Start, Sepang International Circuit, 2014

Rate the race: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

2014 Malaysian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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  1. Classic F1! Ambitious but rubbish. ;)

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

    1. Yosi (@yoshif8tures)
      30th March 2014, 11:25

      Dull = 6?! Dull=1-4 6 is more decent than dull.

  3. 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.

    1. 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

      1. @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.

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

          1. @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.

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

  4. Man of the season: Nico Hülkenberg

  5. 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.

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

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

    1. @keithcollantine

      He took speed on the podium?

    2. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      30th March 2014, 11:10

      I get that it’s their home race, but yeah, that was pretty cringe-worthy.

    3. Yes, and hand the WDC to Lewis already so we get the Brits happy.

    4. @keithcollantine

      Come on. He was simply letting a hand to the guys who are paying for him to have the fastest car on the grid. Nothing wrong with that.

      1. You can certainly do it in a less overtly cringe-worthy manner.

        1. @matt90

          Easy to say that from the confort of your home and not in front of hundreds of people, without counting the millions watching via TV.

          Rosberg is a racing driver, not a PR/Marketing guy, I think we all can make a little pause in our overly-judgemental trends in this case.

    5. Mr win or lose
      30th March 2014, 16:17

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

      So I should give the race something like -94?

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

    1. 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.

      1. Ricciardo suffered as well with his disqualification due to RBR and FIA…

        1. Yep. Such is life. Welcome to motorsport, it has only been this way for the last 70 years.


  8. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    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.

    1. @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. The most boring race I can remember watching.


  11. 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.

  12. The Vettel Effect* strikes again.

    *Similar to Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field.

    1. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. yawn. Rain wouldve helped

  17. 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!!

    1. 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.

  18. boring race , a 5 for me

  19. 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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