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Will the rest of F1 2021 be as exciting as the Bahrain GP? | The Race F1 Podcast

F1 2021 got off to a stunning start in Bahrain, with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton fighting until the final lap to decide who picked up the first win of the season. Edd Straw, Scott Mitchell and Mark Hughes look at all the major talking points from the first race of the year, and ask how many pointers it gave us about what to expect from the rest of the season
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00:00 Intro
02:25 Hamilton v Verstappen
16:41 How Red Bull and Mercedes compare
25:22 What about Bottas?
27:55 Perez's eventful Red Bull debut
33:17 The front of the midfield
35:37 Where does AlphaTauri belong?
39:10 Sainz's Ferrari debut
40:32 A tough start for Aston Martin
44:15 How Alonso did on his comeback
47:17 Alfa Romeo and the rest
50:16 What next in the title fight?
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  1. George Moore

    George Moore

    10 dagen geleden

    Don’t describe the race ending as unfortunate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are a superior team to RedBull. Lewis understand much more than the elements of being a racer he also does his due diligence on drivers that present the greatest challenge to his legacy something Max hasn’t, got time for. This is what the greatest of them are made of.

    • BIK3R

      BIK3R

      9 dagen geleden

      Lewis needs to get out of the sport the viewership numbers are dying in alot of races after the first 30 min when merc is leading

  2. Sup Tech

    Sup Tech

    10 dagen geleden

    The murky target thoracically suggest because shrine therapeutically drum pro a dreary calculus. shocking, separate baby

  3. mircea miclos

    mircea miclos

    12 dagen geleden

    Wrong. Driver's been told that they won't be monitored at turn 4. But that doesn't mean they are allowed to gain an advantage using it constantly. Hence the lasting advantage and the intervention during the race. Yeap is confusing and shouldn't happen. So , they were allowed as long as they don't get a lasting advantage. Yet , if is not an advantage why they use it ?

  4. Wayne 416

    Wayne 416

    15 dagen geleden

    SORRY GUYS THIS INFO MERCIAL JUST CAME ON WHILE I WAS WATCHING F1 2021 AND I GOTTA SAY WHENEVER ANY COMERCIAL STARTS WITH.........THIS DEVICE OR ITEM IS TAKEING THE WORLD BY STORM ... WATCH OUT LOL)))))))))))))))))

  5. Lili Bordei

    Lili Bordei

    15 dagen geleden

    I don't understand how in the 21st century humans can't figure out how a fucking white line works

  6. Apophis STR

    Apophis STR

    16 dagen geleden

    Most likely not, it'll probably just be either RBR run away like the Vettel days or the usual dominance of Mercedes. I bet only occasionally you'll see some close ones like Bahrain when the unexpected happens.

  7. Kwok Pun Chan

    Kwok Pun Chan

    16 dagen geleden

    F1goat

  8. 1lowsky

    1lowsky

    16 dagen geleden

    this was as exciting as an open heart surgery.

  9. Greg Lippmann

    Greg Lippmann

    17 dagen geleden

    If hamilton wouldnt have gone wide half the Race, versteppen probably would have won

  10. Rui Freitas

    Rui Freitas

    18 dagen geleden

    Do you realise how many time did Lewis manage to gaine with most of the race passing the limites of turn 4 ? How much was the gaine of the tires in terms of savibg manegment? These are the questions you must do in my opinion...

  11. Spider Man

    Spider Man

    19 dagen geleden

    Ven u gave lewis that race all u needed to do was wait for the right time to pass u had three laps left to go ok and ur a good driver

  12. Statix SC

    Statix SC

    19 dagen geleden

    what the bahrain gp was exciting? Are you really chalking it up to the last 5 laps?

  13. Rad Rhat

    Rad Rhat

    19 dagen geleden

    The macho deborah isely dislike because mosquito angiographically search as a ratty knowledge. thin, knotty addition

  14. Frederick Thorne

    Frederick Thorne

    20 dagen geleden

    Checo emerging from pit lane

  15. Jampee

    Jampee

    20 dagen geleden

    The unscripted voice of this narrator, is so nice

  16. Mike Rodrigues

    Mike Rodrigues

    20 dagen geleden

    It was a good race but I don't like this track it should not all be ashplalt off the track make it grass or gravel so if you go off your slowed down or stuck . Too much going off and no consequences no it's even helps them go faster because they can go wide .

