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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  • 6 (9%)
  • 7 (20%)
  • 8 (32%)
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  1. Gave it a 7. While the strategies were interesting, there were some good battles and I didn’t zone out like some Hungarian GPs before, a lot of battles for position were denied due to the track’s characteristics. Raikkonen is doing some great overtakes lately and Hamilton’s moves on Webber were amazing, but at the same time we have Vettel not being able to pass Button, holding up Grosjean as well, Grosjean having a great race with some dreadful moves still and Vettel complaining over the radio like last year. Vettel has grown a lot, but I don’t understand his panic behind the wheel.

    As for Alonso and Ferrari, windtunnel problems or not, they’re throwing away their season. I’m beginning to get the same feelings as I had about them with Schumacher in 2005/6 and Raikkonen in 2008, it’s not working and they seem to be unable to find a solution.

  2. an 8 from me. Very exciting and some ballsy overtaking maneuvers which you should do, if you want to overtake in Hungary

    One thing I don’t understand is how on earth Webber didn’t manage to hunt down Vettel in the closing laps. He was on new options and the options which were used in qualy held up for 10 laps no problem at the start of the race with heavy cars and less rubbered track. So how come Webber stopped catching Vettel after 5 laps on new options at the end of the race? The only answer I can see is the “fail 22” message was given to protect golden boy from attack. Quite what had MW to lose from sticking two-fingers up to this I don’t know. Or maybe they fed him misinformation about the gaps so he’ll oblige? So many questions I have and no answers.

    IMO Webber isn’t hard enough ATM. He gave up the chase of Seb too easily and he gave up the positions to Hamilton twice too easily. Great start and great race from 10th to 4th but could’ve been more

    1. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
      28th July 2013, 17:04


    2. They can always make sure by giving him wrong delta times . currently their target for webber could be to bring home points come what may , say a 5th or 6th to secure WCC . He is to be nowhere allowed near vettel . pity rosberg had some woes today , or he could have upset the order a bit

  3. David not Coulthard (@)
    28th July 2013, 16:45

    6, not a Spa, not a Monaco.

    Congratulations to Williams, by the way!

  4. 9 for me. Great victory for Hamilton and very good race also for Kimi, Vettel, Weber and Grosjean.
    Three better drivers of today formula 1 in the podium! 3 great champions!

  5. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
    28th July 2013, 17:00

    A strong 8. Very good race, lots of action, great drive by Hamilton. Kimi got smoked on pace by Grosjean this weekend but managed to stay out of trouble during the race and finished a strong second so kudos to him.

  6. Ridiculous penalty for Grosjean. 7/10

  7. Before the start, I expected this race to be a boring one. Vettel had shown incredible pace on qualifying and free practice, and the bad reputation of Mercedes towards it’s tyres gave me the impression that the race was going to be an easy victory for Vettel.

    But I was proven wrong, because this race was a thriller! The first half of the race was quite unpredictable, and it looked like Webber, Grosjean, Raïkkönen and even Hamilton had a chance of victory. Vettel was stuck quite twice behind Jenson Button, and that ruined his race, but made it quite interesting. But then, we began to see that Hamilton’s tyres were going on well, and I started to believe in him winning this race.

    The end result was a pleasant surprise, and the fight between Raïkkönen and Vettel kept us awake right until the finish. But this was just one of many thrilling battles that there were today. Just a shame that Grosjean had a penalty, he deserved a big result after a brilliant race.

    So, I rated 8/10, because a thrilling race was totally unexpected I thought!

  8. I think RB was too conservative and preferred Vettel to finish a sure 3rd than go for a possible win. When VET came in for his last pit stop with about 16 laps to go, he had 7.5 seconds on HAM and 16 sec on RAI and 9 sec on WEB who needed to pit again and would have come out 30 seconds down.

    Unless his tires just went off by 5 seconds on a lap (which would allow him to come in and cover WEB and ALO), he had a small chance to hold off HAM, and definitely RAI who would also be on very old tires as well.

    Smart choice I guess for the championship, but I would have love to see VET go for the win.

    1. If you noticed, when the primes started going off, they were losing a second a lap. If RB had gone for trying to finish those last 16 laps, he would have been lucky to finish in the top 5. When these tires go…they go.

