
  • Sound > still crap, even if they turned op the mic a bit.
  • Drivers braking coasting when they hear a beep?! WTH is that? When I played GP2-3-4 I felt like cheating when you used the driver aids, but nowadays they have driver aids not even available in games.

In 2004 a dominant race had screaming V10s, drivers pushing and generally very fast, often good looking cars. Fast forward 10 years and we have some kind of Prius challenge without emotion.


Edited by SenorSjon, 30 March 2014 - 10:38.


#5 Arbaaz11

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:37

Sebastian Vettel
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Mercedes
Alonso on Hulkenberg (Most because the way Hulkenberg tried to defend)
Vettel closing the gap on Rosberg, unfortunately the yellow flag was on at that time.
DRS normal, Tyres ... good job from Hulkenberg

Lack of rain.



#6 Massa_f1

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:37

It was one of the worst/longest races I can ever remember sitting through since I started watching in 1994. I am not biasing this on driver favouritism. It was just a poor race. Worse than Melbourne sadly.

 

1/10. I rarely give 1/10 to these polls even if the race has been boring, but sadly it was just that bad. In my opinion.



#7 Bawdy

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:37

Snooze-fest I'm afraid


This, sadly.

#8 stkildaresident

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:40

Dull as dishwater. I can't remember it starting or finishing.

FIA fuel stats > another (last?) part of strategy down the drain.

LT > absolutely unusable on desktop.

Sound > still crap, even if they turned op the mic a bit.

In 2004 a dominant race had screaming V10s, drivers pushing and generally very fast, often good looking cars. Fast forward 10 years and we have some kind of Prius challenge without emotion.

Maybe there wasn't much racing in 2004, but the cars were absolutaly incredible to watch and listen to. Never before or since seen and experienced.


Edited by stkildaresident, 30 March 2014 - 10:40.


#9 seahawk

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:44

Best Driver : Hülkenberg - although Lewis was absolutely perfect too
Worst Driver: Massa
Best Team: Merc
Best Overtake: Alonso had a few
Best Moment: Race is over
DRS + Tyres: ok
And the race in a sentence... Soooooooooo boring - 2013 all over again just the colours on the dominating car changed, and the sound is boring and the fuel flow meter is another point for unneeded technical debate - soon people will have to cheer for RBR and Vettel if they do not want a total borefest WDC
 
3/10
 
Could have been the first and only full F1 race that I am gonna watch in 2014.


#10 UPRC

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:46

Pretty average. It wasn't a bad race per se, but nothing exciting really happened at all.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:47

:cry:



#12 Nonesuch

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:47

Rated it 5/10. It was more amusing than Australia, but nothing to really write home about.
 
Best Driver: Nico Hülkenberg, it's possible that the Force India is better than I think, but I was impressed by his race and unusual strategy.
Worst Driver: Nothing really stood out. Räikkönen was the most disappointing in terms of result, but he did lose a ton of time at the start.
Best Team: Mercedes, simply dominant. It's a shame Ross Brawn wasn't there to celebrate the 1-2 win.
Best Overtake: Alonso had a few nice scraps in the early and late stages of the race. Nothing too exciting, though.
Best Moment: Massa whining about Bottas, then complaining about getting team orders of his own.
DRS + Tyres: Same old silliness.
And the race in a sentence: Nice Mercedes-show for the big sponsor, with the rest of the teams reduced to making up the numbers.

Edited by Nonesuch, 30 March 2014 - 10:59.


#13 metz

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:50

Best driver was Hulkenberg.

Beat both Williams and both McLaren. That's 4 better cars, 5 if we count Kimi.

Gave his best fight to Alonso who eventually won due to better tyres.

Hulk is the perfect driver that can make a 2 stop strategy work.



#14 andrea303

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:55

Although Hamilton won, I felt it was really dull and uninspiring.

Best Driver: Hamilton

Worst Driver: Raikkonen

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake: Alonso on Hulkenberg

Best Moment: Hamilton winning the race.

Can't comment on DRS, but the tyres were too big a factor today.

As I said above, the race was really dull at best.

 

Haha you're funny.

 

Alonso overtaking a car with destroyed tires. Best overtaking move?