  17. Bart Butterfield

    Bart Butterfield

    20 dagen geleden

    This was an absolute farce of of a race, track limits had not been enforced all race long, essentially establishing that there is no track limit at that corner.

  18. Mad Mick

    Mad Mick

    20 dagen geleden

    Must have been watching a different race. Luckily it was on record because I dozed off twice and couldn't be more bored. The result was predicable, the way it got there was only slightly outside the presumed script.

  19. ANTHONY JOSEPH

    ANTHONY JOSEPH

    20 dagen geleden

    I do understand that you don't agree with the way that the result was not what you was expecting to see, but that is you opinion and you seem to be talking a lot about how many times that Sir.Lewis Hamilton went beyond the track limits at turn 4. But you do not mention how many times did Max verstappen went beyond the track limits throughout the whole race. Do you know how many times that was? If so could you let me know thanks.

  20. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

    20 dagen geleden

    I'm sure I'm in the minority but I've watched F1 for 10 plus years this race was not that great I'm sure the covid restrictions and all that goes with that issue made the buildup even bigger than it should be and besides everything is Uber hyped now...but this race was not that exciting except for yes the last few laps and they didn't penalize Hamilton I believe because he wasn't passing anyone on turn 4 that's why Max I believe had to give the spot back because he was off track when he gained the advantage but the race over all to me wasn't that good last year's Opening races in Austria were 10 times better much more racing more wheel to wheel from mid field to the front runners this race was a yawn race to me Ill keep watching but just wasn't that exciting

  21. Si Ricko

    Si Ricko

    20 dagen geleden

    The pass was made before he went off track. He made his own slip up right after is what made him go off track.

  22. ApaX1981

    ApaX1981

    20 dagen geleden

    I would like Mercedes to show all the fans that the timing and effect of the undercut were not influenced by Hamilton accumulating an advantage 29 laps straight. Attempting an undercut 2 seconds behind is an entirely different ball game than when you have to do it 4 or 6 seconds behind. It makes a huge difference. Of course the first stint of Hamilton was really really good. He accumulated a 0.2 second every lap. It is spectacular how you can be so fast when going off the track. Confusion about the rules failed every single fan. I surely hope this GP is not the benchmark for the 2021 season.

  23. splendiddave

    splendiddave

    20 dagen geleden

    Was nobody watching the turn where Lewis went wide to keep the lead. I miss the days of old school circuits where grass and gravel would cost the driver time for making a mistake.

  24. Tim Easton

    Tim Easton

    20 dagen geleden

    Listening to the podcast, it is almost if Aston Martin should have kept Perez?

  25. Kllrtofu

    Kllrtofu

    21 dag geleden

    - super season coming up - Max super race - RB strategy not so good - Lewis won on merit, after good call merc - no real issues with the ruling on the pass - gravel trap good... asphalt run-off sus

  26. MrAdmvp

    MrAdmvp

    21 dag geleden

    I really don’t get the excitement. Even now with the best car on the track Max is losing to Lewis. When Bottas comes second in the best car you slate him, and now when Max comes second with the best car everyone wants to give him a parade. Lewis would not have lost if he was in max spot and we all know it

  27. S Lensmart

    S Lensmart

    21 dag geleden

    After years to have "the faster car" by far, it seems now is the moment to repeat RB is "the faster car"

  28. Oli Phillips

    Oli Phillips

    21 dag geleden

    The comments surrounding Kimi and Gio just simply aren’t true. Kimi was clearly faster throughout the first stint and was being held up by his teammate up until Antonio’s butchered stop. In the middle stint, Gio was in clearer air while Kimi was fighting in and around Vettel and Alonso and still didn’t make much headway.

  29. Jayden Glass

    Jayden Glass

    21 dag geleden

    I sincerely hope should the same thing happen but roles reversed (hamilton forced to give a position back) that Hamilton gives back the position in such an immediate manner and not trying to play games with it

  30. Max G

    Max G

    21 dag geleden

    Theres really not much to it. Redbull should've pit the following lap in the first stint. It's not complicated

  31. Luke Forde

    Luke Forde

    21 dag geleden

    Consistency will be key this season, does Max have the matter to hold it over a whole season, he's untested as a favourite

  32. Nicholas Hamil

    Nicholas Hamil

    21 dag geleden

    Great job boys we for sure are in for a treat.

