Rate the race: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

Start, Sepang International Circuit, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (5%)
  • 4 (9%)
  • 5 (17%)
  • 6 (24%)
  • 7 (24%)
  • 8 (11%)
  • 9 (3%)
  • 10 (2%)

Total Voters: 873

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285 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

  1. Master firelee (@master-firelee) said on 30th March 2014, 10:57

    Classic F1! Ambitious but rubbish. ;)

  2. Erzen (@xenif1) said on 30th March 2014, 10:57

    Some nice duels but a dull race in general. Gave it a 6

  3. tmekt (@tmekt) said on 30th March 2014, 11:00

    4. Shaping out to be an even worse season than last year, such a boring race, but at least drivers can somewhat push this year.

    Also, looks like team order controversy has become a norm in Malaysia.

    • sars (@sars) said on 30th March 2014, 12:17

      Gosh it’s only the second race, it’s going to be a terrific season. Yes at the moment we have one team that’s dominant but I can see that Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have lots of potential and they will catch up

      • Mads (@mads) said on 30th March 2014, 12:56

        @sars
        The problem is that most of their potential is in the engine department, at least with Ferrari and Red Bull. And doing significant performance development on the PU under the engine freeze is not something do over a few races.

        • sars (@sars) said on 30th March 2014, 13:43

          Engine freeze, yeah right, lets make changes to the engine so it’s more “reliable” which has a by product of increasing power

          • Mads (@mads) said on 30th March 2014, 16:02

            @sars
            The FIA has to be satisfied that the change is not for performance reasons.
            No doubt their “reliability” upgrades will yield performance, but it takes much longer then ordinary upgrades.

          • sars (@sars) said on 30th March 2014, 16:17

            Without doubt it won’t be by Bahrain but I’m sure they will be significantly closer after Spain

  4. magon4 (@magon4) said on 30th March 2014, 11:00

    Man of the season: Nico Hülkenberg

  5. Slava (@) said on 30th March 2014, 11:01

    Race was disgusting. Almost no racing manoeuvres and fighting for positiion through all the race. Alonso – Hulk (it was not a real fight for position), Bottas – Massa (with team order), Raikkonen – Grosjean (again – terrible Ferrari with no speed/appropriate accelerating).

    And now I would love to see Ferrari finish 5th or even 6th in the WCC, that would be lovely. Terrible car, terrible strategy, awful race pace.

    • Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 30th March 2014, 11:06

      I’d love to see RBR finish last in the constructor’s championship due to how badly they treat their ”number 2” drivers.

  6. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 30th March 2014, 11:02

    Deduct 100 points for Rosberg’s hideously cringeworthy podium speed.

  7. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 30th March 2014, 11:05

    Boring race made even worse by stupid RBR messing up the number 2 driver’s race again! 5/10 from me.

    • Albert said on 30th March 2014, 11:21

      What could RBR possibly win by intentionally missing out points?

      Please try to make some sense.

      Btw., last race it was Vettel who suffered, so please think carefully before posting.

  8. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 30th March 2014, 11:05

    So happy to see Lewis get the win. I’ll watch the most boring race, and love it if Lewis wins… But yeah, that wasn’t terribly exciting.

    The first and last 10 laps were very good. Fernando catching Hulk, and Felipe and Valtteri inter-team battle was great.

    Terribly unlucky for Daniel, but hey, that’s motor racing.

    And hey! Kamui drove brilliantly!

    But, gave it a 5.
    Just seemed like too much tyre and fuel saving. Especially the tyres.

    • Lari (@lari) said on 30th March 2014, 11:30

      @tophercheese21 What inter-team battle? Bottas and Massa weren’t allowed to fight each other until the last 2-3 laps.

      Fernando catching 5secs off Hulk within 3 laps = he should be able to overtake him with that pace difference. Also Fernando then only just finished on the place he started the race. Hulkenberg was really the man who impressed there.

      Agree with Daniel, that man has been dealt with the bad luck charm for the moment.

      Also agree with race rating, dull race.

  9. about as entertaining as watching paint dry and the BBC commentary and intereviews, bleh

  10. Eggry (@eggry) said on 30th March 2014, 11:07

    Boring.

  11. Eric (@) said on 30th March 2014, 11:07

    The most boring race I can remember watching.

    4

  12. Little_M_Lo (@pezlo2013) said on 30th March 2014, 11:09

    I voted 4 out of 10 for this race.
    The start was nothing out of the ordinary, cars squabbling, the crash at T4, and no real movement after the 1st lap.
    I was backing Ricciardo and his Pit-Stop, Front Wing Failure, Stop/Go Penalty and eventual DNF within 15 minutes almost made me turn the TV off altogether and prepare for bed despite there being 5 Laps left.

  13. Martin (@aardvark) said on 30th March 2014, 11:09

    The Vettel Effect* strikes again.

    *Similar to Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field.

    • Martin (@aardvark) said on 30th March 2014, 11:15

      Meant to add, with Ricciardo in the mix it could have been exciting. As it is, it was interesting, with spots of excitement. 6 or 7. I give it 7.

    • Chad (@chaddy) said on 30th March 2014, 12:03

      I didn’t realize that the jack man’s name is also Vettel. Must be confusing

  14. George (@george) said on 30th March 2014, 11:10

    Well the race kept me interested at 9am on a Sunday, so they must have been doing something right :)

    I gave it a 6, I was never bored but never really excited either.

  15. Albert said on 30th March 2014, 11:10

    Average, 6/10.

    Those Mercs are great, and they have two great drivers to match.

    Special mention to RBR’s improvement rate, now confirmed what we suspected after Australia. It will be quite interesting to see where they will be in a couple of GPs.

  16. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 30th March 2014, 11:11

    I’m feeling generous, 6. It wasn’t exactly “bad”, but not much happened. Most passing was the result of DRS and/or tyres, and there were very few battles or even incidents of note. I was rarely bored though, and it was interesting watching Sutil and Kobayashi trying to make the 2-stop work.

  17. jimbob (@vuntoosree) said on 30th March 2014, 11:13

    yawn. Rain wouldve helped

  18. Formula 1 is to give the best of !!
    Is not for “regulation rece” where drivers are holding back the cars.
    2014 changes compromises not just the engine sound but the actual race.
    Hope complains from fanatics can turn back to real races!!

    • joc_the_man (@joctheman) said on 30th March 2014, 12:45

      Agree. FIA will not change if the reactions are not massive. I suggest you to mail the fia-heads and express your view. The more of us that does that, the better I think.

  19. Ash (@kimitard) said on 30th March 2014, 11:14

    boring race , a 5 for me

  20. William (@william) said on 30th March 2014, 11:15

    I gave it a 3 due to no rain at all and very boring as it was like it wasn’t worth it. Bernie should make the race at 5pm local

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