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 (3%)

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285 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

  1. A Good race i give 6/10
    Great Performances by LH, SV, FA showing what they are

  2. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 30th March 2014, 10:55

    5
    Decent first lap, and some determined racing by Alonso, Grosjean and Kobayashi.
    But way too much managing, saving, team orders and engineers meddling with the show.
    Long, boring middle of the race, and double points isn’t gonna fix that.

  3. davey said on 30th March 2014, 10:56

    didn’t think the race was that bad, some nice scraps through the field & some good racing went on.

    its also so much more fun watching the drivers have to drive these cars, for all the whining about noise these new engines/power units make the cars so much better to watch, especially from the onboard cameras with drivers fighting them again.

    not much lift/coast fuel save was going on from the onboard shots i saw on sky’s ipad app. tyre saving was much more of an issue going by pit channel radio messages, they were all trying to stretch stints to cover off the chance of rain so were trying to eek out tyre life.

    7/10 overall.

  4. runforitscooby (@runforitscooby) said on 30th March 2014, 10:57

    6/10 ok start , enjoyed Ricciardo putting it up to and beating Vettel at the start, boring middle parts with the customary mid-race scraps. Hulks strategy worked well and Lotus looked ok.

  5. David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 30th March 2014, 10:57

    Feel really bad for Ricciardo, hopefully he will have better luck next time :/ Also what the hell Williams, you’re asking Massa to move over? So glad he ignored that, as if he needs any more psychological damage from moving over for Alonso so many times before… plus he outqualified Bottas for both races already so it’s not like he’s underperforming like he was in Ferrari.

    • Lari (@lari) said on 30th March 2014, 11:00

      He wasn’t faster than Bottas overall: Starting 5 places further up, Williams denying Bottas to fight Massa at the first laps when Bottas already catch him up. Massa was very average at best this race.

      I agree that he should keep fighting for position, but Williams already helped Massa by NOT LETTING Bottas fight him at the start when Bottas caught Massa up despite starting 5 places further down the line.

      • David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 30th March 2014, 11:07

        @lari
        RE: Sorry I don’t quite get you, at which earlier stage was Bottas near Massa? He only caught up in the later stages and Massa defended very well. And at which stage did Williams told Bottas not to race Massa? Yes, Bottas had better race pace but you know, it’s his own fault for qualifying behind Massa and picking up an additional 5-grid penalty on Saturday… IMO Massa did the right thing, as if he needs any more psychological damage like he did in Ferrari and it’s not like Bottas was entitled to be in front of him.
        Reply

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

    Classic F1! Ambitious but rubbish. ;)

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

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

  8. 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

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

    Man of the season: Nico Hülkenberg

  10. Slava (@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.

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

    Boring.

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