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#51 ANF

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 13:11

The big gaps were the problem. Now, had Riccardo not had a slow pit stop, had Magnussen not had a collision, had Bottas not had a grid penalty, then...



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#52 wrighty

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 13:12

Best Driver Hamilton by a distance, had the advantage over his team-mate as well as the rest of the field.
Worst Driver No-one stood out but Maldonado probably
Best Team Mercedes by a chunk
Best Overtake Difficult one this, there was nothing of note i don't think? Probably Ric in the first corners over Vet lol
Best Moment Getting fuel data! Especially when it shows RBR pouring fuel into the thing and not catching the Mercs :D
DRS + Tyres DRS was DRS, never welcome....tyres were very good
And the race in a sentence... Not quite worth the 5 i gave it.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


#53 joshb

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 14:36

Hoping this doesn't come across as sour grapes and hypocirsy

Race rating 5/10. Very meh. Worse than a lot of the stuff 2010-13

 

Best Driver- Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel or Hulkenberg. All 4 were excellent
Worst Driver- Hard to say exactly, Magnussen made a rash move, Bianchi too albeit with a push himself.
Best Team- Mercedes
Best Overtake- Ricciardo's moves at the start
Best Moment- Ricciardo's first few corners
DRS + Tyres- OK
And the race in a sentence.. Hamilton managed to make it look easier than it probably was

Edited by joshb, 30 March 2014 - 14:36.


#54 RealRacing

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 15:39

Best Driver Massa for refusing to obey TOs. Not that I thought HUL did a bad job or that it is his responsability, but wouldn't they have had a better chance to be in front of Alonso if they had tried the same strategy as him but tried an undercut? After all, he was never that far behind. Of course, if they were set on a fewer stop strategy from the beginning there's nothing they could have done unless they decided to change strategy on the go.
Worst Driver Sadly, they are all losers with this F1. I can't help but think how overhyped the end of race celebrations
are in relation to what they have actually achieved. I think their names should be changed from racing drivers to car managers.
Best Team None as they are all partly to blame for this current state of F1.
Worst Team Williams. "We were going to let Felipe through again if he couldn't pass Button". What is this, a choreography??!! If you can't pass the driver in front of you, you can't pass the one in front of him. Let them race you corporate race-killers. 
Best Overtake Should this really be a category to judge a race these days? VET got close to ROS, couldn't pass, MAS got close to BUT, couldn't pass. People having to chose ALO's "pass" on HUL as the best WTF? 
Best Moment Getting fuel data! How exciting this info. made the race! It's as if we could see little fuel drops being used by the engines as the laps went by, biting our nails every lap to see if someone would run out! I hope soon they will project a slow-mo animation of the pistons moving too.

DRS + Tyres As before, gimmicks to try to save an increasingly poor show.

And the race in a sentence When commentators spend most of the race critiquing what's wrong with F1 and trying to find ways to revive it, you know something's gone very, very wrong. Seriously, and I can't believe I'm about to write this, maybe we should side with Bernie on the path F1 should take? After all, for him it's better if the show is as entertaining as possible whereas the auto manufacturers have a different agenda (apparently turning F1 into a glorified test-bed)? Maybe his suggestions of sprinklers and shit were just an earlier manifestation of the same kind of despair many of us fans are feeling now? He doesn't like the noise, he doesn't like the Priuses, he just wants to make F1 as close as possible to a Roman chariot race! After today's race, I'd love F1 to go more in that direction...

Edited by RealRacing, 30 March 2014 - 15:44.


#55 William Hunt

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 15:40

Best Driver Hamilton & Hülkenberg

Honorable Mention: Kobayashi, Grosjean (for finishing in a Lotus)

Worst Driver Bianchi for crashing in to Maldonado; Massa for whining and ignoring team orders
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake Ricciardo on Alonso
Best Moment fight between Bottas & Massa
DRS + Tyres DRS didn't make much difference, tyres: not good: not enough degredation at all
And the race in one word... Sleepfest

4/10


Edited by William Hunt, 30 March 2014 - 15:41.


#56 Atreiu

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 15:50

This was Hamilton's less troublesome win since Monza 2012. Its so odd, his races arent usually the snoozefests.

