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Ricardo vows to not leave anything on the table this season McLaren enjoyed success at pre season testing this year with their best lap being a 1:30.144 while the car was driven by Daniel Riccardo two seconds slower then Max Verstappen who achieved a fastest lap of 1:28.960 Since this kind of speed doesn’t come often Daniel Riccardo has vowed to not leave anything on the table this year. Ricardo is optimistic that his first season at McLaren would be a competitive one. Ricardo said “It’s the beginning of a new chapter, my first race in papaya and I can’t wait to get started,” McLaren’s pre season testing went smoothly even though they only completed 327 laps compared to Alpha Romeo’s 422. Riccardo said “As a team we made the most of pre-season testing with some smooth running,” Riccardo added “It was great to get to grips with the MCL35M in just the few days that we had to put it through its paces. I think, naturally, it takes a bit of time to adjust to a new car, but I’m feeling prepared to hit the track come Friday.
My Predictions For The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix The Bahrain Grand Prix is in three days and the tension is building, Lewis Hamilton trying to get his eight world championship and Verstappen trying to get his first it is all to play for at this years opener, Bahrain which is why I want to share my predictions on what is going to happen at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will win During the second half of last year and during pre-season testing Red Bull have looked in control of their car and with a new driver line up with Sergio Perez joining the team I think Red Bull are going to be at the front of the field this year particularly at the season opener. However out of both drivers I think that Max Verstappen will win because of his natural ability and experience with the Red Bull car. Perez will still be quick but I don’t think he will be able to match Verstappen. Sergio Perez top 4 finish Like I said before I don’t think Perez will be able to match Verstappen but I think he will get a top four finish even though Bahrain is a track that Perez hasn’t been very good at over the last few years. But there is a difference this year because Sergio Perez is no longer at Racing Point he is now in a Red Bull and they have been decent at this track over the last few years but this could be the year that everything changes because Mercedes have been struggling through testing so there is a high chance that Red Bull will be able to get their cars into the top four. Mick Schumacher top 15 finish Mick Schumacher will enter his first year in Formula 1 starting at Bahrain and even though it is his first season I still think he will get a top 15 finish because he was only two seconds slower then McLaren during pre season testing I know that in Formula 1 that is a big gap and it is just pre-season testing but because he is driving for Haas and he is doing pretty well at proving that he belongs in the sport. These are my predictions for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix. I hope you enjoyed reading this post if you did then please consider following my profile I do stuff like this and car reviews in Forza Horizon 4 on a regular basis. Thanks for reading
2021 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying predictions Recently I shared my race predictions for the Bahrain Grand Prix But as I was reading other people’s articles about this race I couldn’t find any qualifying predictions so I decided to share my predictions for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying. Max Verstappen On Pole Over the last few years it has been close but no cigar for Red Bull Missing out on the championship for the seventh straight year but that could be about to change because Mercedes have been on the back foot over pre-season testing. That is why I think Verstappen will take pole because he has been one of the only drivers to be able to properly race with the Mercedes when he gets the chance and since Mercedes could not be in the championship fight it will certainly give Red Bull and Max Verstappen the confidence they need to get pole on Saturday. Daniel Ricardo On The Third Row Of The Grid Daniel Riccardo had a tough few years at Renault/Alpine in 2019 and 2020 but this will be the year that he wants to redeem himself and prove that despite his age he can still win a Formula 1 world championship so Riccardo will be pushing his McLaren all year in every session. Which is why I think he will be on the third row of the grid especially because with McLaren it is his best chance to win a race since Red Bull so he won’t want to mess up any opportunity and with Mercedes having problems with their car it is the best time for Daniel Riccardo to get as high up in the drivers championship as possible. Hamilton On The third Row Of The Grid Mercedes where struggling at pre-season testing in Bahrain they just didn’t have the pace or the agility that you need in a Formula 1 car. However I think that Lewis Hamilton will still be able to put his car on the third row of the grid because of his precision that helped him win seven world championships. Especially because he is in a team with a never give up attitude and that will keep fighting no matter how hard the challenge is. Pierre Gasly top ten Pierre Gasly is one of the most underrated drivers in the Formula 1 grid after being dropped by Red Bull last year so Alex Albon could drive for them because of Gasly’s bad performance. But he seems to have put that behind him after winning at Monza last year and finishing tenth in the drivers championship compared to his team mate Daniil Kvyat who finish fourteenth. It is because of these good results that make me think that Pierre Gasly will be able to put his Alphatauri in the top ten. Both Ferrari’s In The Top Ten Ferrari’s performance last year was terrible after failing to finish their home race in Monza and finishing sixth in the constructors championship. It looked like all hope was lost for a few years until they hired the man who helped turn McLaren around and that person is Carlos Sainz Jr. The new driver line up seems to be working because during pre season testing Ferrari achieved a fastest lap of 1:29.611 only one second slower then Max Verstappen who achieved a fastest lap of 1:28.960 so the future could be looking bright for the Italian team which is why I think they will be able to get both cars in the top ten. These are my predictions for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying session I hoped you enjoyed this article. If you did then please consider following my profile I do stuff like this and Forza Horizon 4 car reviews in a regular basis. Thanks for reading
Why Porsche should Return To Formula 1 Over the years in Formula 1 we have seen many big car companies expand into the Formula 1 for example in recent years we’ve seen Toyota from 2002 to 2009 and Honda’s return in 2000 the thing that I noticed when I looked down the list of F1 was that Porsche haven’t been in the sport as a team since the sixties so I am going to give you five reason why Porsche should return to Formula 1. To Race Big Car Company’s like Aston Martin Motorsport has had may David and Goliath battle between manufacturers in rallying their was Audi and Lancia in the 90’s there was Senna versus Prost so imagine if there was another opportunity to have one of those battles between Aston Martin and Porsche it would give both companies more publicity and it gives us F1 Fans something exciting to watch in Formula 1 yes they won’t be fighting for a championship like Audi and Lancia were but they will give each other no sympathy. They will always be on the limit and taking risks which will create more fast exciting action. To Make Their Brand More Popular Since Porsche is already known well around the world it isn’t to difficult right now to make a quick sale. However if they competed successfully in Formula 1 and won a world championship then they are basically saying to people who don’t know about car that they are better then Mercedes, Ferrari or Aston Martin which in this current age of video recordings and social media is an important to have. If Porsche did do well in Formula 1 it could also expand their opportunities out side of car manufacturing. So They Can Use F1 Tech In Their Road Cars It is well documented when Formula 1 teams share their technology with a manufacturer so they can put that tech in their road cars to make their vehicle more attractive to someone who wants to brag about how they have a hybrid system that Lewis Hamilton uses or a differential that Michael Schumacher used because even non-car people know these names because they are always in newspaper articles about how they won their fifth world championship or how their helping Formula 1 safety. So these big names that you see everywhere are going to be a big money spinner for car company’s so they are going to do everything they can to get that technology whether that means sponsoring that team or if you are as lucky as Ferrari starting your own successful race team. Even though the road Ferrari went down is almost impossible their will still be companies that try that option in modern times but fail miserably. Gives More Air Time To Their Other Company’s/Sponsors Because of Porsche’s success in Motorsport and the car industry they are not short of sponsors that can help support Porsche through the hardships of the first few years in Formula 1. which will be a big confidence builder for Porsche because they won’t have to worry about their finances unless their sponsors start to leave which still is still very likely because they won’t want to be associated with a team that is trying to stay alive they want a team fighting for championships. However if they can be competitive they would be able to offer their sponsors the best airtime in Motorsport by putting their logo on the side of an F1 car. To Start A Legacy This one may cause some debate but Porsche won’t just want to be in the sport for a ten year stint like Toyota and Honda they will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into their Formula 1 team to try and knock Mercedes off the top and turn their team into a McLaren or Ferrari 2.0 and still be in Formula 1 years later competitively because not only do they want to keep money flowing into their company they also want to be remembered for being successful even through the toughest challenge and the biggest hardships.
Why This Year Of Formula 1 Is Going To Be The Most Exciting Since Senna Versus Prost The Bahrain Grand Prix was one of the most exciting races for years with Lewis Hamilton just managing to keep Max Verstappen behind with the Red Bull driver trying everything to get past at maximum attack something Formula 1 fans all over the world liked, All the Formula 1 commentators say that this is going to be a Senna Versus Prost year with each team not knowing where they are going to finish the weekend and I have to agree with them on that claim. It will be good to see another David versus Goliath battle in Formula 1 because we haven’t seen someone be able to try to dethrone Lewis Hamilton since Sebastian Vettel in 2017 and even though Vettel failed it still created a lot of great racing that we could all enjoy although this year people will be cheering for Max Verstappen I don’t really mind who wins I just want the championship fight to be exciting until the checkered flag waves in Abu Dhabi. However this year there will be unfair tactics there will be stewards inquiries even for something as small as going slightly off the track and when I mean slightly I mean like a few inches off the track something that wouldn’t make any difference speed wise. The only upside to these penalty’s is that it will make the Lewis or Max drive faster especially near the end of the season where a small mistake could cost them the championship and their one chance to shine. The current problem with teams being able to stage a protest against their competitor is competition making up false claims and in some cases mainly in the older days of racing winning by sheer dumb luck. But enough of the beliefs of what could happen because I now want to talk about why this season is going to be exciting. Reason 1: It is no secret that Red Bull wants to make Max Verstappen the youngest ever world championship aged 23 so they can convince Verstappen stay at Red Bull for another year because if he isn’t P3 or above in the standings then Verstappen is a free agent so they will want to make sure that Max doesn’t put in a poor performance next year so he can move to another team and as Christian Horner himself says if Verstappen leaves then you would have to question Red Bulls commitment to the sport. Reason 2:I have talked about Verstappen so now I want to talk about Hamilton you see as I am sure you now this isn’t a normal year for Lewis because he is on the verge of becoming an eight time champion of the world so he won’t want that to be delayed by a year because of Red Bull so he is going to be pushing for the whole year which is good news for us F1 fans because that means more action on the verge of the two drivers crashing. That is the kind of racing we want to see and will probably get this year. This is why I think this year will be like Senna Versus Prost if you enjoyed reading this post then please consider following my profile. Thanks for reading
Nico Hulkenberg Signed As Reserve And Development Driver For 2021 During 2020 Nico Hulkenberg filled in for the two Racing Point (Aston Martin) drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll when they both tested positive for COVID-19. Even though he only scored ten points last year it seems that Aston Martin are impressed because it was confirmed yesterday that Nico Hulkenberg was going to be their Reserve and Development driver in 2021. Nico Hulkenberg’s history Nico Hulkenberg’s history of teams in Formula 1 is a bit more complicated then other Reserve drivers with him driving for Williams from 2010 until he was released from the team in 2011 then he drove for Force India in 2012 until he joined Sauber in 2013 after he chose to go back to Force India in 2014 he stayed there until it was confirmed in October 2016 that he would drive for Renault for three years until they choose not to renew Nico’s contract in favour of Esteban Ocon. To some people that may sound like a failed career but in this situation it favours Nico Hulkenberg because he has proved that he can go from car to car without issue reassuring Aston Martin that they made the right decision hiring him as a reserve and development driver. What Hulkenberg and Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer have to say After it was confirmed yesterday that Nico Hulkenberg would be their Reserve and Development driver Nico Hulkenberg and Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer gave this statement to the press “First of all, it’s great to get this deal signed up with plenty of notice – last year, I didn’t have quite as much time to prepare before jumping in the car,” said Hulkenberg. “I’m really pleased to once again work with this team – with whom I have driven many times during my career. “Obviously, I’m hoping that Sebastian and Lance enjoy uninterrupted seasons this year, but the team knows it can rely on me to step in and do an excellent job, and I’m fully prepared to take on that challenge. It will also be interesting to help develop the team through the season, and I’m really looking forward to pulling great lap-times out of my arm sleeve.” Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer added: “In these difficult times, the requirement for a capable and experienced reserve driver is especially important. “Nico proved last year that he could jump in the car and perform superbly at a moment’s notice; now, with additional scope for preparation and integration, we know that we can rely on Nico to do an excellent job.”
Charles Leclerc Gets His 2019 Italian Grand Prix Winning Ferrari Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari SF-90 in which he won at Spa and Monza was recently delivered to Leclerc’s Home after one year of sitting around after Leclerc took pole in front of the tifosi on course to win the event holding off Valtteri Bottas by eight tenths of a second. Shortly after the Ferrari driver reunited Ferrari took to Twitter saying “We hope you enjoy it” with a photo of Leclerc’s new F1 car safely in his garage. Rest in peace Anthoine hubert