  33. Scott Knapp

    Scott Knapp

    21 dag geleden

    F1 is as exciting as watching paint dry. Bland personalities, cars driving in circles on unremarkable courses (except Monaco), and a predetermined winner for the vast majority of races. All the hyperventilating about “Lewis versus Max” will not save this rapidly dying sport.

    • Varun Gandhi

      Varun Gandhi

      20 dagen geleden

      Stop crying and if you don't like it, don't watch it.

  34. Roeland666

    Roeland666

    21 dag geleden

    Max got ROBBED. HAM cheated 5 seconds.....

  35. Initial TVB

    Initial TVB

    21 dag geleden

    Nahh, Cuz we all know FIA wants Hamilton to get that 100 podiums (1st place) with rule-changing mid-race, no matter what.

  36. Stefan

    Stefan

    21 dag geleden

    What about Ferrari seventh row ?

  37. Kevin Mackenzie

    Kevin Mackenzie

    21 dag geleden

    Track limits is where the tarmac meets something slippery.let them do what they do best and thrash the track.

  38. Hans Zyfflich

    Hans Zyfflich

    21 dag geleden

    James, it's Toto: don't forget to find the next loophole before Imola because I think they are going to shut this one down.

  39. SyndiCate Gaming

    SyndiCate Gaming

    21 dag geleden

    If a race like bahrain can be this exciting, I’ll really look forward to interlagos

  40. y1521t21b5

    y1521t21b5

    21 dag geleden

    *Not likely, but, hopefully, **_Red Bull_** don't pull so far ahead of **_Merc_** that it becomes a procession like the previous 7 seasons...*

  41. Shogan 将軍 George

    Shogan 将軍 George

    21 dag geleden

    Only if Mercedes doesn't win every dam race, then yes.

  42. Marcin Malinowski

    Marcin Malinowski

    21 dag geleden

    What exactly has been exciting? One failed overtake try from Verstappen? The first 3 cars half a minute ahead of the rest of the field and the only cars overtaking where from Aston Martin and Red Bull from Perez...which excitement?? Or is the bar that low by now....

  43. Sarah Mitchell

    Sarah Mitchell

    22 dagen geleden

    Scott, don't sound so excited....

  44. A Bel

    A Bel

    22 dagen geleden

    VER made 2 mistakes imo. The first was his impatience when overtaking, when GIO was kind of in the way, he could have waited another lap. The second was getting off the racing line when letting HAM pass.

  45. Lost Alone

    Lost Alone

    22 dagen geleden

    It is ludicrous that "gaining an advantage" doesn't include "faster lap times". No shade on Lewis, the rules are the rules. But I'm really unhappy that the rules say that was ok.

  46. chaitanya reddy

    chaitanya reddy

    22 dagen geleden

    What I'm really worried about is that merc is the closest it can be to red bull in tracks like bahrain/monza/spa just like ferrari vs merc in 2019. What if redbull has an even bigger advantage on other more downforce sensitive tracks?

  47. son

    son

    22 dagen geleden

    Sad that Honda is leaving...

  48. Brian T

    Brian T

    22 dagen geleden

    I don't understand how anyone could watch that race and not come to the conclusion that lewis is still considerably better than max. He got old man game, he's 10 steps ahead of max every step of the way. If max beats lewis he needs to have a big pace advantage because otherwise wiley lewis will find a way.

  49. Derik du Plessis

    Derik du Plessis

    22 dagen geleden

    Max was a little to impatient, he should have waited until the main straight and do the pass on the start of the next lap

  50. makan baks0

    makan baks0

    22 dagen geleden

    FIA IS A JOKE

  51. David Lonhol

    David Lonhol

    22 dagen geleden

    I don't agree with giving the place back right away, if you take into consideration that Lewis was getting off of the track there for so many times that the "no advantage gain "x35 surely gave him enough to not loose this one. But that's just my opinion.

  52. Mohamed Abdinur

    Mohamed Abdinur

    22 dagen geleden

    Red Bull strategy was very good the only problem was that Lewis Hamilton closed the gap and when Max did the overtake he made a critical error. This cost the Red Bull team greatly with Max having spent his tires by then.

