Rating the races

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Times football reportI’m not a fan of football but I did spot something on The Times‘ coverage of it that I thought very interesting. Next to each game report they give the match a star rating out of five for entertainment value.

F1 fans, team owners and drivers alike are always talking about ways to improve the show – what better way to keep an eye on it than this?

With that in mind I’ve decided shameless theft is the way forward and will appropriate the idea for my own Grand Prix reports. Here are my verdicts on the races so far – what are yours?

Australian Grand Prix

A low-key start to the season with only a few points of interest – Lewis Hamilton’s remarkable pass at the start and Felipe Massa’s recovery drive.

Malaysia Grand Prix

Hamilton and Wurz provided the entertainment – the Briton defending superbly from Felipe Massa and the Williams driver passing several cars in his recovery drive after technical trouble in qualifying.

Bahrain Grand Prix

While it looked like stalemate up front there were some fascinating duels in the midfield mainly involving the Williams drivers and Jarno Trulli. David Coulthard also drove a stormer before his car failed him – a shame so much of it all was missed by the cameras.

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