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Poll: Rate the Chinese GP (183 member(s) have cast votes)

On a score from 1 - 10

  1. 0.8 (23 votes [12.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.57%

  2. 1 (5 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

  3. 1.1 (2 votes [1.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.09%

  4. 1.5 (6 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  5. 1.9 (6 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  6. 2 (10 votes [5.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.46%

  7. 3 (16 votes [8.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.74%

  8. 4 (20 votes [10.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.93%

  9. 5 (28 votes [15.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.30%

  10. 6 (27 votes [14.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.75%

  11. 7 (27 votes [14.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.75%

  12. 8 (6 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  13. 9 (2 votes [1.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.09%

  14. 10 (5 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

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#1 LeMans86

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:35

Is this supposed to have been an F1 race?

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#2 eronrules

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:50

welcome to 2011 ... in 2014

 

 

only even more duller.  :down:  :down:  :down:



#3 johnmhinds

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:52

Would have been nice if there was any sort of racing...

#4 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:52

Good solid race.



#5 seahawk

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:54

What race?

 

Best Driver: Fernando Alonso, Ric and Hulk all seem to have extracted the max from their cars

Worst Driver: Vettel and Rosberg

Best Team: Mercedes, still utterly dominant.

Best Overtake: ..... none

Best Moment: RBR team radio

DRS + Tyres: as last year

And the race in a sentence: boring

 

It seems like even the team behind Merc are slowly developing their own speed and fights between those teams are becoming rare - not a good sign for the season

 

Final score: 3/10 and this is 3 points because Lewis won


Edited by seahawk, 20 April 2014 - 10:39.


#6 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:55

IF Mercedes wouldn't be faster than rest of the grid by 2sec it would be way more nice to watch. When I saw that Hamilton used least fuel and still was getting more advantage over the rest I was like: It is all over. We can wrap it up and wait for 2015 cause there is no way that someone can beat Lewis.

 

At least 2nd team fight Ferrari vs RBR will be a bit decent



#7 ANF

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:58

4.

 

DRS was brilliant as always.



#8 TomNokoe

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:00

It was alright.

#9 alfa1

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:02

Despite all that was said at the time, Bahrain was an abberation caused by a late safety car.

 

I feel this race was still a true reflection of how things are for the near future.



#10 LoudHoward

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:08

How the hell are people giving this a 7 or higher rofl.

 

Anyways, 3 for me, it had pretty much nothing?



#11 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:10

Despite all that was said at the time, Bahrain was an abberation caused by a late safety car.

 

I feel this race was still a true reflection of how things are for the near future.

 

I was in the camp that felt Bahrain was slightly spoiled by the safety car.

 

Not every race can be a classic, but today we saw some good stuff if you can look beyond the No.44 Mercedes.



#12 PARAZAR

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:11

I gave it a 2 for Alonso's podium. Other than that, meh.



#13 LoudHoward

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:12

but today we saw some good stuff if you can look beyond the No.44 Mercedes.

 

The paint drying on the outside of T11?



#14 Slackbladder

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:12

Rather dull, without a doubt... It has to be said.

#15 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:13

The paint drying on the outside of T11?

 

The Red Bull battle plus Alonso.

 

Frankly the only thing sucking the fun out of F1 this year is this forum.



#16 Blanchimont2002

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:13

Boring. Barely an exciting thing happened.

#17 Massa_f1

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:14

Despite all that was said at the time, Bahrain was an abberation caused by a late safety car.

 

I feel this race was still a true reflection of how things are for the near future.

 

Exactly. I feel sorry for anyone who got carried away with all the this is what F1 in 2014 is going to be like hype after Bahrain. The reality is most races are going to be like Malaysia and today's race.



#18 FenderJaguar

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:15

this show is so badly run



#19 Massa_f1

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:17

3/10

 

Rubbish! just as It was in Sepang and Melbourne. That's I really have to say.



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#20 Nonesuch

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:37

Let's keep the tradition going, rather than just posting a number.

 

I rated it 5/10 - nothing too special, but with some nice moments.

 

Best Driver: Fernando Alonso, great race with a slightly different strategy puts him on the podium in front of the Red Bulls.

Worst Driver: Hard to say, Massa was optimistic - to say the least - at the start, and was quick to whine about it, which never looks good, but overall nobody really stood out.

Best Team: Mercedes, still utterly dominant.

Best Overtake: Kimi Räikkönen going around the outside in turn 6 was nice, I suppose.

