i gave it a 6. it wasnt as entertaining as malaysia was 7 days ago but i still thought it was enjoyable enough & worth the annual 5:30am wake up because lewis in that 2nd half of the race on the softs was pushed all the way by verstappen. he could never relax for a minute biggest gap post pit stop was 2.9secs so 1 slip by lewis. we had some nice battles all down the field
i thought it was alright i feel we have got to have perspective we've seen far worse races in 2011 particularly 2013 (up with 02 & 04 as worst f1 seasons) 2014 - 2016 with vettel & mercedes 1 horse races. as i say many times in prior 5 years we struggled to have 2 competitive drivers at the front. no we do at least have 3 reasonably competitive teams because as prior 2 grand prixs have proved if ferrari drop the ball we have someone else to take up the baton & give us a battle
Once again, a single sport-cars race, in this case the IMSA Petit Le Mans, offered more on-track action and displayed more driving skill than the entire Formula1 Season. And this F1 race was so dull, even the "highlight" shows were snooze fests.
Well I've been away. Was in Lanzerote this morning with very poor internet that was only available near reception. So at 5.30, in the dark I was outside reception with my cup of coffee trying to get BBC 5 live commentary. I couldn't. Not available. I'd already discarded a streaming site as it was so buffery. I resorted to watching text updates on autosport live until halfway through some kind soul sent me a link that worked..even in a or internet. YEY!!!
So not the best viewing experience. Have now got back to UK and watched the channel 4 highlights........
An ok race. Shame that we were again deprived of a Vettel / Hammy ding dong. Hammy seemed to have it under control apart from the last hand full of laps. Another good race from Max. Bottas a little disappointing. I thought he'd get to third....and that was without a Vettel retirement. So an ok race but a Lewis win. A reckon a 6