  53. VirtualGobllim47

    VirtualGobllim47

    22 dagen geleden

    Tsunoda and Norris did overtake outside of turn4

  54. John R B

    John R B

    22 dagen geleden

    Riccardo had car damage!!!!!!!! Why don’t you mention this??????

  55. Kenya Tanzania

    Kenya Tanzania

    22 dagen geleden

    Still Not Enough overtaking for the lead!!! Need Reverse Grid!!!!

  56. richard morrison

    richard morrison

    22 dagen geleden

    F1 is fixed lap it up sheeple!

  57. Allen Pereira

    Allen Pereira

    22 dagen geleden

    Was Bahrain F1 really interesting? Or was it just a hype created to market F1, so that these big companies make a lot of money, piggy back riding on people's emotions and loyalty towards the sport! The winners are the same names....some of the cars have changed colours, some of the teams have new names but the same old people running the teams. Teams like Williams, Aston Martin, Mercedes and to some extent Macleren.... All have same power unit and are almost same in designs Same goes for Redbull and Alfa tauri....and also for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Hass.

  58. Steven Schuster

    Steven Schuster

    22 dagen geleden

    Wait! Thats what makes for exciting now in F1! I hope this is only the start. No pun intended. 2007 Championship was decided by 1 point over 3 drivers!! In the last race of the season! OH the good ol days...

  59. Seto Kaiba

    Seto Kaiba

    22 dagen geleden

    I think Aston Martin is in deep trouble. Mercedes had to struggle to hold on to a win I don't think that will last all season. 🤔

  60. Curious_Cat

    Curious_Cat

    22 dagen geleden

    I think RB is going to win izzy pizzy lémon squizzy.

  61. Xolani Sibeko

    Xolani Sibeko

    22 dagen geleden

    That Mark Hughes guy is such a bore. Find someone else.

  62. philipp ruest

    philipp ruest

    22 dagen geleden

    Lewis violated track limits half the race on purpose, Max catching a snap oversteer after the pass. The swap is a shame for F1 and put of proportion. RedBull was however way too late with the 2nd stop.

  63. TheQuikMix

    TheQuikMix

    22 dagen geleden

    All kudos to Honda for probably making their best engine yet.

    • MinGyu Sung

      MinGyu Sung

      4 dagen geleden

      @Shogan 将軍 George I mean, what were they really supposed to do? Max's pace wasn't just pulling away from the Mercs, he was constantly within undercut range. He would've lost his position and had the same tires on as Hamilton if he pitted in response to Hamilton. With Checo's car failing on the formation lap and making its way through the field, it was hard to cover off the Mercs strategy. I'm happy to hear what you would've done instead though.

    • TheQuikMix

      TheQuikMix

      13 dagen geleden

      @Snowcone Guy True, but they've really stepped up. I should have said kudos to them for making such massive improvements.

    • Snowcone Guy

      Snowcone Guy

      13 dagen geleden

      Isn't every team with the exception of Ferrari 2019 -> 2020 making their best engine yet every single year?

    • Calum Bishop

      Calum Bishop

      18 dagen geleden

      @Shogan 将軍 George Well that AND the FIA playing loose with the rules one minute and being harsh the next (Seriously the handling of the whole track limits thing was farcical)

    • Conner Kelly

      Conner Kelly

      20 dagen geleden

      @Shogan 将軍 George classic Red Bull

  64. Bruno666 Sousa

    Bruno666 Sousa

    22 dagen geleden

    Cutting corner (29 times) to gain advantage is not worthy of a man that exiles equality, fairness... blah blah blah.

  65. W Cooley

    W Cooley

    22 dagen geleden

    Imagine being an F1 fan & you’re not subscribed to The Race!!!

  66. Scott Ster

    Scott Ster

    22 dagen geleden

    Track runoff is a good thing. Drivers are more inclined to overtake, or do other risky moves when they know they have a safe runoff space. I think this is a key reason as to why Bahrain provides such exciting races. I think the track is good, the enforcement is bad.

    • Lost Alone

      Lost Alone

      22 dagen geleden

      Right, tarmac is a good runoff for the race overall, but you have to be absolutely firm about the limits. Grass and gravel are bad because they are so punishing, but they also automatically police the limits.