#57 FenderJaguar

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 16:14

better than Australia, 6/10

Best Driver - all the new guys, except -> Kevin Magnussen
Best Team Caterham deserves an honorable mention, they were pretty close to Sauber in the race
Best Overtake - what?



#58 Andrew Hope

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 16:20

Best driver: Hulkenberg

Worst driver: Bianchi

Best team: Mercedes

Best overtake: can't remember any

Best moment: Bottas vs. Massa

DRS + Tyres: DRS seemed alright, tyres the same. Whatever.

And the race in a sentence... fool me once, shame on you. Fool me every other Sunday for the past 18 years, shame on me.

 

6/10, but a God damn low six. Like a 4.



#59 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 16:29

Best Driver  Hülkenberg
Worst Driver Massa
Best Team Mercedes
Best Overtake Grosjean Kobayashi
Best Moment Grosjean finishing infront of Kimi
DRS + Tyres good;  nice cliff
And the race in a sentence...  a bit dull but if you looked deeper very interesting


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#60 senna da silva

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 17:26

To have a driver you follow have a dramaless win from start to finish in the best car was fantastic, I enjoyed every second as its been a very long time for me since that happened. 

Vettel hunting Rosberg was good, the Hulk on a different strategy was interesting, Alonso clockwork as usual laying waste to the kimi myth is good fun to watch. Good job by Grosjean to actually bring that Lotus home.

Horrible shame for Daniel, he's been outstanding, absolutely no fault of his own that his team has cocked up both races for him so far. He should be holding his head high IMO.



#61 f1RacingForever

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 17:35

Gave it a 5. Pretty forgettable race. Glad i recorded it to watch it at a normal time. No action at all up front. Seems this years races are more boring than last year which is ironic.



#62 zottzell

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 17:53

3/10

Total bore, just as bad as all the races that Vettel won from pole by just controlling how fast he had to run.

Almost no racing at all as the drivers are driving to a delta because of fuel limits and are afraid to destroy the tires.



#63 scheivlak

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 17:59

 

Almost no racing at all as the drivers are driving to a delta because of fuel limits 

Nonsense, fuel was hardly a problem at all. Williams even started with less than 100 kgs.



#64 zottzell

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 18:08

Nonsense, fuel was hardly a problem at all. Williams even started with less than 100 kgs.

So the teams are able to go full out without any thought of having to save fuel? I find that extremely unlikely.

 

If its not the actual fuel then its the fuel flow regulator, the end result is the same meaning drivers driving towards a delta.

Sure they are able to push at certain times during the race and at the end when they are sure that they have enough fuel but that's not the same as being able to go full out.



#65 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 18:37

Best Driver     Hulkenburg
Worst Driver    Magnusson
Best Team       Caterham
Best Overtake     Hulkenburg on Alonso
Best Moment      Bottas telling Massa to get on with it (passing Button)
DRS + Tyres     Boring  
And the race in a sentence..    Terrible procession, boring Mercedes domination - just open a 5 sec gap Nico and hold.

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 30 March 2014 - 19:50.


#66 DarthWillie

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 19:41

Best driver: Hulkenberg (Hamilton had it too easy, Rosberg was poor,, Vettel messed up his start.)

Worst driver:?????????

Best team: Mercedes, they played with everyone

Best overtake: none

Best moment: finish flag, so it was over

DRS Tires: blah

And the race in a sentence: boring driving on delta's



#67 jrwb6e

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 19:46

Haha you're funny.

 

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

 

Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions of course.

 

Alonso overtaking a car with so much more HP, in case you weren't watching.

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course.



#68 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 19:52

Alonso overtaking a car with so much more HP, in case you weren't watching.

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course.

 

Ferrari having to race with Force India is nothing to be bragging about!



#69 scheivlak

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 19:54

So the teams are able to go full out without any thought of having to save fuel? I find that extremely unlikely.

 

If its not the actual fuel then its the fuel flow regulator, the end result is the same meaning drivers driving towards a delta.

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If anything the fuel flow regulator helps drivers to race without caring too much for delta times. In this way they have enough fuel left to go full speed at the end of the race   ;)



#70 andyF1

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 19:56

To everyone bemoaning today's race for being boring, you're in luck, as it's Bahrain next, which can't fail to produce an exciting race!