 

Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course.

 

I gave a 4 to this GP but could've given less.. so far it looks like this Formula 1 season will be the most boring one in ages. These rules, especially the fuel limit kill all the racing. If Merc is 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack, then so be it but we still want to see decent motor racing. 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:57

I gave it a 2. I stayed up out of curiousity how Hulkenberg would end up and kobayashi.

 

I am sure they will figure out how to make this new formula interesting for the fans soon.



#16 Requin

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:58

2 in terms of action, but an 8 in terms of the season's plot development.

 

Now I'm looking forward to:

 

- the storm cloud brewing at Williams

- Will Ricciardo finish a grand prix? He looks racy, but can he go toe-to-toe with Vettel?

- Mercedes have no doubts about where they stand. Both drivers have a win: who flinches first?

- Kyvat vs. Magnussen both scored points again: who will take Rookie of the Year?


Edited by Requin, 30 March 2014 - 10:58.


#17 metz

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:59

I didn't think Rosberg's podium antics were cheesy at all.

He wanted to make the fans feel good by pointing out that one of their companies, PETRONAS, was in large part responsible for the Mercedes success.

That's called giving recognition to the company, the country and the fans. Nothing degrading about that.



#18 thegamer23

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:59

Best Driver Lewis Hamilton, but vettel and rogro are close
Worst Driver None in particolar
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake Riccardo on Alonso
Best Moment First two laps
DRS + Tyres a quite balanced combo this time
And the race in a sentence...dominated

6/10

Edited by thegamer23, 30 March 2014 - 11:00.


#19 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:03

I didn't think Rosberg's podium antics were cheesy at all.

He wanted to make the fans feel good by pointing out that one of their companies, PETRONAS, was in large part responsible for the Mercedes success.

That's called giving recognition to the company, the country and the fans. Nothing degrading about that.

 

Yeah Britney (as Webber says) is a nice guy.  :up:  :up:   :)

 

Joined by Hampster and Fingerboy on the podium, not enough nicknames in F1.  :D


Edited by V8 Fireworks, 30 March 2014 - 11:04.


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#20 Disgrace

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:04

I didn't think Rosberg's podium antics were cheesy at all.

He wanted to make the fans feel good by pointing out that one of their companies, PETRONAS, was in large part responsible for the Mercedes success.

That's called giving recognition to the company, the country and the fans. Nothing degrading about that.

 

Nothing to do with the fans at all. That sounds a bit like "corporations are people my friend."


Edited by Disgrace, 30 March 2014 - 11:05.


#21 naiboz

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:05

Dull dull dull

 

total snore fest

 

I remember looking at the lap counter on lap 23, and rubbing my eyes, thinking wtf, this feels like it has been on for hours and we're only at lap 23! :rotfl:



#22 SpreadingSalmonella

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:05

Best Driver Hulkenberg
Worst Driver Magnussen
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake -
Best Moment Finish flag
DRS + Tyres -
And the race in a sentence -



#23 Nonesuch

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:07

Nothing to do with the fans at all. That sounds a bit like "corporations are people my friend."

 

It has a lot to do with the fans, as the state-owned Petronas "provides a substantial source of income for the Malaysian government, with 45% of the government's budget dependent on Petronas' dividend". :up:



#24 metz

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:08

Nothing to do with the fans at all.

I disagree.

He was specifically addressing the fans and how they can be proud.



#25 slmk

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:09

Gave an 8.

 

Hamilton win is a 10; boring race is a 4. Got great soundbites from Williams during the race and post-race; 10  - average this out, we get 8.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:10

0/10

 

Worst Driver - Kimi
Best Moment - Dr. Marko pushing the "Webber" button
DRS + Tyres - ???
And the race in a sentence... - What race?


#27 GAZF1nut

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:11

Haha you're funny.

 

Alonso overtaking a car with destroyed tires. Best overtaking move?

 

Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course.

 

I gave a 4 to this GP but could've given less.. so far it looks like this Formula 1 season will be the most boring one in ages. These rules, especially the fuel limit kill all the racing. If Merc is 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack, then so be it but we still want to see decent motor racing. 

