Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Silverstone, 2013

Rate the race: 2013 British Grand Prix

2013 British Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Silverstone, 2013

What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the British Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 British Grand Prix out of ten

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

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  1. Five blown tyres, Lewis robbed of a win, ridiculous safety car rule re the back markers meant Webber ran out time to chase down Webber, I found it way too frustrating….2

  2. Following the success of movies like “Watch for These Tyres”, “Save Fuel” and “Don’t Use KERS”, now comes the critically acclaimed masterpiece “Don’t Use Curbs”, written and directed by Bernard C. Ecclestone.
    — My opinion: The ending was ok, but in great parts it reminded me of “Man of Steel”, with all the stuff blowing up. At least CGI explosions looked decent. I gave it a 6 on IMDb.

    1. :D
      Anything to increase the entertainment factor…..

  3. Had to give it a 6. A lot of great racing, especially at the end. Loved watching Massa and Hamilton’s recovery drives, and Webber running down Rosberg; I did not enjoy the exploding tires.

  4. Ron (@rcorporon)
    30th June 2013, 23:11

    Also, nice to see that the “class” shown by my fellow Canadian fans carried over across the Atlantic (and to many members here) in the booing of Vettel / cheering his DNF.

    I personally cannot stand Lewis Hamilton but was far from cheering as his tire blew and his chances at winning the race blew up with it. I like seeing all drivers, even those who do not rank very high up on my list, perform to the best of their ability and finish races.

    I’d hoped that F1 fans were a bit more classy than their NASCAR counterparts.

    1. @rcorporon
      And you’ve conveniently never commented on Lewis being booed in Spain in the past.

      1. Lewis is only booed in Spain, Vettel is booed on every circuit. Poor guy :/

      2. Ron (@rcorporon)
        1st July 2013, 12:10

        I don’t condone the booing of any driver, anywhere.

  5. Great race and all caused by ****** tyres. A lot of sublime performances today too!

    I thought Williams were going to have a special livery for their 600th gp too but I didnt see it??

  6. 7/10 till the second safety car, 9/10 after, 8/10 overall.

    Hopefully some of the “experts” at FIA watch the last 7 laps repeatedly so they can understand why racing is better than tyre conservation runs.

  7. There have been so many good performances in this race that it will be very difficult to vote for just one driver of the weekend!

  8. doesn’t make sense to be rating a race which was high on excitement due to the wrong reasons. tyres going off, putting drivers to such extreme risks, is more like a gladiatorial contest. they should have red flagged the race

  9. I really struggled with my rating on this one. Up until the last ~10 laps, the race was a 1 or 2/10. The race was an absolute farce. As much as I’m sure people will say “quit whining, you asked Pirelli to build tires with more deg”, it’s ludicrous to think that asking for tires that don’t repeatedly puncture spontaneously is too much. The racing after the last SC, however, was abso-bloody-lutely brilliant. In the end, the physicist in me won out and I decided to do a weighted average; it came out to around 3.5, which I rounded to 4/10 out of generosity.

    This is really the first race where I have no clue what to feel. I’m angry that Pirelli can’t seem to get the compounds right, but the finish was so spectacular, though…I’ll need some time to stew over this one.

  10. Tires were terrible, no doubt. It wasn’t as bad as say, the NASCAR Cup race at Indy in ’08 (they needed cautions every ~10 laps or so for fear of right side blowouts), but the tires shouldn’t blow out like that unless someone had a puncture or something like that. The race until Vettel’s gearbox quit wasn’t great, and quite scary considering the tire situation. After that yellow, the racing got really good. Good amount of overtaking, even without DRS (Webber and Raikkonen in particular) after that yellow, and most guys had no issues with tire conservation in that stint. DRS was still a bit too effective at times (what I mean by that is that DRS exists), but it didn’t usually hand the pass on a silver platter the way it did in other races. I’d say a 8/10, would’ve been much higher without all those blowouts though.

  11. yuya (@john-locke)
    1st July 2013, 7:59

    Kimi is faster than you

  12. yuya (@john-locke)
    1st July 2013, 8:00

    Romain , Kimi is faster than you

  13. 9/10.

    For sure, the tyre explosions were dangerous and the issue needs to be addressed immediately, even if Silverstone is a circuit that’s particularly demanding for ‘the black gold’ and the problems are less likely to repeat themselves at Nurburgring.

    I don’t think that I need something dangerous to be able to enjoy a race. But I would lie if I said that all the unpredictable events during the race, which made Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg and perhaps also Webber look like the potential winners at different stages, were not exciting. There were also many great comebacks through the field and nice battles, such as the one between Hamilton and di Resta.

  14. Am I alone in thinking that what F1 should do is make every race a 12 lap sprint? Because that was some of the best racing that I have watched all year.
    After the final safty car the tyres where fresh allowing the drivers to wring everything out of them without worrying about the derogation.
    Everyone had lots of fuel so they could push hard all of the time.
    The pack was very tight making for great battles all the way round the track.
    DRS was disabled on the fist couple of laps letting Alonso and Webber make some fantastic overtakes.
    Vettles car gave up on him….. (only kidding, but it has closed the championship up a bit which is always good)

    Please FIA make every race like the last 10 laps of this one.

  15. It was a great race, but it was really very dangerous. If VET was closer to Hamilton, then he would have crashed into him at almost 300kph. After that, maybe more cars would crash head on into them as HAM was in the lead at that point. Great to see Vetel retire, and ROS winning the race. The final ten laps was just so awesome!

  16. we had to wait until the 8th race of the season plus 40 laps for the first proper piece of racing, and that last laps are still in my mind, and that is how I’m going to remember the British Grand Prix, therefore 8 out of 10 (and I’m a Vettel and Kimi fan).

    Even in this controversial times in F1, the nation that loves it the most never fails to deliver a good show

  17. We saw some racing yesterday. Loved it! 9 points

  18. It was like watching CARs 2 movie…….
    In that, engine explodes, here Tires…….

  19. I was getting furious at the tyre punctures but I agree with Charlie Whiting that it should of been halted immediately. I think Pirelli is lying here as how can you have 4 punctures or even 3 in about 5 laps. Pirelli should quit now and let Michelin take charge. If there is no tyre is change I believe that the teams won’t race and simply boycott the race. They go and do a secret test with Mercedes to improve the tyres, where is to me it looks like they made it even worst conditions.

  20. Bit conflicted about this one.

    One the one hand, the tyre failures were scary in the extreme. On the other hand, the second half of the race was quite a thrill, the guy who looked like he was going to walk the championship (again) had a failure, and there was a lot of genuine overtaking, but that’s still down to tyres that clearly aren’t safe. If we lose the excitement by going back to 2012 tyres, a part of me will be sad. However, it’ll be worth it.

    Hopefully Mercedes are gaining enough speed to put up an actual challenge in the races. Certainly, Ferrari just don’t have the speed and can’t seem to put speed onto the car during the year, Lotus can’t seem to get strategies right, and McLaren appear to be falling asleep at the wheel completely.

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