2021 Dutch GP

We return after a nice long summer break, which was extended due to the Belgian rain which gave us an extra non-race weekend. The 2021 Dutch GP was highly anticipated due to it’s newly introduced banking on turns 3 and 14. The Dutch GP delivered and exceeded expectations. The fans were out there to cheer for Max and he did put up a stellar show! Fighting against a charging Hamilton, Max had to fight for the win till the later part of the race.

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2021 Dutch GP Episode Summary

  1. Valtteri its James
  2. Hamilton complains about tires (why am I not surprised)
  3. Max wins his 1st Home GP! ūüŹé
  4. “If you cant overtake max, over take the rest of the field” – Sergio Perez
  5. Toto cock blocks Alex Albon/Horner Holier Than Thou
  6. Alpine on the up and running!
  7. SūüÖĪinalla again!
  8. The orange army
  9. This Episode is bought to you by Zandvoort Banking Corners ūüėć

2021 Dutch GP Driver Ratings

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

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda10/10 10/10
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes9/10 8/10
3Valtteri BottasMercedes8/10 7/10
4Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda9/10 10/10
5Charles LeclercFerrari8/10 8/10
6Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault8/10 8/10
7Carlos SainzFerrari7/10 7/10
8Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda7.5/10 8/10
9Esteban OconAlpine Renault7/10 8/10
10Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes6.5/10 6/10
11Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes6.5/10 6/10
12Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes6.5/10 6/10
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes7/10 6/10
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari6/10 7/10
15Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari7/10 6/10
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes6/10 7/10
17George RussellWilliams Mercedes5/10 5/10
18Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari5/10 4/10
NCYuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda DNF DNF
NCNikita MazepinHaas Ferrari DNF DNF

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2021 Hungarian GP

What an anticlimax for the so called heated battle between Max and Lewis. Another race and another Merc eliminates a Red bull. What a crazy race this has been with the grid completely mixed up. What a drive by Ocon and Vettel and who other than the G.O.A.T Lewis Hamilton! Just after 2 races suddenly Mercedes leads the WDC and Hamilton leads the WDC!

As is the theme of 2021, we have had the privilege of watching this banger of a race at Hungaroring.

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2021 Hungarian GP Episode Summary

  1. Rookie Driver Bottas
  2. Lonely Lewis at the starting grid
  3. Sainz calls the strategy shots at Ferrari
  4. Mick with his elbows out
  5. Vettel checks out Ocon’s rear end
  6. Old Man Alonso back in action!
  7. Russel’s Radio Resume
  8. More proof that FIA listens to F1 Fanfiction
  9. F1 Triathlon – In honor of Olympics
  10. Aston Martin runs out of fuel

2021 Hungarian GP Driver Ratings

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

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s rating
1Esteban OconAlpine Renault10/1010/10
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes9/108/10
3Carlos SainzFerrari9/108/10
4Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault9/109/10
5Pierre GaslyAlphatauri Honda7/107/10
6Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda7/107/10
7Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes8/107/10
8George RussellWilliams Mercedes8/107/10
9Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda8/106/10
10Kimi R√§ikk√∂nenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari6.5/106/10
11Daniel RicciardoMclaren Mercedes6/106/10
12Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari6.5/108/10
13Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari4/104/10
DSQSebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes8/108/10
NCNikita MazepinHaas Ferrari  
NCLando NorrisMclaren Mercedes  
NCValtteri BottasMercedes  
NCSergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda  
NCCharles LeclercFerrari  
NCLance StrollAston Martin Mercedes  
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2021 British GP

The 2021 British GP gave us a lot to discuss about! Max had a horrible 51G crash! Hamilton who caused the crash went ahead to win the race even with a 10 Second time penalty! If the Championship battle was heating up earlier, we think it just went Nuclear after this weekend. The Gloves are off between Max and Lewis.

Even though the crash between Hamilton and Max overshadowed everything, there was great performance put up by Charles by leading the race for 50 laps in a very under powered Ferrari, while managing an engine issue.

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2021 British GP Episode Summary

  1. Sprint Qualifying
  2. The elephant in the room
  3. Is that the smell of desperation at the Merc garage?
  4. 51G!
  5. Over celebration much?
  6. Leclerc gets no love!
  7. B.B.C. – Big black C, err I mean, British Bias Crofty
  8. Sbinalla Returns!
  9. FIA needs to change the Red Flag Procedures!!
  10. Need to rethink time penalties?

