Rate the race: 2013 British Grand Prix

2013 British Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Silverstone, 2013

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Rate the 2013 British Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (5%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (3%)
  • 4 (2%)
  • 5 (6%)
  • 6 (6%)
  • 7 (11%)
  • 8 (27%)
  • 9 (29%)
  • 10 (10%)

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314 comments on Rate the race: 2013 British Grand Prix

  1. Absolutely shambolic.

    However, a stunning race. 9.

  2. bdah3056 said on 30th June 2013, 14:44

    Daniel Ricciardo has reason to be **** off with his team. Their slow pit stops cost him at least 2 places and probably 3.

    • tasimana said on 30th June 2013, 21:46

      Not bringing him in at the final safety car cost him a potential podium. Look where Hamilton finished. This is where team need to blame themselves and not the driver. It won’t have gone unnoticed by Red Bull how well he did. Qualified 6th too. Must keep it up though as JEV is also very good. Both deserve a bigger future than they’ll ultimately get. Get rid of Massa please.

  3. Adrian Taylor (@a-taylor) said on 30th June 2013, 14:44

    Gave it a 9, purely on the shock factor spectacle that was the tyres!

    Not the ideal way to go racing I’m sure, but it did set the race up for some very interesting battles in the final laps. For once it’s not Vettel being in the right spot at the right time!!

  4. bdah3056 said on 30th June 2013, 14:45

    Very exciting race: 8.

  5. ka (@ka12) said on 30th June 2013, 14:45

    7/10 should have been a great race without to many tyre failures :(

  6. if it wren’t for the creepy tyres, 8, but for that, just a 6

  7. Dizzy said on 30th June 2013, 14:47

    Tyres were a complete joke.
    DRS was all too often overpowered.


  8. George (@george) said on 30th June 2013, 14:47

    10/10 for me, unpredictable race with the drama of the tyres, brilliant wheel to wheel racing and an intense finish. First time I’ve been shouting at my TV screen in a while :D

  9. Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 30th June 2013, 14:50

    Let’s see…

    5 starting rate
    +1 for an exciting start
    -2 for each tyre delamination
    -2 for an safety car that shouldn’t have been needed (there’s no gate to pass a car through the pit-wall?!)
    +10 for an exciting finish

    Yup, 1, seems about right.

    • 5+1(start) -2(Hamilton)-2(Massa)-2(Vergne)-2(Perez) -2(saftey car) +10(finish) = 6 ;-)
      Am I wrong? :-D

    • Resort2Spa (@resort2spa) said on 30th June 2013, 15:48

      The tyre failures were more good than bad for the race as a spectacle.
      I am reading a lot of comments saying that the last 10 laps were brilliant but all the tyre failures were bad. They were bad for the drivers involved but for the spectator they glued my eyes to the screen.

      It is almost like these people fail to realise that the last 10 laps eventuated the way they did because of the tyre failures (and Vettel retiring of course).

      You can’t say that “Vettel would have retired anyways and the last laps would have been the same”

      No… the order and conditions of the cars/tyres were the way they were due to everything leading up to that point.

      Butterfly effect guys, butterfly effect. A butterfly flapping it’s wings in Korea may cause a Tornado in Oklahoma.

      Hamilton/Massa/Vergne losing a tyre caused a safety car which caused Vettel to cruise around in 1st/2nd gear for a few laps. You could argue that these laps in those gears caused stresses on the gear box that would not have happened had the tyres not failed. Vettels gearbox may not have given up if the race had happened another way.

      My point is – Tyre failures, gear box failures, safety cars and orders to stay off the kerbs are a means to and ends.

      The ends being a race.

      In this case the race was super exciting. So I gave it a 9

  10. Rigi (@rigi) said on 30th June 2013, 14:51

    entertaining as it was, it shows how mercedes benefitted from their secret test… undeserved victory!
    tyres have gone too far now, but let’s wait and see what caused the delaminations (kerb or bad tyres)

    • Val Whiteway (@) said on 30th June 2013, 15:51

      Why are none of the commentators picking up on the fact that Mercedes have blasted ahead on tyre management after their secret testing? Seem so obvious to me. Congrats to Nico but no one is questioning about how much they have improved since their solo 1000km testing. Brawn says no advantage but that is now sounding like a mockery of common sense!

      • Pete (@repete86) said on 30th June 2013, 21:39

        Considering that their tire was the first to blow and Rosberg was almost the second to go, it looks to me like they won here largely out of luck. The safety cars and their car position at the time of their deployments meant that their true tire wear was masked a bit. Had they been racing all of those laps, I think that they would have dropped back. Not as far as in Spain perhaps, but I don’t think that they would have won it.

  11. David-A (@david-a) said on 30th June 2013, 14:52

    The final 10 laps were great, the tyre failures were ****

  12. Bleeps_and_Tweaks (@bleeps_and_tweaks) said on 30th June 2013, 14:52

    The race itself was actually quite good, lots of overtaking and a great finish. But there can be no argument that Pirelli turned the British Grand Prix and F1 as a whole into a complete farce today. They have created tyres that are unable to cope with the loading of one of the finest race tracks on the calendar; they are not fit for purpose.

  13. bezza695 (@bezza695) said on 30th June 2013, 14:52

    gave it only a 6 because sadly the delminations were pathetic 6 over one weekend, 1 in practice, 1 in GP2 and 4 during one GP but the end of the race was great so much action but one questions
    Was Perez’s tyre a fresh tyre that had a puncture?

  14. tmekt (@tmekt) said on 30th June 2013, 14:53

    Gonna try to rate the race, not the tyres/kerbs/whatever

    9/10 – The best race of the season by far, very dramatic and memorable, and most importantly the racing was phenomenal (the whole race, not only the last six laps)! As a Kimi fan the last part of the race hurt but that’s too bad

    It depends on your view whether you think if Pirelli made it possible or if it would have been better if the tyres would have lasted for a longer time. The last six laps for one were all about differences between the compounds.

  15. Bill (@billza71) said on 30th June 2013, 14:54

    10 out of 10, didn’t watch race but followed text only and all I can say is totally nail biting stuff from beginning to end, well done to all driver superb race…. Now that’s what I call F1 racing at it’s best. Great fighting, clean passing even if DRS is used, action all the way too the last lap.

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