Rate the race: 2014 Spanish Grand Prix

2014 Spanish Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (3%)
  • 2 (2%)
  • 3 (3%)
  • 4 (5%)
  • 5 (10%)
  • 6 (18%)
  • 7 (30%)
  • 8 (22%)
  • 9 (6%)
  • 10 (2%)

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249 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Spanish Grand Prix

  1. Jack (@jmc200) said on 11th May 2014, 15:06

    Great race! Took a while to get going, but the end was very exciting! 7/8

  2. Sven (@crammond) said on 11th May 2014, 15:07


    Surprisingly good for a Barcelona-race, even though it looked just like normal in the first stint with everybody on same tires not able to overtake. Came to live through different tyre-strategies being closely matched (good job by Pirelli this time), and even though the battle for the lead didnĀ“t really fully materialize, the Ferrari-Battle and Vettel coming through made for some entertainment.

  3. Really enjoyed the entire race. It was also fun to see a race where Rosberg actually pushed Hamilton (@Mallindagorilla). Vettel easily driver of the weekend. His Q went bad, FP friday went bad and he could have done nothing about it but managed a 15th to 4th on a track notorious for not really overtaking bar the main straight. Which he did in a car with almost the lowest top speed. Brilliant stuff.

    Ricciardo nice and smooth on the podium. Took full advantage of the bad luck of the sister car.

    What was wrong with Massa?

    • Artsivel Valdez (@kzipperrack) said on 11th May 2014, 15:15

      Was wondering the same thing about Massa. He’s in a fresh environment now and still… whilst Bottas managed to stay in the Top 10.

    • MagillaGorilla (@magillagorilla) said on 11th May 2014, 15:45

      @xtwl Where you trying to direct that at me?

      • @magillagorilla, yeah. We had this discussion yesterday. And although I would not change what I said yesterday, about today I think you were right. I still fear though it will be a one off.

        • MagillaGorilla (@magillagorilla) said on 11th May 2014, 15:55

          @xtwl I remember it’s just my name isn’t mallindagorilla so there’s that…

          And most people don’t like to change their stance, so I don’t expect you to. Though it should be noted it’s not a one off if this is the second time it’s happened. Also if the championship stays this tight and Mercedes keep going with this 1.5 to 2 second gap over the competition they’ll race all season long without question. Even if one driver is outdoing the other at some point in the championship.

          • @mallindagorilla, you still want to go on about Bahrein? Rewatch the race and try to think of this race without the SC.

            I think we will see more China and Malaysia performances from Lewis than Spain performances.

          • @magillagorilla, sorry for the name thing, again. :)

          • MagillaGorilla (@magillagorilla) said on 11th May 2014, 16:04

            It’s fine I’ll get over it and @xtwl, even the comments from both Sky and BBC echoed that Nico had the advantage at Bahrain too because of this same tire strategy. The problem is that Nico can’t make the best of it and he needs to figure that out on his own, but the point still stands that Mercedes allowed them to race and didn’t call team orders.

          • @magillagorilla True. I was quite happy about the no teamorders thing. Although I’m really doing my best to find what Hamilton said on lap 64 or 65. I heard ‘ask him to back off’, probably mishead it but I’d like to know for sure.

  4. Osvaldas31 (@osvaldas31) said on 11th May 2014, 15:10

    7/10. Not a bad race at all.

    Great recovery drive from Vettel. It looks like Red Bull improved their race pace quite significantly. Also, tension whether Rosberg will be able to challenge Hamilton for the lead. Some nice battles down the grid.

    I would’ve given 8, but Ferrari handling their drivers was a drawback of the race. They said their drivers will get equal treatment, but that wasn’t the case this time. It was clear from the first pit stops that they wanted to get Alonso ahead of Raikkonen. As always, Ferrari are all about hypocrisis.

  5. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 11th May 2014, 15:10

    The shot of the two Ferraris sliding through turn 3 early on was the highlight for me. These cars have been spectacular round here this year. And a classy drive by Vettel.

    Close finish but not enough laps of it right at the end, otherwise too much strategy and engineers meddling in the race (“stay back”/”let him past”) for my liking.

  6. Neil (@neilosjames) said on 11th May 2014, 15:10

    Wasn’t the most exciting of afternoons, but I always give a good rating to a race which has me on the edge of my seat and feeling some genuine tense excitement in the closing laps.

  7. Mayank (@mjf1fan) said on 11th May 2014, 15:10


    The race was a tense one with some strategies involved. Lewis and Nico are giving some exciting battles and it is very good to see Mercedes letting them race. Great drive from all top 5 finishers and specially from Vettel. Tell me he cant overtake cars :P

    A bit disappointed with Ferrari favoring Alonso . Kimi should have been in front if they hadn’t split their strategies. With fresh rubber and few laps to go, it was easy for Alonso to get ahead of Kimi.

    Another thing I noted in case of Mercedes, whoever will be ahead will be given faster strategy to finish race I.e. Option- Option and Prime coz its really difficult to pass the other car in closing stages.

  8. Danksa (@danieljaksa) said on 11th May 2014, 15:11

    So when is Ross Brawn going to be back sitting on the pit wall in a red shirt?

  9. JackySteeg (@jackysteeg) said on 11th May 2014, 15:11

    It was a good one. Perhaps would’ve been a little better if there was some Bahrain-style passes and repasses, but there was tension throughout building up to a nail-biting climax. Good action elsewhere and a fantastic recovery from Vettel. 8/10

  10. Artsivel Valdez (@kzipperrack) said on 11th May 2014, 15:11

    Gave it a 6.. Total utter domination by Mercedes… shocking to see the gap between them is around 1-3s at best and to the rest of the field around 40s-a whole lap’s time. Never seen such domination before. It’s a bit worrying the situation has just ‘improved’ (gone worse) for one team at least (and for fans who wished wheel to wheel battles outright). It’s F1 after all…

  11. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 11th May 2014, 15:12

    That race was very exciting… For 6 of the 66 laps.

    Another tremendous drive by Lewis, and an even more tremendous drive by Vettel!

    Gave it a 6.

  12. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 11th May 2014, 15:14


    Great drive by Vettel, a few other good overtakes.

    Nice to have different strategies play out.

    But although in theory HAM-ROS could have been a great battle, I knew deep down that ROS will not be able to make it. HAM just seems that little bit better.

  13. Joaquin (@fat-tyre) said on 11th May 2014, 15:14

    Race felt one lap short. A bit of a snoozer at first but the end was quite exciting.

  14. Jess (@justblowingofsteam) said on 11th May 2014, 15:15

    If it hadn’t been for the last 10 laps it would have been a 5, it ended up as a 7.
    I just feel Hamilton has the edge this year but given the breaks Rosberg proved today he really should not be judged as a number 2 driver, his old man proved that winning races doesn’t mean your out of the game for a championship.

  15. Ed Marques (@edmarques) said on 11th May 2014, 15:15

    Gave it a 8, mostly because of the Mercedes. This teams lets theira drivers race, unlike Ferrari.
    Favoring Alonso was just ludicrous.
    Great drive from Mercedes boys, and again even with best performance Rosberg was denied the win by Hamilton.
    Hamilton is superb this year.
    Great comeback from Vettel, amazing job. And great drives from Ricciardo and Bottas.

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