Despite what the know-it all blue checkmarks tell you on twitter, Max Verstappen deserved to win the Championship that neither driver deserved to lose. He put up some 2015 Mercedes level numbers this season.
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For the drama and action-filled thriller movie this season has turned out to be, Bahrain was the perfect beginning. A Lewis Hamilton victory didn’t surprise anyone but the fight that Max Verstappen gave him did turn some heads. For the first time in the turbo-hybrid era, a car was faster than the Silver Arrows and had a driver in it with the skill and grit to make Lewis Hamilton sweat. On pure pace, Red Bull clearly had Mercedes beat but because of clever tactics and a crucial undercut, Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag in the season opener.
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Aggressive, exacting, ruthless. That’s Max Verstappen in a nutshell. The Red Bull Wunderkind has put on a title charge for the ages, against arguably the greatest racing driver of our time.
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oss the race weekend, while simultaneously severely lacking in good racing. However before the on-track action even commenced, questions were asked about the decision to hold a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia.
Read More Why the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Showed Everything Wrong With Formula 1 – On & Off Track.
After what felt like an eternally long 7 year wait, Fernando Alonso was finally back on the F1 podium at Qatar, for the first time since a P3 at the Hungaroring. To put this into perspective, the last time Alonso was among the podium finishers, Max Verstappen was yet to earn his F1 super license, Lewis Hamilton was a meagre one time World Champion, and Lando Norris was yet to drive a single-seater racing car. But why has it taken a driver of Alonso’s talent, 7 years to retake the podium steps?
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Mercedes’ have long been the gold-standard in Formula 1, in terms of engineering and race-tactics. Whatever be your thoughts about some of their in-race decisions this season, it’s undeniable that the 2021 Mercedes Power Unit has dealt with significantly more gremlins than in previous seasons.
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Lewis Hamilton makes history, Lando Norris shows his class, Max Verstappen has a ride to remember and Mercedes is a tactical genius. Sochi was not expected to be a massively interesting race, especially because it was following up Monza but boy did it deliver a doozy.
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This was probably the easiest to decide on the list. Verstappen has been in scintillating form this season. He’s won a total of 5 races so far, and if it wasn’t for terrible luck in the last two races and his unfortunate retirement at Azerbaijan he would still be at the top of the drivers championship.
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Through the years Lewis has been very vocal when talking about how he judges how much space to give and to which drivers. Particularly at the Mexican GP in 2019 Lewis said he treats Max differently to other drivers, saying “its very likely you’re gonna come together with Max if you don’t give him extra space”.
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The introduction of sprint races has been long coming. However, their implementation for this season is rather conservative and to the average viewer, so is the concept of a sprint race. At the end of the day, it’s just a 100km race right? Well there’s no yes or no answer to that, so let’s look at what aspects of a homogeneous Grand Prix weekend are most affected by sprint qualifying.
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