Rate the race: 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

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

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  • 5 (2%)
  • 6 (8%)
  • 7 (15%)
  • 8 (35%)
  • 9 (27%)
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262 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

  1. 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

  2. N7 (@m77) said on 21st April 2013, 14:56

    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

  3. IDR (@idr) said on 21st April 2013, 14:57

    Last year:

    1 VET
    2 RAI
    3 GRO

    2013:

    1 VET
    2 RAI
    3 GRO

    DEJAVU!!!!

  4. Diceman (@diceman) said on 21st April 2013, 14:57

    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.

  5. DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 21st April 2013, 14:57

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

  6. JackySteeg (@jackysteeg) said on 21st April 2013, 14:58

    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!

  7. Slr (@slr) said on 21st April 2013, 14:58

    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.

  8. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 21st April 2013, 14:59

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

    High point of the race for me was PĂ©rez 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.

    • 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.

  9. craig-o (@craig-o) said on 21st April 2013, 15:00

    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.

  10. dot_com (@dot_com) said on 21st April 2013, 15:00

    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!!

  11. 6/10 The track proved to be very good, it renders it self to fightbacks. The DRS proved to be overpowered and the tyres didn’t survived to the conditions ultimately hindering the race. There was no fight for the lead, Redbull and Vettel showed how good they are at Bahrain and that’s all fair but drama had a part on it. Ferrari had a glitch but they were looking at 2nd realistically. In the end a bit of a downer after qualifying.

  12. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 21st April 2013, 15:01

    Many things to take note of today.
    Di Resta really impressed me as he kept his podium chances alive.
    Perez even more so, as he went toe to toe with Button and Alonso.
    Hamilton, well what’s not to love about his aggressiveness (his efficient overtake on Perez got me as well). Alonso though, keeping himself in the points despite his DRS handicap, I do wonder how many on the grid could pull that off?

    I’ll definitely forgive the lack of battles for the lead today. Too impressed with the rest of the field to care.

  13. Leftie (@leftie) said on 21st April 2013, 15:02

    I gave it a 6, because the race result (podium, at least) was pretty readable within first 10 laps. And it turned out to be the case. There was no suspense whatsoever, but it was a mighty fine display of wheel-to-wheel racing down the field, absolutely fabulous.

  14. Keamo said on 21st April 2013, 15:03

    What a race! Throughly enjoyed it. I give it an 8.

  15. Roger2013 said on 21st April 2013, 15:03

    I gave it 6/10, would have been higher with DRS which really hurt the racing again today.

    There was lots of good racing outside DRS zones but down the main straght much of the DRS moves were too easy & it pretty much killed what was a thrilling fight in the early laps before DRS was turned on.

    I’d also suggest that Alonso’s race showed that we don’t need DRS, He was still able to make good overtakes without it & they were more exciting to watch than any anything the DRS created.

    • C.Logan said on 21st April 2013, 15:09

      i never really enjoyed that race to be honest.

      drs was silly and broke up some good fighting between drivers & the way the tyre strategy played out made the race very difficult to follow. you had drivers on different strategies who were racing each other despite not actually been anywhere near each other on the circuit & there was so many pit stops that it was hard to figure out who’s place was genuine & who was only there because of where strategy was at that point.

      ive been following f1 since 1982 & that was only the 2nd race i’ve struggled to follow, the other was istanbul 2011 which suffered a similar issue with the # of stops & way strategy played out.

      i think i will give it 3-10.

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