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Episode 8 · 1 year ago

2021 Portuguese GP Race Discussion

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Coming off a great start to the 2021 Season of F1, we come to this undulating track of the Algarve International Circuit which hosted the 2021 Portuguese GP. Though not living up to the high standards set by the first two races, this was nonetheless action packed and exciting throughout. Visit us at f1fanfiction.comIn this Episode we discuss: Race Start - BOT HAM VERRocking RicciardoKimi snoozing in the carRace Restart - BOT VER HAMMercedes Fastest?BOT HAM VER - wait what?!HAM BOT VER - Wait! WTF is happening?Mazepin the GREAT!Perez racing aloneAnd HAM VER BOT it is..Curse of the 2nd Red Bull seat.Battle for P18Alonso - The man on a missionUnderperforming GaslyWhat is Vettle doing?Mick and Vettle's bromanceBattle for P17Battle of the fastest lap.Race End - HAM VER BOT! (the only consistent thing in life) Join us at Socials:Twitter: @f1fanfictionInstagram: @f1fanfictionMusic:Intro: Howling (Sting) - Gunnar OlsenOutro: Your Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Artist: http://audionautix.com/FanFiction By Anirudh Mendiratta @MontanaDesi on Twitter

I don't know who you are. He's telling to the car in front of you, but I'm going to find you and over it. Taking hello and welcome back to another episode with us at Fone Fan fiction. We are your hosts. I am a gosh and I'm sorry, and let's get into it. Another undulating race with not so undulating results, the same that we've seen over and over. I'm we're bought and that's that's basically, you know, the most, one of the most consistent things in life right now for me. That's true. That's true, man, Hey, but win number ninety seven. I mean, as much as I hate this guy, it's it's a good feat. He could have gotten. What his hundredth podium was it? On qualifying rate? I think it was a hundred. Yeah, yeah, if you think, yeah, but has basically then item of that. Yeah, it's a matter of time, as we'll see later in the episode. How it is just a matter of time before the win. Also, nothing much happened during their race. It wasn't eventful, but it still had my attention throughout, maybe just because I was hopeful that something's going to change. You know what, though, I I thought about this a little after the race, like when I was just going through the race in my head again. I realize this that we say that it wasn't that interesting, but if you compare to the races from two thousand and Nineteen and two thousand and twenty, we're literally nothing happened. You could just, you know, it's switch of the team, he turn it on again and nothing would change on the leader world. So compared to that, actually it was quite away eventful race. But if you see the previous two races how good they were at this definitely seems like a dull race. Yeah, exactly, I mean in that sense is that's true. I guess our expectations also probably gone up because the races are started becoming so much more for on every lap, but this was nonetheless deligate race. Ray Start Workus three R thoughts. There Sadden. Ray Start. Oh well, I think ray start. Nothing dramatic happened at the front of the pack. All the leaders pretty much retained a positions, I think, except for Paris. I think Perez did lose a position. Right, I think eventually he did. Like signs. Signs over took him, but eventually, but that was not at the ray start of the okam probably misremembering. Yeah, but anyways, I mean ham word bought. Nobody was affected by the Rastart, but the Ricardo was having a great time, right. I think he started off, he succeed. Obviously had a very poor qualification. Yeah, but he somehow made it up during the race and the restart itself. He gained some three positions and yeah, overall, we saw what he did through the race. So a Kudos to UTICA out of for that. Yeah, I mean that does a good race start from him jumping three positions. That, I think, like he ended up what, p thirteen, was it? Yeah, I mean at the start of the race, p thirteen, I think. Eventually he ended up around Pea eat, into the Pacha, into the that's right, Yep. The other interesting part with Ricardo, though, was like he was in that dangerous zone during qualification p fifteen, and then his former teammate Oh con denied him or Qtwo, which was interesting. And knock on, was having a stunner of a day and a weekend right, because like though, there was this this battle going on between notrison or con at Ray Start, where not as over to Cocon, Oh con regained back and then not a said, an amazing left hand turn overtake on him. But but DOCON was just flying through the the race entirely and similarly, right like science was also having a good race start before, for our got into the pits and butchered both Lando, sorry,...

