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A boring affair in Bahrain: Rate the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix


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Poll: How exciting was the Bahrain Grand Prix? (301 member(s) have cast votes)

1= boring 10= Best evs

  1. Ultimate Bore (72 votes [23.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.92%

  2. Very boring (87 votes [28.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.90%

  3. Quite boring (61 votes [20.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.27%

  4. Sort of boring (11 votes [3.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.65%

  5. Meh (17 votes [5.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.65%

  6. Mildly interesting (24 votes [7.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.97%

  7. Quite good (18 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  8. Very good (1 votes [0.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.33%

  9. Brilliant (7 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  10. The best F1 race I have ever seen. (I started watching F1 today) (3 votes [1.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.00%

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#1 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 17:57

How was it for you? Get you going or send you to sleep?

(Talking about the race here)

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#2 Baddoer

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:01

Boringness beyond any borest boring borefest.



#3 messy

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:06

Objectively race was like a 5/10, a bit of wheel to wheel action I guess.

For what it represents and what it suggests about the rest of the season it was about -3.

#4 H0R

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:07

I turned off the season opener at around lap 40 and started ironing some shirts instead. I expect to be impeccably dressed this year.


Edited by H0R, 02 March 2024 - 18:07.


#5 Mat13

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:13

Not a good sign for the season.

#6 uzsjgb

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:13

Normally Bahrain delivers good races with lots of overtakes. With the cars so evenly matched this year and almost everybody on the same tactic this race today was to be expected.



#7 DCapps

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:15

Another 91 or so minutes of my life that thanks to F1 I will have wasted... I watched out of curiosity simply to see if perhaps the might be a Disturbance in the Force, but...

 

Interesting, but for well over a decade or two or three or four now at least, the knuckleheads running F1 have managed to screw it up and continue to screw it up with little clue how to unscrew it...



#8 macjim

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:17

Paint drying, a few dices but ultimately boreathon – going to be a long season for all bar Max fans.



#9 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:17

It was extremely boring. Turned off after second pitstops were done.

#10 FLB

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:21

 

Interesting, but for well over a decade or two or three or four now at least, the knuckleheads running F1 have managed to screw it up and continue to screw it up with little clue how to unscrew it...

They won't. It's the Jack Welsh conundrum: They've managed to make it more profitable for themselves this way. Shareholder Value over Everything Else.

 

Jack Welch and the End of Stakeholder Capitalism (substack.com)



#11 SwedeForceOne

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:22

A bad sunday at Monaco

#12 DaveInNorfolk

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:22

Fell asleep at lap 35, regaining consciousness halfway around the final lap. No desire to rewind it. 
 

some of the inter-Ferrari scrap was good, I guess? That’s clutching at straws though, and nothing like the 2022 Verstappen LeClerc battle, which was completely engaging.
 

With the exception of Monaco 2022 (long story!) I haven’t missed a race live, or ‘as live’ with no knowledge of results, since the start of the 1997 season. I doubt this record will continue to the end of 2024 on todays evidence.



#13 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:25



#14 Victor

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:29

Oh no! Bring me 2026 soooon please!



#15 jcbc3

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:35

I gave it a VERY generous 2.



#16 sheSgoTthElooK

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:37

A bad sunday at Monaco


You made my day.

It was ****.

#17 Red5ive

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:37

2 another season that is going to be extremely damaging to the popularity of F1



#18 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:52

2 another season that is going to be extremely damaging to the popularity of F1


FOM are making an absolute shedload.

They genuinely won’t care.

#19 404KF2

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 18:59

So boring, I didn't watch or record it!  :yawnface:



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#20 P123

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:00

Mildly interesting... but that was mostly looking at the timing screen.  I didn't fear I'd miss anything abandoning the TV footage.



#21 Jops14

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:00

Managed to have a nice nap during it.

Dreadful race, are we in for an even worse season?

#22 romaincrouton

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:05

I went out after the second pit stops, the wonderful Northdown Brewery was opening a new tap room and I had a great time! Who won? ;)

#23 JimmyClark

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:10

I spent the morning painting my living room, so prior to the race I was literally watching paint drying. That was more exciting than anything that happened after lap 10.

But of course I'm already counting down the hours to Jeddah. Like the mug I am.

Edited by JimmyClark, 02 March 2024 - 19:11.


#24 Dan333SP

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:11

Paint drying, a few dices but ultimately boreathon – going to be a long season for all bar Max fans.

 

I don't know, I can't see how even the most ardent fans of a driver are excited by their favorite cruising to 20+ second victories literally every time they get in the car. I came into F1 fandom as a big Schumacher fan and I was bored to tears during bits of 2002/2004, I enjoyed 2000/2003/2006 far more. 

