Rate the race: 2013 Spanish Grand Prix

2013 Spanish Grand Prix

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Circuit de Cataunya, Barcelona, 2013What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (4%)
  • 2 (3%)
  • 3 (6%)
  • 4 (10%)
  • 5 (15%)
  • 6 (18%)
  • 7 (21%)
  • 8 (13%)
  • 9 (5%)
  • 10 (5%)

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291 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Spanish Grand Prix

  1. Dev (@dev) said on 12th May 2013, 14:59

    tyres were absolutely rubbish, i can’t believe that the best machines are racing on such horrible rubber. Pirelli should own up the mess and provide better rubbers. 5/10 everyone was just trying to get home.

  2. TMF (@tmf42) said on 12th May 2013, 14:59

    5/10 – first 4 laps were pretty great and the first 2 after the first pit stop but then it became a boring race. And again they told drivers not too race – Vergne’s race was literally destroyed by Pirelli – and 4 stops are definitely too much considering they still had to lift in turn 3, 4 and 9.
    But a great performance by Ferrari and both drivers and great to see Massa back on the podium.

  3. Njack (@njack) said on 12th May 2013, 15:01


    Boring highway passes in the main DRS zone, not much of interest elsewhere.

  4. dirgegirl (@dirgegirl) said on 12th May 2013, 15:04

    5 for me – average in terms of racing but I’m not as concerned as some others about the number of pitstops and the tyre degradation. Happy to see Alonso win his home race, but shame about Grosjean and Vergne retiring. Almost gave it a 4 for Jordan’s gormless ad-lib questions about “the embrace of the crowd” during the podium interview.

  5. aldoG said on 12th May 2013, 15:05

    4. Its Barcelona. A good race here can go up to 5 or 6. But with hard tyres that go just 12 laps ths was just a long snorefest. Add the drs to the mix and you have the saddest F1 that I can remember.
    On the bright side, superb driving byAlonso,Kimi and Felipe. Mercedes in general and Hamilton in particular provided the LOL of the weekend.

  6. Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 12th May 2013, 15:05

    6. If someone could point me towards something out of the ordinary that happened in this race, except maybe for Gutierrez not plunging into someone and Hamilton sinking way too deep in the midfield, I would be forever grateful. Even the DNF list looks ordinary…

    I think it’s fair to assume, this season is about when and where each of the top three teams (Ferrari, Red Bull and Lotus) can find something to capitalize on. This time it was Ferrari. Next time it could be Lotus or Red Bull. Other than that, I can’t forsee any changes at the top of the charts.

    I’m gonna say 6 for the first one and a half stints, almost having a Ferrari 1-2 at the end of the race and for how the result reflects in the standings so far.

    Welcome to “average season”, brought to you by Pirelli.

  7. Theoddkiwi (@theoddkiwi) said on 12th May 2013, 15:05

    Happy for the podium places as they fought for their spots. From 4th and back it was really messy. One of the more disappointing races I have
    watched in a while. I normally don’t mind the tyre challenge but this was getting a bit silly. Unless merc can get the race pace looks like a three way fight for Alonso, Rai and Vet for champ

  8. Diceman (@diceman) said on 12th May 2013, 15:09


    The most boring race of the season so far by quite a margin, although I’m expecting Monaco to beat it in boredom.

  9. magon4 (@magon4) said on 12th May 2013, 15:09

    4. great ALO.

  10. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 12th May 2013, 15:09

    3. Great start and first stint with first 6 keeping it close. then it was just dull.

    If u are doing 4 stops you should be able to be doing qualifying laps the whole race. They were still coasting to do 4 stops!! They’ve gone too far…

    I don’t blame pirelli too much because they’re doing what they’re told but it was awful today.

    Also if the tyres are going to be so sh*t then they don’t need drs at all.

    • panache (@panache) said on 12th May 2013, 15:19

      If u are doing 4 stops you should be able to be doing qualifying laps the whole race. They were still coasting to do 4 stops!! They’ve gone too far…


  11. Spawinte (@spawinte) said on 12th May 2013, 15:09

    There’s no pleasing you lot. If they removed DRS and degrading Pirellis and went back to processional races you’d still complain. Every race can’t be an Interlagos 2012.

  12. Nigel Bates (@nigel1) said on 12th May 2013, 15:10

    In contrast to many here, I’m quite happy to follow a tactical race – but when cars are four stopping and still having to nurse new primes just to get through the stint (eg Hamilton “I can’t drive any slower !”), something is just a bit wrong.

    Congratulations to Ferrari, though – it’s good to see the championship open up again.

  13. Rigi (@rigi) said on 12th May 2013, 15:11

    decent race i guess. i knew the mercedes couldn’t hold thier positions, it actually made me pretty mad, seeing as they were just sitting ducks all the time, holding up faster drivers like this. di resta should’ve gotten 6th.

    anyways great drive from fernando and kimi, shame they couldn’t fight for the win. a shame about grosjeans retirement aswell, he could’ve battled webber for 5th surely!

  14. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 12th May 2013, 15:11

    6. Nothing like the bore-fests we got in the past, but I’m really not a fan of the tyres dictating the race like that. Yes, tyre management should be an important part of racing, but that was too far. It affected my enjoyment of a race which wasn’t great to begin with.

  15. Adam Blocker (@blockwall2) said on 12th May 2013, 15:13

    A complete borefest, as most races at Barcelona are. Tyres are very bad. I actually don’t think DRS was an issue this race, most of the highway passes were down to the tyres, not the DRS (as was demonstrated in the opening laps with Rosberg and Vettel).

    The only thing that stopped the race from being a complete disaster was Alonso winning in his home country (and this is coming from a Hamilton fan).

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