Having had time to think it over, what are your thoughts of the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix? Was it an entertaining race, are you disappointed with the sound of the cars or even the look? Let us know by rating the race and tell us why you voted the way you did.
4/10. Processional race. Not much to say. Need more strategy variety.
Hulk on 2 stop vs Alonso on 3 stop with Alonso catching him 4 laps from the end not enough? 🙂
One battle that you remember because it was the only real one all race is a bit 2003 😉
Not the only real battle all race, but different strategies for sure. 😉
One car on a different strategy. That was the point, the one strategy variation was what made about the most interesting part of the race. We need more of that.
Just as bad as the races where RBR / SV dominated in recent years. Not much of a spectacle at all.
The Mercdes is the best car and best engine. Until Lewis wins in a car with a non-Mercedes engine (which he’s used his whole career), I’ll never consider him a true champion or quick driver.
Even a monkey could have won in that car, so I find it disgusting and reprehensible that anyone should marvel at his dominant performance.
Just wait till Vettel gets a car on par and we’ll see the unofficial fastest in F1 take over.
Sounds familiar right? 😉
Imagine hearing that rhetoric, for 4yrs straight, when in fact you flogged your highly rated team over and over, by similar margins as Lewis did, race after race, and won 2 of your 4 titles at the very final round.
Food for thought, Or the ravings of a lunatic? I’d like to think both. You guys decide.
Just saying is all… What we are praising Hammy for now will be used to undermine him later as this dominance is likely to continue. Probably not for 4 years, but for a enough time for the tall poppy f1 syndrom to kick in around fan bases across the world.
Funnily enough, through Ham’s destruction of iceberg, I appreciated the RBR performances more.
May I add the underdog “Hulk would thrash them all in a top car”? I do think it would be very close between Ham/Vet/Hulk in similar machinery, however..
Looked pretty much like a 2013 race without the midfield battles and worse sound. Only real highlight was Alonso vs Hulk
Grosjean v Kobayashi was pretty good too while it lasted. As for the midfield, throw Magnussen back into the mix and Raikkonen as well it would have been more exciting.
I rated it at 5/10, just a plain old average GP to me. There was a few brief battles which were interesting to watch, but still much of the time most of the field were just strung out following each other.
I must admit the sound though has me perplexed. To me the cars sounded much worse than in Melbourne, to the point where I barely heard them in the race, finding all car sounds drowned out by the commentators. Others have said the sound was better so it all seems rather odd.
It would have been better if the rain had come trough…
At RBR’s current rate of development we could be in for another 2009… Lewis had best enjoy his time on the top step.
Why should he? Do you think mercedes intend to stand still with the development of their car? Are you forgetting that they’ve been building this package for 2 yrs, so would’ve planned their development strategy? And lastly, the teams can’t develop their engines any further.
So unless Mercedes decides to sit on their arses and don’t develop their car, that’s the only way that redbull will make up that 1+sec a lap
Should also have said #notavettelfan #notahammyhater #actuallyalewisfan
Was just saying RBR’s progress is impressive in such a short space of time, their code monkeys dirty hack on the Renault firmware has put them back in the game. And that’s only version 1.1, I’m sure they’re busy on v1.2 🙂
Spent a long time trying to figure out who or what alewis was. Then I had my first cup of coffee….. 😀
I find it interesting that the ratings are lower, despite the driver skill element increasing. I like the direction that F1 has gone in since 2009, and as a consequence, I am more interested in it than ever. The height of the ‘aero era’ in the mid-2000s, when passing was getting impossible, really sapped my enjoyment, even if the cars looked harder to drive until 2008.
It seems to me that most fans without any knowledge of the driver skills involved enjoy the drama/story of the race more? I’d be interested as to what people think of this – I’m not criticising but genuinely noticing this for the first time. Hence F1 moving in the ‘show’ direction over the last ten years.