Rate the race: 2013 Korean Grand Prix

2013 Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea International Circuit, 2013What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Korean Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Korean Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (3%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (3%)
  • 5 (4%)
  • 6 (9%)
  • 7 (20%)
  • 8 (33%)
  • 9 (19%)
  • 10 (7%)

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220 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Korean Grand Prix

  1. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 6th October 2013, 8:58

    6/10 – Some good fights up and down the field, but long stints of nothing interesting.

    Maybe that ca become a 7/10 if you accept that the championship fight is over.

  2. Laine Baker (@bainelaker) said on 6th October 2013, 8:58

    7 for me. Some good battles down field, and a random Korean jeep. Can’t go wrong there!

  3. Karthikeyan (@ridiculous) said on 6th October 2013, 8:58

    Excellent action through out even though not everything had to do with actual racing. Ferrari’s pace was disturbing. Raikkonen taking an unlikely second and Seb doing his usual and excellent showmanship of defensive driving by Hulk. Rated 8.

  4. nmsi (@nmsi) said on 6th October 2013, 8:59

    Unbelivable Vettel wins 4th time in a row, who could have thought that after winning 3 times in a row? Lotus denies scrap for 2-3 place after Rai has taken Romain… Add in tire explode and mandatory Webber unluck (out of prime tires and no-fault-of-his-own car fire) + ridiculous double DRS zones that deny passing in the first zone it would have been clear 1.
    Race was saved by tight fight for 4-5-6-7-8 by Hulk, Ham, Alo, Ros and But. So 4 but overall a race to forget.

    • S2G-Unit (@s2g-unit) said on 6th October 2013, 9:19

      why do we keep having back toback DRS zones? im getting fed up with stupid tires, pay drivers, DRS & constantstupid penalties!

      Anybody else feeling thesame?

      we need to send comments/opinions to the FIA.

      last thing, just becaus Bernie got us into new countries doesnt mean he is the only person who could have done so & it does not mean he contine to rule over the spors commercial rights (even though he does for 100 years)

      team bosses are frustrted but not allowed to speak againast him.

      what is wrong with F1? too many problems !

      • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 6th October 2013, 9:31

        How can you say DRS was too strong when HĂĽlkenberg managed to defend his position over 15 laps? I agree DRS was too strong on some races this year, but today it was just fine.

        • S2G-Unit (@s2g-unit) said on 6th October 2013, 9:41

          sorrry, DRS was perfct this race. zone was not too long. generally, it is & poorply placed DRS zones/back to backis just dumb

      • David not Coulthard (@) said on 6th October 2013, 11:35

        I agree with you, but not about pay drivers, thoguh. Niki lauda was a pay driver, Alonso is sort of a pay driver, Hunt’s entry to McLaren was paid for by (his) cigarette(-smoking habit), and even MSC was a pay driver!

        Thoguh you were probably referring to drivers like Karthikeyan, in which case I agree. I’m just saying that not all pay drivers are bad.

        • S2G-Unit (@s2g-unit) said on 6th October 2013, 18:48

          ya i should have specified pay drivers. i really meant the fact that teams dont seem to be getting their faur share of the pie (and yes i know they spend alot). but there should NOT be so many teams strugglling financially and then depending on driversnto bring spinsors with them. the teams are unhappy about it and mention little bits here and there.

          whitmarsh even said recently its bad for business/teams to speak out against bernie.

          now, ill wait for prisoner monkeys to come defend bernie like usual.

          last point. at FOTA forum in montreal this year. the bosses even said that maybe the sport should be managed by someone who has more interest in preservingand putting more money into the sport rather than milking it as much as possible.

          there is no defending bernie!

  5. HawkAussie (@hawkaussie) said on 6th October 2013, 8:59

    I vote an 8 cause it was a good race and involve the best F1 LOL of the season with the jeep incident

  6. smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 6th October 2013, 9:00

    Just give hulk a good car, that was one of the best defensive driving i have seen in a long time

    • Baron (@baron) said on 6th October 2013, 18:20

      Give Hulkenberg a good car that goes forwards and is not as wide? Is that your meaning? I remember when Schumacher famously held up Hamilton for many laps at Monza – he was hailed as a villain. So when Hulk does it, he’s a hero? Doesn’t make any sense. Can you explain?

  7. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 6th October 2013, 9:02

    Quite a decent race. Had some fantastic battles. The first few laps were pretty so-so, but it livened up after that.

    I’ll tell you what, if Webber didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any at all.

    • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 6th October 2013, 9:15

      Get Hulkenberg in a top car. The boy can flat out drive!
      He truly is a star of the future and teams are taking late teens with fathers who have billions over him. Its just wrong.

  8. Ed Marques (@edmarques) said on 6th October 2013, 9:06

    Gave it a 8.
    Vettel didn’t vanished at the front so at least kept you guessing.
    Great fights after the safety car.
    The truck on the track hahaha.
    And Hulkenberg holding Alonso (before safety car) and Hamilton (after safety car).
    Good race.

