Rate the race: 2013 German Grand Prix

2013 German Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Nurburgring, 2013

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Rate the 2013 German Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (2%)
  • 5 (5%)
  • 6 (9%)
  • 7 (17%)
  • 8 (31%)
  • 9 (25%)
  • 10 (9%)

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186 comments on Rate the race: 2013 German Grand Prix

  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 7th July 2013, 15:04

    Loved it. Tense and lot of interesting battles.

    One thing tho, F1’s getting themselves to a point when accidents don’t happen because of luck, maybe?. The Webber wheel, the Marussia rolling backwards on the circuit. Another thing to look at quickly.

  2. Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 7th July 2013, 15:05

    5 starting score.
    -1 For trully awful pitlane incident with the cameraman. I was really worried for his life there, as I thought the tyre had hit him on his head/neck.
    +1 For the tyres allowing teams different strategies.
    +2 For drivers being able to push for the whole race.
    +2 For nail-biting last stint with 3 different drivers looking capable to win at some point.

    So I’d say it was a 9. Brilliant race, had me in the edge of my seat throughout. Really good form for all the podium finishers. Good race from Jenson as well. Felt sorry for Massa and Grosjean – I reckon he could have finished 2nd had it not been for the safety car, and he would have truly deserved it.

    • Manished said on 7th July 2013, 15:53

      Romain got ahead of kimi with better strategy for staying out on first stint.

      Kimi got screwed up by the team that pitted him behind the traffic.

      Kimi would’ve won by staying out on 1st stint like Romain did.

  3. nackavich (@nackavich) said on 7th July 2013, 15:07

    Really strong race of strategy: probably the best strategic race of the season that wasn’t dictated by tyres horribly falling off cliffs.
    A few interesting incidents, glad to hear the cameraman is well. Great fight back from Webber AGAIN, beautiful drives from the Lotus drivers, very close battles for positions right through the pack. 9/10.

  4. Yoshisune (@yobo01) said on 7th July 2013, 15:12

    The final laps were incredible. There was a lot of tension with different strategies, close racing. Thrilling. And then, of course, it’s always nice to see a guy winning his home GP.

  5. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 7th July 2013, 15:14

    @sankalp88 Did you not observe that Alonso wasn’t able to overtake with DRS, he was slow through the corners too. When Vettel pitted, Alonso was suddenly 4 secs off Kimi! And then when Kimi and Alonso came off the pitlane the split was at most 2s. And both were on softs, and Kimi goes to second and Alonso stays at 4 – unable to pass even Grosjean. He was even consistently losing huge chunks of time, but that may or may not have been because of him switching to fuel conservation!

    • q85 said on 7th July 2013, 16:58

      watch the race again, alonso was 4+ seconds behind kimi before his final stop. HE cut it back to 2 with fastest laps.

  6. JPedroCQF1 (@joao-pedro-cq) said on 7th July 2013, 15:19

    Great race, really good fights for position all over the field, everyone was pushing as far as I could see. Again, we had a close finish. One more lap and it would have been even closer.

    And look at it, no punctures today!

  7. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 7th July 2013, 15:24

    Fantastic race! Not too much drop off by the tyres, but enough to make things interesting. Further to this there was a huge difference in both performance and longevity between the compounds which led to such an exciting finish. The last 10 laps were truly edge-of-your-seat thrilling! This is what a great Pirelli race looks like, and what should be aimed for.

    Although Vettel winning was the worst possible outcome for the Championship battle, you can’t take anything away from the man today. Composed, hard fought win by him. Relieved that the cameraman is ok.

  8. Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 7th July 2013, 15:26

    I gave it a 7 . Brilliant racing from vettel ,grosjean and kimi to a nail biting finish . Tough luck for webber as usual . Red Bull have brains all over ! they can design a car which works even on the moon ( Please don’t counter me with some gravity laws , I bet they have an answer for that too , they did some tests with felix baumgartner ) .

    Just could have been better with a couple more laps in the end . That’s why a 7 instead of 8 from me .

    • DeadBull said on 7th July 2013, 15:33

      you think the webber incident was tough luck? when I saw him pitting with a change to come ahead of his teammate I said, i bet the farm it’s going to be the longest pitstop since the Flintstones. Well RBR owe me a farm.

      • Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 8th July 2013, 7:36

        Yeah . I predicted they would ruin his start . but maybe they needed him to squeeze lewis for vettel to get the job done . Also maybe they didn’t wan’t him to loose too many points . Unfortunately Webber can’t control these things . That pitstop was so bad . How come webber gets these always . Nothing is a coincidence . But vettel was omnious today irrespective of webber

        • Solo (@solo) said on 26th August 2013, 7:49

          The reason this things happen to Webber is because Vettel is priority and they put their full concentration on giving Vettel the best they can do that they subconsciously relax when it is Webber and make mistakes.

  9. Zantkiller (@zantkiller) said on 7th July 2013, 15:28

    A solid 8.

    There was a bit of a dull moment just after the safety car which gave way to the tension of the finish.

  10. Tariq Patel (@mdtariqp) said on 7th July 2013, 15:30

    Gave the race 9 out of 9 for all the different tyre strategies and the safety car intervention.
    I must add that felt very bad for Massa and Webber for their problems.

  11. Eric (@) said on 7th July 2013, 15:30


    This is what F1 is and should always be. No ridiculously easy DRS overtakes or SC shuffles.
    10 -1 for the incident with Webber’s rear tyre.

    And what the hell happened to Massa? Such a shame.

  12. DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 7th July 2013, 15:31


    Lovely to see karma come and bite Mercedes.

    • Robert (@gicu) said on 7th July 2013, 15:40

      Are you refering to the test which gave them a clear advantage and solved their tyre issues? Couldn’t have been more obvious..

    • Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 7th July 2013, 15:53

      @davef1 I don’t see your point . Their test has not given them too much as we saw today . Their car , unlike red bull is still temperature dependent ( Imagine what will happen in asia where temps are high) . They gave got a just penalty now with all the other cars also going to test with new tires and race drivers . They have enough karma for now . I guess they need some 1-2 race finishes to keep ahead .

  13. Anele (@anele-mbethe) said on 7th July 2013, 15:33

    Lap after lap of nailbiting action, constant pressure on the leader till the last lap. The only thing missing was the lead changing hands a couple of times and it would have been a perfect 10. 7/10

  14. Erzen (@xenif1) said on 7th July 2013, 15:33

    +1 for getting to see Kimi’s new haircut :P It was a nice race, i feel sorry for Massa and Webber, generally a nice race anyway, Kimi’s charge in the end looked incredible but he never seemed to threaten Vettel’s victory chances.

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