It was better than any other "overtaking" move from what I can remember.There was simply a lack of any real overtaking manoeuvres done today, hence why I chose that move as the best.I think my response is a fair reflection of how many people would have viewed that race, Hamilton and Merc were flawless, race was a snooze fest, etc.


Edited by GAZF1nut, 30 March 2014 - 11:12.


#28 ATM

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:12

I gave it a 5. Now that aI think about it, maybe it was a 4. If you take away everything except the first 5 and the last 5 laps, you wouldn't be missing much.



#29 ANF

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:24

The race was a bore, so I gave it a 4.



#30 Wander

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:25

 

0/10

 

Worst Driver - Kimi
 

 

 

Kimi???



#31 Jon83

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:30

Best Driver - Hamilton
Worst Driver - None
Best Team - Mercedes
Best Overtake - None
Best Moment- The race ending
DRS + Tyres - Tyres were too much of a factor but that is normal now
And the race in a sentence... - Awful from start to finish. There is nothing about F1 which really appeals right now I'm afraid. I'm not going to stop watching as people will suggest because I hope the sport can turn itself around and this reaction isn't reactive to today or even to this season alone.


#32 Vibe

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:31

This new season hasn't been exciting at all so far...Mix it up,reshuffle and we're pretty much back where we were last year only with uglier cars and weaker engines.



#33 JRizzle86

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:32

I'm happy for Merc and Lewis but that really was dull, Australia was fantastic in comparison. I gave a 4.


Edited by JRizzle86, 30 March 2014 - 11:32.


#34 KavB

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:32

Not sure why Raikkonen is being called the worst driver. He was dead last from start of the race. He was never going to get points today. He couldn't show what he could do today, unlike Ricciardo who showed he was on course for a solid 4th before he received all his bad luck and was dropped to last before retiring (Not saying Kimi would have been anywhere near 4th by the way). I don't think anyone was particularly bad today. 

 

I gave this race a 2. The race felt painfully long. I was bored of the race by lap 23 and I was shocked we weren't even past half distance. The tone of the engines made a dull race even duller IMO. 



#35 Jon83

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:33

Not sure why Raikkonen is being called the worst driver. He was dead last from start of the race. He was never going to get points today. He couldn't show what he could do today, unlike Ricciardo who showed he was on course for a solid 4th before he received all his bad luck and was dropped to last before retiring (Not saying Kimi would have been anywhere near 4th by the way). I don't think anyone was particularly bad today. 

 

I gave this race a 2. The race felt painfully long. I was bored of the race by lap 23 and I was shocked we weren't even past half distance. The tone of the engines made a dull race even duller IMO. 

 

 

No idea how anyone can call Kimi the worst considering his race was wrecked by someone else.



#36 fisssssi

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:34

Best Driver Lewis was on fire all day
Worst Driver Hard to pick but Magnussen was clumsy
Best Team The one with the silver arrows
Best Overtake Kobayashi repassing Grosjean :D
Best Moment Alonso's ridiculous start - slow off the line and held up everyone to lose just 1 place
DRS + Tyres Not bad
And the race in a sentence... It all just felt very "slow" today.


#37 KTownDevil

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:34

Best Driver Nico Hülkenberg
Worst Driver -
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake Ricciardo on Alo/Vet
Best Moment Race end
DRS + Tyres -
And the race in a sentence BOREFEST. Mercedes domination.


#38 Spillage

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:36

Gave it 7/10, thought it was a good race sadly lacking in any battle for the win. Some good drives out there as well.

Best driver: Hamilton was faultless. Very good drives from Alonso & the Hulk. Ricciardo has been impressive, but Vettel certainly had a narrow but ultimately decisive edge over him today.

Worst driver: Difficult to say, no real shockers out there. Perhaps Bianchi? Seemed responsible for the accident on lap 1.

Best team: Mercedes, easily.

Best overtake: Alonso on Hulkenberg was a good fight, although Hulk was only ever delaying the inevitable on old tyres.

Best moment: Massa refusing to let Bottas through. Going to be an interesting inter-team rivalry, that one...  :smoking:

DRS/Tyres: DRS was fine, tyres a little too cheesy for my liking. Worst moment of the race was Vettel being told not to attack Rosberg.

