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

17 mar. 2021
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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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  • A reliable car for Daniel would be great. He was let down a few times by the Renault

    ThatKeffordGuyThatKeffordGuyAcum 18 Zile
  • The alike oxygen predictably signal because apology centrally scribble out a frantic divorced. delicious, natural helen

    Lahiru FarhanLahiru FarhanAcum 19 Zile
  • I wanna see them all do well. They’re all some of my favourite drivers of F1

    DeanDeanAcum 20 Zile
  • My top 5 prediction: 1. Red Bull 2. Mercedes 3. Mclaren 4. Alpine 5. Ferrari

    Full of MischiefFull of MischiefAcum 20 Zile
  • 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.

    Full of MischiefFull of MischiefAcum 20 Zile
  • This is the sport that worships spoiled rich daddy’s boys who never had a bad day in their lives.

    J B.J B.Acum 21 o Zi
  • Sainz

    Robbie NLRobbie NLAcum 21 o Zi
  • 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.

    Łukasz PiekarzŁukasz PiekarzAcum 21 o Zi
  • 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.

    Mikael2650Mikael2650Acum 21 o Zi
  • What about all the new drivers? I believe 3 this year. Big changes

    cc lemoynecc lemoyneAcum 21 o Zi
  • Who will win the most points= my pick is Perez. Followed by DR, closely by Alonso. Sainz and Vettel sad unhappy moves, especially Vettel.

    michael welchmichael welchAcum 22 Zile
  • 5:06 why he look like daniel ric

    JampeeJampeeAcum 22 Zile
  • Me: can't wait for the Bahrain gp 🙃🙃

    BO SSBO SSAcum 22 Zile
  • Imagine how exciting f1 would be if every team was as close as the midfield currently is

    Barclay MathesonBarclay MathesonAcum 23 Zile
  • 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

    Raj SRaj SAcum 23 Zile
  • 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.

    Alex RicardoAlex RicardoAcum 23 Zile
  • 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

    GainesyGainesyAcum 23 Zile
  • Alonso is the most prepared driver. He need a winning car

    Jun YongJun YongAcum 23 Zile
  • 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

    James ChanJames ChanAcum 23 Zile
  • And, Ricardo has a White Power Sweater on!

    DoxYDox DeLamancaDoxYDox DeLamancaAcum 23 Zile
  • 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.

    Pit Stop TALKPit Stop TALKAcum 24 Zile
  • Definitely agree with your rankings!

    Scott SmeatonScott SmeatonAcum 24 Zile
  • I just hope Aston Martin were sand bagging I don't want to see Vettel miserable again

    Vincent CollinsVincent CollinsAcum 24 Zile
  • 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 TVCarl TVAcum 24 Zile
    • @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

      Carl TVCarl TVAcum 17 Zile
    • Average in form. He wasn't average in form back in 2013.

      tuna mert yıldırımtuna mert yıldırımAcum 17 Zile
  • 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?

    Ian HowlettIan HowlettAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    Will MacWill MacAcum 24 Zile
  • How can Vettel ranked 5th when Alonso is on the list? Poor Seb, everyone looks down on him.

    Justin ChungJustin ChungAcum 24 Zile

      Raj SRaj SAcum 23 Zile
  • I wish the best for my favourite driver seb

    Wil CiscoWil CiscoAcum 24 Zile
  • 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

    Finders Keepers EntertainmentFinders Keepers EntertainmentAcum 24 Zile
  • What about Yu... nevermind

    Olebogeng ThothelaOlebogeng ThothelaAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    Robb PhillipsRobb PhillipsAcum 24 Zile
  • Really looking forward to seeing this year season. Will be fun!

    Fernando RoldanFernando RoldanAcum 24 Zile
  • Season hasen't started

    Mahamed QasimMahamed QasimAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    jason flemingjason flemingAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    Sina ManicSina ManicAcum 24 Zile
  • Finally the cars display numbers that are visible.

    Jonathon TaylorJonathon TaylorAcum 24 Zile
  • Great content. Keep'em coming! Just a few more days....

