Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Hungaroring, 2013

Rate the race: 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

2013 Hungarian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Hungaroring, 2013What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (1%)
  • 5 (3%)
  • 6 (9%)
  • 7 (20%)
  • 8 (32%)
  • 9 (23%)
  • 10 (9%)

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  1. 6/10, Can’t see how anyone could really give it more than that to be honest?

    Hardly any overtaking, Hardly any opportunity for overtaking, No fight at the front & not a lot going on.

    Races liek this where Vettel wins usually get rated below 5, clearly Hamilton-Bias going on here as usual!

  2. Solid 8 – Hungary needs to change the layout a bit to make overtaking easier towards turn 1, 2 or 4. Then it would be an even better grand prix.

    1. It’d take some landscaping, but why not straighten out the run between 3 and 5, and turn 4 into a slight kink?

      Also looking at the maps, perhaps convert turn 10 to a double hairpin, and follow that with a sweeper leading into what now is turn 12?

      1. there is a lot of ground water beneath the circuit so doing massive landscaping like you suggest is gonna be extremely expensive. But I think if they changed turn 2 – make it leaning inwards to allow a variable race line then we’d see more overtakes already.

  3. Went with a 4. Monaco without walls – so true.

  4. Hamilton has now win a race in every season since he is in F1.

    1. A win and a pole. The only driver in history. This is also Hamilton’s first back to back wins for a particular race.

      1. @theoddkiwi well that all depends if you define it by the calendar or simply by whole seasons, as if we exclude Vettel’s half-season in 2007 he’s also achieved that statistic. Nonetheless deeply impressive from Hamilton but also a mark of just how fortunate he has been with regards to his entry into F1 straight into a top team.

    2. Is he the only driver also to have been in a team with winning capability for the whole career so far this getting these results? Not many people get the chance to start from a winning team @ race 1 in their careers.

      1. ya not a great stat to boast about ! But he has loads of other stats ;) ..BTW where is he in the all time pole position list ? anyone ?

        1. @hamilfan he is currently 7th (with 30) behind Mansell (32), Prost (33), Clark (33), Vettel (39), Senna (65) and Schumacher (68).

          1. Wow vettel has that one going … can’t see lewis catching up unless vettel has a barren streak which is unlikely at the moment . Senna 65 ! respect !

          2. @hamilfan Senna really owns that statistic though, as Schumacher took 250 races to reach that value whereas Senna only took 162 races – serious respect!

            I’m going to take a guess that Vettel will add to that tally before the end of the season also but well done to both of them – they’ve still got several years left each to add to their respective totals!

      2. Button was Lewis’s team mate for 3 years and he has only one pole to his credit compared to Lewis’s 9 poles.
        It does not mean that every one will get a pole , if you have a good car.
        Driver skills do matter a lot.

        1. Exactly… & the one pole Jenson got was when Lewis & his side of the garage got the wing choice wrong. Compare Vettel’s poles to Webber’s during their tenure together @ RBR as well.

  5. I liked it. It had an unexpected winner, variety of strategies some good battles and plenty of brave overtakes. Oh, and there were no DRS power or tyres drama.

    1. 9/10 and you “liked it”, for that sort of rating it should have been orgasmic, not likeable.

  6. a solid 7
    pretty entertaining race, however spoiled by that incredibly stupid penalty for grosjeans who would’ve been a contender for the podium aswell

    1. great to see williams finally scoring a point again!

    2. I agree. There were plenty of other drivers putting four wheels over white lines without drawing a penalty. Some selective stewards investigations methinks.

    3. Brother Lehmann
      28th July 2013, 15:04

      + 1

      Would say that there was a “Crashjean bonus” for Grosjean there. Giving penalty for passing … come on.

    4. Alex (@korbendallas)
      28th July 2013, 15:15

      The penalty was not for going over the white line, it was for completing a passing move whilst off the track. I don’t recall anyone complaining about how stupid it was when Vettel got a 20 second post-race penalty for EXACTLY the same thing in 2012.

      1. Actually I recall a lot of people complaining about that one with Vettel @korbendallas, it was a big debate afterwards between the fans here.

        But I do agree that the penalty was very clear, he went off track while passing and that is not allowed.

    5. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
      28th July 2013, 17:22

      Sorry what “stupid” moves are you referring to?

  7. Danksa (@danieljaksa)
    28th July 2013, 15:01

    8. Enjoyed the race. Great pass by Ham on Web with the back-marker in the mix – WOW!

  8. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    28th July 2013, 15:03

    Loved every moment of it! 9

    1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      28th July 2013, 15:24

      I picked Vettel to win, and im SO PLEASED that I was wrong!

      – Hamilton wins!!!
      – Mercedes race pace was actually really decent.
      – Epic battle between Grosjean + Vettel
      – Great recovery from Mark
      – Kimi’s ability to look after tyres and still keep relatively good pace is incredible. Great strategic call for the 2-stop.
      – Button holding up Vettel was very entertaining. Particularly enjoyed that!
      – Good to see Williams finally getting their first point!

