5. It was potentially a very interesting race, but never really got that interesting. I mean, we had the top four drivers rather consistently in the same camera frame. They were close....there was potential...and then nothing happened. So, I don't rate is as low as some people.
Had all the grandparents round for a Birthday tea for my 4 year old daughter. Managed to avoid the result intending to catch up later when my mum, for the Lord knows how many time she's done it, went "oh I see Bottas has beaten Hamilton to win the GP". "oh for ****s sake" says I. "mind your language" shouts the wife. I storm out to the kitchen saying "well I may as well look up the rest of the bloody results now". Cue another telling off from the wife.
Then I read the race reports and it seems I've missed another snooze fest so it at least I didn't miss too much.
And what surprised you in this rank?
I don't know how you watch races.
I saw a enough of struggle in it, and not only in the middle.
The intrigue in the fight for first place lasted until the final lap.
I wasn't on the edge of my seat, but I wasn't bored either. I've come to really like the Baku circuit. I think it's an excellent mix of driver discipline, and I'm all for the non-DRS slipstream opportunities. The track looks great on the TV, and some of the onboard shots are (nearly) up there with Monaco as far as I'm concerned. I even like the buildings. So from a TV-viewing perspective, ignoring trackside fans and politics, even a dull race at Baku gets a few points for me, hence my 4.