Rate the race: 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

2014 Austrian Grand Prix

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  • 5 (9%)
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  • 7 (38%)
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134 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

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  1. PJ (@pjtierney) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:30

    4/10

    It started off well, but after 30 laps or so things just fell flat. Can’t think of a single exciting thing that happened in the second half of the race.

    Lovely track though, although the overlaid ads became annoying and a bit of a running joke in the live chat I was taking part in.

  2. Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:32

    7. Decent race. Different strategies made the race interesting and also there wasn’t too much artificial overtaking, but obviously the final result was inevitable.

    • frood19 (@frood19) said on 23rd June 2014, 9:33

      this was what i liked about it. the DRS didn’t make overtaking farcical. it maybe allowed drivers to get closer at turn1 and then they could get a normal slipstream up the hill to turn 2. there weren’t too many motorway passes (apart from bottas on rosberg on lap 1, but that was just pure speed – and he needed a decent tow to do it).

      this should be a lesson – use the DRS to get cars closer, not to make pass boringly easy. so in canada, the DRS should be on the straight before the hairpin, not after it.

  3. ME4ME (@me4me) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:32

    8. Lovely turn up of the Austrians. Great crowd and atmosphere. Decent racing, although less exiting at the end.

  4. reiter (@reiter) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:33

    Great race, great overtaking. I feel bad for Massa though.

  5. Ricardo Ferreira (@yes-master) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:33

    6. The reason is because I really like this circuit. The race was boring, almost from beginning to the end.

  6. F1sauber (@f1sauber) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:34

    Great start but then became a bit boring! Pity the Williams can’t keep up, great race by Perez and Ferrari still struggling to move up! dropping Raikkonen would be a great help!

    • Julian (@julianwins) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:37

      Ferrari are dropping Raikkonen all by themselves by failing to pit him when he needs it and by terrible strategy calls from the pit wall.

      • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:43

        Yep, sometimes I think they are doing it on purpose.

        • Dan said on 22nd June 2014, 14:48

          Just accept Massa is a better dirver than Kimi. I maintain if Alo was in the Lotus he would be WC. Kimi is being made look silly

          • Michael said on 22nd June 2014, 15:14

            What you write is really funny. Massa will never be the driver that Raikkonen is, if Alonso would have been at Lotus, he would have LOST the championship to Vettel in 2013 and the year before! But you can always dream about fairytales…

        • Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:53

          after this race i am sure they do it on purpose..

          • Corrado (@corrado-dub) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:24

            I doubt that. After all, why drop MAS if they were going to treat RAI just the same. Ferrari also lost millions by hiring RAI. They pay him a lot more money than MAS… but the results are just the same. So, they dropped MAS because they needed a driver to do a better job, add more points for Ferrari in the WCC than Massa used to do. Yeah, I think that Alonso is the driver they think about 1st between the 2, but I also think that is 100% based on their performance. ALO just beat RAI almost every time -> he proved he’s doing a better job with the same equipment. What would you wan them to do, compromise ALO race just to get RAI 1-2 more places ahead? A 5th and a 10th somehow look better than a 7th and an 8th. If things would have been opposite, I’m pretty sure Ferrari would have gave RAI the priority. But it didn’t happen. Same thing happened with Massa.

          • Dan said on 22nd June 2014, 15:28

            michael last time i knew Rai was right up their 2012, you telling me he was in a slwer car than FA. Just accept it Rai went downhill ever since 07. Beat by Massa in 08 and 09. And was getting beat by Grosjean last year, whi is no Alonso. Rai is slower than Massa lol it is a fact. Today is embarrasing

      • Lari (@lari) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:25

        I feared this when I heard Raikkonen was going back to Ferrari after what happened when he was there before. Lotus only needed some more capital and maybe a bit of better tactic-guys, but other than that I think Raikkonen was really happy there and they really made an effort to give all he&Grosjean needed. The “other” option might have been RBR (atleast was speculated) and I really would’ve liked to see him accompany Vettel. Ferrari = politics, has been and will be until eternity (or until top management changes).

        • Dan (@danieru) said on 22nd June 2014, 16:01

          To be honest since Germany last year he’s been comprehensively beaten by his team-mate- Grosjean as well as Alonso. He’s got the look of an ex-champ in a downward spiral he’s not able to get out of – think of Hill and Villeneuve at the end of their careers.

          • Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 22nd June 2014, 17:20

            just can’t understand their strategies…why do they call Kimi in so late all the time..even when Alonso’s race is gonna get compromised…in spain Kimi is in front and yet alonso can go in first but not kimi..why??
            it is true Kimi is also struggling..but i feel the way ferrari are treating him..and the way they are just concentrating on one driver is also the cause for Kimi’s lack of improvement in performance..every race it feels as if they’ve just given up on the other car..it feels like ferrari has only a single car on the track every race…they need to help kimi..he’s got the speed…i’m sure if they help him and concentrate on his race too..he will get the confidence

          • Lari (@lari) said on 22nd June 2014, 17:36

            @danieru That is true. Though we might feel it’s for different reasons because we don’t know it for sure. Being 1,5 out of 2 years well ahead of your teammate and suddenly dropping the ball on the last 6 months could be what you said. It also could be reaction to not being paid in the last 18 months. It could be reaction for eyeing another team already and not giving a flying f what happens to the team during the last races. Or something else. But as many commented when he came back with Lotus, he was invigorated and doing a very, very solid job. That’s undeniable.

  7. Sankalp Sharma (@sankalp88) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:34

    6/10, I’m afraid. No real fight for the lead until the last 3 laps. The previous Austrian GP 2003 was way better. Still remember Schumi on fire and him calmly driving away.