    SurokisSurokisAcum 24 Zile
  • McLaren for DR3

    Bren DanBren DanAcum 24 Zile
  • Alonso! Give us Alonso!

    TByromTByromAcum 24 Zile
  • Most interesting will be Vettel. We know nothing by now about the car performance or driver. Vettel will shine or fall this season.

    joe popesjoe popesAcum 24 Zile
  • This video means absolutely nothing

    abitoutofsortsabitoutofsortsAcum 24 Zile
  • 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!

    Degan EllisDegan EllisAcum 24 Zile
  • ATS is ready for a come back.

    Mr. PuddingMr. PuddingAcum 24 Zile
  • Yuki Tsunoda

    sabin s ssabin s sAcum 24 Zile
  • Alonsoooooooo 🚀🚀🚀

    EA MEA MAcum 24 Zile
  • Who is the video editor for the race?

    Luke HubnerLuke HubnerAcum 24 Zile
  • I rooting for Carlos, wish he had stayed at McLaren. He just seems to be a good guy on and off the track.

    TimazTimazAcum 24 Zile
  • This may be Daniel's year...

    Alistair JohnsonAlistair JohnsonAcum 24 Zile
  • Vettel will be worst. I cant understand how on Earth Aston Martin could have so many reliability probelms if they use Merc rear end.

    XXAcum 24 Zile
  • Does lando come across as just as a little bit sensitive to his new team mate? lol lol lol

    KarrdeKarrdeAcum 24 Zile
  • Go Dan!!

    Donovan MollenhagenDonovan MollenhagenAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    Mark EschenMark EschenAcum 24 Zile
  • 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.

    Sam MSam MAcum 25 Zile
    • same lmaoo, it will be funny looking at Perez get past the Aston Martins

      Roy MejíaRoy MejíaAcum 24 Zile
  • 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. 🤣😂🤣😂

    Sam MSam MAcum 25 Zile
  • 11 33 44 55 77 99 we still dont have 22 66 and 88

    Ainz Ooal Gown SamaAinz Ooal Gown SamaAcum 25 Zile
  • Vettell, Perez and Alonso will be crashier than the other two.

    Mee IbastMee IbastAcum 25 Zile
  • Checho,fernando,daniel these are true racers on grid i think

    Enes ImamiEnes ImamiAcum 25 Zile
  • Ricciardo is as reliable as he is likeable. Honey Badger is the safe choice here.

    Danilo SilvaDanilo SilvaAcum 25 Zile
  • 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.

    fly.w4vyfly.w4vyAcum 25 Zile
  • I am not seeing astons and alpines in front of mclarens and ferraris this year, sadly

    georgegeorgeAcum 25 Zile
  • Perez will be very close to max

    Exa 02Exa 02Acum 25 Zile
  • Ricciardo Perez Alonso Sainz Vettel

    Giovanni GiorgioGiovanni GiorgioAcum 25 Zile
  • I disagree I think Danny and checo are the most prepared

    Thabo de VisserThabo de VisserAcum 25 Zile
  • This video is judge based on 3 practice! I want my 8:49 of my life back

    Tom CTom CAcum 25 Zile
  • The green on that Aston Martin is gorgeous. OTOH, the green on the Ferrari is hideous.

    artistjohartistjohAcum 25 Zile
  • And off we go Hamilton wins the championship tata bye-bye khatam

    mircha galibmircha galibAcum 25 Zile
  • 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.

    Mad MickMad MickAcum 25 Zile
  • 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.....

    Uwe HeinrichUwe HeinrichAcum 25 Zile
  • 1 Daniel 2 Sergio 3 Fernando 4 Carlos 5 Sebastian

    Mário PMário PAcum 25 Zile
  • I predict Carlos SBinz

    Pv PwnerPv PwnerAcum 25 Zile
  • Ric, Leclerc, and Verstappen are top 3 on the grid. Not in any particular order.

