A nice if uneventful way to sign off the season. Mercedes were ‘off’ today, but you can forgive them for that after dominating all season. I do think that Hamilton came back too soon after testing positive for Covid, though. I get that he’s a racer and wants to win, but he’s got nothing to prove and nobody would have thought less of him if he’d stayed home.
Only 96 days until it (hopefully) starts again!
He genuinely could have just took the extra break, and not have to report for duty until testing next year
Post by EoE: Well There’s Your Problem on Dec 18, 2020 22:27:05 GMT -5
Sergio Perez will remain in F1 for 2021, snagging the second Red Bull seat at the expense of the unlucky Alexander Albon. With Alpha Tauri signing Japanese F2 star Yuki Tsunoda to replace Daniil Kvyat, this leaves one available seat on the grid, which weirdly is at Mercedes because Lewis Hamilton hasn’t officially re-signed yet. He almost certainly will, though.
Mercedes: Hamilton*, Bottas Red Bull: Verstappen, Perez McLaren: Ricciardo, Norris Aston Martin (fka Racing Point): Vettel, Stroll Alpine (fka Renault): Alonso, Ocon Ferrari: Leclerc, Sainz Alpha Tauri: Gasly, Tsunoda (R) Alfa Romeo: Raikkonen, Giovinazzi Haas: Schumacher (R), Mazepin (R) Williams: Russell, Latifi
(By the way, Mazepin is a total scumbag that shouldn’t be in the sport except his team needs his old man’s Russia money, so watch for that to be the underlying story of the 2021 thread)
Whilst I'm happy to see Perez remain in F1. I am a little gutted for Albon.. Granted he didn't perform as well as many would have hoped in 2020, but I honestly believe he would have had a stronger 2021.
I dont know much about this Mazepin fellow but he seems to be like an R/L heel.