And the race in a sentence: Clear pecking order established.



#39 stillOrange

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:38

3/10

Vettelesque win for Hamilton or RedBullesque win for Mercedes (if you're one of the guys that were saying "it's all Newey and the car" last year)

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:56

Best Driver - could go to either Lewis, Hulkenberg, alonso, button. I'll go for Lewis.
Worst Driver - Bianchi, maybe. But no one driver stood out
Best Team - Merc
Best Overtake - not sure, none really spring to mind apart from grosjean and kobayashi
Best Moment - Massa's radio not working...

And the race in a sentence... meh..bit dull unfortunately

#41 metz

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:06

For those that think the race was dull, just wait till the last race, where double points will obviously fix all that.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:11

Dull as dishwater. I can't remember it starting or finishing.

  • FIA fuel stats > another (last?) part of strategy down the drain.
  • LT > absolutely unusable on desktop.
  • Sound > still crap, even if they turned op the mic a bit.
  • Drivers braking coasting when they hear a beep?! WTH is that? When I played GP2-3-4 I felt like cheating when you used the driver aids, but nowadays they have driver aids not even available in games.

In 2004 a dominant race had screaming V10s, drivers pushing and generally very fast, often good looking cars. Fast forward 10 years and we have some kind of Prius challenge without emotion.

 

Yeah and as time goes on, you hope for things to evolve and improve, not get worse.



#43 dreamer

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:11

Best Driver - Hamilton and Hulkenberg
Worst Driver - Magnussen (destroyed both his and Kimi's race)
Best Team - Mercedes
Best Overtake - Kobayashi vs Grosjean
Best Moment - ....................
DRS + Tyres - Never liked them
And the race in a sentence - Boring.... 4/10


#44 mongo580

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:11

Crapola.

#45 BenettonB192

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:15

I rated 4/10 but that's probably 1 point too high. This new F1 really starts to bother me. As a viewer i never felt so detached from what happend on the track. It's not just the sound (or lack thereof) that seems out of sync and fails to communicate a sense of speed. What also bothers me big time is the lack of information. It was hard enough to keep an overview with the different tyres in the last years but now it's completely impossible to know what's going on thanks to the new PU's and regulations. I guess it's nice to see how much fuel drivers have used up but it's ultimately useless information when all drivers are well within the limits and we have no idea on how much power the cars run.



#46 Gag Bueno

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:17

Snooze-fest I'm afraid

 

Exactly...



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:21

Best Driver - A few did a very good job: Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso and Hulkenburg all very impressive.
Worst Driver - no one leaps out, maybe Magnussen as it was a clear error that cost him positions
Best Team ,- MERCEDES (by far)
Best Overtake - I'm struggling to think of 1, Ricciardo at the start or Vettel passing Ricciardo as they were on same tyres at the time. (Alonso passing Hulkenberg on old tyres was inevitable so not considered).
Best Moment - Ricciardo/Alonso scrap out of the pits. Kobayashi/Grosjean scrap was quite fun. Lotus making it to the chequered flag :).
DRS + Tyres - didn't make a big difference which is good.

And the race in a sentence... Strategy dominated in order for cars to get to the flag, big gaps between cars meant little on track action after the first couple of laps. A few nice battles at certain points during the race kept it watchable, could probably have done with a bit of rain. I gave it a 5 (which is my lowest rating since Monaco last year :( )

#48 P123

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:35

 
Best Driver Hamilton & Hulk
Worst Driver not sure, will go for Bianchi based on his first lap torpedoing of Maldonado
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake Nothing stood out- lots of jostling in the opening few laps but race quietened down after that
Best Moment Massa complaining on the radio about being attacked by his teammate
DRS + Tyres Non-stories which is a plus point
And the race in a sentence... Standard 2013-esque race- 6/10

#49 Skinnyguy

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:38

3/10. Pretty dull but not catastrophic.

Vettel stood out for me, didnt expect anyone to force Mercedes to push.

Mercedes best team.

Best moment the start.

Best pass... Romain on Kobayashi was entertaining.

#50 Jejking

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:47

Tactical race, pretty good on that aspect but missing borderline action. DRS abuse again :/