Le Cleric, and science. But yeah, for our he was quite up there after the race start. Yeah, though, like the race start, didn't lead up too much because rackn and crashed. It's pretty read actually, but he made a real he made a real rookie mistake. He was filling with the steering wheel, some saying God knows what, and I think basically he ran into his teammates and not see, which is quite funny to see. I was seeing this on board of Ricardo, I think, because he was flying through the field rate like he was overtaking left and right, and I think he basically reached at the back of Gymnasia and I can and who would like just ahead of each other and they crash. My keep see like all the devil Ling was just flying through towards Ricardo. He's somehow just missed it and went first. It was good instinct on his side to miss out on that accident. I think, knowing Kimmy, that Portugal Straight, first of all, is quite long. He might just have been bored and be like Hey, what's this new button? They just had something new on my steering wheel. What is a way? My God, I crashed. Yeah, and even even after the crash, real like when he's he went wherever, like into the gravels and he was walking out. He was just random, like he was on a Sunday stroll. He was just walking through trying to see what's what's there. I got a few screenshots out of it just to make a meme of it, but it's all he's just like Oh, what's that? What's happening? Give me, give me. It really feels to me like he's out on a track day. They're like it doesn't seem like he's out there racing for a promula and team. You. He's just there as his hobby because he's got nothing else better to do on a Sunday. Yeah, and I'll just be devastrated to see the day when he says I'm gonna not race anymore and I just hope he continues to be in the pits somehow as a race engineer or tech engineer, like somehow just imagine him being like the race engineer for Hamilton. Oh my God, my tires are short. Yeah, I don't care, just keep driving. If you want to come in, just come in or stay man, I would see some good money to watch that. But that brought in the safety car right like again, this is so early in the race that you can't really take any advantage just from a safety car like this. If this was like, you know, way down on the two thousand and thirty lap, you could see bit lane strategies changing, people coming in, going or set a thing. Yeah, but this was just a my reaction. Although, yeah, although we were talking about this way like before we started. Their race restart after this was one of the stunning restarts we've ever seen. Yeah, definitely, I think that that was, I feel like, the best part of the race. Pretty much like right after the restart, like couple, like ten laps after that were probably the best part of that. Is Pretty much potass try to back up the pack like he tries at that sort of notice. He tries to do that a lot. Generally he really slows down. If you remember, last year there was this incident where a lot of people are crashed towards the back of the pack. I'm just was the person, yeah, I mus all right, yeah, and voters was the recently unit back then as well. And you know, he basically backed up the pack. Yeah, and yeah. So actually I think craft also mentioned this and he was also like that I'm worried that this might happen again. Plus that that ray start poor, like the this trade is a uphill, right, so...

...it's probably even difficult to see what's in front of you. That's right, lugging. None of them. That happened and we got some exciting action out of a trade like was stopping. Somehow got a really good start. It was very surprising to see. He didn't get a good slip stream, but he was just fast on pace, which was quite surprising to see. What is Amstad ease? Yeah, and and what was brilliant about what he was trying to do there was he was trying to he knew where this start line as an he knew that he can't overtake but he was just trying to be as close to Hamilton as possible so that as soon as that way, and and if you noticed, he was going to overtake him before the race line. He realized that and impact off right and then use let slips stream. That was really awesome to see, right, like he they both were like wheel to wheel, and then he backed off right at the right moment when behind to the slip stream and, you know, did a slink short. Yeah, went ahead. That was sound. Really, that was really good move. I was happening overall, but I think basically that did help. was stopping a lot because he was stuck behind boat us right after it pretty much it kind of I felt that that gave Hamilton an advantage in a way, because he didn't have to attack so aggressively. What stuppen was in the, you know, worst part of here, because he had to deal with the dirty air and the hot air coming from the back of port uses. Card and Hamilton, if you noticed, he was just enough behind them too that he didn't have to deal with the routier and he could get his ties to the right temperature. Yeah, and yeah, and get the arres once that was re enabled and and he took advantage of it. So exactly, that's it. I think that's that's part of his genius, right, like he he is a world champion mainly because he thinks the long game and that's what you did. Like he he kind of knew that. Even if we're stopping over takes them right now. He just need to play cool. Yeah, get the opportunity and get it back. And Yeah, that's what steppens being in f one word, like five, six, six years now or something like that. But he's definitely grown to a maturity of twice as much as time he spent here, and this race sort of showed that where he was trying to do that. So I liked how that was happening. Any I mean Hamilton knew what he had to do. Waited for the Dr City. Any way, as soon as that was there, we saw that overtake and we stepping came on to radio right after and I was like yeah, I was just a sitting dark at that. Yeah, yeah, I mean it did feel like right UPLE FP too. I think it felt like Red Bullwood the favorite, and obviously mesadies for Sun Bagging and they should get true face in the qualifying and yeah, it did seem like the mercedies was the faster car here. Honestleep, I don't think there's anything else that was stup and could had done to win that race. I think mostly is just one out the race on twore peace. Yeah, yeah, I think right after Hamilton overtook was stopping. There was, I think Max if you noticed right, he was not able to keep up with these two again, which kind of proves the point that they were faster on pace and he started falling back or I'm not sure what. He was not able to keep up or probably he was also kind of thinking of the long game and, you know, just trying to maybe preserve styles. Probably, yeah, but he was. It felt weird because he an DA as. It felt like he was trying to go for that that position. But Hamilton was probably just way too quake, which is contrary to what was happening during race the first five laps,...