2021 British GP Driver Ratings

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

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 4/10 5/10 
Charles Leclerc Ferrari 9/10 10/10 
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 7/10 6/10 
Lando Norris Mclaren Mercedes 8/10 8/10 
Daniel Ricciardo Mclaren Mercedes 8/10 9/10 
Carlos Sainz Ferrari 7/10 8/10 
Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault 7/10 7/10 
Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes 7/10 7/10 
Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 6/10 7/10 
10 Yuki Tsunoda Alphatauri Honda 6/10 6/10 
11 Pierre Gasly Alphatauri Honda 5/10 5/10 
12 George Russell Williams Mercedes 6/10 7/10 
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 6/10 5/10 
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 5/10 4/10 
15 Kimi R√§ikk√∂nen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 5/10 5/10 
16 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing Honda 5/10 3/10 
17 Nikita Mazepin Haas Ferrari 4/10 4/10 
18 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari 4/10 4/10 
NC Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes DNF DNF 
NC Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda DNF DNF 

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2021 Austrian GP Race Preview

25 Jun – 27 Jun 2021

Schedule

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 125 Jun 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 225 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 326 Jun 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification26 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Race27 Jun 15:00 – 17:00

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Austrian GP Track Map

Austrian GP Track Facts

Number of Laps: 71
Track Length: 4.318km
Race Distance: 306.452 km
Best Laptime: 1:05.619  by Carlos Sainz(2020)
2020 Race 1 Pole Position: Valtteri Bottas
2020 Race 1 winner: Valtteri Bottas

2020 Race 2 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2020 Race 2 winner: Lewis Hamilton

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The 2021 Austrian GP will be held at Red Bull Ring, home race for the team leading the championship battle against the former champions. As the battle for the World Driver’s Championship continues between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, with the later gaining an upper hand at the last race at Paul Ricard. We move to the next round to the double header at Red Bull Ring in Austria! This is a repeat of 2020 where we had a double header where Mercedes dominated both the races. With long straights and few low speed corners this track favors low downforce cars, which puts Red Bull as favorites for the win. Situated in the Styrian mountains and it is a visual spectacle. Will Hamilton be able to fight back in the WDC and try and gain back the lead? Let’s find out at the 2021 Austrian GP!

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2021 French GP Race Preview

18 Jun – 20 Jun 2021

Schedule

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 118 Jun 11:30¬†–¬†12:30
Free Practice 218 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 319 Jun 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification19 Jun 15:00 – 16:00
Race20 Jun 15:00 – 17:00

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French GP Track Map

Azerbaijan GP Track Facts

Number of Laps: 53
Track Length: 5.842km
Race Distance: 309.69 km
Best Laptime: 1:32.740  by Sebastian Vettel (2019)
2019 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2019 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The 2021 French GP will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard which was built in 1969 and held the maiden French GP in 1971. In modern times this circuit started hosting F1 since 2018. Before that the last time F1 cars raced on this track was in 1990. This track hasn’t produced good racing with these long modern F1 cars. However, with how close all teams are to each other in terms of performance, we can expect some good racing.

This circuit is known for it’s hypnotic blue and red stripes on the run off areas. These stripes are a replacement for grass or gravel traps which are present on traditional circuits. Since gravels traps can lead to certain dangerous situations, which is where these red and blue stripes come into the picture. They are made of a material that is more abrasive than asphalt and will cause higher tire degradation for a diver that ventures into them.

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2021 Azerbaijan GP

Well Done Baku! The 2021 Azerbaijan GP was a blistering, blasting race, where neither of the contenders, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, for the driver’s championship were able to score any points. One due terrible choices made by Pirelli and the other due to his own undoing. What an unexpectedly exciting race it has been. Congratulations to Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly to get podium positions for the 2021 Azerbaijan GP.

Unexpected tire failures for Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen turned the race over its head and gave us such an unexpected results.

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Episode Summary

  1. Pirelli Tire debacle
  2. Max writes a strongly worded letter
  3. Redemption time for the Rejected
  4. F1 gets some PERVET GAS
  5. Red Bull finally has the winning formula?
  6. Aston Martin on point with strategy
  7. Gasly gets some wings.
  8. BOT driving a Williams now?
  9. Mercedes cracks under pressure
  10. HAM has a Mazepin moment
  11. Ferrari climbing up the ladder

Driver Ratings

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

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Sergio PerezRed Bull9.5/1010/10
2Sebastian VettelAston Martin9.5/1010/10
3Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri9/109/10
4Charles LeclercFerrari8/108/10
5Lando NorrisMcLaren8/107/10
6Fernando AlonsoAlpine8/108/10
7Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri7/107/10
8Carlos SainzFerrari6/106/10
9Daniel RicciardoMcLaren6/106/10
10Kimi R√§ikk√∂nenAlfa Romeo8/107/10
11Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo8/107/10
12Valtteri BottasMercedes4/103/10
13Mick SchumacherHaas6/106/10
14Nikita MazepinHaas6/101/10
15Lewis HamiltonMercedes5/108/10
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams5/104/10
DNFGeorge RussellWilliams5/105/10
DNFMax VerstappenRed Bull9/1010/10
DNFLance StrollAston Martin8/108/10
DNFEsteban OconAlpineDNFDNF

