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Who's best prepared of the big F1 2021 driver moves?

Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez have all changed Formula 1 teams for 2021 and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso's return to the grid completes an explosive set of big-name driver moves.
But after three days of testing in Bahrain, which of those drivers is ready to make an immediate impact?
We dive into their respective pre-season programmes to establish who has the most work to do, and who looks like they're ready to roll.

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  1. pin55head

    pin55head

    8 dagen geleden

    He is also balding

  2. ThatKeffordGuy

    ThatKeffordGuy

    29 dagen geleden

    A reliable car for Daniel would be great. He was let down a few times by the Renault

  3. Lahiru Farhan

    Lahiru Farhan

    Maand geleden

    The alike oxygen predictably signal because apology centrally scribble out a frantic divorced. delicious, natural helen

  4. Dean

    Dean

    Maand geleden

    I wanna see them all do well. They’re all some of my favourite drivers of F1

  5. Full of Mischief

    Full of Mischief

    Maand geleden

    My top 5 prediction: 1. Red Bull 2. Mercedes 3. Mclaren 4. Alpine 5. Ferrari

  6. Full of Mischief

    Full of Mischief

    Maand geleden

    The midfield this year is nuts. Mclaren won the best of rest on a razor thin margin. Also bc Aston/RP incurred point deductions they won't get this year. Alpine was very close to Aston and Mclaren until the last week or so last year, so don't expect them to just lie down and die. All this and Ferrari and Alfa are still an unknown quantity with that new power unit. Those two could legit gain huge ground as well. It's easy to say Mclaren will win third bc they're the hype machine and deservedly so, but I think defending that spot THIS year is more challenging than RB's chances of winning the whole year. I expect Mercedes to cease work on this year's car very early, and with 23 races that could really do them in, especially since RBR is starting strong for once. Man, what a year ahead. Be prepared for a surprise, too. We might see a team we don't expect popping up on an early podium - a team like Alpha Tauri. Man, just too many possibilities.

  7. J B.

    J B.

    Maand geleden

    This is the sport that worships spoiled rich daddy’s boys who never had a bad day in their lives.

  8. Robbie NL

    Robbie NL

    Maand geleden

    Sainz

  9. Łukasz Piekarz

    Łukasz Piekarz

    Maand geleden

    Sergio in the competetive car for the first time - that can be interesting. His experience, ability to save tires and driving style may help Red Bull to win Constructor's Championship.

  10. Mikael2650

    Mikael2650

    Maand geleden

    You are Overanalysing things. Non of the drivers will been been on there back foot 🦶 Remember guy’s like Kevin Magnussen joining Mclaren and became 3th (2th) in the first race with almost no F1 experience. If the car delivers, these guys will too.

  11. cc lemoyne

    cc lemoyne

    Maand geleden

    What about all the new drivers? I believe 3 this year. Big changes

  12. michael welch

    michael welch

    Maand geleden

    Who will win the most points= my pick is Perez. Followed by DR, closely by Alonso. Sainz and Vettel sad unhappy moves, especially Vettel.

  13. Jampee

    Jampee

    Maand geleden

    5:06 why he look like daniel ric

  14. BO SS

    BO SS

    Maand geleden

    Me: can't wait for the Bahrain gp 🙃🙃

  15. Barclay Matheson

    Barclay Matheson

    Maand geleden

    Imagine how exciting f1 would be if every team was as close as the midfield currently is

  16. Raj S

    Raj S

    Maand geleden

    All you guys hating on seb are hypocrites, silent when he does great races and talk trash when he has a bad season. I'm sure he won't be getting hate after this season

  17. Alex Ricardo

    Alex Ricardo

    Maand geleden

    Based on what we've seen so far, it looks like Sergio and Daniel are the most promising ones. I wouldn't be surprised if they got podiums or even victories in the first half of the season.

  18. Gainesy

    Gainesy

    Maand geleden

    Why is everyone saying alonso isn't race sharp!! He's been racing in WEC which you need to be sharper than F1 because of there being lower classes cars on track you have to deal with that don't just get out of the way. Alonso will be fine and is in no worse position than any of the others

  19. Jun Yong

    Jun Yong

    Maand geleden

    Alonso is the most prepared driver. He need a winning car

  20. James Chan

    James Chan

    Maand geleden

    It's sad to see Vettel at the bottom. The year he switches to a Mercedes powered engine and that's the year Mercedes doesn't seem to be very good. And Vettel is not even beating his teammate Lance Stroll. Worrying trend... because whenever Vettel loses to his teammate, he doesn't seem to be able to get back on top

  21. DoxYDox DeLamanca

    DoxYDox DeLamanca

    Maand geleden

    And, Ricardo has a White Power Sweater on!

