Things ... Good things / Bad things - 2021 Portuguese GP

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
After an extremely average race cherry picking the good things / bad things out of this weekend is a bit more tricky than the races immediately preceding this one.

I've only got a couple but I'm sure others will have more:

Good things:

Lewis Hamilton. Dropped to third and then recovered with apparent ease. His move around the outside of Bottas was an overtake with added middle finger.

Daniel Riccardo - An awful Saturday by every single measure but managed to keep his head together and salvage something

Bad things:

Carlos Sainz - Where Danny Ric turned disaster into some sort of recovery, Sainz turned mediocrity into mediocrity.

Aston Martin - Amazing how poor they look without a car inspired by their friends at Mercedes.

What else?
 

Johnny Carwash

Champion Elect
Contributor
Good Things:

Lando Norris getting 5th.

Lewis Hamilton’s round the outside overtake on Valtteri Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo’s recovery drive into the points

Bad Things:

Kimi Raikkonen’s school boy error crashing into his own teammate.

George Russell / Williams, they had horrible pace today.

Nikita Mazapin Ignoring blue flags and nearly ruining Sergio Perez’s race.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Good

Hamilton - found the right moment to pick them off

Alpine - they are coming forward which means Alonso is pumped up for Spain

Track itself - its one of those tracks that is fun to race on

Norris - impressive best of the rest again

Bad

Russell - Sunday ruined all the good work

Sainz - sacrificed in a split strategy

Aston Martin - worst race and the slowest of midfield runners...Vettel beaten by Stroll again

Mazepin wonder what James Hunt thinks of his amateurish driving
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Good Things
- Enjoyed the wheel to wheel overtakes From Hamilton & Verstappen
- Alonso on the hard tyre stint was very impressive, made some great moves
- Hamilton showing how you win championships, fantastic win but no fireworks
- Bottas good pole, but like previous 4 didnt have the race pace

Bad things
- What was the point of that penalty given to mazapin, 5 secs when your last by over a minute. should be penalty points, because then there would be a actual punishment
- where did Russell pace go, looked so great in qualifying so close to Q3. then was fighting with latifi
- its spain next, & 2020 was 1 of the worst GP's ive seen in my life, until abu dhabi 2020
 

P1

Pole Sitter
What did you think of the Ferrari team orders?

sounded very painful and consistent with the broken Ferrari team culture we saw on Netflix.

 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
Good driving from Hamilton and Verstappen ,

A great pity that Red Bull had a power shortage.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
What did you think of the Ferrari team orders?

sounded very painful and consistent with the broken Ferrari team culture we saw on Netflix.

Bad luck on Sainz but they were chasing Norris and the Alpines were closing up
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Mazepin looks so out of depth comprehensively thrashed by Schumacher...when will this guy get his licence revoked
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
What did you think of the Ferrari team orders?

sounded very painful and consistent with the broken Ferrari team culture we saw on Netflix.

unfortuantly alot like mclaren in imola, if your holding your teammate up then your going to be asked to move aside & proved when sainz really struggle to make the stint they needed towards the end
 

Bleu

Podium Finisher
Bad things
- What was the point of that penalty given to mazapin, 5 secs when your last by over a minute. should be penalty points, because then there would be a actual punishment

He got one penalty point. Very rarely we've seen anywhere a situation where driver gets penalty point(s) but not any other penalty (significant or not)
 
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