Rate the race: 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

2013 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Bahrain International Circuit, 2013What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (1%)
  • 5 (2%)
  • 6 (8%)
  • 7 (15%)
  • 8 (35%)
  • 9 (27%)
  • 10 (9%)

Total Voters: 864

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  1. 5 – a boring race with fake racing

    1. I don’t think it was fake racing. A lot of it was between drivers on similar aged tyres, and whilst the DRS was maybe a little too strong at times, the overtaken driver had the opportunity to get the place back into T4.

  2. 9/10 from me. Brilliant racing, just a shame none of it was for the lead.

  3. Solid 8: there was a lot of action throughout the field and throughout the duration of the race (except from up front), and great performances from a lot of drivers, notably Vettel & Perez I thought.

  4. This races showed many reasons why you dont need DRS in F1.

    Red bull should thank the FIA for their tyre choice to. Did them a favour again

  5. Well it was a good race but the tyres should be better IMO. Also a very good race from Hamilton to finish ahead of his teammate.

  6. Favourite of the year. 10.

    1. I should just clarify I’ve been revising for a Finance exam so the F1 might just seem really exciting compared to all that taxation and debt talk, nevertheless it was a really enjoyable race with plenty of action.

  7. That race would have been so much better without DRS.

    We were seeing a great scrap between the top 3 over the 1st laps, Then as soon as DRS was activated the battle was over as Vettel & Alonso easily DRS-ed there was by Rosberg.
    Also many other great battles during the race destroyed thanks to DRS.

    Tyre’s were not as stupid as China but there was still far too much tyre saving, All you heard over the team radio was drivers been told to do a specific laptime & a few cases where again they were been told not to fight the cars around them.
    The fact Vettel showed he could go 3-4 seconds faster than he had been towards the end shows just how much tyre saving there doing now.

    1. Vettel made those passes without DRS

    2. Vettel was able to save his tyres because he spent the whole race in clean air, alonsos drs failed very quickly, I was amazed he was only losing less than a second per lap to vettel even though the flap was stuck open. Unfortunately alonsos limping car held everyone up for long enough for vettel to pull a comfortable gap, and also bunched everyone up, meaning vettel was the only driver who didn’t have to fight for the rest of the race, giving him an easy victory. Simply awesome racing from quite a few drivers (Hamilton, webber, perez, button, raikkonen, grosjean and Alonso). Very surprised with alonsos performance considering he had an extra trip through the pits and no drs, surely he’d have won without that problem, but thays racing, take the good with the bad – solid 8 from me too

  8. Incredible amount of racing (seemed like there was a huge battle on every lap), but no real fight for the victory. So 9/10.

  9. 5 average… good fights in the midfield ( but sometimes behind the line (Button-Perez, Perez-Alonso)), but no real fight for the first position at all….

  10. It was okay. No real challenge up front, probably due to Alonso’s issue.

  11. This races showed many reasons why you dont need DRS in F1.

    Red bull should thank the FIA for their tyre choice to. Did them a favour again

  12. great racing, on the edge and generally clean. shame about DRS on start/finish straight (although actually seemed OK on the back straight, kept the field nicely bunched) and pretty woeful tyres

  13. Last year:

    1 VET
    2 RAI
    3 GRO


    1 VET
    2 RAI
    3 GRO


  14. 8.5/10

    A bit like China last week, no battle for the lead but great racing otherwise. Best race of the season so far. I’m not fan of Di Resta really but I would have loved to see him on podium, although I’m also happy for Grosjean, since it has been difficult season for him so far. Also delighted to see great drive from Perez.

  15. 8/10 All it needed was a battle for the lead.

  16. 8/10

    Typical Seb snoozer up front, but from 3rd place down it was absolutely fantastic! Simply brilliant to see the return to form of Grosjean and Perez, Alonso’s fantastic recovery and some genuinly good racing.

    In fact, the best parts of the race happened outside the DRS zones. Perhaps the FIA should take notice of that!

  17. 9/10 – Fantastic all the way through with Perez providing much of the entertainment (disappointed to see Button moaning about him), just lacked a battle for the lead.

    1. ramy (@ramysennaf1)
      21st April 2013, 15:10

      Lacking a battle for the lead is the most important thing, but no we have to see vettel with all the luck, driving for victory from lap 7!!!!! what the heck

      1. @ramysennaf1 – Just like how in your opinion Alonso had all the luck in China then. What the heck with that China race, eh?

  18. 7/10. Not the best of the year by any stretch, but not terrible either.

    High point of the race for me was Pérez driving like a maniac to 6th. Everyone complaining about him racing Button too aggressively, I don’t get it – McLaren has always been the billed team that lets their guys race and that’s what you got out of that.

    Di Resta is finally putting together results that would justify his complaining about wanting a promotion, Hamilton and Webber had a very entertaining scrap in the closing laps, Alonso did very well to salvage 8th from a disastrous race, and Vettel just drove the race he wanted to drive today.

    1. I don’t think many are complaining about Perez’s driving. Except for Button himself. It was quite simple, if Button was that concerned and given Perez was clearly the quicker driver Button should have let him past. That way they wouldn’t have been holding each other up and letting the cars behind catch them. He obviously didn’t want to let Perez through, but then don’t whinge over the radio when the guy tries to overtake you and you are clearly the slower car.

  19. 8/10 – Fantastic race, we just lacked a serious battle for the lead beyond lap 5. Awesome racecraft by almost everybody today, even by the likes of Perez, Grosjean etc.

  20. 8/10. Some great racing, really brave stuff. Some of the best moves we’ve seen this year. The difference in tyre compounds wasn’t ridiculous, which is nice. Overall probably the best race of 2013 so far – and I usually hate Bahrain! Perez was great to watch today, though I think Witmarsh might already be regretting that “chat” he had with him :) On a personal note, it’s great to see Williams ahead of Sauber and Torro Rosso, Maldonado almost picking up his first point. Bring on the Spanish upgrades!!

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