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Rate the race - Abu Dhabi 2013 // Pass judgement on the action, or lack of it, at the Yas Marina track

Published by Christine

It's that time of the weekend, when you get to cast your vote on the racing action. I don't claim any premonitions here, but I have a feeling I know how this vote is going to go! The Abu Dhabi race lived up to its own reputation, but what did you think?

Rate the Abu Dhabi GP

Rate the Abu Dhabi GP

80 votes

The Yas Marina track has never provided action-packed events, and with the championships all sewn up this year, it was at even more of a disadvantage. There were some overtaking moves to behold, and a few incidents that kept the stewards busy. Otherwise, it was a matter of watching just how far Vettel could get ahead, and which drivers could get their strategy right to finish on the podium behind him. Rate the race five stars for a cracker, or one star for a snoozefest.

There were a few stewards investigations and some passing on and off track, so why not hand out a few stars to the decision on Fernando Alonso, and the constant talk Vettel hears in his ears?

Rate the stewards non-action on Alonso's pit exit move

74 votes

Fernando Alonso exited the pit lane part way through the race, only to find a Toro Rosso in his path. He came out side by side with Jean-Éric Vergne and kept his foot in, determined not to give up the position. He was squeezed off track, but ended up ahead - and the stewards investigated for gaining an advantage off track. No action was taken, but how do you rate that? Herald the stewards with five stars if they did the right thing by doing nothing, or one star if they should have penalised the

Rate Rocky's radio advice to Vettel

63 votes

We know that some drivers need more coaching around a track than others, but Sebastian Vettel's race engineer Rocky has been getting more and more airtime this year. Even though the championship was wrapped up last week, Rocky was mithering his driver constantly to care for the car, and how best to get through the traffic. Should he just let his four-times world championship driver get on with it? Rate Rocky's engineering, five stars for good value, or one star for a bit too much.

Selecting the driver of the day is tricky this weekend. We've selected a handful of drivers that we think did a pretty good job, but feel free to share your choice if not on the list.

Who was your driver of the day in Abu Dhabi?

  • Sebastian Vettel

  • Nico Rosberg

  • Paul di Resta

  • Giedo van der Garde


65 votes

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