Sergio Perez, Force India, Bahrain International Circuit, 2014

Rate the race: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

2014 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (1%)
  • 7 (3%)
  • 8 (15%)
  • 9 (34%)
  • 10 (45%)

Total Voters: 1,346

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442 comments on “Rate the race: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix”

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  1. Great race, best a Grand Prix in a while. Did anybody notice the engines. I didn’t during the race but I did at the start. Shame for McLaren, Ferrari and Williams,missed chances. Pleased for FI.

  2. 8 – maybe a little harsh, it was very good and I think I’ve almost got over the lack of noise. For me 10 should be reserved for the exceptional, Britain 2008, Canada 2011 for example but it was very good and it was Bahrain!

  3. One of the most thrilling races we’ve seen. This was a 90s race. Häkkinen vs Shumacher vs Coulthard vs Villeneuve scenario.
    I almost could not watch the battle between Hamilton and Rosberg, I feared they soon would crash into each other. But no. They kept it absolutely on the edge, very professional!!

  4. Wow. Just wow!

  5. 10, we’d be lucky to see a better race this season.

  6. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
    6th April 2014, 23:30

    10/10 can’t ask anymore from a Grand Prix than what we saw today. And thank you Paddy Lowe and Mercedes for allowing your boys to race. What a treat!

  7. Stephen Higgins
    6th April 2014, 23:40

    Dear Bernie and Luca.

    Shut up and retire.

  8. I think we should all vote 10 just so Bernie doesn’t have another excuse to go “spice up the show”. (as if he ever checks fan sites, ha!)

    Seriously though, what an awesome race. I got handicapped a bit by only watching the BBC highlights, so missed a lot of the mid race battle between the Force Indias and Williams’. But even though the two i was rooting for, Bottas and Rosberg, ultimately lost out, I have to admit it was amazing to watch.

    What an advantage the Mercedes have though, first time we’ve seen the full potential – 2 seconds plus while trading places between corners! As long as nico and lewis are as evenly matched throughout the season, could be an epic for the WDC (but not the WCC it would seem).

  9. Well. We went to a wedding today (yes, the pink kind) and when we got home I plonked myself in front of the last half of the Grand Prix while he brought me tea and toast. And what a Grand Prix! I’ve just watched the BBC replay and I still gripped the sofa in excitement. That race was the perfect riposte to all critics of the new formula and to Luca in particular. This wasn’t ‘taxi’ racing, this was pure ‘balls out’ racing between engine manufacturers, teams and team-mates – excellent stuff and long may it continue!
    I have real enthusiasm for the quality of the next generation of F1 drivers; Magnusson, Kvyatt, Ricciardo and Bottas all look like the real deal. Shame about Maldonado, though.

  10. Fantastic race. Loads of wheel to wheel action. What made it better was that I wasnt expecting it. Didnt seem to be much of the old team orders being played out either. Dont think Rosberg was to much of a happy bunny with coming second! Cant wait to see what Lewis and Nico get up to in the next race!

  11. Epic race. Probably the best dry race since China 2011 and just when F1 needed it most. In my opinion an 8 is a race with action throughout with tension at the start, middle and end. A nine is the same but everything is just a bit better, more action, more strategy, more surprises. A 10 is a nine that’s even better and has some sort of heroic that will stay with you for years, Canada 2011, Brazil 2012 just to name some recent examples. And this race joins that list, jaw dropping overtakes, a huge spectacular crash where no one got hurt, split strategies and a brilliant heroic drive from Lewis Hamilton. When he crossed the line I through my hat up in celebration (despite it being a Mclaren one ;) ). I’m sure anyone who understood the tyre difference would think Nico would be flying past him, but instead we watched a Kart race at 200mph. Coupled with Perez’s return to the podium and Ricciardo’s superb drive this has been one of the best races in a long time.

  12. What an absolute amazing race, there was never one lap on which I wasn’t at the edge of my seat. We had everything from DNFs, to safety cars, and most important, with all the good, actually excellent fights I actually had forgotten about the new power units, and the noise controversy. I think it is easy to sometimes forget that Formula 1 is an evolution, here is for bumpy but actually not bad start at all. Looking forward for more exciting races, whilst being cautions about the second half of the season. I have my list of favorite drivers, and none of them did well today, however, that won’t take away from what an excellent race it was, those Ferrari die hard fans, of fheeps, should really take their time to get past the fact Ferrari isn’t doing good, and not rate race based on where they end.