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2021 Azerbaijan GP Race Preview

04 Jun – 06 Jun 2021

Schedule

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 104 Jun 12:30 – 13:30
Free Practice 204 Jun 16:00 – 17:00
Free Practice 305 Jun 13:00 – 14:00
Qualification05 Jun 16:00 – 17:00
Race06 Jun 16:00 – 18:00

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Azerbaijan GP Track Map

Azerbaijan GP Track Facts

Number of Laps: 51
Track Length: 6.003km
Race Distance: 306.049 km
Best Laptime: 1:43.009 by Charles Leclerc (2019)
2019 Pole Position: Valtteri Bottas
2019 Race winner: Valtteri Bottas

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The Baku city circuit is one of the newest street city circuits on the F1 calendar. First introduced in 2016, it has quickly become a fan favorite among street circuits. This circuit is the second longest circuit besides Spa-Francorchamps on the calendar. The 2.22 km(1.38 mi) straight is the longest on the 2021 calendar. This circuit has given us some exciting racing with the ultra wide and long straight, 90 degree corners and extremely narrow old fort wall section brings a unique challenge for the contenders.

The long straights favor teams running a low drag setup and teams with a good engine. Given the Bendgate might give Red Bull a slight advantage over Mercedes, which they(merc) will make up in their straight line speed because of the engine that they house in their car. The Championship battle is just heating up between Lewis and Max as well as Mercedes and Red Bull.

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2021 Monaco GP

The 2021 Monaco GP was yet another awesome race where the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has turned spicier. After terrible day that both the Mercedes drivers had, Red Bull fully capitalized on the situation and gained the upper hand on Mercedes.

Max Verstappen got his maiden race win on the streets of Monte Carlo and first time leading the Championship as well!

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Episode Summary

  1. Were we back in 2006? – Ferrari Qualification controversy
  2. Smooth Operator Carlos Sainz
  3. Shit out of luck Valtteri Bottas
  4. Mercedes cannot handle pressure
  5. Lewis Hamilton, the cribbing complain box
  6. Dare you skip mid episodes messages!
  7. Blue flags in Mclaren
  8. More Top Gear references with Daniel Ricciardo’s weekend
  9. RedBull strategy and Sergio Perez finds his mojo
  10. You’ve been Strolled!
  11. Haas and other amazing battles
  12. Flags Flags everywhere; could have been with Hamilton too.

Driver Ratings

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

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Max VerstappenRed Bull10/1010/10
2Carlos SainzFerrari10/1010/10
3Lando NorrisMcLaren10/1010/10
4Sergio PerezRed Bull9/109/10
5Sebastian VettelAston Martin9/108/10
6Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri8/109/10
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes6/107/10
8Lance StrollAston Martin7/107/10
9Esteban OconAlpine8/108/10
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo8/108/10
11Kimi R√§ikk√∂nenAlfa Romeo6.5/106/10
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren6/106/10
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine5/106/10
14George RussellWilliams6/106/10
15Nicholas LatifiWilliams5/104/10
16Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri4/104/10
17Nikita MazepinHaas4/101/10
18Mick SchumacherHaas3/104/10
DNFValtteri BottasMercedesDNFDNF
DNSCharles LeclercFerrariDNSDNS

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2021 Monaco GP Race Preview

20 May – 23 May 2021

Schedule

Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 120 May 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 220 May 15:00 – 16:00
Free Practice 322 May 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification22 May 15:00 – 16:00
Race23 May 15:00 – 17:00

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Track Map

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 78
Track Length: 3.337km
Race Distance: 260.286 km
Best Laptime: 1:14.260 by Max Verstappen (2018)
2019 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2019 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The Monaco GP is considered as the crowned jewel in Formula 1’s calendar. Along with Indi 500 and Le Mans it forms the Triple Crown of Motorsporting. Unlike all the circuits till now in the 2021 Season this is a street circuit on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo. The first Monaco GP was held in the year 1929. This is one of the few tracks that pre dates the Formula 1 Championship. This track is probably the favorite among drivers and it’s always a huge achievement to achieve pole position on this track.

The track is narrow, winding and one of the most difficult tracks to drive on. With no run off areas and barriers everywhere, this track is unforgiving. A single mistake can essentially end your race. With some unique elements like the Hairpin turn and the Tunnel makes this a unique challenge for all drivers. Most of the races in the Hybrid Era are won during the qualification as overtaking on these narrow streets is near impossible. Qualification and Strategy play a huge role in this race. With Mercedes and Red Bull so close to each other in performance and the track favouring the high down force Red Bull cars, this year might bring us a much more exciting Monaco GP.

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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 R√§ikk√∂nenAlfa 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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