5 responses to “Rate the Race: 2017 British Grand Prix

  1. 5. Silverstone sucks. If I was the king in f1 land it wouldn’t even be on the calendar. It has 3 great corners. But they only work for one car at a time.
    Only thing good about Silverstone is the possibility of rain. Which it didn’t have yesterday. If it wasn’t for the Pirelli failures hardly anything would’ve happened.
    Sure there were DRS passes by Danny and bottas… Meh.
    Only reason why it scores so high is because of the nationalism. Any other track where the first one wins by a mile away and only one real fight during the race (max vs Seb) would get a big fat fail, but this one won’t. Because it’s “the home of f1”.


  2. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsA bit off topic, but …
    I can see the heavy hand of Liberty starting to have an influence on the race week media emanations through a notable couple of instances of absences over the race weekend.
    #1: Max was justifiably interfering with Seb on Sunday fighting for third early on even though it was obvious that the Red Bull was slower. You can guarantee that Seb was working blue on the pit comms. The TV feed has been given a taste of that in the past – bleeps and all – but zero to be heard this week. WTF?
    #2: Skipping the boring back story to why I picked this up, I noticed a bit of crafty editing in the FOM driver news conference video as compared to the FOM transcript of the same event.
    Video link: …. go to 4:22
    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/2017/7/Drivers_face_the_press_in_Great_Britain.html
    Transcript link: about 80% of the way down
    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/7/fia-thursday-press-conference—great-britain.html
    Transcript screengrab to make it easier:
    https://i0.wp.com/rogerdodges.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/lh-edited.jpg?ssl=1&w=450
    Liberty evidently are out to scrub away anything that might upset the sensitive new consumers they are keen to attract. Maybe they should just put the world feed on a five minute delay so that they can approve everything before it is released.
    New product, just on sale:
    https://i1.wp.com/rogerdodges.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/liberty-sanitiser.jpg?ssl=1&w=450

    • Germans of RTL said, during the fight, I wonder if they cut off sebs radio. We still haven’t heard from him…
      Oooh there is his hand gesture!

    • Yesterday from lap 5/6 until lap 9/10 all you got was Riccardo trying to overtake Alonso for 12th. Clearly that was an order from FOM (Liberty) to highlight Alonso regardless of his position, likely for the Americans, to the exclusion of everything else. I’ve noticed since Indy there is a lot of coverage of Alonso during races when he is running 16th or 13th.

  3. I gave it a 3. Without rain this is probably the most predictable race on the circuit. Other than from Abbey to Luffield, which is 20% of the circuit, there is almost no challenge to the circuit, and what ever other challenge there was has been removed by DRS, Had it not been for Ferrari’s tyre issues and gearbox penalties, it would have been a 51 lap team procession.

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