  13. As much as I dislike the new regulations, that was a good race. I gave it an 8/10. I thought the end was helped by the SC though. It packed the field tighter which made the ending more climactic.

  14. I look at it this way the FIA introduced these new rules to cut spending but if you look into it Mercedes have spent a awful lot of money on the new engine. Formula 1 is no longer exciting anymore if we keep seeing Mercedes dominate this season and the next what would these new engines have achieved. On this site a lot of people are giving the race a 10 but I am confused as to why they would. After 10 laps at the start of the race Mercedes where way out front to me that is not exciting racing at all. They had this lead all the way up to the safety car, where after that they pulled out a 20 second gap in another 10 laps. Yes there where some great battles behind but still there where just 2 drivers from the same team battling at the front. For me that is not entertaining motor racing.

  15. Easy 10/10
    Loved everything about this race

  16. I’m an Alonso/Ferrari fan and that race was a 10/10. Most exciting in years. It was about the performance differences between teams, thats why teammates were together and we don’t get THAT many intrateam battles in a single race… EVER. Super fun to watch and can’t believe Nico couldn’t get passed and keep position despite being on softs. Thats why Hamilton will take WDC this year, hes simply better.

    With a safety car near the end, gaps closed down and a 10-lap sprint to the end, the Merc drivers still finished 24+ seconds ahead of everyone WHILE battling eachother. Yes, everyone else was battling too but it shows Merc’s supremacy.

  17. 3 would be a good rate for this sad spectacle they called a race today. Not sure how 47% of you guys say the race was good ? It was because LH won ? I don’t get it. This is the best of the 3 races this year but wow what an awful “race”. Everybody struggling from the start, watching % of fuel consumed ? are you kidding me ? now even with drs they can’t pass, one team doing 2secs faster laps than the others ? cars flying cause the new noses are like a level to pull up cars from the road ? first lap message to Rosberg was to save fuel ? wow, if you thought Pirrelli’s last years fiasco was awful, this new year is the WORST year in F1 history no doubt about it.

    1. Oh dear… I almost feel for you, you seem so sad.

    2. stevensanph
      7th April 2014, 8:10

      first lap message to Rosberg was to watch the tire use as they were planning to go longer than Lewis. It almost worked as he had better tires at the end of the stint.

      Lewis got told twice during the race that he was good on fuel and to use the ‘overtake’ when needed. Rosberg was given similar messages.

      The noses weren’t at fault for the barrel role – that was caused by tire to tire and Maldanado being blind. There was racing up and down the field. Who cares if its two teammates fighting for the win. For the last five years we have had one car way out in front on his own. At least now we have 2 evenly matched drivers being allowed to race hard while there is nothing in the battle behind them. The tires worked great as they went off enough that 3 stops became attractive but not obviously the best. Fuel wasn’t an issue. DRS was the best it has ever been, allowing the pack to stay close to together and we finally got to see just how much pace the Merc’s actually have.

      Incredible race. If you moan about that, then go and watch a different sport cause this was one of the best races I have seen in years.

    3. Is that you Mr di Montezemolo?

  18. Let’s hope, the guys didn’t used up all the mojo that was available for this year. Btw, I think the stewards could’ve punished LH and Massa for their not too fair moves but that would have hurt Nico’s reputation.

  19. Unbelievable race, teammates fighting it out, Force India and Williams racing at the front, last minute nail bitter, best race in memory (maybe I have a short memory)!


  20. Gave it 1/10! Watching Ferrari drivers struggling with what is the absolutely worst Ferrari car I can remember was a pain to watch!

    1. Haven’t you read the taxt above ?
      “Please vote based on how entertaining and exciting you thought the race was, not on how your preferred driver or team performed.”

      How could you rate that race 1/10 ???

      1. Yes I know the rules but for me f1 without Ferrari isn’t exciting!

        1. At least we know to remove the votes for ‘1’ before we calculate the average then.

          1. I don’t understand why you should do that. Think what you may about my reasoning behind my voting but I am still a viewer and a very loyal f1 fan. Each and every one wants to see something, you ‘d be gravely mistaken if you think I only watch f1 to see my favorite team win. I want to see Ferrari fight even when it gets beaten by more skilled opponents I want to see retire because of a huge effort! I didn’t enjoy 2002 or 2004 but it sure as anything it was better than 2013 or 1992 or 2014 looks to be.

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