...where the red bull short pace. But it felt like the weekend wasn't with Red Bull. Is even during qualifying that it bulls were just struggling. He had his times deleted maybe two, three times. Yeah, this wasn't the red bull weekend. Yeah, and again betters was even after the restart. He didn't have a great time, right. I think. I think he too was having some troubles with the tires. He was not able to get them into the right window. The funny thing is that I think lap twelve was it where lando overtook Peres and again, like these guys raised me hard, moment happened where peress came onto the radio and he was like just basically cribbing to his engineers about landos overtake. It a kid crying to mom. Only got it back. Yeah, yeah, Paris didn't get the position back. So like credit to him for that. If this was album and we probably missed, he wouldn't at recovered here. But that's the beauty of this race. Real like the water I liked was it just wasn't Max were bought, but there was these smaller battles happening all throughout the the table. Yeah, definitely, and I think overall this season, like all the midfield cars are so nearby on pace that you see a lot more of these battles. Are you on? I feel you. If you notice, we would always get the segregation of teams, like each teammate would, you know, be one behind the other pretty much, with just some mixing in the order. But yeah, these days it's like the order is really mixed up. Yeah, with all different teams. Yeah, we came to that. What lap twenty position, where Hamilton over to vote as right, I don't think anything exciting happened before it. No, no, not really. I think that in this race, I realize this, that there were these moments and then there were because pretty much everybody knew what the result was going to be for this race. Yeah, right, as, like, I think we were talking about this too, which is which is we saw online, like as soon as Hamilton over to vote, as we knew it was just a matter of time before it was mag ham were bought. Yeah, but the overtake that Hamilton did on boat as was really awesome, if you notice, like he went around on the odds outside and yeah, it was a pretty good move, though he had Drus, definitely, yes, but what as was also in the same car, so a better driver probably could have defended it better. Yeah, Baha, but yeah, I stayed. It's very crucial, but I think, I think the boat has is the is probably one of the only ones who's doing his job so well, because he kept Max at bay. That's what is there, exactly. Yeah, as long as he keeps doing that and Max Hamilton keeps winning, Russell is not getting that seat. Yeah, that's you'll have to try harder. That the accident wasn't enough. Yeah, but yeah, I mean both has he he did. Did his job really well. Actually, even at the you know, right after the bestart, when Wast happen was hunting him down, he defended it pretty well. And even like later on when Hamilton overtook both of these guys, he defended Max so well. He Max I mean he had no fortunities. I never saw a single place where he even got right next to him. And Yeah, that basically played into Lewis's hands and he got a nice lead in the front. I think he had about three seconds. Yeah, and it was a constantly growing lead as well. Yeah, yeah, yeah,...

