Rate the race: 2014 British Grand Prix

2014 British Grand Prix

Jenson Button, McLaren, Silverstone, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the British Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 British Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (1%)
  • 4 (1%)
  • 5 (3%)
  • 6 (6%)
  • 7 (16%)
  • 8 (38%)
  • 9 (25%)
  • 10 (8%)

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254 comments on Rate the race: 2014 British Grand Prix

  1. Erzen (@xenif1) said on 6th July 2014, 15:37

    9/10, simply incredible. The battle between Vettel and Alonso really just made it unbelievable. Alonso’s charge was incredible, so was Bottas’, Button had a nice race, unbelievable accident in the beginning and to top it all off a home winner. Simply amazing!

  2. Danksa (@danieljaksa) said on 6th July 2014, 15:38

    Loved it! Well done Lewis, Valtteri, Daniel and Jensen. They all raced brilliantly.

  3. Gideon Hadi (@) said on 6th July 2014, 15:38

    One of the best British GP, and possibly better than Bahrain. Cars overtaking and Team Radio Wars. Unfortunately Rosberg was out. But it still a stellar battle. 9

  4. Tifoso1989 (@tifoso1989) said on 6th July 2014, 15:39

    Great race, thank you Seb and Fernando for this epic battle, wheel to wheel stuff. I just hope that the FIA will encourage this kind of battles instead of focusing on reminding the drivers with the track limits over and over again

  5. Just asking to everyone who is of that opinion:

    Why was this a spectacular, awesome achievement by Hamilton?

    (Ben Edwards)

    I need enlightment. For it could’ve been that if he had to pass Rosberg.

    • Tommy C (@tommy-c) said on 6th July 2014, 15:50

      Well it’s always impressive to see a driver win from well down on the grid even with the car advantage that Lewis has. Add to that the pressure of driving in front of your home crowd and getting on with the job after a poor qualifying. I suppose it was pretty spectacular. Perhaps not as visually spectacular as Bottas and Alonso carving their way through the field throughout the race.

    • greg-c (@greg-c) said on 6th July 2014, 15:53

      For me many drivers coming from far back on the grid .
      First time since 1975 that a win outside top 5 quali ,
      The redbull ferrari fight . Except the whinging .
      Crickey ! Vettel had some pace late !
      Sorry for Nico as i wanted to see that fight .

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 6th July 2014, 15:55

      Was it?

      IMO it was a really good race, and Hamilton did everything right today. But there was no spectacle involved at all, nor was there much to awe at. The spectacle was coming from other cars (Bottas, Alonso, Vettel all had their moments), or on a different, not too positive note, Kimi had a spectacular moment, and it was Awesome to see him get out by himself.
      But not Hamilton, be it he had an emotional race result at a very good time of the year for the championship

    • pSynrg (@psynrg) said on 6th July 2014, 17:35

      @xtwl just get over yourself. A home win by any driver is always spectacular, regardless of the means to the end.

      Why don’t you instead focus on what you did like in the race (if anything) instead of trying to bring things down for others.

      • @psynrg I voted it a 9 for several reasons. I was just wondering where the comments like ‘9/10, brilliant race by Hamilton’ came from. A fair question to ask as several agree with me I guess. This is afterall a forum to discuss and talk about the race.

        It’s very cool for him to win but was it really that awe-inspiring performance?

        That is what I don’t agree with.

  6. Dimitris 1395 (@dimitris-1395) said on 6th July 2014, 15:42

    I liked it. Very enjoyable, with some great drives by many drivers (especially Bottas and Alonso), quite a lot of overtaking action and the battle of the year and one of the greatest of the last years in F1.
    My only setback was the somewhat disappointing retirement of the leader as it cost us a-possibly- great battle.

  7. Diceman (@diceman) said on 6th July 2014, 15:46


    If we count out the epic battle between Alonso and Vettel, that was rather boring one.

  8. Timothy Katz (@timothykatz) said on 6th July 2014, 15:46

    Well, with wet qualy yesterday, I though we were in for a soggy and miserable weekend. But that was quite special. It would have been perfect if Rosberg hadn’t broken down, but it was still damn good.

  9. David Not Coulthard (@davidnotcoulthard) said on 6th July 2014, 15:49

    8/10. I still can’t believe Vettel found his way to be behind Daniel at the end……

  10. Breno (@austus) said on 6th July 2014, 15:49

    Scary crash with Raikkonen, seeing him limp out of the car was pretty terrifying. In the early of the race, seeing Alonso and Bottas storm through the field, as well as Hamilton passing the Mclarens and chasing Rosberg. In the mid of the race things became a bit calm, only to drama unfold as Rosberg’s car breaks down and Gutierrez rams Maldonado. By the end we had everything: Vettel and Alonso in an enourmous fight over 5th place, something we rarely see nowadays, as if it was taken from the 90s (I’m thinking Schumacher defending from Hill in wet spa, as in a slower car hardly keeping the faster one behind); a last minute push from Button to challenge for the podium. Brilliant race, all in all.


    • LosD (@losd) said on 7th July 2014, 14:20

      Scary crash with Raikkonen, seeing him limp out of the car was pretty terrifying.

      Hmmmm, seeing him limp out of the car was rather relieving to me. I expected him to be carried after those hits.

  11. DaveF1 (@davef1) said on 6th July 2014, 15:50

    8/10, would’ve been a 9 or 10 if we’d got a battle between Nico and Lewis. Still absolutely fantastic battles throughout the field. Bottas, Alonso and Vettel were all great to watch. Certainly spices up the championship.

  12. Rick Lopez (@viscountviktor) said on 6th July 2014, 15:50


    Excitement at the start, good fighting throughout, enjoyed the Vettel-Alonso battle

  13. Nick (@npf1) said on 6th July 2014, 15:51

    8/10. Enjoyed the battles and great overtaking, but do feel we were robbed from a scarp for the win. If we had that, it’d had been an easy 9. Still, I’ll think about that Alonso-Vettel battle for many years. :)

  14. BasCB (@bascb) said on 6th July 2014, 15:52

    Funny how many people are rating this 9s, 10s. Sure we had some really good passing as well as really good defending. But the race was decided by a gearbox issue, apart from that the fights were for lower spots.

    I enjoyed the radio showoff between Vettel and Alonso, and it was a very decent race overall, but not epic at all. Or is it just me being tired?

    • @bascb I agree with you. Voted 9/10 because I really enjoyed it after two boring football matches. It was a very good race. But as I try to say in my other posts, nothing of that had to do with Hamilton his just normal, ‘expected from him’, performance

    • David Not Coulthard (@davidnotcoulthard) said on 6th July 2014, 16:04

      @bascb agree about disagreeing with those who complained about the radio showoff.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 7th July 2014, 7:52

      @bascb, I gave it 8 (my highest score) mostly because we saw some good passing, a great battle between Seb and Fred of the kind we haven’t been getting for years, and thanks to the restart and the harder tyre choices not a lot of tactical pit-stops breaking up the action. Pirelli should stick to the hard/medium combo for the rest of the season to give us more of this.

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 7th July 2014, 9:14

        agree on the tyre choice @Hohum, its clear that the tyre needs a bit work from the drivers to get up to temp but it can then be taken really far without having to worry about a cliff overly much.

  15. Ed Marques (@edmarques) said on 6th July 2014, 15:52

    Great race.
    Some amazing drives: Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Button, Vettel, Alonso and Bianchi.
    Shame for the race that Rosberg retired, but great for the championship.
    Just one thing, Vettel did to Hamilton what Alonso did to him, and he complaint? Ludicrous.
    A 9/10.

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