Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Rate the race: 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

2014 Austrian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Ring, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix out of ten

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  • 4 (3%)
  • 5 (9%)
  • 6 (19%)
  • 7 (38%)
  • 8 (20%)
  • 9 (5%)
  • 10 (2%)

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  1. 8/10 Great race track. Good race by Rosberg, Hamilton, Alonso, Perez and Magnussen. Now that he has gotten a Little bit of F1 experience all rookie Kevin Magnussen needs is a fast car and he will in top in most races.

  2. 5/10. Boring race and I almost fell asleep in the middle of it. Expectations very high after yesterday’s qualifying, but they didn’t materialize. Familiar faces on the podium (except for Bottas), not much action on track, because Mercedes were playing waiting game to get past Williams and latter were just trying to collect their points. Another failure for Vettel, I’m starting to feel very sorry for him. And finally, a few champions fighting (they didn’t really) for the last point (what a shame).

  3. great 1st lap from lewis.. from then on, nothing but strategy… to be honest, pretty boring race… Merc didn’t allow their drivers to race until the very last lap.. that take away the show.. Canada was intense .. compared to that its nugget of Canada…i guess this season is going to be boring with more and more Merc team orders (not to mention well in their terms boring race management)… unless some hell broke lose at Merc

    1. @fractal Thank you for also spotting Hamilton his poor race. Brilliant start but very average race for his doing.

  4. Good, solid 7. Great racing through until the end but lacked a bit of drama.

  5. Keith, could you post the Merc pit stops, of both drivers, since the begining of this current Championship?

  6. decent, but after canada it was hard for this to get a good rating.

  7. A bit of a dull race. Mercedes one-two as usual. 7/10.

    1. But still a 7?

  8. 8 lovely track nice atmosphere rd the circuit and DOTW perez

  9. Gave it a 6, mainly for the Williams.
    The race somehow failed to provide real excitement. The best overtake goes to Ricciardo who managed to pass a Mercedes engine driven by Hulkenberg, that was wheel to wheel action. But definitely the fuel management does not produce any good, everyone slowing down at the end of the race, what a nonsense.

    1. Absolutely! That overtake by Ricciardo was amazing! When they showed it in replay from the incar camera of Ricciardo, it was several corners of neck and neck driving. Great balls of fire on RIC :)

  10. I gave it a 5. Meh. Looked promising but lasted two laps.
    And on top of that, no drama between the two cars till the last three.

  11. 7/10 for the race. Some nice although rare overtakes and a good battle between Williams and Mercedes (and Perez) in the first half of the race. Now I’m off to watch the WTCC.

    Wait a minute!!! It was on at the same time as the F1! DOH! :p

  12. 5/10
    Nice track and atmosphere.
    First 3 laps and last 2 laps where interesting, but the rest of the race bored me to death…

  13. Somewhere between 6 and 7. I’m gonna rate it the latter since I’m happy with the fact that F1 is back on a classic circuit that can (and I’m sure it will) produce great races.

    Other than that, an anti-climatic race to yesterday’s quali session. With such a close field I would have guessed we’d have much more on-track shuffling for position. Instead we got a typical strategic race which, while I’m sure it provides the piece of the cake for some, doesn’t entirely cut it for me.

    Nothing against this season, really, but watching Vettel retire again, Raikkonen struggling with lack of power, Button struggling with lack of grip, various drivers struggling with the brakes and so on makes me wonder if the new regulations really achieved any of their goals in leveling the field up and making the competition closer and more entertaining. Were there even such goals? Because watching Red Bull (when they’re functional) and Williams (when it doesn’t rain) take turns every other GP in chasing Mercedes down with no result, while everyone else stands around watching hopelessly, is going to eventually become terribly boring by the end of the season, whether there is a fight between the Mercs for the championship or not.

    Thinking about how the FIA are looking at all sorts of gimmicks like standing restarts, in order to increase overtaking chances and make the whole competition seem even more artificial, while the gaps between the teams seem to increase even with the new rulebook is a little bit baffling to me.

    1. @tony031r

      makes me wonder if the new regulations really achieved any of their goals in leveling the field up and making the competition closer and more entertaining. Were there even such goals?

      Well, no. The point of the new rules was to give the manufacturers the engines they wanted, stop them from leaving and try to encourage more of them to come in.

  14. 7/10
    There was no real fight amongst the top four, positions were settled during the pit stops. The result was inevitable, but a little more fight would have been nice to see. Though the track seems simple I was happy to see drivers on the limit with small mistakes at turns 3 and 7.

  15. A normal “borefest” is a 6/10 for me.

    This race was 7/10.

    The result was somewhat predictable and there were not failures like the Team brackley cars had in canada or the Canadian Marathon in 2011. No crashes, no SC.

    No, FIA, Don’t try to raise my ratings, I gave a 7, I’d say the race was a bit boring, but I’m anything but disappointed with that – apart from DRS and the Super Bonus Double Points Season Finale Bonanza that is.

  16. 7.
    An Okay race that could keep you watching with a trip or two to bathroom or the kitchen. A bit processional but there were are few few racing developments to look forward to.

  17. Oops, pressed 6 while I mean 7.. Love the track, but have to be a bit harsh on the lack of overtaking and the fact I missed nothing getting drinks and even printing something for my studies twice..

    If we’re talking atmosphere and how much I would have liked to be there, It’d be a 9, though.

  18. Overall The race started promising, but quickly became very boring. As much as I enjoy watching F1, this was one of the bad ones. Surely there was plenty overtaking, but there was no real excitement. And sadly that is the case in more and more races. Not just this year but in recent years too.

  19. 10/10. Great race, great track, great winner.

  20. It’s such a pity Mercedes seem to favour Nico over Lewis. I can’t believe Lewis lost 3 seconds alone in the pits in Austria, I think it has happened at other GPs too. If Lewis’ second stop had been a low 2 second stop (similar to Bottas’) or even slightly slower, Lewis would have been ahead of Nico when Nico came out of the pits, then Lewis could have stretched out a lead over Nico, since Lewis was clearly the faster driver of the two this weekend. However, it was an epic first lap by Lewis, and I think that must have earned him best drive, although Bottas had a very good race too.

    1. @williamstuart That is nonsense. They even pitted Hamilton before Rosberg, despite being behind, with the aim to ease the overtake on Bottas. Lewis just screwed his quali, there is not really much else to say.

      1. Yeah, I wasn’t entirely serious, and after saying that I heard that the ‘cake tins’ (is that what they’re called?!) on Hamilton’s wheels were slightly damaged, meaning it took slightly longer to change wheels. But do you think it is possible for Mercedes to be slightly favourable to Nico because it’s a German owned and funded team? But that is incredibly unlikely and I think they’re most likely not interfering with the drivers championship in the end.

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