...that's right. So I think at that point pretty much the reascended and I was about to turn off the TV. Yeah, yeah, and then I remember that we have to record a partcast. So you know what that does? Exactly? The motivation behind watching yesterday is a race and obviously like Oh con and a few others flying through, but otherwise I was so dejected when man boat has but yeah, yeah, I'm out of words at this point because, yeah, I mean I really enjoy watching Hamilton. You know, the way he kind of drives. Sometimes he just gets into that zone. So if like basically, if you notice right the way, he stayed behind at the last restart and he just cut through both of them like you know, knife throughout butter, and that was insane. Like I didn't understand. Like right after three start we could see that post up on his hunting boat as down and it really felt like this is going to be a really awesome lace, like worst up in might overtake him, then Hamilton will have to overtake boat ass and then get to Max. But yeah, he just went into his beast mood and, you know, just cut through both of them and he's like I'm done with this race, I'm going to finish this race and that's it. Yeah, because I think last way he realized if he's not first, he can't deal with stress and he'll make a mistake. So might as well just be first and only deal with other stresses like tires. As I said, my tires are short, which is cold for mode, for level three, whatever crap Mercedes has. You know what, at this point I really feel that Hamilton is just mocking all the viewers and he just gives us hope by saying that my tires are bad, so that everybody's like, okay, we can expect some drama, and they're right. After that he does a fastest lap and then another fastest lap and then another fastest lap. Yeah, I think like Bernie before going out is like probably, Hey, Hamilton, you're winning a lot. So people, I mean, and we've seen PRP ratings and everything, people just switch off TV as soon as you are in the lead. So yeah, try these things, like my tires are gone. You know, once in a while blow of one of your tire and finish it on three tires. So we'll just blow the news. I think the next one would be you just push the car across the blind still win it. Give people entertainment because their word and I saw this really awesome meme today on twitter. I've seen that the trade of her mean. That guy just setting saying like you give two hours of your time on the Sunday and I give Hamburd words, and those means have also been funny, with naked time as spin you give me all the money and I give you a spinning child. I know, I know, we are not going to discuss him after this. Let's just talk about him right now this guy, dude, Oh man, he did you see that? He finished? I too laughs down as if I care. The only point I cared. Or is him trying to show up that he can race when you're trying to block pres on a blue flag and as like, dude, this is you're being lapped the second time. You're not racing anyone, not even yourself at this point. Give Up. Williams laughed him. If I said this last year, somebody would, you know, just make fun of me that...

Williams is laughing hours. Dude, you know what? We did that thing in our first episode where we said make a ridiculous assumption or guess. Even this would have been ridiculous for the ridiculousness. Oh Man, that was so entertaining to see. You know, two years back, whenever I had questions about Stroll Junior, I see my as open and I'm like, no, stroll junior is a deserving driver because, I mean, with with a decent car, he usually doesn't finish outside of points. HMM, this guy, I have to hope with his skills. First of all, he finishes. There is and that's that's level one of achievement with magic. In level two is now finish with some decency. I think he's going to build up to it. You know, he first decided to finish a race, as he said. Right, let's step by stuff. It doesn't want to be just go in all in all of a sudden. He needs to acclematize to it to it like that's one got him some slack. Yeah, he didn't spin this race. There is improvement. When he didn't spend. I saw a statement right up to the race. He basically said that this was a decent performance and though they're still more left to learn. I'm like, if this is a decent performance, that really want to see what a bad performance is. Man, he comes out of the garage and you know how they have that front wheel drives lights kid and they join his kids off and takes gult signer with him. Do you make my fall off? That's a bad that's a bad day for us. We gotta repair the car and that team principle. Well, enough enough about marsile becoming back to maxwear board. I was literally actually now going to switch up the TV because Max, I think Max complained that he got he couldn't get his third gear or something. Really, there's some issues going on with it really. I I don't recall. I didn't recall. I don't see a rate, I didn't see a radio message, but I heard crafty or someone say. Max is got onto radio saying he can't get the third gear. Hmm Wow, yeah, I was. I was a little worried because I think he was also complaining right even earlier, that he didn't have the straight line speed over all. Yeah, I think he also started complaining about the tires a bit. Yeah, it was pretty much like it was. Everybody was just waiting, like I think everybody else had already pitted by now, right, or they were at Don Midfield Art. Oh Yeah, not of midfield had pitted actually. Yeah, right, so race leaders were staying out long. I think sign started the undercut train for the midfield, because I think signs pitted, and then Lando pitted and just basically everybody started pitting because, yeah, they didn't want to lose out. And then these three guys, and Paris as well, who probably was just having a very, very bizarre race. I didn't I don't know who he is racing again, but yeah, Gus, I think he was in his own war. That's true. Oh, no, I get it. Dude. Paris was actually being nice to him, you know, because he felt like he's not getting to cattle anybody. Man, dude, it is a like lab forty or forty five. I mean we're jumping ahead, but like it does laugh forty or forty five and as like, Oh wait, this guy hasn't pritted wayness Pres gonna go away. Seriously, do it. I kind of you remember it. There was this moment where he was...