  22. Pit Stop TALK

    Pit Stop TALK

    Maand geleden

    I would say sainz. He changed teams pretty frequently, in those last years. He knows what he needs from a team/car. Also, Ferrari tested with him on his own track, which got him some experience with the team and engineers. Non of the other driver got that kind of preparation.

  23. Scott Smeaton

    Scott Smeaton

    Maand geleden

    Definitely agree with your rankings!

  24. Vincent Collins

    Vincent Collins

    Maand geleden

    I just hope Aston Martin were sand bagging I don't want to see Vettel miserable again

  25. Carl TV

    Carl TV

    Maand geleden

    Vettel will struggle again this year, I don’t get why people think he’s just gonna suddenly shake off the horrible form since mid 2018. He’s a really average driver to be honest.

    • Carl TV

      Carl TV

      27 dagen geleden

      @tuna mert yıldırım it’s 2021 pal not 2013. Romain Grosjean was the 2nd fastest driver in 2013 and look at his career since then

    • tuna mert yıldırım

      tuna mert yıldırım

      28 dagen geleden

      Average in form. He wasn't average in form back in 2013.

  26. Ian Howlett

    Ian Howlett

    Maand geleden

    I’m most interested to see how close Perez gets to Verstappen. Will it help us work out whether Max really is that good or whether Gasly and Albon were just not up to the job?

  27. Will Mac

    Will Mac

    Maand geleden

    Perez will be on fire this yr, won't have the outright speed of his teammate but may be scoring more consistently. Ricciardo SHD be right up there w Mclaren.

  28. Justin Chung

    Justin Chung

    Maand geleden

    How can Vettel ranked 5th when Alonso is on the list? Poor Seb, everyone looks down on him.

    • Raj S

      Raj S

      Maand geleden

      EXACTLY

  29. Wil Cisco

    Wil Cisco

    Maand geleden

    I wish the best for my favourite driver seb

  30. Finders Keepers Entertainment

    Finders Keepers Entertainment

    Maand geleden

    Carlos seems hyper focused and prepared for the pressure of his Ferrari seat. I'm happy for him and very intrigued to see him on the track with Leclerc

  31. Olebogeng Thothela

    Olebogeng Thothela

    Maand geleden

    What about Yu... nevermind

  32. Robb Phillips

    Robb Phillips

    Maand geleden

    I rate and like them all. They are all experienced and great drivers. Only 1 is not a grand Prix winner and there is 6 world drivers championships between Seb and Fernando. Carlos podiumed last year as did Daniel twice and Sergio won. Whats not to like. Should be a Great year, cant wait.

  33. Fernando Roldan

    Fernando Roldan

    Maand geleden

    Really looking forward to seeing this year season. Will be fun!

  34. Mahamed Qasim

    Mahamed Qasim

    Maand geleden

    Season hasen't started

  35. jason fleming

    jason fleming

    Maand geleden

    McLaren are the dark horses this year. Already has a world champion team history with Mercedes before. Norris is the future of McLaren. Now they can work on there plan they set out in 2018 when they tried to get Dan their.

  36. Sina Manic

    Sina Manic

    Maand geleden

    Carlos will do magical stuff just like Charles in that awful-looking Ferrari, I believe. The same with Daniel, Fernando, and our 4-time world champion SEBAAAAASTIAN.

  37. Jonathon Taylor

    Jonathon Taylor

    Maand geleden

    Finally the cars display numbers that are visible.

  38. Surokis

    Surokis

    Maand geleden

    Great content. Keep'em coming! Just a few more days....

  39. Bren Dan

    Bren Dan

    Maand geleden

    McLaren for DR3

  40. TByrom

    TByrom

    Maand geleden

    Alonso! Give us Alonso!

  41. joe popes

    joe popes

    Maand geleden

    Most interesting will be Vettel. We know nothing by now about the car performance or driver. Vettel will shine or fall this season.

  42. abitoutofsorts

    abitoutofsorts

    Maand geleden

    This video means absolutely nothing

  43. Degan Ellis

    Degan Ellis

    Maand geleden

    As an Aussie, happy that the RIC move has gone so smoothly at McLaren. He looks comfortable and ready to go. Look forward to seeing how he deals with Lando. Was a shame to see Vettel not get the mileage he needed at the test. While I found him arrogant and a bit of a dick during his time at RB, think the struggles of the last few years at Ferrari have dialled that back significantly and hope he can bring Aston into the fight at the front. Can't wait to see how Checo does at RB with a very quick car! Hope he towels VER! Yuki's gonna be awesome! Oh yeah, and Alonso's back. Look out Ocon!

  44. Mr. Pudding

    Mr. Pudding

    Maand geleden

    ATS is ready for a come back.