Best Moment: The little scrap between Ricciardo and Vettel, with added discussion over the radio, was amusing - especially considering how it ended with that rather dull move into Turn 1.

DRS + Tyres: The long straight was littered with broken Pirelli rubber, and the DRS made passing cars a breeze. Same old, unfortunately.

And the race in a sentence: Pretty ordinary F1 race, with a slight variation in strategies to keep things interesting - but rather dull in terms of excitement.

 

I look forward to hearing the thoughts of those who ignored the disruptive effects of the long safety car period and loudly pontificated that 'Bahrain Stunner Proves F1 Critics Wrong'. I suspect that'll make for interesting reading.


Edited by Nonesuch, 20 April 2014 - 09:40.


#21 Jon83

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:55

Best Driver: ALO

Worst Driver: MAS

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake: ROS on VET

Best Moment: Vettel's 'tough luck' team radio

DRS + Tyres: Joke

And the race in a sentence: F12014 continues to be boring for the most part despite (outrageous) claims of some based on the last race. 



#22 RubalSher

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:12

How the hell are people giving this a 7 or higher rofl.

 

Anyways, 3 for me, it had pretty much nothing?

 

Which was the last race you would rate 7 or higher without SC or weather changes?



#23 kimster89

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:14

6/10

 

I hate dominant cars.



#24 meddo

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:16

For a Hamilton fan, it was fantastic. Even better than Bahrein :D

For a fan, it was average, or even below average.



#25 P123

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:17

Actual race- probably a 4.5/5 out of 10. None of the potential battles really developed. FA couldn't do much to hold back NR, Ricciardo never quite caught Alonso, Bottas never quite caught Hulk, the McLaren's looked impotent so weren't charging into the top 10, etc. Lots of marbles too didn't really help for side by side racing as we saw in Bahrain. And everybody runs to the same tyre strategies anyway- which gives fairly set races. I think we need dry quali's to mix up the compound and condition of the tyres they start on to add a bit of variety.

#26 Tourgott

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:19

Boring as hell.... but at least I fall asleep very easily because I couldn't hear anything.


Edited by Tourgott, 20 April 2014 - 10:20.


#27 darkkis

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:27

Absolute borefest. 3/10



#28 Jon83

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:30

How the hell are people giving this a 7 or higher rofl.

 

Anyways, 3 for me, it had pretty much nothing?

 

Hamilton winning I'd imagine. 



#29 northanmonkee2

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:01

Best Driver: alonso with nods to ricc and lewis 

Worst Driver: kimi 1 minute behind team mate 

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake: couldn't remember 1 that wasn't drs assisted ,not a patch on bahrain

Best Moment: team radio  red bull 

DRS + Tyres: same as last 3 seasons 

And the race in a sentence 

easy win for lewis ,great drive from alonso and daniel 



#30 skc

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:09

Best Driver: Fernando Alonso

Worst Driver: Vettel (I'm his biggest fan but WTF just happened Seb)

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake:  :rotfl:

Best Moment: Seb vs Kobayashi  :rotfl:

DRS + Tyres: ...

And the race in a sentence: Soothing I suppose. I was able to use it as background noise while I did some chores around the house.



#31 SR388

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 14:38

Best Driver: Lewis Hamilton 

Worst Driver: Vettel, he got put in the shade by RIC

Best Team: Mercedes

Best Overtake:  RIC on Vettel

Best Moment: Vettel on the radio

DRS + Tyres: ...

And the race in a sentence: So hard to take my support of Lewis out of this. If it was someone other than Lewis doing what he did, I would probably rate it a 3. Since I cannot separate Lewis from my enjoyment of the race, I put it as a 6.  



#32 Seanspeed

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 15:45

Which was the last race you would rate 7 or higher without SC or weather changes?

There have been lots of good-to-great races that weren't the result of a safety car or weather the past few years.

This one is just instantly forgettable. Ferrari on the podium makes me happier coming away after watching, but objectively, it couldn't be better than a 5. I think it earned a few points for it being a clean race, with everybody driving respectfully, and that there was at least some interesting aspects such as the Red Bull drama/battle and then Ricciardo closing down on the podium spot at the end.

Edited by Seanspeed, 20 April 2014 - 15:48.


#33 RubalSher

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 15:48

There have been lots of good-to-great races that weren't the result of a safety car or weather the past few years.

 

You can name them I would assume.



#34 Seanspeed

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 15:49

You can name them I would assume.

