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Rate the race - Germany 2013 // Select the driver who did the best job, and score the race out of five

Published by Christine

An entertaining afternoon was in store at the Nürburgring, but did the race deliver for the right reasons for a change, and how does the German GP compare to the other races this season? Score the race out of five stars and let us know in the comments what you thought!

Rate the German GP

Rate the German GP

78 votes

A little bit of everything happened during the race at the Nürburgring, we had fires, pit stop drama, changes in race leader, different strategy calls, and thankfully, no tyre blowouts. Sebastian Vettel finally secured victory at his home race, but it wasn't a dominant force as he was challenged right to the line by Lotus. How do you rate the race? Five stars for fab and one star for could do better.

The pressure was on Pirelli to get things right just one week on from some catastrophic failures at the Silverstone circuit. The tyre manufacturer did make some changes, but did they do enough? And judge the decisions of the stewards to wait until post-race to investigate any of the incidents.

Do you rate Pirelli's tyre solution this weekend?

72 votes

Considering the furore during the week about potential driver strikes and Pirelli's last ditch effort to keep their head above water, the German Grand Prix was relatively calm and straight forward. The only tyre issue came from it being not correctly fixed, rather than any punctures or blowouts mid-race. Did they do the right thing, changing the rear tyres and mandating tyre pressures? Rate five stars for it being a good fix, or one star if they could have done even more.

Were the stewards right to delay investigations until after the race?

74 votes

We had two very clear unsafe releases in the pit stops - one of which saw Webber's wheel hit a cameraman, the other saw a Force India practically blocking Toro Rosso from their own box. The stewards promised to investigate both incidents after the race - but why not during? Perhaps they need more information but should the results be affected post-race? Rate one star for lazy stewarding, or five stars for it being a good call to wait.

Finally, it's time to pick your driver of the day. This isn't an extensive list of drivers, obviously, and if you think someone else deserves the honour, then let us know why in the comments. Otherwise, pick from the below selection of hard-working chaps.

Who was your driver of the day in Germany?

  • Sebastian Vettel

    15%
  • Kimi Räikkönen

    30%
  • Romain Grosjean

    45%
  • Jenson Button

    1%
  • Mark Webber

    9%

80 votes

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