Rate the race: 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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206 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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  1. michiamogino (@michiamogino) said on 24th August 2014, 14:31

    8/10 great fights

    • tmax (@tmax) said on 24th August 2014, 15:20

      Same here 8/10. Nice interesting race. Will the double points give Daniel Ric a WDC ?????

      The race was projected to be a boring Mercedes 1 2 with the Merc having a 2 sec advantage . But it turned out to a be a real good one.

    • ThrillerWA09 (@thrillerwa09) said on 25th August 2014, 17:52

      8/10 as well – It was probably only a “6″ until A) Rosberg put on new options at the end in an attempt to hunt down Ricciardo, and B) the titanic scrap between MAG, BUT, ALO, and VET in the closing stints. I was on my feet rooting at the top of my lungs for my guy, JB!!!

  2. 9 for me. Every time Danny RIC has won, the race has been an absolute cracker!

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 14:36

      Very good race. Too bad Nico ruined Lewis race. I rated it 9 too.

      • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:38

        @jcost Nico cost Lewis a win. Lewis cost Lewis points.

        • tino852 (@tino852) said on 24th August 2014, 14:50

          Oh yeah, Lewis, what a whiner, my car is on fire, my brake exploded, my floor is missing, he should just get on with it shouldn’t he?

          • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:53

            If Lewis drove that lap back to the pits as a sensible driver in a car with reasonable chance for a championship in a close battle with his teammate then he would have SAVED the floor of his car. Lewis drove irrationally and in anger to get back to the pits and caused the (further) damage himself.

            Had he been sensible he could complain about Nico for hitting him. Now he can only realize he finished the job himself.

          • Rails (@rjessalt) said on 24th August 2014, 16:24

            @neiana David, what on EARTH are you talking about?

          • @tino852, you forgot his most brilliant comment, back in Monaco: “I can’t see. I’ve got something on my left eye…” :):)

          • John H (@john-h) said on 24th August 2014, 16:47

            He would have saved his floor, but been at least 20 seconds further behind. With no SC to help out, I’m pretty sure it would have been 0 points anyway, but sure there’s always a way to criticise Hamilton I guess.

          • DaveD (@daved) said on 24th August 2014, 17:27

            @tino852 @rjessalt @john-h If you read down through the rest of this page, you’ll see that David is one of those people who chooses to believe that when Lewis breathes, it’s because he wanted to steal oxygen from everyone else in the room.
            His comments start mild up here, but as you work down the page you can see he blames Lewis for everything from causing his own problems today to single handedly ruining F1 and starting strife in the middle east. It gets really old so it’s easier to just ignore him.

          • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 17:36

            @daved I bet @neiana thinks it was Lewis who inserted a nail in Rosberg’s front wing to destroy his own tyre…

          • if nico was at the back of the grid in 2 races i dont think he would have made the top 8

        • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 17:32

          @neiana what are you talking about my friend? Your reasoning does not make any sense.

          The car was damaged and he thought he could not fight even if a SC was deployed and rightly advised the team to retire he car and save the engine because there are already marginal on that.

      • nico is the worst wheel to wheel racer on the grid

  3. Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 24th August 2014, 14:32

    8. Relly good race. The McLarens-Vet-Alo fight gave the race a good taste in the end. However it was a bit boring but tense at the middle. And again, too much DRSing.
    I’m also tired about all drama for Hamilton. It’s getting pathetic at this point.

  4. dam00r (@dam00r) said on 24th August 2014, 14:32

    Rosberg is getting on my nerves..
    Hoping for 3 engine failures for Rosberg

    • jackal40 (@jackal40) said on 24th August 2014, 14:33

      Agreed – I’m really hoping for a lot of bad luck for him in the second half of the season.

      • dno101 said on 24th August 2014, 14:37

        How he didn’t get a penalty is a genuine disgrace. Boo’d on the podium much deserved!

      • RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:38

        Why?

        Rosberg’s driving well & unlike Lewis he’s hasn’t thrown in the towel & just give up as Lewis has twice already (Silverstone & Today).

        I’ve heard radio stuff from Lewis 3-4 times over the years where he’s whining & asking to team to end his race just because he’s mid-pack after problems, Its pathetic!