If I felt like wasting my time arguing over this, sure.

#35 RubalSher

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 15:55

If I felt like wasting my time arguing over this, sure.

 

Thank you for your immense contribution, as always.



#36 Seanspeed

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 16:02

Thank you for your immense contribution, as always.

Sorry I don't feel like spending time thinking of a whole bunch of races only for you to tell me "Oh well that wasn't *actually* exciting because blah blah". I know full well how this argument is gonna go and I don't feel like doing it.

#37 goingthedistance

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 16:04

So dull.

#38 RubalSher

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 16:17

Sorry I don't feel like spending time thinking of a whole bunch of races only for you to tell me "Oh well that wasn't *actually* exciting because blah blah". I know full well how this argument is gonna go and I don't feel like doing it.

 

It is ok, we dont have to discuss it and this is probably not the thread for it either. However, over the last few years, the word snooze-fest is synonymous with dry races with no SC, almost always. And I am not talking about you, I am talking about how the rest of the world sees it. Was today a snooze fest? Of course it was. But I am loving it and want this year to be full of snooze fests. And you already know why.

 

My argument is that we have a qualifying system where we line up the cars in order of fastest to slowest and then somehow expect the races to turn on their heads. That is not gonna happen unless you throw in the weather or SC into the mix.



#39 foxyracer

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 16:52

I wondered if Bahrain was a flash in the pan.  Looks like I was right.  There  would have been hardly any overtaking without the Dreary Racing System (DRS).

 



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#40 Watkins74

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 16:56

I gave it a 5. It was actually a pretty typical F1 race.



#41 senna da silva

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:03

7. Loved every second of Lewis dominating!



#42 DinocoBlue

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:08

Dull dull dull.

 

And what's worse, Barcelona is next - the home of boring races.



#43 olliek88

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:15

Not the most exciting race ever that's for sure, thought there was going to be a few good midfield battles towards the end but the never really materialized.

5/10 

Best Driver: Honorable mention for Alonso but Ricciardo edges it for me, completely out performing Vettel like that hugely impressive.

Worst Driver: No real stand outs so it has to go to the chequered flag man/lady.

Best Team: Mercedes would be the obvious answer but i'll say FiF1, two cars in the points again & 3rd in the WCC.  :up:

Best Overtake: Genuinely can't recall any that weren't completely straight forward. 

Best Moment: Koba unlapping himself did make me chuckle.

DRS + Tyres: Meh.

And the race in a sentence: H.A.M - Hardly Amazing, Mediocre.

 


Edited by olliek88, 20 April 2014 - 17:21.


#44 senna da silva

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:19

Can we rate the entertainment value of the post race comments and interviews from the likes of Horner, Vettel and Kimi?



#45 MikeV1987

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:22

6/10, nice to see Hamilton catching a break but having another season with one clearly fastest car is getting old. I'm starting to enjoy Indycar more than F1 now ffs.



#46 Imateria

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:28

5 or 6. I've seen plenty better, but I've seen plenty worse as well.



#47 Zoetrope

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 17:44

I gave it a 5. It was actually a pretty typical F1 race.

:up:



#48 Nonesuch

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 18:35

Best Driver: Honorable mention for Alonso but Ricciardo edges it for me, completely out performing Vettel like that hugely impressive.

 

Good point. I'd forgotten somewhat about Vettel in trying to figure out if Ricciardo could close the gap to Alonso. Ricciardo is really impressing me so far. :up:



#49 tomisumi

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 18:41

Borefest, worst race of the season so far...I was partly sleeping for last 15 laps. Gave 3 points



#50 Spillage

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 18:57

Best Driver: Alonso was phenomenal all weekend. His podium was just desserts, as I don't think that's where that car is supposed to be finishing.

Worst Driver:  Difficult to say. Vettel and Raikkonen really struggled. Perez I believe was also never near his teammate, and Rosberg should have done better than he did. The fact that he still finished second is testament to the amazing job Mercedes have done this year.

Best Team: Nobody's beaten a Mercedes on track all season.

Best Overtake: Again, difficult, I don't remember one standing out. Kobayashi on Vettel  :p

Best Moment: 'Tough luck' on the team radio made me chuckle.

DRS + Tyres: Surprising. I thought both were good, but surprising. We saw Hamilton's tyres lasting forever and Vettel's falling apart, which is unusual  :p

And the race in a sentence: To be honest, a bit of a stinker. Although still not as bad as many on the forum would have you believe. 4/10.