 

Oh wait, hang on a minute......



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 20:07

Disappointing race.

 

Best Driver - Hulkenberg
Worst Driver - None noted
Best Team - Mercedes got it right
Best Overtake - None noted
Best Moment - Massa's response to team orders
DRS + Tyres - Didn't feature in race outcome
And the race in a sentence… For a place that's produced some competitive & interesting races, this one was for a most part a long, boring progression as the drivers spread out.  Only that could have saved it was rain, which never came.
 
The only interesting battles were Alonso reeling in Hulkenberg who was on very old tires, so really a matter of time, and Raikkonen v. Grosjean for a non-points paying position.


#72 EthanM

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 20:11

The race was awesome ... I was sat in front of the TV geeking out at the amazing energy recovery going on. I disliked the percentages in the fuel consumed so far stat. It should say kilos consumed so far, then they should add another column next to it, if those were real cars they would have consumed x kilos more. Then we can geek out more.

 

On a serious note, Mercedes have a mammoth advantage, way north of a second/lap over the rest of the field. Props to them for doing the work, championships are theirs to lose. Props to RB for being second best after all the internet "experts" were telling the world they 'd need the stewards to waive the 107% rule for RB to even make it to the races. Ferrari ... if they manage to produce a good F1 car again the world will implode, people got excited Ferrari managed to outrace FI for god's sake. Good on FI by the way, everyone was focused on Williams doing a comeback and McLaren being second best Merc powered team but FI have a tidy little car in their hands. Though I suspect once again it will be a boring little car, with FI's party trick being "let's see if we can run one less stop than everybody else"

 

If Renault/Ferrari manage to fix their PUs we might see some racing ... by Singapore, Monza/Spa though ... they will be hillarious.



#73 DrF

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 20:40

I waited all winter for this?

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 21:25

Alonso overtaking a car with so much more HP, in case you weren't watching.

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course.

 

Stop the press! Alonso fan club has arrived!

 

Alonso did a samurai miracle by overtaking Hülkenberg and +100hp overpowered Mercedes engine.

He attacked while he was in the decent window to do so. When Alonso changed to the options, his pace was for the rest of the race about 2s faster than Hülkenberg's.

Two great drivers against each other but Hulk was defenseless. 

 

Here's a puzzle for you: 2 cars are racing each other. One has round tires (medium), the other has squares (hard, 18 laps at the time, longest stint in the race). Who wins?

 

There's a graph about the lap times in F1 Fanatic. Can't post it here due to copyright.


Edited by andrea303, 30 March 2014 - 21:34.


#75 RealRacing

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 21:40

...FI have a tidy little car in their hands. Though I suspect once again it will be a boring little car, with FI's party trick being "let's see if we can run one less stop than everybody else"

 

 

That's what I was trying to figure out. Could FI with HUL have competed with Ferrari with ALO if they had been on the same strategy? I believe it could have been possible as HUL was not that far back and they could have tried an undercut. However, as you say, they always seem to try to go either longer on stints or run one less stop. Small team mentality?



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:40

It's not among the worst races I've ever seen (US 2005, Spain 2013, Hungary 200(4)?), but it certainly isn't one I want to remember--3 of 10 from me. I don't want to be unfair to Hamilton because he did an outstanding job today and deserves a 10/10 for his performance, but unfortunately the formula in which he's running gets a score so low from me that it might as well be negative. Amazing driver who, like Vettel, is racing in an era that vastly underrates his abilities.

#77 KingTiger

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:49

Better than anything in 2012-2013



#78 Thomas99

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:49

The cars moved into order of pace earlier on in the race and then managed the gap for 50 laps.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:50

Better than anything in 2012-2013

 

There was sniff of action in the air but it never came.

 

Rosberg/Vettel/Ricciardo/Alonso all got very close on track at times. 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:58

Best Driver:  Vettel

Worst Driver:  Magnussen

Best Team:  Mercedes

Best Overtake:  Kvyat and Ricciardo - bait and switch

Best Moment:  Grosjean finishing the race in 11th

DRS + Tyres:  No impact

Race in a Sentence:  Another kickA F1 race!