  67. Bouke van Zinderen

    Bouke van Zinderen

    22 dagen geleden

    RBR messed up by not anticipating the T4 rules! The FIA messed up by having these blurry and changing track limit rules!

  68. whassupg39

    whassupg39

    22 dagen geleden

    I keep worrying it’ll be like 2017 18 and merc will pull clear, but red bull is usually good at development so maybe now they have started well they’ll be able to keep up better than Ferrari did

  69. Varun Krishnan

    Varun Krishnan

    22 dagen geleden

    Are these people drunk? one cant find the next word to say and one is thinking about who else Alonso was battling with, Those were Stroll, Sainz and Kimi. You are running an F1 centric channel, be ready on what to speak on a podcast.

  70. Luke K

    Luke K

    22 dagen geleden

    why not show yourselves talking? some slow-mo b rolls are just playing lol

  71. Enlil Alex

    Enlil Alex

    22 dagen geleden

    track limits changes to make Merc win and will happen again

    • 1pr007

      1pr007

      17 dagen geleden

      @Enlil Alex Merc as a team can't force FIA to do anything ffs

    • Enlil Alex

      Enlil Alex

      20 dagen geleden

      @Timothy Aldridge lol go back to when Merc forced this V6 hybrid rules because they spent $700 million developing it

    • Timothy Aldridge

      Timothy Aldridge

      21 dag geleden

      Interesting thought considering every rule change in the last 7 years have been to try and slow them down

  72. Robert Weegink

    Robert Weegink

    22 dagen geleden

    Hamilton did not leave Verstappen enough room in the corner.....

    • Donovan Bair

      Donovan Bair

      22 dagen geleden

      Do you think if roles were reversed Verstappen would leave Hamilton room. No driver would give up the racing liner for a competitor. That’s just motor racing.

    • Xolani Sibeko

      Xolani Sibeko

      22 dagen geleden

      Good.

  73. Chris Chris

    Chris Chris

    22 dagen geleden

    Gooo Team HAAS !!! Looking great !!!! 🤮🤮🤮

  74. Jiten Nandkumar

    Jiten Nandkumar

    22 dagen geleden

    It depends if the stewards favour Merc for the rest of the season or not

  75. Nick C

    Nick C

    22 dagen geleden

    For me it’s scary how much Mercedes improved in such a short time. I’m afraid they will pull away.

    • Max G

      Max G

      21 dag geleden

      They will do just that. Redbull blew it and everyone must've shouted at the TV when they kept Max out for 4 more laps.

    • Mike Pod

      Mike Pod

      22 dagen geleden

      @Scott Ster yes car but also team.. IF MB or Red Bull have cars within striking distance of one another, MB is not going to blink

    • Scott Ster

      Scott Ster

      22 dagen geleden

      Merc has the best people, and the most money. They will be using every bit of that advantage to be sure. It all depends on just how much better the RB car is.

    • Zachary Sylvester

      Zachary Sylvester

      22 dagen geleden

      Well apparently Redbull have the best chassis on the grid at the moment... if that’s true it will be very difficult for Mercedes to out-develop them... It is a lot easier to find pace when you’re so off the Mark... but as soon as you start to approach that higher threshold, it becomes considerably more difficult. It’s not a linear trend, and it’s not like Redbull will stagnate either.

    • Mike Pod

      Mike Pod

      22 dagen geleden

      I disagree. Even tho Red bull has a better car ATM, Mercedes is the superior TEAM. They will get 100% out of their car and team each and every week- from weekend strategy to qualy, to the race- I think this race shows that it's one thing to catch up to the best, it's another thing to overtake the best.

  76. Jeroen Bons

    Jeroen Bons

    22 dagen geleden

    Blanchimont / Eau Rouge, Spa gave Max an "Action of the Year Award" for a pass OFF track, heralded by the commentator as: 'It is Bold, It is Brave, It is Beautiful'!

    • Bouke van Zinderen

      Bouke van Zinderen

      22 dagen geleden

      I think this is more comparable to the Vettel overtake on Hamilton in the chicane in Canada.

    • Bouke van Zinderen

      Bouke van Zinderen

      22 dagen geleden

      *off

    • Bouke van Zinderen

      Bouke van Zinderen

      22 dagen geleden

      On that occasion there wasn't an clear advantage by going of track (going of track there is not cutting the corner). Secondly the FIA doesn't care when it happens in the back field 😄 Ask Ocon.