    Pv PwnerPv PwnerAcum 25 Zile
  • Perez being cautious has probably as much to do with setting expectations against Max as it is for him adapting to a new team.

    rolf skirolf skiAcum 25 Zile
  • What about a video on the new to F1 drivers settling in?

    Gavin SearleGavin SearleAcum 25 Zile
  • Ricciardo is very welcome to Mclaren. I'm looking forward to another good season 👍🏼

    jondoe2kjondoe2kAcum 25 Zile
  • Yo!..my money is on check✌️🤫

    Ima BachIma BachAcum 25 Zile
  • Mclaren, obviously

    John ParadiseJohn ParadiseAcum 25 Zile
  • sad for vettel :(

    KinjoKinjoAcum 25 Zile
  • 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

    chaitanya maddinenichaitanya maddineniAcum 25 Zile
  • That new Alonso guy seems surprisingly prepared!

    Vok250Vok250Acum 25 Zile
  • 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.

    FNTCFNTCAcum 25 Zile
  • Let's face the facts -- this is going to be a great season in Formula One!

    thejonathanraththejonathanrathAcum 25 Zile
    • @nothke We might see 5 Merc 1-2s again but the rest of the grid will be quite exciting.

      ChuckieleChuckieleAcum 24 Zile
    • That's what I thought after 2019 testing. And then the season started with 5 Merc 1-2s :/

      nothkenothkeAcum 25 Zile
  • Im so uninterested in alonso.

    Lee GreenLee GreenAcum 25 Zile
  • checo vs max ...... yupeeee👍

    KaFiKaFiAcum 25 Zile
  • Honey badger.

    ShakengandulfShakengandulfAcum 25 Zile
  • No doubt the best is Fernando he should have been on top

    Arshad khanArshad khanAcum 25 Zile
  • 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.

    Christopher ChamberlainChristopher ChamberlainAcum 25 Zile
  • vettel is finished.....sorry but for me . Its the truth

    mikerobs1mikerobs1Acum 25 Zile
  • Just give me a podium with 3 of these 5 names and I would be extremely happy!

    CamsX - Camilo AriasCamsX - Camilo AriasAcum 25 Zile
  • 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?

    Philippe BeinaertsPhilippe BeinaertsAcum 25 Zile
  • I want unorthodocs races now and then so we can watch fun races.

    Looqi SchmidtLooqi SchmidtAcum 25 Zile
  • These videos have too many ads...

    TOPHEReidTOPHEReidAcum 25 Zile
  • Sergio had some very good full race simulations and consistenly was the faster out of all the drivers

    Daniel EscobarDaniel EscobarAcum 25 Zile
  • Kimi LOL

    Looqi SchmidtLooqi SchmidtAcum 25 Zile
  • I think the first 2-3 races would be a fight between Mclaren and Red Bull

    shivachetan ulavishivachetan ulaviAcum 25 Zile
  • 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

    Rebecca CampbellRebecca CampbellAcum 25 Zile
  • I think Perez will have the bigger impact... Since he won't be compared to verstapen but Alex Albon .

    Hockey guyHockey guyAcum 25 Zile
  • A 10 second unskippable ad at the beginning and two in the middle of the video? Unacceptable

    Mahyar KhajehzadehMahyar KhajehzadehAcum 25 Zile
  • Dan's the Man. McLaren + Danny Ric = good times ahead.

    PoniatowskiPoniatowskiAcum 25 Zile
  • 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

    Allen PereiraAllen PereiraAcum 25 Zile
  • Seeing the comments and watching this video talking about adapting to new team and whether they had enough time in the car reminded me of how George Russell on a weekend’s notice switched to Mercedes and almost won the race ! It’s mind blowing

    varianteaglevarianteagleAcum 25 Zile
    • Not really to be honest. I expected him to get a podium unless hes unlucky. Hes a very talented youngster and the car is overpowered af. Also he most likely spends a significant portion of his spare time in a Merc sim, because thats where he ultimately wants to go after all.

      ChuckieleChuckieleAcum 24 Zile