Edited by bourbon, 31 March 2014 - 05:00.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:04

 


And the race in a sentence...

 

 

Australia wasn't thrilling and this was plain boring, I'm afraid this new F1 isn't grabbing me at all. I really hope something chances to spark some interest into this new format because at the moment its very dull.
 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:18

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.

Totally agree and am not happy about it at all



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:20

 

Best Driver Massa for refusing to obey TOs. Not that I thought HUL did a bad job or that it is his responsability, but wouldn't they have had a better chance to be in front of Alonso if they had tried the same strategy as him but tried an undercut? After all, he was never that far behind. Of course, if they were set on a fewer stop strategy from the beginning there's nothing they could have done unless they decided to change strategy on the go.
Worst Driver Sadly, they are all losers with this F1. I can't help but think how overhyped the end of race celebrations
are in relation to what they have actually achieved. I think their names should be changed from racing drivers to car managers.
Best Team None as they are all partly to blame for this current state of F1.
Worst Team Williams. "We were going to let Felipe through again if he couldn't pass Button". What is this, a choreography??!! If you can't pass the driver in front of you, you can't pass the one in front of him. Let them race you corporate race-killers. 
Best Overtake Should this really be a category to judge a race these days? VET got close to ROS, couldn't pass, MAS got close to BUT, couldn't pass. People having to chose ALO's "pass" on HUL as the best WTF? 
Best Moment Getting fuel data! How exciting this info. made the race! It's as if we could see little fuel drops being used by the engines as the laps went by, biting our nails every lap to see if someone would run out! I hope soon they will project a slow-mo animation of the pistons moving too.

DRS + Tyres As before, gimmicks to try to save an increasingly poor show.

And the race in a sentence When commentators spend most of the race critiquing what's wrong with F1 and trying to find ways to revive it, you know something's gone very, very wrong.

 

I wasn't going to complain, but can't argue with much of this. And I am a technical and sporting rather than driver fan...

 

Best Driver: Vettel & Hamilton.
Worst Driver: -
Best Team: Mercedes & Force India
Best Overtake: Ricciardo on Vettel at the start
Best Moment: Ricciardo on Vettel at the start
DRS + Tyres: Still hate both
And the race in a sentence: Forgettable.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:22

Look at the positive side, when Malysia was boring Bahrain can only be better - oh wait....



#85 Thomas99

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:59

Best Driver:  Hamilton no doubt.

Worst Driver:  Raikkonen. 

Best Team:  Mercedes

Worst Team: Red Bull, that race was a joke.

Best Overtake: Ricciardo on Vettel and Alonso at the start.

Best Moment:  Ricciardo on Vettel and Alonso at the start

DRS + Tyres:  Didn't notice them, which is a positive.

Race in a Sentence:  An OK race ruined by Ricciardo's fate.



#86 Chewie

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:10

I gave it 4/10 and that’s being generous. For the first time in a very long time I’m starting to feel very pessimistic about the direction F1 is heading :(



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:18

Best Driver:  Vettel

Worst Driver:  Magnussen

Best Team:  Mercedes

Best Overtake:  Kvyat and Ricciardo - bait and switch

Best Moment:  Grosjean finishing the race in 11th

DRS + Tyres:  No impact

Race in a Sentence:  Another kickA F1 race!

I thought Vettel had a pretty ordinary race by his standards and was outshone by his team mate at the start I thought. My driver of the race was Hulkenburg even though I am a Hamilton fan. I thought the Mercedes advantage was massive and Lewis didn't seem to be tested at all during the race. The only challenger or possible challenger was Rosberg and Lewis out performed him this weekend IMO. Hulkenberg was dicey and seemed to thoroughly deserve his finishing position and I am still at a loss as to why he wasn't snapped up by a top team. I did hear his size was the reason McLaren didn't sign him but that could just be a rumour. 



#88 Daniel Lester

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:28

Almost the worst race I've seen - dragged on forever and not much happened. Cars are slow, they sound like rubbish, the field spread out early - goodnight.

