Rate the race: 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

2014 Canadian Grand Prix

Felipe Massa, Williams, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix out of ten

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244 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

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  1. Magnificent Geoffrey (@magnificent-geoffrey) said on 8th June 2014, 20:43


    I need immediate medical assistance after watching that race.

    Formula 1 is the most incredible sport in the world.

  2. Zantkiller (@zantkiller) said on 8th June 2014, 20:44

    I can’t seem to vote but 10/10

    Drama, Strategy, none Mercedes car winning.

    That had everything.

  3. Tyler (@tdog) said on 8th June 2014, 20:44

    A 9. But I’m slightly biased :-)

  4. AldoH said on 8th June 2014, 20:44

    It’s a shame that we can give this race an 11.

  5. Sankalp Sharma (@sankalp88) said on 8th June 2014, 20:44

    If this isn’t a 10 i don’t know what is.

    • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 8th June 2014, 21:19

      *cough* Hamilton winning, Rosberg not *cough*

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 8th June 2014, 21:24

      Nope. Still was a DRS pass for the lead. And Hamilton on Vettel after the start was also a DRS one.

    • Morty Vicar (@mortyvicar) said on 8th June 2014, 22:21

      I gave it an 8. I didn’t think the racing was quite at the same level as Bahrain (I wasn’t hyperventilating this time). I’m very happy for Ricciardo but had Mercedes not had problems no-one else would be close to taking it to them. The racing between Hamilton and Rosberg was momentarily interesting but they were both having difficulties by then and it wasn’t so much racing as capitalizing on mistakes and mechanical issues. Still, a very good race.

      • SteveoG said on 8th June 2014, 23:19

        So you prefer the Mercs just leaving the rest of the field in their dust and then you would call it a good race? You have to be kidding. Lets hope that the rest of the field catch up to the Mercs because only then we will see great to exceptional racing (like the Canadian GP) and not the ordinary 2 drivers that would not even get a podium if they won’t driving the Mercs e.g. put Nico and Lewis in the RB”s or the Ferraris and then see where they would end up, no where.

  6. Matheus Ramos (@jedimaster9) said on 8th June 2014, 20:45

    10/10 superb! Shame for Felipe and Checo :/

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 8th June 2014, 20:56

      Checo had brake problems and Massa misjudged his approach but both had done a brilliant drive and deserved a different finish.

      • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 8th June 2014, 21:23

        Yes, I think (being a little biased) massa deserved to finish ahead of Perez, and it was just an unfortunate quirk of DRS that led to Massa misjudging it. Obviously it was Massa’s fault, but having had the chance to get at least a podium from the race, he was probably a little too hasty to get past, another lap and he could have got him on the line.

      • JerseyF1 (@jerseyf1) said on 8th June 2014, 21:51

        I think Massa had a car and strategy which was capable of winning this race, he didn’t win and regardless of where the blame lay for his collision I think Massa’s drive was poor – a better driver in his car would have won the race.

        Brilliant drive by Checo though, I was surprised the team didn’t keep him out longer in his first stint, given that Hulkenberg was doing a good job at holding back his competitors meaning there was no risk coming from behind him and the longer he could go the easier the end of the race would have been for him.

        • JCost (@jcost) said on 8th June 2014, 22:09

          @jerseyf1 I think Checo was the key. If Dan managed to clear him earlier I think both Seb and Massa would give Rosberg a run for his money. But you’re right, Massa should have made better use of his 10 laps younger tyres and his straight line speed despite everybody in front making use of their “straightforward overtake device” (a.k.a DRS).

        • TomMK (@tommk) said on 9th June 2014, 5:36

          I agree – Massa should have done much better. He had better tyres and the fastest top speed, and flew up to the back of the lead pack of 4 between lap 58 and 62. He had a strong chance to win that race, and he blew it. As a Williams fan, he was very disappointing. Especially not using using DRS when he’d finally set up a move on Vettel on lap 64. It seemed like he opened it and then shut it again. Very strange.

          He should have scored a podium as a minimum. Those are some very valuable points that have been squandered.

          • Solo (@solo) said on 1st September 2014, 3:42

            Massa once again proved his a poor F1 race driver. Not only on his lousy overtaking abilities but also on his inability to drive correctly behind a car that was already known it had brake issues.

