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2014 Australian Grand Prix Awards

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  • #253003
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    In_Silico
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    Since there has been no thread created for this yet..

    Best Driver:
    Worst Driver:
    Best Team:
    Worst Team:
    Best Overtake:
    Funniest Moment:
    Most Surprising Result:
    Least Surprising Result:
    Special Mention to:
    Race Rating:
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    Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter:
    Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter:
    Best Commentary moment:
    World feed rating: /10

    #253005
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    Since there has been no thread created for this yet..

    Best Driver: Kevin Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Adrian Sutil
    Best Team: Mercedes
    Worst Team: Sauber
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Raikonnen
    Funniest Moment: _
    Most Surprising Result: Lewis retiring
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes in front
    Special Mention to: Riccardo, Bottas, Kyvat
    Race Rating: 7/10
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    Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: David Coulthard
    Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: Suzi Perry
    Best Commentary moment: Some comment about muppet noses by Coulthard
    World feed rating: 6/10

    #253008
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    Best Driver: Valtteri Bottas – While everyone else just seemed to follow the leader and overtake through pitstops, Bottas just went for it. If it hadn’t been for him the race would’ve been a LOT more boring.
    Worst Driver: Esteban Gutierrez – No-one did anything bad that stuck out apart from Esteban. Watching the highlights I saw him outbrake himself into T3 and clip the back of Perez’s Force India – damaging his own car and giving Perez a puncture after a brilliant start (he was the slow car you can see onboard with Vettel around T5).
    Best Team: Mercedes – as I’ve commented before. Head and shoulders (and knees and toes) above the rest.
    Worst Team: Lotus – From winning last year to being back row, miles off the pace and then a double retirement – though granted this was the engine. Ok, so it was expected, but that doesn’t make it better. Ok, they went further than expected, that still doesn’t make it better.
    Best Overtake: Valtteri Bottas on Jean-Eric Vergne (Turn 3 on lap 5) – Around the outside of three and was ahead before four, brilliant move! Just to mention the move on Raikkonen was ok, but it was on the inside and therefore – to me anyway – not as impressive.
    Funniest Moment: Daniel Ricciardo falling off the podium during champagne celebrations.
    Most Surprising Result: Kevin Magnussen making it to the podium.
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes dominating despite not even trying.
    Special Mention to: Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg, Jean-Eric Vergne, Daniil Kvyat, Lewis Hamilton
    Race Rating: 5/10

    #253010
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    Best Driver: Ricciardo – really played to his car’s strengths.
    Worst Driver: Gutierrez (Kobayashi had a good excuse, and was more honourable than the driver he hit)
    Best Team: McLaren are back – brought the best out of Magnussen and moved Button up the field brilliantly.
    Worst Team: All the Ferrari-engined teams were rubbish in various ways, but it was as if Sauber weren’t there at all.
    Best Overtake: Bottas & Raikkonen. Clean and determined. Passing on the Finnish baton?
    Funniest Moment: Excellent audience participation when Vettel got knocked out of qualifying, and Ricciardo took pole (briefly).
    Most Surprising Result: Ricciardo and Magnussen staying at the front
    Least Surprising Result: 2 Lotuses stopped by the side of the track (surprisingly late in the race, mind)
    Special Mention to: the McLaren jack – they should lend it to Force India and Toro Rosso.
    Race Rating: 6 – some nice moments, but worrying throwbacks to the bad old days of waiting for the pit stops, too.
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    Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: Allan McNish. Needs to be on telly more, a natural in front of camera with a lot of knowledge of hybridness.
    Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: David Croft. Forced mateyness and lame jokes made me mute the TV and put BBC radio on. Sky kindly showed qualifying on a free channel, but there’s no way I’m paying to listen to that fool.
    Best Commentary moment: David Coulthard explaining the “hit the peeps” radio message – I wonder if any drivers have “moo” in their ear whenever it’s time to change gear.
    World feed rating: 6/10 Well edited, followed the action but TURN THE ENGINE NOISE UP!

    #253011
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Tough decision. Gutierrez, I’d say, just based on the fact that he was off the pace of his teammate for most of the weekend.
    Best Team: Mercedes. Probably would’ve had an easy 1-2 if not for Hamilton’s engine going down a cylinder.
    Worst Team: Lotus
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Raikkonen. Great stuff.
    Funniest Moment: Button’s front end getting circumcised during the pitstop.
    Most Surprising Result: Double podium for McLaren, both Toro Rossos finishing in the points
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes domination, Lotus failing to finish
    Special Mention to: Ricciardo, Rosberg, Bottas, Kvyat
    Race Rating: 8/10

    #253012
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    Best Driver: Valtteri Bottas – Hard choice between him and Kevin Magnussen, but Kevin did what was expected from where he started after Hamilton retired and Ricciardo was excluded, Valtteri exceeded my expectations and made two great recoveries from the back
    Worst Driver: Sergio Perez – he was nowhere near Hulkenberg’s pace and only scored a point after Ricciardo was excluded
    Best Team: McLaren – Mercedes might have been faster, but overall McLaren was better scoring a double podium
    Worst Team: Lotus – Their pace was horrible and neither one of the driver even entered the top 10 at any point and both eventually retired
    Best Overtake: Bottas’ first overtake on Räikkönen in turn 3
    Funniest Moment: ?
    Most Surprising Result: Both McLarens on podium
    Least Surprising Result: Chilton was last classified finisher
    Special Mention to: Daniil Kvyat for scoring points on his debut, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo,
    Race Rating: 7/10

