Rate the race: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix

2013 Belgian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Spa-Francorchamps, 2013What did you think of the today’s race? Share your verdict on the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (4%)
  • 2 (3%)
  • 3 (6%)
  • 4 (11%)
  • 5 (17%)
  • 6 (24%)
  • 7 (19%)
  • 8 (8%)
  • 9 (3%)
  • 10 (3%)

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188 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix

  1. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 25th August 2013, 14:40

    5. Boring.

  2. evered7 (@evered7) said on 25th August 2013, 14:42

    Good to see Ferrari gaining some pace. But a very dominant performance by Vettel in a dominant car. Unfortunate that Webber was stuck behind Rosberg.

    Just thinking that had Vettel not got past Hamilton in that first lap, it would have been the same case with him too. From where did he find that speed in the middle of the lap is confusing.

    Massa driving a solid race to end 7th while disappointed for Kimi to have his point scoring run ended in a disappointing manner. Alonso will look to win Monza to close the gap to Vettel but a lot more is required from Ferrari to challenge RB.

    • evered7 (@evered7) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

      Rated 7. Always good to see the Red cars go fast. Maldonado got mad again and provided some entertainment although it was unwarranted.

  3. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 25th August 2013, 14:43

    5/10. The race that promised lot but delivered nothing. The most memorable thing was the stupid protest, which will probably make me laugh for years to come.

  4. PeterGH said on 25th August 2013, 14:43

    DRS really needs to be banned, how anyone can find any of the DRS passes anything other than totally & utterly boring & dull is beyond me!

    There is literally nothing even remotely exciting or interesting about any of the DRS passes, There all far too easy, very uneventful & ridiculously boring to watch occur.

    I want to see some real overtaking again, Not this stupid push of a button motorway drive-by artificial rubbish passing!

  5. Stretch (@stretch) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

    What makes Spa is the unpredictability of the wet. 5

  6. Diceman (@diceman) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

    Gave it a 4. Very boring race.

  7. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

    6

    Not a bad race, but not great either.
    Firstly, Perez did NOT deserve that penalty.

    I’m not convinced that Mark and Seb are driving equal machinery. Seb is better than Mark, but not 32 seconds better. Not to take anything away from Seb, he drove very well, and controlled the race for 99% of the 308 kilometres.

  8. fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

    Eight. At least on par with the best races of the year, all it needed was some rain with ten laps to go to see the ferrari and mercs use their extra downforce to make a race for the lead, and it would have been perfect. Love spa! Can’t believe people saying it was boring! Loved it, and that’s from a ferrari man. Top drive from vettel, nice and smooth and controlled. Excellent from Alonso, some ballsy overtakes and very great race craft and start as usual.

  9. CeeVee (@ceevee) said on 25th August 2013, 14:45

    Qualification promised so much, but the race came up very short. Dull, dull, dull 3/10.

  10. Lauri (@f1lauri) said on 25th August 2013, 14:47

    Sky just said booing was because of protesters and not Vettel? What a …

  11. tmekt (@tmekt) said on 25th August 2013, 14:48

    Gave it a 7.

    Battle for the lead was non-existent and the race was pretty boring but there were at least some interesting battles in the midfield.

  12. Nathan Bellows (@nathanbellows) said on 25th August 2013, 14:51

    What a snooze-fest! Vettel overtakes for the lead 30 seconds in before escaping into the distance never to be challenged, classic GP2-ish driving from Grosjean and Maldonado, massive disappointment for Raikkonen too.

    Great drive from Alonso though. Spa got a 4 from me – and that’s being kind.

  13. Anele (@anele-mbethe) said on 25th August 2013, 14:52

    7/10, a bit generous but I my eyes glued to the screen. Lotus have zero performance in cool conditions though a bit disappointed

  14. rankx (@rankx22) said on 25th August 2013, 14:55

    Maldonado – a bit harsh, don’t you think?

    • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 25th August 2013, 15:08

      No. He tried to dive for the pit while two cars were still passing. Utterly idiotic move from him. Again!

      Although Gutierez’ driving which caused the damage to Maldonado’s car (which consequently prompted Maldonado to go for the pits) was a bit ridiculous also.

    • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 25th August 2013, 15:11

      No – he clearly turned into Di Resta.

    • @rankx22 agreed – drive through maybe but I viewed it that Sutil didn’t leave enough space and the collision with Di Resta was an inevitability after that.

      • mhop (@mhop) said on 25th August 2013, 23:28

        @vettel1 – You’ve viewed it wrong, I’m afraid. Have a look again and you’ll see that Maldonado’s collision with Sutil was caused by Maldonado making a swerve for the pit lane. He then made a second move for the pits and totally wiped out di Resta. Taking two cars — two cars you’re not even realistically racing — out on your way to the pits? Not acceptable. Maldonado fully deserved a stop go penalty.

    • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 25th August 2013, 16:06

      No. He tried to dive for the pit while two cars were still passing. Utterly stupid move from him. Again!

      Although Gutierez’ driving which caused the damage to Maldonado’s car (which consequently prompted Maldonado to go for the pits) was a bit ridiculous also

    • Valid points and I think what this raises is the idiotic placement of the pit entry. I recall Vettel nearly being hit by Schumacher for similar reasons last year – the pit entry should be before the bus stop.

  15. liam (@) said on 25th August 2013, 14:59

    Fell Asleep and I’m pretty sure Vettel and Alonso were close to falling asleep as well.

  16. R.J. O'Connell (@rjoconnell) said on 25th August 2013, 15:03

    6/10 seems fair for me. Even the mighty Spa can’t have repeats of ’98, ’00, ’08, ’09 and so on every single year it’s on the calendar.

    That said, it wasn’t totally devoid of excitement. But it wasn’t an instant classic either. The battles lower in the grid weren’t insanely dramatic, but there were great drives for some drivers – Alonso and Ricciardo in particular, got great results from terrible grid places. The pile up was dramatic, but not a race-changing event. Derek Warwick and the stewards were throwing out penalties like crazy.

  17. 7. It was quite boring in the top 5, but there were exciting battles in the lower part of the top 10.
    I still think that the DRS in Kemmel straight is too much, though.

  18. Krichelle (@krichelle) said on 25th August 2013, 15:11

    7/10, but this in my view is low… Boring because of DRS overtakes, made it too easy… Not just to Lewis… Although that was expected… But on the others, it was just too much… Vettel’s win did make the race boring, but that to me was pretty obvious given RB’s pace in the dry… It was boring, not much action occurred… Until Maldonado’s collision but… It was boring, but I don’t put this down to Vettel just leading… MAINLY: DRS, just get rid of it, or either balance it out… Overtaking last year was even “more overtakes” compared to “DRS overtakes”… The first half was good… Even though I am a hard Lewis fan I expected that he was going to struggle because Mercedes went for a WET WEATHER setup… But, really… DRS is just making things BORING… I was live timing as well…

  19. Jason (@jason12) said on 25th August 2013, 15:12

    4.
    Oh rain whereforth art thou?

  20. Krichelle (@krichelle) said on 25th August 2013, 15:12

    /10, but this in my view is low… Dull because of DRS overtakes, made it too easy… Not just to Lewis… Although that was expected… But on the others, it was just too much… Vettel’s win did make the race boring, but that to me was pretty obvious given RB’s pace in the dry… It was boring, not much action occurred… Until Maldonado’s collision but… It was boring, but I don’t put this down to Vettel just leading… MAINLY: DRS, just get rid of it, or either balance it out… Overtaking last year was even “more overtakes” compared to “DRS overtakes”… The first half was good… Even though I am a hard Lewis fan I expected that he was going to struggle because Mercedes went for a WET WEATHER setup… But, really… DRS is just making things BORING… I was live timing as well…

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