  7. NickF12013 (@nickf12013) said on 8th June 2014, 20:45

    SOOOOO DISSAPOINTING RESULT !!! Other than that 10/10

  8. jackal40 (@jackal40) said on 8th June 2014, 20:45

    Can’t vote either, 9/10.
    So sad to see so many cars fall out of the race, reliability seemed to have been almost non-existent today.

  9. Adam Hardwick (@fluxsource) said on 8th June 2014, 20:46

    See the Massa/Perez incident, my first though was brake failure for Massa. Odd crash.

  10. PhilEReid (@philereid) said on 8th June 2014, 20:46


    Can’t vote, but that’s easily one of the best races I’ve ever seen. Fantastic! It just had everything.

  11. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 8th June 2014, 20:46

    Awesome race! 8/10

    Loved the moment between Vettel and Ricciardo in Parc Ferme. Great sportsmanship!

    • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 8th June 2014, 20:57

      Very bummed that Lewis drew the short end of the stick in terms of reliability yet again. I know Rosberg had the same problem but sheesh, it’s just so unlucky.

      If he didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all.

      • Andre (@lheela) said on 8th June 2014, 21:18

        And that’s why you only rate 8/10?

      • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 8th June 2014, 21:29

        Yes exactly, had results gone his way, Lewis may not have made the mistake he did, and then got pole, leading to a fairly straight forward race, with Rosberg drawing the short stick. But, I’m sure Rosberg will receive the bad luck he is owed soon.

      • @tophercheese21 That sentence can only be used for MW. Luck and Hamilton basically go hand in hand. It’s bound to go wrong at some points. Rosberg will get his failures.

      • Toxic said on 8th June 2014, 21:40

        Bad Luck again… well maybe it’s not only the bad luck. They mentioned during the race that Rosberg has set his brakes more towards fronts and Lewis the opposite. that could a big cnributor. Also Lewis is more aggressive on the brakes so in my view it wasn’t just the bad luck, rather the driver and a bit hard driving.

        • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 8th June 2014, 21:47

          For me it’s still the car’s fault, not the driver’s.

          • ssdd said on 8th June 2014, 22:50

            Lewis was well aware that his car had problems.
            I think if he asked his engineer “Should I make a desperate late braking manoeuvre to get past Nico?” his engineer would have said “Nope”.

  12. Slr (@slr) said on 8th June 2014, 20:47

    Crazy race, but highly enjoyable.

    Big congrats to Ricciardo, it’s always great to witness a maiden victory.

    I’m glad Massa and Perez appear to be okay, that accident looked extremely scary live.

  13. Martin (@aardvark) said on 8th June 2014, 20:47

    Even without visuals it was exciting. (Followed on Live Timing and text commentary.)

  14. UnitedKingdomRacing (@unitedkingdomracing) said on 8th June 2014, 20:47

    Although i’m not happy about Hamilton and the points Rosberg gained. This above Bahrain was the race of the season 10/10!

  15. Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 8th June 2014, 20:48

    I cannot rate. As a mexican that was just….. devastating. I was praying for a victory, but only we get a massive accident. It’s so difficult to put a 10. After this….. Best since Bahrain, a thriller, devasting and emotional race. It’s the most emotional race I’ve seen…… screw Perez this a Big, Wonderful 10.

    • Mike (@mike) said on 8th June 2014, 21:43

      Now that is a vote that you know is honest. Perez was looking so good. Just didn’t have the car t do it. So close.

      • smokinjoe (@smokinjoe) said on 8th June 2014, 22:10

        At the beginning of the the season i thought hulk gonna smash perez this year …but this was the awesome drive irrespective of the result …perez can race

        • Dean (@skiz) said on 8th June 2014, 23:35

          I don’t know why the Hulk opted for this unorthodox strategy. Whenever he and his team try to outwit the field, they fail and don’t even get close to the podium. All he shold’ve had to do is start on ssoft and do what Checo did, what was indeed impressive, btw.

          • Keith Campbell (@keithedin) said on 9th June 2014, 11:45


            FI chose to split their strategies, 1 stop for both but SS-Soft for Perez compared to Soft-SS for Hulk (exactly as they did last year i think). I think part of the reason it worked so well for Perez was the early safety car allowing him to extend his SS stint. His advantage to Hulk would have been less in the end if not for the safety car, so a fair enough gamble for both i would say given they both started outside the top 10.

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