  9. mixwell (@mixwell) said on 6th October 2013, 9:06

    more importantly i guess this race puts an end to the whole “Red Bull faking a tyre problem in 2012″ scepticism

  10. Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 6th October 2013, 9:08

    I am slowly and steadily becoming a Hulkenberg fan as well! ;) The guy is just brilliant! Truly brilliant! Deserves championships more than a certain almost 4-time world champion! And Ferrari was disturbing at best today. Alonso understeering each time into turn 6, and a general lack of pace!

    • Shreyas Mohanty (@) said on 6th October 2013, 9:10

      And the 4-5-6 scrap was one spectatular battle ! ;) and the 10-11-12-13 too!

    • Albert (@) said on 6th October 2013, 9:16

      @shreyasf1fan Deserves championships more than a certain almost 4-time world champion!

      Because Vettel has never done anything like this, right? You know, like winning with a Toro Rosso or something.

    • David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 6th October 2013, 9:19

      Thinly-veiled jabs at Vettel I see… can’t say I’m surprised given you’re an Alonso fan but if that’s the case, then Hulkenberg also deserves championships more than Alonso, Hamilton or Raikkonen.

    • Oletros (@oletros) said on 6th October 2013, 9:23

      Deserves championships more than a certain almost 4-time world champion

      I’m fairly sure that those things are said just to start a flame bait, they can’t be said in a serious way if you know just a little of F1

    • Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 6th October 2013, 9:45

      That’s not fair man !!!!! If we are still doubting Vettel’s abilities now and he is winning his 4th title in a row then what can we say about Hulkenberg ??? Vettel is a Top Driver there is absolutely no doubts about that, the only doubts about him is how he will react when he will be partnered with guys like Alonso, Hamilton and Raikkonen (which maybe we will never know) and his ability to fight for the championship in an inferior car. Nico has yet to prove himself now in a top team now

      • David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 6th October 2013, 10:10

        @tifoso1989
        Finally a Ferrari fan with common sense, the main reason I don’t support Ferrari is because of their cult-following of Alonso/Ferrari made especially evident at Monza… apparently they believe Alonso/Ferrari is some sort of deity who’s entitled to win.

  11. I like the track that second corner was harming some cars chance to overtake on the straight that said nothing harmed the racing today. About the championship, since Nurburgring and especially from Hungary it’s obvious that there are no more obstacles for Red Bull and Vettel. Red Bull got their 2012 tyres that they knew that would work well and the rest, the rest just show they don’t really know what their doing, all the hardwork is useless. Red Bull are in a world of their own they excel in every level, let’s just hope that next year someone will step to the plate.

  12. michiamogino (@michiamogino) said on 6th October 2013, 9:11

    Boring race. I give 6 only for the last laps after SC..

    • idon'teven said on 6th October 2013, 18:03

      I can’t understand how someone can just say the race has been boring. You’re favorite driver didn’t do well perhaps?
      Come on, be fair.

  13. infernojim (@infernojim) said on 6th October 2013, 9:14

    Hulk was incredible! Battling all race and defending from 2 world champions all race long with huge skill and maturity. Get that man a top drive NOW!

    I gave it an 8 – the top 3 was a bit dull (though Kimis pass on romain was great) but 4th to 7th was amazing and the battle where Lewis and Fernando overtook each other 4 times in 2 corners was fantastic.

    Championship is dead but racing alive…

  14. David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 6th October 2013, 9:14

    I was going to give it a 9 but because of the swapping of positions between Grosjean and Raikkonen I’ll knock off a point and give an 8 instead. Perhaps I’m biased and irrational, but it annoys me that Raikkonen just swooped past Grosjean when he has outperformed Kimi all weekend; the main reason he even got on the podium in the first place was due to the safety car and Rosberg’s front-wing faliure, prior to that only Grosjean was really keeping up with Vettel in 2nd while Raikkonen was scrapping around 7-8th. But I’m glad the team fully support Grosjean now, the way they egged him to beat Raikkonen should say it all.

  15. Michael Brown (@) said on 6th October 2013, 9:14

    Best race of the season and best race of the Korean Grand Prix. Gets an 8/10 from me. The first few laps an last 20 or so laps were very exciting, but the action dropped off about midway through.

    I’m really glad this race delivered because I was losing my passion for F1 ever since the Belgian Grand Prix. This time, the tires and DRS helped the racing without making things look way too easy. But still, the fastest lap of the race was 4 seconds off of qualifying?

  16. Howard (@howard) said on 6th October 2013, 9:16

    Great race all round, some rain would have spiced things up more.

  17. reflection (@reflection) said on 6th October 2013, 9:16

    I’m going to echo Lewis’ radio message, Hulk’s Sauber looked like it had a rocket launcher strapped to it going out of that 2nd corner.

  18. Win7Golf (@win7golf) said on 6th October 2013, 9:18

    Nice race for 4th and 5th… Congrats to Lotus… Hope the Championships will be over next week at Suzuka, so maybe we can see other colored cars in front…

    Maybe Red Bull goes home after winning another 2 Championships and let the others play – and let us the chance to see better and funnier races.

    With all the money it will be spent for next year, I just hope every race will be a Russian roulette!

  19. kcarrey (@kcarrey) said on 6th October 2013, 9:19

    Webber had a BBQ weekend.

  20. Erzen (@xenif1) said on 6th October 2013, 9:20

    Except for the laps behind the safety car and the last 8 laps everything was boring as hell

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