        Thinking back to 2010 Vettel had a lap 1 puncture at Silverstone, He kept going & pushing scored a few points & that helped him win the championship.
        Racing drivers should never give up, They should never think about giving up & for Lewis to spend the whole race whining about wanting to give up just means in my view he doesn’t deserve to be champion.

        • Traverse said on 24th August 2014, 15:32

          Hamilton has one fewer engines than Rosberg due to one blowing up last race – all he was doing was thinking ahead. The smart move would’ve been for Mercto retire him once it became clear he wasn’t going to score points.

          • matiascasali (@matiascasali) said on 24th August 2014, 20:22

            he have to think ahead a little bit early. If he let a little bit more of space to rosberg, he still have a car capable of passing Nico, then he wouldn’t end up pointless thinking of saving an engine. he was trying to repair the damage he inflicted himself, when he should be thinking of others way of winning races than just being quick: be a mature driver!

        • Lewis was 60s behind the leaders after the puncture and 30s behind the next car ahead of him which at the time was 16th place. With a broken floor it was unlikely that he was ever going to catch them and get to 10th for a point, and given that Spa is very hard on engines, and the fact that Lewis already has one engine which went up in flames in Hungary, it would have been a wise decision to retire him. But retiring him with 4 laps left doesn’t make any sense from the Merc pit wall.

        • Trenthamfolk (@trenthamfolk) said on 24th August 2014, 16:28

          Rosberg’s driving well???? He had a bad start then crashed his team mate out…. what on earth are you on about???

    • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:35

      Why? You know what’s on my nerves? Someone who destroyed his own car on the way back to the pits. If Hamilton had some sense of brains for that lap his car would have been nearly fine to take back some points, at least.

      Then I wouldn’t have had to listen to him cry like a baby all race.

      • toiago (@toiago) said on 24th August 2014, 14:37

        He would have damaged his car anyway, so far from the pits he was at the time he got the puncture. It was either further damaging the car or fall behind the lead lap for him.

        • RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

          If you drive slow enough the tyre won’t delaminate (The tread will simply detach from the sidewall & fall off) & thats whats damages the car.

          • trublu (@trublu) said on 24th August 2014, 15:31

            And you have some inside info on how bad the tire was after the puncture. Some of you are plain irrational!

          • The tire basically gets sliced open with the wing, since the tyre is rotating, thats why it shreds apart and once that happens which it did almost immediately your car is dragging on the road so its better to keep some speed to minimize the damage to the floor. But on a 7km track thats highly unlikely.

        • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

          Yes he would have damaged the car somewhat but not nearly to the extent that he did. Were you not seeing the debris covering the track? That was all Hamilton and Mercedes is still a fast enough car to finish with 1 or 2 or 3 points as Hamilton himself has shown previously.

      • He only pushed around the back straight. I wonder if he waged on a safety car with that move, that’s what I would have done, anyway. I’m really surprised they didn’t deploy it.

        • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:41

          A little NASCAR, eh? Need a caution drop some debris out of your car… haha

          • If you think about it, the stewards should have deployed the SC. Rosberg getting a shred of the tyre around the front of his car, Massa reported some kevlar making his car slower. Lewis was unlucky with the SC. Again. (Germany, the Sutil situation.)

          • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:51

            @gicu Yeah I was surprised it didn’t happen, as well. I have the smallest feeling the decision was based on the show and the show wouldn’t have been as exciting if Hamilton could just drive past everyone in 3 laps after a restart.

            ^ not my thoughts but the thoughts of a race director, perhaps.

      • Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 24th August 2014, 14:55

        If Hamilton drove so slowly to the pits he still would have damaged the floor and he would be even further down the field!!!

        • kpcart said on 24th August 2014, 15:17

          no, as the tyres would not have delaminated all the way off the rim. we have seen this before in f1, nurse it back slowly and the car survives, go too fast and you end up dragging the car on the road as the tyre falls off the wheel.

      • Mclarengal (@mclarengal) said on 24th August 2014, 15:47

        Totally agree, David.

      • HoHum (@hohum) said on 25th August 2014, 1:14

        Sure, lose another 2 or 3 minutes getting back to the pits, then it would be his fault for driving to fast trying to catch up when his PU or brakes overheated and put him out of the race, that’s if you are a ROS fan.

    • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 24th August 2014, 14:38

      Yeah, it’s hard to tell whether there was a bit of malice by Rosberg, he never really had a chance, and the normal thing Rosberg would have done is to wait for the next lap, and prepare a bit better for then. Also, it’s really annoying that the team forced hammy out so long, it was evident from lap 16 that he wasn’t going to go anywhere with the damage and the time loss, that engine now has a lot of useless miles on it. I wonder how Mercedes are going to punish Rosberg, he didn’t even achieve the win in the end that would have made up for the mistake.

    • SoLiDG (@solidg) said on 24th August 2014, 14:49

      The sad part is that the small error came from Rosberg and it is Hamilton who had to pay for it.
      Small racing incident, but big consequences.

    • steveng said on 24th August 2014, 16:34

      NR is arrogant and thinks that the Mercedes team owes him the WC because he has been leading all year, his arrogance is always hidden when it comes to these incidents with LH and he always says that he has to see the footage. At the last GP he was so futile, annoyed and really didn’t want to even be interviewed about how upset he was that LH got a podium and he didn’t. F1 does not need a nobody like NR who is only in the position that he is because the Petro Merc’s have so much advantage and gives him this lead over the rest of the F1 teams.

      • matiascasali (@matiascasali) said on 24th August 2014, 20:25

        so, in your view, Hamilton is no where near to by the same arrogant asshol* that nico is? come on man, be fair! both of them behave like a couple oif little spoiled brats!

      • RACERNORRISKI (@racernorriski) said on 25th August 2014, 5:16

        I read your remarks several times and it seems that you have the driver’s initials confused. Where you have NR should be LH and versa vice…. This racing incident is very simple. LHamilton said he gave NicoR room to pass. IF this were true, then NicoR would of not run into LHamilton. The distance between crashing into each other or being a near miss was probably a couple of inches / 5 mm. Very close when racing any car on any track. Thanks, RnR

        • well as we saw on lap 1 vettel tried overtaking hamilton the same place nico tried but because seb has a brain he backed out of it nico clearly dosnt know how go wheel to wheel racing

    • Roberto (@roberto) said on 24th August 2014, 17:29

      What I’ve read: “MOOOM.. he took my toy away! He’s so annoying! I want you to punish him!”

    • Luke (@scoobieluke) said on 25th August 2014, 2:00

      Why?? Because he’s not letting Hamilton beat him?? All Hamilton fans have this dillusional idea that Hamilton is the best god damn racer ever and he should crush every opponent but all his teammates apart from Kovalainen have shown Lewis to be just a normal racing driver.

      Personally I think this was a racing incident but if this incident was an attempt by Rosberg to draw a line in the sand and show Hamilton he won’t be jumping out of the way wheel to wheel then good on Rosberg. hamilton always been very aggressive and if this makes him think twice about making an aggressive move in Rosberg then fine. Both drivers could’ve made themselves avoid the contact so it is a racing incident.

  5. jackal40 (@jackal40) said on 24th August 2014, 14:33

    9 of 10. Very exciting race with lots of action throughout. Not the result I would have preferred, but still very enjoyable – second half of the season looks to be a good one!

  6. BrawnGP said on 24th August 2014, 14:33

    Good race.

    However lost alot of respect for HAM today, and a bit for MAG…

    • Magnussen deserved a penalty and a harsh one at that.

      • dex022 (@dex022) said on 24th August 2014, 14:37

        He even pushed his team mate wide and Vettel got all of them much easier.

      • You’re allowed to squeeze another driver off if you have the racing line, but that doesn’t mean I like it.

      • Lars (@lars) said on 24th August 2014, 15:43

        No he does not. If his Racing today deserved a hard penalty then F1 will just be all about penalty and legal procedures. If K Mag should have a tough penalty then Vettel and Alonso, whom are both fantastic drivers, should have had more penalties in The recent races due to pushing The limits in position battles.

        • Slowhands (@slowhands) said on 24th August 2014, 16:40

          Mag squeezed Alonso onto the grass at the fastest part of the track. Not only highly unsafe as ALO could have lost control of his car, but you’re supposed to leave a car-width with a car inside you. Penalty deserved for that.