 

Basically, I don't know how anyone other than Max and Adrian can enjoy this. 



#25 Beamer

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:13

Gap race p1 p3 last year: 33s This year: 22s

Gap p1 p10 quali 2023 1.2s

Gap p1 p10 quali 2024 0.9s

So not much better, but slightly

#26 ensign14

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:16

Just remember kids.

 

The reason why F1 is **** is not because the FIA has rigged things for its blue-eyed boy, but because Michael Andretti might take some money away from Kicking Vapes.



#27 1player

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:20

This boring a race after the winter break is killer... this is the most I will be excited about the season, and all I get in return is Perez comfortably second in another rocketship of a car.

I am starting to truly wonder if I should do something more worthwhile with my time. I want to see my team improve, but (modern) Formula One as a concept is simply not working. I cannot think of a more boring motorsport event.

#28 BelievableNonsense

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:31

Today was a day of zero competition for me. Tadej made a solo breakaway at 81km. Strade ruined. Then the F1 happened.

 

Sometimes I wonder why I waste time watching sports :lol:



#29 chdphd

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:47

I also had a nap.

 

It was mildly interesting to see what the pecking order will be.



#30 maximilian

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:48

Wow, so happy I was out running, and didn't even have to consider watching any of this nonsense.


Edited by maximilian, 02 March 2024 - 19:53.


#31 masa90

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:48

Boring, depressing and honestly felt pointless. The sport has lost the small amount of competiviness it had in the start of turbo era. This does not feel like the same sport I grew up and fell in love with.

 

Lets see if Verstappen and Red Bull will win every race this year. It would be horrible, but honestly hilarious.



#32 LolaB0860

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:50

In many ways it felt like Round 19 of the season, where you have a soulless desert environment where everyone with their well proven cars have bulletproof reliability (not counting lifting and coasting and whatever little issues they always have) and nothing in the championship seemed to be particularly at stake


Edited by LolaB0860, 02 March 2024 - 19:52.


#33 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:52

If back in the 90’s id tuned into this as a season opener, I don’t think I’d have ever fallen for F1 like I did.

#34 motorhead

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 19:58

I´m happy that MotoGP season starts soon



#35 Darrenj

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 20:11

Rules for 2024. my kids wake me up if there is a safety car incident or the last 5 laps of the race

 

Same rules during Hamilton's 5th year at Mercedes

Same rules during Vettel's 4th year at Redbull

Same rules during Schumacher 2004-2005 seasons (my kids were to small, so my wife would wake me up) 

 

 

>Seeing I can no longer afford to visit a race

 

 

Hashtag perspective 


Edited by Darrenj, 02 March 2024 - 20:12.


#36 KeithD68

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 20:17

F1 died in 21, not sure what anyone now expects



#37 mwf1

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 20:20

Redbull Newey then everyone else trying to work out who would be bridesmaid snoozefest

#38 RacingFan10

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 20:21

Terrible, we're up for another crap season of dominance



#39 Broekschaap

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:00

At least Max was not 2 minutes and 44 seconds ahead.



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#40 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:04

Brundle was frothing for a safety car after about 5 laps

#41 LolaB0860

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:07

Brundle was frothing for a safety car after about 5 laps

 

He does it every single race anyway

 

And as soon as I hear him saying NEEDS FULL SAFETY CAR for minor happening, I mute the screen


Edited by LolaB0860, 02 March 2024 - 21:07.


#42 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:09

He does it every single race anyway

And as soon as I hear him saying NEEDS FULL SAFETY CAR for minor happening, I mute the screen


You know - we should come up with the OFFICIAL AUTOSPORT bingo card game.

#43 John B

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:22

1 to 10 criteria could be the laps before one starts to doze off.

#44 Cadence

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:28

Yes I did. :D

/s

#45 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:32

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#46 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:33

Brundle was frothing for a safety car after about 5 laps


I was watching a race from 2000 I think and there was a car broken down on circuit, with marshals on track recovering it under double yellows. Brundle was seething at the possible idea of a safety car when Murray suggested it.

How’s things change.

#47 Risil

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:37

We had a Brundle anecdote from 1985 this time. (Was he doing sports cars in 88?)

I liked it though, it reminded me that he'd raced with Niki Lauda.

#48 brucewayne

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:45

Boringness beyond any borest boring borefest.


Welcome to the boredom universe F1!

#49 TheFish

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:47

See you in 2025 lads, have fun this year.

#50 AlexPrime

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 21:48

I am a RBR fan, so I say quite good! :clap: