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

30 mar. 2021
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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
#F1 #BahrainGP #Podcast
Mercedes’ Red Bull-style gamble
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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  • 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.

    George MooreGeorge MooreAcum 3 ore
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    Sup TechSup TechAcum 3 ore
  • 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 ?

    mircea miclosmircea miclosAcum o Zi

    Wayne 416Wayne 416Acum 4 Zile
  • I don't understand how in the 21st century humans can't figure out how a fucking white line works

    Lili BordeiLili BordeiAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    Apophis STRApophis STRAcum 5 Zile
  • F1goat

    Kwok Pun ChanKwok Pun ChanAcum 5 Zile
  • this was as exciting as an open heart surgery.

    1lowsky1lowskyAcum 6 Zile
  • If hamilton wouldnt have gone wide half the Race, versteppen probably would have won

    Greg LippmannGreg LippmannAcum 6 Zile
  • 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...

    Rui FreitasRui FreitasAcum 8 Zile
  • 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

    Spider ManSpider ManAcum 8 Zile
  • what the bahrain gp was exciting? Are you really chalking it up to the last 5 laps?

    Statix SCStatix SCAcum 8 Zile
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    Rad RhatRad RhatAcum 9 Zile
  • Checo emerging from pit lane

    Frederick ThorneFrederick ThorneAcum 9 Zile
  • The unscripted voice of this narrator, is so nice

    JampeeJampeeAcum 9 Zile
  • 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 .

    Mike RodriguesMike RodriguesAcum 9 Zile
  • 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.

    Bart ButterfieldBart ButterfieldAcum 9 Zile
  • 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.

    Mad MickMad MickAcum 9 Zile
  • 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.

  • 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

    Mark WilliamsMark WilliamsAcum 9 Zile
  • The pass was made before he went off track. He made his own slip up right after is what made him go off track.

    Si RickoSi RickoAcum 10 Zile
  • 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.

    ApaX1981ApaX1981Acum 10 Zile
  • 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.

    splendiddavesplendiddaveAcum 10 Zile
  • Listening to the podcast, it is almost if Aston Martin should have kept Perez?

    Tim EastonTim EastonAcum 10 Zile
  • - 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

    KllrtofuKllrtofuAcum 10 Zile
  • 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

    MrAdmvpMrAdmvpAcum 10 Zile
  • After years to have "the faster car" by far, it seems now is the moment to repeat RB is "the faster car"

    S LensmartS LensmartAcum 10 Zile
  • 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.

    Oli PhillipsOli PhillipsAcum 10 Zile
  • 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

    Jayden GlassJayden GlassAcum 10 Zile
  • Theres really not much to it. Redbull should've pit the following lap in the first stint. It's not complicated

    Max GMax GAcum 10 Zile
  • Consistency will be key this season, does Max have the matter to hold it over a whole season, he's untested as a favourite

    Luke FordeLuke FordeAcum 10 Zile
  • Great job boys we for sure are in for a treat.

    Nicholas HamilNicholas HamilAcum 10 Zile
  • 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.

    Scott KnappScott KnappAcum 10 Zile
    • Stop crying and if you don't like it, don't watch it.

      Varun GandhiVarun GandhiAcum 10 Zile
  • Max got ROBBED. HAM cheated 5 seconds.....

    Roeland666Roeland666Acum 10 Zile
  • Nahh, Cuz we all know FIA wants Hamilton to get that 100 podiums (1st place) with rule-changing mid-race, no matter what.

    Initial TVBInitial TVBAcum 10 Zile
  • What about Ferrari seventh row ?

    StefanStefanAcum 10 Zile
  • Track limits is where the tarmac meets something slippery.let them do what they do best and thrash the track.

    Kevin MackenzieKevin MackenzieAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    Hans ZyfflichHans ZyfflichAcum 11 Zile
  • If a race like bahrain can be this exciting, I’ll really look forward to interlagos

    SyndiCate GamingSyndiCate GamingAcum 11 Zile
  • *Not likely, but, hopefully, **_Red Bull_** don't pull so far ahead of **_Merc_** that it becomes a procession like the previous 7 seasons...*

    y1521t21b5y1521t21b5Acum 11 Zile
  • Only if Mercedes doesn't win every dam race, then yes.

    Shogan 将軍 GeorgeShogan 将軍 GeorgeAcum 11 Zile
  • 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....

    Marcin MalinowskiMarcin MalinowskiAcum 11 Zile
  • Scott, don't sound so excited....

    Sarah MitchellSarah MitchellAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    A BelA BelAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    Lost AloneLost AloneAcum 11 Zile
  • 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?

    chaitanya reddychaitanya reddyAcum 11 Zile
  • Sad that Honda is leaving...

    sonsonAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    Brian TBrian TAcum 11 Zile
  • 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

    Derik du PlessisDerik du PlessisAcum 11 Zile

    makan baks0makan baks0Acum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    David LonholDavid LonholAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    Mohamed AbdinurMohamed AbdinurAcum 11 Zile
  • Tsunoda and Norris did overtake outside of turn4

    VirtualGobllim47VirtualGobllim47Acum 11 Zile
  • Riccardo had car damage!!!!!!!! Why don’t you mention this??????

    John R BJohn R BAcum 11 Zile
  • Still Not Enough overtaking for the lead!!! Need Reverse Grid!!!!

    Kenya TanzaniaKenya TanzaniaAcum 12 Zile
  • F1 is fixed lap it up sheeple!

    richard morrisonrichard morrisonAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Allen PereiraAllen PereiraAcum 12 Zile
  • 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...

    Steven SchusterSteven SchusterAcum 12 Zile
  • 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. 🤔

    Seto KaibaSeto KaibaAcum 12 Zile
  • I think RB is going to win izzy pizzy lémon squizzy.

    Curious_CatCurious_CatAcum 12 Zile
  • That Mark Hughes guy is such a bore. Find someone else.

    Xolani SibekoXolani SibekoAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    philipp ruestphilipp ruestAcum 12 Zile
  • All kudos to Honda for probably making their best engine yet.

    TheQuikMixTheQuikMixAcum 12 Zile
    • @Snowcone Guy True, but they've really stepped up. I should have said kudos to them for making such massive improvements.

      TheQuikMixTheQuikMixAcum 3 Zile
    • Isn't every team with the exception of Ferrari 2019 -> 2020 making their best engine yet every single year?

      Snowcone GuySnowcone GuyAcum 3 Zile
    • @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)

      Calum BishopCalum BishopAcum 7 Zile
    • @Shogan 将軍 George classic Red Bull

      Conner KellyConner KellyAcum 9 Zile
    • Then Red Bull still goes and throws it away with strategy, twice!

      Shogan 将軍 GeorgeShogan 将軍 GeorgeAcum 11 Zile
  • Cutting corner (29 times) to gain advantage is not worthy of a man that exiles equality, fairness... blah blah blah.

    Bruno666 SousaBruno666 SousaAcum 12 Zile
  • Imagine being an F1 fan & you’re not subscribed to The Race!!!

    W CooleyW CooleyAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Scott SterScott SterAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Lost AloneLost AloneAcum 11 Zile
  • RBR messed up by not anticipating the T4 rules! The FIA messed up by having these blurry and changing track limit rules!

    Bouke van ZinderenBouke van ZinderenAcum 12 Zile
  • 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

    whassupg39whassupg39Acum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Varun KrishnanVarun KrishnanAcum 12 Zile
  • why not show yourselves talking? some slow-mo b rolls are just playing lol

    Luke KLuke KAcum 12 Zile
  • track limits changes to make Merc win and will happen again

    Enlil AlexEnlil AlexAcum 12 Zile
    • @Enlil Alex Merc as a team can't force FIA to do anything ffs

      1pr0071pr007Acum 6 Zile
    • @Timothy Aldridge lol go back to when Merc forced this V6 hybrid rules because they spent $700 million developing it

      Enlil AlexEnlil AlexAcum 10 Zile
    • Interesting thought considering every rule change in the last 7 years have been to try and slow them down

      Timothy AldridgeTimothy AldridgeAcum 10 Zile
  • Hamilton did not leave Verstappen enough room in the corner.....

    Robert WeeginkRobert WeeginkAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Donovan BairDonovan BairAcum 12 Zile
    • Good.

      Xolani SibekoXolani SibekoAcum 12 Zile
  • Gooo Team HAAS !!! Looking great !!!! 🤮🤮🤮

    Chris ChrisChris ChrisAcum 12 Zile
  • It depends if the stewards favour Merc for the rest of the season or not

    Jiten NandkumarJiten NandkumarAcum 12 Zile
  • For me it’s scary how much Mercedes improved in such a short time. I’m afraid they will pull away.

    Nick CNick CAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Max GMax GAcum 10 Zile
    • @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

      Mike PodMike PodAcum 11 Zile
    • 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.

      Scott SterScott SterAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Zachary SylvesterZachary SylvesterAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Mike PodMike PodAcum 12 Zile
  • 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'!

    Jeroen BonsJeroen BonsAcum 12 Zile
    • I think this is more comparable to the Vettel overtake on Hamilton in the chicane in Canada.

      Bouke van ZinderenBouke van ZinderenAcum 12 Zile
    • *off

      Bouke van ZinderenBouke van ZinderenAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Bouke van ZinderenBouke van ZinderenAcum 12 Zile
  • Ha Ha overrated Vettell sucked ass and Yuki killed it like I thought!!!

    Infiniti ChicoInfiniti ChicoAcum 12 Zile
  • You guys should really put the "F1 Podcast" at the beginning of the title.

    Alejandro PSGAlejandro PSGAcum 12 Zile
  • No, it will not. Somehow Masi will do their magic and invent something to let Ham win all of the GPs.

    DoxYDox DeLamancaDoxYDox DeLamancaAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    RobboRobboAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      madLphnt.madLphnt.Acum 12 Zile
  • Me: who won? You: Ham- Me: no thanks.

    Sardonic PoetSardonic PoetAcum 12 Zile
  • No cuz Paul Ricard go brrr

    AleisternasiaAleisternasiaAcum 12 Zile
  • 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

    nicko forestanicko forestaAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      FragileGlassFragileGlassAcum 12 Zile
  • Exciting haha

    Randy GravelRandy GravelAcum 12 Zile
  • 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 BackxFloris BackxAcum 12 Zile
    • @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.

      Floris BackxFloris BackxAcum 12 Zile
    • 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

      Prateek PatraPrateek PatraAcum 12 Zile
  • 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 🤔

    Hayden BennettHayden BennettAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Ms Zee ZedMs Zee ZedAcum 12 Zile
    • @Davy den Dulk Sainz? 😶

      Xolani SibekoXolani SibekoAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Davy den DulkDavy den DulkAcum 12 Zile
    • Have a word with the FIA, they might be able to manipulate it for you.

      The KitOwlThe KitOwlAcum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Jack JohnsonJack JohnsonAcum 12 Zile
  • Vettel shows once again he’s not a top tier driver...

    SMACK1978SMACK1978Acum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      FragileGlassFragileGlassAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    mustvalgekanalmustvalgekanalAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Srga91Srga91Acum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Varun GandhiVarun GandhiAcum 10 Zile
  • 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

    SA BSA BAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    patrick771patrick771Acum 12 Zile
    • 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.

      Luke FordeLuke FordeAcum 10 Zile
  • 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

    Thedudeabides803Thedudeabides803Acum 12 Zile
    • @Thedudeabides803 they weren’t deemed illegal , Race control said they won’t penalise in the race but would in practice.

      The KitOwlThe KitOwlAcum 12 Zile
    • Do you think the stewards allowing Hamilton 29 illegal turns is fair? You’re not too bright or ignorant on the subject clearly.

      Thedudeabides803Thedudeabides803Acum 12 Zile
    • Are you on something.

      The KitOwlThe KitOwlAcum 12 Zile
  • I do prefer the podcast to be on youtube now that i can jump to certain sections by looking at the title.

    Enzo MAEnzo MAAcum 12 Zile
  • No. It won't. Not until next year.

    Dylan FDylan FAcum 12 Zile
  • So instead of a 1-2 it was a 1-3. Situation normal.

    FeanorFeanorAcum 12 Zile
  • Redbull had differential issues, and could not risk pitting early.

    It's okay to be a self hating jewIt's okay to be a self hating jewAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Nihad NesirovNihad NesirovAcum 12 Zile
    • 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!

      FragileGlassFragileGlassAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Davy den DulkDavy den DulkAcum 12 Zile
    • @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.

      micky6jmicky6jAcum 8 Zile
    • @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.

      chapster78chapster78Acum 8 Zile
    • @micky6j but when RB said they wanted to do the same they were not allowed...

      Davy den DulkDavy den DulkAcum 8 Zile
    • @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

      Davy den DulkDavy den DulkAcum 8 Zile
    • 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.

      micky6jmicky6jAcum 8 Zile
  • 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.

    David WylieDavid WylieAcum 12 Zile
    • @David Wylie Phillip Island could easily be brought up to FIA grade. Far better track and has great pedigree.

      Cole JonesCole JonesAcum 11 Zile
    • @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.

      David WylieDavid WylieAcum 11 Zile
    • 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???

      zeljko spoljarzeljko spoljarAcum 11 Zile
    • Here's hoping 2022 regs change that. Most of Melbourne's issues are trying to be addressed with the new regs.

      Scott SterScott SterAcum 12 Zile
    • Have to agree, Adelaide provided better races.

      NB WattKnotNB WattKnotAcum 12 Zile