Rate the race: 2014 Australian Grand Prix

2014 Australian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2014

What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Australian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Australian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (2%)
  • 4 (4%)
  • 5 (7%)
  • 6 (14%)
  • 7 (33%)
  • 8 (26%)
  • 9 (8%)
  • 10 (3%)

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236 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Australian Grand Prix

  1. Seba (@f1fan123) said on 16th March 2014, 8:17

    3/10. Dullest race since long time. Think red bull have dominant in the past? Wait till you see the dullness of the merc powering to win all races this year.

  2. Win7Golf (@win7golf) said on 16th March 2014, 8:17

    Hurray for Daniel, Kevin and Bottas !!!!! Too bad for Lewis… Great for McLaren!!!

  3. skipgamer (@skipgamer) said on 16th March 2014, 8:18

    A kind 7 I think. Was a bit surprised / disappointed at the lack of a show. The Williams had pace but started in the wrong place.. twice. The fact we lost (arguably) the faster Red Bull, Merc and Williams drivers to silly things lowered the potential. We should be in for a good season if Merc don’t develop themselves into the sunset from here though.

  4. Oli (@dh1996) said on 16th March 2014, 8:22

    A solid 6, I’d say. Even though I love the sound of the engines, the overall volume level made this race hard to stay awake :/ FOM should really up the volume.

  5. Grego Franco (@francogrego) said on 16th March 2014, 8:24

    Exciting race. I’m sure it will be an exciting season. Two new faces in the podium. I hope we’ll see more new faces in the podium in the coming races. Superb drive by Nico. Ricciardo adapted well. I hope he beats Vettel. Big improvement by Mclaren, P3 and P4. Great drive by Magnussen and Bottas. I hope Kimi improves.

    Ron Dennis looked excited and he was smiling.

    Andrea Stella was talking to Alonso in English!

    Team radios were very clear because of the toned down engine noise.

    I miss last year’s engine noise!

  6. Kim Philby (@philby) said on 16th March 2014, 8:27

    A solid 5 for me. Nothing exciting really happened apart from the rookies come into fore. Mercedes dominated like RedBull did last year, Mercedes has a clear advantage in the engines.
    Winners: Ricciardo, Rosberg, Magnussen, Bottas
    Losers: Button, Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen
    Too early to call of course but it seemed that the youngsters found it easier to get comfortable with these new cars.

  7. LoudHoward (@loudhoward) said on 16th March 2014, 8:28

    Gave it a 5. Nothing much really happened after the first 10 laps or so. Bottas DRS’d through a couple of people…that’s about it – no challenge for the win. Dan vs Kevin was a little tense but if I wasn’t an Aussie I can’t imagine that would’ve been that exciting.

  8. 8. Would have been much better if there was a car to challenge Rosberg but other than that a great race with some fantastic drives by the stars of the future.

  9. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 16th March 2014, 8:32

    8/10, great race and a superb opener with the new regulations.

    Loved Bottas driving today except that brush with the wall. Excellent debuts for Magnussen and Kvyat. This is going to be a great year.

  10. jason tomlinson (@jasonryan) said on 16th March 2014, 8:32

    i felt it was enjoyable all the way through because of the ricciardo and magnussen’s debut performances and vettel not winning from lights to flag, 8/10 thank god for the rules changes, the future of formula one looks promising. Ron dennis = results lol

  11. Diceman (@diceman) said on 16th March 2014, 8:33

    7 for the race, but I just had to give one extra point because of the podium.

  12. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 16th March 2014, 8:36


    If this was race was that boring, why is the podium such a surprise?

    A battle for the podium until the last laps, 2 rookies in the top 10 and 1 on the podium, seeing Bottas moving up through the field was awesome and a few retirements to spice it up!

  13. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 16th March 2014, 8:38

    A lot of feel-good results, quite a bit of wheel-to-wheel (particularly into T3) and some high-profile retirements – although they came too early to have any appreciable effect on the excitement – and arguably were to the race’s detriment. Vettel had no opprtunity to make a comeback and Rosberg went unchallenged due to Hamilton’s retirement.

    Very good start to the year I felt: the fuel saving cries were apparently just scaremongering, the tyres held up pretty well, DRS wasn’t too powerful (although it was entirely unnecessary), the rookies really shone which is a very promising sign for F1 and – besides the Mercedes being clearly a big step ahead – the field is pretty close. No Mercedes PU domination as was feared: the Ferrari can cut it considering their electrical issues and Red Bull were more impressive than even the best estimates.

    2014 is full of promise. 8.

  14. Martin (@aardvark) said on 16th March 2014, 8:40

    The sport has lost a lot of purity and simplicity.

    Then: “More accelerator, less brake.”

    Now: “Yellow gee nine.”

  15. AdrianS said on 16th March 2014, 8:48

    Decent race. Nothing to shout about but amazing effort by the engineers behind the scenes to make it all work. The cars were much closer than I was expecting.
    For me, the driver of the day was Ricciardo. His race was boring but we all know how weak the Renault engine is compared to the Merc’s and Ferrari’s, and he kept it ahead of all but one.

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