  9. 7, yes there weren’t too many overtaking but there were some battle which kept us on the edge of our seat.

  10. Michael Brown (@)
    28th July 2013, 18:30

    6/10. Mildly entertaining.

  11. 8.

    One of the best starts this season and a race that proved F1 can achieve strategic variety, spectacle and quality on-track racing afterall. The compounds used were a good call, the DRS zones were well defined and set this time. We had wheel-to-wheel racing, drivers constantly pushing, various strategies paying off, a (more or less) surprise winner, a LOT of good to great pitstops and no fumbles down the pit lane and a LOT of tense moments during most of the 70 laps. The race was good to watch and one of the best Hungarian GPs in a while.

    The downsides:
    – nothing happening in the midfield;
    – no one other than the usual suspects in the top 5, again.

    Throw in a raging Di Resta in the top 5 and a couple more midfielders in the top 10, mixing it with the big boys and it could have had the potential for a truly great race.

  12. I thought this was the weakest race of the year. Terrible track– it’s Monaco without any charm, or glamour, or a fraction of the history. Hamilton had a great drive, and his victory was clear as soon as Vettel got behind Button. The only real exciting moment would have been Vettel on Kimi, but it didn’t turn into a challenge except at one moment when the pass didn’t turn out. There were many penalties that were not deserved. There wasn’t real tension– just uncertainty (like the prospect of a tire or engine failure) which isn’t real excitement.

  13. 7/10

    It was alright.
    The lead battle was decided when Hamilton cleared Button and Vettel/Grosjean couldn’t
    Some decent moves by Hamilton, he was definitely the DOTW

  14. Daniel (@collettdumbletonhall)
    28th July 2013, 19:38

    That penalty on Grosjean was far too harsh. He barely had any space and was only millimetres out anyway…

  15. 8/10. Seeing Hamilton win did contribute to this rating, but also the intriguing battles made this race thoroughly entertaining through some differing strategies. DRS didn’t overshadow the racing which is always a positive and Williams getting a point is good to see. I’m enjoying the 2013 season more than before.

  16. Hamilton won because vettel was held up early by button. in this way, Hamtilton had a bit of a lucky ‘Vettel-esque’ win. all his rivals got held up at some point.

    cant believe the Mercedes tyres last for so long in this heat.

  17. 8/10

    Personally, this was my favourite race of the season so far, I think. Loved how DRS didn’t seem to do anything. It was very comprehensible: there were a lot of strategies being played out and the winning driver was the one that was able to overtake the drivers on different strategies the most effectively. So overtaking became the most important factor, which is the key element of any great Formula 1 race.

    The overtakes themselves were quite staggering, basically every corner in sector 1 saw its own overtakes. As I mentioned in the forum, I think Grosjean’s penalty shouldn’t have been issued – as a result, it compromised the race a bit, which was unfortunate.

    Still, excellent race, this is what I want to see with a bit more going on in the midfield

  18. Almost perfect race with the pole and the win by Hamilton but marussia look like they struggled today which I’m concerned about. Fingers crossed the races coming up will favour them

  19. 8.5/10
    I really enjoyed this race.
    It was amazing to see Lewis back to winning ways, it was almost like seeing him win his first in Canada 07′
    Fantastic drives by Kimi, Mark and as much as it pains me to say it, Sebastian as well, even I can see it would have been a task for Lewis to keep him behind had he not been held up behind Jenson for so many laps.
    I feel Romain’s pass on Felipe was a stunning move and the penalty given was ridiculous, I really hope this doesn’t stop drivers going for gaps due to fear of leaving the track.
    I hope Mercedes can now keep up this pace and drag Lotus along with them so Kimi and Lewis are right in it for an exciting end to the season.
    It seems Fernando, unless Ferrari can pull something amazing out of the bag, is all but out of the championship charge.

  20. I rated the race an 8. Was very disturbed by Grosjean’s penalty passing Massa. That was a gutsy move! He had already passed Button when he cut the chicane, so no foul. Granted that was not the cleanest pass, but for godsake this is Formula 1 auto racing and not junior gokarting. Bravo Hamilton!

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