Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Nurburgring, 2013

Rate the race: 2013 German Grand Prix

2013 German Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Nurburgring, 2013

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

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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. Decent race – 7/10. Some good battles, different strategies throughout and tense towards the end. Sometimes it was a bit quiet. Good drives by Vettel and the Lotuses though. Vettel looks increasingly nailed on for his 4th title. I just wish the Nurburgring replaced Hockenheim to be on the calendar every year.

  2. Great race, finally they are racing again and it was definitely one of the better races so far this year !

  3. Quite simple really, when there are less than ten laps remaining and I cannot control my heart rate due to a battle up at the front, thats a 10!

  4. having seen the race live on track, i must say that it was very intresting.
    shame about that safety car, otherwise i think grosjean could’ve won the race.
    my first 10/10

  5. There are a lot of 8 and 9 votes here, though i cannot fathom why. I gave it a 5. I found it boring and predicatble. It was so boring that it actually made DRS seem like a good idea. Imagine what it would have been like if there was no DRS? That is how uninspiring it was- Plus i simply hate the Soft tyre; though they allowed for mixed strategies. Yes, there is performance gain, but what use is that if it is only good for 5 laps (a marked improvement on before).
    I turned off to go have coffee in a Starbucks at the Lakeside Shopping Centre at 14.00 – well before the race ended. The proof is in the number of comments on ALL articles relating to the race. They are well down on the norm.

  6. great racing, various strategies, very enjoyable. Keith the pictures are awesome, so many backgrounds to choose from!

  7. Lucas Wilson (@full-throttle-f1)
    7th July 2013, 21:59

    Didn’t watch the race purely because vettel won. He has 3 wdcs give that finger a rest and let a better driver win please

    1. jim (@jimvettel)
      7th July 2013, 22:17

      Dude you missed a pretty exciting race. Its ok not to like the best driver on the grid gving his finger but you will miss lots of awesome F1 races if you do

    2. ‘Better driver’.. at the moment I can’t see who you could possibly mean with that.

      And yes, I can see a 3WDC just move over and let someone else win because you asked him nicely.

    3. @full-throttle-f1

      Pretty laughable there. If he has to let others win, then those others are not better.

  8. I was at the Nurburgring this weekend. And I can tell you it was a fantastic race to watch from the grandstands.
    I was standing along the straight just before the last chicane with a big tv-screen in front.
    The whole race was actionpacked, and especially the blow up from Bianchi was spectacular as it happened right
    in front of my nose. There were loads of overtaking manouvres and also some overtakes at the chicane were not shown on TV so there was even more action than you have seen on TV. And watching Kimi closing in on Vettel on the final stage of the race was nailbiting stuff. So this was definately a 10/10 for me!

  9. We had Grosjean pushing for twice as long on softs, the lotuses chasing down Vettel, Raikkonen struggling to pass Hamilton, barely any tire drama. On the other hand, we had a terrible accident in the pitlane and… a car rolling down hill.


    Oh yeah. Alonso raced an anonymous race and came out of nowhere to challenge for podium AGAIN.

  10. was this my feeling or there wasn’t any sort of contact made between the cars throughout the hole race??

    1. I think you are right. When was the last time this happened?

      1. I have no idea. Would like to see some statistics here. I’ve seen no one mention it

  11. Pretty good race..9/10.

  12. Pretty boring. The gap to the leader might as well have been 30 seconds for all the difference it made. Highlight of the race was Bianchi’s car rolling slowly across the track under it’s own volition, haha.

  13. Actually wanted to give it a 10 but mistakenly clicked 9. Nail-biting race particularly the last few laps between VET and RAI. Almost had a heart attack :) Vettel thoroughly deserved this one. Fantastic start and he stayed composed and focused until the end. Excellent job from Kimi for fighting for 1st, great drives from Grosjean and Alonso, and to Webber for getting to 8th from last after that pitstop debacle.

  14. Michael Brown (@)
    7th July 2013, 23:18


    Still dislike these tires

  15. I gave it a 9 due to SC being an unnecessary nuisance. Some of my favorite drivers did well: Kimi, Grosjean, Webber, and Button, not sure what happened to Massa, or Rosberg. Thanks, Ray

  16. There was suspense but no real fight for the lead. once red bull got the lead they managed it perfectly, and in the end they managed to win in a front limited circuit, something very important for their form. The fact that RBR managed great pit-stops except one weighted in my score, it was a shame to miss Webber so early and more importantly it was a very dangerous incident. Again the perfection of red bull’s and the lack of objectivity of Lotus lost them another race. I really get angered when a race misses to deliver in the end and when a team repeatedly botches their own chances of victory, so frustrating. More importantly of course we saw a shocking incident that seriously hurt someone, an incident that could have happened to any team nevertheless one idiot Team Principal from a great team responded in a defensive stance that no one got seriously injured when in fact that person broke his shoulder and cracked several ribs. 5/10.

  17. It was a solid race but that safety car was out for too long, 8/10. Also, it seems that the McLarens like the post-Silverstone spec tire.

  18. Why is it hardly surprising webber had issues. Whenever he’s close to vettel or threatening him for the win something happens to him. Just think china quali and race after the malaysia debarcle. Come on red bull this is ridiculous. Is this how you say thanks to the guy in his last year.

    1. YES!! RBR is out to get Webber!! It’s a conspiracy I tell you!! #strongtinfoilhat #alienslamongus

  19. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    8th July 2013, 6:44

    What a crazy, entertaining, frustrating and edge of the seat race.

    I gave it a very solid7. Would have been an 8 or 9 had Hamilton had more pace.

    The split strategy for half the grid made the race entertaining when usually it goes on a bit of a lull in the middle of the race.
    Good to see Lotus competing for wins again. As long as the conditions are hot, my money will be on the Lotus.
    Romain has the ability to win races, it’s just a matter of targeting the incredible speed of his without hitting things.
    Also good to see the HULK getting in the top end action again.
    Button drove beautifully and way out drove the Mclaren.
    Good to see Vettel win his home GP. He drove a perfect race, he well and truly earned that one.

    Firstly that poor camera man. That was sickening to watching. Made my skin crawl. I hope some regulations are implemented to stop that from happening ever again.
    Webber was so unlucky to have his race ruined in the pits. (I bet the conspiracy theorists / Anti-Vettel fans, will have a field day on that one.)
    Hamilton + Mercedes general lack of pace was surprising. He looked good in the first stint, but after that he was mostly going backwards. I’m not totally convinced it was because of the tyres, because he hadn’t done any long run testing on the setup he ran.
    What on earth happened with Bianchi’s car? ahah. That was one of the most crazy thing’s I’ve seen happen.

  20. a shiver down the spine when webber’s wheel has flown away, my mind has gone back to imola 94.

    hope that guy is ok.

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