      – Unfortunate to see Grosjean shoot himself in the foot repeatedly.
      – Ferrari have to improve their car. Fernando will not even come close to winning the WDC with his current equipment. As good as Fernando is, no one can compete with that machinery.

  9. Didn’t get a single element of my predictions right, so 1/10.

    …I joke, of course.

    A very solid 8/10 for me. Not a classic but thoroughly enjoyable all the way through. Overtaking, while not impossible, was not as easy as in previous races, which resulted in some very enjoyable passes.

    The only thing that’s left a bitter taste is the penalty following Grosjean’s sensational move on Massa. But, them’s the rules, so no point in complaining about that.

  10. 8 for me, nice to see Mclaren working their way to the front again and finally that first point for Williams

  11. This, along with Monaco, is the worst track on the calendar. Along with the desperately unfair penalty on Grosjean, I was underwhelmed. Is there some secret FIA rule along the lines of “Thou shalt not overtake a Ferrari”?

    1. Overtaking off the track’s fair now?

      1. I think they should reward it if someone can go faster in gravel/rough terrain vs track ;)

        /end sarcasm

  12. Was torn between 7 or 8 but gave it an 8/10 . we saw vettel vs button vs grosjean which had me in the edge of the seat . In the end Kimi vs vettel was so close . Couldn’t ask for too much more there .

  13. There were some great battles. I was happy to see hamilton win. I was happy to see vettel earning his pay. Happy to see Kimi on the podium. But man, that second Lotus is being under-driven, and kimi and vettel are so pal-ly — it’s really looking like Lotus will have two empty seats at the end of the season.

  14. A short poem to sum up the start of the race for me:

    Hammy lined up first on the grid
    As the weather looked increasingly torrid
    He waited patiently for the lights
    As he narrowed his sights
    To the first corner 600m ahead
    “Grosjean, don’t crash into me,” he pled
    And so the lights wet out, and the racing began
    And dear Hammy tried the best he can
    To avoid any attacks from the nearing frenchman
    And just as the cars raced wheel to wheel
    My father called me in for a meal.

    (to be continued.)

    1. Good one, though if you’re summing up the start, there’s 20 other drivers that were not mentioned, or atleast a handful of top drivers if you have to draw a line ;)

      1. @lari Thanks for the tip.

    2. Dude you rock ! you got yourself a new fan :D

      And dear Hammy tried the best he can

      …….you mean tried the best he could …but the rhyme would be off .cough cough

      1. I’m from Hong Kong, and English is my second language; feel free to correct me every time you see something wrong :)

    3. @chingh you didn’t disappoint ;)

  15. After FP1 and FP2 on Friday, I really though we were in for a tedious time at one of my least favourite tracks with Red Bull just disappearing into the distance. Instead we had a great race for once. Not ruined by DRS passes ad infinitum, but enlivened by differing tyre strategies. It’s still a horrid track, though.
    I think Hamilton should say a very special ‘thank you’ to Button for keeping Vettel behind for 12 laps. Rather disappointed for Ferrari, and surprised Vettel couldn’t pass Kimi at the end. Don’t know what to say about Grosjean; someone needs to take the lad in hand and point out a few home truths to him.
    8 overall.

  16. Some good hard race from start to finish.

    I’d love to know what RBR “FAIL 22” message was about…

    1. @ming-mong
      I think it was an instruction, I think he had to restart his KERS system, and they gave him the restart sequence (he would have to position the switches on his steering wheel to those positions)

      1. Both drivers received that message. Odd.

    2. Most likely a failed sensor that needed to be reset, and not a team order!
      That’s what David Coulthard said during his commentary – I guess he had a few of them go when he drove for Red Bull.

  17. Gave it 9. Great race, with great strategies battles, great overtake maneuvers.
    Hamilton was perfect, the pass on Button was essential. Great drives from Raikkonen and Vettel also.
    Feel bad for Grojean, second was his if not for the penalty, which i think was a bit harsh.
    Happy for Williams also.

  18. great drive from grojean, unfortunate but hope he learns..dont know what alonso was on about in the press interview seems he was not very happy with grojean..

  19. what is happening to ferrari and alonso . alonso should quit ferrari and move into some other team ,maybe redbull or so if possible .ferrari sucks and as good as a talent alonso is ,he is wasting in time with ferrari and their come next year we would dominate with a super car strategy

    1. There isn’t a driver in F1 who wouldn’t give up their seat for a chance to be Ferrari’s favoured driver. It is a luxury that only a handful of even the greatest ever drivers will experience. Just to be in that position is an enormous achievement in itself. Alonso’s not going to give that place up for anything.

      1. Oh come on ! I understand that prestige but ultimately you want to win !

      2. are u kidding .winning is something that ultimately matters .no one would remember massa 20 years down the line .alonso should win .its should be about winning ,not prestige and how u did in the past

  20. James (@speedking84)
    28th July 2013, 15:59

    1/10, Grosjean got a penalty for overtaking. Shame about the ban on overtaking, improves safety I suppose.

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