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

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  1. Absolutely fantastic race! I can’t remember when was the last time I saw so many wheel to wheel battles. It was hard to track everything during the race, because all those battles were very interesting and highly entertaining. And the most important thing – there was a real hard battle for the win. Reminded me Schumacher-Hakkinen times.

  2. 9/10 just because I am a Ferrari fan and it was a pain to watch them being so slow…

    1. I think if I was a Ferrari fan I would agree, must be hard to watch… especially with Costa going up on the podium. LdM and his ‘motivation’ these last years must now be questioned. They fought for an engine formula over aero for so long, and when it does come along they are nowhere and instead seem to be wanting to go back to the V8 era! Ridiculous.

      Finally, very interesting to see Fernando celebrate so much crossing the line in front of Kimi. He turned the weekend around. 3-0 and to be honest I can’t see it getting much better for Kimi this year, which requires more than turning up and just driving.

  3. It wasn’t breathtaking like the very best races, but I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Great, clean racing up and down the field with some thrilling moments. A comfortable 9.

  4. Didn’t comment during the race on F1 Fanatic live because I just didn’t want to look away from the race. That was absolutely phenomonal! Although questions must be asked about these low noses after that incident, very little doubt that was the cause.

    10/10. Easy.

    1. Having seen Davidson’s piece on the incident I shall alter my comment about noses.

      I still think they need to be looked at however, I’ve no doubt these noses could cause an incident very similar if caught the wrong way.

  5. This was absolutely amazing , my heart didn’t had a second to rest.
    All the teammates the Mercedes battle, RBR, Force India, Williams

  6. Exciting race but horrible results ;-)
    Almost every interteam battle the wrong driver was on top…

    1. By definition the right driver was on top…

  7. 10 without a single doubt, definitely one of the best dry races I can remember watching. It seemed like the whole race was one big wheel-to-wheel battle that just went on and on. Sadly, not all of it was clean but I guess you can’t have it all.

    Best of all, we even had a battle for the lead. And what a battle it was!

  8. Dan, Nicos and Lewis have been the best so far, this season!

  9. 9/10. Or maybe 9.9/10. Would have been perfect if it wasn´t for some battles not materialising/being somewhat anti-climactic in the last 3 laps. That said, I´m extremely hesitant to give 10s as I couldn´t then give something even better a better vote (imagine this one with 2-3 teams at the front (instead of one), last-lap-passes and repasses and that as a championship-decider. Quite theoretical, i know).

  10. Here’s something you wont hear very often

    Thanks Herman Tilke

    I truely believe the track layout made this race- S/F straight, another straight, then the quick left right. That first half of the lap might not be the most inspiring layout in terms of 1 lap, but for a race it makes for fantastic viewing and has done for a few years now

  11. Great race, easily the best dry race in ages! I think I voted a 9 for Brazil 2012 and maybe Europe 2012, this was even closer to a 10.

    Pre-safety car was closer to an 8, though. Even at that it was a lot better than most races last year.

  12. Aqib (@aqibqadeer)
    6th April 2014, 18:15

    Perfect race I only rated 9 because red bull wasn’t on the podium otherwise I would’ve rated 10

  13. The only reason I gave this race a 9 is because it didn’t give me that final tick that I give races 10/10 for. It’s difficult to put my finger on it, but I’ve given 10/10 to races like Canada ’11, Valencia ’12 and Brazil ’12. I couldn’t quite rekindle that feeling during this race.

    Not saying that the race was boring. Far from it. Battles all the way down the field, and a conveniently timed safety car which bunched it all up with 10-12 laps to go to show us what the cars can really do.

    Mercedes walkover? Maybe, but surely this now gives us a similar scenario to ’88. The top team has 2 great drivers who will want to do anything they can to win. That’s only going to result in great battles for the lead at various moments throughout the year, which can only be good for the fans.

    And if they both retire? Then that just means the epic scrap we had between FI/Williams/RedBull etc. is for 1st place rather than 3rd.

    This really is shaping up to be one of the best seasons of F1 ever..

    1. Very well said.

  14. Now that’s racing…. 10/10 from start to finish.

  15. Luth (@soulofaetherym)
    6th April 2014, 18:18

    This is a Grand Prix. 10/10

    All in all this race had everything: from fights for the lead, to scuffles between backmarkers, to proper teammate battles; it had excitement, it had overtakes (with and without DRS), it had crashes, but above all, it had RACING, with fuel saving almost unnoticeable throughout the entire race, and giving us the spectacle that was missing in Australia and Malaysia.

    Mercedes dominated, but the battle that ensued between Rosberg and Hamilton had us all guessing who was going to come out on top; the fight for 3rd was open until the very last lap where Ricciardo charged through the field to almost pip Perez out the podium; and behind there was always something worth watching.

    It’s worth noticing as well how these new ‘safer’ noses have caused the second launch of an F1 car in 3 races, with Maldonado crashing onto Gutierrez, his nose going underneath the latter one’s car, making him spin into the air.

    This was a proper race, the first one in around a whole season, there was action everywhere, battles everywhere, fuel saving and tyre saving were masked making F1’s 900th GP worth the watch.

    1. @soulofaetherym actually, Sky did a video analysis and it was wheel-over-wheel accident, low noses had nothing to do with Gutierez flipping.

      1. Luth (@soulofaetherym)
        6th April 2014, 19:14

        Interesting. Good to know :).

  16. 10/10
    Without a doubt.. One of the best race I’ve seen

  17. contrived entertainment – team orders rosberg only put on a show – safety car bunched them up for finale 10 laps

  18. Be silent yea critics!

    Ham-Rosnfight most exciting figh since villeneuve-Arnoux!!!

  19. Amazing race. Just what we needed to forget for a while all the complains about the new rules.

  20. That was an incredibly great race! So much fight going on all around the track and so many intra-team battles – Mercedes, Force India, Williams et al. Mercedes letting both drivers race each other till the last lap! Good to see a Force India on podium. I think it was long overdue for them. Great wheel to wheel action, some good execution of strategy, some racing incidents, some stupid moments of madness; this race had it all! A 10/10 for me!

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