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Bahrain 2013 - Rate the race // Cast your vote on the spectacle that was the Bahrain Grand Prix

Published by Christine

With ninety minutes of frantic action in Bahrain, we were kept busy following all the nuances of the Grand Prix and still managed to miss plenty. Was it entertaining though? Now is your chance to have your say and give the race five stars for an epic afternoon or one star for a waste of time.

Rate the Bahrain GP

Rate the Bahrain GP

103 votes

We've known the racing at Sakhir to be less than exciting, but this year there was action from the moment the lights went out. Teams opted for three or four stop strategies, and there were a few changes of lead before Sebastian Vettel got a commanding hold on the race. With a few collisions but no major incidents, the racing was reasonably clean and tidy, with the action going to the chequered flag.

Along with the race itself, we've picked out two specific elements to rate - the McLaren decision to let their drivers race each other despite the fact it could have been a disaster, and Pirelli's selection of tyres available for the whole weekend.

Rate Pirelli's tyre selection in Bahrain

90 votes

There was a spotlight on Pirelli's tyres this weekend, after the fallout from the dissatisfaction with the soft compound in China, and the decision to switch to the medium for Bahrain. There were a lot of pit stops throughout the Grand Prix, but neither of the tyres seemed to be particularly worse than the other. Was it a good decision by Pirelli to tweak the tyre selection this weekend? Choose five stars for a good selection, and one star if they chose the wrong compounds for Bahrain.

Rate McLaren's teammate strategy

97 votes

The McLaren team have long since let their drivers race each other without interfering with team orders, but today it could have come to a head as Sergio Pérez battled his way past Jenson Button. The Mexican bashed his front wing into the rear of Button's car, end-plate meeting tyre, which could have been catastrophic for both races. With five stars being great, and one star being stupid, have your say on McLaren's decision to take a hands-off approach.

Finally, it's a tough ask, but select your driver of the day. We saw an incredible amount of fighting for position, drivers pushing past each other, defending their own positions, and trying desperately to make their way up the order - but who did it best?

Who was your driver of the day in Bahrain?

  • Sebastian Vettel

    12%
  • Romain Grosjean

    15%
  • Paul di Resta

    41%
  • Sergio Pérez

    24%
  • Fernando Alonso

    8%

104 votes

Let us know what options you have gone for, in the comments or share your choices on Twitter, or if you prefer to keep your selections a secret, then voting anonymously is always allowed too.

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