2021 Spanish GP

The 2021 Spanish GP was held Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya which very well known as the circuit where all teams perform their pre season testing.

The 2021 Spanish GP which was the #4 race in the 2021 calendar delivered a strategy of battles where Mercedes came out on the top.

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Episode Summary

  1. Gianpiero Lambiase vs Pete Bonnington – The Battle of strategies
  2. Toto talks to Micheal Masi
  3. Red bull strategists caught snoozing
  4. HAM complains about tires yet again!
  5. Giovinazzi has a tea break at pitstop.
  6. Alonso, Vettle and Raikonnen have a Sunday roadtrip
  7. Ferrari back with a vengence!
  8. Ricciardo steals lando’s car
  9. Stroll proves his worth
  10. Bottas being bullied in the school backyard
  11. FIA listens to F1Fanfiction
  12. F1 bought to you by Toto Wolff

Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes9/109/10
2Max VerstappenRed Bull9/109/10
3Valtteri BottasMercedes8/108/10
4Charles LeclercFerrari9/109/10
5Sergio PerezRed Bull7/108/10
6Daniel RicciardoMcLaren8/108/10
7Carlos SainzFerrari7/108/10
8Lando NorrisMcLaren7/107/10
9Esteban OconAlpine8/108/10
10Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri7/106/10
11Lance StrollAston Martin7/106/10
12Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo7/106/10
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin6.5/107/10
14George RussellWilliams7/106/10
15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo7/107/10
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams6/104/10
17Fernando AlonsoAlpine5/105/10
18Mick SchumacherHaas5/105/10
19Nikita MazepinHaas3/101/10
20 DNFYuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri0/100/10

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2021 Spanish GP Race Preview

07 May – 09 May 2021

Schedule

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 17 May 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 27 May 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 38 May 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification8 May 15:00 – 16:00
Race9 May 15:00 – 17:00

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Until 2021 Spanish GP

Track Map

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 66
Track Length: 4.675 km
Race Distance: 308.424 km
2020 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2020 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

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2021 Spanish GP

The Spanish GP will be held at  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya located in Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain. This track was built in 1991 and held its first Formula 1 GP in the same year. This track has recently been home for Pre-season testing for F1. However, this year the pre-season testing was held at Bahrain.

With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. While drivers enjoy driving on this track, this track is guilty of having terrible wheel to wheel racing due the nature of the track, dirty air generated by the cars, narrow track, and the worst offender T14/T15 Chicane. Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action.

There is some hope as the circuit has made certain modifications to T10 which initially was a pseudo hairpin left hander and now it has been reverted to a variation of the original layout of this turn, which is a much more gently arcing left-hander. As the battle for the championship heats up between Lewis Hamilton and max Verstappen, let’s see what this track has instore for us for the 2021 Spanish GP.

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2021 Portuguese GP

The 2021 Portuguese GP was held at the uniquely undulating Autódromo Internacional do Algarve commonly known as  Portimão Circuit.

After 2 blistering races to start the 2021 Season on a high note, the 2021 Portuguese GP was certainly a lot less eventful though not devoid of exciting on track action.

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In this episode we discuss:

  1. Race Start – BOT HAM VER
  2. Rocking Ricciardo
  3. Kimi snoozing in the car
  4. Race Restart – BOT VER HAM
  5. Mercedes Fastest?
  6. BOT HAM VER – wait what?!
  7. HAM BOT VER – Wait! WTF is happening?
  8. Mazepin the GREAT!
  9. Perez racing alone.
  10. And HAM VER BOT it is..
  11. Curse of the 2nd Red Bull seat.
  12. Poor Bottas
  13. Battle for P18
  14. Alonso – The man on a mission
  15. Underperforming Gasly
  16. What is Vettle doing?
  17. Mick and Vettle’s bromance
  18. Battle for P17
  19. Battle of the fastest lap.
  20. Race End – HAM VER BOT! (the only consistent thing in life)

Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes10/109/10
2Max VerstappenRed Bull9/108/10
3Valtteri BottasMercedes7.5/108/10
4Sergio PerezRed Bull8/109/10
5Lando NorrisMcLaren9/109/10
6Charles LeclercFerrari9/108/10
7Esteban OconAlpine8.5/109/10
8Fernando AlonsoAlpine8/108/10
9Daniel RicciardoMcLaren8/107/10
10Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri7/106/10
11Carlos SainzFerrari6.5/107/10
12Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo8/107/10
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin5/105/10
14Lance StrollAston Martin5/105/10
15Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri5/104/10
16George RussellWilliams6.5/105/10
17Mick SchumacherHaas6/105/10
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams4/104/10
19Nikita MazepinHaas1/101/10
20 DNFKimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo0/100/10

Looking for more F1 content while waiting for the next race? Check out our previous Episode 5: Fireside Chat where we discuss about the controversies and News from around the motorsporting world.

Also check the rest of our back catalogue and please feel leave a comment below about what are your thoughts about the race!

F1 Fireside Chat

Episode 6

This is a special episode in which we have a guest, Anirudh Mendiratta, on the podcast. We discuss various controversies surrounding F1 and other stories from around the motorsporting world.

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Topics that we discuss in this episode:

  1. F1 getting some Non-Fungible Token action
  2. Controversies surrounding Saudi Arabia GP
  3. Extreme E
  4. Electric Humvee
  5. Mazepin being a prick on and off the track
  6. Haas’s shady sponsorships
  7. Haas – American car in Russian livery
  8. NASCAR
  9. Jelle’s marble runs
  10. Drive to Survive drama
  11. Cyril Abiteboul’s tattoo bet
  12. Race limits
  13. Sprint races

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