    #253013
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Gutierrez
    Best Team: Mercedes
    Worst Team: Lotus
    Best Overtake: Bottas on [insert name here]
    Funniest Moment: the McLaren pitstop guillotine
    Most Surprising Result: Lotus being not competitive whatsoever
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes ahead
    Special Mention to: Ricciardo :(
    Race Rating: 8/10

    #253015
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    Best driver: Magnussen
    Worst driver: Guti
    Best team: Mercedes
    Worst team: Sauber (unfortunately)
    Best overtake: Bottas on Kimi
    Funniest moment: Button pitstop
    Most surprising result: Perez being so far off Hulk’s pace
    Least surprising result: Chilton finished. Last.
    Special mention to: Ricciardo, Kvyat, Magnussen
    Race rating: 8/10

    #253016
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Gutierrez
    Best Team: McLaren
    Worst Team: Lotus (swap these two teams and you’d have these two 2013 Australian GP awards)
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Raikkonen.
    Most Surprising Result: The two Toro Rossos getting in the points.
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes in front, and by a country mile.
    Special Mention to: Rosberg, Ricciardo, Button, Kvyat and Hamilton.
    Race Rating: 7/10

    #253021
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    Best Driver: Kevin Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Sutil/Gutierrez
    Best Team: McLaren
    Worst Team: Sauber
    Best Overtake: One of Bottas’ moves through turn 3
    Funniest Moment: Ricciardo ‘doing a Webber’
    Most Surprising Result: Chilton almost making it into Q2 and being half a second quicker than Bianchi
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes winning
    Special Mention to: Button, Rosberg, Ricciardo and Red Bull pulling things together
    Race Rating: 7/10

    #253022
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Guitierrez
    Best Team: Mercedes
    Worst Team: Lotus (I love them but…)
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Raikonnen
    Funniest Moment: Button’s pitstop nose break
    Most Surprising Result: Hamilton retiring
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes win
    Special Mention to: Riccardo, Bottas, Kyvat
    Race Rating: 7/10

    #253023
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    Best Driver: Magnussen – fantastic, faultless job, achieving a podium in his debut, just like Hamilton
    Worst Driver: I have no idea
    Best Team: Mercedes – they are is a league of their own
    Worst Team: Lotus – from being closest Red Bull challengers in the final part of 2013 to fighting at the back with no reliability
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Vergne around the outside of Turn 3
    Funniest Moment: When McLaren’s front jackman damaged Button’s nose
    Most Surprising Result: Ricciardo and Magnussen claiming podium finishes
    Least Surprising Result: Rosberg winning comfortably
    Special Mention to: Bottas, thanks to him there was some action on the racetrack
    Race Rating: 6/10, quite poor show to be honest

    #253029
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Perez
    Best Team: Mclaren (Only one Mercedes Petronas car finished)
    Worst Team: Sauber
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Vergne
    Funniest Moment: Tip of the Mclaren nose falling off.
    Most Surprising Result: Red Bull pace.
    Least Surprising Result: Sauber pace.
    Special Mention to: Hamilton. Took the pole, and had a great chance of winning, but starded with 5 cilindres.
    Race Rating: 6/10, for a first race with the new regulation it was nice, but could have been better.

    #253036
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    Best Driver: Magnussen
    Worst Driver: Gutierrez
    Best Team: McLaren
    Worst Team: Lotus, but that was pretty much expexted from him considering their testing.
    Best Overtake: Bottas’ first overtake on Raikkonen
    Funniest Moment: Button’s pit-shortcut.
    Most Surprising Result: The entirety of qualifying.
    Least Surprising Result: Lotus not finishing the race.
    Special Mention to: Kvyat, Bottas, Ricciardo, Kobayashi, Hulkenberg.
    Race Rating: 7/10

    World feed rating: 6/10, graphics dropped out quite often, but the new ones are quite nice.

    It seems some people were kinda shocked about Perez and how far behind Hulkenberg he was, but he suffered a puncture on lap one, causing him to start with a major deficit. He did have some problems with his brakes during qualifying as well, apparently.

    #253007
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    Best Driver: Kevin Magnussen; great result that few saw coming
    Worst Driver: Pastor Maldonado
    Best Team: Mercedes
    Worst Team: Lotus
    Best Overtake: that one
    Funniest Moment: Grosjean getting the first drive-through of the season before the race has even started
    Most Surprising Result: Max Chilton finally outqualifying Jules Biancchi on pace
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes victory
    Special Mention to: Vettel for being a teamplayer and assisting Ricciardo from the pitwall, Ricciardo, Kvyatt, Bottas
    Race Rating: 7/10
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    Best presenter: welcome back Olav Mol!!!
    World feed rating: 8/10

    Best driver with V5 1,6L turbo engine: Lewis Hamilton
    Best driver with V4 1,6L turbo engine: Sebastian Vettel

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