Poll 2018 French Grand Prix out of 10

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Jun 24, 2018.

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  1. 10

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  2. 9

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    0.0%
  3. 8

    1
    5.3%
  4. 7

    1
    5.3%
  5. 6

    5
    26.3%
  6. 5

    3
    15.8%
  7. 4

    7
    36.8%
  8. 3

    1
    5.3%
  9. 2

    1
    5.3%
  10. 1

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  1. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    So Formula One came home with, for me at least, a less than spectacular race. There were a few incidents but overall I thought it was pretty dull so will score it a below average 4.

    Your thoughts welcomed.
     
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  3. Titch

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    4 from me as well, an incident packed start. Vettel carving his way through the field. And a genuinely exciting overtake from Räikkönen. But that was it.
     
  4. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    It was DRS contrived bollox.
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  5. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    I am afraid the rain did not arrive to throw things up and also Vettel got let off lightly according . Now Charlie Whiting is trying to defend the stewards saying they do not take into account how the victim's race might be affected:facepalm:
     
  6. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    It's about time that in circumstances like today when the victim comes off worse than the perpetrator that the stewards start handing down positional penalties, i.e drop the driver one or more positions at the end of the race. A five second penalty for Vettel was non-effective because he had the advantage of being able to got to the time of a normal tyre change plus 10 seconds before taking the penalty.
     
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  7. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    It wasn't good but it wasn't Monaco.
    We did see some action.

    4
     
  8. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    5. Better than the last couple of races, but the driver on pole still dominated the race from the start to finish.
     
  9. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    6 - its was 1 of better grand prixs of the season. Although its not a high bar really. Smashing start quite a few overtaking & interesting strategies
     
  10. cousinDave

    cousinDave Points Scorer

    3

    'nuff said
     
  11. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Not as bad as some recent races. Stuff happened and it has the potential to be a highlight on the calendar with better cars.

    I give it a 4.
     
  12. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Vettel made this race... crashing into Bottas like a kamikaze.
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  13. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    It was more interesting than Montreal and why is not Lance Stroll penalised for his blocking on Ricciardo?
     
  14. Ruslan

    Ruslan Rookie

    Gave it a 4. After the first lap, it was mostly decided. Still exciting to watch Vettel work his way rather aggressively up the field. Beyond that.......not much. On the other hand, it was a very significant race for the championship,
     
  15. RasputinLives

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    The race started off well with one of those bag/bowls of walkers crisps (plain) and a cheeky rollie during the safety car. It got less exciting during the middle when I might as well have been listening to it on radio as I had my eyes shut. The inevitable then happened and I fell asleep, which is probably much needed with my boy teething at the moment. I woke up to see Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen sat in the back of a range rover or something.

    4 for the start. I did consider taking one off because FB continues to abuse the natural law of maths and works backwards on the vote numbers and doesn't start from 1 like any sane person, but it's hard to blame that one on the French GP.
     
  16. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    4. Might have given it a 5 if it had been anywhere else but the circuit looks so dull on screen, it took away from the spectacle. I don't really mind the wavy lines, it's more the lack of anything else to look at. And I feel asleep.
     
  17. Angel

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    I gave it a five, I enjoyed watching Vettel playing catch up after that first lap incident. There were a few good overtakes, well a couple really I guess. Leclerc scored another point, bonus, Kimi almost smiled LOL
     
  18. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    I actually think it's a great circuit, it's the rules & regs that need to change.
    Oh, and put gravel in instead of the runoffs. Hrrrrumph.
     
  19. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    It was a circuit far ahead of its time in the 1970s, and after the HTTT upgrades still seems vaguely of the future.

    It was not a circuit noted for entertaining races in the 1970s, and that also remains the case.

    However it has the advantage of being in France, and the south of France at that, so I'll give it a 6.
     
  20. Dario Resta

    Dario Resta Podium Finisher

    It was sort of OK. The humungous eye crippling run offs let it down though. I don't want to see the return of the barriers that did for De Angelis, but a bit of gravel would be nice. And despite the overtaking, get rid of the stupid chicane on the Mistral straight. I gave it 5 because it was better than Canada and Monaco.
     

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