 

Only duller race was maybe the Spanish Gp in 1999 - least that had Villeneuve annoying MS in the early stages.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:13

I've tried not to miss any races since the early 80's and always look forward to the start of the new season. I always want to and try to like it, defending the sport to those who say it's boring.

Finally there is no defence. 

When Lewis arrived in 2007 he brought some excitement into the sport with some great racing. Yesterday he led the event efficiently, but there was no race.

The whole penalty thing has become absurd. Team orders suck.

Fuel gauges on screen now. Why not a graph showing how they are reducing the melting of the polar ice cap.

The lack of loudness of the engines I could live with if only the sound of them was ok and not such a monotonous dirge. I actually turned the sound down.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:47

Worst race in a long long time. Every one just seemed to be in their own race. The start was ok but after that there were very few battles up and down the field. I thought there could have been some excitement between Ricciardo and Alonso but then the pit stop happened. 

 

Best Driver - Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Hülkemberg all got the maximum out of their cars.  
Worst Driver -  Bianchi for crashing into Maldonado
Best Team - Mercedes
Best Overtake - Non stand out. There were a couple at the start. then the rest were just due to cars driving around on fresher tires.
Best Moment - When they said rain might be on its way.
DRS + Tyres - Tyres and DRS were about right .
And the race in a sentence... I hope Renault and Ferrari catch up fast.


#91 ReeVe

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:02

I ''d give it a 2

As bad as the worse 2009-2013 races

Worse cause the lift and coast was evident, whereas before the you can't push the Pirellis wasn't so much in your face ... yeah drivers complained about the fragile Pirellis, same drivers get off the throttle 300m before the corner, let drag decelerate the car, coast through the corner off throttle then gun it. Edge of your seat stuff.

Best moment of the race (and the epitome of all that is wrong in F1) Rosberg's RE requesting a 5 second gap to Vettel.  The problem isn't the gap itself, the problem is that everything is so tightly managed by engineers it has ceased being a sport anymore

I really didn't see the point in the fuel consumption data being shown, did I care that for example the Williamses were using less fuel than the McLaren they couldn't overtake? Not really



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:12

The first 5 laps were good, it was set up for a decent race, then it became stagnant as everyone held position. Shame really. 4/10



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:22

Better than anything in 2012-2013

 

Not a chance.
 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 15:21

Best driver Hulkenberg

Worst driver; none

Best team; Mercedes

Best overtake; Didnt see anyone that can qualify

Best moment; Before start

DRS + Tyres; no comment

And the race in a sentence..extremely boring, I've lost interest 


Edited by AnR, 31 March 2014 - 15:24.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 15:49

Best Driver - Hulkenberg
Worst Driver - Massa
Best Team - Mercedes
Best Overtake - Alonso on Hulkenberg
Best Moment - Rosberg's start
DRS + Tyres - Yes
And the race in a sentence... Thank the Italians for espresso machines.


#96 DrF

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 17:44

They really are going to have to raise the fuel flow rate and total fuel weight. Fuel efficiency is all very well but not conducive to racing.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 17:57

There was a F1 race? meh.

I'm actually lookingforward to GP2, etc starting and may forgo F1 if things don't change.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 18:08

5/10, less eventful than Australia. Nice to see Magnussen hold his own with a badly damaged front wing. Kill downforce :up:

 

Overall, the fuel strategy seemed less varied, and the teams finished in similar positions, compared to the Australian results. Mediocre race on a mediocre Tikedrome circuit. No different than the second half of the V8 era


Edited by phoenix101, 31 March 2014 - 18:08.


#99 bub

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 18:46

Best Driver - Hamilton.
Worst Driver - N/A.
Best Team - Mercedes.
Best Overtake - Ricciardo on Vettel.
Best Moment - Williams' radio transmissions.
DRS + Tyres - Good.
And the race in a sentence... Decent, reasonably suspenseful. 
 
7/10

Edited by bub, 31 March 2014 - 18:47.


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#100 Ickx

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:35

I gave it 4/10 and that’s being generous. For the first time in a very long time I’m starting to feel very pessimistic about the direction F1 is heading :(

 

For the first time since 2002 (besides refueling ban) I feel positive. Sure, it was not one of those races that will go to history but looking back I feel it was above average.