          • Mcquiz (@mcquiz) said on 24th August 2014, 23:28

            I agree but nobody seemed to agree when I wanted a penalty in Bahrain for Hamilton for doing the same thing.

    • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 24th August 2014, 14:36

      For me I lost all respect for MAG, he ruined a good race for Alonso and to his TEAMMATE.

    • Traverse said on 24th August 2014, 14:39

      Why have you lost respect for Hamilton, is it because he wanted to retire and save the engine?

      • RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:42

        I’ve heard radio stuff from Lewis 3-4 times over the years where he’s whining & asking to team to end his race just because he’s mid-pack after problems, Its pathetic!

        Racing drivers should never give up, They should never think about giving up & for Lewis to spend the whole race whining about wanting to give up just means in my view he doesn’t deserve to be champion.

        • Pete (@repete86) said on 24th August 2014, 18:49

          16th and not gaining isn’t mid-pack.

        • Simon999 (@simon999) said on 25th August 2014, 11:50

          I think this kind of comment is rather mis-guided and also ignores all the evidence to the contrary.

          Hamilton is certainly not a racer who gives up. He actually seems to be one of the better drivers at compartmentalising a disappointment or mistake and moving on from it. We’ve also seen a lot of very gutsy drives from him when put in very difficult situations.

          The other point here is that whilst other drivers may get credit for their racing intelligence (Alonso, Button, Rosberg etc), Hamilton is pretty good in this regard as well and has certainly improved that aspect over the years.

          After sustaining fairly serious damage you can tell from his radio messages that he was attempting to assess whether it was worth carrying on, given he had already used up more engine components than his main competitor. Anyone who tries to make out that it’s as simple as “never give up” is only thinking about the here and now, whereas the smart driver thinks about the year as a whole.

          The only argument for staying out was the possibility of a safety car, but even if that had occurred it would not have made any difference, given the degredation in performance over time. As the driver, perhaps Hamilton was best placed to see that would happen, based on the feel of the car after the incident?

      • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:43

        The engine was his excuse to quit his job for the day. He mentally gave up after lap 2 when he destroyed his own car getting back to the pits. A cooler head would’ve saved the car that lap and probably with the Mercedes gained some points, still.

        • HoHum (@hohum) said on 25th August 2014, 1:24

          When all the engine penalties start to kick in reasonable people will be saying how good Lewis’ forward thinking was, others will just look for another excuse to blame him for loseing the WDC.

        • Simon999 (@simon999) said on 25th August 2014, 11:55

          Given Hamilton’s track record in recovery drives, if he was unable to make anything happen from that situation, I doubt too many others would have been able to either.

          It’s all very well saying he mentally gave up immediately and went too fast going back to the pits, but that is purely speculation on your part. Having seen a number of your comments on the subject recently, your objectivetly is questionable.

    • jh1806 (@jh1806) said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

      Absolute nonsense re: Magnussen. He was defending well and within the rules – it doesn’t matter who was trying to get past.

      • Slava (@slava) said on 24th August 2014, 15:14

        He was defending well and within the rules

        No, Magnussen messed up terribly. Actually, on the Kemmel straight he pushed Alonso on the grass. And then, on the 2nd sector he pushed Alonso totally off the track, when it wasn’t needed. Kevin had enough place to turn, instead he forces a driver to go off the track. So no, it was not a good defending.

        • Slowhands (@slowhands) said on 24th August 2014, 16:42

          definite penalty for the squeeze onto the grass– very unsafe. He cannot defend like that, there is a specific rule on it. Other instances are judgment calls as he had the racing line.

    • William Stuart (@williamstuart) said on 24th August 2014, 14:41

      Why? Is that a typo? Hamilton did nothingn wrong, he took his racing line and Rosberg needlessly collided. Magnussen drove a very good race, being aggressive but not too much, Alonso was too hasty in my opinion, that Ferrari is a snail on the straight and he should have tried round the outside a few corners later.

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 14:43

      Lost respect for Lewis? Would you mind elaborating sir?

      • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:49

        @jcost If you spend an entire race thinking about ways to convince your boss to let you quit, that’s not a respectable position. I have tried to say this before and been attacked by Hamfans of some sort… Hamilton doesn’t deal with emotions very well at all. This was proof positive ! Drive slower to get back to the pits, save his car, don’t destroy it and with a Mercedes there’s still some points that are probable.