...ahead, up ahead, he was, he was leading the race like all these guys pitted. Max pitted and to cover him, boot as pitted to as well, and I think one lapdown, Hamilton pitted and I think what's happen? Got The second position then, which was quite an easy over take because both ask was just sliding all over the field. So, yeah, we're stopping. Somehow is able to manage his card better and just go ahead. But yeah, as Hamilton was closing the gap to Paris and he started complaining on the radio saying why is why is there no blue flags with this guy, because I think he's used to seeing alboin being the second red bill car and being laughing. Yeah, I think he's racingsiner. NOPE, you're raising him. He must be wondering, is that? IS THAT WE STOPPING? Why we're using the second it's so weird and fifty. So I kind of understand what, what red will, we're probably trying to do because, honestly speaking, of Paris is race was gone long ago. So they had enough pace advantage to cover these two, these other midfield teams, so he was not in the danger of getting over taken by them. Yeah, so I think they basically use them as a roadblock. Yeah, for Hamilton, I mean they tried. Yeah, he was both, as we saw what happened. Yeah, he was both. As for Red Bull, not a very good boot. Yeah, he's learning. He needs to. He needs to reprove himself for three years before getting to actually reproving himself. Well, let's let's pause here for a movement to send in some MIDE episode messages. Faction a folks, we are fe fan fiction. If you haven't yet checked us out, go check us out on our instagram at the rate F one fan fiction, on our twitter at the rate fun fan fiction. We do these usual polls on twitter, so come join us in those polls. Check out to where you stand with everyone else who thinks what's going to happen that race weekend. Follow us at at the rate fun fan fiction on any of the social media platforms. You can also check us out on our website at F one Fan fictioncom writers over there. Check out our blogs, which we usually do after the race talk about the the track and as such, check us out on you any of your favorite streaming platforms. You won't get anything serious out of us. We'll just talk about the facts and banter. So if you like having fun after the race weekend while you wait for another race, this is the podcast. Oh yes, join us on our fantasy league as well. The codes are up on our instagram and twitter. Will reshare it again after this episode, so you know where to join us. Come play with the remaining F one fan fiction community and as this grows, the competitions gonna get more challenging. So come hop on with us on the fantasy league as well. And now back to the episode section. Yeah, what is interesting about that bit? Stop on Mac by Max was also, I think, like if we would have gone a few seconds or maybe, sorry, a few laps earlier, he could have been able to undercut Hamilton is. There was a message to boat as telling him that hey try and maintaining or growing the gap to Hamilton by at least three seconds before we bring you in. EITHERWISE, there is a chance that him Max can undercut Hamilton, although the good part is red bull is again on point with their pit stops. So two seconds to point, two seconds to point five, whereas Mercedes...

