Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2013

Rate the race: 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

2013 Brazilian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Interlagos, 2013What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (3%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (2%)
  • 5 (5%)
  • 6 (13%)
  • 7 (29%)
  • 8 (30%)
  • 9 (11%)
  • 10 (5%)

Total Voters: 556

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182 comments on “Rate the race: 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix”

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  1. Gave it a 1. Basically over after the first 5 laps.

    Not really a race, just follow the leader. Only exciting because it was the last race of the year.

    1. If you are serious, I recommend to watch NASCAR. They’ll throw in some safety car periods to keep the crowd entertained.

      1. And as it has already proven thay will stage crashes and other tricks to push the ratings, no thanks that is a spectacle, not racing

  2. 7 Great first half of the race, second half desperately needed the rain. Sad Mark is leaving, overall happy to see the back of an at times soporific F1 season (especially compared to 2012 and 2010), hopefully another 10 years until we see one as dull as that.

  3. From my point of view, it was the best race of the season. It had quite nice non-DRS overtakes here in Brazil as well. Overall, you cannot expect more to be honest apart from having a title deciding race here.

    Additionally the moment where Webber pulled his helmet off during the victory lap was very special too as it rarely happens at all.

  4. Lewis doing his hard done by speech on TV again… and what with Eddie Jordan implying that Seb should have given the race to Webber, the BBC coverage ends its prejudiced coverage again… I’m not a fan of Coulthard but he keeps it sane for me

  5. A refreshing race from the monotonous 2013 season . Let me whip out my checklist.
    1) overall excitement – check – not fantastic but not dull at any point
    2) No tyre saving-triple check
    3) No team orders or tyres bursting or any unfair business-check
    4) Battle for the lead – half check – at least at the start .
    5)unpredictable positions , spins , mayhem -check

    Overall – 8/10 . As someone put it more eloquently , not the best Brazillian gp but definitely entertaining .

  6. between a 6 and 7… good opening start to the race but stretched out into not much, shame the rain never came would have really made it interesting

  7. 7, not great by Interlagos standards, but fairly action-packed for a 2013 race.
    Great battle between Massa and Hamilton, booooo to the meddling steward who broke it up.
    Boo to the weather too, for raining on the cameras but not the track – and good riddance to the unravelling tyres and gutless V8s, a poor imitation of the engines that came before them.

  8. 5. Average. Nothing more, nothing less. Good opening 10-20 laps, would have given it a 7/8 if that’s how it remained. But, the last 40 or so laps were just dreary, dull and how anyone can give those more than a 2/3 is beyond me, and how it can score more than a 6/10 overall confuses the hell of out me, it really does.

  9. I loved the fact Mark took off his helmet during the outlap. That’s a shot I’ll never forget.

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that this race means that this awful season is finally at an end. The dull racing is bad enough but the mid-season rule change to benefit one particularly loud-mouthed team was just farcical. Very sad that F1 has been reduced to this. I hope sporting integrity returns to the fore next year.

    On this race, there was very little of interest. Some nice fights in the midfield but nothing to write home about really. Slightly less unbearable than Austin, so it gets a 4.

    1. @red-andy

      mid-season rule change to benefit one particularly loud-mouthed team

      Not even small children keep repeating the same wrong statements over and over after being explained why they are wrong. You should follow their example, because it’s getting kinda sad now.

      1. No kidding. He needs to watch the F1 Race edit of Silverstone, and then try to justify (in his head because everyone else already knows this) doing the second half of the season on those exploding tires.

    2. @red-andy I agree with most of the points and the dreadful,horrible,controvery-filled, tyre saving season the only plus being that it will be historically significant for a guy beating all records.
      C’mon this race was a gazillion times better than Austin .

  11. Not quite up there with last years. (As if it ever could be) But not too bad a race. Nice bit of place swappping through the order, so it’s an 8 from me. Didn’t agree with the Hamilton penalty.

  12. 7/10
    Nice race, but it was only inches away from becoming awesome. The different strategies didn’t shuffle things as no rain fell, the incredible recoveries of Perez and Button weren’t so spectacular but we had some great overtakes.

  13. I’ve been following F1 since 1958 and for the first time I can say I’m glad that a season is over. Dull, boring racing dominated by tyre preservation. Perhaps the rule changes will make a difference for next year but I’m not holding my breath.

  14. Mediocre ending to a truly boring season. Hoping for a better season next year.

    Goodbye Mark Webber, hope you to see you doing well in WEC next year.

    Also hats off to Chilton, who finished every race this season. Like i said i would do, he will get my vote for DotW.

    Also a big thanks to @keithcollantine and every other fellow fanatic for the great discussions, the live-chat during the race, reviews, news, etc.
    Hope you all have a great winter and are just as excited for the start of the 2014 season as i am.

    1. @rigi couldn’t say more.

    2. +1 regarding the thanks to Keith. By far the most enjoyable daily read around my side of the internet.

  15. Extremely boring,even the rain does not want to be a part of the boring 2013 season(Thank god’s it is over!!!!)
    It was sure to be another Pirelli powered F1 procession , it wasn’t because only of the “UNKNOWN” factor,had the 3 practice sessions been dry, it would have been the same old story from past 9 or 10 races.
    Bring on 2014 …but but but
    be it Intresting and not a single driver to be dominating all season and no drivers winning the WCC! o_0

  16. Thanks for the memories Mark and Felipe driving for Ferrari. Decent race I’ll give it 7. Well done Sebastian and Red Bull for a stellar year. Roll on 2014 and the dream team of Alonso and Kimi.

  17. 8/10 Great race, DRS was too much here but after the boredom of the last couple of months this was a welcome goodbey effort from 2013.

    Can’t wait for 2014 though.

  18. @keithcollantine thank you for this year’s coverage, your skills are second to none, and i remain to be a big fan of this website

    1. Sentiment echoed. Thanks Keith

  19. Man! It’s a nightmare watching Lewis’ interviews. Almost every now and then.

    Secondly, who the hell was interviewing on the podium? Killed the whole atmosphere!

  20. DRS wasn’t as powerful as I expected it to be, but still neutered the racing quite a bit. The first couple of pre DRS laps were brilliant. Disappointed to see RoGro go out of the race, but that’s how it goes sometimes. He has vastly improved over the season, so I’m confident he’ll carry that over to next season.

    Not a Vettel fan, but I found myself egging him on to the record number of wins. The guy really is pure class!

    Delighted Mark got a podium in his last race. Look forward to see how he goes in WEC next year.

    It was a reasonably good and tense race. Not a classic or anything. 6/10.

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