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. Tomsk (@tomsk) said on 16th March 2014, 16:08

    Some pleasing results but not a great thriller. A little too much management going on, only Bottas seemed to remember he was in a race. And sort the engine sounds out Mr World Feed, they’re not loud enough on TV.

    Just seen the BBC highlights (after a pleasant sunny morning avoiding the result – thanks Bernie, thanks Rupert) and glad I wasn’t watching it live, with all the faffing around getting the race under way, getting the safety car organised and the race going flat about half way through, but Melbourne is often like that.

  2. Daniel Brennan (@dannyisf1) said on 16th March 2014, 16:08

    Definitely a 7/10, the race was very processional with Rosberg dominating from the front with no one to challenge him after Hamilton retired. The Hulkenburg train really ruined the battle from 4th all the way to 10th for the entire race, it really looked like no one wanted to overtake and just hold position, except for Bottas who was only doing that because of his mistake, he really should’ve been challenging for a podium.

  3. Neil (@neiljames) said on 16th March 2014, 16:10

    Gave it a very generous 10, partly because it was so refreshing to see something a little bit different. The new era is going to be the best F1 since the 1990s.

    But it was let down by three big retirements. Hamilton, Vettel and Massa being in the mix would have made it a far more exciting affair.

  4. Castor (@castor) said on 16th March 2014, 16:23

    Other than Bottas passes, it just wasn’t a fun race, actually I stopped watching and concentrated on something else, only hearing the TV. So, the racing isn’t improved from previous years, lots of retirements, no strategic uncertainties… It is still early, only the first race, let’s wait and see

  5. kpcart said on 16th March 2014, 16:38

    i rate the race 7. it was great to see the new cars, new sounds, new atmosphere, new drivers. fantastic to see new young guns showing up and getting great results. i was disappointed with the first lap crash, would have loved to see how both Massa and Kobayashi went. Next race in Malaysia i predict the merc teams to have more dominance over the redbull and Ferrari. Massa and Bottas should be in top 6 – Williams seem to be second fastest merc team after Mercedes team.

  6. Spooky911 said on 16th March 2014, 16:40

    A lot of mixed emotions and F1 is pretty much all emotions. 6 maybe, cannot get over the cars sounding like retail street sedans, Agree with most everyone here but with the screaming engines gone cannot tell yet what will replace that for over the top excitement.

  7. Hairs (@hairs) said on 16th March 2014, 16:40

    Some good results, but not as chaotic as pre-season testing might have given us to believe, and from lap 22 on it was fairly processional for long stretches.

    Certainly didn’t live up to the hype of “anything can happen!” we got leading up to it. Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren at the front, and Hulkenberg performing well. One car dominantly fast.

  8. J Dubya (@j-dubya) said on 16th March 2014, 16:44

    Perhaps my rating was based on low expectations, but I thoroughly enjoyed the race, and it exceeded my expectations. Outstanding to see Bottas, Magnussen, and Ricciardo have good drives. Awesome to see the Williams of Bottas pressuring the Ferarri of Alonso. I would have given it a generous 8, but the DQ of Red Bull bump it to a generous 9. Tongue in cheek, and sorry for Ricciardo, I expect that RB will develop into the class of the field — clearly they have pace. I would like to see the likes of McLaren and Williams fighting at the front.

  9. prelvu (@prelvu) said on 16th March 2014, 16:58

    Race itself was a 6 but Bo77as bump it to a solid 8.

  10. djdaveyp85 (@djdaveyp87) said on 16th March 2014, 17:04

    Great start to the season

  11. Boring sound, ugly cars, slower speeds, boring “over takes”, sound doesn’t match the cars, parade to the end, tentative “economical” driving….

    This is not F1 IMO. If they don’t immediately do something radical – like allowing unlimited fuel, unlimited flow rate – I’m not sure why I should watch. Make race day “Qualifying 4″, maybe.

  12. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 16th March 2014, 17:35

    This is by far one of the best races I have seen in some years. It’s a shame to see MAS, HAM and VET getting retired. But, with the reduced engine configuration, fuel limitation and gear box changes, it was fascinating to watch brilliant show from the rookie drivers mixing up with the seasoned drivers. The “new” engine needed some time to get used to.. Half way through the race, I didn’t even realize that they are racing with a turbo V6. I’m so thrilled for Mercedes and Williams. We have a great year ahead of us.

  13. Jason (@jason12) said on 16th March 2014, 17:45

    Not the first time Nico gets a victory from Lewis’ mechanical failure.

  14. Gábor (@rookie) said on 16th March 2014, 18:04

    9/10 for me.
    Positives: *excellent technical achievements just under a YEAR
    *smallers teams are getting better
    *impossible to predict results

    Negatives: *pace was a bit slow, but there will be improvement
    *was gutted to see Dan DSQ-d
    Was sad to see Ferrari struggling though.

  15. 8 out of ten for me. Great to see new faces doing good, Vettel’s reaction was appalling, Bottas’ charge was great to watch, Rosberg was scary fast. The race had all the ingredients for a 9 but too many key players were out (Such as Lewis) to really make the race awesome. Probably should be a 7 but not hearing about tyres and being the first race back bumps it up.

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