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Rate the Chinese GP

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

8 - really good, I enjoyed it.

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

8.5 rounded down to an 8 because I'm a bastard.

But that was quite enjoyable. The first 1/3 or so was utter rubbish, and things only got spiced up by because of a needless safety car.
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Post by John » 3 months ago

7. Not as good as the Bahrain GP. But a brilliant drive by Ric and some shenanigans.
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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

Again pirelli screwing races with absurd tyres.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

I gave it 8 because after a sleepy first 15+laps it suddenly all let loose and I couldnt even get up to get a bottle of red for fear of missing something. :omg:
Pity it takes a safety car and stuff to liven it all up but better than a snorefest as it was trying to be.
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Post by kals » 3 months ago

First part a 3, second part a 7 - actual score 5

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

isn't that a bit harsh? true, there was a degree of fabrication to the race, but it was always going to be a race of compromise after Vettel decided to block Kimi out of a second position at the start.

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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

I don t get what vettel did wrong defending his position at the start. Isn t your teamate your first competitor?
My opinion on this race is not high. Despite a fantastic drive by ricciardo his win was triggered by fate and...pirellis. The pirelli tyres are actually a joke, even more than charlie race direction
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Post by Tom » 3 months ago

7.

Nothing excuses the utter procession that was the first 20 laps. Cars following, not being able to catch up or pass, saving, maintaining or whatever.

Then it was like a perfect storm of factors that led to an epic following 36 laps.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Tom wrote:
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Then it was like a perfect storm of factors that led to an epic following 36 laps.
With a delayed SC call as it happens perfectly timed by Charlie, waiting for the two leaders to pass the pit entry to spice things up. How very NASCAR.

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Post by caneparo » 3 months ago

Yes chris. That was really strange. A call after the leaders just passed the pit entrance. Bwah
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Post by myownalias » 3 months ago

I gave it a seven because, there was plenty of strategy going on, mixing it up, first Ferrari staying out too long allow Mercedes to use the undercut on them, then the safety and the incredibly late call for Red Bull to pit which gave us plenty of excitement in the final third of the race, Max playing crashi-bashi again and Daniel Ricciardo with his outrageous dives down the inside.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

caneparo wrote:
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Yes chris. That was really strange. A call after the leaders just passed the pit entrance. Bwah
As it happens I dont think it would have made any difference if they had been able to pit straightaway.
Toto said after that they would not have pitted Bottas or Lewis because they had already decided track position was more important. I suspect Ferrari, already committed to a one stop was of similar feeling. Toto admitted that they got it badly wrong.

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Post by Manfred Cubenoggin » 3 months ago

6/10 here but I might be a bit on the stingy side with that rating. Let's call it 6-1/2.

Nice to see Ricciardo score after the Ba ba ba ba Barbarain fiasco. I actually rather like the Ozzie pilot. Of all the current crop, I find him the least objectionable. If Max had managed to keep cool, it could have been an RBR 1-2 with the Dutchman on the top step.

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