Rate the race: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, Force India, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
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  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (1%)
  • 7 (3%)
  • 8 (15%)
  • 9 (34%)
  • 10 (45%)

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442 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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  1. Zantkiller (@zantkiller) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45

    You know what guys this new F1 is boring………

    • Alex Williams (@scuderia-alex) said on 6th April 2014, 17:58

      I assume this is some form of sarcasm

    • DaveD (@daved) said on 6th April 2014, 19:32

      LOL I want to see the comments of Bernie and all the whiners now! I know that Luca is really unhappy, but is he ballsy/stupid enough to blame the rules at this point?

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 6th April 2014, 20:00

      Yep, somethings gotta be done about it.

    • Velocityboy (@velocityboy) said on 6th April 2014, 20:59

      The race was entertaining but where would it have been without the late safety car? I don’t think we can depend on a safety car in the last third of the race leaving drivers on different tires sprinting to the end of the race. We were lucky to get a good race but the fact of the matter is it’s not likely to be the trend.

      • LosD (@losd) said on 6th April 2014, 23:09

        Except it was already exciting before the SC.

        I though my heart would burst when the SC came out, I almost couldn’t take anymore! :)

        • Velocityboy (@velocityboy) said on 7th April 2014, 10:39

          I didn’t find it exciting prior to the safety car. It was interesting as the only real question was whether Rosberg would be able to make up the gap and pass Hamilton towards the end of the race. Other than that it was pretty much the same as always, exciting at the beginning as the drivers fight for early positions, then the field pretty much strings out and there are a few DRS passes thrown in.

          I don’t see what everyone is getting so crazy about when 1 in 3 races was exciting and the excitement was generated by a late safety car. I’ll need a larger sample and hopefully one without the safety car bunching up the field ala NASCAR or IndyCar.

          • Scribe (@scribe) said on 7th April 2014, 22:41

            There was loadsa battling before the saftey car!

            The williams, FI, Redbulls and even the Ferrari’s were battling like all hell. It was wicked.

  2. nackavich (@nackavich) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45

    9. Easy, almost 10. Was holding my breath the whole way (as a Ricciardo fan), and battles all over the place!

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 6th April 2014, 18:01

      Yeah, gave it a 9 as well. The only time without tension was the SC period really. Great race from Ricciardo. And from both FI guys as well as Mercedes showing their real pace

    • ruliemaulana (@ruliemaulana) said on 6th April 2014, 18:03

      Just because I lose connection couples times :-(

    • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 6th April 2014, 19:18

      Yeah he’s outperforming Vettel! Maybe Vettel really isn’t as good as everyone seems to think. I know Monza 2008, but surely if he’s being thoroughly outperformed by Ricciardo it raises some questions?

      • f1fan said on 7th April 2014, 6:27

        his DRS is not working properly, have you watched the race, without team’s instruction he himself moved over by the time before team order received.
        Without few components not working he managed to show what a good race, instead of some of our samurais complain about the cars..
        He didn’t moan about the car, he showed his WDC character, if he has the good car he might fight for 3rd place..
        RIC is great, but I believe VET is still smart and has talent..its not about the car..

  3. Vic (@hendrix666) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45


  4. Adam Blocker (@blockwall2) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45

    2014 is boring? Not so much. Fantastic battle for the win between Rosberg and Hamilton!

  5. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45


    That was much better than expected; good to see team-mates having a go at each other too.

  6. fractal (@fractal) said on 6th April 2014, 17:45

    owsm race… <3'd it

  7. Albert said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    10. There’s nothing else to ask from a race.

    Hamilton, brilliant.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 6th April 2014, 18:02

      Could have been another bit of dicing right until the line. But having times jojo between 0,5 and 1,03 seconds for those last 3 laps was close enough.

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 6th April 2014, 18:06

      Lewis is very good at positioning his car to retake position when passed, he just gives you space preparing his next move instead of compromising his exit. That’s really clever.

      • neuralfraud said on 6th April 2014, 19:02

        …clever indeed. And to think people on this very site once made the comment – and I am paraphrasing “Nico is more cerebral”

        • Aled Davies (@aledinho) said on 6th April 2014, 20:00

          + 1 @neuralfraud i really want to know where all this stuff abut Hamiltn not being abe to think for himself came from.

          • Palle (@palle) said on 6th April 2014, 20:21

            Not to talk Hamilton down in any way, but to be able to position yourself properly for a retake of position when You can see that You are probably going to be overtaken isn’t exceptionally brainy – we have often seen F1 rookies do exactly that and we saw it many times today. Its mere a question of training and having been in the situation often enough. The technique seem quite simple actually, but it also depends on the next turns of the track.

          • JCost (@jcost) said on 6th April 2014, 23:23

            @palle it looks easy but most drivers defending position over defend to the point of compromising a clean exit that usually helps beating the late braking from the attacker. I like to see Kimi defending because his approach is quite different from Lewis. Kimi usually slows the pursuer down with good positioning almost like a SC restart under braking but Hamilton kind senses when he’s lost and just gets his car in a position to attack supported by better traction, he did it twice today if I’m not mistaken and in the past vs. Button we could see the same move.

        • Morty Vicar (@mortyvicar) said on 6th April 2014, 20:43

          @neuralfraud I did think that Rosberg would have done a better job of playing a chess game against Hamilton in those last few laps after the SC. But it seems that Hamilton’s tyres held out better than Rosberg or his engineers anticipated. I do think that Hamilton has more of the killer instinct about him. Rosberg sounded a little passive-aggressive in the interviews afterwards.

          • LosD (@losd) said on 6th April 2014, 23:12

            Driving in the slipstream of another car kills the front tires, as the lost downforce makes them slide much more.

      • DaveW (@dmw) said on 7th April 2014, 3:28

        I expected nico to finally learn and just park on the apex of 1 and stuff the over-under. He needs to watch some Senna on YouTube. Or NASCAR

    • troutcor said on 6th April 2014, 20:48

      Great race, but can’t be a 10 without a battle for the win to the end.
      Grade inflation should be reserved for the 21st century classroom.

  8. robbiepblake (@driftin) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    I’ve only been watching F1 for about 8 years but I don’t think I’m overstating this when I say that I think it was one of, if not the greatest race I’ve ever seen.
    an easy 10/10

  9. DavidS (@davids) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    Great race
    Some absolutely brilliant drives…watching Ricciardo cut through the field was a joy to watch.
    Battle of the teammates, with many drivers fighting for dominance over their team mates.


    • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 6th April 2014, 18:12

      Agreed. That was an absolute cracker! I kept waiting for the mid-race lull, as so often happens, but it just never came!

      The wheel to wheel action from Nico and Lewis like a much longer version of Multi-21, but without the Multi-21. Lol. To in this case, Multi-449.

      Also, what a drive by Ricciardo! 13-4th, probably my DOTW.

  10. Aimal (@aimalkhan) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    Three things are certain in life. Death, taxes and Massa vs Bottas.

  11. taurus (@taurus) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    Absolute stunner, 10/10 easy

  12. Eggry (@eggry) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    First half of the race was mediocre at best but after SC, wheel to wheel exploded. at least we had Ham vs Nico. also Ricciardo was really impressive.

  13. D (@f190) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    EPIC !

  14. Adam Kibbey (@kibblesworth) said on 6th April 2014, 17:46

    Incredible race! Unbelievable, what more could you want! These team dynamics are fantastic: Massa/Bottas, Perez/Hulkeburg, Hamilton/Rosberg, such potential for conflict! Just superb driving from all involved. And no team orders!

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