  77. Infiniti Chico

    Infiniti Chico

    22 dagen geleden

    Ha Ha overrated Vettell sucked ass and Yuki killed it like I thought!!!

  78. Alejandro PSG

    Alejandro PSG

    22 dagen geleden

    You guys should really put the "F1 Podcast" at the beginning of the title.

  79. DoxYDox DeLamanca

    DoxYDox DeLamanca

    23 dagen geleden

    No, it will not. Somehow Masi will do their magic and invent something to let Ham win all of the GPs.

  80. Robbo

    Robbo

    23 dagen geleden

    I think once McLaren sort out their quali trim -- likely to be when they gain info on the Mercedes PU -- they will be clear of the midfield. Ferrari have a special qualifier in Charles & Alpha Tauri have the high rake advantage but I think the race pace was evident.

    • madLphnt.

      madLphnt.

      22 dagen geleden

      For me this circuit isn't a good of an estimation of the rest of the season just because it relies heavily on unimpeded straights. But it did show the Red Bull is closer in pace to the Mercedes and so are Ferrari and McLaren along with Alpha Tauri. They are definetly more within reach that they were so as a Ferrari fan thats a plus.

  81. Sardonic Poet

    Sardonic Poet

    23 dagen geleden

    Me: who won? You: Ham- Me: no thanks.

  82. Aleisternasia

    Aleisternasia

    23 dagen geleden

    No cuz Paul Ricard go brrr

  83. nicko foresta

    nicko foresta

    23 dagen geleden

    Toto and Merc showed how good they are. Not just Hamilton who has proven just how exceptional he is but the entire team. It was fairly clear from the first day of practice runs Red Bull had a performance advantage. Once we got to qualifying Merc had not caught up but had clearly closed the gap. On race day, their strategy and the skill of their driver proved the difference. There's still a performance gap but Red Bull can't stand still because Merc will be better in Imola and Red Bull will need to improve or the performance difference may disappear completely

    • FragileGlass

      FragileGlass

      22 dagen geleden

      I know people love to hate on Hamilton. There is no denying the dynamic of Hamilton and his crew. They are in sync and have mutual respect for each other. It shows race after race. Hamilton is a great driver. He knows he has a fantastic technical crew to back him through the paces. Verstappen gets a little hot headed at times when he should just nail down and focus. You could see him going wide and nailing the curbs after he had to let Hamilton through.

  84. Randy Gravel

    Randy Gravel

    23 dagen geleden

    Exciting haha

  85. Floris Backx

    Floris Backx

    23 dagen geleden

    I really feel the Readbull team gave it away and ripped Max of a win. First of all they misinterpreted the rule in turn four and lost a lot time by staying on track. Secondly, I don't understand why RedBull didn't match the pitstop. If your car is fundamentally quicker and you match strategies you'd expect them to end up on top. Also the general rule is that it's easier maintaining stable tire friendly pace when in front. I can't imagine Lewis being able to keep pace without using up his tires faster than Max ánd be able to overtake Max as well 🤔. Still I don't hear people saying it was a strategic blunder.

    • Floris Backx

      Floris Backx

      22 dagen geleden

      @Prateek Patra Thanks for the extra info, I didn't know Red Bull was limited by the fact they didn't have another pair of Hard tires.

    • Prateek Patra

      Prateek Patra

      22 dagen geleden

      It was a strategy blunder for sure. But this was planned very well by the Mercs right from FP1. Redbull used up their hard tires set in practice while Mercedes saved them for the race. It would've been challenging to match strategies with the tyre mismatch

  86. Hayden Bennett

    Hayden Bennett

    23 dagen geleden

    Study the re-runs of the approach to corner 4.. can’t help but think that LH was very aware that MV would have to overcook the corner to get the move on him.. sublime race skills. Over rated? I rather think not 🤔

  87. Ms Zee Zed

    Ms Zee Zed

    23 dagen geleden

    Very similar issue to Lewis vs Kimi in Spa back in 2008. In that scenario Lewis gave the place back on the main straight & then immediately repassed Kimi, gaming the rules as Max suggested to RB he should have done at Bahrain. Back then this resulted in an unexpectedly severe 25 sec penalty for Lewis, dropping him to 3rd. Lewis’ experience turned an aggressive Mercedes strategy into a win this week.