        Hamilton is not that kind of driver. When he’s on, he’s on but if there’s something to be disappointed about he gets crushed under the weight of his own thoughts. It happens. As a sportsman, he can only get better if he matures in that area of his life. I felt it was about to happen a couple months ago but I was mistaken.

      • BrawnGP said on 24th August 2014, 15:08

        I lost respect for Lewis because as soon as things didn’t go his own way (even if it wasn’t his fault) he switched off straight away and wanted to go home. Imo A real racer wouldn’t do that, can you imagine Schumacher or Alonso doing the same?

        • lethalnz said on 24th August 2014, 16:12

          your funny, the last couple of races he either started from the back of the field or from in the pits yet still ended on the podium,
          now because of being over half the race behind “60sec” when returning to the race your condemning him for wanting to retire.

  7. Mashiat (@mashiat) said on 24th August 2014, 14:33

    9. Quite Exciting race. Ferrari will really have an abysmal weekend in Monza. Good race by Kimi. And Magnussen = Perez 2.0?

  8. RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:34

    Dumb
    Racing
    Solution
    Ruined this race :(
    I just find nothing interesting, exciting or even remotely enjoyable about any DRS pass, Especially when it makes things stupidly & boringly easy.

  9. Strontium (@strontium) said on 24th August 2014, 14:34

    Just fantastic, flat out racing then. No interruptions, no messing about, they just got on with it.

    But the BBC commentary team are absolutely awful. It was so obvious that Alonso had hit a car at La Source, and he had visible damage to his front wing, and all they were talking about was ‘turn 8′, when it was only 2 laps prior that Magnussen had pushed Alonso off at turn 5, yet they didn’t even remember.

    • Strontium (@strontium) said on 24th August 2014, 14:36

      As for the crash at the start, well, it was inevitable, and I could tell that was about to happen. It was Rosberg’s fault undoubtedly, but it was obviously a genuine accident and not caused by stupidity.

      For me personally, I felt Magnussen had crossed the limit with how aggressively he defended. He pushed too many cars blatantly off, even if it was considered legal it was too extreme.

      • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 14:38

        @strontium Hamilton did the same thing at Bahrain to Rosberg as Magnussen did. Did he not?

      • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 14:54

        @strontium when I was in driving school, my instructor was used to say “there’s not such thing as inevitable accident” I think it was stretching but I don’t think it was way out off the mark.

        IMHO, Nico Rosbeg coulf have anticipated at some point that making it work around the outside was impossible and he should back off (1) to protect his own front wing (2) to avoid a collision on lap #2!

      • HoHum (@hohum) said on 25th August 2014, 1:38

        @strontium, actually I think it was a bit stupid, ROS was lucky it worked out for him (as it always seems to) it could have been a disaster for both of them, with 95% of the race to go he could waited for a better opportunity without effecting his eventual position and points even if a better opportunity never arose.

  10. Osvaldas31 (@osvaldas31) said on 24th August 2014, 14:34

    9/10. Brilliant race, full of action all over the grid. Another popular win for Ricciardo, another popular Mercedes failure – it becomes a recipe for an interesting race. Pity for Raikkonen, who was really strong this time out and seems to have sorted out his problems, but glad for another Bottas’ podium.

  11. djdaveyp85 (@djdaveyp87) said on 24th August 2014, 14:35

    1 – Ruined by Rosberg being a [insert expletive here]

    Robbed of a race long battle.

    • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 14:39

      I liked the race despite supporting Lewis. Nico really destroyed his main rival race and got away with that.

      Lauda didn’t like it and fans at Spa were not shy about showing their disapproval. It was an awful day for Lewis’ championship fight but it was also a bad day for Nico’s reputation.

      • Trenthamfolk (@trenthamfolk) said on 24th August 2014, 16:35

        without the fans there is no sport… our opinion counts… and we should not be afraid to show it. Nico doesn’t care because he is rich, but his sponsors will if he continues getting boo’d, rightly or wrongly! It’s Nico’s call…

    • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 24th August 2014, 14:41

      I hate how fans harsh Rosberg in that way. Grow Up! I think this a tense moment for the championship, but I never wish bad to Rosberg or Hamilton. It was just an INCIDENT! Get over it, please. Thanks 👍

      • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 15:00

        I think the sport looses a bit if fans are not allowed to show their opinion. Fans are not suppose to be cheer leaders. They think Rosberg was wrong and the only way to show that is booing, making a drama out of it makes it look like something out of this world and it clearly ins’t.