  45. sabin s s

    sabin s s

    Maand geleden

    Yuki Tsunoda

  46. EA M

    EA M

    Maand geleden

    Alonsoooooooo 🚀🚀🚀

  47. Luke Hubner

    Luke Hubner

    Maand geleden

    Who is the video editor for the race?

  48. Timaz

    Timaz

    Maand geleden

    I rooting for Carlos, wish he had stayed at McLaren. He just seems to be a good guy on and off the track.

  49. Alistair Johnson

    Alistair Johnson

    Maand geleden

    This may be Daniel's year...

  50. X

    X

    Maand geleden

    Vettel will be worst. I cant understand how on Earth Aston Martin could have so many reliability probelms if they use Merc rear end.

  51. Karrde

    Karrde

    Maand geleden

    Does lando come across as just as a little bit sensitive to his new team mate? lol lol lol

  52. Donovan Mollenhagen

    Donovan Mollenhagen

    Maand geleden

    Go Dan!!

  53. Mark Eschen

    Mark Eschen

    Maand geleden

    Of those five, by the end of the season its going to be Perez comfortably ahead of the rest, Ricciardo in clear second, Alonso and Sainz in a close battle for third and Vettel in last.

  54. Sam M

    Sam M

    Maand geleden

    I just want Perez to mash everything that is Aston Martin. I don't care who wins the races, I just want Perez to finish in front of both of the green cars in every one of them.

    • Roy Mejía

      Roy Mejía

      Maand geleden

      same lmaoo, it will be funny looking at Perez get past the Aston Martins

  55. Sam M

    Sam M

    Maand geleden

    I think it is Seb. Unlike his last two teams I see little chance of him being embarrassingly run off by his younger teammate this time. 🤣😂🤣😂

  56. Ainz Ooal Gown Sama

    Ainz Ooal Gown Sama

    Maand geleden

    11 33 44 55 77 99 we still dont have 22 66 and 88

  57. Mee Ibast

    Mee Ibast

    Maand geleden

    Vettell, Perez and Alonso will be crashier than the other two.

  58. Enes Imami

    Enes Imami

    Maand geleden

    Checho,fernando,daniel these are true racers on grid i think

  59. Danilo Silva

    Danilo Silva

    Maand geleden

    Ricciardo is as reliable as he is likeable. Honey Badger is the safe choice here.

  60. fly.w4vy

    fly.w4vy

    Maand geleden

    Can I make a suggestion bro. Can you add a little pace to your video's speach bro the pause/waiting is too much and makes me want to stop watching. That's all thanks.

  61. george

    george

    Maand geleden

    I am not seeing astons and alpines in front of mclarens and ferraris this year, sadly

  62. Exa 02

    Exa 02

    Maand geleden

    Perez will be very close to max

  63. Giovanni Giorgio

    Giovanni Giorgio

    Maand geleden

    Ricciardo Perez Alonso Sainz Vettel

  64. Thabo de Visser

    Thabo de Visser

    Maand geleden

    I disagree I think Danny and checo are the most prepared

  65. Tom C

    Tom C

    Maand geleden

    This video is judge based on 3 practice! I want my 8:49 of my life back

  66. artistjoh

    artistjoh

    Maand geleden

    The green on that Aston Martin is gorgeous. OTOH, the green on the Ferrari is hideous.

  67. mircha galib

    mircha galib

    Maand geleden

    And off we go Hamilton wins the championship tata bye-bye khatam

  68. Mad Mick

    Mad Mick

    Maand geleden

    I like Perez and hope he does well though I wish it wasn't for RB. Fingers crossed for DR because I reckon he deserves to be up front and fighting, too good of a driver not to be.

  69. Uwe Heinrich

    Uwe Heinrich

    Maand geleden

    Sergio's potency as a highly experienced driver with great race and result skills was not properly valued in the ranking. Since RB looks very strong, this combination can make a much bigger impact than the video ranking suggests.....

  70. Mário P

    Mário P

    Maand geleden

    1 Daniel 2 Sergio 3 Fernando 4 Carlos 5 Sebastian

  71. Pv Pwner

    Pv Pwner

    Maand geleden

    I predict Carlos SBinz

  72. Pv Pwner

    Pv Pwner

    Maand geleden

    Ric, Leclerc, and Verstappen are top 3 on the grid. Not in any particular order.

  73. rolf ski

    rolf ski

    Maand geleden

    Perez being cautious has probably as much to do with setting expectations against Max as it is for him adapting to a new team.

  74. Gavin Searle

    Gavin Searle

    Maand geleden

    What about a video on the new to F1 drivers settling in?