...have been doing three plus second. So that does actually with Botas, especially with all this, has the worst put stops right like I do. I don't understand why it in fact. Did you notice this? Okay, so when pot has got the pool position did in qualification, they like switch the camera to toto and the team. Everybody's was just just sitting and like not chearning anything, and they were like, it felt like they were really sad that boat has got the pole positions about it. Yeah, man, who are gay? I mean it's like it's the universe trying to just go against him and he is part of the universe. No offense to him. He's a good racing I don't I don't deny him that, but I just feel sad that that seat is kind of getting wasted, you know, and we are missing out on some really good greasing that we saw back in Niko Niko's time, right, and I wish there was some driver which could really bring the fight to Hamilton. That would never sings a lot more entertain yeah. Well, if you if in the next day he is successfully able to really knock out that cart, maybe he'll just start driving in the Williams just be painted. It is be fad. Bring it in part I did in place of wood as. Speaking of Williams, it was a bit hilarious to see that they were showing battle for eighteen between Williams drivers and as like yeah, sure, not interested, but have fun. Hey, come on, Williams is number of backmark mass up and is Williams lapped mass open? All right, now talking about teams, right, drivers. I mean my Supin is a community in himself. Is Not a team. He's not at my mys opin was lapped by a Williams man. Yeah, I mean if he said this last year right, as I mentioned just some it's insane. But but post that Max pit where I think like everyone had pitted, almost everyone had pitted at that point besides the mercies drivers. Oh, con was having a great day. As we've said this, like corn over to Gas Lee. That Alpine was just outshining all the other midfield cars yesterday. Yeah, suddenly it seemed like Alpine like found some pace from somewhere all of a sudden and they just want to desert right and ook on. Did so well, and qualification alongso didn't. So didn't do that well in Collig but he did a much, much, much better job in the race. I remember, like you know, towards the end of the race, I think it was somewhere around lap fifty or something like that, and Alonso is like just overtaking every single person who comes in his way and he would go onto radio, like his engineer would come on the radio and say like hey, ghastly is next time. Then he would just go ahead over take him and he's like yeah, who's next, and he's like yeah, rich Cardos next time. Then he over takes it on who's next, and then he's like science is next, and like and so on. I don't know who you are, he's telling to the car in front of you, but I'm going to find you and over it taking and for science, Dude. I hear he did a pretty decent race and then it seemed like people were just over taking him left and right and he was just as sitting duck right, like Alonso over took him. I think even ghastly kind of overtook him towards the end. Gaston was not having such a great time right. No, yeah, that Alfa Rome. No, sorry, not Alpha Taury. Too many Alphis now I'll...

...fa Taury was not having a good week in. Both of their drivers so know the you are an F and driver, so I would expect more. But benefit of doubt. It was his first time racing that Port Amoo and it is difficult track. Is that undulating nature of that try just you know, gets the best out of it, gets the worst out of even the best drivers. So as another yeah, he is struggling a bit, going off limits and the same usual. But gast Lee, yeah, I would have expected a bit more from him. I think maybe it was the car that it just wasn't the pace. But this is a second weekend in a row where ghastly he's been struggling on that track. I hope he finds more job again because he's way better than what's happening to him right now and I hope, like even Alpha Towery, sort of realizes how to play the strategy with some of that and him. So, yeah, let's see what would happened. I think. I think Alpha towery is like not rather not all. For towery ghastly in particular, I feel is probably like, you know, suffering of success. I would say in this is that it's kind of probably gotten to him a little and he probably needs to be grounded a bit mored. I mean, if you see, last year he got all the priests and he didn't deserve it. Like yeah, it totally deserve it, but this year somehow seems like things aren't going as we really and it's a bit of bad luck as well as him not able to convert the opportunities as well at the same time. So, yeah, I hope he has a better rest of the season overall. To the point which you mentioned earlier, right about the track being so undeleting, and it did pretty much was like a roller coaster ride. If you notice, like if you see a lap around the track, like through anybody's on board, you would notice like this is insane track, unlike any other truck. I would say, yeah, it's just ups and downs. You can't see anything past like a couple hundred meters ahead, which is pretty insane while you're racing at the end at Mile Pard and that that really like makes things a lot more difficult. I think there's one of these turns, I think left one hundred and thirteen, or one of these turns where it's basically you come through a down hill which is like a drop on a roller coaster and it's a right turn or left turn, but do you get like almost four Geez, and so you've got on a drop and then next immediate thing, in a split second, is a forge onto your lateral for g which is just too crazy to you and imagine. Yeah, yeah, it's it's I mean I'm kind of glad that this track returned this year. I mean it did give us, if we ignore the first like the leaders of the day is, the race was actually pretty good. Otherwise, there was a lot of reason this track is, you know, it's wide enough that people can actually attempt these over together, like over take opportunities. And Yeah, it's not like that. Every reece is driving like a train. So yeah, I'm quite glad that this tractor turned. Yeah, definitely, there wasn't train right because, as we've said, I'll be in Alonso. was in a mission. Yeah, just overtaking right left, but it is good to see was during the time that Alonzo was overtaking, there was this this Alonso overtake on signs and that that over too. She was sort of installed. Two thoughts in me. One, who is Alonzo telling his former team, just waving a bikeers, that that overtake was just flawless and just too easy. And the other thing was like Ferrari had just flipped their pace, because during the the initials part of the race they were so up, they were so contending right behind Mercedes and red bull, and then immediately they were like back of the bag. Yeah, though,...

