Rate the race: 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

2013 Monaco Grand Prix

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Rate the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (6%)
  • 2 (3%)
  • 3 (5%)
  • 4 (8%)
  • 5 (10%)
  • 6 (15%)
  • 7 (22%)
  • 8 (19%)
  • 9 (9%)
  • 10 (3%)

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287 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

  1. Dizzy said on 26th May 2013, 15:42

    Far too much tyre management yet again!

    Seeing Hamilton trying to race Webber only to be told to back off to watch the tyres, Hearing drivers been told to back off to maintain a gap to the car ahead to save tyres & hearing them all been told to hit these stupid delta times again.

    You can see just how much tyre management was going on by looking at the laptimes, They spent the whole race in the 1:21/1:22 range, Yet at the end of the 1st stint suddenly started lapping in the 1:19s then at the end Rosberg starts doing 1:18s & Vettel does a 1:16 before been told to slow down.

    There was some good bits of racing in there, Especially from Sutil & Perez but 95% or more of that race was pure tyre management & those big parts of the race were completely boring & because of that it turned out to be one of the most boring Monaco Gp’s that I’ve seen in the 36 or so years I’ve been following F1.

    Formula Pirelli tyre management ain’t racing!

    • Paul2013 said on 26th May 2013, 15:51

      Tyre management? When? During the one and only lap without yellow flag, red flag, safety car or turtle damaged car slowing downg the race?

      • Dizzy said on 26th May 2013, 16:15

        Did you not watch the race?

        They mentioned in several times on commentary, They were all driving round managing the tyres lapping in the 1:21/1:22 range.

        We also heard tons of team radio both on the world feed & the pit lane channel in which drivers were been told to look after the tyres & in several cases they were been told to fall back from the car ahead to watch the tyres & to not push the car ahead because tyre management is too important.

        That race was dominated by tyre management just like every other race this season so far!

        Go back & watch the race, listen to the commentary & the team radio feeds. And go look at the lap charts to see what lap times they were running & it will all become blatently obvious how much tyre dominated that race was!

  2. smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 26th May 2013, 15:42

    Only excitement was the crashes Poor general entertainment this time.

  3. q85 said on 26th May 2013, 15:43

    im surprised no questioned or thought about retiring alonso? Massa’s accident must of been some kind of car failure. Top level drivers dont make errors like that twice in row surely?

    and remember what happened to the ferrari in spain testing?

    • fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 27th May 2013, 0:03

      They wouldn’t need to retire him, Alonso would still try to continue with three wheels I believe, such is the importance of points to his campaign after a shaky start to the season.

  4. Trenthamfolk (@trenthamfolk) said on 26th May 2013, 15:44

    I really enjoyed that race: Excellent drive from Nico, good luck for Vet and Webber, bad luck for Hammy, Button’s finishing position suprised me, but was welcome, Suitl was everything Perez was not… great drive from him! Coupled with the usual Grosjean/Maldanado smash and grab antics I thought it was highly entertaining! 8

  5. SouthPawRacer (@southpawracer) said on 26th May 2013, 15:45

    7/10. Started out slow, picked up a little towards the end… nothing legendary, but Nico winning here 30 years after his father did the same was a happy conclusion.

  6. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 26th May 2013, 15:46

    Really Solid 7

    Considering how much of a procession Monaco can be sometimes, that was a really enjoyable race.
    So much action!

    Pros
    – Firstly, hat’s off to Rosberg, absolutely stellar drive, not just in the race, but all weekend. Perfection.
    – Incredible battle to end the race for 5th-10th place.
    – Lewis putting Mark under serious pressure after the red flag
    – Sutil did a terrific job with some amazing overtakes on Button and Alonso.
    MAJOR kudos to Mclaren for again letting their drivers race.
    – Loved the strategy.

    Cons:
    – Sorry for Massa crashing again, but surely just driver error. Almost identical crash to his FP3 crash.
    – Grosjean was just reckless. Yet again, why is he in Formula 1?
    – Dan getting taken out by Grosjean.
    – Kimi getting puncture ruined the battle for 5th.
    – “Massively” unlucky for Hamilton getting jumped in the pits under the first safety car. Would have loved to see a Merc 1-2.

    Note: Lotus SERIOUSLY need to pull Grosjean into line, or boot him. He’s quick, but you HAVE to be more than quick. He just doesn’t seem to be able to use his peripheral vision very well when racing.

  7. Ed Marques (@edmarques) said on 26th May 2013, 15:47

    First half extremely boring, second part a lot better.
    Rosberg were perfect, Sutil brilliant. Kimi deserves a mention too.
    Should be a Mercedes 1-2, they made a bad job on handling the situation on the SC.

  8. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 26th May 2013, 15:47

    Proof that you don’t need dozens of overtakes to make an exciting race, with DRS being ineffective and the tyres being neutralised by the track and incidents. The passes that were pulled off were feantastic, there was incident, tension and a few talking points. It wasn’t epic like the best races are, but this was one of the best races so far this season. A solid 8.

  9. Martin (@aardvark) said on 26th May 2013, 15:48

    5/10. The exciting bits were cancelled out by the boring bits.

    But yesterday’s qualifying was a thriller.

  10. Starbuck (@starbuck) said on 26th May 2013, 15:49

    Horrible, horrible race. I normally love Monaco but this was one of the most boring races there I can remember (counting out the “excitement” caused by crashes).

    The only thing that could’ve helped this race? Degrading tires and more pitstops.

  11. I don’t understand why anyone went on to options on the red flag restart. No one drove anywhere near the speed potential of the primes let alone the options. Why choose used options if you’re just going to drive 1:21?

  12. Fixy (@fixy) said on 26th May 2013, 15:54

    5/10
    The first half earned a 3, the second an 8. However, the action was mostly provided by erratic driving (Grosjean, Chilton) and although some drivers tried to make it interesting (Sutil, Perez) the overtaking was minimal in normal conditions and accidents were the major talking point of the race. Raikkonen moving from 16th to 10th in the final lap was unseen so that does not help me give a precise rating.
    Overall, there was action but not what I expect from a Formula 1 race. Some drivers couldn’t tell they weren’t in go-karts anymore.

  13. Bosley (@bosley) said on 26th May 2013, 15:55

    I think it’s worth pointing out to those who are arguing about the GP2 graduate drivers, mainly Perez and Maldonado, being reckless and ruining the race, that not all GP2 drivers are like that.

    I mean, it’s definitely not like a graduate WON the race or anything…

  14. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 26th May 2013, 15:56

    Solid 6. Not the best race I’ve seen, but not terrible.

    All the secret tyre test drama aside, Rosberg still had a lot to prove and he did that by winning wire to wire with so many safety cars involved.

    Also laughing really hard at everyone mocking Checo for being squeezed by Kimi because he ran Kimi wide once. As much as the F1 fanbase screams and wishes for more drivers like Gilles, Ayrton, and such – they’re the loudest to scream that drivers like Checo and Pastor are “dangerous and unfit for F1″ when they actually show that aggression.

  15. P5ycH0 said on 26th May 2013, 15:57

    IMO Perez should get a penalty for the next race. Three times he set himself and his opponent up for a crash. Button and Alonso got out of it with their car still in one piece. RAI was not so lucky.

    • Lari (@lari) said on 26th May 2013, 16:16

      Raikkonen got 2 times out of his way (both going trough run off area) but 3rd time was the charm it seems. Perez needs to learn to judge the move alot better before doing it. He can’t just think always that “oh well, they will move out if this overtake attempt goes south”, which seemed like his mindset today.

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