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Rate the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Poll: Rate the Saudi GP (68 member(s) have cast votes)

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  3. 3 (14 votes [20.59%])

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#1 Gareth

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 13:50

Best Driver:
Best Team:
Best Overtake:
Best Moment:
What It Was Missing:
Three Words to Describe the Race:



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Posted 20 March 2023 - 14:04

Best Driver: Magnussen
Best Team: Red Bull
Best Overtake: Not sure, want to say Magnussen of Tsunoda, but feel I would lose credibilty having him as best in most questions - Did Stroll make it around the outside? If he did then that one. 
Best Moment: Magnussen overtaking Tsunoda
What It Was Missing: Actual racing rather than DRS move after DRS move
Three Words to Describe the Race: As middle of the scale as can be

#3 Gareth

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 15:46

Best Driver: Piastri - impressive qualifying and race, unfortunate to have that early contact
Best Team: Red Bull, even with the reliability issues
Best Overtake: Hamilton on Sainz, with honorable mentions to Stroll on Sainz and Magnussen on Tsunoda
Best Moment: for me, Hamilton on Sainz; for a neutral, there wasn't much I guess? Alonso grabbing first off the start?
What It Was Missing: tyre deg
Three Words to Describe the Race: bit below average

#4 JimmyClark

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 16:08

3. There really wasn't much redeeming about it. No incident or intrigue, easy DRS passes, and lots of FIA cock ups. 


The best part of the race was the hilarious rendition of the Saudi National Anthem. And those people are probably in Deera Square today. 

#5 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 16:14

Best Driver: I think Max, despite his car advantage, did a good job to get to 2nd. Perez controlled it well, Alonso doing well in the AM. To be honest, I don't think there were any stand-outs. Piastri did a decent job this weekend.
Best Team: RedBull
Best Overtake: I was most excited at the Alonso overtake at the start.
Best Moment: As above
What It Was Missing: Proper overtakes. Please, for the love of God, reduce DRS.
Three Words to Describe the Race: Drag Reduction System.

#6 AlexPrime

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 16:17

Best Driver:

Max Verstappen
Best Team:

Red Bull
Best Overtake:

Stroll on Sainz
Best Moment:

Alonso leading after the start
What It Was Missing:

Fight between different teams for the win
Three Words to Describe the Race:
Fun, not special - 7/10

#7 NewMrMe

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 17:50

Best Driver: Perez
Best Team: Red Bull
Best Overtake: Stroll round the outside of Sainz on lap 1
Best Moment: Alonso taking the lead at the start
What It Was Missing: Competent stewarding
Three Words to Describe the Race: Could be better

#8 messy

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 18:03

Best driver - Max Verstappen, I guess. Although it’s much easier when your car’s that damn quick.
Best team - Red Bull, for coming up with a car that damn quick.
Best overtake - Stroll on Sainz, nice to see him do something like that because I think he’s got a bit of a bad rep about his racecraft lately but he’s been capable of extremely brave and impressive first corner/lap moves like that from the start of his career.
Best moment - Alonso taking the lead
What it was missing - competition up front.
Three words to describe the race - Red Bull Wins.

I think I gave it a six which looking at the votes is at the upper end, but it had Alonso leading, two of the faster guys coming through from the middle of the pack, some decent racing through the field and it wasn’t horrid. In fact I worry we might look back on it as one of the better ones because we’re going to have to get used to a LOT of Max cruises from pole position in 2023.

#9 Gareth

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 19:04

In fact I worry we might look back on it as one of the better ones


#10 masa90

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 19:59

Best Driver: Checo
Best Team: RBR
Best Overtake: Hmm Stroll made one cool at start
Best Moment: When it was over. **** race to be honest.
What It Was Missing: Anything interesting
Three Words to Describe the Race: Horrible, horrible, horrible.



#11 William Hunt

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Posted 20 March 2023 - 21:47

Best Driver:

Yuki Tsuonda

Honourable Mentions:

Sergio Perez, Fernando Alonso, Kevin Magnussen

(Decent job by Oscar Piastri in just his 2nd F1 weekend)

Worst driver:

Valtteri Bottas, Lando Norris, Amaury Cordeel in F2

From Hero to Zero:

Victor Martins scoring a fabulous pole position, on Saturday he climbed from 10th to 2nd in the sprint race but on Sunday he went from hero to zero by binning his car

Best Team:

Red Bull

Worst Team:

Best Overtake:


Best Moment:

Alonso leading

What It Was Missing:


Three Words to Describe the Race: it was boring


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Posted 21 March 2023 - 02:10

Best Driver: A lot of people had good drives. Nothing Standout. Perez was great. Alonso was great. Verstappen was great. 
Best Team: RB
Best Overtake:  Stroll on Sainz around the outside in T13 on lap 1. My goodness. 
Best Moment:  Alonso podium
What It Was Missing:  Alonso win. 
Three Words to Describe the Race:  I am content. 

Edited by ARTGP, 21 March 2023 - 02:10.

#13 404KF2

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Posted 21 March 2023 - 02:29

I was feeling generous so I gave it a 5. As these things go it was rather dull but there were a few good moments.


BD: Alonso

BT: Red Bull

BO: Stroll on someone

BM: FIA eating crow

WIWM: any other team approaching Red Bull speed

TW: not quite dull

Edited by 404KF2, 21 March 2023 - 04:31.

#14 SenorSjon

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Posted 21 March 2023 - 09:12

3 This was horrible and forgettable.


Best Driver: Verstappen
Best Team: Red Bull
Best Overtake: Stroll round the outside of Sainz on lap 1
Best Moment: -
What It Was Missing: suspense. Everyone was driving to a delta with quite stable gaps to each other. The turbulence from the cars between the walls made close following near impossible.
Three Words to Describe the Race: Ruïned by SC.