Rate the race: 2013 Indian Grand Prix

2013 Indian Grand Prix

Start, Buddh International Circuit, 2013What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Indian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Indian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (5%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (3%)
  • 4 (5%)
  • 5 (8%)
  • 6 (21%)
  • 7 (20%)
  • 8 (18%)
  • 9 (10%)
  • 10 (6%)

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111 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Indian Grand Prix

  1. mixwell (@mixwell) said on 27th October 2013, 12:14

    8. the race was ok but atleast the crowd had manners

  2. tmax (@tmax) said on 27th October 2013, 12:16

    Loved the donuts and the bow…. That was incredible !!!!

  3. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 27th October 2013, 12:17

    Gave it an 8. The race was decent, not very spectacular, and i felt a bit sad for Webber. But there were some good battles too. What made me vote 8 is mainly the atmosphere around the race. Great to see Vettel being genuily happy and do some donuts for the fans, and also finally getting the recognition he deserves. Also India and the fans showed why they deserve a spot on the F1 calandar. Great so see so many people being so entusiastic about racing.

  4. Nick (@npf1) said on 27th October 2013, 12:22

    Again, congrats to Vettel and Red Bull. Deserved to win here and the championships.

    Meanwhile DRS pretty much annoyed me so much this race that I actually went off and made myself breakfast.. Twice. It’s good to see the drivers taking chances coming out of turn 4 to defend or take their position back, but then having to wait another lap to get on the other’s tail again is damn annoying. Seeing Hamilton having to resort to tactics and not overtaking before the second DRS zone for the 3rd or 4th time this season is pretty telling how the drivers feel about it.

    Meanwhile, the alternate strategies did not work at all, and this was pretty clear after 20-and-something laps.

    The longer battles were good to follow and Alonso’s non-DRS overtake was a stunner, but all in all it was a pretty standard 2013 GP. Voted a 6 because it was less terrible than Monaco and there was a nice quantity of battles.

    Vettel’s celebration and the crowd were fantastic, though.

  5. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 27th October 2013, 12:31

    Gave it a 4 accidentally, the last 10 laps were very interesting but DRS overtakes and the soft tyre degrading too quickly annoyed my quite a bit and the race had it’s boring parts. Grosjean had a great race from 17th on that one stopper and have to wonder what would have happened had he qualified higher up, also glad both Force Indias got into the points again :) Rate 6.

  6. Dan_the_McLaren_fan (@dan_the_mclaren_fan) said on 27th October 2013, 12:41

    The first part of the race was quite boring, though seeing cars pitting on lap 1 or 2 was a bit of a shock. It was quite strategic, and the running order was a bit false. But the end of the race was really thrilling : we could see battles everywhere, and we saw a lot of surprises, like Raïkkönen falling (again) from a comfortable 2nd place, while some underdogs were fighting their way to the top like Grosjean and Perez. And even if Vettel had an easy dominant win, he managed to entertain us with a really nice and welcomed celebration on the start/finish straight.

    I’m feeling generous because Perez had a tremendous race, so I’ve rated the race 8/10 !

  7. xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 27th October 2013, 13:02

    I really wanted to see Vettels fight through the field after his first pit stop properly.
    Instead, the director focused on the front of the grid.

  8. montreal95 (@montreal95) said on 27th October 2013, 13:08

    1. Would’ve been zero if there was such an option. The track looks good but consistently produces bad racing. Won’t be sorry to see it gone. Even if Webber hadn’t retired and managed to challenge Vettel at the end, the overtake would’ve been either a boring DRS fly-by or not at all.

    This whole season is just crashing down the side of the mountain from mediocre to pathetic. This race was the last straw for me I will still watch the races till the end of the season, only because these are the last 3 races for Webber, but nothing else. No comments here or on forums and not looking for F1 news on the net every day. Going to save helluva lot of time for the first time since 2004. Enjoy the next 3 races guys(hope they are better than this trash, but the next race might be as bad as this one in the Abu Dhabi glitzi piece of nothing) and see you next year, which hopefully will be a lot better

  9. David not Coulthard (@) said on 27th October 2013, 13:12

    9/10 for the celebrations.

    Admittedly the race was boring, but after seeing the celebration the emotion is just…

  10. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 27th October 2013, 13:16

    Many people are rating the race as ‘boring’ but it was far more entertaining than last year, no?

    I think Pirelli did it right this time … it feels weird to say something like this ^^

  11. Franton said on 27th October 2013, 13:29

    I’m all for equal opportunity, especially in the workplace. I didn’t think FOM would go to such extremes however. A blind TV director combined with camera people with missing limbs was a bit much. There were things happening in this race, and they kept cutting AWAY from them!

    For example, i’m watching Lewis inch up on Rosberg who was in turn inching up on Massa. Why did FOM then cut to a 30 second shot of the Merc garage watching the race on their monitors? The race was probably better than I think but FOM really dropped the ball with their coverage.

    Also (and I think i’m not alone given the tweets I sway today) that the tyre rules need a major overhaul. It’s just ridiculous especially given that the tyres have the same properties of bubblegum. I propose a radical solution: let’s make the tyres as hard as possible. Keep tyre changes allowed but scrap this mandatory change of compound rule. I want the tyres to last an entire race if necessary. Follow that up with removal of front and rear wings so we have a massive removal of both mechanical and aero grip. That’ll sort the men from the boys because they’ll have to really slow down for the corners!

    3/10 – partly for the camera, but also the the tyre related snooze fest.

  12. Exciting race…Unpredicted because of strategies…Prev. Indian GPs were boring due to tyre options medium and hard,this year was interesting soft and meds…love the race…really good crowd

  13. Loup Garou (@loup-garou) said on 27th October 2013, 13:42

    I voted a 9. Great atmosphere after all the pre-race shenanigans, unfolding tyre strategies, great driving by Vettel, Grosjean, Massa and Perez and Vettel’s 4th title in a row. I enjoyed his celebrations.

  14. toddjamin (@toddjamin) said on 27th October 2013, 16:22

    3/10 DRS killed the strategy choice. bumped up from a 2 in the first half by grosjean coming thru. massive shame about webber. worst race i have seen this year.

  15. andae23 (@andae23) said on 27th October 2013, 16:37

    Not enjoyable in any shape or form. Tired of 2013.

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