Charles like still was able to maintain his position quite well. I think he ended up P six, if I'm not Trung. I left to check that. Yeah, I think P sex. Yeah, yeah, so, yeah, I mean Charles, I I have really grown to like him a lot more. He has proven his metal by now and that guy, if given the right machinery, he definitely can win a lot of races. That would be a very tough competition for Hamilton Ashville, as will stoppen, and I'd really to miss those. How Charles versus was stopping. Back to this man like, if you remember it last year done back in Austria, and wow, those battles were really good. No, both youngsters just going at it full hundred percent. And Yeah, I kind of was that. I really hope to see the like Charles versus was stopping versins Hamilton. That that would be something, something glorious to look at the young stage, right. Yeah, youngsters with a veteran. Yeah, the other team not having such a good day versus having such a good day is Alpha Roomeo versus versus Aston Martin, because you and I C was having an amazing day. He finished what him seeing P twelve. That's just too good to see. Yeah, right, and I'LL FA room Mayo quite up there. He had an amazing overtake on whettle. I think it was a look laugh fifty seven or something, and it is sad to see a great driver in his career at this point. I mean I'm not sure if he's enjoying or not, or maybe he's just having fun, but as a viewer and you know, knowing what he is, a full time world champion, it's just been a weird few months. Yeah, it's pretty weird. Like in this qualification I was quite happy that he finally made it to q three. Yeah, he was a pre ten. It was like, I think, fifteen races apart that, yeah, almost after year. Yeah, almost after a year, and I have his hoping that he would gain a points finish this time and that might, you know, like he at probably seemed, at least in the qualification, that he was like getting used to the car. But I think they just lacked the pace. I think this, but it's difficult to judge. You know, I'm not sure whether it's the car that the issue, or is it, you know, wet will still not being comfortable in that car, or probably a bit of both. But yeah, it's really sad. You know, I personally am a big fan of metal and, moreover, I became a big fan of metal because he is a very genuine dude and like that's what I mean. Yeah, really he is a very good driver as well, definitely, like you won four world championships and everything. But yeah, I thought like his his you know, groundedness and his humor and wit is really nice and yeah, I'm pretty much a fan of that guy as a human being in general. It's sad to see him in suffering. Yeah, I guess. He's also probably under some stress. I guess because he's starting to show male bolding pattern. I hope, I hope, I hope it's as naturvill as mine and press but I's. I'd hate to see him sufferer because of whatever was happening right now. On one moment, right after the race, if you know, I don't know if you saw that or not, but basically I was seeing the this clip on reddit where mixed, you, Macer and wettal were like giving thumbs up to each other after the race, during the cool down lap, and they were agrees, saying next to each other for some time and they were like in a giving thumbs up each other pretty much like it was a you know, quite a wholesome moment, considering that. Yeah, like Michael Schumacher was pretty much somewhat like...

...a mentor to to bettle and yeah, wettle is kind of doing the same for Mike, and I'm pretty sure he probably knew him well before actually they started to saying, yeah, it must be it must be cool to Europe race against your mentors kid, unless you race against your own kid. In case of Kimmy, if he stays there long, I might act better, like has to get into the car with a stick, you know, like people are helping in. Yeah, well, talking about mixshoe maker, I think Mike was having some battles with Lapifi for p seventeen as well. Right, they were going at her towards the end of the race. It felt like they were, you know, battling for points or something. But yeah, it was what points? No, I'm genuine D do you get points that back, or is it just battle floor? Gloria, that I'm not last. Yeah, I think. No, I think it's moreover form make that he beat he beat Williams in a horse and that kind of really works in his favor, considering that, you know, George Rsel has been doing so good with his Williams. So I think for make I it's totally understandable. He had nothing to lose, you know. He what most can happen is that he just crashes out and finishes like P twenty, and if he overtakes him, then he gets the bragging rights of overtaking a Williams. And Yeah, so I think it definitely made sense from his perspective and I think from Fort Laty feet must be a thing about, you know, humiliation. I would say getting over taken by horse. At least you didn't, you know, get over taken them as it so that's didn't letty feel also spin out. Was it qualifying, I guess, or something? There was some swinning happening with a latifee that I can think of. An as like wait, he's Wun last race and this race. Sure you know something full lucky fee I. I honestly don't know where he is in any races. Like it's always so uneventful records to him. I'll say, like I've never heard him any of his overtakes. I've never heard about any of his, you know, like brilliant qualification runs. I've never yeah, I never see, I never care about him. It almost feels like he's not on the tract. Yeah, sometimes. Yeah, I mean I guess that's also to do probably with the course of being a backmarker, because I'm not entertaining, but now that you have two backmarkers. Yeah, the battle for seventeen those part of that. And and the thought immediately when you said about this, was in my head was like is Hass the boat as of constructor, because you know, I know it's like if you see, if you see how horse has been trying to do since the past three years. It's been trying to prove itself through itself, and I think proving yours it's worse. Proving yourself just takes you down the table. That's hosses. Yeah, I I honestly am a little scared that they might just leave a fun because how put. Yeah, there's no no more bottom place after the last place. That's true, unless, like you know, unless they get a huge cash and fusion. I I'm honestly a little wried past two thousand and twenty one, what future horse will have, unless they you know, maybe maybe papamaziple might just posst the team. Yeah, it's which probably with current Nike the performance, he's not gonna stay there longer. So there is only one way out where...

