Saudi Arabian GP F1 2021: Race Results

Lewis Hamilton, F1 2020

The penultimate race of the 2021 F1 World Championship was impressive. The Saudi Arabian GP has been the most interesting race so far this year, and after finishing both title candidates they are tied on points. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will go to the last race tied on points (369.5 points). Whoever is ahead of the other will win, it is that simple, it is no longer about winning or not, 1 simple point, even that of the fast lap, could decide the championship on one side or the other.

In this race we have seen a little of everything, 3 exits, by red flags and career relaunches. Many accidents and abandonments, many pieces of fiber on the track, very dangerous situations, and slightly dirty performances. The dispatches today will do more than the drivers, and that is the only ugly thing that can be attributed to the Saudi Arabian GP, ​​as otherwise it has been one of the best races. In the end we leave with a bittersweet taste from here …

Max Verstappen F1

On the one hand, the output has been very clean. Just a scare from Pérez’s Red Bull that almost took Max Verstappen ahead. But after a few laps, the pieces began to jump due to contacts or accidents against the barriers, like that of Mick Schumacher, his partner did it shortly after when he ate Russell after another of the exits. Vettel has also had his pluses and minuses with Kimi Räikkönen, and with Tsunoda. Pérez has also been involved in another accident after one of the highlights when he was cornered and turned without leaving space for Leclerc. Too many things have happened like to remember everything. A totally crazy race …

On the other hand, Esteban Ocon was a few tenths away from being back on the podium and giving Alpine some good points in their fight against Alpha Tauri, but Bottas passed it on the same straight. Secondly, +5 second penalty to Verstappen (they do not affect the position) for one of his maneuvers when exceeding the track limits and not returning position to Hamilton, and we will see what happens with the other incident with Hamilton, when Max slowed down and Hamilton stayed behind Red Bull without overtake, and finally hit Red Bull’s ass. It is a bit complex to analyze for several reasons. If the cameras of the moment of the incident are seen:

  • Max Verstappen is seen to slow down in a place with good visibility, and easy for Hamilton. They have been in 3rd gear in an area where they usually go in 8th gear.
  • Some think Max hit the brakes just as Hamilton was behind to hurt the Brit.
  • However, when the camera is seen, Hamilton stands behind for a while without making up his mind to pass it, and just at the last moment he swings past it and brushes Verstappen’s rear tire.

And the question is:

  • Was it Max Verstappen who suddenly braked at the last minute for Hamilton to pass him? Which is strange, because you can see that Max had been slowed down for a while and Hamilton not really knowing what to do behind whether to pass or not.
  • Has Hamilton been the one who has acutely tried to cut Verstappen’s tire by not coming out of his aspiration even when Max was almost standing still? Because the normal thing is that if you see that the one in front slows down so much, look for a gap on the track and overtake it, do not stay behind and slow down too …

Be careful because everything will be decided when telemetry is viewed, and many strange things have been seen. It would not be the first time that a pilot uses suspicion to try to harm his rival and it seems that the culprit is the other.

For all this, despite the fact that Max and Lewis finished 1st and 2nd, everyone’s faces were sad and very serious. Not even in the end of Brazil 2007 there were so many disjointed faces …

Race results

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Position Pilot Team Weather Turns
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:06:15″118 50
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +11″825 50
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +27″531 50
4 Esteban Ocon Alpine +27″633 50
5 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +40″121 50
6 Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri +41″613 50
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +44″475 50
8 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +46″606 50
9 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +58″505 50
10 Lando Norris McLaren +61″358 50
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +77″212 50
12 Nicholas latifi Williams +87″249 50
13 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1 turn 49
14 Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tauri +1 turn 49
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1 turn 49
16 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Retired
17 George Russell Williams Retired
18 Sergio perez Red Bull Retired
19 Nikita mazepin Haas Retired
20 Mick Schumacher Haas Retired

The next and last race it will be next weekend. Formula 1 does not rest, and everything will end in a few days. However, keep an eye on what the stewards decide and whether Max’s or Lewis’s position is affected when they check the telemetry. I remember, both tied on points and in case they both made a zero in the last race, Verstappen would win because he has achieved more victories. Of course, after the withdrawal of Checo here, Mercedes has given a huge blow to the constructors’ world championship.

Source: Actualidadmotor

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