Rate the race: 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Start, Yas Marina, 2013What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (8%)
  • 2 (4%)
  • 3 (11%)
  • 4 (14%)
  • 5 (19%)
  • 6 (21%)
  • 7 (13%)
  • 8 (6%)
  • 9 (1%)
  • 10 (2%)

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185 comments on Rate the race: 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  1. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:50

    4/10. Simply boring apart from a few scraps.

  2. TheBass (@) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:52

    Worst race this season. Great drive of Vettel.

  3. Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:52

    Come on! It wasn´t that bad! It had good battles and good overtakes. But boring, boring, boring, it wasn´t.

  4. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:54

    I thought it wasn’t that bad for Abu Dhabi. OK, I admit it didn’t have a battle for the win except for the run to the first corner…

  5. Rigi (@rigi) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:54

    not good enough for the “highest”-motorsport-class. 3/10.

  6. Krichelle (@krichelle) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:54

    Gave it a 7 but in real it’s only because I am nice in giving out feedbacks. However, DRS in the race showed completely how it is destroying f1. Sad to see Lewis stuck in traffic and Kimi out. Boring race… in total, but not because of Vettel winning… Good job on Rosberg for compensating Hamilton’s traffic issues for Mercedes’ extra points..

  7. Ed Faulkner (@) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:55


    I don’t think anyone is happy at the moment in F1, except Vettel and Horner.

    Alonso, Raikkonen, Webber lost interest
    McLaren well off where they should be
    Force India, Lotus financial woes
    Back teams making pretty much zero progress
    Fans not seeing any real competition for some while while paying sky high ticket/TV prices (there’s a pun in there!)

    I love F1 and its sad when its not the spectacle it should be, I just hope that the rule changes, and mixing up of teams/drivers will make it a whole lot better in 2014!!

    • S2G-Unit (@s2g-unit) said on 3rd November 2013, 22:08

      If anyone is rating this race higher than a 5. I think they need remember the DRS passes. Nobody wanted to pass before the 2nd DRS zones (stupid implementation). Nobody was defending against a pass (need to save tires).

  8. Oli Peacock (@olliekart) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:56

    Base Mark of 5
    +1 for close racing at about 3/4 distance
    +1 for Alonso’s late charge
    -1 for DRS
    -1 for Hamilton being held back and Raikonnen not making past T2
    -1 for no challenge for the lead
    -1 for typical Vettel style victory (Big Lap 1 Lead, better stratagy so no traffic)

    = 3 Worst race of the season, maybe one of the worst of the Pirelli era

  9. dragoll (@dragoll) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:56

    I’m enjoying these last couple of races, to me F1 isn’t about overtaking, or mixing it up, its about the car/driver package doing the best they can in a race weekend. And this race saw VET dominate the entire field, but also his teammate. Rosberg did really well to finish 3rd and I think Ferrari have given up on the season.

  10. theasgard989 (@theasgard989) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:56

    Fell asleep… 2

  11. 7 – There was actually some decent racing in the lower half of the top 10, Massa’s move on Hamilton was brilliant as was Alonso’s bravery when coming out of the pits. But it is very difficult to get too enthused when Vettel after 20 laps has a 22 second lead over the guy in second place, who by the way happens to be driving the same car. The dominance today was comparable with Singapore, probably even greater as Webber in the same car , and in clear air could get nowhere near Vettel’s pace, even with Rocky for 3/4 of the race telling Vettel to take it easy.

  12. hobbsy009 (@hobbsy009) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:58

    3. Monotonous lap after lap of drivers having to wait for drs zones to overtake. Track awful. Thought a fair few drivers were very average. Vettel brilliant.

    Feel like the strategic aspect of the last few races has been overhyped, most drivers follow the same strategy after 10 laps anyway. Watched gp2 sprint race- was so much more exciting. Will definitely be watching more next season

  13. taurus (@taurus) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:59

    Vettel is becoming an all time great. 2 seconds clear on lap one is incredible.

    As for the race, Abu Dhabi + DRS. Switched off after 20 laps. Total rubbish.

  14. Chad (@chaddy) said on 3rd November 2013, 14:59

    Stop complaining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a bunch of whiny garbage overindulged babies post on this website. This is for fanatics. You should praise god every second you get to watch F1. Even a ‘3’ should be a great pleasure

    • @chaddy Why should it? Is it wrong to give your opinion about a dreadful circuit that produced a dreadful race?
      The scale from 1to10 is to give people a chance to give their opinion and score on a particular race/race-weekend. And if that race/race-weekend is boring as hell, then everybody has got the right to speak their mind.

    • Nick (@npf1) said on 3rd November 2013, 15:38

      If you’re fanatical about something, that doesn’t mean that you can’t criticize it. This is a sport, not a cult.

    • Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 3rd November 2013, 16:41


      What a bunch of whiny garbage overindulged babies post on this website

      What a contribution to the discussion, but anyway i have to reply to this comment before being deleted by @KeithCollantine
      What do you think you are ??? you’re insulting so many people here just because they have a different opinion to you ??? Please teach me something, what fanaticism means to you ??
      If fanaticism for you is insulting people just because they’re different to you then this blog must be “F1 Hooligans” not “F1 Fanatic”

      • Robbie said on 4th November 2013, 13:48

        @chaddy The problem with your comment is that F1 itself has tried to cater to fans who they know want to see a better product out there, or at least fewer processions and more passes, and a shakeup of the ‘usual’ order of things, or at least the potential for that every race weekend. So I think it makes no sense to criticise fans for being critical when F1 itself listens to the criticism.

        The problem for me is that I do not believe in DRS whatsoever, nor tires that are intentionally terrible, and so when we have these gadgets and the show can still be quite ‘3’ish’ then there needs to be change, and criticism is warranted.

        At this point the format is about to change for next year so we have to wait and see what the product will be like next March…they’re depending on sharp learning curves with the new engines and chassis’ to shake things up, but in general I think they need to reduce dependency on aero produced downforce or cars will always be too affected by dirty air. It is only a matter of time IMHO before they understand their new car/engine combos and we’ll be right back into processions and phony DRS passes like this past race, if they don’t address aero dependency and instead opt for ground effects, or reduced wing rake allowances.

  15. Yes (@come-on-kubica) said on 3rd November 2013, 15:01

    This track should rot in hell.

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