    • Xolani Sibeko

      Xolani Sibeko

      22 dagen geleden

      @Davy den Dulk Sainz? 😶

    • Davy den Dulk

      Davy den Dulk

      22 dagen geleden

      Problem is Hamilton gained advantage in the middle of the race after his undercut, where he gained much time every time he went wide in corner 4 and also having less stress on the tires. Hamilton also went wide in lap 15 when passing Sainz without a warning or penalty giving him the better exit then Sainz.

    • The KitOwl

      The KitOwl

      23 dagen geleden

      Have a word with the FIA, they might be able to manipulate it for you.

    • Jack Johnson

      Jack Johnson

      23 dagen geleden

      Yep totally agree, I remember that spa race well and it was such a severe punishment. I suspect he would have got 10 seconds nonetheless it would be a terrible way to win.

  88. SMACK1978

    SMACK1978

    23 dagen geleden

    Vettel shows once again he’s not a top tier driver...

    • FragileGlass

      FragileGlass

      23 dagen geleden

      Yeah, you can see he doesn’t take the risks that some of the younger drivers do. He is aware that he has wife and kids and not as willing to go hard.

  89. mustvalgekanal

    mustvalgekanal

    23 dagen geleden

    In terms of data centres and their CO2, I can't think of anything more short sighted than to duplicate Spotify etc hosted podcasts to youtube, even more so with no meaningful video content. Have to dislike unfortunately.

  90. Srga91

    Srga91

    23 dagen geleden

    Alpha Tauri will be kicking themselves for this missed opportunity. They had the fastest car in the midfield, considering Gasly started P5 and on the more durable medium tyres. Without that contact with Ricciardo on the re-start, I think he would've cleared Norris and Leclerc fairly easily and sealed P4 on Sunday. Whether Alpha Tauri has the fastest car in the battle for P3 in the WCC, it's still too early to say. Bahrain is a power circuit, which rewards obviously power, aerodynamic efficiency and traction. The next couple of circuits have different carracteristics, especially Portimao & Monaco (if the latter one even happens). And even if Alpha Tauri have the fastest car in this battle, they need to capitalize on it, unlike they did last weekend.

    • Varun Gandhi

      Varun Gandhi

      20 dagen geleden

      I think they will be P5 this season, behind Ferrari who will be behind McLaren. Bahrain is traditionally a very strong track for their team, so they might not be up there the whole season. They definitely have improved up the pecking order though. Afraid to say Alpine and Aston Martin were overhyped.

  91. SA B

    SA B

    23 dagen geleden

    Everytime i see a good f1 race getting r*ped by rules and stuff.. i think grow some balls.. And then i remember there is motogp, where the real battles and gladiators are who dont whine about rules and what is right or wrong. No crybabies with 3 bikes atst through the same corner😀 For a nice in front or inside discussion watch motogp tt Assen 2015 final corner final lap

  92. patrick771

    patrick771

    23 dagen geleden

    We can't compare Bahrain to other tracks so we don't know how strong Red Bull and Mercedes are there ... Next race will show what we can expect.

    • Luke Forde

      Luke Forde

      21 dag geleden

      Red Bull defo have a faster package, I could see this from testing. Merc were at their maximum and they have to develop hard over the coming months.

  93. Thedudeabides803

    Thedudeabides803

    23 dagen geleden

    If the Stewards didn’t help Hamilton on purpose it would be surprising given the events that unfolded. This was the only way Hamilton could have won. Red Bull should have kept the lead, won, then show Hamilton driving over the curb 29 times. This is ridiculous

    • The KitOwl

      The KitOwl

      22 dagen geleden

      @Thedudeabides803 they weren’t deemed illegal , Race control said they won’t penalise in the race but would in practice.

    • Thedudeabides803

      Thedudeabides803

      23 dagen geleden

      Do you think the stewards allowing Hamilton 29 illegal turns is fair? You’re not too bright or ignorant on the subject clearly.

    • The KitOwl

      The KitOwl

      23 dagen geleden

      Are you on something.

  94. Enzo MA

    Enzo MA

    23 dagen geleden

    I do prefer the podcast to be on youtube now that i can jump to certain sections by looking at the title.

