Rate the race: 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Monte-Carlo, 2013What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the 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. PeterG said on 26th May 2013, 16:17

    I always accept that you don’t get a lot of overtaking at Monaco & that the races can often be a bit processional so always look to the challenge of Monaco to provide the excitement. Watching the drivers mm from the armco pushing hard knowing that 1 mistake could end there race has always been the fun of watching the Monaco Gp.

    Today however we didn’t even get a lot of that. With everyone running 3-4 seconds a lap off what they could to look after the tyres we just had a dull procession in which most the field wasn’t pushing which took away the best part of watching the cars running around Monaco.
    You had big gaps between most the cars as they were been told to back off in order to watch there tyres, Don’t get too close to the car ahead to watch its tyres & as a result there wasn’t much racing going on.

    Lewis started pushing harder to have a go at Webber & was then told by his team to back off to watch his rear tyres.

    This tyre management stuff is getting stupidly out of hand now, Its gone from been a factor to been the biggest factor at every race.
    Its making the races really dull because were no longer really seeing any racing.

    Not sure i’ll be watching F1 for much longer unless the tyres are changed to make tyre management much less of a factor!

  2. Steven Smith (@ragwort) said on 26th May 2013, 16:18

    I’d give the first half of the race a mark of maybe 3. The second half I’d give perhaps an 8.
    But it’s Monaco, and overall remains boring, boring, boring.

  3. Nomore (@nomore) said on 26th May 2013, 16:21

    Worse race, is time for F1 to leave Monaco…this track has nothing to do with F1

  4. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 26th May 2013, 16:24

    Incredibly boring, as always with Monaco – 3/10.
    The little choo choo to the finish but even worse with tyre management. Good for Rosberg and Vettel, both ferraris were soo terrible and Perez below everything as he ruined both his and Raikonnen’s race.

  5. Rigi (@rigi) said on 26th May 2013, 16:25

    what a boring race that was, proves the fact that DRS does make f1 way more intresting!
    also the f1-tv-direction was absolutely awful, i want to see the cause of a yellow flag immediately and not 40 seconds after the incident, even i could direct races better…

    perfect drive from rosberg, definately driver of the weekend, kudos to perez and sutil for actually trying to make a move

  6. Viswanath (@viswanath) said on 26th May 2013, 16:32

    Not more than 6. Despite a thrilling race, the result is not worth embracing. Alonso drove half-mindedly, Raikkonen unfortunately involved in an unfortunate incident resulting in losing his position as well as aggressive Chico failing to finish. Luckiest driver on the grid today would be Sutil, having all the drama taking place infront and still came out undamaged and made every penny out of it. Funny to watch Massa go off the track at the same place as in practice.

  7. Shimks (@shimks) said on 26th May 2013, 16:34

    Yet again, more tyre conservation than full-on racing. So boring. At least Perez and Sutil livened things up a bit. I’m pleased for Rosberg, though. It will mean so much to him.

  8. Glenn (@glennb) said on 26th May 2013, 16:34

    A procession as usual at Monaco. Scored it a 2 and only because Checo had a go.

  9. Dan_the_McLaren_fan (@dan_the_mclaren_fan) said on 26th May 2013, 16:35

    This race wasn’t bad, but could have been amazing.

    The first part of the race (before the first SC) was absolutely boring : no one could pass, and we had the feeling that Mercedes was holding everybody up. It was as if we were watching a formation lap for more than 20 laps.

    Then, after the first SC, the race started getting thrilling : we at least had the feeling that overtaking were possible. All the cars were glued together, Hamilton looked like he could pass Webber, Perez looked like he could pass everyone. It was a real thriller, but unfortunately, it didn’t last very long. Like in 2011, a red flag ruined it. Everyone could put the tyres they want.

    The last part of the race could have delivered the same amount of thrills, but instead it became very furstrating. There were a couple of impressive passes, but also a lot of frustrating moments : Perez destroying his race (and Raïkkönen’s) with a contact, Alonso sinking in the field (after he showed promising pace in practice), and the top 4 having their positions frozen without anyone attacking any more.

    The victory of Rosberg might have been a nice moment (that guy really deserves to have more wins). But, what I didn’t like was that we’ve seen a lot of dangerous incidents. Grosjean has stupidly rammed Ricciardo : we don’t want to see that side of Grosjean’s driving in races. Perez was nice to see most of the time, the incident with kimi was dangerous and frustrating. His retirement was even more frustrating. And last but not least, Chilton’s driving was way too dangerous : the accident with Maldonado was scary. Chilton was driving as if he didn’t pay attention to what was going around him. A drive-through was way too nice for that accident.

    I rated the race 6. Could have been a great race, but too many issued prevented me to like this year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

  10. DaveW (@dmw) said on 26th May 2013, 16:35

    Let’s say 6. It was really a typical Monaco—fastest car on pole, manages gap, escapes a shuffle-back in the inevitable SC period, wins. I add a point for Sutil carving Button and Alonso into tasty schitzel at Lowes.

    Checo, Checo, Checo…now his move on Raikkonen was foolish but I still think he had a better race that Button, who spent the entire race either crying on the radio like a little girl or getting passed by people in places where you cannot let happen in Monaco unless you only have 6th gear in your car or shot tires. Oh he also hit Alonso for no reason. Weak. Neither of those guys put in a performance worthy of McLaren.

  11. Howard (@howard) said on 26th May 2013, 16:46

    I gave it a generous 7, the safety cars and accidents made it somewhat a race otherwise it would have been another follow the train bore fest.

    I don’t like this GP2′esque Perez driving. I think he was taking Raikkonen for granted too much.

  12. obviously said on 26th May 2013, 16:51

    These GP2 guys are driving like complete tools. First VDG cut the first corner and slammed into one Williams and then proceeded with slamming into the back of the same car in the hairpin.
    Perez drove like a maniac who based his chances on the fact that other drivers are sensible, so he just went on like a maniac and made them move out of his way.
    Chilton and Ro Gro managed to cause safety car and a red flag each. It’s just complete disgrace.

  13. bsnaylor (@bsnaylor) said on 26th May 2013, 17:00

    Formula Pirelli, board game. YAWN

  14. JS (@js) said on 26th May 2013, 17:00

    A typical Monaco race, pretty boring for me (nice images, but apart from that… the most thrilling part of the Monaco week-end for me is the qualifications).
    But what kind of race did we get? How come VET sets the fastest lap 2s faster than the pace he and the leader had been going throughout? Are we watching at taxi drivers or F1 pilot? It’s easy to reduce costs in F1 : with such tyres, forget about V10, V8 or V6 turbo; a V2 will do…

  15. George Nikolaou (@) said on 26th May 2013, 17:04

    a 7 from me.. and i am a die hard fan of the Monaco gp..
    The only problem today was the Red Bull duo… Vettel did not even tried to take the first place and my fav pilot Webber did not even thought to claim a better position..
    Alonso was in another race and Kimi very unfortunate…

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