Rate the race: 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

2014 Belgian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2014What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Rate the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix out of ten

  • 1 (2%)
  • 2 (1%)
  • 3 (0%)
  • 4 (2%)
  • 5 (1%)
  • 6 (7%)
  • 7 (22%)
  • 8 (34%)
  • 9 (21%)
  • 10 (10%)

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206 comments on Rate the race: 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

  1. Danksa (@danieljaksa) said on 24th August 2014, 14:38

    Hmm, gotta admit that Ricciardo guy’s got something. I think he’s the coolest customer behind the wheel.

  2. TV director was poor today. We missed some live overtakes such as Ricciardo on Vettel at the beginning of the race and Lotterer & Maldonado retirements. We don’t need to see 5 replays of the start when the race is at its peak – just after the start.
    Average racing. 6.

    • Ju88sy (@ju88sy) said on 24th August 2014, 14:44

      Agreed I think the race direction has been poor on many occasions this season. There is time when the initial laps have settled down to replay the start.

    • Aqib (@aqibqadeer) said on 24th August 2014, 14:51

      Agreed broadcast was poor just arent used to that many overtakes

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

      I agree as well, One HD was bad missing Rics overtake while we watched James Cameron-like edits of the start, not helped by the constant Hamilton obsessed feed, I understand he’s popular but boy it just overshadows what should be a balanced telecast.

    • RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:59

      I thought the broadcast was fine.

      Lots of the overtaking was shown, Lots of the good racing was shown & nothing was missed.

      Lotterer pulled over & stopped in the pit entry & Maldonado pulled off also, Nothing really worth showing given how there were no spins or accidents.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 25th August 2014, 1:53

      Agreed, credit to director for cutting straight back to the racing after RIC crossed finish, boo for such things as watching Lotterer walk down pit lane while so much racing was taking place on track, like RIC passing VET.

  3. lawrence said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

    Hamilton is pathetic.
    Yes, it was not his fault, it was a racing incident, but his head is failing him again. It’s same as with Maldonado in 2012 Valencia. He forces a rival into an awkward position and then, instead of thinking about the race, he is just focused on cutting them off and it always ends in tears. He should have given more room to Nico, once he already allowed him to come that close to him. He didn’t have to leave him more room, but he should have thought about finishing race, instead of winning it on the second lap.

    And then comes to moping, the sulking, the absolute disgrace. He gave up right there on that 2nd lap. So much for being hungry. It’s easy to keep harping on about being hungry, but all I see is that he’s hungry for eating his own words, over and over again.

    I went into this season pretty much indifferent of who will win it between those two, but with every race, I just keep cheering more and more for Nico.

    Lewis should take a look at how Alonso keeps fighting for every inch, even with this one more season of disappointment. He keeps fighting for every place, be it 1st or 5th. And Lewis can’t even muster enough motivation to keep going as soon as something doesn’t go his way. He just keeps perpetuating the image of a spoiled brat who can’t appreciate the situation he is in, with such a car and a chance to fight for the title again.

  4. Andres Videla (@videlandres) said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

    I would give a 10, but when Hamilton was out, the race was over for me

  5. PhilEReid (@philereid) said on 24th August 2014, 14:40

    8/10 Pretty great race. Some fantastic battles and overtakes, especially the final bit with ALO/VET/MAG/BUT. Great stuff! Shame about the Merc contact in some way, would have been interesting to have had an actual battle rather than one that was ruined by a too opportunistic move. Racing incident, but leaned more towards ROS.

    Either way, fun race, enjoyed it!

  6. dhkg (@dhkg) said on 24th August 2014, 14:43

    Great race ! Daniel Ricciardo win again, and nice for Rosberg get more points ahead !
    Also nice to see Alonso being pass , after all great to see Hamilton out ! Ha ! Ha !

  7. Quite a race. 7/10

  8. RogerA said on 24th August 2014, 14:45

    I’ll say this about the Hamilton/Rosberg contact.

    In the GP2/GP3 races this weekend drivers have done exactly the same thing as Rosberg did by trying round the outside, However the car on the inside in every case left enough room for there not to be any contact.

    Yeah Lewis was infront but he wasn’t actually on the racing line, He intentionally let the car drift half a car width wider than normal & thats where the contact occurred.

    There’s been plenty of overtaking round the outside of les combes this weekend.

    • HoHum (@hohum) said on 25th August 2014, 2:03

      ROS was not on the outside when the contact was made, he failed to pass on the outside of the righthander but continued to stick his nose into the inside of the lelfthander.

  9. Sven (@crammond) said on 24th August 2014, 14:47

    I liked it, but wasn´t overly excited (except for the 4-wide moment at Kemmel). So a 7/10.

  10. Aqib (@aqibqadeer) said on 24th August 2014, 14:49

    I think I’m probably getting used to ricciardo wins now but still I rate it a solid 8/10

  11. Uzair Syed (@ultimateuzair) said on 24th August 2014, 14:50

    9/10. It’s not 10 because of the terrible luck that Vettel and Hamilton and Alonso had today.

  12. Bob (@bobthevulcan) said on 24th August 2014, 14:50

    Slow-burn tension and brief lull periods punctuated by sustained bursts of high energy, especially in those amazing closing laps. 8/10.

  13. Breno (@austus) said on 24th August 2014, 14:51

    I gave it an 8. There’s something that bothers me, people will vote 1 or 2 just because their favorite driver drew the short straw.

    By the way, Mercedes (and Rosberg) snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Seriously, they were over 2s faster than everyone in the wet.

  14. Rigi (@rigi) said on 24th August 2014, 14:54

    great race. so far i’ve noticed a few comments explaining how they thought the race was bad because of the rosberg-hamilton incident. to everyone saying this: it’s obvious you’re a hamilton fan, but it’s not justified to rate the race low because of an incident like this. even if it wasn’t a racing incident (which it was in my opinion) you shouldn’t gve it a low rating because this was a fantastic race and the only reason you could say it wasn’t is if you’re a biased hamilton or massa fan.

    gave it a 9/10, great performances throughout the top ten. i was very impressed with magnussens defensive skills, hard but fair. i said i’ll give my driver of the weekend vote to bottas, but magnussen got me thinking. i’ll sleep over it and decide tomorrow.

  15. 458rr (@458rr) said on 24th August 2014, 14:59

    8/9. Good battles, but sadly not from the front because Daniel was just on a league of his own.
    I don’t think Rosberg should have been boo’d. He still drove a hard race and racing through the field doing some good overtakes, and most importantly he did not give up like Lewis did. It seems like today Lewis completely lost confidence. His performance was not nearly as well as Hungary and Germany where he was easily able to fight from the back. Stop complaining and make the best of the situation. To be champion, you CANNOT give up.
    Great race from Kimi and Bottas as well.

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