        It was a racing incident that cost a lot to another driver who happens to have lots of fans. Somehow, both Lauda and Wolff were very angry too but fans don’t have the opportunity to express themselves via interviews to BBC or Sky so they have to boo when the mic is passed to the whole of them. Period.

        • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 24th August 2014, 15:09

          @jcost I agree that in motorsports are fans that are one sided and can celebrate or hate someone at a different situation. It’s normal. However what happened to Rosberg wasn’t worth a booing. Yes, it affected Hamilton in the championship, but you don’t if he made a mistake. If it was intentionally then I shut up, and accept the booing.

          @strontium It’s just common sense. And yes, it was Rosberg’s fault because me made a slight mistake. A Hamilton fan would have said that he crashed intentionally into Hamilton.

          • Strontium (@strontium) said on 24th August 2014, 15:12

            @cocaine-mackeine I completely agree.

          • JCost (@jcost) said on 24th August 2014, 17:41

            @cocaine-mackeine it doesn’t matter the sport, in a stadium fans have two ways to express there feelings: they applaud when they like it and they boo when they dislike it. It was hard to justify people booing Seb last yer, but today?

          • Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 24th August 2014, 18:26

            @jcost I can justify why Vettel was booed: Because of the team orders in Malaysia 2013. Since then the booing started along the season. The real reason is: For 4 years, Vettel made Webber feel like a loser, even when Webber was told to let Vettel go on for his championships (Silverstone 2011, Brazil 2012) Apart from the collision they had in 2010, which hurt massively their relationship. And, in Malaysia ’13 when the situation was the opposite Vettel ignored the orders and got away with it.
            Now to the present, does Rosberg deserves the booing? Think on both situations, look which one has more sense than the other.

      • Strontium (@strontium) said on 24th August 2014, 15:01

        @cocaine-mackeine Thank you! Somebody else who has some sense to appreciate that one-off accidents do happen! Even if Rosberg is at fault it is ultimately just one of those things.

    • Chris (@cgturbo) said on 24th August 2014, 14:48

      @djdaveyp87

      I think you’re overreacting slightly with a 1.

      1 would be if all the drivers start and finish in the same position, no battling whatsoever.

      Or were you too bitter at Hamilton’s accident to appreciate the other battles going on?

      • djdaveyp85 (@djdaveyp87) said on 24th August 2014, 14:53

        I’m not, I’m judging the race on what it could have been. A potentially huge race long battle between 2 team mates in an awesome car was lost because he had to try and make it happen on lap 2. Yes there was a lot of action in the race, but there could have been a battle every lap without that pointless contact.

        10% of the action of what there could have been = 1/10

        • David (@neiana) said on 24th August 2014, 15:00

          By your logic you should rate it at least a 3 or a 4 because there was a lot of action covering at least 30% of the laps. Just the first 3 and last 3 alone bring it to 10% (give or take) and there was certainly action to be seen between the first and last 3 laps.

    • Spud (@the-spuditron) said on 24th August 2014, 15:38

      @djdaveyp87 There were plenty other battles during the race. It definitely wasn’t a 1. Rate the race as a whole, not just on one incident. As a Team Enstone fan, if I applied your logic, I’d have to give it a 0.

      That race was a good 7/10.

  12. Ju88sy (@ju88sy) said on 24th August 2014, 14:35

    6 until the last 10 laps, +2 for the MAG/VET/BUT/ALO battle fantastic tussle. ROS needs to watch and learn about clean racing.

    Great job by RIC totally bossing a 4 time WDC.

  13. Mashiat (@mashiat) said on 24th August 2014, 14:35

    Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of 2015. You didn’t hear it here first!

  14. Oli (@dh1996) said on 24th August 2014, 14:37

    7/10. Great race that could have been horribly boring without the ROS/HAM contact at the beginning.

    8.5/10 based on the result.

  15. Yapapi said on 24th August 2014, 14:37

    Well done Danny, very enjoyable race, 10/10

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