No Michael No! I’ve been waiting patiently for the press release from Mercedes AMG Petronas after the drama at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Normally, this release arrives in my inbox about an hour after the race, but here we are four days later. So rather than pick it apart
It’s all even going to Abu Dhabi I’d like to repeat my comment from Qatar. “It’s not over till it’s over”. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix underlined that even more In one of the craziest races this season, the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix proved that the top two cars
One of the closest championships ever – Qatar Grand Prix I said last week that the Formual 1 World Championship “isn’t over till it’s over”. And after the Qatar Grand Prix, that’s more so. Lewis Hamilton drove a magnificent race from pole position and didn’t give anyone else a chance.
Magnificent. Outstanding. A win for the ages. When Lewis Hamilton was disqualified from pole position for the Sprint Race to determine the starting grid, there must have been a hollow feeling for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. How could anyone start at the back of the grid, in 20th
A fateful comment by Verstappen after qualifying on Saturday. “I’d rather start from position 3 than 2” And so it proved to be at the lights out for the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. Verstappen jumped Lewis Hamilton at the first corner, Valterri was pushed out and effectively went from pole
After a COVID-19 missed race in 2020, the Grand Prix season returned for the 2021 US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. And what a race it was. With Max Verstappen on pole, Lewis Hamilton on-grid place two, it was always going to be a battle for the
The 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. What a drive by Max Verstappen. Pole position and apart from the pit stop was never headed. And such a great result for Max as he finishes his time with Mercedes AMG before heading to Alfa Romeo. Lewis must be congratulated for his 5th place
The 2021 Russian Grand Prix. It was Norris’ for the taking. His crew was begging him to come in and change to intermediaries and he said emphatically NO. Wiser heads in the Mercedes AMG Petronis team prevailed – Lewis Hamilton ignored them once, but when Bono said Lewis “Box Box”,
What a race – from the first corner at the Monza circuit, Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo took the lead and apart from his pit stop was never headed. Congratulation Dan. The 2021 Italian Grand Prix is a major Formula 1 win on your resume. Of course, there were two other highlights
Start to finish, massive Dutch crowds in a sea of orange – Max Verstappen rewarded his home country supporters with a magnificent race from pole position. Frankly, the Silver Arrows team didn’t stand a chance with pure race speed and despite efforts to undercut Verstappen and Red Bull twice, it
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