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Rate the race - Britain 2014 // Cast your vote on the action (and inaction) from Silverstone

Published by Christine

With the racing action done and dusted, it's now time to sit back and review what we've just witnessed. Don't keep your thoughts to yourself, take the opportunity to rate the race and let us know what you thought of the British Grand Prix? Was it a classic 2014 corker, or did it fail to deliver on the hype? Cast your vote now.

Rate the British GP

Rate the British GP

74 votes

Silverstone usually delivers when it comes to incidents but is it the kind of thing that makes a good race? Today's instalment in the long history of the British Grand Prix featured a red flag, a heap of overtaking, track limits discussions, a handful of penalties and a couple of changes for the lead. We also saw various strategies, several retirements and some refreshing faces on the podium. Get rating, five stars for a great GP, one star for poor entertainment.

We're also picking out a couple of specific incidents from race day that are worthy of a vote. Firstly, the delay to fix the railings was decried by Niki Lauda, who didn't like the delay - was he right or should safety come first? Also the battle between Vettel and Alonso was brilliant, but did feature an awful lot of radio traffic. Have your say on the amount of noise from those two cars.

Rate the race delay for barrier repairs

70 votes

An hour's delay occurred after the red flag was shown for Kimi Räikkönen's crash. Thankfully the driver was okay but the same can't be said for the barriers. Marshals immediately went to work replacing the damaged metal, and we were good to go after sixty minutes. Former champion Niki Lauda aired his views, that the delay was too much and the racing should have continued without the lengthy repairs. Was he right? Vote five stars for good race control, one star for the opposite.

Rate the world champions on the radio

71 votes

One of the highlights of the race was the battle between four times world champion Sebastian Vettel and double title holder Fernando Alonso. Lap after lap they went at it, and lap after lap we heard their respective complaints on the team radio - this driver is blocking me, that driver has gone over track limits. Is this the kind of thing we expect from our champions? Rate the battle between the two, five stars for a great fight and insight, or one star if they need to man up and get on with it.

Of course, no set of rate the race polls would be complete without a driver of the day selection. There are a few to choose from here, and it's disappointing to realise we'll never know what Felipe Massa or Kimi Räikkönen could have done from the rear of the field. Nevertheless, select from the choice below, or let us know who you would have voted for instead.

Who was your driver of the day in Britain?

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Valtteri Bottas

  • Daniel Ricciardo

  • Jenson Button

  • Fernando Alonso


80 votes

Feel free to share your choices, via the handy social network link, or in the comments below. It's always good to know what people are voting for and why, to find out if F1 is going in the right direction, or if there is still work to be done in the sport we love.

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