#F1 Polls: How would you rate the 2013 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX?

Abu Dhabi
As the moon rises on the 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Abu Dhabi Grand Prix what was your thoughts on the race? Are rules being applied consistently? Please let us know why you voted the way you did in the comments section below.

12 responses to “#F1 Polls: How would you rate the 2013 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX?

  1. Foregone conclusion. Minor placings fairly interesting, so a 3 from me.

    Can’t help but think that a penalty – or not – would have been decided during the race had it been any driver other than the lead Ferrari man. Let’s see what the stewards come up with post-race…

  2. What the hell are the stewards doing? Sutil should 100% had some mind of penalty, we have seen drivers penalised for much much less, Grosjean on Massa a few races back, great move but penalised. There was no need for Sutil to take to the run-off area he should have lifted and made the corner. Not just 1 position but 2…. WTF? We need regular stewards that got to every race, I don’t understand why they change them round……

    Bit of a nothing race really, looking forward to Texas, it was the best race of the season last year.

    • Should have gone to specsavers 😉 First of all, Sutil was squeezed off by Maldonadoand he didn’t gain a position, in fact he lost quite some of his gap on Perez in the process, whereas Alonso overtook outside the track limits.

    • CV, you only have to look at the driver steward for your answer.

      That fellows F1 driving experience only surpasses that of the Marussia drivers’ and VDG, I believe.

  3. 3. This track is as beautiful as boring. Another “don’t race, save the tyres”, “don’t try to overtake, stay three seconds behind the car in front”, etc. to thank to Pirelli. And Charlie Whiting and friends stealing the show again.

  4. Alonso got no punishment… F**k! There must have been J. Villeneuve and Briatore on the jury of this GP.

  5. When I started to entertain my 1 year old son with F1, all was – sort of well. Now he’s almost 4 and likes to watch. But there’s so much I can’t explain: saving tyres, cars overtaking with DRS, track limits, Kimi getting into his car … Etc etc
    It used to be about being fast.

  6. A five – another lack lustre circuit. Why oh why could they not have built a Buddh with the space and money available?

    PS Martin Donnelly has years of motor racing experience and the driver-steward is only part of the Stewarding team, not the sole decision maker. The technology available to the F1 Stewards is way above what we are allowed to see on domestic TV, including car data downloads. In the end it is a judgement of the facts-v-the rules at the time of the incident, if there is insufficient evidence of a breach of the rules then benefit of the doubt should be given, or as in the case of Alonso a racing incident without penalty declared. I would bow to the greater knowledge of the Judge over that statement. Cannot understand why the two Red Bulls were not done for at least careless driving (doughnuts), Mark could not even manage the manoeuvre and deserved to be done for incompetance!

    • Alonso for me no penalty – pit lane exit causes too much confusion here – so ‘unusual’ events are likely.

      Can’t blame JEV, he’s hanging on doing 150 mph – shouldn’t have to factor in a car exiting the pits may appear exactly alongside him.

      Yet if there was a wall on the outside of turn 2 – you would have seen Alonso back off 🙂

      • The pit lane exit seems to allow for a build up to racing speed, which while favouring the exiting car, does no favours for cars already on the track, also at racing speed. A poor design overall and I am waiting for the day when a car lodges itself sideways in the tunnel!

    • I enjoyed this race… gave it a 9.

      It was dramatic, the passes were difficult and well earned, Vettel’s performance was phenomenal… a very good race.

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