Jenson Button, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Rate the race: 2014 Chinese Grand Prix

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Jenson Button, McLaren, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Rate the race out of ten and leave a comment below:

Rate the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (4%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (5%)
  • 4 (11%)
  • 5 (23%)
  • 6 (30%)
  • 7 (19%)
  • 8 (4%)
  • 9 (0%)
  • 10 (1%)

Total Voters: 750

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1 = ‘Terrible’, 10 = ‘Perfect’

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178 comments on “Rate the race: 2014 Chinese Grand Prix”

  1. I voted 4/10. The most boring race this season. As I thought, Bahrain GP was just a one-off and we must be ready to witness one of the most boring seasons in F1 history. I’d like to be wrong and eat my words later in the year, but I don’t think we’re about to see something like in Bahrain. First of all, because one team is dominating by a huge margin and it doesn’t seem like others are catching them. The whole grid is not very close to each other, so we are not seeing many battles there. I hope when the season progresses, we’ll see far smaller margins between the teams, but I’m not betting on that.

    Another reason (but probably the smallest one) is I’m a Vettel and Raikkonen fan and their team mates are just crushing them. Raikkonen seems to be content with his salary and aims just collect valuable constructor points for Ferrari. Meanwhile, I predict Vettel to bounce back later in the season, because it’s not like he has lost his skills just because his car is not as fast as last year. If he cannot overcome his problems this season, I’ll be very disapointed with him.

    Another thing. I’m not a Mclaren fan, but it’s quite painful to watch them becoming another Williams – once great, but they are living with memories about their greatest years. Hope Honda will help to revive this legendary team.

    1. Rosberg’s slow getaway and he being trapped behind even the Williams for a while, denied us of a battle between the championship leaders.
      Mclaren are paying the price of having to design two new cars from scratch in 2 seasons, something they need not have done, had they evolved their 2012 car. They have lost their reference point, and Magnussen isn’t yet strong enough to help Button with car development.

  2. Well, not a great race, especially after that great Bahrain race. Still, quite okay (only the 1st HAM gone with the wind after two laps I see, having missed Malaysia), thought the Alonso/Ricciardo/Vettel fight for podium+ positions was quite nice, though I wonder where Red Bull got expectations and/or strategy wrong with Vettel. Quite a bit of curious things happening to keep attention like the surprise early flag, and Vettels ‘tough luck’.

  3. 4 out of 10. whats worse then a vettel domination, a Hamilton domination. no but seriously, it was a dull race – no fault of hamiltons, and shows Mercedes have it easier this year then Redbull had it in the past 3 years… I would rather see a team have an aero advantage then this ridiculous engine advantage because of homologation which means no matter how good Ferrari or Renault powered cars are, they will still finish behind Mercedes. with aero – at least they can work on the car throughout the year, with engine homologation – and advantage is locked in forever…. I hope Red Bull switches to Honda next year, as Renault are out of the race until a new engine formula comes around, and we are in for more boring races. I think we have to wait for Monaco for a chance to see anyone besides Mercedes win, or a wet race, or Merc drivers crashing. Alonso and Ricciardo should be in cars fighting the Mercs….

  4. I gave it a 1… What’s the need of a race, when one driver/team has more than 3s a lap advantage, qualify at the top, and then vanish after the start… Its surprising that nobody is crying now that Lewis is not fighting for the win…

    1. As a Hamilton fan I loved his domination in Malaysia, his scrap in Bahrain and his ultra fast pole lap on Saturday, but it is starting to get old now. It’s weird that I actually find myself rooting for rival drivers, just so they can push Hamilton more.

  5. 4/10.
    Simple fact that my predictions for pole and 1-5 positions became spot on suggests how boring and predictable the race was. Rosberg fell down the order but still managed to get back to P2 without any outstanding driving which suggests Mercedes can probably sleep off on Saturdays this year and still get a 1-2. The only thing that didn’t go as expected was probably the chequered flag a lap early. May be that guy fell sleepy due to the uneventful race and made that mistake. Even with results being determined 2 laps earlier, there were absolutely no changes to any positions till P17 and that confirms how boring the last laps were.

  6. Very poor race. 4/10 for me. Never liked the track and after Bahrain it looked even worse than normal.
    Hated the team orders at Red Bull. I am more of a Ricciardo fan but still want him to fight for position. Afterwards there are always all those comments. I am actually quite discussed with people criticizing Vettel for his response and all this negativity across fans.

  7. I gave it a 6, a run of the mill post 2010 race, I guess. It was interesting to keep an eye on developing battles, but as per usual, they never really happened.

    The only reason it didn’t get a 5 or lower was because I felt engaged still. Unlike some 2011 or late 2013 races, I didn’t feel the need to check my smartphone or noodle something on guitar.

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