  75. jondoe2k

    jondoe2k

    Maand geleden

    Ricciardo is very welcome to Mclaren. I'm looking forward to another good season 👍🏼

  76. Ima Bach

    Ima Bach

    Maand geleden

    Yo!..my money is on check✌️🤫

  77. John Paradise

    John Paradise

    Maand geleden

    Mclaren, obviously

  78. Kinjo

    Kinjo

    Maand geleden

    sad for vettel :(

  79. chaitanya maddineni

    chaitanya maddineni

    Maand geleden

    Alonso will be quite quicker than Ocon. But, Alpine would let him down. I dont see a podium for him. Before he retires in 2022

  80. Vok250

    Vok250

    Maand geleden

    That new Alonso guy seems surprisingly prepared!

  81. FNTC

    FNTC

    Maand geleden

    Vettel and Aston never got to do any quali sim runs on the third day due to the turbo issue. Stroll in the same car had a mid 1:30 lap time and 3rd fastest on day 2, so I am sure the AMR21 will be competitive in the mid field and that Vettel will be fine. The fact that Aston had both a gearbox issue and a turbo issue is a bit worrying though, but we'll see.

  82. thejonathanrath

    thejonathanrath

    Maand geleden

    Let's face the facts -- this is going to be a great season in Formula One!

    • Chuckiele

      Chuckiele

      Maand geleden

      @nothke We might see 5 Merc 1-2s again but the rest of the grid will be quite exciting.

    • nothke

      nothke

      Maand geleden

      That's what I thought after 2019 testing. And then the season started with 5 Merc 1-2s :/

  83. Lee Green

    Lee Green

    Maand geleden

    Im so uninterested in alonso.

  84. KaFi

    KaFi

    Maand geleden

    checo vs max ...... yupeeee👍

  85. Shakengandulf

    Shakengandulf

    Maand geleden

    Honey badger.

  86. Arshad khan

    Arshad khan

    Maand geleden

    No doubt the best is Fernando he should have been on top

  87. Christopher Chamberlain

    Christopher Chamberlain

    Maand geleden

    Does it really matter? Last season we watched a guy who was sitting on the couch having coffee put a the car 3rd on the grid. Then we saw a guy get out of the worst car on the grid, to put the best car on the grid in the lead for most of the race.

  88. mikerobs1

    mikerobs1

    Maand geleden

    vettel is finished.....sorry but for me . Its the truth

  89. CamsX - Camilo Arias

    CamsX - Camilo Arias

    Maand geleden

    Just give me a podium with 3 of these 5 names and I would be extremely happy!

  90. Philippe Beinaerts

    Philippe Beinaerts

    Maand geleden

    I am amazed at the level of pressure Alonso is willing to put himself under. He HAS to beat Ocon and he has to outperform his car. And even then, he's unlikely to score another title or even win a race this season. So... is he just doing this for fun, like Raikkonen?

  91. Looqi Schmidt

    Looqi Schmidt

    Maand geleden

    I want unorthodocs races now and then so we can watch fun races.

  92. TOPHEReid

    TOPHEReid

    Maand geleden

    These videos have too many ads...

  93. Daniel Escobar

    Daniel Escobar

    Maand geleden

    Sergio had some very good full race simulations and consistenly was the faster out of all the drivers

  94. Looqi Schmidt

    Looqi Schmidt

    Maand geleden

    Kimi LOL

  95. shivachetan ulavi

    shivachetan ulavi

    Maand geleden

    I think the first 2-3 races would be a fight between Mclaren and Red Bull

  96. Rebecca Campbell

    Rebecca Campbell

    Maand geleden

    Of the group it is Perez and then Ricciardo the ones better prepared to do a team change and actually keep performance at their maximum capabilities. One can see their style handling good and bad car packages in the past and although performance suffered it only did because of the hardware, not their skills. Vettel is opposite (opposite Raikkonen): one wrong screw color and the driver won’t deliver his own best... we saw that at RB against Daniel and then Ferrari against Leclerc. I am not sure but I think Carlos is like the former two... and Sebastian will have issues until AM gives him a pristine chassis... while Stroll will score points and podiums as he was just an inexperienced potentially good driver and now he is no longer inexperienced

  97. Hockey guy

    Hockey guy

    Maand geleden

    I think Perez will have the bigger impact... Since he won't be compared to verstapen but Alex Albon .

  98. Mahyar Khajehzadeh

    Mahyar Khajehzadeh

    Maand geleden

    A 10 second unskippable ad at the beginning and two in the middle of the video? Unacceptable

  99. Poniatowski

    Poniatowski

    Maand geleden

    Dan's the Man. McLaren + Danny Ric = good times ahead.

  100. Allen Pereira

    Allen Pereira

    Maand geleden

    The most exciting driver has to be Alonso....considering his age, absence from F1. Second will be Ricardo, Perez will be in the Third place in my list, followed by Sainz and last Vettel

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