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Poll: Dutch Grand Prix 2021, Zandvoort - Race 13

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 1 Sep 2021.

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Rate the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed 12 Sep 2021.
  1. 1

    6.4%
  2. 2

    11.8%
  3. 3

    29.1%
  4. 4

    15.5%
  5. 5

    14.5%
  6. 6

    10.9%
  7. 7

    9.1%
  8. 8

    1.8%
  9. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 10

    0.9%
  1. Flibster

    Caporegime

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  2. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    Voted 3. Nothing memorable as a race.
     
  3. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

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    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Recorded it so I could fast forward the dull bits. It basically lasted 5 minutes as I only watched the start and pitstops. Nothing of any note happened.

    Only voted a 2/10 as it was better that Belgium this year.
     
  4. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Europe

    What did you vote Monaco, Hungary, and Imola then?

    you must be looking forward to Sochi. ;)
     
  5. mjt

    Capodecina

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    Voted 3 for the Vettel spin, the Perez/Norris contact and Alonso’s battle with Ocon. Literally nothing else happened for the entire race. Woeful.
     
  6. Mr Jack

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    For most races? Like, do you even watch F1, bro? No, Bottas and Hamilton are usually on the same strategy. Here, splitting strategy was Bottas's only realistic chance of a win, as well as a good option for Merc.

    F1 is a team sport and sometimes one driver is asked to compromise for the good of the team or the success of the other driver, especially when one is contending for the WDC and the other isn't. Merc haven't asked anything from Bottas which isn't within that normal range.

    Unlike some other teams Bottas has been given a fair chance to fight his own battle. He hasn't matched Lewis not because he's been mistreated but because he isn't fast enough.
     
  7. Muska

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Dec 2013

    Posts: 2,168

    Location: Armitage

    It was very middle of the road for me (Voted a 6) no safety car as I was expecting and a superb performance from Max kept his out of reach of the Mercedes.

    There were a couple of things that added to it for me. Gasly's overtake on Alonso on the outside of T1, and holding onto 4th place overall after fending off the Ferrari's at the start. Perez coming back through part of the field after ruining a set of tyres early on, although the director did their best to avoid most overtakes!

    Looking forward to the next race, although I'm again conflicted about how I feel about another sprint qualifying...
     
  8. Quartz

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    Location: Aberdeen

    I listened to much of the race on 5 Live and watched the highlights on YT. It was boring. I much prefered the F3 races. Young Schumacher seems very promising.
     
  9. GravyMonster

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    2, 8 and 7 respectively. Imola and Hungary were decent races this year.

    But yeah, I'll be doing the same record/fast-forward for Sochi :)
     
  10. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,709

    Looks like a great track to drive on but the ‘show’ was poor imo. Hopefully the cars will help next year.

    Having said that, the crowd looked like they had more fun than at any other track, it could be a great track to visit in person.
     
  11. cainer

    Man of Honour

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    I voted 8 as i'm a Max fan :)
     
  12. KiNgPiN83

    Mobster

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    I honestly forgot Kubica was in this race. I don't recall him being mentioned at all!
     
  13. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Europe

    You get more value for the money at shorter tracks. At Spa or Silverstone you might see the cars 47-56 times. At A1 ring (I won't ever call it by the drink name) you get to see the cars 70+ times.
     
  14. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    He's done a solid job for someone who was thrown in the car on Saturday.
     
  15. GravyMonster

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    Odd you won't call it by the Red Bull brand name, yet will happily call it by the A1 brand name...?
     
  16. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Europe

    I like the name A eins. Redbull just seems gimmicky. Used to be my favourite track on one of the F1 games back in the day. Low 1:07s was my best time.
     
  17. chrismscotland

    Mobster

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    I kinda hope Kimi is out for next weekend and Robert gets another chance at Monza, nice to see him in a more competitive car
     
  18. Quartz

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    Were there a lot of Polish fans there?
     
  19. Flibster

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  20. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    Voted 5, feel that was quite generous.