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Rate the race - Austria 2014 // Cast your vote on F1's return to the Spielberg forests

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Expectations were high leading into this weekend and now it's time for you to have your say and vote on whether the Red Bull Ring delivered. Was the Austrian Grand Prix a five star race, a one star afternoon, or something very much in between? Let us know by casting your vote now.

Rate the Austrian GP

Rate the Austrian GP

70 votes

A decade of absence made the heart grow fonder for Formula One's return to Austria, and the race was built up to be something classic. Qualifying mixed up the order nicely, and it was up the race to deliver - but did it? Make your choice now, voting on the action from the Red Bull Ring and how it compares to the rest of the season. Was it a classic round of F1 2014-style? Or was it a disappointment that could have been much better? Vote five stars for the former or one star for the latter.

As well as the race itself, here are two specific items from the Grand Prix that require attention. The stewards got involved in a different way this weekend, with several messages from the FIA regarding track limits. We also have a vote on the visual advertising, so have your say now!

Rate the track limits clampdown

67 votes

The FIA went all out on stopping drivers leaving the track this weekend, particularly at turn eight at the Red Bull Ring. Drivers had their lap times deleted in qualifying, and there was the sincere threat of penalties during the race. We didn't see too much in the way of off-track action during the race, meaning the stewards could rest easy, but were they right to step in and sort this problem out? Vote one star for them getting too involved, or five stars for the right to uphold the rules.

Rate the use of virtual advertising during the GP

65 votes

We've seen the intrusion of virtual advertising gradually grow over the course of the season, but this weekend there was a surprise message in store. Eagle-eyed viewers saw a message from Bernie to Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz, thanking him for returning F1 to Austria in such style. Was this overkill or is it a bit of added visual entertainment that doesn't affect the race? Vote one star for virtual advertising being too much, or five stars if it doesn't bother you.

Driver of the day might be a tough one - it was a very quiet weekend in terms of standout performances, but there were some very strong drives from several candidates.

Who was your driver of the day in Austria?

  • Nico Rosberg

    8%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    31%
  • Valtteri Bottas

    40%
  • Fernando Alonso

    6%
  • Sergio Pérez

    15%

72 votes

Make your selections, and feel free to let us know in the comments which way you voted and why. You can also tweet your choices and share with the world - just how good was this race?

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