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Rate the race - United States 2013 // Cast your votes on the penultimate race of the season

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With just two races to go, and after the snoozer that was Abu Dhabi, we were hoping for good things from the Circuit of the Americas. How was the race for you - a great strategy-based tussle for supremacy, or another race where only Vettel had a good time?

Rate the United States GP

Rate the United States GP

76 votes

Anticipation was high going into the race weekend at Austin. We were due a good race, there were lots of driver movements to ponder, and a few championship battles still being fought. In the end, the off-track drama dominated the racing action, and the race was not, perhaps, as good as its predecessor. But this is your time to rate the US Grand Prix, five stars for a great event and one star for a disappointment.

There were off-track dramas galore over the weekend, with the return of Kovalainen, Maldonado having a hissy fit, and much more. Rate a couple of the incidents out of five, and let us know what you thought!

How did you rate Kovalainen's return?

71 votes

All eyes were on the returning Finn, replacing the other Finn Kimi Räikkönen as he underwent back surgery. A popular figure in the paddock, most were wishing Heikki well as he climbed back in the car for the penultimate race of the season. He seemed pretty relaxed about the whole thing, and it's clear there wasn't a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but did he deliver? Only you can decide - rate his return five stars for the best he could do, and one star if Valsecchi could have done better.

How did you rate Pastor Maldonado's outburst?

65 votes

Pastor's meltdown after qualifying is well-documented, and his team reacted pretty well given they were essentially being accused of sabotage. Pastor backed down a little bit after a good night's sleep, but the damage had been done. Do you think he was right to say how he was feeling? Rate Maldonado's outburst five stars if he did the right thing, and one star if he's missing a bit of respect for his team.

Driver of the day fell to some of the midfield racers who were having their chance to shine. With Sebastian Vettel streaking away at the front, our attention had to be on those behind, but who specifically caught your eye?

Who was your driver of the day in the United States?

  • Romain Grosjean

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Nico Hülkenberg

  • Sergio Pérez

  • Valtteri Bottas


64 votes

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