  95. Dylan F

    Dylan F

    23 dagen geleden

    No. It won't. Not until next year.

  96. Feanor

    Feanor

    23 dagen geleden

    So instead of a 1-2 it was a 1-3. Situation normal.

  97. It's okay to be a self hating jew

    It's okay to be a self hating jew

    23 dagen geleden

    Redbull had differential issues, and could not risk pitting early.

  98. Nihad Nesirov

    Nihad Nesirov

    23 dagen geleden

    For me it was more of a disappointment than excitement, only Perez was the exciting factor. I believe he can do much better work if he'll be qualified in his optimal position as p4 or maybe even p3.

    • FragileGlass

      FragileGlass

      23 dagen geleden

      He’ll get there and possibly further up. He went from pit lane to 5th. Checo drives like his life depends on it. The Red Bull car is a different beast than his old BWT car. He just needs a few more Grand Prix under his belt and we’ll be doing nothing but talking about Checo!

  99. Davy den Dulk

    Davy den Dulk

    23 dagen geleden

    Yet Hamilton gained a overall advantage with his undercut and making up time by going wide in corner 4 every lap in such a way that he could stay ahead of verstappen. Hamilton won because of the advantage he gained in the middle of the race not in the end. Even if it's just 0.1 sec advantage every time he went wide, that's still 2.9 sec doing that 29 times... When Hamilton passed Sainz in lap 15 he went wide in corner 4, no warning or penalty was giving, yet he went over the line with 4 wheels and had a better exit because of it, aka had advantage in the overtake.

    • micky6j

      micky6j

      18 dagen geleden

      @Davy den Dulk Redbull never asked to do the same they saw other drivers going wide at turn 4 so told max to do the same.this is both max's fault aswell as redbull's as they both got the race notes that all drivers and teams got. Bet they read them next race so it will not happen next race atleast. the FIA imo only told them to stop taking the piss as lewis was taking an even wider line that they thought drivers would, as far as i know they never told anyone not to go wide at turn 4 but said to merc that if lewis keeps going way wide he would get a 5sec pen. so lewis was told by his team to not go wide just to be safe. i never heard anybody else get a message from FIA about turn 4.

    • chapster78

      chapster78

      18 dagen geleden

      @Davy den Dulk The pass had already been completed on the straight with DRS. He was a full car length ahead by the time he got to the braking zone; so it's an irrelevant comparison.

    • Davy den Dulk

      Davy den Dulk

      18 dagen geleden

      @micky6j but when RB said they wanted to do the same they were not allowed...

    • Davy den Dulk

      Davy den Dulk

      18 dagen geleden

      @chapster78 he passed him on the inside and then went off track in corner 4 giving him a better / faster exit aka having a advantage. Ocon went off turn 4 and used that to pass tsunoda in lap 20

    • micky6j

      micky6j

      19 dagen geleden

      redbull and max got the same race notes as everyone else. imo it's all there own fault that they didn't use turn 4 exit as the FIA race notes said they could redbull and max either didn't read them or failed to understand them.

  100. David Wylie

    David Wylie

    23 dagen geleden

    As an Aussie, I am of course a little bit disappointed that we didn't get to do the first race of the season as usual. But I have to admit that it probably wouldn't have been as tight a race as this one. Unfortunately, Albert Park doesn't seem to provide Great racing really if we're honest.

    • Cole Jones

      Cole Jones

      22 dagen geleden

      @David Wylie Phillip Island could easily be brought up to FIA grade. Far better track and has great pedigree.

    • David Wylie

      David Wylie

      22 dagen geleden

      @zeljko spoljar Bathurst is a far more interesting track but I fear it would be too dangerous. Those walls are unforgiving. Imagine the speeds that they could get up to on the back straight.

    • zeljko spoljar

      zeljko spoljar

      22 dagen geleden

      Agree my man you are right what they should do in my opinion is to move Australian F1 adventure to Bathurst now that would be a hell of a race what do you think???

    • Scott Ster

      Scott Ster

      22 dagen geleden

      Here's hoping 2022 regs change that. Most of Melbourne's issues are trying to be addressed with the new regs.

    • NB WattKnot

      NB WattKnot

      23 dagen geleden

      Have to agree, Adelaide provided better races.

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