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Rate the race: 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

2014 Hungarian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Hungaroring, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (1%)
  • 2 (0%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (0%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (1%)
  • 7 (2%)
  • 8 (13%)
  • 9 (39%)
  • 10 (44%)

Total Voters: 965

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231 comments on “Rate the race: 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix”

  1. Great race 10/10 and it’s even greater that the Mercs didn’t win because it’s so much better and more exciting to see superior drivers like Alonso and Ricciardo fight it out on inferior cars instead of the winging, moaning LH and NR saga every race.

  2. Who the hell voted 1??? The sole member of the Caterham F1 Fan Club?

    1. Vijay Mallya

  3. 9/10, a point off for the safety car totally screwing the top 3.

  4. Almost as good as Montreal. The two best races yet this year.

  5. Fantastic race, with real racing. Proper wheel to wheel stuff. Just damp enough for the drivers to treat the track with respect, well, most of them, just long enough to give the start an edge. It went a bit dry in the middle third, sadly, but those last 20 laps, my goodness, all out for a good finish with at least 6 cars in the frame. Wonderful stuff. Read quite a few +ves and -ves, but in the end it was racing. Pure racing. Thats what we have been missing and this year it seems to have come back.
    One thing.. Vettel. Struggling to stamp his mark in the pack, he doesn’t seem to have the edge recently, but how lucky/skillful was that spin on the start finish straight. Millimeters from the wall and continued on as if it was just another day in the mill. Excellent recovery. Respect. Daniel San, you learn quickly and I’ll bet Alonso sings his praises again.
    All in all a very enjoyable afternoons entertainment, oops sorry Bernie, business venture.

  6. 9/10. Only because I hat the wrong rating button! Fantastic race.

  7. Best race in years. The only time I’ve voted 10 actually.

    1. I might have rated Bahrain or Montreal a 10(can’t remember tbh) but this race really put a smile on my face. Very unpredictable and edge of the seat stuff. I poured myself a drink half-way thru the race and it was still untouched at the end of the race. I can’t put it any better than that. 10/10. A much better race than the track deserved.

  8. For me that was I race to remember, great batles from start to the fihish, the was probably the best race held in Hungary. I’ll give 9/10 because I still wait for the ultimate race :).
    The last couple of races are outstanding, do you remember the start of the season and the discutions about engine noise? :)))
    For me thas is Formula 1, and this is the sport I’m watching every single race since 1998.

    1. Don´t forget hungary 2006 ;)

  9. 10/10 for me. This is turning out one of the best seasons in recent memory. Really happy to go to Suzuka for my 1st GP.

  10. 10/10
    Probably not perfect, but 10 is the vote that gets closest to the entertainment provided. Many good drives weren’t rewarded, namely Vergne’s, but either way it’s impossible to say Ricciardo’s win wasn’t deserved. Alonso drove an awesome race, and having the fastest cars behind, both due to starting positions, weather and Safety Car periods, allowed us to see overtakes on one of the – usually – most boring tracks of the calendar. So many mistakes at the start made for an unpredicatble situation, which was further changed by differing strategies and more accidents. And finally we saw a race where different strategies – prime tyres for one stint, or option tyres for two stints – were pretty equal in terms of time lost through pitting and tyre drop-off, but helped swap positions that had to be earned back through on-track manoeuvres. I.e., Ricciardo was ahead and returned in front after stopping one more time, whereas Alonso pitted once less but was tenths away from taking the win. Also, track conditions – and, undeniably, neutralisations – reduced the performance gap between teams and allowed certain drivers to shine.

    1. @fixy

      Probably not perfect, but 10 is the vote that gets closest to the entertainment provided.

      I also voted 10 because of the sheer, entertainment value. We didn’t expect to see the result that we did see.

      No doubt there are technical reasons why the race wasn’t a perfect 10. But Mrs McKenzie and me enjoyed the race so much we will be watching the Beeb highlights again in a few minutes. We’ll keep the recording too, something we rarely do.

      So it was a 10 for me.

  11. I’m really happy to see another thriller at Hungary. I am somewhat biased towards it as I’ve been to three races there, including buttons debut win in 2006 and i have always felt it to be one of the best places to watch f1 live, which is of course different to being the best race track to watch on TV. This sort of a classic and the great crowds that you always get at Hungary should hopefully keep it on the calendar for many years to come.

    Outside of the marquee events like Silverstone, suzuka, spa, Monaco, and Montreal there’s no other circuit I’d be more sad to see cut from the calendar.

    Keep up the good work mogyrod!

  12. Trying to imagine this race with standing restarts I do not think it would have been as enjoyable, it sure would have been different!

  13. Were they really racing in Hungary? Can’t have been. It was exciting, and I stayed awake watching it.
    So it’s a nine for me. Maybe the best race they have held there since they joined the calendar.

  14. I voted 9 right after the race after the great ending fight but if I’m honest it’s probably an 8. Very good race just not great.

  15. 6 out of 10. The two yellows and the rain just threw strategy up in the air. Vettel was lucky as was Lewis with their mishaps. Rosberg watched his 28 sec lead eaten up by the pace car. Ricardo drove superbly and Alonso showed what determination can do with a dog with no feet. Just too much randomness to give it more than a 6.

  16. The new Formula 1 is so boring, isn’t it? Another terrible race, just like Bahrain and Canada

    Haha, definitely a perfect 10 for this race!

  17. I gave it a 10/10
    I think this was better than Canada but not as good as Bahrain. Alonso DOTD. I would give it to Lewis but his car is much better than Alonso’s

  18. 10/10, Even though both drivers of the team I support, crashes out. We can’t deny that this race was one of the highlights of 2014, and good for sport. As long as F1 give this kind of action packed races, we can forget about those Engine sound issue some races. To be frank for me there was no space to think how much is the noise yesterday. If the audience comes to Grand Prix to watch this real racing, then they easily got it here. Get ever with this Silly Engine Noise and Dummy Megaphone Exhausts.

    1. So excited So much Typos :) Read “Engine sound issue some raises.” and “Get over with this Silly Engine Noise”

  19. Clear 10 in my opinion. This was the best weekend of recent time.

    Quali was great. Big names didn’t make it to Q2, and a dramatic Q3, with many names hitting the top and exchanging places, plus the chaos of the first minutes.

    The race was exceptional. Close and brilliant racing, drivers giving it all, different strategies throughout the field, and a big fight for P1 and the podium till the last lap!

  20. If there was ever going to be a 10/10 race, that was it.

    There was everything – fast cars charging from the back and getting stuck mid-pack, a brilliant drive from Riccardo, a deserving winner (maybe there was a bit of luck, but he made the most of it), a brilliant fight for the top positions at the end, a (partially) wet race, general unpredictability and excitement throughout… and most importantly, the DRS was just right – not to easy, but enough to create opportunities for overtaking.

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