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. Tayyib (@m0nzaman) said on 7th July 2013, 15:36

    I gave it an 8. It was a very good race with intrigue and good solid racing throughout the field. Thought the Hulk had a really good drive as did JB, they were both very good drives. Surely the track temps hindered Mercedes as they struggled throughout the race but that played into Lotus’ hands and Grosjean showed his speed today with a great drive.

    Kimi was a little unlucky in the end but a solid drive from the Iceman. Lotus as of now could really challenge at the Hungaroring and could be really quick.

    Did anyone see a replay of Massa spinning it looked bizzare from Alonso’s onboard. However Ferrari’s strategy just didn’t work I think because the pace isn’t in the car. They have stood still since Barcelona and the championship is slipping away from Alonso. Ferrari have to up their game.

    Vettel was asbsolutely brilliant today, that in my opinion is the best win of his career and he was top class. He really is starting to get closer to a 4th world title. This annoys me he wins his home race and they give him a Santander trophy. Hope the cameraman is ok.

  2. Osvaldas31 (@osvaldas31) said on 7th July 2013, 15:39

    Brilliant race, 9/10. I was on the edge of my sofa until Vettel crossed the finish line. Tyre choice for this race was perfect, just well-judged. And it produced a variety of strategies, which I haven’t seen for a while. Also drivers were able to push quite hard. Classic track added even more appeal to this race.

  3. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 7th July 2013, 15:43

    By suddenly, I meant a little while later. Alonso was 4 secs behind way before they pitted. I am an Alonso fan too. But atleast I am not in denial of the facts.

  4. Thibaud Rob (@thibzzz) said on 7th July 2013, 15:43

    What’s a shame in my opinion is that when Grosjean performs well, he is at some point in the race always told to let Raikkonen pass. Hope he can put on some good performances like this one without the team orders getting in his way.

  5. scuderia_fan85 (@scuderia_fan85) said on 7th July 2013, 15:44

    GREAT race by Lotus. I loved their team performance, but strategy was off a bit by running options in Q1 and not doing their usual one less pit stop. glad they finally getting quicker stops. if Lotus can keep up this kinda double podiums for the majority of races, they will definitely finish 2nd in the WCC and could be pretty close behind RBR.

    Seb had a up-close and personal experience and how Kimi would push him in the same car(Kimi makes it seem like Lotus is on par with RBR, imagine when they in the same car…Kimi could be a ahead)

    • Jon (@jons) said on 7th July 2013, 16:37

      Actually Lotus was the fastest car today, even Eric Boullier said it during an interview.

      • scuderia_fan85 (@scuderia_fan85) said on 7th July 2013, 20:15

        true. but man Kimi cant catch a break here. I think the radio problems made them panic a bit and pitted Kimi way too early cuz Romain went longer and came out 2nd. that 1st stop is what lost the win for him. im hoping for similar hot weather in Hungary and Belgium…and NO RAIN!

  6. João Leite (@johnmilk) said on 7th July 2013, 15:45

    8/10 a lot of things going on, a lot of overtakes, and Webber really took advantage out of the SC period, fantastic stuff

  7. Valhyre (@ausuma) said on 7th July 2013, 15:48

    It was a really great race.
    A lot of strategies, great overtakes, fights for the lead.
    It was good.
    Very good. 8/10

  8. the_sigman (@sigman1998) said on 7th July 2013, 16:15

    Loved that. Overtaking, different strategies, funny moments (Bianchi) and a battle at the front. 9/10 for me

  9. Absolutely awesome race, drivers were able to push throughout the whole race, as mentioned by vettel on the podium. No tyre failures and no stupid gp2 style crashes. There were only two things i didn’t like about this race one the cameraman getting hit by the tire(luckily he is still alive) and two the sc period was way too long i think after one lap the safety car had to come in.
    8/10 for me

  10. AlokIn (@) said on 7th July 2013, 16:28

    Kimi justifies Lauda’s comment he is a wimp. Such a good car and still fails to win.

  11. Leftie (@leftie) said on 7th July 2013, 16:30

    Fantastic strategic race, very tense! It was a slow burner, unfolding for quite a while. Haven’t gave it a 10 only because of the quality of the actual track battles – nature of the circuit (front-limited) prohibited the drivers to drive side by side more often – most of the passes were DRS-assisted and trivial. But it was great fun to watch this race, so i gave it 9\10.

  12. Jon (@jons) said on 7th July 2013, 16:39

    9 for me, because of the camera man accident. Very sad to see something like that. Otherwise the race was perfect

  13. Antonio Nartea (@tony031r) said on 7th July 2013, 16:55

    8. I’m not particulary impressed but this was for sure one decent race. We’ve had it very close for most of the time between the top 4, shuffles in the field, mixed strategies and thus a very present element of surprise.

    – 1 for the immense amount of mistakes in the pit lane (Williams throwing away points, the Webber incident, etc.)
    – 1 for a sort-of anti-climatic ending.

    If we had a three-way battle for position between Vettel, Raikkonen and Alonso, and no wheel incident, then it would have been a 10.

    Otherwise, a race how they should normally be.

  14. MG421982 (@) said on 7th July 2013, 17:16

    Kinda boring race ! 7 from me.

    Massa = useless indeed. If Ferrari drops him, I’ll be amazed if he’ll find a seat.

  15. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 7th July 2013, 17:29

    9/10 This was without a doubt the best year of the race. Every lap was 200% tension. However there is a point I’m keen on making. We all know pitstops can be a dangerous thing but are teams not chasing impossible speeds by trying to do a 2.4 second stops? Over the past years we’ve seen more and more wheels roll down the pitlane. Today it was close but one of these days someone in the pitlane is going to get a pirelli tyre to his temple and then it is going to be game over. I’m not going to say we need some stupid restriction rule but perhaps we need a revision of the wheel guns, to make them a bit slower so we are actually sure the wheel stays on the car. I know something has to happen.

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