I own their team, so you have to keep me. Yeah, yeah, probably. Well, anyways, towards the end of the so I think some really weird things were going on. Basically, I think boat ass and worst up and realize that, you know, P one is out of question now and they both are probably, you know, trying to get the fastest lap. Yeah, and was it both a sup put at first right, I think, because he had a big enough gap with theirs. So I think he had twenty eight seconds or something. Yeah, exactly. And Yeah, as we know, Peis was he was out there and mold times lasses, I think, just a complete waste, obviously. But yeah, he was in no man's land pretty much. So, yeah, both has basically had that comfort to do. That wast happen. Put it as well to try to get the fastest lap. He did get it. But yeah, if you notice, right after the race he went with the interview and he's like he's bragging about, yeah, we got the fastest love and then I don't know who was interviewing any like, wait a second, you didn't get it. And they played it behind him. That does like so funny, like he doesn't know this because he's facing the front, but you, as a viewer, can see it's happening behind him. That was really comedic goal, like really good. Anyway. Yeah, something it's though. Something seems really wrong on Red Bull strategy side, I feel because, if you noticed, he also mentioned this right like I think p fourteen, say turn fourteen, was not more the tart for track limits. But actually I did go back and check and it was actually mentioned in the document that turn fourteen will be monitored and the same thing had happened last years as well. So he lost lasts at Barrie, if you remember it, and he basically Hamilton. I mean most of these kind of knew about the track limits on turn for I think we are in right and and, yeah, what's happen and read will were not taking advantage of that right till up till the mid of the race, and I think this some gap here was the really need to pay attention to because, yeah, I mean it lost the point right and things like these. And that's the thing, you know, where most cities never makes these mistakes. They they always are at the top of the game most of the Times. Yeah, they don't miss out on these opportunities. Yeah, I mean, overall it was it was fun to see the red bull as a team up there because one, two, three, four, more red bill after a very long time, but as slowly finding his more jo into the team, showing that he's way more experience than the experiments that red will has done. All that second seaturs of the second red will see it and I think he might just break it. Yeah, and yeah, he's slowly trying to show that even on a tough track like quotemo. I'm hoping next rates the Spanish compret he'll probably be quite up there because that's home probably for him. So yeah, let's see. This race is just amazing. Any any last thoughts before before we close this out? Yeah, overall a great race, though we were kind of robbed off a battle of the front. Pe did get a lot of other battles back, yeah, in the midfield. So yeah, I'm not too sad. I mean I'm kind of it's like this, you know. According to me, if each race is as good as Immola or bar in, we would basically it won't be special anymore when we have good races. So it's somewhat good in a sense that we get like these semi boring races which kind of act as a Palette cleanser, I would say, which, yeah, help us appreciate the good races even more. It yeah, and when we joke about battle for severity, in battle for eighteen. But it's good to see that you're not seeing only...

...that top four people battle it out and you're seeing everything and like every driver is getting equal importance in footage on the screen, even if you're lap two times. Yeah, and doing that. Folks, it's been yet another episode with their fun Fan Fiction until next week on the next race weekend at Spanish gropper. These are your host signing out, but by.

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