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Rate the race - Hungary 2013 // Cast your vote on who deserves driver of the day and more

Published by Christine Blachford

It was a hot race weekend at the Hungaroring, and although tyre wear was high on the list of concerns, there was also cooling worries and the ability of drivers to make their way through such difficult conditions. We were given a good couple of hours of racing and entertainment but it's now your turn to vote for just how the Hungarian GP rates compared to other races this year.

Rate the Hungarian GP

Rate the Hungarian GP

92 votes

We're used to racing in Hungary falling on the duller side of the spectrum, and this year the event did have some quiet moments. However, there were some great battles throughout, a fight to the line for position, and some spectacular engine blowouts along the way. We saw driver penalties, minimal contact and some strong results through the field. Rate the race, then, with five stars for great and just one star for a disappointment.

Along with the race as a whole, we're picking out specific moments from the race for rating - this time a look at the amount of overtaking seen around the track, as well as the pit lane coverage after the tweaks to regulations made this weekend.

Rate the overtaking in Hungary

85 votes

Hungary is infamous for the lack of overtaking - a narrow street-style circuit where DRS can be very ineffectual. This weekend we saw more passing out on track as well as position changes due to strategy and pit stops. How do you rate the overtaking this time out at the Hungaroring? Five stars if you think there was plenty to keep us entertained, and just one star if the racing still leaves a lot to be desired.

Rate the pitlane coverage

74 votes

This week saw the first weekend of restricted access to the pit lane, with media and photographers allowed in limited numbers during practice, and permitted only on the pit wall during qualifying and the race. FOM cameras were only filming from the pit wall too, so how did the coverage stack up and did you notice any difference? Rate five stars for decent coverage, or one star for a dip in the quality produced.

Finally, have your say on who put in the strongest performance of the day. It's a tough call as there were some really impressive races out there, with drivers fighting for all they were worth - against the conditions and against each other.

Who was your driver of the day in Hungary?

  • Lewis Hamilton

    57%
  • Kimi Räikkönen

    9%
  • Sebastian Vettel

    2%
  • Mark Webber

    7%
  • Romain Grosjean

    19%
  • Jenson Button

    3%
  • Pastor Maldonado

    2%

98 votes

If you don't agree with any of the choices above, do let us know in the comments. Don't be offended, as we've just picked a selection that stood out and there's plenty of room to start a conversation about who else deserves the Driver of the Day title. Get voting!

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  • Despite his moronic moment with Button, I would actually put Grosjean as driver of the day. To get back to 6th after 4 stops and a drive through, plus that overtake and his pace all day... dude drove well.

    (he just now needs to not turn left approaching a right turn)

    Great race though. Hungary produces some real surprises.

  • Torn between Hamilton and Grosjean, but settled for Grosjean on the sheer ballsiness of his move on Massa. I think he deserves to lose the 'crasher' tag.

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