  8. sushant008 (@sushant008) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:34

    Perez for DOTW..

    • Being out-qualified by your teammate on Saturday doesn’t make up for his good race on Sunday IMO

      • JMAYA10 said on 22nd June 2014, 14:46

        Huh…. so when was qualifying more important than racing results. He had a great race… gained 10 positions overall.

      • Dan said on 22nd June 2014, 14:49

        What? You’re a Ros fan and Ham was far more impressive than Ros. Sure his qualifying did not help. Ham would have been gone he would nothave won by 2seconds.

        • You know Dan, Sometimes you need to READ the comments instead of always assuming that it’s about Rosberg VS Hamilton. @sushant008 said PEREZ for DOTW, to which I replied that in my opinion you aren’t a worthy “driver of the weekend” if you are outqualified by your teammate and don’t make the cut for Q3.
          It was NOT a pro-Rosberg argument, so go and proclaim your love for Hamilton in an other section of the comments, thank you!

        • Lari (@lari) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:26

          This Dan is hilarious. He has made about 15-20 posts about how HAM shoulda, coulda, woulda and nothing else. You can scrap 14-19 posts and we already got it that you’re diehard HAM fan and can’t give credit to anyone else in the grid.

          • Dan said on 22nd June 2014, 15:32

            @lari Ros is a match for Ham in race pace it is very close is that not a compliment?. Sorry mate but he has one world tile i want him to have same luck as his teammate. Why hate on me because i like Hamilton? It is just hard for Alo and Ham fans who we all no their better than Vettel. And Vttel has 4 world titles. 05,06, 08 is long fr those paticular fans. And Gilles sorry my firnd i misread you’re post. I meant it as you said a driver who makes a mistake in qalify does not make up for in race. I meant Ham did that was all

          • Lari (@lari) said on 22nd June 2014, 19:45

            @Dan I don’t hate you, I don’t hate Hamilton fans, I only hate what/how ppl like you write. Like for example your response to Gilles just shows how much you pay attention to other posts and how blindly you respond to everything with only 1 thing in mind.

    • Iestyn Davies (@fastiesty) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:03

      I would say Alonso or Bottas personally

    • Patrickl (@patrickl) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:39

      I would say that more drivers should look into using the harder tyres for their first stint. It’s obviously the better strategy.

      Although current regulations make that pretty much impossible other than missing out on Q3 (like Perez keeps doing). Not sure what the idea was to fix tyres on the fastest lap in Q2, but it has definitely made sure there will be no different strategies among the drivers going through to Q3.

      • HoHum (@hohum) said on 22nd June 2014, 23:38

        @patrickl, you are quite right, everything they do with the crappy tyres makes the racing worse not better. Anyone care to explain to me how the teams were supposed to “get on top” of tyre management when the tyres are so badly affected by the track temperature difference between qualifying and the race and the cars are locked in parc-ferme ? it’s just another random effect favouring some and handicapping others, otherwise called dumb luck, and after the novelty wears off it just adds to frustration for teams and fans.

  9. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:34

    8/10. Lovely track, this really punishes mistakes… being a little bit off line is really harmful for your laptime.

    The race itself was great, sad it took too much to get it going again after the 2nd pitstop.

    Score not better because of all the Red Bull related, irrelevant stuff. Showing Dietrich signing autographs mid race, the cheeky tv print on the track saying “Congratulations Mr Dietrich”… I understand it’s basically their race, but there are cleverer ways… the end for example, with everyone in the grandstands showing the austrian flag, and the bull sculpture in the middle of the track. The rest is just cheap stuff that annoys viewers. Show the race instead !

    • loetkoe said on 7th July 2014, 14:53

      At what point in the race the “congratulations mr dietrich” shown? I seem to have missed it

  10. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:34

    It was a pretty good race until the second stops. Fantastic opening lap as Hamilton charged through the field. Once the Mercedes cleared the Williams it seemed to settle down a bit though. I’m quite disappointed the brake issues the Mercedes seemed to be having stopped them from having a square go for the lead in the dying laps. Really pleased that Bottas managed to grab his first podium.

  11. An hesitating GP. When you take a look at the live timing and see that a driver is less than one second to another, you expect some racing action.

    At this track, you can overtake at Turn 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Seen in GP3 & GP2…

    Kudos to Bo77as.

    • TMF (@tmf42) said on 22nd June 2014, 15:30

      @jeff1s I think it was mainly due to the tires – it was very close to make the 2 stop work. If the tires were closer to a 1-2 stop window then all on 2 stops would have risked a bit more.

  12. StefMeister (@stefmeister) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:36

    7/10.

    Not as thrilling as some other races this year but there was plenty of close racing, Some good overtaking & some other bits of interest/excitement through the race.

    Overall I enjoyed it.

  13. This was a typical 90s race. Boring nontheless, coming from a Williams fan. Happy with the result. For me it looked like Williams never really expected to be even contenders and just went for 3rd and 4th which they knew was easy pickings in a normal race.

    Also a shame we didn’t get to see a great recovery race from Hamilton. He just had a brilliant start and was in P4 already. Might have spiced things up a bit.

    Also did anyone else notice the different lines through T2 Alonso, Massa, Button and Bottas took? Seems like an old habbit and Massa told Bottas it’s faster or something.

  14. Aqib (@aqibqadeer) said on 22nd June 2014, 14:37

    6/10 just dissappointed after the first lap because of both red bulls and then the race wasnt all that exciting

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